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.

Hendrik Schriefer
Co-Founder & CEO Sharpist
Laura Tönnies
CEO & Founder
corrux
Yvonne Beister
Director
Axel Springer
Dr. Florian Heinemann
Co-Founder & CEO
Project A
Franz Seubert
CEO
PlanerAI
Janina Mütze
Co-Founder & CEO
Civey
Thomas Oehl
General Partner
Vsquared Ventures
Alexander von Frankenberg
Managing Director
High-Tech Gründerfonds
Ulf Dresen
Director Innovation & Strategy
u+i interact
Christian Miele
Partner
Headline
Mona Ghazi
Founder & CEO
Optimo
Jens Tönnesmann
Editor
DIE ZEIT
Caspar Schlenk
Editor/Coordinator
Finance Forward
Dr. Brigitte Mohn
Board Member
Bertelsmann Stiftung
Kai Diekmann
Founder Der Zukunftsfonds & Storymachine
Thomas Schmidt
CEO
Franz Haniel & Cie.
Rouven Dresselhaus
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Cavalry Ventures
Thomas Lueke
Principal
Cherry Ventures
Dan Ram
Host
Hinterland Stage
Miriam Wohlfarth
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Banxware
Siobhan Brewster
Partner
AENU
Wilken Engelbracht
General Manager
Cusp Capital Partners
Thomas Henk
Managing Director
Rothschild & Co Wealth Management Düsseldorf
Niklas Tauch
CEO & Co-Founder
Liefergrün
Frank Thelen
Founder & CEO
Freigeist Capital
Aiga Senftleben
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Billie
Carsten Janetzky
CEO
Zahnarzt-Helden
Martin Klenk
CTO
Celonis
Tim Reusch
Head of Consulting & Planning Studio
Vitra International AG
Christian Hülsewig
CEO
Schüttflix
Julia Zhou
Co-Founder Tidal Impact & Executive Board Member Sigma Squared
Matthias Dill
CEO & Managing Partner
Energy Impact Partners Europe
Nicolai Schork
CEO & Founder
simpleclub
Cecil von Croy
CEO
PlusPeter
Martin Spindler
Senior Vice President
hy – the axel springer consulting group
Sebastian Borek
Founding Partner
Visionary Ventures
Artur Koop
COO & Co-Founder
The Exploration Company
Karl-Heinz Krudewig
Vice President Product 365FarmNet
Jörg Binnenbrücker
Founding Partner
Capnamic Ventures
David Block
CFO & COO
circulee
David Rosskamp
Managing Partner
Magnetic
Harald Zapp
Founder & CEO
Next Big Thing AG
Joana Ristau
Customer Success Manager
Slack
Johannes Hinsch
Director Digitalization & Innovation
Porsche AG
Benjamin Adrion
Initiator
Viva con Agua
Sarna Röser
Federal Chairwoman
DIE JUNG UNTERNEHMER
Jan Beckers
CIO
BIT Capital
Luca Martinelli
Partner
btov
Milan von dem Bussche
Founder & CEO
QiTech
Roxanne Varza
Director
Station F
Carolin Althoff
Investor & Head of ESG
Cusp Capital Partners
Linda Hoffmann
DACH Agency Partnerships Lead
Shopify
Bernd Leukert
Chief Technology, Data and Innovation Officer & Member of the Management Board
Deutsche Bank
Alexander Biedermann
Sen. BDM Data, Ai & IoT
TD SYNNEX
Gesche Weger
Co-Founder & CEO
Packwise
Nicole Vierck
Manager HR
LEIPA Group
Larissa Holzki
Team Leader AI
Handelsblatt
Insa Schniedermeier
Writer, Journalist & Speaker
Maximilian Sachse
Business Editor
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Ina Nordsiek
Director Intrapreneurship
Miele
Daniel Lok
Country Manager Germany
Uber
Julius Köhler
Managing Director
sennder Technologies
Leonard Dorlöchter
Co-Founder & CPO
peaq
Benedikt Müller-Arnold
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Jörg Zätzsch
Partner
CMS Hasche Sigle
Kerstin Hochmüller
CEO
Marantec Group
Sebastian Heise
Founder & COO
Graphmasters
Vincent Huguet
Co-Founder & CEO
Malt
Peter Hübinger
Senior Vice President
Miele
Dr. Stefan Breit
CTO
Miele
Mario Stefan Oelkers
Founder & CEO
Brightpoint
Laura Möller
Growth Investor
Burda Principal Investments
Christian Leybold
Founding & General Partner
Headline
Manuel Heckel
Freelance Journalist
Marcel Banmann
CEO & Co-Founder
saasmetrix
Eko Fresh
Artist, Actor & Entrepreneur
Uta Haller
Director HCI Partner-Go-To-Market EMEA
VMware
Henrike Luszick
CEO
Bridgemaker
Fritz Cramer
Founder & Managing Director
Cosuno
Nico Schlomm
Head of Business Sales
onemate
Astrid Maier
Editor in Chief
XING
Lasse Rheingans
CEO
Rheingans
Janna Linke
Chief on duty & presenter
ntv News
Konstatin Sixt
Co-CEO
Sixt
Lisa Gradow
Founder & CEO
Fides
Christoph Mohn
Board Member Bertelsmann
Alexander Rösch
Lead Ecosystem Expert Hub
PwC
Philipp von Bülow
CEO
lawpilots
Kai Kuljurgis
CEO
coindex
Damian Böselager
Member of European Parliament & Co-Founder
Volt Europa
Jerome Königsfeld
Partner
McKinsey & Company
Sven Wiechert
CMO
ClimatePartner
Miriam Partington
DACH Correspondent
Sifted
Torsten Rolf Bendlin
Co-Founder & CEO
Valuedesk
Paul Becker
Co-Founder & CEO
re:cap
Maria von Scheel-Plessen
Keynote Speaker & Digital Transformation Enthusiast
Matthias Friese
Managing Partner
XPRESS Ventures
Conner Kuhlmeyer
Chief of Staff
primeLine Solutions
Lauren Lentz
General Partner
Revent
Tanja Emmerling
Principal
High-Tech Gründerfonds
Estelle Merle
Co-Founder
topi
Christian Mestwerdt
CFO
Dr. Wolff Group
Justin Halsall
Public Speaker & Founder Record Once
Robert Lacher
Founding Partner
Visionaries Club & La Famiglia
Josef Brunner
Entrepreneur, Investor & Author
Fabian Kienbaum
CEO
Kienbaum
Gyri Reiersen
Co-Founder & CPO
Tanso
Maximilian Viessmann
CDO
Viessmann
Patrick Thelen
CEO
Procuros
Dr. Friedrich Droste
Head of Strategy & Digitalization Bitburger Group,
Managing Director Bitburger Ventures
Zoë Andreae
CEO
LECARE
Michael Brehm
Founder
i2x
Sebastian Pollok
Founding Partner Visionaries Club
Peter Grosskopf
Co-Founder & CTO
Unstoppable Finance
René Tünnermann
CBDO
margin
Christopher Sura
CEO
Bausicht
Frederik Fahning
Co-Founder & MD
Zenjob
Philipp Sandner
Co-Founder
Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
Andrea Ostheer
Manager Corporate Communications
Jägermeister
Andreas Dengel
Professor
Goethe University Frankfurt
Carla Glassl
Co-Founder & CTO
Ucaneo Biotech
Tim Schumacher
Partner
World Fund
Philipp Klöckner
Investor, Advisor, Podcast Host
Doppelgänger TechTalk Podcast
Nadine Schimroszik
Tech Correspondent
Handelsblatt
Tobias Eppler
CEO & Founder
Think Feel Excel
Mauricio Rossi
Founder & Co-CEO
H-FARM
Andreas Kunze
Co-Founder & CEO
Konux
Agatha Cantrill
Journalist
Bloomberg
Amiaz Habtu
Host Founders Stage
Eva Mettenmeier
Managing Director
Maschinenraum
Christiane Mänz
VP IT & Digital Transformation
Zentis
Gülsah Wilke
Partner/Head of German Office DN Capital
Co-Founder/Managing Director 2hearts
Verena Pausder
Chairwoman of the Management
Board Startup Verband
Max v. Sandrart
Co-Founder
green account
Lars Klingbeil
Party Chairman
SPD
Colette Ballou
Investor
Ballou Capital
Christoph Schuh
Partner
Lakestar
Philip Siefer
Co-Founder & CEO
Einhorn Kondom
Wiebke Hörisch
Client Advisor Wealth Management, Vice President
Rothschild & Co Wealth Management
Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart
Minister
Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization & Energy of the State of NRW
Ferry Heilemann
Managing Partner
Pirate Impact
Filip Felician Dames
Entrepreneur & Founder Cherry Ventures
Simon Pentzien
Co-Founder & CPO
secjur
Julia Stoetzel
Founder & CEO
Junicorn Consulting
Svea Fina
Founder & Managing Director
FINA DIGITAL LTD.
Vanessa Cann
Managing Director KI Bundesverband
Till Klotz
Director Solution Engineering
Slack
Wendy Singer
Executive Director
Start-Up Nation Central Israel
Felix Dorner
CFO & Co-Founder
aedifion
Paul Martin
CEO
equipme
Nicole Büttner-Thiel
Founder & CEO
Merantix Momentum
Tilo Bonow
Founder, CEO & Investor
PIABO Communications
Rowan Barnett
Director Google.org - Europe, Middle East & Africa
Google
Just Beyer
Partner
Saarbrücker21
Helene Huby
Co-Founder & CEO
The Exploration Company
Markus Wuebben
Co-Founder & CMO
CrossEngage
Dr. Reinhard Christian Zinkann
CEO
Miele
Inga Höltmann
New Work Expert, Transformation Facilitator
Accelerate Academy
Fabian Tausch
Founder
Unicorn Bakery
Oliver Flaskämper
CEO
Bitcoin Deutschland
Varinia Bernau
Head of Innovation & Digital and Success
WiWo
Axel Täubert
Head of Start-ups
Google Cloud Germany
Amanda Maiwald
CEO & Co-Founder
Complori
Michael Haase
Founder & CEO
Plant Jammer
Andreas Engelhardt
CEO
Schüco International
Jannis Eller
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Jomigo
Daniel Metzler
CEO
Isar Aerospace
Monja Mühling
Co-Founder & CEO Smartlane
Sabine Engel
Serial Entrepreneur
Sebastian Johnston
Venture Partner
Armira Growth
Anna Granskog
Partner
McKinsey
Herbert Mangesius
Partner
Vsquared Ventures
Christian Rebernik
Co-Founder & CEO Tomorrow's Education
Martin Schilling
Managing Director
Techstars Berlin
Martin Etzrodt
Solution Engineer
Salesforce
Axel Bartsch
CDO HACON
Siemens Mobility Software
Swantje Allmers
CEO & Co-Founder
NWMS
Melanie Riebel
Junior Project Lead
McKinsey & Company
Thomas Böck
CEO
CLAAS
Lena Schrum
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
aware THE PLATFORM
Katharina Kreitz
CEO & Co-Founder Vectoflow
Zoé Fabian
Managing Director
Eurazeo
Eduard Dörrenberg
Managing Director
Dr. Kurt Wolff
André Christ
CEO & Co-Founder
LeanIX
Christopher Becker
Co-Founder & CEO
PINZON
Alexander Langer
Editor in Chief
Business Punk
Oscar Jazdowski
General Manager
Silicon Valley Bank
Franziska Telser
Editor
Handelsblatt
Hanna Drabon
Project Lead Bielefelder Startup Paket
WEGE
Philipp Gattner
CEO
rebuy
Christoph Hass
Entrepreneurship & Scaling
PwC Germany
Marco Janezic
Managing Director
Life Science Factory
Maja Brankovic
Head of Economy & Value
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Philipp Pausder
Founder & CEO
Thermondo
Sebastian Holtze
Director
PwC
Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
CLAAS
Felix Fiege
Co-CEO
FIEGE Group
Christian Deilmann
Managing Director
tado°
Omar Abbosh
COS
Accenture Worldwide
Christian Weller
Regional Sales Director
Salesforce
Nicolaus Schefenacker
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Sennder
Corinna Baier
Head of Department Agenda/Society
FOCUS Magazin
Gerald Pfeifer
CTO
Suse
Mor Eini
Strategic Partnerships & Growth
APX
Johannis Hatt
CEO
jvh-ventures GmbH
David de Picciotto
Co-Founder & CEO
Pledge
Alexander Sixt
CEO
Sixt
Paul von Schubert
Managing Partner
Gundlach Gruppe
Philipp Westermeyer
Founder
OMR
Lasse Dumstrei
CEO & Co-Founder
Betriebsmittelhelden
Finn Age Hänsel
CEO & Founder
Sanity Group
Gerd Oliver Seidensticker
Managing Director Seidensticker
Prof. Dr. Julian Kawohl
Professor, Author & Founder
Ecosystemizer
Alice Albizzati
Founding Partner
Revaia
Jan-Hendrik Goldbeck
Managing Director
Goldbeck
Alexander Giesecke
CEO & Founder
simpleclub
Jens Hutzschenreuter
Managing Director
Digital Business Group
Jolanta Baboulidis
Country Director
Twitter Germany
Mareen Tack
Vice President Corporate Strategy & Digital Transformation
WAGO
Zoe Adamovicz
Co-Founder & CEO
Neufund
André Bierbass
Partner
Rheingans
Otto Birnbaum
Founding Partner
revent
Andrei Danescu
CEO
Dexory
Solveig Rathenow
Head of Economics
Business Insider
Bonita Grupp
Head of E-Commerce & HR Trigema
Paul Günther
Founder
ProGlove
Melvin Schwarz
Co-Founder & CEO VisionAI
Marco Voigt
Co-Founder
Greentech Festival
Diana Heinrichs
Co-Founder & CEO
Lindera
Benedikt Ilg
CEO & Founder
Flip
Sina Kämmerling
CEO & Co-Founder
FINDIQ
Stephan Dörner
CEP
fph
Erin Beilharz
Managing Director CleanTech Hub
Lufthansa Group
Alexander Leuchte
Principal
Etribes
Christina Kyriasoglou
Journalist
manager magazin
Chris Boos
CEO
Arago
Christine Wang
Managing Director Lufthansa Innovation Hub
Katharina Neuhaus
Principal
Vorwerk Ventures
Hendrik Lallensack
Co-Founder & CEO HomeRide
David Fischer
Senior Principal
HV Capital
Lea Vajnorsky
Consultant Russell Reynolds Associates &
Founder/CEO Women Inc.
Udo Schloemmer
Founder & CEO
Factory Berlin
Elisabeth L’Orange
Co-Founder & CCO
Oxolo
Thies Sander
Founder & Managing Director Project A
Dr. Daniel Kirchert
Ex-CEO
Byton
Klemens Haselsteiner
CEO elect & CDO
STRABAG
Céline Flores Willers
Host
Hinterland & Founders Stage
Max Metzner
CEO & Co-Founder
mykori
Thies Hofmann
Managing Partner Bridgemaker
Lawrence Leuschner
Co-Founder & CEO
Tier
Florian Gontek
Editor
DER SPIEGEL
Angelika Gifford
Vice President EMEA
Meta
Niklas Jansen
Founding Partner
Interface Capital
Malte Warczinski
Senior Manager Sales
Freshworks
Johanna Junkermann
Associate
b2venture
Markus Miele
Executive Director & CEO
Miele
Lucas von Cranach
CEO & Founder Onefootball
Dr. Albert Christmann
CEO
Dr. Oetker
Prof. Dr. Sami Haddadin
Robotics Entrepreneur & Scientist
Volker Seidel
Senior Director PreSales Germany
Dell Technologies
Monja Meier
CEO & Co-Founder
EASI Control
Hemdat Sagi
Managing Director
Konnect - Volkswagen Group Innnovation Hub TLV
Cal Henderson
Co-Founder & CTO
Slack
Dr. Jeannette zu Fürstenberg
Managing Partner
La Famiglia
Hanno Renner
Founder & CEO
Personio
Markus Pflitsch
CEO, Chairman & Founder Terra Quantum AG
Dr. Vivien Dollinger
CEO
ObjectBox
Florian Reuter
CEO
Volocopter
Farina Schurzfeld
Founder & Managing Partner
AndRobin
Maximilian Steinhoff
Co-Founder & CEO
Stryza
Gesa Miczaika
Founding Partner
Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund
Lars Hinrichs
CEO
Cinco Capital
Dorothee Bär
Former Minister of Digitalization
Albert Gorlick
Co-Founder & CEO Synctive
Natalia Brzezinski
Global Business Development
Klarna
André Petry
CEO & Co-Founder
Tacto