Erik Ackner – Start it up

Published May 2019
Location Drahnsdorf

In this podcast you get to know Erik Ackner, one of the speakers from CITYMAKERS Social Entrepreneurship Competence Lab, which took place in Projektraum Drahnsdorf in May 2019. Kika Yang interviewed him in late 2018, right before Erik moved from Chengdu to Berlin.

Erik Ackner is sharing with us the story of his career: How he grew up in a tiny village and moved from place to place until arriving in China where he lived for about 10 years, founded 3 companies and embraced his mission to encourage the local startup community. In a very direct and humorous way, he shares his views on a number of city making topics such as the contemporary startup scene worldwide, entrepreneurship, work-life balance, tech-hub cities, the importance of education and vocational training, university cooperation between China and Germany.

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