Thomas Bachem


Thomas “Tom” Bachem is a passionate entrepreneur and founder of several startups. Starting his entrepreneurial career in his very youth, the list of companies he founded includes the media platform sevenload (sold to Hubert Burda Media in 2010), the gaming startup Fliplife (sold to KaiserGames in 2012), online resume editor (sold to XING in 2014) and hosting company Scaling Technologies. Though he studied International Business at Cologne Business School, his true passion lies in tech, and he spends a lot of his time designing, coding and building products himself. He volunteers as Vice Chairman at the German Startups Association, which he co-founded in 2012 to strengthen Germany’s startup ecosystem. Currently he is founding the CODE University of Applied Sciences, a private university for software developers, designers & digital entrepreneurs. Tom is an active business angel and frequent speaker.

Why I Tech

Building something on my own and then being able to press a button and have potentially millions of people use it is something that makes tech really special to me.

My personal tech/IT-trend 2017

I actually think that rethinking tech education is finally happening in more and more places.