Stephan Uhrenbacher (founder Qype & 9flats) is a serial entrepreneur and investor with more than 15 years of experience in building consumer internet companies. Pursuing the “luxury of only doing things that make sense”, Stephan built Qype, Europe’s largest local review website until its acquisition by Yelp in 2012, and the peer-to-peer accommodation marketplace 9flats, which is already profitable after only three years in a highly competitive market.
Stephan has experienced most ups and downs of startup life and the challenges of maintaining some personal balance at the same time, from the first site he worked on (GEO.de in 1996) and his time as COO for DocMorris (Europe’s largest mail order pharmacy) to his own ventures, and we are looking forward to welcome him on stage to share his story and give you the chance to connect with him afterwards.
The interview will be led by Christoph Raethke. Christoph has been working in the digital industry for over 17 years. He has run two semesters of the Founder Institute and is the founder of the Berlin Startup Academy — Berlin’s boutique, independent Startup Accelerator. In addition to that, Christoph is a frequent speaker at international events and renown for his critical and thought-provoking views.
Our event takes place in the St. Oberholz apartments. As the central meeting point of Berlin's digital scene, there could be no better setting for our intimate “fireside chat” interview format.
(The interview will be conducted in german)