How will emerging technologies address our local and global challenges?
Hannah Asmussen, CEO, Localyze
Co-Founder of Localyze, passionate about international mobility, diversity and contributing to a better future.
Jakob Berndt, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Tomorrow
Jakob Berndt is the third co-founder, besides Inas and Michael. Until 2017, he was the founder and managing director of the social business “Lemonaid & ChariTea”. There, they successfully brought together development cooperation, culinary delights and Zeitgeist – and won numerous prizes for it. And loads of: today you can find the premium soft drinks behind the best counters an…
From now on, his motto is,”Organic and Fairtrade. Now also as a bank”. The aim is to bring the complex topic of “sustainable finance” to people in a simple and honest way. Because it’s far too important to be a niche subject.
Renji Bijoy, CEO, Immersed
Peer-Arne Böttcher, Founder & CEO, Airy
Nicolas Chibac, Co-Founder, VRHQ
Driven by a big passion for creativity, always curious and thankful for every breath. Working for 20 years in the field of media. Filmed and travelled around the world for about 8 years. Founder of the two Virtual Reality companies SpiceVR and Spherie and opened the Virtual Reality Head Quarters (VRHQ) in 2018!
Journalist and former editor-in-chief of women´s magazines in Germany. 25 years in media business. Expert in #Storytelling #Networking #New work, consultant in editorial strategies and change-management for media businesses. Founder of scibershub.com, a matchmaker platform for freelance writers.
Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz, CEO, Cargonexx
To be top class in an industry is not enough for him. While the last few decades have trusted the most important media companies in the republic on Rolf-Dieter's advice, logistics representatives throughout Europe now do the same. In Chucks instead of suit shoes, he now breaks new ground and blends in well with the beautiful new startup world.
Dr. Carsten Mahrenholz, Founder & CEO, Coldplasmatech
Jennifer Schäfer, Founder & CEO, DailyDress
Daniel Stancke, CEO, JobMatchme
Daniel founded JobMatchMe in 2016 following his vision that everybody should get the job they love. Before founding he worked in different international management functions at Volkswagen Group.
Linda Yang, Founder, Playground
Linda Yang was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and incubated in Austin, Texas where she attended UT and worked under Austin’s elite entrepreneurs. After graduation, she worked and travelled abroad, living in Taipei, Taiwan and Prague, Czech Republic for two years.
In 2011, Linda moved back to the States, leading a bicoastal career in New York and L.A. There, she worked for global creative agencies such as Anomaly, BBH, 72&Sunny, TBWA/Chiat/Day and more. Her expertise intersects media, entertainment and tech, having worked on global clients such as Converse by Nike, Beats by Dre, YouTube, Google Play, E! Entertainment, Activision, and Scooter Braun. Her most recent consulting experience was at Facebook HQ where she worked with the internal innovation department to launch new products.
While working at Ad Age Agency of the Year, Anomaly, Linda partnered with Jason Deland to found Playground, a platform that helps people find instant community, anywhere. In the age of social media and social disconnection, Playground’s mission is to connect people more meaningfully and deeply, offline in real life through shared passions, interests and live events.