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Female Tech Leaders Women in Venture Capital Workshop with coaches from next47 & Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners

  • Siemens 6 Otto-Hahn-Ring München, BY, 81739 Germany (map)

If you ever wanted to get first hand insights on venture capital and women’s role in it, but didn’t know whom to ask, then this session is for you. We will provide you with a high-level view, controversial discussions on VC careers, people working in different roles in this industry to ask questions to and a small case study to get a closer look into the scene. Whether you are male or female, you can sign up for a free ticket!


What's happening?

Analysts to Principals from both next47 and Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners will share their insights into this industry. A general introduction will shed light on what is going on in the VC scene when it comes to women role models. After that follows a hands-on practice session during which you will be able to conduct a short case study to understand what a quick review of a start-up idea may look like. Followed by insights from two women venture capitalists reflecting on their way into the industry and on their careers. Towards the end, there will be a Q&A session.

Who are we looking for?

You thought about founding a company or have had first experience working at a start-up or respectively at a venture capital firm? You are in advanced stages of your STEM studies? You think about the different roles females can take on in the world of technology? You are interested in connecting your technology background with a passion for start-ups?

Then you are well suited to join our session.

How much are the tickets?

Tickets are free! But to ensure interaction amongst speaker and participants, the available tickets available are limited. Just fill out the form and we will contact you within a few weeks to let you know whether you've received a spot!

Registration deadline: October 1, 2017
Attendees will be notified by: October 7, 2017

Here’s the form:


Itziar Estevez Lataza

Itziar is working for Next47, a Siemens company, formerly Siemens Venture Capital.  Itziar joined Siemens VC in 2010 and is based in Munich. She focuses on investments in advanced manufacturing and industrial technologies. Specific areas of interest include cyber security, industrial automation, PLM software, industrial analytics, Internet of Things, and industrial software. Before joining SVC, Itziar worked at The Boston Consulting Group in the London and Munich offices with a focus on private equity and energy projects. Prior to that, Itziar gained operational experience with BMW. She spent 4 years in the Munich production plant designing, implementing and optimizing different production lines. Itziar holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Technical University Munich and University of Navarra, and an MBA from London Business School."

Dr. Anne Kreile

Anne united her top two professional interests, technological innovation and business, in a new job position: She recently joined Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners as Investment Associate. A biomedical scientist by training, she dedicated her early professional life to advancing innovation as a neuroscientist at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Munich. Prompted by her curiosity about transforming scientific findings into successful products and applications, Anne then moved into TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecommunications) strategy consulting for companies and investors. Taking on her new role in venture capital, Anne is particularly enthusiastic about fostering innovative start-ups and unleashing their potential of growing into sustainable, large-scale businesses, thereby driving a beneficial technological progress.

Alexander Kiltz

Alex is responsible for deal sourcing, screening and due diligence at Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners. Previously, he co-founded a startup and worked at two other startups as well as in private equity and consulting which helps him to evaluate technology-based business models. Alex thrives on the opportunity to be immersed in innovative technologies, market trends, and scalable startups. He has an educational background in Management & Technology from the Technical University of Munich majoring in Finance and Electrical Engineering. Alex enjoys engaging with founders and partnering with fast-growing tech startups that tackle meaningful problems, have a big vision, and a thorough execution plan.

Caroline Roderer

Caroline is an associate in the investment team of next47 Europe and involved in generating deal flow and conducting due diligence. She holds a master’s degree in Information Systems from Technical University of Munich and passed the first two levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) program. Before joining Siemens, Caroline gained first work experiences in start-ups and strategy consulting. Caroline enjoys learning about innovative technologies and new business models especially in the industrial environment.

Vanessa Schmidt

Vanessa is conducting due diligence of VC funds as an advisor to the Siemens German Pension Trusts across U.S., Europe, Israel, and China. Prior to this, she was responsible for setting up a technology research project and consulting manufacturing plants in the area of energy and  resource efficient production at Fraunhofer. Vanessa gets excited when debating the impact of the many technology innovation she sees on our society and how to encourage more people to become founders based on the great research results we have in German higher education sphere. She holds a master's degree in Management & Technology from the Technical University of Munich.



The new corporate venturing unit from Siemens, next47 has been established as an independent brand in 2016 with the mission to build and invest in new generation businesses for Siemens.

At next47 we strive to be a strategic investor and partner of choice for the best entrepreneurs in the world by making Siemens small for selected start-ups. We are stage agnostic, can lead or follow rounds and work closely with top tier investors. next47 operates locally in major innovation hubs – Silicon Valley, Boston, Europe and China.

Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners

Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners (UVC Partners) is a Munich-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology-based startups in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. UVC Partners focuses on B2B business models in the areas of Industry 4.0, IoT, Manufacturing Technologies, Software & SaaS, Mobility and Smart City. Portfolio companies benefit from the extensive experience of the management team as well as from the close cooperation with UnternehmerTUM, Europe's leading innovation and business creation center. With over 150 employees and more than 50 industry partners, UnternehmerTUM can draw from many years of experience in establishing young companies. This enables UVC Partners to offer startups unique access to talent, industry customers, and other financial partners. Portfolio companies include FlixBus, KONUX and Vimcar.