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The Jury

The TOP 10 have made it to the finals of the OUT OF THE BOX.NRW competition and will now pitch their startups live in front of an audience and this year’s jury members, who are experts from the startup scene. They need to impress them to be crowned winners.

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Our pool of experts

The panel of experts consists of startup specialists from the NRW startup ecosystem. In addition to the public, they have also evaluated the TOP 24 startups based on their expertise. Their evaluation will be combined with the results of the public vote to determine the TOP 10.

Christian Lüdtke

Co-Founder & CEO
BRYCK

Co Founder & Ceo Bryck

Ella Gemünd

Geschäftsführerin
TechHub.K67

Geschäftsführerin Techhub.k67

Ingmar Stock

Leiter
Startup Village

Leiter Startup Village

Markus Gick

Managing Partner
x deck ventures

Managing Partner Xdeck Ventures

Martin Bellof

Lead Ventures & Partnering
chemstars.nrw

Lead Ventures & Partnering Chemstars.nrw

Maurice Reinhard

Projektmanager
Werk X

Project Manager Werk X

Michelle Twardzik

Projektkoordinatorin
WORLDFCATORY Start-up Center
Photo: © RUB, Katja Marquard

Rub; Wsc Portraits

Peter Hornik

Geschäftsführer
Digital Innovation Hub Düsseldorf/Rheinland GmbH

Geschäftsführer, Digital Innovation Hub Düsseldorf Rheinland Gmbh

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wiesel

Professor für Marketing / Vorstand des Executive Board & Gründer
REACH – EUREGIO Start-up Center

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wiesel Professor Für Marketing Vorstand Des Executive Board & Gründer Reach – Euregio Start Up Center

Sebastian Köffer

CEO
Digital Hub münsterLAND

Ceo Des Digital Hub Münsterland

Sophia Tran

Founder & CEO
Spotlight Ventures / Tech Influencer

Founder& Ceo @ Spotlight! Ventures & Founder & Ceo | Tech Influencer

Vera Zimmermann

Vorstand & Co-Ceo
Digitalhub.de

Vorstand & Co Ceo Digitalhub.de