Weston Hankins

Engineer  •  Entrepreneur  •  Adventurer



My passion is the intersection of people and technology: how people can better live, explore and achieve their goals through the use of technology.

Since July 2017 I have been focused on bringing affordable, convenient and sustainable transportation to large cities with COUP -- we are shaping the future of urban mobility!

Before this I co-founded WunderAgent: A next-generation real-estate agent and property rental service for all of Germany. If you are looking to buy or sell property, check us out!

Other highlights of my professional carreer include: Programming VR & AR before it was cool; Working for Microsoft and being invited to a BBQ at Bill Gates' house; Building the CouchSurfing travel community as the 3rd employee and CTO; Meeting the nice folks of the world's Space industry; Living in places as diverse as Mexico, Germany, USA (incl. Alaska), Netherlands, Thailand, Costa Rica, Argentina, Turkey, Indonesia and traveling over 50 countries.


Current Projects

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

  • COUP Mobility

    eScooter sharing
  • WunderAgent

    Property rental & sales
  • Refugees on Rails

    Non-profit code school


I am lucky to teach, learn and share experiences with other entreprenuers around the world through the following programs.

Program Name Active Since
Founder Institute July 2012
Berlin Startup Academy August 2012
Startupbootcamp October 2013
Techstars METRO May 2015
Accelerate Korea August 2015
EuropeanPioneers September 2015
Retired: NUS Enterprise (June 2012) Singapore, three week program mentoring 4 startups/day; International Telecommunication Union (Nov. 2013) Bangkok, Young Innovators Competition; Startup Weekend Space (April 2015) Bremen

Past Projects

Life has taken me to live in 9 countries and travel over 50. It's been an incredible journey working with some of the best people that walk this earth.

  • CouchSurfing

    Making the world smaller
  • George Concierge

    Explore your city
  • Jetty

    Meet your customer
  • Dvendo

    Indoor advertising