June 22nd - June 27th

New York, NY


1-Week NY Market Accelerator Program for German Tech Companies

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Hackers & Hefeweizens (a German Tech Night)

We introduced the awesomeness of the German tech community to the NYC startup scene.

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From June 22nd to June 26th, in Partnership with ChalkRow Ventures and the support of Runtime Revolution, we hosted VentureOutGermany, This was our first one-week NY Market Accelerator program for German tech startups!


On Wednesday, June 25th, we hosted Hackers & Hefeweizens (a German Tech Night), featuring an incredible panel of investors and entrepreneurs , including Albert Wenger, Union Square Ventures, Angela Lee, 37 Angels, Joy Meyer, ExecThread.org, and Philipp von dem Knesebeck, K5 Ventures.

We had an incredible group of tech startups and a successful night!


ChalkRow Ventures

ChalkRow is a growth marketing firm bridging US (NY) based companies with European tech small & medium sized businesses. Based in Berlin, Europe’s hottest innovation hub, they enable large to small companies explore, connect and or expand. They provide firms such as venture capital, fast growing SMBs and enterprises with due diligence and matching services that are necessary to tap the European market. Whether the route of entry is through an investment opportunity or technology integration, they are on the ground with tactical ecosystem experience and partnerships and can help you meet your needs.

Investor Panel

Albert Wenger

Partner, Union Square Ventures

Albert Wenger is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Before joining USV, Albert was the president of del.icio.us through the company’s sale to Yahoo and an angel investor (Etsy, Tumblr). He previously founded or co-founded several companies, including a management consulting firm and an early hosted data analytics company. Albert graduated from Harvard College in economics and computer science and holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from MIT.

Angela Lee

Founder, 37 Angels

Angela is an educator, entrepreneur, and angel investor. She has started several companies in the education sector. Currently she teaches Leadership and Strategy courses at Columbia Business School and is their Executive Director of Teaching Excellence. She has 15 years of experience in marketing strategy and innovation. Her work has been featured on Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, Forbes, and CNBC. Angela has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Joe Meyer

Chief Curator & Co-Founder of ExecThread.org; Former CEO of HopStop (acquired by Apple)

Joe Meyer is an experienced start-up CEO, and former executive at several high-growth digital companies including HopStop (acquired by Apple), Quigo (acquired by AOL) and eBay, with a proven track record of launching new businesses, growing traffic, increasing engagement, raising venture capital, recruiting teams, scaling revenue and achieving liquidity. Joe was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by Crain's New York Business, and was #9 on Business Insider's 2013 "Silicon Alley 100" list (of the Top 100 executives in the NYC tech industry). Joe was also on the Board of Directors of Kalexo (acquired by Autodesk) and Belief Networks (acquired by Benefit Focus), and Board of Advisors of Adtuitive (acquired by Etsy). Joe is also the Co-Founder of ExecThread (http://www.execthread.org), a premium career network for high-calibre executives.

Philipp von dem Knesebeck

Managing Partner, K5 Ventures

Based in Hong Kong, Philipp is in charge of K5′s transactions, specifically focusing on originating, executing and syndicating transactions across the USA and Asia-Pacific region. Before joining K5, he was employed with UniCredit Bank based in Munich, London and Hong Kong, primarily responsible for sourcing and executing financing solutions for Private Equity-backed Leveraged Buyout transactions. Philipp obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics from City University (London, UK) and a Masters degree in Finance from Cass Business School (London, UK).


Brandnew IO

Francis Tapp, Founder & CEO

Brandnew IO is the world's largest native advertising influencer network on Instagram and Pinterest. Brands can reach more than 170M consumers through more than 800 high-quality influencers.


Christopher Zwickler, Founder & CEO

Watch the latest movie trailers, collect points and exchange them into Movie Tickets, DVDs or VOD-Streams! The platform was co-founded by Hollywood-Director Roland Emmerich, German Producer Christopher Zwickler and German Director Marco Kreuzpaintner.


Dennis Walton, Managing Partner

AX is a Caas (Content-as-a-Service) software that provides fast, scalable, affordable, automatic content solutions for enterprises in e-commerce, publishing, finance, health, and other industries. At the core is a semantic technology that generates written content in up to 8 languages, thereby replacing the need for content- and copy-writers.

Flatout Technologies

Daniel Marischka, Founder

Flatout Technologies offers Telcos, Utilities & Retailers an end to end Smart Home solution based on their cloud-based operating system, called the FlatCloud. It encompasses the operating system, service & support, managed hosting & a rebrandable user-friendly interface. Their platform has been built on web-based technologies so their software works regardless of iOS or Android. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc. to access the platform and make your home more energy efficient, secure and comfortable. Last but not least, crowdsourcing will lead to success, by providing both a front-end API and a back-end API, the goal is to enable developers to program applications for the home and share them with the world.


Björn Bollensdorff, Founder & CEO

Panono GmbH develops, produces and sells innovative panorama solutions. Based on the existing prototype of the Panono Camera the company is implementing hardware and software solutions that allow the user to create a new kind of panoramic image. The Panono Camera allows its users to take photos in an extremely intuitive and easy way. One quick toss in the air results in a fascinating full spherical panorama. The ball shape of the camera just makes you want to throw it. It allows very simple usage without any prior learning.


David Link, Founder & CEO

WorkHub, a Berlin-based technology startup, is innovating at the intersection of mobile technology and digital outsourcing. WorkHub takes freelance work to the next level by building an on-demand cloud working service that distributes tasks to people around the world, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Work has never been more distributed, and never more playful.

socialBench GmbH

Nico Pliquett, CEO

socialBench is a social media management suite. We started out with an analytics module which analyses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube. Last year we added an engagement module which makes working in social networks much easier for teams and across agencies and companies. With our latest module ads we integrated Facebook ads into our unified dashboards and reports. Our customers include Porsche, UniCredit, Danone, Mont Blanc, Bogner, Ikea, Audi, Garmin, Tchibo and ATKearney.

Daily Present

Felix Stäritz, Managing Director

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