Markus Bertsch

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After completing an apprenticeship in banking at Dresdner Bank AG Markus Bertsch has studied Banking, Finance and Controlling at the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt where he graduated as a Diplom Kaufmann. Markus Bertsch started his professional career at the Investment Banking Division of Swiss Bank Corporation, initially as Equity Derivative Trader and later as head of the Equity Structured ...

Jens Michael Otte

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Jens Michael Otte steht gern als Mentor und Sparringspartner für alle Themen rund um den Unternehmensaufbau incl. Finanzierung zur Verfügung. Nach knapp 3 Jahrzehnten bei einer deutschen Großbank, davon 20 Jahre in leitender Position, ist er nun erfolgreich im Bereich Start-ups / FinTechs unterwegs und ist selbst geschäftsführender Gesellschafter einer B2B-Plattform.  

Dr. Sebastian Schäfer

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Sebastian Schäfer is the managing director of the Unibator at Goethe University Frankfurt. Additionally, he lectures on entrepreneurship at Goethe University, and researchs in the field of behavioral economics and entrepreneurship. He is member of the Center for Leadership and Behavior in Organizations and the Frankfurt Laboratory of Experimental Economics. After studying Business Administration and Japanese Studies at the University …

Dr. Christoph Wolf

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Christoph Wolf leitet die deutsche Kapitalmarktpraxis von Baker & McKenzie. Er berät Emittenten, Banken und andere Marktteilnehmer zum Kapitalmarkt- und Gesellschaftsrecht (einschließlich M&A) mit einem Fokus auf Transaktionen. Er hat bei zahlreichen öffentlichen Übernahmen, Börsengängen, Kapitalerhöhungen und anderen gesellschafts- und kapitalmarktrechtlichen Transaktionen von börsennotierten und nicht börsennotierten Unternehmen beraten.

Kilian Weiss

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Kilian Weiss is the CEO of Qforma. A pioneer in leveraging social analytics to drive value for life sciences companies, Kilian has developed innovative analytical solutions for life sciences clients across the globe. In 2005, Kilian founded Mederi AG, a Frankfurt-based network intelligence provider. In just six years, he helped build the company into a leading source of analytic solutions …

Daniel von Wedel

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Daniel v. Wedel ist seit über 20 Jahren unternehmerisch tätig und hat gemeinsam mit seinem Bruder unter anderem einen spezialisierten Erprobungsdienstleister für die Nutzfahrzeugindustrie gegründet und geführt. Heute ist er Geschäftsführer der v. Wedel family & friends GmbH & Co. KG – eine Beteiligungsgesellschaft, die sich insbesondere in der Frühphase an Startups beteiligt. Zum Portfolio gehören Unternehmen aus unterschiedlichen Branchen. …

Philipp Weber

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Philipp is an experienced corporate and M&A lawyer at Hogan Lovells LLP with a strong international expertise, particularly in the Banking, Tech, Private Equity and Venture Capital sector. Since his previous position as senior counsel and vice president at the corporate and regulatory legal department of a DAX-listed international commercial bank he also advises on regulatory law as well as …

Prof. Dr. Mark Wahrenburg

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Prof. Dr. Mark Wahrenburg held the Chair of Banking and Finance at the Goethe University Frankfurt. He has extensive international experiences like a guest professorship at Wharton School (Pennsylvania, USA) and a one-year stay in Ho Chi Minh City for construction the Vietnamese German University. As a (Co-) Founder Wahrenburg was involved in the establishment of several enterprises and scientific …

Prof. Dr. Bernd Skiera

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This is Prof. Dr. Bernd Skiera, a mentor much sought after. This is as he is on one hand chaired professor of electronic commerce with main research focus on questions like search engine marketing, real-time advertising, social media management, customer management and pricing. On the other hand, he is co-founder of two-companies, Bonpago (www.bonpago.de) and Marini-Media (www.marini-media.de), which both contribute …

Jochen Siegert

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Jochen Siegert Vorstand / COO Traxpay AG: Mr. Siegert joined Traxpay as Chief Operating Officer from Berlin-based seed investment firm Finleap, where he was Partner and CEO of two early stage companies, and is still member of the advisory board. Prior to Finleap, he was Managing Director of online games pioneer Bigpoint in charge of monetization, working with 350+ million …