Review: Waterkant Startup Festival 2018- Posted by Johannes Ripken
The Waterkant Startup Festival in Kiel (14.06. - 15.06.2018) has once again shown that Kiel is a fantastic location for the startup world. More than 1,000 people gathered on the grounds of the former naval aviator squadron 5 (MFG5 Area) in Kiel-Holtenau.
A day and an evening of intensive networking, twice at the podium myself, inspiring sessions and meetings of old and new contacts. This is the best way to summarize the Waterkant. In the following, however, I will go into more detail about what I experienced.
Smart Networking Workshop
On Friday at 4 pm I passed on my networking expertise with the topic “Smart Networking in the Startup World”. I had moved to the stage of PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and KiWi (Kieler Wirtschaftsförderung) at short notice. Many thanks to Christoph Haß and Moritz Knebusch from PwC and Marion Mayr-Tschofenig from KiWi. The session was so crowded that no more people could watch. In addition to well-known faces of ma design, New Communication, PwC, Vater Unternehmensgruppe and the Kiel creative and start-up industry, these included interesting other entrepreneurs. This showed that “Smart Networking in the Startup World” appealed to more people than just the startups at the festival. With more capacity and a better acoustic situation, the workshop would certainly have attracted even more people. “Now it’s your turn” - that’s how I rang in the change from presentation to networking speeddating. Although this led to red faces among the participants for a short time, it was subsequently well received. This coincidence brought together actors who otherwise would not have been able to get into conversation. And with the networking mindset just produced, it could also be better networked. A great comment by Benjamin Overhoff, interface designer at ma design GmbH & Co. KG: “You just hit the bull’s eye here (with the networking speed dating) - super interesting contacts”.
The workshop/lecture was so well received that it will be heard in a different setting this year. I’m looking forward to it!
tamanguu 3 minutes pitch
Directly after the workshop the pitch event took place, at which we were to present our startup in three minutes. I held the pitch with my co-founder Dr. Wolfram Schroers. So much has to be said: It is not easy to summarize the own startup in three minutes and to cover the topics relevant for such a pitch. However, we did a good job, drew attention to ourselves and received positive feedback afterwards. It was a good test run for the final at the Überflieger Wettbewerb**, when it comes to whether we travel with a delegation to Silicon Valley.
Before the event I had chosen exciting lectures and workshops from the Waterkant 2018 Program, but unfortunately didn’t get to visit all of them, because I was so much networking myself. :)
But here is a small overview of highlights of the Waterkant Festival from my perspective:
- “clarifydata - from analytics to predictive to Artificial Intelligence” with Michael Hartke
A very interesting presentation on how artificial intelligence works at clarifydata and how they got there. Michael is also a very pleasant conversation partner. During a joint lunch we will explore where we can learn from each other and create added value!
- DiWiSH Networking Event by Anna Frahm
As a member of DiWiSH e.V. (Digital Economy Schleswig-Holstein) we were invited to an internal networking event. My randomly formed team won the Marshmellow Challenge and also for networking reasons the event was worthwhile. Best regards at this point to Philipp Ströhemann from ComX and Nastasja Heuer from Wigital!
- Networking - new and old faces
It was great to meet so many interesting people again or meet so many new ones.
- Fish sandwich
I’ve only been eating fish sandwiches these two days. Firstly, because they tasted delicious. Secondly, because there was less waiting time. Fish sandwiches are prepared faster than curry sausage & chips or other food.
Next year the Waterkant Festival will definitely be a must again. Here you can find information and surely soon an aftershow movie: Waterkant Festival Website
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Smart Networking Workshop at the Waterkant Startup Festival- Posted by Johannes Ripken
Only a few days until the Waterkant Startup Festival in Kiel (14th - 15th June 2018). Reason enough to wave the flag again for this great event.
You can expect a wonderful maritime mix of start-ups, technologies, innovations and the always existing closeness to the water, which is not only a result of the exclusive location. The Waterkant Festival takes place again in the MFG5 area in Kiel between Holtenau and Friedrichsort, where military helicopters were based just a few years ago.
Music Industry Insight: Publishing Deal and Law with Julia Frese, Zimmermann & Decker- Posted by Friederike Schymura
Contracts, paragraphs and clauses are normally not part of the most favourite topics for artists and managers. When an artist decides to contractually commit to a publisher for a certain period of time, questions about questions come to his mind. Both the artist and the artist manager should deal with a submitted contract in peace - after all, it is about the rights to the artist’s creative property.
Creative property is a composition (lyrics and melody of a song) that is protected by the copyright. If a TV station wants to use a song for a commercial, the artist’s publisher is asked in 100% of the cases to conclude a so-called synch deal between TV station and publisher. It doesn’t matter whether it is a cover or the original song - in both cases the intellectual property, i.e. the composition, is used. If the original recording is used, it additionally concerns the neighbouring rights which are administered by the label. But more about this in the second part of our mini contract series.
tamanguu talked to Julia Frese, a lawyer in the music law firm Zimmermann und Decker, and clarified the most important legal questions that an artist manager or an artist should ask himself with regard to a publishing deal.
Future Music Camp 2018 Recap- Posted by Friederike Schymura
Photo Copyright: Sven Tillack
The website of the Popakademie, organizer and location of the event, describes what is and was essential for the Future Music Camp in addition to content topics: “As always, an important part of the Future Music Camp: Networking!”*
On the 26th and 27th April the ninth Future Music Camp took place and tamanguu was present. This year’s theme of the industry meeting was “ Digitalisation in live business “. The ever growing and meanwhile economically strongest sub-market of the music industry was the centre of the keynotes in the morning as well as of the discussions and sessions in the afternoon. How do we deal with the oversupply of events? How are ticketing, analytics or marketing changing as a result of digitalisation?
About the Relevance of Record Labels- Posted by Laura Dahmen
Brave new digital (music) world?
If you had to invest a lot of money in the marketing machinery in the past, you could do it yourself through social media with Facebook, Instagram and co. Whether newcomer, already established music artist or also actors of completely different industries - there seemed to be no limits to self-marketing. Social Media seemed to be THE marketing tool. It revolutionised classic marketing methods - a new era began with the rise of so-called social media stars.
The music industry was also affected by these developments. Music labels no longer had the same meaning as before. Musicians could suddenly be the blacksmiths of their own happiness, interact personally online with large crowds of people, discover the opinions and needs of their fans, and build an emotional connection through personal messages. Planning and executing a release in DIY style seemed simple and therefore attractive - especially for musicians without a label. But…