• ABOUT US

    We are WLOUNGE. We are a network supporting women in business and technology.

    We bring corporates and startups together via events and forums. Our network has the support of

    C-suite level ambassadors who empower collaboration between business and technology.

    WLOUNGE has collaborations in Germany, Israel (Tel Aviv), the US (Silicon Valley, New York) and China.

    Founding Partner and CEO

    Mali M Baum has 20 years’ experience of founding companies internationally.

     

    She started an import business in 2007 and followed this up with a toys business, Beezeebee, in Tel Aviv in 2009, which sold products in the US, Asia and across Europe. Beezeebee won numerous awards for innovation and design.

     

    Since 2015 Mali is one of the People Shaping Female Founders Future and opportunities at the Startups Ecosystem in Berlin and Germany. She was nominated for the Digital Female Leader Award 2017 and 2018 by Women in Digital.

    She is a regular speaker at conferences, is a mentor and jury member of startup’s competitions.

    She lectures at universities on entrepreneurship and international business in Berlin.

     

    As CEO of WLOUNGE, Mali is instrumental in creating the business and technology ecosystem in Berlin, connecting it with the global tech ecosystem like Tel Aviv, New York, Silicon Valley and Beijing, bringing opportunities for the local startups and corporates.

     

    Founding Partner & CIO

    Karolina Attspodina has 10 years' experience in business management and technology sales for SaaS companies.

     

    She is a former co-founder of the conference TargetSummit in Moscow, which focuses on mobile app technology. She has worked for a number of global Saas companies that lead the way in innovation technologies.

     

    Karolina is helping to build the local tech ecosystem via her extensive network by helping corporates and startups collaborate in Berlin.

     

    She is an active speaker and sales coach, helping founders to set up processes for analytics and sales. Mentoring of the young startups and guidance to new network connections.

     

    As Chief Innovation Officer, Karolina has overall responsibility for building new tools and products for WLOUNGE community & supporting the international relations of new innovation & investments for the European entrepreneurs.

  • MEET OUR ASSOCIATES

    WLOUNGE IT Force

    WLOUNGE IT Force

    Story Telling Advisor

    ADIR FISCHER

    Social Media Manager

  • AMBASSADORS

    The ambassadors support our mission by giving us access to high-level speakers, investors and help us create the business and technology network.

    Founder & CEO

    International Speaker & Tech Influencer

    USA

    Head of Portfolio / Operations

    Axel Springer / M&A

    Berlin

    CEO

    Berlin Partner

    Berlin

    Former Minister

    Economics & Technology

    Germany

    Founder

    SmartBizHub / UBS Unique

    Zurich

    Head of Division Digital Business

    Berlin Partner

    Berlin

    Director International Trade

    Potsdam Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    Potsdam

    Head of unit SME

    Horizon 2020 / European Commission

    Belgium

    Entrepreneurs Program Bertelsmann

    Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

    New York

    Managing Partner

    R.Heitjans Projekt Management

    Berlin

    Director Corporate Relations

    GISMA Business School

    Berlin

    Managing Director

    Handelsblatt Global

    Germany

    Head of Business Development Ebay

    Germany

    Managing Director Techstars Germany

    Former Handelsblatt Redactor

    Senior Associate HERING SCHUPPENER

    Germany

  • THOUGHT LEADERS

    Our regular speakers & thought leaders support our mission by sharing their knowledge at WLOUNGE events, workshops and conferences. We encourage women to take an active part in our events and conferences, shaping them into role models of the future.

    CLAUDIA ALSDORF

    KPMG Germany

    Director of Innovation

    CORNELIA YZER

    German Senate

    Former Minister

    Economics & Technology

    JUSTINE POWELL

    Handelsblatt Global

    Managing Director

    ROMY FRIEDL

    eBay Germany

    Business Development Manager

    CHRISTIAN HERZOG

    Berlin Partner

    Head of Division Digital Business

    LINA FRAIJ

    Freeletics

    Technical Recruiter

    CARLY E. HOWARD

    Asgard Ventures

    Head of Fund Operations

    CINDY GALLOP

    MakeLoveNotPorn

    Founder

    BETSY NELSON

    EBRD

    VP & CRO

    MARKUS GRUNDMANN

    Senovo Ventures

    Partner

    JENNY RUTH HRAFNSDOTTIR

    Crowberry Capital

    Founding Partner

    ANNA KOSCIELECKA

    Aberdeen Standard Investments

    Investor

    ANDREA LEON

    EBRD

    Equity Risk Director

    KART SIILATS

    Mojo.Capital

    Partner

    PATRIC GRESKO

    European Investment Fund

    Head of Division - Innovation & Technology Investments

    KETEVAN LIPARTELIANI

    International Finance Corporation

    Investment Officer

    BINDI KARI

    Bindi Ventures

    Founder

    OLGA AFANASYEVA

    Ukrainian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (UVCA)

    Executive Director

    KATERINA PRAMATARI

    Uni.Fund

    Partner

    ADRIAN KAMINZER

    European Investment Bank

    Director New Products

    PHILIPP MOEHRING

    AngelList Europe

    Partner

    HEKLA ARNARDOTTIR

    Crowberry Capital

    Founding Partner

    LUZ RAMIREZ

    RED Capital Partners

    Managing Partner

    MARILI MERENDI

    Karma.VC

    Associate

    GÜLSAH WILKE

    Axel Springer / M&A

    Head of Portfolio / Operations

    DR. BENJAMIN JETTER

    KPMG / Smart Start

    Head of Business Development

    DR. TANJA EMMERLING

    High-Tech Gründerfonds

    Head of New Ventures

    SOHAILA OUFFATA

    BMW iVentures

    Head of Platform

    UTE MERCKER

    IBB

    Investment Director

    CECILE BLILIOUS

    Impact First Investments

    Managing Partner

    JULIE TEIGLAND

    Ernst & Young

    Regional Managing Partner

    ULI FRICKE

    Triangle Venture Capital Group

    Founder

    HELENA TORRAS

    Pao Capital

    Founder

    SABRINA FLUNKERT

    LUMAS

    CEO

    BRIGITTE BAUMANN

    Go Beyond

    Founder

    DENIZ DUYGU

    Arya Women

    Director

    JYN SCHULTZE-MELLING

    Ernst & Young

    Associate Partner at EY, DPO Coach & GDPR Strategy Consultant

    ELENI ARVANITI

    Factory Berlin

    VP HR & Legal

    TIM FAHRENDORFF

    CareerFoundry

    Head of HR

    KRISTINA WALCKER-MAYER

    Zalando

    Product Lead

    PROF. DR. STEPHANIE BIRKNER

    ​University of Oldenburg

    CHLOE IPERT

    Deutsche Ventures

    Business Builder

    TJASA ZAJC

    Faces of Digital Health

    Founder

    CARLY E. HOWARD

    Asgard Ventures

    Head of Fund Operations

    ANNA JAKOVLEVA

    adjust

    Global Director Organisation & People Development

    NATHALIE MIELKE

    Ernst & Young

    Partner

    SARAH BRIDDON

    N26

    Employer Branding Partner

    MATS HOMMERICH

    Elephant HR

    Recruiting Partner

    DAVID KREMERS

    Berlin Partner

    Project Manager Talent Service

    VERENE TRAUB

    Equal Experts

    Interim Manager Recruiting

    HAUKE GERDEY

    datenschutzexperte

    Legal rights for date protection

    NIKOLAUS WIDMANN

    Kofler Energy

    Managing Director

    THERESA WALTHER

    Prodego GmbH

    Former "Berlin Partner"

    Head of Immigration & Relocation

    KATY CAMPBELL

    APX

    Head of Brand & Communications

    CILIA KANELLOPOULOS

    Vodafone Institute

    Head of Social Innovation

    NINA ANDREA JETTER

    Project A

    Investment Manager

    JAG SINGH

    Techstars

    Managing Director

    HILLA OVIL-BRENNER

    Barclays Accelerator

    Managing Director

    OLGA SHIKHANTSOVA

    Target Global

    Associate

    UWE HORSTMANN

    Project A

    General Partner

    KLAUS STÖCKEMANN

    Peppermint VC

    MD & Founder

    MARIE FABIUNKE

    Target Global

    VP Investor Relations

    MAREN LESCHE

    Startup Colors

    Founder

    REINER SEIDER

    State of Berlin

    Head of International Cooperations

    DIKSHA DUTTA

    Berlin-Deli Ecosystem

    Business Journalist & Mentor

    HEIDI HEINONEN 

    Forum Virium

    Project Manager

    EMMI JOUSLEHTO

    Arilyn

    CEO & Founder

    JENNI KURKIKANGAS

    Ernst & Young

    Senior Consultant & People Advisory

    KATJA TOROPAINEN

    Inklusiiv

    Founder