The Baqend success story

The Baqend success story is closely linked to its participation and double victory at the Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch 2016. Here’s a summary of everything that has happened since and how this aspiring startup is progressing.

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From St. Pauli to Necker Island

Necker Island – a dream destination for globetrotters and ambitious entrepreneurs alike. After all, the Caribbean island is the setting for one of the most prestigious startup competitions ever – the Extreme Tech Challenge. It’s not easy to access, but the Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch simultaneously offers two ways of reaching this tropical paradise. Read on to find out what they are!

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Food Innovation Camp: A Taste of the Future

An event full of startups is like taking a glimpse into the future. The Food Innovation Camp was no exception to the rule. Many speeches and discussions focused on answering the question of our eating habits in 2030 or 2050. We summed up the most exciting trends and prognostics here.

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The Food Innovation Camp exceeds all expectations

The sentence “The event has exceeded all expectations” should be used with parsimony. As far as the Food Innovation Camp held by Hamburg Startups in cooperation with the Gastgewerbe magazine is concerned, this statement is absolutely appropriate. We are still quite overwhelmed, but let’s take a first look back.

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Futurists with Passion – The MLOVE Forum 2017

A guest post by Kixka Nebraska: In the world of ubiquitous tech conferences, the MLOVE Forum has the reputation of being the Pirelli calendar among the networking events: insightful speakers, cutting-edge themes for high-level target groups at exclusive venues, supplemented by in-depth workshops – and this in a casual-friendly atmosphere.

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Hamburg was at the SXSW and that’s how it was

The SXSW-Festival 2017 is now over, and Hamburg startups that had made it to Texas are back in the Hansestadt. Time to take a look back on these few unforgettable days!

Team Baqend and Sandra Hartwig from Cribb on the rooftop terrace Fogo de Chao – Photo: Hamburg Startups

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One day in paradise – the Extreme Tech Challenge on Necker Island

Last September Freya Oehle, founder of Spottster, won the pitch competition at Bits & Pretzels, a startup spectacle in Munich. Her prize: a trip to Necker Island, the private island of billionaire Richard Branson! Here’s her report:

“Crystal clear water with a view over the reefs, a private zoo, palm trees, pools, flocks of flamingos, a trampoline on the beach, and the most motivated, most bizarre, and most impressive people I have met in a long time…”

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Nüwiel paves its way to the SXSW in Texas with Hamburg Startups

A full house at Mindspace, Hamburg startup personalities and an overjoyed winner: this is what you may have missed out at the Hamburg startups Mixer – SXSW Edition. The audience made up its mind: Nüwiel must   represent Hamburg at the SXSW festival in Austin in March! What the startup can expect there and how it came to this choice, this is what our follow-up report holds!

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The biggest pitching event for Baqend so far at Slush 2016

The week before Slush, we read the announcement that Baqend would be among the top 100 startups out of roughly 2000 candidates. Right away and with great expectations we started to prepare for our biggest pitching event so far.

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Nüwiel is more than just vegetables in a trailer

Food+City is an initiative of the startup metropolis Austin, Texas which is committed to the supply of city dwellers with fresh, healthy foods. When the best ideas are presented in an international competition on this subject, a Hamburg startup is also under the spotlight: Nüwiel. How it happened and with which invention the young team proved themselves convincing, this is what you will find out in a new contribution of our series Spot on: Food & Health.

Spot on: Food & Health Edition – a series about young companies from the Hamburg startup scene

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