Weston Hankins

Engineer  •  Entrepreneur  •  Adventurer

  • About

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

    In early 2015 I co-founded WunderAgent GmbH and work a lot on this. We are creating the next-generation real-estate agent and provide property rental and sale services across all of Germany.

    Refugees on Rails is an initiative I co-founded in August to help with refugee integration in Europe. It's picked up in a few cities across Europe.

    Previously I was third employee and CTO at CouchSurfing.org and helped build it into the largest traveler community worldwide. During this time I got to live in places as diverse as Mexico, Germany, USA (incl. Alaska), Netherlands, Thailand, Costa Rica, Argentina, Turkey, Indonesia and travel over 50 countries.


    Current Projects

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

    • WunderAgent

      Property rental & sales
    • Dvendo

      Indoor advertising
    • 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