After finishing my apprenticeship in Marketing in 2002 I studied social sciences, media and politics in Duesseldorf. After that I was CEO and shareholder of a food-startup in Cologne and Duesseldorf called Sushini. We sold the business in 2010 and I went back to the University of Duesseldorf working in the project management of building an entrepreneurial eco system on the campus. 2016 I started working at at the Department of Economics of the city of Duesseldorf shaping the local startup eco system. One of my main tasks is organizing events like the Startup-Woche and supporting startups. As a sidejob I organize startup-events like the Startup Games and the Startup Sprint.