Crowdfunding since 2010

In order of appearance and stay.
In 12 years, many people have already accompanied and enriched Startnext. The organizational structure and cooperation is to be understood organically, where hierarchies hardly play a role. That's why you can see the team here in chronological order.

There are actually four teams, represented by the colors yellow, blue, orange and pink.

  • Yellow - Team Business Management
  • Blue - Team Platform Development
  • Orange - Team Community
  • Pink - Team Public Relations

Denis Bartelt
Chief Executive Officer (Founder)

Denis founded his first company in 2003, Tyclipso GmbH. In 2009 he started to develop the project Startnext together with Tino and in 2010 the company was founded. Denis is a professional photographer and co-founder of the Entrepreneurs Pledge.

Tino Kreßner
Cooperation Manager (Founder)

During his studies in media technology and communication sciences Tino founded his first company together with friends - an agency for film productions. For Startnext he is on the road a lot and continues to expand our network.

Cathleen Knohf
CTO (parental leave)

Cathleen has been on board as backend developer for Startnext since the beginning and takes care that all functions run on Startnext. Before that she studied media production in Dresden.

Lisa Rudolph
High Priest of Datafiction

Hi, ich bin Lisa. Anfang 2015 habe ich bei Startnext als Werkstudentin angefangen, war danach für den Payment Bereich verantwortlich und anschließend die Community Operations Managerin bei Startnext. Derzeit bin ich als Elternzeitvertretung die Assistenz der Geschäftsführung und interessiere mich für HR, New Work und Organisationsentwicklung. Meinen Ausgleich zum Büroalltag suche ich im Sport und bei ausgiebigen Spaziergängen mit meiner Hündin Kira.

Ricarda Delock
Management Assistant

Ricarda holds all the strings together for us and is responsible for the topic of personnel. She studied cultural work and founded the non-profit initiative Kultür Potsdam on the side.

Amos Bühler
Frontend Developer

Amos develops and optimizes Startnext so that you can use our platform on all devices and in all browsers. He has studied media and information science.    

Charlott Kaliga
Compliance Manager (parental leave)

Charlott works in project consulting and supports our starters in the realization of their projects. She is also the contact person for everything related to compliance. Charlott studied nonprofit management and worked for nebenan.de and Doctors Without Borders.

Cheyenne Lindemann
Strat. Team Lead Community / BI

Chey came to the world of social entrepreneurship through the On Purpose program and now leads the Community team. With us, she also transforms data into information and creates new knowledge from it.

Joy Lange
Project Consultant

You will meet Joy in the project consulting and in the Startnext Office Hour. In her free time she likes to pursue creative projects like music, macramé or jewelry making and is on fire for topics around Black Culture, Womanism, LGBTQIA+ and many more due to her personal context as a queer Afro-German woman.

David Warmbold
Showmaster 

David guides through our Launch Day Show. As a multimedia mediator, he uses his skills to let the starters shine in the best possible light.

Thekla Wilkening
Chief Comm. Officer (parental leave)

Thekla has experienced it herself: crowdfunding can change lives! In 2014, she founded Kleiderei and was successful with it on Startnext. Since then, she has been committed to sustainable startups because she is convinced that they bring the necessary impetus to shape the world in a positive way. At Startnext, she is responsible for the communication strategy.

Friederike Lindner
Product Lead

Friederike coordinates, prioritizes and ultimately ensures that all valuable requirements, wishes and ideas on the Startnext platform become a technical reality. In her free time, she is very active in the electronic (sub)culture and is committed to awareness, education and addiction prevention.

Elias Groesel
Frontend Developer

Together with Amos, Elias takes care of optimizing the presentation of Startnext and implementing new designs and usage concepts. Elias has already shown that he can turn ideas into reality with his own startup: In 2019, he launched the sustainable coffee brand PURPLE BIKE COFFEE.

Sophie Gnest
Project Consultant

After Sophie launched her own crowdfunding campaign with pack&satt 2021, she now spreads the Startnext spirit as a project consultant and at events. As a communication designer, she loves getting into different heads and providing motivation for future ideas. In her free time, she dances her way through a wide variety of styles.

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