Lisa Wohlgemuth studied English with additional courses in Law and Psychology in the beautiful city of Leipzig. She has lived, worked, and studied in several countries to deepen her intercultural competence and language skills. Having started her professional life as an interpreter and translator, Lisa moved to Berlin in 2012 and has been supporting Start Relocation ever since. Her main scope of activities includes visa applications and residence permits, finding new homes for clients, and communicating with German authorities. She also specializes in supporting foreign doctors in obtaining state permission to work in Germany.
Helen Neumann studied in Paris and Mexico with a focus on intercultural approaches and theories. After her studies, she participated in an advanced training program in art history and helped set up international art galleries in Cologne and Berlin. She has been part of the Start team since its foundation, helping build up the relocation and immigration department. She has travelled extensively throughout Asia and Europe and just came back from a 6-month journey through West Africa.
Familiar with and enthusiastic about the special characteristics of Berlin, Helen knows how to welcome newcomers to her favorite city.
Katharina is originally from Bonn. She studied International Tourism Management in Breda and completed her Master’s in Globalization at the University of Barcelona. She studied and worked for 12 years in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Spain. She came to Berlin in 2019. Katharina has worked in various fields: project management, exports, and, most recently, as a teacher at a vocational school in Barcelona. Other countries, cultures, and languages have always fascinated her. Besides her native German, she speaks English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Portuguese, and Dutch. Now she coordinates apartment searches for our international clients and supports them in their relocation process.
Anne Belatra studied stage and costume design and worked at various theatres in Germany and abroad. Through a part-time master’s degree in “Management for Cultural and Non-Profit Organisations”, she was able to deepen her knowledge in project management. Anne has discovered relocation as a professional field for herself in 2019. After working as a freelancer, she has been actively supporting the Startcon team as a permanent employee since April 2021. What she values most about her work is the intercultural exchange. She likes to mediate between employers and the authorities involved. In her free time, she loves exploring Berlin and its surroundings, making new travel plans and finding inspiration in galleries and theatres.
Beate studied business administration and worked several years for real estate companies. She is also trained in intercultural competence. Living in the US and in China with her family, she understands perfectly how much a move affects each family member. No matter from where and which age, Beate supports our Berlin newcomers to feel home soon. She loves to explore the city with her clients and to find the most suitable apartment, house, school or kindergarten. Taking care of all the bureaucratic necessities she makes the transition as smooth as possible.
Anja studied Interior Design and worked several years in this field in Berlin, Tokyo and Los Angeles. In the past 20 years she moved with her husband and later with her two kids 12 times within Germany and other countries. Having relocated together with her family several times, she understands the bureaucratic obstacles and emotional difficulties very well. It is her personal matter to help new “Berliners” to get to know the city and to find the best suitable home.
Peder Iblher, owner of Startcon GmbH, is a creative director for graphic design and communication at his network agency Blu Dot. He grew up in Hamburg and studied in Braunschweig, Barcelona and Berlin. Interculturalism and cosmopolitanism characterise his interests both privately and professionally. He speaks fluent English and Spanish as well as French. Peder holds his protective hand over Startcon GmbH and is responsible for the company’s marketing and corporate design. In his leisure time, he devotes himself to his family, plays drums in a band or writes on his blog.