Gen-Z start-up weekend to focus on youths' ideas for future

Apply now for start-up weekend from November 5-7, 2021
19 October 2021
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Young people aged between 15 and 21 years can register now for the Gen-Z Start-up Weekend from November 5-7, 2021 in Hamburg to develop their own business ideas. Held under the motto of “Sustainable design - your future!", the event is being organized by Hamburg Invest’s Startup Unit and the Young Hamburg Talents Club. Emphasis will be on skills young people need to prepare for the future. This comes amid the ever-growing impact of digitalisation on job profiles. An estimated two-thirds of forward-looking jobs do not yet exist.

Turning ideas into business models

A total of 25 spaces are available for the workshop managed by Neo Academy. Young people will be given an opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of start-ups and get to know mentors in business and culture who will help them turn their ideas into business models i.e., real products or services that can be offered on the market. Those interested can take part digitally in the presentation (pitch) of business ideas on November 7, 2021. A jury will discuss the business ideas and select the winners.





  • 5 November 2021 | 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • 6 November 2021 | 09.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 7 November 2021 | 09.30 a.m. to p.m.

Places: Design Office, Hammerbrook, Hamburg
Target group: 15-21 years

Number of participants: 25
Minimum number of participants for course to go ahead: 10
Deadlines for registrations: October 29, 2021
Costs: free
Catering: Food and beverages will be provided.


Registration is now possible on Only vaccinated, recovered and tested people can take part (3G rules). 

Gen Z Start-up Weekend
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Gen-Z Start-up Weekend

Young Talents Hamburg Club

Children from eight years and young people gain insight into mostly technical professions at various events and are supported with training or studies in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region until they finish school. Companies, associations and universities open their doors and show how exciting technology can be. Participants can look over the shoulders of trainees or get hands-on themselves in workshops.