START CALL SPEAKERS

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Joerg Rheinboldt

CEO
APX – Axel Springer Porsche

Jörg Rheinboldt is Founder, Ex-Ebay-Germany CEO and currently CEO at APX. He invests in young companies and helps them on their way to become successful. Interested in learning how to get your startup investor-ready? He’s the person to talk to!

Markus Kröger

CEO
heycar

Within one year heycar has registered more than 320,000 cars on it’s platform. Currently, heycar counts 1,5 million monthly users – of which 15% proceed to purchase a used car over the platform. This rapid growth has caught established players by great surprise. Markus’ insights and experience in the market for used cars remains unmatched.

Gero Decker

Co-Founder and CEO
Signavio

Signavio grew from a founding group of 4 brilliant students to a team of more than 250 exceptionally productive members in only a few years. At the START Call 2018, Gero will talk about the key lessons-learned throughout
his entrepreneurial life.

Andreas Schneider

CEO
Vimcar

Digitalisation is changing every angle of today’s world. Andreas co-founded one of the first companies to offer a digital drivers log-book (German: Fahrtenbuch). Their solution alleviates the bureaucracy tied to using cars in the business context. Having founded Vimcar straight out of Uni, the lessons learned will resonate with everyone who seek to startup during university.

Alexander Weber

Head of International Markets
N26

As project lead, Alexander Weber spearheaded N26’s acquisition of its European banking license and its partnership with Mastercard. Alex has been involved in the development of N26 from the inception of the idea.

Debora Lasoen

Head of Talent Management
Honeypot

Debora is currently the Head of Talent Management at Honeypot. She manages a team that deals with approx. 150 tech-applicants each day. Being involved in the selection, on-boarding, guidance and interviewing, Debora has unparalleled insight into what it takes to make YOUR application stand out.

Mathias Pastor

Director
The Family

First exit at age 15, raised $1 million from Angel investors, Oxford graduate and runs a fund investing $1 million + annually. Needless to say, Mathias has a lot of experience to share.

Robert Kunz

Head of Investments
COMPANISTO

As head of investment at Companisto, Robert is responsible for three key areas: deal-flow, startups and cooperation. His extensive experience in the area of startup funding and financing is particularly relevant to early stage startups.

Bastian Krautwald

CEO
deineStudienfinanzierung

The vision to become the most customer-centric financial advisor is ambitious. As CEO Bastian is responsible for the overall strategic direction of deineStudienfinanzierung. Within the competitive landscape of fintech, deineStudienfinanzierung has firmly established itself as a leader in the are of study financing.

David Meyer

CFO
deineStudienfinanzierung

The vision to become the most customer-centric financial advisor is ambitious. As CFO David is responsible for all-things-finance deineStudienfinanzierung. Together with Bastian, David will hold a workshop on the lessons learned from starting a startup in the fin-tech sphere.

Ron Gabay

Senior Strategic Designer
heycar

Ron is a designer with a strong business background and entrepreneurial approach. At the START Call, Ron will talk about user-centricity at heycar.

Mo Moubarak

Co-Founder and Head of Business Development
MoBerries

MoBerries is a AI-driven hiring SaaS platform. Capitalizing on network effects, all partner companies contribute to a shared talent pool consisting of high-caliber candidates seeking new opportunities. Mo’s candid and practical sales advice is golden and never fails to entertain!

Benjamin Schlotzhauer

Startup Consultant
BARMER

In his role as startup consultant, Benjamin has been working closely with entrepreneurs for the past 3 years. Benjamin has mentored numerous startups throughout his career and his key area of expertise lies in marketing.

Rebecca Schneider

Talent Acquisition Manager
heycar

Rebecca has a keen eye for talent. In her role as talent acquisition manager, Rebecca knows what aspects employers look for when recruiting new members to the team. At the START Call 2018 Rebecca will talk about fostering user centricity at heycar together with Ron.

Christian Siewek

Managing Director & Co-Founder
Vimcar

Christian was convinced that his career trajectory would lead him into banking or consulting. However, his ambition to rethink how we can use cars in a more efficient way lead him to co-found Vimcar. Their product provides a simple solution to the drivers log-book.

Nike Tewald

Community Management
Firma.de

Planning on starting a company? Attempting to navigate German bureaucracy can get you lost in the bureaucratic wilderness, and can ultimately mean a false start for your business. Nike gives you advice for doing so through a workshop for budding entrepreneurs who are planning to form a company in Germany (i.e. UG or GmbH) and want to launch as quickly as possible.

 
 

PITCH COMPETITION PRIZE

Founder Institute Scholarship


The Founder Institute runs a 3.5 month startup launch program that provides a step-by-step structure, constant feedback from some of top mentors, and an international network of entrepreneurs to help you build an enduring company. The program is ideal for aspiring or early-stage entrepreneurs that want to build tech or tech-enabled businesses (including people that still have full-time jobs), and leaders of the world’s fastest growing startups have graduated from the program (fi.co/companies).

PITCH COMPETITION

Daniel Jach

Member
START Berlin

Daniel Jach is one of our beloved START Berlin members. Daniel has a background in business administration, digitalization, innovation management and strategic business development.

Benjamin Schlotzhauer

Startup Consultant
BARMER

In his role as startup consultant, Benjamin has been working closely with entrepreneurs for the past 3 years. Benjamin has mentored numerous startups throughout his career and his key area of expertise lies in marketing.

Ferdinand Mühlhäuser

Director
Founder Institute

Ferdinand is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the consulting, travel and internet businesses. His passion lies in bringing networks to life!


SELECTED SPEAKERS FROM LAST YEAR

Anna Katharina Alex

CEO
OUTFITTERY

Gero Decker

Co-Founder and CEO
Signavio

Benjamin Bauer

Co-Founder and VP Consumer
Foodpanda | Delivery Hero

Tamo Zwinge

Co-founder and MD
Companisto

Philipp A. Pausder

Founder & MD
Thermondo

Oussama Ammar

Co-founder
The Family