The Ecobloom Story

To meet the projected demands of our global population increase, we must produce more food in the next four decades than we have in the previous 9,000 years! Not to mention that over 1 billions tonnes of food gets lost or wasted every year, and that agriculture accounts for 70% of the world’s water consumption. This requires us to find new and innovative ways of growing food more locally.

To achieve this, we must evolve our concept of what a farm is. So, for the sake of our future, we’ve looked to the past by modernizing ancient farming techniques.

Established in 2016, Ecobloom™ has been focused on developing innovative technologies to increase efficiencies in the growing process while improving sustainability. Many generations of prototypes and almost 2 years of testing lead to our final design of the EcoGarden™. Created for optimal ease of use and enjoyment in your home, office or school.

It doesn’t stop at the EcoGarden™, though. We love to apply hands-on and agile development approaches to come up with the best, new design solutions. Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed of our newest projects and innovations.

Meet Our Team

The team behind Ecobloom consists of creators, innovators, visionaries and pragmatists. Our passion for entrepreneurship and product development, combined with our shared vision is the basis for many more innovations to come.

Hamza Qadoumi

CEO | Visionary

Hamza, with a background in mechanical engineering and a concentration in innovation management and product development, is today responsible of the concept design and product development process of the venture, as well as strategy and business development. He is a graduate student from the Royal Institute of Technology, and is born and raised in the suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden.

Juan Blasco

CTO | Programming WIzard

Juan, with a background in aerospace engineering and systems engineering, is in charge of the system architecture, sensor concept, and software development in Ecobloom™. He has a great knowledge in software development and a ton of expertise in sensors and microprocessors. Originally from Spain, he is currently pursuing his masters degree at TU Delft, in the Netherlands.

Christian Zachrich

Industrial Design Engineer | CAD Master

Christian, an American product design engineer, currently works on the overall design and prepares the EcoGarden™ for production. With much experience from the toy industry, he has great knowledge in product optimization for mass production and loves overall problem solving.
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Arijeet S. Laga

Mechatronics/Tech Lead

Arijeet is an Electronics Engineer, currently pursuing a master’s degree at Uppsala University. He has been contributing to the EcoGarden’s sensors, microcontrollers and PLC. He has also been exploring different programming languages.
Zhengrong Yi

Zhengrong Yi

Computer Vision Developer

Zhengrong has a background in information and network engineering and substantive experience in machine learning and computer vision. She is originally from China and is a master’s student at Royal Institute of Technology.
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Kirsten Keefe

Brand & Marketing Manager

Kirsten, an American-born marketer and health and wellness advocate, is in charge of Ecobloom’s overall communications and outreach strategy. With a background in multi-channel advertising and a passion for writing, she represents the voice of Ecobloom through the blog and social media channels.


Emil Jansen

Emil, a Dutch strategic designer with an industrial design background, developed the short-term and long-term strategic plan for Ecobloom™. He was also involved in the product development and the illustrations created internally for marketing, as well as web design.

Emese Orban

Emese, with a background in industrial design and a concentration in UI/UX design, was responsible for the interaction and overall design of the mobile application. She is originally from Hungary and graduated at the Óbuda University, now living in Stockholm, Sweden.

Nathan Lewis

Nathan, with a background in programming and electrical engineering, was responsible for the app implementation and back-end development. He is a student from Duke University, US and is born and raised in the suburbs of London, England.

Álvaro Påez Guerra

Alvaro is a telecommunications engineer with a passion for robotics and machine learning. He has been studying and working around Europe, and was responsible for setting up the EcoGarden architecture and voice assistant.

Joshua Souter

Joshua is an electrical engineer and contributed to our modular electrical components. He previously worked at Airbus, and is now living and working in Australia.

Sean Dougherty

Sean, an American with a background in marketing and brand strategy, was in charge of Ecobloom’s overall communications, tone and outreach strategy. He is also a professional voice actor, and lent his “pipes” to various Ecobloom™ projects.