Benjamin Coutu

entrepreneur and Software Engineer in Munich, Germany

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Benjamin is a German-Canadian software developer and entrepreneur. He is the Chief Technology Officer of ZeyOS, a business software startup which he co-founded in 2009 with his longtime friend Peter Haider in an effort to deliver a true end-to-end ecosystem to small and midsize companies worldwide.

Ben plays a leading role in the development of the core product, ZeyOS, a cloud-based platform for business applications with everything from e-mail and calendar to billing and inventory management. It enables businesses to run all of their essential day-to-day apps in one integrated environment. ZeyOS is focused on automating and extending workflows and provides reliable building blocks for business processes. It can be easily customized through ZeyConnect – which works like iTunes for business apps.

Ben is also the creator of Zymba, a C-style programming language for web applications that is designed to be a best of bread of modern concepts known from PHP and JavaScript.

Outside of his professional life he is a science enthusiast and characterized as somewhat nerdy by his friends and family. He enjoys intellectual battles and likes to engage in philosophic discussions ranging from politics and economics to science and technology. Apart from "Everything Computer" he has a deep interest in math, physics and astronomy. Other hobbies include playing hockey and travelling. He is a hardcore Trekker, loves sushi and roots for his home team, the Vancouver Canucks.

Benjamin considers himself a libertarian. His "faith" is best described as naturalistic pantheism.

  • Work
    • ZeyOS, Inc.
  • Education
    • Universität Augsburg