Cool experienced people
with taste and sagacity

CANNOBE PURPOSE

We are here to create, help
and improve our society.

Cannobe is the ideal platform for active or retired professionals who wish to find inspiring and likeminded people from management, technology, business, research & science, art & culture, sports and more.

It is our goal to build a network of experienced professionals that is based on trust and personal interaction. We want to become a platform for the exchange of ideas and creation of businesses.

We believe in  offering opportunities to individuals in an increasingly difficult socio and econimic times.Cannobe  is intergenerational connecting experienced people with young professionals.

Cannobe encourages its members to follow their intuition and tackle their vision, project or start-up with confidence. On Cannobe, there is a supporter for every project – members empower members to move forward. Together we want to unite and take action to create and live change.

ADVISORY BOARD

Our Supporter Team behind Cannobe

Dirk Nessenius

BERLIN, GER

Peter Mayer

NEW YORK, USA

Dirk Ohlmeier

BERLIN, GER

Hans-Eike von Oppeln-Bronikowski

BERLIN, GER

Michael Schoepe

BAMBERG, GER

Stefan Ritt

LÜBECK, GER

Dr. Monika Pasetti

BERLIN, GER

Ulf Leonhard

BERLIN, GER

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LÜBECK, GER

ABOUT CANNOBE

Cannobe – Cannot Beat Experience

Ulf Leonhard, Potsdam, Founder of Cannobe, bron in 1959: In 2018, I launched Cannobe. My vision is a new type of club in which members could use their experience and personal contacts for broader benefit, within a community of like-minded individuals. I spent more than 25 years in matching people with ideas (startups) with people who intend to invest with a track record in organizing more than 160 forums matching innovators with investors in Europe and the US. Cannobe is a continuation of whatI started in 1997. Now I want to witness the success stories

Legacy: At a certain point in life, many people who have achieved personal and professional milestones yearn to share their hard-earned experience with others. For these people, the focus is no longer building their CV. Knowledge can be read or studied, but experience is linked to a time horizon, a period. Experience calls out to be shared with others.

Until now, the problem has been finding a forum to share this experience within a network of like-minded people. People who can help broaden horizons beyond existing professional networks, associations, and activities. Cannobe will match startups and companies with the experienced people, experts, executives, entrepreneurs for mutual support. Through advice, action, and much more!

Impact: We live in a world facing significant challenges such as climate change, refugees and migration, water and critical resource shortages, pandemics, and deforestation, among others. Our political institutions are ever more limited in their ability to provide solutions.

Yet at the same time, our generation has built up an incredible reserve of professional and life experience, networks, influence, and financial resources. Imagine what can be achieved if we use this reserve of talent and experience to benefit others!  I want to create a community for members who are motivated by taking personal and direct action with others, in a trustful, open, and supporting environment.

Serendipity: With Cannobe you will be part of a community that supports you and gives you exciting challenges. People who wish to broaden their professional horizons – beyond and in addition to their existing networks, associations, and activities – with like-minded people at eye level. Professional and life experience made visible and useful. Legacy rooted in professional life and technology experience, networks and access to relevant people and capital to invest if needed. Being involved in our community will make sense for you if you have experience and want to stay open and curious no matter what you are currently doing.

Startups and Projects: We will continuously introduce you to startups, initiatives, and projects, and at the same time you are welcome to present your own ideas, projects, and interests.

  • Do you have your own concepts and initiatives, and would like to implement them by asking for recommendations, partners, supporters?
  • Do you want to be involved in projects with like-minded peers?
  • Would you like to support startups with your experience and/or your money?