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.




Our aim is to create a network event for the start up scene & to create platform for inspiration & exchange to enable innovation.


Valley in Berlin – 10 March 2016

Brigitte Zypries You Is Now Valley In Berlin


Brigitte Zypries, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy


We are keen to hear what is going on in other startup ecosystems and so we are flying in speakers from around the globe.

Joe Betts-LaCroix, VIB16 Speaker
Joe Betts-LaCroix, Co-Founder & CTO Mousera

Joe was the primary technical founder of hardware/software startup OQO which entered the Guinness Book of World Records for building the smallest full-featured PC.
His experience spans from biotech research to electronics design.

Now he is the CTO of Mousera which empowers biomedical investigators with technology that accelerates the preclinical drug discovery and development pipeline.

Renaud Visage, VIB16 Speaker
Renaud Visage, Co-Founder & CTO Eventbrite

Renaud is the founding technical architect of Eventbrite and is responsible for the internationalization of the Eventbrite platform.

Renaud is also an accomplished architectural and travel photographer, and has had his work represented by various stock photo agencies around the world.

Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO Of The Founder Institute

Adeo Ressi is the founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup-technology company accelerator. The Institute is the eighth startup that Mr. Ressi has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating. Mr. Ressi was also a Founding Member of TheFunded.com, an online community of 17,000 CEOs to research, rate, and review funding sources worldwide.

Claude Ritter, VIB16 Speaker
Claude Ritter, Co-Founder And COO of 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.

Videesha Kunkulagunta, VIB16 Speaker
Videesha Kunkulagunta, Venture Capitalist Redstone

Videesha has over a decade of professional working experience in the areas of Finance, Corporate Strategy, and Venture Capital.

She has worked for London based VC fund PROfounders Capital. Formerly she worked for Lehman Brothers and as Entrepreneur in Residence for FTSE 250 Telco Talk Plc. She also is an angel investor and loves travelling.

Ben Larson, VIB16 Speaker
Ben Larson, Co-Founder Of Gateway Incubator

Ben Larson is a serial entrepreneur, professional business coach, and startup advisor based in San Francisco, California. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gateway, California's first business accelerator for the burgeoning cannabis industry.

In his spare and less controversial time, Ben is a Director for the Founder Institute in San Francisco, and formerly managed global operations for the Founder Institute’s 100+ cities. He advises early stage companies around the world with a focus on brand foundation, customer development, user experience, and pitching. Ben loves dogs, scotch, and burritos.

Ofer Akerman, VIB16 Speaker
Ofer Akerman, SEOmaster & Executive Director At The Institute Of Masters Of SEO

Ofer Valencio Akerman is a factual SEO Master and international entrepreneur. Mr. Akerman has over 20 years of hands-on experience in cyber crime investigations, business turnarounds, and development of advance digital marketing strategies. In his position as a cyber crime investigator, Mr. Akerman dealt with a percentage of the world's most gifted digital criminals, deeply enriching his own understanding of advanced SEO principles in the process.

Ziv Gillate, VIB16 Speaker
Ziv Gillat, Co-Founder EyeFi & Forq

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.

Adriana Gascoigne, Girls in Tech
Adriana Gascoigne, Founder & CEO of Girls In Tech

Adriana Gascoigne is the Founder & CEO of “Girls In Tech”, a non-profit Organization launched in 2007 and focuses on the empowerment, engagement and education of women in tech. Besides that, she is the Vice President of Marketing at SecondMarket, the global marketplace for alternative investments. Prior to joining SecondMarket, Adriana has worked at a variety of technology start-ups for different departments such as spearheading marketing, communications and analytics

Christolph Sollich, VIB16 Speaker
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.

Matthwe Travers, VIB16 Speaker
Matthew Travers, Vice President Consumer ImmobilienScout24

Matt caught the digital bug when he joined an internet start-up way back in 1996. Since then he’s held senior product and marketing roles at digital businesses—big and small—in the UK, Germany, Belgium and Australia.

Christian Bubenheim
Christian Bubenheim, Senior Vice President 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.

Ryan Lawler
Ryan Lawler, 500 Startups

Ryan recently left the lucrative world of tech news (TechCrunch) to join the motley crew at 500 Startups. 500 Startups is an early-stage venture firm and accelerator. Ryan furthermore likes beers, beards, and bikes.

Milos Spiridonovic
Milos Spiridonovic, Head of startups@berlin within 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.

Judith Jungmann
Judith Jungmann, Senior Vice President Human Resources & Communication

Judith has 18 years of experience in personnel and management with major companies in various European countries. She joined Scout24 from Danone food corporation where she has worked as a fully qualified lawyer since 2003. Most recently she was responsible for the Human Resources of a division, covering twelve countries (Europe, Latin America and Russia).


Let us share learnings. Create inspiration. Build your network.

Pitching startup #1
Eywalk - Andreas Ebert & Dirk Müller-Dornieden

Pitching startup #2
VRnow - Tim Budde, Alexander Dolokov, Martin Wirtig & Matthias Renneke

Pitching startup #3
Group Estate - Joel Dullroy, Dominik, Ibrahim Sawaneh, Dominik Keller, Christoph Lippert

Pitching startup #4
Hubble - Natascha Wegelin & Carsten Wagner

Pitching startup #5
RealAdvice - Quentin Liénart, Nicolas de Bonhome and more

Pitching startup #6
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We invite you to be part of a great experience.


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Address: YOU IS NOW, Andreasstraße 10, 10243 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)30 24301 1583


Address: YOU IS NOW, Andreasstraße 10, 10243 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)30 24301 1583