About Us

About Us

Skyrocket Your Team is created for remote teams across the world to feel engaged and connected despite the physical distance. Through our well-designed, unique, and engaging experiences, remote teams get to learn and grow together, as a team. We are a remote team on our own and we have been working together for years.

Our Story

It was in March 2020 when the five of us —Gerardo, Jorge, Ksenia, Mayri and Tom— reconnected to get together on “lockdown” Sundays and participate in an online pub quiz. We enjoyed spending time with each other and as they say… some friendships never grow old!

Through a friend we got to experience a simple online escape room and realized its potential for learning and development. As an international remote team operating from four different countries and three timezones, we know very well all the challenges that come with working remotely: loneliness, disconnection and miscommunication. We want to help companies overcome these challenges so their teams can rise to new heights!

To speed up our idea validation, we decided to take part in the EUvsVirus Hackathon during the last weekend fo April 2020, with the idea of online escape rooms for team building. Over the course of 48 hours we created, polished and piloted with our mentors the fist concept of the Skyrocket Your Team experience. As a result, we were awarded by the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications as the winner of the Efficient Team Work category of the Business Continuity Track and got business consulting services from Cordial.

Soon after, we joined the Bridge For Billions and Seedstars programmes, launched in Product Hunt and got our first customers to experience the Mission ESA-43633. You could say that Skyrocket Your Team skyrocketed during Summer 2020!

Our Team

Gerardo García Díaz

Gerardo García Díaz

Estonia (from Northern Spain)

Gerardo is our ‘Swiss Army Knife’. He brings us startup knowledge and experience, creativity and design, as well as technical thinking to make sure our UI meets user's needs.

Jorge Sánchez Hernández

Jorge Sánchez Hernández

Kyrgyzstan (from Southern Spain)

Jorge is our networking guru. He knows how to make things happen and get people excited, converting prospects into leads with his charm and good vibes.

Ksenia Lupanova

Ksenia Lupanova

Spain (from Siberian Russia)

Ksenia is our graphic designer. With her experience working for international firms, she makes sure all our visuals are top-notch.

Mayri Tiido

Estonia

Mayri is our adult educator. She ensures that all our experiences bring the highest learning value, as well as that our business processes are running smoothly.

Tom Simons

Tom Simons

The Netherlands

Tom is our interaction designer and product expert. He does the coding and ensures that we’re building products that are user-centered and interactive.

Our Mentors

Nick Traenkle

Nick Traenkle

Head of Processes and Digital Transformation @ elobau

Germany

Nick joined us as a mentor during the EUvsVirus Hackathon, so he has been with us from the very beginning. He is a firm advocate of remote work, leading that transformation at his workplace. He also writes his own blog about the topic.

Florian Gansemer

Florian Gansemer

Managing Director @ Daily Greens Food & Lunchzeit

Germany

Florian joined us by being our mentor at the Bridge For Billions Accelerator. He is an startup founder on his own with great experience in sales and product management.

Our Supporters

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