This Month in German Startups – Review 2019 and 2020 Outlook

If you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website or and you will find all the links to our recording and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.


Find the hosts here:

Jörn “Joe” Menninger / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018)

Chris Fahrenbach / Twitter / Homepage / Video Interview (2018)


Publication Schedule

This episode will … substitute the June News. This year’s news wrap-ups will have a summer break from the May News until the end of September. We are sorry, but there is no other way to fit the podcast around Chris and Joe’s busy lives.


About this Outlook

Nonetheless, we are now giving you the review of a decade and the preview of a decade! We mostly stick to top-level stuff, especially since the deeper you dig, the more material we would have to cover.


Recommended Readings (Affiliated Links)

The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen R. Covey


The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

by Stephen R. Covey
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth




This recording was made possible by Hessen Trade and Invest. Learn more about our enabler here:


Together with our enabler, we are running a podcast called “Tech Startups Germany”, which will focus on startups at a Serie A stage or even more mature. You will also find all the videos we produce for this podcast on our YouTube channel This podcast is available directly on our device as audio and video podcast, yes, makes the first downloadable video podcast. Find all options to subscribe here:

Housekeeping – Time to brag 

We had more than 165.000 unique listeners to our audio podcast(s), keep in mind, most of them are only live since Q3. We had almost 350.000 views on Youtube and more than 2 mn impressions on social media.

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Thank you very much for sticking with us, we greatly appreciate you guys!

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2020 will be the year of Beethoven, which is a safe bet!

There will be a lot going on since Beethoven turns 250 this year.

Ode to Joy:

He made it in pop culture some time ago e.g. Two and a Half Men:


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