The Event

The CEO Dinner is a unique global dinner series which connects the leading minds of the internet industry. Founded by three international start-up entrepreneurs with immediate influence within the start-up community, Constantin Bisanz, Kolja Hebenstreit and Lukas Gadowski, the event gives a wide range of possibilities for a regular and fruitful exchange of plans and ideas.

The invitation criteria are strict: Each time, 30-50 international top level entrepreneurs and leading minds of the internet scene meet in relevant start-up hubs around the world in order to strengthen global exchange of leading ideas.


CEO Dinners are invitation only events which offer a selected round of start-up CEOs, founders and key managing partners of the best Venture Capital firms the chance to interact in an informal way. The key selection criteria are the relevance and the performance of the invited participants. Invitations are exclusive and non-transferable.

  • Restricted number of participants for each event
  • Invitations are based on the participants’ relevance and influence within the community
  • CEO dinners as well as participants have a strong focus to change things and create new ideas

Road Map

HR Dinner

The opening to this year's round of Gründerszene dinners is the HR dinner which will proceed for the first time and will provide a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with leading Human Resources executives.

Thanks to our partners!

Main Host

Drinks Host

CEO Dinner

The well-established CEO dinner will take place in the course of the Heureka Conference (also hosted by Gründerszene), which has the motto "From Beta to Best“. The cozy and exquisite gathering is a proper attunement for the conference with its various workshops, panels and lectures on the subject of founding.

CTO Dinner

For the first time CTOs of the Berlin digital scene obtain a platform for exchange, with fine food and drinks, to strengthen networks, gathering inspiration and to encourage new ideas from the technical subject area.

CEO Dinner

Christmas time is the time of cozy and jolly get-togethers - this is also true for the events of Gründerszene. Therefore the year ends with another edition of the CEO dinner and will surely put all participants in the mood for Christmas.


Be a partner of CEO Dinner and support the community of inspirational entrepreneurs!

If you want to present your organisation to an exclusive circle of entrepreneurs please contact Judith Kühn for sponsorship opportunities. Please note that we offer limited sponsorship opportunities for each CEO Dinner in order to deliver a unique experience for all our clients.


Judith Kühn
+49 30 921 025 394



As with most start-up business ideas, the CEO Dinner series developed from a personal experience of the founders Constantin Bisanz (Briends4Friends) Lukasz Gadowski and Kolja Hebenstreit (Team Europe). Having travelled the world and attended dozens of start-up events, they found a lack of exclusive networking opportunities in that space - not only in their hometown Berlin but on a global scale. Hence the idea of an exclusive networking event series for a selected group of top entrepreneurs, founders and investors was born.

The first CEO Dinner took place in September 2011 in Berlin and was a huge success with Germany´s best entrepreneurs as well as with top international founders and investors.

Following the warm welcome of the start-up community and explicit requests for more CEO Dinners in relevant start-up hubs around the world, New York City and San Francisco were the next destinations for the event series in spring 2012 – again with a compelling success.

The CEO Dinners offer a much appreciated networking opportunity to high-flying entrepreneurs from all continents.

Past Events

CEO Dinner - Berlin

As Opener of
Heureka Conference

CEO Dinner - Munich

Official DLD satellite event

CEO Dinner - Berlin

during TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin
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CEO Dinner - New York City

CEO Dinner - Berlin

at Berlin Moscow Restaurant
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CEO Dinner - London

at the Ironmongers' Hall, London
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CEO Dinner - San Francisco

at the Trace, W Hotel, San Francisco
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CEO Dinner - New York City

at the Beauty & Essex, New York City
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CEO Dinner - San Francisco

at 5A5 Steak Lounge, San Francisco
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CEO Event GmbH
c/o Vertical Media GmbH

Wallstraße 27
10179 Berlin



Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
HRB 139932 B
Geschäftsführer: Mark Hoffmann