The PwC Next Level initiative supports innovative startups and scale-ups to meet their growth ambitions and take their business to the next level.
PwC’s Next Level Team is here to help: you have the idea, the product, the technology. We’ll give you access to a pipeline of new customers & markets, the full benefit of our extensive network of experts and connect you with all relevant stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem.
"In recent years, we have managed to convince more and more PwC employees of our Next Level startup initiative. In the meantime, we have grown into a large nationwide team of auditors and consultants who support our startups with a great deal of passion and expertise."
In the far north Jannis is responsible for all topics around Startups & Scaleups. He has been active in the Next Level Team since he joined PwC and is passionate about promoting young companies in the North, always keeping the entire startup ecosystem in mind. He finds the connection of young companies with corporates and investors particularly exciting. In addition, he cultivates a close relationship to family businesses and especially to the NextGens.
An auditor from the private equity and family business sector on his way through the start-up jungle - does not fit? Yes, because Daniel's many years of experience in screening a wide variety of companies helps him to identify challenges, including those of young entrepreneurs, and to help them overcome them - from the first steps of founding a company to going abroad and going public on the stock exchange.
Sebastian is an expert on digital transformation and New Work, who as a "networker between the worlds" brings together start-ups, corporates and scientists. He supports start-ups in the (further) development and professionalization of business models and prototypes. In addition, he accompanies founders in scaling - at home and abroad. He is a coach, jury member and moderator in the start-up scene of the Ruhr area and heads the working group "Entrepreneurship of the Junior Chamber in Essen". Privately he prefers to build "ninja warrior playgrounds" suitable for children for himself ... and his son.
Johannes is co-founder of PwC Next Level. Thanks to his many years of experience, he knows the typical challenges that young founders have to face on their way to an IPO. For Johannes, short and fast routes mean success - which is why he is personally committed to ensuring that start-ups always get to know the right experts at PwC directly.
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Head of Corporate Development & Innovation, PwC Germany
Tel: +49 30 2636-4176
Co-Lead Startup Services, PwC Germany
Tel: +49 30 2636-4813