This was TOA19!

Since 2012 Tech Open Air has been the hotspot for purpose-driven entrepreneurs, artists, professionals, and students to co-create a future of technology where humans thrive. TOA19, the biggest European innovation festival, took place July 2-5 in Berlin this year.

The Innovation Stage as one of four stages at TOA19!

The Innovation Stage as one of four stages at TOA19!

Innovation experts, business leaders, political activists, renowned artists, and tech gurus presented their insights on four stages at the event. One of them was specifically dedicated to the startup ecosystem - the Innovation Stage.

Mentessa’s pitch at this year’s Tech Open Air in Berlin

Mentessa’s pitch at this year’s Tech Open Air in Berlin

Mentessa was one of thirty start-ups invited to pitch their innovative solutions at the Innovation Stage. The presentation of founder and CEO Dr. Tina Ruseva centred around how technological capability is driving change in the workplace.

Mentessa Startup Pitch TOA

Next to a pitch slot, Tina was selected for a mentoring session with Techstars Managing Director Jag Singh at the Google Beach.

Mentessa Google Beach TOA Startup Pitch Mentoring Collaboration

The highly competitive Techstars is an American seed accelerator, founded in Boulder, Colorado in 2006. More than 1.600 startups have been funded through the program with a total capitalisation of $18bn.

TOA Mentessa Startup Pitch Interview Female Founder Mentor

Another highlight of the successful company presentation at the event were several interviews, for AP among others, on the future of work and the importance of mentoring.