VentureVillage is proud to announce a fresh partnership with Apex Communications to serve up the creme of Berlin’s tech scene for your learning and motivational pleasure.
Whether it be curbing the hype to cut to the raw-reality of the industry, or gaining new insights, skills and found-knowledge on certain fields of the tech and startup sector, it’ll all be here over a monthly, three-hour Power Session.
Held in the intimate and exclusive Whisky Room at Berlin’s Michelberger Hotel, the Power Sessions will boast four leading industry figures as speakers across the fields of business, marketing, media and arts – to a crowd of up to 40 attendees. Of course, drinks will also be on-hand to conclude each event for a spot of networking.
The lowdown on the first session – 12 December 2o12
Internationalising your business – The ins and outs of going global
Today in Europe, it’s become increasingly vital and profitable for startups to market their wares on a global scale. Unlike the homogeneous playing field of the US, there are 23 languages alone in the EU – making “starting local” onerous without a battle-plan for internationalisation.
To arm you with all the know-how on “going global,” the first session, proudly sponsored by the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, will cover topics such as:
- International business development
- Going global with a VC
- Developing the global image of your brand
Line-up of confirmed speakers
Many Ameri – Co-founder of Red Bull Music Academy
Many Ameri is one of two partners who run the Yadastar brand consultancy agency. Through his work there he has provided services to international brands such as Adidas, Ford, Daimler, Levi’s and more. He is best known as the co-founder of the world renowned Red Bull Music Academy.
Sebastian Hennecke – Vice President of Bread & Butter
Hennecke joined the Bread & Butter team as a Trainee in 2003 and worked his way all the way up to the position of Vice President, which he has been holding since October 2010. Sebastian is now not only a leading force behind the Bread & Butter trade show but also responsible for helping turn it into a globally successful brand of its own.
Yousef Hammoudah – Director Interactive Central & Northern Europa at Viacom International Media Networks
With more than 15 years of media experience, Hammoudah is one of the industry’s leading figures. He founded digital communications agency PANORAMA3000 as well as built the new media department at EMI Music Germany. He currently heads the interactive department in Central & Northern Europe at Viacom Media Networks (MTV, Nickelodeon, Viva).
Pawel Chudzinski – Co-founder and Managing Director of Point Nine Capital (Angel VC)
Before co-founding Point Nine Capital in 2011, Pawel was a co-founder and partner at Team Europe where he led Team Europe’s investment activities. Prior to that, Pawel worked as an Associate for the US investment banking firm Greenhill & Co. in Frankfurt and London.
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