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Friedrich A. Neuman
Friedrich studied Business & Economics in St. Gallen, Switzerland. After his studies, he moved to Berlin to start his first company. Later he led business development at Glispa. In 2012, Friedrich joined Rocket Internet and co-founded Dropgifts, a social gifting platform active in 25 countries with 120 people. Together with Marius, Friedrich is the founder and CEO of Run a Shop and founding partner of MAKERS. At MAKERS, Friedrich is responsible for Finance and Operations.
Originally being from Austria, 31-year-old Dr. Julian Hosp was a professional kitesurfer in his early years, ranking among the top 10 in the world. He then studied Medicine and worked as a trauma surgeon. After realizing that working in a hospital would not bring him towards his true goals in life he decided to quit his medical career and moved to Asia to start his own business. Having heard about Bitcoin the first time in 2011 from a patient, he co-founded the Singapore-based Fintech company TenX in 2015, which is now valued at over 100 million Usd. He is considered as one of the most valued speakers and influencers in the blockchain ecosystem and was named as one of the top Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Experts to Follow by Influencive in 2017.
Marc Lamik is Zalando’s Head of Innovation and Partnerships. Next to having a strong product management background and currently leading Zalando’s Partnerships product,
Marc has played a lead role in Zalando’s evolving agility framework, on top of leading our Innovation Lab and internal entrepreneurial incubation program. Marc was responsible for the establishment of Zalando’s International Tech Hubs, located in Dublin and Helsinki. He’s a proud father and shameless early adopter of overpriced electronic wearables.
As an accomplished design leader, writer, presenter, BBC tech pundit and Head of Innovation at Brandwidth, Dean Johnson is shaping the connected future for Film, TV, Automotive, Publishing, Music, Education and Leisure sectors with the emphasis on user experience and engagement. Dean is a Fellow and former VP of the Chartered Society of Designers and a Mentor for the British Fashion Council and Startup Sesame.
In 2016, Dean spent 24 hours in VR. Continuing to push boundaries in design and technology, in April 2017 Dean spent 48 hours in virtual reality with Sarah Jones of Coventry University, tackling 30 different immersive experiences including go-karting, a wing walk and receiving a real-world tattoo – all whilst in VR!
Dean is a top VR, IoT, CES, Industry 4.0 and Automotive Design Influencer and writes for numerous publications, his own blog ( www.activrightbrain.com ) and is the author of international #1 interactive iBook ‘Digital Publishing: The Next Steps’.
An intellectual polygamist and enthusiastic curator of people, patterns, and stories. A personal branding and storytelling consultant with 20 years’ experience creating coaching, transformational change, and immersive environments. I have worked with businesses and individuals across brands, advertising, media, technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and education and take a Human Centred Design approach to problem-solving. I now work as a consultant, public speaker, learning designer, and coach, specializing in personal identity, personal branding, and storytelling. My clients have included ArabNet, Innovate Finance, M&C Saatchi PR, The British Council, The Startup Institute, The Hospital Club, Mindshare Huddle 2015 The EU Council, The British Film Institute (BFI) and The School of Communication Arts.
A Futurist to The Friday Club London. Launched in December 2012 this monthly invite-only mentoring event brings together the cream of London’s advertising and marketing innovators and decision-makers with some of the UK’s hottest technology start-ups. This event introduces new technologies to people who help start-ups with communication and strategy ideas whilst making personal introductions to potential partners.
Gemma is Co-Founder of Science: Disrupt – an organisation connecting the innovators, iconoclasts & entrepreneurs intent on creating change in science. Science: Disrupt produces podcasts events and editorial, and has brought together a large community (both on and off-line) of brilliant thinkers and do-ers. Gemma focuses on biotech, energy, space, health, advanced computing & changing the way we do academic research and is also a Freelance Journalist, writing for The Guardian, Adweek, Imperica & Ogilvydo, covering science, tech, culture and politics. Gemma is an International speaker having delivered keynotes at SXSW, TEDx, WPP Stream, Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx. Previously, Gemma was the Tech Innovation Strategist at Ogilvy Labs.
Elise Quevedo is the Author of ‘Creating a Kick-Ass Attitude’, an International Keynote Speaker and is one of the most sought after Social Media Consultants. She has been voted ‘Top 100 Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter’ by Evan Carmichael who is known for helping over 14 million Entrepreneurs worldwide and has been seen in Fox, Forbes, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal amongst others. Currently in the Top 50, Elise has beaten the likes of UK’s former Dragon James Caan, CEO of Success Magazine Darren Hardy and International Speaker Alex Mandossian. Within the top 50 you can find authorities like Richard Branson, Mike Bloomberg, Bill Rancic, Robert Kiyosaki, Peter Jones and Martha Stuart. The common thread we see on all the feedback received on her social media, is her passion for what she does. Elise gives you 100% each time no matter if there are 2 people in the room or 2000. She also developed The SMEQ (Social Media Emotional Quotient), which is the art and influence of creating, attracting and building better business relationships via Social Media.
Ayelet Noff is the Founder and CEO of award-winning PR Firm Blonde 2.0 with offices in Tel Aviv and Boston. Founded in 2006, the firm specializes in publicizing the hottest technology startups, enterprises, VCs, and lifestyle brands globally. Blonde 2.0 has 25 employees and helps its clients such as Google, Microsoft, Viber, and many others, receive coverage in major publications, engage with consumers and influencers, and create a consistent buzz on the Web and beyond.
In 2015 Blonde 2.0 was awarded multiple awards by the prestigious PR Daily for the Yo Launch Campaign. PR Daily announced: “PR pros are often tasked with making something “go viral,” but few succeed. However, that’s just what Blonde 2.0 accomplished with the messaging app “Yo.” The excellent work of igniting a positive virtual firestorm earned top honors in not one but two categories in Ragan’s 2015 Digital and Social Media Awards: Best PR Campaign and Best Viral Campaign.” The same year, Blonde 2.0 also won PR News’ Platinum Viral Campaign of the Year Award.
Ayelet has been named one of the Startup Nation’s “Movers and Shakers” on Forbes. She is the host of ‘Startups Around the World’ on the i24 News Channel, and a regular contributor at publications such as The Next Web, VentureBeat and Forbes.
Ange Royall-Kahin is Chief of Staff at WATTx, a Berlin-based deep tech venture builder. She leads activities related to the company’s long-term strategy, internal process optimization, communications, and portfolio support. Previously in New York City, she lead patent reform and diversity efforts for Engine, a research and advocacy group working with startups and governments to inform better policy. From 2011 to 2015, Ange worked for Google, where she started on the Patent Team in Mountain View, California, and then later focused on policy initiatives in the Washington DC office. Her tech startup upbringing began at iSchool.zm, an e-learning project in Zambia, where she managed early R&D. A native to the Washington DC metro-area, Ange now frequents the bike lanes and budget airlines servicing Berlin.
Alexander is the Head of Growth at Alkemics, a Paris-based startup building collaboration tools for the retail ecosystem. Prior to working at Alkemics, Alexander has worked in several startups and run Global marketing for the accelerator Startupbootcamp. He is also proud Pirate has spoken at Pirate Summit in the past. Talk to him about Segment, Customer.io or Intercom.
Andrei joined Accel in 2014. Prior to Accel, Andrei spent several years as a quantitative trader at KCG, where he designed and implemented algorithmic trading strategies in equities and futures. His past experience includes collaborating with venture capital firm Foundation Capital in Menlo Park as part of their Young Entrepreneurs Program, and with Siemens Venture Capital where he helped identify innovative energy technology companies. Earlier he helped build a 3 – person hedge fund startup focused on algorithmic futures trading.
Originally from Romania, Andrei lived for 9 years in the United States, and is fluent in German and also speaks native Romanian. Andrei holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School, and an AB in Mathematics summa cum laude from Princeton University, where he also concentrated in Computer Science and Finance.