Judges & Speakers

STup! 2021 judges and speakers

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Gergo Gulyas

Board of Directors at Startup Campus


Startup Campus is a global program for innovative businesses, from the idea phase until market entry. With an international team, an extensive partner network, they provide training and education, incubation, international market entry, and investment services in several major cities of the world. Startup Campus is active in global events, with the aim to encourage entrepreneurship and connect various regional startup ecosystems.
Startup Campus,
UK and Hungary

Sara Korchmaros

Co-Founder at cLAB Ventures


cLAB is a qualified network, that connects innovators with organizations who are willing to innovate or seeking to invest in projects which can create a world where cancer is a curable disease. Their mission is to support those innovators who can challenge the status quo and help life-saving inventions to reach their full potential in the field of cancer diagnostics and treatment.
cLab Ventures, UK

Michael Chaffe

CEO at Wolves Summit


Wolves Summit connects angel investors, VC funds, tech talents, and corporations with the most promising startups in the CEE region to help ambitious founders scale and foster international economic growth. In the last five years, they have fine-tuned their Wolves Match tool to facilitate strategic connections and strengthen ties between countries, expand startup ecosystems and grow opportunities for entrepreneurs. Every edition attracts more than 2500 participants from 80 countries providing 100+ hours of immersive educational content, keynotes and startup pitches.
Wolves Summit,
Poland

Diana Florescu

Managing partner at Grai Group


Grai Group is a digital media and venture building studio which partners with entrepreneurs and corporations to validate, build, and scale new products and business. Grai leverages the abilities of entrepreneurs and the vast resources of corporations to develop new business, with a focus on execution speed and future growth in overlooked markets and offerings.
Grai Group,
UK

Arjan Goudsblom

Director and Co-founder at Preneurz.Amsterdam


Preneurz was founded on the belief that universities are vital players in entrepreneurial ecosystems, both as a learning environment and as a breeding ground for nascent entrepreneurs. In international programs they partner with economic development agencies, governments, and universities to build in-house capacities at universities, connecting them to both local and international entrepreneurial ecosystems. Their projects in the Netherlands focus on connecting academic knowledge hubs to SME’s, resulting in a more prepared workforce, new employment opportunities, and future growth.
Preneurz.Amsterdam,
Netherlands

Andreas Spechtler

Founder and CEO at Silicon Castles


Silicon Castles is a Strategic Business Accelerator for technology intellectual property (IP) licensing businesses with a focus on European Diamonds (technology startups with scalable technology and outstanding intellectual property). Once a year Silicon Castles organizes the Startup Executive Academy (SEA), which is an international and exclusive Go-to-market program for early-stage startup founders and executives to accelerate their business and inspire growth.
Silicon Castles,
Austria

Paulina Bialek

Business Development Director at Expara IDM Ventures


Expara is Southeast Asia's pioneer and leader in early-stage venture capital and venture services, as well as an experienced provider of acceleration, incubation, entrepreneurship training, and mentorship to start-ups from all around the world. The company is headquartered in Singapore with offices and presence in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Poland.
Expara IDM Ventures,
Singapore

Iva Rakocevic

Principal at Kavedon Kapital


Kavedon Kapital is a Venture Capital firm whose entire ethos and philosophy is designed around Circular Economics. Everyone in Kavedon Kapital, Investors, Founders and Management Team alike, has the responsibility to build a venture model for tomorrow, today. Kavedon is an outcome focused fund, with mutually aligned interests in the short and long term, which means everybody gains from the generated prosperity without sacrificing their own unique interest.
Kavedon Kapital,
Austria

Renata Brkić

Managing partner at Feelsgood Capital


Renata Brkić is a serial entrepreneur and impact investor, strongly devoted to fostering social impact orientation in businesses she has been running with her teams, or consulting others. In her capacity of the Head of the Social Impact Investment Hub Professor Balthazar, Renata is responsible for the revival of the Professor Balthazar character as a unique, artistic, socially responsible brand, for which she has received a TBAA award as the best social impact investment in South East Europe. Renata is Managing Partner of Feelsgood Social Impact Investment Fund for Croatia, Qualified Angel Investor and Global Mentor. Personally, she invests in wonderful ideas that can change the world for the better and push the human race forward. Mother of three.
Feelsgood Capital,
Croatia

Paulo Andrez

Angel investor, Zero Risk Startup evangelist and President of Toys R Us Iberia Holdings


Paulo Andrez is an international expert in entrepreneurship and innovation, business development, scaling up and risk mitigation. He owns a portfolio of 10 investments in startup and scale up companies. As an angel investor, he received the award “Best European Angel Investment” in 2012 as one of his investments reached 25 million euros in revenues within the first year of operations. Paulo is a founder of Entrepreneurship Agency DNA Cascais, which supported more than 400 startups in the last 14 years. Paulo was appointed President Emeritus EBAN, European Business Angel Network, after serving as President until 2014.
Toys R Us Iberia Holdings,
Portugal

Matt Kurleto

CEO at Neoteric


Matt has started in IT by assembling computers for neighbours as a kid. The founder of Neoteric, a software development company that helps startups and enterprises innovate with AI and Product Development. Founder of 3 VC backed startups. Responsible for the TechSeed strategy and acceleration program. Currently engaged in building a sustainable startup ecosystem - Startup Hansa.
Neoteric,
Poland

Nikola Pavešić

Director of Startups Ecosystem at Infobip


Director of Infobip Startup tribe - a bespoke program aimed at finding and bringing together the world’s most innovative startups to help fast-track their growth and development. Nikola is based in Infobip`s office in Tokyo. Infobip is a global cloud communications platform that enables businesses to build connected experiences across all stages of the customer journey. Accessed through a single platform, Infobip’s omnichannel engagement, identity, user authentication and contact center solutions help businesses and partners overcome the complexity of consumer communications to grow business and increase loyalty.
Infobip,
Croatia

Diana Medimorec

Head of Customer Optimization & Enablement for DACH & EMEA Emerging Markets


Diana is an international leader with proven experience in leading and developing people, simplifying the complex and delivering results. For the past 15 years she has worked in cloud technology corporations (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft), in renewable energy industry and in FMCG industry on a variety of roles - from delivering value through analytics and BI, through developing renewable energy projects to working on multi-year sales strategy initiatives. Right now she is running Customer Optimization and Enablement department in AWS for 110+ countries across EMEA.
Amazon Web Services (AWS),
SAD