Co-Founder and CEO, StadtFarm
Anne-Kathrin Kuhlemann (1979) is Co-Founder and CEO of TopFarmers and StadtFarm, which builds and operates commercial AquaTerraPonic-systems in urban settings (prize winner Generation D 2014). For more than a decade, she has been an expert on systemic sustainability and circular economy, supporting clients in developing business models for their planet-friendly innovations – and advising municipalities and regions in utilizing their waste streams as resources for novel business impetus. As serial social entrepreneur, she (co-)founded several companies which implement resource efficiency in creative business models, such as Chido’s, which cultivates gourmet mushrooms on used coffee grounds (SustaInovation Award 2012). Holding a double degree in European Business Studies, she acts as visiting lecturer at the university of applied sciences Münster and is chair of the Economic Policy Council of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce.