Sophia Edu Labs:
education for everyone.
powered by technology.

Knowledge shouldn't be owned by a few. Period.

We are working on educational videos. And we are making them open source, meaning we are making all the content freely available on the Internet for non-profit purposes. And since all our videos are nothing more than some code instructions, anyone can improve them or use them for their own purposes.

This also supports our transparency efforts, as we try to be as open as possible about the critical educational material we are working on to prevent monopolized control over it.
With that in mind, let Zurich πŸ“ be the place from where high-quality and great short videos are brought to the world. So more people can learn the basics of mathematics easily, lightweight and in a bite-sized way. On their smartphone.Β Tailored to the personal needs of each individual!

The co-founder's values

Creating high quality educational content is impossible without passion.
G&F have dedicated a significant portion of their career so far to the field of education.
With quite a bit of passion.

Friedrich Wicke

Friedrich is what Germans call a bunter Hund β€œcolorful dog”: He completed two Bachelor’s degrees (Econ and Mathematics) in Berlin, studied & did Research at Harvard and Max Planck Institute and started several projects related to Entrepreneurship and Education: *starcode, a non profit that wants to increase Gender Diversity in Computer Science by offering coding courses to High School Girls, a university group that connects ambitious students interested in Artificial Intelligence from all of Berlin, a podcast about successful Entrepreneurs and Researchers from Europe. While his education is mostly in science, he draws a lot of inspiration from visual and performing arts. Even though he would never say that about himself, of course, everyone else says about him, "Impressive how productive Friedrich can be and how efficiently he can work."


Gero Embser

Gero can be considered a bit of a child prodigy: When he was still in school, he was already writing apps to improve the German education system, and that with huge success: He received a β€œJugend forscht” prize and Apple was so impressed by his work, they flew him out to California to participate in a Developers conference. Originally from MΓΆnchengladbach, he moved to Berlin to study Computer Science, where he started a non-profit called Lern-Fair. Lern-Fair connects pupils with University students for free Online tutoring. They won countless awards and by now have several full time employees. Besides being a successful non-profit Entrepreneur, Gero shares a passion for architecture. For a long time, everyone thought he was going to be an architect (including himself). He's still that architecture-loving perfectionist who can't stop incorporating good design and perfect functionality into his software.


@ Sophia Edu Labs

You are passionate and talented? Work with us!

Campus Ambassador
Berlin, Zurich, Cambridge (MA)
Job Description

We are excited to offer the position of Campus Ambassador at Sophia Edu Labs, a role that extends across leading universities globally, with a special emphasis on establishments in Berlin (Germany), Zurich (Switzerland), and Cambridge (MA, USA). This dynamic opportunity provides a platform for enthusiastic individuals to contribute to our vision of revolutionizing education through short, high-quality videos. While this position is unpaid, it offers a range of merchandise items, including our special cuddly toys named "Sophia". Campus Ambassadors typically hold this role for a semester and engage in various impactful activities.


● Act as a liaison between Sophia Edu Labs and your university, promoting our mission and vision.
● Engage in campus-wide awareness campaigns, spreading information about our educational initiatives and open-source projects.
● Seek out researchers in the fields of education and artificial intelligence who might be interested in collaborating with Sophia Edu Labs.
● Establish and nurture relationships with important stakeholders, including educators, administrators, and potential investors.
● Organize and participate in events that highlight the open-source aspect of our project, aiming to foster a community around creating engaging math videos.
● Play a pivotal role in promoting our educational video creation hackathon, backed by Sophia Edu Labs sponsorship.
● Collaborate closely with our team through regular meetings (or Zoom calls), staying updated on the latest developments in educational technology and our startup's progress.


● Passion for education and technology, with a specific interest in the educational technology sector.
● Enrolled student at a leading university, preferably with a focus on education, artificial intelligence, or related fields.
● Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively convey our vision and goals to a diverse audience.
● Proactive and organized mindset, capable of independently planning and executing campus-wide events and campaigns.
● Enthusiasm for building relationships and connecting with individuals who share our passion for improving education.
● Prior involvement in educational technology initiatives is advantageous.

What we offer

● Valuable Contribution: Support a startup with a noble vision of improving education globally through innovative approaches, providing valuable input and insights.
● Campus Ambassador Experience: Gain hands-on experience in ambassadorial activities and contribute to our mission of transforming education through engaging videos.
● Merchandise and Special Items: Receive a Sophia Edu Labs Starter Pack, a carefully curated gift box containing exclusive merchandise, including our distinctive "Sophia" cuddly toys, showcasing your role as a Sophia Edu Labs ambassador.
● Impactful Projects: Organize and participate in events that encourage collaboration and creativity around creating entertaining math videos, enhancing the educational landscape.
● Network and Connections: Establish meaningful connections with researchers, educators, and potential investors in the fields of education and artificial intelligence.
● Collaboration and Learning: Engage in regular Zoom calls with our team, staying updated on industry trends, educational technology developments, and our startup's progress.
● Exclusive Campus Ambassador Party: Join a unique semester campus ambassador party in Berlin, where you can connect with fellow ambassadors from leading universities globally. This event offers a platform for creative exchange and networking with young and visionary individuals in the field of educational technology from leading universities. (and of course it's a fun weekend with a lot of techno🎡)

Please note that this position is unpaid but offers substantial opportunities to make a significant impact on education while building connections within the educational technology sector. As a token of our appreciation, you will receive a Sophia Edu Labs Starter Pack, filled with exclusive merchandise to help you embark on your ambassadorial journey. This role is ideal for individuals with a keen interest in education, technology, and making a positive change in the world. If you are eager to contribute to our mission and collaborate closely with our team, we invite you to embrace the role of a Sophia Edu Labs Campus Ambassador.

Research Cooperation Partnership Intern
Job Description

We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Research Cooperation Partnership Intern. This exciting opportunity is based in Berlin and offers the chance to establish valuable research partnerships with experts in the fields of artificial intelligence, user interface design, or educational sciences. As an intern in this role, you will work closely with our dynamic startup team and have the potential to become a long-term member, contributing to our social and business ambitions.


● Collaborate with the co-founders to identify and engage with researchers in the fields of artificial intelligence, user interface design, or educational sciences.
● Facilitate the establishment of research partnerships by coordinating meetings, discussions, and collaborations.Work on real-life projects alongside researchers, contributing to the development and implementation of innovative solutions.
● Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the relevant fields, identifying potential areas of collaboration and growth.
● Assist in organizing events, workshops, or conferences to foster knowledge exchange and strengthen the research community.


● A passion for research and a strong interest in the fields of artificial intelligence, user interface design, or educational sciences.
● Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to engage and connect with researchers.
● Proactive and self-driven mindset, with the ability to take initiative and work independently as well as collaboratively.
● Strong organizational skills and attention to detail to effectively manage multiple research partnerships.
● Knowledge of relevant research methodologies and tools is advantageous.

What we offer

At our startup, we believe in providing meaningful opportunities for personal and professional growth. As a Research Cooperation Partnership Intern, you will gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside our co-founders and collaborating with renowned researchers. We offer:

● Exposure to Cutting-Edge Research: You will have exclusive access to various researchers and the opportunity to work on real-life projects that have the potential to make a positive impact on the world.
● Dynamic Startup Environment: Join a highly motivated team that values innovation, creativity, and collaboration. You will be part of a vibrant startup ecosystem and contribute to our social and business ambitions.
● Learning and Development: We are committed to supporting your learning journey. Through mentorship, training opportunities, and exposure to diverse research areas, you will enhance your skills and expand your knowledge.
● Networking Opportunities: Engage with experts in the field, attend industry events, and build a strong professional network. Your interactions with researchers and professionals will broaden your horizons and open doors to future career prospects.
● Flexibility and Autonomy: We understand the importance of work-life balance and offer flexibility in work arrangements. We value your input and encourage independent thinking to drive meaningful outcomes.

Please note that this internship is unpaid, but we will gladly provide a recommendation letter upon successful completion. Join us in shaping the future of educational videos and make a difference in the world through your contributions.

Summer Project Educational Videos
Job Description

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals for the position of Summer Project Educational Videos. This exciting opportunity is specifically targeted towards young individuals who have recently completed their A-levels in Germany, now have some time until studies begin and are eager to work on creating educational videos with code. This position offers a unique chance to contribute to an end-user product while working in a dynamic startup environment. The project will be based in Zurich at ETH, specifically at the renowned "Student Project House," providing an exceptional opportunity to experience one of the world's leading universities for computer science.


● Collaborate with our team of students to develop educational videos using code, focusing on subjects relevant to upcoming studies.
● Utilize Python, specifically a customized version of the "Manim" library known from 3blue1brown videos on YouTube, to create engaging and informative content.
● Work closely with our team to conceptualize video topics, storyboard scripts, and develop visually appealing animations.
● Conduct research to ensure accuracy and provide reliable information in the educational videos.
● Collaborate with other team members to review, revise, and enhance video content for optimal clarity and educational value.


● Strong interest in computer science, education, and creating educational content.
●Basic programming knowledge and good mathematical skills.
● Familiarity with Python is preferred but not mandatory. The ability and willingness to learn and work with Python and the "Manim" library is essential.
● Excellent attention to detail and a passion for creating high-quality educational videos.
● Strong communication and teamwork skills to collaborate effectively with the project team.

What we offer

We understand the importance of gaining practical experience and expanding your knowledge before starting your formal studies. As a Summer Project Educational Videos participant, you will have the opportunity to work in a stimulating startup environment and contribute to creating educational content. We offer:

● Valuable Learning Experience: Gain hands-on experience in creating educational videos using code while working with our team of students. This opportunity will enhance your skills and provide a solid foundation for your future studies.
● Access to ETH Zurich: Immerse yourself in the vibrant academic environment of ETH, one of the world's leading universities for computer science. Work at the "Student Project House" and benefit from the resources and expertise available to students.
● Insight into Startup Culture: Experience the fast-paced and innovative startup ecosystem in Zurich. Learn from our team's firsthand experiences and gain a unique perspective on the intersection of technology, education, and entrepreneurship.
● Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals, researchers, and fellow students in the field of computer science. Expand your professional network and establish valuable connections for your future career.
● Possible Housing Arrangements: While the position is unpaid, we may assist in organizing appropriate housing options during the project's duration in Zurich. This will help facilitate your seamless participation and provide a comfortable stay.
● Food Coverage: We understand the importance of nourishment, and to support you during the project, we will cover the costs for your meals. Enjoy the convenience of having your food expenses taken care of, allowing you to fully focus on your work and learning experience.

Please note that this project is unpaid, but it offers a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience and establish connections in the field. We encourage you to seize this chance to develop your skills, contribute to educational content creation, and make a positive impact on future learners.

Internship Educational Videos
Job Description

We are currently seeking Bachelor students in Industrial Engineering and Management to join our startup team for their study's mandatory internship. This exciting opportunity offers a unique experience to fulfill your internship requirements while working in an early-stage and dynamic startup environment. Based in Zurich, this internship focuses on creating educational videos using code and writing Python scripts using a customized version of the "Manim" library. However, this is just the beginning of the diverse and engaging tasks you will undertake.


● Collaborate with our team to create educational videos using code, emphasizing topics related to mathematics and learning psychology.
● Develop Python code utilizing the customized "Manim" library to produce visually appealing and informative video content.
● Participate in strategic and business discussions, contributing fresh ideas and insights to enhance our educational video production.
● Explore Zurich's vibrant startup ecosystem and research community, gaining exposure to innovative ideas and emerging trends.
● Engage with content creators to refine our learning psychology efforts and contribute to the development of a strategic curriculum for teaching mathematics through individualized short videos.
● Balance remote and in-person work, with a significant portion of the internship to be completed on-site in Zurich.


● Bachelor student in Industrial Engineering and Management, seeking a mandatory internship opportunity.
● Coding experience, preferably with Python, demonstrating a solid understanding of programming concepts.
● Strong interest in the field of education for young people, with a focus on leveraging technology and video content to enhance learning outcomes.
● Motivated, detail-oriented, and eager to contribute to a fast-paced startup environment.
● Excellent communication and teamwork skills, with a willingness to actively participate in strategic discussions.

What we offer

At our startup, we value a positive and engaging work environment. As an Industrial Engineering and Management intern, you will have a unique experience that combines hands-on video production with strategic involvement. We offer:

● Unique Learning Experience: Gain practical skills in video production, coding, and strategic thinking. You will be exposed to the intersection of technology and education, contributing to innovative learning approaches.
● Insights into ETH Zurich: Immerse yourself in the renowned academic environment of ETH. Collaborate with talented individuals and gain a deeper understanding of the university's cutting-edge research and resources.
● Flexible Work Arrangements: While the internship is based in Zurich, we offer flexibility, allowing for remote work opportunities. However, a significant portion of the internship will require your presence in Zurich to fully benefit from the experience.
● Vibrant Startup Ecosystem: Explore Zurich's thriving startup community, connect with like-minded individuals, and gain exposure to new ideas and trends. Immerse yourself in a dynamic and supportive environment.
● Enjoyable Lifestyle: Zurich consistently ranks as one of the world's most livable cities, offering a high quality of life. Embrace the city's cultural richness, natural beauty, and vibrant social scene.
● Sense of Humor and Camaraderie: "We are cool, and you should be cool too!" πŸ˜‰
Please note that this internship is unpaid, but it offers a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience, contribute to educational content creation, and enjoy a unique experience in Zurich. We encourage motivated individuals with coding experience and a passion for education to apply and become part of our dynamic team.

Internship Flutter App Development
Berlin, Zurich
Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic intern to join our team for an app development internship, with the option to work in either Berlin or Zurich. This six-week opportunity focuses on improving our existing app for Android and iOS using Flutter. As an intern, you will not only be involved in app development but also participate in strategic discussions, propose new features, make user interface design decisions, conduct user testing, and engage directly with users. This internship offers a unique experience that goes beyond typical app development roles.


● Collaborate with our team to enhance our existing app using Flutter, targeting both Android and iOS platforms.
● Actively participate in strategic discussions, contributing innovative ideas and proposals for app features and improvements.
● Make user interface design decisions to create an intuitive and visually appealing user experience.
● Conduct user testing to gather feedback, identify areas for improvement, and ensure a user-centric approach to app development.
● Engage with users directly to gain insights into their needs and preferences, providing a valuable experience in user communication.
● If based in Zurich, experience the startup ecosystem at ETH and immerse yourself in one of the world's most livable cities.


● Student or individual with existing skills in Flutter app development.
● Strong interest in education for young people and a willingness to work hands-on with young users and parents.
● Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with users to gather feedback and insights.
● Interest in startups and a desire to explore the vibrant startup environment in a city like Berlin or Zurich.
● Familiarity with UI/UX principles and the ability to make informed design decisions.
● Sound understanding of compatibility requirements across a wide range of devices.

What we offer

● Hands-on App Development Experience: Gain practical experience in app development using Flutter and contribute to improving our existing app for Android and iOS platforms.
● Strategic Involvement: Participate in strategic discussions and actively contribute feature proposals, shaping the future direction of the app.
● User Engagement: Interact directly with users, conduct user testing, and gather valuable feedback to create a user-centric app experience.
● Startup Ecosystem and Livable Cities: If based in Zurich, you will have the opportunity to experience the vibrant startup ecosystem at ETH and enjoy the high quality of life in one of the world's most livable cities.
● Food Coverage: We understand the importance of nourishment, and as part of our commitment to your well-being during the internship, we will cover the costs for your meals.
● Unique Learning Opportunities: Work on implementing new types of questions, improving user interfaces, sound design, and ensuring compatibility across various devices, expanding your skills and knowledge in app development.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship, but it offers a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience, contribute to app development, and engage directly with users. We encourage students or individuals with Flutter development skills, a strong interest in education, and a passion for startups to apply and be part of our dynamic team.

We’re here, there and everywhere*

Zurich, Switzerland
G&F mostly live in Zurich. We are working at famous ETH's student project house. Pretty close to University of Zurich's educational technology department.
Berlin, Germany
G&F have lived in Berlin for quite some time in the past. They still have strong connections to TU Berlin, like with the "Designing education with AI" lab of TU Berlin.

* i.e. soon on quite a few smartphones around the globe, of course πŸ˜‰

Interested in working with us?

Just drop us a message :))

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