We are
startport

Together with young founders, we develop ambitious logistics solutions in Duisburg’s interior port that will change the industry forever.

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Our vision:
one logistics for all

How can logistics and the supply chain be used to create added value for the economy and society while reducing environmental pollution? Our answer: only through innovation.

Logistics is based on the idea of moving things. At the same time, digitalization is moving logistics: Artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, and the Blockchain. The challenges and technologies of tomorrow are manifold. At startport we’re helping to shape this future: Through start-ups with exciting technologies, companies with vision and drive, and investors who are investing in the future.

Our Team

Wir wollen etwas bewegen!

Our love for new technologies, our enthusiasm for thought leaders, and our will to be a doer and not a spectator are the things that unite us within the startport team!

To help shape the logistics of tomorrow, we support companies, founders, and investors with our highly qualified and diverse team. Everyone wields different expertise! With us, that’s what it’s all about.

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Henning Halfmann

Werksstudent: Acceleration & Innovation

henning.halfmann@startport.net

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"Through the insights that startport provides into the startup world and the innovations initiated there, I can gain valuable experience that will prepare me even better for the challenges in logistics in the future."

Jessica Mayer

Communication Managerin

Tel: +49 171 1766527

jessica.mayer@startport.net

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"I am fascinated by the world of logistics and I am happy to be able to report on many challenges mastered by startups and logistics companies. As a native of Duisburg, I naturally love the location in the inner harbor and look forward to working with the relaxed team at startport!"

Radio Mülheim & Radio Oberhausen

Reporter & Media Assistant
May 2016 - October 2019

Westphalian University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen (WHS)

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & PR - Specialization in PR, Marketing & Social Media
Completion in March 2021

Zoo Bochum

Public Relations & Marketing
September 2020 - May 2021

Speech Style Studio Dusseldorf (Sprechstil Atelier)

Speaker training "Media Speech
September 2020 - September 2021

eniyan GmbH

Marketing Managerin
May 2021 - July 2022

startport

Communication Managerin
July 2022 - now

Radio Mülheim & Radio Oberhausen

Reporter & Media Assistant
May 2016 - October 2019

Westphalian University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen (WHS)

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & PR - Specialization in PR, Marketing & Social Media
Completion in March 2021

Zoo Bochum

Public Relations & Marketing
September 2020 - May 2021

Speech Style Studio Dusseldorf (Sprechstil Atelier)

Speaker training "Media Speech
September 2020 - September 2021

eniyan GmbH

Marketing Managerin
May 2021 - July 2022

startport

Communication Managerin
July 2022 - now

Nadija Salcin

Trainee industrial clerk

nadija.salcin@startport.net

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"At startport, I can gain a lot of new and important experience during my training. I'm looking forward to the next period where I can get to know startport's topics and areas of responsibility better."

Professional baccalaureate in the field of business and administration
2018 - 2020

duisport

Apprenticeship as industrial clerk
August 2020 - now

dpl

Project management
August - November 2020

dpl

Accounting
December 2020 - March 2021

duisport

Central purchasing
April - July 2021

duisport

Human Resources Management
August 2021 - March 2022

startport

Trainee
April - July 2022

Professional baccalaureate in the field of business and administration
2018 - 2020

duisport

Apprenticeship as industrial clerk
August 2020 - now

dpl

Project management
August - November 2020

dpl

Accounting
December 2020 - March 2021

duisport

Central purchasing
April - July 2021

duisport

Human Resources Management
August 2021 - March 2022

startport

Trainee
April - July 2022

Alexander Garbar

Managing Director

alexander.garbar@startport.net

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Alessandro Benassi

Start-up and innovation manager

Tel: +49 151 11343032

Alessandro.Benassi@startport.net

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You snooze, you lose! When it comes to innovation and start-up cooperation, you have to move forward courageously and quickly.

Porsche AG

Intern
2017-2018

University of Duisburg-Essen

Working student
2018

hbc

Junior Consultant New Work
2019 - 2020

University of Duisburg-Essen

Master's program Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2018 - 2020



Porsche AG

Intern
2017-2018

University of Duisburg-Essen

Working student
2018

hbc

Junior Consultant New Work
2019 - 2020

University of Duisburg-Essen

Master's program Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2018 - 2020



Jana Honeftidis

Start-up and innovation manager

Tel: +49 1707036796

jana.honeftidis@startport.net

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"Lean Startup means: If you're not embarrassed to show your new product/feature to test customers, it's already too late."

Franz-Haniel Gymnasium Duisburg

Abitur
2011

HZ University at Applied Sciences

Student International Business and Management Studies (IBMS)
2012-2016

Chung-Ang University Seoul (Südkorea)

Exchange Student
2014

Robert Bosch Espana Fabrica Madrid

Intern After Sales Service
2015

Beta-I Lisbon

Startup Manager
2016

STARTPLATZ

Inkubator & Accelerator Management
2017-2020


Franz-Haniel Gymnasium Duisburg

Abitur
2011

HZ University at Applied Sciences

Student International Business and Management Studies (IBMS)
2012-2016

Chung-Ang University Seoul (Südkorea)

Exchange Student
2014

Robert Bosch Espana Fabrica Madrid

Intern After Sales Service
2015

Beta-I Lisbon

Startup Manager
2016

STARTPLATZ

Inkubator & Accelerator Management
2017-2020


Afra Krasniqi

Office Management

afra.krasniqi@startport.net

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To me, startport is a place where dreams become a reality together as a team.

TU Dortmund

Economics
seit 2017

TU Dortmund

Economics
seit 2017

Jan Herzogenrath

Accelerator & Partner Management

Tel: +49 151 27009610

jan.herzogenrath@startport.net

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The digital transformation is like the Tour de France – only in the slipstream of the group do you stay ahead.

Universität Bordeaux

Business Studies
2011 - 2014

duisport - Duisburger Hafen AG

Project Management
seit 2014

Universität Bordeaux

Business Studies
2011 - 2014

duisport - Duisburger Hafen AG

Project Management
seit 2014

Gregor Marx

Executive Management

gregor.marx@startport.net

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It is never too early to realize a good idea.

Fachhochschule Köln

Graduate in Business Administration
2007

Argantis Private Equity GmbH

Analyst
2007

West LB AG

Analyst
2007 - 2010

Overlack Group

Investment Manager
2011 - 2015

duisport - Duisburger Hafen AG

Head of Controlling and Investment Management
seit 2015

Fachhochschule Köln

Graduate in Business Administration
2007

Argantis Private Equity GmbH

Analyst
2007

West LB AG

Analyst
2007 - 2010

Overlack Group

Investment Manager
2011 - 2015

duisport - Duisburger Hafen AG

Head of Controlling and Investment Management
seit 2015

Johannes Franke

Partner & Event Management

Tel: +49 151 54376783

johannes.franke@startport.net

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Under the motto “Shirt meets hoodie” we live the exchange between corporates and start-ups.

TU Dortmund

Graduate in Logistics
2011

duisport - Duisburger Hafen AG

Corporate Development
seit 2012

Junger Initiativkreis

Member
seit 2016

TU Dortmund

Graduate in Logistics
2011

duisport - Duisburger Hafen AG

Corporate Development
seit 2012

Junger Initiativkreis

Member
seit 2016

Henning Halfmann

Werksstudent: Acceleration & Innovation

henning.halfmann@startport.net

LinkedIn

Jessica Mayer

Communication Managerin

Tel: +49 171 1766527

jessica.mayer@startport.net

LinkedIn

Nadija Salcin

Trainee industrial clerk

nadija.salcin@startport.net

LinkedIn

Alexander Garbar

Managing Director

alexander.garbar@startport.net

LinkedIn

Alessandro Benassi

Start-up and innovation manager

Tel: +49 151 11343032

Alessandro.Benassi@startport.net

LinkedIn

Jana Honeftidis

Start-up and innovation manager

Tel: +49 1707036796

jana.honeftidis@startport.net

LinkedIn

Afra Krasniqi

Office Management

afra.krasniqi@startport.net

LinkedIn

Jan Herzogenrath

Accelerator & Partner Management

Tel: +49 151 27009610

jan.herzogenrath@startport.net

LinkedIn

Gregor Marx

Executive Management

gregor.marx@startport.net

LinkedIn

Johannes Franke

Partner & Event Management

Tel: +49 151 54376783

johannes.franke@startport.net

LinkedIn

Henning Halfmann

Werksstudent: Acceleration & Innovation

henning.halfmann@startport.net

LinkedIn

Jessica Mayer

Communication Managerin

Tel: +49 171 1766527

jessica.mayer@startport.net

LinkedIn

Nadija Salcin

Trainee industrial clerk

nadija.salcin@startport.net

LinkedIn

Alexander Garbar

Managing Director

alexander.garbar@startport.net

LinkedIn

Alessandro Benassi

Start-up and innovation manager

Tel: +49 151 11343032

Alessandro.Benassi@startport.net

LinkedIn

Jana Honeftidis

Start-up and innovation manager

Tel: +49 1707036796

jana.honeftidis@startport.net

LinkedIn

Afra Krasniqi

Office Management

afra.krasniqi@startport.net

LinkedIn

Jan Herzogenrath

Accelerator & Partner Management

Tel: +49 151 27009610

jan.herzogenrath@startport.net

LinkedIn

Gregor Marx

Executive Management

gregor.marx@startport.net

LinkedIn

Johannes Franke

Partner & Event Management

Tel: +49 151 54376783

johannes.franke@startport.net

LinkedIn

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