Give us your 30 seconds elevator pitch. What is it that you are working on? And who are the masterminds behind your company?
More Cargobike is developing new usages for cargo bikes. Cargo bikes made an extraordinary progress in the past ten years. A lot of potential still slumbers in these great vehicles, especially in specific use cases.
We are currently focussing on small craft businesses and holidays.
Why did you decide to start working on a hardware idea?
No one is offering the ideas I have around cargo bikes, so I had to start it!
Why did you choose the city of Berlin to found a company? Do you think the city has an impact of how successful your project will be?
Berlin is my hometown and after a couple of years away my longing for Berlin became too
great. So I didn’t really had a choice where to found.
The city has a strong impact of how successful our projects will be. On the one hand I am
satisfied to have founded here in Berlin: people are willing to try new things, support for
startups is good and MotionLab.Berlin is the best place. But: Developments are driven too slowly by keeping old technologies and business models alive. This makes it much harder to get new products and services to the market.
What do you want to achieve with your startup apart from getting money and fame? 😉
I want to enable cargo bike usage in many different ways, because I strongly believe that
cargo bikes are a very smart way to get from here to there.
Which is the part of running a startup, that scares you the most and which is most fun?
I don’t like bookkeeping, that’s why I sorted this out very early.
Most fun is to start new projects and the euphoria that is around in the team.
Would you rather have one real get out of jail free card or a key that opens any door?
A key that opens any door.
I hope I don’t need a get out of jail card.
When was the last time you really celebrated a success and what was it about?
I played football in a team of close friends and we won the relegation game and moved
up to the next league. That was a celebration!
If you could change your life with every person in the world right now - would you do it? And if yes, with whom?
I would change with Frank-Walter Steinmeier and use the presidency to start more
public debates about relevant topics.
Why are you at MotionLab.Berlin?
Because of Rainer, worlds best Hausmeister.*
*MotionLab.Berlins support and community and infrastructure is well known. So I use this
space to give credits to Rainer.
Would you rather have the skills to see 10 minutes into your future or to reset what happened in the last 10 minutes?
Reset what happened. So I can try a lot of things and if its not cool, I can just reset it.
I could tell things to people, and If they don’t like it, reset the last 10 minutes and try
again with something else.
What is your favorite song, that motivates you and brings you through a tough working day?
Mollono Bass – Die Liebe (Kombinat 100 Remix)
What is the current status quo of your company?
Are you currently looking for something specific? Investors, specific knowledge or positions?
Specific knowledge: IT and processes
Positions: COO / Co-Founder (very exciting project, if interested please contact)
If the 14 year old you would read this interview, what is the one thing you want him to know?
Don’t make life so difficult for your mother.
Who is probably the proudest person in your circle of what you have achieved in the last years?
When was the last time you got really sick of what you are doing and why?
Never happened. Before I get really sick I stop.
If someone invested 1 million euro in your startup tomorrow, what would you use the money for?
IT, processes, marketing, production of specific build-ups for cargo bikes.
Thank you, Nadine!