Philipp Rittershaus

Managing Director

Philipp has gained extensive experience as LifeScience Investor at the High-Tech Gruenderfonds and has a background in industrial biotechnology. Philipp holds a Doctorate degree in Biotechnology from the University of Hohenheim, an MBA in Engineering Management from the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim and a Master in technical Biology from the University of Stuttgart.


Gaia Amatteis

Program Manager

Gaia has extensive experience in project management working for companies like Techstars, Procter and Gamble and Bosch in different countries like Italy, Germany and Japan. She studied between Italy and Germany and has a Double Master degree in International Business and Economics.


Leonie Habisch

Student Assistant

Leonie is a digital native with a love for storytelling and visual design. She has a background in journalism and is working on her Master Degree in Cultural Studies. At RootCamp she assists day to day business, social media and public relations as a working student.

Shouvik Sarker

Shouvik Sarker

Student Assistant

A master of science student in Horticultural Sciences, carrying out his research in Plant Biotechnology. An enthusiastic mind willing to connect the knowledge of science with business and enterpreneurship. In RootCamp he is formatting the database of Agritech/food startups and doing background research on the product and services of the startups.


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