SPEAKERS

We are excited to announce the impressive lineup of Heilbronn Slush’D 2023!
Stay tuned – there’s more to come.
Scott Chacon

CO-FOUNDER OF GITHUB / CEO & CO-FOUNDER AT GITBUTLER

Github is the go-to tool for all coders around the globe to cooperate and collaborate. Scott co-founded and led Github’s growth from 4 to 450 employees, eventually being acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 billion.

With his new startup GitButler Scott has kicked-off the next story. Get inspired by the founder story, the need and success factor of collaboration in a innovation environment.

CARSTEN MASCHMEYER

FOUNDER & INVESTOR AT MASCHMEYER GROUP

Carsten is an entrepreneur business leader, venture capitalist, and self-made billionaire who shares his experience and sales focused perspective.

"I invest in founders, not in business plans". Exciting will be his view on the trend of AI based tools for scouting and evaluation of startups, which promise more efficiency, a wider reach and above all neutral (unbiased) evaluation.

JONAS ANDRULIS

CEO & FOUNDER AT ALEPH ALPHA

Aleph Alpha is the German AI champion on eye-level with Silicon Valley tech giants, Open AI and ChatGPT. Jonas recently announced a huge deal and became part of the mega-project IPAI in Heilbronn to secure European AI independence.

Miriam Wohlfarth

Founder & Co-CEO at Banxware

Miriam is one of the Top100 Women moving Germany forward.

As one of the first female fintech founders, she now also engages with Startup Teens and 42 Heilbronn to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs.

OLIVER HANISCH

CEO AT CAMPUS FOUNDERS

Oliver is an entrepreneur, investor, and CEO of Campus Founders.

In 2019, he saw the potential of the Heilbronn ecosystem and decided to move his family from Silicon Valley to Germany to develop and invest into the next generation of founders and startups.

EVA-VALERIE GFRERER

CEO & FOUNDER AT MORPHAIS VC

Eva is pioneer of datadriven(ai) VC fund. She is from the Baden-Württenberg region, but started her fund in Berlin.

Using a data and technology-driven investment approach, Morphais reduces human error and bias throughout the investment value chain and builds on scalable processes to allocate capital with greater accuracy and maximum speed.

INSA SCHNIEDERMEIER

JOURNALIST & MC

Insa is a journalist and insider of the startup scene. Awarded as Top Tech Journalist 2023, but most of all we are looking forward to her charming and expert guidance through the day.

MAXIMILIAN SACHSE

BUSINESS EDITOR AT F.A.Z.

Maximilian Sachse, Business Editor at FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG (F.A.Z.), and host of one of the panel discussions.

SVEN ILLING

FOUNDER AT ICAPITAL

SVEN ILLING
FOUNDER AT ICAPITAL

BENEDIGT ILG

CEO & FOUNDER AT FLIP

Before founding Flip, Benedikt worked as a project manager for Porsche AG. He needed a simple  tool for internal communication with operational employees. The founding idea of Flip. 

Recently, his customer Bosch announced that it would roll out the application to all employees. We are curious about his insight in the collaboration as a startup with large companies as customers.

SIMON TSCHUERTZ

CEO & FOUNDER AT PSYCHOLOGICAL AI

SIMON TSCHUERTZ
CEO & FOUNDER AT PSYCHOLOGICAL AI

BENEDIKT BERGNER

CO-FOUNDER & CEO AT STUDYFLIX

Studyflix is the largest e-learning platform in the German-speaking world. This year, he made a multi-million exit and sold his startup to Embrace. We are curious about his founder story and what made him sell as a founder.

ALEXANDER ILIC

CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT ETH AI CENTER

ALEXANDER ILIC
CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT ETH AI CENTER

PHILIPPE KLITZING

INVESTOR AT PEAK

Starting out in the founder seat, Philippe co-founded a self-storage startup in France that served over 300 customers and sold to a competitor. For the past 3+ years, Philippe’s been an integral part of an early stage venture fund in charge of running fund administration, building the brand, raising funds from Limited Partners, and leading 4 investments. And previously earned his stripes consulting private equity firms.

DANIEL JUNG

CEO AT AIEDN

Daniel has oer a billion views on Youtube. His math chanel helped millions of students to improve their math skills.

Always committed to advocating for better education, we're excited to see his new project as CEO at AIEDN.

GERO HESSE

GERO HESSE
CEO AT EMBRACE

Since 2009, Gero has been blogging on the topics of recruiting, retention & HR tech with his podcast SAATKORN. Awarded several times by Personalmagazin as one of the "TOP HR Influencers" in the DACH region.
But with us in the role as CEO of EMBRACE he talks about the deal with the startup Studyflix.

ULI SCHMIDT

VP AT BOSCH DIGITAL CORPORATE AND SERVICE SOLUTIONS

ULI SCHMIDT
VICE PRESIDENT AT BOSCH DIGITAL CORPORATE AND SERVICE SOLUTIONS

MARIE FABIUNKE

PARTNER AT FOODLABS

Marie has a decade-long experience in the European VC tech ecosystem working with some of the most renowned international VC investors, founders, tech unicorns and market leaders. 
She likes to work with entrepreneurs who challenge and change entire industries, who create unseen opportunities and have a positive impact, globally.
At Heilbronn SlushD she's moderating one of the Pitch Session.

LISA ERICSSON

CO-FOUNDER AND HEAD OF KTH INNOVATION

Lisa has held a number of roles at KTH since 2002 and today she is CEO of the investment arm KTH Holding AB (2006) and the founder and head of KTH Innovation (2007). She holds several board seats in the innovation ecosystem and she is a member of the advisory council at PRV the Swedish intellectual property office.

JAMES CLUSKEY

CEO & FOUNDER AT GIVE LEARN

Incredible story - a worldclass tennis player turned entrepreneur. Sharing his story as CEO & FOUNDER at GIVE LEARN

INA SCHLIE

CO-CHAIRWOMAN AT ENCOURAGEVENTURES E.V.

Ina Schlie is involved as an investor and business angel in various start-ups. And she is co-founder and co-chair of the association encourageventures. The network is growing tremendously and creates massive impact.

Meeting her at the Heilbronn SlushD is a must for all female founders and investors who want to become active in this network.

SONJA SULZMAIER

CHAIRWOMAN STARTUP & FOUNDERS COMMISSION AT BVMW

Sonja describes herself as a leader with a passion for technology, innovation and people. In fact, we see her as a dedicated insider who is particularly passionate about the collaboration of startups with established companies and the open innovation approach.

Decision-makers from companies and startup founders should definitely meet her for a coffee to steer open innovation projects in a successful direction.

KARL LEHNHOFF

DIRECTOR INDUSTRIAL, SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL AT EBV ELEKTRONIK

KARL LEHNHOFF
DIRECTOR INDUSTRIAL, SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICALW AT EBV ELEKTRONIK - AN AVNET COMPANY

ELLIE AMIRNA

DIRECTOR DIGITAL VENTURES AT I2M - MANN+HUMMEL

ELLIE AMIRNAS
DIRECTOR DIGITAL VENTURES AT I2M - MANN+HUMMEL

FELIX VON ZITTWITZ

CEO AT AUSBILDUNG.DE

FELIX VON ZITTWITZ
CEO AT AUSBILDUNG.DE

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