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In our quarterly newsletter, we summarize the most important news from STARBUZZ, its partners, mentors and startups for you. Whether its background stories, insights into our program, reports on our major events or an overview of new partners and mentors – each quarter you will receive a compact information update.
STARBUZZ, the first independent accelerator for retail, ecommerce and logistics startups, today started the application phase for its second batch. Startups from Germany and abroad that offer new solutions (hard- and/or software) or products for retail, ecommerce and logistics can apply for STARBUZZ until November 15 at www.starbuzz.ruhr.
Based on their convincing live pitches, four startups were selected on September 4 as first batch of STARBUZZ digital commerce and logistics accelerator. In October, the four admitted startups will enter the program at the long-established “Tengelmann Campus” in Mülheim an der Ruhr. The application phase for the second batch of STARBUZZ startups starts on September 15.
Dr. Jörg Niesenhaus, Branch Manager of Centigrade GmbH, is an expert in User Experience Design (UXD) and Gamification. At STARBUZZ, Jörg supports startup teams by sharing his insights and knowledge. Read more in our interview!
Meet Jörg Poplawsky, Managing Partner of VIGNOLD Group. In our "meet our mentors" interview series, Jörg points out the importance of four success factors for startups. One factor, from his perspective, is the most important one: sales power. Read more in our interview!
Johannes Mondon is a marketing specialist at 360° Online Performance Group and i!see events. In our "meet-our-mentors" interview Johannes introduces himself as STARBUZZ-mentor and explains how he will support and advise startups. He also shares his expectations of the STARBUZZ applicants.
STARBUZZ-mentor Paiman Minavi is CEO of migosens GmbH. In our mentor-interview he explains why he committed himself as mentor, how he perceives his role as mentor, how he and migosens can support startups and what he expects from entrepreneurs and startup-teams that apply for STARBUZZ.
At STARBUZZ, we are proud to announce that ALDI SÜD, Schwarz Group (Lidl, Kaufland), Fressnapf Holding and Allegro Invest have joined STARBUZZ as new corporate partners. Our new partnering companies belong to the top retailers in Europe and the World. Startups can apply for the accelerator until July 31, 2017.
Meet Folkert Schultz, Managing Director of Allegro Invest / Fressnapf Holding. In our STARBUZZ mentor-interview, Folkert talks about the benefits of the accelerator, his expertise and the support he provides as startup-mentor. Last but not least, he provides an insight on what he expects from startups that apply for STARBUZZ.
STARBUZZ-mentor Andre Orfgen is founder and managing partner of WOW AND HOW. In our interview series he talks about how he as strategic digital marketing and brand development expert supports startups and what he expects from startups that apply for STARBUZZ.
STARBUZZ digital commerce accelerator has extended its application deadline until July 31, 2017. Numerous startups have already applied with interesting and promising business models in digital commerce and logistics. Due to a delay in infrastructure setup, we have decided not to waste any time and to give interested startups four more weeks to apply!