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 do the following things have in common; software for speeding up a website, an app for happy horses, a drone that can make 360-degree recordings, a platform for sport sponsorship, and an app that can teach you to play guitar? They and their respective start-ups are the stars of this year’s Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch.
The show will be held on 21st September in Gruenspan, and the victor will go home with a media budget worth 100,000 Euros from the WELT newspaper. We will tell you exactly who the finalists are, and how the decision was made. Read more
What’s happening in Hamburg’s startup scene during the next months? We summed up the the events you shouldn’t miss. Your event is missing? Then simply send us a message to info(at)hamburg-startups.net.
These events are looking forward to your participation:
|Event||Description||Date and place|
|DIGITAL-TECH-EVENTS||This events main topic is the accelerated development of mobile technologies. After the main panels a discussion about insight, tips and hints on a quicker time-to-market-development of digital products is planned. Of course there will be plenty of opportunities for networking.||27. and 28. March 2017|
|Hanse Ventures@LaborX||LaborX offers Entrepreneurs a great platform to present their business idea and further develop it with the help of experts and the audience. At the same they also get a great opportunity to network with other founders and interested parties.||28. March 2017|
|The Hamburg Game Conference is an interdisciplinary congress for the video game industry. Spotlights with different topics inform about the different aspects of the industry and showcase the potential for colaboration with other media- and entertainment-industries||4. April 2017|
|This event will offer an interesting discussion on gaming, with Melanie Taylor, co-founder of Osmotic Studios, and Wolf Lang, co-founder of Threaks as speakers. You are also invited to stay afterwards and mingle with the other guests.||4. April 2017|
|Social Media Day||This event, held by the Hamburg Media School aims to give you the most information on the topics of online-marketing and social marketing. Sven-Olaf Peeck as well as other experienced speakers will convey this knowledge in their panels.||6. April 2017|
|Office Opening – Friendsfactory HafenCity||The Friendsfactory is delighted to open their location in Hamburg, offering more than 40 offices, cubicles and meeting rooms. You are invited to explore and enjoy a special kind of work atmosphere, accompanied by live music, cold beverages and tasty snacks. Let Friendsfactory show you their idea of a coworking-space!||6. April 2017|
|Gründerszene Spätschicht Hamburg||Gründerszene Spätschicht provides a platform for old and new faces of the founders’ community, to indulge in conversations over snacks, drinks and the compulsory kicker tournament.||6. April 2017|
|Startup Weekend Lüneburg 2017||This is the perfect event for all those, that always wanted to found their own company. Here you have the opportunity to create startup and get to know important experts, Business Angels and other members of the global startup-community. The event will conclude on Sunday with the juries prizes for the best startups.||21. – 23. April 2017|
|Hanse Ventrues Ideensturm||The Ideensturm is a pitch by Hanse Ventures that they host four times a year in the Hafencity of Hamburg. The theme of the Ideensturm is “5+5+5“- five minutes of pitching, five minutes Q&A and five minutes of qualified feedback by a jury from Hanse Ventures.||26. April 2017|
|Start & Found||Start & Found is a 54 hours journey for developers, designers and hustlers, who want to found their own startup and become an Entrepreneur or for passionate and creative minds who want to be part of a startup in the earliest stage – at it´s birth. It could be described as startup hackathon, but it´s more than that. Our mission is to educate entrepreneurial methods and help aspiring Entrepreneurs on their journey of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.||28. – 30. April 2017|
|Event Academy powered by Eventbrite & Facebook||The headquarters of Facebook Germany are the location for the Event Academy Roadshow in Hamburg. Latest trends in marketing, brand-new tools and handy tipps to optimize your events will be presented in detail. Special guests like Alexander Seifert, CEO of Supreme GmbH & Co. KG, will attend.||4. Mai 2017|
|14. Hamburger Indie Treff||This time around, we’re going to try something new with the “Indie Treffs” format: we’re going to invite experienced entrepreneurs and challenge them to start all over again like so many other young founders. Their experience should grant them a certain advantage and allow them to give advice for others in the same situation.||5. May 2017|
|Gründerpokern v3.1||Gründerpokern is a series of networking events ,that comes in innovativ and fresh. With a free of charge poker tournament the organizers gather founders, those interested in getting a startup going and stakeholders of the startup ecosystem in a casual atmosphere for exchange and networking.||5. May 2017|
|Get Started Gründerfrühstück||The focus of this events discussion will be on startup-politics. Hamburgs mayor Olaf Scholz and André Bajorat, founder of figo, will be the main guests. SPIEGEL-editor Ann-Kathrin Nezik will be the discussions host.||10. May 2017|
|Online Marketing Camp||The online-marketing-business is getting more complicated and intricate day by day. The classic ad-campaign is being replaced by SEO, affiliate-concepts, performance-campaigns and more. The Hamburg Media School offers knowledge tailored exactly to the demands of this development, taught by professionals.||10. – 13. May 2017|
|nextMedia.Elevator||New name, new look: the Webfuture Award turns into the nextMedia.Elevator. The idea stays the same: 10 digital startups from Hamburg compete for the title, glory and fame.||14. Juni 2017|
|TEDxHamburg “Rock the Boat”||We live in a rapidly changing world, in a time of transitions and challenges, that many of us find increasingly complex and difficult to handle. It takes guts, passion and stamina to navigate these times, to be empowered, to insist in change and to disrupt the status quo. To rock the boat. But thankfully, there are always some of us who are brave and fearless enough to rise up to the occasion and to take things on by embracing the unknown and completely rethinking the approach. Who are these change makers? Meet our TEDxHamburg speakers. We will let them reflect on how rocking the boat changed their lives and will find out if their visions and ideas made a difference… today, tomorrow and way beyond. Join us!||25. Juni 2017|
These events are held regularly:
|12min.me||12min.me offers lectures, presentations and events with a diverse range of topics and partners. Have a look at the specific events for more details.|
|betahaus Education||In different sessions on “Lean Startup” founders have the chance to educate themselves.|
|TUHH Startupdock||The Startupdock supports founders and young companies at Hamburgs universities and scientific institutions by strengthening the infrastructure and entrepreneurship around the campus and offering events with a focus on education and networking|
|Fin-Tech Meetup||The Networking Event of the Hamburg fin-tech scene.|
|FuckUp Nights||Fuckup Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to publicly share stories of failed businesses. Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures. After each speaker, there’s a question/answer session, as well as time for networking.|
|Gamecity Treff||The Game City Club is the established, regular get-together for the games industry in Hamburg. Industry representatives hold short introductory speeches, report on the latest developments in their companies or lead panel discussions on current topics. Networking and the exchange of ideas on Games and beyond are being focused in particular|
|Webmontag||Talks and networking-events about changing technologies and digital issues|
Small note: You’ll find the upcoming schedule of our networking Event the Hamburg Startups Mixer here.
Calenders with important events for the Hamburg startup community
In order to stay up to date with the events of Hamburg’s founder community, we highly recommend to check the following calendars regularly for interesting updates.
The Startup Digest: This calender is curated by betahaus Hamburg and others and will soon be embedded in the website. But you can also subscribe the Digest as a newsletter.
The betahaus Hamburg: with this calendar you stay up to date on the events, taking place in the co-working space in the Eifflerstraße.
Digital Media Women: Here you will find the numerous events of Digital Media Women as well as various other exciting networking Events.
Nextmedia.Hamburg event calendar: The nextmedia.Hamburg initiative maintains a calendar with their own events, such as the Webfuture Award as well as other events from the digital world of Hamburg.
Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft: It’s the right calender for folks who are eager to stay up to date about news about creative-scene of Hamburg.
Hamburg@work: Being a cross-industry business network, Hamburg@work publish their relevant events in their own calender.
Startup Guide Hamburg: This information plattform for entrepreneurs from Hamburg offers an interesting event calender.
Our temperatures are rising! How about yours? It should be, because something AWESOME is coming your way! Once again, you will have the chance this year to rock the Hamburg Kiez at the Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch on 23 September along with four other fantastic startups. It’s going to get hot. Smouldering startup passion meets the flair of the scene. We are equally passionate about organising the Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch for you in cooperation with the Reeperbahn Festival.
Pitch to a high-class jury, including SPIEGEL ONLINE Managing Director Katharina Borchert, Shazam founder Chris Barton or XING and HackFwd founder Lars Hinrichs, to take home the SPIEGEL ONLINE MEDIA Award and a first prize of €100,000. Afterwards, you can take a seat again in one of our Love Mobiles to hook up with interested investors, just waiting to make a play for closer business liaisons with you. Does that get your creative juices flowing? Then apply here. Or click here for more information. The closing date for applications is 23 August! Read more
betahaus Hamburg transformed into a start-up arena on 13 January, setting the stage for over 150 guests to hear six outstanding pitches in a cauldron of knife-edge suspense. The challenge: It was up to the jury and the audience to decide which start-up would fly to Texas to represent Hamburg at the SXSW German Startup Engine in Austin in March. All of the start-ups came highly motivated, clearly determined to win. Jenni Schwanenberg, responsible for innovation management at dpa whenever she’s not driving startups through the arena with ever so delightful charm, was an engaging host at the evening’s event. Triprebel, a travel startup presented by its founder Carlos Borges, and the e-commerce agent minubo, showcased by Torben Sominka, emerged as winners and can now look forward, among other things, to an exciting trip to SXSW.
At the Startup Mixers, networking events organised by Hamburg Startups, you’ll find a mixture of founders, startup employees, people who are thinking of starting startups, and, er, people who are just somehow attracted to the startup scene. The mentality that draws these people together is a certain fearlessness, a willingness to take calculated risks, to act in contravention of societal norms, and – most importantly – agility.
They move quickly and fail fast, throwing everything they have into their latest idea. They are persistent enough to stick at it long enough, but realistic enough to jump ship where necessary. Read more
September was hot in Hamburg, as international startups stirred the Reeperbahn Festival, bringing a huge amount of SXSW flair to our otherwise commercially-oriented Hanseatic city! It all happened at our second Startups@Reeperbahn event, which took place as part of the Reeperbahn Festival: Our finalists, five european startups had the opportunity to pitch to investors, media representatives and other startup stakeholders in a dimly-lit, neighbourhood atmosphere. TripRebel convinced both jury and audience and took home both SPIEGEL ONLINE PRIZE – a media budget of EUR 100,000 and the audience-price a ticket to M-Forum this week at the baltic sea. John Heaven – Englishman, blogger and independent web developer, summarized the evening at Club Hamburg for you. Please give John also a warm welcome for it’s him, who will take over the wonderful task of writing the English Column ‘Views From Heaven’ which you can enjoy on regular basis at Hamburg Startups. There’ll be more of John then soon but for now, please enjoy his guestpost of TripRebel’s Perfect Pitch Read more
Ana Cristina Agüero, CMO of brightup and one of her team mates Kiran Joseph pitched at hy!demo Berlin on 19th of January and returned home to Hamburg happily being second placed among 24 other startups. Founded and based in Hamburg, brightup definetly is a startup worth keeping an eye on an we’re happy to report about the team’s achievements. Hy!demo is one event organised by hy! along with international accelerators such as Techstars, Seedcamp, ProSiebenSat1, just to name a few. Europe’s best startup programs presented their classes of 2013 to numerous VC’s, angels, industry experts and of course a range of international media. Brightup took part as class of Berlin Hardware Accelerator. Hy!demo claimed the event of being the first oft that kind in Europe. Ana now tells us about her impressions of being part of that.