About Makayla DaSilva

Makayla is a Marketing & Research Intern at TechQuartier. She is originally from Ontario, Canada (between Niagara Falls and Toronto) and is completing her double Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and General Management at European Business School (EBS). During her time at TQ, she will be assisting the team in promoting Frankfurt's finest talent and building its startup economy globally.

Interview with Clark CEO, Dr. Christopher Oster – On the Frankfurt ecosystem, developing the right mindset and scaling internationally

2018-06-12T17:27:34+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

On June 8 2018, TechQuartier had the great opportunity to speak with the founder and CEO of Clark Germany GmbH, Dr. Christopher Oster. In the interview, Christopher gave TQ—and our startup community—some of his insights on what it takes to become a recognized and successful startup. Originally from the Rhein-Main region, Christopher began his professional

Frankfurt’s Got (the Potential for) Talent—how to accelerate entrepreneurial activity

2018-06-12T17:22:52+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

Frankfurt has a prominent concentration on universities, art colleges, and research institutes, a compelling strength that helps them to stand out in comparison to surrounding cities. Goethe University Frankfurt incubator program, Goethe Unibator, in particular is only a small step toward the entrepreneurial education that should be provided to employees, alumni, and especially students throughout

The Disadvantaged Creating Advantages—integrating women and immigrants into Frankfurt’s startup scene

2018-06-12T17:22:19+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

There may be hundreds of active startups within the region of Frankfurt, but the city is far from where they could be. According to the Startup Genome report, there is a desperate need for more startups to contribute to economic growth. But how will this be accomplished, exactly? Surprisingly, it can be accomplished through the

3 Key Conditions of Creating a Scale-Up

2018-06-12T17:23:53+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

Startups are progressively becoming impactful to many economies in recent years. According to the recent Startup Genome “Frankfurt Startup Ecosystem Report”, fast-growing startups, known as scale-ups, are capable of creating more jobs and two times the revenue in comparison to startups. The 2017 European Scale Up Report can also confirm this: scale-ups have provided an

“We Are Family”—incorporating a sense of community in order to scale up

2018-06-12T17:26:26+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

As Ingo Franz states in the Startup Genome report, connections between cities in the Rhein-Main region were non-existent up until recent years. Active communication among local cities is incredibly important in order to create an overall “sense of community”. This sense will allow for a more adequate exchange of resources, an acceleration of business ideas