Simon Bartmann has a proven track record as entrepreneur, manager, mentor and private investor for more than 13 years. The wearable technology and innovation awarded company Nevo was his biggest success story with international top tier retail customers like BestBuy, MediaMarkt, Saturn, Galeria Kaufhof, Hudson's Bay, Orange Telecom, Etihad Airways, Extenso Telecom, Groupe Fnac or Christ. The company raised more then 3,5 Million Dollar in capital and was acquired in 2016. After that he worked as Interims Chief Technology Officer, Division Connected Devices, at Paul Hewitt Group a leading consumer goods brand being sold in more then 50 countries and ranked worldwide among the most valued fashion brands like Ralph Lauren, Prada, Daniel Wellington or Louis Vuitton.

 

He is Head of Innovation Hub and Corporate Business Development Manager at BTC Business Technology Consulting AG one of the leading IT & Consulting companies in Germany – a 100% subsidiary of EWE AG being one of the top five utility companies in Germany with 8,5 Billion Euro in revenue.

 

Simon is established keynote speaker on events e.g Bits & Pretzels, BITKOM, WHU IdeaLab, Blockchain Center at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, VDI or Harvard Innovation Lab. Besides he is mentor at Technologie Gründerzentrum Oldenburg (TGO) which is funded by leading corporates and banks, European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Regional European Fund.

Simon Bartmann is founder and Partner of CVA Corporate Venturing Association.

 

He graduated as Industrial Business Management Assistant at Chamber of Industry and Commerce Oldenburg and Kinnasand A/B, Sweden.  He studied Economic Law at University of Hagen.

 


Selection of references in regards of keynotes & articles as digitalization specialist and influencer.

Bits & Pretzels September 2016 - Leading StartUp Congress, 6.000 attendees, I was speaker among Richard Branson, Frank Thelen, Kevin Spacey, Ilse Aigner, Jochen Schweizer, Carsten Maschmeyer

 

# Sysbus.de - Informationsseite für IT Spezialisten, lesen
# Beitrag " Die deutsche Wirtschaft" Industrie Forum 8-9. Juni 2016 Berlin, lesen
# Wearable Tech Conference Barcelona / Mobile World Congress Barcelona, lesen
# Inhorgenta Munich Smart Innovation Forum 2015, video


my milestones:

Role: Corporate Business Development Manager

Industry: IT & Software Solutions, Innovation

BTC Business Technology Consulting AG (joint-stock company) is a subsidiary of EWE AG belonging to the big five utility and telecomunication companies in Germany with revenue of € 8,5 bln. BTC Business Technology Consulting AG is a global operating IT & Software Company with focus on manufacturing industry, energy and utulity, public sector and retail with offices e.g. in Oldenburg, Berlin, Shanghai, Tokio, Nagoya, Istanbul, Zurich or Paris. BTC Business Technology Consulting AG is one of the biggest IT & software companies in Germany.

" Blockchain habe in vielen Fällen enormes Potenzial, Geschäftsmodelle und Marktverhältnisse komplett neu zu definieren, sagt Blockchain-Experte Simon D. Bartmann von der BTC – Business Technology Consulting AG. Im Video erklärt er, wie die Technologie den Energiesektor umkrempel." https://www.tube.bitkom-akademie.de/themen/neuer-artikel

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v.l.r. Simon Bartmann, Daniel Grassinger ( nexussquared / University St. Gallen) und Prof. Dr Philipp Sandner (Head of  Blockchain Center Frankfurt Business School )


Paul Hewitt

Role: Interim CTO connected devices

Industry: Consumer Goods (Accessories)

Paul Hewitt is a leading and global operating Fashion and Accessory brand with subsidiaries in China and USA as well as retail partners in over 50 countries. Leading retailers and distributors are selling the Paul Hewitt Brand all over the world. Besides Paul Hewitt is an extremely successful eCommerce company with almost 2 Million Instagram and Facebook follwoers being the new value of today`s consumer brands.

 

In this Project I was resbonsible for product development as Interim Chief Technology Officer in order to form a new unit for connected and fashionable devices.  Responsibilities: Market research, evaluation, sourcing in China, product design, dev technology stacks, app development, APIs, Development in regards of Google smartwatch Wear OS (android wear, Wear OS), development up-selling products like earphones, docking station, charger. Besides that I took care of business and retail strategy as well as implementation of processes within Paul Hewitt Company.



NEVO Smartwatch

Role: Co-founder & CEO

Industry: Consumer Electronics (CE) , IoT, Wearables, Tech

Exit in 2016 sold to SHENZHEN EMIE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD


NEVO SMARTWATCH AND ITS SUBSIDIARY BLINKKED IS A LEADING GLOBAL YOUTH-LIFESTYLE FASHIONABLE SMARTWATCH BRAND HEADQUARTERED IN CHINA, SHENZHEN, AFTER TAKEOVER IN 2016. NEVO WAS FOUNDED WITH $ 3 MILLION VENTURE CAPITAL AND  SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED BY INDIEGOGO BACKERS WITH $ 380K. FURTHER $ 2,5 MILLION WERE RAISED AND ALLOCATED  BY DGWA DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR WERTPAPIER ANALYSE, FRANKFURT AM MAIN.

NEVO WATCH - IFA BOOTH 2015 AMONG LEADING GLOBAL EC BRANDS LIKE GARMIN AND WITHINGS AT KOMSA AG BOOTH AS CEO OF NEVO SMARTWATCH GIVING A TV INTERVIEW
NEVO WATCH - IFA BOOTH 2015 AMONG LEADING GLOBAL EC BRANDS LIKE GARMIN AND WITHINGS AT KOMSA AG BOOTH AS CEO OF NEVO SMARTWATCH GIVING A TV INTERVIEW

IFA 2015 Berlin as CEO of NEVO Europe GmbH at Booth of KOMSA AG, leading German Electronic Consumer Distributor with 3 Billion Revenue and selling global leading EC brands like SAMSUNG, Huawei, Fitbit, Withings, Nokia or Garmin. My Interview for Süddeutsche Zeitung (leading german newspaper) and Berliner Zeitung:

http://www.bz-berlin.de/media/ifa-2015-das-smartwatch-paradies


$ 386.246 Funding by Indiegogo.com backers.  Our successful campaign on indiegogo.com started in 2014.
$ 386.246 Funding by Indiegogo.com backers. Our successful campaign on indiegogo.com started in 2014.


keynote at leading watch fair inhorgenta 2016 in munich


NEVO & BLINKKED (UNDER SAGITTA INTERNET HOLDING) AWARD WINNING AT WATCH FAIR MUNICH - AWARDED AS MOST INNOVATIVE AND FASHIONABLE TECH BRAND. WE ALSO HAD A SHARING BOOTH WITH SAMSUNG, HUAWEI, LG, WITHINGS AND PEBBLE HOSTED BY KOMSA AG



Analoger Angriff auf die Apple Watch: nevo success story featured by gründerszene being leading german start up and entrepreneurship online magazine:

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Famous russian tech youtube blogger presenting nevo


Blinkked Smartwatch - nevo spin-off for non-electronic consumer retail stores

Role: Co-founder & CEO

Industry: Electronic Consumer, IoT, Wearables, Tech

Exit in 2016 sold to SHENZHEN EMIE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD

Simon Bartmann featured with blinkked and nevo on 4 pages at leading entrepreneur and lifestyle magazine (Germany) BUSINESS PUNK.

blinkked connected watches featured in worldwide famous issue GQ (UK)



Keynote Speaker at WT Wearable Technologies at San Francisco and Barcelona in 2016


Teppichlust Berlin -  Joint venture with leading SCHÖNER WOHNEN (G+J) license manfufacturer

Role: Co-Founder & CEO

Industry: e-commerce, home & living brands, retail

Berlin Store Opening with many celebrities such as Rolf Scheider (picture) known from Germany`s Next Top Model hosted by Heidi Klum. Jil Sander Top Model Jackie Hide or Fashion Designer Timm Süssbrich.



Carptiasan.com - Home Fashion

Position: Managing Partner

Industry: e-commerce, home & living brands, retail

Carptisan.com Managing Partners: Tim v. Arnauld de la Perrière & Simon Bartmann
Carptisan.com Managing Partners: Tim v. Arnauld de la Perrière & Simon Bartmann

GOCHA FORU - FASHION BRAND

Role: Founder & CEO

Industry: Fashion, Retail, e-commerce

selected media references



Popular TV channel did a documentation (series DAS!) about Simon Bartmann. Moderation: Inka Schneider

Guest at DAS! - Christine Westermann. One of Germany`s most famous moderator and author.



Gocha Foru Distribution to China

Simon Bartmann Interview with germans leading Television Broadcaster RTL (RTL Group)

Simon Bartmann Interview with leading Television Broadcaster in northern Germany NDR .