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Participants at Slush 2022

Joanna Kirk

Founder - JKPR

Founder & media strategist JKPR; co-founder Startup Sesame; member SISTA; lead Techfugees France; occasional BA

kevin pizuch

dev - startupsesame


Raph Crouan

Managing Director Tech Europe - DisruptVenture

Bring it on !

Lukasz Piotrowski

CEO & Founder - Omniaz

Leading provider of 3D/AR/XR solution for Retail in CEE.

Tomás Lázaro

Empresario - MetaLabs

I'm MetaLabs Cofounder, a mobile app development Company.

Ana Wolsztajn

VC Investor & CMO - KAYA VC

Ana started off her career as a copywriter before the “Mad Men” series made it cool, then she continued as tech journo, a founder, community builder and brand strategist for startups. 15 years of work as an operator later, Ana draws from her experience at a number of venture builders, and big event organizers eg. SaaStock, Startup Sesame, SouthStart in a variety of growth, product, marketing, and comms roles in mainland Europe, the UK, Asia, and Australia. Nowadays Ana invests in early stage tech startups across Europe with KAYA. She also gives back via mentoring as Included VC alumna and startup advisor to various communities across Europe.

Jatin Bhoye

executive manager - mvy alchemy llp

wanted some info

Benjamin Debusschere

Head of Startup Booster - JEC Group

Head of Startup Booster, an international startup competition in the field of Advanced & Composite Materials

Christoph Sollich

Pitch Coach - The Pitch Doctor

With many years of experience on all sides of the startup ecosystem, he can teach you how to build a pitch that appeals to your target audience by nailing the 3 aspects that make for a great pitch: content, performance, and visualization.

Sebastien Toupy

Advisor - <3

Community builder, storyteller & strategist. I have a real passion for startups, technology, and social impact. Dedicate my time to designing programs & events that help startup founders to build successful, inclusive & sustainable ventures.

Ana Maria Jipa

Co-Founder CEO - Olyn

With a technical mindset and passion for the history of human progress, in the last nine years, Ana Maria designed solutions in the space of APIs, Marketplaces, and Fintech, collaborating with leaders within the private and public sectors. She’s been actively focused on the topic of Circular Economy and how current systems could innovate and adjust to the human needs that lead to a better life. Olyn takes shape after its team recognized that even though we still live in a society of exchange, we simply transact in the digital world (financial systems are information asymmetric). The company’s vision is to build a bidirectional exchange of information at the time of the transaction, meaning, its solution is an Asset Registry platform (NFT as a service) embedded at the checkout, where Olyn’s team identifies and tokenizes the assets (in an NFT format) enabling consumers to capture ownership at the time of payment. Olyn's mission is to connect individuals, businesses, and economies seamlessly so they can thrive in Web 3.0.

Alema Pelesic

Ecosystem facilitator - Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

Alema plays an important role in the startup ecosystem in Bosnia and Herzegovina, facilitating interventions with international expertise with accelerators, incubators and co-working spaces within the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program, being a community specialist for doIT and running a local chapter of Startup Grind in Sarajevo. You may find her assisting startups in creating meaningful relationships with other stakeholders in the ecosystem, empowering founders by mentoring and moderating panels and hackathons.

Cephas Ndubueze

CEO at Newcon - Newcon

Newcon is a streaming platform that provides on-demand access to the best keynotes, fireside chats and replays of the best conferences in the world.

Aleksandra Novozhilova

Research Analyst - Blue Lake VC

I research investments for my VC firm

Joe Chan

Managing Director - QueueMed

Out of box thinking

Oscar Chen

Investor - Frog Capital

Investor at Frog Capital. London-based Series A/B fund investing in software scale-ups.

Antonela Bailetti

Startup Manager - South Summit

Nicolas Christou

Venture Capital - Atempo Growth

Investor @ Inkef Capital

Sarah Pedroza

Hello Tomorrow - Hello Tomorrow

I’m both concerned and fascinated by the impact of emerging technologies on our lives. At Hello Tomorrow we are building a collaborative ecosystem that leverages the power of deep technologies to tackle world challenges.

Desigan Chinniah

Technologist - cyberdees


Eamonn Carey

General Partner - Tera Ventures

GP at Tera Ventures. Former Techstars MD. Investor in 90+ companies across Europe, Africa, Asia and the US.

Suzanne Newman

CMO - Sesamers

Can't wait to meet you before/during the next Tech event!

julien surplie

ui/ux designer - Agily

I am awesome

Sam Eshrati


At TechBBQ, we bring together talent, capital, and knowledge to reach our common goals: support the Nordic startup ecosystem, celebrate our successes, and learn from our failures. We build communities and foster growth for startups and scaleups based on the distinctive Nordic traditions of openness, trust, and inclusion.

Laura van der Most

Marketing Executive - TNW

Bert Van Kerkhoven

Associate - Seedrs

Associate at Seedrs

Laura Koliska

Head of Product - PIRATEx GmbH

Enthusiastic about connecting people and creating extraordinary experiences. Leading the event agency PIRATEx and a team who builds remarkable online and hybrid events, fairs, congresses, product placements, video productions and many more.

Petri Kajander

Managing Partner - Credentum

Petri Kajander is a business artist building the future with growth companies focusing on strategy, branding and funding. Host of Talks with Petri & Purpose 'n Clarity -podcasts. He advises startups and leaders, mentors and coaches in startup programs and lectures in universities, writes and shares his views on technology and society. Starting early with his entrepreneurial career he has co-founded startups but he’s also the founder and the first executive officer of the leading Finnish free market think tank, Libera Foundation. He has translated and published economics classics in Finnish. Before Covid-19 he made his first movie cameo role, and is open for new castings. If you don’t find him listening to jazz he’s probably eating dark chocolate or scouting the best dark roast around.

Ben Costantini

Founder & CEO - Sesamers

I try to break this website during the day and write about community & web3 in my spare time.

Eden Djanashvili

Founder - Deeptech Community

Passionate about the intersection between science and technology with more than 12 years experience in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Dounder of the Deeptech Community and Hello Tomorrow ambassador.

Rémi Prunier

Principal - Orange Ventures

VC @ Orange Ventures

Yingzi Yuan

Founder - Metaverse Summit

Margarida Garcia

Principal - Beacon

Margarida has dedicated her career to helping early stage founders. She spent over 10 years working in ops and finance roles, scaling teams and helping founders fundraise. She is currently a Principal at Beacon investing in early-stage enterprise companies pre-Series A and offering liquidity to founders post-Series A. Prior to that, she spent over 2 years as interim Financial Director of several consumer and enterprise companies helping them raise rounds of $2m-60m. Previously she was COO at Lifebit growing the team 4x in 6 months and at source(d), a developer tools startup, she led a commercial team of 12.

Chloé Rossignol

Co-founder - sources.

Chloé has been involved in the tech ecosystem since the beginning of her career. She supported fast-growing startups at the French accelerator Axeleo before joining the startup lobby France Digitale as Communications Manager. In February 2020, she joined the influence agency Rumeur Publique to bring her expertise in tech topics. There, she works for both B2B tech players like Google Cloud or Equinix and fintechs like Stripe and Alma. Chloé has co-founded sources., a PR agency dedicated to tech entrepreneurs.

Tess Lawrence

Marketing - Sesamers

Excited for the opportunity to network with you!

Kevin Piizuch

xxxx - dddd

Ian Carpenter

Head of Events - Sifted

Head of Events @

Yunuen Torres

Growth Manager - DigiWhat

We have a tool to scale your case studies created normally through a mkt or PR agency.

Sasha Lipman

Founder - tech2impact

Founder of tech2impact - the global digital hub for impact tech with an international 700+ members network of founders, investors, mentors, and partners, and an Accelerator focused on fundraising for impact tech founders.

Douglas Leone

Partner - Sequoia Capital

Douglas M. Leone is an American billionaire venture capitalist and managing partner of Sequoia Capital.

Loreanne Garcia

Co-Founder & Chief People Officer - Kavak

Max Rhodes

Co-founder & CEO - Faire

Co-founder and CEO, Faire

Kate Ryder

Founder & CEO - Maven Clinic

Katherine "Kate" Ryder is an American entrepreneur and advocate for improving women's and family healthcare. She is the founder and CEO of digital health company Maven Clinic.

Andrey Khusid

Founder and CEO

Andrey Khusid is Co-founder and CEO of Miro, a collaborative whiteboard platform. Miro currently has over 20M users around the world, including 95% of the Fortune 100 companies.

Mette Lykke

CEO - Too Good To Go

As CEO of Too Good To Go, I get to lead a team of 750+ talented Waste Warriors with an integral mission. We want to inspire and empower everyone to take action against food waste.

John Thompson

Venture Partner - Lightspeed Venture Partners

John Wendell Thompson is an American technology executive who was the chair of Microsoft from 2014 until June 2021, and chair of Illumina since 2021.

Linnéa Kornehed Falck

Member of the Board

Linnéa Kornehed is Co-founder and CMO of Einride, a Swedish company focusing on all-electric autonomous transport vehicles. Their mission is to design and develop intelligent technologies for movement.

Alex Bouaziz

Co-founder & CEO - Deel

Alex Bouaziz co-founded Deel in 2018 where he now currently serves as chief executive officer. Earlier in his career, Alex has helped build startups such as Sarona Ventures, Lifeslice, and Cryptofighters.

Julianna Lamb

Co-Founder & CTO - Stytch

Previously product at VGS, engineering at Plaid, Strava. Stanford Computer Science. Ironman triathlete.

Ivan Soto-Wright

Co-founder & CEO - MoonPay

Ivan is a financial technology entrepreneur, investor, and early adopter of digital assets. He is Co-Founder & CEO of MoonPay. He is also Founder & General Partner at HODL, a venture capital fund and company builder.