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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 | May 25, 2023

Colipi transforms CO2 into sustainable oils

Numerous startups have made it their mission to do their part in the fight against climate change. The approach of Colipi from Hamburg is particularly fascinating: this company uses microorganisms to produce sustainable oils that can replace palm oil, for example. And it even binds CO2 in the process.
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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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  • René Schnellen

    Co-Founder of Fashion Cloud

    “When choosing between Hamburg and Berlin, the decisive factor for us was that the city has a great B2B tradition as a trading metropolis. We also liked the Hanseatic, down-to-earth feel. And finally, we were able to make many contacts in our industry in Hamburg and the region, which would not have been possible in Berlin.”
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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
  • Benny Bennet Jürgens

    Founder and CEO of Nect

    “The funding opportunities through initiatives like Hamburg Innovation or the Hamburgische Investitions- und Förderbank, which made our technology possible in the first place, are manifold.”
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    Benny Bennet Jürgens, Founder and CEO of Nect
    © Matthias Friel: Benny Bennet Jürgens, founder and CEO of Nect
  • 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
  • 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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  • Dr. Christian Königsheim

    Co-Founder Taxdoo

    “Hamburg has an international talent pool and a number of helpful hubs and institutions that are well connected. The scene is very lively and has a lot of substance. These are the best conditions to be successful as a startup!”
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    © Thies Raetzke: co-founder Dr. Christian Königsheim.
    © Thies Raetzke: co-founder Dr. Christian Königsheim.

Startup City Hamburg presents 5pectre Optixx

We took a look behind the scenes of exciting startups and present 5pectre Optixx: They develop the most compact FTIR spectrometers for the Mid-IR and THz range, covering the bandwidth between 1 um - 300 um (300 THz - 1 THz) without changing the beamsplitter. The founders worked in both: laser industry and science, and know how valuable space is. That is why they aimed to create something small within the engineering process.

Startup City Hamburg at OMR Festival 2023

More than 70,000 people visited this year’s Online Marketing Rockstars festival in search of inspiration, networking opportunities and new customers. The OMR Festival is a major international event for the digital economy and Startup City Hamburg was prominently featured there with a booth that offered twelve startups each from Hamburg and Ukraine the opportunity to present themselves.

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