Tino Kreßner, M.A. is COO and founder of Startnext crowdfunding gUG and Startnext Network GmbH. Together with Denis Bartelt he is leading the biggest crowdfunding community in Germany. During his studies of Media Technology (Bachelor) and Information and Communication Sciences (Master) he worked for various film productions as a producer and designer, who also took responsibility for marketing concepts. He wrote his bachelor thesis about “Marketing 2.0”, for which he received the HORIZONT Award. His master thesis was about “Mobile Crowdfunding”. Tino Kreßner is guest-lecturer at several academies and speaker at national conferences. He is co-publisher of the co:funding handbook and co-organiser of the co:funding conference - the biggest crowdfunding event in Germany.