We believe it’s time for a new type of incubator dedicated to interdisciplinary approaches and teams. A space to test and scale their ideas without losing creative freedom.
Founder, Head of San Francisco Office
For the last 10 years Sophie has been building interdisciplinary networks and collaborations in design, art, research, and technology. Before starting DART, she was Associate Director at swissnex San Francisco, Switzerland’s Innovation outpost in San Francisco. Her expertise is the digital creative industry. She was instrumental in building US partnerships and helped position several successful Swiss startups like Mindmaze, Artanim/ Dreamscape, or Faceshift. Being involved in scouting, presenting, match-making, scaling and funding of hundreds of projects and startups between Switzerland, Europe and the US, she knows it’s time for a new type of incubator dedicated to projects with an art and design focus.
Arijana is an expert in emerging technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship. Her specialty lies in translating trends and tomorrows technologies into viable use cases today. She’s worked with corporates and startups alike. With corporates her work centers around developing use cases for emerging technologies like Augmented - and Virtual Reality and finding co-creation partners. With Startups, it’s all about strategy and creative business models. Before scaling DART Labs Arijana worked as an AR/VR Evangelist and VP of Technology & Innovation at the Swisscom Innovation Outpost in Silicon Valley. Responsible for consumer trends, she identifies and captures new trends, technologies and ideas relevant to the Swiss consumer market.