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We’re back again to shake things up with our Reverse Pitch!

Corporate teams from the Factory Berlin community will be on stage to present their current projects to their fellow members. The goal of sharing their projects? To receive valuable feedback or advice, to find points of collaboration, and to attract talents or startups for partnerships.

This time around we will have teams from E.ONSiemens MobilityFreshfields and ERGO Digital Ventures presenting, and if the last event is anything to go by, this is sure to be an exciting evening of back-and-forth, conversation and valuable connections.

We like to keep things fresh, so this time we’re adding a panel of experts from our network to the mix, just to turn up the heat a little.

The event will include short pitches by the presenters, some lively Q&A and breakout sessions afterwards. Don’t miss it!


6 pm: Doors Open

6:30 – 6:40: Factory Berlin Intro

6:40 – 8.00: Pitches

8:10 pm onwards: Networking


Hester Hilbrecht
Hester is a true born & raised Berlinerin. She worked in the US and Germany, where she infused the tech team of SAP with design thinking for 6 years and build up the Start-Up “conichiwa”. In 2017 she decided to help more companies to develop outstanding digital products by founding her own company “Mermaid Studios”. Mermaid Studios is a UX Studio, where innovative digital solutions are conceptualized & developed for industries like Aviation, Retail & Healthcare. Besides that, Hester is a passionate speaker, sharing her experiences and stories at stages such as TEDx and Xerox by PARC.
Markus Berger-de-Leon
Markus is a Partner and business builder. He is an experienced digital entrepreneur and manager that has been involved in building and running some of Germany’s most successful digital startups. He has a business background but has also been programming. With over 16 years experience in executive roles, Markus has built and run organizations with 700+ people ranging from fast growth periods but also turnaround situations. His focus has been on building great customer value propositions and constantly improving them based on a sound setup of metrics. His second focus is the buildup and improvement of digital organizations particularly around agile and design thinking. He has personally introduced agile in companies and understands what it takes to make an organization agile from a management
Ekkehard Endruweit
Ekkehard takes high performers from craft to mastery. Based on his triple experience in Tech (CTO, Telecommunications engineer), Entrepreneurship (exited startup, Co-founder of ZFF and why.work, formal Startup advisor) and Communication (10 years in the entertainment industry, hands-on) he consults Companies and Startups in their strategic development and skills building. Together with his colleagues at why.work (https://why.work), he assists those enterprises in integrating Strategy, Life-long learning and Future of work to excel at ongoing innovation, operations and talent development.
Harald Zapp
Harald Zapp is a tech entrepreneur, business angel, and IoT innovator with 25 years of experience in the industry. After founding leading IoT brand relayr,  he launched the IoT company builder Next Big Thing AG in 2016, along with its first venture Weeve. Harald is a member of Bitkom, promoting the IoT Hub Berlin in the context of the German Digital Hub Initiative.



May 22, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


1st Floor, Schönholz (Big Room), Factory Berlin Mitte


Member Event, Public Events

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