Our passion is your success.

‌‌Als passionierte Unternehmer begleiten wir Sie mit Herz und Engagement in Ihrem Startup-Dasein.
  • Academic expertise: “Specialized in entrepreneurship.”
  • 20+ years of experience: “Proven best practices.”
  • CMC-certified: “Seal of quality in management consulting.”
  • Customer satisfaction: “Consistently positive reviews.

Our values

In our team, we value a passionate entrepreneurial attitude, academic expertise and close collaboration with external industry experts and market analysts.

Our commitment is based on these five basic principles:

Empathic

for your vision,
Culture and goals

Passionate

for your project as
it would be our

Conscientious

with methodology and
Best Pratice

Innovative

through out-of-the-box
Thinking

Binding

Our promise
we keep a

Our team

Markus Balaz CMC
General Manager
Executive MBA (Entrepreneurship)

Pedrak Sipak

Executive Board

Innovator & Investor

Dr. Johannes Tschesche
Data Science Manager
Doctor Engineer

Sam Madah
Strategy Advisor
MBA (Strategic Management)

Amir Nik
Technical Advisor
MSc Computer Science

Ahmed Al-Mansouri
Business Setup Advisor
LL.B. UAE Business Law

Jahangir Mahmood
Corporate Tax Advisor
MBA (Finance), ACCA & UAECA certified

Virginia Maria Balaz

Content Manager

Ba. Tourism Management

Eliane Enz
Editing & Proofreading
CAS Marketing Writer

Sandra Thiel
Translation Services
MA in Specialized Translation

Elena Engelniederhammer
Content Marketing
MA in Modern South-East Asian Studies

Carsten Minnecker
Paid Marketing
MA in Culture & Technology, Google certified

Natascha Maksimovic
Assistant of Board
Ba. Business Administration

Ingo Lembke
SEO & Webcreation
Associate in Media Design

Markus Balaz CMC

MBA (Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship)

General Manager & Executive Board Member

Every day that I am allowed to transform and create something new fills me with joie de vivre. It is my passion to combine the client and meta-perspective in order to see the big picture.

Theory Competence

  • Certified Management Consultant CMC
  • Executive MBA (Grade A)
  • Master’s thesis: Business plan as a systemic model
  • Eidg. dipl. Business economist FH
  • CAS Strategic Management FH
  • CAS Entrepreneurship FH
  • CAS Career Coach FH
  • Former ASCO member (transferred to EXPERTsuisse)
  • Co-expert examiner HF

Practice competence

Founder & Managing Director:

  • Businessplan Schweiz AG (management consultancy)
  • Businessplan Group AG (management consultancy)
  • Corporate Management Group LLC (Dubai, U.A.E.)
  • Polerinas GmbH (dance and fitness business)
  • Management consultancy Balaz (Management consultancy)

History:

  • Various management positions in the banking and industrial sectors

Dr. Johannes Tschesche

Doctor Engineer

Data Science Manager

I really enjoy translating complex problems into understandable concepts and creating measurable added value in a dynamic environment.

Theory Competence

  • Areas of specialization: Corporate development & project management, innovation & technology management, data science and more
  • Certified professional in Driving Entrepreneurship

Practice competence

  • Founder & Owner Ingenieurbüro Dr. Tschesche
  • Founder & Managing Director VALUEversitas UG
  • Turnaround management
  • Business consulting & business plan development (including a winner of the Galileo Masters)

Sam Madah

MBA (Strategic Management)

Strategy Advisor

I am motivated by the challenge of helping companies realize their full potential and overcome strategic obstacles.

Theory Competence

  • MBA Strategy Management (AASB, EQUIS accreditations)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business & Commerce
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate
  • Lecturer at universities for strategic management

Practice competence

  • Management Consultant (project management, business development, strategic planning, international trade, deal advisory, HR, business transformation, M&A, governance)
  • Business Entrepreneur (various businesses)

Pedrak Sipak

Innovator & Investor

Executive Board Member

Theory Competence

  • Business Entrepreneur
  • Managing director of a construction company
  • Investor for disruptive technologies
  • Innovator in the field of apps, social media, multi-sided platforms

Amir Nik

MSc Computer Science

Marketing Advisor

With a passion for technology and corporate identity and a sound knowledge of marketing strategies, I focus on creative and innovative solutions. My commitment is to integrate these effectively into the corporate culture in order to promote long-term success.

Theory Competence

  • Master of Science
  • Communication Design Studies
  • Tax expert

Practice competence

  • IT Consultant, Training & Coaching
  • Design & Marketing Consultant
  • Business Entrepreneur

Ahmed Al-Mansouri

LL.B. UAE Business Law

Business Setup Advisor

Theory Competence

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in UAE Business Law

Practice competence

  • More than 10 years of experience in advising start-ups in Dubai
  • Comprehensive knowledge of regional commercial law and business practices
  • Support for international clients entering the Dubai market
  • Expertise in the coordination of business processes and administrative procedures in the UAE

Jahangi Mahmood

MBA (Finance), MA (Commerce)

UAE Corporate Tax Advisor

Academic competence

  • MBA (Finance)
  • Master of Arts (Commerce)
  • BaSc. (Applied Accounting)
  • BBA (Business Administration)

Memberships & certifications

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Accountants & Auditors Association of the UAE (UAECA)
  • Saudi Organization for Chartered and Professional Accountants (SOCPA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants British Columbia (CPABC)

Practical competence

  • Extensive experience in the UAE (Emirates) and KSA (Saudi Arabia)
  • Bookkeeping and accounting for multinational companies
  • Preparation of financial reports & payroll accounting
  • Tax preparation, audit and filling
  • Identification & implementation of KPIs
  • Cash Flow Management & Financial Forecasting
  • Industry Benchmarking & Financial Insights
  • Business Planning & Risk Management

Accounting software certifications

  • LivePlan Expert Advisor Certification
  • QuickBook ProAdvisor Certification
  • Xero certified Advisor
  • Freshbooks certified accountant
  • Wave Pro Network certified
  • Zoho books certified advisor
  • Saasu certified
  • Hubdoc certified partner
  • Gusto certified partner
  • Sage one certified advisor
  • SAP Financial Training Certificate
  • Oracle Financial R12 Certificate

Natascha Maksimovic

Dipl. Controller SGBS & Business Economist FH

Assistant to CEO

Theory Competence

  • Executive Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Dipl. Controller SGBS, St. Gallen
  • SAP Super User/ SAP Data Maintenance

Practice competence

  • Global Budget & Accounting
  • Project Controlling & Data Management
  • Balanced score card, benchmarking, KPIs
  • Global Operations, Investment & Headcount Reporting
  • Industry expertise in banking & pharmaceuticals (Novartis)

Virginia Maria Balaz

BA Tourism Management

Content Manager

Theory Competence

  • Bachelor Tourism Management
  • Dipl. Pharmaceutical assistant
  • Languages: German, Italian, Spanish, French, English

Practice competence

  • Entrepreneur in the sports & leisure sector
  • Investor relations in the tourism sector
  • International Outsourcing Management

Eliane Enz

CAS Marketing Writer

Editing & Proofreading Manager

Theory Competence

  • Business economist FH
  • CAS Marketing Writer
  • Eidg. dipl. Economist
  • Editing & translations (D/E/F)

Practice competence

  • Many years of CRM experience (financial sector) with a focus on communication (D/E/F)
  • Linguistic optimization of business plans and websites
  • Technically coherent and meaningful translations
  • Creating business presentations, one-pagers and websites

Sandra Thiel

MA Specialized Translation

Business plan translations

Theory Competence

  • Master of Arts in Specialized Translation, University of Westminster, London
  • Training as a staatl. certified translator
  • Training as a foreign language correspondent

Practice competence

  • Owner and translator at BrightWords Translations
  • Professional management of a team of translators
  • Project management of translations for clients such as Amazon, Ring.com, Lexmark, Shopify, etc.

Elena Engelniederhammer

M.A. in Modern South and South-East Asian Studies

Content Marketing Consultant

Theory Competence

  • Master of Arts in Modern South and South-East Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts Art History and Philosophy

Practice competence

  • Owner EE Creation Marketing
  • Text and graphic design
  • Social Media Management
  • Project management
  • Content Creation
  • Editing and specialized journalism

Carsten Minnecker

M.A. in Culture and Technology

Analytics & SEA Consultant

Theory Competence

  • Master of Arts in Culture and Technology
  • Certified Google Partner

Practice competence

  • 9 years working in this field
  • Marketing Technology Manager
  • Senior SEA Consultant (DACH market leader SEA agency)

Ingo Lembke

Associate in Media Design

Web Creator & SEO

Theory Competence

  • WordPress expert
  • UX and media design studies

Practice competence

  • Over 15 years as an online marketing manager
  • Affiliate Manager
  • Search Engine Optimization Consultant
  • UX-, Webdesign and Development