Meet the 26 BrainStore partners.
Zürich - Switzerland +41 76 776 31 36 Send email
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.
Bremerhaven - Deutschland +49 176 2285 08 40 Send email
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!
Blai Carandell Saladich
Barcelona - Spain +34 661169995 Send email
Blai Carandell Saladich
Welcome to BARCELONA Blai Brainstore, your shop for Barcelona to get it done.
I am also currently co-founder and partner at NOBA Ventures, where we help customers design new businesses customers will care about. I have co-founded two other startups: Musicotec is an event organising platform, going on strong with 25,000 active users and Ôasys with which we raised 350,000€ of seed capital and successfully entered an accelerating phase at Europe's leading accelerator, Startupbootcamp. We have entered and won several pitching competitions.
My passions include music and running. I have co-written music for INDITEX, TV2 and Henkel and have finished 4 marathons in Barcelona, San Francisco and Paris.
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 Get. It. Done.!
Biel/Bienne - Switzerland +41 78 423 93 70 Send email
My name is Ella. I was born in 2002 and I live in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
I spent a good time of my childhood playing in the BrainStore Idea Factory and I join tons of workshops when I knew how walk and talk.
I attended BrainStore trainings in NYC and Switzerland.
I enjoy working with the Idea Machine because every participant can be creative and unique.
I realy enjoy photography, filmmaking and blogging. I love to travel.
I'm interested in joining projects with interesting communities, cool topics and good music.
If you want me on your team: hit me up!
Gamprin - Liechtenstein +423 791 44 11 Send email
Fabian war von Kindesbeinen an fasziniert davon, Menschen zusammen zu bringen, um eine gute Zeit zu haben. So war es früh klar, dass er irgendwo im Dunstkreis von Events und Kulturveranstaltungen landen würde und „irgendwas mit Medien“ zu machen, war von da auch nicht weit.
Verschiedene Stationen auf seiner Reise haben ihn zu Aufgaben als Konzepter, Produktionsleiter, Regisseur, Produzent und Aufnahmeleiter bei Events, TV-Shows und in Kulturbetrieben geführt. Auch hat er diverse Eventprojekte im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit beraten und ist Nachhaltigkeitsverantwortlicher bei seinem aktuellen Arbeitgeber.
Als Gesamtprojektleiter der Feierlichkeiten zu 300 Jahre Fürstentum Liechtenstein durfte er gemeinsam mit hunderten Freiwilligen im Rahmen der Reihe „Mein Liechtenstein 2039“ mit der Brainstore Ideenmaschine zukunftsträchtige Ideen für das Land suchen. Dies hat ihn so überzeugt, dass er 2020 mit Freude Teil des Partnernetzwerkes geworden ist.
Teufen - Schweiz +41 77 415 53 45 Send email
Florence Croizier, born in 1981, studied the German language and literature, Nordic studies, and environmental sciences in Zurich, Basel, and Reykjavík.
Passionate about unconventional ways to work successfully in teams and discovering unknown-unknowns together with other people.
As BrainStore partner, she has carried out more than 30 innovation projects in various industries over the last 3 years. She has also worked as a tour guide and translator.
Florence likes to let the wind blow through her hair – preferably on a sailing boat– and is not afraid of nights in tents at -20° Celsius.
Biel - Schweiz +41 79 443 07 79 Send email
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.
Buffalo NY - USA +1 347-571-3745 Send email
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 ...
Bern - Schweiz +41 79 540 19 20 Send email
Raised in the beautiful Malcantone region of Ticino, Luca moved to Bern to study cultural psychology. In 2000, he took his first steps in innovation with BrainStore and, perhaps more importantly for him, got to know the Brompton folding bike. After BrainStore, Luca worked for Sunrise and Health Promotion Switzerland in the field of health at work. However, he has not forgotten BrainStore. In 2013, he even became Swiss champion in the Brompton folding competition. Today Luca has his own company Smiling and works as a partner of BrainStore.
Vendlincourt - Switzerland +41 79 201 92 65 Send email
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.
Marc (mäk) Segmüller
Bern - Switzerland +41 79 936 74 08 Send email
Marc (mäk) Segmüller
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
Gunten - Schweiz +41797982954 Send email
Sales is in my DNA. 17 years in different sales functions in the insurance industry.
I have gained my experience in the SME, as well as in the international environment.
For me, selling means figuring out what my customers really want and then tailoring my solution exactly to that. Close to the customer and their needs - far away from pure product sales.
In 2018, there was a turning point in my life. I decided to be a consultant and sales coach and since then I have been addressing the topics of "purpose, values and mindset" in sales.
Which event in Cambodia in 2018 turned my life upside down? Feel free to ask me. Preferably over an espresso :)
Follow the link for further information about me:
Zurich - Switzerland +41 79 826 18 68 Send email
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.
Biel/Bienne - Switzerland +41 79 400 5220 Send email
Markus, BrainStore's founder, was born in 1966 and grew up in Switzerland's Eastern part. 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 and implement ideas.
Markus has worked on more than 1'000 innovation projects - his customer list includes BMW, Unilever, the Swiss Government, BASF, Greenpeace, the National Academy, and many start-up companies.
Markus has lectured at Cornell University, Creative Mornings, IBM, the University of Geneva, etc.
Markus is the author of the book “The Innovator's Handbook.” Markus lives in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, and - if there is no pandemic - spends 2 - 3 months a year in Brooklyn hanging out in nice cafés, thinking about life, meeting interesting people, and preparing for new adventures.
Twitter: @markusmettler +41 79 400 5220
Bremerhaven - Germany +49 176 456 834 29 Send email
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.
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! <3
Winterthur - Switzerland +41 79 350 78 62 Send email
// That's me: Innovation + Digitalization + Agri-Food + Environment
/ Born in 1973. Grown up on a family farm, industrial apprenticeship in electronics.
/ Environmental rebellion in the 1990s. Studied agriculture with the goal to roll out environmentalism on a broad scale.
/ Merging the different worlds ever since. 2 years of internship in international & organic agriculture, 2 years as support engineer for precision farming technologies, 13 years as scientist in applied research on the use of digitalization technologies for a more sustainable agriculture.
/ Since 2012 tackling the challenge of implementing innovation in a way creating real benefit. Innovation management trainings: Open innovation, business model generation & BrainStore
/ Since 2017 conducting innovation projects on the crossroads of agri-food, ecology & economy at www.agrofutura.ch.
/ Since 2021 Innovator at BrainStore, delivering even more first class innovation for a better tomorrow.
Toronto - Canada +1 905 738 0839 Send email
I was born in Leeds, UK and emigrated with my family in 1972 to Canada. In 1975, I picked up a skateboard and never stopped riding. I have a background in sales , marketing and publishing. In 1996, I started the SkateGeezer Homepage. This was one of the first websites on skateboarding and it eventually led me to a book deal. The Concrete Wave (the history of skateboarding) was published in 1999 and it went on to sell 42,000 copies and spawn a 52 part TV series. The book also was the catalyst for the Lords of Dogtown article in Spin Magazine and two feature films
In the summer of 1999, I launched International Longboarder Magazine. In 2002, I started the magazine Concrete Wave reaching millions of skaters worldwide.
In 2012, I founded Longboarding for Peace. It is a movement created to foster peace, balance and justice.
I want to be a Brainstorm partner because I believe in the power of creativity as a force for good. A great idea can change the world.
Thun - Switzerland +41 78 743 21 78 Send email
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 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 located at the lake of Thun. Since then I have been working there as idea accomplice (Ideenkomplizin) in various roles and projects. Furthermore, I research and teach at the FHNW in the field of applied psychology and innovation and, as a UX Researcher, I bring this knowledge to digital product development at Apps with love and to the classrooms of the ZHdK and the Schule für Gestaltung in Bern. And now, let's play the idea game together!
Brooklyn - USA 1(646) 875-1628 Send email
Millie joined BrainStore in 2015. Prior to joining BrainStore, she led a career as a Strategic Planner and Project Manager. She has over 15 years of operations experience and has led the implementation of small to large-scale projects ranging from service delivery design, system administration, metrics design, and compliance.
One day in a cafe, a stranger asked her to describe my ideal job and she responded that she helps people find exciting ideas everyday. He introduced her to BrainStore and she joined the network of awesome entrepreneurs.
Biel/Bienne - Schweiz +41792511156 Send email
Nadja is one of BrainStore's co-founders and a BrainStore partner. She has been involved with BrainStore since 1989 and has conducted or participated in over 1'500 projects for companies around the globe.
«I am always new. I generously radiate my energy. Kindness will save us.
I experiment and live courageously. I consider it is possible that I may be mistaken.
I clear the path to creating an impact that will move us all forward. What grows big always starts with a small seed.
I am interested in conversations that move everyone forward, in robust decision-making processes, and in purpose. I get to know these topics as a new language, practice them with others, and, with the emerging practice, enable people in different settings to work together in an excellent way.
I am in my center when I am in constantly changing roles, contexts, and biotopes.
I create projects and relationships based on equality and partnership.»
Biel/Bienne - Schweiz Send email
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 :)
Philadelphia - United States +1(973)796-6572 Send email
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.
Saeid Khak Rah Ale Mohammad
Tehran - Iran +989356676861 Send email
Saeid Khak Rah Ale Mohammad
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!
Biel - Schweiz +41 79 225 16 93 Send email
Grew up on the shores of Lake Biel and has always been a passionate water sportswoman. Attended the bilingual high school Alpenstrasse in Biel, studied sports science and business administration in Bern, further education in association management and later she has worked as an NPO consultant. Today she is professionally involved in the promotion of pedestrian and bicycle traffic in the city of Bern, and is also a BrainStore Partner for "projects of the heart". In addition: Curiosity and the joy of discovery draw me into the outdoors, ice flowers and snow stars into the cold.