We are a group of interdisciplinary strategists, creators, consultants and entrepreneurs. Working together as a team.
What makes us special is our wide range of backgrounds. That's why we're able to approach projects from a multitude of perspectives and provide you with new and unexpected solutions.
Brand Management, Business Development, Management
Viktor leads the branding and design department as a founding partner, and is part of our strategy team. He manages high profile branding projects, as well as business development cases. His passion are trends and future developments of our industry that's why Viktor is one of our two registered innovation consultants (MISE). He also turns off the light at our Bolzano studio. His background is diverse, starting out as a graphic and product designer (BA, 10+ years experience) he soon went on to having his own furniture designs published by an internationally renowned brand with design exhibitions at Design Museum Holon, Salone del Mobile Milano and others. After spending some time in the hotel business and in tourism marketing (5+ years experience) he got serious about management and business administration (MA, 5+ years experience), taking charge of the agency as zukunvt's CEO.
Strategy, Business Development, Management
Our go-to person for everything related to business and innovation. In being a state certified "Chartered Accountant and Statutory Auditor" (10+ years working experience) he is able to integrate his roots as an entrepreneur in culture & sports (10+ years experience) with his passion for creating thoroughly tested and sustainable business models. A track record of multiple successful grassroots initiatives, startups and organisations and a mind focused on business development, strategy and innovation also make him a registered innovation consultants (MISE). Besides that, Moritz used to be a professional freestyle skier, a sport with lots of freedom, innovation and highly motivated people. These values have stayed with him throughout many of his own initiatives like founding the Freestyle Association Südtirol, lobbying for the Startbase coworking space network and bringing the FIS Freestyle World Cup to Seiser Alm.
Campaigning, Marketing, Management
Arno is our campaigning and marketing wizard (8+ years working experience). Always curious, and blessed with a do-it attitude, he is able to connect the right people to the stories our clients want to communicate. He only asks the right questions and immediately follows up with impactful actions. His background in political sciences & public affairs (BA, studies in Innsbruck & Berlin) and his work in politics (8+ years) give him the foundation as well as the network needed to execute strong campaigns with lasting impact. Being a constantly networking person as well as a co-founder of zukunvt, Arno is invested in the well-being of the team and everybody else, making him our go to person to organize events (internal & external), meet-ups and retreats.
Viktor is an entrepreneur at heart, founding his first company at the age of 14. He never had to compose a CV because he always tried to create his own jobs. At some point he felt the need to professionalize what he was doing and studied business and management (BA) with a specialization in marketing, while at the same time founding some new ventures. One of these would later be known as zukunvt. His main interest is business development and management (7+ years experience), but he he also has a great deal of experience in marketing, especially in the area of beauty culture and care products. He is currently part of the managing board of a natural cosmetics company whose product are sold in over 12 countries. At zukunvt he is in charge of entrepreneurial projects and consults on our involvement in startups.
Brand Management, Creative Direction
Part of zukunvt since its inception, Bartholomäus is in charge of creative direction and manages our Vienna studio. His passion lies in concept and brand development, but his professional knowledge aslo expands to project management, brand strategy, art direction and all things digital media. He started his career as a distinguished media artist, exhibiting internationally (still ongoing), always with strong ties to graphic and media design (BA, 10+ years experience). Besides zukunvt he is running a small artisanal spirits production as well as an even smaller perfume label.
Head of Agile & Digital Marketing
Max leads our agile marketing department and is part of the strategy team. He has long standing experience from working as a consultant in tourism for destinations and big hotels. Another focus of his is marketing digital products like software and web applications. His background is rather horizontal with lots of experience in sales (12+ years) as director of business development at an international agency, he went on to found a startup incubated at NOI (one of the most important accelerators in Europe) where he also created a digital academy dedicated to startups. In recent years his innate curiosity has led him to specialize in new methodologies and approaches such as Lean Startup and Agile Marketing (AC Agile Marketing Professional certification).
Brand Management, Graphic Design
Stephanie's background as an interdisciplinary designer (BA, 7+ years experience) and her passion for layouts and in-detail graphic design make her our Senior Designer. Having worked as both in-house designer as well as at traditional agencies, she knows all aspects of the client-agency relationship. A perfect background for the operational management of design and branding projects. When she is not occupied using her keen sense for detail double checking our clients products, she likes to further her knowledge in the culinary arts.
From high profile brands to start-ups and business development cases, Tobias knows how to create an audience for our clients. Leaving high school as an electronics engineer, he switched to the marketing world, finishing his studies (MA in Strategic Entrepreneurship & Marketing) with a final thesis about neuromarketing and electronic word of mouth. After working as a freelance graphic and web designer (3+ years experience) he decided to put his studies to use and spent some time in the service and tourism marketing industry (2+ years experience). At zukunvt he is part of our digital business unit, innovating, calculating and planning our clients growth every day. If he's outside the office nothing can stop him from climbing every rock, sailing every coast and hiking every peak he can get his hands on.