Michael Schmitt. Entrepreneur, Creative Technologist.

Shaping the digital future.

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Engineering meets marketing.

Combining the skill sets of two worlds.

Bridging the worlds between technology and marketing by understanding different fields of expertise. I combine insights and methods in new ways that add business value. Whether this is by analyzing and seeing new business opportunities or by building design-driven and user-centered technological solutions.

Michael Schmitt - Digital innovation and technology strategies.

Realizing innovation and technology strategies.

A digital strategy is essential to take advantage of the growing opportunities of new technologies. I have more than answers to digital questions. I lead companies from vision to application of new technologies, resulting in stronger digital capabilities. These range from efficient processes to new customer exploration.

Michael Schmitt - Building and developing digital products.

Building and developing digital products.

Whether you need a prototype, a MVP for your idea or a new feature, I help you test your digital ideas, valdiate your business model assumptions and create, design and build products that inspire people. The result of my work are tested and usable new products or features like chatbots, apps, platforms, websites, campaigns etc.

Michael Schmitt - Marketing products, exploring growth levers.

Marketing products, exploring growth levers.

Interacting with digital products and technologies is highly effected by the context of use, by a person's emotions and attitudes about using a particular product, system or service. I focus on making digital systems work in the way users would expect it. This involves several disciplines, like marketing channel exploration, customer and user journey analytics, information architecture, content strategy, usability testing or user experience design.

Michael Schmitt - Increasing the mar­keting return on invest with growth hacking.

Other Noteworthy Skills.

Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Mixpanel, Segment, Optimizely, Google Sheets, Excel, Intercom, Mailchimp, HubSpot, Git, JSON, RESTful API, GraphQL, MJML, WordPress, Photoshop, Sketch, Invision, HTML, CSS, SCSS, Javascript, ReactJS, NodeJS, MongoDB, Python, Dialogflow, Tensorflow, NLP, G Suite, Slack, Trello, Asana, Realtime Board, User Testing, Keynote, Powerpoint, Lean Startup, Design Sprints, Agile Methodologies …

Michael Schmitt - Entrepreneur. Creative Technologist.

Entrepreneur. Creative Technologist.

Hi, I'm Michael Schmitt.

My personal mission for the past years has been to help large and small companies from different industries applying digital technologies faster and developing products resulting in happier, better-served customers.

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7+ years working on innovation projects.

I'm a visionary, creative and communicative entrepreneurial mind with a technical background, analytical thinking and strong affinity towards design. With more than seven years experience in startups and innovation projects, I have advanced expertise in developing innovative products and digital business models. As founder and CEO I have firsthand startup knowledge. Besides my passion for new technologies, I work effectively as team member, team leader and independently.

Background in Engineering, Marketing & Technology.

My academic education began in Engineering. I hold a German ”Engineering Diploma” from University of Applied Würzburg-Schweinfurt since 2012. In 2015, I've completed my Master's Degree in Marketing & Innovation from Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation, Berlin. In 2018, I studied Artificial Intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge.

You can find my Resume on LinkedIn or write me a .

Ventures, portfolio, accomplishments.

Shaping the digital future.

Great projects not only need good ideas — they also need trust, competence and method. I see myself as partner for companies and entrepreneurs who dare to innovate and bring digital products to life. Here you find a selection of my projects, ventures and accomplishments.

Michael Schmitt - Logo SIGMUND TALKS


Creative platform

My latest innovation project is storyliner.io. storyliner accompanies you in an artificial intelligence-backed creation process with inspiration, tips, and recommendations, as well as constant feedback on your content quality — the result: professional content at a fraction of the cost.

#product #marketing #AI #content #automation

Michael Schmitt - Logo Echogramm


Social News App

The Social News App Echogramm aggregates and curates the most important content and latest news in your industry. Take advantage of great features to handle the flood of information and stay connected in the changing digital world.

#product #contentcuration #contentscoring #attentioneconomy

Michael Schmitt - Logo Gravitales

Gravitales GmbH

Design and innovation company

Gravitales is a design and innova­tion company, which I co-founded in 2017. Together with a great team, we develop digital products and intermediary communi­cation solutions. We also advise companies as an innovation think tank.

#venture #design #innovation #experience

Michael Schmitt – Logo mii ventures GmbH

mii ventures GmbH

Technology incu­bator and invest­ment company

In 2015, I founded mii.ventures, a technology incu­bator and invest­ment company for new digital business models. The company provides the digital infra­­structure and is therefore the starting point for new projects, products or ventures — initiated by others or myself.

#venture #technology #investments

Past and current clients

Digital shaping in action

Ansel & Möllers, Conuti, Felss, Foconn, Green Spin, Gründen@Würzburg, Incrowd Assets, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, notlikeyou, Scoutbee, Social Chain, Spielzeugkästchen, sues.love, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Valuerock, yeah lab ...

#consulting #productmanagement #development #marketing #speaking

Awards and accomplishments

Digital shaping honored

  • SIGMUND TALKS was honored as “Content Startup of the Year 2018” at the Frankfurt Book Fair as part of the CONTENTshift Accelerator Program.
  • I received the EXIST Business Startup grant, which supports students, graduates and scientists in preparing innovative technology and knowledge based startup projects.
  • In 2013, I was awarded with the REHAU Award for Technology for an innovative technology concept.

#awards #accomplishments

Workshops. Seminars. Keynotes.

A passion for sharing knowledge.

Talking about digital innovation, artificial intelligence or startup marketing is crucial and a lot of fun. From my experience, many organizations suffer from misunderstandings and misconceptions about data and digital technologies. I can fix that: You can hire me to run workshops or for a speaking engagement on topics like developing digital business models, marketing technologies, artificial intelligence, or chatbots and conversational interfaces.

Interview about Artificial Intelligence.

With Carsten Lexa I talked about the application possibilities, the challenges of Artificial Intelligence and why techno phobia is unfounded.

The awakening of robots in content marketing.

In these slides you can see potential applications of artificial intelligence in content marketing, like sentiment analysis or the automatic adaptation and personalization of web content.

The power of data.

The „Power of Data“ in 20 Slides and 20 seconds per slide at the Gründerstammtisch Würzburg in October 2015.

Get in touch.

Let's shape the digital future together!

Send me an email if you want to book me for a speaking engagement or if you need support in turning your digital ideas into reality.

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