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What's new in Hamburg's startup scene? Which must-see events for founders are coming up and who offers startup advice and financing? Read all about this on Startup City Hamburg - your one-stop shop for becoming part of Hamburg’s startup ecosystem and getting your business off the ground.

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Story | Mar 21, 2023

JOBMATCH.ME - the contact exchange for professionals

JOBMATCH.ME is an employment website specializing in non-academic professions and working with the creation of complex personality profiles. It started with truck drivers, but now the platform also offers a steadily growing variety of job areas thanks to artificial intelligence.
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  • Daniel Stancke

    CEO and founder JOBMATCH.ME

    “Hamburg was a perfect city for us to start up in. Our proof of concept at the time was truck jobs, meaning matching truck drivers and logistics companies. Digital and logistics - there couldn't have been a better location than Hamburg. As we continued to grow, we received excellent support from the city's numerous initiatives and institutions.”
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  • Daniela Arango

    CPO Lignopure

    “To all female founders: Trust yourselves and the work you have done. Don't be afraid to demonstrate this and build on it.”
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  • Anne Lamp

    CEO of traceless

    “Sustainable, ecological solutions require not only green startups like us, but also committed partners from industry and impulses from science and politics. Only together can we solve the complex challenges of our time.”
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    traceless Founder Anne Lamp
    © traceless/Marc Schultz-Coulon
  • Hanna Asmussen

    CEO Localyze

    “Hamburg has really proven to be a gateway to the world for us. An important milestone in 2019 was our participation in the Next Commerce Accelerator. Even though we are now internationally successful, our large Hamburg network, especially in HR, is still of great importance.”
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  • Tulika Raj

    CEO SunGreenH2

    “Hamburg's special location, the logistics, all this fits together very well. We can imagine coming for the long term and building something up in Hamburg.”
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    Tulika Raj, CEO of SunGreenH2 at Plug&Play 2022
    © Hamburg Invest: Tulika Raj at Plug&Play 2022
  • Hanne Butting

    Co-Founder Beyond Emotion

    “It is said that Hamburg is "the gateway to the world", and the mindset of the people is shaped accordingly. We enjoy the openness to the use of the latest AI technology and look forward to using it meaningfully in the context of care.”
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    Hanne Butting, Co-Founder Beyond Emotion
    © Beyond Emotion
  • 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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  • Theresa Grotendorst

    Co-Founder & CEO of fobizz

    “We love Hamburg!
    The Hamburg startup scene is friendly and helpful and
    the distances are short. Ideal conditions for a successful startup!”
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    Theresa Grotendorst
    © fobizz
  • Miriam Schütt

    Founder of SofaConcerts

    “I couldn't imagine a better city for SofaConcerts. There is a great cultural landscape here, many of our international artists stop in Hamburg and drop by our office, and the startup scene is also very lively and helpful. People know and support each other. I can only recommend Hamburg as a startup location!”
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    Miriam Schütt, Founder of SofaConcerts
    ©FrauSiemersFotografiert: Miriam Schütt
  • Britta Wiebe

    Co-Founder & CEO of Vulvani

    “Hamburg is a great place for us to start up. We were supported from the beginning by different regional programmes, such as InnoFounder, Hamburg Startups or Beyourpilot. It’s good to be connected to the local startup ecosystem.”
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    Britta Wiebe, Founder of the startup Vulvani
    © Vulvani
  • Jennifer Schäfer

    Founder & Managing Director Unmilk

    “Hamburg is an ideal city for founding a startup, because for one thing you can count on the great support and the infrastructure of a large startup community is given - at the same time the scene is familiar and not too anonymous. People know and help each other!”
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    Managing Director of Unmilk Jennifer Schäfer
    © Unmilk
  • Frank Seeger


    “Our main office is located in HK100, the coworking space of KRAVAG Insurance. Besides the great infrastructure, we also benefit from the excellent network there. In the course of various events, we were able to improve our name recognition and win our first customers.”
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    CO2OPT Founder Frank Seeger
    © CO2OPT
  • Daniel Ehlers


    “Whether with subsidies or the participation in the Hamburg Innovation Summit, Hamburg has given us the best possible conditions as a startup. The regional networks such as Life Science Nord or the Hamburg Health Industry, which are also partly run by the city, are also important contact points for us to gain access to important institutions and contacts.”
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    © UVENTIONS: Daniel Ehlers, CEO
    © UVENTIONS: Daniel Ehlers, CEO
  • Marc-Angelo Bisotti

    Founder & CEO apoQlar

    “Hamburg is a great city to bind creative talents to apoQlar and you can feel the will of this city, but especially of the people who live here, to want to move forward.”
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    © apoQlar
    © apoQlar
  • Christian Sigmund

    CEO & Co-Founder Wildplastic

    “For us, Hamburg is the gateway to the world of wild plastics. Here we find the right partners to clean up even more in the future.”
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    Christian Sigmund, CEO Wildplastic
  • Henrik Roth

    CMO & Co-Founder neuroflash

    “Many creatives, agencies and digital companies are based in Hamburg. We feel at home here and close to our clients. A trip to Hamburg for our virtual team is also always welcome!”
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    Henrik Roth, CMO & Co-Founder neuroflash
    © neuroflash
  • Dr. Mazen Rizk

    CEO & Founder of Mushlabs

    “We want to change the world from Hamburg with our fermentation technology and are delighted to have the senator's support. Together we can build an innovative, robust and, above all, sustainable food system that will also contribute to Hamburg's food supply in the future.”
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  • Christoph Janyska

    Head of Business Operations AdaptionLab

    “Hamburg offers a broad landscape of potential customers and partners, and the IFB Innovationsstarter programmes and the support of the many university start-up hubs make it possible to proceed in a structured and focused manner. The mix of "old" and "new economy" offers great potential to learn from each other and benefit from complementary business models.”
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    AdaptionLab: Christoph Janyska, Head of Business Operations
  • Daniel Barke

    Co-Founder and CEO WorkGenius

    “Hamburg has opened the gateway to the world for us. We have been able to develop our business model here in peace. And we have a good ecosystem here.”
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    ©WorkGenius: Daniel Barke
    ©WorkGenius: Daniel Barke
  • Peter Sorowka

    CEO Cybus

    “The Gründerwerft accelerator was our first stop and we are very proud to prove that, in addition to Berlin's well-known startup scene and the many deep-tech locations in southern Germany, there is also the potential to build forward-looking technology companies in our beloved Hanseatic city.”
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    Cybus CEO Peter Sorowka

Startup City Hamburg - launched at HHIS

Our platform was launched at the Hamburg Innovation Summit (HHIS) last June attended by representatives of the political sphere, numerous founders and startups as well as the team behind the project. Watch the video and get some impressions of our launch event.

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