#Hinterland24 Agenda

Check out our thoughtfully curated lineup featuring more than 100 speakers across 2 stages. Each speaker offers a fresh perspective and insight into some of the most critical issues of our time.


9.00 AM | Opening

Let’s Go Beyond! 🇬🇧

Anna-Luisa Korte

Director Brand & Content @ Founders Foundation

Simon Brakhage

Director Hinterland of Things @ Founders Foundation

9.05 AM | Keynote

Heartbeat of the Hinterland 🇩🇪

Dominik Gross

CEO & Co-Founder @ Founders Foundation

09.15 AM | Fireside Chat

Becoming Startup Nation Germany 🇩🇪

Verena Pausder

Chairwoman of the Board @ Startup Verband

Janna Linke



9.35 AM | Panel

Fostering the Innovation Potential of a Vivid and Diverse Society 🇩🇪

Gülsah Wilke

Investor @ DN Capital / Co-Founder 2hearts

Zarah Bruhn

CEO & Founder @ Socialbee

Brigitte Mohn

Member of the Executive Board @ Bertelsmann Stiftung

Tina Dreimann

Founder & MD @ Better Ventures

Antonia Götsch

Havard Business Manager


10.00 AM | Fireside Chat

Beyond Success: How to Develop Disruptive Business Models 🇩🇪

Hakan Koc

Founder & CEO @ 1Global

Hannah Schwär



10.20 AM | Panel

How to Find the Workforce of the Future and Build a Modern Company Culture 🇩🇪

Frauke von Polier

CPO @ Viessmann

Annika von Mutius

Co-Founder & CEO @ Empion

Florian Gontek



10.45 AM | Impuls

Inspiration: the Hidden Superpower for Employees, Companies and Society

Martin Böhringer

CEO & Co-Founder @ Staffbase

10.55 AM | Panel

Enhancing Employee Engagement: the Intersection of Culture, Technology, and Leadership 🇩🇪

Martin Böhringer

Co-Founder & CEO @ Staffbase

Nina Koch

Director Customer Success Center Europe @ Slack

Kerstin Hochmüller

CEO @ Marantec Group

Sarah Heuberger

Manager Magazin


11.20 AM – 11.35 AM

Networking Break

11.35 AM | Impuls

Using AI to Solve Important Problems in Old Industries 🇬🇧

Daniel Khachab

CEO @ Choco

11.45 AM | Fireside Chat

Igniting the Next Phase for Software Companies 🇩🇪

Daniel Khachab

CEO @ Choco

Marcos Raiser do Ó

Head of DACH & CEE @ Stripe

Simon Brakhage

Founders Foundation


12.05 PM | Impuls

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Everything… 🇩🇪

Miriam Meckel

Co-Founder & Executive Chairwoman @ Ada

Léa Steinacker

Co-Founder & Executive Chairwoman @ Ada

12.15 PM | Fireside Chat

…and the Benefits for Traditional Companies 🇩🇪

Miriam Meckel

Co-Founder & Executive Chairwoman @ Ada

Léa Steinacker

Co-Founder & Executive Chairwoman @ Ada

Uwe Jean Heuser

Die Zeit


12.35 PM | Keynote

“Cloud Horizons” Why Speed of Innovation Matters for Successful Transformations

Andrea Ketzer

Director Technology Strategy, Automotive & Manufacturing @ AWS

12.45 PM | Panel

Trailblazing Innovations: Transformation Strategies in a Rapidly Changing World

Andrea Ketzer

Director Technology Strategy, Automotive & Manufacturing @ AWS

Jan Tönnißen

Head of Digital Technologies @ Bayer AG

Annette Weisbach



1.10 PM – 2.00 PM | Break


2.00 PM | Keynote

Behind the Tech Scene in 2024 🇬🇧

Pip Klöckner

Investor & Advisor / Podcasthost @ Doppelgänger

2.30 PM | Panel

Traction, Trust & Tradition: The Heart of B2B Entrepreneurship 🇩🇪

Jan Hendrik Goldbeck

CEO & MD @ Goldbeck

Frank Seidensticker

Managing Director @ Seidensticker

Carsten Coesfeld

CEO Bertelsmann Investments & Member of the Executive Board

Thorsten Giersch



2.55 PM | Panel

Inside the 2024 Venture Capital Landscape 🇬🇧

Carsten Salling

General Partner @ Dreamcraft

Marie Helene Ametsreiter

General Partner @ Speedinvest

Florian Heinemann

Founding Partner @ Project A Ventures

Nadine Schimroszik



3.20 PM | Panel

Universities as Gamechangers for Entrepreneurship in Germany: How to Leverage our Academical Landscape 🇩🇪

Frédéric du Bois-Reymond

Partner @ Earlybird-X

Thomas Neumann

Head of KIT Gründerschmiede @ KIT

Johannes Velling

Director Digitalization Startups @ MWIKE

Thomas Bachem

Founder & MD @ CODE University

Lisa Ksienrzyk



3.45 PM | Panel

A(I) New World: Keeping Up in a Technified Society 🇩🇪

Judith Peterka

KI-Expertin Bund

Elisabeth L’Orange

CCO & Founder @ Oxolo

Florian Nielsen

Director AI & Data @ Miele

Maximilian Sachse



4.10 PM – 4.40 PM

Networking Break

4.40 PM | Panel

The Responsibility of Family Business Values in a Modern World 🇩🇪

Florian Nöll

Partner | EMEA Startups, Scaleups & Venturing Leader @ PWC

Heiner Lang

CEO @ Wago

Vanessa Weber

CEO @ Werkzeug Weber

Wilhelm Böllhoff

Managing Partner @ Böllhoff

Georg Meck



5.05 PM | Fireside Chat

Enhancing Competitiveness for Family Businesses: Corporate Venturing Beyond the Core Business and Business Model 🇩🇪

Andreas Sennheiser

CEO @ Sennheiser

Anja Müller



5.30 PM | Pitches

Out Of The Box Final Pitches 🇩🇪 🇬🇧

5.40 PM | Ceremony

Out Of The Box 2024 Award Ceremony 🇬🇧

5.50 PM | Keynote

Beyond Borders: AI & Tech Opportunities in the German Ecosystem 🇩🇪

Sascha Lobo

Media & AI Expert

6.20 PM


Céline Flores Willers


Dan Ram


7.00 PM



9.30 AM | Keynote

Rebuilding Europe’s Strength

Frank Thelen

CEO & Founder @ Freigeist Capital

9.45 AM | Opening

Opening Out Of The Box

Farina Schurzfeld



Jan Thomas

Startup Insider


9.55 AM | Pitches

Out Of The Box Pitches

10.25 AM


10.35 AM | Pitches

Out Of The Box Pitches

11.05 AM | Keynote + Voting

Storytelling Strategies for Tech Innovations: How to Build Trust and Drive Growth

Tilo Bonow

Founder & CEO @ PIABO Communications

11.20 AM | Final

Out Of The Box Final 3 Announcement

11.30 AM | Fireside Chat

The Entrepreneurship Rollercoaster: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur 🇩🇪

Miriam Wohlfarth

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Banxware

Solveig Rathenow

Business Insider


11:55 AM | Expert Talk

Commercial Energy Storage Systems as a Catalyst for the Energy Transition 🇬🇧

David Oudsandji

CEO & Co-Founder @ Voltfang

Philip Specht



12.15 PM | Panel

How Can Germany Become the EdTech Leader in Europe? 🇬🇧

Elisa Hertzler

Founder & CEO @ Peers Solution

Stefan Peukert

Founder & CEO @ Masterplan

Dawa Phillips

Founder & CEO @ TAIWA

Isabell Gardt

OMR Education


12.40 PM | Panel

Scalability in Highly Regulated Environments 🇬🇧

Anna Kouparanis

Co-Founder @ Bloomwell

Maybrit Martschin



12.55 PM | Keynote

Building the Future of Customer Insights

Max Honig

CEO @ Appinio

1:10 PM

Lunch Break

1.30 PM | Panel

State of the Market – New Dynamics in Early Stage Investing 🇩🇪

Rouven Dresselhaus

Co-Founder & MP @ Cavalry

Jan Lozek

Co-Founder & MD @ Future Energy Ventures

Eva-Valérie Gfrerer

CEO & Founder @ Morphais

Jan Thomas

Startup Insider


1.55 PM | Panel

Back to the Roots: Using the Power of Nature to Tackle the Climate Crisis 🇬🇧

Benedikt Bösel

Farmer & MD @ Gut&Bösel

Nina Mannheimer

Co-Founder & CPO @ Klim

Trutz von der Trenck

CEO @ greenaccount

René Klein

Für Gründer


2.20 PM | Fireside Chat

Heavy Metal: Can Circularity Fuel the Supply Chains? 🇩🇪

Jan Pannenbäcker

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Metaloop

Tilo Bonow

PIABO Communications


2.40 PM | Panel

Discover Technology, Accelerate Innovation: Startup-Corporate Collaborations through VC Investment 🇩🇪

Christoph Berner

Founder @ Cusuno

Dr. Fabian Kracht

Founder & MD @ mesakumo

Christian Buchenau



3.00 PM

Solve for Tomorrow – Startup Demo Days by Samsung with Biosheets, AnyCharge & Speech-to-Health 🇩🇪







3.15 PM | Impuls

Founder Series: Navigating Competition and Collaboration in Europe’s Tech Ecosystem 🇬🇧

Valerie Bures

Partner @ Xange

3.25 PM | Expert Talk

Entrepreneurship: Impact and Commitment 🇬🇧

Magdalena Oehl

Co-Founder @ Talentrocket

Valerie Bures

Partner @ Xange

Gesa Miczaika

General Partner @ Auxxo

Antonia Munte

Maxima Communications


3.50 PM | Panel

Pioneering a Techno-Optimistic Vision for the Mittelstand 🇩🇪

Jan Reichelt

Founding Partner & GP @ 10x Founders

Gregor Kolls

CEO @ Filics

Charlotte Kufus

Co-Founder @ Flank

Julia Stoetzel

Junicorn Consulting


4.10 PM | Panel

An Empowering Alliance: The Impact of Future Education 🇩🇪

Fredrik Harkort

Founder & CEO @ Cleverly

Dr. Ninon Latzitis

Director HR Operations and Occupational Health MGT @ Allianz

Sophia Tran

Spotlight! Ventures


4.30 PM | Panel

The Healthtech Revolution: How Innovative Technology will Transform our Health and Lives 🇬🇧

Alona Kharchenko

Co-Founder & CTO @ Devanthro

Farina Schurzfeld

Founder @ AndRobin

David Reger

CEO & Founder @ Neura Robotics

Lena Waltle



4.50 PM | Fireside Chat

 Fostering Mittelstand: AI Startups Boosting Traditional Companies 🇩🇪

Isabel Poppek

CEO & Co-Founder @ Alpas AI

Lena Weirauch

CEO & Co-Founder @ AI-Omatic

Pascal Salmen

Co-Founder & MD @ Acto

Greta Buschhaus

Florida Factual


5.10 PM | Keynote

Vision Lab: Scaling Chances 🇬🇧

Ben Wilkening

Partner @ Earlybird Visionlab

Cassie Yusofi

Co-Founder & CEO @ Aimars

Shuhrat Ashurov

Co-Founder @ Randevu

5.25 PM | Expert Talk

How to Increase Efficiency within Corporate Innovation Projects 🇩🇪

Johannes Müller

CEO @ Workpath

Jasper Roll

CEO @ Haufe Group Ventures

Sonia Amend



5.45 PM | Keynote

Real Talk on Sustainability and Social Engagement

Michael Fritz

Co-Founder & Activist @ Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V.

6.00 PM


Céline Flores Willers




7.00 PM

Aftershow Party


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Room 1

9.45 AM

The Best AI is just another Cost if it is not Used. Drive with Integration, Adoption and Governance.

Martin Kraft


10.45 AM

Closing the Gap between HR and CEO

Jannis Neunecker


11.45 AM

Productivity with Slack – and how Vorwerk Digital R&D Benefits from it

Manuel Koch


12.45 PM

Startup Pitch Karaoke presented by Viva con Agua x BRYCK

1.45 PM

The IPO Dream – Thinking Big in Germany!?

Wiebke Hörisch

Rothschild & Co


Rothschild & Co

2.45 PM

Driving Digital Supply Chain with Data & AI. The Amazon Way.

Hector Ibarra


3.45 PM

From Tradition to New Business: With GenKI and New Business Models to Growth in Family and Industrial Companies

Thies Hoffmann


Henrike Luszick


Christian Zipp

Weber Group

Magnus Deiss

Room 2

9.45 AM

The 7 Most Expensive Mistakes in Negotiations – Lessons Learned from EUR 27 Billion Deal Volume per Year

Katharina Weber


10.45 AM

Super Organizations: How Artificial Intelligence in SMEs will Create New Global Leaders with Efficiency at their Core

Markus Peter


Alex Leuchte


11.45 AM

Automate to Accelerate: Mastering Meta’s AI Ad Aolutions to Scale Up Your Business

Nora Usunjan


12.45 PM

AI in Marketing: You Should have Tried this Out in 2024

Sarah Brunswig

OMR Education

Patrick Klingberg

OMR Education

1.45 PM

Business Ecosystems: How to Navigate Tomorrow’s Corporate Innovation Challenges

Alexander Rösch


Katharina Götzen


Prof. Julian Kawohl


2.45 PM

From Products to People: How KNAUBER has Mastered the Journey from Product Focus to Digital Customer Journey

Andrea Müller


Ulf Valentin



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Room 9

10.00 AM

More Productivity and Greater Employee Satisfaction with AI

11.00 AM

Sell Software Successfully in 2024

Julius Göllner


12.00 PM

Startups and Social Background: What Shapes and Drives Founders

2.00 PM

Digital Transformation in SMEs – How to Optimize your Customer Journey with Innovative Payment Systems

3.00 PM

Deep Dive into IPO Preparation

4.00 PM

Way to Cloud Native, Inspired by Kärcher – From Automation to Intelligent Factories

Benjamin Hermann


Jens Greiner

Room 10

10 AM


11 AM

Circularity in Business: How Can we Capitalize on Waste?

12 PM


2 PM

Use of the Blockchain Technology for the Digitalisation of Business Models

3 PM

AI in Family Businesses: The Entry into the Future

4 PM

Sustainable Management: Interactive Fishbowl Workshop on Sustainable Corporate Development

Room 11

10 AM

Changemaker – The Influence of Business Angels on Local Startup Ecosystems

Max-Kasper von Sandrart


Oliver Flaskämper

Priority AG

Nadine Trautwein

Hunter International

Marek Lehmann

Burkhard Peters

11 AM

The Future with Tradition: AI-based Business Models in Family Businesses

Isabel Aufrecht

Dr. Jonas Soluk

12 PM

Stratosfare – Venture Clienting Made in OWL

2 PM

Digital Visibility in Crazy times –
From 0 to 10,000 or How to Play through LinkedIn

Johannes Mailänder

3 PM

From Theory to Practice: Empowering AI in Corporate Learning with Schueco, chunkx & Goldbeck

4 PM


Room 5

9:45 AM

Investor AMA Session with Paul von Hinueber from Redstone

10:45 AM

Investor AMA Session with Nils Richter from Allygatr and Ziaf Rehman from Delin Ventures

1:45 PM

Investor AMA Session with Marie-Sophie Ando from Vorwerk Ventures

2:45 PM

Investor AMA Session with Konstantin Urban from G-Fund and Jesse Jeng from Scalehouse Capital


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10 AM

Guided Tour: IHK Ostwestfalen 🇩🇪

11 AM

Expedition: SME meets startup ecosystem 🇩🇪

11:30 AM

Guided Tour: Startup meets Corporate 🇩🇪

12 PM

Guided Tour: Tradition meets Tech 🇬🇧

1:45 PM

Guided Tour: Let’s meet Female Founder by Fast & Curious Circle OWL 🇩🇪

2:30 PM

Guided Tour: Hinterland Alliance 🇩🇪

3:30 PM

Guided Tour: IHK Ostwestfalen 🇩🇪


3 PM – 5 PM

Beautiful Minds for Future

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Hosts Francesca Seidensticker and Jannis Johannmeier & their team from “The Trailblazers” are creating the Wonderland for Beautiful Minds at Hinterland. From exactly 3 pm to 5 pm, the truly unique BLAZERS BOUNTY will take place for the first time at Hinterland! The Trailblazers will be celebrating not a program, but a genuine experience with 80 selected participants. IMPORTANT: Ticket holders of the conference can and must apply for this. Otherwise admission is not possible! No entrance or exit except for toilets. And this experience will be filled with really great people, an extraordinary landscape, real experiences and lots of acts that have nothing to do with the here and now. The Trailblazers bring together selected and unexpected ingredients in the Wonderland of the Hinterland that the future of the future needs. It’s all about the fascination of a Bounty Land, which is also possible here in the heart of East Westphalia. From inspiring impulses to art, music, show & nature paired with the best drinks including a crazy food journey… in these two hours there is a concentrated load of Blazers spirit. More Wonderland is not possible! And all it takes is the RIGHT people. If you want to be part of it – apply to Francesca and Jannis & experience an absurd symbiosis of energy, will for the future, courage, creativity and the unexpected.