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Founder Institute Mentors

Food Ecosystems Virtual 2021

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

FI Mentor
Aditi

Aditi Jajal-Newey

Founder & Lead Strategist, Flow Concepts & Brandschooled
Aki

Aki Järvilehto

Executive Vice President, Remedy Entertainment
Ali

Ali Omar

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

Aline De Santa Izabel

Founder, YOGUT ME
Amir

Amir Zaidman

FI Mentor
Andrew

Andrew Ive

Founder / Managing General Partner, Big Idea Ventures
Andy

Andy Chen

CEO / Angel Investor, Weorder
Ane

Ane Nordahl Carlsen

Chief Investment officer , Grafo AS
Angela

Angela Holter

FI Mentor
Anna

Anna Martinsen

Chief Happiness Officer, Kisko Labs
Antti

Antti Akonniemi

Founder, CEO, Kisko Labs Oy
Antti

Antti Salminen

Senior Specialist, Business Finland
Ayşegül

Ayşegül Özkavukcu

Business Development Manager, Migros Ticaret A.Ş.
Berg

Berg Moe

Chairman, EntraHouse Holding AS
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
Christer

Christer Schoultz

Investor & Board Professional, Vöner | Kantamo
Christine

Christine Gould

Founder & CEO, Thought For Food
Christoph

Christoph Sollich

Freelancer, 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 Michael

Daniel Michael Böhi

Founder, FoodPrint
Darko

Darko Mandich

CEO, MeliBio
David

David Brandes

Co-Founder, Peace of Meat
Dimitris

Dimitris Polychronopoulos

Oslo Chapter Director, FI Mentor
Dmitri

Dmitri Sarle

CEO, Earthians.com
Eduardo

Eduardo Ibacache Rodriguez

Mentor and Adviser for passionate people & companies, EduardoAdviser
Eeppi

Eeppi Nieminen

Business Development Manager, Taiste
Eero

Eero Laaksonen

CEO, Valohai
Ella

Ella Rauen Prestes

Founder and CEO, Fitbakes
Erick

Erick Arnberg

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

Director of Supply & Growth, deBetti
Finn Erling

Finn Erling Røgenæs

Director & Owner, Implement Consulting Group
Gabriel

Gabriel Wyner

Founder and CEO, Fluent Forever
George

George Guerra

Founder, ProfitableClients.com
Gonzalo

Gonzalo Pérez Taiman

FI Mentor
Gregory

Gregory Lu

CEO & Co-founder, Natufia Labs
Guc

Guc Ozenci

Venture Partner | Co-Founder | Mentor | Angel, @ Founder Institute |Peoplise | SlashPay | ShopUpStories | Prisync
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 , Diverse
Itziar

Itziar Tueros

FI Mentor
Jan

Jan Lindblad

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

Jan Erik Nyrövaara

FI Mentor
Janne

Janne Saarikko

Ecosystem Evangelist / Food Ecosystems Specialist / Head of Think Tank, Founder Institute Food Ecosystems Accelerator
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
Jon

Jon Hautamäki

Partner, Nordic Law
Jose

Jose Jimenez

Business Development Manager, Seedrs
Juha

Juha Mattsson

FI Mentor
Juliet

Juliet Bray

FI Mentor
Jussi

Jussi Markula

Entrepreneur, Prominda
Justine

Justine Reichman

Founder, NextGenChef
Kamal

Kamal Hassan

Founding Partner, Loyal VC
Katharina

Katharina Breme

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

Kaye Hope

CCO, Farmable
Khalid

Khalid Abbas

Founder, Trainer, Technologist, Kzetta Technologies AB
Kristoffer

Kristoffer Lawson

Head of Product, Attractive.ai
Laura

Laura Camurri

FI Mentor
Lauri

Lauri Kokkila

Investment Manager, Inventure
Lauri

Lauri Kapp

CoFounder , Natufia Labs
Lauri

Lauri Reuter

Founder & Partner, Nordic FoodTech VC
Leonid

Leonid Genshaft

FI Mentor
Luca

Luca Morandi

FI Mentor
Mar

Mar Serra

Regional Applications and Manufacturing manager Beverages, Nestle
Mar

Mar Eroles Navarro

Founder, Mandarina Capital
Marcel

Marcel Vargaeštok

CEO, Chefparade
Marisol

Marisol Giacomelli

Global Category Leader, Nestle
Mark

Mark Leinemann

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

Martin Sohr

Strategy Director, Nestle
Matti

Matti Copeland

FI Mentor
Matti

Matti Santala

CEO, A21
Max

Max Atallah

Senior Associate Lawyer, Nordic Law Ltd.
Max

Max Leveau

FI Mentor
Max

Max Geerling

Operations Manager - UK, iugis
Memi

Memi Genosar

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Hiles

FI Mentor
Miguel

Miguel Silva

Founder and CEO, Visualyst
Mika

Mika Marjalaakso

CEO, Oak Ventures Ltd.
Mike

Mike Bradshaw

Head Coach, Sampo Accelerator
Mikko

Mikko Honkakorpi

Partner, Digital Nature Oy
Mikko

Mikko Pohjola

CEO, Monttu Ventures
Mikko

Mikko Koskinen

Co-founder, Kyrö Distillery
Mikko

Mikko Ikola

Co-founder, Ambronite
Mikko

Mikko Nikkilä

FI Mentor
Nadia

Nadia Alexander

FI Mentor
Nancy

Nancy Brito

Partner - Investor, Semeia Ventures
Natalie

Natalie Pilling

CEO, EL Passion
Nathan

Nathan Evans

Co-Founder, fulfin (isarlend GmbH)
Nicolas

Nicolas Breitburd

Head of Investment Strategy, Angel Hub
Nicolay

Nicolay Jernberg

Founder // CEO // , Komité
Nigel

Nigel Iyer

Co-Founder, B4 Investigate AB www.b4investigate.com
Olaf

Olaf Gruess

FI Mentor
Olavi

Olavi Mertanen

Commercialization expert, Self employed
Oswaldo

Oswaldo Da Costa E Silva

FI Mentor
Pantea

Pantea Lotfian

Dr. , Camrosh
Paolo

Paolo Mazzatorta

R&D, Nestle
Paolo

Paolo Borella

EIT Food Accelerator Helsinki Program Coordination , VTT
Paulina

Paulina Janiak

Senior Consultant, Marco Polo Advisory
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 Pluta

CEO, Human Factors AS
Piotr

Piotr Grabowski

Co-founder, foodtech.ac
Pouria

Pouria Kay

Founder, Grib
Ramkumar

Ramkumar Nair

Founder & CEO, Mycorena AB
Rana

Rana Ozseker

Change Management Professional / Startup Mentor, RNA Change Management
Reetta

Reetta Kivela

FI Mentor
Reidar

Reidar Wasenius

Managing Director, Finnish Business Angels Network - FiBAN
Renata

Renata Pereira

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

Ricardo Monagas

Co-founder at Uppersky / CTO at TotalCtrl.no, Uppersky / TotalCtrl.no
Richard

Richard Brion

CEO, Revolution Agriculture
Rie Aleksandra

Rie Aleksandra Walle

Founder & Manager, Bedre Bedrift AS
Risto

Risto Rautakorpi

Co-dounder, Gorilla Ventures Oy
Russell

Russell Cole

Partner, AGXactly
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
Scott

Scott Landers

Co-Founder, Systems Engineer, Figure 8 Logistics
Seamus

Seamus Holohan

CEO, The Helsinki Distilling Company
Shira

Shira Rosen

owner, Shira rosen
Sina

Sina Azeri

Executive Chairman, City Gaming Limited
Stefan

Stefan Petersson

Partner, Investor & Company Builder, Xplorico
Suzanne

Suzanne Fanning

FI Mentor
Tania

Tania Villares Balsa

Investment Director, Cambridge Enterprise
Tasha

Tasha Tolmacheva

Co-Founder, Haze Shift
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 & Chief Operating Officer, Flashnode
Torsti

Torsti Tenhunen

Spinnaker Ventures, Angel Investor, Member Board Of Directors at Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN), FiBAN
Trevor

Trevor Smith

Operations Director - now retired, LUMIOFIT
Tugce

Tugce Ergun

Partner & Chief of Innovation, SAF Nutrition
Udi

Udi Klier

CEO, Nicevend
Vahid

Vahid Mortezaei

Food Designer, Vahid Mortezaei Studio
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

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