The 7th Annual
Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship

at Missouri Valley College Campus
April 8-10, 2013

Roger HeijstersMatthias Hemmerle

Founder & Managing Director of LightLock

Matthias Hermmerle is the founder and managing director of LightLock. LightLock is an innovative company developing a technology to serve as a substitute for near field communication (NFC). NFC is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity. Present and anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi. LightLock hopes to be a pioneer in the development of NFC related technologies.

Hermmerle has over five years of entrepreneurial experience, his business start-ups include; MUH, a goods importing and selling platform; ISDnet, a server based communication system for small and medium sized companies; HeCom, a service provider for banks in Germany; and Spaceflip, a substitute for self-storage facilities.

Hermmerle holds a bachelorís and masterís degree in international business from Maastricht University. He also spent time studying abroad in Hong Kong, China.