Curt J. Winnen General Manager
Curt Winnen is General Manager of Munich Network since May 1996.
In his veins entrepreneur’s blood flows. His senses are directed to innovation. And Curt appreciates his privileged experience that emerged in 22 years from his close relationship with the innovation leaders of the German tech industry.
With cognizance of the many challenges confronting German technology companies and considering their particular risk profiles, Curt has steadily developed and built up the business-oriented offerings and services of Munich Network.
Based on the main member stakeholder group of Munich Network that unifies the best brands of the technology industry from Germany and abroad today and the global startup network developed over many years, Curt positioned the Munich Network as one of the most important matchmakers by networking and bringing together worldwide relevant players who otherwise might not discover each other.
Before joining Munich Network Curt was CEO and Chairman of a family owned textile Company. Curt is attorney since 1981. He studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and received his law degree in 1981. Curt is married and father of three adult children.
Franziska HuberProject Manager Innovation Scouting & Sourcing
Franziska joined the Munich Network Team in April 2018 as Project Manager Innovation Scouting & Sourcing. Prior to that, she graduated her master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation at the WFI – Ingolstadt School of Management. During her studies Franziska gained international experiences in strategic functions at Robert Bosch GmbH and ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
Katharina HickelDirector Innovation Scouting & Sourcing
Katharina Hickel, Director Innovation Scouting & Sourcing, has been working for Munich Network since July 2013. Katharina is responsible for the Innovation Scouting and Sourcing projects for the technology industry and supports industrial companies in their innovation efforts.
In the Munich Network, Katharina is the contact person for start-ups, industrial companies as well as investors and research institutes around the topics innovation, cooperation and capital.
Lena SälzleOperations Management
Lena Sälzle has been working for Munich Network since 2011. As Operations Manager Lena makes sure Munich Network is running as well as it possibly can.
Furthermore, Lena plans and produces our Innovation Forums and is contact person for the program committee and speaker.
She graduated B.A. International Cultural and Business Studies at University of Passau, Germany, and Hotel and Tourism Management, Meran, Italy. With her several years’ experience at Munich Network and in leading hotels Lena gained excellent and extensive knowledges both in complete event portfolio and in context of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Lisa-Marie GibischEvent & Program Management
Lisa is responsible for the organisation of our innovation networking events and innovation forums. Moreover, she handles the participant and speaker management as well as ensuring the smooth preparation and progress of those events.
Lisa has a background as a hotel industry expert and experience in high class hospitality. Before she started at Munich Network, she graduated as an event economist in Munich.
Sabrina MicklichRelationship Management
Sabrina is Relationship Manager at Munich Network and has been working with us since 2007 holding different positions. After her second parental leave Sabrina came back in January 2018. She is your contact for any requests regarding your relationship to Munich Network: Your membership, your interest in our Innovation Scouting & Sourcing Service or sponsorship.
Sabrina has a background as a hotel industry expert and experience in high class hospitality. She also holds an IST-Exam in Tourism Managment.
Vera MauermannInternational Relations Management
Vera Mauermann, International Relations Manager, has been working for Munich Network since June 2010 in different roles. Starting as Project Manager in the Innovation Scouting & Sourcing Service building up our scouting activities and a business angel network she rejoined the team after parental leave being responsible for Sponsorship Sales and our European Start-up Awards.
Vera is your contact person for national and international partnerships with innovation clusters, accelerators, incubators, governmental institutions in short innovation enablers with contact to best in class startups worldwide.
Vera has a background in international Cultural and Business Studies.