CEO & Co-founder of UNIspotter
Transforming higher education student recruitment
Education & Edtech
Forbes 30 under 30 (2017)
Emerge Education Alumni
Job description: CEO & Co-founder Company: UNIspotter I work in: Vienna/London I’ve worked here since: 2014 (Company founded 2016) My contact
What I do
Connecting the right students with the right universities. Universities spend €3.4b on agent commissions (doubling by 2024). UNIspotter is transforming a broken industry and ending the education agent marketplace by digitising 80% of the agent process and adding super high level human touch where necessary. UNIspotter is a mobile app for students for the international university application - adding ease, accessibility and transparency.
Why I love my job
Working on a problem I had myself
Helping young people to set them up for a better life
Important skills in my job
Building a performing team (hiring, company culture, team management…)
Fundraising / Investor relations
The best experiences in my job
Getting positive feedback from students using UNIspotter is everytime a great experience. I also love to create a team around our mission and a positive and challenging work environment. In 2017 I was very honored to be on the Forbes 30 under 30 list (as it’s one of my favorite business magazines). All together we were able to raise €1 million from international angel investors & venture capitalists. We now have 5 offices across the globe in Vienna, Tallinn, London, Sydney and Coimbatore (India). All those successes were only possible through a great team effort.
How I found my current job
Created it ;)
What I learned for this job during my studies at FH JOANNEUM:
Fundamental understanding of different business aspects (coming from a technical school / HTL before)
Cultural understanding and awareness (probably the biggest one with currently a team of 7 people from 5 very different cultures)
Job prospects in my field
I think entrepreneurship is not the right career choice for everyone but I want to encourage everyone who is interested to take the step to at least try it out!
About my job
As the CEO my main roles right now involve strategic planning, hiring & company culture, investor relations and sales. Still I’m involved in product, marketing & other areas and as we are small team I’m still spending 70% of my time executing things.