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StartUp-Lounge under the Motto “Tailwind”

On November 6, 2018, the eighth Bremen StartUp-Lounge will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the University of Bremen. It is organized by the BRIDGE university initiative with the support of STARTHAUS and brings together people with start-up experience and those interested in start-ups.

Tailwind provides the founders with the necessary motivation and allows them to make further progress on their entrepreneurial path – an ideal motto for the eighth Bremen StartUp-Lounge. With this event, BRIDGE also hopes to give the public some tailwind and motivate them to realize their own ideas.

The focus of the event is on the stories and experiences of the people who have already taken the step into starting a business and who now offer those interested in setting up a business a glimpse behind the scenes. The exchange of valuable information about starting one’s own business is intended to give interested parties an insight into dos and don’ts during the start-up phase. How have the young start-ups grown? What provided important support in their eyes? Where was there tailwind? What mistakes would they not make a second time? In a relaxed and lively campus atmosphere, “old hands” from Bremen higher education institutions (HEI) talk about their experiences in short interviews.

Four Start-Ups Introduce Themselves

Marco Stolle is the managing director of werk85, an agency that offers tailor-made media – from conception to design and development. Dr. Joost den Haan is a cofounder of PlanBlue and is developing an intelligent underwater camera that is going to revolutionize seabed analysis. His company has already won first place in the “Business Ideas” category of the CAMPUSiDEEN 2017 competition. David Weyhe and Thomas Abeln from Mexican Tears make sauces from the hottest chilies in the world. They are constantly developing new sauce creations and expanding the range to include hot spices and chili snacks. Dr. Arno Kruse from RYTLE makes package logistics in city centers faster, more efficient, and greener. The Movr, a kind of transport bicycle with integrated package box, was developed for this purpose. The founders of werk85, Mexican Tears, and RYTLE studied at the University of Bremen. The PlanBlue team developed its business project as part of its research as research assistants at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPIMM). In the meantime, this has developed into a full-time job.

Following the short interviews, there will be the opportunity to talk to the entrepreneurs and other stakeholders and to network. The venue of the event at the University of Bremen is Room B3009 in the GW2 building.

Information about BRIDGE and STARTHAUS:

BRIDGE is the central contact point for students and members of the HEIs on the subject of business start-ups. The BRIDGE university initiative is funded by the University of Bremen, the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, and Bremer Aufbau-Bank GmbH. The BRIDGE initiative has set itself the goal of improving the start-up climate at all participating HEIs and promoting promising ideas with start-up potential at an early stage. STARTHAUS is the central contact point for anyone interested in starting a business and new enterprises in Bremen and Bremerhaven.

Additional Information:


Charlotte Simmat
BRIDGE Start-Up Support
University of Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 218-60346

Dr. Fanni Aspetsberger
Head of Press and Communication
MPI for Marine Microbiology
Tel.: +49 421 2028-947

Das Wort "Rückenwind" auf rotem Hintergrund
The exchange of experiences between those interested in start-ups and those with start-up experience will be the focus of the eighth StartUp-Lounge.