Meet the HHL DIGITAL SPACE CREW

Crew

Customer-centred. Hypothesis-driven.
Fully dedicated.

Our crew consists of entrepreneurs, researchers, technology experts, creative minds and a whole lot more. HHL is dedicated to driving new business ideas as a top entrepreneurial university and the network is dedicated to supporting you.

JProf. Dr. Dominik Kanbach

DK is our Academic Lead. He is the leader of the Research Group Strategic Entrepreneurship and Junior Prof. at HHL.

Sophia Kuhl

Managing Director

As Managing Director, Sophia keeps track of all our projects, develops our network, and is the podcast host of Gründer Guide.

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Jennifer Lorenz

Incubation Manager

Jenny is one of our incubation managers supporting and providing feedback for the startups and guiding them through the program.

Maurice Steinhoff

Incubation Manager

Pitch perfect? Guaranteed with Maurice! Being part of HHL DIGITAL SPACE since minute one, he supports the startups in the program.

Hanna Fiedler

Incubation Manager

Hanna is one of our incubation managers supporting the startups on a daily basis. She is currently on parental leave.

Geirg Blüher

Georg Blüher

EXIST consultant

Georg supports startups with their EXIST applications and is our pro for funding proposals.

Francie Lange

Entrepreneurship Associate

Francie is doing her PhD at HHL and is responsible for our quality assurance. Additionally, she supports us in event management.

Nino Tomini

Nino Tomini

Research Assistant

Nino is doing his doctorial thesis at HHL and supports us with business development and partner relations.

Alina Kramer

Office Management

Alina is our plant whisperer and keeps our space nice and cozy. In need of coffee or office supplies? She has your back.

Hannah-Lea Ruppender

Social Media Manager

Hannah is responsible for our online presence, whether it's the website, the blog, the newsletter, or our social media channels.

David Horoba

Podcast Manager

David manages the post-production of our podcasts and mixes new sounds for our intros.

Justin Hasche

Justin Hasche

Intern Business development & Venture Building
James Clifford

James Clifford

Intern Business Development & Marketing

Maurice Steinhoff

Incubation Manager

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Hanna Fiedler

Incubation Manager

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The Tech Incubator of HHL

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is a university-level institution and ranks amongst the leading international business schools. The goal of the oldest business school in German-speaking Europe is to educate entrepreneurial, responsible and effective business leaders. HHL stands out for its excellent teaching, its clear research focus, its effective knowledge transfer into practice as well as its outstanding student services. More than 300 companies were set up by alumni of HHL.
To share this expertise and broad network, HHL set up the HHL DIGITAL SPACE as an open platform and incubator to support entrepreneurs not only for their own students and partners but for everyone with a digital business model.