Hi, I'm Chris! I advise and help founders make something people love. Currently building Chummify and accepting freelance work. Fancy collaborating or interested in chatting? Let's talk!

I focus especially on innovation, user experience and product strategy.

mymuesli

An award-winning online cereal startup from Germany

Helping create an innovation strategy for the project "Personalised Nutrition"

Chummify

My own side project in the field of personality psychology

Building a startup to help you meet others offline who are on the same page as you

mymuesli

Aug 2018 - launching Summer 2019

The main question and hypothesis was analyzing to what extent the topic of personalised nutrition applied to the company's vision, and what kind of innovative products could be born out of it.

Although it seems like a bit of an overkill for a cereal company at first, it's extremely beneficial to dive in and see if it's possible to expand the mass customization model of mymuesli not only on taste and design preferences (which is already made possible), but also on the customer's health data.

Starving for unbiased information and filtering through all of the superficial content out there was a good challenge though.

Link to project on Official Website ↗

* Case study following soon!

Chummify

Mar 2016 - today

Chummify is a psychology startup that takes your Big Five personality traits and brings you together with others in the real world who you are on the same page with.

Without emoji-filled chats, wasted time in front of the screen and all of that matter. An offline experience of meeting like-minded souls in your area, based on scientific research (kudos to Jordan Peterson on that one) and without any superficialities.

For everyone wanting to deeply connect with someone, call it either a friendship, a romance, or something in between. Just raw emotional and intellectual connection that surpasses any defined human relationship.

Link to project on Official Website ↗ (currently being revised)

* Case study following soon!

As it is widely known that humans now have a shorter attention span than goldfish (and also love lists), I won't bore you with a memoire and instead just leave some fun facts about me.

  • I was an avid hockey player in my youth, started my first t-shirt business as a teenager and grew a Facebook page to more than 20,000 likes when I was 14.

  • Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, I ended up living in 5 other cities and traveling to 31 countries over the years, being currently based in my hometown and Vienna, Austria.

  • I went on a 3-month-long solo backpacking trip to Southeast Asia when I was 18, once crossing a flash flood on a motorcycle in Vietnam while having never driven one before.

  • I finished a certificate study program (Honours Degree in Digital Technology and Entrepreneurship) at the University of Passau in 2018.

  • Before I started freelancing as a startup advisor, I actually interned with and continued to work as a junior product manager at mymuesli.

  • While there's part of me being an entrepreneur, there's another part being an artist, so even though I'm really a product guy at heart, I also play the piano, guitar, sing and love finding ways to express my creative vein.

  • I usually have to sneeze at least twice after having some strong mint gum or dark chocolate.

  • I speak German, English and Russian fluently.

  • Even though I was raised with hardware and tech, I still use an iPhone 5 and like it that way because not everything in life has always to be new and shiny.

  • I'm a gamer at heart and loved diving into cool video game stories as a kid - unfortunately, I don't get around much to play games nowadays which leaves me a little sentimental thinking of all the good times I had.

Sometimes, I also like to reflect on thoughts and capture them in my writings. I really have a thing for enjoying and keeping memories of the little things in life, such as strolling through the streets in the evening twilight, spending quality time with loved ones or just taking my bicycle for a ride to unwind in the afternoon.

Other times, I'm just a science geek, book worm and hobby athlete. Then, there's me being an amateur dancer, wannabe Christoph Kolumbus and part-time foodie, eating myself through various food cultures around the world.

Apart from that, I'm super passionate about research, nutrition, weightlifting, psychology, self-development, health, neuroscience, digital privacy, self-experiments, financial independence, philosophy, ideas, cars, photography and movies. It's really up to you to choose one. More often than not, I apply all of that knowledge to new projects as long as it helps solve the problem.

Obligatory legal notice

Christian Schwarz

Heinrich-Lübke-Straße 6
60488 Frankfurt
Germany

Eggerthgasse 10/19
1060 Vienna
Austria

chris (at) chrschw.com

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* Fan mail and carrier pigeons are always welcome!

Obligatory legal notice

Christian Schwarz

Eggerthgasse 10/19
1060 Vienna
Austria

chris@christianschwarz.com

* Fan mail and carrier pigeons are always welcome!

Hi, ich bin Chris! I berate und helfe Startups dabei, Erfahrungen zu schaffen, die den Menschen extrem viel Mehrwert im Leben zurückgeben. Zurzeit arbeite ich auch an Chummify und bin offen für Freelance-Aufträge.