Nikolaus Roettger

Editor-in-Chief in Berlin, Deutschland

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Nikolaus Roettger is the Editor-in-Chief and Head of WIRED Germany. He reports on digitization, innovation and entrepreneurship and is considered one of the most important startup journalists in Germany.

His strengths include entrepreneurial and strategic thinking, his passion is the development of new media- and communication-concepts. In 2014 he re-started the WIRED brand in Germany for Condé Nast. Before that he has been the editor-in-chief of (2013 to 2014). For Gruner+Jahr, he founded the business-lifestyle-magazine Business Punk (2009 to 2013).

Roettger is regularly invited as speaker and moderator on the topics of digitization (e.g. a panel discussion on the future of work with TLGG-founder Christoph Bornschein and Verdis Frank Bsirske; an interview with Researchgate founder Ijad Madisch). He also moderates events for companies on topics such as cyber security, future mobility or the role of influencers in communication.

Roettger is the co-founder of the Wednestech-Club and a jury member at CEBIT Innovation Award and at Telekom Fashion Fusion. He also supports the startups at LEAD Sports Accelerator as a mentor.

One of the goals he managed to achieve in 2017: He ran his very first half marathon.

His work experience includes the Financial Times Deutschland (2005 to 2009), (2002 to 2005), Yahoo Germany and He studied political science, macroeconomics and sociology in Munich (Germany) and Bradford (UK).

  • Work
    • WIRED Germany
  • Education
    • University of Bradford
    • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich