Wolfgang Hennes / Mentor | Founder Institute Silicon Valley - Chapter Cologne

„Globalize Silicon Valley“

The Founder Institute (FI) is the world’s premier startup launch program for talented entrepreneurs. If you are up to the challenge, our comprehensive step-by-step program will give you the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs you need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to „Globalize Silicon Valley“ and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide.

The Founder Institute is a 3.5 month program operating in 200 cities worldwide that trains new and seasoned founders on the current best practices for building the next generation of companies. The program organizes weekly sessions where experienced entrepreneurs help other Founders develop and launch their new businesses. The program offers a founder-friendly startup environment, mentorship from renowned CEOs, fundraising opportunities at fair market value, and shared equity upside among all participants in the companies formed.

Wolfgang Hennes is Mentor at FI, Serial Entrepeneur and Expert Big Data, BI, CRM, AI, Predictive Analytics at the University of Cologne. Actual he is Finalist at 5 Innovation Awards with an Artificial Intelligence / BI / Big Data Project together with University of Cologne and Jettainer/ Lufthansa (e.c. Deutscher Innovationspreis 2017 – Handelsblatt) – Results: Relevant kerosene and CO2 emissions savings.

In the 90th he wrote the first german books about the economical use of the Internet and has 20 years experience with Disruption / transformation per Internet, Cloud, IT, CRM, Business Intelligence (BI), Big data, Predictive Analytics, Social Media and Social Network Analytics, Digital Transformation, E-Commerce, Omni-Channel-Retail, Web technologies, programming languages, databases, networks.
He worked for Bertelsmann, Arvato, Lycos, Intershop, Sellgate AG (Co-Founder) ans Seniorenland (Co-Founder). In his leasure time he practices SEO (hundreds of keywords on page 1 at Google) and ethical Hacking.

He has Startup experiences since he was 18 years old and is today Co-Founder of 6 Startups (5 digital technology businesses, 1 real estate).