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About us

Located in Zurich, Munich, and remote, Propulsion Academy is a coding and data science academy offering a variety of full-time, part-time, and corporate programs to motivated learners looking to enhance their careers with technology.

Our Mission

We give people new professional opportunities by unleashing their hidden potential and turning them into the effective software developers and data scientists the industry so desperately needs. Propulsion Academy graduates live the dream of the digital revolution by learning the tools to build tomorrow's disruptive technologies.

Our Methods

Through our hands-on and project-based approach, our teaching methods consists of a combination of lectures and follow-on exercises. With a strong industry focus, our programs are designed to simulate a real-work environment, from the technologies we teach, the team-work between students, to the projects they work on. Every module ends with a project so that students use what they learned. The final Capstone Project is done in collaboration with industry.

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Our Team

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Laurent Meyer

CEO
Ever since his childhood, Laurent has lived and breathed IT and entrepreneurship. His passion is to ...
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Dr. Nitin Kumar

COO
As a Data Scientist with more than a decade of experience in data mining, pattern recognition, and p...
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Daniele Roncaglioni

CTO
Ever since Daniele coded his first game while in high school, the passion for programming has never ...
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Daniela Meier

CMO
In addition to her MBA at the University of St.Gallen, Daniela worked in a wide variety of marketing...
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Marianne Petitpierre

Business Development Manager
Marianne brings in 20 years’ experience in executive education and is a strong believer in the game ...
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Ruben Villalon

Full-Stack Program Manager & Instructor
Ruben has an extensive background and experience in Banking and Finance, however, it was not a long ...
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Badru Stanicki

Data Scientist & Instructor
With a Masters in Physics, Badru got into scientific programming and data science during his time at...
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Mai Kraemer

Business Coordinator
Mai knows people! After several years in the hospitality industry, she kept hearing all this stuff a...
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Cedric Delacombaz

Software Developer & Instructor
Cedric had previously worked as carpenter, clerk, travel agent and financial accountant. Each profes...
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Sebastian Mattmüller

Junior Software Developer & Instructor
Sebastian has a background in forensic accounting consulting, however has always had a passion for t...
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Dr. Marie Bocher

Data Science Consultant
As a consultant and mentor at Propulsion Academy, Marie teaches data science topics and Python progr...
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Albin Plathottathil

Data Science Consultant
Soon after graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering, Albin found his interest in working...
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Livia Schmid

Marketing Intern
Livia is creative, full of ideas and thirst for knowledge. During Livia's commercial apprenticeship ...
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Academic Advisors

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Prof. Dr. Markus Gross

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Markus is Professor of Computer science at ETH Zürich, head of its Computer Graphics Laboratory, dir...
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Dr. Thomas Flatt

Advisor
Thomas is a board member and investor with a broad range of companies. Most of them are IT related w...
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Prof. Dr. Bertrand Meyer

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Bertrand’s inventions in theories, techniques, notations and tools for software quality have had a m...
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Scientific Advisors

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Dr. Nicolas Perony

Advisor & Instructor
I like to build cool things with data and machine learning, currently on a quest to capture and mode...
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Dr. Simon Heinzle

Advisor & Instructor
As both an instructor and contributor to the curriculum, Simon plays a key role for the Full-Stack E...
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Cesar Ilharco

Advisor & Instructor
I’m curious and I enjoy exploration: have yet to live in a city for more than 5 years. I studied App...
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Dr. Eric Weber

Advisor & Instructor
Previously at LinkedIn, I am now the GM of Experimentation and Data Science Leader at Yelp. My passi...
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Teaching Assistants

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Guillaume Robert

Teaching Assistant - Full-Stack & Instructor
Guillaume has a 5 years experience as a teacher in IT. He loves to share his passion of coding with ...
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Hugo Costa

Teaching Assistant - Full-Stack
Hugo holds an master degree in Industrial Electronics and Computers Engineering, previously worked ...
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Enrique Jose Rodriguez Arroyo

Teaching Assistant - Data Science
Enrique is an industrial engineer with many years of experience in the aerospace sector, where he wo...
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Shirley He

Teaching Assistant - Data Science
Shirley joined the Data Science program in 2019 and has since completed her Master's in Data Science...

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Why Study in Zurich?

Zurich is the biggest city in Switzerland and also the most international one. Its’ diversity is felt in all of the city, whether along the lake or along the shopping mile. Zurich is at the center of Europe, with quick train connections to surrounding countries and direct flights to major European cities. People come to Switzerland expecting one thing, but get another. Our students love the Swiss transportation system, our delicious tap water and nature. Zurich’s main attraction is its’ lake - with beautiful views of the mountains.

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Why Study in Munich?

Munich is a financial center and a global city which make it the economic heart of southern Germany. If you enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and never ending things to discover Munich is right for you. Munich is at the center of Europe, with quick train connections to surrounding countries and direct flights to major European cities.