Dr. Lorenz Gräf


Founder and director of STARTPLATZ. Before founder and chairman of the board he worked for Globalpark. He missed a comprehensive incubator conception based in Rheinland and established his own. Since that time he`s highly successful in the startup-scene.


Matthias Gräf


Young entrepreneur and director of Golf Post. Established the STARTPLATZ collectively with his father and provides to advise and support.


Elisa Porstmann

HR and Operations

Organizational talent and head of the conference rooms. Responsible for room rental and the STARTPLATZ members`s welfare and STARTPLATZ employees`s welfare.

Victoria Blechman-Pomogajko

Events and conferences

Conferences and major events are organised with an attention to detail by Victoria. The affinitiy for creative conference names and an expressive smile is always present.

Carolin Gattermann

Corporate communication/ PR

She is interested and active in media. In particular: searching, communicate and using to move the STARTPLATZ and its members forward.

Nicole Schneider

Site management cologne

The location in cologne is Nicole`s territory. All rooms and the members are supplied with everything that is sygnifying. Without her the breakfast and the BBQ wouldn`t be that chic and delicious.

Alexandra Schliebitz

Site management Düsseldorf

Good fairy, ruler and site management – all in one. She is your contact person for  planning events, office space availability, job center and everything else.

Rebecca Rühle

Office assistent Düsseldorf

Rebecca is always in a good mood at the reception desk. If you have some intern issues, reserve a conference room and you be keen on a spontaneous kicker match – Rebecca is always there for you!