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The Team

Teamname: VisaFlow

Members: Tom Meyer, Georg Nauheimer, Cheyenne Ward, Tristan Kling





We help step by step through the complex bureaucratic visa process

Visa applications in Germany are often lengthy, confusing and associated with considerable uncertainty and stress, and this at a time when there is a shortage of skilled workers! This is where VisaFlow comes in!

Our digital platform makes it easier for skilled workers to find their way through the German bureaucratic jungle. With a digital, interactive and user-friendly system, VisaFlow guides you step by step efficiently and intuitively through the entire visa process. VisaFlow stands for the future, diversity and growth by breaking down barriers, promoting talent and strengthening Germany as an attractive place to work.

For global talent mobility

Our concept is based on the use of modern technologies and innovative methods to reduce unnecessary hurdles and uncertainties in the visa process. We place great emphasis on user-centric design and personalized workflows as well as the efficient use of data.

This enables VisaFlow to develop customized and scalable solutions. Our goal is to create a platform that not only meets the current needs of users, but also contributes to global talent mobility and economic growth in the long term.

How did you get together as a team?

Our team, consisting of Cheyenne, Georg, Tristan and Tom, came together while we were studying together. 

As an American, Cheyenne experienced the challenges of the visa process first-hand and thus provided the kickoff for our idea. Her insider experience, coupled with Georg's business background, Tom's technical know-how and Tristan's legal expertise, formed the perfect foundation for the realization of our idea. 

We realized that together we had the potential to develop an innovative solution that would not only overcome Cheyenne's challenges, but could improve the experiences of thousands.

How did you come up with your idea?

Cheyenne had personally experienced the trials and tribulations of the visa process when she moved to Germany from the USA. Her experiences were characterized by complexity, ambiguity and bureaucratic hurdles. 

We quickly realized that Cheyenne's problems were certainly not unique and that many international students and professionals shared similar experiences.

We identified a clear gap in the field of international mobility and the need to simplify the process and make it more accessible.

What are you studying/working or what have you studied?

Our dynamic team at VisaFlow is made up of four members who are all deeply rooted in the academic world. 

Tom, Cheyenne and Georg, are Masters students in Business Administration, while Tristan is studying Law. Our fields of study reflect the diversity and complementarity of our skills and interests, which are crucial to the development and growth of our start-up.

Our shared passion for solving complex problems through innovative approaches has brought us together and is at the heart of our collaboration. 

The combination of our diverse backgrounds allows us to bring a holistic perspective to the challenges and opportunities in the global workplace.


We all met on a course at the university that none of us had originally planned to attend. Each of us had decided to take part in this course at short notice for different reasons.

What has Gateway ESC helped you with?

Gateway was crucial for our team. Thanks to Gateway's support, we were able to further develop our start-up idea, strategically align it and find a central place to collaborate.

Particularly valuable were the extensive consulting services, which not only gave us practical insights but also offered customized solutions for our specific challenges.

Another important aspect was the access to Gateway's network of industry experts, successful entrepreneurs, fellow start-ups and potential investors. These contacts not only provided us with valuable perspectives and advice, but also opened doors to future business opportunities.

The workshops and networking events organized by Gateway have been invaluable for our personal growth and the development of our business idea.