KLU Startup Day 2018

 Amanda Del Valle Diaz describing Clinch Logistics in the blue couch of the DVZ.

Amanda Del Valle Diaz describing Clinch Logistics in the blue couch of the DVZ.

Clinch Logistics is extremely proud to have pitched in their Alma Mater, where this project really started. All founders graduated a Master of Science degree in Global Logistics from KLU where the project was incubated, using small break-out rooms as offices.

The event featured a prologue, where MOIA  - a Volkswagen venture, unveiled their plan to launch a fleet of autonomous taxi/shuttles to improve urban mobility starting with Berlin and Hamburg. That was a great appetizer for the main course.

The main event featured over 20 logistics startups, all at different stages making a dent in the industry. It was a Rumble-in-the-Jungle showdown, with startups pitching in blocks for 5 minutes each then getting 30 minutes in a separate room to answer questions from anyone interested in joining or doing research in the Startup. 

The highlight for Clinch was when Clinch co-founder Amanda Del Valle Diaz sat down on the Blue Couch with Harald Ehren - DVZ Editor in Chief, and talked about Clinch's business and journey so far. More importantly, in an industry dominated by male founders, it was a refreshing and inspiring sight to see a female leader stepping up and entering the fray with the intention to make an impact.

 Last pitching block together with Freightos, Searoutes.com, Sennder, Poolynk and Demogate.

Last pitching block together with Freightos, Searoutes.com, Sennder, Poolynk and Demogate.

The event ended on a high note, with everyone enjoying the Empathy Machine - a band originally from Bogota-Colombia based in Berlin, bringing a progressive deep funk with an explosive electronic sound combining synthesizers, drum machines, and a funky guitar.

The KLU Startup Day's second edition has established as Hamburg's logistics startup flagship event and Clinch Logistics looks forward to participating in the years to come. Thanks to Prof. Dr. Hanno Friedrich, Prof. Dr. André Ludwig, Pablo Del Valle, Kathrin Storm, Kristina Brümmer and everyone involved in putting together such a nice event.