About us!

Accelerate@HHL is the entrepreneurship event of Germany’s most entrepreneurial university – HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.

The event is organized solely by a mixture of MSc and MBA students. Get to know them!

Largest entrepreneurship conference in Eastern Europe

Networking opportunities at digital career fair with exciting companies

Participants from nationwide universities, startups, VCs and corporates

Panel discussion, keynotes and workshops over two days – both in person and online

Our Team


Our sponsor team is responsible for finding partnerships and financing for the conference by handling sponsor recruitment and donations.

Our sponsor team includes six members: Andrea Vidal Carranza, Vu Ngo Xuan, Adrian Slowik, Sebastian Pusch, and Janek Rung


Our speaker team works not only to identify speakers but also to ensure that the messages presented by the speakers are well-conveyed in the most impactful way.

Our speaker team is comprised of seven members: Merlin Gutter, Florian Proft, Florian Rost, Jakob Stroetmann, Joshua Dutt, Marc Walther, and Tarek Naboulsi


Our marketing team makes sure to deliver the conference’s topic and speakers to you by connecting with you and communicating our key messages and activities on a regular basis. The team is committed to handling online marketing, social media, and web design.

Our marketing team includes five members: Mariana Lopes, Rodrigo Diaz Gomez, Paul Oetken, Shreya Sharma, and Quyen Nguyen


All activities related to creating and executing the conference are handled by our operations team. These include the production of pre-and post-event days and the coordination with external service providers.

Our operations team is comprised of nine members: Chun-Ling Fu, Josie Rühling, Lea Gruber, Shubham Patil, Harshita Sheshgiri, Kashyap Shubham, Priyadarshini Nath, Joshua Mathias, and Rana Yammine

Our Heads

Julian Mathes

Head of Initiative

Marvin Blome

Head of Conference

Andrea Vidal Carranza

Head of Sponsors

Merlin Gutter

Head of Speakers

Mariana Lopes

Head of Marketing

Chun-Ling Fu

Head of Operations

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