The goal of the meeting was to create a platform for the teams to interact, exchange experiences, talk about their development, and to support each other by providing feedback and by asking challenging questions. In a casual atmosphere over beer and pizza, each team presented their progress and the development of their products and prototypes, as well as their experiences in approaching potential investors and finding new partnerships. They also shared with the others what they will be working on in the next three months.
Ghost, for example, participated in the “MedInnovate” symposium, where they were able to establish important contacts for their network. “Being part of an event like this is especially important for us, because the funding mechanisms in the healthcare sector are not particularly transparent.” They further explained their progress in developing their product with robotics.
|pipe|, on the other hand, has been in the process of adapting their pitch deck for potential investors and preparing themselves for the South by Southwest Conference, where they are representing Berlin at the German House.
Chargery was working on a financial plan, which was timely because they were about to organize meetings with with several potential investors. One particularly important meeting at the time was with the members of the German parliament.
Disrupt Space was looking for new venues for their summit, revising interview strategies, and providing insights on refining their prototype based on user feedback.
Lastly, the LiveEO team was in the process of preparing their pitch for the Deutsche Bahn Accelerator, and were about to hand in their proposal for EXIST funding. According to Daniel from LiveEO, “the event was really nice to talk about what each of the startups in our batch is working on and, even more interestingly, to hear their questions about our product. Next time, we would like to have even more time to talk.” Christian from Chargery added that “it’s very inspiring to find out about what the other teams work on—and to hear what they do, even if it is completely different to our project. Plus,” he added, “the pizza was amazing!”
Since the teams have quite different backgrounds, the AtomLeap High-Tech Accelerator organizes regular gatherings where they can interact and exchange information and experiences in a casual setting.