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THE FTGA JURY

The jury is looking for the best FinTechs in the Seed / Early Stage, Late Stage and Growth Stage categories as well as the best foreign FinTech on the German market. In addition, the jury will decide on two to three special awards in the areas InsurTech (insurance industry), PropTech (real estate industry) as well as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning.
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JURY MEMBERS 2021

Competent & committed – All members of the jury have many years of expertise in FinTech – and often far beyond!
  • HEBA AGUIB

    Heba Aguib joined the BMW Foundation in July 2019 and is Chief Executive for RESPOND, empowering sustainable tech, innovation, business through responsible leadership
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    Chief Executive RESPOND at BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
  • FRANZ CÔNG BÙI

    Franz Công Bùi leitet das Online-Ressort der Börsen-Zeitung. Zudem ist er verantwortlich für die Themenseite “Finanzen und Technik”, die seit 2012 monatlich in
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    Head of Online at Börsen-Zeitung/WM Gruppe
  • DR. ALEX VON FRANKENBERG

    Dr. Alex von Frankenberg is Managing Director of the High-Tech Gründerfonds. Before taking that position in October 2005 he was responsible for spin-offs
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    Managing Director of HGTF High-Tech Gründerfonds
  • GEORGIOS KARGAKIS

    Georgios Kargakis engagiert sich seit über 18 Jahren für Kundenerlebnisse an der Schnittstelle Technologie und Unternehmen. Als Leiter des agilen Entwicklungszentrums der Allianz
    Georgios-Kargakis
    Head of Agile Center at Allianz Germany
  • NEKTARIOS LIOLIOS

    Co-founder Startupbootcamp FinTech, Rainmaking Innovation & Innotribe Startup Challenge Cofounder von Innotribe, der erste globale Fintech-Startup Wettbewerb, seit 2010 Cofounder des Startupbootcamp FinTech-Accelerators
    Nektarios_Liolios
    FinTech Guru & Co-Founder The Future Farm
  • MICHAEL MELLINGHOFF

    Michael Mellinghoff is Managing Director at TechFluence in London and consults Fintech founders all over Europe. He is a seasoned investment professional.
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    Managing Director, TechFluence UK
  • FRANZ VON METZLER

    Franz von Metzler was appointed Managing Director of Metzler Asset Management GmbH and assumed responsibility for Metzler’s Institutional Client Relationship Management department in
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    Bankhaus Metzler
  • DR. CHRISTIAN NAGEL

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    Co-Founder und Partner Earlybird
  • MARIA PENNANEN

    Maria Pennanen ist Mitgründern des Accelerator Frankfurt, Investorin und CEO des monetizationAI einem FashionTech Startup. Sie is erfahrene Managerin mit fundierten Erfahrungen im B2B-Vertrieb und
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    Serial Entrepreneur, Investor & Co-founder Accelerator Frankfurt
  • MEHRDAD PIROOZRAM

    InsurTech.vc ist ein unabhängiger Early-Stage Investor mit Focus auf Europa und Israel. Mehrdad Piroozram ist Gründer und General Partner bei InsurTech.vc. Der Web-
    piroozram
    Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor & Founder InsurTech.vc
  • DR. LUTZ RAETTIG

    Im Jahr 1995 kam Dr. Lutz Raettig als Managing Director und Vorsitzender des Vorstands zur Morgan Stanley Bank AG in Frankfurt. Von September
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    Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender, Morgan Stanley Bank AG | Ehrenpräsident Frankfurt Main Finance e.V.
  • DR. FLORIAN REUL

    Head of FinTech Germany  |  Managing Associate (Rechtsanwalt) | Linklaters LLP
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    Head of FinTech Germany, Linklaters LLP
  • PROF. DR. PHILIPP SANDNER

    Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner has founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). From 2018 to 2020, he was ranked as one of the
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    Founder Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
  • DR. SEBASTIAN SCHÄFER

    Dr. Sebastian Schäfer, Geschäftsführer der Fintech Community Frankfurt GmbH (TechQuartier), ist Gründer, Business Angel und Dozent, der sich auf Unternehmertum und den Aufbau
    Sebastian_Schaefer
    Managing Director TechQuartier
  • CHRISTOPHER SCHMITZ

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    Partner Financial Services, EY
  • ALFRED SCHORNO

    Starting his investment banking career in 1978 at UBS, Alfred spent a total of 18 years in their foreign exchange department. During his
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    Business Angel & Fintech Investor
  • DOMINIK SCHÜTZ

    Dominik Schütz ist Leiter der Finanzplatzinitiative für Stuttgart und Baden-Württemberg „Stuttgart Financial“. Damit verantwortet er unter anderem die Start-Up Plattform „Startbase“ die sich
    Dominik_Schuetz
    Director Stuttgart Financial
  • BIRTE SEWING

    Entrepreneurial business builder and manager with over 15 years of experience in financial services. Proven track record of successful business building as well
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    Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer finleap GmbH
  • DR. NINA-LUISA SIEDLER

    Rechtsanwalt / Partner, DWF Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
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    Partner DWF Germany
  • HUBERTUS VÄTH

    During his 12-year tenure at Deutsche Bank, Hubertus Väth held the positions of Analyst, Head of Communications and Chief Economist for Asia and
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    Managing Director, Frankfurt Main Finance
  • ANDRE WAßMANN

    Andre Waßmann ist Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung und Head of M&A / Financial Advisory bei Helbling Business Advisors. Zudem ist er Managing Partner bei
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    Member of the Management Board & Head of M&A / Financial Advisory at Helbling Business Advisors
  • ALEXANDRA WECK

    Ambassador Fintech Ladies
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    Ambassador Fintech Ladies
  • MIRIAM WOHLFARTH

    Miriam Wohlfarth is Founder and Managing Director of Ratepay and Co-Founder of Banxware. In both companies she is responsible for the areas of
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    Serial Entrepreneur, Ratepay & Banxware
  • HENNING ZANDER

    Henning Zander ist als Leiter des Start-up-Programms bei der Aareal Bank AG konzernweit verantwortlich für deren vier Säulen der Zusammenarbeit mit Startups: Accelerator-Programme,
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    Head of Startup Program Aareal Bank AG

Updated: February 15th, 2021

CONFIDENTIALITY

All information provided by the FinTech companies as part of the application is treated with the utmost confidentiality and used exclusively in the evaluation of the individual companies.

Each jury member nominates 10-20 start-ups with the aim of actively contributing the jurors’ wealth of experience and market insight. At the same time, an external application process takes place, in which all appropriate start-ups can submit an online application form. In recent years, 150-200 start-ups have been submitted to the jury for evaluation – with an upward trend.

Extensive longlist

The jury evaluates this longlist according to numerous criteria of intrinsic value. Among other things, the business model, competitive and market environment, financial plan and management are taken into account. Each jury member nominates a first, second and third place winner for each prize category. Voting is carried out neutrally according to the criteria mentioned in a secret ballot. The winners are determined after reviewing all evaluations.

Careful aggregation of the individual scores

For this purpose, a total number of points will be determined for each startup, based on the entries of the jurors in the categories or sectors. If there is a tie in the total number of points, the number of votes of the jurors per startup will be used as a further criterion. If there is also a tie, the jury will decide together according to the overall impression.

Reliable management of conflicts of interest

In order to avoid a conflict of interest, all jurors are obliged to disclose their own current, historical or intended shareholdings or partnerships internally if they concern nominated or applying start-ups. All results of the jury work remain within the jury and the FTGA organisation.

Insights during open jury meetings

The jury will meet in public at the Financial Centre Day 2020 on 4 March 2020 in Frankfurt. Selected start-ups that have applied or been nominated presented themselves and answered the jury’s questions. The event was open to the public on Financial Centre Day to take a look behind the scenes of the FinTech and InsurTech scene.

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