Managing Director

Innovation Network Cologne

René is the Managing Director of “Innovation Network Cologne”, an initiative which promotes networking and collaboration between Israeli startups and German established industries. René is also a mentor of DIP.COLOGNE. DIP, the digital partnership of the twin towns Cologne and Tel Aviv.

At the Innovation Network Cologne, René specializes in bringing together established companies from the Cologne region with innovative companies and startups as well as other partners from the technological centers of the world – in particular in cooperation with innovation partners like SOSA from Tel Aviv.

René is an expert in building startups, company builder and digital business models. He has been working in the digital arena for more than 17 years. After five years in the TV Broadcasting industry, he founded his first startup in 1999. Afterwards, he became Managing Director of two other international startups.

From 2010 he was the Co-Founder of an incubator and company builder and Managing Director of a corporate incubator / Venture Capital company.

Today, in his capacity as a partner in a digital consulting company, René supports corporates in the fields of digital transformation,  innovation, and building digital business models.