Previous Speakers

We are especially proud of the diverse array of powerful speakers we’ve had in the past. We provide a platform where CEOs of traditional companies meet with serial entrepreneurs and thought leaders to discuss the most important topics of our time.

Kai Kuljurgis
CEO
coindex
Conner Kuhlmeyer
Chief of Staff
primeLine Solutions
Felix Fiege
Co-CEO
FIEGE Group
Christian Lindner
Federal Chairman
FDP
Franz Seubert
CEO
PlanerAI
Wilke Engelbracht
General Manager
Cusp Capital Partners
Johanna Junkermann
Associate
b2venture
Karl-Heinz Krudewig
Vice President Product 365FarmNet
Andreas Engelhardt
CEO
Schüco International
Lucas von Cranach
CEO & Founder Onefootball
Markus Wuebben
Co-Founder & CMO
CrossEngage
Hendrik Schriefer
Co-Founder & CEO Sharpist
Maximilian Steinhoff
Co-Founder & CEO
Stryza
Aiga Senftleben
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Billie
Nicolaus Schefenacker
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Sennder
Florian Reuter
CEO
Volocopter
David Fischer
Senior Principal
HV Capital
Carla Glassl
Co-Founder & CTO
Ucaneo Biotech
Janina Mütze
Co-Founder & CEO
Civey
Sina Kämmerling
CEO & Co-Founder
FINDIQ
Sabine Engel
Serial Entrepreneur
Corinna Baier
Head of Department Agenda/Society
FOCUS Magazin
Wendy Singer
Executive Director
Start-Up Nation Central Israel
Albert Gorlick
Co-Founder & CEO Synctive
Philipp von Bülow
CEO
lawpilots
Manuel Heckel
Freelance Journalist
Fabian Tausch
Founder
Unicorn Bakery
Helene Huby
Co-Founder & CEO
The Exploration Company
Jolanta Baboulidis
Country Director
Twitter Germany
Thomas Schmidt
CEO
Franz Haniel & Cie.
Klaus Hommels
Founder & CEO
Lakestar
Erin Beilharz
Managing Director CleanTech Hub
Lufthansa Group
Zoë Andreae
CEO
LECARE
Gyri Reiersen
Co-Founder & CPO
Tanso
Nadine Schimroszik
Startup Correspondent
Handelsblatt
Miriam Partington
DACH Correspondent
Sifted
Christiane Mänz
VP IT & Digital Transformation
Zentis
Diana Heinrichs
Co-Founder & CEO
Lindera
David Rosskamp
Managing Partner
Magnetic
Janna Linke
Chefin vom Dienst & Moderator
ntv Nachrichten
Jan Beckers
CIO
BIT Capital
Milan von dem Bussche
Founder & CEO
QiTech
Maria von Scheel-Plessen
Keynote Speaker & Digital Transformation Enthusiast
Uta Haller
Director HCI Partner-Go-To-Market EMEA
VMware
Cal Henderson
Co-Founder & CTO
Slack
Yvonne Beister
Director
Axel Springer
Dr. Daniel Kirchert
Ex-CEO
Byton
Dr. Florian Heinemann
Co-Founder & CEO
Project A
Dr. Mariana Bozesan
Founder & Managing Director
Aqalcapital
Christian Miele
Partner
Headline
Lawrence Leuschner
Co-Founder & CEO
Tier
Zoe Adamovicz
Co-Founder & CEO
Neufund
Matthias Dill
CEO & Managing Partner
Energy Impact Partners Europe
André Bierbass
Partner
Rheingans
Filip Felician Dames
Entrepreneur & Founder Cherry Ventures
Gerald Pfeifer
CTO
Suse
Gülsah Wilke
Investor, Co-Founder & Managing Director
2hearts
Carsten Janetzky
CEO
Zahnarzt-Helden
Horst von Buttlar
Editor-in-Chief
WiWo
Fabian Kienbaum
CEO
Kienbaum
Shradha Sharma
Founder & CEO
YourStory India
Alexander von Frankenberg
Managing Director
High-Tech Gründerfonds
Angelika Gifford
Vice President EMEA
Meta
Amanda Maiwald
CEO & Co-Founder
Complori
Jörg Binnenbrücker
Founding Partner
Capnamic Ventures
Klemens Haselsteiner
CEO elect & CDO
STRABAG
Axel Bartsch
CDO HACON
Siemens Mobility Software
Just Beyer
Partner
Saarbrücker21
Finn Age Hänsel
CEO & Founder
Sanity Group
Gesche Weger
Co-Founder & CEO
Packwise
Svea Fina
Founder & Managing Director
FINA DIGITAL LTD.
Josef Brunner
Entrepreneur, Investor & Author
Justin Halsall
Public Speaker & Founder Record Once
Tim Reusch
Head of Consulting & Planning Studio
Vitra International AG
Laura Tönnies
CEO & Founder
corrux
Martin Schilling
Managing Director
Techstars Berlin
Michael Haase
Founder & CEO
Plant Jammer
Martin Klenk
CTO
Celonis
Andreas Kunze
Co-Founder & CEO
Konux
Inga Höltmann
New Work Expert, Transformation Facilitator
Accelerate Academy
Philipp Schröder
CEO & Co-Founder 1KOMMA5°
Matthias Friese
Managing Partner
XPRESS Ventures
Tim Schumacher
Partner
World Fund
Malte Warczinski
Senior Manager Sales
Freshworks
Philipp Klöckner
Investor, Advisor, Podcast Host
Doppelgänger TechTalk Podcast
Dorothee Bär
Former Minister of Digitalization
Christina Kyriasoglou
Journalist
manager magazin
Larissa Holzki
Team Leader AI
Handelsblatt
Colette Ballou
Investor
Ballou Capital
Melvin Schwarz
Co-Founder & CEO VisionAI
Gerd Oliver Seidensticker
Managing Director Seidensticker
Carsten Knop
Publisher
Fankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Mor Eini
Strategic Partnerships & Growth
APX
David Block
CFO & COO
circulee
Eduard Dörrenberg
Managing Director
Dr. Kurt Wolff
Lisa Gradow
Founder & CEO
Fides
Linda Hoffmann
DACH Agency Partnerships Lead
Shopify
Dr. Rahmyn Kress
Founder & CEO
WeVee® Technologies Ltd
Christoph Mohn
Board Member Bertelsmann
André Christ
CEO & Co-Founder
LeanIX
Miriam Wohlfarth
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Banxware
Thies Hofmann
Managing Partner Bridgemaker
Katharina Neuhaus
Principal
Vorwerk Ventures
Nicolai Schork
CEO & Founder
simpleclub
Artur Koop
COO & Co-Founder
The Exploration Company
Estelle Merle
Co-Founder
topi
Philipp Pausder
Founder & CEO
Thermondo
Alice Albizzati
Founding Partner
Revaia
Paul Becker
Co-Founder & CEO
re:cap
Natalia Brzezinski
Global Business Development
Klarna
Dan Ram
Host
Hinterland Stage
Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
CLAAS
Mareen Tack
Vice President Corporate Strategy & Digital Transformation
WAGO
Sven Weizenegger
Head of Cyber Innovation Hub
Bundeswehr
Martin Spindler
Senior Vice President
hy – the axel springer consulting group
Frederik Fahning
Co-Founder & MD
Zenjob
Katharina Kreitz
CEO & Co-Founder Vectoflow
Dr. Reinhard Christian Zinkann
CEO
Miele
Astrid Maier
Editor in Chief
XING
Peter Grosskopf
Co-Founder & CTO
Unstoppable Finance
Tanja Emmerling
Principal
High-Tech Gründerfonds
Sven Wiechert
CMO
ClimatePartner
Alexander Kudlich
Executive Board Member Rocket Internet
Sebastian Heise
Founder & COO
Graphmasters
Axel Täubert
Head of Start-ups
Google Cloud Germany
Thomas Lueke
Principal
Cherry Ventures
Nicole Büttner-Thiel
Founder & CEO
Merantix Momentum
Dr. Vivien Dollinger
CEO
ObjectBox
Daniel Lok
Country Manager Germany
Uber
Andreas Dengel
Professor
Goethe University Frankfurt
Laura Möller
Growth Investor
Burda Principal Investments
Christopher Sura
CEO
Bausicht
Marcel Banmann
CEO & Co-Founder
saasmetrix
Peter Hübinger
Manager Smart Home & Werk Electronic
Miele Ventures
René Tünnermann
CBDO
margin
Alexander Sixt
CEO
Sixt
Julia Stoetzel
Founder & CEO
Junicorn Consulting
Marco Voigt
Co-Founder
Greentech Festival
Cecil von Croy
CEO
PlusPeter
Dr. Friedrich Droste
Head of Strategy & Digitalization Bitburger Group,
Managing Director Bitburger Ventures
Ferry Heilemann
Managing Partner
Pirate Impact
Sebastian Pollok
Founding Partner Visionaries Club
Jerome Königsfeld
Partner
McKinsey & Company
Benjamin Adrion
Initiator
Viva con Agua
Omar Abbosh
COS
Accenture Worldwide
Christoph Hass
Entrepreneurship & Scaling
PwC Germany
Henrike Luszick
CEO
Bridgemaker
Otto Birnbaum
Founding Partner
revent
André Petry
CEO & Co-Founder
Tacto
Sarna Röser
Federal Chairwoman
DIE JUNG UNTERNEHMER
Johannes Hinsch
Director Digitalization & Innovation
Porsche AG
Thomas Oehl
General Partner
Vsquared Ventures
Luca Martinelli
Partner
btov
Chris Boos
CEO
Arago
Franziska Telser
Editor
Handelsblatt
Christoph Schuh
Partner
Lakestar
Simon Pentzien
Co-Founder & CPO
secjur
Agatha Cantrill
Journalist
Bloomberg
Christian Weller
Regional Sales Director
Salesforce
Mario Stefan Oelkers
Founder & CEO
Brightpoint
Hendrik Lallensack
Co-Founder & CEO HomeRide
Lena Schrum
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
aware THE PLATFORM
Hanno Renner
Founder & CEO
Personio
Till Klotz
Director Solution Engineering
Slack
Carolin Althoff
Investor & Head of ESG
Cusp Capital Partners
Oliver Flaskämper
CEO
Bitcoin Deutschland
Alexander Biedermann
Sen. BDM Data, Ai & IoT
TD SYNNEX
Marco Janezic
Managing Director
Life Science Factory
Bernd Leukert
Chief Technology, Data and Innovation Officer & Member of the Management Board
Deutsche Bank
Julius Köhler
Managing Director
sennder Technologies
Verena Pausder
Chairwoman of the Management
Board Startup Verband
Zoé Fabian
Managing Director
Eurazeo
Günther Schuh
Scientist & Entrepreneur
Benedikt Müller-Arnold
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Léa Steinacker
Co-Founder & CIO
ada Learning
Philipp Gattner
CEO
rebuy
Ina Nordsiek
Director Intrapreneurship
Miele
Monja Meier
CEO & Co-Founder
EASI Control
Johannis Hatt
CEO
jvh-ventures GmbH
Kai Diekmann
Founder Der Zukunftsfonds & Storymachine
Leonard Dorlöchter
Co-Founder & CPO
peaq
Varinia Bernau
Head of Innovation & Digital and Success
WiWo
Torsten Rolf Bendlin
Co-Founder & CEO
Valuedesk
Lauren Lentz
General Partner
Revent
Lars Hinrichs
CEO
Cinco Capital
Prof. Dr. Julian Kawohl
Professor, Author & Founder
Ecosystemizer
Markus Miele
Executive Director & CEO
Miele
Bobby Östberg
CEO
Tailor & Tales
Christian Rebernik
Co-Founder & CEO Tomorrow's Education
Anna Granskog
Partner
McKinsey
Alexander Giesecke
CEO & Founder
simpleclub
Rowan Barnett
Director Google.org - Europe, Middle East & Africa
Google
Markus Pflitsch
CEO, Chairman & Founder Terra Quantum AG
Wiebke Hörisch
Vice President & Client Advisor
Rothschild & Co Wealth Management
Damian Böselager
Member of European Parliament & Co-Founder
Volt Europa
Florian Gontek
Editor
DER SPIEGEL
Siobhan Brewster
Partner
AENU
Max v. Sandrart
Co-Founder
green account
Stefanie Czerny
Co-Founder
DLD Conference
Volker Seidel
Senior Director PreSales Germany
Dell Technologies
Christopher Becker
Co-Founder & CEO
PINZON
Lasse Dumstrei
CEO & Co-Founder
Betriebsmittelhelden
Solveig Rathenow
Head of Economy Department
Business Insider Deutschland
Fritz Cramer
Founder & Managing Director
Cosuno
Amiaz Habtu
Host Founders Stage
Dr. Albert Christmann
CEO
Dr. Oetker
Alexander Leuchte
Principal
Etribes
Niklas Tauch
CEO & Co-Founder
Liefergrün
Dr. Jeannette zu Fürstenberg
Managing Partner
La Famiglia
Lars Klingbeil
Party Chairman
SPD
Eva Mettenmeier
Managing Director
Maschinenraum
Nicole Vierck
Manager HR
LEIPA Group
Maja Brankovic
Head of Economy & Value
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Joana Ristau
Customer Success Manager
Slack
Jannis Eller
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Jomigo
Sebastian Johnston
Venture Partner
Armira Growth
Jörg Zätzsch
Partner
CMS Hasche Sigle
Lea Vajnorsky
Consultant Russell Reynolds Associates &
Founder/CEO Women Inc.
Rouven Dresselhaus
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Cavalry Ventures
Thies Sander
Founder & Managing Director Project A
Tobias Eppler
CEO & Founder
Think Feel Excel
Hanna Drabon
Project Lead Bielefelder Startup Paket
WEGE
Christoph Keese
Publicist, Author
Monja Mühling
Co-Founder & CEO Smartlane
Insa Schniedermeier
Writer, Journalist & Speaker
Kerstin Hochmüller
CEO
Marantec Group
Maximilian Viessmann
CDO
Viessmann
Melanie Riebel
Junior Project Lead
McKinsey & Company
Andrea Ostheer
Manager Corporate Communications
Jägermeister
Prof. Dr. Sami Haddadin
Robotics Entrepreneur & Scientist
Christine Wang
Managing Director Lufthansa Innovation Hub
Jan-Hendrik Goldbeck
Managing Director
Goldbeck
Thomas Böck
CTO
CLAAS
Nico Schlomm
Head of Business Sales
onemate
Sebastian Holtze
Director
PwC
Andrei Danescu
CEO
Dexory
Mauricio Rossi
Founder & Co-CEO
H-FARM
Giggi Levy-Weiss
Founding Partner
NFX
Benedikt Ilg
CEO & Founder
Flip
Caspar Schlenk
Editor/Coordinator
Finance Forward
Ulf Dresen
Director Innovation & Strategy
u+i interact
Christian Deilmann
Managing Director
tado°
Roxanne Varza
Director
Station F
Konstatin Sixt
Co-CEO
Sixt
Oscar Jazdowski
General Manager
Silicon Valley Bank
Alexander Rösch
Lead Ecosystem Expert Hub
PwC
Thomas Henk
Managing Director
Rothschild & Co Wealth Management Düsseldorf
Vanessa Cann
Managing Director KI Bundesverband
Gesa Miczaika
Founding Partner
Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund
Bonita Grupp
Head of E-Commerce & HR Trigema
Felix Dorner
CFO & Co-Founder
aedifion
Udo Schloemmer
Founder & CEO
Factory Berlin
Daniel Metzler
CEO
Isar Aerospace
Stefan Breit
CTO
Miele
Frank Thelen
Founder & CEO
Freigeist Capital
Harald Zapp
Founder & CEO
Next Big Thing AG
Lasse Rheingans
CEO
Rheingans
Dr. Brigitte Mohn
Board Member
Bertelsmann Stiftung
Erez Galonska
CEO
Infram
Julie Maupin
Researcher
Max-Planck Institute
Swantje Allmers
CEO & Co-Founder
NWMS
Mona Ghazi
Founder & CEO
Optimo
Christian Cohrs
Editorial Director
Business Punk
Christian Leybold
Founding & General Partner
Headline
Céline Flores Willers
Host
Hinterland & Founders Stage
Herbert Mangesius
Partner
Vsquared Ventures
Elisabeth L’Orange
Co-Founder & CCO
Oxolo
Christian Mestwerdt
CFO
Dr. Wolff Group
Christian Hülsewig
CEO
Schüttflix
Max Metzner
CEO & Co-Founder
mykori
Paul Martin
CEO
equipme
Robert Lacher
Founding Partner
Visionaries Club & La Famiglia
Maximilian Sachse
Business Editor
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Tilo Bonow
Founder, CEO & Investor
PIABO Communications
Philipp Westermeyer
Founder
OMR
Eko Fresh
Artist, Actor & Entrepreneur
Niklas Jansen
Founding Partner
Interface Capital
Vincent Huguet
Co-Founder & CEO
Malt
Patrick Thelen
CEO
Procuros
Jens Hutzschenreuter
Managing Director
Digital Business Group
Philipp Sandner
Co-Founder
Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
Martin Etzrodt
Solution Engineer
Salesforce
Julia Zhou
Co-Founder Tidal Impact & Executive Board Member Sigma Squared
Philip Siefer
Co-Founder & CEO
Einhorn Kondom
Miriam Meckel
Co-Founder & CEO
ada Learning
David de Picciotto
Co-Founder & CEO
Pledge
Farina Schurzfeld
Managing Director
AndRobin