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Four Hamburg-based firms among winners of IHK contest

Breeze, Granny Aupair, mytaxi and Retrobrain among Hamburg's digital pioneers

Four Hamburg-based start-ups are among 36 winners of the Chamber of Commerce’s “We do digital” contest and were announced Thursday at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Berlin. The IHK contest encourages participants and the public to open up new digital ways of reaching customers, to develop digital products and services and to use digital technologies such as 3D printers, robots or turning entire work procedures into new digital business models.

Supporting people in care with gaming consoles

The winners from Hamburg include Breeze – a start-up that has come up with an environmental analytics cloud platform for gathering data from air quality sensors, Granny Aupair – an online provider of au pairs aged over 45 years, mytaxi – an app that allows people to order and pay for a taxi, and RetroBrain that provides video games to help train the mobility of patients in care. “More than 30 entries that tell exciting virtual success stories were entered from Hamburg alone. To me, that proves Hamburg is well ahead in terms of digitalisation,“ said Tobias Bergmann, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce.

Ceremony at G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit

The 500 member companies of the Chamber of Commerce were in March invited to compete for the prize. Local juries selected the best entries, who then went forward to the national, final round. The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Berlin meets ahead of each G20 Summit to share best practice and highlight the importance of young entrepreneurs. pb

Sources and further information:
www.hk24.de
www.wedodigital.de
www.dihk.de

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