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Curriculum Vitae

The higher you jump, the higher you get.

Work History

Founding Partner

Dezentrum
OCT 2018Present

Dezentrum is an independent Think- and Do-Tank based in Zurich, developing positive future scenarios. It is actively shaping the society of tomorrow with courageous hypotheses and by conducting future experiments together with partner organizations.
www.dezentrum.ch
Shaping the think tanks' operations, cashflow management, organizational development, acquiring projects, researching and presenting topics, building partnerships and working on visionary projects.

> Teaching - Lecturer CAS Blockchain FHGR / ZHAW / FFHS
> Ting - Universal basic income as digital product
> Desk im Dorf - Coworking Plattform for rural areas

CO-Founder And CEO

modum.io
APR 2016OCT 2017

modum.io is creating a trusted digital ecosystems for sensitive goods. To achieve this modum.io is digitalizing complete supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry. It offers a system using IoT, Machine Learning and Blockchain to connect the physical to the digital world. 

www.modum.io

In my role as co-founder and CEO I developed and executed the strategy. Coordination of a diverse tech-team. Setting up a customer facing product organization. Sales and marketing activities to find pilot customers and convert these into paying customers. Business development, cash planning, recruiting, market research, pitching, team building, negotiations: Classical Startup CEO. Handed over my role after raising 13,5 million USD with a successful token sale.

> Winner Venture Kick I & II
> Winner Kickstart Accelerator
> Successful Token Sale 

Co-Founder

Flatastic
Apr 2014Present

Flatastic makes it easy for housemates to manage their chores, billing and shopping. More than 750'000 registered users are using Flatastic. The mobile app provides handy tools (shopping list, expenses tracker, to-do list) and direct access to third party on-demand services. 

www.flatastic-app.com

Bootstrapped startup. Developing the global strategy, coordinating our small team and communicating the goals to all stakeholders. Business modeling, recruting, customer development, cashflow management.

We already won several competitions and were invited to pitch in Silicon Valley and Tokyo. Flatastic was featured in every major newspaper in Germany and Switzerland.

> Winner Venture Kick Stage I & II 
Runner-up Innovation Weekend Berlin
> Part of Blackbox Connect 13

Advisor

VETRI Foundation
OCT 2017DEc 2019

Vetri is a non-profit foundation developing blockchain based platform to safeguard and exchange personal data. The end user owns and controls his personal data and gets a remunerated for sharing it. 

vetri.global

Advising Vetri to navigate their token sale: Reviewing the white paper, token model, setting up the marketing strategy, coordinating with external experts. Additionally advising around the topics of user experience, growth hacking and strategic marketing.

Co-Founder and Partner

mcm.init
Jan 2015DEC 2018

Startup as an Agency.
From brainstorming to deployment: With our startup experience we come up with new ideas and are super fast in prototyping these solutions into scalable products. We believe that quick small steps into the right direction will turn into big, great products.

www.mcm-init.com

Business development, project management, product management, consulting and backend software development.  

> IP Research project for the Max Planck Institute and ETH Zurich
> Online game for Bovington Tank Museum and World of Tanks
> Mobile apps for wg-suche.de (ImmoScout24)

Co-Founder

Yeppt
Apr 2014Jan 2015

Ask a question. Set a timer. Select your circles. Get quick answers. Meet your friends. Yeppt finally takes the pain out of target-oriented group communication: No babbling. No maybes.

www.yeppt.com

Pitching, developing and validating  customers setting up experiments and shaping the strategic product development.

> Part of Axel Springer Plug and Play accelerator

Manger Fit Prediction

Fit Analytics GmbH (UPcload GmbH)
Mar 2012Sep 2012

The Fit Analytics Size Advisor helps your customers find the right clothing size. 

https://www.fitanalytics.com/

During my time at UPcload I developed the scale system by conducting experiments and applying effective modeling approaches. Thereby I set up the fit prediction project together with the HTW university and a corporate partner. Developing the concept for flexible database (MongoDB) and improving the usability of the widgets.

Organizations

Board Member

ETH Entrepeneur Club Alumni
2019Present

The alumni of the ETH Entrepreneur Club foster entrepreneurship in Switzerland and want to make Zurich the tech startup epicenter of Europe. We represent a vibrant, international platform for entrepreneurs and unleash the business potential of ETH research.

My role is to support students running the Entrepreneur Club and help them with topics like, business development, accounting and team building.  

President

ETH ENTREPENEUR CLUB
Feb 2013Sep 2013

The Entrepreneur Club is one of biggest student-driven entrepreneurial clubs in Europe, bringing entrepreneurial-minded people together and fostering entrepreneurship.

www.entrepreneur-club.org

In my term of office we launched the new format 'Meet the founder of X' and the very first 'Hackathon' in Zurich. Meanwhile HackZurich is it’s own brand and has grown to the largest Hackathon in Europe with more than 500 hackers. We organized the biggest Startup Speed Dating event in Zurich: From over 300 applications we chose 40 startups and 100 candidates to speed date in an informal setting. Here you can find some impressions.

Education

Bachelor of Science

ETH Zurich
Sep 2007Feb 2011

BSc in Interdisciplinary Sciences with a focus on Bio-organic Chemistry receiving best marks in the subjects 'Linear Algebra and Statistics' and 'Partial Differential Equations'.

In my diploma thesis I build a tunable selection / complementation system for evolving the prephenate dehydratase enzyme towards the diffusion limit.

The broad scientific and technical education I received, guarantees the necessary analytical skills to measure and visualize effort and success. 
Also it provides a solid foundation to quickly understand complex technology companies and projects.

Matura

Gymansium KirchenFeld Bern
Aug 2003Jul 2007

Focus on law and economics. Supplement focus in Chemistry. 

Meyer award for outstanding achievements in biology, chemistry, physics and geography

Skills

Business Development

Pursuing strategic opportunities, partnerships, CRMs,
from pilot to implementation, inbound marketing, expectation management, brand building, sales

Project & Product Management

Agile and lean project management, metric driven product development ,SCRUM, OKR and  innovation accounting
UX / UI design, funnel optimizations 

Marketing And communication

SMM, SEM, SEO, SEA, PR, community building
Conversion optimization, data analysis / visualization
Email marketing, growth hacking, influencer marketing

Teaching

Lecturer at FHGR, ZHAW and FFHS.
Advising early stage startups, exam preparation course at ETH Zürich, tutoring in different subjects, 

DESIGN THINKING

Scenario technique, value proposition design, ideation processes, Walt Disney brainstorming, co-creation, design sprints, solution-based problem-solving

Software Development

Good:  PHP, SQL, HTML / CSS, Laravel, VBA
Intermediate: Java Script, Angular, Ionic, Python
Other: AWS, GIT, Redis, API Query

BLOCKCHAIN AND DLT

Use cases in Supply Chain Management and Marketing
Token Economics, Initial Coin Offerings,
DLT infrastructures assessments 

Languages

Mother tongue German Basic Arabic, Berber language
Fluent English, French              Beginner Italian

Interests

Entrepreneurship, surfing, human behavior, psychology, meditation, traveling, football, swimming, skating, slack line, climbing