Thursday, 25. February 2016

WHU Alumni among Forbes „30 under 30“

Ten WHU alumni included in European edition of renowned Forbes list

For several years the American business magazine Forbes has been naming influential young people under 30 to its “30 under 30” lists. Up until now Forbes only included such talents that were successful in the United States of America. This year, for the first time, the magazine has published a European edition of the popular ranking that includes ten alumni from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

In the Finance category the magazine honored Uwe Horstmann (Project A Ventures), Philipp Petrescu (Lendico), Jonathan Teklu (Springstar) and Christian Tiessen (Savedo).

Benjamin Bauer (foodpanda / hellofood), Sebastian Hasebrink and Marc Pohl (JUNIQE) as well as Roman Kirsch (Lesara) are among the top 30 European entrepreneurs in the Retail & E-Commerce sector.

Jonas Drüppel and Roland Grenke, co-founders of the popular app „Dubsmash“ did not only make it among the European top 30 in Technology, but were also cited in the American Consumer Tech sector.

Entrepreneurial spirit is firmly anchored in WHU's and is expressed not only in our different academic programs but also put into practice from the very beginning in numerous student clubs. Many well-known and successful start-ups founded by WHU alumni are evidence of this. This is reflected in conferences such as IdeaLab! and 3Day Startup, which set standards in the start-up scene. The business school offers its students professional support through an incubator and two chairs on the subject of entrepreneurship.

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