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Opening Speech by Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner
Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner, Dean of HHL and an entrepreneur, will give an introduction to Accelerate 2021, the largest start-up conference in Eastern Germany.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner
2021-04-29T15:00:00Z 2021-04-29T15:15:00Z Europe/Berlin Opening+Speech+by+Prof.+Dr.+Stephan+Stubner Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Keynote: What Needs to be Changed to Improve Germany's Crisis Management?​ by Christian Lindner
The world is changing. But where will the developments lead? Christian Lindner, Chairman of the FDP, will give his answers to questions related to this topic.
Christian Lindner
2021-04-29T15:15:00Z 2021-04-29T16:00:00Z Europe/Berlin Keynote%3A+What+Needs+to+be+Changed+to+Improve+Germany%27s+Crisis+Management%3F%E2%80%8B+by+Christian+Lindner Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Fireside Chat with Sven Schmidt​
How do you use the power of digitalisation for new business models? Sven Schmidt, the creator of the OMR podcast, will answer our questions in a fireside chat.
Sven Schmidt
2021-04-29T16:00:00Z 2021-04-29T16:45:00Z Europe/Berlin Fireside+Chat+with+Sven+Schmidt%E2%80%8B Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Lesson Learned​: Soft skills of tomorrow 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.
Dennis Fischer
2021-04-29T16:45:00Z 2021-04-29T17:15:00Z Europe/Berlin Lesson+Learned%E2%80%8B%3A+Soft+skills+of+tomorrow+by+Dennis+Fischer Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
A speed-dating session where you network with other conference participants.
2021-04-29T17:15:00Z 2021-04-29T17:35:00Z Europe/Berlin Networking%E2%80%8B Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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.
Christine Kiefer Dr. Axel Haus Dr. Tamaz Georgadze Jakob Berndt
2021-04-29T17:35:00Z 2021-04-29T18:20:00Z Europe/Berlin Panel+Discussion%3A+Fintech+vs.+Banks%E2%80%8B+with+Dr.+Tamaz+Georgadze%2C+Jakob+Berndt%2C+Dr.+Axel+Haus+and+Christine+Kiefer Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Keynote: Digital Education by Jörn Köster and Sascha Meissner
How does the pandemic change the style of education? What are common best practices? Jörn and Sascha will share some insights about their work at elearnio.
Jörn Köster Sascha Meissner
2021-04-29T18:20:00Z 2021-04-29T18:45:00Z Europe/Berlin Keynote%3A+Digital+Education+by+J%C3%B6rn+K%C3%B6ster+and+Sascha+Meissner Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Lesson Learned​: Finding a Co-Founder by Pavol Sikula
Pavol, who worked at 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?"
Pavol Sikula
2021-04-29T18:45:00Z 2021-04-29T19:10:00Z Europe/Berlin Lesson+Learned%E2%80%8B%3A+Finding+a+Co-Founder+by+Pavol+Sikula Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Panel Discussion: Diversity in Leadership Positions​ with Anastasia Barner, Dr. Mandy Hecht and Christoph Behn
What recruiting language do we need to use to get more women into board positions? Listen to our panelists share their experiences.
Anastasia Barner Christoph Behn Dr. Mandy Hecht
2021-04-29T19:10:00Z 2021-04-29T20:00:00Z Europe/Berlin Panel+Discussion%3A+Diversity+in+Leadership+Positions%E2%80%8B+with+Anastasia+Barner%2C+Dr.+Mandy+Hecht+and+Christoph+Behn Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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 six founders to explore this matter.
Damian te Heesen Jason Sell Lucas Heinen Rodrigo Aviles Carcamo Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch Nina Hofstetter Victoria Engelhardt
2021-04-29T20:00:00Z 2021-04-29T21:30:00Z Europe/Berlin Keynote%3A+%E2%80%9CInto+Cold+Water%E2%80%9D%E2%80%8B+by+Rodrigo+Aviles+Carcamo%2C+Prof.+Dr.+Carsten+Bartsch%2C+Nina+Hofstetter%2C+Victoria+Engelhardt%2C+Lucas+Heinen%2C+Jason+Sell+and+Damian+te+Heesen Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Workshop with Picnic (Limited)
Get to know Picnic and prove yourself in a case study​ (for exclusive audience)
2021-04-30T13:00:00Z 2021-04-30T15:00:00Z Europe/Berlin Workshop+with+Picnic+%28Limited%29 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Welcome back​ by Prof. Dr. Dominik Kanbach
Prof. Dr. Dominik Kanbach, academic lead of Digital Space, welcomes everyone back on the second day of Accelerate 2021.
JProf. Dr. Dominik Kanbach
2021-04-30T15:00:00Z 2021-04-30T15:10:00Z Europe/Berlin Welcome+back%E2%80%8B+by+Prof.+Dr.+Dominik+Kanbach Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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, shaped in the Digital Space
Sophia Kuhl
2021-04-30T15:10:00Z 2021-04-30T15:40:00Z Europe/Berlin Introduction+to+HHL+Digital+Space%E2%80%8B+by+Sophia+Kuhl Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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.
Daniela Bach
2021-04-30T15:40:00Z 2021-04-30T16:00:00Z Europe/Berlin Lesson+Learned%E2%80%8B%3A+How+Do+I+Get+Money+from+a+VC%3F+by+Daniela+Bach Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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.
Bruno Ginnuth Dr. Eric Weber Karsten Nölling Matthias Engel
2021-04-30T16:00:00Z 2021-04-30T16:45:00Z Europe/Berlin Panel+Discussion%3A+Smart+Cities%E2%80%8B+with+Dr.+Eric+Weber%2C+Bruno+Ginnuth%2C+Karsten+N%C3%B6lling+and+Matthias+Engel Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking​ & Keynote: Unicorn or Zebra? Public Value! by Timo Meinhardt
A speed-dating session where you network with other conference participants.
2021-04-30T16:45:00Z 2021-04-30T17:00:00Z Europe/Berlin Networking%E2%80%8B+%26+Keynote%3A+Unicorn+or+Zebra%3F+Public+Value%21+by+Timo+Meinhardt Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Keynote: Aerospace by Daniel Metzler
“Making a Vision come true - from University to Space” - How technology from Germany can change our lives.
Daniel Metzler
2021-04-30T17:00:00Z 2021-04-30T17:30:00Z Europe/Berlin Keynote%3A+Aerospace+by+Daniel+Metzler Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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.
Dirk Frohnert Tina Dreimann Marton Sarkady Nagy
2021-04-30T17:30:00Z 2021-04-30T18:00:00Z Europe/Berlin Elevator+Pitch+Contest+Final+with+VC+Jury%3A+Marton+Sarkady+Nagy%2C+Dirk+Frohnert+and+Tina+Dreimann Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Football Panel
A Talk about the impact of technology on football
2021-04-30T17:30:00Z 2021-04-30T18:15:00Z Europe/Berlin Football+Panel Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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?
Dr. Fabian Riedel Christian Fenner Insa Horsch Raffael Wohlgensinger Lara Schuhwerk
2021-04-30T18:00:00Z 2021-04-30T18:45:00Z Europe/Berlin Panel+Discussion%3A+Food+Industry%E2%80%8B+with+Insa+Horsch%2C+Christian+Fenner%2C+Raffael+Wohlgensinger%2C+Lara+Schuhwerk+and+Dr.+Fabian+Riedel Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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 how to rethink products by the power of change.
Jennifer Baum-Minkus
2021-04-30T18:45:00Z 2021-04-30T19:15:00Z Europe/Berlin Keynote%3A+Entrepreneurial+Story+by+Jennifer+Baum-Minkus Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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.
Lukas Pfaffernoschke Jakob Hansen Dr. Andreas Berger Dennis Birkhölzer
2021-04-30T19:15:00Z 2021-04-30T20:00:00Z Europe/Berlin Panel+Discussion%3A+Disruption+in+industries+with+Dennis+Birkh%C3%B6lzer%2C+Dr.+Andreas+Berger%2C+Jakob+Hansen+and+Lukas+Pfaffernoschke Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closing Speech​ by Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner
After two exciting afternoons, it is time to conclude. Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner will share his Power of Change with you, and of course, thank our supporters.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner
2021-04-30T20:00:00Z 2021-04-30T20:10:00Z Europe/Berlin Closing+Speech%E2%80%8B+by+Prof.+Dr.+Stephan+Stubner Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Gin Tasting by Pater Dr. Dr. Justinus Pech - founder of Monastic Distillery (Limited)
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.
Pater Dr. Dr. Justinus Pech
2021-04-30T20:10:00Z 2021-04-30T21:30:00Z Europe/Berlin Gin+Tasting+by+Pater+Dr.+Dr.+Justinus+Pech+-+founder+of+Monastic+Distillery+%28Limited%29 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Dr. Andreas Berger

Wintershall Dea Technology Ventures - CEO

JProf. Dr. Dominik Kanbach

Co-Founder and academic lead at HHL Digital Space & Junior Professor at HHL

Dr. Mandy Hecht

CodeCheck - COO

Dr. Tamaz Georgadze

Raisin - CEO & Co-Founder

Christine Kiefer

RIDE Capital - Co-Founder

Prof. Dr. Timo Meynhardt

Chairholder - Dr. Arend Oetker Chair of Business Psychology and Leadership

Pater Dr. Dr. Justinus Pech

Monastic Distillery - Founder

Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch

Vesto - Co-Founder & Vice-President at HDBW

Matthias Engel

Vireo Ventures - Partner

Dr. Axel Haus

Solactive - Head Research Department

Christoph Behn

Founder kartenmacherei and better ventures

Dennis Birkhölzer

SpinLab - Digital Coordinator

Lukas Pfaffernoschke

sennder - Head of Strategy and Growth

Karsten Nölling

Kiwi.KI - CEO

Dr. Fabian Riedel

Crusta Nova - Founder

Lara Schuhwerk

Benetofoods - Founder and CEO

Jakob Berndt

Co-Founder Tomorrow and LemonAid

Jason Sell


Lucas Heinen


Daniel Metzler

Isar Aerospace - CEO

Sophia Kuhl

Managing Director at HHL Digital Space

Sascha Meissner

elearnio - Chief Product Officer

Dirk Frohnert

Smart Infrastructure Ventures - Co-Founder and General Partner

Rodrigo Aviles Carcamo

Consultant at Siemens Advanta Consulting

Bruno Ginnuth

CleverShuttle - Co-Founder and CEO

Anastasia Barner

FeMentor - Founder

Marton Sarkady Nagy

Visionaries Club - Investor

Victoria Engelhardt

Keleya - CEO

Daniela Bach

Hightech-Gründerfonds - Investment Manager

Damian te Heesen


Raffael Wohlgensinger

LegendairyFoods - Co-Founder and CEO

Jakob Hansen

Sparrks - Co-Founder

Jörn Köster

elearnio - Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Christian Fenner

the nu company - Co-Founder and CMO

Jennifer Baum-Minkus

gitti - conscious beauty - Founder

Pavol Sikula

AskBrian - Founder and CEO

Christian Lindner

Chairman of the FDP

Nina Hofstetter

nm excellence through people ltd. - Managing Director

Tina Dreimann

Better ventures - Founder

Sven Schmidt

Machineseeker Group - Chief Marketing Officer

Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner

Dean of HHL

Lukas Keppler

Impect - Managing Director

Insa Horsch

Pahnke Open Kitchen - Founder and CEO

Dr. Eric Weber

SpinLab - CEO and Founder

Dennis Fischer

Keynote Speaker "Future Work Skills"

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