Speakers 2019 - Tech Open Air

TOA19 Speakers

Aina Abiodun
CEO
8fit
Aina Abiodun
CEO
8fit

Aina is the CEO of 8fit, a Berlin-based health and wellness company that has more than 25 million users worldwide. Before, Aina was the Director of Strategy & Innovation at Matter Unlimited and advised organizations such as the Obama Foundation, Facebook and the Rockefeller Foundation. Aina is also the co-founder of StoryCode, an open-source, global community for emerging and established transmedia and immersive storytellers.

8fit.com@ainaabiodunhttps://www.facebook.com/8fit/
Arianna Nicoletti
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Green Fashion Tours
Arianna Nicoletti
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Green Fashion Tours

Arianna is a Berlin-based fashion designer and entrepreneur working within the fields of sustainable fashion and circular economy. In particular within the projects “Green Fashion Tours” and “Circular Economy Tours,” she develops transformative experiences, bringing the participants on a path of self-empowerment and critical awareness.

greenfashiontours.comhttps://www.facebook.com/greenfashiontours/
Avid Larizadeh Duggan
COO
Kobalt Music
Avid Larizadeh Duggan
COO
Kobalt Music

Avid is the COO of Kobalt Music. Prior to joining Kobalt, she was a General Partner at GV and started investing at Accel Partners in 2006.  She also co-founded Boticca, a global marketplace for independent brands acquired by Wolf & Badger in 2015, and held product management roles at Tellme Networks, eBay, and Skype.

www.kobaltmusic.com@avidlhttps://www.facebook.com/kobaltmusic/
Bruce Linton
FOUNDER
Canopy Growth Corporation
Bruce Linton
FOUNDER
Canopy Growth Corporation

Bruce is the founder of Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) and co-founder of Tweed Marijuana Incorporated. Canopy Growth was the first cannabis producing company in North America to be listed on a major stock exchange (TSX, July 2016) and included on a major stock index (S&P/TSX Composite Index, March 2017). He began his career at Newbridge Networks Corporation and has since held positions that include General Manager and Re-Founder of Computerland.ca, and President and Co-Founder of webHancer Corp.

www.canopygrowth.com@CanopyGrowth
Dr. Melanie Rieback
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Radically Open Security
Dr. Melanie Rieback
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Radically Open Security

Melanie is the co-founder & CEO of Radically Open Security – the world’s first non-profit computer security consultancy company. She is also a former Assistant Professor of Computer Science at VU and has previously held positions at Citrix and ING Bank. She has received extensive recognition throughout her career including being named as one of the fifty most inspiring women in tech (Inspiring Fifty Netherlands) in 2016 and 2017.

radicallyopensecurity.com
Eric Silverberg
FOUNDER & CEO
SCRUFF
Eric Silverberg
FOUNDER & CEO
SCRUFF

Eric is the founder & CEO of SCRUFF – one of the largest gay social dating apps in the world. Prior to SCRUFF, he was a Software Engineer at Microsoft and a Product Manager at Google. He has a BS in Computer Science from Stanford and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

scruff.com@scruffapphttps://www.facebook.com/SCRUFF/
Jager McConnell
CEO
Crunchbase
Jager McConnell
CEO
Crunchbase

Jager is the CEO of Crunchbase – the leading platform used by millions of entrepreneurs and investors looking to discover innovative companies and the people behind them. Prior to joining Crunchbase, he spent 11 years at Salesforce where he oversaw the core sales force automation product line.

www.crunchbase.com/person/jager-mcconnell@jagermcconnellhttps://www.facebook.com/crunchbase/
Marc Lesser
FOUNDER & CEO
ZBA Associates LLC
Marc Lesser
FOUNDER & CEO
ZBA Associates LLC

Marc is internationally recognized for pioneering work in mindful leadership and creating exceptional business cultures. He has led mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many of the world’s leading businesses and organizations including Google and SAP, and is the author of four books including Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons From Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen.

www.marclesser.net@marclesser
Phoebe Kiddo
FOUNDER
The Dream Haus
Phoebe Kiddo
FOUNDER
The Dream Haus

Phoebe is the founder of The Dream Haus – a contemporary mindfulness studio in Berlin, where she facilitates mindfulness, yoga, teacher trainings and retreats in Berlin and internationally.

www.thedreamhaus.de/info
Roxanne Varza
DIRECTOR
Station F
Roxanne Varza
DIRECTOR
Station F

Roxanne is currently the director of Station F – the world’s largest startup campus based in Paris. She is also an angel with Atomico, a board member of Agence France Presse and the cofounder of Tech.eu, StartHer and Failcon Paris. She was previously the startup lead at Microsoft France, Editor of TechCrunch France and part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) and Conseil national du numérique (CNNum).

stationf.co@roxannevarzahttps://www.facebook.com/STATIONF/
Sam Parr
FOUNDER & CEO
The Hustle
Sam Parr
FOUNDER & CEO
The Hustle

Sam is the founder & CEO of The Hustle – one of America’s fastest-growing media companies with a focus on millennials, tech, and culture. He also runs Hustle Con, an annual conference in San Francisco that showcases non-technical startup founders.

thehustle.co/about@theSamParrhttps://www.facebook.com/hustlecon/
Taavet Hinrikus
CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
TransferWise
Taavet Hinrikus
CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
TransferWise

Taavet is the co-founder & chairman of TransferWise – a financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. Prior to starting TransferWise, he was Skype’s director of strategy until 2008, starting as its first-ever employee. He acted as CEO of TransferWise until 2017, and since then has stepped into the role of chairperson.

transferwise.com/about@taavethttps://www.facebook.com/transferwise/
Zak Normandin
FOUNDER & CEO
Iris Nova
Zak Normandin
FOUNDER & CEO
Iris Nova

Zak is the founder & CEO of Iris Nova, the parent company of DIRTY LEMON and The Drug Store. He is an award-winning entrepreneur disrupting the way businesses create, communicate and deliver consumer goods and has over ten years of experience as a product designer in the food and beverage industry, credited with branding more than 50 nationally-sold products.

www.irisnova.com@zaknormandin

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