Drazen Zigic

Founder of Ping

Zurich, Switzerland

Summary
Business Excellence Project Management Global Product Management CEO Software Product Management
Entrepreneur - Engineer - Manager - Screenwriter - Dreamer - Visionary

- Started first "venture" at the age of 9, by renting handheld Tetris device to neighborhood kids. Failed to convince parents it is "better" than school.

- At 12, partnered with existing console rental business and had 30 years older business partner.

- In teen years organized console game tournaments and competitions. Failed in attempt to build regional association for console games tournaments.

- Organized numerous concerts, parties and events. Wrote music lyrics, started a band and failed as music producer. Never learned to play a single instrument.

- Was elected President of Student Union of Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

- In early twenties wrote and sold first feature film screenplay. Participated in film market of Cannes Film Festival. Failed to "reach" Hollywood and get films produced. *didn't quit trying

- Was one of the initiators of fashion week - "Banja Luka Fashion Fair" - which became one of the biggest fashion events in the region. Responsible for partnership with Miami Int. Fashion Week. Didn't succeed in making it the biggest fashion event in the world.

- Failed in attempt to build "Film Studio-Theme Park-Hotel Casinos" complex near Banja Luka, Bosnia.

- Worked as Project Manager in various companies and industries.

- Worked with and helped various local startups and small businesses.

- In 2016 started Ping - a social alerting system. http://www.get-ping.com
Experience

CEO / Co-Founder at Ping X Inc.

Feb 2016 - Present

Ping is social alerting system which provides users with information about their surroundings. Get notified of dangers and emergencies nearby, request help when in need, know locations of friends and family, and discover interesting places and events.

CEO / Co-Founder at Ping X Inc.

Feb 2016 - Present

Ping is social alerting system which provides users with information about their surroundings. Get notified of dangers and emergencies nearby, request help when in need, know locations of friends and family, and discover interesting places and events.

Project Manager at ams AG

Oct 2015 - Present

Project Manager on various projects, from development of new products to improvement and modification of existing ones, regardless if starting new project or taking over project in distress.

Project Manager at ams AG

Oct 2015 - Present

Project Manager on various projects, from development of new products to improvement and modification of existing ones, regardless if starting new project or taking over project in distress.

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Push pixels...
Shovel coal into server...
Create mockups...
Defend the wall...
Draft storyboard...
Disrupt an industry...
Achieve profitability...
Become a unicorn...
Become Batman...