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Pieter van Mid­woud

Pieter Van Mid­woud is Chief Tree Plant­i­ng Offi­cer at Ecosia. After fin­ish­ing his stud­ies, Pieter devel­oped a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion scheme for for­est car­bon projects and joined Ecosia as their first tree-plan­t­i­ng offi­cer, cre­at­ing a var­ied port­fo­lio of refor­esta­tion efforts. Ecosia, a search engine with mil­lions of users, plants trees world­wide using its ad rev­enue. Over 150 … Con­tin­ued

Tobias Ahrens

Tobias Ahrens has head­ed Berlin­er Volks­bank’s com­pe­tence cen­tre for start-up and suc­ces­sion financ­ing since 2019. The expe­ri­enced banker is thus respon­si­ble for strate­gic plan­ning, imple­men­ta­tion and fur­ther devel­op­ment of the busi­ness areas of start-up and suc­ces­sion financ­ing as well as start-ups.

Sébas­tien Mar­tin

Sébastien Mar­tin is an expert in impact invest­ing and in sup­port­ing the entre­pre­neur­ial devel­op­ment of impact-dri­ven star­tups. He brings +25 years of busi­ness expe­ri­ences (incl. IPO of a start­up) in areas that are crit­i­cal for start­up suc­cess, e.g. busi­ness mod­el­ling, fundrais­ing, stake­hold­er and impact man­age­ment, lead­er­ship of com­plex cross-func­­tion­al projects. As a cer­ti­fied Sys­temic Busi­ness … Con­tin­ued

Maike Strif­fler

Based in Kam­pala, Ugan­da Maike is the Co-Founder of SINA Glob­al. She has 4+ years expe­ri­ence in devel­op­ing dig­i­tal busi­ness mod­els for ger­man coop­er­ates and 4+ years design­ing and set­ting up social entre­pre­neur­ship pro­grams in East Africa. She holds a Bach­e­lor Degree in Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness from Maas­tricht Uni­ver­si­ty, a cer­ti­fied Design Thinker from the HPI … Con­tin­ued

Igor Elbert

Igor has three decades of expe­ri­ence in every­thing data: data ware­hous­ing, data and soft­ware engi­neer­ing, data sci­ence: machine learn­ing, AI, NLP, Chat­bots, etc. He also led soft­ware engi­neer­ing and data sci­ence teams, was an inter­im CEO of a fash­ion tech­nol­o­gy start­up, and worked at US com­pa­nies of dif­fer­ent sizes, from ear­­ly-stage star­tups to large cor­po­ra­tions.

André Nikol­s­ki

André is man­ag­ing sev­er­al strate­gic projects at Hum­boldt-Inno­­va­­tion and Sci­ence & Star­tups and is a start­up coach help­ing founders in their first steps through cre­at­ing busi­ness plans and shap­ing a joint vision and strat­e­gy. He is also involved in Web3 and sev­er­al NFT star­tups to cre­ate a new way of cre­at­ing com­mu­ni­ties and to turn … Con­tin­ued

Lau­ra Kohler

Lau­ra is Direc­tor Start­up Busi­ness and a mem­ber of the exec­u­tive board at BRYCK. She brings a strong exper­tise in (impact) busi­ness mod­el­ling, cus­tomer val­i­da­tion, investor access, team build­ing and vision & mis­sion design. It is her pas­sion and her pur­pose to con­tribute to build­ing a liv­able future for the kids of our kids. Accord­ing … Con­tin­ued

Dr. Thomas Gne­fkow

Thomas is man­ag­ing direc­tor (MD) and part­ner at safer­ay, MD and part­ner at Clean­bridge, busi­ness angel, founder and chair of the super­vi­so­ry board of sana­leo, pri­vate lec­tur­er at the uni­ver­si­ty of Magde­burg and so much more. His exper­tise is very broad, incl. amongst oth­er renewables/energy, trade, inter­na­tion­al project financ­ing, etc. He is con­vinced that cheap, … Con­tin­ued

Car­olin Kröger

Car­olin is a Dig­i­tal Busi­ness & Inno­va­tion Con­sul­tant and co-founder at She has wide exper­tise in user-cen­tric inno­va­tion, cor­po­rate ven­ture build­ing and team set-up. Empow­er­ing oth­ers to pur­sue inno­v­a­tive ideas and to build viable dig­i­tal busi­ness­es is what dri­ves her. Tak­ing a user-cen­tric and test-dri­ven approach is what she is pas­sion­ate about. Offer­ing her … Con­tin­ued

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