Alexander Koll

International entrepreneur, COO Werkstätte Wattens Tyrol/Austria

Alex Koll is COO of Werkstätte Wattens, an international entrepreneur, startup and creative space near Innsbruck, Tyrol, opened in 2015 and now home to 50+ companies and 250+ members. Tasked with the conceptualization of the initiative 5 years ago, Alex is now responsible for the strategic and operative management, including the support for startups in their growth phase and corporate business partners in their innovation activities. Formerly, Alex used to work for Swarovski for over 15 years in product and brand management as well as various intrapreneurial responsibilities, including the market entry of a new design technology and the setting up and running of Swarovski’s feature film business.

Werkstätte Wattens is an international business and creative center for founders, startups and grownup companies at various stages of development. We focus on technology, innovation, and the creation of regional value and sustainable growth.