Atelier - Rooftop Loft
Prinzenstraße 84.2
10969 Berlin
6. June 2018


Stefan Heilmann and Colette Ballou hosted the 42nd DFD in Berlin at Atelier - Rooftop Terrace

After a fully packed day at NOAH, everybody was longing for a great night out at the 42nd DIGITAL FRIENDS DINNER with fine dining, cool drinks and great company

Berlin was the 42nd stop of the DFD Series with more to come ...
50 of the most digital minds joined the event - what a great honour!
At the DFD you'll have a successful founder on the one and an influential VC on the other side
As usual the guests were spoiled with great food...
... and cool drinks!
The Dinner was hosted @ Atelier in Kreuzberg, Berlin
Colette Ballou, Co-Host, welcomed the guest with a warm hug.
Shayal Sanyal manages the startup business for Amazon Web Services in France
Maks Giordano - a digital strategist and creative with 25+ years of experience in digital
At Rheingau Founders, Philipp Hartmann is an expert for HR, cooperations and strategic partnerships
Laura Esanola and Meera Innes catch up. Meera is Founder and Venture Developer at Atlantic Labs
Mirko Heide (VP) and Vitaly Golomb (MD @ IEG - USA) together with Laura Esanola, MD at Europe
AT DFD you meet the people you have not seen for 10 years!
Lars Härle discusses latest trends with Tabaza Khaldoon, iMENA, and Carsten Frien, Founder and CEO at
Lillian Li, Saas, data and analystics expert, is joined by Laura Morrongiello, Associate at Point Nine Capital and Deepka Rana, Associate at Sunstone Capital!
The obligatory welcome speech and short instructions of the house rules: Have Fun!
Martijn Hamann, Partner at Endeit and responsible for deal making in the DACH region and the Nordics, with Tatjana Wild.
Maximilian von Schierstädt and Franziska Leonhardt check the menu - provided via Heycater!
TNW Founder and CEO, Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, with Lousia Leonhardt, Managing Director at Hotel Q
It was fun! See you in Paris, Helsinki and Singapore soon.


NETWORK HARD, PARTY HARDER. After a full day at NOAH, people were looking for a fun night out with cool drinks, good food, interesting conversations and a relaxing atmosphere... and to get all this, people did not have to look far on Wednesday, June 6th. The DIGITAL FRIENDS DINNER Series made its 42nd stop in Berlin alongside NOAH and Stefan Heilmann and his Co-Host Colette Ballou, Chairman at Ballou PR, made sure that their guests were experiencing an overall amazing night. The Dinner Event was set over the roofs of Berlin at the Atelier - Rooftop Loft at Moritzplatz in Berlin's trendy district Kreuzberg.

50 of the most digital minds joined us for a great evening. International leaders, influencers and founders from, among others,, Piabo, Ableton, Ubermetrics, Sensorberg, HTGF, Cherry Ventures,, Rheingau Founders, Atlantic Labs, MindTheLeader, iMENA, Merantix, Earlybird, WorkSmart, Amazon Web Services, Tehrani & Brandts turned the evening into a really special one.


Thanks @Everybody for coming and hopefully we see you soon at one of our next DFD in Paris, Helsinki or Singapore. Stay tuned for more information coming your way!

All pictures were taken by: Franziska Taffelt and Header Pic © CCat82 via Fotolia

DIGITAL FRIENDS DINNER Series was initiated in 2012 - with stops in Berlin every year
DFD in Berlin in 2014 - Location was La Soup Populaire
First time at the Soho House in 2015
In 2017 the DFD was hosted in the exclusive event space 'aptm'
This year's location: Atelier am Moritzplatz on June 6th
Atelier - Rooftop Loft
Prinzenstraße 84.2
10969 Berlin