Kiel University at the Hannover Messe 2019

The bamboo bicycle: a sustainable form of mobility

lecture: April 26, Hannover Messe, Hall 2, CAU booth C07
time: 1:00 pm
language: English
with day exhibit

The young Kiel start-up my Boo, together with its partner, a social project in Ghana, manufactures bicycles out of bamboo and successfully combines direct social commitment, an innovative product and sustainable economic activity. "The Yonso Project" is dedicated to local education in Ghana, with the revenues generated there invested in education projects. To date, several hundred school scholarships have been funded, and construction of their own school has started. In addition, there are over 35 above-average, fairly-paid permanent jobs with a future. No bamboo bike is like any other - made by hand in 80 hours of painstaking craftsmanship, and finished in the company’s Kiel workshop.
MyBoo Fahrrad

Speaker Maximilian Schay

Phone: 0431 8899 7204

  • 2011 - 2015 studied Business Administration at Kiel University in Kiel
  • 2012 - today, founder and Managing Director of myBoo GmbH
Participation in the German Pupils Academy in 2009 on the topic of "Social Entrepreneurship”
Own entrepreneurial activity in the form of online trading during high school (approx. €50,000 annual turnover)
Two-year term as school spokesperson at the Meldorfer Gelehrtenschule (MGS)
Member of the school council at the MGS
Three-week business internship in various companies in India
Co-organiser and presenter of the Meldorfer Video Film Festival (2009 & 2010)
Organisation of the last two school strikes in Dithmarschen with more than 1,000 participants (2008 & 2009)
Party political involvement in the youth organisation of a democratic party (chairperson of a local working group - 2010)
Junior Project - one-year school company