Speed Dating Hamburg’s Start-Up Community

Five impressive companies that won our hearts at the Reeperbahn Festival Conference

Trailers line a side street in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg. Sitting inside each are representatives from emerging companies in the city’s start-up scene, ready to present to investors and journalists alike for a quick five minutes. This is speed dating the tech community, dubbed Startups@Reeperbahn 2014 Pitch, and exists as part of the Hamburg Startups collaboration with this year’s Reeperbahn Festival, a music …

The Monocle Guide to Good Business

Valuable, globally sourced wisdom and inspiration for getting down to business

The world is rife—even overrun—with business books. Whether it’s sage management advice or dubious tips on working two hours a week from a hammock, the business section of most bookstores is full of all flavors for would-be entrepreneurs and those looking to make moves in the business world. Considering the volume and range in quality of such titles, “The Monocle Guide to Good Business”—published by …

Incipit

The Milan-based lab helps talented young designers bring their ideas to life

In Latin, the word “incipit” means “the beginning.” Reflecting the word’s meaning, Incipit is also a new Milan-based creative lab and business. The aim is simple yet brave: to help young designers produce their first objects by enlisting the best artisans and technicians around Italy, then launching those products in traditional design retail outlets. The company was founded last year by Roberto Hoz and Marta …