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.

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