Between 29.11 and 30.11.2018 TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin brought new startups together with investors in the Arena Berlin on the “old continent”. The topics ranged from crypto currencies, artificial intelligence, self-propelled vehicles to social initiatives and innovations to protect the environment and human rights. It was the second TechCrunch Disrupt in the capital and the fifth in Europe.
One of the most important elements was the “Startup Alley”, in which the participants could talk to representatives of over 400 early-stage start-ups from Europe. Selected start-ups were invited to take a stand; the exhibition stands were thematically organized. Implisense participated in the Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence exhibition.
We welcomed both investors and representatives of globally active companies to our stand. They were particularly interested in our new profiling technology for companies inside and outside Germany. We have developed this technology in the CPP research project and introduced it to the public in product form for the first time.
We experienced TechCrunch as a very professionally organized exhibition with exciting international start-ups and investors. Implisense will gladly participate again if it is repeated on the old continent!
From 7th to 8th November 2018, the Cologne Exhibition Grounds were dedicated to the major task of digitisation with a special focus on German SMEs.
An event with the aim of speeding up, networking, explaining and helping to shape the future
The event, which was organized by Deutsche Telekom for the first time in this format and size in Cologne, was intended to motivate, network and accelerate. The fact that such a big topic as digitization leads to a successful event is not self-evident. Digitization is a phenomenon that permeates every corner of the economy and does not stop there. The many facets of digitization could easily lead to visitors being overwhelmed. But that didn’t happen, thanks to a smart trade fair design.
The two days were structured with constant keynote speeches in various areas in order to attract visitors to the fair on a variety of topics and with a wide range of demands. CEOs such as Tim Höttges, Apple Co-Founder Steve Woszniak or Sigmar Gabriel from a political point of view reported on digitisation on the global stage. Major players such as Huawei and Samsung showed upcoming innovations such as foldable displays in end devices. Many exhibits demonstrated Internet of Things solutions, even there, one would not expect them immediately, e.g. for monitoring the health of beehives. The TU Munich showed prototypes of a special Hyperloop Train, Fraunhofer demonstrated a simple robot programming as an advanced training program.
Start-Up-Square: A space for digital “future creators” at DIGITAL2018
About 20 startups from the Telekom TechBoost program presented their mostly data-driven innovations, for example in the area of mobility data, biological data or company data. Implisense exhibited in this area with its own stand at DIGITAL18 to present our latest product “Implisense Reports” for the first time.
The Implisense Reports have been developed to enable small or large companies with a CRM system to receive up-to-date news and analytical insights on the business model for all existing customers. Since the reports can also be displayed as web pages within a CRM, time-consuming integrations or data reconciliation are not necessary.
After two days at the trade fair, we will take a deep breath in Berlin, reflect on the positive feedback and look forward to seeing the successful DIGITAL2018 format again next year.
We recently had the pleasure to be one of the 150 or so startups who presented themselves at the Startupnight in Berlin. More precisely: In the atrium of Microsoft Unter den Linden. To cut a long story short: It was a successful and exhausting event for networking start-ups with business and students!
We were one of the startups in Data Analytics and showed besides our Software-as-a-Service Implisense Pro also the demo of a Startup Tracker, which we created especially for the event.
For many interested parties, the startup scene is confusing and highly dynamic. And this impression is confirmed by the fact that the changes in the management and finances of 1,100 start-ups from Germany have taken place over the last 10 years.
The Startup Tracker visualizes the foundation and changes of approx. 1,100 startups, which we track monthly with a self-developed counting method. The graph shows the federal states first of all and then the district courts. There, the startups considered are set up and changes are reported. In all announcements of the startups, managing directors or authorised signatories are named with their respective year of birth. Over time, it has become apparent that many foundations have been set up, especially at the district courts of Berlin (Charlottenburg), Hamburg and Munich. The list of age groups on the left-hand side of the picture shows that managing directors and authorised signatories come mainly from the decades 1960-1980 – with a few exceptions, such as 1985.
Our conclusion of the event: A growing event, not without reason, which helps the contact between start-ups, the economy and last but not least the many students looking for a job. We will be there again next year when we are asked.