Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Bernd Schiphorst

Senior Advisor

“People working in new media are attracted to the creative atmosphere of the capital region. They benefit from the network of berlinbrandenburg. Founded over ten years ago it has since emerged as the major business platform for the media, film and communication sectors in Berlin and Brandenburg. We aim to use synergies and develop specific business ideas.”




Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board

Verena Pausder

Founder & CEO, Pausder Ventures GmbH

“Berlin is becoming more and more a start-up capital. Thus networking of the new digital economy with the big players of the industry becomes even more important. Here’s where the performs a key function in bringing together old and new economy so that both worlds can benefit from their mutual strenghts.”



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Oliver Beste

CEO, Beste Beteiligungen GmbH

“Who would have thought that media:net would become such a successful support structure for startups? Members of the network are mentors to young companies and provide them with important contacts and business experience. Regular exchange of experience between founders in our “Catapult-Club” helps them to gain the crucial lead in the market.”



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Music and Strategy

Frank Briegmann

President Central Europe und Deutsche Grammophon UNIVERSAL MUSIC International Chairman & CEO UNIVERSAL MUSIC Deutschland

“Your first point of call for information, networking, ideas and exchange of experiences, media:net brings together media professionals in Berlin and Brandenburg and promotes contacts between the different sectors of the creative industries.”



News Media & Marketplaces

Dr. Stephanie Caspar

President News Media & Marketplaces Axel Springer SE

“The combination of outstanding content and digital technology is the key to the international significance of the media and creative industries in Berlin. media:net promotes young talent and brings innovative founders together with investors and decision-makers in the capital region.”




Film and TV

Christoph Fisser

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Studio Babelsberg AG, Studio Babelsberg AG

“Whether small German productions or big Hollywood blockbusters. Movies are made in Studio-Babelsberg with the support of a constantly growing number of creative people from the Berlin-Brandenburg region. This creative network is at home in the results-oriented and promising media:net. Every single member contributes to the network and receives at the same time. Working hand in hand in a cross-sectoral dialogue, we can manage to be in a leading position in the competition between the different locations for media industries.”



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Dr. Florian Heinemann

CEO, Project A Ventures

“For companies within media and creative industries Berlin is as attractive as it is for the startups in the digital area. More and more talents, entrepreneurs and investors, domestic and international, are focussing on the german capital. The ecosystem they find is rapidly developing towards the perfect environment, in quantity and quality. media:net is the connector between all the parties with its multiple and dynamic initiatives.”



Start-ups und Corporates

Axel Menneking

Head of Telekom Incubator Hubraum, Deutsche Telekom AG

“Germany must not be left behind in the international competition of the digital economy. In addition to a founder-friendly environment, we need Berlin as a leading Internet capital and more cooperation between research, start-ups, investors and companies.”



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Dr. Tonio Kröger

CEO, antoni GmbH

“Creativity is the most powerful force in business’ – this was already recognised by the founder of our company, Bill Bernbach, in the middle of the previous century. This statement holds true in this day and age more than ever. With media:net, the ideal platform was created to let creativity blossom in Berlin-Brandenburg – since creativity depends first and foremost on the networking of people and companies.”



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Dr. Nikolaus Lindner (LL.M.)

CEO  | Director Government Relations GER & EEC | Lawyer – eBay Germany

“The creative industry thrives on continuous exchange. This exchange ranges from the daily cross media business to the long-term advancement of the sector. As a global e-commerce-company it is very important for us to be in contact with other companies in the capital region and to contribute to new ideas and innovations.”



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Stephanie Richter

CEO Bidmanagement GmbH/ Adspert

“With our company Adspert we have been part of media:net for two years now: as members as well as participants of the program and the Investors´ Dinner. We profited significantly from our membership in the network. I would like to share my experiences with the dynamic and tech-oriented scene of Berlin and Brandenburg as a member of the board to repay the network for its support.”



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Boris Wasmuth

Managing Director Marketing and Co-Founder GameDuell

“media:net consistently manages to bring together key players of the Berlin creative industries and to promote important exchange. As a member of the media:net supervisory board I am looking forward to bringing the games industry into contact with other sectors.”