Pascal Kaufmann is a neuroscientist-turnedentrepreneur. The renowned US business journal “Inc.” named Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Pascal Kaufmann some of the leading voices in a new understanding of intelligence.

Having received his Master’s Degree in Neuroscience and Economics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (USA), Pascal has worked at the prestigious Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich, Switzerland and on numerous projects researching the interface between brains and machines to unravel the secrets of neural networks and brain activity.

In 2010, Kaufmann founded the company Starmind for self-learning knowledge networks together with the business IT specialist Marc Vontobel. In 2017, he launched the Mindfire group that aims to decipher the principles of intelligence and to make this knowledge available to cutting edge research for empowering humans. Kaufmann sits on numerous boards and institutions and is currently president of the Tech category of the Swiss Digital Economy Award.