Incubator - Accelerator - Venture Builder
Thought leader in innovation, startups and entrepreneurship with thirty years experience in the MedTech sector. Board member, business angel investor, entrepreneurship trainer and advisor to start-up companies and incubators around the world. Holds a BSc in Applied Chemistry, an MBA, an Executive Coaching diploma and a BSc in Holistic Counselling.
An entrepreneur-turned-investor. Partner at SOSV, Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, and Partner at MOX. He invests broadly across enterprise SaaS and cross-border internet startups, manages the startup programs and serves on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies. Oscar has made investment decisions and helped accelerate the growth of 200+ startups.
Director of The Collider, a deep tech venture builder at Mobile World Capital Barcelona. Developed his career in fintech, e-commerce, venture building, e-health and mobility. Serial entrepreneur, mentor and connector. Board member in international innovations associations, formerly a board member of Mobey Forum and currently Chairman of the Board at the Quantum World Association.
Teuta Bakalli (FCCA), a finance industry leader with over 20 years of experience in the City of London in regulated financial markets including fintech, cleantech, asset management, insurance and investment banking. Teuta has taken up residence in the digital economy hotspot of Malta where she founded Cleantech360, a company that offers business strategy and thinktank for the cleantech industry.
Eleonore van Boven
Co-founder of Invested, a consulting and investment firm that primarily invests in companies with a diverse founding team. At Pre-seed and seed their focus is sector agnostic, beyond series A they invest only in The Future of Work and HR Tech space. Noor is an international People Executive with experience specifically building, scaling and transforming organizations like Soundcloud and N26.
Co-Founder & General Partner of Q Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in Hong Kong that invests in early stage deep tech, hardware and IoT companies from the U.S., Europe, Israel and Asia. Currently the CEO of Q Design Studios, an international product design studio with offices in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Almost 2 decades of experience in the design, development and manufacture of hardware products.
Member of various Boards where innovation, tech start-up investment and entrepreneurship play an important role. Co-founder of the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS), The SA Innovation Summit (SAIS) and ANZA Capital. Active angel investor. Spearheaded the commercialization of the SA Innovation Summit as a Southern African Institution and main innovation event for the country.
Scientist/CEO with a mission to cure cancer. Gitte started Genomic Expression together with her brother, Morten Pedersen. Prior to Genomic Expression, Gitte advised a number of small and medium sized biotech companies as well as the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attracting more than +$1B into the Danish Biotech industry. Gitte recently joined Pipeline Angels and made her first angel investment. She co-founded Female Equity which is a network organization for female founders and investors having fun(d) surfing and skiing.
Managing Partner at PaoCapital. Seasoned CEO, executive and investor, connecting the dots between the startup-corporate-investor ecosystem, promoting the tech startup mindset in the society. Belongs to the Governing Board of BarcelonaTechCity, the Advertising Association of Catalonia, the Ambassadors Council of The Collider (initiative from the Mobile World Capital) and serves as an independent board director on several Boards.
Director and Co-Founder of Equilibre, a Luxembourg-based think and action tank delivering research, advice and advocacy for gender equality at work. President of the Luxembourg Business Angel Network and member of the board of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN). Active early-stage impact investor, both privately and through the womens’ angel program, Rising Tide Europe.
Rene de Jong
Founder of Don Quijote (Spanish language school with schools in Spain and Mexico) and Internet Advantage (online marketing agency in Spain and the Netherlands). Active business angel in Spain. Currently Vice President of the Entrepreneurs Organization Madrid as well as a mentor in various accelerators. Professor, speaker and author of the book “Sácale partido a Internet”.
Founder Partner at Happiness Ventures. Invests in early-stage tech companies led by entrepreneurs who have a passion to make the world a happier place. Happiness Ventures collaborates closely with start-up founders and brings several decades of operating expertise in building, growing and exiting companies to their portfolio companies.
Head of Business Management at MJ Hudson Allenbridge, an asset management consultancy firm based in London. Runs the tax-advantaged and venture capital team, delivering research and advisory services to investors, wealth managers and fund managers. Co-founded a network for women in venture capital to try to promote greater diversity and support of women in VC.
Investor for BMW i Ventures, focusing on BMW’s current and future business in the technology and customer & service space. Works closely with BMW i Ventures’ portfolio companies, developing and implementing strategic growth initiatives for them. A mission-driven leader that enjoys working with passionate entrepreneurs seeking to challenge the status quo.
Dr. Amiram Porath
Founder and CEO of Avion Consulting Group. Over a decade of experience in the capital markets and global consulting spaces. Specializes in forging strategic partnerships and facilitating international investments in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, biotech, real estate, and technology. Founding committee member and co-chair of the transatlantic Women on Corporate Boards Training Summit.
Responsible for listings in Sweden on the Main List and First North. Board member of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, part of the EIT Health Advisory Board and an ambassador for the European Women Association. In 2021 won the Wintrade Global Award for supporting female entrepreneurs. Previously served as Vice President and held several senior positions within the banking sector.
A passionate champion of financial empowerment, bringing 25 years experience from different parts of global capital markets having worked in investment banking, private banking, financial planning and private equity.
Social Impact Funds
Entrepreneur committed to IT solutions in the finance sector. Holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Aims to shape and transform the financial system as well as increase its stability by making financial institutions more secure, more compliant, more efficient and more transparent. Beyond that, aims to redesign the dialogue and interaction between financial institutions and their clients.
Founder of the WERKTO women founder and investor community, Triple Bottom Entrepreneurs LinkedIn group and Triple Bottom Line Angel Investors. Innovative business development leader. Diversity & inclusion champion. Startup advisor. Currently working with a new accelerator with programming for diversity and inclusion in Ontario, Canada.
María Ángeles León
A trained economist with a 20-year track record at Telefónica. Co-Founder of Open Value Foundation, a non-profit with a hybrid model between traditional philanthropy and private capital investment. The creative mind behind Global Social Impact, co-founder and director of Foro Impacto and Secretariat of the Working Group for Social Impact Investment in Spain. A strong promoter of the impact ecosystem in Spain.