Bildrechte/Copyrights: Mediengruppe Pressedruck – Michael on stage with his keynote @ Rocketeer Festival

For my English speaking clients

I am a regular speaker at C-level conferences, management events, workshops, seminars and summits. The topics I touch on range from ‘everything startup’ and entrepreneurial advice to innovation, global growth and digital disruption and transformation.

In the past years I have been invited as a speaker to talk about integrating young startup companies into the large corporate environment. There is such a need to understand how to bridge the gap between the young innovators and the more traditional corporates. It is a global movement to see the best graduates from universities around the world founding their own businesses. The large corporates miss out on many of the best talent coming from the top schools. Graduates with business backgrounds, technical, design or other capacities are now moving to Berlin, London or into the Silicon Valley to drive their own projects.

In my talks I aim to integrate the audience into my topic, I usually take away something from these presentations as a keynote speaker myself. I have been presenting to small groups of 6 or 7 senior managers as well as groups of 300 students or alumni.

Feel free to contact me if you want me to speak at a conference. I am happy to provide a guest lecture at your event, company, university or alumni association, very happy to speak to you in German, English or French language.

And here is a link to some of the podium discussions, presentations or talks I had in the past months as a keynote speaker in English language.


“I was happy to work with Michael in various online and offline projects. Among other things, he is an important initiator and jury member of my university lecture series “Hörsaal der Löwen” and various other university formats. He is one of the greatest keynote speakers I know – for example at the Fraunhofer Institute, Andreas Schmid Lab, Rocketeer Festival … Another of his brilliant skills is the cooperation between corporations and startups with a focus on intrapreneurship. The digital change in the field of mobility is one of his core topics, where I am happy to quote him as an expert. Michael is a great person and an asset to any business.”

Martin Plöckl
Former Founder, Ambassador with Burda, Mentor @ LMU, Fraunhofer, generation-d, wayra, ittakesacity, TRJ    

“Highly inspiring keynote speech in front of more than 800 guests in Augsburg at the opening of the Rocketeer Festival 2019, the conference for digital innovations and future trends: Along the course of his vita, Michael Brecht gave the audience a very tangible experience of how innovations come about and how important it is to accept and actively participate in shaping change. In his presentation, Michael sent the appropriate messages and thus encouraged the guests to accept their challenges. An excellent prelude to start a day full of innovations.

Jan Sekulla
VP Corporate Communications Mediengruppe Pressedruck  

„I know Michael for more than 12 years now and we worked together in the past year on putting Doodle on the map when it comes to international search and content marketing campaigns. Michaels strength in understanding the impact of online marketing measures and his strong leadership and vision helped us make the online scheduling tool a showcase in global branding and search efficiency. He is a true entrepreneur and visionary who doesn’t mind getting into the nitty gritty details of digital marketing.“

Andre Alpar

André Alpar
Investor & Digital Marketing Strategist   

„It was a real pleasure to welcome Michael to Fribourg for our “Innovation Club Fribourg Speaker Series” event. He walked us through the history of Doodle and how it grew from a small tool to schedule dates with friends to one of the big Swiss start-up success-stories. He was an inspiring speaker and we had an amazing evening together. If you are searching for a great speaker concerning growth, start-ups or digitalization, Michael is one of the best speakers there is.“

Frederik Neuhaus
President Innovation Club Fribourg