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5G World Summit
24-26 October 2023
Porte de VersaillesParis

Katrin Bacic
Chief Strategy Officer at wayra Germany


Katrin Bacic is Co-Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer at wayra Germany. As Head of Strategy and Venture Development, Katrin connects tech startup founders, investors, partner accelerators and corporate partners with wayra's parent company Telefónica Germany. Through scouting, scaling and investing in tech startups, she drives innovation development in companies.

Passionate about supporting high-potential founders and creating collaboration opportunities between the startup and corporate world, Katrin brings a global mindset and a great affinity for developing new business models and innovations. She specifically supports female founders. As a mentor, she accompanies young women in the Stealth Mode Programme at Factory Berlin and at WAI Accelerate (Women in AI), among others. As a speaker, author and member of various juries, Katrin makes an additional contribution to increasing gender diversity in the startup ecosystem and putting diversity as a success factor on companies' agendas.