Maria Pennanen

Serial entrepreneur/investor and co-founder of the Accelerator Frankfurt

Honorary Jury member

Maria is a CEO of Mindclip Behaviour a SAAS based EdTech startup. She is a business angel with focus on Fintech, Blockchain and SAAS. Her passion is to support startups in the early phase. With 20 years of experience in Entrepreneurship, Maria has advised over a hundred start-ups. In 2016 she co-founder Accelerator Frankfurt that was nominated as the top 25 most innovative acceleration of the world with the focus on Fintech, Blockchain. Maria was nominated in 2017 and 2018 the leading FinTech Influencer in the German-speaking world. In 2019, 2020, and 2021 she was elected as one of the EU’s top 50 influential women in Startups and VC’s. She is also the author of the book “How to f*ck up your startup”.