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WE (Women Entrepreneurs) in Focus is a blog series initiated by Startup Weekend Women Hamburg, to showcase the stories of female entrepreneurs and to inspire and empower other women to turn their ideas into successful businesses. By interviewing female founders we tried to find out about the entrepreneurial spirit that drives these women, learn how they got started and what they wish they’d known before entering the start-up world. 

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We have interviewd a wide range of women, but despite all of their differences, these women have somethings in common – they are all great role models who are passionate, determined and committed to turning their ideas into reality, building successful businesses!

Here you find an overview of all interviews sorted by industry:

Commerce

freyaFreya Oehle Founder of Spottster

Freya Oehle is founder of Spottster, an online shopping platform that makes it possible to track your favourite products in numerous online shops. The 24-year-old entrepreneur from Hamburg founded the startup in 2013, right after finishing her MBA.

miriamMiriam Bundel Founder of Shelfsailor

After attending a Startup Weekend in 2014 Miriam Bundel founded her own Startup: Shelfsailor. Shelfsailor helps you to find storage in your neighbourhood with flexible terms and a nice community.

Services

Mirja-Hoechst-Fotografie-24Sandra Roggow Founder of Kitchennerds

Sandra Roggow is founder of Kitchennerds, a platform that puts together professional chefs with food lovers allowing anyone to enjoy of an elaborated menu, freshly cooked by your private chef at the commodity of your own place.

Bildschirmfoto 2015-04-08 um 19.41.16Katharina Wolff Founder of Premium Consultants

Katharina Wolff is Founder of Premium Consultants, a recruiting agency for digital talents in the digital / Tech / Startup field.

 

 

sinaSina Gritzuhn & Sanja Stankovic Founder of Hamburg Startups

Sina Gritzuhn, Sanja Stankovic and Tim Jaudszims founded “Hamburg Startups” to enhance the visibility of Hamburg’s startup scene and they are also creating a platform transparently displaying all Startups founded and based in Hamburg.

anne arndtAnne Arndt Founder of Elbworkers and PASARY

Anne Arndt founded PASARY an agency building marketplaces as well as the digital agency Elbworkers.

Food

leev1Natalie Richter and Christina Nissen Founder of leev

Natalie Richter and Christina Nissen founded ‘leev‘, a apple juice that comes straight from the area around Hamburg and is pressed unmixed so you can enjoy the pure tase of different sorts of apple.

stephanie döringStephanie Döring Founder of tvino.de

Stephanie Döring started over five years ago and founded tvino.de a online shop for wines as well as online platform for background stories and latest new with regards to quality wines.

 

janinaJanina Lin Tomaszewska Founder of Frau Ultrafrisch

Janina Lin Tomaszewska founded “Frau Ultrafrisch“, a restaurant and catering service that creates fresh selfmade food where all ingredients come directly from local farmers outside of Hamburg.

 

Bildschirmfoto 2015-04-08 um 19.41.06Kathy Gabel Founder of Besserbrauer

Kathy and Jörg decided to turn their idea into reality with Besserbrauer. Their main product, called Die Braubox,  includes the tools, the ingredients and of course the instructions to take you into the world of brewing your beer in your own kitchen.

 

Tech / Apps

anna_abraham_wall1Anna Abraham Founder of Pay with a Tweet

Anna Abraham founded Pay with a Tweet, a social payment system, in February 2014. With ‘Pay with a Tweet’ you give people access to your Content or Product once they tweet or post about it.

 

jobdiggaChristiane Brandes-Visbeck, founder of JobDigga

Christiane, founded JobDigga, an App kids could use to find out their strength and interests for the job market by playfully answering questions to various job missions.

 

 

 

Media and Gaming

Bildschirmfoto 2015-04-08 um 19.40.45Melanie Taylor, Co-founder of Osmotic Studios

In conversation with Melanie Taylor, co-founder of the gaming startup called Osmotic Studios. This startup makes games that have a special kind of atmosphere, evoking emotions through moral decisions or asking questions about society, life and everything.

susanneSusanne Harnisch Founder of pikofilm

Susanne Harnisch founded pikofilm, a film production company that specializes in telling digital stories, the core element is the documentary film. She also founded roleUP! – lvlUP your role models which portrays female role models with unusual jobs/hobbies.

 

Fashion

Bildschirmfoto 2015-04-08 um 19.41.31Andrea Noelle & Annika Busse Founder of Beliya

Founders Annika Busse and Andrea Noelle founded a eco-designer bag and accessories label with a charitable purpose: Beliya. Every purchase enables a child in Africa to attend school for one year and all items are made of distinguished upcycling materials.

7_Chic_Avenue_Portraits_0105_sw-800x533Marianne Tochtermann & Jutta Schweiger Founders of 7 Chic Avenue

Marianne Tochtermann & Jutta Schweiger turned their passion for fashion into profits. They started 7 Chic Avenue in the summer of 2013 in Hamburg, where they design “tops for everyday luxury”. They claim their brand 7 Chic Avenue stands for chic, exclusive and affordable silk blouses.

 

Other

diana1Diana Knodel Founder of AppCamps

Diana Knodel loves to share her passion for coding with others, that is why she founded App Camps – an organization that brings coding workshops into classrooms. App Camps offers learning resources that schools can use to teach basiscs of programming.

 

MomPreneurs_EEisenhardt2-800x639Esther Eisenhardt Founder of MomPreneurs

Esther Eisenhardt, is mother of two beautiful girls and founder of MomPreneurs  a revolutionary movement that started in Berlin in 2013 to support and encourage women entrepreneurs with kids.

 

jessica3Jessica Brockmann Founder of mylocalscouts

Jessica Brockmann is founder of mylocalscouts, a platform which connects tourism with greater good. It helps you to connect with local people called ‘local scouts’ that share your interests and help you to explore the city you’re currently visting.

poratrait3Janna Horstmann Founder of Radkappe

Janna Horstmann was tired of choosing between either safety or style when cycling through the urban jungle and founded ‘Radkappe‘ helmets, that stand out by the lively coloring and design.

 

If you’re a female entrepreneur and would like to have you story heard, then we’d love to publish your story! Get in contact with us via hamburgwomen@startupweekend.com.

 

 



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