Program8 Is Here

 

Ten new startups moved into our accelerator on Monday. Their founders come from all over the world. They are young yet experienced with a lot of hours of work and thought and some successful ventures under their belt. We feel lucky for the chance to work with such an experienced and diverse group of people.

Also we are very happy to welcome three startups from Poland into our accelerator. Our road trip to Poland evidently payed off and we are already planning the next adventure.

Key StatsCompanies: 10 Team Members: 30Nationality of Team Members: Danish, Dutch, English, German, Italian, Polish, South African, Swiss, Syrian, USA Average Age of Team Members: 31 Ventures Previously Started by Team Members: 36 Artist in Residence:MarieVicTimeline Program8: Start January 11th, Demo Day April 6th

Applications for Program9 are currently open. Apply until February 14th here.

Now let’s get to the point, please meet our Program VIII

Girafi

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Girafi helps e-commerce sites, bloggers and artists increase their social activities, create buzz and drive sales by running contests/challenges with engaging interactions. All you need to do is to choose an award and decide how people can receive it.

Founders: Maksymilian Robiński, Paweł Strojek, Adrian Topka, Mateusz Piasecki Website: girafi.pro Contact: info@girafi.pro

Joinesty

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Joinesty users can securely store and organize all their usernames and passwords, find and use deals available to them as customers of those businesses, and discover new businesses they may like. Businesses can display exclusive deals to their members, and reach new audiences through referral incentives.

Founders: Robert Yoskowitz, Andreas Imthurn, Stephen Yoskowitz Website: joinesty.comFacebook: facebook.com/Joinesty Contact: feedback@joinesty.com

LiveCall

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LiveCall enables you to talk by voice with people who are currently visiting your website. Our algorithms select the most prospective online visitors and engages them into real-time voice conversations through the web browser.

Founders: Andrew Morawski, Matt Dulski, Peter Bator Website: livecall.ioFacebook: facebook.com/livecallio Contact: hello@livecall.io

TBA

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Find your favourite campsites on their booking platform. Compare prices and services. See only the available campsites – and book within a minute Campsite businesses: Save time and money with their cloud software. Manage your business. Synchronize availability for online bookings.

Founders: Sebastian Gartmann, Fabian Gartmann, Daniel EschleContact: sebastiangartmann@gmail.com

Nuklius

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Nuklius’ talent mapping technology cuts through the complexity of large corporate networks. We remove a significant barrier for innovation, enabling corporates to discover & access the right skills and talent, within their ecosystem, on-demand.  We are built for the future of work, bringing the agile startup mentality into the enterprise world.

Founders: Stefan van der Fluit, Alex Dobinson Website: nuklius.ioFacebook: facebook.com/nuklius.io Twitter: twitter.com/nuklius_ioLinkedin: linkedin.com/company/3790093 Contact: team@nuklius.io

OEEX

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OEEX creates the tool for a demand side, peer-to-peer, green energy management, while connecting local customers and producers.

Founders: Tobias Linnenberg, Marco Borghesi Website: oeex.orgContact: info@oeex.org

ReDI

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ReDI School of Digital Integration is a non-profit coding school for tech-savvy people with refugee status based in Berlin. We provide talented individuals with free, high-quality training and the chance to join the startup and digital industry as software developers and testers.

Management Team: Anne Kjaer Riechert, Ferdi van Heerden, Nakeema Stefflbauer, Oezlem Buran, Lana Zaim Website: redi-school.orgFacebook: facebook.com/redischool Twitter: twitter.com/ReDISchoolInstagram: instagram.com/redischool Contact: anne@redi-school.org

So!Crowd

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So!Crowd is the world‘s first ad-tech firm on appsTVs. They build advertising technologies to monetize apps and enable brands to reach new audiences through high quality video advertising.

Founders: Lele Canfora, Olivier Lemarié, Aurélien Nicolas Website: socrowd.tvContact: info@socrowd.tv

Timble

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Timble helps developers to organize their everyday work, minimizing distractions and taking the hassle out of time tracking and reporting. Teams using Timble have repeatedly shown a 15% increase in productivity.

Founders: Dominik Goss, Krzysztof Karolczak Website: timble.usFacebook: facebook.com/timbleus Twitter: twitter.com/timbleusContact: krzysztof@timble.us

Zalvus

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Zalvus offers the first independent B-2-C career tool to create, manage and track applications at any company. It thus creates transparency and accompanies candidates throughout the entire application process (from initial interest to onboarding) by providing career-related content.

Founders: Florian Burchett, Matilda von Gierke, Hubertus Stock, Christoph Schuster Website: zalvus.comFacebook: facebook.com/ZalvusCom Twitter: twitter.com/ZalvusDotComInstagram: instagram.com/zalvusdotcomContact: zalvus@zalvus.com

Artist in Residence

MarieVic
MarieVic

During my residency at Plug&Play, I will be developing a video project focusing on Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film Berlin Alexanderplatz, the adaptation of Alfred Döblin’s novel.

Hex(os), a virtual reality platform, will help me create Franz Biberkopf’s avatar so that a fictional representation of the story’s main character will explore a digital representation of the past, more specifically of Berlin during the 1920s. The technology will collect data informing on the character’s life at the time around Alexanderplatz. I am hoping to get access to the Axel Springer archive in order to draw a more accurate representation of the character’s context.

With the collected data, I will be able to compose a new interpretation of Franz Biberkopf’s story, an algorithm driven scenario. I will reshoot selected scenes from Fassbinder’s movie and inform them with anomalies, things virtual reality decided to focus on.

Marie Vic, Berlin 01/2016

Post: 271 GRAND STREET #4, NY. NY. 10002 Website: marievic.com Contact: CONTACT@MARIEVIC.COM

Photos: Dominik Tryba