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Silicon Valley meets Reeperbahn – The Three Startups for Austin
Hamburg is not only important commercial and media location but also a start-up hub fueled with passion. You can see this, pitch through pitch, how founders from the harbour-town burn, deeply, for their startup ideas. In September 2013, they were offered in Hamburg for the first time, an extraordinary pitch opportunity to build their fire on stage.
At the Startups@Reeperbahn pitch, which buzzed inside the Reeperbahn Festival, investors and startups were brought together in a hotel to see where the ‚passion‘ between them would ignite into business. The event was a success and a flame flew over from South by Southwest (SXSW) to the Hanseatic city. The SXSW is an event that rocks the Texan city of Austin for ten days, which initially began as a pure music festival, and has since become the totally-engaged hub for Interactive, startups and investors. Usually in the same mention of this event, you hear the words ‚Silicon Valley‘, ‚breakthrough‘, and ‚world-domination‘.
Now it is time for the Americans to feel the heat from our Hanseatic passion! Our startups committee made its decision and is sending three startups from Hamburg to Austin. The three presentations are on the 9th of March in the The German House, as a highlight of the Hamburg Interactive Day and will rock the SXSW. From 3:30 – 5:30 PM, our three finalists – Protonet, Flying and Tinnitracks – will pitch their way into the hearts of American investors. We’ll be reporting from the event and are looking forward to a great outcome.