The story behind
How everything started
We first got the idea for Knister, which still had a dumber name back then, when we met in Denmark and became close friends and neighbours.
Caro was doing an Erasmus semester in Industrial Design at the SDU in Odense and Justus just started his masters degree in International Marketing.
Because we both love biking, lived in a huge city before and getting out into nature with friends, we decided to make her idea reality and developed it further. A little while later, we won a startup competition called start-up weekend in Odense, together with two other friends.
The success of our idea made us decide to start planning for a kickstarter campaign in early summer this year. We are extremely exited about this and thankful for your support of our idea!
Who is the barbecue master?
CEO, Productdesign, Marketing
Hi! My name is Carolin Kunert and I am the founder of Knister Grill. I studied Industrial Design at the University of applied science in Munich and at the SDU in Odense, Denmark. For Knister, I’m responsible for the daily management, distribution and marketing activities. Besides that, I am responsible for the product design.
CTO, Product development
Hi, my name is Bernd Taphorn and I studied engineering in Hannover. Since my bachelor degree in 2016, I'm working for a big German consumer electronics company in the product development area. Parallel, I'm responsible for the serial production and technical solutions of the Knister Grills. Caro and I know each other since many years now. We first met in our hometown in northern Germany. Since then, we always worked together on ideas and love to prototype.
Looking for motivated people!
You want to be part of a young, successful Start-up? You love barbecue? You wanna change something, are ambitious and see the results of your work? Then Knister is the place to be for you! We are currently looking for a Co-Founder in the area of distribution and finance. Knister also offers internships in marketing - but every qualification is needed. Apply now and create with us the new BBQ- and Lifestyle brand! Send us your application to email@example.com. Here you find more about our jobs. Looking forward to you!
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