About us

Our goal is to support startups in realizing seed financing to the best possible conditions. Coaching, mentoring and workshops, as well as a broad network of investors are the basis for our work with the teams within the Accelerator. Our VentureVilla team is supported by a variety of mentors, who we want to introduce to you in the following as well. We will start by introducing our VentureVilla team and therefore your contact persons for all concerns surrounding the Digital Academy, Seed Accelerator, our network and cooperations.

VentureVilla Team

Julia Kümper (she/her)

Julia has long term experience as a founder & innovation consultant and is part of VentureVilla since its foundation in 2016 as a mentor, as well as a manager since 2018. Her focus is on the strategic positioning and development of VentureVilla, the questioning of business models & ideas of the startups, as well as cooperations with relevant stakeholders. She clearly positions herself for diversity in the venture capital and startup branch, as well as the compatibility of work & family.

Niklas Engemann (he/him)

Niklas coordinates the Batch program with all mentors from the VentureVilla network. He offers organizational and content based help to the startups and connects them with experts. He studies innovation and entrepreneurship part time as MBA.

Katie Kröcker (she/her)

Katie supports the team as an assistant and is responsible for administrative tasks. She helps to prepare the new Batches in advance, which includes the coordination of appointments and data processing. She was previously mainly active in the field of event management.

Josephin Mahlow (she/her)

Josephin supports the VentureVilla in the field of social media and oversees the communities on our different channels. As a full time copywriter she has already has gathered some experience with startups.

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Christina Sprehe (she/her)

Christina is another contact person at the VentureVilla. She supports Niklas with managing the property and deals with administrative tasks. As an alumni of the startup Corvitac she has known the VentureVilla for a while now integrates the point of view of a startup into our team.

How to reach us best? Send an email to info@venture-villa.de!


We offer you access to empiric value and expertise. For this we organize meetings with mentors who are well versed in the startup world and share their expertise nonsalaried in regular intervals. In a relaxing environment you can work on individual questions and work on strategies. According to the needs of the startups within the different batches, we match them with mentors. From auditors to growth hacking experts, we offer every kind of expertise that is of use for the startups.


The Batches can happen because of the volunteer work of our mentors. Our thanks goes to Sarah Stanske, Olaf Stichtenoth, Leonie Stankewitz, Björn Bogner, Uwe Berger, Jan Schätzel, Julian Funke, Frank Werner, Michael Koch, Marius Felzmann, Kathrin Schmitz, Hans-Joachim Meisner, Thilo Haas, Dr. Dimitri Immermann, Julia Wohlfeld, Ralf Halfbrodt, Ryan Clott, Sebastian Niehoff, Andreas Schenk, Julia Wackermann