Gründer und CEO | red onion GmbH und TEDx Ambassador Europe
Stephan Balzer is an entrepreneur, innovator and an influential voice in the Pan-European innovation community. The studied media consultant is one of the pioneers of the German new media scene. With over a decade of technology experience, Balzer founded Berlin’s idea incubation company, “red onion GmbH”, in the 90’s. By 2009, he was the first German TEDx conferences licensee and was soon appointed TEDx ambassador for Europe by the American TED organization. Today, he organizes TEDx events in the 4 major German cities Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt. In 2015 Balzer started a partnership with Singularity University (SU), a Silicon Valley based organization, which was founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. Since then, he is SU Ambassador for Germany and the head of Germany’s first SU Chapter in Berlin. He strongly believes in the impact of change, transformation and innovation on corporations, organizations, institutions, public entities, and NGOs.