The GAN Community


Hamburg, Germany

Date & Time

  • Oct 10th, 2019 | 9:00 - 17:00


$49 USD

The GAN Momentum Tour is Coming to Hamburg

The GAN Momentum Tour is a five-stop global tour that will focus on creating opportunities for startups to succeed and gain traction, wherever they are.

Startups think differently, act differently, and run their organizations in ways that few people will ever understand. It’s because of these differences that startups are the ones changing the landscape of the future, building the next products that we will all use and love. And, startups are the engines behind our cities. They serve an important role, creating new jobs and generating revenue—sustainable work and sustainable wages for their staff and their communities.

But, startups can’t do this alone. They need corporates that want to do business with them. They need investors that provide the necessary capital to get them off the ground. They need mentors that will coach them. And they need accelerators that will bring this support around them for a short, focused period of time.

Which is why we’re so excited to invite you to the GAN Momentum Tour, a five-stop global tour celebrating the startup that’s doing things differently. The startup that decided not to go to the big city. The startup that sees the bigger picture. The startup that’s curious and wants to learn more. The startup that sees success not as individual, but as collective. And the startup that wants to do good work and build something that actually makes a difference.

And it’s for the people who want to support those startups. Who believe in their power and potential for impact.



Leg Three: Europe

nmaOur third stop, in Hamburg, will be hosted by GAN Accelerator next media accelerator.

next media accelerator was initiated by the German Press Agency (dpa) and founded in 2015 in Hamburg by several independent partners in order to offer media related startups a place to succeed. nma has successfully built a strong international community. With several partners on board in the USA, Europe, and Israel, nma aims to become the largest hub for media innovation in Europe.


During our time together, we’ll lean into how a startup can raise investment capital wherever they call home, how to get revenue in places big and small, and how to create a company and culture that actually gets results—anywhere.

  1. Wednesday Evening:
    Momentum Kickoff Happy Hour
    Location: WeWork Europa Passage
    Hermannstraße 13
    Hamburg, Germany 20095
  2. Thursday:
    Momentum Day
    Location: Virtual Reality Headquarters (VRHQ)
    Am Sandtorkai 27/28
    Hamburg, Germany 20457

Momentum Day Agenda

9:00 a.m.
Welcome to Hamburg!

9:15 a.m.
Opening Keynote: Mathias Henze
Mathias Henze, co-founder of Jimdo, will talk about why startups are so important here and now.

9:30 a.m.
Startup Panel
Listen to three founders discuss why they chose to build their companies in the region and how they did it.

  • Hanna Marie Asmussen, Localyze
  • Tarek Müller, ABOUT YOU
  • Philipp Westermeyer, OMR

10:00 a.m.
Accelerator Panel
Four accelerators discuss how to scale from accelerator to exit.

  • StartupYard
  • Eleven
  • H-FARM

10:30 a.m.
Investor Presentation: Michael Rager
Michael Rager from Telekom Capitol will discuss the one thing investors want you to know about getting investment in the region.

10:50 a.m.
Corporate Presentation
How startups can work with corporations and why corporations love working with startups.

  • Katrin Bacic, Wayra/Telefonica
  • Victoria Lietha, ABB Ventures
  • Olaf Gruess, General Mills

11:15 a.m.
Pitch Session
Regional startups pitch for a chance at GAN Ventures investment.

12:15 p.m.
Lunch (included)

1:15 p.m.
Speaker: Cécile Wickmann
Cécile Wickmann of Rebelle.com will discuss why the region is great for startups and how we can make it even better.

1:35 p.m.
Breakout Session #1

2:15 p.m.
Breakout Session #2

2:45 p.m.
Closing Conversation
This is just the beginning.

3:15 p.m.
Office Hours
Meet with the startups, corporations, investors, and accelerators you heard from today.



September 13, 2019 | Half-off Ticket Deal Ends

September 23, 2019 | Deadline for Pitch Applications

September 30, 2019 | Registration Deadline



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To Join Us:

We’re excited to see you and meet you on this journey we’re all on together. Tickets are extremely limited, so register today. Simply do so here and we’ll keep you up to date on details as we have them: