Sebastian Schaefer

CEO, TechQuartier




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Sebastian Schaefer is a behavioral economist, educator and entrepreneur. As the CEO of TechQuartier, Sebastian’s mission is to power open innovation within and across global tech communities. The Frankfurt-based company helps provide business connections for more than 500 startups and accelerates digital capabilities for more than 50 industry partners including Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Börse, Fraport, IBM, ING, and VISA. Sebastian is a former research fellow at Goethe University where he transformed the University’s business incubator into the leading startup accelerator in the greater Frankfurt metropolitan region.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020