futureSAX Team



Marina Heimann


Nach ihrer Ausbildung zur Bankkauffrau und einem Diplomstudium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre sammelte Marina Heimann zehn Jahre als Managerin und Prokuristin bei einem internationalen Consulting-Unternehmen vielseitige Erfahrung im Bereich Corporate Finance sowie Bewertungs-, Gutachter- und Evaluierungsaufgaben (insb. Beratung der öffentlichen Hand). 

Berufsbegleitend dazu legte sie ihren Master in Wirtschaftsrecht (LL.M.) sowie ein weiteres Diplom im Bereich Innovationsmanagement ab. Darüber hinaus ist sie seit vielen Jahren als Moderatorin, Dozentin, Mentorin und Jurorin in der deutschen Gründungszene sowie dem sächsischen Transfer- und Innovationsökosystem engagiert, u.a. als Landessprecherin für Sachsen im Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V 

Neben unternehmerischen Erfahrungen im Rahmen einer freiberuflichen Beratertätigkeit im Bereich Strategie- und Projektmanagement ist sie Gründerin eines Dresdner Sportvereins, in welchem sie seit über 20 Jahren ehrenamtlich im Vorstand, als Trainerin sowie Funktionärin fungiert.

futureSAX begleitet sie seit 2006 in verschiedenen Funktionen, seit 2013 in der Projektkoordination und -leitung. Die seit 2018 bestehende futureSAX GmbH hat sie maßgeblich aufgebaut und prägt deren Entwicklung maßgeblich.


Steffen Beer

Director Finance & Administration


After his training in banking and a degree in business administration with specialization in wholesale and foreign trade, Steffen Beer gained extensive experience in the corporate customer sector as manager and advisor especially for startups in the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden - mainly in the start-up scene. While working, he earned his diploma at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In addition, he gained extensive experience in the private sector in the field of finance and administration. 

Project Management


Alexander Seedorff

Senior Project Manager Start-ups

Growth & Scaling

To actively participate and create something new instead of watching others do it - this credo characterizes the life of Alexander Seedorff. Already during his studies of political and communication sciences at the Technical University of Dresden, he volunteered to build professional structures at the third-league basketball team Dresden Titans. Through his professional stations in educational science and the Saxon State Parliament, he focused on the future-oriented topics of higher education, science and education as well as culture and media. With heart and hand he gained personal experience as a social entrepreneur by founding and managing an association for the promotion of fan culture. 


Dr. Sophie Ruckau

Project Manager

Innovation Management & Mentoring

After studying economics and psychology, Sophie Ruckau dealt intensively with the topic of business succession as part of her dissertation. During this time, she worked as a start-up consultant at Saxeed and held events in various departments. In her subsequent work as holder of the substitute professorship for business administration, she taught in particular in the subject areas of marketing as well as innovation and business model management. In addition, Sophie Ruckau is co-founder of the start-up feel.neo, which has set itself the task of providing digital support for mourners.

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Heinz Truckenbrodt

Senior Project Manager Start-up

Start-up Stage & InnoStartBonus

After several years as an international product manager for a global automotive industry, Heinz Truckenbrodt completed a master's degree in industrial engineering and management at the Technical University of Dresden and Mid Sweden University with a focus on corporate development & innovation and lightweight construction. During this time he worked as a startup consultant at dresden|exists and as such became self-employed in the field of business development for startups. His affinity for digital technologies and business model innovations resulted in a thesis on the digital transformation of the automotive industry. In addition, he has been involved for several years as a volunteer in two associations for the promotion of culture. 


Charlotte Bienhaus

Project Manager

Idea Phase & InnoStartBonus

Creating space for encounters, bringing people together and bringing about progress is what drives Charlotte Bienhaus. After studying law at the Technical University of Dresden, she decided to change her perspective and began working as an event and project manager at a venue in Cologne, organizing numerous formats such as workshops and seminars. In parallel to this, she completed her Master's degree at the CBS International Business School in the field of business development and acquired comprehensive know-how on business development and innovative markets. Convinced of Saxony's potential, the native Hessian finally moved back to Dresden to offer support to motivated founders nationwide as part of futureSAX GmbH.


Claudia Landrock

Project Manager

Capital Transfer & Investors

Connecting people - that's what Claudia Landrock is passionate about. Before the native of Zwickau completed her bachelor's degree in economics at the TU Dresden, she gained one year of experience abroad as an au pair in Australia and France. An internship of several months in the USA was followed by her master's degree in business administration at the University of Regensburg. Subsequently, she supported and accompanied technology-oriented start-ups and digital start-ups in the Innovation and Start-up Center in Regensburg from the initial idea to the financing round and helped to further develop the regional start-up ecosystem. 

Her fascination with innovation and start-ups is also rooted in her student involvement with "enactus Regensburg". She still supports young start-up projects on a voluntary basis as a mentor at StartUP Teens and also campaigns for better conditions for start-ups at federal level as chair of the Start-up Promotion Working Group at a digital policy association.

Public Relations & Events


Tom Schneider


Digital Plattform


After studying transport economics at the Technical University of Dresden, the former basketball player was involved for several years in the interests of the crafts enterprises in Eastern Saxony, including the nationwide broadband expansion. As the representative for innovation and technology in the crafts sector, he supported craftsmen and women in the (further) development of their ideas into marketable innovations. The focus was always on the networking and communication of the various products, players and facilities. This passion for good marketing also shaped his excursion to a medium-sized software company, which he helped to work out the relevant core of the services offered and to communicate in such a way that you are understood by the target group.   


Robert Schulz

Project Coordinator

Digital Imagery & Social Media 

Robert Schulz's first contact with Saxony's innovation ecosystem was at a start-up event in Dresden, which he accompanied photographically. The energy and dynamism that founders radiate motivated the active hobby soccer player to study business administration in Freiberg. In addition, he gained experience in social media management and online communication of family craft businesses, which gave him intensive insights into the perspective of SMEs in addition to the world of start-ups.


Tabea-Elice Hantsche


Awards and Calls

Connecting people, telling stories and triggering emotions - these were the goals that motivated Tabea-Elice Hantsche to train as an event manager and then pursue a more in-depth dual course of study in business administration service management/event and sports management at the State Academy of Studies in Riesa.
The native of Lusatia was able to gain professional experience not only in the organization of various events, but also in marketing and public relations as well as in personnel management. In addition, the insight into different corporate structures sharpened the sense for diverse perspective.

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