Jan Uphoff studied economic geography and has already held a variety of positions in economic development and place marketing. At the Hildesheim Economic Development Agency and the Frankfurt Economic Development Agency, he advised entrepreneurs and start-ups that were looking to set out on their own, and organized seminars and networking events for companies. At TechnologieZentrumMainz, he managed a project involving an extensive needs assessment and site analysis for the restructuring of TZM GmbH into a life science and biotech incubator.
Since March 2022, he has been the network manager for the Mainz life science and biotechnology hub. Jan sees himself as a builder of bridges between businesses, start-ups and all of the stakeholders located in the region.
As someone whose job it is to foster economic growth, I find it really fascinating how an industry of the future can develop dynamically and shape a region. I want to do my part to ensure that companies and start-ups are able to develop in the best possible way.