Anna-Luisa Schoel

Head of Corporate Innovation

Main focus: Corporate Startup Cooperation


Languages: English, German

City: Cologne

Country: Germany

Topics: corporate innovation, startups, digital transformation, innovation, collaboration, female entrepreneurship, startup mindset, female empowerment, corporate startup relations, startup ecosystems

Services: Talk, Workshop management, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

I would like to sensitize companies for the cooperation with startups and talk in my lectures mainly about real cases and best practices of corporate startup cooperation. Are you curious how your company can learn and benefit from the technologies, methodologies and mindset of startups? Then you are right with me.


In my role as Head of Corporate Innovation at STARTPLATZ, the largest startup incubator and accelerator in NRW, I support established companies in gaining access to innovative startups that drive their own innovative strength. This is not only about technology and knowledge transfer, but also about giving companies an understanding of the working methods and mindset of startups. Before I became part of the largest startup community in the Rhineland and helped build the ecosystem here, I was active in the Berlin startup scene, primarily in startup Helpling.