#openspace

About us

At #openspace, courage and speed are the drivers for success. The constellation of our unique team combines hands-on experience, a project-based work style and high levels of expertise when it comes to digitisation, and developing and implementing visions. We roll up our sleeves together with our customers and get right down to it.

 
 

Win - Win

An integral part of the #openspace philosophy is that each participant may bring their resources and competences to the table and benefit in return from new contacts, ideas, access to events and much more. The basis for making this model a success is the relationship between SMEs and startups.

Mittelstand

What #openspace offers you

  • Innovative and individual programmes for digital transformation aimed at successful implementation.
  • Building up know-how for your employees with the aim to facilitate the creation and implementation of new (digital) business models and ideas for your entity - in an inspiring environment in Berlin
  • Support with your work by experienced, digital sparring partners, methodology and industry experts
  • Access to digital ecosystems of #openspace consisting of implementation partners, startups and innovators.
  • We don’t offer off-the-shelf PowerPoint presentations, we create together - our belief is to help people to help themselves - we secure success in a competent manner

How you can participate?

  • Bring along motivated employees who are open for the subject of digitisation
  • Be ready to work with and on new ideas
  • You will work in a heterogenous team (we are happy to help you selecting the team members) 
  • Your Executive Management team is committed to change

Startups

What #openspace offers you

  • Access to SMEs and, as a consequence, to potential customers, cooperation partners, investors and sparring partners.
  • Support and help regarding contextual topics such a legal, financial, recruitment and tax issues
  • Opening up of the #openspace network consisting of implementation partners, mentors and SMEs
  • Complete and extremely easy to access workspace on 2,000 sqm in the heart of Berlin providing an opportunity to run events and conferences. 
  • Active generation of leads by #openspace by way of pitch events, sessions and direct matching with relevant companies

How you can participate?

  • Our focus is on startups from the B2B sector which already get their first investments, have a great founding team and want to hit the ground running.
  • We are the home base for international startups seeking to conquer Continental European markets. 
  • There is no specific vertical focus from our side, we expect a desire to collaborate with our ecosystem.

Institutions

What #openspace offers you

  • Identify digitisation trends which are relevant to your members, in the course of an annual conference, spanning one or several days, together with experts.
  • Impulse presentations, venues and workshop contents for the strategy planning day of your party or interest group
  • A deeper insight for the members of your association into the influences and mechanisms of digitisation, virtual reality or life as a startup
  • You are a scientific research team: we offer a creative space, close to business, in order to push your project forward or to exchange views with founders and entrepreneurs
  • #openspace makes an entire network of startups, SMEs and innovators available to you

What the press says about us

 

„Where projects and challenges grow too complex, there is always the chance to think and act in simple, unconventional, connected and entrepreneurial ways! - this is something I stand for, and, as an entrepreneur, I now wish to advance this in the course of digitisation together with other entrepreneurs - our customers. 

My background: Set out as an auditor; first entrepreneurial experience: Creating and initial public offering of a startup. Since then: founder, structurer, moderniser of enterprises of all sizes. Most recently, as Divisional Board Member at Commerzbank, I started the digitisation of corporate banking and established the Main Incubator. As I had always been searching for an entrepreneurial challenge, the foundation of #openspace together with Commerzbank followed naturally.  I am thrilled to bring in my experience and to work together with our customers to secure their future success.“ 

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Holger Werner, CEO und Founder

„As a result of my long-term relationship with and consulting of SME customers, the collaboration with the rapidly changing media sector, and during the creation of the startup relationship team within Commerzbank, I have learned so much about change, innovation and successful (but also unsuccessful) digital business models that I look forward to be able to use my experience to support #openspace customers during their own transformation. When it comes to their change processes, our customers can count on my personal knowledge, my management experience, my ideas and my network, and rely on my experience when it comes to assessment of business models.“ 

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Joachim Köhler, COO & Co-Founder

„Es wird nie jemand im Internet mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen“ – I heard this phrase all too often during presentations of my first online business in the 90ies. Today, after many years full of experience in the set-up and hands-on management of digital businesses, as well as the digitisation of traditional businesses, I get enthused by creating and implementing new business ideas with partners, customers and teams. I stand for collaboration based on trust and results-orientation when it comes to setting up new businesses. My toolkit includes management, project and process competence, but most of all an appreciative approach to the greatest asset of any company: your employees. I look forward to developing exciting solutions with you, paving the way to digital success for your company. On top of my experience, I bring my creativity, my network and my commitment to the table, and look forward to our cooperation.“

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Nicola Breyer, CPO

 

Our Team

CEO / Founder

COO / Co-Founder

CPO

 

Business Development Manager

Community Manager

 
 

Community Manager

Sales Manager

 

Contact

Contact us or drop in whenever you want!
We welcome anyone who is interested and love to present our concept personally.

#openspace
Bülowstraße 80
10783 Berlin
+49 151 40709950
info@openspace.digital

Digital or analog, we are happy to be at your service and we are looking forward to your message.