Christoph Fahle
January 6, 2012

Office Hours @ betahaus

Experten schauen sich dann zum Beispiel Euren Mac oder Laptop genauer an bei Problemen mit dem Drucken oder Eure Steuererklärung bei Problemen mit dem Finanzamt.

Im betahaus werden neben Workshops auch regelmäßig Sprechstunden und Beratungen zu den verschiedensten Themen angeboten. Experten schauen sich dann zum Beispiel Euren Mac oder Laptop genauer an bei Problemen mit dem Drucken oder Eure Steuererklärung bei Problemen mit dem Finanzamt. Hier seht hier welche Beratungen wir zurzeit anbieten, wann sie stattfinden und wie Ihr euch dafür anmelden könnt.

TECHNIK, DIENSTAGS 17-18 UHR, DONNERSTAGS 10-11 Uhr, BETAHAUS OFFICE, 3. OG: Der Drucker geht nicht? Internet auch nicht? Du bist mit deinem technischen Latein am Ende? Unser Admin Dominik Mauritz steht Euch jeden Dienstag und Donnerstag bei allen technischen Problemen mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. For betahaus Members only!

GRÜNDUNG & FÖRDERUNG, ALLE 2 WOCHEN, GERADE KALENDERWOCHEN, MITTWOCHS 17-20 UHR, DIALOG 3, 3.OG: Ein Startup gründen ist eine ganze Menge Arbeit. Gründercoach Thorsten Harms will es Euch leichter machen und beantwortet deswegen jeden zweiten und vierten Mittwoch im Monat alle Fragen rund um Fördermittelbeantragung, Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten, Künstlersozialkasse, Businessplanerstellung, Gründerzuschuss und Gründercoaching. Anmeldung bitte via Email an Offen auch für betahaus | guests!

LAW&ORDER, ALLE 2 WOCHEN, UNGERADEN KALENDERWOCHEN, DONNERSTAGS 17-19 UHR, DIALOG 3, 3.OG: Law&Order lautet die Devise! Gerade für Freelancer und Startups können rechtliche Fehler über Erfolg und Misserfolg der eigenen Selbstständigkeit entscheiden. Jeden ersten und dritten Donnerstag im Monat erklärt Euch in-haus Anwalt  Max v.d. Ahé wie man diese Fehler am besten umgeht oder wie man aus der Misere wieder rauskommt. Für alle betahaus| member ist die Rechtsberatung gratis. Bitte meldet Euch verbindlich bei an. For betahaus| member only.

STEUERN, ALLE 2 WOCHEN, GERADE KALENDERWOCHEN, DONNERSTAGS 17-19 UHR, DIALOG 3, 3.OG: Wie komme ich um die Nachzahlung herum und was muss das Finanzamt eigentlich alles über meine Tätigkeit wissen? Jeden zweiten und vierten Donnerstag im Monat beantwortet ein gestandener Steuerberater alle Eure Fragen zum Thema Steuern und erzählt wie sowohl Ihr als auch das Finanzamt glücklich werden können. Bitte meldet Euch verbindlich bei an. For betahaus | members only!

CODE & PROGRAMMING. EVERY 2 WEEKS; WEDNESDAYS 19-20h, DIALOG 3 Whether you need advice about your own code, advice on how to speak to your programmers and understand what they are actually doing, or help with your new web project, these guys are able to help you. Every second Wednesday from 7pm and 8pm. Please register beforehand at:!

Die Termine für die nächsten Office Hours findet Ihr in unserem Kalender.

Cost is a big one here. In regards to total transportation costs, the last mile comprises up to 53% of those - making it the least efficient part of the supply chain. Expectations of free shipping and next day deliveries add up to this.

Due to increasing digitalization and convenience services in every area of people's lives, the smooth and flawless process of getting the delivery to one's doorstep is exceedingly becoming what customers care most about. On top of that, for companies that package being delivered is an extension of their brand. The consumer is basically coming face-to-face with the brand, which makes it the biggest opportunity to heighten customer satisfaction.

If you live in a city and have even slightly observed your urban surroundings you’ve probably witnessed it first hand - urban congestion and crowded cities make it pretty tough to satisfy the growing demand and rising expectations of super quick deliveries. Add unpredictability in transit (like weather conditions), an incorrect address or remote locations, just to name a few, and you can see where this is going.

The worst part is, all those delivery trucks and vans that also produce a fair bit of emissions, are often only half full when they roll out for deliveries. This is mostly due to low drop sizes and stops along the route that are far and few between.

It’s not all hopeless though - Where there is a problem, there are solutions.

Same old, same old - isn’t always all that bad. Sometimes, all that’s needed are some new perspectives! The city of Utrecht, for‌ ‌example, implemented a zero-emissions electric barge nicknamed the “Beer Boat”. 

Since 2010 it’s carrying beer and food to the city’s downtown restaurants by using waterways. Other electric barges in Amsterdam not only deliver but even collect organic waste, which is then turned into biofuel in processing plants! Isn’t that cool?

It becomes clear that cities, logistics, as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌urban‌ ‌planners, are equally part of solving the inefficiency of the last-mile. Tackling this mountain of issues calls for teamwork!

A centralized platform, hub or network for similar companies, could do the trick to fill up the delivery vans & trucks that are barely loaded. Parcels could be distributed more efficiently between different companies and their delivery vehicles.

Like a big pool of parcels from different companies with every single parcel going into that one van with the same route!

Delivery Driver Experience and Smart Delivery Vehicles are also areas with huge potential for improvement and innovation.

Ellie: Two years ago we adopted a new legal structure for Jolocom GmbH according to the purpose model of ownership, manifesting our commitment and dedication to building a self-sovereign organization. That means we can’t take VC funding or sell public shares of the company. 

Volker: Jolocom is a community driven organisation – both in a tech sense but also much further beyond. We’re hugely involved in the DWeb community where we organize and attend events for the decentralized community. Every year we also help organize and attend the DWeb Camp in San Francisco, which brings together all kinds of creatives so this technology of tomorrow is built in a collaborative way.

Next to that on-demand experiences have become firmly embedded into people’s everyday lives - be it a mobile app to book a ride, send flowers to your loved ones or order lunch to your office. It’s all possible and has made premium features like real-time tracking a standard.  The online consumer expects nothing less and certainly doesn’t like to wait.

Making that quick and instant gratification happen is another story though. Groundbreaking ideas and innovations are needed to tackle all these factors. Does your startup have one? 

Then head over to our Future Logistics Challenge! Applications are still open until September 23rd.

Volker: There is this really nice place, called Green Rabbit with salads and baked potatoes where I like to go to. Sometimes I just keep it simple and go to Lidl.

Ellie: I eat a lot in cafe which is here around the corner and I love the Matcha Lattes from Starbucks.

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