We are proud to announce Arndt Kwiatkowski (Founder Immobilienscout24 / Founder Bettermarks) as guest for our second event.
Back in 1996, Arndt quit his job at Siemens-Nixdorf to build what would become one of the most successful German web companies — and within just a few years, ImmobilienScout24 had completely disrupted the real estate market.
Last year, a 70% stake of the Scout24 group was sold for 1,5 billion euros.
It was a hard and arduous path to achieve such success, particularly in the beginning, but Arndt gathered a fantastic team to realize his idea.
Part of that founding team followed Arndt after he left Immobilienscout24 in 2008 to start his next company. Inspired by problems he had experienced in his own family, he founded Bettermarks, an online education service specialized in maths and tailored to the individual learner’s needs.
We are excited to welcome Arndt on stage to share his story with us and look forward to learn more about the behind-the-scenes of one of Germany’s premier internet companies, ImmobilienScout24, as well as lessons learnt from his current endeavor, Bettermarks, which is currently disrupting the market of math education and helping solve one of the thorniest problems of our education system.
The interview will be led by Christoph Raethke. Christoph has been working in the digital industry for over 17 years. He has run two semesters of the Founder Institute and is the founder of the Berlin Startup Academy — Berlin’s boutique, independent Startup Accelerator. In addition to that, Christoph is a frequent speaker at international events and renown for his critical and thought-provoking views.
Our event takes place in the St. Oberholz apartments. As the central meeting point of Berlin's digital scene, there could be no better setting for our intimate “fireside chat” interview format.
(The Interview will be conducted in german)
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Live as if you were a real Berliner Crystal clear lakes, palm-lined beaches, historical sights and landmarks – this is what you won’t find at Rosenthaler Platz. What we have to offer is something rather different: a fresh breeze of WiFi blows up high into our sophisticated third and fourth floor apartments. Enjoy urban comfort and the exceptional St. Oberholz style for either peaceful contemplation or vibrant city life as well as for busy meetings and conferences.
ENJOY YOUR LIFE! Stay put in the everyday or leave the everyday behind. Be inspired or be an inspiration. Follow the trends. Or set the trends. Enjoy the sunrise – as the day begins or the night ends.
We are the startup incubator YOU IS NOW, which was initially started by ImmobilienScout24 in 2010 for startups around real estate. In 2012 Scout24 setup YOU IS NOW at the headquarter of the group in Munich with an extended scope and concept. Scout24 itself is one of the biggest success stories of the German Internet, but we also had our humble beginnings as a small startup.
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