Ivan is CEO of DIGITALHUB.DE from Bonn. He previously worked for Google, YouTube, IBM and in the startup and venture capital scene and also studied economics at Oxford University. More info
At the same time as the community voted, an expert jury assessed the nominations (weighting: 50:50). Originality, market / growth potential, competitive environment and team qualifications were assessed.
Dr. Christian Lüdtke is the founder and managing director of the digital consultancy and start-up forge etventure. Prior to that, he held various positions at Bertelsmann for over ten years, including Senior Director in Corporate Controlling and Strategy and Vice President Corporate Development, where he significantly strengthened the subject of innovation for the international media company. More info
Before Marcus Stahl founded Tonies together with Patric Faßbender, he was active in the electronics industry for many years. After studying engineering in Aachen, he did his Master of Business Administration at the MBA Kellogg & WHU and worked at Nokia in various positions for around 15 years. More info
Markus Kreßmann is a partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds. Since 2007 he has helped to set up the most active and largest seed fund in Germany and is now responsible for around 50 investments with a focus on IoT, commerce, fintech, mobile as well as software & Cloud technologies. More info