When I was offered a participation in Erasmus Exchange porgramme, I wanted to explore entrepreneurship in a country with great traditions. Entrepreneurship in St. ERHARD is the perfect to meet German people, German culture and famous German Beer!
As an admirer of strong traditions, I value the opportunity to work at a professional craft beer manufacturer. I share St. ERHARD® love for customs, traditions and hard work. Like my predecessor from Estonia before, I`m also observing a different cultural space (local consumer and its habits, local market) with great interest.
I come from famous (at least for Estonians) and beautiful resort city Pärnu. Due to my previous work experience I take the liberty to say, that I know Estonian consumer. Now the St. ERHARD® offers a great opportunity get to know German and international markets and its customers. Difference enriches and work in the international sales department create a bigger chance to let us (both – myself and St. ERHARD®) more closer to clients and customers. Let us entertain You by offering a beer-tastic flavors!
Hello beer-enthusiasts all over the world,
My name is Enzo. Today is my first day at St. ERHARD GmbH in Bamberg and I will be part of the sales team for the next 5 months due to my internship, which I am very proud of!
I am what the locals are calling “A’ Neigschmecktr!”. Born in northern Germany in 1986 I rose up in Würzburg for the last 13 years (another beautiful city in Franconia, not far from lovely Bamberg) and startet my studies in Bamberg in 2013 after being a finance and insurance salesman for nearly 8 years.
I started to get interested in everything handmade, food and drink related, a long time ago. Next to my love of cooking and hosting dinner parties I began to read and try more about Single Malt Scotch Whisky and beer especially from Franconian area.
This summer the St. ERHARD GmbH was looking for assistance at their “Die Bierothek” beer store in Bamberg and I immediatley applied! After a short period of familiarisation with the range of products and trainig on the job the CEO, Christian Klemenz, and I decided to take the collaboration to the next level which led to the now starting internship.
Therefore I am very thrilled to get this opportunity to be a part of this very unique start-up and bring in my admiration for this product!
I will try to bring in my sales and aquiring skills as good as possible to help St. ERHARD getting their appreciation they deserve all over the world with their great products.
Bavarian Founders’ Award 2014 Category “StartUp”
What an honor! We have been selected by a jury of Bavarian businessmen and representatives of the financial industry to be among the Top3 Bavarian StartUps of the year 2014. The Bavarian Founders’ Award is the highest award for entrepreneurs in Bavaria and is granted only to those who achieve special and outstanding achievements in the establishment and maintenance of companies. Our congratulations particulary go out to Flixbus which have been selected the winner among the three finalists of the Startup category.
Receiving this esteemed recognition is a privilege but also a responsibility. We will continue to work hard on meeting the high expectations which are being put on us.
Great businesses are developed from great workplaces. So is the case with St. ERHARD. Our office is located in Innovations- und Gründungszentrum (IGZ) Bamberg which translates to Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Today I will talk about our office premises and what is it that makes it very special and motivating, to wake up in the morning and wanting to go there.
As the name says, the whole premises are just built for young start-up businesses which are still growing. It’s owned and run by the municipality of Bamberg which wants to promote young businesses locally. The administration here is trying best to develop and flourish new start-ups and is motivating young people to generate new ideas and turn them into a profitable product/service offering. The business centre is located in the vicinity of one of the University of Bamberg’s campuses and is equipped with well built offices and conference rooms.
There is something else which makes this place more interesting and very challenging to be in. Just to promote entrepreneurship, IGZ only allows businesses to stay there for a certain period of time. After that the office space is provided to a new venture. This makes sure that the venture makes the most of the starting phase and as soon as it gets big enough then it’s time to give the chance to a new business idea to grow in IGZ. Nonetheless, the rent is subsidized for all the businesses, in compared to offices in other business centers, to make sure that rent doesn’t become a burden on the businesses in the initial phase.
IGZ currently has about 25 different businesses running under one roof. There are networking events where businesses come together and discuss about what they are doing do impact the society and present their product/service offering in front of everyone. One event was recently organized on 17th of May with St. ERHARD being the main sponsor. With all the companies presenting their business ideas, they also enjoyed and appreciated how St. ERHARD is growing and spreading German beer culture abroad starting from Asia to all the other parts of the globe.
We are proud to be a part of this versatile business community and to run our operations out of this dynamic initiative.
Aline Bruckner at St. ERHARD GmbH in Bamberg
My name is Aline Bruckner and today, on my first day at St. ERHARD GmbH, I want to start with this blog post introducing myself. I was born in Bamberg and have been living here for most of my life. After finishing my bachelor’s degree in Furtwangen which is in the Black Forest. Last year I moved back to Bamberg to pursue my further studies.
Due to my Franconian background, I grew up with this strong beer culture that Bamberg and its surroundings has to offer. I first got to try the taste of beer in my early childhood, as it is such a big part of our everday life here. When I got older I soon discovered to enjoy the occasional beer along with meals or just for rejuvenational purposes.
Beer is not just an alcoholic beverage, but also a pivotal part of our society and lifestyle. When I heard about St. ERHARD beer, it quickly caught my interest and I was able to connect with this brand and its mission to internationally spread Franconian beer culture.
So as of today, I am starting my internship at St. ERHARD which I am really excited about. I hope to be able to transmit a German view concerning the beer culture and of course particularly about St. ERHARD beer. Therefore, I will keep being in contact with you through my blog posts in addition to Rahul’s posts which are already there on the blog. I will also be writing in German and will focus more on the local perspective with Rahul focusing on global aspects.
So feel free to ask and comment below in case of further queries. I will be looking forward to hearing from you!