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Abigail Wick

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Abigail Wick is currently based in Berlin, Germany. She works as a communications consultant and writer for a broad range of international clients. 

Learn more about her at abigailwick.com

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NPR Berlin Blog
6:05 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

"The Sand Storm" Screened In Berlin Featuring Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei starring in "The Sand Storm" by filmmaker Jason Wishnow
Credit Jason Wishnow

In 2006, everybody told New York filmmaker Jason Wishnow it was career suicide. Nobody wants to watch academic lectures on a computer screen, they said. More than 1-billion online views later (including from, of all places, outer space), TEDTalks naysayers couldn’t have been more wrong--securing for Mr. Wishnow, the filmmaker who helped transform the ideas-driven TEDTalks platform into its highly-watchable modern format, a legacy in the pantheon of viral-content gods. 

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Technology
4:28 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Berlin's ‘Geekettes’ Expand Into U.S., Announce Partnership With Sony

The "Geekettes," founded by Jess Erickson (left) and Denise Philipp, is a Berlin-born society for women in tech. Tomorrow, March 5th, marks their entry into the U.S. via New York.
Credit Carolin Weinkopf Fotografie

Geekettes cofounders Jess Erickson and Denise Philipp didn’t set out to stimulate a movement that would sweep across Europe and spill into the United States. They just had a gut feeling that women were hungry, as they themselves were, and wanted to create a platform in response to that need.

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Technology
9:43 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

'TechCrunch Disrupt’ Draws Top Tech Founders To Berlin

Marc Samwer, digital entrepreneur and part founder of Rocket Internet, spoke at the week's TechCrunch Disrupt event in Berlin.
Credit Courtesy of TechCrunch

Once propped up by a smattering of successful exits and no small share of hype, Berlin’s startup economy is increasingly lock-and-step with the real world.

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NPR Berlin Blog
9:09 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Increasing Egg Production On Small Farms: A Solution To The International Food Crisis?

The 2013 Thought for Food Global Summit convened thought leaders from 25 countries with the aim of generating collaborative, actionable strategies to feed the planet.
Credit Abigail Wick / for NPR Berlin

It’s a complex challenge that requires interdisciplinary solutions: 7.2 billion people currently inhabit the planet, and an estimated one billion go to bed hungry on a daily basis.

Food production and distribution are, and have been, in a state of crisis. By 2050, the global population is expected to reach nine billion, and the United Nations projects that farmers must produce 70 percent more food globally (from 2009 levels) to sustain the world’s predicted population growth.

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NPR Berlin Blog
5:50 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Germany’s New Digital Economy Drops Glass-Half-Empty Mentality

Sasha Kellert, the CEO of a cloud-managed print service, believes Silicon Valley can influence Berlin's start-up scene without disturbing the city's own unique advantages.
Credit Courtesy of Sasah Kellert

On Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama’s address in front of Berlin’s historic Brandenburg Gate underscored America’s vital transatlantic relationship with Germany.

As the Western world’s two top-ranking GDPs, Obama noted that “we have to build new ladders in our own societies...even as we pursue new trade and investment that fuels growth across the Atlantic.”

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