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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 new 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 1,500 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.

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The Team at the Adlershof Founder's Lab

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.

Ralph Langanke

Ralph Langanke is the coordinator of the Founder’s Lab.

Marina Salmon

Marina Salmon is your contact person for questions concerning the Founder’s Lab and the co-working space IM.PULS.

Our Mentors

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

Dipl.-Biol. Heidrun Terytze
Formerly Head of Centre for Biotechnology and Environment

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

Dr. Bernd Ludwig
Head of Centre for Photonics and Optics

Dr. Peter Strunk
Executive Manager Communication

Yvonne Plaschnick
Project Manager A² Accelerator / Business Development


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.



Gründerwerkstatt Adlershof
WISTA Management GmbH

Rudower Chaussee 29, 12489 Berlin

Tobias Kirschnick
WISTA Management GmbH
Head of IGZ Adlershof Business Incubator

+49 30 6392-6002
+49 30 6392-6010

Ralph Langanke
WISTA Management GmbH
Coordinator Adlershof Founder’s Lab

+49 30 6392-6020
+49 30 6392-6010


Marina Salmon © WISTA Management GmbH
How do you manage a co-working space?
In conversation with Marina Salmon, who in addition to WISTA’s co-working space is also in charge of the Long Night of the Sciences and the science slams in Adlershof
Johannes Klick © WISTA Management GmbH
The cyber sentry
Johannes Klick consults companies on IT security issues
asis-Geschäftsführer © WISTA Management GmbH
The future makers
Adlershof brings forth high-tech founders, not copycats
BPW Orga-Team © WISTA Management GmbH
A user’s guide to starting a business
The Business Plan Competition Berlin-Brandenburg turns 25 / 2nd Meet-up at the Technology Park Adlershof on 13/02/2020
Manuel Popiol, Oliver Thronicker © WISTA Management GmbH
The water testers
The company Blue Biolabs develops microbiology test kits for wells
A²-Programmmanagerin Yvonne Plaschnick © WISTA Management GmbH
Dynamism meets experience
Innovative start-ups and established companies successfully collaborate in the A² Adlershof programme