The NMA team
About Us

Together we run the next media accelerator

Who we are

Initiated in 2015 next media accelerator is the leading pan-European startup program for innovation in media & marketing.

A strong ecosystem of startups, media partners, mentors and investors

We have sucessfully built during the past years a strong international community. With several partners on board in USA, Europe and Israel, we aim to become the largest hub for media innovation in Europe.

We are proud to be members of GAN, a highly curated community of accelerators, partners, and investors.

That’s us


Managing Partner

Nico Lumma hasn’t been offline since 1995. He likes exploring new things and has been a part of the German startup scene for 20 years. Nico started his career in online marketing, then pioneered blogging and Social Media in Germany. He has been scouting, advising and investing in startups since 2000.


Managing Partner

Christoph Hüning has a degree in business mathematics and shows a track record as consultant and entrepreneur in digital media and communication industries since 1999. His focus is to connect our startups with media companies and investors to foster the digital media landscape.


Managing Partner

Meinolf Ellers has driven innovation inside of dpa since 1996. Always interested in what’s next, he founded Scoopcamp to explore new ideas in journalism. Meinolf’s ambition is to constantly push the digital transformation of the media industry.


Program Manager

Being surrounded by people from different countries makes Julia feel at home. A journalist with a MA in Media & Globalization, she enjoys learning from startups and using communications as a way to keep the community together.


Office and Event Manager

Elizabeta is the empathetic welcoming face of the nma. Not only as the Office Manager but also with her strong skills in event organization the multitalent is a positive driving force in the nma orbit.


Communications and Event Manager

The ever connected (social) media world is Tatjana’s playground, she loves to be inspired by visionaries from all over the globe. With a degree in Media, Politics and Sociology and a large passion for writing, social media and events she now is part of the nma team.

Some Mentors


Alkisti Malami

Alkisti Malami

Business Director at Geometry Global

Philipp Haberstock

Philipp Haberstock

Professor of Finance, Strat. Management and Entrepreneurship

Andreas Gebhard

Andreas Gebhard

Founder at Forward Momentum, LLC; Mentor at German Accelerator, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Formerly of Matter, Getty Images and Washington Post.

German Gustafsson

German Gustafsson

Management Consultant Transformation, Organisational and Process Development

Chris Schneider

Chris Schneider

Director Strategy - pilot-group

Christoph Hünermann

Christoph Hünermann

Co-Founder WHY! & Publishing Expert Print and Digital

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