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Meet our experts

We define our Kickstart Experts as individuals with extensive knowledge related to either a specific industry, or specific topics, methodologies or technologies.

Andy Schwarzenbach

Andy Schwarzenbach

Hitzberger (Exit to Migros)

Founder & former CEO

Anna Hakobyan

Anna Hakobyan

Director Business Development

Audrey le Borgne

Audrey le Borgne

Global Marketing & Innovation Advisor

Benno Burkhardt

Benno Burkhardt

STASH

Co-Owner & CEO

Benoit Passuello

Benoit Passuello

Energy Transition Leader

Carmen Spielmann

Carmen Spielmann

Strategy Director

Chiara Rinaldi

Chiara Rinaldi

Co-Founder

Chris Frey

Chris Frey

Digital Transformation Officer

Conor Burke

Conor Burke

Managing Director

Debbie Brown

Debbie Brown

Procurement Hacker

Delphine Cordie

Delphine Cordie

Executive Business Coach & Consultant

Derek van Brussel

Derek van Brussel

Venture Capital investor

Dimitrios Matsakis

Dimitrios Matsakis

Independent Consultant

Emily Elsner

Emily Elsner

Social Impact Manager

Ina Paschen

Ina Paschen

Campaign Leader

Jade Sternberg

Jade Sternberg

Innovation Manager

Jiri Petr

Jiri Petr

Head of Application Development

Julien Weissenberg

Julien Weissenberg

Founder & AI Expert

Konstantin Yershov

Konstantin Yershov

Digital Transformation

Linus Gabrielsson

Linus Gabrielsson

CEO & Founder

Lisa-Ann Preuss

Lisa-Ann Preuss

Founder & Manager Partner

Lisette van der Maarel

Lisette van der Maarel

Lead Circular Economy Transition

Lorenzo Manera

Lorenzo Manera

Asset Management

Magdalena Surówka

Magdalena Surówka

Data Scientist

Marina Faiella

Marina Faiella

Director of Hematology Market Access Europe

Martin Rosendahl

Martin Rosendahl

IKEA

Operations Leader

Matthias Eifert

Matthias Eifert

Managing Director Zukunftsregion

Matthias Steinlin

Matthias Steinlin

Attorney at Law

Mauro Ferrara

Mauro Ferrara

Principal Software Engineer

Michael Bernhard

Michael Bernhard

Bereichsleiter

Mike Hindi

Mike Hindi

Value Creator

Mischa Seitz

Mischa Seitz

COO

Nadine Zdych

Nadine Zdych

Founder

Natalie Pankova

Natalie Pankova

COO

Nicolas Lehmann

Nicolas Lehmann

Finance Manager

Oriana Kraft

Oriana Kraft

ETHZ FemTech Summit 2021

Pascal Fröhlicher

Pascal Fröhlicher

CEO

Patrycja Pielaszek

Patrycja Pielaszek

Founder & Innovation Catalyst

Rafael Perez Süess

Rafael Perez Süess

Head of Business Development

Raphael Felenbok

Raphael Felenbok

Advisor & Investor

Renato Del Grosso

Renato Del Grosso

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Rinat Abdrasilov

Rinat Abdrasilov

Senior Partner

Ruth Armale

Ruth Armale

Head of Open Innovation

Sara Fedele

Sara Fedele

Co-Founder

Sasha Burkhardt

Sasha Burkhardt

FinTech Business Development

Stéphanie Engels

Stéphanie Engels

Partner

Thomas Amberg

Thomas Amberg

University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Professor

Thomas J. Pflüger

Thomas J. Pflüger

Business Consultant & Advisor

Tobias Temmen

Tobias Temmen

Broker

Urs Ryf

Urs Ryf

CSA Engineering

Vikram Bhatnagar

Vikram Bhatnagar

Digital Advisor

Violeta Paredes

Violeta Paredes

Director

Vlado Petrushev

Vlado Petrushev

Managing Director

Yanya Viskovich

Yanya Viskovich

Attorney at Law

Zeynep Cansu Öner

Zeynep Cansu Öner

Business Development Manager

What we do

Engage with startups in 1:1 sessions

Dedicate 10 hours on an annual basis

A door-opener to their networks when appropriate

Offer actionable advice and challenge in a constructive way

Engages with wider Kickstart community