Stephan is a serial enrepreneur based, Germany. Stephan is the founder and was CEO of Qype, which he built into Europe’s largest local review web site. He is also founder and CEO of leading private accommodation marketplace 9flats. He is currently building several startups within his incubator UPSPRING. His background in the web business goes back to 1996 when he started GEO.de, later on he founded travelchannel.de before joining lastminute.com in London as Head of Northern European Operations.