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Partner Executive Representative



Saeed Amidi

Founder & CEO

Plug and Play

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Besides his role as the CEO and Founder of Plug and Play Tech Center Saeed also holds the position of General Partner in Amidzad. The fund has been investing in technology companies for over 15 years and holds successful investments in over 1,000 technology companies, some of which are: PayPal, Powerset, Danger, Bix, Powerset, DropBox, Lending Club, Zoosk, etc.

A serial entrepreneur and a seasoned executive with over 28 years of experience in founding, operating, and growing successful companies. He has successfully started and grown businesses both nationally, as well as internationally, in countries like: Spain, Germany, France, and Austria.

Saeed’s current passion is inspiring and helping entrepreneurs and startups out of universities. His objective is to identify great entrepreneurs with a passion to execute on their ideas.

Saeed is an active member of the technology community and a frequent contributor to numerous charitable foundations. He is also an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), a world-class network of Fortune 500 CEOs, accomplished serial entrepreneurs, and veteran financial executives.

Saeed Amidi on air

A sneak peak of the agenda. Find out more on the comprehensive overview.

September 23rd, 2020 – Wednesday

2:15 PM (UTC)

0:05 h

Executive Testimonials

Matthias ArlethWebasto, Dr. Michael FübiTÜV Rheinland, Patrick KückPorsche, Laksh Vaaman SehgalMotherson, Andreas MündelDPDHL, Andreas TorkaWieland Group, Barrie PainterMotherson, Christiaan VerschuerenZF Wabco, Dana GoldhammerTÜV Rheinland, Edgar MüllerEberspächer, Gerrit PohlADAC, Jean-Marc MeunierAGC, Luz MauchDXC, Marc RosenmayrMotherson, Matthias DannenbergBosch, Markus SchäferDaimler, Michael DemmerWieland Group, Naoya NishimotoSekisui s-lec, Oliver BahnsT-Systems, Pawel ZarekZF Wabco, Peter FröschleARENA2036, Prof. Dr. Peter MiddendorfUniversität Stuttgart, Saeed AmidiPlug and Play, Sascha KarimpourPlug and Play, Tom RauschBASF, Prof. Dr. Wolfram ResselUniversität Stuttgart


Executive Voice

Why Innovation is so important. Executives of all STARTUP AUTOBAHN Partners.

Speakers of this Session

Matthias Arleth

Deputy Chairman of the Management Board


Dr. Michael Fübi


TÜV Rheinland

Patrick Kück

Director Digitalization & Innovation


Laksh Vaaman Sehgal

Vice Chairman


Andreas Mündel

Senior Vice President Innovation & Strategy


Andreas Torka

Vice President Research, Development & Innovation

Wieland Group

Barrie Painter

Executive Vice President Global Sales, Marketing & BD


Christiaan Verschueren

Vice President Trailer

ZF Wabco

Dana Goldhammer

Head of Innovation and Digitalization

TÜV Rheinland

Edgar Müller

Vice President Business Innovation/ Next Shed


Gerrit Pohl

Chief Digital Officer


Jean-Marc Meunier

President at AGC Automotive Europe


Luz Mauch

Executive Vice President of Automotive


Marc Rosenmayr

Chief Technology Officer


Matthias Dannenberg

Head of Strategy and Transformation - Bosch Business Sector Mobil...


Markus Schäfer

Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz...


Michael Demmer

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development & CIO

Wieland Group

Naoya Nishimoto

Managing Director

Sekisui s-lec

Oliver Bahns

Senior Vice President Connected Mobility


Pawel Zarek

Plant Leader

ZF Wabco

Peter Fröschle

Managing Director


Prof. Dr. Peter Middendorf

Vice Rector for Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Universität Stuttgart

Saeed Amidi

Founder & CEO

Plug and Play

Sascha Karimpour

Managing Director

Plug and Play

Tom Rausch

Head of Digital Innovation


Prof. Dr. Wolfram Ressel


Universität Stuttgart

2:25 PM (UTC)

0:10 h

Open Innovation reimagined in 2020. A birds-eye view on emerging technologies and shifting trends.

Saeed AmidiPlug and Play


Thought-Leader Voice

Saeed will share his view on the latest development of Innovation on a global scale, covering VC activities and global emerging trends in various industries. 

Corporate Testimonial by Saeed Amidi

We asked our partners why they support the STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play project and what they value the most about this program.

Here is what they said.

EXPO 8 Rearview & Saeed Amidi

This section only covers clips where Saeed Amidi participated in. For a comprehensive overview of all videos please head over to the rearview section.

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