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Die Referenten stellen sich vor

Oliver Barth | Co-Founder Mime et Moi

Oliver Barth is Co-Founder and Managing Director at the Munich-based start-up company Mime et moi. After obtaining a master’s degree in strategic management, he has dealt successfully with the setup of the business, generating a seven-figure turnover within the first 24 months of market entry. He is passionate about creating a global brand that provides growth opportunities, delivering best customer experience, through understanding and satisfying the self-fulfillment and lifestyle, to achieve the next big shoe thing.

Simon Nestmeier | co-founder of the Passauer Startup Regiothek

Simon Nestmeier is co-founder of the Passauer Startup Regiothek and is responsible for marketing and PR. He has always been enthusiastic about good food. After his studies in politics (BAchelor & Master) at Sciences Po in Paris, his first job at the French Central Bank did not inspire him much. After 7 years abroad in Passau, the native of Lower Bavaria founded the now up-and-coming and award-winning Regiothek for his current colleagues.

Nadine Chochoiek | project manager at the LMU Entrepreneurship Center

Nadine is PhD candidate & project manager at the LMU Entrepreneurship Center, the hot spot for entrepreneurs in Munich. The accelerator at the LMU, the top ranked university in Germany, has spawned over 220 companies in 10 years.
Holding a BSc in management from LMU and a MSc in Management & Technology from TUM, Nadine researches entrepreneurial personalities and other success factors for startups. In addition, she has several years of experience in coaching and educating diverse groups students, soon-to-be entrepreneurs and corporates in management and entrepreneurship - offline and online.

Robert R. Richter | Scout for digitalisation, StartUps INN.KUBATOR PASSAU

01/2017: Scout for digitalisation and StartUps at the StartUps Center INN.KUBATOR Passau
2009-2015: Project Manager of diverse third party funded projects at the University of Passau
acquired third party funded projects: 3xESF, 1xBMBF – 1.031.000 €

Julie Delisle |

Julie is an enthusiastic and versatile professional with experience in entrepreneurship, project management and communication. To train tech entrepreneur, she uses and teaches lean startup and agile project management approaches, applying interactive teaching methods. Her research interests focus on paradoxes and tensions in intense work settings, as related to project organizing and entrepreneurship. She also plays the role of facilitator for a broad range of topics, and thrives when she succeeds in reducing the gap between theory and practice.

Gilles Renaud | Executive Director Creative Workshops Montreal

Having a background as a lawyer, Gilles Renaud is working in the cultural sector since the mid-1990s. Mr. Renaud was part of the Working Group on Artists' Workshops, which resulted in the creation of a $ 12.8M funds for the development of artist’s studios in Montréal. He sat on several boards of directors or roundtables in the cultural field and local development.

Verena Brandl | Innovation and Design Thinking Coach in the joint project TRIO at OTH Regensburg

Verena Brandl studied product and industrial design at University for Applied Sciences in Schwäbisch Gmünd and at TU Munich. While working as a project assistant at Hans Sauer Foundation in Munich, she accompanied competitions and student projects in the fields of human-centered design and social design. After two years of experience as a project manager in a trade fair construction company, she is now "back to the roots" and since May 2018 project collaborator in the joint project TRIO at OTH Regensburg. There she supports interdisciplinary teams from the fields of science, economy and society in the development of innovative ideas - especially based on the design thinking approach.

Dr. Florence Gauzy | Senior Scientific Officer, Bavarian Research Alliance, Munich

Dr. Gauzy joined the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) as the Senior Scientific Officer in charge of international science cooperation in 2007. On behalf of the Bavarian Government, her office fosters joint research and innovation activities between Bavarian researchers and their Canadian partners in the provinces of Québec, Alberta, and beyond. Since 2013, Dr. Gauzy has been instrumental in designing a multi-lateral, multi-regional, research and innovation initiative within the Regional Leaders Summit (RLS, 7 regions of the world, including Georgia in the US) in four areas: digitalization, aerospace, cube satellites, and renewable energies.

Véronique-Aimée Dion | Advisor for Political, Public Affairs and Cooperation | Quebec General Delegation in Munich

Ms. Véronique-Aimée Dion joined the Ministry of International Relations and Francophonie of Quebec in 2012 as a consultant in international affairs. Until 2016, she was responsible for negotiating bilateral agreements between the Government of Quebec and foreign governments. Before being assigned to the Québec Government Representation in Munich, she worked in the office of the Deputy Head of the Ministry.

Mathieu Lutfy | Co-founder at Coop SymbioTIC

After moving back to Montreal and randomly attending a meeting of a flat-structured tech organization where he ended up working for 5 years, Mathieu later rejoined old colleagues to launch Coop SymbioTIC, a company specialized in CiviCRM-based solutions that help non-profits mobilise their members. He is also a member of the CiviCRM Core Team, which helps manage the CiviCRM project and coordinate a network of 60 companies working together

Jürgen K. Enninger | Landeshauptstadt München Kompetenzteam Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft

Jürgen Korbinian Enninger, currently head of the team of excellence for culture and creative industries of the city of Munich, started his career in creative industries as publishing assistant 1994 in Munich. After a traineeship in Hong Kong 1996 at Media Bank Entertainment, he became head of music publishing at ENJA in Munich. He finished his studies in cultural management with an emphasis on Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian music at Passau University, Germany in 2001 and wrote his diploma thesis on “Cultural policy in Hong Kong before and after the handover to the PR China”. During his studies he stayed at Rijskuniversiteit in Leiden, Netherlands and at Université Label, Québec, Canada. After working for the financial controlling department of the Bavarian State Opera in 2001 he returned to ENJA in 2002 and became CEO of ENJA RECORDS and ENJA music publishing in 2006.
Jürgen Enninger volunteered since 2004 as speaker of the association of independent music industry in Southern Germany and became member of the board of the Jazz and Worldmusic association of Germany in 2008. Since November 2008 he also represented the music publishing section of the VUT, the association of the independent music industry in Germany until 2010 when he became head of the Bavarian office of the federal German initiative for culture and creative industries. In 2015 he moved his focus to the development of urban cultural, economic and real estate perspectives for the creative industries in the city of Munich. In 2016 he was elected as speaker of the German association for promoting creative industries (PCI).

Christian Heckemann | Managing Director startup incubator gate

Christian Heckemann is Managing Director at the startup incubator gate (Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum). Holding a master degree in business administration from LMU, he started his career as equity analyst at a German bank. Soon he was attracted to working for startup companies where he has held several management positions. He is passionate about creating an inspiring environment for startup companies and helping them to scale-up. At the moment, there are 50 tech-startups incubated at gate, which is located directly on the research campus of TUM in Garching (near Munich).

Patrick Cohendet | full professor in the department of international business at HEC Montréal

Patrick Cohendet is a full professor in the department of international business at HEC Montréal. His fields of research are economics and management of innovation, economics of knowledge, and management of creativity. With L. Simon, he is co-director of HEC Montréal’s Mosaic Creativity & Innovation Hub, a platform for research and training. He has published over 100 articles on economics and innovation management in peer-reviewed journals and 15 books. Currently, he is co-editor of the journal Management International. Patrick Cohendet holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Université Louis-Pasteur in Strasbourg.

Khalil Haddad | Marketing & Communications Manager of Concordia University’s District 3

Khalil Haddad is the Marketing & Communications Manager of Concordia University’s District 3 Innovation Centre, one of the leading multidisciplinary innovation hubs in Montreal. His role involves developing marketing and communications strategies for their activities and initiatives, as well as providing assistance to entrepreneurs in their programs. Khalil plays an important role in animating the Montreal innovation ecosystem by building partnerships and events to engage the community.


Maria Wilhelm
Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft
Lehrstuhl für Interkulturelle Kommunikation
Universität Passau

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