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Founder Institute Mentors

Switzerland Fall 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 Switzerland program below.

Mentors

Adeo

Adeo Ressi

FI Mentor
Adrian

Adrian Hirt

FI Mentor
Adriano

Adriano Di Dia

Global Marketing Director, Nestle
Alain

Alain Nydegger

Founding Partner, 21Celsius Ventures
Alejandro

Alejandro Garcia

CEO & Founder , AI Retailer Systems
Aleksandar

Aleksandar Bradic

Chief Technology Officer, Supplyframe
Alessandro

Alessandro Tschabold

FI Mentor
Alexander

Alexander Schmitt

CTO, FYTA GmbH
Alexandra

Alexandra Pastollnigg

Founder, Fair Voyage
Alexandra

Alexandra Pinto

FI Mentor
Alice

Alice Sachova Kleisli

Partner, Vendbridge AG
Amine

Amine Tazi

Founder & Managing Partner, AT Swiss Ventures
Andrew

Andrew Ive

Founder / Managing General Partner, Big Idea Ventures
Angela

Angela Stathi

Expert at European Innovation Council, .
Antoine

Antoine Mallard

VP, Causality Link
Ari

Ari Veltman

Business Strategy Advisor | Board Director | CBDO@, Sparko.TV
Aron

Aron Braun

Founder / Co-Founder, Epigenomics AG / Arpega AG / Zimballo GmbH
Athanasios

Athanasios Ladopoulos

CEO | Founder, MOOCTORS
Bogdan

Bogdan Krinitchko

CEO & Founder , BRU
Carlo

Carlo Loderer

CEO, Zippsafe AG
Carlos

Carlos Da Silva

Director, Founder Institute Portugal
Cedric

Cedric Waldburger

Founder & General Partner, Tomahawk.vc
Chevonae

Chevonae Walcott

Associate, Relay Ventures
Chintan

Chintan Oza

Advisor, Lloyds Ventures
Christian

Christian Bärtsch

CEO and Co-Founder, Essento
Christine

Christine Gould

Founder & CEO, Thought For Food
Christodoulos

Christodoulos Papachristou

COO, Funkmartini
Christof

Christof Tremp

Founder and CEO, REBELS 0.0%
Clemence

Clemence Marcilly

FI Mentor
Dalith

Dalith Steiger

Co-Founder / Managing Partner, SwissCognitive / Cognitive Valley
Daniel Michael

Daniel Michael Böhi

Founder & Partner, Alphorn Venture Partners | Swiss Scaleup Hub
Dionysis

Dionysis Linaras

President of the Investment Committee, Hellenic Pension Fund
Dr Mark

Dr Mark Post

Founder , Mosameat
Eddie

Eddie Laventman

Founder & CEO, Goodpoint - Storytelling Masters
Elena

Elena Walder Schiavone

Managing Partner, Übermorgen Ventures
Elias

Elias Kleimann

Founder & CFO, Wingtra
Emil

Emil Virag

VP Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing, Foodanza, Inc.
Erika

Erika Darmstaedter

Co-Founder, Collective63
Erin

Erin Chen

Founder& CEO, Gilly, Inc.
Eszter

Eszter Tanczos Olver

Partner , EJ Capital AG
Fabio

Fabio Ziemssen

Director Food Innovation, NX-FOOD (METRO AG)
Fortunat

Fortunat Diener

Founder , AVEC-SAVE AG
Frank

Frank Mertens

Founder & CEO, FM Consulting GmbH
George

George Papanikolaou

Founder and Owner, WINE ART SA
German

German Ramirez

Co-founder & Chief Relevance Officer, THE RELEVANCE HOUSE AG
Gonçalo

Gonçalo Castanho

CEO, Avenue Ideas Lda
Greg

Greg Beardwell

CEO and Co-Founder , Connie's Kitchen
Guillermo

Guillermo Söhnlein

Co-Founder & CEO , Blue Marble ExplorationBlue Marble Exploration
Ingeborg

Ingeborg Gasser Kriss

Board Member, Advisor , Diverse
Ion

Ion Badekas

CEO, M-Stat SA
Jan

Jan Fülscher

Owner, jan.fuelscher.ch
Janne

Janne Saarikko

Director, Food Ecosystems Accelerator, Founder Institute
Joanna

Joanna Kapela

Founder, SLEEBOO
Julia

Julia Devecchi

CEO/Founder, naanu Foods AG
Julien

Julien Lepetit

Director Europe, The Business of Trust
Klaus

Klaus Kummermehr

Co-Founder and Partner , SNGLR Group
Kostas

Kostas Karolemeas

Founder, CEO, Allcancode
Lea

Lea Von Bidder

Co-Founder and CEO, Ava Science
Leonidas

Leonidas Papadopoulos

Growth Strategist/CEO, Viable Growth Marketing Agency
Lilla

Lilla Peczely

ex Senior Director Innovation & Marketing, ex Procter &Gamble
Lukas

Lukas Böni

Co-Founder, Planted
Magdalena

Magdalena Tarasinska

Investor, SICTIC
Majbritt

Majbritt Byskov Bridges

COO and Co-Founder, Alver World
Manuel

Manuel Gonzalez

CEO and Managing Partner, Global RIFF
Marita

Marita Price

Founder & Director, Hello
Mark

Mark Leinemann

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

Matthias Käch

Senior IP Trainer, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
Michael

Michael Mosimann

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland Ltd.
Michelle

Michelle Roborg Sondergaard

VP HR, Carlsberg
Mike

Mike Lingle

Entrepreneur / Mentor, Rocket Pro Forma
Mike

Mike Suprovici

Head of Acceleration, VC Lab
Mine

Mine Uran

CEO and Founder, Alver
Morgaine

Morgaine Gaye

Founder, Dr Gaye
Nadav

Nadav Kaidar

Partner, Systems Of Disruption
Nadine

Nadine Zerrini

Innovation Fund Manager, Harvard University
Nathan

Nathan Evans

Co-Founder, fulfin - financing ecommerce
Nimrod

Nimrod Vromen

Partner, Yigal Arnon
Nina

Nina Portier Reinhart

Managing Director, Reinhart Capital
Noam

Noam Tamari-Wekser

Growth Investor, TheCircle
Noemi

Noemi Nagy

Business Development , Alpine Angel Investors
Oron

Oron Zachar

CEO & Founder , Vytonic
Panagiotis

Panagiotis Tomadakis

General Manager, Oriani
Pascal

Pascal Koenig

Co-Founder | Member of the Board, AVA Women
Peter

Peter Lazou

Creative Future Venture Builder & Investor, otherDOTS
Philippe

Philippe Küng

Executive Board Member, resilient
Pouria

Pouria Kay

Founder, Grib
Raanan

Raanan Shenhav

Founder, RS-CPD
Ralph

Ralph Mogicato

Member of the Advisory Board, Swiss Finance Startups
Ralph

Ralph Walter

CTO, Assentis
Raphaela

Raphaela Kurer

C0-Founder | CMO, Meloncast
Réginald

Réginald Bien Aimé

Founder & Managing Director, Veelab
Rolf

Rolf Van De Velde

FI Mentor
Rusty

Rusty Schwartz

CEO, KitchenTown
Ryan

Ryan Bethencourt

CEO, Wild Earth
Ryan

Ryan Micheletti

Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
Sabrina

Sabrina Tachdjian

Head of Ecosystem APAC, Hedera Hashgraph
Sandro

Sandro Kunz

Co-Founder & CEO, Pingen
Sean Paul

Sean Paul Shanor

Bliss, Breathwork, Startup Coach, Synergy Space
Simon

Simon Dössegger

former CEO, modum
Sona

Sona Chandra

CEO and Founder, Terra Lumina
Sonia

Sonia Eterno

CEO and Founder, SHUBiDU AG
Sophie

Sophie Neuhut

Co-Founder, Alpine Angel Investors
Stavros

Stavros Pavlidis

Chief Revenue Officer & CFO, Halo Investing Europe
Susanne

Susanne Lauber Fuerst

Founder & CEO , InnoNext
Suzanne

Suzanne Van der Maarel

Co-Lead Food & Retail Tech Vertical, Kickstart Innovation
Tatjana

Tatjana De Kerros

Head of Venturing @RicoLab, RicoLab
Thomas

Thomas Baer

Chief Operations Officer, Koch & Gsell
Thomas

Thomas Ackermann

Co-Director, Founder Institute Switzerland
Thomas

Thomas Helbling

Co-CEO, CARU AG
Timo

Timo Hahn

Founder, Wydr
Tobias

Tobias Gunzenhauser

Co-Founder and CEO, Yamo
Trudi

Trudi Haemmerli

Partner, SNGLR CAPITAL
Ulla

Ulla Fletscher

CEO, HEYLIFE
Veroniek

Veroniek Vermeulen

Founder, Silatha
Vincent

Vincent Irrling

Co-Founder | CEO, KAPSLY Ventures

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