Are you and your team working on people- and planet-oriented solutions to make our lives healthier, and more sustainable? Bonus points if you focus on digital health innovations.
Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord MBE, CEO of the Bayer Foundations
As the global head for foundation and donation work in the Bayer Group, Thimo’s special interest areas are frontier science, social innovation and transfer of business excellence into the non-profit sector.The Bayer Foundations are a non-profit impact investor and partner of pioneers in science and society since 1897. Thimo is engaged in various non-profit associations and foundations, e.g. as trustee of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Society of Chemical Industry in London. He is also a trained carpenter!
Matthias Treutwein, Founder at Enpact
Before co-founding the NPO enpact, Matthias worked as a programme manager and consultant in international development (Transparency International, InWent) and cultural management (Goethe Institute, Bosch-Foundation). He holds an M.A. in Arabic and Roman Literature and has developed a solid level of cultural awareness. Enpact was founded in 2013 in order to strengthen economic relations between young entrepreneurs from the startup scenes of the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Reymound Yaw Buckman, Leader of Airbus BizLab Hamburg
Airbus BizLab is a Global Aerospace Accelerator for internal projects and external startups. For one search field, the BizLab looks for technologies that solve humanitarian challenges. Rey started with Airbus for his dual study programme in 2006 and worked for 3 years at Airbus HQ in Toulouse before going on a 2.5-year travel in Ghana and Brazil. Afterward, he completed CEMS Master in International Management, gained experience in 2 digital health startups, and has been leading Airbus BizLab in Hamburg since 2015.
Florian Erber, Managing Partner at Ananda Ventures
Florian Erber s a managing partner and co-founder of Ananda Ventures, one of Europe’s leading for profit for purpose enterprise venture capital investors. Ananda is a VC fund investing in for-profit for-purpose enterprises tackling issues of education, social integration, health, aging population and long-term unemployment.
Previously to co-founding Ananda Ventures, Florian was a Principal at Wellington Partners. He also served as an MD for EMEA sales and services at the US high-tech startup WhereNet (sold to Zebra Technologies), and as a CFO at Munich-based software startup Aloqa (sold to Motorola Mobility).
Thomas Bachem, Founder of CODE University
Thomas is a passionate entrepreneur, investor and founder of several startups and initiatives, including sevenload, Lebenslauf.com and the German Startups Association. Being an avid coder and designer since his early youth, he is currently building CODE, a private university in Berlin educating the software developers, digital designers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. One of its Bachelor programs in Software Engineering, Interaction Design or Product Management begins in October 2017, and received 1000+ applications!
See y’all in the near Future!