Marcello Sala

Marcello Sala

COO

About me

I am one of the co-founders and the COO of Aristotle Technologies, which means that I am responsible for the daily operations within our start-up. This specifically applies to the sports department of Aristotle, of which I am in charge. Next to this I also take care of the finances of the company and have an advisory role in the healthcare and education department of Aristotle.

I always envisioned setting up a company at some point in my life, but I did not expect to do it this early in my career. However, the multidisciplinary and complementary team of co-founders, our shared mission and vision, and our radical innovation in the area of cognitive training make me believe that we are ready to develop this promising start-up into a market-leading company in the coming years.

My experience in the field of new product development has taught me that technology is generally not the limiting factor when trying to innovate. This limiting factor is often the conservative mindset of key decision-makers and end-users and this is often the result of a lack of knowledge and awareness of these new innovations. I am dedicated to overcoming this conservative mindset by closely involving these stakeholders in the new product development process by using the approach of customer co-creation within all layers of Aristotle. Because we can only go far, if we go together. And together we will create innovations that will change the world of cognitive training.

Dedicated to overcoming conservative mindsets by closely involving all stakeholders in the new product development process.

m.sala@aristotletechnologies.com

Marcello Sala

  • Business Innovation Manager & Content Manager
  • Current Study: MSc Innovation Management – TU/e

During recent years, I became more aware that a vast majority of technological advancements are not put to their full use in the current society. Some reasons for this are the fear of change that a lot of people experience, the lack of knowledge and awareness of the newest applications and because the existing infrastructure cannot keep up with the speed of technological innovation. Therefore, my goal is to inform people about the newest possibilities of the technology of this time and the added value these advancements can have to their daily life by making seemingly complicated technologies easy to use and understand for everyone. This is also why I decided to join Aristotle. I believe that there is still a lot of ground to cover in cognitive training and that we as Aristotle can make a difference.

Dirk Aarts

  • UX/UI Manager & Assistant Software Developer
  • Current Study: MSc Human-Technology Interaction – TU/e

I have a background in Automotive Engineering at Fontys and after completing the pre-master at the start of last year, I started the master. Due to the current global pandemic, the international semester had been cancelled. As an alternative, I knew I wanted to do something pro-active and work on a practical project instead of following more theoretical courses, and the TU/e Innovation Space project could offer just that. At Aristotle I can apply and broaden my knowledge of cognition, combined with a diverse multidisciplinary team there is a lot for me to learn! Together with Aristotle, I believe we can explore and create effective cognitive training tools and lift athletes to the next level both personally and professionally.

Antonios Mantzaris

  • Data Scientist & Software Developer
  • Current Study: MSc Data Science – EIT Digital Master School

I have the luck to study in two of the top universities in Europe, TU/e in Eindhoven and KTH in Stockholm and also get a minor in Entrepreneurship besides the Data Science track. I would describe myself as analytical, organizing and pragmatic. I joined Aristotle to get out of my comfort zone, develop my personal skills in social and technical aspects but also implement my knowledge attained from my studies so far in a real-life problem, in realistic conditions. I believe we can really make an impact with innovative ideas and tools but also highlight the advantages of cognitive training in football or in general.