Thursday, 2 November 2023 | 19:00 - 19:30
Fireside Chat with Victor Calabro
Viktor Calabrò, a pioneering entrepreneur, initiated his journey in the IT industry during his studies in Business Informatics. Working at UBS AG, he excelled as an analyst and programmer of management tools. Feeling a growing desire to create something unique, he founded the event agency "la folie." Challenges in quickly sourcing short-term staff led him to revolutionize the job market. Calabrò's brainchild, Coople (formerly Staff Finder), became the world's first fully automated staffing platform, filling 98% of jobs within 4 hours. He coined the term "Just-in-Time Personnel Management" and established the on-demand marketplace for flexible work. With 130,000+ registered workers and 6,000+ corporate clients within 6 years, Coople's success was acknowledged through accolades like EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 and inclusion in the Disrupt 100 list in 2016. Calabrò's legacy lies in reshaping work dynamics and inspiring innovation.