All posts tagged “German startup ecosystem

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German Startup Changemakers: Dirk Ploss

Dirk Ploss is a Digital Technologies Scout and Advisor at Beiersdorf AG, and an online & tech enthusiast with almost 30 years of experience in innovation, marketing and advertising. His specialities include startup and technology scouting, innovation management, long-term innovation strategy, venture clienting and corporate… Read more

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German Startup Changemakers: Maria Gross

We talked to Maria Gross, the Managing Director at GERMANTECH, an important initiative to target and foster entrepreneurship and establish digital ecosystems in Germany and beyond. Find out how she entered the startup world, what’s her mission at GERMANTECH and what lessons for founders she… Read more

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German Startup Changemakers: Michael Schmitt

We interviewed Michael Schmitt, the CEO of mii.ventures and founder of Gravitales GmbH. His mission is to provide new ways of creating value through marketing technologies and innovation practices. Find out how he entered the startup world, what it is about entrepreneurship that particularly attracts him,… Read more

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German Startup Changemakers: Gilg Frick

We had a chat with Gilg Frick, the founder of NPIRE, a creative agency with a focus on brand identity, design, and communication. The creative freedom of making something from scratch, having his venture, and his purpose always fascinated Gilg. Today, he is involved in… 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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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

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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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German Startup Changemakers: Benjamin Rohé

We talked to Benjamin Rohé, an entrepreneur who co-founded a public company amongst other startups and works in the tech, renewable energy and digital space since 1997. He has been investing time and money into startups throughout Europe since 2007 and has given lectures at… Read more