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Internationalization Workshops and STEP USA Alumni Party 2019

June 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The annual STEP Alumni Party will take place in Berlin on June 5, 2019.

In order to offer our guests even more content and excellent networking options we have decided to extend the program with two workshops on internationalization and a panel discussion in addition to the STEP Alumni pitches – so save your spot today. Space is limited to 150 participants.

Another highlight: The winner of this year’s STEP Alumni Pitch will not only receive a free ticket for the “Newcomer of the Year Award” – a major performance show organized by the GACC New York in November 2019 – but will also be able to rock the stage and present his / her company to the corporate audience in New York!

As for the STEP Alumni Party we expect around 150 guests consisting of a great mix of startups, investors and corporates all active in the field of growth and innovation.

If you are a STEP USA Alumni or an aspiring STEP participant and would like to pitch your company to this amazing audience and reserve one of our limited pitch slots, please send an e-mail to adiewald(at)gaccny.com

This event is free of charge.

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4:00 pm

Admission & Registration

4:30 pm

Welcome Remarks:
Dietmar Rieg, CEO & President, GACC NY
Juergen Brueckmann: Division Head International Markets, IHK Berlin

4:40 pm

Keynote Speech: “Selling globally” 
Rolf Kimmeyer, Manager Amazon Global Selling (EMEA)

5:10 pm

Fireside Chat: How to build your Business Network abroad / Market Entry Strategies to the U.S.

Susanne Gellert, VP, GACC NY
Brian Frumberg, CEO & Founder VentureOutNY

5:40 pm –

6:45 pm


Panel Discussion: Before STEP USA, after STEP USA – Experiences shared by STEP Alumni and internationalization experts on how to approach the American market tactically

Timon Meyer, CEO T-Base Consulting GmbH

Linda Wonneberger, CEO Comfexy GmbH
Hartmut Hahn, CEO Userlane GmbH
Thorsten Weber, CEO ZF Car E-wallet GmbH
Christian Herzog, Division Head  Digital Business, Berlin Partner of Economics Technology GmbH
Max Wieberneit, President Meteoviva Inc.

7:00 pm

5 STEP USA Alumni Pitches (the winner gets a ticket to the “Newcomer of the Year Award” in New York in Nov. 2019


  1. Bernd Korz, CEO Alugha GmbH
  2. Steffen Holy, CEO Psoido, Fraunhofer Ausgruendung
  3. Regina Kessler, CEO Genie Entreprise Inc.
  4. Philipp Engelkamp, CFO Ineratec GmbH
  5. Terence Hielscher, Founder & MD MoBerries GmbH


  1. Julian Riedlbauer, Partner GP Bullhound GmbH Berlin
  2. Astrid Freier, Head of SAP.iO Foundry Berlin
  3. Nico Gramenz, CEO Factory Berlin
  4. Marc Bovenschulte, Director of Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) Berlin

7:40 pm

Networking & Reception
8:00 pm Announcement of the winner of the “Newcomer of the Year Award” ticket

9:00 pm

End of the event


June 5, 2019
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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