All posts filed under “Interview

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German Startup Changemakers: Meera Innes

As a former founder and a current mentor at Techstars, Meera Innes has almost ten years of startup experience. She is committed to creating a better system which enables founders to access support on an ongoing basis. She works directly with founders and can be… Read more

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Dutch Startup Changemakers: Janneke Niessen

Janneke Niessen is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, innovator, and creative thinker, who started her own company almost 20 years ago when ‘startup’ was still a non-existing word. And even though everyone discouraged her, she went on with the idea. Find out how she entered the… Read more

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German Startup Changemakers: Kai Malkwitz

Kai Malkwitz is an entrepreneur, a business angel and a startup mentor. He successfully founded and exited two startups in the past. Since 2016, he focuses on helping entrepreneurs in founding and growing their businesses. His focus is on Energy, Mobility and Smart City solutions,… Read more

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Luuz Bielars: The New Berlin Event Manager

Luuz Bielars is the new Event Manager at GTEC, the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center. The collaboration GTEC has with Leapfunder lets her co-organize the Investor Readiness Sessions every Wednesday and the Investor Round Table every second Friday of the month. Find out more about her… Read more

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German Startup Changemakers: Tanja Kufner

Tanja Kufner is a strong supporter of open innovation and believer in the potential of corporate-startup collaboration if done right. She is helping startups grow as Head of Porsche subsidiary MHP’s venturing unit, dynamics.vc and as a mentor at TechStars and Startup Sesame. Find out… Read more

Civocracy Shape the Future of Your City

Startup Changemakers: Benjamin Aaron Snow

Benjamin founded Civocracy from what he saw as a clear fundamental problem, the non-leveraging of technology for transparency and civic participation. He spent 12 months researching, developing prototypes and the business model prior to co-founding the company in May 2015. Find out more about his… Read more

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German Startup Changemakers: Ingo Juraske

Ingo Juraske is a partner at IMPACT51, a business angel syndicate based in Berlin. He has worked in the IT industry for more than 35 years and has been investing as an early-stage business angel since 2010. Find out more about his background, IMPACT51 and… Read more

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Dutch Startup Changemakers: Geert van Vlijmen

We talked to Geert van Vlijmen, an international business performance coach who has been a part of the Dutch startup ecosystem for many years. Read more about his experience and find practical advice for creating a perfect pitch and growing your business. An Interview with Geert… Read more

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Startmesh: The Venture Catalysts

Startmesh is a Global Technology Venture Catalyst supporting the commercialisation of startups post the idea validation stage through to sustainable profitability or a liquidity event. They offer expertise in global commercialisation and expansion, creative and unique access to capital and cost-efficient back office support among… Read more