Katrin Kreidel first completed two bachelor's degree programs in the humanities at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz with film studies/audiovisual publishing and comparative/european literature. She then studied renewable energies at the University of Stuttgart for her Bachelor's degree and focused on photovoltaics and wind energy for her Master's degree in sustainable electrical energy supply. During her studies, she gained experience at various companies such as Robert Bosch GmbH, Fraunhofer IAO, Netze BW and Ampeers Energy. In 2020, Katrin Kreidel joined the startup scene through the program "Awake - In 6 Weeks to a Startup" and has since been managing the startup hydrop systems. Since September 2023 hydrop is supported with the Junge Innovatoren-program at the Institute for Entrepreneurship.