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Jessica Berlin

Tech Innovation & Development
My twitter handle:

@berlin_bridge

My website/blog:

www.costruct.co

My topics:

business and technology innovation public-private partnerships maker movement tech4good international relations emerging markets

My languages:

German English

My city:

Berlin

My country:

Germany

My bio:

Jessica Berlin is an entrepreneur and foreign affairs and sustainable development expert with a knack for turning new ideas into reality. Her career has spanned over ten years with public, private, academic, and nonprofit organizations in Afghanistan, China, Germany, Myanmar, Rwanda, the UK, and the US. This work inspired Jessica to found CoStruct and build new models for advancing business and development in transitional economies, as well as innovative public-private-partnerships for economic development and sociopolitical cohesion. She holds an M.Sc. in Political Economy of Emerging Markets from King's College London, a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University, and speaks five languages.

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Jessica Berlin ist Unternehmerin und Expertin in den Bereichen Außenpolitik und nachhaltige Wirtschaftsentwicklung. Als Gründerin von CoStruct berät sie Unternehmen dabei, impact-orientierte technologische Lösungen dorthin zu bringen, wo sie am meisten gebraucht werden, und baut neue wirtschaftsfördernde Public-Private-Partnership Initiativen auf. Durch die von CoStruct-mitgegründeter Initiative MakerNet unterstützt sie zum Beispiel die weltweite Vernetzung von Makern und Makerspaces mit lokalen Märkten und Produktionsinfrastrukturen, um lokale Produktion zu fördern sowie um neue Arbeitsplätze zu schaffen.

Während ihrer Karriere hat Jessica in Afghanistan, China, Deutschland, Großbritannien, Myanmar, Ruanda, und den USA gelebt und gearbeitet. Sie spricht fünf Sprachen und hat einen Master of Science in Political Economy of Emerging Markets von King's College London sowie einen Bachelor of Arts in International Relations von der Tufts University.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

TEDxHamburg

Jessica Berlin's TEDx talk received a standing ovation at TEDxHamburg 2018 and has been described as "brilliant", "moving", and "one of the most powerful and inspiring TED talks".

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Keynote at 021Disrupt 2018 - Karachi, Pakistan




Expert Panel at Afrolynk 2017, 'Tech and Entrepreneurship in Africa'

Afrolynk at Microsoft Berlin
Berlin, Germany




Event & Panel Moderator, EU4Business Armenian Startup Night in Berlin

EU4Business & GIZ Support for SME Development in Armenia Program
Berlin, Germany




Keynote for the German Chamber of Commerce in Kenya, 'Business Models and PPPs for Tech Innovation and Local Production'

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany + German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK)
Nairobi, Kenya




Expert Panel at the IÖW, Konferenz ,,Die Transformative Kraft der Maker''

Institut für Ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung
Berlin, Germany




Keynote at Helmut Schmidt University, Konferenz „Zukunft der Wertschöpfung“

Helmut Schmidt Universität
Hamburg, Germany




Presentation at re:publica 2016, 'International Development and the Fourth Industrial Revolution'

re:publica
Berlin, Germany




Expert Panel at Myanmar Global Entrepreneurship Week, 'Challenges and Opportunities for Myanmar Youth Entrepreneurs'

Global Entrepreneurship Week
Yangon, Myanmar




Presentation at Fab Lab Asia Network, 'Tech Entrepreneurship in Myanmar'

FAN2 Fab Lab Asia Network
Taipei, Taiwan