As CEO of WERK1 – ‘the most startup-friendly place in Munich’ – my mission is to unleash the massive potential for startups, entrepreneurship and digitization in Munich and Bavaria (Germany). My team and I continuously select the best high growth digital startups to join WERK1. Operating not for profit and funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, we are not a mere provider of reasonably priced office space. Primarily, we are a platform for founders to connect, learn from each other, avoid mistakes and accelerate the process of starting a business in an inspiring atmosphere.
Besides being a facilitator for the Munich startup ecosystem, a public speaker and frequent jury member, I am also the founder of FERTILA, a digital health / FemTech startup. With FERTILA we work for more babies 🙂 For humans having trouble easily becoming mothers and fathers, we offer relevant information and services to ease their journey.
Together with my wife – Dr. med. Corinna Mann – I work to make ‘Die Kinderwunschärztin’ Munichs fertility clinic with world-class medicine embedded into the best patient experience.
My current endeavors follow previous positions as Head of Corporate Development at Burda Digital (Hubert Burda Media), Managing Director of employer-review site kununu.com (a XING/New Work SE/Hubert Burda Media subsidiary) and in Corporate Development at Tomorrow Focus AG (now Holidaycheck AG).
I hold a degree in business administration and a PhD (summa cum laude) in ‘Management Information Systems’ from LMU Munich.
I love creating things – with my mind and my MacBook, but also with my hands. I am a perfectionist, a consumer-tech and design-afficionado. My free time I love spending with my wife, my four sons and sailing out on the water.