Venture Visionaries

Two of Germany’s hottest young entrepreneurs, Sebastian Pollok (33) and Robert Lacher (34), have joined forces to create a new enterprise with the name “Visionaries Club.”

Tchibo Sustainability

Hamburg coffee, clothing and household goods retailer Tschibo has come up with an innovative way to promote ecological awareness.

Valuable Vegetables

Fruit and vegetables don’t get any fresher than when they’re still growing. That’s the idea behind the hot Berlin start-up Infarm, which has come up with a technique to grow and not just sell fresh produce in supermarkets.

Interprint Sale

Japan’s Toppan Printing is bidding to buy the western German interior décor producer Interprint. Subject to approval by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office the sale should go through by the end of 2019. The Tokyo company was attracted by Interprint’s tradition and solidity.

Premier Port

Readers of the trade magazine Asia Cargo News have voted Hamburg their “Best Global Seaport” for 2019.

Air Taxis in Germany

Get ready for takeoff! What used to be fiction might soon become reality: Several companies in Germany are currently working on functioning prototypes of air taxis.

German EV Charging Stations Up 50%

Germany added 7,000 more public charging stations for electric vehicles in the past year.

Hours Aren’t Everything

Germans work fewer hours than people in many other countries but tend to be more productive. That’s one finding of a recent Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study.

Property Platform

Hamburg fintech start-up Exporo hosts a digital platform for property investments and aims to make this sector accessible to small investors. “We want to change the way you invest in property,” Exporo CEO Simon Brunke says.

Combatting Abuse

The start-up Lytt from the city of Münster addresses one of the most prevalent problems in the working world: on-the-job harassment.