From innovative marketing to marketing innovation, Thomas has spent his whole professional career at the intersection of human desirability, technical feasibility and economic viability. His strategic mind and deep technical understanding are led by curiosity and a can-do mentality.

Today, Thomas is head of the Startup Support Bureau at the Heidelberg Technology Park where he has been actively promoting a support structure for scientific and technological startups and spin-offs in Heidelberg. He has been involved in designing various accelerator programs as well as creating an international network of industry experts and investors. He is also a Managing Director of the Heidelberg Startup Partners, a joint startup support initiative, including Heidelberg’s leading research and educational institutions. He has been one of the masterminds of regional signature events like the {Life Science} meets IT Hackathon or the Startup Weekend Rhein-Neckar.

Before his time at the Heidelberg Technology Park, Thomas has gathered experience in various marketing and business development positions for the electrical industry and an international diagnostics corporation. Thomas has earned a diploma from the University of Mannheim Business School and a doctorate from the University of Basel. Working with the next generation of innovative minds, he holds teaching assignments from the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim.

Thomas is an esteemed speaker and moderator at various events as well as a vivid advisor to entrepreneurs and startups.