Serial entrepreneur Gero Gode started founding companies at the age of 16 – mostly focused on new ways of marketing and sales in a changing world. During his economic studies at the University of Augsburg he focusses on mobility and won the Detecon Mobile Award with a model of a whole city on rails.
Gero is focused on simple ideas that are solving big problems. He is happy to give advice, how to change an idea into a marketable business.
Five questions to the mentor:
- What does ‚Future Mobility’ mean to you?
Future Mobility is the combination of on-demand movement with on-demand services.
- What motivates you to coach teams on Startup Weekend – Die Alm?
All businesses in any sector have to move towards new mobility rules. There are great chances teams at the event will find awesome ideas we can push to reality. It’s always great to help fantastic teams to succeed at Startup Weekends.
- What business model is great example for ‚Future Mobility‘?
I’m not into futuristic mobility. Flixbus and similar companies disrupted were part of the biggest mobility disruption of all times. A simple model that changes how many people travel.
- Which area of mobility needs to be disrupted?
Rural internet connectivity and mobile services for any business will be interesting.
- Where do you integrate mobility into your daily life?
Everywhere: I try to work from different places around the world. I built a mobile office that fits a small backpack and will work around the world.
FAZ calls him highly gifted and an entrepreneurial ‚Wunderkind‘. We are super proud to have Gero Gode as a mentor on board.