With the Covid-19 restrictions removed, Propulsion has returned to in-person teaching. Students now have the option to attend in-person or remotely.

About us

At Propulsion Academy, we believe that the latest technologies should be accessible to everyone. We create learning environments that are inspiring and overcome doubts of the impossible. Everyone has the ability to learn tech skills, which is why we want to guide motivated and talented people towards the future of their dreams.

About us

At Propulsion Academy, we believe that the latest technologies should be accessible to everyone. We create learning environments that are inspiring and overcome doubts of the impossible. Everyone has the ability to learn tech skills, which is why we want to guide motivated and talented people towards the future of their dreams.

Our Mission

We give people new professional opportunities by unleashing their hidden potential and turning them into the effective software developers the industry so desperately needs. Propulsion Academy graduates live the dream of the digital revolution by getting ready 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. Every module ends with a project so that students use what they learned. The final Capstone Project is done in collaboration with industry.

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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Dr. Pavlin Mavrodiev

CTO

Once a software and electrical engineer, Pavlin has been fully immersed into the field of big data ...

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Daniele Roncaglioni

Head of Engineering

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

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Badru Stanicki

Data Science Program Manager & Instructor

With a Masters in Physics, Badru got into scientific programming and data science during his time at ...

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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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Daniela Meier

Multi-Channel Marketing Manager

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

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Cedric Delacombaz

Software Developer

Cedric had previously worked as carpenter, clerk, travel agent and financial accountant. Each profes ...

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Sebastian Mattmüller

Junior Software Developer

Sebastian has a background in forensic accounting consulting, however has always had a passion for t ...

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Dr. Ekaterina Butyugina

Data Science Consultant

Ekaterina studied mathematics at university and worked as Junior Researcher in Russia where she did ...

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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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Mai Kraemer

Business Coordinator

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

Academic Advisors

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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. Markus Gross

Advisor

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

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Prof. Dr. Bertrand Meyer

Advisor

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

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 ...

Teaching Assistants

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Cassandra Danielle Lehmann

Teaching Assistant - Data Science

Born and raised in Borneo, Malaysia, I graduated with a B.A in Computer engineering. I try to making ...

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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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Guillaume Robert

Teaching Assistant - Full-Stack

Guillaume has a 5 years experience as a teacher in IT. He loves to share his passion of coding with ...

Schedule a campus visit

Our Campus is in the heart of Zurich. Nestled inside the Technopark building and surrounded by 300 other companies, we’re in the middle of it all.

With two different class rooms, our office, and lots of spots to hang out, Propulsion won’t only challenge you in the classroom, but also at the ping pong table.

We’ve got a little kitchen (with free coffee), as well as a canteen inside the building offering a variety of foods, and if you want to look beyond that, there are many small restaurants and grocery stores close by.

Our ping pong room doubles as a meeting room and a movie theatre, so make sure you keep your eye out for events!

Blog

Want to know more about life as a student at Propulsion? Check out our Blog Post about all the things that happen during your Program at Propulsion.

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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