News – 2017 Review and 2018 Outlook

Chris and Joe talk about the reviews of the startup year 2017 they have found and the forecasts for 2018 they find noteworthy. The recoding was done on January 6th 2018

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Frankfurt-based savedroid prepares their own ICO and offers microsavings in cryptocurrency (Video)

 

In this interview, we talk to Dr. Yassin Hankir, a former McKinsey consultant, and serial fintech entrepreneur. He is co-host of the Fintech Meetup Frankfurt / Rhein-Main and he has been one of the founders of one of Germany’s first robo advisor vaamo.

We talk to him as CEO and Founder of savedroid, the micro-savings app, which will now enable savings in cryptocurrency on a regular basis. Therefore, they ICO with their savedroid token to pay the fees for saving in Ethereum or Bitcoin.

In the front of our video recording, you see the delicious Frankfurt-based cold brew coffee lemonade Caffezza: https://www.caffezza.de/

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Disclaimer: This interview is intended to be, and should be, used for informational purposes only. It is not a recommendation to buy cryptocurrencies, nor to invest in any specific ICO.

Joern has been an Alpha Tester of the app from the beginning.

2017 Fintech Review Germany and 2018 Outlook

The fintech review Germany is one of the traditions of Startupradio. We started it in German back in 2014, when fintech first appeared. Since Startupradio.de will be shut down the end of 2017, we moved our tradition to the English channel. If you are able to speak German, you will find the old shows here:

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Luka – CrunchBase – LinkedIn

Paolo – CrunchBase – LinkedIn

 

 

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Startup News Germany Wrap-up – November

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We will be back in the new year.

Housekeeping

Once again we have published a lot of videos since our last news podcast. www.youtube.com/c/startupradio.

We talked in a series to startups in the Merck Accelerator program (who also sponsored the videos) including

  • A tool, which turns your smartphone in a microscope and help craft beer brewers https://youtu.be/FREsJCYloUo
  • A startup, which helps diabetes patients in their daily live without the need for drops of blood and an algorithm to forecast your blood sugar https://youtu.be/4ggx2QUTYDE
  • A 22-year-old entrepreneur, who had a part of his brain removed in a neurosurgery in order to cure him of epilepsy. He now wants to help others recover faster with his VR Startup https://youtu.be/zPfhlw7MPbI

 

We have also been to the Euro Finance Tech. See the videos including a startup from Chicago, Rome, Berlin and Frankfurt: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUbiCAQc22WttfUje1wgmq99Ovc6XnaXv

 

Finally, we had an audio podcast with Patrick de Zeeuw, CEO, and Co-Founder of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBnefn14JUs&t=2s

 

Joern is also busy as co-author. E.g. here in this article: The Complete Frankfurt Startup City Guide | StartUs Magazine http://ow.ly/AnMT30gUztR  

Interview with Patrick de Zeeuw – Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

In this interview, we talk with Patrick de Zeeuw, CEO, and Co-Founder of the Startupbootcamp Amsterdam. Tune in to learn more what Startupbootcamp does and learn more about the differences between startups and corporates.

 

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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 (Video)

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/