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Mentors

Mentorship at METRO Accelerator: A powerful nudge in the right direction

 

Mentorship is an asset of inestimable value. For that reason, our mentors are reckoned among the best, brightest and most innovative entrepreneurial minds out there. Access to their prowerful networks and investor expertise is something you will only find through METRO Accelerator for Hospitality and Retail. No doubt, the mentorship program will be the key to success for the participating startups.

We are  Mentors, are you looking for someone special?

 Mentors
Adrien Roose

Adrien Roose

CEO & Co-founder, COWBOY

Alberto Menolascina

Alberto Menolascina

Director of Corporate Strategy and Development, Deliveroo

Alexander Kölpin

Alexander Kölpin

Partner, WestTech Ventures

Alexander Krausse

Alexander Krausse

Early Stage Investor,
Cherry Ventures

Ali Meruani

Ali Meruani

Founder, MenuSpring

Ali Yarali

Ali Yarali

Venture Partner & Founder, ANQA VC

Amaya Gonzalez Lantero

Amaya Gonzalez Lantero

Head of partnerhips, Blippar

Amy Daroukakis

Amy Daroukakis

Associate, Techstars

Andrea Fernandez

Andrea Fernandez

Chief Commercial Officer, LIQID Investments GmbH

Andreas Stammnitz

Andreas Stammnitz

Director Digital Business, dfv media group

Anke Hecht

Anke Hecht

VP Finance, Target Global

Anna Tutak

Anna Tutak

UX strategist & UX designer, u2i

Antonio Leon

Antonio Leon

Founder & CEO, quidquid

Ari Newman

Ari Newman

Partner, Techstars Ventures

Armin Iskander

Armin Iskander

CEO & founder, Iskander Business Partner

Arno Wohlfahrter

Arno Wohlfahrter

General Manager, METRO Cash and Carry Austria

Artur Hasselbach

Artur Hasselbach

CFO & Co-founder, Orderbird

Astrid (de Peyronnet) Teckentrup

Astrid (de Peyronnet) Teckentrup

Executive Assistant to the CEO,
Barry Callebaut Group

Astrid Teckentrup

Astrid Teckentrup

General Manager Global Key Account,
Procter & Gamble

Attila Vamos

Attila Vamos

CEO & Founder, Smart Media Technologies

Barbod Namini

Barbod Namini

Principal, Holtzbrinck Ventures

Beatriz Romanos

Beatriz Romanos

Founder & Editor, TechFood Magazine

Bedeir A. Rizk

Bedeir A. Rizk

Head of International Sales &
Marketing, Qopius

Ben Floyd

Ben Floyd

Director, BPL Digital

Benedikt Schmaus

Benedikt Schmaus

Managing Director/Partner, Strategy& (PWC network)

Bernd Claessen

Bernd Claessen

Regional Director Germany, Youth Hostel Association

Bernhard Moser

Bernhard Moser

CEO, EatBerlin Festival

Birger Maeckelburger

Birger Maeckelburger

Principal, Strategy& (PWC network)

Björn Schäfer

Björn Schäfer

Venture Partner, Innogest SGR S.p.A

Bogdan Atanasiu

Bogdan Atanasiu

Head of Romania, Blue Dome Capital

Boris Minialai

Boris Minialai

Global Director, Retail Franchise METRO AG

Britta Gallus

Britta Gallus

Director Regulatory Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, METRO AG

Bruno Collomb

Bruno Collomb

CEO & Owner, Traitteur La Suite

Burton Lee

Burton Lee

Lecturer - European Innovation, Stanford Engineering

Caroline Hardy

Caroline Hardy

Senior Product Designer, Clue by Biowink

Carson Booth

Carson Booth

HITEC Advisory Council, HFTP

Carsten Lebtig

Carsten Lebtig

Director Sales, Telefonica Next

Carsten Maschmeyer

Carsten Maschmeyer

Founder & Owner, Maschmeyer Group

Chiara Sommer

Chiara Sommer

Senior Investment Manager, HTGF

Chloé Julien

Chloé Julien

CEO & Founder, BandSquare

Christ Newton-Smith

Christ Newton-Smith

CEO, iRiS Software Systems

Christian Baier

Christian Baier

CFO & Strategy, METRO Cash & Carry

Christian Hamerle

Christian Hamerle

Operations Manager, DataKitchen

Christian Walter

Christian Walter

Country Head, Wantedly

Christian Weniger

Christian Weniger

Investment Manager, Creathor Venture

Christine Demen Meier, PhD

Christine Demen Meier, PhD

Food Ecosystem Institute

Christine Reinhardt

Christine Reinhardt

Managing Partner, Passion for People GmbH

Christopher Steinau

Christopher Steinau

Venture Capital Investor, Northzone

Claude Sarrailh

Claude Sarrailh

CEO, METRO Cash and Carry Italy

Cody Simms

Cody Simms

Partner, Techstars

Colin Kippenberg

Colin Kippenberg

Former CMO & Co-founder, Geschenkidee.de

Connor Murphy

Connor Murphy

Managing Director, SAP.iO Foundry, Powered by Techstars

Dalbir Bains

Dalbir Bains

VP Category Management,
Zalando

Damian Martone

Damian Martone

User Experience Consultant & Lead Designer,
Rigma

Dan Kreibich

Dan Kreibich

Junior Venture Development Manager,
Lufthansa Innovation Hub GmbH

Daniel Zoll

Daniel Zoll

Digital Content Creative,
Freelance Social Media Consultant

Danny Holtschke

Danny Holtschke

Product Strategist, AJ & Smart GmbH

David Barret

David Barret

Director Business Development Germany, Vattenfall

David Cohen

David Cohen

Managing Partner, Techstars

David Edwards

David Edwards

Director of Partnerships, Techstars

David Korte

David Korte

Director Planning, Oliver Schrott Kommunikation GmbH

David Stuck

David Stuck

Early Stage & Growth Investing,
bmp Ventures

David Turnbull

David Turnbull

Hospitality Advisor and Entrepreneur, David Turnbull Inc (Independent Talent)

Dennis Ahrling

Dennis Ahrling

Associate, GMPVC German Media Pool GmbH

Dennis Kirpensteijn

Dennis Kirpensteijn

Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor

Dennis Wedderkop

Dennis Wedderkop

Independent Consultant,
Digital Leader

Domenico Zaccone

Domenico Zaccone

Chairman & CEO, Gold Plast Group

Dominic Wilhelm

Dominic Wilhelm

Investment Manager, e.ventures

Douglas Rice

Douglas Rice

Managing Director, Hospitality Technology Network, LLC

Dr Manon Littek

Dr Manon Littek

CEO, Katjesgreenfood

Dr Marlon Braumann

Dr Marlon Braumann

Managing Director,
store2be GmbH

Dr Urban Uttenweiler

Dr Urban Uttenweiler

CEO, HGK Hannover

Dr. Söntje Julia Hilberg

Dr. Söntje Julia Hilberg

Deloitte Legal, Head of IT Law

Eddy Vanhille

Eddy Vanhille

Operating Partner IT/ TR, Metro Cash & Carry

Emmanuel Perrin

Emmanuel Perrin

EVP of Sales - International Commercial Director, Cartier

Eric Poirier

Eric Poirier

Managing Director,
Makro Cash & Carry Polska

Eris Cemal

Eris Cemal

Partner, Expansion & Business Dev., Hans im Glück

Evgeni Kouris

Evgeni Kouris

Co-Founder & CEO,
Gamewheel

Ewa Treitz

Ewa Treitz

Venture Partner, Black Pearls VC

Fabian Leipelt

Fabian Leipelt

Principal, Westech Ventures

Felipe Venetiglio

Felipe Venetiglio

Product & Growth Consultant, Independent Talent

Fergus Boyd

Fergus Boyd

Group Director/VP of Digital & IT, Red Carnation Hotels

Florian Mesny

Florian Mesny

Founder, Moonrakers, Startup Advisory & Manager International, Ouibus

Frank Jelinek

Frank Jelinek

SVP Solution Management, SEEBURGER AG

Frank Marrenbach

Frank Marrenbach

CEO Oetker Collection

Frank Martin

Frank Martin

CEO, Base7Booking

Frederic Bourcy

Frederic Bourcy

Director HoReCa Federation, METRO Cash and Carry

Frederic Schumacher

Frederic Schumacher

Director HoReCa Innov., Hospitality.digital GmbH

Frithjof Struye

Frithjof Struye

Managing Director, Equivatus GmbH & Co. KG

Gerald Schönbucher

Gerald Schönbucher

CEO and Co-Founder, Hitmeister

Guillaume Chêne

Guillaume Chêne

Managing Director, METRO Cash & Carry CZ & SK

Guillaume Fournier

Guillaume Fournier

Venture Capital, Credo Ventures

Gunnar Graef

Gunnar Graef

Managing Partner, Deutsche Ventures

Guy Quirynen

Guy Quirynen

Founder, Umamido

Hansjoerg Sage

Hansjoerg Sage

Co General Manager,
Hospitality Digital GmbH GmbH

Harald Brost

Harald Brost

Strategy & Investment Expert

Harald Eichsteller

Harald Eichsteller

Professor,
Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart

Hauke Lenthe

Hauke Lenthe

Chief Commercial Officer, D.I.E. Werbefilm GmbH

Henning Gieseke

Henning Gieseke

Chief Financial Officer and Co-Chairman,
Management Board of real;-

Hillary Evans

Hillary Evans

Head of Finance and Operations,
Makerist GmbH

Hossam Ashour

Hossam Ashour

VP Eastern Europe,
Mondelēz International

Hugo Hanselmann

Hugo Hanselmann

Founder & CEO, HuHeHa

Ian Millar

Ian Millar

Senior Lecturer Hospitality Technology, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Itxaso Araque Barriuso

Itxaso Araque Barriuso

VC Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services

Jag Singh

Jag Singh

Managing Director, Techstars

Jaime Jimenez

Jaime Jimenez

Advisor/Digital Consultant, Independent Talent

Jan Dzulko

Jan Dzulko

CEO & Founder Everphone AG

Jan Kirch

Jan Kirch

Senior Associate, Digital Capital Advisors Europe GmbH

Jan-Philipp Blome

Jan-Philipp Blome

Managing Director, Real

Jasper Masemann

Jasper Masemann

Principal, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Adviser GmbH

Jean-Georges Plener

Jean-Georges Plener

CEO, Global F&B Heroes

Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz

Entrepreneur, Technologist, Engineer, Independent Talent

Jens Hutzschenreuter

Jens Hutzschenreuter

Co-Founder and Managing Director, ThinxNet

Jens Lapinski

Jens Lapinski

CEO,
Angel Invest Ventures

Jens Urbaniak

Jens Urbaniak

Founder, Dr. Smiles

Jessica Dittmar

Jessica Dittmar

CMO, Rubeees

Joachim Behrendt

Joachim Behrendt

Founding Partner,
BIC Angel Investments

Joanie Kindblade

Joanie Kindblade

Director of Marketing, Techstars

John Mushriqui

John Mushriqui

Angel Investor & Advisor, Independent Talent

Jonas Willuhn

Jonas Willuhn

Executive Board Member, promotion for you

Jörg Sperling

Jörg Sperling

CEO, Altos Advisors

Julien Fredonie

Julien Fredonie

Head of Innovation Lab,
Founding Member,
Hub FranceIA

Jürgen Bemmerl

Jürgen Bemmerl

Founder, Gastrosmart

Justus Nagel

Justus Nagel

CEO & Founder, Sensape

Kai Petersen

Kai Petersen

Managing Director, SilenceSolutions GmbH

Karl Josef Seilern

Karl Josef Seilern

Founder & CEO,
Locafox GmbH

Kathrin Anselm

Kathrin Anselm

Owner, Anselm Consulting &
Interim Management

Katja Reisch

Katja Reisch

B2B Digital Project Manager, AccorHotels

Kay Höhmann

Kay Höhmann

Director Business Development,
cisbox GmbH

Kay Schwabedal

Kay Schwabedal

General Manager, Horeca.digital METRO AG

Kendra Valentine

Kendra Valentine

Story Strategist,
Kendra Valentine

Kerstin Bock

Kerstin Bock

CEO & Founder, Openers

Kevin Czok

Kevin Czok

Managing Partner, Hotel Data Cloud

Kim Moelholm

Kim Moelholm

Partner, Moelholm C&C

Kristian Weymar

Kristian Weymar

Venture Development Manager,
Lufthansa Innovation Hub GmbH

Krzysztof Czernek

Krzysztof Czernek

Software Engineering Specialist, u2i

Kubilay Ozerkan

Kubilay Ozerkan

Managing Director, Metro Cash&Carry Turkey

Laura Becker

Laura Becker

Account Manager, Zeel

Leitha Matz

Leitha Matz

Chief Operating Officer,
Zuper GmbH

Lorenz Hartung

Lorenz Hartung

Managing Director, Peakzone

Lukas Jaworski

Lukas Jaworski

Director of Communications, Hitfox Group

Lukas von Bidder

Lukas von Bidder

Co-Owner, desillusion

Lutz Hesse

Lutz Hesse

Managing Partner, THE MANDALA HOTEL

Lutz Minich

Lutz Minich

Founder and Owner, DFM Brand Builders

Lyle Worthington

Lyle Worthington

Global President, HFTP

Lyubomyr Dutko

Lyubomyr Dutko

CTO, Lemberg Solutions

Mali Baum

Mali Baum

Founding Partner & CEO, W Lounge

Manuel Grossmann

Manuel Grossmann

Associate, Earlybird Venture Capital

Marc de Gibon

Marc de Gibon

CEO & Founder, Cuddlup (METRO Accelerator 2017 cohort)

Marc de Gibon

Marc de Gibon

CEO & Founder, Cuddlup

Marc Preusche

Marc Preusche

Founder & Managing Director,
LeROI Consulting & Intelligence

Marc Stierand

Marc Stierand

Associate Professor of Service Management, École Hôtelière de Lausanne

Marc Stratmann

Marc Stratmann

CEO & Co-founder, FragPaul

Marc-Alexander Christ

Marc-Alexander Christ

Co-Founder, SumUp

Marc-Andre Kamel

Marc-Andre Kamel

Partner and Director,
Bain & Company

Marcin Fejfer

Marcin Fejfer

Investment Manager,
SpeedUp Venture Capital Group

Marcus Püttmer

Marcus Püttmer

Founder and CEO, Püttmer Holding

Maren Lesche

Maren Lesche

Founder,
Startup Colors

Mario Lebherz

Mario Lebherz

Director Atlantic Food Labs

Mark MacMahon

Mark MacMahon

CTO, HeyCar

Markus Feidicker

Markus Feidicker

Partner, impact51

Martin Behle

Martin Behle

Operating Partner, METRO

Martin Bell

Martin Bell

Global Innovation Consultant

Martin Rieß

Martin Rieß

Managing Director, DACH, ZANOX AG

Martin Weber

Martin Weber

General Partner, Holtzbrinck Ventures

Mathias Meyer

Mathias Meyer

Coach, Advisor, Business Development Consultant, Paperplanes

Mathias Ockenfels

Mathias Ockenfels

GM Germany, Uniplaces

Matthaus Krzykowski

Matthaus Krzykowski

Startup Helper, Salisbury Ventures

Maximilian Bodendorfer

Maximilian Bodendorfer

Key Account Manager, METRO Cash and Carry Austria

Maximilian von der Ahé

Maximilian von der Ahé

Co-Founder & CEO,
Betahaus

Michael Buller

Michael Buller

Chairman, Verband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V. (VIR)

Michael Cassau

Michael Cassau

CEO & Founder, Grover

Michael Land

Michael Land

General Manager, Ironhack Berlin

Michael Levie

Michael Levie

Founding Partner/Operations, citizenM hotels

Michael Schmitt

Michael Schmitt

Venture Partner, Motu Ventures

Michael Sorkin

Michael Sorkin

Managing Director, Formlabs Europe

Mike Reiner

Mike Reiner

Head Business Dev., Scoro

Miłosz Wójcik

Miłosz Wójcik

CEO, Appchance

Minh Ha Duong

Minh Ha Duong

Investment Manager,
Project A Ventures

Mirko Behnert

Mirko Behnert

Founder & Managing Partner, Vorsprung Digital Ltd.

Mitchell Shelowitz

Mitchell Shelowitz

Managing Partner, Shelowitz Law Group

Moritz Estermann

Moritz Estermann

Founder, Grill Royal

Nancy Wolff

Nancy Wolff

Technology Strategist, Independent Talent

Nathalie Sonne

Nathalie Sonne

Head of Program,
leAD Sports Accelerator

Neofit Vasilev

Neofit Vasilev

Director Sales International, s.Oliver Bernd Freier GmbH & CO. KG

Nic Westerhoff

Nic Westerhoff

Sales-Lab Engineer, Wendero GmbH

Nicholas Goubert

Nicholas Goubert

CPO, Innovation Executive,
Mobility & Location Services Expert
Parknav

Nikhil Nath

Nikhil Nath

CEO & Founder, Knowcross

Nir Manor

Nir Manor

InnovationTech Advisor & RetailTech expert

Nishant Nayak

Nishant Nayak

Head of Product Marketplaces, Zalando SE

Ofira Engelberg

Ofira Engelberg

VP Marketing, PureSec

Olaf Koch

Olaf Koch

Chairman,
Management Board METRO AG

Ole Grünert

Ole Grünert

Sales Force Director, HoReCa.digital GmbH

Olga Ignjatov

Olga Ignjatov

Founder, TAU-MA

Olga Steidl

Olga Steidl

Managing Director, EMEA
, Skyroam

Oliver Clasen

Oliver Clasen

Owner & Director, HVC Management Ltd.

Oliver Friedrich

Oliver Friedrich

CEO, Food Concepts Berlin

Olivier de Simone

Olivier de Simone

Co-founder,
Cyborg Nest and
Slam Advertising

Pascal Damm

Pascal Damm

COO Digital,
SPORT1

Pascal Peltier

Pascal Peltier

COO & Operations Director, METRO Cash & Carry France

Patricia Döhle

Patricia Döhle

Editor, brandeins

Patrick Müller-Sarmiento

Patrick Müller-Sarmiento

Chief Merchandise Officer and Co-Chairman, Management Board of real;-

Peter Gries

Peter Gries

Managing Director, MAKRO España

Philipp Peitsch

Philipp Peitsch

MD Idealo Internet GmbH

Philipp Reiter

Philipp Reiter

Partner & COO, eye-square

Philipp Semmer

Philipp Semmer

Managing Partner Motu Ventures

Philipp Bieberstein

Philipp Bieberstein

Head of Google Play Apps & Games, Google

Philippe Frères

Philippe Frères

Managing Director,
Barbara Frères GmbH

Philippe Palazzi

Philippe Palazzi

Global Chief Marketing Officer, METRO AG

Rafael Gasset

Rafael Gasset

Operating Partner,
METRO Cash & Carry and Member of the Operating Board

Rafael Otero

Rafael Otero

Co-founder payleven global payments payleven

Rafal Dziwinski

Rafal Dziwinski

Business & Software Developer, u2i

Ralf Baumann

Ralf Baumann

Director Named Accounts South,
Citrix Systems GmbH

Ramzy Ismail

Ramzy Ismail

Network Catalyst EMEA, Techstars

Regina Leuwer

Regina Leuwer

Marketing Consultant, iterating growth

Riccardo Zanni

Riccardo Zanni

Chef Coquis, Ateneo della Cucina Italiana

Richy Ugwu

Richy Ugwu

Founder & CEO, Retail Media Group

Robert Mollen

Robert Mollen

Counselor,
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Robert Petrović

Robert Petrović

General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Roberto Ugo

Roberto Ugo

Data engineer & Analytics Manager, Vestas

Robin Dechant

Robin Dechant

Associate, Point Nine Capital

Rogier Van Willigen

Rogier Van Willigen

Director,
GiftScout B.V.

Roland Ruffing

Roland Ruffing

Operating Partner, Metro Cash&Carry

Sabine Flechet

Sabine Flechet

Director Innovation Fund, HoReCa.digital GmbH

Sascha Hausmann

Sascha Hausmann

CEO, Busy Rooms

Silviu Popovici

Silviu Popovici

President,
PepsiCo Russia, Ukraine & CIS

Sophie Spethmann

Sophie Spethmann

Co-Founder and MD,
LiSA Retail Innovation GmbH

Stefan Walter

Stefan Walter

Managing Director, Cavalry Ventures

Stefan Wendel

Stefan Wendel

Senior Investment Manager, MairDumont Venture GmbH

Stefano Lascatti Busato

Stefano Lascatti Busato

General Manager, gruppo columbus

Stéphane Coasne

Stéphane Coasne

Entrepreneur, Purple Innovation

Stéphane Herve

Stéphane Herve

Food/Foodservice Industry Executive Recruiter, Manageria

Sylvester Kaczmarek

Sylvester Kaczmarek

Tech CPO, CEO

Thomas Boltze

Thomas Boltze

Founder,
EatInShanghai.com

Thomas Maes

Thomas Maes

CEO & Founder, Illutas Gmbh

Thomas Storck

Thomas Storck

CIO and Chief Solution Officer, METRO Cash & Carry

Thorben Rothe

Thorben Rothe

Venture Capital Investor,
Iris Capital

Thorsten Dittmar

Thorsten Dittmar

CEO Kumbayja Investments Ltd.

Till Esser

Till Esser

Director, NH Hotel

Tina Nayak

Tina Nayak

Product and Consumer Marketing, Independent Talent

Tobias Grafe

Tobias Grafe

Country Manager,
Procter & Gamble Austria

Tom Carter

Tom Carter

Agile Relationship Builder, u2i

Tomasz Swieboda

Tomasz Swieboda

Managing Director,
Inovo Venture Fund

Toni Kaiser

Toni Kaiser

CEO & Founder, Hauptstadtfloss

Torben Leif Brodersen

Torben Leif Brodersen

Managing Director, German Franchise Association and Institute

Torsten Waack van Wasen

Torsten Waack van Wasen

COO, Alteri Investors

Urban Uttenweiler

Urban Uttenweiler

CEO, HGK

Valeriia Karahan

Valeriia Karahan

Digital Marketing & Communications, Hospitality.digital

Videesha Kunkulagunta

Videesha Kunkulagunta

Principal Redstone Digital GmbH

Weston Hankins

Weston Hankins

Founder & CEO, WunderAgent

Yair Kaufman

Yair Kaufman

Director of Business Development,
GKH Law Offices

York Strempel

York Strempel

Programming Director, KISS FM Radio GmbH & Co. KG