Music fans can look forward to some 500 concerts that get underway Wednesday (September 20-23, 2017) in bars and outdoors during Hamburg’s 12th Reeperbahn Festival. Music representatives and movers and shakers in the digital industry will be flocking to the festival to discuss their business ideas, the latest trends and collaborations.
Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch 2017
Finalists in this year’s Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch include Hamburg’s Nect start-up that produces the same-named digital ID card as well as the Sceenic start-up from London which is aiming for more connected TV viewing. The winner receives a media budget worth EUR 100,000, the WELT Media Prize, contacts to potential investors as well as a ticket to the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. The founder of the Hamburg-based internet company Jimdo, Fridjof Detzner will give a keynote about his corporate experiences. Nikolaus Förster, founder of Impulse magazine, will outline ten lessons in management developed from talks with 100 established firms about their biggest mistakes and flops.
Around 260 other highlights on the agenda will give festivalgoers an opportunity to discuss the development of the music and digital industry in future. The Next17 conference, to be held under the theme “Digital sucks” refers to unfulfilled expectations, new opportunities and the challenges of digitalisation for consumers in future. Keynote speakers include trend researcher David Mattin and Samuel West, curator of Sweden’s Museum of Failure. The festival’s cultural programme features 100 events focusing on literature, movies and visual arts. The Flatstock Europe Poster Convention on the Spielbudenplatz will feature unconventional works created by artists from around the world who will be on site to answer questions.