Simone Levene and Isabell Welpe introduce a group of young entrepreneurs presenting their businesses. Rina Onur Sirinoglu presents HemenKiralik. It's the largest vacation rental network of Eastern Europe and the Middle East, some Western journalists have called it the Airbnb of Turkey. She also founded the online and mobile gaming company Peak Games.
Next up is Herman Narula, founder and CEO of Improbable. The company aims to disrupt the game industry, the startup is in stealth mode right now, so Herman cannot go into details or show a demo. Inspirations were transformative games such as Daisy and Second Life. The idea is to offer these kind of emerging experiences and simulations at an enormous scale.
Frank Feulner, CTO of AX Semantics has a background as a writer and journalist. AX is building an application that generates texts for you, so that you don't have to write them. To make up for its lack of social knowledge, they feed the machine semantic knowledge. The technology is already applied in different fields. What will this mean for publishing? Over time, less humans will work in a newsdesk, but the ones that are can cover a broader scope. Feulner claims the application can also mimic creative texts and that readers cannot distinguish if a text has been written by a human or the machine.
At the end of the session, Katharina Kurz, presents their craft beer company BRLO based in Berlin. Katharina thinks, you cannot exist as a brand in the world today without building up your brand digitally.They have a DIY approach, two of the founders have a technical background and didn't know anything about brewing before. Their company has launched two months ago and they already have plans for further ventures.