Maria Pennanen is an angel investor and international senior leader with vast experience in B2B sales & marketing from Europe and Asia. Maria’s passion is helping startups and SMEs to execute their strategies and grow their businesses internationally. Maria is invested in several startups from Finland and Germany such as Savedo, Clark, Valendo, Finreach, FinanceAds and Newolo. With 18 years of experience in the field, Maria screened and advised hundreds of startups.
Prof. Dr. Martin Przewloka
Prof. Dr. Martin Przewloka has acquired extensive professional expertise in over 25 years of working in the industry. Amongst others, he has been occupied with several entrepreneurial activities as well as an international management career in an internationally renowned software company. All activities he led were shaped by technological as well as business innovation, leading to various successful solutions that are still on the market, as well as patents and other intellectual property rights. Prof. Przewloka has been working closely with startups for many years, sharing his profound knowledge and broad network of highly inspiring people.
International business development expert and blue ocean strategist with +10 year experience in various sectors: logistics, major music industry, ecommerce, brand creation, licensing business and internet start ups.
Prof. Dr. Monika Schuhmacher
Oliver Kartmann is one of the most successful business founders in the region of Mittelhessen. As a serial entrepreneur, he has contributed to the development of instant bank transfers. Currently, he is founder and CTO of Shopgate, which is based in Butzbach. Just recently, he has successfully concluded a financing round. Read more about the success story of shopgate here.
Founder & CEO of Ryzze, a digital brandholding operating and managing several online first brands. Max is a serial entrepreneurs and was involved in different startups as a founder and investor. He has a profound knowledge in digital branding, ecommerce and company building.
Founder of Accelerator Frankfurt, a four-month program that “accelerates” startups in the fields of fintech, cybersecurity and web-applications. Ram has 16 years of international experience in corporate finance and general management. Ram has helped startups and entrepreneurs secure investments and build their businesses internationally.. Ram also sits as a judge for startups events in various universities.
Prof. Ute-Christine Klehe
Ute-Christine Klehe is professor for Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the Justus-Liebig University since October 2011. She has gained international experience in the areas of career-self management and recruiting procedures through her research and teaching stays in Toronto, Zürich and Amsterdam. Well-versed around questions of career-choices, self-presentation and recruiting processes, she will give an extensive insight about working in a team in order for the soon-to-be entrepreneurs to maximise their work-efficiency within their individual team-constellations during the Startup Weekend Mittelhessen.
Dr. Tim Brühn
Startup Weekend 2016 has been made possible by the generous support of:
LÜCK Gruppe is a partner for holistic building technology. Property and real estate owners profit from a high performance density and the strong manpower of the company operating throughout Germany by always having a personal contact person on-site. As a family enterprise, LÜCK Gruppe particularly values a human philosophy as a mission statement for their services.
The hotel and restaurant heyligenstaedt always follows the service principle of "not solely fulfilling expectations but outperforming them". This is why guests appreciate the classy ambience, the
unique atmosphere, the highly praised service as well as the spectacular and outstanding food right where this kind of philosophy is lived - within the HOTEL & RESTAURANT heyligensteadt. As
one of the oldest buildings in Gießen and protected as a historic monument, the architecture of the Boutiquehotel heyligenstaedt already impresses from the outside perspective with its industrial
facades from the year 1876.
We are proud to announce that we will have the exceptional opportunity to carry out the final pitches as well as the subsequent get-together with all of you at the heyligenstaedt.
Our visionary goal is to promote the regional startup scene in Mittelhessen. By creating a common platform, the combined force and the full entrepreneurial potential of the region will come together and benefit everyone interested to gain (first) insights and perform within an entrepreneurial realm - no matter whether young or old, absolute beginners or established entrepreneurs. Everybody is invited to join us at the Startup Weekend Mittelhessen to get inspired, to exchange and create innovation!
20. Mai 2016
21. Mai 2016
22. Mai 2016
The event took place at the Lück Akademie, situated at the Alte Brauereihöfe (Leihgesterner Weg 37, 35392 Gießen)