New in Hamburg? Our step-by-step guide for newcomers

Welcome to Hamburg! Isn’t it exciting to be in a new country? I know it’s a bit scary – I’ve been there myself. Don’t worry, we’ll lead you through the most important steps you need to follow upon moving to Germany and more specifically, Hamburg. Read more

Finding accommodation in Hamburg – apartments & houses

There are two schools of thoughts when it comes to moving abroad. Either you pick a place to live before moving to the country and hope for the best about the accommodation and its surroundings. Or you move in first, live in a more or less temporary shelter until you find a suitable long-term place to dwell. Both have pros and cons and really depend on how flexible you can be, and whether you travel alone or with a family. I like the move in, then improvise option, but it is a matter of taste and, in the end, essentially of luck. Read more

Spätschicht Hamburg @ Mindspace – 03.11.2016

There is a lot of events in Hamburg. But this one takes the gold when it comes pronunciation. It’s a terrible word to utter if “sh” sounds don’t roll out easy for you: Spätschicht (late shift). I let you practice this tongue-twister a bit with bab.la (click on the speaker icon). At any rate, I reach Mindspace Hamburg where the event is being held to discover a gorgeous building in the heart of Hamburg (Rödingsmarkt) – impressive from the outside and even more on the inside. After climbing up a few flights of the majestic stair, I walk into a large room filled with jazzed-up entrepreneurs, service providers and investors. Read more

Marina Sanchez – working for a Hamburg startup as an expat

Marina Stechmann, née Sanchez, has been living in Hamburg for the past four years. The 30-year-old Frenchwoman was visiting a friend in Hamburg in spring 2012 who was getting married. She was only supposed to stay a few days to help with preparations but she “fell in love with the city and because I did not really have any perspectives back in France, I decided to do something daft. Let’s stay in Hamburg and see what happens!” Read more

What is hellomonday – startup review

Hellomonday is an online service for companies and freelancers to help them find the perfect office in Hamburg. Read more

Television advertising for startups

Start-ups have all one thing in common: money is tight. And when it comes to spending some money on marketing, I often hear “nothing, let’s just get traffic from Google.” How naive. But that kind of thinking usually puts TV advertising out of reach for most startups: of all the media, it is the most expensive one. Read more

Hamburg Startups – International Edition

Hamburg – A Gateway to the World. This tagline has always been relevant for our beautiful Hanseatic city. Not least for the harbor, the third biggest terminal for containers in Europe. Hamburg gained in visibility worldwide as as a Green City Capital as well. As an international startup hub however, Hamburg is only rarely mentioned. Hamburg is still blatantly absent.

And yet, the potential for it is most definitely there. It is clearly stated in an article from the Financial Times Harbouring ambitions: the draw of Hamburg and by the American journalist Edward Domain.

The international appeal is the reason why Hamburg Startups decided to launch an international website. We have been wondering where the Hamburg startup scene stands from an international perspective.  Read more