2021 – now
Co-CEO & Shareholder
In September 2021 I joined the operational management of KRF – KinderRechteForum to lead and develop the organisation together with founder Üwen Ergün. After my years in the start-up universe, via the insights into a traditional industry & corporate environment, I decided to continue on my path and combine a purpose with entrepreneurial activity – with the KRF KinderRechteForum gGmbH as an investment, it was obvious to bundle my energy there and develop a social entrepreneurship company from the classic non-profit enterprise. I am in charge of our communications & public relations department, as well as business development & strategy.
2020 – now
Teaching assignment @ Chair for entrepreneurship and digital business models
I was assigned a lectureship for the winter semester 2020/2021. Prof. Matthias Baum and his chair deals with a variety of topics related to the fields of „entrepreneurship“ and „digital business models“ (or „digital transformation“). In this context, a special focus is on generating a better understanding of the strategies, processes and value creation of (high-tech) start-ups, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Our teaching is designed to promote entrepreneurial decision-making and develop entrepreneurial skills among students. Therefore, our students learn to plan entrepreneurial activities, develop successful (digital) business models, make the transition from an idea to an innovative company, as well as manage and expand their own business.
2019 – 2021
Digital Business Development Manager
I help to develop OC’s brand core from a strategic business development perspective – by building initiatives for digital transformation. These include intrapreneurial measures such as building legal tech products & solutions – as well as reinforcing OC’s position as a digital and innovation-driven law firm.
Osborne Clarke is an international legal practice with over 270 Partners and more than 850 lawyers in 24 locations. In a business environment that’s facing new digital, economic, political and environmental challenges, we help our clients to gain competitive advantage by providing commercially focused insights and legal services. We’ve been around for over 250 years and have a presence across Europe, Asia and the US. Within our core sectors, our clients range from market leaders to fast-growth companies.
2018 – now
Co-Founder, now Board Member
rubiconcepts is an association of experienced entrepreneurs who want to help organizations – corporates, scientific institutions, public institutions and especially young companies – make the right strategic decisions and drive all relevant topics around startup and entrepreneurship with heart and mind.
2018 – 2019
„Ramenstube“ was a startup like no other: a pop-up gastronomy concept that produced exclusively Japanese Ramen. Together with a chef from a high-class gastronomy, our project wanted to combine German coziness with Japanese cuisine. It was a major success in the ecosystem with more than 1.600 entities sold within 22 days open. Furthermore, we developed a viral marketing strategy together with fashion brand „Von Jungfeld“ and created our own merchandise products. The project lasted from November 2018 until January 2019.
2014 – 2018
Partner & Chief Sales Officer (CSO)
DDG – Digital Devotion Group offers the ultimate ecosystem for virtual, mixed and extended reality and artificial intelligence.
Within 4 1/2 years, I was able to expand DDGs business to >2 million euros in sales p.a. and advise customers such as AOK, BASF, the national tourism authority Luxembourg, Kicker Online, KTM or Recaro for digital transformation projects. I was responsible for sales & marketing of the company group, managed a team up to 8 people and became Partner of the firm.
The family brand DDG includes ZREALITY GmbH, Digital Transformation HUB GmbH, xplando GmbH, UplinkIT GmbH in Kaiserslautern and Urban Timetravel S.A. in Luxembourg.
2014 – 2018
Shareholder of a holding company invested in 4 companies in the IT sector.
2015 – 2018
Initiative to foster the subculture of startups in Kaiserslautern and its surroundings; the club’s goal is to find partnerships, expanding its networks to promote the location and create a startup-friendly environment.
Working Student: Online Marketing
The promising fashion startup „von Jungfeld“ creates unique colourful socks and hosiery for men of character. Just like any other company this aspiring startup needed help regarding PR & Marketing – I supported with my social media marketing know-how.
2013 – 2014
Working Student: Business Development
The Facebook marketing agency is one of the experts in this field in Germany. As a working student, I worked partially in the following resorts: online journalism, controlling, business development & administration processes.