Matthias Gölitz is a facilitator at launchlabs and assists companies in innovation processes. He supports teams in the development of human-centered design solutions using agile methods.
Matthias is an Industrial Designer by training and has developed numerous products for companies in Germany and abroad. As an accredited efficiency consultant at DEMEA, he accompanied manufacturing SMEs through the topic of process optimization. Together with design students from the University of Wuppertal and the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, he has worked for the previous ten years on third-party financing projects within industry.
Matthias is an avid sailor and takes every opportunity to leave solid ground.
As the founder and managing director of the launchlabs, Simon has designed and implemented a wide variety of method trainings, innovation projects and change processes.
From 2007 to 2010, Simon played a major role in building the School of Design Thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam and from 2009 to 2012 was a manager of the design Thinking Executive Education Program. Prior to this, Simon developed crossmedia formats at the Institute of Electronic Business e.V. His background is in applied media science and social and economic communication at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
In addition to launchlabs, Simon supports other start-ups as mentor and angel investor. His daily rhythm is enhanced by playing drums in his Kreuzberg band.
As a business development consultant, Berit’s focus in on advancing both internal and external launchlabs projects.
Berit has a background in science management with a focus on quality management. She was a contributor to a project awarded the "Queen's Awards for Sustainable Development" in the Marketing and Business Development Department of an English engineering firm and spent a research stay at the University of Toronto as part of her master's thesis.
Her Danish name reveals her northern roots. She enjoys cycling around Berlin or paddle boarding in the surrounding waterways.
Harry is part of the management team at launchlabs. As an innovation consultant he has several years of experience and is principally responsible for the Learninglab formats. Working closely with customers, he develops strategies for establishing innovative work cultures.
Working in conjunction with Simon, Harry helped develop the HPI School of Design Thinking program. He started out as a knowledge manager with a focus on the documentation of projects. In recent years, Harry has been a track manager and lead on the HPI student program. Following this he has developed an interest in how design thinking can be used in established companies.
As a native Austrian, he misses the mountains and will happily cycle around the lakes of Brandenburg. We can’t mention his other hobbies here!
Dutch Design in the house! Kristine advises, designs and conducts workshops and trainings in agile, human-cantered methods with a lot of passion (and a charming accent). She aims to make the (working) world a bit more beautiful and innovative. She is passionate about creating a space and a drive for products, services and processes that truly have value.
After studying communication and business administration in Nijmegen, Kristine worked for several years as a Change Management consultant during which she developed an in-depth understanding of the variety of challenges the different companies faced. She went on to further her development as a blended learning/project manager, always seeking to help people develop according to their strengths and work environment. After studying design thinking at the Design Thinkers Academy in Amsterdam she couldn’t stop! Her love for innovation and for the city of Berlin brought her to launchlabs.
Kristine has truly wide interests in various things and people. She likes to sing, improvise in theatre, loves nature and seeks to explore the world on long-distance journeys whenever she can.
Josephine supports the project teams through thick and thin. She advises companies on the development of innovative processes that allow them to experience cultural changes through tailor-made training programs.
As a filmmaker, she has truly experienced agility in practice and worked with multidisciplinary teams on international films. She acquired her professional knowledge at the School of Design Thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam and at the DT Academy in Amsterdam. She is an expert on qualitative social research and storytelling following her studies of social sciences at the University of Hamburg.
Josephine grew up in Holland and likes fries for breakfast and tulips on her window sill.
Maria manages anything and everything with figures for launchlabs, and is the primary contact person.
After initially training in the hotel industry in Germany she then furthered her training in the United Kingdom with a variety of hotels and positions with the most recent as wedding planner for an international hotel in London. She now organizes the team at launchlabs.
"Homemade" is her motto, whether eating or knitting and everything in between!
Sarah proactively supports launchlabs office management and ensures that everyone at the Innovations loft in Berlin has what they need.
In addition to her training in hotel management, Sarah varied experience includes time spent in the social work field, in particular working "On An Adventure Playground” in the UK. For the moment she is happy contributing her varied experience to the corporate world.
Sarah loves to discover Berlin by bike and to leave her creativity at the kitchen door.
Within her internship, Katharina is gaining further insights into the role of a facilitator and innovation processes.
About to finish her M.Sc. in interdisciplinary neuroscience, Katharina enjoys to see people and businesses strive once their brains are given space to be creative. Katharina also holds degrees in literature and philosophy and has gained international research as well as teaching experience at university level.
In her spare time, Katharina likes to dance salsa, play the piano, and discover new things and interesting conversations.
Simon is part of the management team at launchlabs. He brings many years of experience spanning different industries and cultures as a strategy and innovation consultant. Together with customers he focuses on developing strategies through the implementation of a sustainable innovation culture. As a systemic coach, he specializes in the fields of training, leadership development and transformation.
Simon has a background in strategic business consulting with a focus on innovative mobility. Over the past few years, Simon has trained and coached numerous managers from a wide range of companies in the areas of design, leadership, and innovative work culture. As a lecturer at the Leibniz University, Hannover, he has held seminars on new ways of working and meaningful working since 2012. He received his doctorate from Humboldt-University, Berlin with an interdisciplinary work on "power and organization". Simon is the founder of Pingplus, a network of systemic coaches.
Simon loves Berlin, especially in the summer. Dancing in the open air. Thinking out loud.