About The Speaker
Matthias Strobel is a serial entrepreneur and innovation enabler, bridging the worlds of music and technology. In 2011, he co-founded the meanwhile international recognized and multiple awarded music-tech startup Nagual Sounds. He left the operative business in summer 2015 to start the refugee aid initiative Friedrichshain Hilft e.V. . This led him to the unexpected job of the Managing Director of a refugee camp in Berlin, which he established until April 2016. Continuing his work with refugees, he then founded the Social Startup ZwischenWerk and started, together with other smart minds, the project Creative Coding School to teach socially disadvantaged people and children skills in emerging technologies, such as robotics and IoT. In addition to these activities, he worked as a freelance consultant for start-ups in the creative industries and curated interdisciplinary art and music projects. His passion for music and the great possibilities of new technologies led him to join Music Tech Fest in spring 2016 for which he worked until December 2017. Matthias Strobel has founded the world’s first Federal Association of Music Technology, MusicTech Germany in July 2017 and MAGNA, an initiative for the empowerment of women, working with technology in the creative industries. He just recently started WickedWork, an innovation catalyst and consulting agency for artists and organisations working with creative technology.