Co-Founder (Product / Operations Manager) & Coach @ inoqo GmbH & Self-employed
14 karmaJoined Working (0-5 years)Vienna, Austria



Hi, I am Simon from Austria.

Currently (2022) I lead the national group in Austria. My main job is Product & Operations management in a >30 people startup that is working on bringing more transparency and sustainability to the food & beverage market. Other than that I coach a small amount of people (incl. EA leaders & Community Builders). If you are interested, please reach out to me and I will send you more information.

Professional interests:

  • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethical tech development
    • Meta-organisations like startup foundries and incubators
    • Acting as a role model in the for profit space (see e.g. Ecosia's model towards stewardship)
  • Coaching
    • Leadership, Productivity, Philosophical (Life) Coaching, Rationality

Other interests:

  • Music, Calisthenics, Hiking, Philosophy, Psychology

How others can help me

  • Forwarding good resources on recent developments and models within "purpose entrepreneurship" and coaching.
  • Helping me to connect to the right people and forwarding my profile to them.
  • Discussing post-rational and metamodern thinkers and ideas.

How I can help others

  • Leadership tips.
  • Set up productivity systems for yourself and your team.
  • Assess your (startup) ideas.


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Thank you very much for this great article! It was very neat to read and the topic is highly relevant and in my opinion also way too neglected in the community.

At https://www.inoqo.com/ we aim to drive change in the food & beverage industry, which has one of the largest impacts on biodiversity loss. At first we seek to drive change at the level of the supply chain, by giving producers, brands and retailer insights on the impact they currently have and ways to improve. In the future we want to guide consumers based on simple metrics, labels and digital solutions, so they can make the product choices that have lowest impact on sustainability (where we factor in biodiversity, climate, social welfare, animal welfare and nutrition). 

Note: Our website still reflects our consumer product, which is about engagement of the individual. As laid out above we recently switched to a business solution, as this seems to be the main bottleneck and the impact that we can cause short-term seems way higher there.

If you are interested in our project (collaborations in any kind of way), please reach out to me via PM. 

Thanks again for the great initiative here!

Answer by Simon273

Thanks for opening up a topic that is in my opinion neglected on an individual basis within the EA community. However, I could make wrong assumptions from a few data points that I have.

I made the observation that a lot of EAs are frequent flyers and wonder if the awareness that offsetting can not be taken as an excuse to choose the plane instead of the train, is high enough.

E.g. within mainland Europe train connections are meanwhile quite good and I would do everything by train or bus that is <500km one way. The only problem is that the train often costs more than going by plane and you have to account for ~3h more (also considering the time you spend around the airport). However, personally I have experienced the slow mode of travelling and avoiding the hustle & bustle at the airport as very positive + you have WiFi in the train/bus and can do work. Therefore, I can do work more efficiently staying on the ground.

What are your thoughts on this? Can you provide me another perspective on the situation? Thanks!

Hey, brilliant idea. I'd love to join the Slack as well. I am an entrepreneur and thinking about trying out to become a content synthesizer and would love to combine this with the most impactful topics. Please add Purpose.foundry@gmail.com Thank you!

Thank you for the great post. I haven't  tried or started coaching actively yet, however can sense through the current leadership position in the startup I co-founded that I gain a lot of motivation and energy by helping other people to solve problems on their own, instead of solving them for them.

I would like to shift more towards active coaching in the next year, pot. starting with some clients within my own company. However, I can see large benefits being connected to a network of other coaches who have slightly different niches and skill sets, as one can do cross-referrals (as stated already, getting first clients can be tedious) - referring a client to another coach who is more able to help that client is probably one of the most transparent, honest and effective things one can do.

These considerations make me think whether there is something like an EA Coaching Slack where all existing coaches can exchange thoughts, refer clients and help others get started?

Answer by Simon273

Who are you?

Hi, my name is Simon. I am a physicist, research engineer and data scientist (actually this is rather the transition I went through or am currently undergoing). ATM I am leaving applied photovoltaics research to follow the project of building an app that supports people to purchase more sustainable, socially responsible and healthier products (blog post of our CEO). We are currently validating our idea and assessing the feasibility, so I am always open for new adventures (take a look at the "I'd like to talk about" section).

People can talk to me about:

  • Renewable energies (esp. photovoltaics & nuclear fusion)
  • Nuclear security: I am not an expert in this, but might be able to answer/assess some questions from a technical point of view)
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • Data Science (Python & R) & Scientific modelling / simulations
  • General physics, research and conceptual engineering questions
  • Productivity & Self-management
  • Hobbies:
    • Music: esp. piano, singing
    • Sports: Body weight exercises, Mountainbiking, Tennis, Yoga
    • Travelling

I'd like to talk about:

  • Global priorities research & futurology (consider to dive into this professionally, so am open for any job offers globally)
  • Using Machine Learning & Data Science to tackle the most pressing problems. Most decision-making processes rely on previous evidence and could benefit from data-driven approaches. If anyvia data-driven approaches, so am open for any job offers globally)
  • AI in general: if you know a specific area where I could have a large impact with my skill set, I am very happy to receive any recommendations
  • Alternative economic systems / System change: Except for unconditional basic income I don't have a lot of knowledge on alternatives that are somewhat likely to work, but really would love to learn more and start to communicate this ideas in my cultural environment.

How to get in touch: s.haberfellner (at) gmx.net (very happy to communicate on other channels after first contact).

Stay safe! :-)