Sparkassen Innovation Hub has launched online voucher portal for local retailers

Like so many others, the Sparkassen Innovation Hub wanted to make the journey to the SXSW in Austin, Texas. The coronavirus, as is well known, put a big dent in this plan. Now more than ever, the team said to itself. It took part in the #WirVsVirus Hackathon of the German government and developed it into a campaign for local retailers under the hashtag #gemeinsandadurch. In a new episode of the video conference #CouchbyCouchwest, Martin Schaffranski from the Sparkassen Innovation Hub explains exactly what this is all about.

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SXSW 2020 -What happend and what is going to happen

Our team has accompanied SXSW 2020 with all their heart over the last few weeks: with anticipation and at the same time as a big nail-biter. Will the Corona crisis finally lead to the popular festival being cancelled after all? What are we going to do? Every day in the office, every phone call began with the question: And? What do you think? Will it be canceled?
We were in close coordination with the team on site: We’re going forward, that was the clear motto! The city of Austin and the festival followed a clear course – every day there were new crisis meetings.

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With yōyoka old bottles get a new life as yoga mats

More and more startups are developing clever ideas to clean up the world of plastic waste. This includes yōyoka from Hamburg. Its yoga mats are mainly made of recycled PET bottles.

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next media accelerator: more space for creativity, emotions and advertising revenues

In the third and last part of our mini-series about batch 10 from the next media accelerator we present three startups, which aim to make the work and lives of creatives, event organizers, customers, advertisers and online media better: Moderne, VibeVision and yieldPass.

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femtasy creates sensual mental cinema for women

Only recently, the Cologne-based startup company femtasy made positive headlines with a financing round in the seven-digit range. Already in November the platform for erotic audio play for women convinced the audience at the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch. The reward: femtasy is part of our delegation, that will travel to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas in March. In an interview, founder Nina Julie Lepique tells us what womenlike to listen to.

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Hyconnect makes shipbuilding more light and easy

Large ships are heavy, really, really heavy. Weight is always a critical factor in shipbuilding and the ideal combination of lightweight plastics and indispensable steel is the solution. The Hamburg startup Hyconnect offers a method of combining both materials. With this groundbreaking invention Hyconnect won the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch on November 7th.

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From eroticism to the best job start and up to the stars: The finalists for the Reeperbahn Startup Pitch have been chosen!

The Reeperbahn Startup Pitch on November 7th is getting closer and closer and now all finalists are confirmed. Last Friday a top-class advisory board had four seats to offer and decided on a wide range of business ideas. These include erotic listening experiences for women, innovative composite materials, a service for employee onboarding and satellite technology. We summarize how this was achieved.

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JobMatchMe’s angels

The Festival South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas is a popular destination for startups. Some badmouths claim, that the trip to the USA would mainly be a fun trip. But the story of JobMatchMe proves the opposite; this Hamburg-based startup managed to attract five new business angels on its way to and in Austin.

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SCRIBERS[HUB] is the hotline for text magicians

Journalism is changing. Established publishers are struggling with losses in reach and turnover, while at the same time the demand for relevant content is greater than ever, for example in content marketing. The startup SCRIBERS[HUB] places text professionals for a variety of media and industries and relies on professional competence and personal consulting.

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AIRY – a flowerpot for the health of people

Flowerpot-startup – at first this doesn’t sound very exciting. But AIRY is much more than that, even though the focus is really on a flowerpot. However, that pot is unique and can help to improve the health of millions of people.

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