As a Brainstore partner, I have participated in and organised several innovation workshops and trainings.
My previous work experience includes entrepreneurial projects (a Tea bar in Berlin in 2011) and consulting (I worked for E&Y advising clients in the financial sector to comply with the latest legislation and I helped a travel services company gain a better understanding of how online channels can help them improve their high street presence).
I have a degree in law and in public studies form the Universities of Lausanne, Sciences-Po Paris and Berlin.
In my free time I love to travel and have spent a lot of time in Asia. I have been acting in theater plays and in movies since I was six, I own a full DJ set for electronic music and I design a lot of the clothes I wear.
Infected with the BrainStore virus since 2002, working for countless projects in different functions on various topics but always with the same passion. Longtime freelancer and now partner.
Her curiosity leaded to a graduation in social sciences and professional experiences as market research manager, trend scout, teacher, ghost writer.
Andrea loves detours and other adventures in life, shoes, paper, multifunctional things, and bike rides.
Hi, I'm Angela, a 23-year-old psychology student who enjoys thinking about and discussing topics related to human behaviour - be it getting to know a person closer and trying to understand why somebody reacts in a certain way or looking at society as a whole and identifying patterns of behaviour and coming up with ideas on how they could be changed. After three years of studies at uni and working on the side as a research assistant for my professor of motivational psychology I am now looking forward to working on an own business with my friend Sarah.
I live in Bremerhaven in Germany and I am a Brainstore partner and Innovation Champ.
In everything I do I profit from my past working and academic experiences. Besides my degree in Tourism & Cruise Management and International Business, I have gained experience in the tourism and media industry. If you want to know more about my working experiences, please check my LinkedIn https://de.linkedin.com/in/ann-cathrin-scheider-2b548731.
What really matters is our character, so I will tell you a bit about me as a person to conclude this short biography.
I am a calm, responsible, diplomatic and stress resistant person, who loves to laugh.
My favourite quote is "There are only two ways to live your life; one is though nothing is a miracle. The other is though everything is a miracle" by Albert Einstein.
I believe in miracles!
I discovered my enthusiasm and passion for live communication at the age of just 19 and started working for myself while I was still a student. As the head of A3 Erlebnismanufaktur AG today, I love to experiment with storytelling theories at exhibitions and events. Headquartered in Switzerland, A3 Erlebnismanufaktur AG is involved in national and international projects that always feature a generous dash of story and emotion. I'm married and have a 4-year-old son. I enjoy the great outdoors and spend my free time camping, canoeing and running.
Welcome to BARCELONA Blai Brainstore, your shop for Fresh Ideas. Together with other two Barcelona Brainstore partners, Marta Aubia and Josep Lluís Sánchez, we collaborate to assist you in your innovation challenges.
I am also currently co-founder and partner at Protoplay, an Innovation Consultancy Firm focused on strategic prototyping. I have co-founded two other startups: Musicotec is an event organizing platform, going on strong with 10,000 active users. Ôasys is a device to visualize your household water consumption. We raised 350,000€ of seed capital and successfully entered an accelerating phase at Europe's leading accelerator, Startupbootcamp.
My passions include music and running. I have co-written music for INDITEX, TV2 and Henkel and have finished 3 marathons in Barcelona and San Francisco.
Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and drop by the shop to talk innovation, music, sports or economics, and of course, to put Fresh Ideas at your service!
Danny is from New Zealand, his background is entrepreneurship having established many ventures and consulted internationally on business strategy and development. He is founder of Gocreative an idea design company helping entrepreneurs launch and validate ideas. He currently lives in Guadalajara Mexico.
With almost 10 years in Investment Banking, from trading to fund management, and a lot of helping others build and maintain their own businesses, I took the step and created my own company in 2011. The Challenge of my life in what I believe will be the next "big thing" in the coming years - Water preservation: www.washeco.com
Aside from that I've always been very curious about fresh business ideas and new technologies.
More over in my search of making a difference around me I have joined a team of trainers in one of Europe's leading pioneers in Career Design - Daniel Porot: www.porot.com and thrive to impact positively and with creativity the life of hard-core unemployed individuals & future Entrepreneurs.
Through all of the people I met, meet regularly and still will get to know in the future, through all the businesses I have been confronted to and with the passion for innovation, I can help you get the best out of your goals.
Just give me a ring to discuss.
Since childhood I have been always interested in finding an answer to the "reason why" of things. Therefore, I decided to study physics thinking this could help me to better understand the world. After working a few years in consultancy, I got the opportunity to do a Ph.D. (do not doubt, in physics!) in Singapore. It was a wonderful experience, but I still do not understand much about the world that surround us. It will be a matter of keep learning …
Currently I'm working at Protoplay, Infonomia and Brainstore!. I believe deeply in the mix of profiles and visions and the teamwork. I like to give different solutions to common problems, always seeking the best possible outcome (this is innovation, right?).
I understand that the duality fun-work is viable if we use the sense of humor as a key element of our daily lives and that chaos and disorder are an inherent part of nature and therefore inevitable... In short, a mixture of sanity plus madness which I think is quite effective.
Mein Name ist Julia ich bin bald 37 Jahre alt und ich lebe in Biel in der Schweiz.
Studiert habe ich Industrial Design und gearbeitet habe ich bisher als Design Berater für Ingenieure, als Idea Producer in über 250 Ideen Projekten, als Querdenker in über 100 Ideenprojekten, als Human Centered Design Consultant für die Swisscom im Bereich Privatkunden, als Designer in mehrere Upcycling Projekten und jetzt bin ich selbständig als Innovationskuratorin.
Für BrainStore arbeite ich seid 2004 als Freelancer, Festangestellte und jetzt als BrainStore Partner.
Kristian Austin has been working in film and video since the early 90's. Educated at Tisch School of the Arts; he subsequently worked a series of internships into a career in advertising and film/video production.
Kristian has been a BrainStore Partner since 2014 and is currently developing a new branch of BrainStore in Buffalo, NY.
As Co-Director of Z Collective Kristian's video art has been featured at the Festival for Ideas for the New City at the New Museum, Queens Museum of Art, Flavorpill's One Step Beyond at the Museum of Natural History, ABC No Rio's annual Idea of March Exhibition, the Contemporary Art Center in Naples, Italy, as a part of Periferias 2008 in Huesca, Spain, Art Tech Media 2008 in Cordoba, Spain and the Sonic Self Series at the Chelsea Art Museum, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and the National Art Gallery ...
Hello! I’m Laura, I'm curious and reflective. I always think things twice to face the challenges from different angles.
Curiosity led me to study various topics and to work in different sectors.
I can not resist reading magazines of any subject. I also love organizing events and parties because I think they are the icing on life and I enjoy bringing happiness to people.
I’m also particularly interested in digital entrepreneurship and the creation of start-ups.
But now I have focused my attention on inspiring people to have new ideas and make them happen.
If you are also member of the “Heraclitus fan club", believe that you can never bathe in the same river, that we’re living in a constantly changing world and you are looking for some inspiration to have new ideas and bring them out though, I can help you with a smart process that let you or your company adapt to this rapidly changing world.
Innovation is not governed by the rules of chance, so do not bet on l...
Journaliste, coproducteur de courts métrages avec le Québec, enseignant, formateur, directeur des services culture/sport/jeunesse/affaires sociales/fondateur d'une académie de Dj's et d'un magasin de jeux vidéos entre autres, conseiller en crowdfunding et passionné par l'innovation je parle français, allemand, anglais, italien et un tout peu polonais.
Journalist, DJ, canadian short movies producer, Teacher, primary School Chairman, Head of Sports+Culture+Social Affairs+Youth, video games shop founder, DJ Academy founder, guitarist and drummer. Speak french, italian, English, deutsch and a little polish.
Having grown up in Ticino, Luca Weber studied environmental and cultural psychology in Berne, before he joined BrainStore in 2000. After four years and several stays in Mexico, Luca moved to sunrise in Zurich and then to Health Promotion Switzerland in Berne. Here, he was Head Product Development in the field of occupational health promotion by 2016. Luca is convinced that work should be healthy and would like to contribute with fresh ideas.
Praktikum DwarfsandGiants, Wien
Unternehmensberatung im Bereich Selbstorganisation und selbstverwaltung
Führung der Outpost Organisation (50 Ma)
September 2009 – Juni 2013
Abraxas Informatik AG, St. Gallen
September 2011 – Juni 2012
Teamwork Schweiz AG, Bern
Subcontractor bei der IT Post
CCC SAP, SAP Junior Consultant
September 2013 - 2016
KaosPilots Schweiz, Bern
• Creative Business Design
• Creative Leadership Design
• Creative Project Design
• Creative Process Design
Lernzentren LfW, Heerbrugg SG
Ausbildung zum Informatiker bei
Leica Geosystems AG
Studied Event-Management and successfully completed a trainee for "Concept Design for events"
Marie is working now as a Concept Designer for events and live-communication-activities.
Creating Ideas and organizing events every day, Marie wished for more creative and innovative work and activities in her environment and decided to open Germanys first BrainStore:
Mark, born 1972, grew up in Biel Bienne Switzerland. He graduated with a Bachelor of International Hospitality Management from Hotel School of Lausanne in 2000 and specialized in Project- and Eventmanagement since.
He worked in the BrainStore in 2001 in the Idea-production team and freelanced as a facilitator for the creative workshops and think-tanks for many years all over the world.
He speaks german, french, english and spanish, is known for his open spirit and his fast comprehension of complex situations. He also stands for a service oriented mindset and for always energizing the team involved.
Today Mark manages his own agency KomVent GmbH in Zürich, which is specialized in offering services and coaching in the field of communication and events.
In the close future Mark will focus again more on coaching individuals and companies, on escorting innovation processes as well as on enhancing creative culture and producing fresh and brilliant ideas within the BrainStore.
Markus, born 1966, grew up in the Eastern part of Switzerland. In 1989 he successfully discontinued his economics studies at the University of Geneva and became an entrepreneur.
His vision: decipher the DNA of innovation and develop scalable, robust, replicable processes to produce fresh ideas. The “Idea Machine” was ready by 1997 and launched by Markus’ company BrainStore. Markus has a large network of freelancers and applied the process for a wide variety of organisations: e.g. BMW, the National Academy, MIGROS, the Swiss Railways, Greenpeace or the UN. Markus also works with individuals, who for instance need and idea for a name for a dog. Markus has lectured at Cornell University, IBM, the University of Geneva etc. Markus is the author of the book “The Innovator's Handbook”. Markus lives in Biel/Bienne Switzerland and in Brooklyn USA. Twitter: @markusmettler +41 79 400 52 20.
Most of the time I love my life and am passionate about exploring creative universes.
I am selfemployed in collective creativity facilitation under the working name OroMorO, where I also use brainstore methods.
Our Motto is "Spark the heart, harvest the mind" and this is what we live and preach.
In the past I opened www.ichlehe.es – a local community platform for ideas for public spaces + workshops where we use and invent creative methods to build up a database of solutions and involving habitants in urban planning. Thus I am into public participation.
I am also interested in Scrum, Agile and Design Thinking. I used to work for an IT incubator in Spain, where I first got into touch with these principles.
Other key words: motivating people, creativity, intuition, giving new impulses, team dynamics, stamina, empathy, Innovation Management (MSc), scrum certified, travelling, startups, startup weekend
Happy to hear from you!
Born in 1986 in Switzerland's Wild East I grew up with an insatiable sense of curiosity and a lot of questions. Later on, as a graduated psychologist, I began a Swiss journey that eventually led me to a first encounter with BrainStore in 2007. After three years of full-time work in the idea production on more than 60 different topics I continued my liaison with the idea factory on a freelance basis. I'm super excited to return as one of BrainStore's official partners (#Ideenkomplizin) located at the lake of Thun. And now, let's play the idea game together.
I love creating and implementing new ideas. When I was only a teenager, someone asked if I could write a "How to" book what would be the title. I said, " How to find the answer to any question." I knew early on that answers were available no matter what, even if it didn't seem likely. For some reason I had faith that the answer could be found simply by being confident that you can find it. So, of course I was called weird often. But I found that being weird allowed me to meet awesome people that were also weird... by weird, I mean AMAZING. After 7 years as a Strategic Planner, I was introducted to the BrainStore model and I am looking forward to combining my experience and this creative process to discover new ideas.
Nadja is one of the founders of BrainStore. She has managed over 600 innovation projects for companies of all sizes and all industries. She wrote the book "The IdeaMachine". Today, she is a BrainStore partner and runs her own company, Word and Deed, where she focuses on good collaboration, using principles from LEAN and agile. She is 43 years old, lives in Biel, Switzerland, and is passsionate about friendships, baroque music and the newest gadget to improve communication.
I wasn't born at the expected day
They wanted me early, but I came late.
I grew up in Biel/Bienne City.
And my favourite animals, are black kitties.
I played the violine to gain some cash,
But the songs I played then, sounded like trash.
Now I'm more in to jazz and rap,
But that could change one day perhaps.
I'm producing music for cool people,
Rappers, Radio, we could go deeper.
If you need ideas or a nice chilled jingle,
Or a cool beat for an upoming single.
Come by :)
I am an artist/writer/filmmaker/humanitarian aid worker who aspires to create beauty without creating ugliness. I joined the Brainstore Team because I am passionate about problem solving, innovation and delighting customers.
I am a BrainStore partner with more than 20 years of global professional & facilitation experience helping individual and businesses unlock their potential through co-creating & executing fresh ideas that enrich personal and company life.
Teaching:human resources management,strategic management
Positions:system developer,business developer,HR executive
Facilitation:leading change/innovation/happiness, advantage/LegoSeriousPlay/team building
I strongly believe in happiness first then success!
BA in English studies and in library & information science, MA in digital documentation.
After being mother twice and 12 years working at university libraries as user trainer, reference librarian and information manager I decided to make a turning point in my life. In October 2013 I started up BrainStore Lleida together with Laura Clua and Laura Marin.
Very curious, facilitator by nature, focused on knowledge management and customer satisfaction and always concerned with continuous improvement and the quest for quality.
I enjoy being faced with new challenges, each one completely different from the previous one. That’s highly motivating and allows me to learn about many topics and to wide my scope and experience.
I’m delighted by reactions of both customers and community members. I especially like customers’ faces and comments after an idea selection presentation, amazed and astonished with fresh ideas they were far from imagining some days before.
Hello. My name is Sarah and I’m an incredibly curious individual seeking to learn more. More about life, the world, and the universe. I constantly quest meaning and love to throw myself into new adventures that make me grow personally and professionally. My ultimate passion lies in globalization and behaviour studies. I deeply care to find out more about altruism, value-driven decision-making and how we might transform the globalized, interconnected world into a better place.
Together with my friend Angela we started a new adventure of finding our own answers to the inequality of today’s world and founded a startup called Greyc2. Aside from following this passion, I love reading books, having inspiring discussions at the one-Salon Berne and of course, creating Ideas with BrainStore.
(personal website: betterthinkgrey.org)
Born in 1992, in my childhood I was quite active... playing, running, drawing, reading, and learning. I was studying till 15 and finished school at that age. After school I started a 4 years training as a technical drawer in landscape-architecture. I played volleyball through my whole youth, and discovered a passion for photography with 19. In 2014 I took a 6 month break to make my english degree and travel Canada. I re-discovered my Love for the mountains there and enjoyed my time outside walking, biking, hiking... since 5 years I’m reading as much as I can and try to constantly develop myself. I love diving into new topics and ideas. In 2015 I started writing down every Idea I had, now I have quite a collection of notes, sketches, and notebooks. in 2016 a took another break from work and hiked the GR10 a long-distance hiking trail in the french pyrenees. I started working by myself in 2017, and I’m looking forward to share my knowledge with new people.
Im November 1986 geboren, habe ich meine gesamte Kindheit in Basel verbracht. Nach der Matur bin ich 8 Monate in Südamerika gereist, bevor ich in Fribourg mein zweisprachiges Psychologiestudium aufgenommen habe. Schwerenherzens habe ich Fribourg verlassen um nach Basel zurückzukehren, habe den schmerzlichen Abschied mit einer 6-monatigen Weltreise erfolgreich verdrängt. Nun arbeite ich seit 3 Jahren an der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin.