2016 was a very successful year for blackbee and we now look back over that eventful time. Over this year, we have demonstrated again that not only satisfied customers are convinced by our blackbee technology and our work, but also that the innovative virtues of our company too are gaining more public recognition. Read our highlights from 2016 here in review.
December 2016: We are one of the particularly faster growing digital companies in Germany
For the second time now, Gründerszene has selected especially fast-growing German companies from the digital sector. In this year also, we are among the top 50 of the Gründerszene Growth Ranking 2016/2017 and once again remain amongst the digital high-flyers in Germany!
November 2016: Final of Entrepreneur of the Year 2016
Our three founders, Dr. Hanna Köpcke, Sabine Maßmann and Carina Röllig, were among the 35 finalists for “Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016”. This business award from the world-leading auditing and consulting firm EY recognises the innovative abilities and personal commitments of businesswomen and businessmen. Even when we didn’t count among the lucky awardees of “Entrepreneur of the Year” this time around, we are proud of this success and remain thankful to EY for an unforgettable evening at the awards ceremony on 18th November in Berlin.
October 2016: EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women
With the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program, EY brings together a select group of founding women whose enterprises are characterised by high growth potential and future-oriented scale models. We were very pleased that our founders Dr. Hanna Köpcke, Sabine Maßmann and Carina Röllig were part of this exciting initiative this year. More about the Entrepreneurial Winning Women program can be found in our blog entries.
September 2016: blackbee is again one of the hottest Leipzig startups
blackbee ranks again as one of the hottest Leipzig startups! The city of Leipzig is growing like no other major German city and its startup scene is thus evolving ever further. Gründerszene has looked closely at the hottest companies from Leipzig and we stand at the forefront of this list. deutsche-startups.de also lists the most interesting startups from Leipzig and ranks us among the “20 exciting startups from Leipzig, which should be kept an eye on“.
June 2016: We are winners of the NOAH Berlin Startup Stage
At the Axel Springer NOAH Conference in Berlin our foundress Carina Röllig presented our blackbee technology on the Startup Stage. At the biggest industry event of the European Internet economy, innovative startups met with established market leaders and top decision-makers from business and politics. We were very pleased to be selected among the five winners of the startup competition during online voting in September. We therefore had the chance to share at the renowned Noah Conference in London our vision of the revolution in digital market research with a large specialist audience.
May 2016: Startup Safari in Leipzig
This year we attended the Startup Safari Leipzig! On 12th May, we made invitations to our offices in fashionable Leipzig and provided insights into our innovative business model. We are looking forward to Startup Safari Leipzig 2017 and will be pleased to swap ideas with startup enthusiasts, creative thinkers and potential investors
April 2016: The race for the bevh Rising Star
In April, we reached second place in the race for the bevh Rising Star. We competed for the innovation award in Hamburg at the Elevator-Pitch of the Workshop Conference .EXE – E-Commerce Experts Exchange together with Lengow und Akanoo. Previously, the jury selected three finalists from the numerous first-class applications – and we were happy to have reached the finals!
March 2016: Women power at the Foundress Breakfast
At the Foundress Breakfast at CeBIT 2016 we encountered concentrated women power. Besides the chance to make a speech about our company’s growth, our founder, Carina Röllig, listened in on an exciting discussion at the podium talk about potential growth chances for, and challenges to, foundresses. We especially enjoyed the inspiring interchange with other businesswomen.
February 2016: Winner at the Hamburg IT Strategy Days
On 18th February, at the Startup Sessions of the Hamburg IT Strategy Days, we were able to present our business model to the most important decision-makers in the IT sector. Our CEO, Lutz Röllig, managed to leave behind a winning impression here: Our pitch duly convinced the IT experts present and we emerged victorious as winners during audience voting.
January 2016: Nomination for the Focus Digital Star Award 2016
2016 could not have started better: At the Focus Digital Star Award 2016, we were nominated as one of the best 21 digital ideas from Germany. Focus magazine confers the award annually for exceptional performances in the digital sphere.
The most exciting topics in the blackbee blog
Also regarding the development of our blackbee blog, we review here the topic-laden year. Are you already familiar with our blog article “Price observation on the Internet – Online prices forever in sight“? This post has received the most attention among our readers this year. With many worthwhile background pieces on the topics of price optimisation, competitor observation and big data, as well as current news on developments within eCommerce, we intend to keep you informed of the very latest. We will be glad to further advise you on the important topics surrounding price management for online retailers and manufacturers.
Do you want to increase sales using price observation and thus always remain one step ahead of your competition? Get in touch with us, we look forward to your message.