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The Future of Tech: Digital Demo Day 2021 connects founders of the tech scene

At the Digital Demo Day 2021, numerous start-ups will once again present their ideas and solutions for the smart world of tomorrow. “The Future of Tech” is more than just a motto. Vodafone will also be there on September 9 with its start-up program UPLIFT and will bring along four exciting partners.

Vodafone & Staige | Mobile camera system digitizes amateur sports

Vodafone & Staige | Mobile camera system digitizes amateur sports
“We want to give small clubs a digital platform to present themselves on a professional level.”, Jan Taube, founder of Staige

The start-up offers camera systems for amateur sports, which are equipped with Vodafone connectivity and artificial intelligence.

AI Sports Watch goes Staige

Staige: The founders Jan Taube and Marvin Baudewig presented their product expansion and rebranding from AISportsWatch to Staige at the Vodafone Campus to open up new application fields.
Staige’s new mobile camera system opens up the solution to even more sports and fields of application.

Digital Lab Award 2021

As part of Vodafone Innovation, we have again made a significant contribution to this year’s Digital Lab Award with UPLIFT. We are once again one of the top Innovation Labs in Germany and were honoured by Capital magazine in the study “Corporations on the trail of start-ups 2021”.

The Latest start new partnership with Vodafone UPLIFT

Technology-oriented start-ups in Germany now have new opportunities to enlarge their presentation space and networks. Vodafone UPLIFT and the Experience Store The Latest have announced a partnership that gives young companies a unique mix of support. Here you can find out which special conditions founders can use.

THE LATEST TALK with Business Punk – Michael Reinartz

In this episode of The Latest Talk, Alexander Langer welcomes the Director of Innovation & Consumer Services at Vodafone Germany, Michael Jakob Reinartz. You can see in the video how he turned his passion into his job, why everyone will wear contact lenses in the future and how UPLIFT is cooperating with The Latest.

Vodafone UPLIFT – Founders MeetUp #2

Vodafone Germany CEO Hannes Ametsreiter met again with four start-ups from the Vodafone UPLIFT program in Düsseldorf. The founders presented their digital and networked solutions and discussed together how the partnership with Vodafone can be expanded.

PODCAST: IOX LAB

Robert Jänisch is the CEO of IOX GmbH, which offers a complete solution for IOT developments: from software development to the construction of a prototype to the development of the appropriate industrial design, they offer everything from a single source. His motto? Make things, not slides! One or the other time, however, it should be worthwhile to build slides, as the recently successfully completed financing round shows. Unlike his predecessors, he is of the opinion that IOT development does not have to be carried out in-house, but can be outsourced to experts. His future vision for IOX? Away from “From the idea to the prototype in just 30 days” to “From the idea to the product in just 30 days.” And in this episode you will hear what it all has to do with a carp pond in the garden of host Christoph Burseg.

Vodafone UPLIFT / CEO x Founder MeetUp

Vodafone Germany CEO Hannes Ametsreiter met four start-ups from the Vodafone UPLIFT program in Düsseldorf. The founders presented their digital and networked solutions and discussed together how the partnership with Vodafone can be expanded.

Event: Bits & Pretzels 2020

The virtual edition of the Munich Founders Festival brings start-ups together with hundreds of investors and CEOs of successful digital companies. Read the article to find out what to expect from Bits & Pretzels Networking Week and how Vodafone UPLIFT is supporting the event.

Ignition PACESETTER Special Batch with Vodafone UPLIFT

A good idea is rarely enough to develop a marketable and successful product. Young innovators receive the necessary support with the Ignition Batch from digihub Düsseldorf. In the tenth edition of the Accelerator Program, the selected start-ups benefit twice over: Vodafone UPLIFT provides additional services and IT support.

Digital Lab Award 2020

As part of Vodafone Innovation, we have again made a significant contribution to this year’s Digital Lab Award with UPLIFT. We are once again one of the top Innovation Labs in Germany and were honoured by Capital magazine in the study “Corporations on the trail of start-ups 2020”.

EVENT: A-Summit Online Edition

The virtual A-Summit – Online Edition took place on 7.- July. All accelerators from NRW were there! We had a nice Fireside Chat with our Partners Loloco & SpotAR.

PODCAST: getbaff

Listen to the “Digitale Vorreiter” Podcast with our UPLIFT-Partner getbaff and its charming CEO & Co-Founder Hendrik Gottschalk.

EVENT: RHINELAND PITCH UPLIFT SPECIAL – PROPTECH

On June 8th we hosted the virtual Rhineland Pitch UPLIFT Special on PropTech together with our Partner STARTPLATZ. Aspiring founders from PropTech – networked buildings and the digital real estate industry – presented their business model in front of the jury and the community. Congrats to the winner: Ener-IQ!

UPLIFT PARTNER: getbaff

Combining analogue and digital content? getbaff makes this possible with the help of its augmented reality platform and brings images to life. In doing so, getbaff is constantly evolving and working on new solutions – like the new Software Development Kit (SDK). getbaff gets IT and marketing support from the accelerator program Vodafone UPLIFT.

UPLIFT PARTNER: How I Like

In everyday office life many people do not necessarily have variety on their menu. How would it be if you could provide yourself with healthy, fresh meals directly at the workplace in the future? A smart refrigerator called “How I Like” even makes this possible without contact. We’ll show you how the start-up “How I Like” simplifies catering at the office with a clever IoT service.

Picture: Lara Krämer

EVENT: B&P VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

We supported the Virtual Founders Breakfast of our close Partner Bits & Pretzels. With 35.000 viewers it was remarkable to see, how many founders have to face crucial questions right now and seeking for answers.

UPLIFT PARTNER: IT’S MY BIKE

Bicycle theft seems to have become a popular sport, especially in big cities. But thieves are living dangerously in the digital age. The start-up “It’s my bike” has developed a smart theft protection for e-bikes and brings the Internet of Things to a bike with a GPS tracker. Connected and supported by Vodafone UPLIFT.

UPLIFT PARTNER: WERKSTA.TT

Can you imagine that around 1.6 billion tons of food are thrown away every year? Bakeries in particular often prefer to produce a little more than too little. This prompted the founders of “Werksta.tt” to develop a solution for intelligent baking planning. The young company wants to minimize food waste with artificial intelligence. We support werksta.tt with our PACESETTER.

Digital Lab Award 2021

As part of Vodafone Innovation, we have again made a significant contribution to this year’s Digital Lab Award with UPLIFT. We are once again one of the top Innovation Labs in Germany and were honoured by Capital magazine in the study “Corporations on the trail of start-ups 2021”.

The Latest start new partnership with Vodafone UPLIFT

Technology-oriented start-ups in Germany now have new opportunities to enlarge their presentation space and networks. Vodafone UPLIFT and the Experience Store The Latest have announced a partnership that gives young companies a unique mix of support. Here you can find out which special conditions founders can use.

THE LATEST TALK with Business Punk – Michael Reinartz

In this episode of The Latest Talk, Alexander Langer welcomes the Director of Innovation & Consumer Services at Vodafone Germany, Michael Jakob Reinartz. You can see in the video how he turned his passion into his job, why everyone will wear contact lenses in the future and how UPLIFT is cooperating with The Latest.

Vodafone UPLIFT – Founders MeetUp #2

Vodafone Germany CEO Hannes Ametsreiter met again with four start-ups from the Vodafone UPLIFT program in Düsseldorf. The founders presented their digital and networked solutions and discussed together how the partnership with Vodafone can be expanded.

Health and climate protection with one handle: Vodafone and SMART KLIMA present intelligent window handles!

Our newest partner SMART KLIMA from Georg Meyer is revolutionizing ventilation with the climate control network networked by Vodafone! And not only that – if you ventilate with the help of the climate control, you not only have a healthy indoor climate, but also have heating costs under control. How exactly does that work? More information in the article.

PODCAST: IOX LAB

Robert Jänisch is the CEO of IOX GmbH, which offers a complete solution for IOT developments: from software development to the construction of a prototype to the development of the appropriate industrial design, they offer everything from a single source. His motto? Make things, not slides! One or the other time, however, it should be worthwhile to build slides, as the recently successfully completed financing round shows. Unlike his predecessors, he is of the opinion that IOT development does not have to be carried out in-house, but can be outsourced to experts. His future vision for IOX? Away from “From the idea to the prototype in just 30 days” to “From the idea to the product in just 30 days.” And in this episode you will hear what it all has to do with a carp pond in the garden of host Christoph Burseg.

Vodafone UPLIFT / CEO x Founder MeetUp

Vodafone Germany CEO Hannes Ametsreiter met four start-ups from the Vodafone UPLIFT program in Düsseldorf. The founders presented their digital and networked solutions and discussed together how the partnership with Vodafone can be expanded.

Event: Bits & Pretzels 2020

The virtual edition of the Munich Founders Festival brings start-ups together with hundreds of investors and CEOs of successful digital companies. Read the article to find out what to expect from Bits & Pretzels Networking Week and how Vodafone UPLIFT is supporting the event.

Ignition PACESETTER Special Batch with Vodafone UPLIFT

A good idea is rarely enough to develop a marketable and successful product. Young innovators receive the necessary support with the Ignition Batch from digihub Düsseldorf. In the tenth edition of the Accelerator Program, the selected start-ups benefit twice over: Vodafone UPLIFT provides additional services and IT support.

Digital Lab Award 2020

As part of Vodafone Innovation, we have again made a significant contribution to this year’s Digital Lab Award with UPLIFT. We are once again one of the top Innovation Labs in Germany and were honoured by Capital magazine in the study “Corporations on the trail of start-ups 2020”.

EVENT: A-Summit Online Edition

The virtual A-Summit – Online Edition took place on 7.- July. All accelerators from NRW were there! We had a nice Fireside Chat with our Partners Loloco & SpotAR.

PODCAST: getbaff

Listen to the “Digitale Vorreiter” Podcast with our UPLIFT-Partner getbaff and its charming CEO & Co-Founder Hendrik Gottschalk.

EVENT: RHINELAND PITCH UPLIFT SPECIAL – PROPTECH

On June 8th we hosted the virtual Rhineland Pitch UPLIFT Special on PropTech together with our Partner STARTPLATZ. Aspiring founders from PropTech – networked buildings and the digital real estate industry – presented their business model in front of the jury and the community. Congrats to the winner: Ener-IQ!

UPLIFT PARTNER: getbaff

Combining analogue and digital content? getbaff makes this possible with the help of its augmented reality platform and brings images to life. In doing so, getbaff is constantly evolving and working on new solutions – like the new Software Development Kit (SDK). getbaff gets IT and marketing support from the accelerator program Vodafone UPLIFT.

UPLIFT PARTNER: How I Like

In everyday office life many people do not necessarily have variety on their menu. How would it be if you could provide yourself with healthy, fresh meals directly at the workplace in the future? A smart refrigerator called “How I Like” even makes this possible without contact. We’ll show you how the start-up “How I Like” simplifies catering at the office with a clever IoT service.

Picture: Lara Krämer

EVENT: B&P VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

We supported the Virtual Founders Breakfast of our close Partner Bits & Pretzels. With 35.000 viewers it was remarkable to see, how many founders have to face crucial questions right now and seeking for answers.

UPLIFT PARTNER: IT’S MY BIKE

Bicycle theft seems to have become a popular sport, especially in big cities. But thieves are living dangerously in the digital age. The start-up “It’s my bike” has developed a smart theft protection for e-bikes and brings the Internet of Things to a bike with a GPS tracker. Connected and supported by Vodafone UPLIFT.

UPLIFT PARTNER: WERKSTA.TT

Can you imagine that around 1.6 billion tons of food are thrown away every year? Bakeries in particular often prefer to produce a little more than too little. This prompted the founders of “Werksta.tt” to develop a solution for intelligent baking planning. The young company wants to minimize food waste with artificial intelligence. We support werksta.tt with our PACESETTER.

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