Mentors

Mentors

You can meet some of the industry's most experienced and esteemed people during JUMP, where business heavy-hitters will come up with everything from well-intentioned criticism to relevant advice, and the aim is, of course, to make your project as successful as possible.

You can meet some of the industry's most experienced and esteemed people during JUMP, where business heavy-hitters will come up with everything from well-intentioned criticism to relevant advice, and the aim is, of course, to make your project as successful as possible.

Our mentors come from widely different areas of the business community: Some are contractors and investors, others are experts in everything from technology and telecommunications to business start-ups.

Anthony Lim

Anthony Lim

Anthony loves to work with passionate people. Chasing the 'Why' are you doing, what you are doing. Being passionate about the work you do, is very important for Anthony. He has been in several start up workshops and are pleased to help upcoming start ups and support them with his sales and marketing knowledge.

Calum Cameron

Calum Cameron

Calum loves working with mischievous people who want to challenge the status quo first and think about why later. He has a background in enterprise IT in both Australia and the UK, scaled operations for two startups and until recently lead the charge at Startup Wise Guys, Europe's leading B2B accelerator.

Cristobal Alonso

Cristobal Alonso

Cristobal is the Global Capo of Startup Wise Guys – Europe’s leading B2B accelerator and the leading acceleration platform for global founders and preferred deal flow partner for VC funds in Northern Europe and the CEE. Cristobal’s unique background combines extensive CxO experience in different mobile operators in Europe, leading several transformations and turnarounds, together with CEO startup experience both in B2B and B2C environments. So he truly understands challenges and pressures of both Corporate and Startup world, which he loves to leverage these days at Startup Wise Guys. Cristobal has a degree in business administration and an MBA by world leading’s business school INSEAD.

Christian Ingerslev Sørensen

Christian Ingerslev Sørensen

Christian is the CEO of 2operate – the Aalborg based company with a unique OSS solution for Telecom Operators. Christian has a background from Mobile Telecoms in Scandinavia and the FTTH company Bredbånd Nord where he was one of the main ressources in building from a green-field operator to +100 employee setup. Christian has a background as an engineer and also holds an MBA degree. The passion in creating a succeful and scaleable startup company is what drives Christian.

Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson

Henrik has a huge curiosity regarding new services and business models that can disrupt a market and move the needle, and always in mind that it have to drive value for the customer. He has a long background in Telecom, both from the Danish and Swedish telco markets, Henrik is Vice President of Telia Denmark's Enterprise organization.

Ivo Kukavica

Ivo Kukavica

With a background and experience in developing and implementing strategies, processes and IT based on business, customers and internal stakeholders needs, Ivo now works with Innovation in the Purple+ team at Telia Group. He loves to see talents grow and enjoys when they create magic for customers and users. 

Jacques Nedergaard

Jacques Nedergaard

Jacques have a keen interest in the differentiation of the Telia brand in the Danish Telco market. It is all about meeting the customer on his terms. By taking the role as trusted advisor the trust and insight in the actual customer needs follows, which enables Telia to set our offerings apart. Jacques have a 20-year long career in sales in the Danish Telco market, ranging from startups/SOHO business to big Danish enterprises.

Jens Friholm

Jens Friholm

Jens have a huge curiosity regarding the technological trends the change our world, the chemistry that allows groups of people to achieve huge goals and the empathy that's needed to appreciate the real value of new ideas for its future audience. His background is from the Danish Telco business, where he have been a part of 2 big startups and also have had management jobs in all of the 3 Major players in the Danish Telco market. He is today Innovation manager at Telia and lead in the execution of the JUMP program.

Jesper Damlund

Jesper Damlund

Did the startup: co-founded a company, build it up, and eventually sold my shares. Working with capital raising for growth companies, Jesper is involved with startups at every stage. Passionate about Conceptualization, Commercialization, Business Models, Strategy, Go-to-market and much more…

Jonas Pilgaard

Jonas Pilgaard

Jonas has 20 years of experience from the IT-industry. 5 years in software companies working in different commercial roles primarily with international customers. 5 years of experience in managerial positions at born-global growth companies, and 8 years of experience as a hands-on Venture Capitalist. The last two years Jonas has led CloudCutout, a start-up with an innovative machine learning based software, as the CEO and Partner. Jonas key competencies are: Venture Capital, Start-up strategy and International Sales.

Lars Barthold Nielsen

Lars Barthold Nielsen

Lars is a seasoned entrepreneur, patent holder and IT executive with extended work stays in both EMEA and in Silicon Valley working for companies like Compaq, Citrix and startups like Rotrex and SMS PASSCODE that was recently exit'ed. His focus is on building a sustainable international presence both commercially and in mind share. Commercially this involves building sales and international adoption on a start-up "nickel and dime" budget. Mind share wise, this involves the pursuit of hotness - why are some companies hot and others are less hot? That is not just luck but a strategy and can be achieved using a systematic process.

Lars Buch

Lars Buch

Entrepreneur and Investment Advisor LEO ILab. Ex-Head of Nokia Smartphones Cph, Ex-Head of Startupbootcamp Mobile Cph, Professional investor within eHealth and shareholder in 15 tech startups. Consuming +500 pitches yearly since 2011 and continuously practicing story telling for fundraising.

Lauris Muzikants

Passionate about customers and making things and services that customers want. Lauris coaches teams who want to grow as innovators in their search for new stuff. You can get hands-on help from Lauris with designing experiments, getting in touch with customers and visualization of business models and value propositions. He has run a lean startup in telco customer service and is co-founder of Telia Ericsson DareDay Hackathon.

Martin Skov Kristensen

Martin Skov Kristensen

Do good. Never give up. Despise mediocrity. The team is everything. Development, implementation and execution of concept and strategy. StartUp or existing business. Marketing, digital or conventional sales, B2B, B2C, partner channels. Co-Founder of SmartScan, exit, 2016 to Visma. Current: Market director Elbek og Vejrup A/S 
Morten Amstrup

Morten Amstrup

Ensuring strategic and operational success. Morten is passionate about digital technology, exponentially scalable business models, and innovative disruption. Morten brings experience across multiple business sectors, stages and business models. Morten has further worked with advisory and investing in companies, and have been involved directly and indirectly in close to 1000 transactions and investments in companies. Morten knows first hand what it takes to attract investors, and how to get there.

Morten Bentzen

Morten Bentzen

Morten Bentzen is CEO of Telia Denmark and have a long background in Sales. He drives a strong performance culture, leads by example and give room to let people develop.

Nicolaj Højer Nielsen

Nicolaj Højer Nielsen

Nicolaj Højer Nielsen is a serial entrepreneur and business angel who has been building startups since 1999. He focuses on high potential start-ups, where he has co-founded and invested in 13 companies, primarily within IT.Nicolaj furthermore dedicates a significant part of his time to help other startups, via his employment as external lecturer at Copenhagen Business School where he teaches entrepreneurship, and via pro-bono coaching and mentoring of other entrepreneurs. His educational background is a MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore, and an MSc in Marketing from Copenhagen Business School and University of Texas.

Peder Nedergaard

Peder Nedergaard

Specialities are strategy, business development, pitch training and raising capital. Peder has held various executive positions, has been a co-founder as well as a CEO within IT and the high tech security and surveillance systems area. Today he primarily works with Companies from Europe and USA as a professional Board Member, as well as a consultant, mentor and investor. Peder has an MSc in Economics and a senior-executive education in board management.

Peter Arbs

Peter Arbs

Peters business preference is strategic Development focusing on the balance between the external positioning and the internal capabilities. He has gained his experiences from three investments in start-ups, five board positions of which three has been as a chairman. 30 years of experiences within different service industries as either CMO or CEO.

Peter Egehoved

Peter is a venture capital investor with SEED Capital in Denmark. He is passionate about helping early stage startups in the SaaS/B2B space, with a particular focus on sales & G2M models. Peter has worked in tech for 15 years, both for corporates and startups.

Sean Sealey

Sean Sealey

Steffen W. Frølund

Steffen W. Frølund

Steffen founded Bownty - the largest search engine for experiences in Europe. With more than 3 million members and presence in 10 countries. He has recently step down as CEO of the company and is looking for his next adventure. While doing so he advices other startups on data driven growth approaches.

Troels Garibaldi Falkenberg

Troels Garibaldi Falkenberg

With an international perspective, Troels is guiding start-ups (and himself!) to hit the right ratio between growth and optimization. Troels' background is from sales, both software and hardware, and today primary he works as CEO and as investor/boardmember/advisor. Troels is looking forward to experience simple strategies, strong execution and diverse teams.

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