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Kerstin Bock

EIC Ambassador, EIC pilot Advisory Board Member

Kerstin Bock

Biography

Co-founder & CEO of Openers

As a trained journalist, Kerstin used to work for well-known media outlets such as Burda or Holtzbrinck and in political communications. In 2011 she fell in love with Berlin and its thriving startup ecosystem - and stayed ever since. 

She┬┤s a founding member of TOA, formerly one of the largest tech festivals in Europe, and Co-Founder and CEO, together with Carolin Lessoued, of Openers, a boutique agency from Berlin focusing on scale-up companies. Kerstin is a Business Angel and active mentor and advisor to several startup initiatives, VCs and early-stage startups.

She serves as a member of the Digital Committee of IHK Berlin and in the Investment Committee of the EIC Fund.