Theodora Alexe

Senior Ventures Associate

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Theodora is an Associate in the Ventures team at Startup Autobahn. In this role, she gets to support and promote hundreds of tech startups in front of the industry partners that form the Startup Autobahn open innovation platform. She also hunts for potential early-stage investments for Plug and Play’s VC arm.

Prior to joining Startup Autobahn, Theodora worked in investment banking in London, having graduated from Stockholm School of Economics with a MSc degree in Corporate Finance.   

EXPO2022 Rearview & Theodora Alexe

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Theodora Alexe on air

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July 7th, 2022 – Thursday

9:30 AM (UTC)

1:00 h


with Plug and Play Tech Center

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12:40 PM (UTC)

0:20 h

The Green Tech Opportunity in Hydrogen

Ronald Grasman – Hyundai Motor Company // Thomas Douglas – bp // Dr. Simon Schäfer– Linde // Theodora Alexe – Plug and Play (Moderator)



Expert Panel

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Although the hydrogen ecosystem is still nascent, it holds real promise. It has the potential to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 61 gigatons a year, through applications such as the use of fuel cells in heavy vehicles, or industrial processes such as ammonia, steel, and chemical manufacturing.

This panel seeks to discuss the most pressing techno-economic challenges that must be overcome for the wide-scale commercialization and mass adoption of hydrogen fuel cell applications.

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3:10 PM (UTC)

0:20 h

This time it’s different: German tech ecosystem in 2022 vs. 2021 from a founder and VC perspective

Dr. Andre Retterath – Earlybird Venture Capital // Dr. Lukas Biedermann – Sparetech // Benedikt Ilg – Flip App // Carolin Wais – Plug and Play // Alexander Pohl – Celus



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In the wake of the pandemic calling for wide-scale corporate digitalisation, the startup scene boomed: 2021 was Europe’s first year exceeding the $100Bn mark for total startup investments and Europe’s best year for unicorns. 2022, however, is a completely different story. High inflation, geopolitical crises and a reverse of globalisation trends are all leading to an economic slowdown. It is a time to pause and reassess.

This panel will discuss the changes that the early stage tech scene has witnessed over the span of a few years and will discuss how investors and startup founders are responding to the current market uncertainties.

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