Leonie is Head of Program at Grace – Accelerate Female Entrepreneurship in Berlin. Prior to joining Grace she worked for a fintech company builder, for startups in the e-commerce sector and a venture capital firm.
In addition to her extensive startup experience she worked at global companies such as Vodafone, before that she began her career at the German Foreign Office. With this international and broad industry knowledge she is now dedicated to building a gender-diverse and entrepreneurial future.
Philipp Herkelmann is the General Manager of Entrepreneur First Berlin. Previously he worked at Google and X and supported startups as Angel Investor and advisor.
Mayra Frank is responsible for the Germany strategy at Google for Startups. She is committed to fostering a more diverse startup community and supports female founders in Germany and Europe by promoting targeted programs and initiatives.
Prior to Google for Startups, Mayra worked on Google’s brand strategy in Silicon Valley and ran global philanthropic initiatives for Google.org. Mayra has a background in communication, innovation management, and design thinking: She studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin and at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London.
Gesa is a Venture Partner in Berlin at Entrepreneur First. She is one of the founders of Auxxo Beteiligungen, an investment company mainly investing in business models that count on sustainable growth and founders that want to create societal added value.
A particular focus is placed on supporting female founders. Together with her partners at Auxxo, Gesa founded the Evangelistas, a group of 80+ female business angels in Germany. She is also a board member of the German Startups Association in an honorary capacity.
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