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We are TechQuartier, a community-based innovation manager and ecosystem builder for startups and corporates to develop digital solutions together. Our community consists of more than 600 startups plus scaleups, corporates, investors, universities, regulators, public administration and institutions. We have a deep understanding of the digital FinTech environment, but we also explore trends such as Artificial Intelligence, data analytics, ESG , sustainable finance, cloud and DLT technology in various industries for emerging sectors such as InsurTech, GreenTech, AgTech, RegTech and GovTech. 

Together with our partners, we also steer larger strategic projects including Financial Big Data Cluster (safeFBDC) and the regional startup ecosystem management mandate for the Rhine-Main region. Talent development in collaboration with universities also plays an important role in growing possibilities for our community. 

Located in Frankfurt, we also support innovators in our coworking and event space. 

Managing Directors


Dr. Sebastian Schäfer, is an experienced entrepreneur and ecosystem builder. As co-founder and Managing Director of TechQuartier and as the former head of the business incubator at Goethe University, he has spent the last 10+ years building up the startup scene in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region. He is also involved as an advisor, business angel and co-partner of Pitch Club GmbH.

Sebastian's academic background includes degrees in economics and Japanese studies from the University of Tuebingen and a doctoral degree in behavioral economics from the University of Frankfurt. He is associated with the Center for Leadership and Behavior in Organizations and The Frankfurt Laboratory of Experimental Economics at Goethe University. Plus, Dr. Schäfer continues to lecture at Goethe Business School, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and on event stages around the globe.


Dr. Peter Neu, Managing Director, brings leadership experience gained in banking (Dresner Bank, DZ Bank] and management consulting (BCG). His background includes Strategy & Business Development, management of Transformations projects, Innovation Management, Risk Management & Regulation, as well as Finance & Treasury. Plus he has sat on supervisory boards for banks and financial services firms.

Peter's academic background includes degrees in Theoretical Physics from the University of Heidelberg, Imperial College in London and a Post Doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.



We are proud to be part of the de:hub network

The Digital Hub Initiative is a german network of innovation hubs supported by the federal ministry of economic affairs and energy. TechQuartier is one of 12 german hubs that fuse the country's new digital advancements together into one network. Together with the Cyberhub Darmstadt, TechQuartier forms FinTech & Cybersecurity Hub Frankfurt Darmstadt and is proud to represent the strong FinTech community in Frankfurt and its influence on the Rhine-Main region.

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