Esteban Bayro-Kaiser has big plans for his start-up, WearHealth. He firmly believes that Bremen can become a leading hub for artificial intelligence technology. But what made this globetrotter choose Bremen?
Bayro-Kaiser says that he has grown up all over the world. The 35-year-old, who has a Bolivian father and a German mother, studied electrical engineering and communications technology in Chile before returning to Germany. His cosmopolitan outlook is reflected in his ambitions and he is already well on his way to achieving his aim of establishing an international company in Bremen.
This likeable young man is extremely determined. His particular area of interest is artificial intelligence (AI), and that is what drew him to Bremen in 2010 for his doctorate. “There are three AI institutes based here and the university has an excellent technology infrastructure. Those were key factors in my decision,” he says.
In addition to his enthusiasm for AI, he always knew that he wanted to become an entrepreneur. “Artificial intelligence is experiencing a boom and has great potential – it was clear to me early on that I wanted to set up my own business,” he adds.
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Two and a half years ago, he fulfilled his dream and set up WearHealth with his business partners. The company is located in the BITZ technology centre in Bremen Technology Park, near to the University of Bremen and the AI institutes. So far, their dream of running an international business is on course. In addition to the office in Bremen, they have a site in France and one in Spain.
The company’s staff of 15 is a colourful mix of people from a wide range of countries, reflecting Bayro-Kaiser’s cosmopolitan nature. He wants diversity in his team, and having expertise in AI is just one of the hiring criteria. “I firmly believe that a diverse international team is better and more creative,” he says.