Mentors

Dr. Dieter Zetsche

Dr. Dieter Zetsche

Chairman of the Board of Management Daimler AG, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

Ola Källenius

Ola Källenius

Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development

Wilfried Porth

Wilfried Porth

Member of the Board
Daimler AG

Bodo Uebber

Bodo Uebber

Member of the Board of Management Daimler AG, Finance & Controlling, Daimler Financial Services

Anke Kleinschmit

Anke Kleinschmit

Vice President
Group Research & Sustainability
Daimler AG

Frank Lindenberg

Frank Lindenberg

CFO Mercedes-Benz Cars / Chairman CASE

Axel Harries

Axel Harries

Head of CASE, Mercedes-Benz Cars

Susanne Hahn

Susanne Hahn

Head of Business Innovation Daimler AG

Sajjad Khan

Sajjad Khan

Vice President
Digital Vehicle & Mobility
Daimler AG

Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber

Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber

Senior Advisor Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development

Heiko Meyer

Heiko Meyer

Managing Director Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Vice President Enterprise Group Germany

Volkhard Bregulla

Volkhard Bregulla

Vice President, Global Industry Manufacturing & Distribution
Hewlett Packard

Michael Eberhardt

Michael Eberhardt

Regional Vice President Enterprise Services
Hewlett Packard

Prof. Jörg Menno Harms

Prof. Jörg Menno Harms

Chairman of the Supervisory Board HPE Germany

Johannes Diemer

Johannes Diemer

Manager Industrie 4.0
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Dr. John Wargin

Dr. John Wargin

Director Automotive Industry
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Bernd Gill

Bernd Gill

Head of Service Innovation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Patrick Kueck

Patrick Kueck

Director Corporate Strategy
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Matthias Heutger

Matthias Heutger

SVP Customer Solutions and Innovation
Deutsche Post DHL Group

Peer Bentzen

Peer Bentzen

EVP Business Development
Post-eCommerce-Parcel
Deutsche Post DHL Group

Alexander Robin Kerpe

Alexander Robin Kerpe

Director Hella Ventures Berlin
Hella KGaA Hueck & Co

Christoph Bornschein

Christoph Bornschein

Co-Founder and CEO
TLGG GmbH

Klaus Haasis

Klaus Haasis

CEO
Combine Innovation GmbH

Prof. Dr.	Michael	Flad

Prof. Dr. Michael Flad

Esslingen
Graduate School

Dr. Felix Buchmann

Dr. Felix Buchmann

SGT Rechtsanwälte,
Attorney-at-law, Partner

Daniel Bartel

Daniel Bartel

Startup Coach, Publisher "Das Handbuch für Startups"

Mark Egert

Mark Egert

Co-Founder
Hatchery

Mattias Götz

Mattias Götz

Founder and Managing Director
Wert8 GmbH

Veit Mathauer

Veit Mathauer

Founder sympra PR agency
PR and marketing expert

Elisa Lutz

Elisa Lutz

Founder
Steuerkanzlei Lutz

Alberto Gutiérrez

Alberto Gutiérrez

CEO Aqua Service
Co-Founder Plug and Play Spain

Mario Buric

Mario Buric

Entrepreneur
CROWD NINE

Yannick Frank

Yannick Frank

CEO, Co-Founder
Hatchery

Christoph Sagemann

Christoph Sagemann

LBBW Venture Capital /
Investment Manager

Christoph Röscher

Christoph Röscher

Corporate/Startups,
Member of the Board

Kamil Barbarski

Kamil Barbarski

CEO
MAK3it GmbH

Salil Pradhan

Salil Pradhan

Venture Partner at Draper Nexus Ventures

Norihiro Kondo

Norihiro Kondo

Group Manager at Panasonic

Nader Fathi

Nader Fathi

CEO at Kiana

Michael Young

Michael Young

General Manager at Caterpillar Ventures

Mark Pacelle

Mark Pacelle

Senior Director, Open Innovation, North America at Philips

Johannes Brodführer

Johannes Brodführer

CEO and Co-Founder Cigno-network

Jason Waterman

Jason Waterman

Director, Technology and Strategic Alliances at HELLA Ventures

David Nishijima

David Nishijima

Principal Service Architect
at Nissan North America

Chuhee Lee

Chuhee Lee

VWGoA Electronics Research Lab for Volkswagen group of America

Bow Rodgers

Bow Rodgers

CEO Vet-Tech, Advisor in Residence at Plug and Play Tech Center

Susan Choe

Susan Choe

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Visionnaire Ventures

Willem Bulthuis

Willem Bulthuis

Business Angel, Board Member and Advisor at Corporations, Startups and Investors

Alex Kholti

Alex Kholti

Co-Founder Hatchery

Martin Allmendinger

Martin Allmendinger

Head of Innovation and Partner Management
OMM Solutions GmbH

Jens Schmelzle

Jens Schmelzle

Serial Entrepreneur

Sascha Fritz

Sascha Fritz

Head of Venture Capital
MBG Baden-Württemberg

Dirk Lehmann

Dirk Lehmann

Startup Coach and Innovation Facilitator

Lorenzo Tural

Lorenzo Tural

CEO lorenzotural.com

Dr. Kai Westerwelle

Dr. Kai Westerwelle

Partner and Co-Head of the US Group
Taylor Wessing Inc.

Arndt Upfold

Arndt Upfold

State of Baden-Württemberg, Ministry of Economic Affairs,
Labour and Housing,
Deputy Head

Dr. Thorsten Lambertus

Dr. Thorsten Lambertus

Fraunhofer Venture Lab
Program Lead "FDays Accelerator"

Moritz Gräter

Moritz Gräter

Managing Director of CODE_n

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Wolfram Ressel

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Wolfram Ressel

Rector of the University of Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Thomas Graf

Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Thomas Graf

Vice Rector for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of University of Stuttgart

Dr. Ute Hillmer

Dr. Ute Hillmer

Founder of Better Reality Marketing & Better Reality Ventures

Hans H. Puvogel

Hans H. Puvogel

COO of Parkopedia Ltd

Dr. Veselin Brankovic

Dr. Veselin Brankovic

NovelIC / CMO - Chief Marketing Officer

Dr. Winfried Richter

Dr. Winfried Richter

Founder and CEO of Pioniergeist GmbH

Thomas Zier

Thomas Zier

Head of Product Management, FUNKE Digital TV Guide GmbH

Erik Heinelt

Erik Heinelt

CEO & Founder of askCharlie
Founder Tirendo GmbH
Board Member German Startups Association

Prof. Dr. Nils Hoegsdal

Prof. Dr. Nils Hoegsdal

Prorector Innovation Rectorate

Sandra Faillace

Sandra Faillace

Founder at InnoVencer Partners, Founder & Executive Director Venture League of the Americas

Thomas Kahl

Thomas Kahl

Salary Partner bei Taylor Wessing

Hassan Sohbi

Hassan Sohbi

Partner at Taylor Wessing

Ivan Labra

Ivan Labra

Business Architecture, Strategy, Product Marketing

Johannes Ellenberg

Johannes Ellenberg

Co-Founder and CEO Accelerate Stuttgart GmbH

Simon Loebel

Simon Loebel

Digital Consultant & Interim Manager at loebel.digital