FACES

  • Otto Fabri, Tesla Motors / Faraday Future

    Otto Fabri is a Design Engineer in the automotive industry, experienced in the development of electric and autonomous vehicles and technologies related to renewable energy. At Tesla Motors, he worked on Elon Musk’s team on the Model S and Model X. Otto currently works at Faraday Future, as a Principal Engineer.

  • Benjamin Von Wong

    Benjamin Von Wong is a fighter against global climate change and environmental problems. His project is focused on drawing attention to these issues through the curation of unique photos and footage, which are then distributed primarily through social networks, with financing coming mainly through crowdfunding. Benjamin knows how to catch the media’s attention and raise millions of dollars for a good cause.

  • Frank Salzgeber, ESA

    Frank Salzgeber works for the European Space Agency supervising the world’s biggest business network for the space industry. As the leader of the Technology Transfer Programme Office, Frank’s team facilitates the use of space technologies and systems, in non-space applications, and manages a startup incubator, which supports over 150 startups every year.

  • Cédric Maloux, StartupYard CEO

    Cédric Maloux is the CEO of StartupYard, the first Czech business accelerator, which focuses on technological startups and is a member of the prestigious Global Accelerator Network. Cedric has completed a series of successful projects and actively lends his support to innovators who wish to grow and expand abroad.

  • Karel Janeček

    Karel Janeček’s RSJ company is the biggest trader on the London-based NYSE Liffe derivative exchange. His fully automated software runs mathematical models and algorithms that perform much more rapidly than traditional traders. In his role at the UP21 incubator, Karel supports startup projects from Central and Eastern Europe. He’s also working on the Democracy 2.1 project, which is focused on developing a new voting system for the Czech Republic.

  • Paul Pöltner, CONDA CEO

    Paul Pöltner is the CEO and founder of CONDA, Europe’s biggest crowdinvestment platform, which offers startups and innovators an opportunity to gain capital from investors for further development. Paul’s CONDA platform has given life to numerous projects across Europe.

  • Lucie Tvarůžková, Zonky

    As the CEO of Zonky, Lucie Tvarůžková helped develop and launch their Czech P2P loan platform, aptly named, “Zonky”. In 2017, she successfully guided the company through its acquisition by the Home Credit financial group and subsequently returned to the CreativeDock startup incubator where she is currently working on a new insurance project.

  • Aleš Michl, Quant / Y Soft Ventures

    Aleš Michl is an economist, investor, and innovator. He co-owns the Quant investment fund, which is guided by a unique mathematical algorithm and thus, avoids typical human errors. Additionally, as an Advisory Board Member of the Y Soft Ventures investment platform, Aleš helps build relations with new investors.

  • Lubo Smid, STRV

    Lubo Smid is the co-founder of the STRV developer studio, which eventually relocated to Silicon Valley following its success in the domestic market. The company is currently developing mobile apps primarily for the American market, but its developer talent pool can still be found in Prague.

  • Ondřej Krátký, Liftago

    Ondřej Krátký is the co-founder of the Czech alternative taxi service, Liftago, where he currently serves as the Chief Growth Officer focusing on the expansion of their services to other markets.

  • Marian Gazdík, Google Startup Grind Europe

    Marián Gazdík is the European Director of the Startup Grind global community, which is supported by the Google for Entrepreneurs program and aims to train, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, helping them with the successful development and management of their companies.

  • Jean-Francois Ott and Nicolas Tommasini, Ott and Partners CEO and COO

    These real estate developers, turned startup mavens, are working on funding and developing projects that are focused on saving lives, including those that are bringing defibrillators and air sensors to public spaces and office buildings. Their philosophy is that nothing exists in a “final” state and can always be approached with an open mind and improved upon.

  • Petr Ocásek, Angelcam

    Petr Ocásek is the CEO of Angelcam, provider of easy-to-use cloud and app solutions for security cameras, including online streaming and recording to the cloud, and the first Czech or Slovak startup to enter the prestigious 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley. Petr is also the co-founder of the StartupYard accelerator and the Node5 incubator.

  • Jan Beránek, U+

    Jan Beránek is the founder and CEO of U+, a global startup studio with offices in New York and San Francisco. The company helps makes ideas real by guiding founders and corporations through lean startup process, development and support of their platforms. U+ helped over 40 startups in the past two years and invested in 6 in US and Europe through it's U+Ventures arm.

  • Karel Janeček

    Karel Janeček’s RSJ company is the biggest trader on the London-based NYSE Liffe derivative exchange. His fully automated software runs mathematical models and algorithms that perform much more rapidly than traditional traders. In his role at the UP21 incubator, Karel supports startup projects from Central and Eastern Europe. He’s also working on the Democracy 2.1 project, which is focused on developing a new voting system for the Czech Republic.

  • Aleš Michl, Quant / Y Soft Ventures

    Aleš Michl is an economist, investor, and innovator. He co-owns the Quant investment fund, which is guided by a unique mathematical algorithm and thus, avoids typical human errors. Additionally, as an Advisory Board Member of the Y Soft Ventures investment platform, Aleš helps build relations with new investors.

  • Otto Fabri, Tesla Motors / Faraday Future

    Otto Fabri is a Design Engineer in the automotive industry, experienced in the development of electric and autonomous vehicles and technologies related to renewable energy. At Tesla Motors, he worked on Elon Musk’s team on the Model S and Model X. Otto currently works at Faraday Future, as a Principal Engineer.

  • Benjamin Von Wong

    Benjamin Von Wong is a fighter against global climate change and environmental problems. His project is focused on drawing attention to these issues through the curation of unique photos and footage, which are then distributed primarily through social networks, with financing coming mainly through crowdfunding. Benjamin knows how to catch the media’s attention and raise millions of dollars for a good cause.

  • Frank Salzgeber, ESA

    Frank Salzgeber works for the European Space Agency supervising the world’s biggest business network for the space industry. As the leader of the Technology Transfer Programme Office, Frank’s team facilitates the use of space technologies and systems, in non-space applications, and manages a startup incubator, which supports over 150 startups every year.

  • Jean-Francois Ott and Nicolas Tommasini, Ott and Partners CEO and COO

    These real estate developers, turned startup mavens, are working on funding and developing projects that are focused on saving lives, including those that are bringing defibrillators and air sensors to public spaces and office buildings. Their philosophy is that nothing exists in a “final” state and can always be approached with an open mind and improved upon.

  • Petr Ocásek, Angelcam

    Petr Ocásek is the CEO of Angelcam, provider of easy-to-use cloud and app solutions for security cameras, including online streaming and recording to the cloud, and the first Czech or Slovak startup to enter the prestigious 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley. Petr is also the co-founder of the StartupYard accelerator and the Node5 incubator.

  • Cédric Maloux, StartupYard CEO

    Cédric Maloux is the CEO of StartupYard, the first Czech business accelerator, which focuses on technological startups and is a member of the prestigious Global Accelerator Network. Cedric has completed a series of successful projects and actively lends his support to innovators who wish to grow and expand abroad.

  • Paul Pöltner, CONDA CEO

    Paul Pöltner is the CEO and founder of CONDA, Europe’s biggest crowdinvestment platform, which offers startups and innovators an opportunity to gain capital from investors for further development. Paul’s CONDA platform has given life to numerous projects across Europe.

  • Lucie Tvarůžková, Zonky

    As the CEO of Zonky, Lucie Tvarůžková helped develop and launch their Czech P2P loan platform, aptly named, “Zonky”. In 2017, she successfully guided the company through its acquisition by the Home Credit financial group and subsequently returned to the CreativeDock startup incubator where she is currently working on a new insurance project.

  • Lubo Smid, STRV

    Lubo Smid is the co-founder of the STRV developer studio, which eventually relocated to Silicon Valley following its success in the domestic market. The company is currently developing mobile apps primarily for the American market, but its developer talent pool can still be found in Prague.

  • Ondřej Krátký, Liftago

    Ondřej Krátký is the co-founder of the Czech alternative taxi service, Liftago, where he currently serves as the Chief Growth Officer focusing on the expansion of their services to other markets.

  • Marian Gazdík, Google Startup Grind Europe

    Marián Gazdík is the European Director of the Startup Grind global community, which is supported by the Google for Entrepreneurs program and aims to train, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, helping them with the successful development and management of their companies.

  • Jean-Francois Ott and Nicolas Tommasini, Ott and Partners CEO and COO

    These real estate developers, turned startup mavens, are working on funding and developing projects that are focused on saving lives, including those that are bringing defibrillators and air sensors to public spaces and office buildings. Their philosophy is that nothing exists in a “final” state and can always be approached with an open mind and improved upon.

  • Petr Ocásek, Angelcam

    Petr Ocásek is the CEO of Angelcam, provider of easy-to-use cloud and app solutions for security cameras, including online streaming and recording to the cloud, and the first Czech or Slovak startup to enter the prestigious 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley. Petr is also the co-founder of the StartupYard accelerator and the Node5 incubator.

  • Jan Beránek, U+

    Jan Beránek is the founder and CEO of U+, a global startup studio with offices in New York and San Francisco. The company helps makes ideas real by guiding founders and corporations through lean startup process, development and support of their platforms. U+ helped over 40 startups in the past two years and invested in 6 in US and Europe through it's U+Ventures arm.

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