Verena Pausder

Co-founder & Ambassador

ada Learning

Verena Pausder is one of the best known faces of the startup scene in this country. She is an entrepreneur, digital education expert, author and founder of Fox & Sheep and the HABA Digitalwerkstätten.

In her eyes, giving children equal access to digital education is one of the core prerequisites for the future viability of our country. To this end, she founded Digitale Bildung für Alle e.V. in 2017. During the Corona period, she put homeschooling-corona.com online and initiated the country's largest education hackathon #wirfürschule. For this, she was honored by Handelsblatt and BCG as Vordenkerin 2020. In 2022, she launched the site edu-cloud.org to give schools and parents transparency and guidance about digital education offerings.

Her book "Das Neue Land" is a Spiegel bestseller and was awarded the special prize "Unternehmerbuch des Jahres" by the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020.

In her podcast "FAST & CURIOUS" she talks with her co-host Lea-Sophie Cramer about current trends and developments in the startup scene.

She is on the advisory board of DELIUS and Röhlig Logistics, a university councillor at CODE University in Berlin, and founder of the #stayonboard initiative. In 2016, she was named a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum. In 2018, she was included in Forbes Europe's Top 50 Women In Tech list. Born in Hamburg in 1979, she lives in Berlin with her husband and children.

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