Over the last years, during my travels around the world, my studies and work placements in Germany and abroad, I have met many young, talented and entrepreneurially minded people.

Here, I would like to give them a big shout out!

My dear friend Marvin Olschewski co-founded the Mertes & Olschewski marketing agency in Hamburg. They specialise in offline promotion, live communication, digital marketing, CI, event marketing, social media conceptualisation, B2B, and B2C.
I met Marvin in 2011 when I was a waiter and event organiser and he was a student of industrial engineering with a specialisation in nautics. Yes, he was a sailor for a while.
This is Marvin and this is Mertes & Olschewski 🚀

Marvin Olschewski

Kira Petrov and I have acted and performed in Russian theater and in a dance theater. She founded Theater 11 in Bremen, a youth theater that aims at integration of children and adolescence with foreign background.
Kira and I met in 2004. She brought me to the Russian theater under the leadership of Semjon Arkadjewitch Barkan (legend!) and a little later to dance theater, first Schwankhalle and later the Corpa Dance Company. (She also got me my first bartending job.) She has always been a great actress and has developed to a fantastic stage director. She has been an integral part of my personality development.
This is Kira and this is Theater 11 

Kira Petrov

Tobias Hiob has co-founded an online marketing agency named AddTwo. He also sells smartphone bumpers with the look and feel of basketball leather as a side hustle. Why? Because has been a basketball player and he wants to learn hands-on how to build and sell a product and setup a company based on a simple idea. I love how he's out there applying the knowledge of his business degree in real-life and learning beyond the university. He's a product manager at SAP by day and an entrepreneur by night!
We met in my second week at the University of Mannheim and he has been one of my best friends since I began my Master's degree.
Here's Tobi, here's AddTwo, and here's his B-Ball phone case side-hustle ;)

Tobias Hiob


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On essential professions.


"If you stop advertising your product or service and the people still want it and buy it, then yes, your product is essential, but your job is not. If your product is not in demand after all ads are shut off, then neither your product nor your job has been essential."

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Appell zur neuen Literacy


Um die Zukunft gestalten zu können, muss die breite Bevölkerung technologisch literat werden.


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German Housing Market — State of Irrational Enthusiasm?


The topic of a possible property bubble in Germany has been very popular for almost a decade. The prices in the biggest urban regions keep growing at an unsustainable rate for the long-term residents.

The ongoing debate made me reconsider publishing some of my research on this topic. The results, though not the most actual, are still of great importance. They show that not much has changed in the market dynamics over the past two years.

This is the conclusion of my Bachelor Thesis (2017) at the OTH Regensburg.

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Fehler machen & der gesellschaftliche Welpenschutz


Solange wir Verantwortung für unsere eigene Zukunft und damit die der Gesellschaft übernehmen und uns bilden, schützen uns die deutsche und die europäische Gesellschaft. Diese Gesellschaft besteht aus Privatpersonen und Familien, genauso wie Gemeinden und Vereinen, staatlichen Organen genauso wie Unternehmen, Profitorientierten genauso wie Zweckorientierten Organisationen. Sie alle, ob auf direkte oder indirekte Weise, investieren in uns zum Wohle der Gesellschaft.

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From Germany with ❤️

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