About Us

Our mission is to support innovation in governance that  leads to greater human freedom and prosperity.

We aim to inspire, inform and connect people to accelerate the creation of a global market of living together in Free Cities.

How We Can Help

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Speaking

For conferences and networking events, we can arrange for and provide enthusiastic speakers on the topic of Free Cities.

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Consulting

For those launching their own Free-Cities related projects, we can put you in contact with experts from the industry, offering consulting and advice.

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Investing

Through our network of partners and contacts, we provide guidance on investing in new Special Zones, particularly those that try to achieve more thorough autonomy and regulatory independence.

Annual Conference

Every year we host the Liberty in Our Lifetime conference where speakers share updates about Free Cities-aligned projects. The in-person connections that this event generates help build a strong global Free Cities community capable of bringing about tangible results.

In October 2022 for the second annual conference, over 270 attendees and 40 speakers joined us in Prague to explore the theme “Parallel Structures for Progress”.

Media & Resources

We use social media, our website, blog posts, and interviews to spread our message to a worldwide audience. Our news articles and blog posts feature coverage of key global developments and the human stories behind Free Cities-aligned projects.

Engaging Decision Makers

The Foundation engages with forward-thinking governments who are interested in establishing Free Cities within their territories.

Conversations with decision-makers have helped us advance several new law projects in different countries that will allow Free Cities-aligned special zones to be developed.

Free Communities Directory

The Foundation hosts a directory of freedom-oriented projects that allows settlers and investors to access detailed and up-to-date information about places they can move to or invest in.

It features an interactive map and a profile page for each project explaining progress to date and elements of the Free Cities model it incorporates.

Team

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Peter Young

Managing Director

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Jan Bertram

Director of Operations

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Hynek Fencl

Head of Research

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Vera Kichanova

Senior Economist

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Timothy Allen

Creative Director

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Zuzana Martáková

Marketing Manager

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Natalie Danelishen

Administrative Assistant

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Writer

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Content Creator

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Foundation Council President

Marc Felix Otto

Marc-Felix Otto

Foundation Council Member

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Alex Voss

Foundation Council Member

Advisors

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Rahim Taghizadegan

Chief Economist

Kristy Gilger

Olivier Kessler

Senior Advisor

Ambassadors

The Free Cities Foundation’s ambassador network stretches all around the world.
Find our current ambassadors in the list below or by clicking on the markers on the map.

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City: Heidelberg, Germany.
Email: alexander.duerr@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

After completing his apprenticeship as a banker, Alexander R. Duerr studied “Master Consultant In Finance” at the IOFC in Berlin. He calls himself an "entrepreneur on behalf of smart investors". For more than 25 years, he has worked directly in the finance industry, of which the last 20 he has been proudly spent as a free and independent entrepreneur. With diverse roles as co-founder, consultant, advisor as well as investor, he has built an excellent international network. Currently, he provides access to worldwide, hand-picked (real estate-) investment opportunities with LUPUS ASSETS.

City: New York, United States.
Email: alexander.kreindler@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Alexander Kreindler is the founder and CEO at Reinvest, a venture capital investing platform. Alexander is excited about the market for cities and its potential to advance civilization. He has worked with startup cities projects as an operator (as CFO of Prospera) and as an investment banker and strategic advisor (as CEO of Cortex)

City: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Email: andrew.howard@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Andrew Howard is an advocate of Bitcoin and free markets, as he believes they are the tools for humanity to achieve a more peaceful and prosperous world. He is the CBDO at Bitcoin Reserve, a brokerage that helps people transition out of fiat currency and onto a Bitcoin standard. Andrew is also a consultant for family offices at Simple.co, as well as Host of The Exit Plan - a podcast which explores freedom, Bitcoin, and the pursuit of truth.

City: Windhoek, Namibia
Email: benno.bueeler@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Benno Büeler is engaged in CITRA, a construction and development company in Cape Town. Prior to that, he has been CFO of a small international life insurance company in Europe. From education an agricultural engineer and mathematician, he is interested in fostering the development of African countries. As a Swiss, he is convinced that a liberal framework, strengthening freedom and self-responsibility, is a key prerequisite for long-term economic flourishing, life quality and personal dignity. Prosperity Zones and Free Private Cities could become an ideal approach to leap-frog development and offer a better living perspective for millions.

City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Email: bruno.carlos@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Bruno Carlos is a journalist and the creator of Equipar & Inspirar, a company that adds value to Brazilian leadership through publications, books and training for politicians, leaders and entrepreneurs in the USA and Brazil, among other countries. He has studied at Universidade Gama Filho and Universidade Federal Fluminense, and has a graduation in the USA in "Leadership Development", by the John Maxwell Co. Institute. He is also an Amazon best-seller with experience in public and politics projects and Head of ZeroVinteUm, a project that seeks to bring and develop new leaders with an exclusive method in the seven areas of influence of society, too.

City: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Email: camilo.deleon@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Camilo is a techie lawyer, nerd for Bitcoin, computer sciences, Austrian Economics, and post fiat law. He´s been interested in urbanistic, law and Government problems his whole life. He´s into crypto-anarchism and agorism and believes in the importance of promoting the parallel polis concept and counter-economics culture. He believes in building alternative systems that allow people to freely and with full consent resolve the problems of living together. He works as a consultant helping Fintech & Blockchain oriented businesses.
https://camilojdl.com/

Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Email: carlo.besenius@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Mr. Besenius has over 37 years of experience in the global investment banking and securities industry. Prior to founding Creative Global Investments LLC in 2002, he held positions in New York as executive  director with Banca IMI/San Paolo Securities, Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, Lehman Brothers, Smith NewCourt and Deutsche Bank Securities, where he was responsible for developing and managing their respective international institutional equities sales divisions for the US & Canada. As a respected industry veteran Mr. Besenius has been published in Barron’s Magazine, the NY Times, Forbes, Fortune Magazine, The WallStreet Transcript, Tech Fortune, Street Insider, Private Debt Investor, Business Week, Nasdaq Investor, Silicon investor, The Globe and Mail, Times of India and Handelsblatt. He has also been a regular guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and other financial news networks in the US and Europe.

City: Mexico City, Mexico.
Email: carlos.perez@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Carlos is an architect, project manager, urban planner and real estate business developer, passionate about cities. He sees in every place and in every situation an unlimited number of possibilities. Carlos is convinced that "making city" is the combination of knowledge, creativity, management and technology, but above all, it is the product of disruptive observation and reflection. There is no better environment to achieve it than freedom and self-determination. Throughout 25 years of professional development, he has participated in projects of different scales and complexity, from the design of small living units to the last major infrastructure projects in Mexico. The last ten years he has specialized in the creation and development of multidisciplinary teams for design, management and execution of projects, as well as, the application of technologies: BIM and Generative Design. He believes in the potential and talent of Mexico and Latin America and is committed and excited to contribute to its development.

City: Lagos, Nigeria
Email: cesare.martins@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Cesare is dedicated to promoting innovative governance models that create greater economic freedom in Nigeria. In 2021, he founded Abelar: an organization that provides research and consulting services that focus on advancing special jurisdictions. Cesare studied Banking and Finance at the University of Benin, Nigeria and has undertaken national service at the Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.

City: Geneva, Switzerland.
Email: christian.hugo-hoffmann@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Dr. Christian Hugo Hoffmann is an AI and FinTech entrepreneur and researcher who serves as co-founder of Syntherion, a B2B risk management software company, as well as senior scientist at the chair of Entrepreneurial Risks at ETH Zurich. Apart from that, he teaches FinTech in the executive program at the University of Liechtenstein, contributes to the startup ecosystem as Startup Grind director in Geneva, and regularly writes pieces on AI in leading magazines and newspapers such as NZZ, Schweizer Monat and Towards Data Science.

City: Panama City, Panama.
Email: christoph.heuermann@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

 

Christoph Heuermann, *1900, helps people worldwide to lead a freer life. As an expert in emigration, tax optimization, and travel hacking, his own mission is to travel to all countries around the world by the time he is 30. Christoph is also active as an investor in agriculture, real estate, and other areas such as free private cities. He can be reached on his travel blog christoph.today.

City: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Email: desire.muchipisi@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Desire is a corporate finance professional and an advocate for Austrian economics and free-market capitalism. He regularly writes about economics for the local newspaper Sunday Express. He researched the opportunity of turning Victoria Falls into an offshore financial centre – this experience cultivated his enthusiasm for the ideas of the Free Cities Foundation.

City: Mykolaiv, Ukraine.
Email: dirk.wagner@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Having been born in socialist East-Germany, Dirk is uniquely aware of the dangers of postmodern ideologies as well as governmental intervention into the economy and private lives. Due to this, he has been an active participant of the Seasteading and Liberland projects before joining Free Private Cities.

City: Valencia, Spain
Email: eddie.bucher@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Eddie is the CEO of Nerum Pharmaceuticals AG, a pharmaceutical ingredients startup headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. His expertise lies in project management and in creating flexible solutions to dynamic problems. He is pursuing a master’s degree in Austrian Economics from the Mises Institute and is writing a thesis on integrating market mechanisms into firms’ operating procedures. He is convinced that independent, autonomous communities are the solution to the problem(s) of transfer societies and recently took some time off to lead a related project in an undisclosed location.

City: Berlin, Germany.
Email:seesselberg@free-cities.org

Ekhard Seeßelberg is an IT Professional with a longtime interest in Liberty, Austrian Economics, and Bitcoin. He is currently studying Austrian Economics at the Scholarium in Vienna and is a co-founder of B2029.org. Ekhard works as Chief Information Officer at TIPOLIS.

City: Linz, Austria.
Email: francisco.litvay@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Francisco Litvay is a graduated business informatics specialist. After discovering the Startup Societies movement in 2018, he became passionate about innovations in governance and started actively contributing to the field. He also authors the Governance Gauge at the Institute for Competitive Governance.

City: Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Email: frank.karsten@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Frank Karsten is founder of the MoreFreedom Foundation and co-founder of the Mises Institute Netherlands. He is also co-author of Beyond Democracy, Why democracy does not lead to Solidarity, Prosperity and Liberty but to Unrest, runaway spending and a tyrannical government, which was translated into over 20 languages.

City: Tallinn, Estonia
Email: frederik.roeder@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

 

Fred is the Managing Director of the Consumer Choice Center and an Angel Investor in the Baltics. He is a Health Economist and has worked in healthcare reform in North America, Europe, and several former Soviet Republics. One of his passions is to analyze how disruptive industries and technologies allow consumers more choices at a lower cost. He also loves researching how innovation makes our lives better. Fred is very interested in consumer choice and regulatory trends in the following industries: Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Sharing Economy, Airlines. Among many op-eds and media appearances, he has been published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Die Welt, the BBC, BILD, ABC Portland News, Montreal Gazette, Daily Mail, Handelsblatt, Huffington Post Germany, CityAM. L’Agefi, and The Guardian.

City: Phoenix, Mauritius.
Email: hartmut.sieper@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Hartmut Sieper is a German citizen living in Mauritius as an entrepreneur and business consultant on corporate development in Africa.
His vision and mission is to create new businesses in Africa based on technology, to assist global companies in getting access to African markets via Mauritius, and to introduce investors to profitable and sustainable direct investment opportunities. He worked with several private banks as an investment advisor, financial analyst, asset manager, and investment strategist. Hartmut is the author of several books about investments and capital markets.

City: Brazil
Email: isabela.christo@ambassador.free-cities.org

Isabela Christo is the COO and founding member of Fratelli Tutti Political School. Previously she was a strategic advisor at Minas Gerais State Government (Brazil), where she was in charge of putting into practice her master’s thesis research on how to create a Special Economic Zone in the state of Minas Gerais that would attract international investment. She has also worked with the Brazilian Government at its Mission to the United Nations in New York and with different renowned non-profits in the United States. Isabela is a Schwarzman Scholar Alumna at Tsinghua University and a Georgetown University Alumna of the Latin America Leadership Program.

City: Hong Kong
Email:ivan.ko@ambassador.free-cities.org


Mr Ivan Ko is CEO of Victoria Harbour Group
, Chairman of RECAS Group, and a Director of At Home Foundation. He has 27 years of real estate development and real estate finance experience in Hong Kong, China, Macau, US, and UK. At the 2023 Liberty in Our Lifetime conference he gave a speech on the prospects of establishing Global Citizen Passports.

City: Copenhagen, Denmark
Email: jan.spiekermann@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Jan-Olav Spiekermann has been enthusiastic about the idea of personal freedom since his childhood. His political commitment, for example as a member of council committees of the Lübecker Bürgerschaft, made him realize that the existing system of the patronized, authoritarian welfare state can hardly be reformed. In his search for more efficient forms of government, he came into contact with the concepts of micronations and seasteading. As an honorary diplomatic representative, he supports micronations on 5 continents. Jan-Olav is an ambassador for the Seasteading Institute, based in San Francisco. He advises the board of the (libertarian) U.S. Transhumanist Party on questions of seasteading and micronations. Professionally, he works as a security and safety expert in northern Germany.

City: Panama City, Panama
Email: joe.quirk@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Joe Quirk is President of The Seasteading Institute and co-founder of Blue Frontiers. Joe Quirk is also a science writer, novelist, and memoir ghostwriter, with a national bestseller in each category. He is co-author with Patri Friedman of Seasteading, an Amazon bestseller in the category of marine engineering. Joe leads a team of lawyers, engineers, business leaders, artists, and investors to establish the first floating community with unprecedented political autonomy in the waters of a host nation.

City: Frankfurt, Germany
Email: juan.estevez@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Juan D. studies political science at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. Born and raised in socialist Bolivia, he currently lives in Germany, where he co-founded and chairs the Frankfurt Students for Liberty. He is Campus Ambassador of the Foundation for Economic Education and Young Affiliate at the Network for Constitutional Economics and Social Philosophy.

 

City: Brasilia, Brazil
Email: julio.santos@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Julio is a board member of IFL Brasília, and host of Tapa da Mão Invisível: a popular Portuguese-language podcast focused on freedom and Austrian Economics. Julio’s expertise in economics was developed through academic study and 15 years working as a corporate finance executive. Through his role as a Foundation ambassador, Julio aims to combine efforts of liberty-oriented projects to help grow the global “market of living together”.

City: Moscow, Russia.
Email: karl.eckstein@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Professor Dr. Karl Eckstein teaches constitutional and administrative law at the Moscow University "MGIMO". Until recently, he was the Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Zurich, Switzerland. Previously, he led the project "Economic Reform in Tajikistan" on behalf of the Tajik Government. He is the author of a commentary on the Russian Constitution.

City: Madeira, Portugal
Email: knut.svanholm@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Knut Svanholm is a Bitcoin author, educator, and armchair philosopher. His first book, Bitcoin: Sovereignty through mathematics, is considered to be one of the classics in the space and is a recommended read on the subject on many educational sites, including MicroStrategy's Bitcoin site hope.com. He is also known for coining the meme (and penning the book) Everything divided by 21 million. ​​​​​​​Knut is interested in how Bitcoin can help Free Cities to operate on a sound money standard without relying on the currency of a foreign state. He attended the 2022 Liberty in Our Lifetime conference and participated in the F.R.E.E. Madeira panel.

City: Accra, Ghana
Email: kosi.adjasi@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Kosi is a management consultant working in business partnerships and capital raising. He is a managing partner of consultancy ERICK GAINZ and specializes in public-private asset ownership and ecosystem business models. Kosi sees Free Cities as providing a pathway to creating a more peaceful and prosperous world.

City: Eagle, USA
Email: kristy.gilger@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Kristy worked as the Foundation’s head of marketing in the past, leading on social media and communications strategy. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She has over a decade of experience working across multiple industries including non-profits, real estate, and healthcare. She is passionate about expanding the freedom of individuals to pursue a better life.

 

City: Valletta, Malta
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Leon Siegmund is the founder of the Bitcoin Club Malta (https://bitcoinclubmalta.com) and an ambassador of the Free Private City idea since he first met Titus in 2016. Having started a business in Malta he is looking forward to connecting people who share an interest in the ideas of competitive governance and free cities.

City: Warsaw, Poland.
Email: maciek.ziolkowski@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Maciek Ziolkowski is an investor in Coinfirm, RSK, KBX, Revolut and Kraken. He was the first person to publicly recognize the success of Bitcoin in public TV in Poland starting in 2013. He is also a Seasteading supporter. His favourite countries are Liechtenstein, San Marino, Monaco, Tuvalu, and São Tomé e Príncipe.

City: Dakar, Senegal
Email: magattew.wade@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Magatte Wade is a U.S.-based entrepreneur who manufactures products in Senegal that are sold at US Whole Foods Markets. She serves as the Director of the Center for African Prosperity of the Atlas Network, and is an advocate of entrepreneurship and economic freedom in Africa. She seeks to empower Africans to become prosperous innovators. Magatte has spoken at the U.N., Aspen Institute, Clinton Global Initiative, MIT, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Wharton, UC Berkeley, and more. Forbes named her one of the “Twenty Young Power Women of Africa.” She is working on developing new zones in Africa that create jobs and broad-based prosperity.

City: Medellín, Colombia.
Email: marco.wutzer@ambassador.free-cities.org 

 

Marco Wutzer is a speculator and digital assets expert. He believes in free markets and voluntary interactions between sovereign individuals. This philosophy has made him a global citizen in search of lifestyle and profit opportunities around the globe. As a pioneering investor in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, he is a true expert in blockchain technology. He recently joined his long-time friend Doug Casey at Casey Research in order to share his vision of blockchain technology enabling a truly global and truly free market leading to a Second Renaissance in the 2020s.

City: Cape Town, South Africa.
Email: marthinus.grobler@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Marthinus Grobler is a South African architect with a particular interest in economics. Throughout his career, he has worked on and investigated many disciplines of the design scale and is mostly concerned with the networks of the city and its manifestations in urban form and culture. Together with various groups, he is developing mechanisms allowing neighbourhoods and cities to evolve as a result of voluntary human actions. This is based on studies into the processes of emergent order found in nature’s distributed systems and the principles of Austrian Economics. He is also campaigning for multiculturalism through political decentralization.

City: Útila, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras
Mail: mark.edge@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Mark Edge co-founded Free Talk Live 20 years ago with the aim of spreading peace, love and liberty around the world. His show has over 200 stations, has received numerous awards, and has been ranked as one of the most influential political radio shows in the United States. Mark’s early exposure to innovative business ideas through thousands of hours of radio interviews has helped him to become a successful investor. He is working to develop an intentional community, Coral Beach Village, on the island of Utila, Honduras.

City: Basel, Switzerland
Email: martin.durchschlag@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Martin Durchschlag has broad experience in real estate and site development in the context of growing communities and new cities. Initially trained as an industrial engineer at the Vienna University of Technology he played a key role as CFO in shaping HIAG’s transformation from a timber industry group to a high-profile real estate company. In the role of CEO, he led the way to the IPO in 2014 Leon Siegmund developed the company into the largest re-development portfolio in Switzerland by 2019. He is convinced that proactive curation of uses as well as flexibility and adaptability in the design can unleash significant growth potential. He will help develop the locations hosting Free Private Cities.

City: Brisbane, Australia.
Email: martin.klapper@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Martin is a lawyer that works with a national and international client base and advises on significant resources and infrastructure projects. With more than 30 years’ of experience, Martin has developed a reputation as one of the most effective and sought-after energy and resources lawyers in Australia. He has been named a leading Australian Energy and Natural Resources lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2012-2015, 2017 and 2018 and ranked in The International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers for many years. His lengthy career has seen him advise on the development of legislation, negotiate with governments and regulatory bodies, and in many cases, break new ground in his work on many ‘first-of-its-kind’ projects or agreements.

City: Seasteader
E-mail: mason.leschyna@ambassador.free-cities.org



Mason
Leschyna is the Chair of Atlas Island, an organization dedicated to supporting individual sovereignty by applying the principles of Free Cities to the world of seasteading. Atlas Island aims to become an archipelago of independent seasteading platforms that adhere to a common set of rules that protect natural rights. The project has a five-stage plan for developing an online community of seasteaders into a full offshore community. You can find out more about Atlas Island on their
official website.

City: Döbeln, Germany
Email: matthias.gertz@ambassador.free-cities.org

Matthias Gertz is a business graduate and passed his tax advisor exam in 1998. Since then, together with his brother Hendrik, he has been managing the tax consultancy company founded in 1949 in Wilster, a small town near the mouth of the Elbe in Schleswig-Holstein, now in the third generation. From 2001 to 2017 he worked in various positions and areas outside the family company. In 2018 he took over the management of the Döbeln location as the successor to his father Horst Gertz. His extensive experience in the financial industry, including the financial crisis of 2008, its precursors and aftermath, he processed into an overarching advisory approach for medium-sized entrepreneurs, which encompasses the entire assets of the client and integrates financial, legal and tax aspects into a financial architecture that is stable over the generations.

City: Frankfurt, Germany
Email:michael.ulmer@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Michael J. Ulmer is an internationally renowned lawyer. He holds a PhD in law and is a senior partner at Cleary Gottlieb. Michael is an expert in business law, who has worked with a broad range of industries and clients, including international financial and strategic investors. This included the new city project of Masdar in the UAE. His practice focuses on domestic and international private and public M&A transactions, joint ventures, general corporate advice, and private equity transactions. He will support Free Private Cities in becoming international business centers by giving top-notch legal expertise and helping secure international best practices.

City: Austin, USA.
Email: michael.strong@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Michael Strong is a serial education entrepreneur, most recently founding The Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI), a network of Montessori-aligned high schools with campuses in Austin, San Francisco, New York City, and St. Louis. Earlier he created Moreno Valley High School, ranked the 36th best public high school in the U.S. He is the author of The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice and lead author of Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems. He introduced the expression “Startup Cities” in a 2013 Voice & Exit talk which has led to a vibrant “Startup Societies” movement around the world. He is also a co-founder of FLOW, Peace through Commerce, Conscious Capitalism, and Radical Social Entrepreneurs. He serves on the boards of Radical Social Entrepreneurs and Social Evolution. Michael writes at Medium and is active on Facebook, where he is the only “Michael Strong” married to the powerful and beautiful Senegalese entrepreneur Magatte Wade.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Email: moritz.wietersheim@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Moritz is CEO and CoFounder of Specter Solutions, which develops and maintains one of the most popular Bitcoin desktop wallets. He loves working in cross-functional teams and is passionate about how technology, languages and monetary systems shaped our societies, economies and politics. Moritz is convinced that Bitcoin will become the core payment and settlement infrastructure for the internet and that it will provide the incentives to rebuild the internet trust layer with cryptography and digital identities.

City: Madeira, Portugal
Email: niko.laamanen@ambassador.free-cities.org 

 

Niko Laamanen is an educator and founder of Konsensus Network, the first bitcoin only publishing house. By working through a distributed network of volunteers, Konsensus aims to adopt the anti-fragile properties of a starfish as a means of avoiding censorship. For this reason, it classifies itself as a “starfish enterprise”. Konsensus translates and publishes the best books about liberty, economics and bitcoin. You can watch Niko’s speech at the 2023 Liberty in Our Lifetime conference here. 

City: Heidelberg, Germany
Email: nobila.ouedraogo@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Nobila Ouédraogo is an expert in public health and epidemiology: Doctoral degree in Public Health and Epidemiology from the University of Heidelberg, Field Epidemiology Training Programme (Robert Koch-Institute-Germany / European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control). He has an extensive work experience in the area of health system building, disease control and prevention in developed as well as in developing countries through various professional activities with well distinguished health institutions in the world. Nobila Ouédraogo will give Free Private Cities advice for regulating public health in all kinds of environments.

City: Tel-Aviv, Israel
Email: ofer.rotem@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Ofer Rotem is a Founding Partner at Collider Ventures (https://www.collider.vc/) and an active Israeli angel investor in blockchain-related startups since 2013. Co-founder of the Israeli Bitcoin Association & the Israeli Blockchain Forum, frequently meeting regulators to promote responsible, innovative, and ideally less regulation, sponsoring hackathons and working with his portfolio companies.

City: Dubai, UAE.
Email: olivier.roland@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Olivier Roland dropped school to start his first  IT company at 19. He's now a popular author and blogger, having created the most popular Youtube channel about entrepreneurship in French - https://www.youtube.com/c/OlivierRoland, and the bestseller "Tout le monde n'a pas eu la chance de rater ses études", (with a foreword from the famous French billionaire Xavier Niel). He has been traveling the world for more than 6 months a year since 2011, and now has an extended network of friends all around the globe, and continues to inspire hundreds of thousands of people every month.

City: London, England
Email: patrik.schumacher@freeprivatecities.com

 

Patrik Schumacher is the principal of London-based Zaha Hadid Architects, with a track record of highly esteemed and award-winning projects. He is teaching at various architectural schools in Europe and the US including Harvard University. Additionally, he has been involved in several master plan projects worldwide, such as Singapore One North. His contribution to the discourse of contemporary architecture includes the concept of a market-based urban order. He will support the planning and design of Free Private Cities.

City: Dubai, UAE.
Email: rafael.badziag@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Rafael Badziag is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and angel investor. He is an expert in the psychology of entrepreneurship, specializing in self-made billionaires. His #1 Amazon Best Seller The Billion Dollar Secret has been published in 15 languages. Rafael is also the founder of the 10 Digit Impact Group, a global organization of 10-digit entrepreneurs (billionaires) with a vision to have a positive impact on the lives of billions of people.

City: Curitiba, Brazil.
Email: raphael.lima@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Libertarian activist and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Ideias Radicais and an enthusiast of cryptocurrencies. 

City: Próspera, Roatán, Honduras
Email: ricardo.gonzalez@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Ricardo is a Honduran lawyer with over 8 years of experience in business development, legal consulting, and operations management. He holds a Master of Law (LLM) in Corporate Law from Penn State Law. Ricardo currently, serves as a Corporate Legal Consultant at Honduras Próspera Inc, overseeing legal compliance, incorporations, and business development. Prior to Penn State, he led operations at a law firm focused on tech startups and was a mentor in incubation programs like Honduras Digital Challenge. Additionally, he worked at the Eleutera Foundation in research and promotion of economic freedom in Honduras and held student leadership roles at the University of San Pedro Sula, including President of the Law Students Association.

City: Toronto, Canada
Email: robert.aro@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Robert Aro is a chartered professional accountant (CPA, CA) from Toronto who writes for the Mises Power and Market blog on issues surrounding the Federal Reserve and central banking. He is currently enrolled in the Mises Institute’s graduate school, working toward his master of arts in Austrian economics. In 2021, Robert placed third in the Free Private Cities short story contest with "Express to City Center ONE," which explores the endless possibilities a stateless society can offer the world. Passionate about writing and economics, he intends to publish in the future. He now applies his love for economics and accounting as the Controller of TIPOLIS, a company establishing and developing autonomous cities around the world. You can follow Robert under the name Econ Circus on Twitter.

City: São Paulo, Brazil.
Email: rodrigo.quercia@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Rodrigo joins the Free Private Cities movement after having experienced how devastating poverty can be to many communities. His fascination with political philosophy and economics has led to the realization that the optimization of jurisdictional systems is crucial in order to unleash accelerated and sustainable prosperity, and competition is the best way to achieve that end. He has previously worked in the financial services industry in Hong Kong and Brazil. He later joined Grupo SolPanamby as the managing director of its Family Office as well as a board member with executive roles in the Group’s real estate, media, and agriculture operations, leading the creation of multiple business units and shifting the group’s strategic plan to large scale real estate projects. He later implemented his Financial expertise as CFO of NeWAY Capital, a company in the field of competitive governance.

City: Hamburg, Germany.
Email: sebastian.grell@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Sebastian is a young entrepreneur who is driven by a vision to innovatively shape our ways of life and living together in a freedom-embracing way. He acquired academic degrees from various top universities in the areas of physics, business management, economics, and philosophy. This gave him inter alia the opportunity to study Ludwig von Mises within the Hamburgian Praxeological School and to thoroughly and philosophically reflect on a range of freedom-related topics. As a friend of freedom, he is a crypto enthusiast since the early days who seeks opportunities to make the world a better place. He believes that the world becomes a better place if made a place of freedom governed by voluntary (inter-)action.

City: Portsmouth, NH, United States
Email: scott.forte@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Scott Forte is a Pilot, Real Estate Developer, Entrepreneur, and Freedom Enthusiast. Scott graduated from the "Harvard of the Sky" Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he earned an undergraduate in Aeronautical Science, with minors in both Business and Law. He went on to earn an MBA with a specialization in Finance. After flying Private Jets and selling charter on a fleet of Falcon 900's & BBJs, Scott transitioned into Real-Estate Sales & Real-Estate Development. He has used his array of skills to help start multiple tech companies. Freedom, Competition, and Meritocracy are political ideals Scott stands for and plans to incorporate into the many Free Private Cities he is working diligently to build.

City: Liberstad, Norway
Email: sondre.bjellas@ambassador.free-cities.org 

 

In 2017, Sondre co-founded Liberstad with John Holmesland. Their project is based on the principles of voluntaryism, private property rights, and Austrian Economics, and aims to establish a Free Private City in Norway. Sondre has an extensive background as a software developer, having worked on various open-source blockchain and decentralized software projects. The software he has created is actively used by the citizens of Liberstad and is available for use by other Free City projects. During his talk, Sondre will share details of progress made in Liberstad, provide insights into the daily lives of its residents, and outline the future plans for the project. 

City: Zug, Switzerland
Email: sonja.prstec@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Sonja Prstec is a lawyer working in various innovative projects with disruptive ideas. She is trying to bridge existing legal frameworks with new emerging technologies and ideas, what she calls “overcoming the legal jetlag”. For the last three years, she has been working with Swiss start-ups’ regulatory challenges and legal aspects of Blockchain technology and Blockchain property assets. A strong supporter of Free Private Cities as an alternative governance model, she will use her expertise to deal with regulatory challenges involving cutting-edge technologies.

City: Dubai
Email address: Stephan.Livera@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Stephan is a Bitcoin podcaster and Head of Education at Swan Bitcoin International. His popular Bitcoin & Austrian Economics podcast features leading CEOs, developers, authors, economists, and analysts working in the Bitcoin industry. Stephan is also a writer and contributor for various media outlets including Bitcoin Magazine, Ticker News, Yahoo Finance Australia and the Mises Institute.

City: Mexico City
Email: Tobias.Zepf@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

 

Tobias Zepf is a digital nomad, investor, and passionate advocate of freedom. His libertarian beliefs have driven him to explore opportunities to advance freedom and free market principles in various fields. He studied Management, Philosophy, and Economics at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, where he had the opportunity to study under libertarian professors and graduated with his Bachelor's Thesis on the societal implications of blockchain technology. Since 2018, Tobias has been traveling the world, immersing himself in different cultures while encouraging Bitcoin adoption and spreading the concept of flag theory and internationalization strategies. Tobias is also an advisor and investor of the Guanaja Hills project, a project that features in the Free Cities Foundation’s Free Communities Directory.

City: Bucharest, Romania
Email: tudor.iliescu@ambassador.free-cities.org

 

Tudor is a tech entrepreneur who built and grew dozens of mobility and social apps, enabling more individual liberty. Having lived on several continents, he sees a great need for alternative development models. Tudor believes intentional communities and Bitcoin will shape the 21st century.

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