When it comes to pitching and fundraising startups it is essential that your startup gets feedback from those active in the ecosystem. Investors that put their money into startups and entrepreneurs, who already raised capital. Those that are involved in startup investments and can get you not just real feedback on your startup but also open doors to potential investors or consider investing themselves if they like your startup. For this exact purpose, we started the Pitching PowWow sessions. Send your pitch deck to email@example.com with the title 'DueDash Cologne Pitching PowWow' if you want to pitch at one of our sessions.
Dimitris Polychronopoulos - Lead Director at Founder Institute Oslo, EdTech Vertical Lead, Angel Investor:
Dimitris has helped five cohorts of Founder Institute startups. Currently, he is leading the EdTech vertical at FI Frankfurt (the next cohort begins in November 2021) and is on the Leadership Team of the Founder Institute Global Food Ecosystems Accelerator (the next cohort begins September 2021). He has an advisory role on several startups in EdTech and Food and is amongst 20 angel investors in the current Startup Norway's Angel Challenge. He has a Global Executive MBA from Norwegian Business School.
Timm Neu: Associate Office Lead at VW Digital:Lab Berlin, Angel Investor:
Dr. Timm Neu, LL.M. (Cornell) works as Associate Office Lead for Volkswagen in Wolfsburg as well as Berlin on innovative software solutions and advises on collaborations with startups. He is also a founding director and current mentor of the global Founder Institute accelerator program in Cologne, where he worked with various founders. He also teaches international digital and business law at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
Jan Jeske - Investment Analyst at neoteq ventures:
Jan is an Investment Analyst at neoteq ventures. During his bachelor's degree in Münster and his master's degree in Cologne, he gained important experience both from an investor's perspective and from a startup's view. In his job as a VC investor, he is particularly fascinated by the daily combination of high social interaction and analytical thinking. Jan is a huge soccer fan, was born and raised in Gütersloh, and is living in Cologne since 2015.
Further, this session will be moderated by DueDash co-founder Michail Kosak.
A pow wow (also powwow or pow-wow) is a social meeting held by many indigenous communities in North America. A modern pow wow is a specific type of event for Native American people to meet and dance, sing, socialize, and honor their cultures.
In the same way, we want startups, investors, and the community to come together. Startups pitch, investors and seasoned entrepreneurs give feedback and the community can celebrate together great new ideas.