Who we are

Mission

So many good ideas that can change the world to a better slumber in the minds of scientists. We have made it our mission to support Life Science scientists and early-stage Life Science businesses from the very beginning with a flexible service offering and a single point of contact solution to support to successfully bring science to the market.

Team

Core Team

Finn Rieken

CEO

Finn Rieken is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LabBench2Business. With a background in Molecular Biotechnology, research experience at ETH Zurich and >10 years of strategy and innovation consulting experience for the life science industry with customers ranging from multinationals and investors to start-ups, he has extensive experience in entrepreneurship & innovation in life sciences.

Sven Binder

COO / CFO

Sven Binder is Chief Operating and Financial Officer (COO / CFO) of LabBench2Business. As an excellent business economist with several years of work experience as a head for different change and in innovation projects in SME’s and start-ups as well as research experience at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), he is in charge of all operational and  business matters of our customers and LabBench2Business.

Till Knorr

Senior expert, advisory

Till Knorr is senior expert and works side-by-side with our customers on strategic topics. As a successful entrepreneur with 25 years management consulting experience in the life science and chemical industry as well as supervisory board member and life science business angel, our clients benefit from his know-how, experience and network.

 

Klara Thein

Senior Associate, Advisory

Klara Thein is senior associate and works at the interface of science and business. With a Master’s degree in Biology from the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, voluntary engagement in a contest supporting entrepreneurship and work experience in a start-up that was just at the edge from lab to business, she knows what it takes to translate scientific insights into successful ventures.

Sung Ryul Choi

Senior Associate, ADVISORY

Sung Choi is senior associate and connecting scientific insights of our customers with market needs and requirements. With his Master degrees in Neuroscience (Imperial College London) & Biochemistry (University of Cambridge) and a research track-record at Paul-Scherrer-Institute/ ETH Zurich paired with his industry work experience, he translates our customer’s science into business opportunities. 

René Huget

Senior Associate, ADVISORY

René Huget is senior associate and works closely together with our customers to grow life science businesses. With a Master degree from Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal, and work experience in investment and consulting firms, he drives customer success through his experience in financial and business topics of start-ups. 

Martin Großhauser

Associate, ADVISORY

Martin Großhauser is associate and closely works together with our customers. As a physicist who currently specializes in biophysics at TU München, with engagement in the organization of a start-up competition and research experience at the research neutron source and University of Illinois, he works with our customers side by side to challenge their ideas from a different perspective and realize them.

Amalia Staller

Associate, Venture Building

Amalia Staller is associate and an entrepreneur in residence. She brings in her start-up and innovation expertise. With a Master’s degree from Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) and work experience in various roles in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship and project management, she drives LabBench2Business’ venture building activities forward.

Susanne-Ilona Weber

Associate, ADVISORY

Susanne-Ilona Weber is associate and is taking care of all business and finance related activities at LabBench2Business. With her background in international business administration, her current focus on management at University of Mannheim and work experiences in management consulting as well as life sciences focused private equity & venture capital companies, she knows how to drive LabBench2Business’ customers forward.

Luis Andres Sanchez

Intern

Luis Andres Sanchez works as an intern at LabBench2Business and supports the COO in various activities. As a Bioengineering student and with his lab working experience he has knowledge in life sciences, engineering and business topics and supports both internal- and client-projects.

Advisory Board Members

Natalie Rau

Advisory Board Member

Natalie Rau is co-founder and managing director of a multi-family office and has management experience in the finance sector. She is well connected with banks & investors and our expert for all topics relating to the financing of start-ups.

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Rall

advisory board member

Wilhelm Rall is former senior partner of a leading global management consulting company and honorary professor at University of Tübingen. With his huge network and sharp mind, he is an expert in analyzing and improving the business potential of start-ups.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Mewes

Advisory board member

Hans-Werner Mewes is former professor for bioinformatics and systems biology at TU München and Helmholtz Zentrum München and founder and chairman of the supervisory board of a bioinformatics company. With his experience as scientist and founder he is a perfect partner for founders in Life Sciences.

Dr. Deepak Bararia

advisory board member

Deepak Bararia is an experienced scientist with positions at LMU München, Harvard Medical School and the Cancer Science Institute in Singapore working now in one of the largest biotech companies in Europe. With his strong passion for research, he is the perfect counterpart to sharpen Life Science ideas.

Dr. Philipp Marchand

Advisory Board Member

Philipp Marchand is German and European patent attorney and partner in one of Europe’s leading IP firms. With a Diplom and PhD in biochemistry and his strong focus on the life science start-up ecosystem, he is the expert for all IP topics of our clients.

Prof. Dr. Josef Zintl, LL.M.

Advisory Board Member

Josef Zintl is notary public and former managing director of the pension fund for notaries (Notarkasse) with a passion for and degrees in business, economics and financial analysis. With his extensive know-how in law and his wide-ranging network he is the ideal partner for all legal questions during the foundation process.

Dr. Martin Gruhlke

advisory board member

Martin Gruhlke leads Corporate Controlling of a listed chemical company after more than 10 years in strategy and deal advisory for the life sciences and chemicals sector at one of the major global consultancies. As former supervisory board member of a start-up which was sold to an investor and with his hands-on know how in strategy and finance, he is an ideal counterpart for our clients.

LabBench2Business grows strongly. That’s why we are always looking for curious, smart and nice new colleagues to join our team. Please get in touch with us!