100 participants, 5 speeches, 6 workshops, 1 challenge and an awesome afterparty
Join our student conference that is all about digital product development and aims to connect students from inspiring universities and diverse backgrounds through tech.
We invite renowned speakers to talk about their personal experiences with developing digital products and working in the tech industry. Last year’s speakers included CXOs from Trivago, Project A Ventures, Outfittery and Blinkist. For unicon 2020, we have convinced amazing entrepreneurs to join us - which we will announce step by step.
" The speakers were likely to stay and be a true part of the event. "
The participants are one of the most essential aspects of unicon. We want to make sure to invite students that have similar interests but are at the same time diverse in their backgrounds and skills. Besides, we will create natural networking opportunities so that it is easy to connect with one another.
" The time that was given to get to know other students was great. "
To combine the diverse skills of our attendees, we will organize a group challenge in which they collaborate for four hours in small teams. The goal is to come up with a solution concept for a specific problem and pitch this to a jury and the other participants Each group consists of software engineers, business people and designers.
" The group Challenge was extremely fun - I gained great insights on others and how they work in teams. Best opportunity to actually get to know people and fun prizes as motivation! "
To enable close contact to industry leaders with high credibility and many years of experience as well as hands on deep dives, we will organise several masterclasses and workshops about specific topics regarding digital product development.
" The workshops were really interesting, because we got insights into how the comapnies work in real life and I was able to ask questions anytime. "
Our goal when choosing speakers is always to ensure a big variety in topics, as well as backgrounds. We are not only looking at the companies they have founded or worked for, but also what they have experienced and what parts of those experiences can support us - as students. For this year, we’ve been in contact with many great people and are happy to share our first speakers, coming from various fields and backgrounds. We’re super excited to meet and learn from them soon.
Co-Founder of Planetly
Chief Product Officer at N26
Product Director at Omio
Pitch Coach, Startup Comedian, Keynote Speaker
VP of Product & Creator at SoundCloud
VP of Engineering at SoundCloud
Head of Product Design at SoundCloud
Managing Director, CPO / CTO – finleap connect
|17:00 - 18:00||Open doors|
|18:00 - 18:30||Welcome speech|
|18:30 - 19:15||Speech #1|
|19:15 - 20:00||Speech #2|
|20:00 - 20:45||Speech #3|
|08:45 - 09:00||Start of the day|
|09:00 - 13:00||InCompany Workshops|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 17:00||Interviews & Insight Sessions|
|17:00 - 18:30||Workshops|
|18:30 - 19:30||Dinner|
|19:30 - 23:00||Kicker Tournament|
|09:00 - 10:15||Breakfast|
|10:30 - 11:15||Speech #1|
|11:15 - 12:00||Speech #2|
|12:00 - 12:45||Speech #3|
|12:45 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 14:30||Challenge Preparation|
|14:30 - 18:00||Challenge|
|18:00 - 19:00||Jury Evaluation|
|19:00 - 20:00||Challenge Pitch Night|
|20:00 - 21:30||Dinner|
|21:30 - open||Afterparty|
We’re happy to say that our attendees at the last two conferences came from over 20 different universities, including the following:
Every year, we’re partnering up with several companies to make the
experience as exciting as possible - for all attendees as well as our partners. They can contribute with
workshops, given by industry experts, by doing job interviews or just being there for an exchange of
Are you a participant and have ideas about companies we should collaborate with? Reach out to us.
Sponsor Partner Day Evening
In-Company Workshop Partner
Insight Session Partner
In-Company Workshop Partner
Workshop & Interview Partner
In-Company Workshop Partner
Workshop & Insight Partner
Due to the limited amount of space in our location, we also have to limit slots for participants. That’s why we had to find a way to choose the applicants.
We ask you for some necessary information about yourself as a first step in the application process. Besides that, we are really interested in why you would like to join the conference. The answer is optional, but it would make our decision easier if you give a short explanation. Please make sure that your application is written in English.
Important: All students can apply! You just have to be enrolled at a University or University of Applied Sciences.
We are going to invite around 150 participants as well as speakers, mentors, and sponsors to attend unicon 2020.
In general: No. But, as some of the participants will be students from CODE, we know a few people that could host participants in their flats where you could sleep for free.
If you would like or need to get free accommodation, please make sure to check the required checkbox in your application. We will contact you on time and give you all the required information about your accommodation. Nonetheless, we can’t promise that we will find a host for everyone - but we will give our best and let you know early enough in advance.
To be part of unicon a ticket of 19€ will have to be purchased. If you can not afford that ticket, please contact Paulina ([email protected])
The ticket price includes the conference visit, food and drinks during the whole 2.5 days, and an afterparty. It does not include accommodation.