Category: Startup Stories

Crashtest Security – the Cyber Security Innovation “Made in Munich”

Young, innovative and award-winning: Crashtest Security automatically searches for security gaps in WERK1 – in between, of course, it can also be “Bavarian – traditional”. The topic of cyber security occupies developers, operators and users of web applications like no other, and this not only since the new EU data protection basic regulation came into force. The big question is: How can companies close potential security gaps as early as the development stage in order…Read more

“BEING DIFFERENT” IN THE VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY: SALMI GAMES WORKS FAIR AND SUCCESSFUL AT WERK1

WERK1 just celebrated its 5th birthday and in the past years we had many startups with a digital background in our company. Thanks to Games/Bavaria and many ambitious founders, projects from the video games industry have been part of the original DNA of WERK1 right from the beginning and in addition to the umbrella brand for the industry here in Bavaria, we are also very proud to still have two outstanding studios under our roof. One of…Read more

AT WERK1 TO THE EUROPEAN TECH CHAMPION: FRANK THELEN INVESTS MILLIONS IN SMARTLANE

At the end of their time at WERK1, the Smartlane team has taken a big step towards their own vision of a complete digitalisation of the logistics industry! Startup investor Frank Thelen and his team consider Smartlane to be a “European Tech Champion”, which was worth the biggest single investment so far. The team around founder Monja Mühling now wants to accelerate their own growth and build an international brand. However, the Munich entrepreneur decided…Read more

FROM WERK1 INTO THE SUPERMARKET: MYCHIPSBOX TELLS ITS SUCCESS STORY

Many startups start with a personal problem of the founders. For this reason, Erol and Ebru Kaynak from myChipsBox have also started their mission to change the world of crisps in a sustainable way: Disappointed by the offer in their local supermarket, the couple took the initiative and developed their own range of high-quality crisps – only the best organic ingredients and a lot of creativity in the recipes. Unwanted ingredients such as glutamate or…Read more