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Hamburg Speicherstadt
  • Alena Schneck

    Co-founder of toern

    “The startup ecosystem in Hamburg is very informal. Everyone helps everyone else as long as you ask! We've been based in the beautiful Digital Logistics Hub. In addition to the charm of the Speicherstadt, we benefit from the hub’s ecosystem, which has already enabled us to hold workshops with Tchibo and the Otto Group, for instance, as well as to undertake countless stage appearances.”
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    Alena Schneck, co-founder of toern
  • Elisabeth L'Orange

    Co-Founder of Oxolo

    “We are proud of the AI we are developing and also of bringing a bit of Silicon Valley to Hamburg with Oxolo. We want to push the boundaries of AI research and create innovative solutions for complex problems.”
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    © Oxolo: co-founder Elisabeth L’Orange
    © Oxolo: co-founder Elisabeth L’Orange
  • Nico Hansen

    Founder of Vanozza

    “From my perspective, Hamburg is a melting pot for creative ideas and innovations. The Food Cluster has just been created, which will give the location a further boost. There are also numerous networking platforms and funding programmes - we have benefited greatly from the foodlab accelerator programme and IFB Hamburg's InnoFounder programme.”
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    © Vanozza: founder Nico Hansen
    © Vanozza
  • Hendrik Susemihl

    CEO of GoodBytz

    “We value the creative atmosphere and international flair that Hamburg offers. The open corporate culture promotes innovation and encourages collaboration. Hamburg offers proximity to outstanding research institutions, a strong network of technology companies and a high quality of life, which enables us to attract talent and build international teams.”
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  • Philipp Schröder

    Founder and CEO of 1Komma5°

    “Hamburg is much better than its reputation. We have a good environment for our company here and the city has a great atmosphere. That's why we will continue to expand our workforce here.”
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    © Christoph Neumann / 1KOMMA5°: Philipp Schröder, founder and CEO
    © Christoph Neumann / 1KOMMA5°: Philipp Schröder, founder and CEO
  • Lucy Larbi

    Initiator of AiDiA

    “Hamburg has a special significance for us, especially as Hamburg is the hometown of many AiDiA members and has great potential to become Germany's innovation city. We look forward to making our contribution along the way.”
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  • Lena Weirauch

    Founder & CEO of ai-omatic

    “The Hamburg startup scene is very familiar, people support each other where they can. That applies to the startups among themselves and equally to the city initiatives. This cohesion has helped us a lot in the development of ai-omatic!”
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3 Questions for Dorothea Ringe

The DESY Startup Office advises all deep-tech startups based in Hamburg. As head of the Startup Office, Dorothea Ringe knows best what an important role the project fullfills in the local science scene and explains in which ways DESY can support new startups.

3 Questions for Ayhan Saka

Ayhan Saka is team lead in the startup and business support area at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. He introduces the "Unternehmenswerkstatt Hamburg" platform and explains what support entrepreneurs can expect from the Chamber of Commerce.