Several Hamburg-based start-ups are heading to the world’s biggest digital and creative festival South by Southwest underway in Austin, Texas from March 8-17, 2019. Known as a launching pad for start-ups, this year’s festival will feature fledgling Hanseatic companies including Localyze, Tomorrow and Daily Dress and Cargonexx. Promising start-ups in the technology, media and health sectors are also part of the largest ever Hamburg delegation in Texas.
JobMatchMe – AI-based recruiting
The HR technology start-up based in Hamburg brings employees and employers together using artificial intelligence. A list of questions is used to determine a personality profile included in the assessment and is the secret to a long-term working relationship. Daniel Stancke, CEO of JobMatchMe, and Dr. Gunnar Wrobel, CTO and IT expert, are representing their company at SXSW.
Airy – air purifying plant pots
Peer-Arne Böttcher, Helge Knickmeier and Kai Pohlmann are the brains behind Airy, which produces plant pots to improve the indoor air. The patented air purification system exploits the efficiency of indoor plants. The roots of plants absorb pollutants in the air and improve air quality in offices and homes. Böttcher, who founded the Business Club Hamburg in 2008, will boost the Hamburg delegation in Austin.
Scribers[Hub] – matchmaking platform for writers and clients
The founder of the mediation service for freelance copywriters, authors and journalists is no stranger to the Hamburg media industry: Sabine Fäth was editor-in-chief of women’s magazines for 16 years and set up Scribers[Hub] in 2016. Now, she is heading to the Lone Star state’s big festival to present the platform that matches writers and customers within 24 hours. More than 1,100 verified authors can be found on Scribers[Hub] at present.
Coldplasmatech – cold plasma for wounds
Founded by Dr. Carsten Mahrenholz, Coldplasmatech treats chronic wounds using cold plasma. The health-start-up has developed a medical device that uses cold plasma to destroy multi-resistant bacteria and stimulates the body’s self-healing powers as well. The electrical wound dressing generates cold plasma on the skin. Mahrenholz, who hails from Greifswald, Germany, secured a ticket to SXSW at the Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch 2018, organized by the private initiative Hamburg Startups.