Founder Institute Mentors

Munich 2019

The Founder Institute carefully recruits 20-40 Mentors per semester, and we typically only accept Mentors that have built or led fast-growth technology businesses.  

Our Mentors lead the weekly training sessions, and their mandate is to help our participants by sharing their experience, outlining the latest tactics, and providing critical feedback on your progress. In addition, through the Founder Institute's Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program, and many have become formal advisors and investors to our Graduates. 

Mentors

Aaron

Aaron Eden

COO, Co-Founder, Moves The Needle
Adam

Adam Probst

founder, MAIoT.io
Adrian Hans Beat

Adrian Hans Beat Fopp

CEO, Harvard Business School Munich
Alev

Alev Canoglu

Founder & CEO, Female Tech Leaders
Alexander

Alexander Lasslop

Co-Founder, MyDays / Venturate
Alexander

Alexander Daamen

Co-Founder, NoPilots
Alexander

Alexander Henn

CEo, shore.com
André

André Kholodov

CEO, eCozy
Andreas

Andreas Hoerr

Co-Founder, Venturate
Andreas

Andreas Dr. Splittgerber

Technology, Digital and Privacy Lawyer , Reed Smith
Andreas

Andreas Maslo

CEO, Verso Central Europe
Andreas

Andreas Beer

Managing Director , HYVE
Andrej

Andrej Kulikov

Founder & CEO, Artisense
Andy

Andy Goldstein

Executive Director, LMU Entrepreneurship Center
Annika

Annika Pies

Managing Director, TALENTS – Digitales Personalmarketing
Archibald

Archibald Sheran

CTO, Smokify
Assaf

Assaf Shamia

Principal at Siemens Venture Capital, Siemens Venture Capital
Beenish

Beenish Waris

CEO, Connect Platform
Benjamin

Benjamin Gröschel

Owner, kaffeemuenchen.de
Benjamin

Benjamin Thym

CEO, barcoo
Bernhard

Bernhard Stippig

Co-Founder, e-profound GmbH
Bernhard

Bernhard Scholz

COO, Kontexlab
Berthold

Berthold Von Freyberg

Partner & Co-Owner, Target Partners
Boris

Boris Schwager

Founder & Owner, gridbuddy
Bruno

Bruno Mueller

Founder, AMI Capital
Caroline

Caroline Osswald

Managing Director, Osswald HR
Chris

Chris Eberl

CEO & Founder , kontextR GmbH
Christian

Christian Lindener

CEO and Country Manager, Wayra Germany
Christian

Christian Gleich

Director Crowd Strategy, HYVE
Christoph

Christoph Sollich

Christoph Sollich - The Pitch Doctor, Startup Consultant (Warsaw FI) , Startup Consultant
Christopher

Christopher Waldner

Founder, Entrepreneurship Manufactory GmbH
Christopher

Christopher Obereder

CMO, Coin Stats
Claas

Claas Van Delden

Managing Director, SevenVentures GmbH
Claudia

Claudia Bacco

Founder, Grand Prix Marketing Consultants
Claudia

Claudia Schaller Dr.

Scientist | Strategist | Entrepreneur , InFutura
Dan

Dan Lüdtke

Co-Founder, LK-Networks
Daniel

Daniel Grassinger

Head of , XPRENEURS
Daniel

Daniel Bidmon

Founder & CEO, Obelizk®
Daniel

Daniel Schosser

Co-Founder, Crashtest Security
Daniel

Daniel Kilger

CEO, Smokeless
Danny

Danny Lützelberger

Innovation Management , E.ON
Daria

Daria Saharova

Partner, Vito One
David

David Lees

Founder, CEO , StoryHome
David

David Stephenson

Referent Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IHK für München und Oberbayern
David

David Lees

CEO & Founder, StoryHome
Deepa

Deepa Gautam Nigge

Head of Next-Gen Innovation Network , SAP
Dr. Angelika

Dr. Angelika Kneidl

Founder , Accu:rate
Dr. Anne

Dr. Anne Kreile

Investment Associate, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners
Dr. Cornelia

Dr. Cornelia Klaubert

Founder, gasido GmbH
Dr. Isabell

Dr. Isabell Franck

Founder & Managing Director, franck.AI GmbH
Dr. Justus

Dr. Justus Binder

Partner , ReedSmith
Dr. Tina

Dr. Tina Ruseva

CEO, Mentessa
Eva

Eva Missling

Director Strategic Development, 99designs
Fabian

Fabian Linack

CEO, Self Employed
Farina

Farina Schurzfeld

Entrepreneur & Founder, Selfapy GmbH
Felix

Felix Reinshagen

Co-Founder, Navvis GmbH
Florian

Florian Mann

CEO, WERK1
Florian

Florian Gottschaller

Founder, Board member, SPENDIT AG
Florian

Florian Huber

Angel Investor, florianhuber.de
Florian

Florian Erber

Founder & Managing Partner , Ananda Impact Ventures
Francisco Jose

Francisco Jose Tavira Sanchez

Co-Director, Founder Institute Munich
Frederik

Frederik Roever

FI Mentor
Frederik

Frederik Roever

FI Mentor
Fredi

Fredi Gruber

Co-Founder, fulfin
Georg

Georg Broxtermann

Co-founder / Managing Director , GameInfluencer GmbH
Gerhard

Gerhard Müller

Partner, TNG Technology Consulting GmbH
Hannes

Hannes Kleist

Managing Director , stanwood
Hans

Hans Pretz

Chief Product Officer, Techpilot
Heiko

Heiko Beier

CEO, moresophy GmbH
Hendrik

Hendrik Braun

CEO, Argo Trade Solutions
Izai

Izai Amorim

Executive Director, Brandleague Limited
Jan

Jan Kennedy

CEO & Founder, Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship
Jan

Jan Küster

Founder & CEO, FoundersFight.Club
Jan

Jan Heitmann

Keynote Speaker, Poker-Experte.de
Janthana

Janthana Kaenprakhamroy

CEO & Founder, Tapoly Ltd
Jed

Jed Fisher

CEO, 4D Pipeline
Jennifer

Jennifer Schwade

Founder & CEO, shape me GmbH
Joe

Joe Betts Lacroix

CTO, Vium
Johann

Johann Romefort

Tech Evangelist, STYLIGHT
Joram

Joram Voelklein

Co-Founder, Cryptology Asset Group
Julia

Julia Haitzmann

Growth Hacker, hackabu
Julia

Julia Prettl

Investment Manager, Vito One
Jürgen

Jürgen Kopelke

CEO & Co-Founder, Webumbrella
Jutta

Jutta Merschen

Founder & MD, everday.io
Katrin

Katrin Ostermeier

Business Coach, KAOS GmbH (www.kaos-coaching.de)
Kyrill

Kyrill Zlobenko

Regional Manager, DACH, Seedrs Ltd.
Lars

Lars Stäbe

Venture Associate, La Famiglia
Leon

Leon Zucchini

Co-Founder, Curiosity.ai
Lina

Lina Timm

CEO, Media Lab Bayern
Lorenz

Lorenz Hartung

Co-Founder, ePetWorld
Magdalena

Magdalena Reith

Startup- and Business Consultant, unicornpitch.com
Magdalena

Magdalena Muttenthaler

CEO, freemindedfolks-shop GmbH
Manuel

Manuel Niederhofer

Digital Strategy, Media-Saturn
Manuel

Manuel Heckmann

Founder & COO, EcoG GmbH
Marc

Marc Staller

CEO, Rep Ahead GmbH
Marco

Marco Otte Witte

Founder, simplabs
Marianne

Marianne Kraai

Co-Founder & CEO, mayze
Mark

Mark Friedrich

Attorney at Law, Osborne Clarke
Mark

Mark Windeknecht

Associate , Vito One
Markus

Markus Felgenhauer

CEO & Co-Founder, QYOBO
Marlene

Marlene Kern

Dipl. Kommunikations Design, Marlene Kern Design
Martin

Martin Reents

CEO, Hetras AG
Martin

Martin Sundermann

Partner, Osborne Clarke
Martin

Martin Reichenbach

CEO & Founder, beActive // pricing4startups
Martin

Martin Giese

Business Angel, Negotiation and Startup Coach, Self Employed
Martin

Martin Plöckl

Gründer in Ruhestand, Founder Institute Munich
Michael

Michael Schmidt

Co-founder and CEO, HYVE AG and ICAROS GmbH
Michael

Michael Mai

Managing Director, MMAI Advisory, ISTARIUM Technologies
Michael

Michael Sedlmeier

Art Director, Smokeless
Michael

Michael Reuter

Co-Founder, Datarella GmbH
Michael

Michael Gebert

FI Mentor
Narjeet

Narjeet Soni

Founder & CEO, The LeanApps GmbH
Natalia

Natalia Karbasova

Head of Burda Bootcamp, Burda Bootcamp
Natalia

Natalia Startseva

Business Transformation Manager, BMW Group
Natascha

Natascha Zeljko

Founder , F10 FemaleOneZero GmbH
Nathan

Nathan Evans

Co-Founder, fulfin
Niclas

Niclas Fritz

Munich Co-Founder, Hardware.co
Nicolas

Nicolas Plögert

Managing director and founder, Opentabs GmbH
Noam

Noam Tamari-Wekser

Co-Founder, Intrapreneurs Global Network
Norbert

Norbert Schauermann

CEO, Founder, dreizehn° UG
Olaf

Olaf Jacobi

Managing Partner, Capnamic Ventures
Oleg

Oleg Lola

CEO & Founder, MobiDev
Oliver

Oliver Gajek

FI Mentor
Pascal

Pascal Schäfer

CEO, schaefermedia.co
Pascal

Pascal Schweizer

CEO, Thermosome GmbH
Pat

Pat Piritburana

Founder, SpaceNeo
Patrick

Patrick Löffler

Managing Director, givve
Patrick

Patrick Müller

Co-Founder & CTO, Smokeless
Paul

Paul Klemm

Associate, Earlybird VC
Philipp

Philipp Martin

CEO, Reachbird.io
Rado

Rado Pavlov

Founder & CEO, BusExpress
Ravi

Ravi Kurani

Principal, Earlybird Venture Capital
Rene

Rene Seifert

Co-Founder, Venturate and Million Miles Media
Rob

Rob Johnson

Co-Founder, Maker Academy
Robert

Robert Kitson

Director, Founder Institute, Munich
Robert F.

Robert F. Brunner

Managing Editor & Coach, B'IMPRESS - impressive communication & Leadership Consulting
Roman

Roman Wolkow

CEO, Mitakus
Rupa

Rupa Ram

Founder, Kayla Boutique Limited
Sahar

Sahar Azghandi

Co-Founder & Executive Managing Director, SMAL
Sebastian

Sebastian Ballweg

founder, Ideenschmiede21
Sebastian

Sebastian Niewöhner

CEO, Talentcube
Sibyll

Sibyll Brüggemann

Head of Marketing DACH, Klarna
Silvio

Silvio Mc Miken

Rechtsanwalt | Counsel , Reed Smith LLP
Simon

Simon Schneider

CEO & Co-Founder, Zyncd
Stefan

Stefan Lemper

CEO, YOU IS NOW
Steffen

Steffen Matz

FI Mentor
Stephan

Stephan Wiesener

CTO, hetras
Stephan

Stephan Jacquemot

Emerging Business Team Lead Germany , Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
Stephan

Stephan Hauner

CEO, mindshine
Stephanie

Stephanie Renz

Founding Manager, The Story Of The Fish
Svenja

Svenja Lassen

Managing Director, primeCROWD
Sylvia

Sylvia Gangl

Founder, HR Schmiede
Ted

Ted Bremer

Founder, CEO, RedRigger GmbH
Teresa

Teresa Hessel

Consultant & Coach, hessel-consulting.de
Thilo

Thilo Plikat

Growth Hacker, GermanGrowthHacker
Thomas

Thomas Hartmann

General Manager, Lean Startup Practitioner, str84wd
Thomas

Thomas Kraus

Former CEO, TNT Express Germany
Thomas

Thomas Schindler

Founder, CTO, Hotoshi
Thorsten

Thorsten Lambertus

Dr., Fraunhofer Venture
Till

Till Kaestner

Managing Director, akom360
Toby

Toby Bakic

Director International, Westwing
Tom

Tom Rauhe

Co-Founder, mobalo GmbH
Uschi

Uschi Joshua

President, German American Business Association
Verena

Verena Sturm

Founder, Avestu Institute
Vicky

Vicky Arndt

Co-Founder & Partner , Gravity
Vladislav

Vladislav Svetashkov

CEO, brezzl. GmbH
Volker

Volker Glaeser

Partner and Managing Director, Reply
Volker

Volker Ruerup

Managing Director, Patent Pilot
Wolfgang

Wolfgang Dykiert

CEO, dykiert beratung Gründungs- und Mittelstandsberatung
Xaver

Xaver Lehmann

Managing Director & Co-Founder, e-bot7

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