Being a serial entrepreneur is  Dr. Justus von Grone  deeply rooted in the international start-up scene. He completed his studies at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Hamburg with a degree in business administration and completed his doctorate at the KMU-HSG Institute at the University of St. Gallen. There he conducted research on the subject of “motivation for founders”. He founded the Lailos Group GmbH, called with  wecuddle.com  launched one of the leading live social discovery platforms and sold the company in 2015. In 2016, the company was repurchased and replaced by the international brand  hugmonstar.com  expanded. Hugmonstar has already grown into one of the largest live social discovery platforms in Scandinavia shortly after it was launched. In 2017, Dr. Justus von Grone the consulting company  Hiller from Grone  founded. The focus is on advising selected national and international customers in the areas of crowdfunding and ad planning.


As a business angel, Dr. Justus von Grone started young companies and start-ups, especially in the medical and biotech sectors. In 2006 he was also awarded the Bertini Prize for young people with moral courage.

Along with  Prof. Dr. Timo Meynhardt  Justus von Grone is the initiator of the Public Value Awards for Start-ups.