About Us

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.

When Justus first saw Caro's portfolio website, he was immediatly amazed by her very early built of a bike mountable barbecue which she designed 2 yeas ago. Back in that time, it was still mounted onto the back of the bike and was too solid and inflexible.
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!

Carolin Kunert Co-Founder of Knister Grill

Carolin Kunert

Product development and Design, Sales

Hi! My name is Carolin Kunert and I am the founder of Knister Grill. I'm currently studying Industrial Design in my last semester at the University of applied science in Munich. I just finished my Erasmus semester at the SDU in Odense, Denmark. For Knister, I’m responsible for the product development, the Design, CI and partly I am also doing Sales.

Knister Grill co founder

Justus Rudolf

Marketing, Finance, Distribution

Hi! My name is Justus Rudolf and I just started my masters degree in international marketing. Before that, I lived in Heidelberg and Dresden. For Knister, I am responsible for all the marketing activities, finance and distribution. 

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Sales, finance, distribution

Hi, mein Name ist Eva Trimborn und ich studiere derzeit Betriebswirtschaftslehre im Master. Bei Knister Grill bin ich für Finanzplanung und Buchhaltung zuständig. Mit Caro habe ich gemeinsam Abitur gemacht bevor sich unsere Wege (geografisch) trennten. Nach meinem Bachelor bin ich wieder zurück nach München gezogen und begeisterte mich sofort für Knister Grill.


Product development

Hi, ich bin Bernd Taphorn und habe Maschinenbau in Hannover studiert. Seit meinem Bachelor Abschluss im Jahr 2016 bin ich bei Miele in der Produktentwicklung zuständig. Nebenbei unterstütze ich Caro in allen Bereichen rund um die serielle Fertigung, Abwicklungen und bin für die Technischen Zeichnungen zuständig. Caro und ich haben uns in unserer gemeinsamen Heimatstadt in Norddeutschland kennengelernt und tüfteln schon immer gemeinsam an neuen Ideen.


Marketing, Sales, Distribution

Hi! Ich heiße Thy und studiere derzeit BWL im Master. Caro und ich kennen uns schon seit Kindheitstagen, genau genommen seit wir 6 Jahre alt sind. Bei Knister unterstütze ich Caro aktiv im operativen Tagesgeschäft. 

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