History of the company
Eidam & Partner was founded by Markus Eidam in the spring of 2004. He had previously completed his studies in cross-cultural communication and had worked abroad for several years.
What’s really interesting about the first few years is that the company wasn’t actually a company. Because the founder didn’t want to take out a loan, funding was extremely limited. Eidam & Partner was a one-man operation run out of a shared student apartment.
The "wild years": our student apartment
An idea, a computer, a startup website, a few flyers and a lot of good friends who offered to help out for free. Professional and committed, but very small. That’s all there was to the company at first.
That we acquired our first multinational enterprises as customers within a short amount of time surprised us more than anyone, since we were still a company run out of a shared student apartment after two years. At least now there were 3 computers, bigger flyers and two helpers who were able to earn at least a little money for their support.
Finally a real office
The move into a more or less typical office and the first salaried employees followed in 2007. The trainer pool had grown to a very considerable size of 40 experts by that time, and the list of customers was also getting longer and longer.
We are absolutely proud that our company has grown by up to 20% per year since then.
Here’s how it looks today!
Today, with more than 80 advanced training offerings, 550 international customers and 200 experts, we rank among the largest cross-cultural training providers in Europe. And we even have a real office we can call our own.
Ever since Eidam & Partner was founded, we’ve always tried to stay different, human and open to change. We’re not primarily interested in making money. We want to make a difference with our work and be proud of what we’ve accomplished!
Experts close to you - worldwide
Our 200 experts live in Stuttgart, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Vienna, Zurich and many other German-speaking cities. We also have trainers across Asia, Africa, Europe as well as in North, Central and South America. This allows us to keep travel costs especially low.