Factory Berlin: Empowering Innovation, Startups and Diversity

Startup Ecosystem

​Although the tech world aims to be free from human biases, the start-up scene still has structural barriers that can hinder female entrepreneurship. What can be done to change this and why does it matter? In the latest episode of the Samsung interview series “The Next Wave,” Samsung’s President and Chief Strategy Officer, Young Sohn, talks to Catherine Bischoff, Chief Relationship Officer at Factory Berlin about what the start-up ecosystem can do to become fairer and more diverse.​

Catherine Bischoff

CRO & CMO, Factory Berlin

​Catherine Bischoff is CRO & CMO at Factory Berlin, Germany's largest curated community of innovators and creators defining the future of work and a leading voice in Germany’s tech and start-up ecosystem. As Factory Berlin’s lead on strategic partnerships, she works with founders, investors, industry, accelerators and academic institutions to develop dynamic programs for Germany’s fast-changing global economy.

She has worked on the ground in Germany, France, Canada and the U.S in business development and marketing roles within startups, Fortune 500 companies, professional sports and academia.

Prior to joining the Factory Berlin, Catherine managed international programs and global partnerships for the Faculty of Engineering / ConradSchool of Entrepreneurship at the University of Waterloo in Canada.

She’s passionate about supporting high potential founders and creating collaborative opportunities between the old and new economy by bringing a global mindset to the German innovation landscape.​