Christoph Raethke

Founder, Berlin Startup Academy

BSA Founder Christoph Räthke moved to Berlin in 1990, started his career in a digital agency in 1996, tried and failed to build his first startup in 1999/2000 and has been working with the Berlin digital industry ever since. In 2006, he began freelancing as innovation advisor and interim manager for big and small companies. From 2008 to 2012, he co-founded and hosted Mobile Monday Berlin, running quarterly events for the Mobile Internet community. In 2010/11, Christoph ran two semesters of The Founder Institute, graduating a list of companies that have meanwhile been seed-funded and are on their way to the stars, like ondango, oteeto, itembase and keyrocket.