An Interdisciplinary Technology Festival
Berlin, 15 – 16 – 17 July, 2015

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15-16 July

Alte Teppichfabrik, Berlin

Connect and learn with top-tier entrepreneurs, artists and scientists at a beautiful location.
Experience inspirational storytelling, interactive panels, knowshops, pillowtalks, art installations, live music and so much more…

TOA15 Contributors

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    Photo by Myleen Hollero

    Aubrey Anderson

    Founder and CEO, Monohm

    Aubrey Anderson is an entrepreneur, award winning creative, hacker, brand guy, open web advocate, musician, audio engineer, fiction writer, and hopeless foodie. He has had several notable successes in the creative technology space including Particle and the Barbarian Group. Aubrey is currently founder and CEO at Monohm Inc, makers of Runcible: an heirloom electronic for the post-smartphone era.

    Aubrey Anderson

    Founder and CEO


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    Christian Hardenberg

    Global CTO, Rocket Internet SE

    Before joining Rocket Internet as CTO in Berlin, Christian was CTO of Metaversum, where he developed massively distributed virtual worlds in Python, Rails and Erlang. He also built a 3D game engine in C++, conducted research on computer vision, worked as a business consultant for BCG and McKinsey, and crossed the Alps on foot. Christian holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and business administration from Technical University Berlin.

    Christian Hardenberg

    Global CTO

    Rocket Internet SE

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    Greg Dybec

    Greg Dybec

    Managing Editor, Elite Daily

    Greg Dybec is the Managing Editor of Elite Daily, a millennial-focused digital publication generating 73 million unique monthly visitors. At Elite Daily, Greg is responsible for a team of talented writers, daily publishing across verticals, and long-term content strategy.

    Prior to joining Elite Daily in 2013, he managed Editorial Operations for a NYC-based content company where he spearheaded a major international project for Google, developing content for the Google Play app and website across 10+ countries while leading a team of 30+ global writers.

    Greg Dybec

    Managing Editor

    Elite Daily

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    Mackenzie Hall

    Founder and CEO, Realign Retreats

    Mackenzie began her career in technology working for Facebook. Her intrigue in early stage startups and entrepreneurs led her to, connecting foreign entrepreneurs with Silicon Valley resources. Her inspiration for Realign Retreats stems from her passion to infuse the tech scene with a more wholesome, balanced, and enlightened approach to living and consequentially, innovating.

    She spent a year exploring spiritual and healing practices throughout India and Southeast Asia, until arriving in Bali, where she found a small tech community surrounded by some of the most talented meditation, movement and healing teachers in the world. She began focusing on ways to bridge spirituality, or connecting with a deeper state of inner discovery and awareness, with people hungry to kickstart their true potential.

    Mackenzie Hall

    Founder and CEO

    Realign Retreats

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    Oskar Kalmaru

    Co-Founder and CMO, Narrative

    Co-founder, CMO and US Manager of Narrative – the creator of Narrative Clip, the world’s most wearable camera. Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden Oskar moved to San Francisco, CA in 2014 to set up the US office of Narrative. Oskar’s background is in startups and marketing and he has previously founded and run startups in Stockholm.

    Oskar Kalmaru

    Co-Founder and CMO


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    Patrick Vlaskovits

    Founder Superpowerd, NYT Bestselling Author

    Patrick Vlaskovits is a NYT bestselling author and founder of Superpowered. His writing has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and The Browser.

    Patrick speaks at technology conferences nationally and internationally, including SXSW, GROW Conference, The Turing Festival and The Lean Startup Conference. He serves as a mentor for 500 Startups seed fund and startup accelerator.

    Patrick Vlaskovits

    Founder Superpowerd

    NYT Bestselling Author

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    Robert Gentz

    Co-Founder and CEO, Zalando

    Robert Gentz co-founded Zalando SE in June 2008 and also serves as the company’s CEO. He holds a degree in Business Administration (Diplomkaufmann) from WHU – Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management, graduating in 2007.

    Zalando now employs more than 7,000 people and is Europe’s leading online fashion platform for women, men and children. In 2014 Zalando landed the largest Germany tech IPO since the 2000 listing of Deutsche Telekom.

    Robert Gentz

    Co-Founder and CEO


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    Sam Halse

    COO, Adyen

    Sam is responsible for all customers who process on the Adyen platform. After starting his career as a commercial lawyer in New Zealand, he moved to the online payment industry in 2010. Sam has built substantial experience in payments and has worked with many of the leading global e-commerce companies in assisting them with their international payments roll-out and optimization of payment processes.

    Sam Halse



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    Stefan Weitz

    Director of Search, Microsoft (Bing)

    Stefan Weitz is a Senior Director of Search at Microsoft and charged with working with people and organizations across the industry to promote and improve Search technologies.

    Prior to Search, Stefan led the strategy to develop Microsoft’s next generation online platforms and developed Microsoft’s muni WiFi strategy and implementation, leading the charge to blanket free WiFi access across metropolitan cities. Stefan has been writing code since he was 8 years old and is fluent in both hardware and software architecture, trends, and potentials. A 16-year Microsoft veteran, he has led various groups in Windows, hardware, Informatics Security, and global business strategy in roles ranging from development to program management, business development to marketing.

    Stefan also serves on advisory boards for many startups ranging from biometrics to advertising to virtualization and is an active Angel investor. In his spare cycles, he is working with national educational reinvention groups to reboot K-12 education in this country and is actively advising startups that are focusing on boosting student achievement through technology and big data. He is on the GenCon Board for Conservation International and active in Endeavor Global, a non-profit dedicated to incubating high-impact startups in developing markets. Finally, Stefan is working on a book with the nation’s youngest VC to promote entrepreneurism.

    Stefan Weitz

    Director of Search

    Microsoft (Bing)

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    Urška Sršen

    Co-Founder and CCO, Bellabeat

    Urska Srsen is the Co-Founder and Head of Product at Bellabeat, a Silicon Valley company that produces smart devices and wearables for women, helping them keep take care of their overall health.

    Urska is the main visionary behind Bellabeat’s products and overall branding strategy that has recently been recognised by Fast Company as one of the most innovative products of the year. Urska was one of the main speakers at Y Combinator Startup School, appeared on the ABC News, Fox News, WSJ, Forbes, Silicon Valley Business Journal and many others.

    After attending the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and having multiple standalone exhibitions around the world by the age of 22, Urska founded Bellabeat after having worked on a professional home monitoring system, helping pregnant women to learn how to lead a healthier pregnancy and keep track of their health.

    Urška Sršen

    Co-Founder and CCO


  • Satellite Events

    July 16-17

    Last year our community organized more then 75 satellite events across town. In 2015 we aim for even more! Attendees will get the chance to visit startup offices, enjoy corporate perks, participate in workshop and network with smart people at meet-ups and memorable parties.



    Some of our Past Satellites

    Some of our Past Satellites

    One of the best annual Startup Events in Europe!


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    Our Supporters


    Be part of something truly unique. It is not just about Brand and PR exposure here.
    Partnering with TOA means truly connecting with technologists and creative leaders of tomorrow.


    Some of Our Past Supporters


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