Ivan is CEO of DIGITALHUB.DE from Bonn. He previously worked for Google, YouTube, IBM and in the startup and venture capital scene and also studied economics at Oxford University. More info
Parallel to the community voting, an expert jury assesses the nominations (weighting: 50:50). Degree of innovation/originality, market/sales potential, competitive environment and team qualification are evaluated. We are grateful for the support of so many digitization, start-up and investment experts in selecting the finalists. The expert jury for #OOTBNRW 2023 will be announced soon. Here you can get to know the expert jury from 2022.
Markus Kreßmann is a partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds. Since 2007 he has helped to set up the most active and largest seed fund in Germany and is now responsible for around 50 investments with a focus on IoT, commerce, fintech, mobile as well as software & Cloud technologies. More info
Chief Transformation Officer, Brenntag SE. As Chief Transformation Officer, Ewout van Jarwaard’s responsibilities include the execution of the company's global transformation program, functional excellence, digital and data-driven business opportunities, and IT as well as Indirect Procurement functions. More info
Ulrike Trenz is co-founder and managing director of Impact Hub Ruhr. For the areas of sustainable business, social entrepreneurship & climate protection/ circular economy, Ulrike develops and manages projects, hackathons, event and workshop series and is responsible for the related collaborations and partnerships. More info