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.
We were invited to enter into a dialogue with large companies at this year’s High-Tech Partnering Conference. This event was organized by the High-Tech-Gründerfonds. The supporting programme began with an interesting keynote address from the management of the High-Tech-Gründerfonds. Among other things, some statistics on the fund were reported in this report (source)
– 395 investments
– 1.200 founders
– Average age 5,5 years
– 1,2 billion € investment
– Total revenue: 500 mil. €
– Total dealflow >8.000 companies
Implisense is now part of the High-Tech-Gründerfonds and is part of the fund’s software division:
There were also a number of pitches from selected startups of the High-Tech-Gründerfonds – and we were part of it. Hannes Korte von Implisense went on stage as CTO to present Implisense’s customer search engine to the audience and to solve a mystery. The organizers had asked all the startups on stage to submit a question and four possible answers for the auditorium. We decided on the following question and four possible answers:
Quiz question:”Good neighborhoods are important for success. Which one did we choose?”
A = VC & Insolvency Administrator
B = five further startups
C = Pub and architecture office
D = Joiner and artist
Answer please to: email@example.com
For information on the events, see HTPC 2015.
At the Big Data Summit 2014, BITKOM gave us the opportunity to talk about Big Data for B2B sales support together with Stephan Kreutzer from Cisco Systems GmbH. Using a customer example, we will illustrate how the use of state-of-the-art technologies in a subject area that has so far been understaffed, such as B2B sales in Germany, looks like and what new opportunities for the sale of solutions arise.
At the Big Data Summit 2014 on March 26,2014, the Big Data Summit will focus on how the increasing flood of diverse information that is generated within the company or available through all information channels can be curbed and turned into business benefits through well-founded and timely management decisions.
The organizers are planning one keynote, two plenary sessions and nine other industry and theme sessions. In it, 33 papers will present experiences from the Big Data deployment in companies and in public administration.
Partners of the event include VOICE e. V., Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Gesellschaft für Informatik, TDWI Germany e. V., E-Finance Lab and the code_n initiative. Exhibitors include Blue Yonder, Cloudera, Compuware, Datameer, Empolis, Exasol, Google, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, Microsoft, MID, MongoDB, SAP, SAS, Software AG and Teradata.
More information: www.bitkom-bigdata.de