Alexander Mazzara is the CEO and co-founder of joiz, the Social-TV channel headquartered in Zurich. Joiz has been on air in Switzerland since 2011 and joiz Germany has been on air since August 2013. Before joiz, the 38-year-old worked for 10 years as program developer, producer and project leader in various departments at Schweizer Fernsehen, the biggest television broadcaster in Switzerland. He also helped establish the business magazine "ECO". Prior to this, he took part in the launch of the Swiss regional programs of RTL and Pro7, was a leading music editor at Swiss music television Swizz and operated as a freelance journalist for, among others, German television stations ZDF and ARD. Alexander Mazzara holds a diploma in engineering as well as a post-graduate diploma in journalism.
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Hosted By Timothy Chuma, Zurich Switzerland Chapter Director
With a background in enterprise application development, having worked as a freelance CRM/ERP consultant for over 7 years, Tim brings Startup Grind to Zurich, Switzerland to prove that Switzerland is more than cheese and chocolate. Tim is the founder and CEO of Censeo Computing, a Microsoft Bizspark startup that provides Saas front office applications for the financial service sector. An über fan of anything CRM/CXM, he shares his experiences through his blog The CRM Guy Swiss. He is currently lives in Zug, Switzerland with startup CEO wife and two lovely kids. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @censeocomputing
Hosted By David Butler, Zurich Chapter Director
David Butler is a serial networker and social media aficionado. Both David’s strong social presence and his love of testing beta versions of new products coming from Zurich’s many startups, have made him a sought after advisor in many industries. Fully engaged in the Swiss Startup Scene, promoting it's innovation with events, networking, twitter, and connecting the dots. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @david_a butler
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