Startup Digest FrankfurtRheinMain — Issue #26

Dear Readers, FrankfurtRheinMain Friends, Startuppers, Innovators, Disruptors, Creators, and Passionate people about our #FrankfurtValley

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But straight into this week content, we wrapped up study highlights from PwC and Comdirect, we have an international funding news worth $25M that affects our region, we cover UL expansion to Advance Electric Vehicle Charging Safety in the Frankfurt Lab, we spot again a local that was just selected on the top 5 female leaders driving change in the European blockchain ecosystem, and some deep interviews with locals and newcomers on the Meet a Founder rubric.

🦄 Regarding events, videos, tweets, job opportunities, etc… find all suggestions below ⬇️

🗞️ Articles and News:

Last week marked the formal launch of Gunzilla Games, a video game developer with $25M through private funding. The company is helmed by former Crytek investor, board member, and Kyiv […]

Comdirect study: Fintech growth is slowing down somewhat
For the first time more than 900 financial startups in Germany Investment startups are growing the most Venture capital: record chase stopped The German fintech sector cracks the 900 mark for the first […]

Meet a Founder: Sebastian Schmidt
Sebastian is a Frankfurter and the Founder of SleevesUp! a very well know coworking space from our region. In 2019, in an interview with our friend Andreas Söntgerath for our […]

UL Expands Frankfurt Laboratory to Advance Electric Vehicle Charging Safety
Photos from USConsulateFrankfurt September 2018 / UL UL Expands Frankfurt Laboratory to Advance Electric Vehicle Charging Safety / EV charging laboratory will address safety and performance testing and certification for EV […]

Decoupling Frankfurt — PwC study 2020 German Startup Monitor highlights
Decoupling Frankfurt — PwC study 2020 German Startup Monitor highlights Full article in German here: 73% of Frankfurt startups pursue digital business models. 2 of 3 Entrepreneurs report negative effects of the […]

Meet a Founder: Natalia Korchakova-Heeb —
Natalia Korchakova-Heeb is our guest today. She is passionate about the Sustainable Development Goals and trying to identify and implement solutions contributing to the achievement of the SDG 2030 Agenda. […]

5 female leaders driving change in the European blockchain ecosystem
Before diving into the role women play in the European blockchain ecosystem, let me just say there is (still) some confusion between blockchain and bitcoin. I’m sure you’ve heard this before. Not sure when it started, but I’ve had several conversions around the two terms. So let’s first get that out

Zwei Gründerteams der Goethe-Uni gewinnen bei „Hessen Ideen“
Zwei Start-ups von Studierenden der Goethe-Universität zählen zu den Gewinnern des diesjährigen Wettbewerbs für Hochschulgründungsideen „Hessen Ideen“: „Talking Hands“ und „StudyCore“ konnten sich gegen viele innovative Projekte durchsetzen. Ausgezeichnet wurden die diesjährigen Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger am Mittwoch, 18. November — coronabedingt per Online-Preisverleihung. Ayse Asar, Staatsekretärin im Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, gratulierte ihnen per Live-Zuschaltung und überbrachte auch Glückwünsche von Wissenschaftsministerin Angela Dorn.

📽️ Some videos and podcasts:

Startup Stereo Episode #04 — “Every Breakdown Is the Opportunity for a Breakthrough” — With Andy Goldstein | German
Today’s guest is Andy Goldstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director of German Accelerator, German Entrepreneurship as well as Deloitte Digital, and serial entrepreneur. We talk about Andy’s perception of crises — or as he calls them “breakdowns.” According to him, every breakdown is the opportunity for a breakthrough! We also talk about pitfalls entrepreneurs might face …

📅 Handpicked Events:

Finaltag20 — Hessischer Gründerpreis 2020 ONLINE: Gala 2020 — Preisverleihung im LiveStream 27. November | 19:00–

Der Hessische Gründerpreis ist eine Auszeichnung für Gründer, Startups und Nachfolger/innen aus Hessen und wird jährlich verliehen.

Fintech Europe Expo 2021 — Plug and Play Tech
Join us for the Fintech Europe Expo

🐦 Some tweets…

👔 Job Opportunities:

Talent Matchmaking for

Networking event in Frankfurt, Germanyon Wednesday, December 16 2020

Jobs Business Innovation & Venture Manager (m/w/d) —
Hauptsitz am Frankfurter Flughafen ist mit mehr als 800 Mitarbeitenden an neun Standorten vertreten Joint Venture Senior Sales Manager managed it service outsourcing outsourced Englisch Vertragsentwürfe BWL Kunden Akquisition

PAYONE hiring Innovation Manager Product Management (m/w/d) in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany |

DAS MACHST DUAls Teil des neu geschaffenen Bereichs „Innovation Hub“ identifizierst und bewertest…See this and similar jobs on LinkedIn.

🤓 Good to know:

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👋 Have a Great week

👨‍💻 Pedro Ferreira 🚀

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