The EWOR Team

Daniel sold his first venture in his early twenties, has founded two profitable businesses since, was named Top Talent Under 25 in the EU and built Europe’s largest community of top entrepreneurs ‘Sigma Squared’, some of which became unicorn founders. With NEWNOW he was able to achieve € 7-figure sales within the first year.

Daniel Dippold
CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Alex has co-founded ProGlove, which was sold for € 500 Mio, has been managing Director at IDEO, and helped articulate the Design Thinking Method.

He has initiated and led many innovation and entrepreneurship programs at universities across the globe.

Alexander Grots
CO-FOUNDER & CCO

Berna was an Innovation Manager for Austrias biggest corporates, is Founding Partner at NOVID20, the first contact tracing app in Europe and a certified profiler.

Berna Epik
HEAD OF PROGRAMMES & COO
Daniel Dippold
CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Daniel sold his first venture in his early twenties, has founded two profitable businesses since, was named Top Talent Under 25 in the EU and built Europe’s largest community of top entrepreneurs ‘Sigma Squared’, some of which became unicorn founders. With NEWNOW he was able to achieve € 7-figure sales within the first year.

Alexander Grots
CO-FOUNDER & CCO

Alex has co-founded ProGlove, which was sold for € 500 Mio, has been managing Director at IDEO, and helped articulate the Design Thinking Method.

He has initiated and led many innovation and entrepreneurship programs at universities across the globe.

Berna Epik
HEAD OF PROGRAMMES & COO

Berna was an Innovation Manager for Austrias biggest corporates, is Founding Partner at NOVID20, the first contact tracing app in Europe and a certified profiler.

Lian holds Masters degrees in neuroscience and education as well as an MBA from Stanford University. She has worked for educational institutions across 5 different continents. She is always looking for the latest research informed ways to help the EWOR community develop into successful entrepreneurs.

Lian Boerma
HEAD OF EDUCATION

Marcel is an expert in Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization. He co‑founded a Swiss think tank in his early twenties, scaled up a leading european CryptoCurrency news webpage from 1’000 to 500’000 monthly visitors and graduated with an Elite Master’s Degree in Material Science and Advanced Processes.

Marcel Vogel
HEAD OF ANALYTICS & GROWTH

Denise graduated from Munich University of Applied Sciences with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in February 2021. Since joining EWOR, she has been able to apply and improve her project management skills extensively. Her responsibilities include improving the user experience on the learning platform as well as HR tasks. Together with EWOR, she started her Master in Business Psychology at FOM Munich in September 2021.

Denise Harbauer
WORKING STUDENT
Lian Boerma
HEAD OF EDUCATION

Lian holds Masters degrees in neuroscience and education as well as an MBA from Stanford University. She has worked for educational institutions across 5 different continents. She is always looking for the latest research informed ways to help the EWOR community develop into successful entrepreneurs.

Marcel Vogel
HEAD OF ANALYTICS & GROWTH

Marcel is an expert in Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization. He co‑founded a Swiss think tank in his early twenties, scaled up a leading european CryptoCurrency news webpage from 1’000 to 500’000 monthly visitors and graduated with an Elite Master’s Degree in Material Science and Advanced Processes.

Denise Harbauer
WORKING STUDENT

Denise graduated from Munich University of Applied Sciences with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in February 2021. Since joining EWOR, she has been able to apply and improve her project management skills extensively. Her responsibilities include improving the user experience on the learning platform as well as HR tasks. Together with EWOR, she started her Master in Business Psychology at FOM Munich in September 2021.

Justin completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with focus on Project Management and Project Consulting at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. Currently, Justin is working as a student trainee at EWOR in parallel to his master studies in Applied Business Innovation. His tasks are mainly in the area of product management and process automation.

Justin Wiesner
WORKING STUDENT

Beatriz is graduated in Film from Middlesex University London in 2021. She is currently working as a Producer & Video Editor and Freelance Writer.

Beatriz Ferreira
VIDEO PRODUCER

Andrea Minichini graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design, discussing a Thesis about creativity and problem solving through collaboration and thinking theories. He attended the Apple Developer Academy in Italy which led him to the UI/UX design and eventually to EWOR as Design Lead.

Andrea Minichini
DESIGN LEAD
Justin Wiesner
WORKING STUDENT

Justin completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with focus on Project Management and Project Consulting at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. Currently, Justin is working as a student trainee at EWOR in parallel to his master studies in Applied Business Innovation. His tasks are mainly in the area of product management and process automation.

Beatriz Ferreira
VIDEO PRODUCER

Beatriz is graduated in Film from Middlesex University London in 2021. She is currently working as a Producer & Video Editor and Freelance Writer.

Andrea Minichini
DESIGN LEAD

Andrea Minichini graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design, discussing a Thesis about creativity and problem solving through collaboration and thinking theories. He attended the Apple Developer Academy in Italy which led him to the UI/UX design and eventually to EWOR as Design Lead.

Currently pursuing an Elite M.Sc. in Global Change Ecology, Brooke enjoys creating and communicating content to engage others with business innovation.

Brooke Riscoe
HEAD OF CONTENT

Stefan Bödenauer is currently completing his Master’s degree in “Digital Entrepreneurship” at the FH Joanneum in Graz. Prior to that, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Innovation Management and was working as an innovation consultant at weXelerate. Stefan’s work at EWOR focuses on the application process, programme organisation as well as enhancement activities.

Stefan Bödenauer
WORKING STUDENT

Lisa is currently completing her master‘s in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control at Vienna University of Business and Economics and Tel Aviv University. She has been involved in several voluntary programmes, mainly supporting freshman students as a mentor and underprivileged children in Austria as a tutor.

Lisa-Maria Baumgartner
COMMUNITY MANAGER
Brooke Riscoe
HEAD OF CONTENT

Currently pursuing an Elite M.Sc. in Global Change Ecology, Brooke enjoys creating and communicating content to engage others with business innovation.

Stefan Bödenauer
WORKING STUDENT

Stefan Bödenauer is currently completing his Master’s degree in “Digital Entrepreneurship” at the FH Joanneum in Graz. Prior to that, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Innovation Management and was working as an innovation consultant at weXelerate. Stefan’s work at EWOR focuses on the application process, programme organisation as well as enhancement activities.

Lisa-Maria Baumgartner
COMMUNITY MANAGER

Lisa is currently completing her master‘s in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control at Vienna University of Business and Economics and Tel Aviv University. She has been involved in several voluntary programmes, mainly supporting freshman students as a mentor and underprivileged children in Austria as a tutor.

Combining compelling storytelling with informative business lessons, Dana creates content for the EWOR blog. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Media Studies at the University of Groningen.

Dana Jacobi
SEO CONTENT WRITER

Lorena is a PR & marketing professional with a proven record of building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion, and designing strategies.

Lorena Poy
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Dana Jacobi
SEO CONTENT WRITER

Combining compelling storytelling with informative business lessons, Dana creates content for the EWOR blog. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Media Studies at the University of Groningen.

Lorena Poy
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Lorena is a PR & marketing professional with a proven record of building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion, and designing strategies.

Our story

Risk-Reduced Entrepreneurship
We started in 2017 with the idea to create a support that allows people to start building companies next to universities and their jobs.
After experimenting with several different approaches, we launched the EWOR Fellowship . Surprised by the success of our fellowship, we soon followed up with the EWOR Academy and Platform .
A New Education System
Entrepreneurship cannot be taught ‘the ordinary way’. We have designed an award-winning learning map allowing you to study at your own pace and choose the direction for your personal learning path .
In over 17 courses designed by unicorn founders, serial entrepreneurs, professors from renowned institutions such as Cambridge and Stanford, coaches, and Global CEOs, we’ll teach you how to build a company .
Fellowship
Academy platform