Seven tips for the ideal pitch deck

Until August 25th you can apply for our Reeperbahn Startup Pitch. One of the conditions of participation is the submission of an English pitch deck with a maximum of 15 slides. In this context the eternal question arises: What does the ideal pitch deck look like? In the following article we’ll give you a few tips.

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The Pitch Deck – Who are you presenting to? Give them what they want.

You have recently founded your own startup. Then I bet at some point soon you will be looking for customers (aka  „pilots“ or „beta-testers“) and eventually some considerable amount of cash to help you get things moving.

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New in Hamburg? Our step-by-step guide for newcomers

Welcome to Hamburg! Isn’t it exciting to be in a new country? I know it’s a bit scary – I’ve been there myself. Don’t worry, we’ll lead you through the most important steps you need to follow upon moving to Germany and more specifically, Hamburg. Read more

Coworking spaces and locations in Hamburg

When you set up a business in a new city, finding professional contacts, alluring potential clients, and getting to meet the big players on the startup scene is crucial, yet time-consuming, especially in the days of the process. So where are the good places to put your laptop down and network efficiently in a coworking environment? Read more

Useful Links and Resources for Startups

Are you considering to found a startup in Hamburg? Have you just moved to Hamburg and you are looking for links to help you move on to the next steps? We have gathered a few links that we deem useful for expats in Hamburg.


Starting a business in Hamburg

Information about setting up a business in Hamburg, financing and possibilities.

Unternehmer ohne Grenzen (Entrepreneur network)

Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft (Startup support)

EXIST Startup Germany (Israel-Germany connection)

Hamburg Innovation

Agentur für Arbeit (financing your startup)

Nextmedia Hamburg (starter kit)

Hamburg Welcome Portal (starting a business)

Copyright: public domain

Copyright: public domain

Administration & offices

Directories of offices and legal advisers in Hamburg.

Welcome Centre (registration in Hamburg)

Consulates in Hamburg

Tax offices in Hamburg (English-speaking notaries)


Housing & accommodation

The biggest classified websites are unfortunately in German only, however they are the ones where you will most likely find a place to live.

WG-gesucht (shared rentals)

Studenten-WG (shared rentals)


Immobilien Scout

City Wohnen (furnished apartments)

Tempoflat (furnished apartments)

Source: John Barré

Source: John Barré

Job search

Jobs in Hamburg and some of the website to offer an English interface when looking for a job.

Hamburg Startups

Jobs in Hamburg

Toytown Germany

Hamburger Jobs (in German)

Xing (German network for professionals – login required)


Learning German

A couple of website where you can look up German words and take German lessons.

Babbel German courses dictionaries

Deutsch Lernen courses dictionaries

Duolingo German Course

LEO dictionaries

Linguee dictionaries

Source: John Barré

Source: John Barré

These links are a subjective selection gathered by Hamburg Startups. Hamburg Startups takes no responsibility for the content, the information, or the reliability of the websites listed above. For any questions related to these websites, please contact the respective webmaster directly.

If you have any suggestions of links, tools, or resources that you find useful to expats, do not hesitate to post them in the comment section below. All links will be reviewed and spam links will be permanently deleted without notification.

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