Lisa Flieg

Startup Codeatelier: “Don’t set up a company in the hardware sector” Interview Part 2

We continue our Alumnus catch up with Codeatelier and provide you with more founders news of Waldemar and Jochen. If you missed the start, don’t forget to catch a glimpse at part 1. But finally, find our why they don’t necessarily recommend establishing a startup in the hardware sector to other entrepreneurs. Furthermore the founding duo sheds light on what’s behind the new startup project Steuerbot.

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Lisa Flieg

Startup Codeatelier: “Our tip to entrepreneurs? Find partners and an amazing co-founder!” Interview Part 1

We love alumni reunions! At the GFT Inspiration Day, we had the opportunity to meet up again with smart home startup Codeatelier. Its two founders, Waldemar and Jochen, gave us an update on what’s been happening since they took part in the CODE_n CONTEST back in 2013. And here’s what we can tell you: There has been a lot of development, since through the competition and the platform at CeBIT, they were able to find a key partner to help them grow further and have now even come up with another startup idea – Steuerbot – which they are currently working on. You’ll also learn in part 2 of the interview why the founding duo doesn’t necessarily recommend establishing a startup in the hardware sector to other entrepreneurs ;-).

 

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Laurent Kinet

Guest feature | Alumnus Swan Insights: our bird is soaring with Bisnode Group

Since its participation in the CODE_n CONTEST in 2013, Swan Insights quickly matured from a fledgling into a majestic bird, and is now part of the Bisnode Group.

Swan Insights’ mission was to use data science to turn information into insights. By capturing the value contained in publicly available information, the Swan.business platform contextualized data to provide business users with real-time insights that truly matter. Marketing, sales, and human resources executives can use the technology to improve their performance on a daily basis. From the massive amounts of unstructured text deluging the internet each second, the technology separates the wheat from the chaff by applying NLP and disambiguation techniques, coupled with extreme matching of individuals and organizations. One of the first startups to dive into this subject – which has since gone mainstream – Swan Insights also investigated business value by applying network science, especially social network analysis. Fun fact: Swan stands for Social Web Analysis.

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Lisa Flieg

Jennifer Indovina from smart energy startup Tenrehte: “Hire slow, fire fast”

She’s a CODE_n Alumnus, a TED fellow, and a passionate entrepreneur on a mission to save the world from energy waste. We had a chat with a real pioneer in smart energy, the fabulous Jennifer Indovina, founder of Tenrehte Technologies! By creating the PICOwatt device, Jen has helped make the world a better place by saving tons of energy. After founding Tenrehte in 2010, Jen has staffed a great team and brought her small but ingenious helper into data centers around the world. She continues to inspire others – especially women – to do their own thing. In our interview, she shares insights into her convictions as a social-minded founder, her straight approach to leadership, and the hustle and bustle of entrepreneurial life. This one is a ripsnorter.

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Janina Benz

Meet the CODE_n13 finalists for: Renewable Energies & Energy Storage

For a succeeding energy transition it’s of great importance not only to generate renewable energy but also store energy in an efficient way. The finalists of Renewable Energies & Energy Storage concern themselves with these topics. Meet Bluerise*, Greenergetic, Helioz, PROSOL Invest*, SOLARBRUSH, Solarkiosk, st.a.r.-systems* and Yunasko.

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Greenergetic - Florian Meyer-Delpho

Greenergetic – Florian Meyer-Delpho

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Helioz - Martin Wesian

Helioz – Martin Wesian

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SOLARBRUSH - Ridha Azaiz

SOLARBRUSH – Ridha Azaiz

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Solarkiosk - Andreas Spiess

Solarkiosk – Andreas Spiess

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Yunasko - Andrii Buvailo

Yunasko – Andrii Buvailo

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*As soon as we receive the questionnaires of Bluerise, PROSOL Invest and st.a.r.-systems they will be found here as well.

Janina Benz

Meet the CODE_n13 finalists for: Carbon Footprint & Sustainability

Carbon footprint became a buzzword of the 21st century. It acts as an indicator for sustainability. The innovations of our finalists in this field help to have a better eye on the carbon footprint and therefore offer an opportunity to reduce it. Have a look at Carbon Control, EcoChain, ecotastic, Get-neutral, Opara, Sustainable Reference and TheGreenAge*.

Carbon Control - Darragh Kirby

Carbon Control – Darragh Kirby

EcoChain - Boudewijn & Jochem Mos

EcoChain – Boudewijn & Jochem Mos

 

 

 

ecotastic - Anna Yukiko Bickenbach

ecotastic – Anna Yukiko BickenbachGet-neutral - Holger Rupp

Get-neutral – Holger Rupp

Opara - Gustavo Monteiro

Opara – Gustavo Monteiro

 

Sustainable Reference - Andy Bäcker

Sustainable Reference – Andy Bäcker

*As soon as we receive the questionnaire of TheGreenAge it will be found here as well.

Janina Benz

Meet the CODE_n13 finalists for: Smart Grid & Demand Management

Our finalists’ in the area of Smart Grid & Demand Management had some good ideas about how to tailor energy supply to demand. Check out Kiwigrid*, Luxoft, Tenrehte Technologies and Venios and learn more about their efficient innovations.

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Luxoft - Sergey Bakulin and Dmitry Vilchinsky

Luxoft – Sergey Bakulin and Dmitry Vilchinsky

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Tenrehte Technologies - Jennifer Indovina

Tenrehte Technologies – Jennifer Indovina

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Venios - Jonas Danzeisen and Dr. Christian Köhler

Venios – Jonas Danzeisen and Dr. Christian Köhler

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*As soon as we receive the questionnaire of Kiwigrid it will be found here as well.

Janina Benz

Meet the CODE_n13 finalists for: Smart Home

Home networking offers a comfortable way to save energy. Our finalists in the Smart Home category will show how this works. Welcome Codeatelier*, GreenPocket, Modern Wall, ROCKETHOME, tado° and WattioCorp!_______________________________________________________________________________

GreenPocket GmbH - Thomas Goette

GreenPocket GmbH – Thomas Goette

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Modern Wall - Khaled Mouats

Modern Wall – Khaled Mouats

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ROCKETHOME GmbH - Yüksel Sirmasac

ROCKETHOME GmbH – Yüksel Sirmasac

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tado° GmbH - Leopold von Bismarck

tado° GmbH – Leopold von Bismarck

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WattioCorp S.L.U. - Patxi Echeveste

WattioCorp S.L.U. – Patxi Echeveste

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*As soon as we receive the questionnaires of Codeatelier it will be found here as well.