12min.me – Hamburg Startup Slam

Last night, I went to a startup slam organised by 12min.me. The concept of such an event? Six start-ups compete against each other. Each of them are entitled to six minutes to pitch their ideas and 6 minutes to answer the questions of the jurors. At the end of each performance, the success of the pitch is measured with a applause meter. And, as you must have guessed by now, the entrepreneur who collected the most applause wins the contest. Read more

What is Wunder – startup review

Wunder is a car-sharing service. It brings the commuters together into a community to share the journeys from point A to point B.

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Coffee + internet = work² | Coffee shops with free WiFi in Hamburg

If you are used to working from home, you probably know the feeling. At some point, you just can’t take anymore of your home and you need to go out for a coffee. You might even catch yourself yearning for an open-space and colleagues! Well, time to get the cat off your lap, put on decent clothes (aka not pajamas) and grab your laptop. We are going to explore the best cafés to work from in Hamburg!

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5 PR lessons startups can learn from Hollywood’s most famous rebel – guestpost by Lina Wüller

She is in an intense and wild story and people everywhere are curious. She has spent her entire life believing and following her own way. She was completely wild, but never a bad person. Driving all the attention to her. She stands up for what she believes is right. And most importantly, she allowed herself to fail and  learn from mistakes.

She grew up in the public eye, yet was never afraid to be different: When she married for the first time, she walked down the aisle in black rubber trousers and a white shirt which had the groom’s name scrawled on it in her blood. It didn’t last. She then married a bad boy 20 years older than her – both wearing vials of each other’s blood. When she was young she tried all different kind of drugs, drank too much and checked herself into rehab. She made no secret about her sex life and she loved girls as much as she loved boys. No matter how hard she pushed, she was surrounded by media attention treating the red carpet like it was her living room.

5 PR Lessons

5 PR Lessons

Today, she might be a wife and mother, but she sure as hell hasn’t stopped being a rebel. She fell in love with an A-lister and her now-husband on the set of a film, has adopted three children and had three of her own because that’s what she wanted to do. She has never cared about what people said about her. She is an award winner, a Dame, a human rights advocate, and a UNHCR Goodwill ambassador taking part in field missions around the world. She is one of the highest paid and most recognised celebrities in the world.

We are talking about  Angelina Jolie who believes in bringing attention to the good cause and in promoting humanitarian issues. She has so much energy, and so much goodness. She campaigns loudly, and communicates with fire. She is a rebel, but a rebel with a very good cause. Here are 5 lesson we can learn from her: Read more