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We inspire, move, and create new things with you.
We develop groundbreaking business models and product and service concepts that will significantly change your business in projects.
We are your companion for all topics of innovation.

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The team for your future
Nick Sohnemann Founder & Managing Director
Founder & Managing Director Nick Sohnemann

Nick is one of the leading experts in Europe in the field of trend and innovation research.

The cosmopolitan from Hamburg and a practicing scientist are internationally on the hunt for state-of-the-art methods and tools for successful innovations. As a pragmatic problem solver and strategic “business brain”, he has been supporting companies on their way to innovation since 2008.

Dr. Maximilian Böger Managing Director
Managing Director Dr. Maximilian Böger

Dr. Maximilian Böger complements the FUTURE CANDY management team with his strategic approach to innovation. He ensures that innovations do not remain just dreams but are transformed into actual business models and cases.

As a PhD student at the University of St. Gallen he focused on ecosystems, platforms, innovation management and business model innovation and brings these aspects to the inspiring environment and portfolio of FUTURE CANDY.


Roman Weishäupl Director San Francisco
Director San Francisco Roman Weishäupl

As Director San Francisco at FUTURE CANDY San Francisco he is in constant exchange with the Hamburg office to bring the know-how and working methods of Silicon Valley to Germany.

He helps entrepreneurs and executives to think like a start-up and to promote lean, agile, and design thinking methodologies in today’s business environment. As an expert and on-site man, he supports our Silicon Valley tours and helps our clients to organize individual trips or workshops.

Stephanie Janszen Editor in Chief
Editor in Chief Stephanie Janszen

Stephanie is Editor in Chief and responsible for content and text at FUTURE CANDY. Enthusiastic about innovation and new ideas, she transforms the core of the projects into context and helps our customers understand the latest technology and trend developments.

As Senior Partner Manager, Stephanie contributes her expertise in the conception and implementation of network events. In 2020, she successfully presented the FUTURE CANDY LAND as a boutique event at SHIFTmobility. Stephanie is an expert in new approaches when it comes to event conception and brings the right partners into conversation.


Lars Kofahl Innovation Manager
Innovation Manager Lars Kofahl

Lars has an eye on the daily business in the Hamburg office, does product research, and supports the team in project management and the preparation of TECH FLAT.

In his search for inspiration for the future, there was no way around FUTURE CANDY. Now he applies the knowledge from his business management studies in practice, always with a focus on an economic perspective.

Jasmin Krug Innovation Manager
Jasmin Krug Junior Innovation Manager

As a Junior Innovation Manager at FUTURE CANDY, Jasmin supports our innovation projects in the areas of Consulting & Events. There she brings in her knowledge from her dual event management studies. In order to deepen her know-how, she will start a part-time master’s in digital business & innovation in 2022.

Lingxiu LI Junior Innovation Analyst
Lingxiu LI Junior Innovation Analyst

Lingxiu supports the Digital Events and the TECH FLAT, writing digital session service plans, participating in the testing of new high-tech gadgets, connecting with China-related work, and helps deal with daily affairs of the office.

She combines her consulting experience with digital transformation knowledge, actively integrates into the team, and progresses together with the projects.

Anne Wichter Accountant
Accountant Anne Wichter

Originally working in the tourism industry, Anne is our accountant responsible for financial accounting and bookkeeping.

With her cheeky cologne manner, she manages the inquiries of the customers skilfully and gives helpful worldly wisdom on the side.

Tim Harms Junior Innovation Manager
Junior Innovation Manager Tim Harms

As a Junior Innovation Manager Tim supports the team in the segments Event & Tech Flat.

He contributes his knowledge from his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on business informatics.

Lena Wiesbauer Junior Innovation Manager
Junior Innovation Manager Lena Wiesbauer

As a Junior Innovation Manager at FUTURE CANDY, Lena works on innovation projects in the consulting area. With her bachelor’s degree in Management by Design, she brings her a broad knowledge of topics such as Design Thinking, innovation processes and creativity techniques.

Leon Geywitz Junior Innovation Manager
Junior Innovation Manager Leon Geywitz

As Junior Innovation Manager at FUTURE CANDY, Leon is the interface between the Tech and Consulting teams.

He combines his knowledge of the latest trends and technologies with the development of future-proof business models or products.

Pepper Receptionist
Receptionist Pepper

Pepper, the humanoid robot, joined us last year and since then it is hard to imagine the world without him. The youngest member of our family may not be flesh and blood, but he is hard to beat in kindness.

When he is not in the office welcoming our visitors, he introduces himself and his skills to new customers and shows off his skills.

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    NICK SOHNEMANN Founder & CEO +49 40 52 47 66 6-0 nick@futurecandy.com
    FUTURE CANDY GmbH Gotenstraße 6 20097 Hamburg Germany