signals Founders' Academy 2020 SCALING IN TIMES OF CHANGE
signals Founders' Academy 2020 SCALING IN TIMES OF CHANGE

Thank you for joining this year’s signals Founders’ Academy on 9 September 2020! We had a great time hosting you virtually at our first-ever digital conference. We would like to say special thanks to all our speakers and partners for their contributions. You missed the event? We got you covered: Re-watch the livestream below.

See you at the next event!
your signals team


  • insights from top speakers, accomplished founders, industry experts and investors on trends and opportunities in the #postcovid19 world
  • interactive Q&As with all speakers
  • targeted networking possibilities and 1:1 investor time through digital VC office hours featuring La Famiglia, Creandum, seed + speed Ventures, signals Pre-Seed and signals Venture Capital
  • Insurance Office Hours” with experts from different business units of SIGNAL IDUNA
  • pitch session with the finalists of the SME Tech Challenge by signals Pre-Seed, competing to win €20k in equity-free funding



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    Bill Aulet
    Professor of the Practice
    MIT SLOAN School of Management
  • Photo of Marie Moesgaard
    Marie Moesgaard
    Country Manager Germany
    Pleo Germany
  • Photo of Jan Beckers
    Jan Beckers
    Serial Entrepreneur, Founder & Chairman, IONIQ Group
  • Photo of Ramakrishna Nanjundaiah
    Ramakrishna Nanjundaiah
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Phantasma Labs
  • Photo of Daniel Schneider
    Daniel Schneider
    General Manager Germany
  • Photo of Laura Wamprecht
    Laura Wamprecht
    Managing Director
    Flying Health
  • Photo of Thomas Andrae
    Thomas Andrae
    Investor & Entrepreneur
    Linden Capital
  • Photo of Jens Lapinski
    Jens Lapinski
    Business Angel & CEO
    Angel Invest
  • Photo of Obi Felten
    Obi Felten
    Head of getting moonshots ready for contact with the real world
    X, the moonshot factory
  • Photo of Leander de Laporte
    Leander de Laporte
    Founder & Managing Director
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    Christian Weniger
    MD / Partner
    signals Venture Capital
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    Saskia Sefranek
    Co-Lead & Director
  • Photo of Solveig Schulze
    Solveig Schulze
    Co-Lead & Director

VC Office Hours

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    La Famiglia VC
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    seed + speed Ventures
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    signals Venture Capital
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    signals Pre-Seed

Masterclass Insurance

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    Heiko Burdack
    Chief Information Officer
    Signal Iduna
  • Photo of Stephanie Griese
    Stephanie Griese
    Head of Product Development/Management
    (Health Insurance)
    Signal Iduna
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  • Photo of Jörg ter Schmitten
    Jörg ter Schmitten
    Product Owner Signal Iduna “Gesundheitswelt” & Reimbursement (Health Insurance)
    Signal Iduna

SME Tech Challenge by signals Pre-Seed

Congrats to the winner!

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SME Tech Challenge – Jury

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    Judith Dada
    La Famiglia VC
  • Photo of Ines Streimelweger
    Ines Streimelweger
    Investment Manager
  • Photo of Peter A. Nartey
    Peter A. Nartey
    Senior Venture Development Manager at signals


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    t3n - digital pioneers
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    Der Tagesspiegel
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