FlyingLab – more than just Lufthansa’s flying innovation platform

When someone takes a plane, they’ll might have some exciting experiences – at least at Lufthansa’s FlyingLab. The idea of letting popular major events such as the SXSW festival start on the flight has proved its worth. But the special flights are only one part of an innovation concept, that we would like to present here.

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These are the German candidates for awards at the SXSW Festival

For the global creative and digital scene, the SXSW Festival in Austin, from March 13th to 22nd, is an exciting highlight. The German delegation is certainly one of the largest of all and Hamburg Startups has been playing an important role for many years at it. This year we will be reporting in detail again. Today we would like to introduce the candidates from Germany who will be participating in one of the famous SXSW competitions. We are pleased to say that Hamburg is particularly well represented there!

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Hyconnects wins the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch 2019!

The seventh Reeperbahn Startup Pitch is history and with Hyconnect has found a winner from Hamburg. The award ceremony was the highlight of a day full of events that everyone involved surely won’t forget soon. Here’s our initial stock.

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Reeperbahn Startup Pitch: What you can expect at the Startup Stage Fintech

In the last episode of the series about the participants at our Startup Stage on November 7th as part of the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch everything revolves around the category “Fintech”. Our partner here is the Sparkassen Innovation Hub.

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Reeperbahn Startup Pitch: What you can expect at the Startup Stage Smart City

Hamburg has just been declared Germany’s leading Smart City by the digital association Bitkom. So of course, this topic could not be omitted at our Startup Stage on November 7th as part of the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch. Our partner here is Smart City | DB.

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Reeperbahn Startup Pitch: What you can expect at the Startup Stage Logistics & Mobility

We continue with our series about the Startup Stage, which will be part of the supporting programme at the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch on November 7th. Today it is the turn of the participants in the category “Logistics & Mobility”. Our partners are the Next Logistics Accelerator and the Behörde für Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Innovation.

Tracks makes predictions about fuel consumption

At the Berlin Startup Tracks, everything revolves around the fuel consumption of trucks. For its predictive fuel analyses, it uses a large amount of data from the truck and its driving environment to obtain as comprehensive an overview as possible of consumption values and the relevant influencing factors. On this basis, recommendations can be made for action regarding pricing, fleet composition and efficiency-enhancing investments. With the help of artificial intelligence, Tracks tries to save as much fuel as possible. Both the wallet of the haulage company and the environment are happy about this.

Optimiz accelerates claims in shiping

Kingsly Kongnyuh Kwalar, CEO of OPTIMIZ

A seafaring trip is supposed to be jolly, but even there unfortunately accidents happen occasionally. At the latest with the complaint treatment the fun stops; often the process drags itself over months. The startup OPTIMIZ promises a remedy. With their platform CroP (Cargo Recovery Platform), the experienced entrepreneurs Bop Sandrino-Arndt and Kingsly Kongnyuh Kwalar have developed a solution controlled by artificial intelligence. Thanks to CroP, the collection costs for shipping companies, freight forwarders, port companies, airlines and cargo insurers can be reduced by up to two thirds and at the same time the time required to assert claims can be reduced to just a few clicks. The company is based in London, Marseille and Cologne.

Pulpo WMS optimizes warehouse work

Order is half the life, a German proverb says, and also saves a lot of money – at least in a well organized warehouse. The key to success is the right Warehouse Management System (WMS). Pulpo WMS from Düsseldorf offers an app for warehouse workers and a web application for warehouse management. Thanks to its clearly defined AP, Pulpo WMS is ideal for e-commerce requirements. The app is compatible with several cost-effective hardware options and warehouse workers learn to perform tasks error-free in a single day. The app guides warehouse staff to the right position and the right product in every process, such as an optimal picking route.

Sirum offers complete software solution for transport industry

Michael Hötte, Georg Notter and Bennet Block of Sirum at the transport logistic 2019 in Munich (Foto: Sirum)

Sirum from Hamburg offers an ERP system for the transport industry. ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and describes the task of planning and using all resources in a company in the best possible way. The software enables order entry, order management, accounting, master data management, archiving, documentation and control of the freight process. The system also covers internal topics such as human resources or the vehicle fleet. The processes run via a cloud, as a software-as-a-service solution that works on the PC, tablet and mobile phone. If you wish, you can also run the program from your own data center.

The jury for the “Logistics & Mobility” category consists of Lutz Birke, Head of the Port and Innovation Office, Miriam Kröger, Managing Partner Next Logistics Accelerator, and Dr. Lars Janzik, CEO Vertical Media. The pitches will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

About Startup Stage

The Reeperbahn Startup Pitch on November 7th at the Mojo Club offers its visitors an extensive supporting programme in addition to the grand finale in the evening. A highlight will be the Startup Stage. From five industries four startups each will show a jury of experts and the audience what they are up to. Admission starts at 12:00 noon and the five categories are “Media”, “Aviation & Space”, “Logistics & Mobility”, “Smart City” and “Fintech”. If you buy a ticket for the main pitch, you automatically have access to the Startup Stage. Further information can be found here and the tickets here!

Reeperbahn Startup Pitch: What you can expect at the Startup Stage Aviation & Space

In the second episode of our series about the Startup Stage, which is part of the supporting programme at the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch on November 7th, we present today the participants of the category “Aviation & Space”. Our partner here is the Airbus BizLab.

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Apply for the Startup Consultation at the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch!

You want to found a company and still have crucial questions on topics such as legal forms and financing? Your startup has already taken the first steps and you want to find out how you can advance your business and take advantage of all funding opportunities? You want to open up a new location with your startup and are thinking about Hamburg? All this and much more can be discussed on November 7th at the Startup Consultation during the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch. Apply now and secure a ticket for the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch!

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Reeperbahn Startup Pitch: What you can expect at the Startup Stage Media

On November 7th, visitors to the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch in the Mojo Club will not only be able to look forward to the grand finale of the competition in the evening. Also the supporting program has a lot in store. At the Startup Stage in the afternoon a total of 20 startups in five categories will show what they have to offer. In the coming days we will introduce you to all participants in a small series. The first category is “Media”, presented by next media accelerator (nma).

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Together in the ring: Hamburg Startups and Klitschko Ventures form the “Startup Challenge Team”

What does it take to be successful as a startup in the long term? Who perseveres? Who fails? The makers of Hamburg startups have been investigating this question for six years now by monitoring, advising and promoting the German startup scene. They have observed that it is obviously due to the different ways in which challenges are dealt with.
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