I'm a German with 5 years’ experience in China helping the startup community and ecosystem to thrive and connect with the rest of the world. I am doing so in three ways: firstly by starting my own businesses (UrTurn: event agency, SHIFT: LOHAS community, Startup Generation: entrepreneurship thinktank); secondly by representing and helping global startup communities such as Startup Grind, Startup Weekend and Fuckup Nights in China; and lastly by running startup acceleration programs at Startupbootcamp. At SBC, I'm responsible to scale local and international tech startups in China where I assist with business development, connecting and advice. Being a creative entrepreneur and community builder from Germany, I have a MA double-degree in Chinese-European Business and Economy from both Germany (Berlin School of Economics and Law) and China (South-Western University of Finance and Law) and focused since 2010 on studies, communities and business in China. I'm specifically interested in the global startup and tech development in comparison with the astonishing speed of change in China.
Combining tech & purpose @QuorumHq
wikifolio Financial Technologies AG
CMO @ wikifolio.com
Here to talk about growing companies from start-ups to scale-ups, while keeping the culture in shape. And generally looking to keep an open mind and learn. I'll be speaking at the Culture Hacks clinic, 1pm Weds in the Engine Room.
Digital Growth Executive
Vincent Binder is a Digital Growth Executive and Go to Market Consultant. He improves the Google AdWords performance of startups by developing sophisticated brand strategies, finding international expansion opportunities and enabling domestic market coverage at scale. Vincent offers this support as part of the Google Digital Growth Program to a small number of German high potential startups with ambitious investment plans. From his office in Dublin, Vincent leverages industry synergies and international best practices of the Google EMEA headquarters. When not busy accelerating startups, Vincent enjoys keeping up with everything Blockchain / Cryptoassets as well as playing Basketball and blowing off steam at the Gym
Anivo 360 AG
Co-Founder & CEO
Before co-founding Anivo in 2015, Alex was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and a Manager with Accenture, working in the insurance industry for more than 13 years.
I am cofounder of Zana. Zana is an interactive, AI-based health assistant (think Siri for Medicine).
Ubisoft Blue Byte GmbH
I started in the games industry at Softgold in 1995 as Associate Producer. When THQ acquired the company in 1997, I managed production between the European and American development teams. I joined Conspiracy Entertainment in 1999 and produced a series of titles based on movie licenses. In 2003 I moved into mobile gaming, first at Jamba! and then at the end of 2004 in my own company, Desperados Studios. I closed the company in 2010 to work as Producer in Bigpoint’s mobile Division. After closure of that division I joined Blue Byte in 2013 where I produced “Anno – Build an Empire”. Beginning of 2017 I started to work on a project aiming to create game content procedurally.
Matias leads the Developer Products Partnerships team at Facebook – His team’s goal is to drive product strategy through strategic partnerships with businesses, developers, and leading consumer product organizations. Prior to Facebook, Matias was the Head of Mobile at EyeEm, a Berlin-based startup shaping the future of photography.
Factor-E Analytics GmbH (Factor.E)
Talks to machines in his sleep
Founder & Technical Lead
Founder of Nebula Network. Entrepreneur and Software developer with over 15 year experience determined to make the blockchain technology eco-friendly and mature enough for the mainstream. Interested in finding similar minded investors and collaborators.
Founder & CEO
I am looking to meet other entrepreneurs, to learn and network.
I am at Pirate Summit to start talks about our coming seed round. We are Next Media Accelerator alumni from batch #6 and currently running pilots here in Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. Our technology is scalable but we need to strengthen our development and sales teams.
Granola Studios GmbH
Founder & CEO
I'm serial entrepreneur and my current Startup is Granola Studios. We build a virtual live concert platform for AR/VR. I'm looking for interesting conversations with entrepreneurs and investors.
Founder & Frontend Developer
blablaDev is web platform that discovers and trains young and talented developers for whoever needs them
Cofounder & CTO
Teddy was raised from an early age to be one of those weirdo nerd extroverts. He originally imagined living the good life in San Francisco, but a curious chain of events landed him in The Netherlands, building an edtech startup company. He enjoys the simple things. A nice glass of whiskey, the sound of wind whistling through a marina, and the intricate complexities of the human being 🙂
NOVA Products GmbH
ARRR - I hold an MBA, Diploma in Mathematics, Former Business consultant. Love to discuss new ideas and push new developments.
Founder & CEO
We make the web faster.
Founder & CEO
Validating my startup https://competitors.app
Cloud Startup Consultant
Lewin is helping startups and digital native companies understand the value of Google’s cloud technology and how they can adopt to Google Cloud products focusing on global scaling by using Kubernetes, and big data analytics in combination with Machine Learning.
CEO and Founder of Currencii
Hi, Investors and developers, If you want to revolutionise finance industry come to talk to me.
We are the international literary marketplace with a new model of ebook distribution. We have 200K+ daily users and $270k+ monthly turnover. We are profitable but are interested in extra-funding for the launching of new language versions.
Natasha is CEO of Runway East, a coworking provider creating flexible modern workspaces to help startups grow faster. She is also chairman of ICE (the International Conclave of Entrepreneurs), a community of more than 300 startup founders, investors, and influencers. She is a passionate believer in the impact of building traditions and culture on your startup team's unity, purpose, and productivity.
Peter is the Associate Director of the Brown University Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative. He was the Co-Founder and COO of XactSense, a UAV manufacturer working on LIDAR mapping and autonomous navigation. Prior to XactSense, Peter founded AIDG – a small hardware enterprise accelerator in emerging markets. Peter received both TED and Echoing Green fellowships. He has been a speaker at TED Global, The World Bank, Harvard University and other venues. He holds a Philosophy B.A. from Yale.
Startup & VC Consultant
Maximilian Hedt is Startup & VC Consultant for Google Marketing Solutions and is eager to help you with any question on online marketing with Google. He is there to support young ventures in the German speaking area to achieve their marketing goals using Google Marketing tools. Based in Berlin and Hamburg Max is more than happy to provide you with advice and relevant data from Google. He is also very passionate to help founders and startups grow since he is part of the Google Launchpad Team where startups get free mentoring by experienced entrepreneurs and specialists. When Max is not working closely with startups, he likes to go out with good old friends, memes the chef in the kitchen and does as much travelling as he can.
Earlybird Venture Capital
Dr. Fabian Heilemann is a digital serial-entrepreneur and early stage VC investor based in Berlin. Fabian’s investment track record includes 30 early stage investments since 2011 with a focus on SaaS and Platforms. He joined Earlybird as a Managing Partner in 2016 and leads the logistics-technology practice of the firm. He holds board-seats at Everoad and FreightHub. Fabian started his first business as a teenager in 2001 and was a co-founder of seven companies since, including the couponing platform DailyDeal which he and his brother sold to Google Inc. in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Bucerius Law School and a Ph.D. in Corporate Law from Heidelberg Law School. He was a visiting student in Santa Clara and Stanford University.
Purpose Ventures e.G.
As an identical twin Adrian experienced the magic and opportunities of trust and real collaboration from his early years on. Adrian is a business psychologist and worked for a strategic brand consultancy (DEBA GmbH) advising national and international SMEs. He was part of the management board of a successful start-up (Absolventa GmbH) where he was responsible for a sales and customer support team with up to 40 colleagues generating strong and sustainable growth. He is proud to have co-created a very successful organisationa and especially a sales team that was completely build on long term thinking, trust and self-responsibility instead of short term pressure. As co-founder of Purpose Ventures and Purpose Network gGmbH he is proud to co-create purposeful organisations, and help to rethink ownership to transform the economy.
Purpose Ventures e.G.
Born as an identical twin Achim is passionate about the power of relationships and trustful collaboration. Today he is a business psychologist and studied management and entrepreneurship. He worked for Startsocial – a program to transfer knowledge from the private sector to social projects. As a consultant and research analyst he worked in China, Singapore and the US for the management and culture development consultancy nextpractice. At Germany based company Traum-Ferienwohnungen (an online marketplace for holiday rentals) he was responsible for product management, company building and organizational development. Here he facilitated a transformational process to a bossless organization with 140 people. Achims passion is to improve the way companies work -building and scaling organizations that bring companies to the full potential and give employees control over their work. Achim co-founded purpose to enable companies to sustainably change their DNA and support value-driven organisations to co-create an economy that serves people and society.
Wabwire Joseph Ian
KQ HUB AFRICA
Wabwire is one of the leading Creative Entrepreneurs in East Africa. Together with other friends, they Co-founded KQ Hub Africa, a Virtual East- African Creative Arts & Cultural Hub collective that brings creative people together through collaborative, networking, knowledge sharing events.
Digital Growth Executive
Marlon Kampmann is a Digital Growth Executive and Go To Market Consultant. He helps startups based in Germany accelerate their online marketing performance by developing sophisticated brand strategies, finding international expansion opportunities and enabling domestic market coverage at scale. Marlon leads a digital growth program where he and his team support a small number of high potential startups with ambitious marketing investment plans aiming for a sustainable growth. Based in the EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Marlon leverages industry synergies and international startup best practices. When he is not busy accelerating startups, Marlon enjoys exploring the world, practicing several sports as well as exploring Dublin’s pubs, beers and pool tables.
Founder, Innovation Expert + Advisor, Super Connector
Here to meet and advise startups as you embark on your fundraising and growtg journey. Also to look for the brightest future technologists and founders particularly in the AI and Blockchain space. Finally, would like meet Corporates who are working with Startups and also, looking at the world of VC, as I have been spending time with a large growth stage VC who is looking at deepening their collaboration with Corporates
Pirate at heart. Growing the startup ecosystem. Business angel. Machine intelligence.
Startup Safari Budapest, xLaboratories, IseeQ
Co-Founder and Social Geekologist
Cool Events, Design School, Tech People, Robots, AI
Social selling and referral marketing expert with 10 years of experience - looking for partnership opportunities as well as interesting networking and potential funding for our SaaS business - Rewards & Commission Automation Engine called Ignico. If you are looking to grow your business with the use of referrals - I am here to help 🙂
If it is easy, it is probably not worth it.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Focused on Digital, Design & Technology Consultancy within Real Estate/Built Environments. We are searching for investors, team members and pilot users of our App RoomAgree.com I am also available for Non-Executive Directorships, Consultancy & Contract roles.
Organisation für nachhaltigen Konsum gUG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Managing Director & Co-Founder
David is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of several innovative start-ups in the payment area. He started his first venture at the age of 16 and by coincident moved into the payment industry. After a life changing event in 2015 he decided to change his focus and use his knowledge for good to start fighting climate change. A few months later he started his latest venture, the German Non-Profit Organisation for Sustainable Consumption (Organisation fuer nachhaltigen Konsum – OfnK). David is focused on consumer education and uses modern technologies such as machine learning to help consumers understand their global impact based on their purchases by analyzing the underlying payment transaction. David is a real tech lover and software developer by heart and profession and likes to play with pretty much everything that requires electricity and, ideally, runs code.
Founder & CEO
I'm here because i'm a pirate CEO and i'm gonna walk the plank to present the coolest startup in Europe, Inkdome 😉
Ben Lee is a tech influencer, one of Inc.’s 30 Under 30 Most Brilliant Entrepreneurs, and cofounder of Rootstrap, a digital creative studio that helps clients including Fortune 100 companies and early-stage startups with strategy, development, and growth. In his free time, he likes to paint in his studio and engage in different sports like tennis and Jiu-Jitsu.
CEO & co-founder
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal is an entrepreneur, designer and digital activist who has been building startups for the last 23 years. He has been leading the charge in the Danish Tech scene since he started the first Danish internet company, Mondo, in 1995. He was one of the guys behind the Danish startup success Podio: which he took from 3 guys in a basement to global impact. Now as CEO and co-founder of TwentyThree, The Video Marketing platform, he is once again building a global market leader. He founded, produced and curated the pioneering digital festival "Reboot", the "meetup for the practical visionaries”, 11 times and now he is using that experience to organise Techfestival. The new international technology festival in Denmark setting out to find human answers to technology. He is the initiator of the Copenhagen Letter, the manifesto for Leadership Principles in Tech.
Co-Founder SMART START & Manager Tax
I am working as a Manager both in the Corporate Tax und SMART START department at KPMG AG in Cologne. The focus areas of my work are tax consulting and tax structuring projects both for corporations and partnerships, especially the taxation of startups, digital business models and venture capitalists. Furthermore I am a frequent speaker in workshops and at conferences giving lectures on tax issues related to startups and VCs, sharing my experience in the execution of e.g. ESOPs, US-flips and ICOs.
Founder & CEO
Gamer and business growth hacker who co-founded Ⓜ️Monetizr (Techstars alum). Here for fundraising on Security Token Offering. Looking for gaming and Blockchain investors.
Our b2b SaaS tool everlean enables companies to include all employees into innovation and process improvement. I'm looking forward to speaking to investors with great expertise in b2b SaaS, access to industry SMEs, experience in operational excellence or HR topics and also happy to meet everyone else with an exciting story.
Founder & CEO
I’m here to convince you of the benefits that Cutnut offers you and why social stories are the new form of communication. I’m looking for sparring partners, test-customers, and Feedback from you PIRATES.
Deutsche Telekom AG
UQBATE is the 3-Month Accelerator and open platform for Deutsche Telekom’s Corporate Entrepreneurs to realize their ideas. Hosted by Telekom Open Spaces, we empower INNOVATORS in the first place.. E.g., as a UQBATE Scholar, Corporate Entrepreneurs can dedicate 100% of their working hours to turn their idea into a fundable project. I initiated UQBATE in 2010 and built it ever since, creating dozens of new products and startups who act as partners or suppliers for Telekom.
We have created the startup with an expansion in mind, so I am here to exchange the ideas and review the market.
ARRR & happy to meet you all!
With over 10 years experience in communications and five years dedicated to tech evangelism in Berlin’s startup scene, Liz’s passion lies in unearthing great work at the intersection of marketing and tech – and making sure the world hears about it.Liz first joined DCMN as Head of International Communications in 2015 before shifting to work directly with the tech teams, where she is responsible for promoting the company’s state-of-the-art marketing analytics and automation tools. She is the voice of the company’s tech and product teams, ensuring that stakeholders both internally and externally get the most out of DCMN’s products.Prior to DCMN, Liz worked in marketing and communications at SaaS company CloudControl, worked as a freelance journalist and political consultant, and gained her MBA from the Berlin School of Economics and Law.
EU Startup Services
Director Client Relations
I have been working in the world of technology, innovation and funding for a decade, serving Non-Profits, Higher Education Institutes, Public Bodies and Large Corporations. As the Director of EU Startup Services and the European Young Innovators Forum, today I’m focused on getting the European entrepreneurial ecosystem off the ground through policy, mentoring, networking and innovation funding for startups. EU Startup Services is the leading Brussels-based consultancy on funding for Startups with a wide portfolio of over 40 success stories in European Innovation grants - the world’s most competitive non-dilutive grant schemes in the world.
Head of Startup SAFARI global
Hey guys, my name is Ben and I am Head of Startup SAFARI Global. Together with an amazing team we want to bring Startup SAFARI to every startup ecosystem around the world. Startup SAFARI is an open-door event concept where Startups show people their offices, products etc. and give a behint-the-scenes look into the world of true entrepreneurship
Pirate @ heart 🙂 9 /10 women do not know what's in their feminine care! I'm here to spread the word.
ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator GmbH
Dr. Jens Pippig is the Founder and Managing Director of the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator. Before that he was leading the Group's strategy department. Prior to that, Jens spent eight years at McKinsey & Company in Berlin and specialized in e-commerce, private equity, and retail businesses. He also founded two successful companies in the field of market research and employer branding in Sweden. Jens studied economics at Witten/Herdecke University where he obtained his PhD. He also studied in Stockholm and at Harvard.
My name is Antonio and I’m one of the co-founders of SPORT.Guru the online Daily Fantasy Sports platform operating in the EU. After a successful seed investment last year, we have launched our platform, and are growing at a tremendous rate (with a small ad budget). We are looking to start our "Series A” round of 5M€ to expand & grow our market reach. SPORT.Guru takes advantage of a unique niche in the sports gaming market, focusing on European football in Germany and the EU. Growing demand for fantasy sports, with several multi-national operators currently developing their market entry, will validate SPORT.Guru as the early mover in this space with strong long-term growth. SPORT.Guru offers a wide variety of Fantasy Sports contests with many benefits: • TOP EU LEAGUES - The most exciting matches with all clubs, including Bundesliga and Champions League • FULLY LICENSED - We hold a skill games license from the MGA to operate in the EU. • LIVE MATCHES – Users can follow their contests live with play-by-play commentaries. • RAPID GROWTH - Extraordinary user signups and interaction over the past months. The global fantasy sports market has proven immensely profitable in the US and Canada, with more than 59.3 million players eclipsing $7 billion in 2017, Due to the popularity of European football, the European market is expected to see online fantasy sports revenue grow by 25% to more than $2.6 billion by 2020. SPORT.Guru is looking for strategic investment to enhance our market reach and expand during this time of early-market growth. I thank you for your time and have attached our Deck and Business Plan for your consideration. Kind Regards, Antonio Plasencia
Co-Founder | CEO
ARR, looking forward to connect with great new people - best case meeting new potential investors. I'm the CEO of the music learning platform Skoove. www.skoove.com. We bring quality music learning to the masses - finally!
Borza terjatev - Invoice Exchange
Co-founder & CEO
I am passionate about developing new ideas and helping other passionate people succeed.
Founder & Chief Growth Officer
I am founder of DCMN. With DCMN we help startups grow their business with marketing solutions. Our goal is to grow the market leaders of tomorrow. We are now 200 experts in 9 offices. Disciplnes go from Performance TV marketing, Data-driven Creation, Online Marketing to TV Tracking solutions.
Journalist, analyst, speaker, futurist. May contain traces of nuts.
We are preparing for $45 million dollars ICO and today are looking for early investors to back us with funding and trust.
Founder and CEO of TRINKKOST. After finishing his medical studies decided not to work in hospital, instead building his own company to have an higher impact on eating habits of the society.
Finance & Analytics
I participate at the Pirate Summit to introduce my startup Plaze and to get to know other startups, founders, investors and people interested in the startup world. Let`s talk about challenges, successes, how we can help each other and pirates.
Andrew J Scott
Andrew is an entrepreneur turned Founding Partner at 7percent Ventures. Based in London and Silicon Valley 7percent have done >50 investments including being first money into OculusVR and Magic Pony Technologies. As a Founder Andrew built the world’s first online digital news archive (BritishPathe.com) first location based mobile social network (playtxt) and patented early machine learning technology for personalised recommendations (Rummble).He has sat on the board of UnLtd World (sold to Guardian Media Group) and Silicon Valley EU Policy Makers to the EU Commission. In 2009 Andrew co-founded ICE, a not-for-profit entrepreneur group of over 300 tech founders and investors.
Juuve is a shared mobility startup. We focus on real estate development, where cars are integrated in buildings. First customers (like BMW) and 1.000 users are in. We are seeking funding to finance vehicles and grow our salesteam.
Founder & COO
My aim is to revolutionise customer loyalty with DotLoyalty. At PIRATE Summit, I am looking for investors and possible future business partners or customers, so they too can be a part of this great journey, arr!
Co-Founder & CEO
As the co-founder of a B2B SaaS startup I am looking to meet interesting like-minded people from the startup eco-system, build new relationships, learn, get inspired and share my experience.
Polisensio is looking to get in touch with smart city stakeholders, decision makers, corporates and investors with interest in social impact startups. #cleantech #smartcity #sensingtech #airpollution #nms #UNSDGs
I am Aleks, CEO of OROCON - intelligent construction site management software for forecasting, cash flow, and collaboration. We have 13 companies, 24 projects and 4k MRR
Looking for investors for our B2B-2C SaaS sales platform for energy providers and to network with like-minded entrepreneurs.
Ambassador for Latvia
I am here because this is the best place for a PIRATE to be (: Much ARRR! & bit of fairy dust #CommunityBuilding #TechChill #StartupSAFARIRiga #EmergingEcosystems #Baltics
Procurean is an open e-procurement platform where businesses - especially SMEs can buy and sell with the security of blockchain technology while sharing data, information and infrastructure.
Ziel inc. PBC
Founder & CEO
Marleen Vogelaar is the founder and CEO of Ziel which is the turnkey service offering design, manufacturing and retail integration for healthy lifestyle brands, who want to sell custom athletic apparel with no minimum order and delivery in under 10 days. Previously she was co-founder of Shapeways, the world's leading 3D printing service and marketplace. In 2008, she and her co-founders launched Shapeways’ upload-to-3D-print service, and she’s built it out to the current community of buyers and sellers for 3D designs with HQ in New York City and two factories. Prior to Shapeways, Marleen was a Strategy and M&A consultant and was in operations management in the paper industry. Marleen is a former heptathlete and spends her spare time in the outdoors as much as possible.
CEO & Co-Founder
Hi Pirates, I'm Marcus returning to the Summit the third time and will walk the plank the first time! We at adbonitas are fighting against ad fraud, the second largest crime after drugs in 2025! Join us to change the world form post bid analytics and burned money to pre-bid knowledge of suspicious offerings and avoiding the waste of marketing investments!
Business Development Partner Manager
I am Martina and BD-Manager at Cognigy. We have jumped on the train of AI technologies, specifically on Conversational AI. The market potential is extremely huge and the demand is extremely huge. However, it is so hard to convince clients to be equipped for future. How can I expand our Marketing and Business strategy to get a better market positioning? And how can I close the gap to convince enterprises to use our software?
aava Tech is a start-up working on an artificial lighting system to improve yield for greenhouse operators around the world. Our proprietary software controls LED lights to give each plant the best possible growing conditions. In addition to improving yield, we can also decrease energy consumption significantly. Our LEDs use 2-10 times less energy than some of the current lighting systems in greenhouses, and the lifetime of our lamps is up to 10 times the lifetime of most current systems.
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