Jochen Engert, Co-founder and CEO
How I Got Here is a weekly podcast from PhocusWire and Mozio, getting the inside stories behind innovation and startups in travel and transportation.
From buses to now trains, FlixBus has grown quickly in its short history since 2011. The Germany-based company's co-founder and CEO tells the story to David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May.
FlixBus is a travel startup that was created not specifically out of personal experiences of its founders but from gutsy opportunism.
Daniel Krauss, Jochen Engert and André Schwämmlein realized that the deregulation of the German bus market would open up the market to competition, both at the operator and booking platform level.
It combined the two elements with a smart leasing system that aggregated and branded smaller operators across Germany, connecting dozens of cities.
The business has since expanded into numerous countries around Europe and, more recently, in the U.S.
It has also taken on the domestic rail sector, going up against a giant in the shape of Deutsche Bahn.
Engert joins us at the latest guest on How I Got Here.
HIGH is a weekly show produced by PhocusWire and Mozio, aimed at getting the inside stories behind startups and innovation in travel and transportation.
It's hosted by our editor in chief, Kevin May, and Mozio co-founder and CEO David Litwak.
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How I Got Here, episode 45 - Jochen Engert
How I Got Here
This is a weekly podcast from PhocusWire and Mozio, getting the inside stories behind innovation and startups in travel and transportation.