The Next Big Thing

25 - 26 April 2019 | Accelerate@HHL

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Accelerate@HHL

25 – 26 April 2019

The Next
Big Thing

Accelerate@HHL is the entrepreneurship event of Germany’s most entrepreneurial university – HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, organzied solely by students. Every year we invite top entrepreneurs, investors and young talents to Leipzig to share their insights and challenge future beliefs.

Speakers at Accelerate 2019

Iskender Dirik

MD/CEO Microsoft ScaleUp
Accelerate HHL

Paul Schwarzenholz

Co-Founder Flaconi & zenloop

Dr. Sophie Chung

CEO Qunomedical

Nikita Fahrenholz

Delivery Hero / BOOK A TIGER

Two Inspiring Days

With great food & drinks, networking opportunities, career fair and workshops

20+ Speakers

For you on stage with inspiring keynotes and heated panel discussions

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Jahnallee 49 | 04109 Leipzig

Sponsors

DIAMOND & GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

Partners

PRODUCT PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

Want to get a feeling of last year's spirit? Check the Aftermovie of 2018

Conference Agenda 2019

Thursday
2019-04-25
Friday
2019-04-26
08:30
Registration & Breakfast

Enjoy fresh coffee and a vitalizing breakfast to get ready for inspiring two days packed with keynotes, panel discussions and workshops about The Next Big Thing.

Let’s go!

10:00
Keynote I: Sven Gabor Janszky

Intro to The Next Big Thing by the Chairman of Europe’s most innovative Think Tank 2b AHEAD, Sven Gabor Janszky

11:15
Panel I: Blockchain

Discuss the future of Blockchain with:

 

12:45
Lunch Break & Career Fair

Have great lunch and use the opportunity to network with other attendees and the speakers

14:15
Keynote II: Iskender Dirik

Keynote about the impact of AI in the field of Digital Marketing by Iskender Dirik (MD/CEO of Microsoft ScaleUp)

15:30
Panel II: HealthTech
17:30
Keynote III: tba

Stay tuned for another great Keynote speaker at Accelerate@HHL

18:15
BBQ, Open Bar & Kicker Tournament

Enjoy an awesome BBQ, have a cool drink after a heated conference and win great prices at the Porsche Kicker Tournament

09:00
Registration & Breakfast

After an inspiring first conference day, let’s meet again for some more action on the second day of Accelerate@HHL

10:00
Keynote IV: Nikita Fahrenholz

The successful serial entrepreneur Nikita Fahrenholz, who co-founded companies like Delivery Hero & BOOK A TIGER will give a keynote about how to scale a startup and handle immense growth.

11:15
Panel III: Entrepreneurship

As we’re all startup-affine people in here, let’s talk about what it means to be a founder, what to expect and how to succeed by listening to these entrepreneurs:

 

12:45
Lunch Break & Career Fair

Because we deserve some more good food – enjoy and happy business card exchanging!

13:45
Workshops

Dive into real-life topics and get to know great companies:

 

 

We will inform you about the precise topics as soon as possible.

16:00
Keynote V: How to Think Like an Investor

Right before our 2,500€-priced Elevator Pitch Contest, an expert (tba) will give you insights about „How to think like an Investor“, so you can ace your next pitch perfectly!

16:20
Elevator Pitch Contest

60 seconds time to convince the jury and You! Startups are pitching for 2,500€ in front of a highly competent jury:

 

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Tickets for the conference

2-Day Ticket Students*

35
  • Full Ticket includes:
  • > Food & Drinks for the two days
  • > Keynotes & Panel Discussions
  • > Be part of exclusive Workshops
  • > Career Fair on Campus
  • > After-Conference Party
  • *Students must submit their CV
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2-day ticket regular

100
  • Full Ticket includes:
  • > Food & Drinks for the two days
  • > Keynotes & Panel Discussions
  • Talk to Investors
  • > Career Fair on Campus
  • > After-Conference Party
  • > Loads of Networking Opportunities
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