About Us

When TOA started its interdisciplinary technology festival in 2012, the stated mission was "to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through knowledge exchange and collaboration."

In 2017 we sharpened our mission statement to "making people, organisations and the planet futureproof".

Over the past decade, we took great pleasure in hosting up to 20,000+ people at our annual flagship festival in Berlin. Young and old, technologists, artists, politicians and scientists. All curious to understand technological changes and passionate about using technology for the greater good.

Covid brought our business of running large scale conferences and festivals to a halt. But we have always been a mission driven company, and throughout the pandemic our community not only persevered, but with the platform of virtual events, it grew to all corners of the world.

Now it is time for us to take our next step. Rather than just creating one-off events we want to leverage technology and lean into the changes the pandemic brought with it.

A community needs a shared goal, accountability and interaction specific to individual needs. So we designed a completely new 10/10 product with Klub.

Klub brings people together programmatically, over an extended period of time. Technology allows us to broaden access to the growing TOA community while at the same time bring people together intimately around a specific goal.

Klub is for anyone looking to step up their game, enter a new field or progress on their chosen path. Our first programs help people found companies, invest, co-create or enter the crypto space.

Below you will see some videos and pictures from pre-Covid TOA. Good times. But now we look forward. We are excited about this journey and hope you'll join us for this new chapter.

Relive pre-Covid TOA

Past TOA Speakers

Adam D’Angelo
Co-Founder & CEO
Quora
Anne Boden
Founder & CEO
Starling Bank
Cal Henderson
Co-founder & CTO
Slack
Cassie Kozyrkov
Chief Decision Scientist
Google
Dominik Richter
Founder & CEO
Hello Fresh
Dorothee Bär
Ministor of State for Digitilisation
Member of the German Bundestag
Dr. Martine Rothblatt
Chairman & CEO
United Therapeutics
Erika Cheung
Founder
Ethics in Entrepreneurship
Fabian Heilemann
Partner
Early Bird VC
Fabrice Grinda
Founding Partner
FJ Labs
Florian Heinemann
Founding Partner
Project A Ventures
Fred Wilson
Founder & Partner
Union Square Ventures
Imogen Heap
Founder
Mi.mu Gloves
Lasse Clausen
Founding Partner
1kx Capital
Lucas von Cranach
Founder & Investor
One Football
Markus Witte
Founder & CEO
Babbel
Mathias Döpfner
Chairman & CEO
Axel Springer SE
Matty Mo
Artist and Entrepreneur
The Most Famous Artist
Maurizio Rossi
Co-Founder
H-FARM
Mayra Frank
Marketing Lead
Google for Startups
Niklas Östberg
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Delivery Hero SE
Raffaela Rein
Founder
CareerFoundry
Rolf Schrömgens
Founder
Trivago
Sergey Brin
Co-Founder
Google
Steve Huffman
Co-founder & CEO
Reddit
Taavet Hinrikus
Co-Founder & Chairman
TransferWise
Tania Singer
Scientific Head
Social Neuroscience Lab, Max Planck Society
Uli Schmitz
Managing Director
Axel Springer Ventures
Wade Davis
VP of Inclusion (Product)
Netflix / Former NFL Player
Werner Vogels
VP & CTO
Amazon