Matthias Strobel’s first serious contact with music happened already in his early childhood days when he joined the Regensburger Domspatzen. From then on music stayed as important part of his life. In 2012, after studying business communication at HTW, he co-founded the music-tech Startup Nagual Sounds.
In summer 2015 he left the operative business with Nagual Sounds and founded the refugee help initiative Friedrichshain Hilft e.V.. The work there unexpectedly brought him the full-time job of a managing director of a refugee camp, which he established until March 2016. His passion for music and the great possibilities of new technologies led him to join Music Tech Fest in spring 2016, for which he works as a co-organizer and PR manager since then. In September of last year, Matthias Strobel founded the Social Startup ZwischenWerk and started, together with other smart minds, the project Creative Coding School to teach socially disadvantaged people skills in emerging technologies, such as robotics and IoT. In addition to these activities, he worked as a freelance consultant for start-ups in the creative industry and curated interdisciplinary art and music projects. Now he has founded the Association for Music Technology "MusicTech Berlin".