Panel Day 1
04:00 pm – Panel ‚Successful HTGF founder stories‘
Moderation: Dr. Tanja Emmerling, Principal at HTGF
Dr. Tanja Emmerling heads the Berlin office of HTGF. As Principal she focuses on AI, IoT, Mobility & Logistics, IT-Security, Blockchain and SaaS companies. Tanja is involved as a start-up mentor and is a welcome guest on various panels. Before joining HTGF, she was responsible for incubation and corporate ventures as Head of New Ventures at a media company. Tanja earned her doctorate with a thesis on Localization of Corporate Identity in a Life Sciences Group.
Asana Rebel, Pascal Klein, CEO
Asana Rebel is a health & fitness app designed for rebels who set their own rules. The company is based in Berlin, employs more than 60 people and strives to encourage and motivate you to live a healthier and more active life.
Bettzeit, Dr. Dennis Schmoltzi, CEO
Dennis studied business administration at EBS and business law at NYU. He holds a doctoral degree in Finance from Goethe University Frankfurt. He worked as a McKinsey consultant for 7 years before founding Bettzeit together with Manuel Müller. In 2018, Bettzeit has grown to 79m EUR in net revenues with a team of 200 people operating in 17 countries. As Co-CEO he is spending most of his time at Bettzeit on People & Org, Marketing and Finance topics.
Next Kraftwerke, Hendrik Sämisch, CEO
Hendrik Sämisch founded Next Kraftwerke in 2009 together with Jochen Schwill as a result of their research at the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI). After more than ten years of energy economics related research focused on short term trading in energy and control reserve markets, they launched Next Pool, now one of the largest virtual power plants in Germany, connecting a large number of different decentralized power plants. Hendrik Sämisch is responsible for the energy trading department within the virtual power plant. The energy trading department sells the power generated by the decentralized power plants at the spot market of the European Energy Exchange (EEX).
Outfittery, Julia Bösch, Co-Founder
In 2012 Julia together with her co-founder Anna launched OUTFITTERY with the vision to create a shopping experience for men that is convenient, fun and inspiring. Today, OUTFITTERY serves individual outfits to over 600.000 men in 8 countries and Julia has become one of the most well-known female founders in Germany. In 2017, she was voted amongst the Top 50 most influential women in the startup and venture capital space. Prior to OUTFITTERY Julia lead the internationalization of Zalando. She studied at Columbia business school in New York, Munich and Madrid.
Myr, Alexander Alexandrov, COO