Who we are

Our vision

"Make every employee an entrepreneur, every idea a business success, and every failure an insight."

Our beliefs

Unleash the entrepreneurial drive

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There is venture spirit in everyone. It is our mission to create the right environment to unleash the full entrepreneurial potential of your entire workforce.

Ideation is just the beginning

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Great ideas are the basis for innovation. It is the capability to bridge the gap from ideation to business success that creates measurable impact. Thinking end-to-end is key.

Empower the next generation

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Digital business transformation turns organizations upside down: we need to empower digital natives to drive change within organizations. They have the skills and knowledge to shape digital business transformation.

Digitize European market leaders

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The expertise of mature companies combined with start-up methodology can release undreamt-of potential. With thousands of successful industrial companies, Europe is ideally placed to shape future digital world market leaders.

Our progress

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Our team

Who we are

Dr. Jonas Koch

Managing Director

Jonas is Co-Founder and Managing Director of PLYCE. His passion for entrepreneuring innovation led him to Lufthansa, Siemens Management Consulting (SMC) and BMW Group, where he has spent many years driving innovations in core business functions like manufacturing, product development, tech/IT and corporate organization. Jonas holds a doctorate in the field of change and innovation management for which he did research at TUM and Neeley School of Business, USA. Since 2017, Jonas is Head of Digital Accelerator leading the digital transformation within the BMW Purchasing Division and BMW’s extensive supply chain.

Who we are

Dr. Christian Plehn

Managing Director

Christian is Co-Founder and Managing Director of PLYCE. He discovered his curiosity for the underlying patters of innovation processes at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management. For his doctorate in the field of change and innovation management, he did research at TUM and the Engineering Systems Division of M.I.T. Prior to that, he studied industrial engineering with a major in production engineering at RWTH Aachen and KTH Stockholm. Since 2016, he has held various positions at BMW Group in the field of in-vehicle infotainment, electronics architecture, and digital technologies.

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Veit Hammerstingl

CTO

Veit is Co-Founder and CTO of PLYCE. He started his love for technology with continuously breaking his Dad’s Computer, until he got his own one. After studying Mechatronics and Information Technology at the TUM, he did a doctorate at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb). There he researched in the innovations fields of robotics, A.I. and the digitalization of production systems. Since 2018, Veit works with the BMW Group. As a product owner he is responsible for the development of the BMW IoT platform and creation of next-gen cloud architectures for the shopfloor.

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Florian Stein

CFO

From start-up to corporate and back: Florian loves innovation and the change that comes with it. He studied in Darmstadt, Los Angeles and Munich and holds an M.Sc. in industrial engineering. During his studies at TUM, he conducted research on the subject of innovation and change management together with Christian. After his studies he started his career at a start-up company where he was in charge of the supply chain. In 2017, he moved on to the corporate world, working in the field of purchasing digital for BMW Group ever since. As a passionate serial entrepreneur, he realized many of his private ideas in the meantime.