Entrepreneur

Armin has always been an entrepreneur. It all started with a biorhythm program back in 1982, when he was a high school student. Commodore PET 3001, Commodore C64, Apple IIe and the IBM PC ran the BASIC program. 5.25″ floppy disks reached the users via snail mail.

In 1992, he graduated as a Wirtschaftsingenieur (diploma in economics and engineering) from Karlsruhe University (TH). In 1997, he received a Doctor in Economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Austria).

He co-founded 10 IT companies in 1986, 1999 (2), 2006, 2007, 2008 (3), 2010 and 2013. In 2003 and in 2008, he invested as a Business Angel. After all, he produced one deep crater and several products without enough traction.

Consultant

Armin learned consulting at Arthur D. Little and Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance in Berlin. In particular, they were active in Telecommunications, IT, Media, Entertainment and Communications. Both consultancies have excellent methodological approaches to consulting.

Because of the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, he left PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Armin founded CGC Capital-Gain Consultants GmbH in 1998 in Berlin.

Professor

From 2003 till 2009, Armin was a Professor for E-commerce and Databases at TH Wildau University of Applied Sciences in Wildau (Brandenburg).

During this time in 2008, Armin founded Kombinat Softwareentwicklung, an incubator for TH Wildau student IT startups.

Business Developer

Since April 2012, Armin is the Managing Director of Chemstations Europe GmbH, Berlin. He is responsible for the business development of Chemstations, Inc. in Houston, TX (USA) in Europe and Middle East. Chemstations develops CHEMCAD, one of the leading process simulators for the chemical, pharmaceutical and life science industries.

Armin Fricke initiated CC-API - Interfacing CHEMCAD

Currently, Armin’s mission is to grow CHEMCAD sales.

As a result, Capital-Gain Consultants builds companies with a focus on process simulation and CHEMCAD.

Above all, CC-API, the interface to CHEMCAD, is the core of these developments. It is endorsed by Chemstations, Inc. in Houston, TX (USA).