Mentors

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

Katherine Hague

ShopLocket

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 vertical.

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Tarmo Virki

Lahhentagge

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

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Ville Miettinen

Microtask

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).

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Priit Salumaa

Mooncascade

Priit is the Co-founder of Mooncascade, a mobile enthusiast, and a software engineer with 14 years of experience in the industry. He's 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 a pitch coach in Baltics.

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Gleb Maltsev

Stoneful

Prior to handling marketing at a top investment bank, he has founded and helped building startups like Fits.me- a company that received broad international recognition and was hailed as the next Skype for the fashion industry. He's also a co-founder of Fundwise- a crowd investment platform for SME's in CEE region.

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Jurgo Preden

IOT Streetlight

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

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Lucas Wang

HWTrek

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.

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Tauri Tuubel

Defendec

Tauri Tuubel is the 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.

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Triin Kask

Nevercode

Founder & CEO at Nevercode and a lector at the University of Tartu. Triin has participated in the Deep Dive acceleration program in Silicon Valley and has the academic knowledge about the startup world from working in the university as well as the practical experience from building her own startup.

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Kristoffer Lawson

Holvi

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

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Paul Smith

Ignite100

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.

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Tobias Stone

The Wye

Tobias brings together a background in innovation policy, economic development, investment, and entrepreneurship. Being experienced investor, Toby has a lot of experience bridging West and East Europe, fundraising, structuring investment, startups, and innovation.

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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.

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Ales Spetic

CubeSensors / Koto

Aleš is an experienced manager and startup founder. He founded CubeSensors, the hottest IoT hardware startup from central Europe and bootstrapped the company from the initial idea to the shipped product. He also cofounded FriedWorks, a private co-working incubator in Slovenia.

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Scott N. Miller

Dragon Innovation

Scott is leading Dragon Innovation - helping companies scale by providing expertise in all the sectors of the business: DFMA, Sourcing, RFQ, Quality, Handover, Pre-Production and much more. Scott is also a professor at Olin College, teaching Machine Design Design for Manufacturing & Assembly.

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Zak Homuth

Upverter

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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