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Sascha Kerbert

Head of Accelerator

What do you do at Blackbird?

I'm the Head of Accelerator at Startmate and I'm responsible for all of our Founder-facing products, including the Accelerator and Founders Fellowship. My primary focus is to help empower the most ambitious founders to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

What did you do before Blackbird?

Before finding my way to Startmate/Blackbird I worked across a variety of industries! Everything from symphony orchestras, academia, the public sector and early-stage startups.

What do you believe that others do not?

The best way to build a high-performing team is by striking the right balance between fun, ambition and execution. Most people under-index on the fun part.

What ideas are you excited by right now?

Applying scientific concepts to my day-to-day work! Currently loving thinking through the problems we are solving at Startmate through the lens of collision theory and chemical reactions.