Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Bruno Pešec helps business leaders innovate profitably.
He is one of the rare innovators who can claim that he has worked on both a regulation-defying freight train and an award-winning board game for teaching entrepreneurship and innovation.
With ten years of experience in different industries—including defence, manufacturing, education, entertainment, and financial services—he has delivered projects that had a positive impact on the GDP of several countries, succeeded and failed inventing and innovating, and overcame a number of problems and challenges with no obvious solutions.
In addition to his corporate experience with brands like DNV, DNB, and Kongsberg Group, Bruno is deeply involved with the global entrepreneurial community. He co-founded Norwegian Lean Startup Circle, Norway's largest Lean Startup community, and Founder Institute Norway, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. He often serves as a mentor and judge at various accelerators, incubators, and events across the globe.
His academic credentials include a master's degree with distinction in industrial engineering and management, specialisation in production and quality engineering, and advanced management diploma with specialisation in strategy and innovation. He has also been trained by Toyota in corporate value creation and innovation. Bruno is currently undertaking a doctorate in organisational change, with a special focus on the issues with innovation in large enterprises.
He has been a passionate practitioner of martial arts since 1997, having trained karate, wrestling, and muay thai. In 2008 he joined Genbukan World Ninpo Bugei Federation and Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei Federation, traditional martial arts systems focused on the self-defence of the spirit, body, and mind. He currently holds the title dojo-cho (school owner and teacher). Grandmaster has named his dojo (school) Konpeki, meaning the deep dark blue, such as the colour of the strong blue sky of summer sunshine.
Bruno resides in Oslo, Norway, with his partner, Tamara.