INNOVATION IS ESSENTIAL TO CREATE THE FUTURE
INNOVATION NEEDS INSPIRATION, STRONG PARTNERS AND A PLATFORM FOR CHANGE.
Launched three 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.
We are keen to hear what is going on in other startup ecosystems and so we are flying in speakers from around the globe.
More speakers coming soon
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.
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 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.
Claude founded Nexalogy in 2006 with the goal of brining social discovery to everyone.
Before Nexalogy Claude did his postdoctoral work at the Collège de France with the HESS collaboration, where he co-published two papers in Nature and one in Science. After a second postdoctoral fellowship, he was professor of physics and statistics at the American University in Paris.
He turned his analytical expertise to Actor Network Theory and his work on the mapping of the Nanotechnology community has been published twice. Claude holds a PhD in Physics (Astrophysics) from McGill University
Goal? To simply build the best social discovery company in the world
Specialties: Nexalogy is a world leader in the domain of strategic network intellgence and its applications to: political strategy, web based PR, stakeholder mappping and innovation management.
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.
As Head of Europe she is responsible for scaling the platform internationally and running the non-German language platforms allowing customers from across the European Union access to higher interest and better savings products with the highest convenience possible.
Prior joining Raisin, Katharina spent 7 years with McKinsey & Company. As a senior project manager she mainly served major European universal and private banks. Main focus areas were asset management/private banking, pricing, advisory concepts, and lean transformations. Key projects included project lead on a large scale transformation for a major European bank, development of a post-crisis strategy for a number of Private Banks and Asset Managers, as well as a cross-European analysis of deposit products. Katharina worked predominantly across Europe but also in Latin America and Africa.
Growing up in Berlin, he early on dedicated his life to creating change. He enrolled at the Berlin University of Arts, studied Design Thinking, created a campaign for the Right Livelihood Award, trained as a radio host with a call-in show for people in emotional distress, confronting himself with poverty, abuse and loneliness in the dark niches of the welfare state. Reacting to these social issues with a spirit of inclusiveness, participation and entrepreneurship, Raul co-founded the SOZIALHELDEN platform, a multi-award-winning group of extraordinary changemakers, of which he is one of the creative masterminds. The group has a track record of creating successful, sustainable and well marketed social innovations, including “Pfandtastisch helfen!”, Germany’s most prominent recycling for social change project, and “SuperZivi”, a radio casting show for young changemakers. While continuing to contribute to the SOZIALHELDEN, Raul now fully concentrates on growing the wheelmap.org community.
In April 2013, he received the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon from the German Federal President.
Adeline Lee is the Director of Product at Clue, one of the world's most popular female health apps. With 10 years of experience in telecommunications and tech, she currently focuses on both marketing (ASO, localization and digital marketing) and product (definition, conceptualization, implementation and messaging strategy)
She previously worked as the Director of Global Partnerships for Telenor Group based out of Bangkok, leading social media partnerships with companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia.
Maren Courage has worked extensively as a producer and director and has been involved in projects including Germany’s prime time drama Tatort. She’s also been responsible for creating digital marketing tools, working with some of Germany’s leading on-screen talent including Matthias Schweighöfer, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Fahri Yardim and Nora Tschirner. Commercial clients include Porsche, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment. As Co-Founder of the VR Business Platform she is organizing VR Club events throughout Germany where executives across all branches are discussing monetization, business models and the future development of the Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Market.
Oliver Autumn has technical engineering and finance background, having held senior positions in companies in software development, corporate venture capital and film production. He was formerly the managing partner of software development company NetCoach GmbH and worked with companies including Audi, VW, and Siemens, then one of the forerunners supplying ‘multimedia’ to the industrial sector. Following the sale of the company, he advised as managing partner of the economic consultant agoenta GmbH venture capitalists and private entrepreneurs. Oliver is Co-Founder of the VR Business Platform which connects Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Providers with Brands, Industry, Entertainment and Investors.
Sadee's passion is to create intelligent products and magical user experiences using machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has led the development of many successful consumer and enterprise products, and he is an expert in combining product management, engineering, data science, and user experience design to build amazing products.
Elsita Sanya is Head of International Strategy & Expansion at San Francisco based event ticketing and technology platform Eventbrite. She has been involved in developing the strategy for the company’s expansion into international markets, launching offices in e.g. Ireland, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands.
Before joining Eventbrite in May 2012, Elsita worked as a management consultant for Solon Management Consulting, a strategy consultancy focused on Media, Technology and Telecommunication, where she managed projects for some of the largest media companies in Europe.
A Berlin native, Elsita holds a Dual Diploma (equivalent to BBA) from the ESB Business School Reutlingen, Germany and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), Spain. She completed her MBA with Honors from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.
After her first jobs at Google and PARSHIP as a product manager, Natascha founded wg-suche.de in 2012 together with Carsten Wagner.
Soon after launch the team of wg-suche.de started a strategic partnership with ImmobilienScout24 which lasts until today.
With wg-suche.de Natascha and Carsten are making the process of finding new flatmates and shared flats quicker and easier for everyone. Today, wg-suche is the 3rd biggest shared flat portal in Germany and still growing. Besides wg-suche.de they also launched a shared living portal for elderly people (www.senioren-wg-finden.de) as well as Hubble (http://hellohubble.com/), a mobile app for organizing shared households.
Jonathan Greechan is the Co-Founder and Head of Marketing at the Founder Institute, Executive Producer of the Founder Showcase, and a Partner of TheFunded.com. Prior, he built and ran the marketing team at Game Trust, which raised $20M+ and sold to RealNetworks in 2007
More to come…
Gegründet 2014, ist es die Mission von MyCouchbox unseren Kunden Freude, Abwechslung und Genuss bequem nach Hause zu liefern. Wir sind ein junges Unternehmen, welches das Ziel verfolgt, durch eine Vielfalt an Snacks und Süßwaren dein Leben schmackhafter zu gestalten.
MyCouchbox verschickt Überraschungssnackboxen, die einen bunten Mix an Süßwaren und Snacks von rund 200 Marken aus aller Welt enthalten. Aufgrund des Marktpotenzials sehen wir unser Ziel bei 23.000 Boxen und schätzen, dieses bis 2020 zu erreichen.
Das Kapital wir möchten nutzbringend einsetzen, um weiter zu wachsen. Dabei setzen wir auf Performance Marketing wie Bannerwerbung, Kooperationen, Affiliate Marketing, Remarketing und E-Mail Marketing. Weiter möchten wir unseren Werbespot im optimierten Format publizieren und unsere Reichweiten erhöhen.
Optionspace is the online platform for flexibly renting and letting office space. The company was founded in Berlin and started its service in 2017. As a marketplace we match tenants and landlords. We allow tenants to rent full offices or single office rooms flexibly and needs-oriented starting at a lease duration of 1 month. Landlords can easily and efficiently generate attractive rental income through our platform and digitize their leasing processes.
HOLI NATURAL merges healthy functional food and organic personal care with a broad conscious living program. We believe convenient conscious food will be the next big step.
We are a sustainable consumer brand that supports people on their way to a better and more conscious life – with food and care products, guides and health advice.
We create and produce products for people who deeply care about their body, well-being, and health.
Our costumers get the best what nature has to offer in a simple fun and accessible way.
Try our Golden Milk today, by ordering online or in many coffee places in Berlin – and soon also in local retail.
Make a solid career change with Talentif. We walk you through every essential consideration. On the platform our coaches and industry experts explain what to evaluate and how: from finding your strengths to assessing future-fit activities. With our process you will have all outcomes of your considerations on one page. Implement your decision with affiliated education programs and our job board! Start today and get the career you deserve.
We Give Emerging Artists -Musicians & D.J.s- Their Tool to Build & Manage a Sustainable Career. Perform Anywhere, Anytime
AIRSTAGE is a modern full service dedicated to Emerging Artists to help them amplify their visibility, reach their fans and develop their career. It is a mobile app
AIRSTAGE helps Artists to be more visible, to perform more: it’s their “virtual agent”.
AIRSATGE key differentiating solution is based on intuitive powerful tool:
Integrated: with all social media
Automated and Live: in palm of hand
Using Real-time analytics and performance-based rewards
Using Live mobile geo-location/fencing tracking technologies
The Insightist develops edutainment digital content for enhancing cultural competency and deliver it through a mobile app so that the user gets a personalized learning package customized according to their own learning abilities and cultural comprehension. In the context of global workforce crisis, the learning package helps young professionals from emerging economies to adapt to global/cosmopolitan work environments better. To be introduced in the Indian market in the last quarter of 2017, it aims to cater to 100,000 users in first three years.
Mealmine is an online platform that dynamically generates personalised menu options from local restaurants for diners with restricted dietary needs.
For people with dietary restrictions, spontaneity isn’t an option. Dining-out requires complicated and time-consuming research prior to entering the restaurant.
In addition to displaying individually tailored menus our platform enables diners the possibility to pre-order meals to either takeaway or dine-in at their favorite restaurants or explore other choices based on their needs.
Mealmine empowers discovery, of the way the world eats and how diet specific changes optimise lives.
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