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Meet our DEMO judges

31 March, 2020 | By Matthias Gutzmann

It’s time to reveal the three DEMO judges, a panel of industry experts who are going to listen to the startup pitches and help the audience crown the winner of DEMO taking place at Digital Procurement World 2020.

1. Christian Heinrich, Co-founder & VP Growth, scoutbee

Christian Heinrich co-founded scoutbee after years of experience in business analytics, management systems and supply chain management as well as consulting innovative companies. scoutbee raised $76M in funding and was awarded the “Highly Commended Procurement Technology Award” at the World Procurement Awards in May 2019.

Christian earned his doctorate in business informatics with a thesis on integrated planning and decision-making systems in industrial companies.

2. Eva Bandelj, Tech Community Builder / Head of Innovation Ecosystem, Startupbootcamp and Innoleaps

As a Head of Innovation Ecosystem at Startupbootcamp and Innoleaps – Eva facilitates engagement opportunities and dedicated programs to connect and bring value to their network of startups, corporates, mentors, investors, media and governmental initiatives across different industries. Startupbootcamp has accelerated over 800 startups using Lean Startup practices and supported 100+ corporates with programs in 20+ cities. Having lived and worked in five countries, Eva actively engages with the innovation community internationally, advocating the importance of knowledge-exchange, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. She is passionate about women in technology and is an advisor for Women Who Tech and an Ambassador for Impulse4Women.

3. Neil Cocker, Director & Senior Partner, Tomorrow Street

Neil is a Co-Founder and Director at Tomorrow Street, a Luxembourg-based scaleup accelerator and JV between Vodafone and Technoport.  He has 19 years’ experience in procurement and product development for global brands such as Johnnie Walker and Vodafone. Neil holds an MBA from the Open University Business School and is an experienced keynote speaker and prize-winning fiction writer.


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