Our workshops provides founders actionable ideas and education-focused content for Disrupt Berlin attendees.

Workshop Schedule

Monday 4 December

    All times CET
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Googling Your Way Into Marketing: Startup Edition

    The team from Google Marketing Solutions for Startups is ready to help your startup succeed online and grow. You'll find out which approaches are suitable for different growth stages, which simple tools are out there that you can use to connect with your customers and how you can make the most of Google’s advertising technology to showcase your business at its best.

    Speaker: TBD

    Sponsored by Google

  • 10:45 am - 11:45 am

    Machine Learning with Google Cloud & SearchInk

    Machine learning and AI will be a fabric of every company going forward. This workshop is an opportunity to unpack what is AI and use cases we see for startups leveraging the same technology that powers Google Search, YouTube, and Cloud. We will also showcase a Berlin based startup, SearchInk, as they are revolutionizing how to inject new tech in the Insurance industry. In an era where rule based systems are reaching their limits and the generation of unstructured data is on a massive rise, SearchInk AI-based SaaS puts insurance leaders on the frontline of the digital transformation by enabling end-to-end digital solutions and omni-channel approaches.

    Speakers: David Roldán, Jr., Venture Capital & Startup Business Development Manager, Google Cloud Platform and Sofie Quidenus, CEO & Founder at SearchInk

    Sponsored by Google

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Empowering European Innovation with the European Innovation Council

    At this workshop, we'll highlight the recently announced new Work Programme covering the budgetary years 2018 through 2020 that has been earmarked with €2.7 billion for the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to support market-creating innovation. We'll exchange ideas and discover new funding possibilities for founders that have ideas or innovations which are radically different from existing products, services or technologies and are highly risky and need additional investment to get to market.

    Speaker: Stephane Ouaki, Head of Unit, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

    Sponsored by the European Innovation Council

  • 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

    Supercharging Your App Launch on Google Play - in the Glashaus Reception Room

    Join Google to learn how to successfully launch your Android app on Google Play. In this session, Niko Schröer, Google Play Partnerships Lead DACH, will speak about how to make the most of Google Play´s global reach, show you tools to build high quality Android apps and share tipps on how to successfully launch on Google Play.

    Speakers: Niko Schröer, Google Play Partnerships Lead DACH; Vincent Binder, Digital Growth Executive; Christoph Gringmuth, Associate Account Strategist

    Sponsored by Google

Workshop Speakers

Our workshop speakers come from a variety of backgrounds. Read more about them by clicking their image below. 

  • Vincent Binder
  • Carlos Moedas
  • Sofie Quidenus

    Sofie Quidenus

    Sofie Quidenus is an experienced managing director with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Her strategic skills coupled with a passion for AI led her to create SearchInk with the goal of redefining the way people work and how companies are handling their business operations. SearchInk is as an MI-based, SaaS solution to massively optimize workflows, and empower businesses to make comprehensive data-driven decisions. Prior to SearchInk, Sofie founded Qidenus Technologies which quickly became the leader in the market of robotics and digitization. Sofie is also the patent owner of the Vshape scanner Technology and winner of several awards including the Woman Technology & Research Award.

    See Sofie Quidenus's Crunchbase profile
  • David Roldan