Meet our Team

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Julia Kohn has been part of Startcon GmbH’s team since 2016. Before that, she worked for a large German bank for several years and worked in Berlin as a project and event manager. She is a trained graphic designer and has a degree in cultural studies with a focus on history. Today, Julia is responsible for all matters concerning our language school. She develops and organizes new courses and educational activities, such as our “Adaptation and Qualification Course for Filipino Nurses,” has trained as a lecturer, and now holds several telc examiner licenses. With this experience and her enthusiasm for the educational sector, she is responsible for organizing and conducting telc exams in the Philippines, some of which she conducts herself locally. Julia is particularly enthusiastic about other cultures and their languages, and enjoys travelling solo across the world.

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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.

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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.

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Deborah Schmitz studied political and social sciences in Freiburg, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, and Cape Town. Her interest in different ways of life has also led her to Spain, Ireland, and to a kibbutz in southern Israel. After her studies, she worked for a social start-up before joining Start Relocation in 2015. She supports our international candidates with great enthusiasm.


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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.


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Hanady Mousa comes from Egypt and completed her studies there with a focus on information technology. After her studies, she worked as a freelance content editor and social media manager and translated numerous articles in the IT sector from English into Arabic.
Since March 2020 she is part of the Startcon GmbH team as SEO Manager and supports us in maintaining our language and relocation website as well as our social media channels and in improving our content from an SEO perspective. She manages our website and ensures that our numerous services reach our clients, i.e. expats, foreign professionals as well as companies, at any time.
She has been living in Berlin for 4 years, so she is an expat herself and familiar with the needs of newcomers. Hanady knows about the challenges of a new start in a new country and for this reason alone, she can provide us with optimal support.