I have recently organized the Hello Diversity! Conference to encourage discussions on distinct facets of entrepreneurial diversity in a digital age and kickstart research projects on that matter.
I was invited by Prof. Uta Wilkens and Simon Rohde to give a pitch training and guest lecture on the Startup Ecosystem Berlin in their seminar “Regional Innovation“.
A fellowship of the Stifterverband enabled to launch a new course series on “Entrepreneurial Diversity” at the Freie Universität Berlin and Charité. The first round, entitled “WoMenventures”, focused on women’s perspective on entrepreneurship and involved role models of successful female entrepreneurs who shared their experiences and coached the first batch of 25 students and scientists.
Imagine you have 120 Bachelor students from all kinds of disciplines who have committed themselves to learn everything about the “Principles of Business Economics” in just one semester. I have accepted this challenge in summer 2016 and designed a new course format in which students do not only learn but also experience what it takes to “do business”.
First and foremost entrepreneurship is about supporting each other. Giving back and providing support is essential for the Berlin startup ecosystem to grow further. Continue reading “Womenventures Berlin Meetup – Creating a new community!”
Success and failure stories of prominent entrepreneurs are popular keynotes at many startup events but even if you feel that you’ve already heart everything, it was kind of special to listen to Stefan Raab and Oliver Kahn. In case you were not one of the lucky 5,000 participants at Bits & Pretzels, you’ll find the key takeaways of their session here.
The Startupnight is a giant networking event that took place for the fifth time in Berlin in September 2017. The main idea is to connect startups, investors and corporates interested in topics such as mobility, energy, AI, AR/VR, health and food.
Right next to the former Berlin Wall area, Factory Berlin opened their doors in 2011 to unite startups, freelancers and cooperates striving for tech innovation. Scientists embracing the vibrant startup eco system in Berlin can also benefit from this unique community.
The Female Founders Book was initiated by the wonderful Maxi Knust and her co-founder Val Racheeva to inspire, motivate, and empower Fempreneurship across Europe and beyond. They succeeded in doing so by publishing a collection of insightful interviews with experienced Fempreneurs and valuable tools that (mentally) support venture creation processes.