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At Gornylaw he gained substantial experience in sports and media law by advising sports events, sports federations, athletes, and agents for nearly 20 years.
Sinan advises companies like Meitu Inc. on how to growth hack to succeed with their consumer products in new markets.
After starting out as a high-performance athlete, Sönke’s professional career continued at the heart of the sports industry by consistently accelerating holistic communication and business development projects for and with some of the most prestigious brands in sports and media.
Former professional basketball player, participant of the 2008 Olympics, 2x World Championships and 4x European Championships.
Carolina Bessega can best be described as an established academic with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Sebastian Steudtner is an ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the only German who won the prestigious Big Wave Cup twice.
Christoph Rapp is the International Sales & Retail Manager at ISPO.
Robert has been involved in free-to-play and real-money gaming for 20 years.
Dirk has been working in the international sports industry for 20 years and before becoming the Head of Commercial Division at the iconic FC St. Pauli in Hamburg.
Silke is CFO at Onefootball GmbH, the leading mobile platform for football fans around the world.
Anne-Katrin has worked for the German leading HR consulting company Kienbaum for 15 years. In her career, she has supported small-, mid- and large-sized companies in all HR aspects.
Janis is an experienced corporate lawyer with extensive knowledge in M&A and Capital Markets.
With a passion for sports and a knack for business, Christoph Sonnen looks back at over twenty years of founding, managing, and structuring businesses.
Caspar Schmick is a freelance consultant with extensive sports media experience and the co-founder of TeamedUp.
Creative Director, Designer, Photographer.
Kerstin Bock is a co-Founder & CEO of the Opener, which helps tech companies enter new markets and connects corporations & brands with the international startup community.
Ingmar is Associate at Clipperton where he advises technology companies on their financing and M&A transactions.
Hans has more than 20 years of experience in the digital ecosystem.
Tim Krieglstein is an entrepreneur with an international marketing expertise of more than 20 years, paired with strong organizational and management skills.
Ilja is Counsel/Head of Focus Group AR-VR/AI at top tier law firm SKW Schwarz, repeatedly winning the Media Law Firm of the Year award.
Thomas Witt is the founding partner and CTO of Infopark AG – a Berlin B2B software pioneer and maker of the SaaS offerings like the Cloud CMS Scrivito.
Daniel is a real "Sports Maniac“, start-up founder, and expert in digital, audio, and voice marketing in sports
Tarek Rasouli is a former BMX- and mountain bike pro as well as the Managing Director of rasoulution, a sports marketing and communication agency in Munich.
Marcel is a specialized Diplom Sport Science Manager and holds UEFA Licence A as a football coach.
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Four nearly three decades Charles has worked within the context of sports, fashion, and active lifestyle products for leading global brands.
Geoff Wilson is a Sports Strategist and FIFA Consultant.
Carlos Salum is the founder of Salum International Resources, Inc., a Leadership Performance Strategy consultancy in Charlotte, NC.
Michael is a user-centric product person and loves the intersection of technology and esports.
Co-Founder of advisory firm WhiteRock, which focuses on M&A transactions and investment in the sports & entertainment sectors
Tech geek with 10+y exp | Startup Wise Guys alumni, Co-founder of CASERS and Brocoders (Ukraine)
Starting her career as a professional swimmer, Fee Beyer works at the intersection of technology and Pro Sports coaching.
Lance Dietz is a Principal at KB Partners, a Chicago-based early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on startups operating at the intersection of sports and technology.
Hans Dohrmann looks back at an exciting career. He has not only founded and developed successful startups but also brought in new business for established companies.
Arne has more than 20 years of experience in design and advertising.
Tom Lemke is an e-sports pioneer and the Founder of Skillshot Consulting.
Artist, Director, Producer, and Chief Visionary Officer.
Max loves creating advanced technical products while keeping the business perspective in mind.
Emily Ross is a rower, yogi, founder and business mentor.
Peer Hohn is the CEO of Phizzard GmbH that solves the central customer problem in the fashion business: finding the right size.
Douglas Gremmen is the Commercial Director of House of Sports.
Dirk Koehler is a General Counsel on demand & legal advisor.
Riedel Communications develops, manufactures, and distributes cutting edge real-time networks for video, audio, data, and communications.
Jannis founded one of Europe's fastest-growing mass-participation sports business: XLETIX GmbH. The company's mission is to excite people through sports.
Michael Redd is living proof that the drive, determination, and focus required to be a world-class athlete
can be translated into a successful career in business and investment.
He advises clients in the areas of strategy and corporate growth, digitalization, and M&A, as well as organizational design and recruitment.
Since March 2015 he is founder and CEO of bellicon France SARL All in charge of expanding the business in France.
Gert is a product and innovation development expert.
Julia supports startups by establishing finance departments, creating business case models and investor reporting, and kicking controlling into gear as a Senior Consultant at CoCo Finance GmbH.
Sascha Welters has just started a new adventure and launched the Content Marketing agency Wayne Parker Kent in Germany for the Belgium publisher house Mediahuis as a CEO.
Kirk Muller is a Stanley Cup-winning former NHL player turned coach.
Stefan is the Managing Director at Seven.One Sports GmbH.
As an open water swimmer Thomas Lurz has won two Olympic medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Markus is an experienced digital executive with cross-functional expertise in Business Development, Product, Marketing and Sales.
Leo is part of the IT Advisory Group at Mazars, a leading Audit, Tax, and Consulting firm. He is based in Berlin.
Pascal Damm is the COO Digital of SPORT1 GmbH.
Alexander Stoeckel is Director for Venture Capital at Philip Morris International (PMI) in Lausanne, heading the PMI corporate venture capital team at PM Equity Partner.
Tim Baader is managing partner at Milk – an agency with focus on brand management and communication design.
Daniel is serial entrepreneur with extensive knowhow in data driven business and analytics.
Eva has been with Sky’s Startup Investments & Partnerships as a Senior Investment Manager since January 2019.
Mirko is an expert in sports innovation and a soccer addict – on and off the pitch.
Bernd Schusky combines expertise in brand and design strategy, digital products, and sports.
Head of Communications, strategic & creative thinker.
Aleksandr is Managing Director at Enfilade Capital, which provides a broad range of financial and strategic services for young and established businesses.
Christoph is the Co-Founder & CEO of WERTEFABRIK, a consulting agency focusing on organizational development.
Philipp Roßkamp is a designated European business development executive and consultant with almost 16ys of profound new media and startup know-how.
Morten is a sports enthusiastic lawyer and tax advisor.
Natalia Karbasova is the founder of FitTech Summit and CEO of FitTech Company and Founder of FitTech Summit.
Martin Kowalewski is the Managing Director at SV Darmstadt 98.
Sven is a creative business consultant and works as Vice President of Planning & Campaigning at SPORTFIVE.
An expert in sports sales, marketing and communication, Lars Stegelmann has extensive knowledge and understanding of the sports business.
Frank Kampp has been working in the sports marketing and communications industry for almost 20 years.
Tobias Gantner is a restless resident of different worlds: A medical doctor by training, a health economist and jurist by education.
Giorgi Khubua is a SportsTech / FitTech entrepreneur since 2017.
Agnieszka is founder and managing director of CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION - a digital innovation consultancy.
Jan-Hendrik is Principal at b to v Partners AG.
Partner - Odgers Berndtson GmbH - Executive Search, Executive Coaching, Human Asset Review.
Susanne is a senior executive at the Deutsche Fussball Liga – Bundesliga.
Simon Heinz is Managing Director of milon CARE GmbH. He is responsible of the product development of milon's B2B and B2C software products.
Brian Zwerner is an experienced investor, entrepreneur, and business advisor.
Krischan Hertle brings a wealth of international business development and investment experience in the B2B media and information industry.
Lawyer with a passion for, and 20 years of experience in, sports.
As a Digital Marketing Consultant, Sascha works directly for brands/clients as well as in cooperation with lead agencies across several industries.
Matthias Hübner is Head of Germany as well as Head of Financial Services Advisory EMEA at Arabesque. The Group is based on the three pillars Asset Management, Artificial Intelligence and S-Ray, the leading ESG data and analytics platform.
Michael is Managing Partner of FinLeap and oversees all finance, tax and legal/regulatory topics.
Dr. Tanja Emmerling is an investment manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds in the area of software, media, and internet and oversees a portfolio of 12 companies.
Lou is a proven digital expert with strong technical acumen and operational success in IT projects development across a multitude of industries.
Katerina Nichols has dedicated most of her career to early-stage startups.
Nils worked in several projects in the automotive industry and founded his own startup.
Stefan Kimmel is a partner at KPMG Law and specializes in cross-border M&A transactions for strategic and financial investors.
Jeremy is Israel’s only active venture capitalist and professional basketball player, a unique combination for leading a sports tech investment fund.
German Schulz is the Head of Brand Management at VfL Wolfsburg.
As a senior investment manager at APX in Berlin, Onur is constantly sourcing, screening, and analyzing seed-stage startups.
David is an award winning Extreme Sports Athlete, Entrepreneur, and UI Designer.
Paul Schif is Managing Director of the Laureus Sport for Good Germany & Austria. He is responsible for the promotion of non-profit sports projects.
Stefan W Herzberg is an open-minded, "yes and.." Tech Investor who worked as a C-Level Executive in German retail for years before he moved to the US in 2012 to take on the role of Global COO of GE’s MRI business.
Moritz Kreppel is a passionate entrepreneur and sports enthusiast with a professional background in consultancy and politic
Adrian Simonetti was born in Buenos Aires. He is President and CEO of La Martina.
Co-Founder & Owner at WhiteRock, an advisory firm working on M&A transactions and investments in the sports & entertainment sectors
Ralph works as a consultant on early-stage investments and corporate innovation initiatives via startups, with working experience on both sides.
At Onefootball, Tom is responsible for Business Development & International Strategy.
Rüdiger Ohl has been leading successful marketing and communications projects for almost two decades.
Eddy Moosavi Pour is a sports and health aficionado, combining an athlete’s mindset with a professional background in consulting and tech.
Jan Kegelberg is the Chief Digital Officer at SportScheck.
Marcus is a sports tech enthusiast with a background in M&A and venture capital as well as a broad network in the German sports industry.
Co-founder and Managing Director at A Color Bright GmbH
With a background in special education and law, John Weaver is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup lawyer.
Basil is an accomplished executive with nearly two decades experience as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and CEO of Stradigi AI.
At UEFA Events SA, Lukasz leads a team supporting the CEO in strategic management of the company.
Felix has more than 10 years of professional experience in the sports business industry.
Federico Cian is a digital entrepreneur and an enthusiastic endurance triathlete.
Kunal is a tech expert and leader with more than 20 years of experience in leading innovation, growth, and digital transformation.
Philipp Hasenbein is SPORTFIVE COO.
Corinna Schulthess Traumueller is the founder and CEO of Family Office Management Consulting Ltd.
Renaud Vielfaure is 57 years old and has over 30 years experience in the area of international financial markets.
An entrepreneur in the sports and entertainment world and founder of 5Oceans Partnership, a commercial consultancy focussed on the sports arena.
Christine is passionate about all things football and sports. In her current role at Urban Sports Club, she is looking to develop the Urban Sports League into a "professional league for non-professionals".
Markus is an agent for soccer coaches at projekt b, working with Jürgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann to name a few.
Market-oriented management is his expertise: Dominic Multerer orchestrates strategy, sales, and marketing like no other.
Alan Sternberg is an international online marketing and loyalty executive motivated by disrupting the sports and entertainment market.
Hendrik Lange is the managing director of football mgzn.
Experienced marketing director with an international career focused on e-commerce, data-driven marketing, and integrated media communications.
... host workshops and/or offer open office hours in their specific area of expertise.
… are interested in engaging with selected startups throughout the program – and potentially beyond. This is the “deepest” level of mentoring.
… participate in one-off sessions with pre-matched startups.
… share their experience in a fireside chat format during the program.
… are neither Berlin-based nor -bound during the program, but available for virtual advice.