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 develop TechQuartier into a creative, buzzing ecosystem.

For general inquiries, please write to : hello@techquartier.comFor events related inquiries, please write to : events@techquartier.comFor jobs, please write to jobs@techquartier.com

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
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 (COO)

Hugo Paquin

Customer Relations and Marketing & Communications

Dominik H. Zborek

Data & Technology and Space Services

Sanja Simon

Finance & Operations

Alina Kilian

Programs & Events

Gemma Ferst

Sales & Ecosystem Development

Kevin Bauer

Sales & Ecosystem Development

Meriam Belhabib

Space Services

Susan Ranchber

GreenTech Hub and Programs & Events

Sophie Renhuldt

Marketing & Communications

Munique Rossoni

Marketing & Communications

Makayla DaSilva

Marketing & Communications

Khaled Sharie

Data & Technology

Sofia Malkova

Data & Technology

Fabian Schroeder

Sales & Ecosystem Development

Sara Chuaimet

Space Services

Rina Hajzeraj

Finance & Operations

Selma Peters

Sales & Ecosystem Development

Anna Jacobs

Programs & Events

Arsen Abrahamyan

Data & Technology

Andrea Heinz

Programs & Events

Pascal Valeri

Customer Relations

Ilham Barrachid

Programs & Events

Marlon Wunsch

Customer Relations

Rosemary Harte

Marketing & Communications