Berlin Startup Jobs Fair 2017 – One of Germany’s hottest startup jobs fair

Ashok Dudhat and Mario Paladini proudly present the Startup Jobs Fair, an HR event to bring professional and grown startups together with talents who like to gain experience beyond what is possible in a corporate. Those talents who are looking forward to take the challenge to work as a part of a startup team.

The event will take place in Berlin from the 29th of June to the 1st of July. But unlike other HR events, Startup Jobs Fair does not a classical event in an exhibition hall with HR managers in suits behind a desk. It comes with a pre-party and an after beach party, to ensure a good and relaxed atmosphere for face to face conversations.

The event is great for meeting with recruiter’s face to face, networking with other corporations, increase brand awareness and an unique opportunity for job seekers to make personal connections. Tickets can be ordered here and with the discount code: startupradio20 you will get 20% off.

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Exclusive – Deutsche Bank‘s upcoming startup program

In this interview, we talk to Joris Hensen and Frank Pohlgeers from the Digital Factory of Deutsche Bank. We talk about the intention of Deutsche Bank to help build an ecosystem, by granting fintechs access via their API, but also for non-fintechs. Deutsche Bank is interested in cooperating with startups from fintech, what they call “near-banking” and “beyond banking” and is opening itself up to them. The bank is even working on a partnership program to help start an ecosystem.

If you want to know more about the API of Deutsche Bank, you can learn more in the Developer Portal of DB.

The interview was conducted by Joern and Gaurav from the team in Frankfurt, inside the Digital Factory of Deutsche Bank.

During the interview, we talk about the winners of Deutsche Bank Hackathon API/OPEN. You can find our interviews with three of them here:

Here you will find the transcript:, the only startup from Germany on Bloomberg’s list of 50 most promising startups

These Are the 50 Most Promising Startups You’ve Never Heard Of said Bloomberg in March 2017. Now we want to change that for one of these startups! the only startup from Germany, who made it on the list and it is headquartered here in lovely Frankfurt am Main.

Our guest is Dr. Christopher Oster, who founded (Crunchbase profile) in 2015. We had Christopher before in an interview when he newly founded Clark, which was published in November 2015. Before Clark he co-founded Rocket Internet’s version of Airbnb, called Wimdu.

This time we talk to him, since Clark is the only startup from Germany, on Bloomberg’s List of “50 most promising startups, one has never heard of” and an extremely good example of the increasing importance of Frankfurt, as a startup and fintech hub.


Learn more about Frankfurt as a Fintech Hub here.


Here you will find the transcript: 

Be!Fund – The Business of Creating Heroes

Be!Fund Deutschland Förderverein e.V. is a non-profit startup that supports social startups in India. The organization is the local support hub for two organizations in India

  • Be!Fund India helps entrepreneurs to get non-profit venture capital in India
  • Going to School India helps children in India to finish their last years in school in order to learn crucial skills, they could use to become social entrepreneurs themselves.

Both organizations are intertwined on a personal basis in India, both are supported by the entity we interview from Germany. Therefore both are covered in this interview here. In Frankfurt, Be!Fund works closely together with the Indian parent organization e.g. by reviewing business plans of the social entrepreneurs and supports them financially by collecting donations invested as seed capital into social entrepreneurs who pay it back by for another investment in the next generation hopefully creating a ripple effect. In the volunteering work methods from the lean start-up movement are used, such as prototyping our fundraising campaign „Karmaheld“ that raises donations in a fun way. The campaign is abstaining from using old-fashioned guilt feeling techniques, taking prototypes to the streets and improving it from the feedback received.

Want to support the initiative, donate here


Links and Videos

Want to support the initiative, donate here
Be!Fund website
Karmaheld website
Download Skool App „Skool by Going To School“ for iOS here

Videos from the initiatives on YouTube: 
Going to school India
Jayanti’s Candle Making Business – Befund!
Mageshwari’s Solar Lighting Business – Befund!
Archana’s Leaf Plate Making Business – Befund!


This time in our final roadtrip podcast from Bits & Pretzels 2016 our topic range is quite wide: logistics, VR and education. Event’s foyer was full of startup stands from all business fields with interesting ideas and products. Shipping goods today is as easy as that, just few swaps on smartphone, startups Bird and are helping doing that. There are plenty of use cases for VR in design and architecture, consulting, marketing, startup eachtick’s product GVR is a good demo of that. And finally SpeaQ With Me’s product is a new online social language platform, stay tuned, more in our podcast.

You can find the other interviews here:

Episode I Bits and Pretzels 2016 –  Mozilla Foundation and startup pitches

Episode II Bits and Pretzels 2016 –  Startups in HR and talent search


We continue series of Roadtip podcasts from Bits & Pretzels 2016, discussing event’s program that was full of keynotes, workshops, speakers and pitches.


Today we are sharing with our listeners value propositions of startups in field of HR and talent search. Surprisingly there are a lot of gaps in this business that startups can improve and create additional value both for firms and job seekers. We talk to the startups Talentcube, MoBerries and TaylorTalents are sharing with us their ideas and product pitches.


Here you find Episode I Bits and Pretzels 2016 –  Mozilla Foundation and startup pitches


This is the third and last episode in a small series, where we introduce our listeners to the winners of Deutsche Bank Hackathon.

This time we talk to real twins: Ben and Alex, who are FinTech entrepreneurs and of course winners of Deutsche Bank Hackathon. They founded their company dwins in Cologne, but relocated to Frankfurt after a pivot. They offer a smart analytics API for analyzing current accounts and credit card transactions, currently getting into machine learning. During the hackathon they coded the so called Finance Guru, for personal finance.

You can learn more by tuning in to the interview and follow DWINS on Social Media:

Lear more about the other two interviews with winners of Deutsche Bank Hackathon here:

  • Finchild – A pocket money app who want to further the financial education for children.
  • Wire – A chat bot platform, who coded a client service chat bot during the hackathon.

PS: Here is the promised view from Deutsche Börse Fintech Hub (on a cloudy, rainy day):

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This is the second episode in a small series, where we introduce our listeners to the winners of Deutsche Bank Hackathon.

We talk in the second interview with Christopher from Finchild, which is an app for parents to reward children, pay them pocket money or assign tasks to them so they can earn money. The team therefore wants to contribute to the financial education of children from an very early age on. During the hackathon the team developed the Finchild app.

You can learn more by tuning in to the interview and follow Finchild on Social Media:


More interviews from the winners of Deutsche Bank Hackathon:

  • Chatbot platform, which developed a client service chatbot during the hackathon.

Wire – Deutsche Bank Hackathon Winner

This is the first episode in a small series, where we introduce our listeners to the winners of Deutsche Bank Hackathon.

We talk in the first interview with Helena and Gregor from, which is an end-to-end encrypted messaging service on which you can run chatbots. During the hackathon the team developed a chatbot for client interactions for Deutsche.

Tune in to learn more.

We touch the following topics during the interview:

Frankfurt Celebrates Innovation – Interviews and Event Highlights from the German Accelerator Event

img-20161013-wa0005-collageThis time we bring you interviews from the fantastic event “Frankfurt Celebrating Innovation”, which took place last month organised by German Accelerator together with Frankfurt Pitch Club and hosted at TechQuartier Frankfurt. Startups from all fields pitched non-stop to be the luckiest ones and get a chance to participate in the US programs of German Accelerator. They will spend time in the US in either Silicon Valley or New-York, leverage the GA network and scale their products in US market.


We would like to point out our interview with Andy Goldstein, the CEO of German Accelerator and surely we bring you interviews with some of the US-bound startups: