Nikolas Woischnik

Nikolas Woischnik

Speaker 2017

Founder of Tech Open Air


@woischnik / @TOABerlin

Tech Open Air (TOA) – Bootstrapping a 20,000 People Tech Festival

  • How TOA used crowdfunding to get of the ground
  • Why TOA wants to be a platform rather than a conference
  • How interdisciplinary tech is where the magic lies


Nikolas Woischnik dedicates his time to helping develop the Berlin technology and startup ecosystem: Founding Tech Berlin, the city´s first english language blog and community just recently relaunched into a one stop hub for all around Berlin Tech, Ahoy! Berlin, a 20.000 square feet space for coworking and innovation, Tech Open Air Berlin, Europe’s first interdisciplinary Technology festival with +4000 attendees and Openers, helping technology companies go global and corporates to connect with the international startup community. He previously consulted international companies (i.e. Eventbrite, Twitter, Spotify) and large German corporates (i.e. Axel Springer) on how to best tap into this growing source of innovation and has been a Venture Partner at Catagonia Capital. Prior to that he founded a couponing platform for premium services which was acquired by Daily Deal, Germany’s largest couponing company. He also serves for several companies and startups as a Board Member and used to work for Amazon Web Services in Business Development EMEA in 2015/16.