Over the last years i have dedicated my time to helping develop the Berlin technology and startup ecosystem, founding Berlin's first english language blog and community (TechBerlin), a 20.000 square feet space for coworking and innovation (Ahoy! Berlin) as well as the Tech Open Air Berlin Festival (Media likes calling it Europe's SXSW, I am ok with
Over the last years i have dedicated my time to helping develop the Berlin technology and startup ecosystem, founding Berlin's first english language blog and community (TechBerlin), a 20.000 square feet space for coworking and innovation (Ahoy! Berlin) as well as the Tech Open Air Berlin Festival (Media likes calling it Europe's SXSW, I am ok with that! :-)).
Because of my experience within the German tech scene, I have consulted international companies (i.e. Eventbrite, Twitter, Spotify) and large German corporates (i.e. Axel Springer) on how to best tap into this growing source of innovation. I was also honoured to work with the German government on representing the national startup industry at SXSW 2013.
Currently I am also serving as a Board Member at Zeitbild Stiftung, a foundation focussing on immigrant education and integration and as an advisor to a few amazing startups (Stylemarks, Shadow, Flinx, Termine24.)
I enjoy moderating panels and talking about the Berlin startup ecosystem so hit me up if you need a speaker (Past speaking experience include SXSW, Campus Party, General Assembly, Heureka, Uncubed and of course Tech Open Air.)
Previously I have worked as a Venture Partner and Consultant at Catagonia Capital, as a Business Analyst with Martin Varsavsky and as the Founder/CEO of Reduti, a couponing startup (very 2010!) that was acquired by DailyDeal (became part of Google).
Before going down the slippery yet rewarding path of entrepreneurship I worked in international publishing, advertising and media at Zeitbild and Asap Worldwide.
I am a passionate traveller (50+ countries) and most probably the biggest foodie you've ever met! #paleowannabe :-)
Business Development Manager Startup Ecosystem EMEA @ Working with startups, VCs, Accelerators & Incubators. From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Founder & CEO @ Tech Open's mission is to connect, grow and inspire the creative, entrepreneurial and scientific community through knowledge exchange and collaboration! From August 2012 to Present (3 years 5 months) Berlin Area, GermanyCo-Founder @ From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Berlin Area, GermanyFounder @ 1.750m/2 (19.000 square feet) space for Co-Working and Innovation. From September 2011 to Present (4 years 4 months) Berlin Area, GermanyAdvisor @ Help with marketing, localisation and fundraising. From April 2012 to Present (3 years 9 months) Greater New York City AreaAngel Investor and Advisor @ Angel investor, help with brand development,UX/UI and fund raising. From March 2013 to Present (2 years 10 months) Berlin Area, GermanyAdvisor @ Help with product strategy and fund raising. From September 2012 to Present (3 years 4 months) Berlin Area, GermanyFounder @ English language hub and community for everything startup and tech related in Berlin. From May 2011 to Present (4 years 8 months) Berlin Area, GermanyMarket Entry Consultant @ Worked on strategic partnerships, lead generation, PR, events, localisation, community management and facebook advertising. From December 2012 to July 2013 (8 months) Berlin Area, GermanyEntrepreneur in Residence / Venture Partner @ I am currently launching a new start-up in the social media and location-based-services sphere. Catagonia Capital & Consulting is an investment and consulting company based in Berlin, Germany. It invests in small and middle-market internet and technology-oriented companies. From August 2010 to May 2011 (10 months) Consultant @ Strategic Consulting for Deutsche Messe Interactive. Task: Find new revenue streams/products that build upon the social web and lead to social business design and implementation.
Deutsche Messe Interactive enables customers from a host of sectors to employ the B2B expertise of Deutsche Messe AG, as well as its excellent relationships with exhibitors, visitors and publishers around the world to generate new business. From January 2010 to May 2011 (1 year 5 months) Founder and CEO @ Website featuring daily local deals the premium segment. Sold to Daily Deal GmbH. From January 2010 to July 2010 (7 months) Member of the Management Board @ Set-up and management of the new media division Zeitbild Digital.
Project Management for marketing campaigns with Blue Chip companies such as Daimler, BP, REWE, Sharp, Wyeth and the Federal Ministries of Economics, Interior, Health and the Environment. From January 2008 to July 2010 (2 years 7 months) Berlin Area, GermanyCountry Director @ Office and team management, sales, reporting, sector analysis and strategy in eight emerging markets (countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America). From 2005 to 2007 (2 years)
Bachelor International Business and Management, Economics, Marketing, Finance, First Class Honours @ European Business School (EBS) - London From 2001 to 2004 Study Abroad, Economics and Finance @ Universidad Torcuato di Tella From 2003 to 2003 Abitur, Economics @ Pater Rupert Mayer Gymnasium From 1997 to 1999 Study Abroad, Honour Role for outstanding academic achievement @ The Gunnery (Connecticut) From 1996 to 1996 Niko LeWoi is skilled in: Blogging, Emerging Markets, Start-ups, Business Development, Management, Business Strategy, Social Media, Venture Capital, Investments, Angel Investing, New Media, B2B, Publishing, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
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