Why I do what I do

I really get excited by creating something that is of value to others. I never found satisfaction creating something for me. I feel good when I can inspire people to do what they love and gain a higher level of success. I relax the most when I have time to sail on the ocean. I very much enjoy being a world citizen, calling planet Earth home. I no longer seek for paradise because I realized I’m living right in/on it.

Other than that I do what I love and connect with people who love what I do :)

My ‘official’ bio

Axel Schultze is founder and Chairman of the World Innovations Forum a Swiss based innovation & Entrepreneurship development organization with representation in 27 countries. He is also founder of the San Francisco Accelerator, helping young entrepreneurs to grow beyond the average. Prior to that he was founder and CEO of Silicon Valley based BlueRoads, one of the most successful Channel Management Software companies, where he invented a new method of lead distribution and was granted patent 9514997 by the US Patent Office. Before that he was founder and CEO of Infinigate one of the largest IT Security provider in Europe, (today over $500 Million in revenue). In 1983 he founded  Computer 2000, the most successful European computer distributor, which grew to $5 Billion in revenue and merged with TechData in 1998.

Axel Schultze is also a published author, patent holder, was named one of the globally most influential startup accelerators in 2015, won the SF Entrepreneur Award in 2008, chaired the SaaS Channel Committee at the SIIA, was an early adviser of LinkedIn in 2003 one of the first executives authoring a blog, a beta user of Twitter


You find even more details on LinkedIn: http://www’linkedin.com/in/axelschultze


Schultze WappenI once started to traced back my family origin. At least I made it back to 1609. It was an interesting ride through history. The most interesting discovery was that entrepreneurship seems to be in my DNA. My grandfather founded an aluminum manufacturing plant after he founded a leather production company. My great grandfather owned a coffee production company and his father had a wood furniture company. His father did something else, he owned a hotel – or what ever it was called in 1700. Going farther back was difficult enough to get names and birth dates, I found the names of the 10 or 12 children but not exactly the job they had. One however must have been the mayor from Hanover (German). The name Schultze = Mayor, and the horse in our family shield is actually the horse of Hanover.