WHO WE ARE
CODE_n is a leading cross-industry cross-culture innovation platform and hub for digital pioneers and visionaries that enriches its network with creative events. We question the conditions and characteristics of creativity, innovation and pioneering spirit. CODE_n fosters creativity for digital innovations in every aspect of life and provide a stage for new business models and digital trends, enriched by an international network of startups and corporations, connecting entrepreneurs, ambitious business founders and established companies. Further, CODE_n is the responsible body for the Future Industries Hub Stuttgart.
Supporting a self-determined and sustainable approach to digital pioneering, we accelerate brains and businesses and guide them into the future.
Christian originally is a musician and manager of arts and culture. Born in Berlin he was trained at the Music Academy of Frankfurt/Main as a teacher and orchestra conductor. He worked at several theatres and at the international Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival before he was appointed artistic director in Konstanz and later Stuttgart. As artistic director of the Beethoven Anniversary Society in Bonn he designed the official German program for the Beethoven Jubilee 2020. He questions the conditions of inspiration and creativity and is enthusiastic about bringing together people with different backgrounds. Since 2020 is in charge at CODE_n.
Once having made the first big step to enter our ecosystem by joining CODE_n as a corporate partner, Britta will be your main point of contact. With a comprehensive business knowledge and strong organizational skills, she ensures the holistic execution of our partnerships and assists you in accelerating your innovation activities. Skills aside, Britta has a bubbly personality and is well-known for always seeking a way to spread optimism in the office.
When you arrive at our CODE_n SPACES, Steffi will be your person of contact for all administrative and organizational needs and daily requests. As the Office- and SPACES Manager, she is in the center of all CODE_n operations and responsible for the daily running of the office. With her professional background in tourism and business event management and her sense for details, strong coordination skills, and caring personality, Steffi makes sure that you feel “at home” in our SPACES.
As a creative thinker, keen writer passionate about digital trends and innovation, and Digital Humanities’ alumna, Steffi is invested in bringing her marketing expertise and keen eye for graphic design to CODE_n. She relishes original storytelling ideas and imaginative content as well as animating the CODE_n community on all social media channels. Additionally, she supports the future industries hub Stuttgart, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, which fosters digital innovation in Germany. With her lighthearted nature and focused work ethic, Steffi is a positive force to be around.
After redefining her career path by attending an entrepreneurship class at university, Merve was able to apply her background in engineering and R&D experience to working as a startup coach, an incubator/accelerator designer, and a facilitator. At CODE_n, she is responsible for elevating resident startups to the next level, monitors innovation as well as startup activities and strives to strengthen CODE_n’s role in both the regional and international startup ecosystem. Merve has a cheerful personality and is passionate about creating a community wherever she goes.
Born and raised in an art class of a Stuttgart grammar school. Cheerful and charming partner at all CODE_n events, perfect partner in difficult discussions, intimidating guard dog, yet calm and taciturn at the same time. The perfect partner in crime, dedicated to making your day pawsome! Always content, low maintenance, and zero emission.