Top-tier entrepreneurs, innovators and investors

 Have a look at our first speakers of IdeaLab 2017:

Florian Leibert

Founder & CEO, Mesosphere

At Mesosphere, which is based in San Francisco, Florian develops the most advanced operating system for data centers and cloud computing working together with companies like Google and Although founded only four years ago Mesosphere has grown to a multi-billion dollar company raising over 120M$ from investors like Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Previous to founding his own startup Florian worked as a software engineer at Airbnb and Twitter and was substantially responsible for building the technical basis, which enabled the companies fast growth and scalability.

Philipp Moehring

Head of Europe, AngelList

Phillipp is the head of AngelList Europe and an advisor for 500 Startups. He is an expert in venture capital and works with a wide network of business angels and investors. Phillipp helps startups raise money and thanks to his extensive network can connect them with the right people at the right time. Previously he worked at famous seed round fund Seedcamp London as principal where he was responsible for managing the network of investors and mentors. He was also an Investment Manager at DuMont Venture and co-founded the Pirate Summit, another top-class startup conference.

Thomas de Buhr

Managing Director Germany, Twitter

Thomas is the Managing Director of Twitter Germany and responsible for the expansion of the American short messaging service in the DACH region. Previous to working at Twitter Thomas spent several years at Google as Director Media Solutions and among other was responsible for promoting YouTube and Google’s own display network. Thomas is an expert in the field of media services and has gained previously significant experience by working in the TV market for ProSiebenSAT.1 Media and the RTL Group.

Thomas Ahrend

Co-Founder & CEO Savvy and Adviser Singularity University

Thomas is a renowned international product manager and Co-Founder and CEO of Silicon Valley based startup Savvy - a platform where learners and teachers can connect for live, one on one video learning sessions. He also serves as Executive Product Adviser for the famous Singularity University, where he educates and inspires leaders on how to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of product management and has been working for the finest tech companies such as IBM, SAP, Google and Mozilla, before becoming the International Product Lead for Twitter and later Airbnb. 

 Stay tuned to see our next awesome speakers!

A few of our former speakers

These speakers already shared their story with us!

Kevin Hale

Y Combinator

Robert Gentz & the whole Management Board


Martin Ott


Nazanin Daneshvar

Klaus Hommels


Maximilian Tayenthal


Rene Reinsberg


Frédéric Mazzella


Frank Thelen


Ryan Bubinski


Abhijit De

Global Business Incubation SAP

Rene Obermann

Deutsche Telekom

Omid Scheybani


Josh Miller


Ryan Leslie

Next Selection

Morten Lund


Adora Cheung


Boris Wertz

version one ventures & a16z

Jörg Rheinboldt

Axel Springer Plug & Play

Andreas Wiele

Axel Springer

Sahil Lavingia


Saygin Yalcin

Jens Begemann


Christophe Maire


Christian Vollmann


Yali Saar

Tailor Brands

Alexander Ljung


Han Jin

Lucid VR
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