Kati Schmidt

Director of International Business Operations at Course Hero

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Kati Schmidt is the Director of International Business Operations at Course Hero, an online learning platform with over 60 million course-specific study resources.

After winning her Green Card in the Diversity Visa Lottery, Kati relocated from Berlin, Germany, to San Francisco, California, in January 2015. As an early former employee of Airbnb, Kati worked on launching and scaling Airbnb’s operations in Europe, starting Airbnb’s public policy efforts globally and launching Airbnb Experiences. She has seen hyper-growth and worked on various entrepreneurial projects within the company that informed operational playbooks.

Kati is passionate about female entrepreneurship, the transatlantic relationship, and gluten-free food. She regularly mentors startups looking to expand their business to the USA at the German government’s tech accelerator and volunteers as San Francisco Director of Changemaker Chats. In 2015, she was selected as a Young Leader of the renowned Atlantikbrücke organization. Kati holds an MBA in Media Management from Hamburg Media School.

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“I saw Kati motivate our participants of German entrepreneurs, corporates, SMEs and investors when she shared insights from Silicon Valley via live broadcasting at our Bits4Kohle conference. Her expertise is apparent and her enthusiasm is energizing. The honesty she manifests when sharing her own personal experience makes her a great storyteller and the insights she shares create a natural mutual affinity with her audience. Kati's bright cultural background and international perspectives makes her an rare expert who is always able to present the bigger picture. I highly recommend her to keynote any event.”

Anina Behm
Co-Founder bei Bits4Kohle

“Kati is a natural story teller and her presentations are easy to follow. They are very structured and captivating at the same time as she always shares interesting data and authentic anecdotes. I would recommend her to keynote any event.”

Christian Byza
International growth for LinkedIn & Co-Founder OMR.com

“Kati highlighted Social Media Week Hamburg 2018 by sharing her thoughts on the global theme CLOSER – COMMUNITY VS. INDIVIDUALISM. Thanks for being part of the conference and we hope to keep in touch.”

Sabrina Frahm
General Manager bei Social Media Week Hamburg

“I’ve seen and met Kati at Social Media Week in Hamburg. I had the honour to interview her after her speech. She's such a powerful woman, fresh and motivated and she's definitely a supporter to bring more women on stage, that's why she should stay at more big stages!”

Janine Mehner