Ben is co-founder and CEO of LOVOO. The company started at the end of 2011 with a team of 8 people and the simple idea to build an location based mobile app which brings people better together.
Today 60+ people are working at 3 locations for a bunch of apps operating in 10 countries. LOVOO is the only social app in the world with the live-radar used daily by millions and with tens of thousands joining every day.
Tilo Bonow is the founder and CEO of piâbo public relations, the lead agency of the digital and tech industry in Europe. He is an enthusiastic driver of success for entrepreneurs with a global network. Along with his team he successfully supported international tech companies within Europe, such as Groupon, facebook and LinkedIn. His company has also driven the development of European startups like last.fm, withings and myvideo.
Gilli Cegla is founder and Managing Director at Novawind.com. As a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in marketing, business development and hands-on innovation he focuses on Western European markets where he is involved in the building of new digital related businesses. To him, innovation is all about enabling his customers to benefit from it rather then become disrupted by it.
Brian Fabian Crain
Brian Fabian Crain is a Berlin-based economist and entrepreneur. Besides organizing the Berlin Quantified Self group, Brian has been involved in various Bitcoin-related projects since June 2013. He is the founder of Epicenter Bitcoin – a leading podcast, which focuses on the most important news and developments in the Bitcoin world. Brian is also the founder and organizer of Bitcoin Startups Berlin.
Steli is CEO and Co-Founder of Close.io and ElasticSales, where he helps thousands of startups (including the likes of Foursquare and General Assembly) succeed in scaling their sales efforts. He’s a Y Combinator alumni who is considered a thought leader in Silicon Valley when it comes to sales and the art of the startup hustle.
Ramin G. Far
Ramin G. Far is an entrepreneur, angel investor and CEO & founder of Versus, a fast growing venture backed by Earlybird and Dave McClure among others. Before Versus Ramin headed MTV/Viacom Online North Europe with nine regions, 20+ products and held executive positions at Daimler and Pixelpark.
Roman is founder & CEO of Lesara, the first Online Premium Discounter in Europe. Roman’s greatest passion is building and growing businesses. He had his first company selling souvenirs at the age of 15. In 2011 he founded Casacanda, a European based design e-commerce company, which was acquired by Fab.com in February 2012 .
Sven Külper is co-founder and CMO of mytaxi. Launching the world’s first taxi app in 2009, he and his partner became global pioneers in the area of mobility, mobile payment and instant delivery. mytaxi is an on-demand taxi service which disrupted the entire taxi industry. With mytaxi Sven Külper and his partner Niclaus Mewes have built up an international company with more than 150 employees in six countries.
Jan Miczaika is COO at Wooga, a leading developer of social mobile games. With employees from over 40 countries the team creates games for over 50 million active players every month. Jan is responsible for Marketing, Business Development, Operations, Partnerships etc. Additionally Jan is a non-executive board member of Hitmeister, an e-commerce marketplace he co-founded in 2004.
Florian Mueck worked as a consultant at KPMG for almost a decade. Since he joined a chapter of Toastmasters International in Barcelona in 2005, public speaking has become his passion. In 2009, he turned his passion into a successful profession under the FLORIAN MUECK brand. He offers communication seminars, presentation and keynote coaching, and event moderation.
Torsten Müller is the co-founder and CMO of Tame, a Berlin-based IT-startup, where he manages marketing, PR and sales. Torsten has three years of professional experience as a freelance journalist for online and print and as a PR Trainee in the ICT sector, plus international internships and freelancing in newsrooms, marketing and advertising.
Kjetil J. Olsen is Vice President of Elance, Europe. He joined the world’s leading platform for online work Elance.com in April 2011 as a Vice President for Europe. Kjetil is responsible for the strategic and operational growth of Elance’s footprint in international markets, and manages the teams in the Nordics, Germany, UK, Australia, Bangladesh and Philippines. Prior to joining Elance, Kjetil was a Group Director at StepStone.
Niklas Östberg is Co-Founder and CEO of Delivery Hero, which started in 2008 when he built the food delivery site in Sweden. His goal was to build a service that would simplify people’s lives by enabling a more convenient way to order food. In 2010 he convinced German entrepreneurs Nikita Fahrenholz, Claude Ritter and Fabian Siegel and Team Europe to bring the concept to the German market under the name of Lieferheld.
Bringing 10 years of PR, Marketing, Business Development and Branding throughout North America and Europe, David leads the international team at piâbo public relations, the lead agency of the digital industry. As a cross-cultural communications specialist, he provides Tech, Mobile, App, Lifestyle and Digital companies the localized and international PR and Business Development they require.
Stefanie Peters is a versed expert in digital business with a focus on growth topics, mainly strategy, business development, internationalization, and branding. After working for The Boston Consulting Group in Munich, New York, and Paris for more than seven years, she started her own consulting business, advising Internet companies entering the German/European market.
Fabian Siegel co-founded European payment service ClickandBuy (sold to Deutsche Telekom) where he served as CTO for 7 years, founded personal finance startup Strateer, ran operations at browser technology company kikin.com and was Co-CEO at Delivery Hero, a global leader in online food ordering, from 2010 to 2013. Fabian holds a masters in economics from University of Bonn, Germany.
Ben works at GitHub, doing a variety of things, but mostly development. He enjoys books, taking his kids on bike rides, chocolate, dogs, those little notebooks you carry around with you, photography, coffee, a good weekend hack, traveling, writing, food, craftsmanship, a great pen, Markdown, music, movies, and talking to amazing people.
Tao is co-founder of GetYourGuide where he is leading the operational teams. GetYourGuide grew out of a university project by 5 fellow students into what is today the leading travel platform for fun things to do in over 2000 destinations worldwide. The company is backed by PROfounders Capital, Spark Capital, Highland Capital, and the former CEOs of booking.com and Qunar.
Ole is a professional speaker, speaker coach and design thinking coach. He prepares politicians, managers, tv-presenters, researchers and artists for public appearances. As speaker coach, he has prepared speakers of TEDxBerlin, TEDxHamburg, TEDxMunich for their presentations since 2009. Several of those have made the cut for TED.com, bringing their ideas to an audience of millions.
Fabian studied Business at the University of St. Gallen, Münster and Indiana. Afterwards he joined Team Europe and helped to found Berlin's first Venture Capital firm: Point Nine Capital.
End of 2012 he left the VC to create his own company, which became the leading wedding dress site in Germany within a year.
Philipp Westermeyer is founder of metrigo, which was sold to Zanox in 2013. He began his career as assistant to the board of Bertelsmann AG. After that he worked as an investment manager at Gruner + Jahr New Media Ventures. In 2009 he founded adyard and is the organizer of Online Marketing Rockstars and Online Marketing Camp. He also runs the job platform OnlineMarketingJobs.de.
Andreas is a passionate media guy. Before joining Rocket Internet as Global Head of Public Relations, he worked for the Chief Editorial Staff of BILD, Europe's biggest newspaper, and for BILD.de. He was Press Spokesman at Axel Springer AG and worked for the Global Public Relations of Bayer Schering Pharma AG.