Thomas Madsen-Mygdal is an IT entrepreneur of the highest calibre. He is a serial entrepreneur who not only has brilliant ideas, but pursues them and gets them to succeed. His passion lies in doing activism, designing, founding and investing to bootstrap change. Thomas has been co-founder and investor in numerous companies such as Chairman of 23, Podio, Kinetik and Socialsquare. He is also well-known for being the founder and host of the annual European gathering for practical digital visionaries, the reboot festival.
Claudia Pelzer is a media economist, an international MBA graduate and is currently writing her doctoral thesis on new forms of work. She works in Cologne as a blogger (crowdsourcingblog.de), author and consultant, writes studies and organizes industry events on the subject of crowdsourcing. By the end of 2011, she founded the German Association of crowdsourcing (DCV) e.V.
Tim Schumacher is the Co-Founder and former long-term CEO of Sedo.com (currently € 130 M in Revenue and 350 employees). He’s now involved as a Business Angel in various start-ups, among it Aklamio, Enbreeze and Netzwelt, and also building his next company.
Axel Quack is living proof that MBA degrees and corporations do not suck. They can actually be quite sexy. Admittedly, his title of ‘Director Innovation Management’ does not really support this assertion, but his success working on intra- and entrepreneurship for Pixelpark (Publicis Groupe) certainly does. He develops prototype business models for start-ups and corporations and challenges them to articulate their business proposition. And, believe it or not, they like it.
Jörg Binnenbrücker has been active in digital media for over a decade. Since 2007 Jörg is Co-Founder and Managing Director at DuMont Venture. Before DuMont Venture, Jörg was a senior investment manager at Hightech Gründerfonds investing in early-stage companies from the ICT sector. An active business angel and entrepreneur himself Jörg is constantly striving to improve the conditions for startups and strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit in our society. He is a co-founder and partner at Beiratforum (supports entrepreneurs), member of the House of Venture advisory board at the European business school (ebs) and industry expert at Deutscher Gründerpreis .