up_starter Jan Akerman

๐Ÿš€ Follow me on my entrepreneurial journey ๐Ÿ’ป Startup Manager / ABC Silicon Valley ๐Ÿ’ก Founder / CAMPUSBEAUTIES, CRUZ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Munich - ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ San Josรฉ
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118 4 Feb 4, 2018
up_starter: Last night I was invited to the 50th

Last night I was invited to the 50th Anniversary Gala of Children's Musical Theatre Cabaret Night, starring upcoming youngsters as well as 96 Broadway actors. When you sit on a table with a Tesla executive, Stanfordโ€™s most donating alumni family, and the biggest Real Estate builder in the Valley, you know you did something right. Thank you ๐Ÿ’›

163 6 Feb 1, 2018
up_starter: My absolute favorite working cafรฉ in the Valley @
163 3 Jan 25, 2018
up_starter: Visiting my fellow Bavarians in San Francisco @investinbavaria ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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165 13 Jan 12, 2018
up_starter: My last trip to Portugal and Spain before

My last trip to Portugal and Spain before going back to Golden State. It was an amazing time with amazing people. Thanks to one of my best friends and rising YouTube star , the crazy Norwegian traveller , who can't eat Asian food without laughing, a taxi drivers worst nightmare , la danseuse fantastique , fashionista , the you don't wanna fuck around with a whitey aka BIG MAMA, and the Eichhรถrnchen, and all others I couldn't find in IG ๐Ÿ’ฅ

230 6 Jan 9, 2018
up_starter: Tomorrow the holidays are over and this is

Tomorrow the holidays are over and this is a throwback to my week in Slovenia. The country might be small, but its beauty is huge. And besides sightseeing, I had the chance to visit my colleagues at to exchange experiences from the past year. Did you know ABC was awarded best Acceleration Programme in the CEE region? What an achievement! Thanks to everyone who made this stay so special ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Pics from Portugal and Spain following soon โœŒ๐Ÿฝ

148 6 Dec 22, 2017
up_starter: Last week I visited the guys from Stormborn

Last week I visited the guys from Stormborn Studios in Triest, an Italian VR gaming startup that I was lucky enough working with in the Valley. These amazing guys became true friends of mine, thanks for the fun time and goooood Italian food ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น e

213 11 Dec 17, 2017
up_starter: Enjoying the beautiful Carmel beach at sunset after

Enjoying the beautiful Carmel beach at sunset after a great day at the beach with some of our startups ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒ…

383 21 Nov 4, 2017
up_starter: Soon it

Soon it'll be one year Silicon Valley. I don't even know where to start. I've met incredible people, doers, hustlers, dreamers. Been to headquarters of the worlds leading tech companies. Learned so much new stuff personally and professionally. But most importantly, I made great friends from all over the world. And that's just the beginning ๐Ÿš€ . . .

905 12 Sep 6, 2017
up_starter: This week is @abc_siliconvalley startup & talent exhibition tour.

This week is startup & talent exhibition tour. We have five selected startups with us to let them experience the Silicon Valley vibe, gather feedback from investors and meet as many people from the local entrepreneurial scene as possible. Starting this day with a private tour at Google and the inspiring view from ๐ŸŒ Next tour is going to take place in October, be there or be square ๐Ÿ’ฅ . . . cisco

504 11 Aug 18, 2017
up_starter: Coffee break in SF @bluebottle โ˜•๏ธ I recently met

Coffee break in SF โ˜•๏ธ I recently met friends from the Turkish startup organization to discuss possibilities of a joint program with , bringing the top startups from and to Silicon Valley ๐Ÿš€ . . . coffee

686 5 Jun 29, 2017
up_starter: Probably the best view in San Josรฉ, from @
510 11 Jun 27, 2017
up_starter: Casually parked on the streets of Palo Alto ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’จ
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Casually parked on the streets of Palo Alto ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’จ . . . ๐Ÿ“ธ 458 #458speciale 458speciale california ic cars ic ncar nbeauty

854 13 Jun 25, 2017
up_starter: Definitely one of the more pleasing projects. Expanding @
463 9 Jun 16, 2017
up_starter: Grateful to have the opportunity of living in

Grateful to have the opportunity of living in this amazing Silicon Valley ecosystem, working with an amazing team and mentoring outstanding startups . . . downtown night

366 7 Jun 3, 2017
up_starter: Munich - London - San Josรฉ โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Finally arrived back in

Munich - London - San Josรฉ โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Finally arrived back in Silicon Valley this week. For the next 6 months, I gonna be scouting, managing and mentoring the best international growth stage startups from around the world . . .

389 8 May 23, 2017
up_starter: HELL YESSS! Since we brought the guys from @

HELL YESSS! Since we brought the guys from to , I had the great honor to witness the hard work, entrepreneurial drive and never ending passion of the two founders Miro and Marcel, to bring their vision of future urban commuting to life. Now, finally, they are live on And after 3h they already reached more than 50% of their initial goal of $100k, which is INSANE! Can't tell how proud and excited I am to see all their hard work and sleepless nights now paying off. Guys, you really deserve it, this product is amazing ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ campaign campaign

750 27 May 23, 2017
up_starter: Back to Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Just went to the consulate

Back to Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Just went to the consulate to get my business visa for US. Looks like I gonna fly to sunny California in a few days ๐Ÿ˜Ž

421 16 May 20, 2017
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Two and a half weeks I've travelled through Portugal on my mission to find a cork leather accessory manufacturer. What was the main challenge? Finding someone who combines top notch quality in material and workmanship with professionalism and availability, willingness to start with small minimum orders and capacities to scale, and last but not least someone you just feel comfortable with. Even though time was short, it looks like I've found one manufactory that ticks all the boxes. Now is preparing our final design sketches so we can kick off the sampling process upcoming week. Expect some amazing stuff to happen soon ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป Next stop: back to Munich for one week before leaving to Silicon Valley again ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

205 5 May 19, 2017
up_starter: Enjoying the last evening in Lisbon with @toscapoet