The TechQuartier Team

We are innovation enthusiasts. International, experienced, and passionate about exploring the New and shaping the frontiers of a humanized digital society. With our acceleration and open innovation programs, education and consultation, and events and community activities, we are fully committed to developing TechQuartier into a creative, buzzing ecosystem.

Dr. Sebastian Schäfer

Dr. Sebastian Schäfer
Managing Director

Sebastian is a Cambridge-born behavioral economist and innovation enthusiast. As entrepreneur and lecturer, he has been engaged in building a dynamic startup scene in the Metropolitan region for many years. Prior to founding TechQuartier, Sebastian was head of Goethe University’s business incubator and research fellow at the management and microeconomics department. He lectures at Goethe Business School and is associated with the Center for Leadership and Behavior in Organizations and the Frankfurt Laboratory of Experimental Economics at Goethe University.

Dr. Thomas Funke

Dr. Thomas Funke
Co-Director

Dr. Thomas Funke has been involved in the global start-up ecosystem for 15 years now. In addition to setting up a research studio at the WU Vienna, which deals with tools and methods of the startup world, he founded different startups and still lectures at universities. He is especially motivated by seeing how starting a business can release new forces in young people that lead to a strengthened self-efficacy. Thomas Funke is particularly fascinated by training and educating young entrepreneurs. Furthermore, he loves measuring and decoding the different entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Mariska Meints

Chief Operating Officer

Hugo Paquin

Hugo Paquin

Marketing & Communications

Dominik H. Zborek

Dominik H. Zborek

IT & Development / Scouting and Matching

Sanja Simon

Sanja Simon

Finance & Operations

Alina Kilian

Alina Kilian

Programs & Events

Dirk Noack

Finance & Operations

Kevin Bauer

Dr. Kevin Bauer

AI Specialist

Meriam Belhabib

Meriam Belhabib

Coworking & Community Management

Susan Ranchber

Susan Ranchber

Programs & Events

Munique Rossoni

Munique Rossoni

Marketing and Communications

Rosemary Harte

Marketing and Communications

Pascal Valeri

New Business & Accounts / Programs & Events

Sofia Malkova

Sofia Malkova

Scouting and Matching

Sara Chuaimet

Sara Chuaimet

Coworking & Community Management

Arsen Abrahamyan

IT & Development

Rina Hajzeraj

Rina Hajzeraj

People & Organization

Selma Peters

Selma Peters

New Business & Accounts

Anna Jacobs

Programs & Events

Julian Müller

Programs & Events

Work at TechQuartier

As our ambitions grow, our team must follow: We are on the hunt for new talents. Want to be a part of a purpose-driven team at the forefront of Frankfurt’s bustling startup scene? Check out our careers page.

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