Our Team

We Are Impatient Optimists on a Mission

Half of us are women, half men; half are from Africa, half from Europe; half are young, half old, with diverse backgrounds in business and development cooperation, and with one shared goal: to help the passion and energy of African founders shine.

Alexandra Bueschler
Executive Assistant & Projekt-Administration
Business graduate with extensive start-up experience.
Allan Obilo
Social Venture Builder
Venture builder expert across Africa with a BA in Commerce.
Ann-Katrin Maier
Digital Product Manager
Digital Product Manager with affinity for the customer journey.
Anne Lawi
Managing Director, Africa
Start-up acceleration and social investment expert in Africa.
Caroline Flohr
Head of Fundraising
Former social entrepreneur in Kenya with a passion for campaigning.
Clemens Hannen
Tech-savy marketer with a passion for start-ups.
Jannes Vahl
PR & Communication
Founder of three non-profit associations and the agency fair narrative for sustainability communication.
Jochen Moninger
Development expert with decades of experience in building social businesses in developing countries.
Keit Silale
Social Media Storyteller
Passionate Storyteller with a BA in Mass Communication and Media Studies.
Shiela Birungi
Venture Community Builder
Start-up acceleration and venture building expert.
Till Wahnbaeck
Co-Founder & CEO
Ex-CEO of Welthungerhilfe and private sector General Manager, champion of innovation.
Wolfgang Schäfer
Head of Branding
Passionate Marketer with a focus on Branding.

Our Values

What We Believe In

Impatient Optimists

Dare to think big; driven by hope and optimism.

Creating Momentum

Boundless energy; believe that we can conquer together; don’t take no for an answer.

Down to Earth & Human

Always at eye-level; treat everyone with dignity and respect; believe in talent and be inspired by it.

Doer Mentality

“Doing is like talking – but cooler”; Never give up. Roll up your sleeves. Make a little, sell a little, learn a lot.

Curious to Learn & Change

Be undogmatic, learn and improve; stare reality in the face. Share ideas to make them bigger.

Bubbling with Ideas

Our favorite question is: “Is there a better way?”; be passionate about change and about new ideas.

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