Our Mentors


People who have seen it all. Our mentors help our Startups and us with their experience and guidance.

Sören Stamer
Sören Stamer CEO & Co-Founder

CoreMedia AG

Hanno Zulla
Hanno Zulla CEO & Founder

epublica GmbH

Thomas Pabst
Thomas Pabst Partner

Skillnet GmbH

Sebastian Johnston
Sebastian Johnston Founder & GP

La Famiglia

Petra Vorsteher
Petra Vorsteher CAO & Co-Founder

Smaato Inc.

Peter Samuelsen
Peter Samuelsen CEO

novomind AG

Ines von Jagermann
Ines von Jagermann Member of the Executive Board – Digital

Tchibo GmbH

Heidrun Twesten
Heidrun Twesten Founder & Managing Partner

Impacct GmbH

Dr. John Lange
Dr. John Lange Head of Finance, Marketing & Classifieds Division, MD Axel Springer Digital

Axel Springer SE

Roman Bach
Roman Bach CEO

JamesEdition

Marc Schachtel
Marc Schachtel Managing Director & CTO

PARSHIP ELITE Group

Philipp Westermeyer
Philipp Westermeyer Founder

Online Marketing Rockstars

Andrea Frahm
Andrea Frahm Owner

Frahm & Partner Communications

Uve Samuels
Uve Samuels CEO

HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration

Ulrike Schäfer
Ulrike Schäfer Senior Business Development Manager

Bauer Xcel Media Deutschland KG

Thomas Preuss
Thomas Preuss Partner

Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

Tim Schiffers
Tim Schiffers CEO

PARSHIP ELITE Group

Michael Pletziger
Michael Pletziger CEO

Ubilabs Inc.

Philipp Schroeder
Philipp Schroeder Founding Partner

Active Venture Partners

Peter F. Schmid
Peter F. Schmid CEO

Wer liefert was? GmbH

Joern Pelzer
Joern Pelzer Co-Founder & Partner

PINOVA Capital GmbH

Nina Hirsch
Nina Hirsch Partner

PINOVA Capital GmbH

Michael Trautmann
Michael Trautmann Vorstand

thjnk AG

Meike Dipner
Meike Dipner Brand Manager

Telefónica

Lucas de Ponte Müller
Lucas de Ponte Müller Rechtsanwalt & Abogado – Corporate Law/ M&A

Taylor Wessing

Julia von Loessl
Julia von Loessl Geschäftsführerin

PICTUREPARK STUDIOS GmbH

Jens Redmer
Jens Redmer Principal, New Business Development

Google Inc.

Jan Brorhilker
Jan Brorhilker Partner/WP/StB

EY

Iskender Dirik
Iskender Dirik MD/CEO-in-Residence Microsoft Startup Growth Partners / Microsoft Accelerator Berlin

Microsoft

Gabriele Bergert
Gabriele Bergert Managing Director/Partner

BERGERT E-Search & Consulting GmbH & Co. KG

David Fogel
David Fogel Co-Founder & Investor

Accelerated Digital Ventures

Dr. Tillmann Pfeifer
Dr. Tillmann Pfeifer Partner

Taylor Wessing

Dirk Freise
Dirk Freise Founder

Shortcut Ventures GmbH

Christoph Schuh
Christoph Schuh Partner

Lakestar LP

Christian Nagel
Christian Nagel Managing Partner

Earlybird Venture Capital

Birger Veit
Birger Veit CEO

CELLULAR GmbH

Arne Kahlke
Arne Kahlke CEO

LemonSwan

Andreas Haug
Andreas Haug Managing Partner / General Partner

e.ventures – eVenture Capital Partners

Albrecht Grell
Albrecht Grell Executive Vice President, Digital Solutions and Innovation

DNV GL

Nicholas C. Denissen
Nicholas C. Denissen Vice President Marketplace Business

Amazon

Ulrike Dockhorn
Ulrike Dockhorn Owner

aberratio GmbH

Sandra Fisher
Sandra Fisher Principal

enable2grow GmbH

Heiko Milde
Heiko Milde Geschäftsführer

IFB Innovationsstarter GmbH

Eckhard Südmersen
Eckhard Südmersen Geschäftsführer

Libri GmbH

Pieter Haas
Pieter Haas CEO

MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group

Dirk Kleine
Dirk Kleine Director

Microsoft

Oliver Gebien
Oliver Gebien Director E-Commerce International

Montblanc International

Claas van Delden
Claas van Delden COO Digital Ventures & Commerce

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

Stan Sugarman
Stan Sugarman Senior Vice President

Salesforce

Martin Ostermayer
Martin Ostermayer Founder & Managing Partner

Shortcut Ventures GmbH

Matthias Schrader
Matthias Schrader CEO

SinnerSchrader

Oliver Poppelbaum
Oliver Poppelbaum Bereichsleiter Sales & CRM

HSV Fussball AG

Martin Jung
Martin Jung Director – Department Innovation and Business Development

IFB – Hamburgische Investitions- und Förderbank

Johann Butting
Johann Butting Head of EMEA Sales

Slack

Paul Krion
Paul Krion Unit Manager Engineering

Amadeus IT Group

Sigmar Werz
Sigmar Werz Corporate Director Global eCommerce

Beiersdorf AG

Roger Hillen-Pasedag
Roger Hillen-Pasedag Director Strategy, Innovation & CR

Hermes Germany GmbH

Lars Neumann
Lars Neumann Leiter Vorstandsprojekte / Geschäftsentwicklung

HHLA Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG

Ulrich Hegge
Ulrich Hegge Advisor / Investor / Board Member

AppNexus

Stefan Richter
Stefan Richter Owner

freiheit.com technologies gmbh

Timo Salzsieder
Timo Salzsieder Chief Solution Officer/CIO

METRO AG

Philipp Kraft
Philipp Kraft Founder

SUPR (aquired by wirecard)

Stefan Puriss
Stefan Puriss Advisor & Entrepreneur

Frontlineshop

Klaus Ahrens
Klaus Ahrens Founder

buzzbird

Philip Dipner
Philip Dipner Managing Director

Content Fleet GmbH

Jens Schumann
Jens Schumann

Tipp24

Mirco Lange
Mirco Lange

Edeka

Dr. Andreas Seifert
Dr. Andreas Seifert CEO

fabfab GmbH

Marlis Jahnke
Marlis Jahnke Owner

Inpromo – Agentur für Online-Promotion und -Marketing

Jens Wasel
Jens Wasel CEO

KW-Commerce GmbH

Corinna Drube
Corinna Drube Director

LSP Digital GmbH & Co. KG

Nico Lumma
Nico Lumma COO

Next Media Accelerator

Torsten Ahlers
Torsten Ahlers Managing Director

Otto Group Media GmbH

Frank Bacher
Frank Bacher MD Digital Media

RMS Radio Marketing Service GmbH & Co. KG

Raimund Bau
Raimund Bau CEO

So1 GmbH

Thies Rixen
Thies Rixen Vice President Sales/Pre-Sales

Telekom

Tim von Törne
Tim von Törne Geschäftsführer

Man & Stone Capital