The Rocky Road to U.S. Mega Success (Berlin)
Get inspired to think big and build your venture into a global champion. Featuring intimate conversations with German entrepreneurs who are on the path to great success, this event will cover the most critical topics for German startups.
Learn from US-based experts who have been there, done that, and rapidly scaled their companies to international success. Network with leading entrepreneurs and mentors to get early feedback on your companies’ plans and critical next steps to further progress.
18:00 CHECK-IN & NETWORKING
18:20 INTRO GERMAN ACCELERATOR & WELCOMING REMARKS
18:30 THE SILICON VALLEY VIEW – 5 KEY LESSONS FOR GERMAN STARTUPS
18:50 RAISING CAPITAL IN SILICON VALLEY – MYTH OR REALITY
19:10 $0 TO $100M – HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS INTO A GLOBAL PLAYER
19:30 PANEL DISCUSSION WITH GERMAN ACCELERATOR ALUMNI
20:00 NETWORKING OVER FOOD & DRINKS
Stefan Groschupf is an AI and big data veteran and serial entrepreneur. As the founding CEO of Datameer, Stefan built the company from the ground up to become a leader in big data analytics, raised ~ $100 million in venture capital and doubled revenue six years in a row. Stefan is now applying his knowledge to empowering sales teams through artificial intelligence with his newest venture SalesHero.
Patrick Guerra is the Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University where he co-founded the Global Social Benefit Incubator, now in its 15 year. Pat is an Angel Investor and Director of the Art of the Deal Program at the Band of Angels where he has been an active investor since 2006.
Geoff Baum is the CMO and Head of Product for Grandata. Previously, he served as acting CMO at Kanjoya (acquired by Ultimate Software) and Arrayent (acquired by Prodea). Geoff also worked as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Adobe, where he led internal startup projects, and the Economics Editor at Forbes ASAP magazine. Geoff co-founded Garage.com and earned his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University.
Max Meran is the Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships of Opinary. He works with brands and agencies to make their content relevant, scalable and captivating. Before starting Opinary, Max worked as a consultant at McKinsey and was part of the communication team of Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.
Stephan Kühr is CEO of 3YOURMIND, a software solutions company that is simplifying the manufacturing shift to 3D printing. At 17 years, Stephan had founded his first company offering web services. He holds a Masters in Physics and Business from University of Ulm and spent 3 years with Vestas Wind System.