unicon 2020

celebrating love for digital products -
made for students by students.

March 05, 6pm to March 07 2020
at CODE campus, Berlin

get a first impression: unicon 2019

100 participants, 5 speeches, 6 workshops, 1 challenge and an awesome afterparty



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. "


the challenge

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. "

speakers at unicon 2020

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.

Anna Alex

Co-Founder of Planetly

Georgie Smallwood

Chief Product Officer at N26

Jessica Dewald

Product Director at Omio

Christoph Sollich

Pitch Coach, Startup Comedian, Keynote Speaker

Dan Gebler

VP of Product & Creator at SoundCloud

María Robledo

VP of Engineering at SoundCloud

Marcus Schaefer

Head of Product Design at SoundCloud

Taner Akcok

Managing Director, CPO / CTO – finleap connect

Event Schedule

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

students at unicon

We’re happy to say that our attendees at the last two conferences came from over 20 different universities, including the following:













partners of unicon 2020

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 thoughts.
Are you a participant and have ideas about companies we should collaborate with? Reach out to us.

Sponsor Partner Day Evening

Workshop Partner

In-Company Workshop Partner

Basic Partner

Insight Session Partner

Workshop Partner

Workshop Partner

In-Company Workshop Partner

Workshop & Interview Partner

Challenge Partner

Basic Partner

In-Company Workshop Partner

Workshop & Insight Partner

Event Partner

Our University

frequently asked questions

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.

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