About
TechLabs

We at TechLabs dream of a world with no digital illiterates. A world full of tech-savvy individuals who approach the challenges of our time with a digital and entrepreneurial mindset.

Learn more about us and our vision.

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About
TechLabs

We at TechLabs dream of a world with no digital illiterates. A world full of tech-savvy individuals who approach the challenges of our time with a digital and entrepreneurial mindset.

Why we do what we do

We need to address the digital skill gap

McKinsey estimates that between 400 million and 800 million individuals could be displaced by automation and need to find new jobs by 2030 around the world. 75 million to 375 million may need to switch occupational categories and learn new skills. Who is there to help? Universities and bootcamps will not achieve this alone. It will come down to people like us to rethink education from the ground up and come up with new and innovative ideas on how to solve this immense challenge.

Our Vision

A world without digital illiterates

We at TechLabs dream of a world with no digital illiterates. A world full of tech-savvy individuals who approach the challenges of our time with a digital and entrepreneurial mindset. As a learning accelerator for technology skills, TechLabs designs pioneering learning journeys for our communities. It's a place where diversity meets personalized learning paths. A place where beginners meet experienced mentors. A place where curiosity meets powerful learning resources and where online and offline learning are not just two separate sides of the same coin, but perfectly blended together into an holistic learning concept.

Our Mission

A learning platform for young people of all disciplines

Our mission is to enable as many people as possible to acquire state-of-the-art tech skills to solve today’s problems in a digital way by providing a unique program that combines online learning, project work, and local community events. To bring digital education to the next level, we aim for three distinctive goals.

Effective Learning

We show you the most effective way to build domain expertise in tech. We achieve this through a revolutionary combination of blended and accelerated learning techniques.

Learning at scale

We bring our offering to as many ambitious people as possible. In particular, to those who need it the most and/or create the most impact.

Connecting People

We believe learning requires diversity and is best embraced within a vibrant community. Hence, we aim to connect people across different disciplines and cultural backgrounds along their personal journey.

Helping Others

Make a difference

Helping others to develop the skills they need in order to make a difference and seeing them succeed is one of the most rewarding experiences. That’s why we are not asking for anything in return and work on a voluntary basis.

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Lina Oechsner
Head of Marketing @TechLabs

Our Core values

Impact

Creating a positive impact on the world is the primary reason why we work at TechLabs. We challenge the status-quo every day and actively create and implement new ideas. We focus on great results rather than on the process.

Passion

We are passionate about the TechLabs mission because tech education is one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Therefore, we need to step in now and lead by example to inspire others and actually make change happen.

Learning

We are lifelong learners who love to learn and grow, both personally and together as an organization. We are extemely driven to aquire and apply new knowledge and skills.

Selflessness

We create significant impact by volunteering. We are not asking for anything in return, as our motivation is primarily rooted in the joy of bringing tech skills to our communities. Helping others to learn and understand the world a little bit better is one of the most rewarding experiences.

Respect

We are open-minded and embrace diversity throughout our communities. We respect each others backgrounds and opinions.

Our core values

Impact

Creating a positive impact on the world is the primary reason why we work at TechLabs. We challenge the status-quo every day and actively create and implement new ideas. We focus on great results rather than on the process.

Passion

We are passionate about the TechLabs mission because tech education is one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Therefore, we need to step in now and lead by example to inspire others and actually make change happen.

Learning

We are lifelong learners who love to learn and grow, both personally and together as an organization. We are extemely driven to aquire and apply new knowledge and skills.

Selflessness

We create significant impact by volunteering. We are not asking for anything in return, as our motivation is primarily rooted in the joy of bringing tech skills to our communities. Helping others to learn and understand the world a little bit better is one of the most rewarding experiences.

Respect

We are open-minded and embrace diversity throughout our communities. We respect each others backgrounds and opinions.

Who we are

Find out more about the people behind the mission

What started 2017 as an idea of our seven founding members in the working area of the local library in Münster has become a growing team with more than seventy team members. The inspiring work that everybody contributes on a voluntary basis helps TechLabs to keep flourishing. TechLabs consist of seventy individuals from all kinds of different backgrounds who bonded over the same idea and driven reach the TechLabs Mission.

Join the Team

Want to become part of TechLabs?

You are dreaming of a world with no digital illiterates and are passionate about tech? As a TechLabs Management-Team member you will work voluntarily to support others in learning tech. Reach out and join the TechLabs family.

Check out our locations

Discover the TechLabs world

Your city is not on the map?

If you are willing to shape the future of tech education and want to create your own TechLabs location, reach out! Let's work together and build something great!