Adlershof Founder's Lab:
From the idea to the business.
Mentoring. Networking. Support.

Adlershof Founder's Lab: From the idea to the business. Mentoring. Networking. Support.

Use this chance to kick-start your business idea!

WISTA Management GmbH has created the Adlershof Founder's Lab as a tool to enable young business founders to work on their business idea. We support 2-3 founders per team for a period of one year with 2,000 euros / month. In addition to financial support, our programme includes workshops and coaching on business-related topics.

Business founders benefit from the long-standing experience of our staff as part of our mentoring programme, including technology fields such as photovoltaics, renewable energies, photonics, optics, biotechnology, environmental technology, microsystems, materials, IT, and media.

On top of it all, every participant gets a free-of-charge dedicated desk at our in-house co-working space IM.PULS, which provides founders with all the relevant infrastructure right here on campus.

Technical and technology-focused teams geared towards sustainable economic success are eligible for funding.


Gründungswerkstatt Adlershof
WISTA Management GmbH

Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin

Contents of the fellowship

  • For a period of one year, 2 to 3 founders per team are supported with 2,000 euros/month.
  • In addition to financial support, the funding includes workshops and coaching on start-up-related topics.
  • In the mentoring offers, you will benefit from the many years of experience of our staff in the technology fields: Photovoltaics, Renewable Energies, Photonics, Optics, Biotechnology, Environment, Microsystems, Materials, IT and Media.
  • On top of that, teams on the science campus have access to a free workplace with the corresponding infrastructure in the in-house coworking space IM.PULS.
  • Funding is provided for technical and technology-oriented start-up teams that are geared towards sustainable economic success.

Your desk at the co-working space IM.PULS

Every participant of the Adlershof Founder’s Lab gets a free dedicated desk located in the semi-basement of the WISTA building, which includes free paper, hot drinks, and Wi-Fi. The co-working space IM.PULS is equipped with modern desks, private ‘think tanks’ and a meeting room in a light-filled environment across 550 sqm.

In addition to comfort while you’re working, IM.PULS also boasts colourful seats and lounges to mingle and relax. Meet with others over a hot drink or a warm lunch in the fully equipped kitchenette.

The Team at the Adlershof Founder's Lab


Tobias Kirschnick
WISTA Management GmbH
Start-up Projects

Marina Salmon
WISTA Management GmbH
Coworking Space / Founder’s Lab

Yvonne Plaschnick
WISTA Management GmbH
Founder’s Lab

Our Mentors

The Adlershof Founder's Lab is funded by the European Union (European Social Fund) and the State of Berlin. The European Social Fund (ESF) is Europe's most important instrument for promoting employment. It promotes equal opportunities on the labour market, supports people in accessing better jobs and in vocational training and qualification.