The Power Of Change

29 - 30 April 2021 | Accelerate@HHL

Agenda Accelerate 2021

Thursday
2021-04-29
Friday
2021-04-30
15:00
Opening Speech by prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner

Stephan Stubner, Dean of HHL and himself entrepreneur, will give an introduction to Accelerate 2021, the largest start-up conference in Eastern Germany.

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Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner
Dean HHL
15:15
Keynote: The Power of Change​ by Christian Lindner

Christian Lindner, Chairman of the FDP, will answer the following question: COVID-19 Key political lessons learned in handling the crisis: What need’s to be change to improve Germany’s Crisis management?”

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Christian Lindner, MdB
Party leader of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) & Leader of the FDP parliamentary group
16:00
Fireside Chat with Sven Schmidt

How do you use the power of digitalization for new business models? Sven Schmidt, CMO of Machineseeker Group and creator of the deutsche-startups.de Insider podcast., will answer our questions in a fireside chat.

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Sven Schmidt
Chief Marketing Officer bei Machineseeker Group
16:45
Lesson Learned​: The Perfect Time to Found a Start-up​ by Dennis Fischer
What are the most important soft skills in the rapidly changing business world of tomorrow? Dennis Fischer, author and coach, gives us an answer to this.
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Dennis Fischer
Keynote Speaker & Author “Future Work Skills”
17:15
Networking

A speed-dating session where you network with other conference participants

17:35
Panel Discussion: Fintech vs. Banks​ with Dr. Tamaz Georgadze, Jakob Berndt, Dr. Axel Haus and Christine Kiefer

How will technology, consumers & sustainability drive change in the banking industry? Our panellists will talk about how the future of banking will look like.

Panel Discussion: Fintech vs. Banks​ with Dr. Tamaz Georgadze, Jakob Berndt, Dr. Axel Haus and Christine Kiefer image
Dr. Tamaz Georgadze
CEO & Co-Founder Raisin
Panel Discussion: Fintech vs. Banks​ with Dr. Tamaz Georgadze, Jakob Berndt, Dr. Axel Haus and Christine Kiefer image
Dr. Axel Haus
Research bei Solactive AG
Panel Discussion: Fintech vs. Banks​ with Dr. Tamaz Georgadze, Jakob Berndt, Dr. Axel Haus and Christine Kiefer image
Jakob Berndt
Co-Founder, Tomorrow & Lemonaid
Panel Discussion: Fintech vs. Banks​ with Dr. Tamaz Georgadze, Jakob Berndt, Dr. Axel Haus and Christine Kiefer image
Christine Kiefer
Co-Founder at RIDE Capital and Founder Fintech Ladies
18:20
Keynote: Digital Education in Companies by Sascha Meissner and Jörn Köster

How does pandemic change the style of education? What are common best practices? Jörn and Sascha will share some insights about their work at elearnio.

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Sascha Meissner
Chief Product Officer at elearnio
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Jörn Köster
Co-Founder & Co-CEO elearnio
18:45
Lesson Learned​: Finding a Co-Founder by Pavol Sikula

Pavol, who worked many years for Stern Stewart and has founded his tech-company, is going to answer the question, “How do I find my co-founder in a new sector?”

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Pavol Sikula
Founder & CEO of AskBrian
19:10
Panel Discussion: Diversity in Leadership Positions​ with Anastasia Barner, Annemarie Heyl, Dr. Mandy Hecht and Christoph Behn

What recruiting language do we need to use to get more women into board positions? Listen to our panellists share their experiences.

Panel Discussion: Diversity in Leadership Positions​ with Anastasia Barner, Annemarie Heyl, Dr. Mandy Hecht and Christoph Behn image
Anastasia Barner
Founder of FeMentor
Panel Discussion: Diversity in Leadership Positions​ with Anastasia Barner, Annemarie Heyl, Dr. Mandy Hecht and Christoph Behn image
Christoph Behn
Founder kartenmacherei
Panel Discussion: Diversity in Leadership Positions​ with Anastasia Barner, Annemarie Heyl, Dr. Mandy Hecht and Christoph Behn image
Dr.Mandy Hecht
COO at CodeCheck
Panel Discussion: Diversity in Leadership Positions​ with Anastasia Barner, Annemarie Heyl, Dr. Mandy Hecht and Christoph Behn image
Annemarie Heyl
Founder Kale&Me GmbH
20:0021:30
Keynote: “Into Cold Water”​ by Rodrigo Aviles Carcamo, Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch, Nina Hofstetter, Victoria Engelhardt, Lucas Heinen, Jason Sell and Damian te Heesen

How powerful is the power of change? Rodrigo Aviles Carcamo, consultant and future podcaster, will bring 4 founders to explore this matter.

Keynote: “Into Cold Water”​ by Rodrigo Aviles Carcamo, Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch, Nina Hofstetter, Victoria Engelhardt, Lucas Heinen, Jason Sell and Damian te Heesen image
Nina Hofstetter
Managing Director @nm excellence digital human resources growth
Keynote: “Into Cold Water”​ by Rodrigo Aviles Carcamo, Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch, Nina Hofstetter, Victoria Engelhardt, Lucas Heinen, Jason Sell and Damian te Heesen image
Victoria Engelhardt
Keynote: “Into Cold Water”​ by Rodrigo Aviles Carcamo, Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch, Nina Hofstetter, Victoria Engelhardt, Lucas Heinen, Jason Sell and Damian te Heesen image
Rodrigro Aviles
Consultant @ Siemens Advanta Consulting
Keynote: “Into Cold Water”​ by Rodrigo Aviles Carcamo, Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch, Nina Hofstetter, Victoria Engelhardt, Lucas Heinen, Jason Sell and Damian te Heesen image
Damian te Heesen
Co-Founder POTTWATCH
Keynote: “Into Cold Water”​ by Rodrigo Aviles Carcamo, Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch, Nina Hofstetter, Victoria Engelhardt, Lucas Heinen, Jason Sell and Damian te Heesen image
Jason Sell
Co-Founder POTTWATCH
Keynote: “Into Cold Water”​ by Rodrigo Aviles Carcamo, Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch, Nina Hofstetter, Victoria Engelhardt, Lucas Heinen, Jason Sell and Damian te Heesen image
Lucas Heinen
Founder of POTTWATCH
Keynote: “Into Cold Water”​ by Rodrigo Aviles Carcamo, Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch, Nina Hofstetter, Victoria Engelhardt, Lucas Heinen, Jason Sell and Damian te Heesen image
Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch, MBA
Co-Founder Vesto
13:00
Workshops with Picnic

Get to know Picnic and prove yourself in a case study (for exclusive audience)

15:00
Welcome back​ by Prof. Dr. Dominik Kanbach

Dominik Kanbach, academic lead of Digital Space, welcomes everyone back on the second day of Accelerate 2021.

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Prof. Dr. Dominik Kanbach
Junior Professor for Strategic Entrepreneurship @HHL
15:10
Introduction to HHL Digital Space​ by Sophia Kuhl

Sophia Kuhl from Digital Space will give an introduction to an incubator program. 2-3 teams will present their business ideas that have shaped the Digital Space.

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Sophia Kuhl
Managing Director HHL DIGITAL SPACE
15:40
Lesson Learned​: How Do I Get Money from a VC? by Daniela Bach

Do you know how to get money or impact from a VC? Daniela Bach from High-Tech Gründerfonds will share her experience in finding answers to this question.

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Daniela Bach
Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds
16:00
Panel Discussion: Smart Cities​ with Dr. Eric Weber, Bruno Ginnuth, Karsten Nölling and Matthias Engel

The Smart City Panel revolves around “how technology will change cities”. Guest speakers from urban transport, facility technology and VC will give you an idea.

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Bruno Ginnuth
Co-Founder & CEO, CleverShuttle
Panel Discussion: Smart Cities​ with Dr. Eric Weber, Bruno Ginnuth, Karsten Nölling and Matthias Engel image
Dr. Eric Weber
Founder of SpinLab & Smart Infrastructure Ventures
Panel Discussion: Smart Cities​ with Dr. Eric Weber, Bruno Ginnuth, Karsten Nölling and Matthias Engel image
Karsten Nölling
CEO KIWI.KI GmbH
Panel Discussion: Smart Cities​ with Dr. Eric Weber, Bruno Ginnuth, Karsten Nölling and Matthias Engel image
Matthias Engel
Managing Director, Innogy Ventures
16:45
Networking​ & Keynote: Unicorn or Zebra? Public Value! by Prof. Dr. Timo Meynhardt
A speed-dating session where you network with other conference participants
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Prof. Dr. Timo Meynhardt
Dr. Arend Oetker Chair of Business Psychology and Leadership HHL
17:00
Keynote: Aerospace by Daniel Metzler

“Making a Vision come true – from University to Space” – How technology from Germany can change our lives.

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Daniel Metzler
CEO Isar Aerospace
17:3018:00
Elevator Pitch Contest Final with VC Jury: Marton Sarkady Nagy, Dirk Frohnert and Tina Dreimann

The winner takes it all! – Participants of the pitch contest will pitch their business ideas in front of our jury, and the best idea will receive the prize.

Elevator Pitch Contest Final with VC Jury: Marton Sarkady Nagy, Dirk Frohnert and Tina Dreimann image
Márton Sarkady Nagy
VC at Visionaries Club & Growth at TIER
Elevator Pitch Contest Final with VC Jury: Marton Sarkady Nagy, Dirk Frohnert and Tina Dreimann image
Tina Dreimann
Founder @ better venture
Elevator Pitch Contest Final with VC Jury: Marton Sarkady Nagy, Dirk Frohnert and Tina Dreimann image
Dirk Frohnert
Co-Founder & General Partner at Smart Infrastructure Ventures
17:3018:15
Panel Discussion: Football Panel with Lukas Keppler, Lorenz Beringer and Thomas Ehemann

A Talk about the impact of technology on football

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Lukas Keppler
Managing Director at Impect GmbH
Panel Discussion: Football Panel with Lukas Keppler, Lorenz Beringer and Thomas Ehemann image
Thomas Ehemann
Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation at FC Bayern
Panel Discussion: Football Panel with Lukas Keppler, Lorenz Beringer and Thomas Ehemann image
Lorenz Beringer
Founder & CEO of LOBECO GmbH
18:00
Panel Discussion: Food Industry​ with Insa Horsch, Christian Fenner, Raffael Wohlgensinger, Lara Schuhwerk and Dr. Fabian Riedel

“How can you change the food industry in the coming years” – What are the major drivers for change in the Food industry?

Panel Discussion: Food Industry​ with Insa Horsch, Christian Fenner, Raffael Wohlgensinger, Lara Schuhwerk and Dr. Fabian Riedel image
Raffael Wohlgensinger
Co-Founder & CEO at Formo Foods
Panel Discussion: Food Industry​ with Insa Horsch, Christian Fenner, Raffael Wohlgensinger, Lara Schuhwerk and Dr. Fabian Riedel image
Christian Fenner
Co-Founder & CMO the nu company
Panel Discussion: Food Industry​ with Insa Horsch, Christian Fenner, Raffael Wohlgensinger, Lara Schuhwerk and Dr. Fabian Riedel image
Insa Horsch
Founder & CEO Pahnke Open Kitchen und Growth Dock Business Builder
Panel Discussion: Food Industry​ with Insa Horsch, Christian Fenner, Raffael Wohlgensinger, Lara Schuhwerk and Dr. Fabian Riedel image
Lara Schuhwerk
Founder & CEO of Beneto Foods GmbH
Panel Discussion: Food Industry​ with Insa Horsch, Christian Fenner, Raffael Wohlgensinger, Lara Schuhwerk and Dr. Fabian Riedel image
Dr. Fabian Riedel
Founder & CEO at Crusta Nova
18:45
Keynote: “Entrepreneurial Story” by Jennifer Baum-Minkus

You can’t change anything because things already exist? No! The founder of Gitti, Jennifer Baum-Minkus, shows you how to rethink products by the power of change.

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Jennifer Baum-Minkus
Founder & Managing Director gitti conscious beauty
19:15
Panel Discussion: Disruption in industries with Dennis Birkhölzer, Dr. Andreas Berger, Jakob Hansen and Lukas Pfaffernoschke

Disruption here, disruption there – everyone disrupts everything nowadays. We want to get a grip on disruption and see which industries will be ready for it.

Panel Discussion: Disruption in industries with Dennis Birkhölzer, Dr. Andreas Berger, Jakob Hansen and Lukas Pfaffernoschke image
Jakob Hansen
Co-Founder and Managing Director at Sparrks
Panel Discussion: Disruption in industries with Dennis Birkhölzer, Dr. Andreas Berger, Jakob Hansen and Lukas Pfaffernoschke image
Dr. Andreas Berger
Managing Director of Wintershall Dea Technology Ventures GmbH
Panel Discussion: Disruption in industries with Dennis Birkhölzer, Dr. Andreas Berger, Jakob Hansen and Lukas Pfaffernoschke image
Dennis Birkhölzer
SpinLab- The HHL Accelerator
Panel Discussion: Disruption in industries with Dennis Birkhölzer, Dr. Andreas Berger, Jakob Hansen and Lukas Pfaffernoschke image
Lukas Pfaffernoschke
Head of Strategy & Growth sennder
20:00
Closing Speech​ by Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner

After two exciting afternoons, it is time to conclude. Stephan Stubner will share his Power of Change with you, and of course, thank our supporters. Stay tuned!

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Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner
Dean HHL
20:10
[PRIVATE] Closing by Pater Justinus

All online = no aftershow party? Not true. Father Justinus will introduce the secrets of gin to our exclusive audience. Fine gin will be ready for your tasting.

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Pater Dr. Dr. Justinus Pech
CEO, Monastic Distillery
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