Ilya Krasnov lives in Munich, Germany. While studying computer science and economics, he participated in an entrepreneurial qualification program, “Manage&More.” Designed to nurture entrepreneurs selected from universities throughout Munich, it gave them the tools to launch their professional careers and startup projects through personal coaching and access to an entrepreneurial network. Ilya’s keen interest in group psychology, personal development and time management inspired him to implement a workshop to support the participating students. After finishing his degree, Ilya joined Xantera Holding Corp, a Munich-based incubator for web and mobile applications. He oversees the young Business Development team and is responsible for strategic development for existing startups and for building new IT projects. Ilya is an active member of the Jewish community of Munich and helped develop the long-term vision and implement the roadmap for its youth center. He also consults other nonprofit Jewish organizations that seek his advice.The German Jewish community is the fastest growing Jewish community in the world. Over the last 20 years about 250 thousand Jews from the FSU arrived in Germany. They are fully integrated into German society and have settled in around 100 Jewish communities across the country. Eager to learn about their Jewish roots, there is not enough Jewish content in German available online. With this in mind, Ilya and Artur Lokomet (ROI 2009), are planning to launch a first-of-its-kind crowdsourcing Internet project that aims to enrich the German-speaking public with Jewish texts in their native language and at the same time, to preserve Ashkenazi heritage. The idea of the project is to create a digital library of old Jewish books in the German language that are no longer subject to copyright/intellectual property rights. Each user will be able to upload/download the books, read them online and/or discuss them on the Facebook page of the project. New technologies of scanning and digitalizing will be used. Ilya and Artur hope that this digital media projectwill have a positive and necessary impact on preserving the past by creating a future for the German Jewish community.