Benjamin Ruschin is Co-Founder & Managing Director of WeAreDevelopers, the startup powering Europe’s largest developer community and host of the world’s largest developer congress, which connects >10,000 participants annually in Berlin.
Under the umbrella of Code Capital, Ben has Founded several successful companies besides WeAreDevelopers, including the e-learning startup Codeversity, the consultancy Tabs or Spaces and the company-builder Anarchy Ventures. Ben leverages his strong network of investors and decision-makers in the private & public sector in order to support the growth of his portfolio companies.
Ben’s passion has always centered on connecting people and building communities. Prior to founding WeAreDevelopers, he founded communities in the fields of marketing (Marketing Natives) and management (Manageers), where he connected young professionals with c-level decision makers. Ben is an Advisory Board Member of fit4internet, an association of the Austrian government, and Board Member of the Austrian Software Industry Association, VÖSI. He coaches young startups in his role as Startup Mentor at weXelerate.
Forbes Austria has recognized Ben as one of the “30 Under 30” most successful young leaders, the World Economic Forum has elected Ben a “European Digital Leader”. Ben holds an MSc in Marketing & Strategy (with distinction) from Warwick Business School (The University of Warwick) and a BA (hons) in Management from Leeds University Business School (The University of Leeds).
Together with his wife, the opera singer Hila Fahima Ruschin, Ben organises the prestigious invitation-only concert series “Fahima Ruschin in Concert”, which unites investors, C-level managers, public sector decision makers, artists and intellectuals who share a passion for classical music.