We are happy to introduce Batch VI. In the first week of March we welcomed ten new startups in our Berlin office, which will participate in our 100-day-program. This time we’re hosting eight German companies, one team from India (Notorio) and the biggest English language news website from Egypt (Egyptian Streets). Frauke Mispagel, Managing Director “I see extraordinarily experienced and motivated teams in Batch VI. In combination with the promising business models we are very much looking forward to the results our startups will achieve. We are especially proud to welcome three female founders in the batch.“
Jörg Rheinboldt, Managing Director “The current group of companies consist of highly focused teams, I notice this every time I enter our office these days. The working atmosphere is positive and productive. I can't wait to see the results and connect our startups with our network.”
Key Stats: Companies: 10 Origin of founders: Germany, India, United Kingdom and Egypt Timeline: Start March 3rd – Demoday June 3rd – End June 9th Artist in residence: Kaja El Attar http://www.kajaelattar.de
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( OFFTIME ) is a service that enables users to customize their connectivity and unplug easily to focus and find an enriching work-life-tech-balance - supercharged by science. The app filters communication, blocks app access and creates awareness for mobile usage behavior. ( OFFTIME ) for Android was downloaded more than 300.000 times in less than 3 months and was voted by Google as one of the best apps in 2014.
Founders: Alexander Steinhart, Dr. Marc Scherfenberg, Michael Dettbarn Website: http://offtime.co Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zeitraum.io Twitter: https://twitter.com/getOFFTIME App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.offtime.kit
Half Bake is a web-based app enabling teams to create and share product roadmaps and ideas. Product teams can get feedback from stakeholders and users in early development stages and collaborate through the tool. By generating analytics for ideas Half Bake helps teams to spend time and efforts selectively and tackle topics that really matter.
Founders: Saurabh Mathur, Jigyasa Makkar Website: https://www.halfbake.io/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/halfBakeapp
Match Rider is a ride-sharing platform designed for everyday and spontaneous rides (up to 100 km). Based on so-called Match Points, which work just like bus stops, the service makes the pick up process very simple and transparent. Match Rider successfully launched a beta in 2014 and is now expanding into further regions.
Founders: Alfred Swartzbaugh, Frank Anders, Katina Schneider Website: https://www.matchrider.de/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Match.Rider Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatchRider Contact: email@example.com
massagio delivers high-quality massages on demand with just a few clicks. No matter if you want to relax at home, at work or during travel in a hotel, massagio makes it simple to instantly book & enjoy a delightful massage within a few hours. massagio gives users simple access to licensed and quality-checked professional massagio therapists while guaranteeing a consistent experience at standardized prices.
Karosso is a two-sided marketplace for used cars. The service creates transparency and trust through DEKRA checkups. Sellers and buyers benefit from the service oriented sales process Karosso offers. It includes door-to-door delivery and a one-year warranty.
Founders: Sebastian Specht, Johannes Stoffel, Victor Thoma Website: http://karosso.de/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization. It aims at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets. Egyptian Streets establishes an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region. With more than 400.000 monthly unique visitors Egyptian Streets became the biggest English news website within 15 month.
Founders: Mohamed Khairat, Assem Emam, Mostafa Amin Website: http://www.egyptianstreets.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EgyptianStreets Twitter: https://twitter.com/EgyptianStreets Contact: email@example.com
Phizzards touchscreen solution helps customers in fashion stores to find right articles in the right size. The idea is based on transferring learnings from the e-commerce world into brick and mortar fashion stores. Phizzard already increased sales for selected stores, e.g. in the Berlin shopping mall Alexa.
RETRAVEL is an online market place connecting travellers who cannot take their non-refundable travel bookings with buyers. Both sides take advantage of the platform: On the one hand people who would otherwise have to cancel their trip and lose their money can find a replacement buyer, thus reducing their financial loss; on the other hand, buyers can score a sweet deal and help someone out. RETRAVEL helps to give travel a second chance.
Dental aims to simplify healthcare through technology. The online marketplace for medical treatments enables doctors to win their favorite patients with ease, and patients to obtain fair, alternative offers hassle-free.
Fotocredit: Viviane Wild