Our Founders

"We've already accompanied many founders and their exciting projects. Get to know them!

We present our alumni founders!

Meet the entrepreneurs, who developed and tested their business ideas at Werkhaus in 2022!

DO’STLAR SOMSAS is a place with inclusive cuisine, where people with different backgrounds and interests can come together to cook, bond over food, and exchange ideas for a better world.

For Asal, inclusive cuisine means not only vegetarian and vegan dishes but also Halal and Kosher options.



Unser GartenReich

With her startup “Unser GartenReich,” Christiane Nienhold aims to invite people to reestablish a partnership with nature in shaping their lives through gardening. Christiane offers publications, lectures, tours, and workshops.

Her clients include publishers, editorial offices, educational institutions, schools, daycare centers, associations, and individuals.

Write an e-mail: c.nienhold(at)web.de



My name is Adenike Alare, I am from Nigeria, and I have been living in Germany since 2014. I am a professional hairdresser, and I enjoy expressing my creativity through my work.

I offer professional hairdressing services for various African braiding techniques and hairstyles, catering to people from all over the world. This makes us a multicultural salon.

E-mail me: kemi.alare(at)yahoo.com


Elisey Kitsis, also known as Senz Beatz, is a musician, actor, and artist. At the age of 15, he came to Germany and describes his experiences in music and theater. His focus is on the search for identity and a bright future. Through his music and forum theater, Elisey aims to engage young people, encouraging them to lead self-determined, active lives.

Additionally, Elisey is involved in political education and youth work, offering workshops himself.



Natalja’s passion is cleanliness. She enjoys working with gentle cleaning agents and steam to preserve our health, environment, and the planet. Her services include hypoallergenic and antibacterial cleaning, dry cleaning of upholstery, and general cleaning.

Your most beautiful photos from Naomi!

Naomi Valdez was born and raised in Peru but has been living in Erfurt with her family for years. Naomi loves photographing children, families, and couples, especially capturing the hidden and untold through body language. She regularly offers photo sessions in Erfurt, such as for Christmas or Easter. For Naomi, photography is a way to express herself and tell stories through images.

Stadtgärtner:innen Erfurt are city gardeners and citizens of Erfurt who advocate for a diverse, green city and a strong social community. In the northern part of Erfurt, we create a public community garden based on the concepts of urban gardening and permaculture. Join our community garden, “Gemeinschaftsgarten Geraaue   and be part of our diverse, green city and strong social community! 

Would you like to be part of us?  stadtgaertner-erfurt@web.de


Die “Allianz für StadtgärtnerInnen” möchte das Urban Gardening in Erfurt fördern und damit Naturverbundenheit und Gemeinschaftssinn entwickeln.

Unsere Vision ist die Essbare Stadt Erfurt wie in Andernach am Rhein mit Gärten für Alle.

Die “Allianz für Stadtgärtner” versteht sich als ein Bündnis gleichgesinnter und gleichberechtigter urbaner Gärtner. Sie ist eine Einladung gemeinsam mehr zu bewegen und mit der Macht kleiner Aktionen, die Stadtgesellschaft in Zeiten des Wandels zu stärken.


Are you ready to take off?
Apply now!

Have you got an idea? Still tentative or already well thought out? Have you got the desire and determination to forge your own path, earn your own money, or make an impact? Are you considering starting your own business? Then join the Werkhaus Lab and give it a try!

Apply now and introduce us with your start-up idea and/or your team!