INNOVATION IS ESSENTIAL TO CREATE THE FUTURE
Launched two years ago, Valley in Berlin is a one day conference bringing together interesting Silicon Valley speakers with startups, founders, investors, mentors & politicians from around the world.
Christian Bubenheim - Scout24
Christian has 20+ years’ leadership experience in Product Marketing and Business Development at technology leaders Apple, Intel and Compaq before coming to amazon as Division Leader Consumables. The graduate in industrial engineering is also a dedicated serial entrepreneur and co-founded Dataflix GmbH and FlowNow GmbH. Christian is also investor and board member of the e-commerce platform for furniture vonwilmomsky.com.
Christoph Sollich - The Pitch Doctor
Christoph is known as The Pitch Doctor in Berlin and beyond. After working in advertising, he got into startups in 2007. For the last 4 years, he´s helped 100s of startups improve the way they pitch to investors, partners etc. He´s a coach for dozens of accelerators, incubators and startup competitions around Europe and MENA.
Dr. Stephen R. Ellis - NASA Ames Research Center
Stephen R. Ellis, headed the Advanced Displays and Spatial perception Laboratory at the NASA Ames Research Center between September 1989 and March, 2006. He is currently retired from NASA but continues as an Ames Associate completing several unfinished projects. He received a Ph.D. (1974) from McGill University in Psychology after receiving a A.B. in Behavioral Science from U.C. Berkeley. He has had postdoctoral fellowships in Physiological Optics at Brown University and at U.C. Berkeley and has published on the topic of presentation and user interaction with spatial information in over 200 formal reports and journal publications. He has been in the forefront of the study of user interaction with 3D content in perspective displays and virtual environments. He has served on the editorial boards of Presence, Human Factors and Virtual Reality and has edited a book, Pictorial communication in virtual and real environments, concerning the geometric and dynamics aspects of human interface to systems using spatial data.(Taylor and Francis, London. 2nd Ed. 1993).
Claude Ritter - Book A Tiger
Claude Ritter is Co-Founder and COO of BOOK A TIGER, an online booking portal for professional house cleaners.
In cooperation with Nikita Fahrenholz, he founded BOOK A TIGER in April 2014 and is responsible for the operative business ever since.
Before BOOK A TIGER was brought into being, Claude Ritter was Co-Founder and CPO at Delivery Hero.
Prior to this Claude spent three years in China as CEO of the NetCircle, was Project Manager at Ideawise Limited in Hongkong and worked to UBS AG, which focuses on e-Banking.
Milos Spiridonivic - Deutsche Bank
Milos is the head of startups@berlin within Deutsche Bank. He has over 7 years of experience in derivatives, working capital solutions, corporate banking and worked closely with the California portfolio of tech companies. As a recent import from NYC, the main focus will be on the tech scene in Germany. He strongly believes that innovation is the key to progress.
Kai Jäger - Deutsche Bank
A computer scientist by training, Kai held several positions in software engineering before joining Microsoft in 2011, initially as an Evangelist and later as the CTO in Residence for the Berlin-branch of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator which he helped to establish. Since 2016, Kai serves as the Technology Lead for Deutsche Bank Labs Berlin.
Dan Bragriel - Angel Investor
Dan Bragriel has co-founded 2 companies and has been involved in startups for the past 10 years.He began with mobile gaming at Paragon 5 focusing on running the offices in Poland, Netherlands and Argentina. He then co-founded the startup Meetro, a pioneer in the location/mobile space. He then went on to start Lefora that was sold in 2010. Angel Investor to 20+ companies. Previously co-founder of Lefora (acqd) and partner at I/O Ventures.
Matt Mandell - Digital Strategist
Matt is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of several companies, and currently operates a consulting firm specializing in revenue optimization for mid market B2B and B2C companies. He currently owns Store4Summer.com and SimpleStorage.com storage companies in the Washington, DC area. Matt has directed strategy of a $2.5B strategic procurement company and consults to government and private companies. Matt recently sold DCSnacks.com, a late night food delivery company with over 50 employees delivering over 250,000 orders. He has operated companies in the food, logistics, technology, entertainment and consulting space. Matt’s companies have been widely covered in national and local news outlets. He serves as a board member for non profit and for profit companies and holds an degree in Psychology as well as an MBA from The George Washington University.
Stefan Kimmel - KPMG
Stefan is an experienced M&A lawyer who advises founders and investors an all questions of venture capital transactions, from founding a company to financing rounds and exits. As a partner of KPMG Law he is the legal Head of KPMG‘s SMART START team.
Tim Dümichen - KPMG
Tim is co-founder and head of Smart Start, KPMG´s German initiative for startups. He is advising startup clients along their lifecycle from seed to exit.
Tyler Crowley - STHLM TECH FEST
Tyler Crowley is the founder of Europe’s largest monthly startup event and Scandinavia’s largest startup festival as well as Executive Producer of Launch Festival – the largest startup festival in US. As part of Launch Festival, Tyler has coached hundreds of startups in perfecting their pitches. In 2013 Sweden hired Tyler to grow the Swedish startup ecosystem, leading to Stockholm becoming one of the hottest startup cities globally.
Samar Kahn - Independent Director
Samar has been part of the film and TV business for over 18 years. He has worked across all diversity of mediums and formats during his career and has interacted with talent both domestically and internationally.
Ziv Gillat - EyeFi
Ziv has worked in software design and support for more than 10 years, with experience in digital imaging, color management, printing technologies, storage and high-speed networking.
He is also a professional photographer and shoots on-location and in the studio. Ziv’s imaging background extends all the way back to PhotoAccess (acquired by Agilent and Seattle PhotoWorks), where he was part of a team creating a digital imaging ASIC integrated into several U.S. and Japanese digital cameras.
Mei Wen - Singularity University & Startup Sweden
Mei Wen is a Polar Explorer that has summited some of the world‘s highest/coldest mountains. She is an Oxford Grad, Robotics Engineer, Confounded startup Sweden and Frogleap Accelerator. Now she is looking at utilizing exponential technology to solve some of the world‘s biggest challenges. Previously Mei has worked in Banking (Morgan Stanley), Consulting(Mckinsey) and as head of data analytics at IBM.
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