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Storytime with Emil and Zamina - 2Hearts Hamburg Meetup

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Behind every startup, there is a story of perseverance and hard work. Behind every founder, a path punctuated with highs and lows, struggles and victories.

  • What about founders coming from an immigration background?

  • What’s special about the path they followed towards achieving their entrepreneurial dream?

  • Did they feel like playing the game ‘’on hard mode’’ from the get-go?

  • Was it rather a stigma or perhaps at times an advantage, as they built and scaled their venture in Germany and beyond?

  • What lessons can be learned from the paths they followed, especially for others who aspire to create companies and have roots abroad?

Join us for the inaugural meetup of the Hamburg 2hearts Chapter, also the first official event organized as part of our partnership with the Factory Hammerbrooklyn Community Hub. An evening discussion followed by a networking session as we dive into this topic alongside two founders:

Zamina Ahmad is the founder and CEO of shades&contrast, a consulting company with focus on responsible AI. As a speaker, she also educates about bias in AI and how to use data responsibly. In 2023 she was awarded the Digital Female Leader Award and the Kultur- und Kreativpilotinnen Auszeichnung. I have three hearts: Pakistan, Turkey, Germany ❤️❤️❤️

Emil Beck is co-founder and Managing Director of Remazing, which provides services and software for brands on Amazon and other Online Marketplaces. Remazing has 100+ employees, five different locations, and is backed by a Private Equity investor. Emil was born and raised in Hamburg but has three hearts: a Central Asian, a Russian, and a German one ❤️❤️❤️


17:15 - Doors open + Registration
17:30 - Welcome
17:45 - ‘’Fireside Panel’’ with Emil and Zamina, moderated by Elnura Ashimova, head of operations at 2hearts
18:15 - Q&A / Open discussion
18:45 - Food, drinks and networking

Places are limited to 45. First come first serve.


The aim of this event is to bring together young professionals from an immigration background to learn, share and connect around the topic of diversity in tech and startup entrepreneurship.


2hearts is a diverse, tech-focused community of people with immigration backgrounds, one of the fastest-growing movements in Germany and Europe.


A huge thank you to Headline for supporting us and spreading the word, as well as Scoo Brewery for providing us with delicious kombucha.

Factory Hammerbrooklyn
Stadtdeich 2-4, 20097 Hamburg, Germany
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