Dear BtT community,
On the first Tuesday in July we are back in the starting blocks with our fourth online edition of Between the Towers, which will be all about digital hubs from Germany.
Digital Hub is an approach by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to secure Germany as a business location. Medium-sized companies, start-ups and researchers are brought together to support each other with their individual strengths.
A total of twelve digital hubs in 16 cities are dedicated to medium-sized businesses, science and the start-up scene, with industry-specific focus topics for services, trade and production. The goal is digitalization made in Germany. This is how digital innovation is to be guaranteed for the German economy.
Our speakers tell us what exactly is behind the digital hubs.
As a keynote, we welcome the Digital Health Hub Lead from ZOLLHOF, Anne Braun. In addition, our Sidenote Christian Gnam as Managin Director from InsureTech Hub Munich will tell us about digital hubs. To top off the evening, we also brought a startup with us. Hans-Jürgen Stein, COO from the start-up mentalis, will tell us what they do and what it is like to work with a digital hub.
We are already looking forward to seeing you again on July 7th!
Your BtT team
Digital Health Hub Lead, ZOLLHOF
Anne Braun is the Digital Health Hub Lead at ZOLLHOF, the fastest growing tech incubator in Germany and as a health hub part of the German government’s de: hub initiative. After her diploma in international business and stations in Washington D.C. and Madrid, she worked for the software developer Paessler in the areas of business development and communication. Since 2018, Anne has been bringing together different players in the ecosystem at ZOLLHOF to promote innovation in one of the most regulated sectors in Germany – health.
Managing Director, InsureTech Hub Munich
Christian Gnam is Managing Director (Interim) of InsurTech Hub Munich (ITHM). After studying economic geography in Munich, he gained his first professional experience in Brazil in sales and market entry. Most recently, Gnam headed the Foreign Direct Investment Team for startups, life science, energy and environmental technology at Invest in Bavaria, before joining Director ITHM in January 2019 as Director Partnerships. In this role, he was instrumental in driving the hub’s growth.
Hans-Jürgen Stein (born 1982) is COO of mentalis. After completing his degree in industrial engineering, he worked for over 10 years as a corporate finance consultant – first as a consultant, then as a partner and board member in a consulting firm focused on small and medium-sized companies and finally independently. Hans-Jürgen has been part of the mentalis team since 2019 and is responsible for business, legal and organizational matters. Hans-Jürgen is married and has two children.
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