The Year-in-Review with NBT and Ventures
Want a glimpse of a massively productive year? Look no further. Despite the internationally hectic quality of 2018, we as a tech company builder with cross-industry ventures, focused on solving problems with smart solutions.
Join us in reflecting on last year’s accomplishments as we set the goal even higher for next year.
Impact, Highlights, Ecosystem, and International Relations.
Stay tuned for what’s to come in 2019, when we dive into educational partner projects, shake up the energy sector and address the global water crisis, among other big endeavors.
1.High Tech's High Impact
Our C-level presented their visions and ideas, which are shaping the IoT and blockchain landscape in Berlin and beyond.
NBT CIO Martin Buhl dived into the 4th Industrial Revolution and discussed our lean startup approach.
Harald Zapp at CUBE, during an interview with journalist Monty Munford. Photo by Dan Taylor, 2018.
2. Venture Highlights
Our ventures had some major wins. Here are a few notable milestones.
In supply chain, our venture Evertrace made Germany’s top 100 startups. After completing a pilot project with +D Consortium, Evertrace is currently developing a platform for cargo insurance, real-time tracking and risk accumulation modeling. Read an interview with founder, Darina Onoprienko.
Our Economy of Things venture, Weeve hosted a Hackathon connecting Ethereum to real IoT products, showcased weeveOS at Moinworld–furthering diversity in tech, had their MQTTS adopted by Fraunhofer FOKUS, and expanded their network of advisors and partners.
3. Expanding Berlin’s Ecosystem
Our ecosystem is continually expanding. Join us in Berlin!
After launching a roadshow to bring IoT to SMEs across Germany, we also welcomed the Mayor of Berlin and represented Berlin in San Francisco. Finally, we capped off the year with a cozy Kaminabend for the IoT community.
4. China & Germany Rapport
Don’t sleep on this one. Watch where these two countries are headed, together.
One of the most important global relationships to watch is that of Germany and China. According to Yahoo Finance, “China became Germany's largest trading partner, with a trade volume of more than 180 billion Euros, which is more than the sum of Britain, France and Italy.”
On the heels of NBT CEO Harald Zapp joining an German economic delegation to China, we hosted Brinc’s Bay McLaughlin during Bay Day. We later received a visit from the Chinese Entrepreneurs Club with some great presentations by our friends at Factory Berlin.
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