SAP joins TechQuartier as Ecosystem Partner

SAP joins TechQuartier as an Ecosystem Partner

“If we openly exchange and network across industry boundaries, we can accelerate innovation.”
Dirk Kruse, Senior Vice President and Head of Service Industries at SAP Germany.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 – SAP and TechQuartier announced a new partnership created to strengthen the European financial sector and support the entrepreneur community in developing and implementing new ideas. In order to optimize the competitiveness of European financial companies, SAP intends to promote the topics of data sovereignty, secure data exchange and artificial intelligence (AI) within the partnership.

Together with TechQuartier, SAP intends to further sharpen the trustworthiness of shared data use and data sovereignty for European companies. In the financial sector – one of TechQuartier’s main target groups – data sovereignty plays an important role, from DSGVO-compliant data management and storage to transparent data exchange.

SAP experts will also be involved in the TechQuartier’s various event formats on topics such as data management and AI. The TechQuartier startup community also will benefit from the large SAP customer network including in the SAP App Center and intelligent interfaces in SAP’s API Business Hub.

“We welcome SAP as an Ecosystem Partner at TechQuartier. Collaborating with one of the most valuable European software companies will help us with tackling the big challenges around creating a European digital ecosystem and leveraging the innovation potential of our startup community. “
– Sebastian Schäfer, TQ Managing Director.


SAP joins TechQuartier as an Ecosystem Partner

02. September 2020 SAP und TechQuartier schließen eine Partnerschaft, um den europäischen Finanzsektor zu stärken und die Fintech-Community bei Ideenentwicklung und deren Umsetzung zu unterstützen. Um die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit europäischer Finanzunternehmen zu optimieren, will SAP die Themen Datenhoheit, sicherer Datenaustausch und Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) im Rahmen der Partnerschaft vorantreiben. Die Zusammenarbeit ist im September gestartet. 

 

Das TechQuartier fördert und vernetzt Gründer und mittelständische Unternehmen. Mitglieder profitieren von Beratungs- und Finanzierungsangeboten sowie dem globalen Partnernetzwerk. Gemeinsam mit dem Innovations-Hub will SAP die vertrauensvolle, gemeinsame Datennutzung und die Datenhoheit für europäische Unternehmen weiter schärfen und innovative Lösungen fördern. Im Finanzsektor – einer Hauptzielgruppe von TechQuartier – spielt Datenhoheit eine bedeutende Rolle, angefangen bei der DSGVO-konformen Datenverwaltung und -speicherung bis hin zu einem transparenten Datenaustausch. Letzteres wird immer wichtiger, um kriminellen Handlungen wie Geldwäsche, Marktmanipulation oder Finanzbetrug effektiver begegnen zu können. Um wettbewerbsfähig zu bleiben, sind Banken und Finanzdienstleister zunehmend auf datengetriebene Methoden wie Big Data oder KI angewiesen. Im Zuge der Partnerschaft soll ein enger Austausch zu diesen und weiteren branchenspezifischen Herausforderungen zwischen SAP und den mehr als 300 Startups aus dem TechQuartier erfolgen. SAP-Experten werden in den unterschiedlichen Veranstaltungsformaten des TechQuartiers zu Themen wie Datenmanagement und KI eingebunden. Zudem profitieren Start-ups vom großen SAP-Kundennetzwerk und können ihre Ideen und Lösungen beispielsweise im SAP App Center bereitstellen oder in Form von intelligenten Schnittstellen im API Business Hub von SAP. 

„Wenn wir uns über Branchengrenzen hinweg offen austauschen und vernetzen, gelingt es uns, Innovationen zu beschleunigen”, sagt Dirk Kruse, Senior Vice President und Leiter Service Industries bei der SAP Deutschland„Dazu wollen wir mit dem wachsenden TechQuartier-Ökosystem von Startups, Finanzdienstleistern und branchenübergreifenden Akteuren in Kontakt treten.“

Parallel engagiert sich SAP im Projekt Financial Big Data Cluster (FBDC), das sich im Rahmen des europäischen Dateninfrastruktur-Projekts GAIA Xmit dem Einsatz von KI für Finanzdienstleistungen auseinander setzt. Darin schließen sich Akteure aus Bankensektor und Finanzbranche zusammen, um einen engeren Austausch zwischen Unternehmen, Behörden und Wissenschaft zu ermöglichen. Auch hier macht sich SAP für mehr Datenhoheit und einen sicheren Datenaustausch im Bereich der Finanzdienstleistungen stark und will Konzepte für den Einsatz Künstlicher Intelligenz entwickeln. Im FBDC gewonnene Erkenntnisse bereichern die Zusammenarbeit mit den Startups und Partnerunternehmen des TechQuartier. 

“Durch die Zusammenarbeit mit SAP – einem der wertvollsten europäischen Softwareunternehmen – stärken wir unser digitales Ökosystem nach europäischen Werten, das das Innovationspotenzial der TechQuartier-Startup-Community für jeden nutzbar macht“, sagt Dr. Sebastian Schaefer, Geschäftsführer und Mitbegründer von TechQuartier. 

 

Weitere Presseinformationen finden Sie im SAP News Center. Folgen Sie SAP auf Twitter unter @SAPdach. 

SAP-Pressebereich; press@sap.com 



Second Compliance Navigator bootcamp kicks off in Frankfurt’s TechQuartier

Second Compliance Navigator bootcamp kicks off in Frankfurt’s TechQuartier

Frankfurt am Main, June 16, 2020 – Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, equensWorldline, subsidiary of Worldline and the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, PwC, one of the Big Four accounting firms and TechQuartier today announce the launch of the second global FinTech ‘Compliance Navigator’ program.

Compliance Navigator is back in a condensed, fully virtual 2-day format moderated by Frankfurt innovation hub TechQuartier. Held on June 17th and 18th, it will once again involve numerous expert sessions, regulator keynotes, one-on-ones with industry insiders and numerous networking opportunities between the participants.

In the mold of the first program, this edition will aim to support FinTechs to navigate within European banking compliancy and regulatory standards when working with large financial institutions, in order to accelerate the time-to-market of their new services and products.

Out of 40 startup applicants, 15 were selected for this second edition:

  1. Tangany offers a Custody Blockchain Infrastructure (B2B SaaS) solution to tokenize assets into digital assets.
  2. Spotixx is a RegTech focusing on Anti-Fraud- and AML-Analytics as a service.
  3. Salv has built a flexible anti-money-laundering (AML) platform for banks and fintechs.
  4. Smart Forest introduces tokenized trees as a new investment class for long-term investing.
  5. Myos is building the first global product-based working capital provider.
  6. Kymera’s product is a Synthetic Data Fabrication Software that generates synthetic data that mimics real data.
  7. Finleap Connect is a SaaS-provider that combines the full range of FinTech solutions.
  8. Finoa developed the world’s first fully digital (warm-storage) custody and asset-servicing solution built on a crypto-native banking infrastructure.
  9. Bitwala offers the world’s first all-in-one platform combining a regular bank account, crypto wallets, and seamless bitcoin & Ethereum trading options.
  10. Fincite is the creator of Fincite.CIOS, the worlds’ first integrated Financial Advice & Portfolio Management Software.
  11. Agora Innovation GmbH is a financial technology company focusing on blockchain, DLT and digital assets.
  12. AIO Verified Financial Identity built an All-In-One, customer centric, reusable Identity Vault to help financial institutions, online lenders and FinTechs in customer due diligence for corporate and SME clients.
  13. hawk:AI is a software platform aimed at monitoring financial transactions in real-time, delivering next generation Anti-Money-Laundering compliance for financial institutions.
  14. pockid  is a neobank for Generation Z.
  15. Traxpay helps large companies optimize their working capital and, with their SaaS financing platform, offer financing of the supply chain in a safe, sustainable and bank-friendly manner.

“Our community of FinTechs, financial institutions and regulators are very enthusiastic about this program coming back for a second round. Through an open and highly interactive approach, we believe the road to collaboration between startups and large players can be smoothened significantly. Two years later, this is still a remarkably unique opportunity for FinTechs to accelerate their go-to market.”
–  Sebastian Schaefer, Managing Director at TechQuartier

“The ‘Compliance Navigator’ program designed together with equensWorldline, TechQuartier and PwC is a fantastic acceleration program which aims to support FinTechs navigate European banking compliancy and regulatory standards when working with large financial institutions, in order to accelerate the time-to-market of their new services and products.”
– Olaf Badstübner, Global Director, Head Risk & Compliance, Global Financial Services at Atos.

“Changing market requirements make the world of payment services as exciting as it is challenging. Moving from a more competitive perspective, existing market players and FinTechs are beginning to realize the benefits of collaboration – or co-innovation. At equensWorldline we strongly believe that combining our technological expertise with those of our customers and partners with the creativity of FinTechs will hugely benefit the end customer. The Worldline e-Payments Challenge and the Compliance Navigator clearly demonstrate our dedication to the concept of co-innovation.”
Alessandro Baroni, Chief Business Division Officer, equensWorldline.

Atos and equensWorldline have worked with TechQuartier since July 2017. PwC is also a long-time collaborator of TechQuartier, namely in the context of the UX Accelerator, a 3-month program that provides startups with the opportunity to test the usability of their digital products through PwC’s facilities and experts.

“TechQuartier offers a unique platform for startups in Frankfurt and Rhein-Main to facilitate collaboration with corporates and investors. A good understanding of regulatory requirements is key for startups to be well prepared for interactions with new partners. The compliance navigator program trains startups in relevant requirements and helps to identify and close areas for action. The Compliance Navigator program is the perfect place to accelerate cooperations with FinTechs even in a highly regulated environment and connecting experts from many disciplines.”
–  Marc Billeb, Partner at PwC Germany

Press Contacts

Atos: Laura Fau | laura.fau@atos.net | +33 6 73 64 04 18

equensWorldline: 

Jörg Richter | joerg.richter@equensworldline.com +49 69 256 60362

PwC Germany: Claudia Barbe | claudia.barbe@pwc.com+49 211 981 5374



Rentenbank, TechQuartier launchen dritten Accelerator – Fokus auf AgTech und FoodTech

Rentenbank, TechQuartier launchen dritten Accelerator – Fokus auf AgTech und FoodTech

Zusammen mit dem Frankfurter TechQuartier richtet die Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank vom 28. bis 30. September 2020 erneut einen Accelerator für Startups aus. Ergänzt wird das mehrtägige Programm erstmals auch durch Webinare im Vorfeld. Der für die Teilnehmer kostenlose Accelerator richtet sich an deutsche Startups, die innovative Produkte, Verfahren oder Systeme mit Mehrwert für die Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft entwickeln.

„Wir bieten technologieorientierten Startups wieder eine exzellente Plattform, um ihr unternehmerisches Know-how in kurzer Zeit zu erweitern und sich zu vernetzen“, so Dr. Horst Reinhardt, Sprecher des Vorstands der Rentenbank.

Die Gründerinnen und Gründer können ihre Geschäftsmodelle mit etablierten Persönlichkeiten aus der Agrarwirtschaft, Startup-Experten und potenziellen Investoren diskutieren. In den Workshops und Webinaren werden Themen wie Wachstumsstrategien, Arbeitsrecht und Pitching vertieft.

„Die Auswirkungen der COVID-Krise haben uns einmal mehr die Notwendigkeit von gemeinschaftlichem Handeln und Innovation sowie das Potential der Startup-Community aufgezeigt. Wie wir Lebensmittel auf lokaler und globaler Ebene anbauen, was und wie wir konsumieren, wird den Klimawandel stark beeinflussen. Um diese und andere Themen anzugehen und unsere Zukunft zu verbessern, müssen wir als Land und Gemeinschaft dringend Lösungen finden. Das TechQuartier freut sich, erneut mit der Rentenbank zusammenzuarbeiten, um nachhaltige Innovationen in der Agrarindustrie zu unterstützen”, sagte Dr. Thomas Funke, Geschäftsführer des TechQuartiers.

Es sind ausdrücklich Startups aus allen Branchen eingeladen, sich zu bewerben, wenn ihre Technologie im Umfeld der Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft eingesetzt werden kann.

Bewerbungen nimmt das TechQuartier bis zum 5. August 2020 unter https://techquartier.com/acceleration-programs/growth-alliance-the-agtech-and-foodtech-accelerator-2020 an.

About Rentenbank

Die Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank ist die deutsche Förderbank für die Agrarwirtschaft und den ländlichen Raum. Im Rahmen ihres gesetzlichen Auftrags fördert sie agrarbezogene Vorhaben durch zinsgünstige Finanzierungen, die sie wettbewerbsneutral über die Hausbanken vergibt. Sie refinanziert Gebietskörperschaften, Banken und Sparkassen mit Bezug zum ländlichen Raum. Die Gewinnverwendung unterliegt ebenfalls dem Förderauftrag. Die Bank ist eine bundesunmittelbare Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts, deren Grundkapital von der Land- und Forstwirtschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aufgebracht wurde. Sie unterliegt dem KWG und wird von der BaFin und der Bundesbank beaufsichtigt. Die Förderbank refinanziert sich an den Finanzmärkten und gehört zu den wenigen Triple-A-Adressen Deutschlands. Sie erhält keine Mittel aus dem Bundeshaushalt, sondern erwirtschaftet die Mittel zur laufenden Erfüllung ihres gesetzlichen Förderauftrags und Aufrechterhaltung ihres Betriebs selbst.

About TechQuartier

Das im Dezember 2016 gegründete TechQuartier [TQ] ist ein in Frankfurt ansässiges Start-up-Hub sowie eine branchenübergreifende Innovationsplattform. Mittlerweile hat sich das TQ als wichtigster Zugangspunkt zum lokalen Start-up-Ökosystem etabliert und agiert als Anlaufstelle für heimische Start-ups, die ihre Geschäfte ausweiten wollen, aber auch für Unternehmen, die eine Zusammenarbeit suchen und darauf abzielen, das Potenzial ihrer Geschäftsideen optimal zu nutzen. TQ bietet ein umfassendes Innovationserlebnis, das sich aus flexiblen Coworking-Spaces an 4 Standorten, Acceleration-Program­men, Community-Events, Matchmaking mit Unternehmen und Investoren sowie einem Zugang zu einem internationalen Netzwerk aus Partner-Hubs zusammensetzt. Das TQ ist Teil der Digital Hub Initiative (de:hub) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie als Hub für FinTech & Cybersecurity.



A Digital Pivot: TechTalents' second edition goes 100 percent virtual

A Digital Pivot: TechTalents' second edition goes 100 percent virtual

The second edition of TechTalents, the student education program from Eintracht Frankfurt and TechQuartier, is breaking new ground in the current crisis and is taking the platform from the traditional classroom to a digital one.

In the context of current times, the everyday life, both at work and in private, is quickly changing. The challenges we face are of historical proportion, but perhaps not all negative. This period can be, if we play our cards right, about creating opportunities to understand, think and design and push possibilities. For Eintracht Frankfurt and TechQuartier, this means using the situation as a catalyst for progress and an opportunity to develop the existing TechTalents format into a virtual program.

The aim of the two-month “100% Online ” program is to provide students with an understanding, a methodology and the know-how to strengthen their digital competences. The curriculum also weaves in entrepreneurial thinking with the ability to apply new learnings to real life situations. Participants will experience all the phases of digital product development – from brainstorming and prototypical implementation to the presentation of the idea to a top-class jury.

This idea is also reflected in the theme for the current edition: The changing world: Finding the silver lining for sustainability’s future.”

During this program, future designers of tomorrow will develop new products and business models created to achieve sustainability goals and economic stability and growth.

Going virtual also allows TechTalents to invite more international students to participate in the program, bringing with them fresh and global point-of-views.

“Many great ideas and companies have been created precisely in times of economic downturn or recession. Because every crisis means change, every downturn offers opportunities. Especially in these times, we need young visionaries who think and act entrepreneurially,” said Dr. Thomas Funke, Managing Director of the TechQuartier.

With the newly designed curriculum we will explore what is possible in the digital space. From webinars, live streaming, interactive features and online mentoring to virtual events.

“We see the shift of TechTalents into the digital world as a strategic opportunity to set the course today for tomorrow, for the time after the crisis,” Axel Hellmann, Member of the Board of Eintracht Frankfurt.

Applications are being accepted until April 13 at https://techquartier.com/acceleration-programs/techtalents/


Neue Wege im Zeichen der digitalen Evolution: TechTalents in der zweiten Edition zu 100 Prozent digital

Die zweite Edition von TechTalents geht in der Krise neue Wege und stellt das Format von analog auf rein digital.

Die gegenwärtige Coronakrise und die aktuellen Entwicklungen lösen den bis dato bekannten Alltag im privaten wie im wirtschaftlichen Bereich auf, schaffen damit aber gleichzeitig Räume, Dinge neu zu begreifen, zu denken und zu gestalten. Tatsächlich ist dies auch eine Zeit des Lernens, Entwickelns, Innovierens und kreativen Schaffens.

Mit der Verlegung von TechTalents von der analogen in die digitale Welt nutzen Eintracht Frankfurt und TechQuartier die Herausforderungen der aktuellen Situation auch als Chance, das Programm weiterzuentwickeln.

Ziel des zweimonatigen „Online-Only“-Programms ist es, Studierenden Verständnis, Methodik und Know-how in digitalen Zukunftsthemen zu vermitteln, ihre digitale Kompetenz zu stärken sowie unternehmerisches Denken mit Umsetzungsfähigkeit zu kombinieren. Die Teilnehmer durchlaufen alle Phasen einer digitalen Produktentwicklung von der Ideenfindung über die prototypische Umsetzung bis hin zur Präsentation der Idee vor einer hochkarätigen Jury.

„Strategische Chance“

Die virtuelle Edition von TechTalents ermöglicht nun auch verstärkt internationalen Studierenden die Teilhabe am Programm, was mit neuen und frischen Perspektiven einhergeht. Perspektiven, die bei der Findung von innovativen Lösungsansätzen der Business Challenge ein klares Plus sind. Das Thema für die aktuelle Edition lautet: „Die Welt ändert sich derzeit mehr denn je: Neue Chancen für mehr Nachhaltigkeit.“

Die Zukunftsgestalter von morgen werden innerhalb des Programms neue Produkte und Geschäftsmodelle entwickeln, die der Verwirklichung von Nachhaltigkeitszielen dienen und gleichzeitig Wirtschaftsstabilität und Wachstum kreieren.

Dr. Thomas Funke, Geschäftsführer des TechQuartier, sagt: „Viele große Ideen und Unternehmen sind gerade in Zeiten wirtschaftlichen Abschwungs oder einer Rezession entstanden. Denn jede Krise bedeutet Veränderung, jeder Abschwung bietet Chancen. Insbesondere in solchen Zeiten brauchen wir junge Gestalter und Talente, die unternehmerisch denken und handeln. Mit dem neu gestalteten Curriculum zeigen wir, was alles im digitalen Raum möglich ist: Vom Webinar über Live-Streaming, interaktiven Features und Online-Mentoring bis hin zum virtuellen Event.“

Axel Hellmann, Vorstandsmitglied von Eintracht Frankfurt, fügt an: „Die Verlagerung von TechTalents in die digitale Welt sehen wir als strategische Chance, um heute schon die Weichen für morgen, für die Zeit nach der Krise, zu stellen.“


2Viz Supports the Worldwide Fight Against Coronavirus

2Viz Supports the Worldwide Fight Against Coronavirus

A German version follows below.

FRANKFURT AM MAIN / April 1, 2020 – TechQuartier member 2VizCon GmbH provides an app based on its software platform 2Viz with a connected real-time database for education, documentation and combat of COVID-19. The app will initially be used in the Caribbean for the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). With the newly founded office in Miami, 2VizCon GmbH supports the work of the agency in the fight against COVID-19 and other diseases. An app for tourists, hotel operators and residents is provided, which informs about current health risks and corresponding care centers on site. The concept is implemented on the basis of 2Viz, the software platform for process digitization and productivity increase of the Frankfurt start-up.

One of the industries hit hardest and fastest by the coronavirus is tourism and especially the cruise and hotel industry. After the first outbreaks of COVID-19 on board cruise ships, it quickly became clear how important it is to act and exchange information immediately. And hotels were suddenly also forced to document outbreaks of illness and to pass on important information to guests and employees. Transparency and consistent information must be ensured between operators, national and regional authorities in order to be able to react in time and take appropriate measures. The health protection of passengers, guests, employees and inhabitants is of paramount importance, especially in smaller island states and their communities, which, due to limited infrastructure and supply capacities, can be quickly overrun by waves of disease introduced by tourism, business travel and trade relations.

Direct data collection and broad range of information

The CARPHA App filters health information by region. Persons in charge can independently update current warnings and information on outbreaks in real time in the app via an easy-to-use administration interface. In case of an acute health emergency, the app uses filters and Google Maps to show the way to the nearest health contact point, e.g. doctor, pharmacy or hospital. Generally understandable instructions and rules of conduct provide users with direct information in case of an emergency. Users can also filter hotels by health certification by CARPHA and contact them directly. It is also possible to call the medical emergency service directly.

New cases of illness are sent directly to a database via a form, which for the first time enables CARPHA to collect and evaluate data on diseases in the Caribbean region. “The development of this database is crucial in times of economic globalisation and borderless tourism, especially for the Caribbean states. By using AI, the authorities will be able to react better and faster to progressions and outbreaks and to control them more effectively even in advance. This app is only the first step of a comprehensive digitization process for a data-driven healthcare system in the Caribbean,” explains Leon Syré, CTO 2VizCon GmbH. Information architecture, functional scope and data management were coordinated with the CARPHA managers and consultants. 2Viz is already successfully used in various industries for process digitization and the collection and analysis of large amounts of data worldwide. Global health care companies such as Fresenius have also been users since its foundation. “Our team is very proud that we too can make our contribution to the global fight against COVID-19 and other diseases,” comments Walter Scheuer, CEO 2VizCon GmbH.

With the app, CARPHA also wants to protect the population from fake news and false recommendations, which spread very quickly in times of crisis via social media in the Caribbean states. The app not only provides official information about COVID-19, but also about already known diseases like Zika, Salmonella, Malaria or Hepatitis.

The next step in the transformation process of the health care system with 2Viz is an app for cruise ships, through which diseases already on board are documented at sea and reported to CARPHA in real time, so that the authorities can correctly assess the health risk for an island state even before the ship docks.

“The CAPRHA Case with 2Viz is a great example of how well the global networking of start-ups with public authorities and industry works from the TechQuartier”, emphasizes Thomas Funke, TechQuartier Director. “We see ourselves as accelerators and networkers”, says Funke, “In this way, suitable solutions can be brought quickly from Frankfurt into the world, even in the face of unexpected, sudden global problems”.

 

2VizCon GmbH
Walter Scheuer / CEO
w.scheuer@2vizcon.com
www.2viz.io

About 2VizCon GmbH

2VizCon GmbH is the developer and provider of 2Viz, an AI-based software platform for process digitization and productivity enhancement. With offices in Frankfurt, London and Miami, 2Viz provides applications and database systems for users around the world. As an end-to-end software platform, 2Viz combines a user-centered frontend with a real-time scaling backend. Application areas of 2Viz are knowledge transfer, data management, business operations and sales processes. Customers include industrial companies such as SCHOTT, Fresenius, Royal Caribbean International and KPMG. 

About CARPHA

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is the health authority for the Caribbean. CARPHA was established in July 2011 by an intergovernmental treaty of all Caribbean member states, the Caribbean Community Member States, and started its work in January 2013. CARPHA is the central authority for all health issues in the region and combines the functions of five regional health institutes, the Caribbean Regional Health Institutes (RHIs), into a single authority. The RHIs are: Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI), Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) and Caribbean Regional Drug Testing Laboratory (CRDTL).

CARPHA’s main task is to protect the health of the population by informing, educating and managing disease and health issues. www.carpha.org


2Viz unterstützt den weltweiten Kampf gegen Coronavirus 

FRANKFURT AM MAIN / 01. April 2020 – Das TechQuartier-Mitglied 2VizCon GmbH stellt auf Basis seiner Softwareplattform 2Viz eine App mit angeschlossener Echtzeitdatenbanfür Aufklärung, Dokumentation und Bekämpfung von COVID-19 zur Verfügung. Zum Einsatz kommt die App zunächst in der Karibik für die staatliche Gesundheitsbehörde CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency). Mit dem neu gegründeten Office in Miami unterstützt die 2VizCon GmbH die Arbeit der Behörde im Kampf gegen COVID-19 und andere Erkrankungen. Bereitgestellt wird eine App für Touristen, Geschäftsreisende, Hotelbetreiber und Bewohner, die über aktuelle Gesundheitsrisiken und entsprechende Versorgungszentren vor Ort informiert. Umgesetzt wird das Konzept auf Basis von 2Viz, der Softwareplattform für Prozessdigitalisierung und Produktivitätssteigerung des Frankfurter Startups. 

Eine der vom Coronavirus am Schnellsten und Härtesten getroffenen Industrien ist der Tourismus und insbesondere die Kreuzfahrt– und Hotelbranche. Schnell wurde nach den ersten Krankheitsausbrüchen von COVID-19 an Bord von Kreuzfahrtschiffen klar, wie wichtig rasches Handeln und schneller Informationsaustausch sind. Und auch Hotels waren plötzlich gezwungen, Krankheitsausbrüche zu dokumentieren und wichtige Informationen an Gäste sowie Angestellte weiterzugeben. Zwischen Betreibern, nationalen und regionalen Behörden muss Transparenz und Informationsübereinstimmung sichergestellt sein, um rechtzeitig reagieren und adäquate Maßnahmen einleiten zu können. Dabei geht es um den Gesundheitsschutz von Passagieren, Gästen, Mitarbeitern und Einwohnern, vor allem bei kleineren Inselstaaten und deren Communities, die aufgrund begrenzter Infrastruktur– und Versorgungskapazitäten von den durch Tourismus, Geschäftsreisen und Handelsbeziehungen eingeschleppten Krankheitswellen schnell überrollt werden können. 

Direkte Datenerfassung und breites Informationsangebot 

Die CARPHA App filtert Gesundheitsinformationen nach Regionen. Verantwortliche können über eine einfach zu bedienenden Administrationsoberfläche aktuelle Warnhinweise und Informationen zu Ausbrüchen in Echtzeit eigenständig in der App updaten. Im gesundheitlichen Akutfall zeigt die App über Filter und Google Maps den Weg zur nächstgelegenen Gesundheitsanlaufstelle, z. B. Arzt, Apotheke oder Krankenhaus. Allgemeinverständliche Hinweise und Verhaltensregeln geben Nutzern direkte Informationen für den Ernstfall. Nutzer können Hotels auch nach Gesundheitszertifizierung durch die CARPHA filtern und direkt kontaktieren. Der Anruf beim medizinischen Notdienst ist ebenfalls direkt möglich. 

Per Formular werden neue Krankheitsfälle direkt an eine Datenbank gesendet, die der CARPHA erstmals die Erfassung und Auswertung von Daten über Krankheiten im karibischen Raum ermöglicht. Der Aufbau dieser Datenbank ist richtungsweisend in Zeiten von wirtschaftlicher Globalisierung und grenzenlosen Tourismusgerade auch für die Karibikstaaten. Durch den Einsatz von KI werden die Behörden in der Lage sein, besser und schneller auf Verläufe und Ausbrüche reagieren und diese schon im Vorfeld wirksamer kontrollieren zu können. Diese App ist nur der erste Schritt eines umfassenden Digitalisierungsprozesses für ein datengetriebenes Gesundheitssystem.“, erklärt Leon Syré, CTO 2VizCon GmbH. InformationsarchitekturFunktionsumfang und Datenverwaltung wurden gemeinsam mit den Verantwortlichen und Beratern der CARPHA abgestimmt. 2Viz ist bereits in verschiedenen Industriebereichen erfolgreich für Prozessdigitalisierung und die Erfassung und Auswertung großer Datenmengen im globalen Einsatz. Auch weltweit agierende Gesundheitsunternehmen wie Fresenius sind seit Gründung Nutzer. Unser Team ist sehr stolz, dass auch wir auf diesem Weg unseren Beitrag im weltweiten Kampf gegen COVID-19 und andere Erkrankungen leisten können.“, bemerkt Walter Scheuer, CEO 2VizCon GmbH. 

Mit der App will CARPHA die Bevölkerung auch vor Fake-News und falschen Empfehlungen schützen, die sich in Krisenzeiten über Social Media in den karibischen Staaten sehr schnell verbreiten. Die App liefert nicht nur offizielle Informationen rund um COVID19, sondern auch zu bereits bekannten Erkrankungen wie ZikaSalmonellen, Malaria oder Hepatitis. 

Der nächste Schritt im Transformationsprozess des Gesundheitssystems mit 2Viz ist eine App für Kreuzfahrtschiffe, über die bereits auf See die an Bord befindlichen Erkrankungen dokumentiert und in Echtzeit an die CARPHA gemeldet werden, so dass die Behörden das gesundheitliche Risiko für einen Inselstaat noch vor Anlegen des Schiffes richtig einschätzen können.  

Der CAPRHA Case mit 2Viz ist ein tolles Beispiel wie gut die globale Vernetzung von Startups mit Behörden und Wirtschaft aus dem TechQuartier heraus funktioniert“, betont Thomas Funke, TechQuartier DirectorWir verstehen uns als Beschleuniger und Vernetzer“, sagt Funke, „So können auch angesichts unerwarteter, plötzlicher globaler Problemstellungen passende Lösungen von Frankfurt aus schnell in die Welt getragen werden. 

2VizCon GmbH
Walter Scheuer / CEO
w.scheuer@2vizcon.com
www.2viz.io 

Über 2VizCon GmbH 

Die 2VizCon GmbH ist Entwickler und Anbieter von 2Viz, einer KI-gestützten Softwareplattform für Prozessdigitalisierung und Produktivitätssteigerung. Mit Büros in Frankfurt, London und Miami stellt 2Viz Anwendungen und Datenbanksysteme für Nutzer in der ganzen Welt bereit. 2Viz kombiniert als End-to-End Softwareplattform ein nutzerzentriertes Frontend mit einem in Echtzeit skalierenden BackendEinsatzbereiche von 2Viz sind Wissenstransfer, Datenmanagement, Business Operations und Vertriebsprozesse. Zu den Kunden gehören auch Industrieunternehmen wie SCHOTT, Fresenius, Royal Caribbean International und KPMG. 

Über CARPHA 

Die Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) ist die Gesundheitsbehörde für die Karibik. CARPHA wurde im Juli 2011 mit einem regierungsübergreifenden Vertrag aller karibischen Mitgliedsstaaten, der Caribbean Community Member States, gegründet und nahm ihre Arbeit im Januar 2013 auf. Die CARPHA ist die zentrale Behörde für alle Gesundheitsthemen in der Region und vereint die Funktionen von fünf regionalen Gesundheitsinstituten, der Caribbean Regional Health Institutes (RHIs), in einer einzigen Behörde. Die RHIs sind: Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI),  Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC)Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI)Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) und Caribbean Regional Drug Testing Laboratory (CRDTL). 

Hauptaufgabe der CARPHA ist der Gesundheitsschutz der Bevölkerung durch Information, Aufklärung und das Management von Krankheiten und Gesundheitsthemen. 

 


International Women's Day

International Women's Day: Celebrating our Female Heroes

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are honoring women who inspire, influence and challenge us. Below is a collection of personal acknowledgments and stories from people in our TechQuartier ecosystem – from team members to startup founders to women in leadership positions at some of our partner companies. Many of these women are bravely destroying the idea of traditional “women’s roles,” pushing us to a higher level or are empowered girls poised to be the women of the future.


I have two women I’d like to celebrate. The first is my mom. She always taught me to trust myself and follow my strengths to find the right way for me instead of comparing myself to other people. I definitely learned from her how to be tough and strong. The second is my best friend. She is always positive and open-minded, no matter how many situations she has had to overcome.

Miriam Unser (TQ)


I’d like to celebrate Amelia Earhart. For me she was not just an aviation pioneer but also an amazing rule breaker: she refused to be boxed in by her gender and became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic! My 2- and nearly-4 year-old daughters are my real heroes and role models. They think that they can become anything they want to when they grow up – from an astronaut to a mermaid! That’s amazing and I really hope they can keep this confidence!

– Karmela Holtgreve, Head of Digital Office at Deutsche Bundesbank


Ting, Yi Xian Sam's sister

I want to celebrate my sister Ting. She’s the best “thing” my parents ever gave me. I can go on and on about her academic achievements. She’s extremely smart and graduated Georgia Tech with highest honors, but her true gifts are her big heart and humbleness. When I look at her, I see someone strong, pure and sweet. She’s the type of person that works until 5:00 am in the morning, but never fails to call me up every week to catch up. Sometimes all we do is just be there on the phone while we cook or read. She should be celebrated, because she doesn’t know how awesome she is.

Yi Xian Sam (TQ)


I admire every woman who can combine career and family in a way that truly makes her happy and leaves her without feeling guilty about neglecting either her job or kids. Happy to meet them, since I haven’t had the pleasure so far!

– Nora Schimang, CEO CodeDoor


I am inspired by many women around me in many ways as they motivate me to follow my own path and build my career on the basis of my strengths and expertise. I do not have a role model as such, but I was fortunate to have received a lot of encouragement from many different people during my career. Also, I hope to be an inspiration for other women and am always happy to support them, e.g. by mentoring younger colleagues.

I get a lot of inspiration from art, culture and society, from strong women and their exciting stories. Stories of women who prove that there is change happening in our society, who empower other women and girls around them to no longer have to fulfil traditional role model expectations – but to go out and demonstrate creativity, innovation and leadership.

–  Ute König-Stemmler, Head of Business Development at Visa Central Europe


I don’t really have a role model. I’d rather observe personalities, achievements and values that I want to emulate. I want to become the woman I wished I had as a role model. Today the definition of a Woman is still so unclear. There are no real guidelines to follow to become a good woman, a fulfilled woman and an exemplary woman. Sometimes I have the feeling that women are given only restrictions to follow. But restrictions can not lead to a fulfilling life. So in that way having women disrupt the conservative women image is refreshing.

I imagine a strong woman to be someone:

  • Who is caring and loving, fair and against injustice,
  • Who stands up not only for herself but also for others,
  • Who is not held back by others and free in her own decisions,
  • Who has a strong will and
  • Who is independent and chooses her future.

Nikaia Wirth (TQ)


I do not have a single role model. I am rather inspired and fascinated by different individuals, stories and ideas. My sources of inspiration come from everywhere, for example: “Becoming” by Michelle Obama, “The Moment of Lift” by Melinda Gates, Masterclass by Sara Blakely, podcasts with Verena Pausder or Lea-Sophie Cramer, Instagram posts by Amy Schumer or the 2020 BAFTA speech by Rebel Wilson. In addition, my family, friends and colleagues provide great examples on a daily basis.  My little daughter as well – this pure unprejudiced mindset suggesting that everything is possible fascinates me. It is sad that we tend to lose this ability along the way. Her answers to “What would you like to do when you grow up?” vary from being a detective to a gardener to cleaning the streets to recently becoming a “Boss-erIN” – this was her logical way of creating a German word for a “female boss” out of a term which normally exists in a male form only.

In general, I do not differentiate based on gender. When it comes to role models, I am drawn by great minds, characters and, most importantly, values.

– Olga Hamama, Partner V29 Legal


I want to celebrate Malala Yousafzai. She survived a Taliban assassination attempt as retaliation for her activism for girls education, won the Nobel Peace Prize (youngest ever recipient) and continues to be a role model. She fights for the right cause and never gives up, especially withstanding the pressure from dictators and terrorists.

Dominik Zborek (TQ)


Jede Frau, die es schafft, sie selbst zu bleiben und sich nicht zu verbiegen aufgrund von gesellschaftlichen oder beruflichen Normen und Konventionen.

 

– Lucie Haß, Managing Director at Helaba Digital


A woman I would like to celebrate is Roberta Bondar! She was the first Canadian woman to go to space, and when I was a kid I desperately wanted to be an astronaut too. I had a book about her and read all about how she was the first neurologist to go to space and also an amateur photographer, so she got to study the impact of space travel on the human body and take cool photos of the Earth. My favorite fact about her was that her personal items she brought to the shuttle were a box of Girl Scout cookies and a package of maple candies – she is a true Canadian icon!

Rosemary Harte (TQ)


I look up to my grandma, 82, who is the most positive and life-affirming person I know. In German we have the term “Stehaufmännchen“ – it describes someone who is always looking forward and making the best out of everything, whatever happens. She really is one of those kind of people.

She had to manage quite a lot of difficult situations her life including war, poverty, the loss of her eldest daughter, husband and brother within two years, she defeated cancer and more, but she focuses on the good things instead of bad. She’s one of the brightest souls and strongest characters I know. She’s always smiling and infecting everyone with her laughter. Of course, she is from another generation and really not a feminist in her overall way of thinking. However, she breaks with that old-fashioned mindset occasionally and is quite open for change. She has a boyfriend whom she loves to travel with. She talks about love and sexual matters and is overall very self-confident about herself and her body.

Sabrina also has a daughter, Lilly age 2.

I want to bring up Lilly like how I was brought up, that means giving her wings and freedom to develop and find herself, support her and try to allow her to follow every path she wants to go.

Sabrina Borner (TQ)


I’d like to celebrate Gladys Mae West who was born in 1930 and was a mathematician at the Naval Surface Warfare Center until she retired in 1998.

Her greatness – as copied from Wikipedia.

  • Using complex algorithms to account for variations in gravitational, tidal, and other forces that distorted Earth’s shape, she programmed an IBM computer to deliver increasingly refined calculations for an extremely accurate geodetic Earth model optimized for what eventually became the Global Positioning System (GPS) orbit.  Without that model, and regular updates thereto, the extraordinary positioning, navigation and timing accuracy of GPS would be impossible to achieve. All smart devices used/developed in the world today have been made possible by her.
  • She was one of only four black employees at the time, only two of whom were women. Despite the fact that this was a period when racial segregation was the norm, it was an unusual choice for women and sexism was omnipresent, her determination to find solutions made her stood up for herself and pursued her goals.
  • “The world is opening up a little bit and making it easier for women […] But they still gotta fight.“

Selma Peters (TQ)



Recap: FRAXperience connects global startups with Fraport opportunities

Victor Mudretsov, founder of Creavision, receives the Best Presentation Award from Simone Schwab and Dr. Thomas Funke.

Recap: FRAXperience connects global startups with Fraport opportunities

FRAXperience, a collaboration with Fraport AG, was a 3-day accelerator program (27 -29 January) designed to connect global startups with Fraport executives. The goal was to discover innovative ideas for Frankfurt’s new Terminal 3, planned for opening in 2023.

“We want to develop the airport experience of the future for FRA. With TechQuartier we found an excellent partner to shape this digital change. Together we want to initiate innovative lighthouse projects for the new Terminal 3 and beyond.”
– Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm – Member of the Executive Board, Aviation and Infrastructure – Fraport AG

FRAXperience attracted more than 80 startups from around the globe – from San Francisco and London to Amsterdam and Berlin – but only 10 were selected to travel to Frankfurt for three days of accelerator networking including a trip behind-the-scenes at the Frankfurt Airport with Fraport insiders.

The group also participated in workshops with Bianca Praetorius, Startup Pitch Coach & Public Speaking Trainer, and Artus de Longuemar, Serial Entrepreneur and “Intrapreneur.”

The program culminated in a Demo Day pitch competition . The winner – Creavision (London, UK). Founded in 2015, this company has developed a panoramic computer vision sensor for long-range passive face recognition.

A panel of judges from the airline industry awarded founder Victor Mudretsov with a six-month community membership at TechQuartier and two weeks free digital advertising space at Frankfurt Airport on 164 Screens at Terminal 1 & 2 (a value of €25.000).

“We are delighted that Creavision won the Best Presentation Award and can hardly wait to dive deep into the co-creation process with Fraport to help make T3 the best terminal in the world!” – Victor Mudretsov, Creavision founder.

Below is a list of the rest of the participating startups:

AirPortr (London, UK)

AirPortr developed the world’s first doorstep bag check-in and delivery service. Bags are securely delivered from home straight to the plane.
airportr.com/

bagpoint (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Bagpoint provides a platform that allows passengers to book baggage delivery services including remote bag drop services.
bagpoint.com

footprints.city by Smart Data (Darmstadt, Germany)

Footprints is the platform that combines the most suited technologies for intelligent analysis of public transport, customers, passengers, guests and traffic participant routes. It helps to understand, manage and optimize crowds, traffic and customer / passenger experience.
smart-data-deutschland.de

Infinity Mobile NV (Ghent, Belgium)

Infinity Mobile developed a cloud based digital commerce platform that helps airports create new digital experiences for passengers – online and offline.
Website: https://infinity-mobile.io

LightnTec GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany)

LightnTec is the leading innovator in digital light and video on thin film foils – LED wallpaper. The digital skin-like surfaces are ultra thin, light, flexible, cuttable and bright and can be used indoor as well as outdoor.
LightnTec.com

New World Wind (Frépillon, France)

New World Wind designs and manufactures the first biomorphic wind turbine ever made, called Windtree. A new way to produce its own energy, as close as possible to the uses, without disfiguring landscapes or creating line losses.
newworldwind.com

SIUT GmbH (Berlin, Germany)

Siut combines high-capacity concrete and light-conducting materials into smart communication modules for walls and floors. They are easy to install and maintain, beautifully designed and internationally comprehensible.
www.siut.eu

Travelx.ai – Intelligent Travel Retail (San Francisco, USA)

TravelX offers a B2B2C marketplace for global duty-free shopping, retail and food options at airports. They offer Netflix-like personalized shopping and dining experience with easy ordering, express pickup/delivery and loyalty benefits.
https://travelx.ai

trutime – (Frankfurt, Germany)

trutime’s mission is to make idle time valuable for everyone. Using an interactive customer experience tool, delayed passengers can search for events, experiences and destinations nearby and easy to access while waiting for their next flight.
www.trutime.de

“Meeting the finalists was really a great experience, because it’s not only the question whether you see every idea as good for you, but it’s the opportunity to learn a lot as well. There are definitely two or three ideas that I assume we are going to follow.”

– Simone Schwab, Senior Vice President Traffic Development & Customer Management at Fraport AG

“The level of innovation discovered during FRAXperience was inspirational. We hope to continue this collaboration with Fraport and create another rich accelerator program to support founders, the airline industry and developing technologies.”

– Dr. Thomas Funke, Managing Director at TechQuartier


Recap: TechTalent program gives students a look into entrepreneurship

TechTalent program gives students a look into entrepreneurship

“I learned more here in six weeks than in university in one year. It’s really practical knowledge you can apply in your business life.”
– Tobia Tassinari

In October 2019, Eintracht Frankfurt and TechQuartier launched the first edition, the Pioneer Edition, of TechTalents a real-life work educational program for students interested in entrepreneurship. The free, two-month program brought together 30 university students, chosen from more than 140 applications, from universities around Europe and introduced them to possible future career opportunities in innovation.

“We are delighted that such powerful, innovative and internationally active companies have agreed to work with Eintracht Frankfurt and TechQuartier to promote and challenge our TechTalents. The qualification of the next generation for the working world 4.0 plays an important role for the future economic success of every company.”
– Axel Hellmann, Member of the Executive Board of Eintracht Frankfurt.

At the beginning of the eight-week program, participants were broken into five teams and matched with a corporate partner: Cisco, Siemens, Dell, Cheil or Freudenberg. Each team was given a challenge – a problem to solve digitally – and asked to present each solution in a 15-minute pitch delivered in front of a group of digital business experts. The final graduation was held at TechQuartier on 13 December.

The Winners:

Team Siemens, which walked away with a 5.000€ prize donated by Cisco, won for its app “SmartQ.” The team’s solution centered around decreasing wait times in beverage lines (or cues) during games and concerts held in stadiums. With this app, fans would purchase drinks and would be navigated to the shortest line closest to them. The result would be shorter lines, more drinks purchased and usable behavioral analytics.

“Entrepreneurial thinking and acting is one of the most important skills of the 21st century.”
Dr. Thomas Funke, Managing Director of TechQuartier

The other challenges:

“Connected Stadium“  – Cisco Systems
Develop a digital product or service that reduces operating costs, generates added value and financial revenue.

“The Gig Economy” – Cheil
Design a platform and business model that will increase collaboration between remote freelancers in teams and help companies find, connect, hire and manage freelance talent.

“What is The Real Foundation of Digitalization?” – Dell
Provide a Minimum Valuable Product (MVP) that demonstrates automation on all layers of IT infrastructure for an e-Sport use case inside a cloud operational model (on premise or off premise).

“Digital Helping Hands” – Freudenberg
Develop a digital solution for the younger target group (18 – 30 years), which makes cleaning the home easier and more satisfying and would be ready to launch in 2022.

“It’s so different, because it’s one of our first working experiences, so the teamwork is really valuable, because we all have different backgrounds and specialities. It was a good experience. It makes a blend of different knowledge and its very interesting and exciting.”
– Yann Bretelle, student

Hand-On Experience:

While developing their solutions, students also participated in five workshops hosted by industry business experts: Ideation (Cheil), coding (Cisco Systems), UX/UI (PwC), business modelling (Yester & Morrow) and marketing (Dell).

The teams went behind-the-scenes with Eintracht Frankfurt inside the Commerzbank-Arena, Cisco and PwC Frankfurt campus.

 “It was a great to see how the students learned from both the experts but also from each other, developed friendships and made important business contacts for the future. The development we could witness within the 8 weeks was astonishing.”
Alina Kilian, TechQuartier Program Director

A second edition of TechTalents is in the planning stages and will be announced this spring. Students enrolled in at least their second semester at a university will be eligible to apply.


Read the press release about the program: Eintracht Frankfurt and TechQuartier launch TechTalents program

CORPORATE PARTNERS OF THE PIONEER EDITION 2019

Interested in applying for the second edition of the TechTalents program? Find out more here, and apply today!


Lofino

Member Profile: Lofino

Oliver Hagen and Thomas Biermann

Member Profile: Lofino

Meet Lofino. One of our members focusing on the employee benefit sector to make employer/employee relationships easier and more  transparent using digital technology.

What is your startup and what is your role? 

Behind LOFINO are the two founders Thomas Biermann and Oliver Hagen. Due to years of experience in the field of employee benefits and the cooperation of different companies, Thomas knows the needs of employees. He always places the needs of the employees in the LOFINO team and thus always pushes new ideas in the team. When it comes to placing needs around the topics Mobility, Lunch, Spend, Fit, Web or Consult, he is the right person to contact. With over 25 years professional experience, of it 10 years as a tax official on all levels (tax office, regional finance office and Federal Ministry of Finance) and 15 years as a tax advisor, Oliver knows the current legal situation and supports LOFINO with those topics.

The HSB tax office led by Oliver supports and develops new tax models, with which employees can save simply over the LOFINO App. He advises with emphasis in Berlin/Brandenburg in addition, country widely enterprises and private people competently to almost all questions approximately around the topics tax-free wage modules and knows so, which needs high-level personnel have. Together Thomas and Oliver form a stable and brought in team. The team was supplemented in the course of the time and with the constant growth by LOFINO by Account & Sales managers, marketing experts and IT experts.

 

Where did this idea come from?

Thomas and Oliver have been dealing with tax issues for many years. Due to the strong customer relationship, it became obvious to the two founders that a lot of potential in the area of taxes was untapped. From this thought the idea for LOFINO was born. In order to keep the effort for the finance department as low as possible, we developed simple processes. Today LOFINO helps many companies to organize their benefit jungle and manage it on one application. The unique legal tech approach leads to unusual precision and avoidance of 90% administration effort.

 

What has been your biggest success so far?

We have managed to combine the multitude of different tax models in one app. It was especially important to us that despite the different models, the app is simple and easy to use. We were able to convince companies like ThyssenKrupp with this model. But also investors which enabled us to receive the BAFA Invest subsidy. Successes that we at LOFINO like to look back on.

 

What has been your biggest learning?

Customer acquisition in the B2B sector is steady but slow. We have learned that customers are sluggish when it comes to switching to digital tax methods. If we have convinced a customer, the joy is huge. Despite the fact that customers can cancel every month, only a few make use of this service.

 

What is your background – professionally or personally?

Thomas: I was born in the summer of 1970 and enjoy life in the Rhine-Main-Neckar region. I was a national golf player for over 10 years. Besides playing golf, I enjoy exploring unknown places, sports and everything that sounds exciting. I have been developing various projects in different industries for several years, crazyly I have developed some high-quality golf courses, consult companies, build up structures and gladly make my network with valuable people available. At the moment I am setting up my startup LOFINO.


Miriam Unser

Team Member Profile: Miriam Unser

Miriam Unser

Team Member Profile: Miriam Unser

Meet Miriam Unser. She’s a new face in our New Business & Accounts team, and she’s a force of nature. 

The first time you meet Miriam, you instantly know that she is doing what she likes to do – bringing business opportunities to the startup and corporate communities.  She’s a strong advocate for “doing what you love and finding people who share a similar vision/passion.” 

“I love coming to work every morning. I want to create value with all parts of our ecosystem – from universities to startups to corporate partners,” she said. 

Miriam landed at TechQuartier in September after working for a year in investment banking. Before that, she worked as a Management Consultant in Financial Services for Accenture with two of her main clients – Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank. For three years, she supported multiple business units for these banking giants and grew to understand the needs of the corporate community within the dynamic and changing business environment.

She also brings an ability to think big across the startup landscape. What connections do startups need to be successful? What networks are necessary to build? What is a good mutually-beneficial partnership? Her awareness of what makes successful startups and new business opportunities centers on team collaborations that enable founders and corporates to get the support and knowledge necessary to think out-of-the-box. This can come from simply awareness or corporate support.

We need to reiterate the value of our people, projects, partners and members.”

After four years in Frankfurt, Miriam has fallen in love with the city. The airport, the metropolitan (but also easy-going) feel and the multiple cultures living together are her favorite parts of life in the city. 

“I am looking forward to be an active part of the TQ journey and being a key contributor who drives innovation within the startup and corporate ecosystem.”

You can reach Miriam at unser@techquartier.com and on LinkedIn.