• Are incubators worth it for startups?


    New research suggests that incubators don't significantly assist startups.

    By Adam Tinworth

  • Could startups find meaning in our photo streams?


    We're generating ever-increasing volumes of photos - so why isn't technology helping us find meaning in them?

    By Adam Tinworth

  • Mikko Hypponen: better digital security needs more European startups


    We've handed over our data to American companies, and given up our privacy with it. We need to understand what the threats are - and to build an European online world that keeps our data safe, says Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure.

    By Adam Tinworth

  • 2017 predictions: Machine learning, voice interfaces and the politics of algorithms


    What will 2017 hold for the tech industry? Here are our guesses…

    By Adam Tinworth

  • Digital transformation: Waiting is the wrong strategy


    Why do many companies still wait for their products to be devalued by digital transformation? It was a long time to foresee, and lost time can never be recovered.

    By Martin Recke

  • 2016: a year of digital growing pains


    2016 has been quite a year. While we like to look at what's coming NEXT, sometimes it's appropriate to take a look back at the year that's finishing…

    By Adam Tinworth

  • NEXT16: What we can learn from China


    Panel with Patrick Boos (DGroup), William Bao Bean (SOSV & Chinaccelerator) and Anna Kostense

    By Adam Tinworth

  • NEXT16: How do companies become platforms?


    Can companies embrace digital and become true platforms? A panel discussion between speakers from Audi, Deutsche Bank ann Allianz sought to find out…

    By Adam Tinworth

  • NEXT16: Asia is more than WeChat, says William Bao Bean


    We're underestimating the huge business opportunity in Asia - but it's a different ecosystem, and you need to behave differently

    By Adam Tinworth

  • Conjuring digital memories of #NEXT15


    Google and Apple are competing to bring our digital memories to life - and using machine learning to do it.

    By Adam Tinworth

  • The dark side of the Silicon Valley startup dream


    Money! Coding! Beer! It's all fun in startup land, right? Well, not so much…

    By Adam Tinworth

  • Brian Solis

    Digital Analyst, Futurist & Author, Altimeter Group

    The digital analyst, anthropologist and futurist is author of the recently released book ‘X: The Experience When Business Meets Design’.

  • Jeremy Abbett

    Creative Evangelist, Google

  • Special Start-up Programme. Limited Start-up Tickets on Sale!


    Get a reduced NEXT16 Start-up ticket and you'll have free entry to the Reeperbahn Festival programme, to the Startups@Reeperbahn Conference sessions and Pitch.

    By Xenia Stubbe

  • Hendrik Schicke

    Founder & CEO, MR.CARDBOARD

  • Making cities better with drones


    New York is using drones to make some pretty tedious maintenance work cooler, safer - and better…

    By Adam Tinworth

  • Start-up tickets on sale!


    Listen up, Start-ups! You can apply for a Start-up ticket for only EUR 249.

    By Xenia Stubbe

  • Display Advertising – What you should know

    • Marcus Frank, Managing Director DACH Region

    Display and mobile ads are becoming more and more important as the usage of mobile internet is rising. What do customers pay attention to? What is good content management and what is important in order to distribute on the right channels? What is good advertising on high-end tech gadgets anywas?…

    4 people are interested.
  • Accelerating Innovation

    • James Temple, SVP, Executive Creative Director, EMEA

    As an incumbent business in any sector of any market in the world, if you’re not thinking about how you can create disruption through digital innovation you’ll very likely be a footnote in history within 5yrs. Prof. Richard Foster of Yale university, predicts that by 2020 more than 350 of…

    11 people are interested.
  • Läuft bei uns – What we can all learn from German hip-hop

    • Davide Bortot, Founder

    Deutschrap has shaped German entertainment, culture and language like no other subcultural movement of the past two decades. What’s little known to the outside world: The scene has also created its own industry. While struggling with a lack of infrastructure and rejection from traditional gatekeepers, German rappers used the web…

    1 people are interested.
  • 5 Years From Now, What Companies Should You Be Building/Investing In

    • Colette Ballou, Founder & President

    The digitalization made it happen: there is a huge amount of startups of any industry out there which are in need of venture capital and ready to disrupt markets. But all that glitters is not gold. Which industries and ideas are worth investing in? What will be the next bubble?…

    3 people are interested.

    • Agnieszka Walorska, Founder

    The internet has already transformed a number of industries from the ground up: from putting travel agents out of a job almost overnight, it went on to disrupt the media industry (music, newspapers, TV) and retail. Currently, banking, insurance, hospitality, automotive and logistics are witnessing unparalleled competition from new entrants…

    3 people are interested.
  • The top 5 videos of NEXT15


    Nearly four months after NEXT15 - which videos captured people's imaginations? Here are the top five, based on traffic

    By Adam Tinworth

  • Topsy is the latest to face the sunset of the apps


    Apple suddenly killed Topsy - two years after acquiring it. Can we rely on acquired apps when so many are sunsetted?

    By Adam Tinworth