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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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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NPR Berlin Blog
5:34 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

In Berlin, Bill Gates Leads Investment In 'ResearchGate'

Ijad Madish, the CEO of ResearchGate, has just announced a 35 million dollar investment round led by Bill Gates.
Courtesy of ResearchGate

Ijad Madisch, the German-born CEO of Researchgate, tends to wear jeans and sneakers to his Berlin office.

When Chancellor Angela Merkel visited his Mitte-district headquarters earlier this year, Madish wore a purple Nike sweatshirt and a gray knit cap. When he recently visited an undisclosed location in France to deliver an investor pitch to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, he wore his favorite gray hoodie.

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