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Our Team

Florin-Catalin Chici

Operations Director

Vitória Dias

Platform Manager

Yağmur Es

Events & Social Media

Kadi-Ingrid Lilles

Investor Relations

Florian Rosendahl

Project Manager

Grace Williams

Marketing & Communications Lead

Adaeze Okelze

Marketing & Partnerships

Dr. Michael Wehrheim

Finance Advisor

Aakriti Jain

Explainable AI Engineer

Travis Todd

Co-Founder and Director

Schuyler Deerman

Co-Founder of Silicon Allee

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Our story 

Silicon Allee’s mission has always been to connect Berlin’s tech community with the rest of the world.

We have consulted companies moving to Berlin, developed incredible partnerships, and produced internationally renowned events in the city. We like to think of ourselves as the unofficial welcoming committee for Berlin’s newest entrepreneurs and tech employees.

The Beginning

Silicon Allee was started in 2011 by entrepreneurs Schuyler Deerman, David Knight and Travis Todd. Inspired by their upbringing in the US and time spent in San Francisco, they set out to build a startup community in Berlin with meetups, events and an English-language blog.

Silicon Allee Summer Party 2012

Our Growth

In 2016, Silicon Allee joined Factory to build a working, living, and event space for our vibrant startup community in the center of Berlin. We opened the campus in January of 2017, with a stellar group of international and local technology companies in residence.

Silicon Allee Block Party 2019
Refugee Hackathon 2015

Connecting Community

At the end of 2019 we launched the Berlin Founders Fund, an equity-free fund for early-stage founders. We invest money, time, and our network into founders with great ideas, but we don’t charge for it. The goal is to extend each startup’s runway and help founders raise their first real investment round.

BFF Dinner Party 2020

The Next Chapter


Now, we’ve embarked on an exciting new chapter. Silicon Allee has partnered with Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute to supercharge our support for early-stage startups in deep tech and AI.

Our startup program for deep tech and AI founders offers funding, office space, personalized mentorship and more. It combines our vibrant network and startup expertise with one of Germany’s leading deep tech research institutions.

Founders Program

Check out our founders page for details on our program in partnership with Fraunhofer HHI to supercharge our support for deep tech & AI startups.

Founders page

Slack Community

Slack is how we stay connected to the tech and startup community of Berlin. Let’s share knowledge and expand our network.

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