Team | TEDxMannheim

The team behind TEDxMannheim

What units all of us is a strong passion for TED and the aspiration to make a true stellar premiere Mannheim won't forget. We spark conversation, connection and community in Mannheim and Rhine-Neckar.

Oliver Brümmer
TED Licensee

Oliver is our TED licensee and founder of TEDxMannheim. He was born and raised in Mannheim. After having spent several years abroad and in other German cities he just recently moved back to his region of origin. By organizing a true TED experience after being born and raised in Mannheim, Oliver does not only want to help spread ideas that are worth spreading but also aims at giving back to the region he received a lot of support from during his younger years.

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Sebastian Hirth
Head of Technology

Sebastian is responsible for Technology processes and Design success. After graduating in Mannheim, he founded the Heidelberg based design firm Blackmite to create exceptional digital solutions and innovative technologies for business worldwide. He is proud to support with knowledge and be part of this remarkable team, helping to realize TEDxMannheim.

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Birka Wolff
Head of Speaker Relations

Birka is our Head of Speaker relations. After studying cultural anthropology in Frankfurt she moved to Heidelberg and is now excited to support the team in bringing together diverse personalities for a speaker line-up that is going to inspire you. With her background in theatre, readings and dance performances she is eager to not only make use of her organisational skills, but also put her creative mind into creating a lasting experience with TEDxMannheim.

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Jair Rojas
Head of Event Operations

Jair is our Head of Event Operations and is currently studying sociology and economics at the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg. Besides his studies he works as CEO of a small local clothing company and is familiar with the local start-up and culture scene. With TedxMannheim he wants to share ideas worth spreading and show a different point of view from a higher perspective on current issues and questions.

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Katharina Schillings
Head of Social Media

Katharina is our TEDxMannheim Head of Social Media. After studying Psychology in Mannheim, she is now doing her master’s degree in Innovation management in Copenhagen. She is passionate about design, innovation and communication and is looking forward to helping you to gain a great TED experience by keeping you fully updated about the event.

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Xueliu Chen
Head of Guest Relations

Xueliu (Pronunciation: Sway-Leo; Chinese meaning: snow-willow) is our Head of Guests and a Master candidate at University of Mannheim. Born and raised in China, Xueliu came to Germany in 2013 joining a social service year program. She takes different lens to learn about Germany- social worker, international student and sport industry practitioner. She is thrilled to be part of the local community and make the TEDxMannheim happen.

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Jamaine Pulat
Speaker Relations

During and after her Bachelor in Visual Communications, Jamaine was able to build up her competencies in Key Account- and Projectmanagement within the area of Digital & Innovation at Deloitte. After 3 years in total, she was looking for new challenges and is now part of the Berlin startup store2be - a booking plattform for Live Marketing locations and campaign performance tracking. With the support of the TEDxMannheim Event, Jamaine fulfilled her dream to be part of something big and influencing, covering the most relevant topics of today.

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Nicole Walleth
Speaker Relations

Nicole is a member of Speaker Relations. She studied Marketing at BAW München and is now writing her scientific review at Steinbeis-SMI School of Management and Innovation. Living and working aboard in France and USA open up her mind. She gained experience in marketing, communication and organisation while working in different industries. Always being excited and curious for something new it is her a pleasure to support this big idea of spreading ideas and bringing TEDx to Mannheim.

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Alexander Tsyganov
Head of Legal

Alex is our Head of Legal and currently completing his law studies at the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg after having spent a year abroad in Switzerland. Besides his studies, he worked for two years at Deloitte, mainly within the area of Business and International Taxation. Now looking for new and socially meaningful challenges he joined TEDxMannheim and supports the organization from a comprehensive legal perspective.

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Tim Neumann
Head of Sponsoring

Tim is our Head of Sponsoring and currently finishing his business studies at the University of Mannheim after having spent a semester abroad in Wales. Besides his business studies, he worked for the Mannheim Forum e.V., one of Germany’s largest congresses organized by students, in different leadership roles and as member of the executive board, always responsible for corporate relations. He now brings his sponsoring experience in to support the TEDxMannheim idea and therefore creating a truly unique event.

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