Prof. Dr. Stefan Strauß now supports the Cologne startup Plaze in their early-stage and backs their idea to embellish the travel experiences of Airbnb guests with free product placements. He advises the future enterprise in particular within the range of the own digital product and supports with its extensive network to considerable enterprises.

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As a startup, it is important for Plaze to involve experienced experts right from the start, to regularly challenge, think ahead and adjust its own concept. As a media entrepreneur and agency owner, Stefan Strauß is a personality who can assess the market, incorporate valuable experience and make contacts useful.

The 40-year-old native of Cologne is himself in business contact with well-known media companies such as the DuMont Media Group and others and, as professor of media sciences, passes on his knowledge in numerous courses at the IHKs Cologne and Düsseldorf. He is distinguished by his extensive network, which he makes available to his students or companies that he supports: “I like to establish personal contacts when I see synergies,” says Stefan Strauß.
He was particularly impressed by Cologne’s Startup Plaze: “I am thrilled by the combination of digital platform and physical product experience. And as a media metropolis with internationally active companies, Cologne offers the best conditions for creative people and founders. If not here, then where should startups in the media sector be successful?

At the beginning of the hot start-up phase, Stefan Strauß is now on the advisory board at Plaze, supporting the founders in their search for investors and finding suitable business partners, especially in the field of brand manufacturers. The joint progress, the status quo and the next steps are to be discussed in regular reviews every three months at the latest. We are looking forward to the cooperation. Take a plaze, Stefan Strauß!