At the international trade fair for optics and design, opti Munich, a panel discussion on start-ups in optics will take place this year. Benedict Rodenstock is one of the participants. In 2010, Astutia Ventures invested in Mister Spex, a pioneer in the industry. The Berlin-based company is now Europe’s largest online optician with over 600 employees. Other participants in the panel are Kilian Wagner, Co-Founder of Vio, Michael Menig, Co-Founder of Annu Eyewear and Hülya Yig-Özgen, founder of Glasses on Wheels. Together they will share their experiences and discuss which factors are important to make a start-up a success.