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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Hamburg Startups: the 2016 retrospective

2016 was not very popular everywhere, on the contrary. But because we do not deal with wars, crises, and idols that passed away too soon, but with the Hamburg startup scene, we allow ourselves to draw our own 2016 wrap-up. Granted, it’s abridged and subjective,but before anything else, we want to finish on a positive note!

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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

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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