Fabian Pfortmüller

Fabian Pfortmüller is a Swiss entrepreneur in NYC.

Fabian is co-founder of Holstee, a lifestyle brand that exists to help people lead more mindful lives through products, community and stories. Our designs have been shared over 120 million times online and are sold in 500+ stores worldwide. The company's mission statement has been described by the Washington Post as "the new just do it". www.holstee.com

In 2008, Nico and Fabian founded Sandbox - the leading global community of entrepreneurial minds under 30. Sandbox counts 1200 members from a variety of backgrounds and has active hubs in 40+ cities worldwide. In 2014, the company Sandbox was taken over by Centralway, a Swiss VC, while the community itself continues to exist independently www.sandbox.is

Holstee started as a project of Incubaker, the social innovation think tank created by Dave, Mike, Thianh and Fabian in 2006. The Incubaker venture Simple Apps was acquired by the awesome guys of ShopStorm in 2014.

Fabian loves NPR & co-chairs the board for NPR's Generation Listen Initiative. He is a frequent speaker at organizations around the world, including Harvard, Yale and Columbia, on the topic of entrepreneurship, value driven startups & community building. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London and has been recognized as “Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders” by the Diplomatic Courier in 2011. Fabian holds a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University.