Podcast: Start it up with Erik Ackner

Published May 2019
Location Drahnsdorf
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Here we offer an opportunity for you to get to know one of the speakers from CITYMAKERS Social Entrepreneurship LAB which took place in Projektraum Drahnsdorf in May 2019: Erik Ackner. Kika YANG made the interview at the end of 2018, right before Erik moved from Chengdu to Berlin. He tells 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 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.