After receiving his diploma degree in computer science, Stephan started as a researcher at Digital Equipment (hey, do you still know them?). He joined the start up scene in the year 2000 by becoming the CTO of the LinuxTV pioneers convergence. In 2006 Stephan started his own company GMIT leveraging his experience in setting up a company developing products for digital TV. Selling this company successful in 2012, Stephan has since then consulted start ups in the area of business development and product management. Using Linux exclusively in his work and private life since 1993, he has experienced all the pros and cons of FOSS.