TechTalents – What’s the deal?

With its two-month trainee curriculum, TechTalents seeks to empower the next generation of business leaders that have an eye on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

The TechTalents program is an education program founded by TechQuartier and Eintracht Frankfurt and offers bright, motivated students a unique environment to learn real-world skills beyond the everyday university experience. 

By working on application-based business challenges, which are designed by our participating corporate partners, students will get valuable insights on how to develop a digital solution from start to finish and get direct professional coaching and feedback. 

Participants will also be able to network with a community of startups and corporates. 


Interested in TechTalents?

The autumn edition will combine the best of both worlds: Digital and analog. This will allow us to deliver more individualized content with more customized feedback possibilities such as 1-on-1 discussions. Student can choose when, how long and where to learn since the program is digital. Now they have much more possibilities to engage with the program. Another advantage: International connection!Being digital means no more borders. 

Soon, we will open applications for our third edition this October. Want to know more including when the application process officially opens?

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This years sponsor for the prize money award.


The second class of TechTalents graduated (virtually) on June 19.

Seven selected teams pitched their ideas for new digital solutions created to benefit society. Students came together from all over the globe to work on their ideas.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the spring edition was completely virtualDuring this edition, we established our own digital ecosystem, created practical online tutorials and built a large online knowledge base for our students. 

First Place: Sustainably 21 – 2000€

Sustainably21 created an app that shows the CO2 emissions that are being saved by a person for using daily things such as driving the bus instead of using the car. Once the challenge is completed the user gets a reward that can be used as a discount for sustainable products.

Watch their elevator pitch here.

Check out all the final competitors of our second TechTalents edition:

2nd Place: Equal/Ed – 1000€ 

Equal/Ed is providing for developing countries an online education platform based on a data lite approach. Content for the platform is being provided by local teachers.

Watch their elevator pitch here.

3rd Place: Story time – 1000€

Storytime created an app that makes storytime for children more interactive by giving them different options to click on. Therefore these options develop a different story. Furthermore, stories can be personalized by pictures of family members being cartoonified.

Watch their elevator pitch here.

4th Place: Healthful – 500€ 

Healthful developed a gamified app to help people implement six lifestyle-based strategies to enhance well-being.

Watch their elevator pitch here.

5th Place: Eventway – 500€ 

Eventway developed an event-related carsharing platform for event organizers and sports clubs.

Watch their elevator pitch here.

Further Participant: Localbeat 

Localbeat offers a platform that enables the customer to listen to high-quality music and to invest in those musicians with an own localbeat currency called BEATcoin. While musicians get more popular, the set BEATcoins get more value and can be used to buy tickets for local festivals or on a local market.

Watch their elevator pitch here.

Further Participant: Urban United 

Urban United created the first virtual football club for armature players to play football whenever and wherever they want. Participants have to log in when they want to play and the program will find a court plus additional players with the same intention.

Watch their elevator pitch here.

What is it?

TechTalents will provide you with a hands-on education in entrepreneurship and innovation.

What’s the purpose?

The curriculum is designed to encourage the innovative and entrepreneurial mentalities of Tech, Startup and Innovation enthusiasts and set them on a path to professional success.

What will you do?

You will work on a specific challenge in the field of sustainability. We will be sharing all of the details in the weeks ahead. Program dates and subject outlines are coming.

 “I learned more here in two months than in university in one year. It’s really practical knowledge you can apply in your business life.”
– 
Tobia Tassinari, Participant 

Work. Challenge. Opportunity. And the best part: it’s free. All we ask for is 100% commitment.

LEARN - Gain know-how in new thinking, product development and coding

APPLY - Get your hands dirty solving real-life business problems

NETWORK - Connect with forward-thinking entrepreneurs and like-minded peers

WIN - Celebrate your achievements - prize money for best solution

TechTalents is designed for top-performing students, regardless of experience; we want your fresh perspective, innovative thinking and understanding of technology.

Are you the right fit?

  • You are a top-performing student currently enrolled in school?
  • You have a passion for innovation and technology?
  • You want to apply your fresh perspective on real business challenges?
  • You are self-motivated and fully dedicated to the program?

What is the program schedule?

We will be sharing all of the details in the weeks ahead. Program dates and subject outlines are coming.

Opening Event: Program Kickoff

8 October 2020

Ideation & Business Modeling

Product Development & Coding

Digital Solution Development

Pitching & Presentation

Program Close: Graduation Day

9 December 2020

FAQ

The program consists of various online learning units, digital workshops and webinars and will close with a ceremonial event on June 19. If we are allowed to physically gather together as a group by June, we reserve the right to hold the live big finale in a physical event space. We promise to still connect digitally with everyone who cannot attend in person.

Applications are now closed. We will forego the selection process due to our new digital scenario and give everyone the chance to participate, as long as we receive a completed application. Use our application process to show how passionate you are about the program.

Team building is no longer an obligation, but it is still a voluntary option. We will provide a forum or similar where you can exchange ideas and offer help to each other. If you end up as a team in this context, it is possible that you work together on the challenge.

The kick-off of the program on April 23rd as well as the Graduation Day on June 19th will stay fixed. The rest of the timeline will be handled more easily due to the digital frame of the program. Also access to the online content, workshops etc. is flexible in terms of time. However, we will still organize live streams as well as feedback sessions on specific dates. These will roughly be based on the previous agenda. Furthermore, we will define various milestones to which you have to submit your current status of your solution.

No – but we do ask for 100% committment to the program!

TechQuartier and Eintracht Frankfurt do not claim any rights to the results of the work developed under the program (e.g. software IP). However if we are going to use your solution, we shall ensure that those of you who have been involved are appropriately remunerated for their performance.

Applications will open soon!

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