Markus Merz completed in 1992 his apprenticeship in agriculture in Bavaria, Germany, followed by an internship in Upstate New York. From 1993-1994 he studied Ecological Agriculture in Landshut / Schönbrunn. In 1994 Markus became Project Manager with BMW, responsible for Production and International Marketing.
1998 he founded monocom, merz and friends – an international communications Agency.
Since 1999, he is the founder and maintainer of www.theoscarproject.org/, a project to develop a car according to the open source principles.