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GTEC Open Lecture: Pia Poppenreiter | June 13 | Berlin

GTEC is excited to announce that our next Open Lecture speaker is the one and only Pia Poppenreiter, Founder of Ohlala, the startup for paid dating services.

Pia’s story is nothing short of incredible – one that will leave you with goosebumps and a strong desire to get out there and fight for what you believe in. After gliding through school and graduating with distinction, Pia moved to Vienna to work in investment banking. But after a night of vodka sodas, her story abruptly changes: walking home from the bar, she sees sex workers waiting for clients on a street corner, and Pia thinks “That’s totally inefficient.”

The market for prostitution is huge and has been legal in Germany since 2002, with 14.5 billion Euros being spent on sexual services each year in Germany alone. As any other entrepreneur would do, Pia did her research and competitive analysis and then raised over 1 million Euros to grow Ohlala. And through all the ups and downs that came with growing a company in such a controversial space, Pia came out stronger and more determined than ever to reach her goals – and lucky for us, she will share her story at GTEC.

We look forward to seeing you there.