Loving Hamburg after a long time abroad

Meike Neitz From Bremen 3 years in Hamburg You’re quite the nomad! Where in the world have you been? It really all started when I was only 15 years old and did a 3 month exchange program staying with a family on Vancouver Island, Canada. I had the best time of my life! There is…

Wannabe watchmaker

Gratian Permien From Hamburg Watchmaker Hi Gratian! Tell us, why do you love watches so much? A hard one right at the beginning… I guess it’s because of the metaphysics of time measurement. For me, a fascination for the time and the instruments needed to measure its passing automatically lead to asking the important questions:…

People need more personal encounters

Marc Aberle & Bosse Küllenberg From Metropolis Forever in Hamburg Youpooly What gave you guys the idea to start Youpooly? We enjoy going to events a lot. But what we love even more is hosting our own events, and having a good time with family, friends and friends of friends. These kinds of unique, personally…

Bridging the gap between Hamburg startups and the international workforce

John Barré From Maisons-Laffitte, France 6 years in Hamburg johnbarre.com/about/ Is Hamburg an easy place to start a business if you’re international? Hamburg is a fantastic place to start a business. Germany is ideally located between Western and Eastern Europe, and Hamburg is only a stone’s throw from Denmark or the Netherlands. Apart from its…

“You, me and your wardrobe”

Tanja Seetzen From Bremerhaven, Germany 2 years in Hamburg Personal Style & Business Coach http://www.stylegenius.de Why do people often have so many clothes, but nothing to wear? Some people have a problem being honest to themselves – about what they really wear. They lost the overview of their own closet. Sometimes it’s just because they…

“Don’t believe everything you see, Sophie.”

    Jens Oliver Meiert From Friesland, Germany 1,5 years in Hamburg Philosopher & developer Why shouldn’t Sophie believe everything she sees? Sophie, the protagonist of Jostein Gaarder’s Sophie’s World, should not believe in everything she sees because singular, unreflected perception does not lend itself to understanding and insight. I love the quote because it’s…

I love surrounding myself by inspiring and creative people.

Sabela García Cuesta From Madrid (Spain) 5 years in Hamburg Program Manager at next media accelerator Big mamma at Gute Leute Magazine   What is an accelerator, what do you do there? We invest in early stage media related startups from Europe and Israel. They come to Hamburg to spend six months time with us…