Kressler is the Co-Founder of Kiron Open Higher Education, a blended-learning
education institute for refugees. Prior to this, he built the first digital
German volunteer platform Alltagsheld.org. During his studies in psychology
at the University of Mannheim, he concentrated on social-entrepreneurial
issues, as well as digital approaches in the field of migration. Markus
Kressler worked in strategic consultancy and created a project for under-aged
homeless people. The psychosocial counseling for refugees brought him to found
Kiron in 2015 together with Vincent Zimmer.