Finalists German Startup Awards 2021

Founder of the Year (female)

Jessica Holzbach

Jessica Holzbach

Co-Founder & CCO - Penta

Jenny von Podewils

Jenny von Podewils

Co-Founder & Co-CEO - Leapsome

Gloria Seibert

Gloria Seibert

Founder & CEO - Temedica

Founder of the Year (male)

Daniel Bock

Daniel Bock

Founder & CEO - Morpheus Space

Finn Age Hänsel

Finn Age Hänsel

Founder & MD - Sanity Group & Berliner Berg

Benjamin Roth

Benjamin Roth

Co-Founder & CEO - Urban Sports Club

Newcomer of the Year (female)

Victoria Dietrich

Victoria Dietrich

Co-Founder & CEO - Emmora

Emily Jordan

Emily Jordan

Co-Founder & COO - Ancora.ai

Nina Patrick

Nina Patrick

Co-Founder & CEO - MiProbes

Newcomer of the Year (male)

Julian Angern

Julian Angern

Co-Founder & MD - Sympatient

Christian Hülsewig

Christian Hülsewig

Founder & CEO - Schüttflix

Andreas Weinzierl

Andreas Weinzierl

Founder & CEO - SUSHI Bikes

Social Entrepreneur of the Year (female)

Marcella Hansch

Marcella Hansch

Founder & CEO - everwave

Henrike Schlottmann

Henrike Schlottmann

Co-Founder & Co-MD - ProjectTogether

Christina Lang

Christina Lang

Co-Founder & CEO - DigitalService4Germany

Social Entrepreneur of the Year (male)

Julius de Gruyter

Julius de Gruyter

Co-Founder & MD - krisenchat.de

Steffen Zoller

Steffen Zoller

Founder & MD - DCI & Care With Care

Simon Köhl

Simon Köhl

Founder & CEO - Serlo Education

Investor of the Year (female)

Aline Vedder

Aline Vedder

Investment Manager - Ananda Impact Ventures

Zoé Fabian

Zoé Fabian

Managing Director - Eurazeo Growth

Juliane Hahn

Juliane Hahn

Founding Partner & MD - Signature Ventures

Investor of the Year (male)

Robert Lacher

Robert Lacher

Founding Partner - Visionaries Club

Herbert Mangesius

Herbert Mangesius

Managing Partner - Vsquared Ventures

Hendrik Brandis

Hendrik Brandis

Co-Founder & Partner - Earlybird

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Christoph Stresing /// CEO Politics & Communications
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Franziska Teubert ///CEO Partner Management
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