The first two days of the program took place live in MAFINEX. After the opening words by the Up2B team, Corinna Haas, the founder of inga. gave a keyynote speech. Inga is a social media recruiting job bot that helps companies find talents. Afterwards, all the start-ups introduced themselves and presented their pitch decks. The entrepreneurs were then able to get to know each other better over dinner, exchange ideas and enjoy the end of the first Breakthrough day.
Tuesday was a „Team-day“. Vera Lyko and Janina Rüger-Aamot took over the moderation and organisation. In various interactive formats, the start-ups were able to work together on topics such as motivation, feedback, decision-making, division of labour, competencies and time management, and reflect on their teamwork and company values. Vera and Janina have founded an agency for coaching, consulting and training called econoyou. The two mentors know the start-up phase and the associated challenges very well and can therefore support the young entrepreneurs with their expertise.
For lunch, the Techniker Krankenkasse sponsored „Social-Pizza“. During the lunch, a contact person from TK was available to the start-ups and provided them with all relevant information about social insurance in the early and growth phases.