The founding team of Rock your Thesis consists of Dr. Arne Grüttner (CTPO), Ann Wirtjes (CMO), and Fabian Knops (CRO).
Arne Grüttner developed the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) of Rock your Thesis during his PhD at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland. After completing his PhD, Arne Grüttner came back to Cologne to gain start-up experience at the B2B SaaS scale-up SoSafe.
At that time, Arne Grüttner and Fabian Knops met for the first time. Fabian Knops himself was just about to start writing his master's thesis.
He used the Rock your Thesis MVP and quickly recognized its added value. From that point on, the two developed the detailed concept of Rock your Thesis: The vision of an AI-powered digital tutor.
During the creation of the detailed concept, the founding team was joined by Ann Wirtjes, who is herself a lecturer at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and is therefore intimately familiar with the problems faced by students.
The founding team is united by the goal to increase the enjoyment and quality of scientific work and to support students in getting the most out of their academic theses.