January 23, 2013Wowi @Wooga

Today, we welcomed a special guest to Wooga. It was Berlin’s mayor, Klaus Wowereit, who decided to pay our lovely office a visit.

Media Coverage (Updated: 24th January 2013)

Here is some nice coverage featuring Wooga from yesterday’s visit:

rbb Abendschau: Wowereit besucht Start-Ups

Der Tagesspiegel (in German): Jobwunder Fabriketage

Berliner Morgenpost (in German): Wowereits Ausflug in die Welt der Wunder

VentureVillage (in English): Berlin’s Mayor Tours Startups, Visits Wooga And Startupbootcamp


His visit came as part of a Berlin Start-up Tour, which offered first-hand insights to Berlin’s pulsating scene, from small ideas to developing businesses. The tour took Mr Wowereit from Berlin’s Startupbootcamp to other Berlin-based companies re-Buy and Sofatutor, before he stopped at the Backfabrik, where our cozy and colorful office is situated.

“Berlin’s senate sees a huge economic potential in the local Start-ups and is supporting their successful development in Berlin. Berlin has become a magnet for Start-ups in Germany”, Wowereit was quoted.

At Wooga, Mr Wowereit, his staff and a bunch of journalists were led through the ever-growing office by Wooga Founder and CEO, Jens Begemann. During the tour, our guest seized the opportunity to ask Jens questions about Wooga’s philosophy and chatted with some employees. And of course, he also received the very popular “Welcome to Wooga-package”, which new employees receive on their first day.

The mayor’s visit ended with an intriguing international employees in Berlin-panel, featuring Anna Ott (i-potentials), Burkhard Volbracht (Berlin Partner), and a few Woogas.

FLTR: Jens Begemann (Wooga Founder & CEO), Gitta Blatt (Wooga Head of HR), Anna Ott (i-potentials), Anton Licht (Wooga Deutschland Scholarship), Holly Mae Haddock (Wooga Employee Assistance), and Burkhard Volbracht (Berlin Partner).