We leverage our network to source relevant mentor relations for each startup. By truly understanding our startups’ needs, strengths & weaknesses, we can connect them with accomplished entrepreneurs, corporates, and investors.
Hitzelberger has developed a reputation for creating high-performance, winning environments both in the world of sport and the work-place.
Tobias Gantner is a restless resident of different worlds: A medical doctor by training, a health economist and jurist by education.
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.
David is an award winning Extreme Sports Athlete, Entrepreneur, and UI Designer.
Arne has more than 20 years of experience in design and advertising.
Chuck Welden holds a B.S. from the University of Alabama in Commerce and Business Administration, a J.D. from George Washington University School of Law, and LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
An entrepreneur in the sports and entertainment world and founder of 5Oceans Partnership, a commercial consultancy focussed on the sports arena.
Stefan Kimmel is a partner at KPMG Law and specializes in cross-border M&A transactions for strategic and financial investors.
As an open water swimmer Thomas Lurz has won two Olympic medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Ben is an experienced Chief Marketing Officer and business advisor, with an enviable track record in delivering growth across a broad range of sectors.
Cari H. Coats is a business advisor, leadership strategist, executive coach, and speaker, leveraging her extensive executive and C-suite experience.
Christoph Sonnen is an entrepreneur and venture capital expert with a passion for early-stage startups, sports, and health.
Leo is part of the IT Advisory Group at Mazars, a leading Audit, Tax, and Consulting firm. He is based in Berlin.
Max Hooper is the CEO of Merging Traffic. He is responsible for the company’s management and growth strategy, serving as the corporate liaison to the financial services industry and various capital formation groups.
Rich joined Verizon Business in 2019 as Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions.
Jessica DaMassa has emerged as the ‘it girl’ of health tech interviewing.
Arron is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Calano Funds, a Seed investment firm focused on SaaS, eSports/Sports Tech, and eComm.
Christoph Rapp is the International Sales & Retail Manager at ISPO.
Joe Boutin began his career as a creative strategist at powerhouses like ESPN, Disney, and The Golf Channel, before launching 321 The Agency in 2011.
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.
After starting out as a high-performance athlete, Sönke’s professional career continued at the heart of the sports industry by consistently accelerating holistic business development projects for and with some of the most prestigious brands in sports.
Juan Fernando Santos is Senior Vice President of Brand Experience and Innovation at Tavistock Development where he leads the Marketing, Public Relations, and Resident Activation disciplines.
David is the founder of Venue Edge, a company focused on helping partners to better engage with their fans through innovative content, activations, and new technology.
Joe Moye has over 30 years of technology leadership and management consulting experience in both the private and public sectors.
Kyle is the Sr. Manager of UI/UX Design at Carrier’s corporate Incubator.
Todd has helped hundreds of companies, from startups to the Fortune 100, with various tech projects.
Stefan is the Managing Director at Seven.One Sports GmbH.
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.
Rüdiger Ohl has been leading successful marketing and communications projects for almost two decades.
Poonacha Machaiah is a global leader among a new breed of social entrepreneurs.
Adam is President and Executive Producer of toldright. A multimedia Emmy-Award winning executive, prior to toldright, Adam ran production teams at NBC Sports Group/Golf Channel and ESPN.
Sinan advises companies like Meitu Inc. on how to growth hack to succeed with their consumer products in new markets.
Kunal is a tech expert and leader with more than 20 years of experience in leading innovation, growth, and digital transformation.
Federico Cian is a digital entrepreneur and an enthusiastic endurance triathlete.
Hans has more than 20 years of experience in the digital ecosystem.
David Metcalf is a serial entrepreneur that has launched multiple successful ventures and spinoff companies.
Rhys Lynn is a California native who traveled the US for a year before settling in Florida with his family.
Gert is a product and innovation development expert.
Since leaving the Walt Disney Company as its longest-tenured executive at ESPN Wide World of Sports complex located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Mike is actively involved with 3 sports industry-related businesses.
Joshua Snyder is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at PowerDMS, a business-to-business software as a service company in Downtown Orlando with 125 employees whose investors include Ballast Point Ventures and Frontier Capital.
Marcel is a specialized Diplom Sport Science Manager and holds UEFA Licence A as a football coach.
Lloyd is the Founder & CEO of Sharp Alpha Advisors, a sports gaming advisory firm with a focus on companies
deploying cutting edge tech.
Brian Zwerner is an experienced investor, entrepreneur, and business advisor.
Former professional basketball player, participant of the 2008 Olympics, 2x World Championships and 4x European Championships.
Jeff Kunowski is the Associate Director of Innovation Programs for Arizona State University's Global Sport Institute and J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute.
Market-oriented management is his expertise: Dominic Multerer orchestrates strategy, sales, and marketing like no other.
Javier Espinosa is Co-Director at Tavistock Investment Group, focusing on the group's retail strategy. He has been part of a variety of ventures and opportunities through Tavistock and independently.
Ayush is a Venture Fellow at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund.
Mike Shapiro is the Director of Innovation and Venture Investing at Major League Baseball.
Michael is a technology leader with over 20 years of experience creating software and hardware solutions that deliver efficiency, enable innovation and drive superior financial results for enterprises worldwide.
Jackie Kennedy is a Startup Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), supporting early-stage founders through technical guidance, fundraising advice, and mentorship.
Savi Sharma is a multi-talented, versatile female technology leader and management executive fueled by a passion for unleashing human potential.
Four nearly three decades Charles has worked within the context of sports, fashion, and active lifestyle products for leading global brands.
Elmar Schumacher is the Founder and CEO of aerobis fitness GmbH - a company specialized in mobile fitness equipment based in Cologne, Germany.
Vinay Singh is a Managing Director at Anthemis, where he leads Anthemis investments at the intersection of media and financial services.
Daniell has spent the better part of a decade leading business development, partnerships & alliances, and strategy at some of the fastest-growing and venture-funded startups in America.
Seth Berger is the Managing Director of the Sixers Innovation Lab.
Jeremy is Israel’s only active venture capitalist and professional basketball player, a unique combination for leading a sports tech investment fund.
Mel spent over 17 years at Nike, leading international marketing teams across running, women’s, soccer/football and training.
Lauren is the co-founder of Performance on Purpose, LLC, and founder of Total Body Training, LLC, two performance coaching companies focused on advancing leadership and performance potential through keynotes, executive retreats, content design, and executive coaching.
With a background in special education and law, John Weaver is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup lawyer.
Jess is a designer and marketer dedicated to making the world a more thoughtfully created place.
Carlos Salum is the founder of Salum International Resources, Inc., a Leadership Performance Strategy consultancy in Charlotte, NC.
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 serial entrepreneur with extensive knowhow in data driven business and analytics.
Etienne is an investor in startups, in the US and in Europe, a mentor for a selection of startup founders, and a partner in Sparkling Partners (a startup studio).
Hayley is a dynamic CEO, Director, and Entrepreneur with experience in creating and scaling businesses in developed and developing countries.
Jarrod currently works as the Manager of Former Player Marketing & Engagement with the Los Angeles Rams. In his role, he works to integrate former players as brand ambassadors into the overall marketing, sponsorship and fan engagement strategy of the organization.
With over 25 years of experience including a Design Director role at Nike Inc, Lead Designer at New Balance, and Innovation Director at Seventh Generation, Stephanie formed HOW AND WHY in 2010, an award-winning consulting studio, working on Visual Brand Language, Product Design, and Innovation Strategy for purpose-driven companies.
He advises clients in the areas of strategy and corporate growth, digitalization, and M&A, as well as organizational design and recruitment.
Louis Foreman is the founder and Chief Executive of Enventys Partners, an integrated product design and engineering firm.
Susan is XPRIZE’s Senior Director, Stakeholder Relationships where she leads the fundraising efforts with corporations, foundations, governments, and other nonprofit organizations in order to scale impact.
Giorgi Khubua is a SportsTech / FitTech entrepreneur since 2017.
Stefan W Herzberg is an open-minded, "yes and..." tech investor who has over 20 years of C-level experience with companies undergoing transformative change.
Bryan McQuary works in Carrier’s Corporate Incubator using lean startup and design thinking methods to identify, validate, and develop disruptive solutions and business models for the global residential and/or commercial building marketplace.
Kirk Muller is a Stanley Cup-winning former NHL player turned coach.
Rhyan Truett is the Director of Operations at the Sixers Innovation Lab, where she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Innovation Lab, including consulting, partnership, and portfolio company management.
Gloria serves as Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Tavistock and Executive Director of the Lake Nona Institute.
Nils worked in several projects in the automotive industry and founded his own startup.
Toby Redshaw is responsible for Verizon’s Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions Business.
Sandy is an award-winning sports industry executive with extensive experience overseeing ball- and player-tracking technologies, data quality, and analytics, and broadcast interfaces.
Dave brings 20+ years of the media industry and management experience to his role as Founder & Managing Director of Metta Sport, a leading agency in esports strategy, sponsorship, media rights, and distribution.
Growth strategist, advisor, investor, and currently a partner at an early-stage venture capital fund in NY.
Simon Heinz is Managing Director of milon CARE GmbH. He is responsible of the product development of milon's B2B and B2C software products.
Siddharth comes with over a decade of proven experience in digital businesses and economy, growing platforms and marketing brands via innovative partnerships & programs.
Moritz Kreppel is a passionate entrepreneur and sports enthusiast with a professional background in consultancy and politic
Jason Sada is the CEO of the Sports Academy Venture Lab.
Mark established a longstanding career in healthcare after playing pro indoor soccer in the NPSL in the United States.
Rodrigo is an Olympic medallist with 15 years of experience in international senior sports marketing roles at global companies.
Paul Schif is Managing Director of the Laureus Sport for Good Germany & Austria. He is responsible for the promotion of non-profit sports projects.
Fred Maxik is one of the world’s foremost experts in Solid State Lighting.
Tech geek with 10+y exp | Startup Wise Guys alumni, Co-founder of CASERS and Brocoders (Ukraine)
Emily Ross is a rower, yogi, founder and business mentor.
... 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.