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

Startup@Reeperbahn Pitch 2016: the glorious five

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

Startup Events in Hamburg 2017

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:

 

Diabetes Kongress 2017 Get going and make sure you get into the Diabetes Start-up Challenge 2017 at the Hamburg Messe. If you are one of the lucky ones, you will get a spot at the Diabetes Plaza side by side with the global players within the pharmaceutic and medical industry and contacts in the universe of medical professions. Apply here! 24. to 27. 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. June 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. June 2017

These events are held regularly:

Event Description
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.

Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch – it’s that time again!

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

TripRebel and minubo heading off to the SXSW

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.

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Startups need monkeys not elephants

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

TripRebel’s Perfect Pitch at Startups@Reeperbahn – Guestpost by John Heaven

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

That was hy!demo Berlin – contributed by brightup

bright guys: Ana and Kiran achieved second place at hy!demo

bright guys: Ana and Kiran achieved second place at hy!demo

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.

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