There’s been lots of talk lately about our CODE_n SPACES, what with the whole startup community picking up pace in Stuttgart, our first residents moving into our new location and last, of course, the official opening. Needless to say this called for a party, so we called upon Southern Germany’s innovative community with overwhelming results: tickets went like hot cakes! They were out of stock three days before the RSVP-deadline. 120 guests representing corporations, startups and press, came to celebrate the CODE_n SPACES inauguration with us.
Fair enough, you might think, but why Stuttgart? Let’s get real on the facts: Stuttgart, placed on rank 16 in the European Digital City Index 2015 (that’s right!), not only is home to our GFT Corporate Center, but also to a thriving industry with a lot of huge global corporations, such as Daimler, Bosch or Züblin. Big names, all attending our party last Thursday! The guest list also included VCs, law firms and – of course – startups.
What we’re especially proud of is the fact that we were able to welcome nearly every single startup initiative of Stuttgart to our CODE_n SPACES Opening Party! Bundesverband Deutsche Startups, was there, just as well as Business Angels Region Stuttgart, e.V. and Startup Stuttgart, to only name a few. This sums up how well established the connections in Baden-Wuerttemberg really are; we feel and are surrounded by a true entrepreneurial spirit.
Naturally, visitors got to have a look at the already occupied office space and overall workplace of our residents: The IT security experts Code White with their founder Dr Helmut Mahler, CODE_n Alumnus parkpocket as well as Refine Projects in addition to Dr Bernd Bohr (a consultant from the automotive field, and among other things, a member of the supervisory board at Daimler AG and Knorr-Bremse). The list of residents (and therefore party guests) has recently been enhanced by CODE2ORDER, digitalizing services for restaurants and hotels. More…