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Get a peek behind the curtains of "DIE HÖHLE DER LÖWEN"
What is it like? How to make it into the show? What are the key success factors? What do you need to pay attention to in front of the jury? Friend or Foe? What comes after the show? What do the judges bring to the table? Would our founders do it again?
Come and join us for an exciting "behind the scenes" of the most "talked-about" show in the startup world and listen to the real stories of Katharina Mayer (Co-Founder at Kuchentratsch), Florian Kiener (Co-founder at happybrush), Caroline Steingruber (Co-Founder at 3Bears).
Florian, born in 1985, studied Latin American culture and business administration in Passau, Germany.
After his studies he went to Vienna and Frankfurt for PROCTER & GAMBLE, where he worked for four years in sales and marketing. He then completed his international MBA at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Shanghai. For his thesis he went to New York and accompanied the introduction of the BMW i3 electric car to the US market.
Back in Germany, he moved to Berlin, where he worked for ZALANDO for two years and was responsible for marketing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
In March 2016 he founded "HAPPYBRUSH" a start-up for modern oral hygiene.
Since the successful appearance on the VOX show "Die Höhle der Löwen", Florian has been a sought-after speaker in the entrepreneurial scene.
A social startup in Munich is bringing retired people together in the sweetest way possible.
People who no longer contribute economically can easily sink into oblivion in Western countries. It's a particular problem for older people, especially when their spouses pass away. Studies have shown that loneliness doesn't just feel sad, it makes you ill, too. Social isolation can shorten life expectancy as much as smoking or obesity.
Katharina Mayer and Katrin Blaschke, both in their mid-20s, decided that there's no reason for loneliness in old age. Their social startup, Kuchentratsch (it translates as 'cake gossip'), has created a meeting platform for senior citizens, where older ladies and gentlemen can spend some nourishing time in the kitchen and earn a bit of cash – poverty among the elderly is a problem, even in economically stable Germany.
Caroline and Tim are the founders behind 3Bears.
It was while living in London that they both first fell under the spell of porridge and started experimenting with making their own. They saw a clear gap in the market in Germany for an exciting breakfast alternative, so they came to Munich to turn their dream into reality.
They want to help people to eat well, lead an active and healthy life, without ever having to make any compromises on taste or convenience.
3Bears porridge is a breakfast food company based in Munich, Germany. We make porridge using big, juicy pieces of fruit and chunky wholegrain oats. Porridge, just right.