"Made in Berlin" meets Atlanta, Georgia

"Made in Berlin" meets Atlanta, Georgia

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Studio 14 @RBB

Masurenallee 20

14057 Berlin


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Join our first Startup Pitch Event in Berlin, connecting to Atlanta's Fin & Tech scene.

About this event

The Berlin Finance Initiative, USA and Berlin Business Office, USA invite you to our first startup pitch event - connecting Berlin with Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, and New York City. This first pitch event of an entire series of events will include remotely connected participants from the partner region Atlanta, Georgia as well as representatives of venture capital and corporates of the financial sector from all over the USA.

Berlin-based FinTech startups ("Made in Berlin") will present their solutions and be evaluated by a competent jury, including Q&A - thus have the chance to pitch in front of venture capitalists and international guests from the USA. For the winning startup, we will cover travel expenses + accommodation for one person to one of the upcoming US events to meet key players in Miami, Atlanta, San Francisco or New York!

Agenda (subject to change):

  1. Welcoming Remarks by Michael Biel, Permanent Secretary, Senate Department for Economics, Energy, Ellen Kraft, Representative of State of Georgia (USA), Department of Economic Development, and Achim Oelgarth, Initiator, Berlin Finance Initiative, USA
  2. Panel Discussion: Connecting Berlin with Atlanta's & U.S. FinTech ecosystem
  3. Startup Pitches & Jury Q&As
  4. Announcement of Winning Startup
  5. Drinks, Flying Buffet & Networking on the Rooftop / Studio 14 RBB

Startups: Cadeia, Goldie Tech, FinMarie, and more. Write us if you are interested in joining the competition. Two more spots to fill.


  • Hillery Champagne, Director, FinTech Atlanta
  • Grant Wainscott, Vice President Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Rainer Seider, Head of Unit "International Cooperation" at the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises


  • Dr. Shoshana Feingold-Studnik, Investor at Panthera
  • Hillery Champagne, Director FinTech Atlanta
  • Helge Petermann, River Street Capital
  • Grant Wainscott, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
  • Luka Johanna Baumhauer, Business Development Manager, Mastercard

Moderation by Stina

Live Music by Iggy


Berlin Finance Initiative, USA connects Berlin startups and organizations from the financial technology sectors with key players, decision-makers, investors, and business partners in the ecosystems of the US.

Berlin Business Office, USA is Berlin’s economic development office in the USA and part of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises with the goal of strengthening the connectivity between Berlin and the USA.

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology supports companies and scientific institutions that are already established in the Berlin region in their expansion plans and connects them within the strong Berlin Partner network.

The FinTech Hub Berlin is a networking platform for FinTechs and stakeholders and promotes the innovation potential of Berlin's FinTech players.


This project is supported by the Berlin Government, Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and funded by the European Union´s Corona recovery program #ReactEU!

If you have questions, please contact Alexander Daamen, Head of Berlin Finance Initiative, USA (alexander.daamen@berlin-finance-initiative.de). Learn more about what we do at Berlin Finance Initiative, USA and join our "Fin-Tech Leaders" network here.

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