I am the founder of IQ Consult, an agency for social innovation and enterprise based in Berlin. As CEO of iq consult I contributed to a number of pilot projects, including the development of the German car-sharing system, the modularization of professional training in Germany, integrated start-up advice services for marginalized target groups (the handicapped, young unemployed people, and minorities) as well as the first German microfinance model, which was the inspiration for the development of the German microfinance system.
In 1992 I created Germany’s first customised qualification programme.He designed a modular vocational training for disadvantaged youths. I have been Ashoka Fellow since 2007. The Schwab Foundation awarded him German Social Entrepreneur of the year 2010 in and European Social Entrepreneur of the year 2011. I serve on the board of the Verband Deutscher Gründungsinitiativen (Association of German Venture Initiatives), and is a founding member of the Deutsche Mikrofinanzinstitut (German Microfunding Trust).
I have been dedicated to advising and supporting entrepreneurs, companies, and non-profit organizations in developing their business models for more than 20 years. He focuses primarily on the development of financial plans and organizational structures. The IQ programme methodology has had a success rate of over 70% to date.
In Berlin, IQ Consult offers a comprehensive programme of start-up advice, individual coaching, qualification and a shared working space for Social Entrepreneurs. In the Federal State of Brandenburg, iq consult supports local initiatives and people who are dedicated to social change.