Danny Holtschke


Inhaber, Agile Coach | Agile Leadership | Product Development, DannyHoltschke.com

Berlin, Germany


I help people to successfully start and build star
The reason why I create StartupGeist.com & Startup


Professional experience for Danny Holtschke

  • Current 1 year and 2 months, since Aug 2021

    Head of Agile Coaching

  • Current 8 years and 2 months, since Aug 2014

    Agile Coach | Agile Leadership | Product Development


    Als Agile Coach hilft Danny Führungskräften und deren Teams Agilität zu meistern. - Angebot: Expert Workshop Moderation, Design Sprint Moderation, Customer Journey, Innovation Consulting, Agile Leadership, Agile Transformation - Werkzeugkiste: Agile (Scrum, Lean, Kanban), Design Sprint, Design Thinking, Business Model Design, Mindfulness - Partner: Porsche, Lufthansa, DB, Kartenmacherei, YOOX, GTEC, Betahaus X, AJSmart

  • 1 year and 2 months, Apr 2017 - May 2018

    Senior UX Designer | Product Strategist | Creative Problem Solver

    AJ&Smart GmbH

    I help AJ&Smart's customers to build better products, faster. From Berlin to Silicon Valley, we help the best companies in the world design innovative products and services. No silly, time-wasting processes required. How? By exclusively using GV's Design Sprint method. Among our customers are: Allianz, Udacity, eBay, Zalando, Lufthansa, Cornelsen, E-ON, Telekom, N26, AXA, RTL, Red Bull, Western Digital.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Aug 2015 - Feb 2017

    Podcaster — Unleash The Entrepreneur Within YOU


    The StartupGeist Podcast documents the journeys of Berlin startups, entrepreneurs, and investors to capture a glimpse of tomorrow's simulation. Listen now: http://startupgeist.com/podcast

  • 2 years and 2 months, Aug 2014 - Sep 2016

    Gründer & Geschäftsführer


    Das Party-Highlight für einzigartige Momente, über die man noch in 30 Jahren lacht.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Mar 2013 - Sep 2014

    Pioneer & Chapter President - Berlin

    LBMA Deutschland

    Die Location Based Marketing Association ist ein internationaler Verband, der sich der Förderung von Forschung, Bildung und Innovation an der Schnittstelle von Menschen, Orten und Medien zum Ziel gesetzt hat. Unser Ziel ist einfach: Informieren, Austauschen, Anleiten. Dies fördert die Nutzung und Etablierung von neuen Diensten und Angeboten unserer Mitgliedsunternehmen.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Oct 2012 - Jul 2014

    Co-Founder & Sales & Marketing


    Intelligence on the Spot. Spotistic is a simple dashboard to track your store locations and your local competitors on location based services (Facebook Places, Google Places, Foursquare, Yelp and Instagram). We make all these data actionable and concretely help you to build your local cross-platform presence.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Aug 2011 - Nov 2012

    Projektleiter "Startup Ecosystem Report 2012"

    Startup Genome

    Startup Genome is building a next generation business analytics tool to change the way business is done today - from gut-driven to data-driven. The goal is to accelerate the pace of innovation and significantly reduce failure.

  • 3 months, Jan 2012 - Mar 2012


    Droege Group Internationale Unternehmer-Beratung GmbH

  • 1 year, Sep 2010 - Aug 2011

    Sales & Marketing Director


    Student-based Internet platform, connecting Maastricht's students through information about events, & pictures, lost & found, blackboard and blog sections Task: To improve current business model as well as lead, control and motivate the 5 sales team member, & to sell online advertisement in form of banners to local business as a new marketing channel

  • 6 months, Apr 2009 - Sep 2009

    Bacholerant @ Group Research/ Future Affairs

    Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg

    Task: Writing my Bachelor Thesis in Cooperation with Dr. Peter Walde Topic: „From the Idea to the Business Model – On Example of a Digital Intelligence Service for Strategic Foresight“

  • 7 months, Oct 2008 - Apr 2009

    Student Work @ Controlling/ Finance department

    Daimler AG, Financial Services, Berlin

    Part-time (20 hours per week); Task: To state, evaluate and correct international finance-reports from and to Daimler subsidiaries based as well on a deep business and Visual Basics (VBA) knowledge

  • 6 months, Feb 2008 - Jul 2008

    Internship @ Audit Commercial Clients; fulltime

    KPMG Dt. Treuhand-Gesellschaft, Berlin

    Annual audit and group consolidation according to HGB, IFRS and US-GAAP

  • 1 year and 10 months, Oct 2005 - Jul 2007

    Student Worker/ Intern

    itk group GmbH, Berlin

    Function: Marketing/ Sales; part-time (12 hours per week) Projectmanagement (annual CeBIT preparation); clients’ acquisition and their daily assistance via a callcenter, incl. a setting up of controlling measurements

  • 9 months, Sep 2004 - May 2005

    Civilian worker

    Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.

    Civilian Service

Educational background for Danny Holtschke

  • 1 year, Sep 2010 - Aug 2011

    Strategy & Innovation

    University Maastricht

  • 6 months, Aug 2007 - Jan 2008


    Craig School of Business, Fresno, California

    Foreign Exchange Program (5th Semester)

  • 4 years, Oct 2005 - Sep 2009

    Business Administration

    Berlin School of Economics and Law

    1st Major: Accounting & Controlling 2nd Minor: Finance


  • English


  • German

    First language

  • Dutch


  • Russian



A rainbow mansion
Palo Alto like weather and fresh Australian food in Berlin.


Transformational entrepreneurship
startup ecosystems
business model & visual thinking
organizational learning
customer development
scalable sales processes for startups.

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