Sponsored – MedicSen wants to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes patients

We talk to Cesar – COO of MedicScen, who is about to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes patients.

Diabetes patients have to live with many drawbacks in their life, including (but not limited to):
1) They have to stab themselves daily to measure their blood sugar
2) They have to inject themselves with insulin – for some on a daily basis.

And MedicSen wants to change both. MedicSen is in the current batch of the Merck Accelerator Program. Tune in to learn more!

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

About our sponsor:

The Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany

The Merck Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany supports early-stage companies that are focused on the fields of healthcare, life science, performance materials, and additional search fields, such as bio-interfaces and sensors, enablers of precision farming, 3D printing, future organic chemistry, microbiome research, and smart site management. The program focuses primarily on digital business models. Selected companies will receive office space at the new Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt, as well as mentoring and in-depth coaching from a network comprising over 50,000 experts from 67 countries. Additionally, they will receive financial support of up to € 50,000. Oculyze, Living Brain, and MedicSen are three of the seven current participants of the program.

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

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Sponsored – This 22 year old had neurosurgery and wants to help others recover with VR and his startup

Julian is just 22 years old but has already undergone neurosurgery to cure him of epilepsy. Unfortunately, this leaves patients like him frequently with memory problems. His startup Living Brain (https://www.livingbrain.de/) aims to help patients to rehabilitate, using virtual reality.

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

About our sponsor:

The Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany

The Merck Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany supports early-stage companies that are focused on the fields of healthcare, life science, performance materials, and additional search fields, such as bio-interfaces and sensors, enablers of precision farming, 3D printing, future organic chemistry, microbiome research, and smart site management. The program focuses primarily on digital business models. Selected companies will receive office space at the new Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt, as well as mentoring and in-depth coaching from a network comprising over 50,000 experts from 67 countries. Additionally, they will receive financial support of up to € 50,000. Oculyze, Living Brain, and MedicSen are three of the seven current participants of the program.

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

Sponsored – What have beer and a smartphone in common? The startup Oculyze!

We have been for you at Merck, the Rhein-Main based healthcare, life science and performance material behemoth, who also happens to be the world’s oldest chemicals and pharma company. As part of their strategy, Merck runs its own startup accelerator program, for which you can still apply till November 13th, 2017.

As part one of our sponsored video series, we talk to Ulrich, CTO of the startup Oculyze. Oculyze is one of the startups in the current batch of the Merck Accelerator program. We give you an idea how the startup turns a smartphone into a microscope, which also helps to brew beer. Stay tuned for more!

 

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

About our sponsor:

The Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany

The Merck Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany supports early-stage companies that are focused on the fields of healthcare, life science, performance materials, and additional search fields, such as bio-interfaces and sensors, enablers of precision farming, 3D printing, future organic chemistry, microbiome research, and smart site management. The program focuses primarily on digital business models. Selected companies will receive office space at the new Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt, as well as mentoring and in-depth coaching from a network comprising over 50,000 experts from 67 countries. Additionally, they will receive financial support of up to € 50,000. Oculyze, Living Brain, and MedicSen are three of the seven current participants of the program.

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

 

Sponsored – Merck is looking for new startups for their accelerator

We have been for you at Merck, the Rhein-Main based healthcare, life science and performance material behemoth, who also happens to be the world’s oldest chemicals and pharma company. As part of their strategy, Merck runs its own startup accelerator program, for which you can still apply till November 13th, 2017. As part one of our sponsored video series, we talk to Munya, who is originally from Zimbabwe, but works as innovation manager and head of the accelerator program. We give you a brief overview of the program and what’s in it for the startups. As part of the video series, we will also introduce you to some of the startups of the program. Stay tuned for more!

 

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

About our sponsor:

The Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany

The Merck Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany supports early-stage companies that are focused on the fields of healthcare, life science, performance materials, and additional search fields, such as bio-interfaces and sensors, enablers of precision farming, 3D printing, future organic chemistry, microbiome research, and smart site management. The program focuses primarily on digital business models. Selected companies will receive office space at the new Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt, as well as mentoring and in-depth coaching from a network comprising over 50,000 experts from 67 countries. Additionally, they will receive financial support of up to € 50,000. Oculyze, Living Brain, and MedicSen are three of the seven current participants of the program.

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

 

Startup News Germany Wrap-up – October

Housekeeping

Once again we have published a lot of videos since our last news podcast. There are more on the shelf and we will keep posting at least until the end of the year. Check it out here www.youtube.com/c/startupradio. We can tell you that since the last news, we posted a few quick fire interviews, as well as the interview with Pal-V, the flying car from the Netherlands. We conducted the Pal-V interview live at Frankfurt Motor Show.

We have also been to the Frankfurt Book Fair, where the German association of book printers and publishers presented the startups of their accelerator program Content Shift. Stay tuned for the interviews we conducted afterward. www.youtube.com/c/startupradio

I am sorry, but I have now quite a backlog on editing. I will catch up with it till Christmas! 🙂

 

We also published an exclusive interview with the founder of Raisin, the Berlin-based deposit marketplace: Raisin – How the financial crisis inspired this former partner at McKinsey & Company to jump ship and found a startup https://buff.ly/2z8qk4W  

Raisin – How the financial crises inspired this former partner in a large consultancy to jump ship and found a startup

In this interview we talk to Dr. Tamaz Giorgadze, who came to Germany from his native Georgia, eventually becoming a partner at the German office of McKinsey & Company. During the financial crisis, he saw a demand for retail deposits by banks and decided to jump ship to set up his own company. The company is operating as weltsparen.de in Germany and raisin.com internationally. Joern talks to Tamaz and you get a quick overview of what banks actually do, where they get their money from and how retail investors in Europe profit from this.

We are talking during the interview about those topics:
Wholesale funding
Bank’s transformation function 
Duration

Regulatory measures of bank’s liquidity
Liquidity coverage ratio  
Net Stable Funding Ratio 

Deposit 
KYC – Know your customer 
AML – Anti Money Laundry
TÜV – A German association of mostly technical auditors

Payment topics we touch
SEPA
TARGET 2
And a correspondent bank system (all money transfer used to be done this way)

Deposit insurance schemes (how saver’s money is insured)
Harmonized scheme in Europe

Startup News Germany Wrap-Up – September and Summer

Housekeeping

Welcome back after the summer break. We did not only chill on the beach, we rather worked hard for you. We put up more than 9 videos on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Startupradio.

  • This includes live recordings from the Ethereum Meetup Central Germany
  • Our interviews from the Frankfurt Motor Show

On our podcast www.startuprad.io you will find several new podcast interviews, including, but not limited to:

  • Roadtrip interviews from pre-Brexit London
  • RegTech event in TechQuartier here in lovely Frankfurt
  • Plus exclusive interviews e.g. with the world premiere, the first all digital health insurer in Germany, ever to be set up (ottonova)

A recognition for our German and English podcast Wuha! “10 Tech-Podcasts you should know | Gründerszene http://ow.ly/dDtF30duzSz

Live Stream on November 16th at Euro Finance Tech 2017 you can watch on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6CfiHY5FYw

Dr. Sebastian Schaefer from TechQuartier answering quick fire questions

This time, we are launching a new pilot of four quick fire video interviews with founders. In the first episode, we interview the Managing Director of TechQuartier. TechQuartier (TQ) is Frankfurt’s international startup hub.

Don’t miss the next quick fire interview episode! Subscribe now to our YouTube channel. Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please give us a thumb.

Exclusive – First English Interview From The Newly Founded All Digital Health Insurer ottonova

For the first time in 17 years, a new health insurance company was founded in Germany, called ottonova. It just received their permission to operate from the German financial oversight BAFin. Due to this special occasion, we wanted to bring you a world premiere, their first English interview. We, therefore, talk to Yvonne Gründler, Chief Product Officer. ottonova aims to be an all digital insurance company,  who wants to partner with their insurance buyers.

 

Learn more in the interview about the differences to get a full insurance company off the ground and why they need forecasts of up to 120 years.

 

Roadtrip to London IV – James Shattock – MD & Co-Founder PACE Invoice

The Brexit is getting closer and the negotiations are not looking to go smooth, for any side. We, therefore, think it is time to post our first “picture” of London pre-Brexit.

This is the third interview in our Roadtrip to London series. You can find the first interview here: http://www.startuprad.io/interviews/roadtrip-pre-brexit-london-intro/

In this interview, we talk to James Shattock, MD and Co-Founder of PACE Invoice. PACE invoice helps its clients to collect international invoices, especially in foreign currency.

We took the trip during blockchain week London to talk to startups, investors, and service providers. We wanted to ask how Frankfurt is seen in London as a startup hub, as well as the idea of Joinmainland.com. You can learn more about Joinmainland.com and their idea in this interview here, or just tune in.

We are grateful to the Business Development Agency Offenbach, who funded this trip. Thank you!