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Founder Institute Mentors

Food Ecosystems 2022

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Food Ecosystems program below.

Mentors

Aape

Aape Pohjavirta

Founder, Leader, Funzi
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

CEO, Decile Group / VC Lab
Ali

Ali Omar

Co-Founder & Board Member, Med Group Oy | Growth-Entrepreneur, Med Group Oy
Aline

Aline De Santa Izabel

Founder, YOGUT ME
Amikam

Amikam Bar Gil

CEO and Founder, Yemoja Ltd.
Amir

Amir Zaidman

FI Mentor
Andrew

Andrew Ive

Founder / Managing General Partner, Big Idea Ventures
Ane

Ane Nordahl Carlsen

Chief Investment officer , Grafo AS
Antonius

Antonius Salis

Investment Manager, Redalpine
Antti

Antti Akonniemi

Founder, CEO, Kisko Labs Oy
Antti

Antti Salminen

Senior Specialist, Business Finland
Athanasios

Athanasios Ladopoulos

CEO | Founder, MOOCTORS
Ayşegül

Ayşegül Özkavukcu

Business Development Manager, Migros Ticaret A.Ş.
Berg

Berg Moe

Owner, Berg Moe Media
Bjørn

Bjørn Ekelund

Chairman, Senior Consultant, Human Factors AS
Bram

Bram Pareyt

FI Mentor
Bruno

Bruno Pešec

Independent Expert, Pešec Global
Carlo

Carlo Rivis

CEO & Founder, Innovation Discovery
Chander Shekher

Chander Shekher Joshi

Innovation Consultant , TCS
Charlotte

Charlotte Aschim

CEO and Co-Founder, TotalCtrl
Chintan

Chintan Oza

Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
Christina

Christina Ulardic

Partner, Astanor Ventures
Christof

Christof Tremp

Founder and CEO, REBELS 0.0%
Christoph

Christoph Sollich

Christoph Sollich - The Pitch Doctor, The Pitch Doctor
Claudia

Claudia Parms

Head of Marketing & Communications, Alberts
Damien

Damien Mongrand

Operation & Scale-up Lead, BlinkIn.io
Daniel

Daniel Arevalo

CPO, Ruvikas
Daniel

Daniel Meile

FI Mentor
Daniel Michael

Daniel Michael Böhi

Founder & Partner, Alphorn Venture Partners | TheForge | Swiss FoodTech Scaleup Factory
Darko

Darko Mandich

CEO, MeliBio
Dimitris

Dimitris Polychronopoulos

Oslo Chapter Director, FI Mentor
Dmitri

Dmitri Sarle

CEO, Earthians.com
Eeppi

Eeppi Nieminen

Business Development Manager, Taiste
Eero

Eero Laaksonen

CEO, Valohai
Ella

Ella Rauen Prestes

Founder and CEO, Fitbakes
Emil

Emil Virag

Founder, Foodanza, Inc.
Erick

Erick Arnberg

Strategy and Operations Lead - Northern Europe, Games & Apps, Google
Erika

Erika Darmstaedter

Co-Founder, Collective63
Estefania

Estefania Simon Sasyk

Regional Development project lead, Basque Culinary Center
Fabian

Fabian Geyrhalter

Founder and Principal, FINIEN
Faraaz

Faraaz Ali

Managing Director, Coach, Speaker, faraazali.com
Fernanda

Fernanda Vanoni Matta

Business Development & Innovation , Tradal Brazil / Pura Vida
Fernando

Fernando Goldman

Mentor , Founder Institute
Finn Erling

Finn Erling Røgenæs

Director & Owner, Implement Consulting Group
Flavio

Flavio Hagenbuch

Co-Founder/CEO, Luya
George

George Guerra

Founder, ProfitableClients.com
Gonzalo

Gonzalo Pérez Taiman

FI Mentor
Gregory

Gregory Lu

CEO & Co-founder, Natufia Labs
Guc

Guc Ozenci

Tech-Entrepreneur | Mentor | Director | Investor, Founder Institute
Guillaume

Guillaume Rozenblat

Founding Partner, Seven Lanes Capital
Guillermo

Guillermo Guzmán

GP, Indio VC
Gunter

Gunter Pauli

Founder / Director, ZERI
Hannu

Hannu Kossila

Founder, Senior Marketing Researcher, Mware
Hans Joerg

Hans Joerg Ill

Chief Procurement Officer, Bühler Group
Hans Kristian

Hans Kristian Westrum

Founder and CGO, Soil Steam International AS
Harsh

Harsh Shah

FI Mentor
Heidi

Heidi Huse Myrmo

CEO/Founder, Allva AS
Henri

Henri Laine

Project Manager, CircularHoodFood Vantaa
Ifat

Ifat Peled Dinstag

CPA, IPD - Finance Strategy
Imran

Imran Afzal

Research and Development, PepsiCo
Ingeborg

Ingeborg Gasser Kriss

Board Member, Advisor , Agent21
Itziar

Itziar Tueros

FI Mentor
Jan

Jan Fülscher

Owner, janfuelscher.ch
Jan

Jan Lindblad

Founder, All For Eco (non-profit)
Jan Erik

Jan Erik Nyrövaara

FI Mentor
Janne

Janne Saarikko

Director, Food Ecosystems Accelerator, Founder Institute
Janne

Janne Aaltonen

CEO, Moosedog
Jason

Jason Bayne

Managing Partner, Surf Consult AS
Joachim

Joachim Schelde

Investment Associate, Scale Capital
Joaquim

Joaquim Macedo de Sousa

Executive Director, Smart Rural HIESE
John

John Diener

CEO, Vertical Oceans
Jose

Jose Jimenez

Business Development Manager, Seedrs
Juha

Juha Mattsson

FI Mentor
Juho

Juho Mäyränpää

Sales Director, Member of the steering board, Coach, Sofia Digital Ltd
Julia

Julia Devecchi

CEO/Founder, naanu Foods AG
Juliet

Juliet Bray

FI Mentor
Jussi

Jussi Markula

Entrepreneur, Prominda
Justine

Justine Reichman

Founder, NextGenChef
Katharina

Katharina Breme

Head Innovation & Technology and Quality, Migros Industries Segment 2 / Groupe ELSA-Mifroma
Khalid

Khalid Abbas

Founder, Trainer, Technologist, Kzetta Technologies AB
Laine

Laine Clark

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, The Good Food Institute
Laine

Laine Clark

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager, The Good Food Institute
Laura

Laura Camurri

FI Mentor
Laura

Laura Forsman

FI Mentor
Laura

Laura Thissen

COO, StartLife
Lauri

Lauri Reuter

Founder & Partner, Nordic FoodTech VC
Lauri

Lauri Kapp

CoFounder , Natufia Labs
Leo

Leo Groenewegen

CEO and Co-Founder , Orange Light Ventures AB
Leonie

Leonie Evans

Attorney al Law , Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte
Luca

Luca Morandi

FI Mentor
Maja

Maja Schmitt

IP Team lead, RVO
Manuel

Manuel Gonzalez

CEO and Managing Partner, Global RIFF
Mar

Mar Serra

Regional Applications and Manufacturing manager Beverages, Nestle
Mar

Mar Eroles Navarro

Founder, Mandarina Capital
Marcel

Marcel Vargaeštok

CEO, Chefparade
Marie

Marie Brueser

FI Mentor
Marisol

Marisol Giacomelli

Global Category Leader, Nestle
Mark

Mark Leinemann

Founder & President, Crowdfoods.com - the 1st AgriFood/-Tech Startup Association in DACHLI
Marko

Marko Suksi

CEO, Founder , Poppamies
Martin

Martin Sohr

Strategy Director, Nestle
Matthieu

Matthieu Vincent

Co-Founder and Partner, DigitalFoodLab
Matti

Matti Copeland

Executive Director, p
Matti

Matti Santala

CEO, A21
Max

Max Leveau

FI Mentor
Maximilian

Maximilian Geerling

Product Manager, IT, Burberry
Maximilian

Maximilian Von Poelnitz

Investment Director, DSM Venturing
Memi

Memi Genosar

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Hiles

FI Mentor
Mika

Mika Marjalaakso

CEO, Oak Ventures Ltd.
Mike

Mike Bradshaw

Head Coach, Sampo Accelerator
Mike

Mike Lingle

Entrepreneur / Mentor, Rocket Pro Forma
Mikko

Mikko Honkakorpi

CEO, Digital Nature Oy
Mikko

Mikko Ikola

Co-founder, Ambronite
Mikko

Mikko Nikkilä

FI Mentor
Nadine

Nadine Geiser

Principal, RedAlpine
Nancy

Nancy Brito

Partner - Investor, Ground Capital
Natalie

Natalie Pilling

CEO, EL Passion
Nathan

Nathan Evans

Director, Founder Institute
Nicholas

Nicholas Watts

Founder, Chedda Burger
Nicolas

Nicolas Breitburd

Head of Investment Strategy, Angel Hub
Nicolay

Nicolay Jernberg

CEO, TBWA
Olaf

Olaf Gruess

FI Mentor
Oswaldo

Oswaldo Da Costa E Silva

FI Mentor
Pantea

Pantea Lotfian

Dr. , Camrosh
Paolo

Paolo Borella

EIT Food Accelerator Helsinki Program Coordination , VTT
Pekka

Pekka Viilto

Co-Founder, Rundit
Petri

Petri Lehmuskoski

Co-Founder, Gorilla Ventures Oy
Pia

Pia Erkinheimo

Partner, Director, Fingertip Ltd
Pilar

Pilar Fernandez Hermida

Founder i-Expand (We help Health Tech companies go global), i-expand
Piotr

Piotr Grabowski

Co-founder, foodtech.ac
Piotr

Piotr Pluta

CEO, Human Factors AS
Pouria

Pouria Kay

Mentor, Founder Institute
Raanan

Raanan Shenhav

Founder, RS-CPD
Ramkumar

Ramkumar Nair

Founder & CEO, Mycorena AB
Rana

Rana Ozseker

Change, Transformation & Impact Management Professional / Startup Mentor, RNA Change Management
Reetta

Reetta Kivela

FI Mentor
Reidar

Reidar Wasenius

CCO, Personal Brainer, Breaks Finland Ltd
Renata

Renata Pereira

Oil & Gas Executive, Angel Investor, Mentor, Founder Institute
Ricardo

Ricardo Monagas

CTO, TotalCtrl
Richard

Richard Brion

CEO, Revolution Agriculture
Rie Aleksandra

Rie Aleksandra Walle

Founder & Manager, Bedre Bedrift AS
Risto

Risto Rautakorpi

Co-dounder, Gorilla Ventures Oy
Rusty

Rusty Schwartz

CEO, KitchenTown
Ryan

Ryan Bethencourt

CEO, Wild Earth
Saga

Saga Forss

Board Member, Co-owner, Soppakeittiö (Soup&More Oy)
Sam

Sam Waterfall

Co-Founder & Marketing Director, PROBLIFE - Pioneering Probiotic Solutions
Sampsa

Sampsa Fabritius

CEO & Founder, Kieku Labs
Sandra

Sandra Renz

CEO, Better Food Consulting by ZBS Food UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Seamus

Seamus Holohan

CEO, The Helsinki Distilling Company
Shira

Shira Rosen

owner, Shira rosen
Stefan

Stefan Petersson

Partner, Investor & Company Builder, Xplorico
Suzanne

Suzanne Fanning

FI Mentor
Suzanne

Suzanne Van der Maarel

Lead Food & Retail | Investor Program, Kickstart Innovation
Tania

Tania Villares Balsa

Investment Director, Cambridge Enterprise
Tasha

Tasha Tolmacheva

Co-Founder, Haze Shift
Thomas

Thomas Mastrobuoni

Chief Investment Officer, Big Idea Ventures
Thuong

Thuong Tan

Founder & CEO, Noodelist
Tim

Tim Kirchner

Business Director, The Nest by Webhelp
Tomi

Tomi Kaukinen

Founder, Licence to Fail
Tomi

Tomi Räsänen

CoFounder & CMO, Shaping Diamonds
Torsti

Torsti Tenhunen

FI Mentor
Trevor

Trevor Smith

Operations Director - now retired, BuD Garage
Tugce

Tugce Ergun

Partner & Chief of Innovation, SAF Nutrition
Ubald

Ubald Kragten

Founder, Owner, EyE on I
Udi

Udi Klier

CEO, Nicevend
Vesa

Vesa Lindroos

Independent Consultant, Self employed
Waleed

Waleed Abd El Rahman

CEO, Mumm
Wesley

Wesley Cullen

CEO, Spotery
William

William Laratta

Global R&D and Open Innovation Leader, Barry Callebaut
Windi

Windi Muziasari

FI Mentor
Yang

Yang Yu

CEO and Founder, KitchenMate
Yasemin

Yasemin Sharityar

Head of Impact Platforms, Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley

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