OUR LEADING MENTORS & EXPERTS

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.
Paulo Sobral
Professor, University of Porto Business School
Elisabeth Gamperl
Journalist, NZZ.at
Kristjan Pečanac
Co-founder, BoundBreaker
Rony Com
Community Leader, Rishon Tech
Tiberiu Aron
Business developer, Cel.ro
Verena Zsifkovits
Prokuristin, StBFG - Steirische Beteiligungsfinanzierungsgesellschaft mbH
Michael Tyrimos
Co-Founder, COO, Synups, Cypriot Enterprise Link, Exelia Technologies
Christofer Huber
CTO, Sportly
Christoph Jeschke
Head of Business Development | FINABRO
Andrea Vanini
CEO, UIDU
Jaroslav Trojan
Associate, Credo Ventures
Jo Brandauer
Jo Brandauer
CTO & co-founder courseticket GmbH
Marieke Pluk
Marieke Pluk
Investment Ready Program Lead, Impact Hub Vienna
Andrei Costescu
Founder, MReady
Mihai Varga
Creative Director, WebFoo London Ltd.
Michael Oikonomou
Adrian Roessler
Business development, Podio
Melanie Koeppen
Product Manager, Soundcloud
Corinna Thumm
Mentoring & Coaching / BA, CyberForum
Tomislav Sekerija
Founder, Setom
Michael Kamleitner
Co-founder & CEO, Die Socialisten
Fadi Bishara
Seed-Stage Venture Advisor/Investor, Blackbox Accelerator
Georg Knabl
Technical Director, EnGarde
Mario Kokowsky
CEO, TZV - Technology Center of Western Pomerania
Stefan Koch
Professor, Business Informatics - Information Engineering | JKU Linz
J D
CEO, meebee.com
Eran Aharonson
General Manager, ACMiX - Afeka Center Mobile Intelligent Experience
Marcin Borecki
CEO, PlaceChallenge, Inc.
Jarosław Szponar
Mobile Applications Coordinator, Samsung
Robert Dohrendorf
Principal, Selfemployed - Freelancer
Alina Borbely
Collaborative Consumption Entuziast, UseTogether
Erjon Saraci
Audit and advisory services
Mario Aichlseder
Vice President of Growth at Runtastic, Runtastic GmbH
Dragos Georgita
Director of Engineering, Adobe Romania
Andreas Heißenberger
Marketing CEO of agency vranz, former Head of Ogilvy Interactive
Mustafa Kutsal
Lawyer
Iva Bosanac Hoblaj
Human Resources Consultant
Alexis Komselis
Co-founder and Director, ALBA Hub for Enterprise and Development
Shahar Peled
CEO, ArTack Medical
Eduardo Carqueja
Co-founder, NDrive
Jan Königstätter
Founder and CEO, otago
Marc Stickdorn
Co-Founder & CEO | More than Metrics GmbH
Sven Špehar
Private business Owner at Custom Marketing
Rebecca Vogels
CMO | Usersnap
Lucio Visintini
Operations Specialist, Fabrication Enthusiast, Start-ups lover
Marco Beinbrech
Geschäftsführer, fotograf.de
Jan Puinbroek
Design Professor for Product Design
Tobias Hallermann
Founder and CMO, komoot
Daniel Hoepfner
International Carrier Sales & BizDev Exec, PressMatrix
Doris Steinacher
Projectmanager | accent - Gründerservice
Helge Fahrnberger
Co-founder, Toursprung
Andreas Kressibuch
Mentor, CyberForum e.V.
Aleksandar Tasev
Founder, Balkan Unlimited
Endri Mataj
Regional Director, Startup Grind
Laura Dorfer
Project Manager Startup Machine | VDMA
Aneida Bajraktari
Co-Founder & Managing Partner | Balkans Capital
Boaz Sapir
CEO, The HUB Tel-Aviv
Thomas Meyer
Head of Sales | Swat.io
Lisa Fassl
CEO | Austrian Angels Investors Association
David Trayford
Founder, Wow Media & thehub.hu
David Khassidov
Managing Partner, Segments Accelerator
Leo Widrich
Cofounder, Buffer
Andreas Klinger
Co-Founder, LOOKK
Regina Plas
Innovation Services | WKO Vienna
Johan Uhle
Hacker, Freelancer
Charalambos Theopemptou
Lecturer, Cyprus University of Technology
David Aigner
David Aigner
Associate, aws Gründerfonds
Genc Alimehmeti
Managing partner, Ventures
Andrija Bednarik
General Manager, SBAN
Manon Steiner
Human Resources Manager at PioneersHQ
Marius Mocian
Head of sales, hipMenu
Etleva Bazi
Sales director, Ikub.al
Dilyan Dimitrov
Partner, Eleven Startup Accelerator
Philip Peinsold
Founder & CTO | Herosphere
Philipp Glöckler
Founder, WHYown.it
Konstantina Zoehrer
Co-founder, 180º - Unlocking Social Potential
Damian Izdebski
Founder & CEO, techbold hardware services GmbH
Bianca Busetti
Bianca Busetti
CPO & Co-Founder, journi
Krzysztof Gontarek
Co-owner, Dziennik Internautów
Alfred Zach
Founder, Installationen Zach GmbH
Matthias Tarasiewicz
Board chair of RIAT
mariabaumgartner
Maria Baumgartner
CEO & Co-Founder, Speedinvest Heroes
Anastasia Constantinou
Mika Mänz
Head of Corporate Organization and Management | P3 Group
Erwin Gutlederer
European Patent Attorney CAST, Center for Academic Spin-Offs Tyrol
Aljoŝa Huber
M.Sc.Econ., mentor at IRP, Venture Factory and Start:up Slovenia Initiative
Franz Tretter
CEO & Founder @ hello again GmbH
Dr. Panayiotis Philimis
Founder & CEO, CNE Research and Innovation Center Ltd
Melanie Ruff
Expert Innovation & Entrepreneurship | FH St.Pölten
Dr. Hanan Gazit
Founder & CEO, juloot interactive
Karin Pichler
Founder, Earth Puzzle Project
Iris Mayr
CEO and Founder | myplaystore
Gerd Karlhuber
Director | KPMG Austria
Donal O’Connell
Managing Director of Chawton Innovation Services Ltd
Stefanos Togoulidis
Mobile Development, FieldAware Ireland
Ivan Ivanković Jokica
Co-Founder, Squee
Asad Safari
Agile and Lean Startup Coach, AgileLean.me
Mitch Kranner
Marketing, Pioneers.io
Jon Åslund
Senior Software Engineer, Spotify
Marta Miraldes
Managing Partner, SBI Consulting