NextWidgets was started in Zurich, Switzerland, with the goal of developing the next generation of e-commerce extensions suitable to reach the newest areas of the Internet created by the assurgence of the Social Web as well as the rapid growth of Video and Mobile.
As a recognized innovator, NextWidgets was accepted into the ‘CTI Start-up’ program in 2010, a Swiss federally funded program for high-potential start-ups in Switzerland. NextWidgets is also a member of the Microsoft BizSpark program, developed to support high-potential startups with Microsoft development tools and services. NextWidgets has been recognized in numerous conferences and press articles as a pioneer in transactional advertising and Facebook commerce technology.
Dr. Michael Sidler has co-founded Redalpine Venture Partners AG in Zürich in 2007 and acts as General Partner for Redalpine Capital I (Luxemburg). Before Redalpine, Michael was responsible for corporate investments and M&A at Prionics AG, a Biotech company in Schlieren, Switzerland, where under his guidance several acquisitions have been completed. From 1998 to 2003, Michael was with The Boston Consulting Group in Zürich and Toronto as a Consultant and Project Leader in several different industries and roles. Michael Sidler has a PhD in Life Sciences from University of Zürich. He is a member of several organizations, juries and advisory boards for the support of innovation and startups (Venturekick, Technopark Zürich, CTI Invest, Glatec) and a coach for the Swiss governmental program CTI-Startup.
Dragan is a ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor and CSO (Chief Security Officer) at GTECH G2 group (interactive division of GTECH) and University lecturer of Computer Networks Security and Operating Systems at Belgrade’s Advanced school of electrical engineering and computing. Dragan is a highly experienced high-tech entrepreneur, with a strong background in security of computer systems, networks and information systems security, cryptology as well as profound knowledge of wireless networks and systems and software development methodologies with over fifty published papers at technical and scientific conferences, seminars and publications internationally, including IEEE and ACM events and publications, university publications and books. Dragan is also a reviewer for scientific and technical journals, conferences and papers including Elsevier Computers & Security, journal on Thompson SCI list, is a member of ACM society (honored with the designation of Senior Member since 2010) and ACM SIGSAC (Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control), and also member of IEEE and IEEE Computer and IEEE Communications Societies.
Member of Swiss CTI Start
Member of Microsoft BizSpark program
Finalist of PayPal X Startup Rally 2010 NextWidgets selected as top 25 finalist from 245 applicants
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