A service by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society


Alexander Grosse

Alexander is currently VP Engineering at SoundCloud, the world’s leading social sound platform. Before SoundCloud, he worked as R&D director at Nokia, where he headed Places Development at Nokia’s Location … more

Axel Schultze

Axel Schultze is a five-time entrepreneur, with three exits, of which one grew to $5 billion in revenue and IPOed. In 2014, he started the San Francisco-based startup accelerator and … more

Bastian Unterberg

Bastian founded jovoto to unleash creative talent stuck in rigid work environments. jovoto enables global brands and enterprise businesses to leverage the talent of more than 60.000 creative professionals globally … more

Benedikt Schöps

Benedikt Schöps, CFA, is a member of Deutsche Bank’s Equity Capital Markets Team in Frankfurt. and joined Deutsche Bank in 2004. After four years with Deutsche Bank's team, Benedikt worked … more

Birte Loeckel

Based in Berlin, Birte is like a chameleon: studying International Business, working part time and CEO of Entre.Fem, a conference for female entrepreneurs. She worked for different startups in Berlin … more

Carlos Borges

Carlos, CEO of TripRebel, graduated in Travel Management in Brazil and started his career working for the local state airline. At the end of 2011 he moved to Europe to … more

Chris Barton

Chris Barton was the original CEO and Co-Founder of Shazam Entertainment, the London-based music recognition company. He currently works at Dropbox. Prior, Chris spent nearly eight years at Google focused … more

Christian Musfeldt

Christian Musfeldt is a VC and deal lawyer at Osborne Clarke. He is Osborne Clarke’s Berlin Resident, mentor at Deutsche Telekom’s hub.raum and gives lectures at universities and entrepreneurship programs … more

Cindy Reichel

With 15 years of experience as a Wealth Advisor, Cindy Reichel currently works for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. In addressing the needs of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals in … more

Dirk Ahlborn

Dirk Ahlborn is the CEO and co-founder of JumpStartFund, an online crowdsourcing platform for entrepreneurial projects. He is also the CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a project initiated by Elon … more

Dr. Christoph Westerburg

Dr. Christoph Westerburg studied Economics in Germany, Japan and the US. He has more than 15 years of experience in Corporate Banking and Finance and worked on a number of … more

Elaine Warburton

Elaine is an entrepreneur with over 25 years’ healthcare and biotechnology experience. With an eclectic background in nursing, genetics, accounting and running hospitals, she currently heads up QuantuMDx Group, one … more

Felix Anthonj

Felix is the founder and CEO of flexperto, a Berlin-based enterprise SaaS company with the mission to help companies to tackle the digital transformation of their sales and services. Felix … more

Gitta Blatt

Gitta Blatt, Head of People at Wooga, is leading the human resources team since end of 2011. Wooga is one of Europe’s biggest social games developer. Her team consists of … more

Iris Seewald

Iris Seewald works as a Cash Management and Trade Finance Expert for Deutsche Bank in Berlin. She is a certified expert on transaction banking, cash management, electronic banking and foreign … more

Jana Braumüller

Jana Braumüller is co-founder of Not Another Woman Mag, an online magazine that will not only inspire but also encourage you and let your thoughts circulate. … more

Jirko Altmann

Jirko Altmann is an Interest and Currency Management Expert at Deutsche Bank in Berlin. He joined Deutsche Bank via a work-study program and graduated with a diploma in business administration. … more

John Vars

TaskRabbit Chief Product Officer, John Vars, brings more than 15 years of technology experience and a passion for creating amazing user experiences. He leads the product, engineering and design teams … more

Julia Knack

Julia Knack is working in the Starter Center of IHK Berlin, the local Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to support new and existing companies by political work and personal … more

Jörg Chimielewski

Jörg Chimielewski is a Financing Expert at Deutsche Bank in Berlin. He has over 25 years of experience in corporate financing , especially in advising founders. Currently, he heads Deutsche … more

Katharina Wunderlich

Katharina Wunderlich studied law at the universities of Passau and Münster in Germany. During her practical legal training in Berlin, she completed stations with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, … more

Martin Wrobel

Martin Wrobel has been a doctoral researcher at the HIIG since 2013 in the research area of Internet-enabled innovation. He organizes the Startup Clinics, a service offered to startups free … more

Max von Grafenstein

Maximilian von Grafenstein has been a doctoral researcher at the HIIG since 2013 and organizes Startup Clinics helping Internet entrepreneurs with the legal aspects of their business models. His doctoral … more

Michael Schrader

Michael Schrader is a Senior Wealth Advisor and member of the key client management team of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2003 and gathered extensive experience … more

Niko Waesche

Niko Waesche is a media consultant, author of »Simply Seven«, entrepreneur and 15-year internet veteran - with lots of scars and bruises. In 2011, he founded GMPVC German Media Pool, … more

Oliver Beste

Oliver has over 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business angel in the internet industry. He is currently a co-founder of Tollabox.de and prior to Tollabox he co-founded … more

Peter Grosskopf

Peter Grosskopf is Chief Development Officer at HitFox Group/FinLeap in Berlin. Before joining HitFox in May 2014, he founded the software engineering company Zweitag in 2008 and grew it within … more

Robin P. G. Tech

Robin P. G. Tech has been doctoral researcher at the HIIG since 2013 and leads the Finance Startup Clinic. His doctoral thesis focuses on the development of customized finance and … more

Ruben Haas

Ruben Haas is CEO and co-founder of mbrace labs. Previously, he co-founded HitFox Game Ventures GmbH was also managing director and co-founder at ad2games. Before starting HitFox, Ruben Haas founded … more

Ryan Little

Ryan Little is a seasoned entrepreneur with a focus on social and environmental businesses. He is co-founder of the Canadian charitable giving platform, CanadaHelps (www.canadahelps.org) which has become the country’s … more

Sami Bettaieb

Sami Bettaieb is part of the International Affairs team of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) Berlin, being its Asia and MENA region consultant. As such he advises Berlin-based … more

Sandra Schmidt

Sandra aka CoachCandy is a business coach and certified trainer in the areas of business etiquette & networking, Feelgood Management and optimism. She does team analysis as well as personal … more

Silke Schröder

Silke Schröder is founder and managing director of PRIMOBILIA Real Estate Consulting. … more

Stephanie Birkner

Stephanie Birkner completed her doctorate on the (innovation) potential of ambiguity in consulting interventions and was visiting professor for business economics with a focus on business simulations at Jade University … more

Thomas Herzog

Thomas Herzog is currently working as a freelancer for Fyber, where he was one of the first employees. He also runs some bootstrapped projects and is a coach for the … more

Tobias Zumbült

Tobias Zumbült holds a degree in business and engineering with a focus on finance. For the past four years Tobias has led a happy and self-depended working life. He helped … more

Urska Srsen

Urska Srsen is the Chief Creative Officer of Bellabeat, a Silicon Valley company that brings quantified-self technologies to prenatal care helping more than 10+ million pregnant women lead a healthier … more