Tom H. Lautenbacher

entrepreneurship · tech startups

About Me

I have been an entrepreneur as long as I can remember, making my first sales in primary school and founding my first company at age 18. Since then I have founded and led another 2 conventional companies and 2 tech startups. I have also worked in sales, as a business developer and as an IT manager and I have consulted tech startups, SMEs, big corporations and public institutions in business and IT matters. Having grown up in Germany and Greece, I am a bi-cultural and trilingual Third Culture Kid and I have alternately lived, worked and founded in both countries. I hold the business management degree of «Diplom-Kaufmann FH» of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences and have published a scientific monograph called «The Development of Business Ideas – A guide to the systematic generation, evaluation and selection of ideas for new business fields within the scope of Internal Corporate Venturing», which ranked #2 at Amazon's bestseller list in the category “Business Planning”. I joined Startup Grind Berlin as Head of Marketing in May 2018 and my objective is to establish these event series to become the most significant monthly meetup event of Berlin's startup community, aiming to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs in this world class startup hub.