MENTORS

We thank all our mentors & experts from all over Europe – many of them travelled to our events from other cities – who passionately and voluntarily shared their know-how and helped our participating teams to develop their business concepts significantly further.
As an acknowledgement, here is a small, random selection of the more than 500 mentors who participated in Startup Live events over the years and many continue to do so. Feel free to go to our event section to find the mentors that took part in a specific city and year.
Esteban Rodrigo
Sociologist specializing in Socionomia Sherpa & mentor Startups Ambassador XING network. University professor specializing in generation business models.
Kenneth Karlsson
Co-founder and business developer, Bondens Matbod
Selçuk Ergin
Founder, Boza Bilişim
Nikolin Drabo
System & Network Administrator, ProTik
Branimir Gajić
CEO, Infostud3 d.o.o.
Matthew O’Donnell
upCAT Project Leader, Startup Catalyst
Simon Tuechelmann
Founder, Knusperreich
Martin Bjergegaard
Rainmaking
Nikolaus Schlemm
Capo, Coder Nostra
Yona Bakalchuk
Director of Strategic Sales, Matrix
Genc Alimehmeti
Managing partner, Ventures
John Zerihoun
Instructor, PhD, CEO Harvard Business School, Innsbruck University, Imagoflyfishing AB
Moritz Plassnig
Cofounder & CEO, Codeship
Marta Miraldes
Managing Partner, SBI Consulting
Erwin Gutlederer
European Patent Attorney CAST, Center for Academic Spin-Offs Tyrol
Lisa Fassl
CEO, Austrian Angels Investors Association
Alex Duggleby
CTO and Co Founder at WhatAVenture and FoundersExperts
Ilirjan Skrapi
Business Unit Manager, Marketing&Distribution
Marieke Pluk
Marieke Pluk
Investment Ready Program Lead, Impact Hub Vienna
Ozan Sönmez
New Ventures Accelerator Lead, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Michal Špaček
Developer, startup evangelist
Marius Jumolea
General Manager, Romania Division of Visual.ly
Andreas Klinger
Co-Founder, Die Socialisten
Nikos Batsios
Scrum Master, Intracom Telecom
Maks Giordano
Managing Director, Co-Founder Kreait
Tomasz Józefacki
Vice President of the Management Board, Benefit Systems S.A.
Mario Aichlseder
Vice President of Growth at Runtastic, Runtastic GmbH
Elson Agastra
Real application to public transportation system, geo localisation of mobile ICT devices
Giorgio Ghisalberti
CEO, Marketing km zero
Jaroslav Trojan
Associate, Credo Ventures
Andrea Solomonides
Co-founder, Cubik-S and Incubo Strategies
Christian Köberl
Project Development Manager, ECO World Styria
Göksu Günay
Mentor, CyberForum e.V.
Cosmin Mihaiu
Co-Founder & CEO, MIRA Rehab
Christopher Kränzler
Founder & CEO, Lengoo
Ivan Rašić
Co-founder, LegalTrek
Igli Hakrama
Lecturer Computer Engineering, Epoka University
Peter Zaboji
European Entrepreneurship Foundation
mariabaumgartner
Maria Baumgartner
CEO & Co-Founder, Speedinvest Heroes
Gregor-Robert Posch
Project manager for start-up programs, Vienna Business Agency
Michael Kamleitner
Co-founder & CEO, Die Socialisten
Davide Marchesi
Mentor, friuli innovazione / ITA, ABC Accelerator Ljubljana
Christoph Steindl
CEO, catalysts
Dr. Andreas Prodromou
Technology Entrepreneur, Various
Jordi Hans
CEO & Industrial Designer, Jordi Hans Design
ingrid winkler
Ingrid Winkler
Marketing Strategy Consultant | iw marketing
Erton Graceni
Executive Director, Protik Innovation Center
David Trayford
Founder, Wow Media & thehub.hu
Tomislav Sekerija
Founder, Setom
Martin Schürrer
co-founder, appscape
Aleksandar Tasev
Founder, Balkan Unlimited
Philipp Kranewitter
Business Incubation Manager @tech2b
Dinos Costanti
Co-Founder & Software Developer & 3D Designer, VAVEL Computer, Netway
Robert Dohrendorf
Principal, Selfemployed - Freelancer
Matej Ftacnik
Co-founder, The Spot
Mijalce Santa
Assistant Professor at Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Economics
Nicholas Aquilina
Senior Associate | Brandl & Talos
Markus Lang
Managing Director, Pioneers Ventures
Alexandros Costopoulos
Repower Greece
Nicolas Gonzalez Garrido
Director, KANSO and Co-Founder, Hardware Tribe
Haim Mashiah
Digital Media and Advertising Entrepreneur
Erez Gavish
Entrepreneur
Ilir Capuni
Assistant professor, Epoka University
Daniel Steiner
Head of marketing at Karriere.at
Christine Spernbauer
Program Director, ImpactHub Vienna
Johannes Frühmann
EnGarde
Donal O’Connell
Managing Director of Chawton Innovation Services Ltd
Matthias Greve
CEO VideoWeb, founder WEB:DE
Alex Pinter
Co-Founder of Trayn, WU-Lector in CEMS Program (focus on Start-ups, Venture Capital & Pricing)
Steve Sudy
Entrepreneur in Residence, NN Insurance Hungary
Alina Borbely
Collaborative Consumption Entuziast, UseTogether
Katerina Kallanxhi
Founder and director, Kennedy Center- Center for Education, Information, Culture & International Relations
Dirk Kiefer
Director | Bavarian Center for Cultural & Creative Industries
Christiane Strasse
CEO, projektwerk
Jürgen Faè
Entrepreneur, CEO & Co-Founder Negovation
Christian von Craushaar
Startup Consultant at CAST
Jarosław Szponar
Mobile Applications Coordinator, Samsung
Arnt Kotulla
Legal advisor, expert in cyberlaw and privacy law [Juristi.] Law Advice
Volker Alberding
Consultant, ZEUS Management Consultancy
Palmiro Torre
Austrian Patent Office
Roland Grösslich
Roland Grösslich
CEO & Co-Founder, viRaTechnologies GmbH
Clemens Plank
Founder & CEO Poool.cc
Calle Andersson
Business Developer, Science Park Jönköping
Benjamin Levy
Partner, BootstrapAdvisor
Martin Strnad
Attorney, Havel, Holasek & Partners
Aleksandar Gvozden
Co-founder, LegalTrek
Giovanna Campoiano
Research Fellow, University of Bergamo
Menelaos Menelaou
Intrapreneur, Entrepreneur, Husband, Father, Friend, Citizen
Oana Calugar
Head of Sales & Operations, Lateral
Vukasin Stojkov
Vukasin, http://seeict.org
Eric Schranz
Co-Founder | Director Information Services, VisioneersPartner
Michael I. Loizides
Filip Topol
Project Manager, iStudio
Gerd Beneken
Professor | University Rosenheim
Ladislav Gazo
Executive manager, Seges
Tudor-Nicolae Birlea
Owner, Tudor Birlea Law Office
Milos Dosen
Executive Director SeVeN -7 (Belgrade Venture Forum)
Bernhard Lehner
startup300 AG
Victor Popescu
Founder & CEO, Gameleon
Parid Plaku
Outsourcing Manager, ZTE Albania