Projects Adlershof - Adlershof Founder's Lab - Adlershof Founder's Lab

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.

The Team at the Adlershof Founder's Lab

T. Kirschnick

The project is headed by Tobias Kirschnick, who has extensive business founding experience and supports the participants of Founder’s Lab with his know-how.

Marina Salmon

Marina Salmon is at your disposal as project collaborator for the Founder’s Lab and the coworking space IM.PULS.

Y. Plaschnick

As an experienced manager of start-up support projects, Yvonne Plaschnick coordinates the Founder’s Lab.

Our Mentors

Dipl.-Ing. Susann Niemeyer
Head of Centre for IT and Media

Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Israel
Head of Centre for Microsystems and Materials

Dr. Bernd Ludwig
Head of Centre for Photonics and Optics

Axel Gutzmer
Head of Centre for Biotechnology and Environment

Dr. Peter Strunk
Executive Manager Communication

 
 
 

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.

 

Contact

Founder’s Lab Adlershof
WISTA Management GmbH

Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin

Tobias Kirschnick
WISTA Management GmbH
Team Leader Adlershof Startup Projects

+49 30 6392-6000
+49 30 6392-6010

Marina Salmon
WISTA Management GmbH
Project Coordinator Coworking Space IM.PULS / Project Assistant Founder’s Lab

+49 30 6392-2283
+49 30 6392-2236

Yvonne Plaschnick
WISTA Management GmbH
Project Coordinator Founder’s Lab

+49 30 6392-2240
+49 30 6392-2235

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