10/2017 – today
Co-Founder | planbox, COLOGNE; technology startup
With planbox we are working on something extremely cool that solves some extremely big problems. Pretty vague, we know: that’s because it’s secret, for now. We can tell you it combines cameras, sensors and city infrastructure – with a dash of computer vision and graphics.
08/2015 – today
Board Member Support Innovation & Technology | Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn
• Developed a communications strategy for internal and external stakeholders and the positio- ning strategy for the board member. Currently, I am overseeing its implementation.
• Content creation: Blogging on the corporate blog. Writing essays about technology and innovation topics for internal and external publication. Collaborating closely with experts from other functions: Corporate Communications, Strategy Execution and Product & Innovation.
Executing diverse projects within the Board Area Innovation & Technology (e.g. establishing coworking spaces in the relevant regional startup hubs within Germany; organized a hackathon with 250 participants; created experimental events like the makerweek – a temporary maker space; initiated the T-Talks – a public TED-like speaker event that brings together up to 300 regional technology-sector stakeholders etc.)
Co-Founder of the Telekom Smart City Squad:
Cross-functional team tackling customer pain points of cities and developing business models. Initiated potential cooperation with the CityScienceLab of the Hafencity University Hamburg.
04/2014 – 07/2015
Start up! Graduate Trainee Program | Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn
Successfully completed the high potential graduate trainee program of Deutsche Telekom: Several assignments – across the group and international – with project responsibility. Assignments within e.g.:
• Corporate Communications | Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn, Germany
• Sales Support | T-Systems Nordic A/S, Copenhagen/Denmark
03/2012 – 03/2014
Commercial Manager Marketing | Studios ID, Berlin; Berlin Artist Studios
Developed a communication strategy and digital marketing concept that led to a fully let artist ́s studio building (120 studios). Organized events like a gallery weekend and art exhibitions.
02/2007 – 09/2012
Co-Founder/Managing Director | Mykona Kaffee, Berlin; Coffee e-commerce
Co-founded and ran a coffee brand in Berlin. Our directly traded coffee was sold in all major German coffee online shops.We sold the brand in 2012 to a larger coffee roaster.
07/2010 – 04/2012
Co-Founder/Managing Director | NoMoreSleep Coffee, Berlin; coffee bar
Co-founded and ran a coffee bar with 11 employees in Berlin-Mitte. Designed the interior.
10/2007 – 09/2013
Technical University of Berlin | Architecture
Degree: Architecture, Bachelor of Science.
09/2006 – 03/2007
Vocational training: Audiovisual and digital media designer.
02/2015 – 05/2015
Sales Support during the high potential graduate trainee program at Deutsche Telekom within T-Systems Nordic in Copenhagen/Denmark
02/2013 – 09/2013
Freelance work, architectural design/consulting, Pretoria/South Africa
08/2005 – 06/2006
Voluntary Social Year at Kealakekua High School, Captain Cook/USA
08/2002 – 06/2003
Student Exchange in Shimanto, Japan
Select Skills + Accomplishments
German: Native speaker
English: Fluent (C2) / IELTS Overall Score: 8.5/9
Japanese: Basic: Speaking, reading and writing of Hiragana and Katakana
Coaching seed-level startup teams of the Telekom corporate entrepreneurship incubator program
Lectures on the principles of marketing in the bachelor degree course of busi- ness administration at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW).
The Free University of Berlin – Profund Innovation Challenge (2008), Website Award Berlin/Brandenburg – for the most innovative website of small and medium enterprises (2010)
MinD e.V. (Mensa Germany)
„Mensch, Smart City!“ Essay about the dialectic interests and tasks of the diverse stakeholders responsible for our future cities – with focus especially on tech com- panies and urban citizens. Published in a journal of the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (2017).