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Meet & Pitch With Plug & Play


May 25th 2023
18:30 – 21:00


Factory Hammerbrooklyn
Town Hall

The Factory Hammerbrooklyn network is growing and changing all the time — it’s hard to catch every company on campus. Selected teams will be welcomed on stage to share a little bit about what they do, why they do it, and how they want to involve the community along the way.

Each speaker will get five minutes to pitch their story and answer questions from the audience during a short Q&A. After the planned pitches, audience members will also have the opportunity to make a 1-minute elevator pitch and share their story.


Learn more about the opportunities that Factory Hammerbrooklyn has to offer:

  • News and updates from our most exciting startups first-hand;
  • Accelerator programs and events offered by our empowerment partners and corporate innovators;
  • Other exciting opportunities to connect and collaborate within the community.

Join us on campus to meet exciting startup founders and hear their startup stories.

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Timo Linnemann is the Ventures Lead Hamburg & Nordics at Plug and Play. Their mission is to build the world’s leading innovation platform and make innovation open to anyone, anywhere. They do this by connecting entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors worldwide.

Over the past 15 years, they have brought together 35,000+ startups, 500+ world-leading corporations, and hundreds of venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies across 20+ industries. Plug and Play is active in 50+ locations globally, including the U.S., China, France, Germany, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil, and more.

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Heidrun Twesten is an entrepreneur – Managing Partner at Impacct GmbH since 2002. She supports companies in all stages from startup to blue chip and organizations as an executive advisor on capital market topics as well as in transformation processes and is a Designing Your Life Certified Coach (Stanford). As a mentor and business angel, she supports numerous national and international startups, accelerators, and mentoring programs.

Heidrun is co-host of the German Podcast „EQUALIZER – DER Gründerinnen-Podcast“ and co-author of „Gründerinnen-Handbuch“ (female founders‘ handbook, by Springer Gabler 2022). Heidrun has been active in the startup ecosystem since 1996 and has already accompanied numerous companies to the stock exchange during the first German startup wave at the end of the 90s. As a board member, she was instrumental in building and scaling one of Germany’s leading investor relations agencies and subsequently founded her own IR consulting firm.

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Elena Girlich – Angel Investor and Business Development Manager & Global Consumer Market Driver at PwC.
  • 18:00 - 18:30
    Doors Open
  • 18:30 - 19:20
    Startup Pitches & Jury Voting
  • 19:20 - 19:30
    Startup Award & Closing
  • 19:30 - 21:00
    Drinks, Music & Networking

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