The 17 best things that happened to GTEC this 2017

What a ride! This 2017 has definitely been amazing for the GTEC startups, partners, community and our fantastic team of entrepreneurial minds always making sure everyone comes together to foster entrepreneurship and technology in Germany. Here’s the recap of our year: it’s hard for us to believe everything that was achieved, but looking back, it all happened and we couldn’t be prouder!

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The Great Berlin Investor Summit 2017 was everything we hoped for and more!

Meeting investors is not an easy task for entrepreneurs passionate about their idea but with limited time and resources. We do know that and a few weeks back we set ourselves with the challenge to bring as many investors from as different backgrounds and investment styles as possible in the same room. This time though, we wanted to give it an interesting twist to the usual setup and we asked investors to pitch to the startups attending.

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GTEC and VR First join forces to champion AR and VR initiatives across Europe

The Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) spaces are heating up – a few months back both Apple and Google announced their own projects to help developers create VR and AR experiences inside their ecosystems. ARKit and ARCore are an exciting advancement for consumers all over the world –  through them, we will all be able to enjoy the newest innovations in AR/VR using just our smartphones.

Until now, the majority of VR content has only been viewable with headsets and the only popular AR application for phones has been Pokémon Go, this, however, is all about to change. The jump these two tech giants are about to take signals that we are entering a new era. And old and new players need to be ready for what’s to come.

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Boosting startups in Ukraine: GTEC visits Kiev

On the weekend of October 6-8, GTEC was in Kiev for the second time this year. The first time, in August, we held our trusted G-Force meetup, which by now has 2,500 members all over the world. Our first contact with the Ukrainian startup scene was very promising, with over 50 founders joining on a warm Kiev summer night. So promising, in fact, that our MD Education Christoph decided to go back again – but this time, bringing some influential friends from the Berlin startup entrepreneurship scene.

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