Ten interesting concepts were presented representing; property developers, incubators, company builders, accelerators, and co-working service provides. All with a common goal, to build Frankfurt’s FinTech Startup Ecosystem. Companies presenting were:
Accelerator Frankfurt – Ram Shoham
ComDirect Startup Garage – Mariusz Bodek
DieZentrale – Jenny Krutzinna/ Lukas Kauert
FinTech Group AG – Roman Kessler
Goethe Unibator – Sebastian Schäfer
Gründermaschine – Max Voigt
Main Incubator – Christian Hoppe
Spotniq – Christopher Römer/ Peter Pawelski
Startzero – Kim Körber
Tishman Speyer – Wolfram Lehr/Florian Reiff
After the presentations there was a vote of three different categories. The Accelerator Frankfurt was voted best in offering attractive professional network and services. Accelerator Frankfurt cooperates with the known Israeli accelerator AtoBe from the Azrieli College of Engineering in Jerusalem and advised by several other programs in Tel Aviv among them Startup East.
The discussion was initiated during the tech-ecosystem conference last year October in Frankfurt. It will be very exciting to see what comes out of the meeting next Wednesday on 27th of January at the Goethe University. Tarek Al-Wazir, the minister of Economy and Energy in Hessen has invited chosen companies to present their proposal for a Frankfurt Fintech Startup Ecosystem. Many of the companies that presented this week, among them Accelerator Frankfurt, are going to be there. The key is cooperation between all parties and from this week’s meeting we can see that there is a will to cooperate and now we need to find a way to make it happen. Lets make Frankfurt the FinTech Startup Ecosystem of Germany!