Archive: Speakers

Sara-Marie Wiechmann

Biography Sara has a passion for digitalization and modern feminism and leads her teams with empathy. Sara is CoWomen’s Community Manager, who gets to know and bring together great women.

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Natalie Nirenberg

Biography As a research assistant at the department of information systems at Freie Universität Berlin, Natalie Nirenberg engages in entrepreneurship education and organizes a start-up competition for students. She motivates students of Berlin´s universities to start their own companies and accompanies the students’ entrepreneurial processes. In the past, Natalie founded her own startup and worked…

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Anna Figoluschka

Biography Anna Figoluschka, 43, is a founder consultant at Profund Innovation at FU Berlin. She founded a company in 2015 which published an App for parents, KidPick-App, that coordinates pickups and playdates for kids. Anna initiated »Digitale Elternhelfer« a network of 13 companies who all developed digital tools for parents. Digitale Elternhelfer organize events and…

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Farina Schurzfeld

Biography Growth strategist Farina Schurzfeld is current Co-founder of Selfapy, an online therapy platform for mental health disorders. Previously, she was part of Groupon Australia’s founding team, general manager of Airtasker (Sydney and New York) and co-founder of largest co-working space in Sydney TSL (hosting more than 80 startups). Subsequently, she was Head of Business…

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Dr. Tanja Emmerling

Biography Dr. Tanja Emmerling heads the Berlin office of HTGF. As Principal she focuses on AI, IoT, Mobility & Logistics, IT-Security, Blockchain and SaaS companies. Tanja is involved as a start-up mentor and is a welcome guest on various panels. Before joining HTGF, she was responsible for incubation and corporate ventures as Head of New…

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Dr. Kathrin Weiß

Biography Dr. Kathrin Weiß began to apply herself to the topic of business creation early on in her career: in 2002 she completed her degree in business studies with focus on entrepreneurship and marketing management at the HHL Leipzig and in 2007 she continued on to gain a doctorate at the RWTH Aachen. For seven…

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Anne Kahnt

Biography Mathematics diploma at Freie Universität Berlin – 2013 Founder and Managing Director of vismath GmbH, an e-commerce platform and FU spin-off. Responsible for content – 2011 Entrepreneurship Consultant at Profund Innovation – since 2016

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Dr. Johanna Richter

Biography Johanna holds a PdD in political science. She co-founded agbe e.V. in 2004. Agbe (meaning „life“ in the local language Ewe) supports and cooperates with NGO’s in Westafrica with the focus on social entrepreneurship. Amongst other projects, her NGO realized the construction of a nursery, a solar lamps project and a micro credit project…

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Sarah Durante

Biography Sarah Durante is the founder and chief pro-pie-tress (pun intended) of Humble Pie, a street food, catering and sweets business based in Berlin. Humble Pie serves up Southern comfort food that combines Sarah’s Tennessee upbringing with German and other European culinary traditions. Most days find Sarah either in the kitchen baking a sweet pie,…

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Bjørn de Wildt

Biography Bjørn de Wildt uses his experience as actor and theatre director to train public speakers and helps start-ups with the development of their pitches. Bjørn uses the tools of theatre to help people find their strengths and weaknesses in their presentations. Being a convincing and authentic public speaker is about finding your own way…

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