About: As VP Venture Development at Futury, Maximilian empowers talented entrepreneurs to transform unexplored business ideas and promising technologies into customer value by helping them to develop new solutions from scratch. Having previously worked on multiple startup projects, he has gained first-hand experience on how to deal with and overcome the set of obstacles founders have. Prior to that, he has supported the transformation and digitalisation process of one of Europe’s leading media corporations, Tamedia AG, working closely with the CEO and Board of Directors. During that time, he also contributed as a blogger to the Swiss media outlets Tages-Anzeiger, Berner Zeitung, and Der Bund. Before that, he started his career as a Management Consultant specialising in Supply-Chain Management, Procurement and Restructuring advising Private Equity Clients.
Maximilian holds an MSc from University of Edinburgh Business School in International Business and Emerging Markets. He engaged in raising awareness for the poor medical conditions in Central and East Asia by travelling 12 countries, over 15’000 km through the Middle East, South Siberia and the Gobi Desert with an ambulance to support local aid projects. He enjoys running marathons and claims to be a semi-professional boßel-palyer