Who we are
INNOVATORS² - BOARD OF INNOVATORS
The Board of Innovators is the advisory board of SQUARE and consists of entrepreneurs, founders and experts. They contribute different perspectives and experiences in the realization of innovations as well as the reorientation of companies. They support SQUARE in the content orientation and with their networks.
Christoph Wöhlke is the chairman of the BOI , Managing Director of Budnikowsky. The members of the BOI are Henrik Falk, CEO, Hamburger Hochbahn AG; Franziska von Lewinski, Board Member, fischerAppelt AG; Jörg Rheinboldt, Managing Director, Axel Springer Porsche GmbH & Co. KG; Matthias Schrader, CEO, SinnerSchrader Aktiengesellschaft; Prof. Dr. Edlira Shehu, Copenhagen Business School; Stephan Uhrenbacher, Managing Director, Density Venture GmbH; Dr. Hariolf Wenzler, Chief Strategy Office, Baker & McKenzie; Christoph Wöhlke, Managing Director, BUDNI Handels- und Service GmbH & Co. KG (Chairman).
The disruption of one's own business model opens up many new opportunities and perspectives. To achieve this, companies must take on vital responsibility and react openly to changes. This is not possible with 'business as usual'. Specifically, this means being close to the customer, clearly focusing on innovative ways and a sustainable perspective.
HSBA: Success is in the genes.
SQUARE is an independent sister company of the Hamburg School of Business Administration that shares the same DNA. Theoretically sound and practice-oriented.
For more than 40 years, the HSBA has focused on the needs of the business world. We live the dual principle between business and university consistently, every day.
- 1975: Wirtschaftsakademie Hamburg is established
- 2014: Further development to HSBA
- 2019: Independent Innovation Campus SQUARE
Our building embodies the spirit of innovation.
Where our building stands now, there used to be only a subway tunnel. But with the visionary idea of creating a home for innovation here, a gap in the building became an architectural highlight, tailor-made for innovation consulting. The building, located at one of the most central places in Hamburg, is fully equipped for seminars, meetings and conferences and can also be booked for private events.
German entrepreneurs must strengthen their innovative power in order to find answers to digitalisation and globally active competitors from the US and China. New technologies and digital value-added structures generate disruptions, the half-life of companies is decreasing and the pace is increasing continuously.
Experts for innovation management.
We are the heads behind SQUARE. Together with our clients, we develop and deploy innovative solutions.
Dr. Uve SamuelsChief Executive Officer+49 40 36138-736
Sabine MauermannChief Operation Officer+49 40 36138-713
Annabelle LutherInnovations- und Programm Manager+49 40 36138-7533
Ina RosentreterInnovation and Programme Manager+49 40 36138-7402
Paulien StaalSenior Manager Executive Education+49 40 36138-955
Sandra ZechInnovation Manager+49 40 36138-9686