Dr. Frank Schröder-Oeynhausen
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Frank is managing director of the TECHNOLOGY CENTER Lübeck (TZL) and co-initiator of GATEWAY49. He is responsible for the accelerator as a whole as well as for the contracts with the State of SH, the supporters and the teams. Frank has many years of experience as a managing director and has successfully built two start-ups himself.
Program manager & co-founder
Stefan is co-initiator of the GATEWAY49 accelerator. As program manager he takes care of the academy program. As coach he ensures the progress of the teams and the organization of the meetings between mentors and teams. Stefan has already built up several international accelerators and successfully accompanied over a hundred digital startups.
Rüdiger is co-initiator of the GATEWAY49 accelerator. As deputy CEO of the Lübeck Chamber of Industry and Commerce, he has been responsible for the development of location requirements for companies and entrepreneurs of the Hanseatic Belt. He is also our gateway to the diverse range of services offered by the IHK.
Niclas is responsible for our project management and serves as a coach and sparring partner for our startup teams. Niclas supports our teams in the development of innovative business models and is responsible for our events and information curricula. As a co-founder, Niclas has already been involved in numerous start-ups and spin-offs.
Communication & IT
Bjarne is our web designer and as such responsible for the technical implementation of our website. Moreover, he creates all photo and video material at events for our PR department. At the FabLab Lübeck, he is responsible for the areas of 3D printing and UV printing. In addition, Bjarne is a team member of the TZL Academy, which offers training in 3D printing.
Administration & controlling
Kirsten takes care of the accelerator's administrative side, such as the budget and payments to startups. Reporting to the State of Schleswig-Holstein is also part of her job. Furthermore, Kirsten supports our startups in their weekly reporting and funding requirements.
At the TZL, Nils works as a project manager as well as community manager of the coworking space WeDSGN. He is also responsible for the community management within GATEWAY49 and supports our startups in their search for cooperations, events and networks in Germany and Denmark.
PR & Social Media Manager
Sascha takes care of communications. He is providing news via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & Co about everything happening in the GATEWAY49 accelerator. The long-time editor is the first point of contact for media reporting on start-up funding projects. Sascha is happy to establish contact with start-up experts and start-up teams of GATEWAY49.
Nikola is a graduate student currently enrolled in "Entrepreneurship in digital Technologies" at University of Luebeck. He's an aspiring founder and wants to gain first-hand practical experience in the startup world at Gateway49. He assists the team in the areas of Social Media and PR.