THIS YEARS BUSINESSES
Creative Evangelist Jeremy Abbett is one of the 100 most influential
creative people in the European digital industry.
At Google he is the creative strategy director of a cross-functional team that spezializes in the consultancy of established brands and creative agencies by supporting workshops and giving keynote presentations.
Furthermore, Jeremy engages in mentoring of early-stage startups,
to pass on his knowledge on the founding experience.
CODE2ORDER offers a service and marketing platform for hotels enhancing the communication with customers before and during their stay. Guests can obtain information and communicate service requests to the hotel at any given time through their personal device. The whole founding team will share their entrepreneurial experiences.
FlixBus is a young mobility provider that has created Europe’s biggest intercity bus network through the unique combination of online business, a traditional transport company and a technology startup: 900 destinations, 20 countries, 100.000 connections per day. Managing director Fabian Stenger is looking forward to sharing his experiences with the digitalization of the traditional means of transport.
ImpactDOCK is an incubator striving to develop business ideas that make a region successful and sustainable by tackling relevant issues it is confronted with. In response to the migration crisis, they are currently working on a cross-mentoring program, which emphasizes immigrants as an opportunity and supports the realization of their ideas by making them visible and usable. Co-founder Yukiko Elisabeth Kobayashi will give an account of her vision of using diversity as a source of innovation, inspiration and enrichment.
From a family business to a start up. That is exactly what the brothers Maximilian and Sebastian Schmidt did - the two vintners from lake constance are distilling Korn.
Their mothers self-made bread straight out of the wood-fired oven inspired them to create their spirit VOLLKORN.
Distilling and wine making are ancient family traditions of the Schmidt family residing in Wasserburg at Lake Constance. Sebastian and Maximilian grew up in that environment and are still active in the family wine making business. Three generations united.
Experience how an old family business adapted to the modern start up world.
How do you get a German spirit in a market dominated by gin and vodka?
Vom Familienunternehmen zum Startup? Genau, das haben die Brüder Maximilian und Sebastian Schmidt in die Tat umgesetzt. Zwei junge Winzer vom Bodensee brennen Korn.
Reperando is a mobile smartphone repair shop offering to fix Apple and Samsung smartphones at people’s homes or offices to avoid inconvenient idle time. Co-founder Vincent Osterloh has a lot to tell about the founding in Stuttgart, their 12 locations in Germany, Business Angels and the revolution of smartphone repair.
THINKS is an agency for product and graphic design based in Hamburg. Only two months ago the founding team raised an investment of 250.000€ from Jochen Schweizer and Ralph Dümmel at “Die Höhle der Löwen“ - the German version of “Shark Tank”. Lennart Rieper and Florian Goecke, two of the three founders, won an entrepreneurial competition at ZU in 2014 and are taking off at full speed.