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.

Varinia Bernau
Head of Innovation & Digital and Success
WiWo
Gesche Weger
Co-Founder & CEO
Packwise
Miriam Partington
DACH Correspondent
Sifted
Benjamin Wilkening
Partner
Earlybird Vision Lab
Damian Böselager
Member of European Parliament & Co-Founder
Volt Europa
Rene Klein
CEO
Für-Gründer.de
Alexander Sixt
CEO
Sixt
René Tünnermann
CBDO
margin
Farina Schurzfeld
Founder & Managing Partner
AndRobin
Alexander Leuchte
Principal / Practice Lead AI
Etribes
Martin Schilling
Managing Director
Techstars Berlin
Lasse Rheingans
CEO
Rheingans
Trutz von der Trenck
CEO & Co-Founder
green account
Agatha Cantrill
Journalist
Bloomberg
Christine Wang
Managing Director Lufthansa Innovation Hub
Dan Ram
Host
Hinterland Stage
Roxanne Varza
Director
Station F
Katharina Götzen
Corporate Innovation Manager
PwC Germany
Joana Ristau
Customer Success Manager
Slack
Andrei Danescu
CEO
Dexory
Isabelle Gardt
CEO & Head of Marketing
OMR
Lasse Dumstrei
CEO & Co-Founder
Betriebsmittelhelden
Markus Pflitsch
CEO, Chairman & Founder Terra Quantum AG
Andreas Engelhardt
CEO
Schüco International
Greta Buschhaus
Journalist
Florida Factual
Hector Ibarra
Principal Solutions Architect
AWS
Carsten Salling
General Partner
Dreamcraft Ventures
Christoph Hass
Entrepreneurship & Scaling
PwC Germany
Nico Schlomm
Head of Business Sales
onemate
Frank Seidensticker
Managing Director
Seidensticker
Fritz Cramer
Founder & Managing Director
Cosuno
Mareen Tack
Vice President Corporate Strategy & Digital Transformation
WAGO
Albert Gorlick
Co-Founder & CEO Synctive
Peter Hübinger
Senior Vice President
Miele
Christian Deilmann
Managing Director
tado°
Frank Thelen
Founder & CEO
Freigeist Capital
Udo Schloemmer
Founder & CEO
Factory Berlin
Zoë Andreae
CEO
LECARE
Mauricio Rossi
Founder & Co-CEO
H-FARM
Nina Mannheimer
Co-Founder & CPO
Klim
Alexander Rösch
Lead Ecosystem Expert Hub
PwC
Michael Haase
Founder & CEO
Plant Jammer
Dr. Florian Heinemann
Founding Partner
Project A
Monja Mühling
Co-Founder & CEO Smartlane
Maximilian Sachse
Business Editor
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Linda Hoffmann
DACH Agency Partnerships Lead
Shopify
Philip Siefer
Co-Founder & CEO
Einhorn Kondom
Franziska Telser
Editor
Handelsblatt
Cal Henderson
Co-Founder & CTO
Slack
Philipp von Bülow
CEO
lawpilots
Jan Lozek
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Future Energy Ventures
Frederik Fahning
Co-Founder & MD
Zenjob
Zarah Bruhn
Founder & CEO
socialbee
Peter Grosskopf
Co-Founder & CTO
Unstoppable Finance
Matthias Friese
Managing Partner
XPRESS Ventures
Thorsten Giersch
Editor-in-Chief
DUP Unternehmer-Medien
Melvin Schwarz
Co-Founder & CEO VisionAI
Sebastian Heise
Founder & COO
Graphmasters
Andreas Sennheiser
CEO
Sennheiser electronic
Torsten Rolf Bendlin
Co-Founder & CEO
Valuedesk
Stephan Dörner
CEP
fph
Claudius Jablonka
Co-Founder & General Partner
10x Founders
Ulf Dresen
Director Innovation & Strategy
u+i interact
Maja Brankovic
Head of Economy & Value
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Charlotte Kufus
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Flank
Till Klotz
Director Solution Engineering
Slack
Nina Koch
Director Customer Success Central Europe
Slack
Larissa Holzki
Team Leader AI
Handelsblatt
Michael Brehm
Founder
i2x
Christiane Mänz
VP IT & Digital Transformation
Zentis
Lauren Lentz
General Partner
Revent
Diana Heinrichs
Co-Founder & CEO
Lindera
Matthias Dill
CEO & Managing Partner
Energy Impact Partners Europe
Sarah Brunswig
Senior Projekt- und Marketingmanager
OMR Education
Frauke von Polier
CPO
Viessmann
Erin Beilharz
Managing Director CleanTech Hub
Lufthansa Group
Johannes Müller
Founder & CEO
Workpath
Andrea Ketzer
Director Technology Strategy, Automotive & Manufacturing
Amazon Web Services
Finn Age Hänsel
CEO & Founder
Sanity Group
Prof. Dr. Sami Haddadin
Robotics Entrepreneur & Scientist
Tobias Eppler
CEO & Founder
Think Feel Excel
Konstatin Sixt
Co-CEO
Sixt
Kerstin Hochmüller
CEO
Marantec Group
Julia Zhou
Co-Founder Tidal Impact & Executive Board Member Sigma Squared
Martin Kraft
Vice President Sales EMEA & APAC
DRUID AI
Dr. Daniel Kirchert
Ex-CEO
Byton
Josef Brunner
Entrepreneur, Investor & Author
Philipp Gattner
CEO
rebuy
Daniel Lok
Country Manager Germany
Uber
Lena Weirauch
Co-Founder & CEO
ai-omatic
Dawa Tarchin Phillips
Founder & CEO
TAIWA
Henrike Luszick
CEO
Bridgemaker
Svea Fina
Founder & Managing Director
FINA DIGITAL LTD.
Christoph Mohn
Board Member Bertelsmann
Benedikt Bösel
Farmer & Managing Director
Gut und Bösel, Finck Stiftung
Jan Thomas
Founders & CEO
Startup Insider
Martin Spindler
Senior Vice President
hy – the axel springer consulting group
Philipp Klöckner
Investor, Advisor, Podcast Host
Doppelgänger TechTalk Podcast
Fredrik Harkort
Co-Founder & CEO
cleverly.de
Alona Kharchenko
Co-Founder & CTO
Devanthro
Hakan Koç
Founder & CEO
1GLOBAL
Florian Nielsen
Director AI & Data, Smart Home
Miele
Elisa Hertzler
CEO & Founder
Peers Solutions
Markus Wuebben
Co-Founder & CMO
CrossEngage
David Block
CFO & COO
circulee
Leonard Dorlöchter
Co-Founder & CPO
peaq
Christian Rebernik
Co-Founder & CEO Tomorrow's Education
Dr. Heiner Lang
CEO
WAGO
Christian Mestwerdt
CFO
Dr. Wolff Group
Carsten Janetzky
CEO
Zahnarzt-Helden
Markus Miele
Executive Director & CEO
Miele
Dr. Friedrich Droste
Head of Strategy & Digitalization Bitburger Group,
Managing Director Bitburger Ventures
Insa Schniedermeier
Writer, Journalist & Speaker
Lars Hinrichs
CEO
Cinco Capital
Léa Steinacker
Co-Founder & CIO
ada Learning
Alexander Rinke
Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Celonis
Marco Voigt
Co-Founder
Greentech Festival
Justin Halsall
Public Speaker & Founder Record Once
Thomas Lueke
Principal
Cherry Ventures
Pascal Salmen
Co-Founder & Managing Director
acto
Katharina Neuhaus
Principal
Vorwerk Ventures
Paul von Schubert
Managing Partner
Gundlach Gruppe
Jörg Binnenbrücker
Founding Partner
Capnamic Ventures
Monja Meier
CEO & Co-Founder
EASI Control
Tanja Emmerling
Principal
High-Tech Gründerfonds
Otto Birnbaum
Founding Partner
revent
Sarah Heuberger
Journalist
manager magazin
Tim Schumacher
Partner
World Fund
Jörg Zätzsch
Partner
CMS Hasche Sigle
Zoe Adamovicz
Co-Founder & CEO
Neufund
Vincent Huguet
Co-Founder & CEO
Malt
Johannes Velling
Director General "Digitalization, Startups"
Ministry for Economics, NRW
Michael Fritz
Co-Founder, Activist
Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli
Alice Albizzati
Founding Partner
Revaia
Caspar Schlenk
Editor/Coordinator
Finance Forward
Conner Kuhlmeyer
Chief of Staff
primeLine Solutions
Johannes Hinsch
Director Digitalization & Innovation
Porsche AG
Fabian Tausch
Founder
Unicorn Bakery
Sonia Amend
Investment Manager & Partner Manager
EWOR
Hannah Schwär
Tech editor
Capital Magazin
Mario Stefan Oelkers
Founder & CEO
Brightpoint
Stefan Peukert
Founder & CEO
Masterplan.com
Andrea Müller
Head of Marketing and Business Development
Carl Knauber
Christian Miele
Partner
Headline
Manuel Koch
Slack
Principal Solution Engineer
Laura Tönnies
CEO & Founder
corrux
Carsten Coesfeld
Member of the Executive Board
Bertelsmann
Johannis Hatt
CEO
jvh-ventures GmbH
Georg Meck
Editor-in-chief
Focus Magazin Verlag
Paul Becker
Co-Founder & CEO
re:cap
Estelle Merle
Co-Founder
topi
Eva Mettenmeier
Managing Director
Maschinenraum
Maximilian Steinhoff
Co-Founder & CEO
Stryza
Thies Sander
Founder & Managing Director Project A
Maximilian Viessmann
CDO
Viessmann
Fabian Kienbaum
CEO
Kienbaum
Jan-Hendrik Goldbeck
Managing Director
Goldbeck
Natalia Brzezinski
Global Business Development
Klarna
Sebastian Pollok
Founding Partner Visionaries Club
Elisabeth L’Orange
Co-Founder & CCO
Oxolo
Benjamin Adrion
Initiator
Viva con Agua
Philipp Sandner
Co-Founder
Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
Jolanta Baboulidis
Country Director
Twitter Germany
Sabine Engel
Serial Entrepreneur
Tim Reusch
Head of Consulting & Planning Studio
Vitra International AG
Hemdat Sagi
Managing Director
Konnect - Volkswagen Group Innnovation Hub TLV
Maybrit Martschin
Journalist
Gründerszene
Artur Koop
COO & Co-Founder
The Exploration Company
David Reger
CEO & Founder
Neura Robotics
Gülsah Wilke
Partner/Head of German Office DN Capital
Co-Founder/Managing Director 2hearts
André Petry
CEO & Co-Founder
Tacto
Ferry Heilemann
Managing Partner
Pirate Impact
Isabel Poppek
CEO & Co-Founder
Alpas
Solveig Rathenow
Head of Economics
Business Insider
Manuel Heckel
Freelance Journalist
Katharina Weber
CEO
Negotiation Advisory Group
Omar Abbosh
COS
Accenture Worldwide
Helene Huby
Co-Founder & CEO
The Exploration Company
Paul Günther
Founder
ProGlove
Dr. Stefan Breit
CTO
Miele
Mor Eini
Strategic Partnerships & Growth
APX
Vanessa Weber
CEO
Werkzeug Weber
Christoph Berner
Founder & Managing Director
Cosuno
Lisa Ksienrzyk
Editor
WirtschaftsWoche
André Christ
CEO & Co-Founder
LeanIX
Miriam Meckel
Co-Founder & CEO
ada Learning
Prof. Dr. Julian Kawohl
Professor, Author & Founder
Ecosystemizer
Hendrik Schriefer
Co-Founder & CEO Sharpist
Jannis Neunecker
Senior Sales Development Representative
Personio
Jens Tönnesmann
Editor
DIE ZEIT
Luca Martinelli
Partner
btov
Wiebke Hörisch
Client Advisor Wealth Management, Vice President
Rothschild & Co Wealth Management
Malte Warczinski
Senior Manager Sales
Freshworks
Amiaz Habtu
Host Founders Stage
Anna Granskog
Partner
McKinsey
Eva-Valérie Gfrerer
CEO & Co-Founder
Morphais
Sascha Lobo
Media/ AI - Expert
Cassie Yusofi
CEO & Co-Founder
Aimars
Nicole Vierck
Manager HR
LEIPA Group
Bonita Grupp
Head of E-Commerce & HR Trigema
Jan Reichelt
Founding Partner & General Partner
10x Founders
Sina Kämmerling
CEO & Co-Founder
FINDIQ
Florian Reuter
CEO
Volocopter
Nicolaus Schefenacker
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Sennder
Dr. Annika von Mutius
CEO & Co-Founder
Empion
David Fischer
Senior Principal
HV Capital
Christoph Schuh
Partner
Lakestar
Bernd Leukert
Chief Technology, Data and Innovation Officer & Member of the Management Board
Deutsche Bank
Chris Boos
CEO
Arago
Colette Ballou
Investor
Ballou Capital
Thomas Henk
Managing Director
Rothschild & Co Wealth Management Düsseldorf
Dr. Vivien Dollinger
CEO
ObjectBox
Dr. Uwe Jean Heuser
Publisher
ZEIT für Unternehmer
Oliver Flaskämper
CEO
Bitcoin Deutschland
Benedikt Müller-Arnold
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Sophia Tran
Founder & CEO
Spotlight! Ventures
Axel Täubert
Head of Start-ups
Google Cloud Germany
Andreas Kunze
Co-Founder & CEO
Konux
Christian Buchenau
Partner
SquareOne
Anja Müller
Family Business Correspondent
Handelsblatt
Daniel Khachab
Co-Founder & CEO
Choco
Tilo Bonow
Founder, CEO & Investor
PIABO Communications
Philipp Pausder
Founder & CEO
Thermondo
Paul Martin
CEO
equipme
Robert Lacher
Founding Partner
Visionaries Club & La Famiglia
Jens Hutzschenreuter
Managing Director
Digital Business Group
Andreas Dengel
Professor
Goethe University Frankfurt
Philipp Westermeyer
Founder
OMR
Ninon Latzitis
Director HR Operations & Occupational Health Management
Allianz
Christina Kyriasoglou
Journalist
manager magazin
Anna-Sophia Kouparanis
Co-Founder
Bloomwell Group
Sebastian Holtze
Director
PwC
Dr. Brigitte Mohn
Member of the Executive Board
Bertelsmann Stiftung
Tina Dreimann
Founder & Managing Director
better ventures
Rowan Barnett
Director Google.org - Europe, Middle East & Africa
Google
Janna Linke
Chief on duty & presenter
ntv News
Laura Möller
Growth Investor
Burda Principal Investments
Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart
Minister
Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization & Energy of the State of NRW
Ulf Valentin
Head of Strategy
Convidera
David Rosskamp
Managing Partner
Magnetic
Frédéric du Bois-Reymond
Partner
Earlybird-X
Lisa Gradow
Founder & CEO
Fides
Valérie Bures
Partner
XAnge
Franz Seubert
CEO
PlanerAI
Shuhrat Ashurov
Co-Founder
randevu.tech
Thomas Oehl
General Partner
Vsquared Ventures
Herbert Mangesius
Partner
Vsquared Ventures
Jan Beckers
CIO
BIT Capital
Thomas Schmidt
CEO
Franz Haniel & Cie.
Florian Gontek
Editor
DER SPIEGEL
Marie-Helene Ametsreiter
General Partner
Speedinvest
Just Beyer
Partner
Saarbrücker21
Inga Höltmann
New Work Expert, Transformation Facilitator
Accelerate Academy
David Oudsandji
Co-Founder & CEO
Voltfang
Thies Hofmann
Managing Partner
Bridgemaker
Oscar Jazdowski
General Manager
Silicon Valley Bank
Axel Bartsch
CDO HACON
Siemens Mobility Software
Lea Vajnorsky
Consultant Russell Reynolds Associates &
Founder/CEO Women Inc.
Annette Weisbach
Correspondent
CNBC
Martin Klenk
CTO
Celonis
Thomas Böck
CEO
CLAAS
Felix Fiege
Co-CEO
FIEGE Group
Volker Seidel
Senior Director PreSales Germany
Dell Technologies
André Bierbass
Partner
Rheingans
Daniel Metzler
CEO
Isar Aerospace
Sebastian Borek
Founding Partner
Visionary Ventures
Eko Fresh
Artist, Actor & Entrepreneur
Sarna Röser
Federal Chairwoman
DIE JUNG UNTERNEHMER
Fabian Kracht
Founder & Managing Director
mesakumo
Corinna Baier
Head of Department Agenda/Society
FOCUS Magazin
Markus Peter
Partner
Etribes
Dr. Albert Christmann
CEO
Dr. Oetker
Judith Peterka
AI Expert
Federal Administration of Germany
Aiga Senftleben
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Billie
Christian Hülsewig
CEO
Schüttflix
Wendy Singer
Executive Director
Start-Up Nation Central Israel
Christian Zipp
Diversification Lead
Weber Group
Lawrence Leuschner
Co-Founder & CEO
Tier
Alexander Biedermann
Sen. BDM Data, Ai & IoT
TD SYNNEX
Thomas Neumann
Head of KIT Gründerschmiede
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Carolin Althoff
Investor & Head of ESG
Cusp Capital Partners
Christopher Sura
CEO
Bausicht
Siobhan Brewster
Partner
AENU
Yvonne Beister
Director
Axel Springer
Hanno Renner
Founder & CEO
Personio
Johanna Junkermann
Associate
b2venture
Zoé Fabian
Managing Director
Eurazeo
Nadine Schimroszik
Tech Correspondent
Handelsblatt
Nicole Büttner-Thiel
Founder & CEO
Merantix Momentum
Gregor Kolls
Co-Founder & CEO
Filics
Angelika Gifford
Vice President EMEA
Meta
Magdalena Oehl
Co-Founder
Talent Rocket & Board member Startup Verband e.V.
Dorothee Bär
Former Minister of Digitalization
Max v. Sandrart
Co-Founder
green account
Sebastian Johnston
Venture Partner
Armira Growth
Maria von Scheel-Plessen
Keynote Speaker & Digital Transformation Enthusiast
Marcos Raiser do Ó
Head of DACH & CEE
Stripe
Filip Felician Dames
Entrepreneur & Founder Cherry Ventures
Carla Glassl
Co-Founder & CTO
Ucaneo Biotech
Uta Haller
Director HCI Partner-Go-To-Market EMEA
VMware
Astrid Maier
Editor in Chief
XING
Christopher Becker
Co-Founder & CEO
PINZON
Kai Diekmann
Founder Der Zukunftsfonds & Storymachine
Max Metzner
CEO & Co-Founder
mykori
Lucas von Cranach
CEO & Founder Onefootball
Thomas Bachem
Founder & Managing Director
CODE University
Jerome Königsfeld
Partner
McKinsey & Company
Benedikt Ilg
CEO & Founder
Flip
David de Picciotto
Co-Founder & CEO
Pledge
Cecil von Croy
CEO
PlusPeter
Gyri Reiersen
Co-Founder & CPO
Tanso
Melanie Riebel
Junior Project Lead
McKinsey & Company
Nora Usunjan
Client Solutions Manager
Meta
Wilken Engelbracht
General Manager
Cusp Capital Partners
Alexander von Frankenberg
Managing Director
High-Tech Gründerfonds
Hendrik Lallensack
Co-Founder & CEO HomeRide
Janina Mütze
Co-Founder & CEO
Civey
Gesa Miczaika
Founding Partner
Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund
Philip Specht
Partner
AENU
Felix Dorner
CFO & Co-Founder
aedifion
Lars Klingbeil
Party Chairman
SPD
Klemens Haselsteiner
CEO elect & CDO
STRABAG
Niklas Jansen
Founding Partner
Interface Capital
Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
CLAAS
Sven Wiechert
CMO
ClimatePartner
Lena Waltle
Head of Technology
The Pioneer
Antonia Götsch
Editor-in-Chief
Harvard Business Manager
Alexander Langer
Editor in Chief
Business Punk
Jan Tönnißen
Head of Digital Technologies
Bayer
Patrick Thelen
CEO
Procuros
Max Honig
CEO
Appinio
Martin Etzrodt
Solution Engineer
Salesforce
Eva Wiecko
Head of Equity Market Solutions Germany
Rothschild & Co
Ina Nordsiek
Director Intrapreneurship
Miele
Martin Böhringer
Co-Founder & CEO
Staffbase
Patrick Klingberg
Entrepreneur
Digitaler Architekt
Katharina Kreitz
CEO & Co-Founder Vectoflow
Niklas Tauch
CEO & Co-Founder
Liefergrün
Swantje Allmers
CEO & Co-Founder
NWMS
Florian Nöll
Partner & EMEA Startups, Scaleups & Venturing Leader
PwC Germany
Julia Stoetzel
Founder & CEO
Junicorn Consulting
Gerald Pfeifer
CTO
Suse
Gerd Oliver Seidensticker
Managing Director Seidensticker
Miriam Wohlfarth
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Banxware
Verena Pausder
Chairwoman of the Management
Board Startup Verband
Simon Pentzien
Co-Founder & CPO
secjur
Céline Flores Willers
Host
Hinterland & Founders Stage
Dr. Reinhard Christian Zinkann
CEO
Miele
Marcel Banmann
CEO & Co-Founder
saasmetrix
Nicolai Schork
CEO & Founder
simpleclub
Lena Schrum
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
aware THE PLATFORM
Mona Ghazi
Founder & CEO
Optimo
Kai Kuljurgis
CEO
coindex
Andrea Ostheer
Manager Corporate Communications
Jägermeister
Amanda Maiwald
CEO & Co-Founder
Complori
Vanessa Cann
Managing Director KI Bundesverband
Rouven Dresselhaus
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Cavalry Ventures
Jannis Eller
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Jomigo
Julius Köhler
Managing Director
sennder Technologies
Jan Pannenbäcker
Co-Founder & CEO
Metaloop
Harald Zapp
Founder & CEO
Next Big Thing AG
Jasper Roll
Managing Director
Haufe Group Ventures
Marco Janezic
Managing Director
Life Science Factory
Karl-Heinz Krudewig
Vice President Product 365FarmNet
Eduard Dörrenberg
Managing Director
Dr. Kurt Wolff
Christian Weller
Regional Sales Director
Salesforce
Christian Leybold
Founding & General Partner
Headline
Hanna Drabon
Project Lead Bielefelder Startup Paket
WEGE
Antonia Munte
Founder
Maxima Communications
Dr. Jeannette zu Fürstenberg
Managing Partner
La Famiglia
Milan von dem Bussche
Founder & CEO
QiTech
Alexander Giesecke
CEO & Founder
simpleclub