“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
A Fraunhofer Research Project
The project that would eventually become OWN, started as a back in 2013, at the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation. A team of researchers was tasked with developing concepts for the future of work.
Visual Information Sharing
Dr. Sebastian Denef and Dr. Leonardo Ramirez co-found UBERBLIK GmbH in partnership with Fraunhofer Ventures, with the focus to develop a new information sharing system.
With Dr. Tatjana Samsonowa joining the founders team, and Fraunhofer leaving the group of shareholders, OWN GmbH is born with the goal to build the world’s leading platform for AI-Agents.
SAP Startup Competition
The new team celebrates it’s first success. Following a six-month program, OWN wins the SAP Capgemini Startup Competition, as reported by German Startup Magazine Gründerszene.
OWN wins the € 250 K IPRIZE by the Innogy Innovation Hub.
K-Startup Program and
The Korean K-Startup Program, in partnership with Samsung and others, selects OWN as the world’s Top-80 startup to join its 2018 cohort.
OWN also convinces judges at Y-Combinator for its 2018 mentorship program.
Future Energy Ventures
OWN joins Future Energy Ventures, E.ON’s Venture Capital Firm, and becomes part of their Technology Portfolio.