Propulsion Academy Team

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 a 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.

Hiring companies

Google
Swisscom
Ava
Ebay
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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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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 20 years of experience in executive education and is a strong believer in upskilling...
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Ruben Villalon

Full-Stack Program Manager & Instructor
With an extensive background and experience in Banking and Finance, Ruben needed a change and decide...
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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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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 Assistant
Livia is creative, full of ideas, and thirsty for knowledge. During her commercial apprenticeship, s...
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Dipanjan Sarkar

Lead Data Scientist & Instructor
Dipanjan (DJ) is a Lead Data Science Consultant & Instructor, leading advanced analytics efforts aro...
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Academic advisors

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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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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

Advisor
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
Nico likes to build cool things with data and Machine Learning. He’s currently on a quest to capture...
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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
Having yet lived in a city for more than 5 years, Cesar is curious and enjoys exploration. He studie...
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Dr. Eric Weber

Advisor & Instructor
Previously at LinkedIn, Eric is now GM of Experimentation and Data Science at Yelp. As a thought lea...
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Teaching assistants

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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 & 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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Juan Sanchez

Teaching Assistant - Full-Stack
While he was still working as a translation project manager, Juan Miguel decided that he wanted to c...

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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.

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zurich

Why study in Zurich?

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

munich

Why study in Munich?

A financial powerhouse and global city, making it the economic heart of southern Germany. Centrally located, take advantage of quick train connections to surrounding countries and direct flights to major European cities. If you enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and never-ending things to discover, Munich is right for you.