Ever come across a founder talking passionately about their new idea with a seamingly unlimited amount of energy and motivation? That’s the fuel that drives WhatAVenture! We believe in empowering teams across the world to execute new tech-based business ideas with success. We do this by providing an intelligent and scalable system as well as connecting startup teams with established tech companies. Join us and take the world a step ahead.
Stefan has a strong research background in the field of open innovation and has been running many initiatives in the start up scene. He is well-informed in both the corporate and start-up worlds in order to bring ideas to success. Stefan strongly believes in the positive synergies between start-ups and established companies and loves to support technologies that make the world a better place.
Besides drinking massive amounts of tea which help him get our products out of the door, Alex is the technical brain behind them. With many years of experience in developing enterprise solutions he knows how to make web-tools scalable and run smoothly.
With many years of design experience, Alexander ensures our users flow smoothly throughout our online platform, as well as making sure the world surrounding us is well designed.
Philippe has a strong sales background and many years of experience as an innovation consultant. He started off in POS (point of sales) communication and established his own open innovation consulting agency after finishing university. He believes that opening up corporate borders during the innovation process leads to more outcome and success.
Daniel is a highly-skilled corporate innovator who designs processes and leads teams to develop cutting edge technologies and products. After 15+ years experience in senior management functions in various globally acting tech companies, Daniel has changed his perspective and strengthens our consulting team, working with our corporate customers on technology and product innovation topics.
Max is designing and managing acceleration programs for our clients to empower startups and corporate innovation teams. He is coaching teams on early stage validation, prototyping, and business development. Previously he worked in 2 startups, established an international recruiting service for entrepreneurs and regularly mentors teams for various startup initiatives.
Farid’s wide repertoire ranges from managing corporate innovations to business development, which empowers him to see the big picture. Knowing both Corporate and Startup world and thanks to his intercultural awareness, Farid is able to connect the dots and unlock new opportunities for our clients.
With background in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the trilingual University of Bolzano (Italy), Gordana has accumulated several experiences in corporate as well as in the start-up world. This experience allows her to understand the needs from both and create synergies and new business opportunities between them. Gordana´s goal is to boost corporate innovation in the Italian market.
Livia is working on the realization of our corporate projects. She is managing projects which focus on technology evaluation, cross-industry cooperation and innovation strategy projects. She is an expert in identifying the right experts to talk to and to discover new potential.
Coordination and execution of our customer’s projects, is Lisa’s daily business. She is responsible for the successful scouting of startups and experts and the realization of the innovation camps and workshops across various industries. Previously Lisa gained experience with a head hunting agency and knows what it takes to find the best people and institutions.
Patricia is responsible for coordinating and managing our customer’s projects. Alongside scouting of startups and experts and realizing workshops, she focuses on continuously developing our methods further. Loving to explore and understand complex topics and work with stakeholders, she has gained comprehensive international research experience within various areas, including international business, entrepreneurship and innovation.
With his hands-on and service-oriented mentality Stefan works hard to surpass all customers’ expectations. His professional approach is a gain for every innovation team he is working with. Stefan believes in the strength of new ideas, realized in a professional manner with competent partners.
Next to her background in innovation management Doris is managing our operational tasks and internal processes. Close Cooperation with the Board of Management and constant consultation with the team is her Daily Business. She is responsible that every day at WhatAVenture runs as smooth as possible and supports WhatAVenture to growth.
Roman guides corporate innovation teams through intrapreneurship or acceleration programs. He believes that corporations can be as agile, innovative and radical as startups when given the right tools, methods and feedback. Combining his major in psychology, his work experience in several startups and the creative flux from touring the world over as passionate drummer helps getting the best out of every team.
Florian focuses on user experience and creates web interfaces which are not only easy on the eyes but intuitive and practical. It is important to him that our users enjoy using the app.
Martin has lots of experience in crafting solid and maintainable high-performance applications. He loves to build modern and innovative products always getting inspired by the latest trends and technologies. If he isn’t hunting down nasty bugs, he enhances our innovation platform steadily.
Johannes ensures our products function properly. With years of experience as a software developer, he is our silent force in making things happen.
Birkan is a pillar of support for our whole team. Beside managing accounting and controlling she is constantly removing obstacles to ensure our daily business keeps running smoothly.
Alexander is a Social Media enthusiast with a strong passion for all things trending. He is constantly boosting our online presence by connecting with influencers to enhance our global network, looking for the latest news on startup life and corporate innovation, as well as spreading our very own content and giving you live-updates from events.
Thomas is the founder and CEO of the innovation- and knowledge-architects “theLivingCore“. Specializing in the areas of strategy, innovation and transformation, Thomas co-developed leading-edge innovation methods and practical frameworks such as “Enabling Spaces“, “leap“ and “Emergent Innovation“.
Roman Rericha is partner at Brandl & Talos. He is an expert in M&A transactions as well as corporate and capital market law and a startup enthusiast.
Thomas Funke is currently responsible for building-up the field of entrepreneurship in the Innovationszentrum der deutschen Wirtschaft.