#MixtapeMaps: A StartUpWoche idea-into-action

Around this time last year James Carstensen and I grabbed a coffee and kicked around some ideas. It was StartUpWoche, and the city was abuzz with events, people — and plenty of fresh thinking.

For us it meant launching three separate Meetups — bringing together some amazing people who have all in their own way contributed to what we’re launching today. Big thanks goes to them all — you know who you are!

And without further delay — Just in time for this year’s StartUpWoche:


The very first one is titled Ideas-into-Action — But first: Coffee.

What’s on this mixtape?

On side A you’ll find our favourite places to discuss creative projects — and drink great coffee. We present them — and other useful resources — here as part of a Creative Commons-based idea-incubation initiative.

On side B you’ll find a handy guide which can help you get an Idea-into-Action. And if you stay tuned to this publication, we’ll share a range of resources and scenarios throughout the week — and hopefully beyond.

How can I get one?

As part of our testing phase we’re distributing the first 1000 across town during #StartUpWoche — including at all the coffee shops we’ve recommended. Here’s a Google Map which has all the spots we’ve supplied so far.

So get out there, pick up one of the #MixtapeMaps, get wired — and get some ideas-into-action.

And want to meet some people, create connection — and ignite some new collaborations? Come along to our next event.

James Carstensen
IP law and international tax consultant at IBC, co-founder at Ideas-into-Action, founder at Legaltech Düsseldorf. DJ.

Michael Ambjorn
Board advisory, strategy facilitation and changemaker development at Align Your Org. Co-founder at Ideas-into-Action.

And big thanks to Baxevanis, Brüggeman, Etzold, Granat, Lindner, Mendrek , Mitsiou, Shirali and many many more. You helped us iterate, iterate, iterate.