Are you an entrepreneur or hoping to be one in the future? Do you have an idea which could shake up the industry? If you are looking for advice from those who have been through this experience – this is what our Speaker Series is all about. In the second part of the series, the focus is on founder stories. Here is your chance to get to know some of the most respected personalities from the startup world. Founders, investors, and University of Stuttgart Alumni join us to give you unique insights into an exciting world that is waiting for your entrepreneurial spirit!
Past speakers include: Saeed Amidi – CEO and Founder of Plug and Play, Leonardo Uriona, CEO of EKU Power Drives and Prof. Alexander Brem, Institute for Entrepreneurship at University of Stuttgart
17:00 - 17:10 // Welcome and Introduction from Prof. Dr. – Ing. Peter Middendorf, Professor University of Stuttgart
17:10 - 17:30 // Keynote from Jeff Burton, Co-founder of Electronic Arts and CEO
17:30 - 17:40 // Keynote from Konrad Wenzel, Founder and CEO of nFrames
17:40 - 18:15 // Panel: From an Idea to a Successful Startup with: Jeff Burton - CEO, Woodside Creek Ventures and Co-founder Electronic Arts, Konrad Wenzel, Founder and CEO of nFrames, Dr. Philipp Gneiting - Head of Open Innovation and STARTUP AUTOBAHN at Mercedes Benz, and moderated by Prof. Dr. Alexander Brem - Professor University of Stuttgart
Meet the Speakers:
- Jeff Burton - CEO, Woodside Creek Ventures – Jeff Burton was the third employee of Atari’s International Home Computer Division, responsible for its business development throughout Europe and the Middle East. He joined former Stanford classmates as a founding team member of Electronic Arts in 1982. There he led the company’s international expansion, opening its offices in London and Tokyo from inception until its IPO in 1989. Recently he was a member of the Board of Advisors for Startup Europe under the European Commission and currently advises and mentors European entrepreneurs.
- Konrad Wenzel – CEO and founder of nFrames – nFrames is a company developing Photogrammetry software technology for large scale mapping applications. He is responsible for strategic technology and business development while also being passionate about coaching on business communication and organization development. He graduated in Geomatics and received a doctoral degree in Photogrammetry from the University of Stuttgart.
We are also excited to welcome: Prof. Dr. - Ing. Peter Middendorf - Professor University of Stuttgart, Dr. Philipp Gneiting - Head of Open Innovation and STARTUP AUTOBAHN at Mercedes Benz, Prof. Dr. Alexander Brem - Professor University of Stuttgart and Hannah Boomgaarden - Senior Program Manager at STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play.
Who is Invited?
The Speaker Series was created for students. It is open to all those interested in developing their skills as an entrepreneur, founder, inventor and who want to learn from people who have been through this journey before.
When and Where
Monday, July 6. As this round is a virtual event, you can join from anywhere! Your office, your kitchen – wherever you feel "in the zone" – we are looking forward to having you join.