Program participants attend intensive training sessions with our partners and mentors – experts in their disciplines who have one thing in common: a true passion for sports.
At Gornylaw he gained substantial experience in sports and media law by advising sports events, sports federations, athletes, and agents for nearly 20 years.
Since March 2015 he is founder and CEO of bellicon France SARL All in charge of expanding the business in France.
Leo is part of the IT Advisory Group at Mazars, a leading Audit, Tax, and Consulting firm. He is based in Berlin.
With an expertise in IP development, live events, venue management and ticketing, Timm Zolpys is the MD and Partner at Flying Steps Entertainment
Corinna Schulthess Traumueller is the founder and CEO of Family Office Management Consulting Ltd.
Hendrik Lange is the managing director of football mgzn.
Daniel is serial entrepreneur with extensive knowhow in data driven business and analytics.
Jeremy is Israel’s only active venture capitalist and professional basketball player, a unique combination for leading a sports tech investment fund.
Stefan co-founded 7Sports, the sports business unit of ProSiebenSat.1, where he now serves as Managing Director.
Lou is a proven digital expert with strong technical acumen and operational success in IT projects development across a multitude of industries.
After several years of experience in Venture Capital, Jan-Hendrik is in the process of raising his own early-stage fund.
Basil is an accomplished executive with nearly two decades experience as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and CEO of Stradigi AI.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ivo is a software engineer, entrepreneur and startup mentor with ten+ years experience in Software & Tech Recruitment.
Jannis founded one of Europe's fastest-growing mass-participation sports business: XLETIX GmbH. The company's mission is to excite people through sports.
Krischan Hertle brings a wealth of international business development and investment experience in the B2B media and information industry.
Philipp Hasenbein is Managing Director of Lagardère Sports Germany and President of Football Europe within the Lagardère Sports and Entertainment Group.
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.
Lawyer with a passion for, and 20 years of experience in, sports.
An expert in sports sales, marketing and communication, Lars Stegelmann has extensive knowledge and understanding of the sports business.
Artist, Director, Producer, and Chief Visionary Officer.
Marcel is a specialized Diplom Sport Science Manager and holds UEFA Licence A as a football coach.
Gert is a product and innovation development expert.
Katerina Nichols has dedicated most of her career to early-stage startups.
Senior Executive with over twenty years of financial services experience.
Before joining leAD Sports as Investment & Portfolio Manager, Ralph was a Senior Investment Manager at hub:raum.
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.
Philipp Roßkamp is a designated European business development executive and consultant with almost 16ys of profound new media and start-up know-how.
Co-founder and Managing Director at A Color Bright GmbH
Bastian Unterberg shares his experience as an advisor for startups as well as for top managers in large organizations facing digital transformation.
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".
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.
David is an award winning Extreme Sports Athlete, Entrepreneur, and UI Designer.
Ingmar is Associate at Clipperton where he advises technology companies on their financing and M&A transactions.
Paul Schif is Managing Director of the Laureus Sport for Good Germany & Austria. He is responsible for the promotion of non-profit sports projects.
Adam brings an empirical/evidence-based approach to coaching martial arts, weight training, nutrition and general fitness.
Caspar Schmick is a freelance consultant with extensive sports media experience and the co-founder of TeamedUp.
Christoph is the Co-Founder & CEO of WERTEFABRIK, a consulting agency focusing on organizational development.
Peer Hohn is the CEO of Phizzard GmbH that solves the central customer problem in the fashion business: finding the right size.
Arne Stach is a Creative Director at Heimat, Berlin – an ad agency famous for challenging the conventions of advertising.
As a senior investment manager at APX in Berlin, Onur is constantly sourcing, screening, and analyzing seed-stage startups.
Jan Kegelberg is the Chief Digital Officer at SportScheck.
Michael is Managing Partner of FinLeap and oversees all finance, tax and legal/regulatory topics.
Alan Sternberg is an international online marketing and loyalty executive motivated by disrupting the sports and entertainment market.
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.
Pascal Damm is the COO Digital of SPORT1 GmbH.
German Schulz is the Head of Brand Management at VfL Wolfsburg.
Hans has more than 20 years of experience in the digital ecosystem.
Christoph Rapp is Head of ISPO Academy, ISPO's global conference format for international business development.
Daniel is a real "Sports Maniac“, start-up founder, and expert in digital, audio, and voice marketing in sports
Sebastian Steudtner is an ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the only German who won the prestigious Big Wave Cup twice.
Nils worked in several projects in the automotive industry and founded his own startup.
Riedel Communications develops, manufactures, and distributes cutting edge real-time networks for video, audio, data, and communications.
Kalie Moore is a Co-Founder of The Story Mob, the world's first communications consultancy dedicated to e-sports.
With a passion for sports and a knack for business, Christoph Sonnen looks back at over twenty years of founding, managing, and structuring businesses.
Silke is CFO at Onefootball GmbH, the leading mobile platform for football fans around the world.
Martin Kowalewski is Sporteo's COO.
Co-Founder & Owner at WhiteRock, an advisory firm working on M&A transactions and investments in the sports & entertainment sectors
Head of Communications, strategic & creative thinker.
Geoff Wilson is a Sports Strategist and FIFA Consultant.
Eddy Moosavi Pour is a sports and health aficionado, combining an athlete’s mindset with a professional background in consulting and tech.
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.
Editor Covering Startups, Tech, Entrepreneurs, & Creative Business People
Tim Baader is managing partner at Milk – an agency with focus on brand management and communication design.
Creative Director, Designer, Photographer.
At Onefootball, Tom is responsible for Business Development & International Strategy.
Robert Schmidle is the Founder and Managing Director of D/UNIT
With a core focus on product management and analytics, Timothy has been developing digital B2C products for nearly a decade.
Agnieszka is founder and managing director of CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION - a digital innovation consultancy.
Emily Ross is a rower, yogi, founder and business mentor.
Anna co-founded the world's first esports communications consultancy and consults brands, teams, and players on communication strategies and tactics.
Former professional basketball player, participant of the 2008 Olympics, 2x World Championships and 4x European Championships.
Simon Heinz is Managing Director of milon CARE GmbH. He is responsible of the product development of milon's B2B and B2C software products.
Fee Beyer is a SportsTech expert & coach with a broad knowledge and network in the sports startups industry.
Richard Wilhelmer is a creative strategist and brand development expert.
Matthias Hübner is a partner with Oliver Wyman, one of the leading global management consulting firms.
Markus is an agent for soccer coaches at projekt b, working with Jürgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann to name a few.
Iepe is a passionate storyteller, innovator, thinker, and fighter. 15 years ago, he invented chessboxing.
Stefan Kimmel is a partner at KPMG Law and specializes in cross-border M&A transactions for strategic and financial investors.
He advises clients in the areas of strategy and corporate growth, digitalization, and M&A, as well as organizational design and recruitment.
At UEFA Events SA, Lukasz leads a team supporting the CEO in strategic management of the company.
Carolina Bessega can best be described as an established academic with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Morten is a sports enthusiastic lawyer and tax advisor.
Douglas Gremmen is the Commercial Director of GC Global Champions.
Adrian Simonetti was born in Buenos Aires. He is President and CEO of La Martina.
Tom Lemke is an e-sports pioneer and the Founder of Skillshot Consulting.
Aleksandr is Managing Director at Enfilade Capital, which provides a broad range of financial and strategic services for young and established businesses.
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.
Rüdiger Ohl has been leading successful marketing and communications projects for almost two decades.
Co-Founder of advisory firm WhiteRock, which focuses on M&A transactions and investment in the sports & entertainment sectors
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.
Michael is a user-centric product person and loves the intersection of technology and esports.
Moritz Kreppel is a passionate entrepreneur and sports enthusiast with a professional background in consultancy and politic
Tim Krieglstein is an entrepreneur with an international marketing expertise of more than 20 years, paired with strong organizational and management skills.
Dirk Koehler is a General Counsel on demand & legal advisor.
Renaud Vielfaure is 57 years old and has over 30 years experience in the area of international financial markets.
As a Digital Marketing Consultant, Sascha works directly for brands/clients as well as in cooperation with lead agencies across several industries.
Federico Cian is a digital entrepreneur and an enthusiastic endurance triathlete.
An entrepreneur in the sports and entertainment world and founder of 5Oceans Partnership, a commercial consultancy focussed on the sports arena.
Jens is a Founding Partner of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, the world's first dedicated e-sports investment fund.
Frank Kampp has been working in the sports marketing and communications industry for almost 20 years.
Markus is an experienced digital executive with cross-functional expertise in Business Development, Product, Marketing and Sales.
... 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.