Plug and Play in Hamburg

The world’s largest start-up accelerator Plug and Play is planning to open a branch for supply chain and logistics in Hamburg. It’s the Silicon Valley company’s fifth location in Germany after Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich.

Wind to Hydrogen

One challenge connected with wind energy is what to do when turbines produce more energy than grids can handle, forcing shutdowns. The Wind to Gas Energy company in Brunsbüttel, north of Hamburg, is devoted to addressing this problem.

Environmental Engine

A little something for the environment every time users do an Internet search – that’s the idea behind Ecosia, the world’s first ecological search engine.

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.”

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.

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.

Lemonade for Germany

US company Lemonade is many things at once. A unicorn, an insurtech and an innovative new presence on the German insurance market.

N2telligent Fire Prevention

N2lligence’s fire protection solutions are based on the idea of using exhaust air from electricity-providing fuel cells to lower the oxygen content to the point that fires cannot ignite.

Helping Hand for Start-Ups

For four years starting in the fall of 2019, the federal German government will be offering 25 million euros worth of new financial aid to startups. The money explicitly targets non-technical fledgling businesses.