Four Hamburg-based start-ups presented at Slush 2021
Hamburg Invest’s Startup-Unit recently accompanied the Aidhere, BotTalk, Ai-omatic Solutions and Pockid start-ups to Helsinki for Slush 2021 where they pitched their business ideas at Hamburg's booth. Over 3,000 investors and international start-ups had gone north despite the chilly December cold to present their businesses and for networking events.
Start-ups at Hanseatic booth
The platform offered by Slush raises the visibility of start-ups for international investors and aims to accelerate their growth. The four Hamburg-based start-ups illustrated the diversity of the scene at Hamburg Invest's Startup Demo Booth. Aidhere develops a digital obesity therapy product while the BotTalk text-to-speech application makes written texts accessible for voice assistants. Ai-omatic's predictive maintenance software evaluates machines based on data and predicts possible malfunctions precisely. Meanwhile, the Pockid banking app offers children from age seven, teenagers and their parents a digital current account with debit Mastercard.
Pitching at networking event
The start-ups also pitched their companies at a separate networking event organised by Startup-Unit Hamburg, the Berlin Economic Development Corporation (Berlin Partner) and the Finnish Ghost Company. Over 80 guests attended the event. Delegations from Berlin and Hamburg took to the stage to pitch their ideas after speeches by Dr. Rolf Strittmatter, Managing Director of Hamburg Invest, Jan Berewinkel of Berlin Partner, and Sonja Malin of the Helsinki Business Hub. The Hanseatic start-ups emerged as winners three times. Strittmatter remarked : "We and Berlin are pursuing the goal of building bridges and networks." The co-operation between the German start-up hotspots Cologne, Munich, Berlin and Hamburg is going well. "That's why we want to deepen the international co-operation with other hotspots."