Nikolas has dedicated the last few years to help 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 (often referred to as Europe’s SXSW by media). He has 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. He represented the German startup community at SXSW 2013. He has 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 that was acquired by DailyDeal (became part of Google). He is a passionate traveller (50+ countries) and most probably the biggest foodie you’ve ever met!