Christoph Raethke

at Berlin Startup Academy

Christoph is the founder of Berlin’s boutique accelerator program Berlin Startup Academy, and has been a startup founder, investor, writer, speaker, and mentor for almost 20 years. Recently, he started sharing the entrepreneurship methods he created on

Having joined his first startup team in 1999, he has been hosting tech events since 2008, leading accelerators since 2010, and presenting Germany’s most successful Youtube talk show on entrepreneurship from 2013 to ’16. In the past two years, he has been particularly active working with leadership teams of large German and European corporations and – in his role as a BMW Foundation “Responsible Leader” – social startups, helping both to make use of digitalization to re-organize, scale, and thrive.

In addition, he has been responsible for the Startup Review section of German business/ lifestyle magazine Business Punk. His first eBook, “Das Richtige gründen” (German only) was published in July 2016. He is also a speaker, host and mentor at startup conferences around the globe.