Michael Mronz

Chairman of the Board

In 1992, business graduate Michael Mronz founded his agency MMP Event GmbH. He organizes and promotes successful sports events such as the annual World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen, the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006 or the IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2009 and numerous TV productions. MMP provides a range of consulting services to associations and clubs as well as to the German Touring Car Masters DTM. In 2006, Michael Mronz was elected Sports Manager of the Year by the trade magazine Horizont.

Ralph Dommermuth

Member of the Board

In 1988, Ralph Dommermuth founded 1&1 EDV Marketing GmbH. 1&1 was offering marketing services for software and telecommunications services. In 1996, 1&1 started the development of its own internet services.  At the same time, it began to invest in young internet start-ups. In 1998, Dommermuth went public with 1&1 and registered as the first internet enterprise at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In February 2000 Dommermuth renamed his enterprise group to United Internet, which marked the end of the realignment process towards the internet sector.  Along with 1&1, it includes GMX, WEB.DE, Versatel, Fasthosts, arsys, InternetX, United Domains, affilinet and Sedo.


Martin Biesel

Secretary General

Phone: +49 (0)30 887281611
Fax: +49 (0)30 887281620


Tristen Mueller

Programme Manager

Tel.: +49 (0)30-887281612

Fax: +49(0)30-887281620


Christoph Rohde

Programme Manager

Phone: +49 (0)30 887281614
Fax: +49 (0)30 887281620



Head of Young Founders Programme

Guido von Westerholt

Programme Manager

Phone: +49 (0)30 887281619
Fax: +49 (0)30 887281620



Head of Entrepreneurship Centres

Luisa Scheuber

Junior Programm Manager

Tel.: +49 (0)30 887281617
Fax: +49 (0)30 887281620