For the last 10 years Sophie has been building international networks and collaborations in design, art, research, and technology. Before starting DART, she was Deputy CEO at swissnex San Francisco, Switzerland’s Innovation outpost in San Francisco. Her expertise is the digital creative industry. While at the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia she helped launch the program “Game Culture” to promote the Swiss game developers scene and she organized 2011the first official presence of Swiss games at GDC, the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Sophie was and is still instrumental in building US partnerships and helped position several successful Swiss startups like Mindmaze, Artanim/ Dreamscape, or Faceshift. Being involved in scouting, presenting, match-making, scaling and funding of countless projects and startups between Switzerland and the US, she decided to create a new type of incubator dedicated to the next human-machine interaction with an art and design focus.