ABOUT › YOU FOUND ME

I love technology and believe that the Internet is deeply impacting humankind. I got started on the Net before there was a web browser, founded a couple of technology startups, led eBay’s Platform Solutions Group in Europe, launched a consulting firm helping entrepreneurs with their strategy & operations, invested into early-stage tech startups, led Mozilla Labs, created Mozilla’s accelerator program WebFWD, headed up Mozilla’s Office of the Chair and invested into social impact organizations around the globe at Google.org. I also created the non-profit organizations Mentor for Good and co-founded The Coaching Fellowship; the GyShiDo (Get Your S%#& Done) movement and publish the influential The Heretic newsletter.

Today I head up Singularity University’s startup initiatives, where we grow startups solving the most intractable problems in the world. Further I am the entrepreneurship chair and SingularityU’s Global Evangelist. I frequently speak and write about the magic which happens at the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology & global impact. As a trained Co-Active executive coach I work with clients on achieving their full leadership potential. Most of all – I love to work with entrepreneurs who are building what matters and go from zero to one.


VITA › ALL ABOUT ME

I spent the last two decades (and counting) in the IT and Internet industry. Anchored in a broad education in economics and psychology at the University of Cologne/Germany and being an entrepreneur to the core, I have unique experiences in building open innovation systems, created technologies used by hundreds of millions of people and bring Silicon Valley-thinking to companies around the world.

Here’s a fairly complete list of my past experiences. You can also dig into my LinkedIn profile for more information.

WORK

ADVISOR

"Pascal is one of the Top 100 German Internet Thought-Leaders."Wirtschaftswoche, 2012

WORK › PRESENT AND FUTURE

Today I am heading up Singularity University's SU Labs, where we grow startups solving the world's most intractable problems leveraging cutting-edge technologies. I am a trained Co-Active executive coach and speak at events around the globe about entrepreneurship, open innovation and technology trends. My daily newsletter (and soon book) about entrepreneurship "The Heretic" is read by tens of thousands of people. Further I am the founder of a personal productivity movement (GyShiDo) and two non-profits (Mentor for Good and The Coaching Fellowship).

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Singularity University / SU Labs

Singularity University educates, inspires and empowers leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. more →

The Heretic
The Heretic / Daily Newsletter for Entrepreneurs

The Heretic is a daily newsletter about entrepreneurship, the art of the start and doing the work. It's raw, unfiltered and opinionated. All straight to your inbox. more →

Speaker Bureau
Speaker Bureau / Keynote and Public Speaking

Pascal is an acclaimed public speaker, delivering keynotes and workshops on topics ranging from entrepreneurship, open innovation and technology trends. more →

The Coaching Fellowship
The Coaching Fellowship / Pro-Bono Coaching

The Coaching Fellowship is an international community of coaches dedicated to helping young professional women reach their full potential, and transform our planet. more →

Blog
Blog / Thoughts and Ramblings

On entrepreneurship, technology and impact. more →

GyShiDo
GyShiDo / The Productivity Movement

The Art of Getting Your Shit Done Manifesto. more →

Mentor for Good
Mentor for Good / Supporting Tech Non-Profits

Founded by entrepreneurs and battle-hardened executives, Mentor for Good provids all aspects of business advice and hands-on support to social good companies. more →


CONTACT › GET IN TOUCH – AND PLEASE READ THIS

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650.526.8348