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Success For Hamburg Start-Ups In Austin

The Hamburg start-up Tinnitracks was named winner of the pitch in the Digital Health and Life Science category. TripRebel and minubo also succeeded in Austin last weekend

Hamburg’s commitment to South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin/Texas is already paying off. Last Sunday, the two Hamburg start-ups TripRebel and minubo won the pitch in their respective fields, i.e. travel and e-commerce, in the so-called German SXSW Startup Engine. The Hamburg medical start-up Tinnitracks, the first German startup to have been invited directly to SXSW Accelerator programme since 2011, was named winner in the Digital Health and Life Science category.

Hamburg Presentation: More Than 50 Companies

Until 22 March, the Texan capital will be the hotspot of the creative industries, with more than 50,000 trade visitors from music, film, and the digital economy attending the global lead fair to establish international contacts, to initiate or expand economic and cultural cooperation, and to discover the latest trends. As in previous years, Hamburg is being prominently represented by more than 50 companies.

Expanded Commitment

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festivalm and Hamburg industry association Interessengemeinschaft Musikwirtschaft (IHM) co-operated with Hamburg’s start-up platform to expand the city’s participation and programme to four days.

On Wednesday, 18 March 2015, culinary delights will await your at the “Reeperbahn Hamburgers” networking, followed by the“Reeperbahn Festival Showcase” with Honeyblood, Oracles, and Rangleklods, at the“Hamburg Music Day” at the German House.
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On the German Startup Engine

Germany is an international melting pot for startups, creative scenes, investors, and innovation. For the very first time at SXSYW, the new pitching format covered Germany’s top five e-commerce startups on Sunday, 15 March, at Austin’s Startup Village. Preceded by a panel discussion about the German startup ecosystem, a second pitch session followed, in which Germany’s top five travel & mobility start-ups competed at the Hilton hotel. The German Startup Engine programme is being rounded off by additional events at the German Haus (Rainey Street).

Sponsors & Supporters

The joint Hamburg presentation is being funded by the Hamburg Senate Chancellery, Hamburg Marketing GmbH, Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH, the Hamburg Ministry of Culture, and Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft. The festival participation is organised by the Hamburg Music Business Association (IHM) e.V. (IHM) and Reeperbahn Festival.

Hamburg’s activities at SXSW are supported by numerous partners, including EY (Ernst&Young), Sutor Bank, XING,Lufthansa, Elance ODesk, niuws, Hamburg Startups, Spiegel Online, deutsche-startups, Digital Media Women, and dpa infocom.

On minubo

Minubo is a spin-off of the nextel BI Solutions GmbH that develops individual BI solutions for online shops. Reference projects include Deerberg, Flaconi, Frontlineshop, mirapodo, Mister Spex, Tennis-Point, and vinos.de. Lead by its founders and managing directors Michael vom Sondern and Lennard Stoever, CTO and co-founder Ole Golombek as well as VP Product Dennis Heinbokel, a team of 30 full-time staff, an intern, and two apprentices is currently implementing and expanding minubo’s innovative business idea: to offer business intelligence solutions, so far mostly only accessible to big players such as Ebay and Amazon, to small online shops. Minubo thus developed a cloud-hosted solution that keeps online retailers free from server, maintenance and project costs and additionally allows every shop – whether it be big or small – to start with the analysis of its data within just a couple of days. minubo also offers web-based training

Außerdem bietet minubo Webinare an. Experten der eCommerce-Branche beraten dort regelmäßig Interessenten sowie Kunden und vermitteln know-how für erfolgreiches Arbeiten mit Online-Shops. Auch ein Dialog mit den jeweiligen Moderatoren ist möglich.

On TripRebel

When booking a room via TripRebel.com, one starts by selecting a hotel from a wide choice of accommodation offers and book a room. So far, that’s not new. Trip Rebel’s innovative business model only starts after the booking with an algorithm that will check any price chance for the room taking place after the initial booking click. When prices are rising, the algorithm will ignore the trend. But when prices are falling, a user will be automatically granted the discount.

On Tinnitracks

Tinnitracks is a multi-awarded audiology technology offering a tinnitus treatment based on clinical trials. Developed by German-based Sonormed, the solution transforms everyday music into a targeted neuroacoustic treatment for tinnitus patients, including a new mobile solution. Tinnitus, no matter whether it’s subjective, tonal, or chronic, is most often caused by a difference in the neurons’ activities.
Tinnitracks treats Tinnitus by listening to music that has been specially filtered to remove certain frequencies. The music is filtered to remove the specific frequency that causes the patient’s tinnitus. This creates an audible notch in the sound spectrum of the music. In other words, it slightly alters the sound. The patient’s sense of hearing, however, is able to quickly adapt to this unfamiliar input. This systematically changed input can cause the brain to re-shift its imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory nerve signals in the auditory centre back towards a healthy balance between the two.

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