Who push our teams to grow faster, think bigger,
and aim higher

Katherine Hague


Katherine is the Co-Founder of ShopLocket - company that provides resources for the next generation of hardware innovation. Katherine was recently listed as one of Canada’s top tech stars by the Financial Post and as one of the 5 women to watch in wearable technology.


Tarmo Virki


Tarmo is an experienced media professional - publisher, editor, journalist, communications manager and published author. After working a while on one startup he has built up CoFounder Magazine and he is running editorial operations of ArcticStartup. Keen on the startup scene, fascinated by creating something new.


Ville Miettinen


Ville is a well-known mentor, serial entrepreneur and investor. He was one of the founders of Hybrid Graphics (later NVIDIA Finland), a pioneer in real-time 3D graphics technologies. Ville has been involved with the evolution of various open standards (OpenGL ES, OpenVG, ..). The last couple of years he has been particularly interested in crowdsourcing and human computation.


Priit Salumaa


Priit is the Co-founder of Mooncascade, a mobile enthusiast, and a software engineer with 14 years of experience in the industry. He is the Co-founder of Garage48 and Mobile Monday Estonia chapter being active in Baltic startup community since 2007. He is a valued technical mentor and pitch teacher in Baltics.


Gleb Maltsev


Prior to handling marketing at a top investment bank, he has founded and helped to build start-ups like, a company that has received broad international recognition and hailed as the next Skype for the fashion industry. He is a co-founder of Fundwise, the crowd investment platform for small and medium-sized businesses in the CEE region.


Jurgo Preden

IOT Streetlight

Jurgo is CTO at IoT Streetlight Ltd – company that is creating innovative solutions for smart cities. He is also senior researcher at Tallinn University of Technology. He has broad experience in product development, wireless sensor networks, distributed systems, embedded software.


Lucas Wang


Lucas is the CEO of HWTrek, the largest global platform for hardware innovators and industry. HWTrek provides online planning and team collaboration tools, supply chain management services, and channels for global market expansion. Before HWTrek, Lucas founded TMI (Taiwan Mobile Innovation), which makes early stage investments and incubates promising entrepreneurs.


Tauri Tuubel


Tauri Tuubel TAURI TUUBEL DEFENDEC Co-founder and CPO of Defendec, information services company. He has worked as a project manager at Sampo, and a project manager, team leader and software engineering team leader at Skype.


Triin Kask


Founder and CEO at Nevercode. She is a PhD student in Economics and a lector at University of Tartu. She is also working as a trainer at Sense Training OÜ. She has participated in the Deep Dive acceleration program in Silicon Valley and has the academic knowledge about the start-up world from working in the university as well as the practical experience from building her own start-up.


Kristoffer Lawson


Co-Founder and Head of Product at Finnish banking startup, smart banking for group activities. Demoscene activist and founder of largest digital art festival in the Nordics. He now travels across the Europe to find, blog about and inspire new startups.


Paul Smith


Co-founder, director and programme manager at ignite100, an early-stage digital accelerator programme based in the UK. He is an award winning writer, author and radio producer, a failed rocket scientist, co-founder of Appysnap and a startup advisor to Blooie and Teddle. He is a Startup Mentor for various start-ups.


Tobias Stone

The Wye

Tobias is an entrepreneur, and have worked in the technology and finance sectors for many years. He brings together a background in innovation policy, economic development, investment, and entrepreneurship. Being experienced investor Toby has a lot of experience bridging between West and East Europe, fundraising, structuring investment, start-ups, and innovation.


Mattias Lepp

Click & Grow

Founder and CEO of Click & Grow, an innovative system for growing houseplants. Click & Grow's Kickstarter campaign raised $625 000. Mattias has also raised millions of dollars in venture capital.


Ales Spetic

CubeSensors / Koto

Aleš is an experienced manager and startup founder. He runs CubeSensors, the hottest IoT hardware startup from central Europe. Together with his cofounder, he bootstrapped the company from the initial idea to the shipped product. He cofounded FriedWorks, a private coworking incubator in Slovenia, run TSstartup, a first industry backed accelerator in the CEE region.


Scott N. Miller

Dragon Innovation

Scott has been working with iRobot for 10 years. He now leads Dragon Innovation helping companies scale by providing them expertise in all sectors of the business: DFMA, Sourcing, RFQ, Quality, Handover, Pre-Production and much more. Scott is also professor at Olin College teaching Machine Design and Design for Manufacture and Assembly.


Zak Homuth


Co-Founder and CEO of Upverter, electrical engineer, software hack, and community builder. He has started 3 startups, he's a YCombinator alumni, 2-time school dropout and an IBM, Sandvine & Infosys Alum.


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