Yes, March has been a busy and exciting month for GTEC: our three Directors share their highlights:
Benjamin (Managing Director):
“1. The visit from seventh biggest airline in the world, Emirates, who are looking for the right place for their corporate innovation hub – a powerful indicator of Berlin’s innovation scene.
2. Giving a lecture at the German American Chambers of Commerce in San Francisco – great to see record attendance including politicians, consulates, corporate execs and entrepreneurs.
3. Attending the MIT Global Startup Workshop in Guatemala and GTEC reaching the final four to host it in 2016.”
Luisa (Director Lab and Venture):
“1. Signing up new GTEC Lab partners with whom we’re developing such a strong offering for our future members, and seeing the progress on the GTEC Lab – building work continues!
2. Heading out to Schöneberg to see the awesome space that will become the GTEC Yard – also where we’ll host the GTEC Summer Camp.”
Christoph (Director Education):
“1. The two Open Lectures with founder Ansgar Oberholz on the social entrepreneurship revolution, and politician Thomas Jarzombek on how politics and entrepreneurship compare – inspiring speakers and super engaged audiences.
2. The spirit of optimism and opportunity for startups at CeBIT: more startup halls than even before and the new focus of corporates such as RWE with their Energy Pitch – motivated people and great ideas.
3. The first Berlin exhibition of Smau (Italy’s leading trade show for innovation) and the opening of Technopark Pomerania (in Stettin) – both show the potential for collaboration between GTEC and organisations from around the world.
4. Underdogs Mönchengladbach doing what Barcelona and Madrid couldn’t do and breaking Bayern Munich’s year-long winning streak at home. A display of disruption, innovation and agility – surely what startups are all about!”