The 54 Hours Idea Accelerator

Start & Found 2017 was amazing!

The adventure will continue. Prepare yourself for Start & Found 2018!

Accelerating Great Ideas Into Awesome Products & Businesses since 2011

Start & Found is a 54 hours journey for developers, designers and hustlers, who want to found their own startup and become an Entrepreneur or for passionate and creative minds who want to be part of a startup in the earliest stage – at it´s birth. It could be described as startup hackathon, but it´s more than that. Our mission is to educate entrepreneurial methods and help aspiring Entrepreneurs on their journey of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, you are invited to bring your best idea and inspire others to join your team. Of course you don’t have to present an own idea. There will be many teams in need of your skills. But keep in mind: This is probably the most safest environment you could ever pitch your idea, get valuable feedback and people working with you on the implementation.

Over Saturday and Sunday your team focuses on customer development, validating ideas, practicing Lean Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product.

Besides everything else you will get cool colorful gadgets, delicious meals to fuel your think tank, little snacks and of course, the entrepreneurs’ obsession – unlimited amount of coffee. So what are you waiting for? Get ready for your next challenge!

Any questions left? Visit our FAQ.


Work on your dream or help others in developing their idea into a product. Change the world now!


 Learn and develop new skills during the weekend by working, hacking and building a MVP. This is not a school, it´s all learning by doing!


 Connect with other attendees, speakers, mentors, judges, facilitators and organizers and grow your network with amazing people!


 You can win awards and prizes at Start & Found. We have awards in the categories: Winner Over All, Best Design and Best Pitch.


After this weekend you will know what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Meet your co-founders and found your first venture!