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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.


Tobias Kunz Senior Product Manager
Senior Product Manager Tobias Kunz

As Senior Product Manager at FUTURE CANDY, Tobias is the direct contact person for our TECH FLAT. He is an expert in innovation management and knows how to sustainably integrate new technologies into the innovation process.

He is constantly on the lookout for new technologies to create added value for our customers across the competition.

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.

Anette Eberhardt Project Manager HHIS
Project Manager HHIS Anette Eberhardt

Anette is our special representative for HAMBURG INNOVATION SUMMIT (#HHIS).

As the responsible project manager, she has accompanied the #HHIS since the idea was first conceived, has played a major role in the development of the concept, and has developed the Summit into a highly regarded event for Hamburg as a location for innovation since its first implementation in 2015.

Justus Peter Innovation Consultant
Innovation Consultant Justus Peter

Justus is an Innovation Consultant with over 20 years of professional experience. As a media manager, he primarily oversees FUTURE CANDY’s Special Projects.

Matthias Koch Innovation Consultant
Innovation Consultant Matthias Koch

Matthias’ innovation consulting is set against the background of his many years of experience in university research, teaching and project work on digital media. As an Innovation Consultant at FUTURE CANDY, he illuminates, designs and coordinates innovation processes using his expertise in media and cultural studies. He always sees technologies and cultures in context.

Matthias takes you into the ivory tower – and also knows which exit leads in the direction of your innovation!

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.

Jette Kruse Innovation Manager
Jette Kruse Innovation Manager

As an innovation manager, Jette is always diligently monitoring the latest trends and developments to formulate them into information and inspiration. She specialises in social networks and marketing topics and is always on top of the social media game.

From her more than three years of experience at Future Candy Jette has gained a lot of experience herself and is always up for a creative innovation idea. No matter what industry, she always comes up with a way to implement innovation.

Jasmin Krug Junior Innovation Manager
Jasmin Krug Junior Innovation Manager

As 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.

Nicklas Heublein Junior Innovation Designer
Junior Innovation Designer Nicklas Heublein

Nicklas has an eye for details due to his brand design studies. He supports the team in various design topics and in implementing the visual appearance.

With his affinity for technology, he supports the TECH FLAT team in product preparation and researches new innovation trends for them.

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.

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