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Carolin gained her PR and Marketing skills in several companies and agencies, before she settled for the pulsating startup scene. Since 2015, she is Head of Communications at STARTPLATZ, the largest startup incubator and accelerator in NRW, Germany. The Know-How and experiences from several national and international projects and years of work, she also teaches to Entrepreneurs and Students in workshops and lectures.
Tim is a founder of a local StartUp called CodeKarussell UG. They focus on hyperlocal applications and services like bubble it! (www.bubble-it.today) or Rausgegangen (www.rausgegangen.de).
Rausgegangen shows everyday 4 of the coolest things you can do in Cologne. There is a large variety of events that are presented, like small concerts or parties, as well as theater, dance, markets, sport activities or workshops and on a sunday also a some brunch ideas. Rausgegangen has daily exluclusive offers for their users and a vivid community of people that communicate and organise meet ups with the application.
Previously he worked for larger StartUps like SumUp Services (www.sumup.de), building up and leading Customer Service and Sales for than ten European countries from day one. He also worked for StartUps like travador.com and fitogram.de. During his student life he was one of the initiators and leaders of SensAbility www.sensability.com, what can be now called the largest German social enterprise conference in Germany.
Cologne Chapter Director
Passionate about digital marketing, growth hacking and digital transformation.
I work at STARTPLATZ, a startup incubator in the heart of Cologne. There is a very innovative and heterogenous environment that stimulates my entrepreneurial skills everyday.
Always learning new stuff, I aim to connect the German startup ecosystem with the Italian one.