Mentors

 

Our mentors add a great value to personal and professional startups‘ development. Thus we are very pround of having these oustanding people on our side.

 

 

  • Alex Farcet
    Alex Farcet
    Alex Farcet
    Investments, Startup advisor
    @bootcampdk
    Alex Farcet
    Investments
    Startup advisor

    • Alex is the co-founder and Managing Director of StartupBootcamp, a European startup accelerator. 
    • He sits on the board of Startup Weekend, a US non-profit dedicated to spreading entrepreneurship through action oriented events. He initiated and ran the hugely successful Startup Weekend Copenhagen out of which came Memolane.
    • Alex co-founded and host the monthly First Friday networking events, he edits the Copenhagen edition of the Startup Digest, and created StartupDenmark.
  • Aistis Zabarauskas
    Aistis Zabarauskas
    Aistis Zabarauskas
    Consulting, Public relations
    Aistis Zabarauskas
    Consulting
    Public relations

     

    Account director at public relations consultancy „Integrity PR“
    14 years of experience in communication
  • Aleksandras Golod
    Aleksandras Golod
    Aleksandras Golod
    IT, Marketing & Business development
    Aleksandras Golod
    IT
    Marketing & Business development

    Aleksandras is CMO at Microsoft Baltics and takes care for all Marketing strategy and execution in the region. Previously he took care for Office and Windows Products as Business Group Lead at Microsoft. Aleksandras already 14 years in IT business and started that from his own company.

     

    He has experience with patenting technologies. Aleksandras is an active member of Lithuanian Marketing Association and takes part in expert group.

  • Aleksej Kovaliov
    Aleksej Kovaliov
    Aleksej Kovaliov
    IT, Software development
    Aleksej Kovaliov
    IT
    Software development

  • Algimantas Variakojis
    Algimantas Variakojis
    Algimantas Variakojis
    Investments, Strategic management, Fund raising
    Algimantas Variakojis
    Investments
    Strategic management, Fund raising

    • Partner at Business Angels Fund I
    • More than 17 years of experience in investment banking
    • Held numerous management positions, including head of consulting department at Finasta, director at Pozityvios investicijos and number of board memberships.
  • Algirdas Sakmanas
    Algirdas Sakmanas
    Algirdas Sakmanas
    Finance, Banking
    Algirdas Sakmanas
    Finance
    Banking

    Head of Retail E-Channels development (PanBaltic) at Swedbank

    Past: CEO at Coralmap, Deputy director at Corpus Integrum

  • Allan Martinson
    Allan Martinson
    Allan Martinson
    Investments, TMT
    @amartinson
    Allan Martinson
    Investments
    TMT

    • Allan has been investing in and managing the largest internet & high-tech success stories in the Baltics: Baltic News Service (after >20 years of existence still the dominant news agency in the region), MicroLink (the largest Baltic IT and technology group), Delfi (the largest portal in the Baltics), SAF Tehnika (the first listed technology company in the Baltics), MTVP (the leading technology investment company in the region) and Cherry Media (the largest daily deal company in the Baltics).
    •   
    • Among others, Allan has invested in cloud-to-desktop syncronization company InvisibleCRM, content curation platform Kurat.com, next-generation online dating service Flirtic.com, leading Russian computer game publisher Novyi Disk and many more
    •   
    • Through MTVP, Allan has expanded its investment activities to a wider region including the Baltics, Finland, Russia, Ukraine and United States. In addition, he has been also making angel investments and co-founding several internet startups.

     

  • Amar Bhavnani
    Amar Bhavnani
    Amar Bhavnani
    Marketing and Advertising, Entrepreneur
    Amar Bhavnani
    Marketing and Advertising
    Entrepreneur

    Amar Bhavnani has been in the business of branding for well over 5 years now. At first with self-funded smaller lifestyle projects and new media publications, and as of late with larger more established companies, tending mostly towards the Luxury industry. He is currently the Creative Director of http://brieda.is an Icelandic Company, which makes Iceland's most exclusive duvet and is in the process of building a Luxury Swiss Watch brand, where he also plays the role of Creative Director.

  • Andrius Baranauskas
    Andrius Baranauskas
    Andrius Baranauskas
    Mobile, Product Management
    @jaudrius
    Andrius Baranauskas
    Mobile
    Product Management

     


     

  • Andrius Barštys
    Andrius Barštys
    Andrius Barštys
    Finance, Investment, Banking
    Andrius Barštys
    Finance
    Investment, Banking

  • Andrius Iskauskas
    Andrius Iskauskas
    Legal Advisor, corporate law. IP&IT law
    Andrius Iskauskas
    Legal Advisor
    corporate law. IP&IT law

    Corporate law, intellectual property and IT law professional at the law firm AAA Baltic Service Company.
    Experienced start-up consultant with good knowledge of IT market.

  • Andrus Oks
    Andrus Oks
    Andrus Oks
    Investments, Venture Capital & Private Equity
    Andrus Oks
    Investments
    Venture Capital & Private Equity

     

    Supervisory Board Member at Selfdiagnostics; realeyesit.com; Modesat Communications; Sportlyzer; GrabCAD; Fits.me; United Dogs and Cats
    Investment Manager at Estonian Development Fund
  • Andrus Purde
    Andrus Purde
    Andrus Purde
    IT, Internet
    Andrus Purde
    IT
    Internet

    Andrus is a seasoned startup marketer. Currently working on growing Achoo and marketing Pipedrive, previously Skype, Flattr, Talentag et al. Claims he's good at messaging and proposition work, onboarding and conversion programs, PR, SEO and optimising paid channels. Andrus won a €3500 cash prize (and lots of great feedback) at Ajujaht upstart competition finals. Lately he ncreased non-branded SEO signups by 185% March vs. June. More details on his Achoo profile http://achoo.co/andrus

     

  • Andrus Raudsalu
    Andrus Raudsalu
    Andrus Raudsalu
    Online Media
    Andrus Raudsalu
    Online Media

    Currently CEO / co-founder at Kurat.com and CEO / co-founder at PosterBee.com

    Past: CEO at Delfi Group; Managing director at Delfi AS; CTO / CDO at Delfi Group; Product manager / purchasing manager, member of management board at MicroLink Computers

  • Antanas Anskaitis
    Antanas Anskaitis
    Antanas Anskaitis
    Real Estate, Fund Management
    Antanas Anskaitis
    Real Estate
    Fund Management

    Currently Country Director at BPT Asset Management and Fund Manager at BPT Asset Management

  • Arek Skuza
    Arek Skuza
    Arek Skuza
    Technology, Entrepreneur
    @mrskuza
    Arek Skuza
    Technology
    Entrepreneur

  • Arvydas Strumskis
    Arvydas Strumskis
    Arvydas Strumskis
    Investments, Strategic management
    Arvydas Strumskis
    Investments
    Strategic management

    • Partner at Business Angels Fund I
    • Past board member of multiple companies including Lietuvos Energija and Lords LB Asset Management 
    • Past member of management committee at Baltic Privatization Fund
  • Audrius Valatkevicius
    Audrius Valatkevicius
    Audrius Valatkevicius
    Marketing and Sales
    Audrius Valatkevicius
    Marketing and Sales

     

    Former Marketing Manager at LAWIN Vilnius law firm. Previously – Marketing & Sales Director at Verdispar International, property investments management company.
     
    Broad experience in property-related investments management and property development in Lithuania, with more than 10 years of professional history working for Scandinavian property development, construction and property investment companies. Know-how and track record in the areas of marketing, sales, corporate communications, branding, PR, external and internal communications, as well as business management and management of business processes and projects.
  • Aurimas Bakas
    Aurimas Bakas
    Aurimas Bakas
    IT, Director/ Chief Deployment Officer at DtecNet
    Aurimas Bakas
    IT
    Director/ Chief Deployment Officer at DtecNet

    I believe I have always been too young to achieve what I managed to achieve. 

    I was 21 when selling major internet ideas to the biggest advertising agencies in Lithuania was my daily job. 

    I was 23 when I was sent to the UK and Ireland to establish the first foreign offices of the biggest Lithuanian multimedia company Gaumina.

    I was 25 when many major UK and Irish brand names were my customers. 

    I was 28 in 2010 when DtecNet, the company I managed, won a Gazelle award for 2400% growth during 2007-2009, won an award of The most successful young IT company in Lithuania, went through the due diligence process and was acquired by MarkMonitor, the global leader in enterprise brand protection. 

    In 2011, I graduated from Haas School at Berkeley (Executive Leadership Program) and Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (Executive Education: Professional Board members).

  • Azmat Yusuf
    Azmat Yusuf
    Azmat Yusuf
    IT, Entrepreneur
    Azmat Yusuf
    IT
    Entrepreneur

     

  • Chris Kowalczyk
    Chris Kowalczyk
    Chris Kowalczyk
    Investments, Entrepreneur
    @kkowalcz
    Chris Kowalczyk
    Investments
    Entrepreneur

     

     

    Founder and Managing Partner at UBIK Business Consulting (Polish management consultancy focused on TMT companies and technology startups). Partner at an early stage VC fund HardGamma Ventures, founder of GammaRebels startup accelerator. Co-founder or investor in: Macoscope.net,Codility.com (Seedcamp'09 winner), AIBotTeam, ORIAQ.com and Cuberoot.pl. Mentor at Seedcamp (WAW'09, SCWeek'09, Prague'10, Berlin'11), IPO48 (Prague 11), Springboard accelerators. Mentor and Jury Member at Labstar. Referrerat HackFwd.com, in Program Committee at E-nnovation.pl
    Currently:
     
    • Board Advisor at Codility.com
    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board Macoscope.net
    • Advisor at Motivapps
    • Advisor at Filmaster

     

    Before starting his own company he worked for Procter&Gamble, Lycos Europe / Lycos Poland and McKinsey&Co. For several years he was MIS lecturer at Warsaw Executive MBA (Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota). In 2007 he co-founded leading Polish startup meetups, Aula Polska. In 2010 he started PitchRally, monthly pitching events for investors and startups.
    Organizer of the first polish edition of Startup Weekend – Warsaw Startup Weekend. Member of Mensa Poland and founding member of Internet Society (ISOC) Poland.

     

  • Chris Robbins
    Chris Robbins
    Chris Robbins
    Consulting, International exposure, mobile
    Chris Robbins
    Consulting
    International exposure, mobile

    Currently Chief Customer Officer at Bite Group. Previously was CMO for Vodafone in Czech Republic. 

     

  • Cristobal Alonso
    Cristobal Alonso
    Cristobal Alonso
    IT, Mobile, funding, Entrepreneur
    @cristobalalonso
    Cristobal Alonso
    IT
    Mobile, funding, Entrepreneur

    Cristobal Alonso, Bite Group’s CTO is an experienced Global Executive and INSEAD MBA. Cristobal has spent over 10 years in different executive roles in the TMT space and has himself launched 2 startups in the past years; series A funded mmCHANNEL and mmC Group.

  • Damien Saunders
    Damien Saunders
    Damien Saunders
    Consulting, Independent consultant
    @damiensaunders
    Damien Saunders
    Consulting
    Independent consultant

    Damien Saunders is organiser for Startup Weekend in the UK. Damien is an entreprenuer, independant marketing consultant and product guy who has led the 1st launches of mobile content services around Europe.

  • Daniel Jarjoura
    Daniel Jarjoura
    Daniel Jarjoura
    Mobile, International exposure, Innovation management
    @unlockourminds
    Daniel Jarjoura
    Mobile
    International exposure, Innovation management

    • EMEA Business development for Syniverse Technologies 

    • Frequent lecturer on "Marketing of New Technologies" for IT engineering students 

    • Previously held several management positions atTransatel, french Telco startup
  • Daniel Ray
    Daniel Ray
    Investments, Entrepreneur
    @daniel_ray
    Daniel Ray
    Investments
    Entrepreneur

    Daniel joined S2 in 1999, first as an Associate and later became an Associate Partner. Daniel is currently a Partner in the 5th generation of S2. This generation includes S2 Baltic, focused on early stage companies in Eastern Europe.

     

    As a serial entrepreneur, he has founded several successful technology companies and is currently the CEO/Co-founder of Seriously Inc, a full-service agency headquartered in New York City. Daniel is an entrepreneur developing ideas into products, concepts into companies, with an emphasis on emerging technologies and emerging markets.

     

    He is also a co-founder of Start Karma, a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening startup ecosystem in emerging markets and Artspark a not-for-profit youth arts organization.

  • Darius Kriukas
    Darius Kriukas
    Darius Kriukas
    Investments, Management
    Darius Kriukas
    Investments
    Management

    • Director at  "AT Investicija" and General director at "Viena Saskaita"
    • Past managing director at "Star1 Airlines", general director "MG Valda", director "Girteka"
    • Active investor and supporting startups
  • Darius Lebedzinskas
    Darius Lebedzinskas
    Investments, e-business know-how and IT resources
    Darius Lebedzinskas
    Investments
    e-business know-how and IT resources

    • Darius Lebedzinskas is the general manager of Net Frequency JSC (NFQ), working for this company from 2002.
    • As business developer in TECHNOPARK.LT IT Business Incubator, Darius helped to establish the development departments in Lithuania for business startups, such as Swoodoo AG, OXID eSales AG, Medical Intelligence GmbH and other.
    • Darius, being strategic partner and investor of many business startups, is always open for business opportunities and partnership.
  • Darius Matuliauskas
    Darius Matuliauskas
    Darius Matuliauskas
    IT, Entrepreneur
    @madutis
    Darius Matuliauskas
    IT
    Entrepreneur

     

    • 10 years in Broadcast technology and Digital Television workflows at LNK TV.
    • 4 years managing Hosting product, delivery and service desk teams at HOSTEX.
    • 4 years product-managing at startups: Pigutis, Salonium, Wahanda.
  • Darius Žakaitis
    Darius Žakaitis
    Darius Žakaitis
    Investments, Marketing professional
    Darius Žakaitis
    Investments
    Marketing professional

    • Co-owner at AT Investicija, Tulips&Roses
    • Marketing and investment professional
    • Also engaged with contemporary art
  • Daumantas Mikucionis
    Daumantas Mikucionis
    Daumantas Mikucionis
    Investments, Restaurants
    @Daumantasmi
    Daumantas Mikucionis
    Investments
    Restaurants

    • General Partner at 15IN, Chairman of the Board at Coffee Inn
    • Past Co-founder & owner at 15 min, Senior Manager at Ernst & Young Baltic
    • Actively engaged with startups community
  • Deividas Talijūnas
    Deividas Talijūnas
    Deividas Talijūnas
    IT, Internet marketing
    Deividas Talijūnas
    IT
    Internet marketing

    • Serial entrepreneur
    • IT and Internet marketing professional
    • Founder of Adnet group (the first advertising network in Lithuania), Admobi, Nextmedia LT (first Lithuanian ebook reader and ebook shop) and others
  • Domas Mituzas
    Domas Mituzas
    Domas Mituzas
    IT, Information Technology and Services
    Domas Mituzas
    IT
    Information Technology and Services

     

    Database engineer at Facebook
    Member of Advisory Board at Wikimedia Foundation
    Data & Performance Engineer at Wikimedia Foundation
  • Dovydas Varkulevičius
    Dovydas Varkulevičius
    Dovydas Varkulevičius
    Management, Government Administration
    Dovydas Varkulevičius
    Management
    Government Administration

    Director of Enterpreneurship department at Enterprise Lithuania.

  • Edgaras Leichteris
    Edgaras Leichteris
    Edgaras Leichteris
    Non Profit, Innovation
    @leichteris
    Edgaras Leichteris
    Non Profit
    Innovation

    • Executive director at Knowledge Economy Forum, a non profit organisation that unites CEO's and researchers from 80 of the most successful Lithuanian companies 
    • Currently works on the establishment of effective national innovation system (science and technology parks, networks, innovation consulting services, impact on innovation culture) and intelectual property management
  • Elmar Stroomer
    Elmar Stroomer
    Elmar Stroomer
    Design
    Elmar Stroomer
    Design

    Within the past 5 years of his professional career Mr Stroomer has been responsible for a wide variety of innovative product development projects; from designing energy generating dance floor parts to organizing a design competition between universities for upgrading Indian auto rickshaws (tuktuks).  His experience is predominantly in the sustainable design, technology, and textile sectors, with understanding of working in emerging economies and bringing innovations to new markets. Lately he has been involved developing apps, low-cost cooling technology and textile recycling.
    Elmar specialises in conceptualizing, new business development, project management, designing, branding and start-ups.

  • Ernests Stals
    Ernests Stals
    Ernests Stals
    Technology, Entrepreneur, E-commerce
    @so_on
    Ernests Stals
    Technology
    Entrepreneur, E-commerce

    Since graduating business school in 2006 Ernests Stals has worked in internet and interactive industry - from providing simple web site solutions in the beginning to developing interactive concepts for ad and media agencies later.

     

    In 2008 he founded Sia Soon - a company developing verious projects e.g. creating social media and non-standard web projects, a Twitter monitoring tool and text and data mining

     

    Also Ernests is a Co-founder of TechHub Riga and Reach.ly

  • Evaldas Urbonas
    Evaldas Urbonas
    Evaldas Urbonas
    IT, Mobile, Entrepreneur
    Evaldas Urbonas
    IT
    Mobile, Entrepreneur

  • Frank Manuel Saviane
    Frank Manuel Saviane
    Frank Manuel Saviane
    Consulting, Strategy, Innovation
    Frank Manuel Saviane
    Consulting
    Strategy, Innovation

     

    Frank is Founder & CEO and Founder of Fast Forward Advisors, a consulting firm based in Italy, Germany,
    UK and China, focused on helping technology and tech-enabled Startups, SMEs and Blue Chips in the
    areas of strategy, innovation, intellectual property and internationalization.
     
    Frank also serves as a Vice Chair of Funding and Business Development at the European Alliance for
    Innovation and is a mentor/expert in several European accelerators and incubators.
     
    Prior to these positions, Frank was the VP of Financial Services at the Northern Italian incubator TIS
    innovation park. He began his career as a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft in the US and as an Investment
    Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs in the UK.
  • Giedre Ginaitiene
    Giedre Ginaitiene
    Giedre Ginaitiene
    Finance, Corporate financing
    Giedre Ginaitiene
    Finance
    Corporate financing

     

    Currently: Corporate client Project manager of Credit Department at AB bankas Finasta

    Past: Corporate client manager at AB bankas Swedbank

  • Gregor Noltes
    Gregor Noltes
    Entrepreneur
    @gregornoltes
    Gregor Noltes
    Entrepreneur

    • Gregor is employee #1 at Rockstart, the global brand for startups. 
    • He's the initiator and host of Rockstart Answers, the smart peer-2-peer Q&A 'game' for startups, and Rockstart Academy that educates emerging entrepreneurs.
    • Gregor co-organized Startup Weekend Amsterdam 2011 and is a public speaker and guest teacher at master level in the field of entrepreneurship.

     

     
  • Hendrik Halbe
    Hendrik Halbe
    Hendrik Halbe
    Investments, Entrepreneur
    @HendrikHalbe
    Hendrik Halbe
    Investments
    Entrepreneur

    Hendrik Halbe is managing director of the Erasmus Valorisatie Centrum B.V., a company held by Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam Holding B.V. (EUR Holding). In this role, he leads the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, the Holland Program on Entrepreneurship (HOPE) and the Valorisation Program Rotterdam. He is also co-founder and board member of the foundation responsible for the Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Netherlands.
     
    In addition to his activities at the Erasmus University, Hendrik is co-founder of Halbe&Koenraads Consultancy, which provides counselling and project management in the field of ntrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge utilisation. To “practice what we preach” H&K brings innovative concepts, developed in-house, to the market and supports start-ups with coaching and seed investment. 
  • Herty Tammo
    Herty Tammo
    Herty Tammo
    Investments, Startups, Business incubators
    @hertytammo
    Herty Tammo
    Investments
    Startups, Business incubators

  • Ignas Kamantauskas
    Ignas Kamantauskas
    Ignas Kamantauskas
    IT, Investments
    Ignas Kamantauskas
    IT
    Investments

  • Jacob Moroza-Rasmussen
    Jacob Moroza-Rasmussen
    Jacob Moroza-Rasmussen
    Consulting, Manufacturing
    Jacob Moroza-Rasmussen
    Consulting
    Manufacturing

  • Janis Bergs
    Janis Bergs
    Janis Bergs
    IT, CEO of FMS Group
    Janis Bergs
    IT
    CEO of FMS Group

    Jānis Bergs is an Entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience in IT industry. From 2000 until 2006 he served as board member and later as CEO of the largest Baltic’s IT holding Microlink. Microlink has started such successful companies as Delfi portals, SAF Tehnika and Doclogix. In 2006 Microlink was sold to TeliaSonera group for over 40 million Euros.

    Currently Janis Bergs is CEO of FMS Group – developer of well-known ERP software platform Horizon. He has invested in Cherry Media, Mobilly, BKA and several other technology and Internet related start-ups.

  • Jeroen van Duffelen
    Jeroen van Duffelen
    Jeroen van Duffelen
    IT, Internet
    Jeroen van Duffelen
    IT
    Internet

    Mr Jeroen van Duffelen is a young and hands-on entrepreneurial versatilist, recognized and awarded by the Dutch government. Managed to successfully launch a small mobile related venture in the education industry. Evangelist of lean business methodologies and practitioner of customer centric product and service development. Jeroen specialises in product and service development, business development, lean business methodologies, customer management, programming and IT skills.

  • Jitse Rupp
    Jitse Rupp
    Finance, Business Development
    Jitse Rupp
    Finance
    Business Development

    Jitse is a finance executive in the FMCG-industry. He enjoys coaching growth stage companies with a consumer focus to archieve profitability.

  • Jon Bradford
    Jon Bradford
    Jon Bradford
    Investments, Startup advisor
    @jd
    Jon Bradford
    Investments
    Startup advisor

  • Jon Shore
    Jon Shore
    Jon Shore
    Marketing and Advertising
    Jon Shore
    Marketing and Advertising

    Jon Shore has been a lifelong entrepreneur. Prior to his business career, Jon spent 30 years as a
    psychotherapist, writer, trainer, coach and lecturer. Jon completed MA studies in psychology. After his
    business studies Jon founded JBS Group specializing in innovation, customer loyalty and international
    business development with partners worldwide. Clients included Sony, Ticketmaster, Western Union
    and Hewlett Packard. He is also the founder of Sentegra and inventor of the concepts, business models
    and software/hardware designs that have now grown into the meWallet® System ultra-secure digital
    authentication/transaction and marketing systems. Jon has managed software and hardware development
    teams in the US, India, China and Europe. He has built an extensive network of executives, investors
    and friends throughout North America, Europe and China. He has also done in-depth, hands on market
    research in the payment, loyalty, customer service, tourism and ticketing spaces for the past 14 years
    in Europe and North America. He is also considered an expert in international cultural and integration
    issues and is hired by international companies to assist their executives in dealing with these issues.

    Jon now makes his home in Riga, Latvia where he is founding two different startups as well as
    providing business support services to Latvian entrepreneurs and companies.

  • José M. Cobián
    José M. Cobián
    José M. Cobián
    Investments, Investor
    @jmcobian
    José M. Cobián
    Investments
    Investor

    Associate Director at Okuri Ventures and Chapter Head Tetuan Valley Madrid.

  • Juan Alonso-Villalobos
    Juan Alonso-Villalobos
    Juan Alonso-Villalobos
    Consulting, Entrepreneur & executive
    @juanvillalobos
    Juan Alonso-Villalobos
    Consulting
    Entrepreneur & executive

    • Been a developer, consultant, MIS manager, PR responsible, CFO or CMO, always around financial businesses.
    • Now turned Founder, CEO and entrepreneur at Checkyourcar
  • Juho Risku
    Juho Risku
    Juho Risku
    Investments, Entrepreneur
    @juhorisku
    Juho Risku
    Investments
    Entrepreneur

    More than 15 years of experience in founding companies and growing businesses. Gathered millions of venture financing, having deep understanding of founder–venture financier co-operation from practical as well as academic perspectives.

     

     

    • Curently Co-founder, Partner at Butterfly Ventures;
    • Since 2008, Founder and CEO of Tribevine Inc.; 
    • In 2004-2007, Founder, CEO and CTO of Helmi Technologies Inc.; 
    • in 1996-2010, Founder, CEO and Chairman at Visualway Design Ltd.
  • Juozas Šalna
    Juozas Šalna
    Juozas Šalna
    IT, Software Architect, web based solutions, jee, j2ee, web-services
    Juozas Šalna
    IT
    Software Architect, web based solutions, jee, j2ee, web-services

    Current: Senior Software Developer at OneGo

    Past: Software architect at Small Business Advertising Network
    Software architect at Webmedia
    Software developer at Sintagma

  • Juris Grišins
    Juris Grišins
    Juris Grišins
    Investment Banking
    Juris Grišins
    Investment Banking

    Juris is an investment banker. He has worked on transactions with value from EUR 10th to 100m. As venture capital investor he has invested EUR 9m in over 15 companies.  At the moment he is managing a new-concept investment bank Capitalia that focuses on transaction advisory to small-medium businesses in Latvia and provides alternative investment products. Specialties: asset management, investment banking, microlending, mezzanine investments.

  • Justas Janauskas
    Justas Janauskas
    Justas Janauskas
    IT, Information Technology and Services
    Justas Janauskas
    IT
    Information Technology and Services

    Currently: Founder of manodrabuziai.ltkleiderkreisel.devotocvohoz.cz; Prof. Assistant at Vilnius University

    Past: Product Development Lead at ERP, UAB; Chief ERP Software Architect at Alna Business Solutions; Senior Developer at Alna Business Solutions; Experienced Developer at Alna Business Solutions; Developer at Alna AB; Experienced Programmer at Edrana

  • Justas Jaskonis
    Justas Jaskonis
    Justas Jaskonis
    Consulting, Communication adviser
    @jaskonis
    Justas Jaskonis
    Consulting
    Communication adviser

     

    President at JCI Vilnius
    Past: Communication Coordinator at Lithuanian Innovation Centre
    Vice President for Communication at JCI Lithuania
    Project manager at Baltic Communication Partners

     

  • Karolis Pocius
    Karolis Pocius
    Karolis Pocius
    Finance, Investment Banking
    Karolis Pocius
    Finance
    Investment Banking

  • Karolis Sukackas
    Karolis Sukackas
    Karolis Sukackas
    Marketing and Advertising, e-commerce
    Karolis Sukackas
    Marketing and Advertising
    e-commerce

    Currently: Co-founder of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) company Good one
    Previously: Affiliate Manager at Tradedoubler
     

     

  • Ken Globerman
    Ken Globerman
    Ken Globerman
    Investments, Venture Capital & Private Equity
    Ken Globerman
    Investments
    Venture Capital & Private Equity

    Ken Globerman  is a Private Equity/Venture Capital investment professional specializing in early stage financing to the traditional SME private equity market, emphasizing high-growth technology services.  His recent activity includes facilitating early-stage investment activity around Poland – bridging economic development between the United States and Central Eastern Europe. Through his start-up "Global Group Ventures", he acts as a venture consultant, private equity specialist and finance trainer for several different media, Internet and technology companies. Ken also selectively mentors early stage companies and for start-up-focused programs such as Startup Weekend, Huge Thing, Politechnika Warszawa’s Brama Innovation Labs, and Washington Business Week’s initiative in Poland.

  • Kestutis Gecas
    Kestutis Gecas
    Kestutis Gecas
    PR, Public Relations and Communications
    Kestutis Gecas
    PR
    Public Relations and Communications

     

    Currently director at JSC "Viesuju rysiu technologijos"/"PR technologies"
    Past: Head of Communication departament at "Rubicon group"; Account manager at "Viešųjų ryšių partneriai"; Reporter at Lietuvos rytas
  • Kornelijus Chelutka
    Kornelijus Chelutka
    Kornelijus Chelutka
    Investments, Finance, strategy & management
    Kornelijus Chelutka
    Investments
    Finance, strategy & management

    • Currently, Kornelijus works at BaltCap, pan-Baltic private equity firm, where he is managing Lithuania SME Fund 
    • Previously, he worked at MTVP, a regional technology venture capital firm and tech banking team at Deutsche Bank London
    • Kornelijus holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Vilnius University.
  • Kristjan Laanemaa
    Kristjan Laanemaa
    Kristjan Laanemaa
    Investments, IT
    @laanemaa
    Kristjan Laanemaa
    Investments
    IT

    • Investment manager at Ambient Sound Investments - an early stage investment company focusing on software and web application companies
    • Mentoring IT start-up companies at Seedcamp
    • Previous experience from investment banking (LHV) and late stage private equity investment management (SL Productions).

     

  • Krzysztof Kowalczyk
    Krzysztof Kowalczyk
    Krzysztof Kowalczyk
    Consulting, Venture Capital & Private Equity
    Krzysztof Kowalczyk
    Consulting
    Venture Capital & Private Equity

    Krzysztof Kowalczyk is an early stage investor (HardGamma Ventures) in technology startups and strategy consultant (UBIK BC) - with deep expertise in Internet, software and digital media. Recoginsed in The Europas 2011 as Highly Commended in 3 categories - Best VC Partner, Best VC of the Year 2011 (HardGamma) and Best European Startup Accelerator (GammaRebels). He is the founder of the first YC/TechStars-like startup accelerator in Polad. Krzysztof specialises in strategy development for TMT (esp. software and Internet) companies; innovation management; new media, interactive services, IPTV and open source software and technology/Internet startups.

  • Lauri Antalainen
    Lauri Antalainen
    Lauri Antalainen
    Management Consulting
    Lauri Antalainen
    Management Consulting

    Lauri Antalainen is a co-founder at GameFounders, the only accelerator in Europe specialized in gaming and gamification startups. Lauri was the founder and CEO of business consultancy Advisio (www.advisio.ee/en) from 2004 to 2010. Since then he is searching for new challenges and experiences. He likes travelling and tries to visit 5 new countries each year. He reads books which explain the behavior of people and the reasons of important events in the economy and society in general. The Economist also gets its cover-to-cover treatment each week. In his free time Lauri exercises 5-6 times a week, mainly endurance sports and ashtanga yoga. Last but not least, he likes entrepreneurship and startup-mentality.

  • Lina Daniene
    Lina Daniene
    Lina Daniene
    Banking
    Lina Daniene
    Banking

    Currently Sustainability manager at Swedbank

    Previously: Director at VšĮ Nacionalinė moksleivių akademija; Head of Brand Identity at Swedbank

  • Lopo Champalimaud
    Lopo Champalimaud
    Lopo Champalimaud
    IT, CEO & Co-Founder at Wahanda
    Lopo Champalimaud
    IT
    CEO & Co-Founder at Wahanda

    Lopo Champalimaud is the Chief Executive Officer of Wahanda (www.wahanda.com ), a London based health, beauty and wellness community and marketplace. 

     

    Previously MD of European Lifestyle at lastminute.com, Lopo founded Wahanda in February 2008, with a vision for transforming the global health and wellness offering. In his experience heading up revolutionary digital forums, Lopo was witnessing a burst of websites that offered guidance and booking facilities on activities such as travel, entertainment and restaurants, yet nothing that offered consumers the ability to really inform themselves on health and beauty offerings. It was a massively under-served area of the marketplace.

     

    With this in mind, Lopo used his wealth of knowledge to establish a platform that would not only connect consumers, wellness businesses and professionals through content, community ratings and reviews, but provide a forum for businesses to offer exclusive deals, packages and discounts, in a similar way other lifestyle environments were doing successfully. Wahanda works with a multitude of businesses, from some of the UK’s leading 5-star hotel spas, to smaller salons, bootcamps, yoga studios and individual therapists.

     

    With a passion for the wellness sector, coupled with Lopo’s experience in creating innovative digital forums, Wahanda activity in 2012 is set to be some of the most ground-breaking yet, with the launch of a revolutionary online booking facility, as well as other exciting developments. 

  • Luis Rivera
    Luis Rivera
    Luis Rivera
    Consulting, Startup advisor and investor
    @luisriverag
    Luis Rivera
    Consulting
    Startup advisor and investor

    Co-founder and Partner at Okuri Ventures, Spanish Firm focused on helping early stage startups behind the Tetuan Valley Startup School.

  • Lukas Kaminskas
    Lukas Kaminskas
    Lukas Kaminskas
    Legal Advisor, Legal Services
    Lukas Kaminskas
    Legal Advisor
    Legal Services

    Attorney at law

  • Mantas Petkevičius
    Mantas Petkevičius
    Mantas Petkevičius
    Lawyer, Legal Services (venture capital, M&A, corporate law)
    Mantas Petkevičius
    Lawyer, Legal Services (venture capital, M&A, corporate law)

     

    • Currently works at the leading regional law firm SORAINEN, senior associate at its M&A and Private Equity Team and also the head of Restructuring & Insolvency Team in Lithuania;
    • A co- author of the Guide on Business Restructuring Solutions, published by Verslo žinios in cooperation with SORAINEN and KPMG.
     
  • Mantas Zvironas
    Mantas Zvironas
    Mantas Zvironas
    IT, Information Technology and Services
    Mantas Zvironas
    IT
    Information Technology and Services

     

    Currently Managing director at Inify, Ltd.
    Previously: Partner Network manager at DocLogix; Security Sales Manager at Blue Bridge; Bioinformatic scientist at Institute of Biotechnology; President at Student Union at Kaunas University of Technology
  • Marcin Grodzicki
    Marcin Grodzicki
    Marcin Grodzicki
    Marketing and Advertising, Publishing
    Marcin Grodzicki
    Marketing and Advertising
    Publishing

    Marcin Grodzicki is a business development executive with 5+ years of experience in TMT, including strategic consulting in corporate IT and on-line media. For the past 2 years building international partnerships as well as expanding the reach of portfolio companies for one of the largest Central European media groups - Agora SA. He is a startup person and an entrepreneur at heart, having run a family business at the age of 23, and having won Seedcamp Week 2009 in London. Marcin remains involved with the start-up scene in London and Warsaw both as a mentor and advisor. He also publishes a monthly column in entrepreneurship-focused Proseed Magazine and occasionally speaks at start-up conferences.

    Specialties: partnership development; technology dealmaking and negotiation; customer development; business model design; product marketing; financial forecasting and analysis.

  • Marius Krikštopaitis
    Marius Krikštopaitis
    IT, Social networking
    Marius Krikštopaitis
    IT
    Social networking

     

    • CEO and owner of multiple internet-based projects
    • Past assumed several key roles with Bite Group (second-largest telecommunications group in the Baltic countries) 
    • Takes active role in startup community and early stage investment
  • Martin Luxemburg
    Martin Luxemburg
    Martin Luxemburg
    Management, Entrepreneur & Investor
    @martinluxemburg
    Martin Luxemburg
    Management
    Entrepreneur & Investor

     

    Martin Luxemburg is managing director and partner of Halbe&Koenraads Consultancy and informal investor. H&K Consultancy is a consultancy and project management firm in the field of knowledge utilization and entrepreneurship. Previously he founded two small companies during his studies at TiasNimbas Business School, Luxemburg Consultancy and The School Factory and joined study association EUREOS at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. After finishing his Financial Management degree at TiasNimbas, he joined Hendrik Halbe and Erwin Koenraads at Halbe&Koenraads Ventures.

    In his current position as managing director of H&K Consultancy he supports Hendrik Halbe with the Holland Entrepreneurship B.V. and overseas the other consultancy projects of the company. With his own holding company Martin Luxemburg recently joined the Investors Club as informal investor.

  • Martin Stasaitis
    Martin Stasaitis
    Martin Stasaitis
    IT, Entrepreneur & Investor
    Martin Stasaitis
    IT
    Entrepreneur & Investor

     

    • Co-Founder & Business Manager at DevBridge Inc
    • Managing Partner at MooseVentures LLC
    • Investor and advisor of multiple internet-based projects
  • Martynas Bieliūnas
    Martynas Bieliūnas
    Martynas Bieliūnas
    IT, Marketing & Business development
    Martynas Bieliūnas
    IT
    Marketing & Business development

    Martynas is CMO – Marketing Lead for Microsoft CEE sub region. He is taking care for Marketing and PR activities planning and coordination between CEE countries. Martynas spent over 10 years in Microsoft taking care for Sales and Marketing in Lithuania, Baltics and now CEE. He is good at Marketing strategy planning and measurements through events, campaigns, printed and online.

  • Martynas Nikolajevas
    Martynas Nikolajevas
    Martynas Nikolajevas
    IT, Investor, Serial entrepreneur
    @martynasn
    Martynas Nikolajevas
    IT
    Investor, Serial entrepreneur

    • Co-founder of Salonium
    • Co-founded or developed some of the most successful IT companies in the Baltic states: MicroLink (one of the largest IT and datacomcompanies in the Baltics), DELFI (leading online news portal in the
      Baltics) and HOSTEX (one of the largest web hosting and datacenter services providers in Lithuania, acquired by Telia Sonera group in September 2010)
  • Michael Fauconnier-Bank
    Michael Fauconnier-Bank
    Michael Fauconnier-Bank
    Investments, Advisor
    @mikefb
    Michael Fauconnier-Bank
    Investments
    Advisor

    Mike has 5+ years advisory and investment experience, with a particular focus on the leisure sector and the wider Consumer & Retail space, including digital / online.
     
    He provides seed and growth capital to companies with accelerated growth prospects and can advise on fundraising considerations as well as personally investing.
     
    Mike is a Member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs and seeks to support enterprise in a variety of capacities including as a mentor, through his personal investments, via helping companies to access alternative sources of finance (e.g. crowdfunding) and through his support of social enterprise.
  • Mike Reiner
    Mike Reiner
    Mike Reiner
    Information Technology and Services
    Mike Reiner
    Information Technology and Services

    Mike is an ex-IBMer with a passion for bright ideas and business model innovation. Originally German, he lived most of his life in Amsterdam where he worked in M&A and managed large transformation programs and innovation projects. He is running the Startup Wise Guys Accelerator and next to advising several startups he is also strategic adviser and lead mentor at the Tehnopol Incubator.

  • Milda Dargužaitė
    Milda Dargužaitė
    Milda Dargužaitė
    Finance, Investments
    Milda Dargužaitė
    Finance
    Investments

     

  • Mindaugas Glodas
    Mindaugas Glodas
    Mindaugas Glodas
    IT, Sales, Business development & Healthcare
    @glodasmi
    Mindaugas Glodas
    IT
    Sales, Business development & Healthcare

    Mindaugas is working as Healthcare Industry Director at Microsoft. He takes care for the sales in this industry for CEE region. He spend most of his career in IT industry, starting as Sales and Business Development Manager at IBM and later leading Microsoft Business in the Baltics as Country Manager for Lithuania and Baltics.

     

    Mindaugas is taking part in many other organizations and initiatives like Infobalt, Invest Lithuania, Plef. He is member of The Board at Kaunas Technology University. Mindaugas main expertise is in Management, Business Strategy and planning, Team leading and Healthcare industry.

  • Mindaugas Kubilius
    Mindaugas Kubilius
    Mindaugas Kubilius
    Consulting, Leadership
    Mindaugas Kubilius
    Consulting
    Leadership

     

    Mindaugas Kubilius leads seminars and advises businesses on leadership development, rhetoric, business value development. He teaches leadership theory and practice at International Scool of Management and Economics in Vilnius. He is also a lecturer of the Faculty of Philosophy of Vilnius University and teaches ethics and philosophy of economy. Previously, Mindaugas has worked for the Ministry of Foreign affairs of Lithuania. Important to note, Mingaugas is a parter in leading business consultancy company - CEZARIS. 

  • Mindaugas Savickas
    Mindaugas Savickas
    Mindaugas Savickas
    Marketing and Advertising, Communication adviser
    Mindaugas Savickas
    Marketing and Advertising
    Communication adviser

     

    Partner at communication agencies cluster UNITED AGENCIES. Mindaugas has more than 14 years of accumulated experience working in different international companies in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, and Kazakhstan. He participated in the planning and implementation of various large-scale integrated communications projects, including new market entry and management projects for known brands.

     

    Areas of expertise: Integrated Communications, Strategic Marketing, Brand Management

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Mindaugas Tamulionis
    Mindaugas Tamulionis
    Mindaugas Tamulionis
    IT, Management
    @mtamulio
    Mindaugas Tamulionis
    IT
    Management

     

    Co-owner / director of commerce at Accel IT Solutions, UAB.
    15 years of experience in IT business.
    5 years of work experience in UK. 
     
     
    Companies established in UK:
    • Member of business developing team of the first Lithuanian newspaper in UK “Londono Žinios” (Press/printing).
    • Member of business developing team of the Russian magazine in London “Info-Centre” (Press/printing).
    • Co-Owner, director of the own IT business, based in London (IT).
     
     
    Companies established in Lithuania:
    • Co-Owner, director of the own IT business, based in Vilnius (IT).
    • Business developer, plant manager at cigarette tubes factory (Tobacco industry).
  • Mindaugas Voldemaras
    Mindaugas Voldemaras
    Mindaugas Voldemaras
    Consulting, TOC
    Mindaugas Voldemaras
    Consulting
    TOC

     

    Owns a sales process engineering consultancy (PrAction) and a guitar training company (Noriu Groti)
    Previously marketing and PR manager at MicroLink group and Communications department leader at Mažeikių nafta (now Orlen Lietuva)
  • Miriam Sääse
    Miriam Sääse
    Miriam Sääse
    IT, Quality Assurance
    Miriam Sääse
    IT
    Quality Assurance

    Currently freelance software quality consultant.

    Past: Technology consultant at Transparency International Lithuania; Development manager at Megalogika, ltd.; Lead software tester at Megalogika, ltd.; System administrator at Youth NGO in Vilnius, Lithuania; Software tester at Megalogika, ltd.

  • Monika Katkutė
    Monika Katkutė
    Monika Katkutė
    Mobile, Communications
    @tuttmala
    Monika Katkutė
    Mobile
    Communications

    Now: Product lead / ideator at mobile production house Lemon Labs
    Past: Social media team member at LBi London - Top 5 digital marketing agency globally

  • Nerijus Filipavičius
    Nerijus Filipavičius
    Nerijus Filipavičius
    Management, Business development, Project governance
    Nerijus Filipavičius
    Management
    Business development, Project governance

    Nerijus has spent over 15 years in IT bussines developing and implementing various solutions. Most of them were based on blue ocean strategy. Recently he is a founder and CEO of IT and bussines consulting company "SBS Group", which is concentrated on project management software and at the moment conquering the most challenging market - construction.

  • Nerius Jasinavicius
    Nerius Jasinavicius
    Nerius Jasinavicius
    Consulting, TOC, LEAN
    Nerius Jasinavicius
    Consulting
    TOC, LEAN

     

    Currently owner and Managing partner at TOC Sprendimai
    Past: BU manager at Alna; Brand Manager at BENNET distributors; Credit officer at Hermis Bank
  • Norbertas Pranckus
    Norbertas Pranckus
    Norbertas Pranckus
    Investments, Investment Management
    Norbertas Pranckus
    Investments
    Investment Management

    Bussines management and development director at MG BALTIC INVESTMENT

  • Oleg Pridiuk
    Oleg Pridiuk
    Oleg Pridiuk
    IT, Computer Software
    @iWozik
    Oleg Pridiuk
    IT
    Computer Software

    Oleg Pridiuk has been breaking mobiles in Unity since Unity iPhone 1.0.1 and grew up to a default go to person for everything mobile. He is using his technical skills along with an irresistible charm and charisma to advocate Eastern Europe of Unity and vice versa.

  • Paulius Insoda
    Paulius Insoda
    Paulius Insoda
    IT, Business development, Ecommerce
    Paulius Insoda
    IT
    Business development, Ecommerce

    - Head of Projects Department at leading ecommerce agency in Lithuania - NFQ (www.nfq.lt).

    - More than 10 years in online business and international ecommerce projects development.

    - Specializing in business process and management optimization, tracking and improving business efficiency using various performance metrics and analysis techniques.

  • Paulius Stonis
    Paulius Stonis
    Paulius Stonis
    Consulting, PR
    Paulius Stonis
    Consulting
    PR

     

    Paulius Stonis is a strategic communication professional.   He has been specializing in the development of communication projects for international investors. He has participated in planning and implementing of large-scale social projects, such as The Millennium Odyssey. During his career he accumulated a great deal of crisis management experience. 

  • Per Meldgaard
    Per Meldgaard
    Per Meldgaard
    IT, Internet
    @peme
    Per Meldgaard
    IT
    Internet

    Per Meldgaard has been in the online business since the first sites appeared on the net. During employments in a variety of companies ranging from thriving startups over international advertising agency to companies listed at Nasdaq he has successfully been involved in all technical aspects of inventing, developing, maintaining and promoting online products and activities. Ever since Per Meldgaard got involved in the digital world as a CD-Rom developer back  In 1997 he has constantly been following the newest trends and technologies and putting them into work e.g. as one of the founders of Just-Eat or as the first to tweet from Scandinavia as member number 2545.

  • Philipp von Bieberstein
    Philipp von Bieberstein
    Philipp von Bieberstein
    IT, Internet
    Philipp von Bieberstein
    IT
    Internet

    Philipp von Bieberstein is an experienced online media generalist with a particular interest in new business models and new ventures.  He is currently working in New Business Development at Google in London, he organised a large tech/entrepreneurship conference in Cambridge after completing his MBA at Cambridge Judge Business School in July 2011. Previous to this, he worked for 7 years at Google in various functions and locations, particularly tasked with post-merger integration work for DoubleClick (Google's largest acquisition to date), specifically aligning, redesigning and implementing business processes, contract templates and training programs.
    Specialties: change management, online media, online advertising, electronic payments, mobile payments, business process design, business development, fraud operations, people management, scaling and building operations, new ventures, general management.

  • Pieter Verbruggen
    Pieter Verbruggen
    Pieter Verbruggen
    Entrepreneur
    @Secureceipt
    Pieter Verbruggen
    Entrepreneur

    Pieter Verbruggen is a young entrepreneur, born on the 2nd of January 1985. He is co-founder of SecuReceipt. SecuReceipt has designed and built mobile applications and a web system to digitalize the whole receipt reimbursement process within companies. With the mobile app (SR//Expenses), people can digitalize their receipts, send them to their own online account on www.srexpenses.com and send them to their manager. After the manager has approved the reimbursement he sends it directly to the administration for further processing of the receipts. SR//Expenses has direct connections with Administration software like Exact Online and Twinfield. 

    SR//Expenses is already providing their service to several SOHO, SME and Multinationals based in the Netherlands. 

    Pieter studied International Business Administration at Business School Notenboom and Western International University. After this he wanted to upgrade his entrepreneurial skills. So he joined the Minor Entrepreneurship at the University of Amsterdam, and SecuReceipt was the result. 

  • Povilas Redko
    Povilas Redko
    Povilas Redko
    Consulting, Interface design, Usability
    Povilas Redko
    Consulting
    Interface design, Usability

     

    • Project manager at Civitta
    • Co-owner at Mediapark
  • Raido Pikkar
    Raido Pikkar
    Raido Pikkar
    Information Technology and Services
    @raidopikkar
    Raido Pikkar
    Information Technology and Services

    A serial tech. entrepreneur with a passion on evangelizing the Nordic and Estonian startup scene. Has built up the Incubation program at Tehnopol, is a founder of Startup Garage, advisory board member at the regions largest accelerator Startup Wise Guys.

    The past includes building up 2 boutique hotels in Tallinn Old town and smaller ventures to the startup scene. Currently the CEO and co-founder of Streamtainment and Chairman of the Board of GateMe and co-founder at Marinexplore. Raido's education comprises of business administration and technology governance

  • Raitis Zvejnieks
    Raitis Zvejnieks
    Raitis Zvejnieks
    IT, Information Technology and Services
    Raitis Zvejnieks
    IT
    Information Technology and Services

    Raitis Zvejnieks is the CEO of "Mediaparks" in Latvia and is a board  member  of "Business Instruments".  Mediaparks likes nothing more than coming up with new ideas and creating amazing things with our  customers' marketing people. The company envisions new opportunities for using digital technologies. And they work.  The market is forever demanding new types of entertainment, new ways of presenting   traditional things.  And it won't stop. (more information: http://www.mediaparks.lv/en/).

    Business Instruments is an IT company developing, implementing and supporting multi-functional financial and business management solution. The company exploits the recent available technologies and have developed solutions for enterprises of various fields. Technologies used provide enterprise management in a new level.

  • Ramunė Norkutė
    Ramunė Norkutė
    Ramunė Norkutė
    IT, User Experience
    Ramunė Norkutė
    IT
    User Experience

  • Rune Theill
    Rune Theill
    Rune Theill
    Investments, Entrepreneur
    @RuneTheill
    Rune Theill
    Investments
    Entrepreneur

    Rune Theill is running the Rockstart Accelerator, a seed investment, mentorship-based program that runs for an intensive 100 days, followed by a 3-month summer program focussed on funding and bridging the startups to the scene in Silicon Valley. Before joining Rockstart Accelerator, he ran his own e-commerce startup, which he sold in 2012.

     

    Rune is a Jury member at Venture Cup and a Mentor at Lean Startup Machine.

  • Rūta Skyrienė
    Rūta Skyrienė
    Rūta Skyrienė
    Government relations
    Rūta Skyrienė
    Government relations

    Executive Director at “Investors’ Forum”

  • Rytis Ambrazevičius
    Rytis Ambrazevičius
    Rytis Ambrazevičius
    Telecommunications
    Rytis Ambrazevičius
    Telecommunications

    Currently Vice President Sales at Omnitel

    Past: Country manager Lithuania  at Mandatum Life Baltic

  • Rytis Buračas
    Rytis Buračas
    Rytis Buračas
    Retail, Marketing
    Rytis Buračas
    Retail
    Marketing

  • Saulė Dagilytė
    Saulė Dagilytė
    Saulė Dagilytė
    Tax Advisor
    Saulė Dagilytė
    Tax Advisor

     

    • Currently works at the leading regional law firm SORAINEN and is the head of its Tax & Customs Team in Lithuania;
    • Previously worked as a tax consultant at Deloitte Lithuania.
     
  • Saulius Markūnas
    Saulius Markūnas
    Saulius Markūnas
    IT, Business Development
    Saulius Markūnas
    IT
    Business Development

     

    IT executive with broad experience in IT services business, IT business development, IT services management, project management and consulting.
    Worked at Baltic Data Center (TEO/TeliaSonera Group), TEO LT, Microlink, Omantel (Oman), Statoil. Currently self-employed at own Internet projects company.
     
  • Simonas Petrulis
    Simonas Petrulis
    Simonas Petrulis
    IT, Computer Software
    Simonas Petrulis
    IT
    Computer Software

    Currently Simonas is a Special President advisor at Rotary club DIPOLIS, a Co-founder and member of the Lithuanian Jesuit Alumni Federation, he is the head of executive education programmes at ISM, and now also consults questios of media and business management. 

    Previously: an advisor at Infobalt; Sales director at Sekasoft; Sales consultant at ISM; Charter President at Lithuanian Jesuit Alumni Federation; CEO at Eta Medium
  • Stefano Cutello
    Stefano Cutello
    Stefano Cutello
    IT, Entrepreneur
    @weblance
    Stefano Cutello
    IT
    Entrepreneur

    Stefano Cutello is agile by definition, a lateral thinker and developer from inside. He was born to be an entrepreneur and founded his first company at the age of 18. Afterwards he worked in several large Italian internet companies. He decided to leave his job as CTO at eBay for his startup: PastBook

  • Sylvia Diaz-Montenegro
    Sylvia Diaz-Montenegro
    Sylvia Diaz-Montenegro
    IT, Information Technology and Services
    Sylvia Diaz-Montenegro
    IT
    Information Technology and Services

    Currently: General Manager at Léelo Document Processing
    Past: IT Vice President at ING Direct Spain; CIO at Linea Directa Aseguradora; IT Development at Bankinter

  • Tadas Langaitis
    Tadas Langaitis
    Tadas Langaitis
    Investments, Business angel, Serial entrepreneur
    @tadaslangaitis
    Tadas Langaitis
    Investments
    Business angel, Serial entrepreneur

  • Tautvydas Dagys
    Tautvydas Dagys
    Tautvydas Dagys
    IT, Cloud Computing, Mobile Apps & Evangelism
    @tdagys
    Tautvydas Dagys
    IT
    Cloud Computing, Mobile Apps & Evangelism

    Tautvydas is working as a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. With a great skills of IT Architecture, Cloud Computing, scalability, mobile apps and SaaS model. He is spending a lot of time mentoring and helping startups to succeed.

     

    Before joining Microsoft Tautvydas was working as a lecturer at Vilnius University and was taking care for development and team leading in Enterprise Telco area.

  • Thijs van der Burgt
    Thijs van der Burgt
    Thijs van der Burgt
    IT, Internet
    Thijs van der Burgt
    IT
    Internet

    Thijs is the co-founder and CEO of Sproudly, the social network for parents. Sproudly lets parents track the moments of their kids growing up and share it with the people they trust.
    He has a webdevelopment agency in the Netherlands, Frigg Digital.
    And he likes to help other startups to reach their goals

  • Thomas Solupajev-Ronlev
    Thomas Solupajev-Ronlev
    Thomas Solupajev-Ronlev
    Consulting, Entrepreneur
    Thomas Solupajev-Ronlev
    Consulting
    Entrepreneur

    • Co-founder, and MD at 1.Q Consult
    • Chairman of Danish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania
    • Innovation and fundraising activist
  • Tijs Markusse
    Tijs Markusse
    Tijs Markusse
    Management, Business Development
    @tijsmarkusse
    Tijs Markusse
    Management
    Business Development

    • Founding editor for Startupjuncture and startup business developer at Utrechtinc
    • Business Developer with experience in Silicon Valley and Europe.

     

     

    I write on business and technology with a focus on Dutch startups/ entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. The last 3 years I have spent working with startups in both the Netherlands and Silicon Valley. 

  • Tim Messerschmidt
    Tim Messerschmidt
    Tim Messerschmidt
    IT, Mobile, Web
    @SeraAndroid
    Tim Messerschmidt
    IT
    Mobile, Web

    As a long time mobile and web developer specializing in Android, Tim channels his knowledge and experience as Developer Evangelist across Europe for PayPal’s Developer Network.

     

     

     

    Tim is very passionate about startups, and serves as a mentor of Seedcamp, Wayra, Startup Wise Guys & Rockstart. In his spare time, he leads and creates training classes in all sorts of Android related topics, and is the author of the Android chapter of the Mobile Developer's Guide to the Galaxy, as well as numerous articles published in magazines like web&mobile developer.

  • Toivo Annus
    Toivo Annus
    Toivo Annus
    Investments
    Toivo Annus
    Investments

     

    Toivo built ASI's technology investment side after leaving Skype and has spent last few years among diverse startup fields ranging from high-power semiconductors to virtual worlds and back, seeing around 30 investments from ASI during the last 5 years and investing in around 5 companies personally.

    He was a co-founder of Skype where he built and managed engineering organization, based in Tallinn, Estonia, being responsible for the hiring, engineering processes in general and delivery of the core p2p functional component until Ebay acquired the company in late 2005.

    He has led number of smaller technology teams prior to Skype.

  • Tomas Kauneckas
    Tomas Kauneckas
    Tomas Kauneckas
    Marketing and Advertising, Design, Photography
    Tomas Kauneckas
    Marketing and Advertising
    Design, Photography

     

    Co-owner and photographer at Cyclopes photo studio.
    Previously partner at Versus (a top business magazine in Lithuania) and photo editor at Verslo Zinios (biggest business newspaper in Lithuania).
  • Tomas Marcinkus
    Tomas Marcinkus
    Tomas Marcinkus
    Investments, Fund raising
    Tomas Marcinkus
    Investments
    Fund raising

    Tomas Marcinkus has over 15 years experience in investment banking across Europe. Tomas has worked with UniCredit Group, GILD Bankers and Danske Bank and is currently a board member of Invest Lithuania.

  • Tomas Martunas
    Tomas Martunas
    Tomas Martunas
    Mobile, Funding
    Tomas Martunas
    Mobile
    Funding

    • Held multiple positions at Swedbank, currently - Head of Business Development, Corporate Offering Division
    • Insipirator at mobile company SIR
    • Actively engaged with mobile and startups community
  • Tomas Varnas
    Tomas Varnas
    Tomas Varnas
    Management, Web development
    Tomas Varnas
    Management
    Web development

    CEO & co-founder of Good one Ltd, Lithuania's leading SEO company; 
    Has broad experience in fields of web development, project management and SEO.
  • Vaida Mikliušienė
    Vaida Mikliušienė
    Vaida Mikliušienė
    Legal Advisor, Intellectual Property Protection, Business Law
    Vaida Mikliušienė
    Legal Advisor
    Intellectual Property Protection, Business Law

    • Attorney at law at R. Mikliušas & partners
    • Legal advisor to large IT companies, creators and innovators
    • Previously worked at Attorneys at law Borenius Lithuania
  • Valdas Bieliauskas
    Valdas Bieliauskas
    Valdas Bieliauskas
    Mobile, Telecommunications
    Valdas Bieliauskas
    Mobile
    Telecommunications

     

  • Viesturs Sosars
    Viesturs Sosars
    Viesturs Sosars
    Technology, Investor, Business Angel
    Viesturs Sosars
    Technology
    Investor, Business Angel

    Viesturs has led the growth of this audio technology startup Real Sound lab to a successful licensing business to global consumer electronics businesses such as Panasonic, JVC Kenwood and Hitachi. Viesturs is also co-founder of TechHub Riga, board member and advisor for several startups. His current and past roles include those of entrepreneur, executive, investment consultant, VC fund manager, and business angel. Industries: specialty IT, audio engineering, cleantech/ renewables, med/pharma.
    Core competencies: strategy, B2B business models, tech transfer & licensing, financial strategy and models, building of teams.

  • Viktorija Trimbel
    Viktorija Trimbel
    Viktorija Trimbel
    Finance, Strategy & management
    @VictoriaTrimbel
    Viktorija Trimbel
    Finance
    Strategy & management

     

     
  • Viktorija Trubaciute
    Viktorija Trubaciute
    Viktorija Trubaciute
    IT, User experience
    Viktorija Trubaciute
    IT
    User experience

    Currently: Advisor at the misnistry of Economics

     Previously Viktorija has been an internet advertisement system analyst in Adform, UXconsultant, active contributor of "UX Lithuania" group, and has had 7 years of designing user experience at Metasite Business Solutions.

  • Vladimiras Lekečinskas
    Vladimiras Lekečinskas
    Vladimiras Lekečinskas
    Entrepreneur
    @xekc
    Vladimiras Lekečinskas
    Entrepreneur

     

    Director at Dip Studio Ltd. in UK, working with large scale projects.

    MD, partner, at KK Freight Inc.

    CEO at Grids.by/you - open data visualisation startup.

    Worked as a startup founder in Ring1, FrameHost, BanditAds.

     

     

  • Vytautas Kubilius
    Vytautas Kubilius
    Vytautas Kubilius
    Marketing and Advertising, Media
    Vytautas Kubilius
    Marketing and Advertising
    Media

     

    Country Business Development Manager for Lithuania at Google

    Past: CEO at Media Contacts, B2B marketing manager at BITĖ, co-founder of Dizaino Kryptis

    14 years experience in digital media sales 

  • Vytautas Zabulis
    Vytautas Zabulis
    Vytautas Zabulis
    Investments, Entrepreneur & Investor
    Vytautas Zabulis
    Investments
    Entrepreneur & Investor

  • Wouter Kneepkens
    Wouter Kneepkens
    Wouter Kneepkens
    Banking, Hedge Funds & Private Equity
    @WouterKneepkens
    Wouter Kneepkens
    Banking
    Hedge Funds & Private Equity

    Enthusiastic internet entrepreneur, seed investor and advisor.

    Currently he is co-founder of SNTMNT, responsible for business development, strategy & funding. Formerly founded Favour.it and Share a Bite companies.

     

  • Yuri G. Rabinovich
    Yuri G. Rabinovich
    Technology, Entrepreneur
    @byuric
    Yuri G. Rabinovich
    Technology
    Entrepreneur

    • Yuri is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder at StartupMonthly. He is an entrepreneur and software architect passionate about innovation and new technologies. 
    • He mentors early stage startups on how to take their ventures from concept to startup, how to build the right product, how to build a team. His mantras are "Just Do It", "Get shit done" and "Let's Startup".

     

    • In the past 4 years Yuri worked on 6 startup - 4 technology startups (such as PegFlag, Eventus, Kajaya, Accelerator.IO), StartupMonthly Startup Accelerator and MonthlyVentures Micro Seed fund. 
    • Since March 2011, Yuri mentored more than 100 startups and helped them to build Minimal Viable Products, define their business model and road map.


     

  • Žydrūnas Sadauskas
    Žydrūnas Sadauskas
    Žydrūnas Sadauskas
    Consulting, Marketing geek
    Žydrūnas Sadauskas
    Consulting
    Marketing geek

    • Serial entrepreneur
    • Director at WEB Academy, e-marketing consultant at IML Consulting
    • Partizan marketing evangelist