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Stefan Menden

Stefan Menden is a Berlin-based experienced manager, entrepreneur and business angel. He is originally from Cologne, where he has founded several technology companies and is the founder-CEO of the social career network (since 1999). He led the acquisition of Staufenbiel Institut by and successful turnaround of the business. He has worked as a venture capitalist with Straub Ventures in London and is a co-founder of the European Venture Capital Network in London and of mobile booking start-up JustBook. Following the exit of JustBook to Secret Escapes, he has driven the internationalization of the business into DACH, BeNeLux and Scandinavia as Managing Director for these regions.

His previous work experience includes the strategy consulting firm Oliver Wyman in Munich and Dubai where he worked on various growth and turn-around cases in telecoms, retail and private-equity. He holds a Master in Business Management and international management from University of Cologne. He was president and later member of the advisory board of the OFW World Business Dialogue. He is a co-founder of the European Pirate Summit, an entrepreneur event in Cologne.