During her undergraduate degree in South Africa, Luisa co-founded an NGO and a marketing & part-time staffing agency. After completing her MBA at ESMT in 2012 Luisa has been part of shaping the European startup ecosystem as Project Manager for the European Commission startup competition Tech All Stars, as Chief Operating Officer at the Berlin-based startup accelerator Startupbootcamp and now as Director of Lab & Venture at GTEC.
German Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) is Germany’s first open campus to unite technology entrepreneurship organisations, resources and expertise in one place.
GTEC is about empowering technology-driven, high-growth innovation and transformation across Europe. Any entrepreneur is welcome to join our programs, events, talks and workshops. For corporations looking for the perfect spot to plug into the startup ecosystem, we offer desks and memberships.
GTEC was established at ESMT European School of Management and Technology and is located at Schlossplatz 1, Berlin’s cultural, political, and economic heart.
GTEC Berlin Startup Academy is Berlin’s boutique, independent Startup Accelerator.
In a 3-month, 2 day/week program involving 60+ of Berlin’s most experienced CEOs and investors, we help to turn an idea into a startup or to bring entrepreneurial drive to your enterprise.
As part of German Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), we make the resources of Germany’s industry and Mittelstand, wealth, science, and academics available to
Unlike other accelerators, we accept founders who may or may not have a complete team or prototype yet, helping you with team completion, idea evaluation, and access to the Berlin ecosystem.
Our independence from corporate funds means that we can accept ideas from across the board, including hardware or unusual ones like starting your own investor.
Being part-time, we don’t require you to drop everything you’re doing and completely submit to a new schedule. Freelancing on the side is cool with us – up to a point, though.
However, we are very critical regading the feasibility of your startup idea, because we believe that no mentor or investor can salvage an idea without pain point or target group.