Christian Lindener
CEO of Wayra Germany

Live on stage: Meet him on Day 2 of the FLI Conference 2018.

About: With his passion for entrepreneurship and his unique experience in tech accelerators, Christian Lindener can be considered as an expert in creating innovation ecosystems. Since 2017, Christian Lindener is CEO of Wayra Germany, a startup accelerator program by Telefónica. Wayra aims at accelerating the growth of innovative and technological businesses all over the world. For example, only one year after its foundation, the delivery service and Wayra alumni Foodora was taken over by Rocket Internet, has hired more than 200 employees and expanded to 15 countries. Moreover, the Wayra-startup Neokami that develops solutions for artificial intelligence, has raised just six months after attending the program a seed funding of 1,1 million dollars. In 2014, Christian Lindener became Director of TechFounders in 2014, a high tech accelerator with seven corporates on board, ranging from BMW over Adidas to Siemens. His commitment to the startup scene is also reflected by mentoring entrepreneurs through the Web Summit, Europe’s largest meeting place for disruptive tech companies, amongst others.