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Friday, June 14

11:00 CEST

Airbus - Collaboration with Start-ups in the AeroSpace sector
- general overview of the BizLab's Acceleration Programme
- potential ways/ examples of collaboration between start-ups and the AeroSpace industry

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Stefan Holst

Airbus BizLab
Stefan Holst joined the Airbus BizLab as a coach in 2016. In this position he pilots start-up companies and internal innovation projects through the 6-months Acceleration Programme. This includes sourcing of future BizLab teams and the development of the Acceleration Programme across... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
KiWi PwC Living Room

12:00 CEST

NCA Accelerator - How to build a successful Startup.
In this session we will share crucial advice from achieving product market fit to talking to Investors to make your Startup last.

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Christoph Schepan

Next Commerce Accelerator
We help startups to succeed and investors learn what's next / Christoph Schepan is Managing Partner of NCA and has been building startups for the last 6 years.

Friday June 14, 2019 12:00 - 12:45 CEST
KiWi PwC Living Room

12:00 CEST

Purpose beats products – why attitude is the key to building a meaningful brand
Together, we will deep-dive into the world of building meaningful brands from a strategic point of view. We are convinced that – especially in our saturated markets – the brand is the strategic foundation of every company and especially of every startup: Brands are formed in the consumers’ minds based on all the experiences they make with a company. The question everybody should be able to answer: What do we stand for? Because nowadays, people don’t buy products, they buy what they identify with: purpose, values, attitude.

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Martha Kift

Co-Founder & MP, Marken von Morgen
Michele and I are two free-spirited and purpose-driven idealists who want to empower entrepreneurs and founders to tap their full potential.As brand strategists, we transform ideas, products or companies into brands, providing clarity and focus for our clients’ business development... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 12:00 - 12:45 CEST

12:00 CEST

Startup Funding Bingo
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the possible options for startups to get an investment in their young company: VC, Business Angel or Bootstrapping. To make the discussion more interactive we are going to play "Bullshit Bingo" with Startup Funding Words.

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Matthias Nannt

Co-Founder / CTO, chatShopper GmbH

Friday June 14, 2019 12:00 - 12:45 CEST

13:00 CEST

Dos and Don'ts of Angel Investing
Learn about Angel Investing and getting Angels investing in your Start-Up


Claas Nieraad

Next Logistics Accelerator GmbH
Claas is a VC at the multi corporate Next Logistics Accelerator and at New Commercial Room, an early stage investment and advisory company. Further more he is founding member of the Baltic Business Angel Network and acts as Screening Officer. With his passion for tech start-ups he... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 13:00 - 13:45 CEST

13:00 CEST

Innovate or Die
Amazon, Google & Co. brings together the „digital DNA” and a common understanding of how the future of business will work based on software and digitized products and services. What is the significance of traditional products on the one hand and data and algorithms on the other? Why can the new players gain superior market situations from this?
The workshop will highlight why technology is so crucial to economic success and how it can help to differentiate and move your business forward. At the same time, it will show some of the pitfalls on the way to technology selection and explain how to do it better.

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Alexander Graf

Spryker Systems GmbH
Alexander Graf (*1980) is one of Germany’s leading e- commerce experts and a digital entrepreneur of more than a decade’s standing. His widely-read blog Kassenzone (“The Check-Out Area”) has kicked off many a debate among commerce professionals about the relevance and prospects... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 13:00 - 13:45 CEST
Stage One

14:00 CEST

New Health & Care technology trends & markets in Denmark
Presentation by Sussi Bianco, who is one of the most sought after jury members in Danish entrepreneurship competitions. Her speciality is Health and Care technology. Sussi is the cofounder and business developer in a successful accelerator program in this area.

  • What are the top 5 demographic challenges in Denmark and Europe?
  • What are the top 5 technology trends in Denmark?
  • GUDEN65: a startup vision of addressing the emerging elderly generations expectations of individual preferences, independent living and personalized solutions
  • Crossing the border: GUIDEN65 as an entrance to the Danish market.
  • What does it take to sucessfully enter the Danish market?

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Sussi Bianco

Sussi Bianco is one of the most sought after jury members in Danish entrepreneurship competitions. Her speciality is the area of Health and Care technology. Sussi is the co-founder and business developer in the successful accelerator program: CareWare-Next 2013-18 as well as COO and... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 14:00 - 14:45 CEST

14:00 CEST

Startup Accelerator Introduction by TZL Lübeck
In order to boost innovation, TZL will set up the Gateway49 accelerator in Lübeck with focus on early stage startups. Up to 12 teams with bright ideas will be supported by coaches and mentors through a 9 month acceleration program. The startups get access to our network and will be matched with high-level industrial and financial partners.

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Stefan Stengel

Managing Director, Glocal Consult
Stefan has been dealing with mobile technologies and mobile work for more than 25 years. For more than 10 years Stefan has been known as a speaker on digital issues and social media throughout Germany. For the startups, entrepreneurs and businesses via the Web2.0 Bootcamp project... Read More →
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Frank Schröder-Oeynhausen

Managing Director, Technikzentrum Lübeck TZL
Frank has been the new CEO of TZL since November 2017. The physicist can look back on many years of experience and success in the field of technology transfer and innovation management. He has set himself the goal of continuing the success story of TZL. In addition to the rental business... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 14:00 - 14:45 CEST

14:00 CEST

Wie können wir gemeinsam Innovations-Keimzellen in der Region entwickeln?
In einer Podiumsdiskussion mit dem Kieler Oberbürgermeister Ulf Kämpfer, Startups und Unternehmer:innen geht es um die Fragestellung, wie Startups und etablierte Unternehmen am besten kooperieren können.

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Christoph Haß

PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH
The PwC NextLevel startup initiative supports innovative, fast-growth scale-up companies to meet their growth ambitions – we provide the tools enabling you to effectively and efficiently scale your business.About Christoph:In the far north, Christoph is responsible for start-ups... Read More →

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Ulf Kämpfer

Mayor of Kiel

Friday June 14, 2019 14:00 - 14:45 CEST
KiWi PwC Living Room

15:00 CEST

Startup Pitches: Funding Pitches for Business Angels
Great Startups are pitching in 3 minutes to get funding from Business Angels and Investors.

Vulpés Electronics GmbH
Swedish Smart Food & Drinks
Bluebird Mountain
HGSim-HydroGeoSimulation GmbH

Friday June 14, 2019 15:00 - 15:45 CEST
Stage One

15:00 CEST

Twin City Aarhus looks for collaboration - presentation of the clusters in Aarhus
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

INCUBA represents 3 strong tech cluster - Digital, Cleantech and Health - but the session will also present the cultural cluster, the design cluster, the film/gaming cluster and the food cluster in Aarhus.

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Arne Vesterdal

Director, INCUBA
The preferred environment for professional companies at the forefront of their field and for ambitious and scalable startups. 

Friday June 14, 2019 15:00 - 15:45 CEST
KiWi PwC Living Room