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, 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.
 
As of 2015, the CEO dinner series has been expanded. The new brand CXO Dinner now includes leading managers from specific professional fields, such as Head of HR and CTOs.
 
The invitation criteria are strict: Each time, 30-50 international top level entrepreneurs and leading minds of the digital scene get to meet in thriving start-up hubs around the world to strengthen global exchange of leading ideas.

Participants

CEO as well as CXO dinners are invitation only events. They gather a selected round of start-up CEOs, heads of departments, founders, as well as key managing partners of the best Venture Capital firms to interact in an informal way. The key selection criteria are the relevance and the performance of the invited participants and their companies. 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 disrupt and create new ideas
  • CXO dinners focus on exchange of plans, ideas and trends within the participants’ specific area of expertise 

Road Map

CTO Dinner

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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.

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HR Dinner

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The HR dinner proceeds for the second time this year and will provide a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with leading Human Resources executives.

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CEO Dinner

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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.

 

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Sponsoring

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.

Contact

Judith Kühn
judith.kuehn@vmpublishing.com
+49 30 921 025 394

Sponsors

History

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

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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.

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HR Dinner

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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.

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CEO Dinner - Berlin

CEO Dinner - Munich

Official DLD satellite event

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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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Contact

CEO Event GmbH
c/o Vertical Media GmbH

Wallstraße 27
10179 Berlin
Germany

info@ceo-dinner.com

 

Imprint

Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
HRB 139932 B
Geschäftsführer: Mark Hoffmann