from founders

who we are

our story

xdeck has been founded by the founders of FOND OF: Oliver Steinki, Florian Michajlezko and Sven-Oliver Pink: "The idea for xdeck came about when we started building THE SHIP, the new home of our company. Our mission at xdeck is to provide a platform for ambitious founding teams to accelerate their growth and thus transform revolutionary ideas into successful business models."

our vision

  • Becoming Europe's #1 growth platform for revolutionary ideas: We work with founders to create lasting businesses and want to be part of their journeys.
  • Fostering diversity in entrepreneurship: We take concrete action to push diversity, starting with empowering female and migrant founders.
  • Making a difference for the future: We work with universities and school kids to educate them about entrepreneurship and tackling the challenges of tomorrow. We support the next generation of successful founders!

our team

faces behind the accelerator
Dominique
Admin and Event Management

Proof of concept in hotels and consulting

Development of Product-Market fit: master of organized chaos

Best Feature: staying optimistic and levelheaded in crazy times

Worst Feature: if I don’t write it down, I’ll forget it

Dominique
Admin and Event Management
Elisabeth
Marketing & Communication Manager

Proof of concept in Business and Advertising Psychology with a passion for storytelling and social media

Development of Product-Market Fit: marketing coordination of consumer goods and now newbie in the startup world

Best Feature: highly adaptable and a clear head in tough and stressful situations

Worst Feature: I can and WILL tell you about the newest Tiktok trends

Elisabeth
Marketing & Communication Manager
Robert
Managing Partner

Proof of concept in Venture Capital & Mentoring


Development of Product-Market Fit: in VC Investments (angel to growth), Asset Management, Investment Banking


Best feature: Founder Centricity - sparring partner on eye level


Worst feature: Always honest

Robert
Managing Partner
Jenna
Ventures Associate Intern

Proof of concept: Driven by a passion for entrepreneurship

Development of Product Market: Working student experience in various companies; former board-member of student start-up initiatives

Best feature: Brings a flexible and sunny attitude to any situation

Worst feature: Too many open tabs at the same time

Jenna
Ventures Associate Intern
Dennis
Principal

Proof of concept in startup coaching, focus on B2B sales, fundraising, and product-market fit

Development of Product-Market Fit: Head of WHU Incubator, experience across industries

Best feature: get startups ready for their next funding round

Worst feature: lack of coding skills

Dennis
Principal
Markus
Managing Partner

Proof of concept in Leadership and Enablement of an outstanding crew

Development of Product-Market Fit: in the consulting industry, as a founder and as a father of twins

Best features: non-judgmental curiosity, grit and a can-do mentality

Worst feature: sometimes a hyper-focused nerd – yes, world, I am still here …

Markus
Managing Partner
Felicitas
Junior Marketing & Communication Manager

Proof of concept in Marketing and Business Psychology

Development of Product-Market Fit: in Product Management and Marketing Management internships during my studies

Best feature: strong reliability

Worst feature: I cannot stand clutter

Felicitas
Junior Marketing & Communication Manager
Nik
Principal

Proof of concept in Venture Capital & Startup Acceleration

Development of Product-Market Fit: in strategy consulting, product & tech, fintech

Best feature: brutal honesty at all times

Worst feature: brutal honesty at all times

Nik
Principal