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Episode #11 of the Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland Podcast with Dr. Hans-Jürgen Völz

In the current episode #11 is all about Dr. Hans-Jürgen Völz and his insights into the role of fundamental economic factors in business cycle theory and their impact on Germany's economic development. The chief economist of the BVMW is Matthias Wittenburg, Co-Founder of Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland, answers questions.

Dr. Völz explains how fundamental economic changes and not psychological factors were decisive for the economic dynamics in Germany. He links these historical findings with current challenges and shows what role SMEs play in overcoming them.

The discussion will also cover the work of Der Mittelstand, BVMW e.V., which acts as a mouthpiece for SMEs and works intensively to influence the political and economic framework conditions in favor of small and medium-sized enterprises.

The insight into the work of the association and the personal experience of Dr. Völz offer valuable perspectives for all those who want to get to grips with economic developments and their influence on SMEs.

This episode is a must for anyone who wants to understand how historical economic models still influence decision-makers today and what strategies the BVMW is pursuing to strengthen SMEs in a rapidly changing world.

It's worth listening!

The program is presented by BB Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland GmbH and moderated by co-founder and managing director Matthias Wittenburg. It is aimed at investors, entrepreneurs, consultants and all other market participants. Every second Friday, this podcast is all about the exciting world of investments. The show not only offers insights into the company of the respective guest, but also into their experiences with equity investments and addresses the specific challenges of the respective sector. This is supplemented by sometimes somewhat unusual questions that also introduce our guest as a person. The podcast thus promises informative and entertaining insights into the world of equity financing.

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About Dr. Hans-Jürgen Völz:

Dr. Hans-Jürgen Völz is a member of the national management board of DER MITTELSTAND, a member of the board of the support fund for German SMEs and chief economist of the BVMW. He was previously managing director of a business association and a consultant at the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA). The reserve officer is a lecturer at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Hamburg. He wrote his doctoral thesis at the Institute for Theoretical Economics at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel. His academic career took him to the University of Glasgow and Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Völz was a member of the advisory board of the Federal Statistical Office and the German representative of the employers' side at the International Labor Organization in Geneva. He has also represented the BVMW on investor protection in free trade agreements at the OECD in Paris. During the coronavirus pandemic, he was in constant contact with the heads of the Federal Ministry of Economics regarding the design of aid programs for companies.


About the Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland:

The Beteiligungsbörse is the first platform in the German-speaking world to provide companies seeking capital with standardized support throughout the entire process of acquiring equity - from simple registration, preparation and finding suitable investors through to drafting contracts and closing the deal. Established partners such as Companylinks GmbH, the Hamburg Stock Exchange, CANEI AG and Pinsent Masons LLP support the investment exchange.

About Matthias Wittenburg:

In addition to Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland, Matthias Wittenburg is also the founder and managing partner of COMPANYLINKS, a leading platform for company sales in German-speaking countries. Prior to this, he worked in the banking business for 25 years, most recently as a board member for Corporates & Markets at a Landesbank. He holds an MBA from Cardiff University and completed the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Saïd Business School.