We believe, that many of you have amazing start-up ideas. Start-ups that one day will develop into huge international companies. Start-ups investors will fight for. We know, however, that even the most talented ones need inspirations. A sign, that it is worth trying. That’s why we created KickAss.
This is the third edition of our event. We decided to leave Poznań and share our inspirations with the start-up communities in other Polish cities. We invite you to join us in Sopot on one of the very last summer weekends and to talk business.
We are bringing for you startup giants. People, who haven’t been afraid to follow their vision. Founders and co-founders of some of the major start-up successes.
During KickAss you will listen to incredible stories. You will have an opportunity to ask our guests some questions, meet our team and discuss your startup ideas. After the presentations, we’ll have some time for drinking beer and networking.
Meet the KickAss vol. 3 speakers!
Marcus Börner.The story of Marcus is a true „zero to hero” one. He was only 17 years old when, together with his friend Lawrence Leuschner, he founded a second-hand point for trading consoles and games, called Trade-a-game. Because of growing interest of customers, they moved their small business to the Internet. A few years later this spontaneous idea developed into a professional company: reBuy.com. Now, reBuy is the leader of the re-commerce market in Germany. The company has raised 40 mln EUR capital from the investors and hires ca. 450 people. Marcus is also an investor in numerous branches. Besides the story of reBuy, you will also find out about Marcus’ new venture: OptioPay, his fascination with marketing liquidity and his urge to solve big problems through great customer centric products and technology.
Jörg Rheinboldt. Serial entrepreneur. Since the very beginning of his career (so since 1993) he was involved in the Internet industry. In 1999 he founded alando.de. After 6 months the company was acquired by American eBay. This was the beginning of German eBay, where Jörg worked for 5 years as a managing director. Since then, he’s been engaged in hundreds of start-up projects as co-founder, advisor, mentor and investor. In 2013 he joined the Berlin-based accelerator Axel Springer Plug & Play team as CEO.
Creating opportunities for success and bringing out the best in people is what Jörg
puts a priority on in his work.