Franz holds a MSc in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in semiconductor technology. He is managing director of brigk - tech incubator of the region Ingolstadt. In 2000 he started his carrier at the investment department of a German bank. For that he brings a long term experience in developing and supporting innovative and creative startups and in creating ideas into business. He is a lecturer at the Technische Universität München for design thinking and other methodolgies of idea generation.