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Reeperbahn Festival rocks St. Pauli with 450 concerts in over 70 clubs

Reeperbahn Festival starts - Europe's biggest club event gets underway at Reeperbahn Festival. Founders and investors looking forward to Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch

The 11th edition of the Reeperbahn Festival gets underway Wednesday (September 21-24, 2016) with over 450 Indie, pop, rock, electro, hip-hop, folk and soul bands from all corners of the world performing in more than 70 clubs and bars across St. Pauli. Tens of thousands are expected to visit the festival, which has long since morphed into one of the most important in the music and creative industry. Reports say organisers are expecting up to 40,000 visitors by Saturday.

One of the highlights for start-ups and founders is the Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch on September 21, 2016. This year’s finalists include Sponsoo and Spice VR as well as newcomers from all over Europe who will be pitching their companies to over 100 investors and investment managers.

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Highlights of the music programme include BOY, Villagers, Friska Viljor, Maxim, Anna Ternheimt, Gang Of Four, Get Well Soon, MULE & MAN (Bonaparte&Kid Simius), Ben Caplan and Wallis Bird as well as many newcomers. Over 230 programme highlights centering on music and the digital industry and an artistic programme with 50 events on literature, film and visual arts will make for an exciting festival which links up to the NEXT conference in terms of content.

Five finalists of Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch 2016

Hamburg Startups announced on August 31st the finalists of this year’s Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch. The vastly differing finalists this year range from providers of web page accelerating software, an app to keep an eye on horses, a drone, a sports sponsoring platform as well as an app for digital guitar instructions. And they will all be hoping to strike lucky and secure the WELT media award – a cash prize of EUR 100,000 and contacts to potential investors. Hamburg News has presented the five finalists in an earlier report.

The finalists have been chosen by 26 experts on start-ups including investors, journalists and others in the scene. Sanja Stankovic and Sina Gritzuhn, founders of the private initiative Hamburg Startups, had earlier selected 27 promising candidates from 120 entries.

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