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!
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.