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Digitale Leute – Build Better Products

Digital Ideas to fight the Corona Crisis in Cologne

DAY 1 | 12:15-12:45

Cologne’s digital scene came up with creative ideas to support local actors to survive the corona crisis. From medtech and the corona pass, digital ideas to handle seating options, digital contact lists, and order platforms – the energy to tackle the problems was and is still great. In this session, Antje from KölnBusiness and Jan from Railslove will tell the story of VEEDELSRETTER, a non-profit, local voucher platform built in cooperation between the agency and KölnBusiness.


Antje Lienert

Startup Unit at KölnBusiness.

Antje has a background in coaching, research, and management. Next to her positions as a manager for regional clusters, associations, and education institutions, she worked internationally together with Ericsson and Henley Business School. 2017 & 2018, she was part of the management team of a social startup. At KölnBusiness she is responsible for welcoming activities for international startups and talents.

Jan Kus

Founder & CEO at Recover, Railslove and Hack.Institute.

Jan is co-founder and CEO of Railslove, a Cologne-based agency for web applications and digital products, and hack.institute, a company that brings creative communities together with corporates. Financial Technology (FinTech) and Open Banking are the topics that make Jan’s heart beat faster. Fun Fact: In 2010, Jan co-founded the first co-working space in Cologne.

Anna-Lena Kümpel

Startup-Agent & Moderator.

Anna-Lena’s trip through the Startup World started in 2016 when she worked as an editor for the German Startup Magazine Berlin Valley. In Oct. 2017 she moved to the Rhineland, and since then she works as the Startup Agent of the Digital Hub Cologne. In this function, she builds a strong network of regional startups to connect them to local SME-Companies.