Carlo Badini

Entrepreneur, Early Stage Investor. Likes tech, design, economics, psychology, chestnuts

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Work 💻

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

Experiences 👨‍💻

  • Founder/CEO, Koj AG
    2020–present
    Koj is an interior design subscription service. With Koj you get your apartment fully furnished by a professional interior designer and rent high quality furniture on a monthly subscription.
  • Founder/Owner, Cleverclip GmbH
    2013–present
    Cleverclip is a design and communication agency that produces explainer videos and interactive experiences for customers such as: McKinsey, Lufthansa, UEFA, Swisscom and many more.
  • Board Member, Comvation AG
    2019–present
    Comvation is a well established web agency from Thun, Switzerland. Comvation develops websites, web applications and online marketing solutions for SMEs and corporations in Switzerland.
  • Board Member, Daktiv AG
    2016–2019
    Daktiv is a live communication agency from Bern, Switzerland. Daktiv develops roadshows, exhibitions and live events for customers such as SUVA, Coop, Volvo and Swatch.

Awards and Recognition 🏆

  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Nominated
    2018
    EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is a global program that recognises entrepreneurial achievement among individuals and companies that demonstrate vision, leadership and success.
  • Forbes Magazine – 30 Under 30
    2018
    With 30 Under 30 Forbes features every year the brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders, and stars worldwide.
  • Swiss Economic Award – Finalist
    2017
    The Swiss Economic Award is the most prestigious startup award in Switzerland and recognises outstanding achievements in business.
  • Bernese Youth Award – 1st prize
    2015
    Since 1995 the Burger community of Bern awards the Bernese Youth Award for outstanding young talents.
  • Global Student Entrepreneur Awards – 1st place European champion
    2015
    The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a for-profit business while attending college or university.
  • Swiss Startups Awards – Public’s Choice Award
    2013
    Cleverclip received the Swiss Startups Awards, Public’s Choice Award for the best business idea of 2013.
  • Stauffacherpreis – 1st place
    2011
    The “Stauffacherpreis” is a yearly award handed out by the Gymnasium Kirchenfeld for the best final paper among all graduates.

Speaking Engagements 🎤

From time to time I get invited to talk at universities, forums and events about the things I love. Here’s an incomplete list of places I talked about startups, leadership, remote work, storytelling and digital marketing. Inquiries can be made to: [email protected]

  • University of Bern
  • Swiss Innovation Forum
  • Swiss Economic Forum
  • Rochester University
  • University of Fribourg
  • Fifteen Seconds Festival
  • Web Summit Lisbon
  • Connecta Bern
  • Suisse Emex
  • Startup Weekend Zurich

Press Coverage 📺

The work of my team and me get’s occasionally mentioned in the press. The following news outlets reported about us. Press inquiries can be made to: [email protected]

  • Forbes
  • Le Temps
  • Migros Magazin
  • Der Bund
  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung
  • 20 Minutes
  • Blick
  • RT
  • Tagblatt

Volunteer Work 💖

  • Entrepreneurs Organisation – GSEA committee
    2017–present
    The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a for-profit business while attending college or university. Since 2017 I have served on the committee in Switzerland and helped plan and organise the yearly award.
  • World Economic Forum - Global Shapers
    2015–present
    The Global Shapers Community is an initiative from the World Economic Forum. The GS are a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change. As part of the member’s office I’m responsible for recruiting and selecting outstanding people to join our community.