Storytelling – Part 2 ‘When things don’t go to plan’
When starting up your business, not everything goes to plan all the time. Our entrepreneurs share with you their story when things didn’t go to plan and what they have learned from it. More speakers to be confirmed.
Richard is a life coach with a background in entrepreneurship. Having started 7 separate businesses since age 23, he found his niche in the self-employed service industry model. His passions include travel, practical philosophy, psychology, physical fitness and biohacking. He has lived in 3 foreign countries (Japan, the United States and France) and travelled through many more. Because his work is nearly all online, he enjoys a digital nomad lifestyle.
After a successful career in the German computer industry, Gerd Graumann decided to follow his dream and quit his job. He traveled around the world for six months and ended up moving to the US. He settled in Honolulu, Hawaii, where his two wonderful daughters were born and he got a chance to run his own ICT company for the next 13 years. After moving to San Diego, CA, to join the core speech technology industry, he returned almost 30 years later back to Germany. In his hometown Berlin, he founded a venture capital backed digital healthcare startup to support stroke patients with speech disorders.
Overall, Gerd Graumann has 15+ years of experience as the founder and CEO of Digital Health and ICT startups in Germany and the US. His background includes marketing and business development, the opening of new domestic and international markets for major US and European high-tech companies, including Philips and Dow Jones, as well as App development for people with vision and speech disorders. Building on his broad experience in the US and Europe and what he learned from his success and failure in business, he is launching a virtual incubator to help founders across the world, by giving everybody a chance, no matter where they are, to live their dream and transform their idea into reality.