Instructors
Charles K. Whitehead
Professor at Cornell University & Co-Founder of eō Business Incubators
Charles is the Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law at Cornell Law School. Before entering academia, Chuck held senior legal and business positions in the financial services industry, including as a Managing Director of Nomura Securities International, Salomon Brothers, and Citigroup. In 2019, Chuck set up eō Business Incubators, Ukraine's premier seed-stage mentor-driven incubation program.
Rick Rasmussen
Industry Fellow and Member of Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley
Rick is a Silicon Valley native with direct experience and thought leadership across industry, government, venture capital and academia. He has been on executive teams of three separate companies that started with zero revenue, raised rounds from leading VCs, went public, gained Fortune 500 status, and sold for a collective $12B.

Rick helps connect governments, and economic development agencies with the vast resources available throughout Silicon Valley and build entrepreneurial ecosystems worldwide.

Paul Holliman
Angel Investor, Mentor at 500 Startups
Paul was an executive at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures for 32 years, where he was head of Strategic Planning, Worldwide Operations and Business Development, while also overseeing several sales and marketing teams.

Paul has been an active angel investor since 2014, and has made investments in nearly 400 companies, 25 of which have achieved billion dollar "Unicorn" status.

Paul is an active angel investor, Mentor at 500 Startups, and coaches budding CEOs around the world at early-stage technology startups. He frequently lectures at universities and accelerators on Cinema, Technology, Angel Investing, and Portfolio Theory.
Marwin Liao
Former Partner at 500 Startups, Partner & Board Member at GAMEGROOVE Capital
21 Year Career in Silicon Valley as Startup Guy, Big Tech/Digital Media Executive & Venture Capitalist. Investor in 400+ Pre-Seed & Seed Stage Startups.
Victoriya Tigipko
Founder and Managing Partner at TA Ventures, Founder at iClub
Viktoriya is the Founder and Managing Partner of the fund TA Ventures - globally-minded and network-driven VC firm investing in early-stage tech startups in Europe and North America. The fund is the 4th most active VC in Germany, totalling $34m invested and 78 portfolio companies.

Victoriya is the Founder of iClub — a high-profile co-investor club where they give entrepreneurs, private investors, family offices and institutional investors opportunity to make investments in high-growth startups alongside TA Ventures.

Andriy Fedoriv
Founder & CEO, FEDORIV GROUP
Andriy leads FEDORIV AGENCY a top award-winning independent creative company. He is an innovator, creator, entrepreneur, advisor and recently became an angel investor investing in OVO.ua.

He also leads FEDORIV HUB (the next-level event platform & public multimedia space) and FEDORIV VLOG (YouTube channel with 280 000+ subscribers)
Adrian Slywotzky
Partner at Oliver Wyman
Adrian is an American business consultant of Ukrainian origin and author of several high-profile books on economic theory and management. He consults Fortune 500 companies on issues related to new business development and creating new areas of value growth.

Adrian is a Partner at Oliver Wyman, a leading global management consulting firm. He is one of the most renowned consultants in the US, being named as one of the top 50 business thinkers by Times.
Dominique Piotet
CEO at UNIT.City
Dominique is the CEO of UNIT City, Ukraine's first Innovation Park and soon one of the largest in Europe. He is a digital transformation expert and leader with 20+ year proven track record in strategy and operational digital transformation for Fortune 500 companies. Dominique is also a successful entrepreneur, with one exit, a startup mentor and advisor.
Andrii Sorokhan
Venture Lead at u.ventures / Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF)
Andrii is part of WNISEF team where he leads an early-stage investment arm U.Ventures where he coordinates projects on the intersection of Education and Tech. Andrii has entrepreneurial and management consulting experience from working on projects in Tech, Financial and Public sectors. Andrii focuses his work on deal sourcing, due diligence, and support of early-stage startups.
Will Mercer
Venture Director at Zag
Will is a serial social entrepreneur, early-stage investor and business strategist. Will leads Zag – a growth consultancy that ventures. His background spans finance, entrepreneurship and consultancy with a focus on the creative industries and positive social impact. He helps founding teams define their mission, clean up their strategy and achieve sustainable growth.
Bas Godska
Founder and General Partner at Acrobator Ventures
Bas Godska, is an entrepreneur turned angel investor. He is one of the most successful business angels in Europe according to TechCrunch and Crunchbase. He has previously led marketing and business development in such companies as Travelocity.com, Lamoda.ru, Lastminute.com, among others.


Felix Litvinsky
eō U.S. Coordinator, Managing Director of Blackstone LaunchPad at Cornell University (powered by Techstars)
Felix is mentor at Techstars and eō Business Incubators. He is a seasoned international technology entrepreneur and is an active member of various angel investor groups. He has held executive & management positions in business development, technology, and strategy at international companies.

He is leading Blackstone LaunchPad an experiential university wide entrepreneurship program offering coaching, ideation and venture creation support to students, alumni, staff and faculty.
Oksana Strashna
CFA, Non-executive Board Member at SOC Prime, Former Parter at Horizon Capital, Investor
Oksana is a first CFA in Ukraine, WNISEF alumni, and Horizon Capital deal partner who sourced and led the landmark deal that made their first private fund.

Oksana is now focused on startups, tech, angel investing as both an angel investor and on Board of UAngels.


Vlad Tislenko
Partner, SMRK VC Fund
Vlad is a tech entrepreneur, made iblazr brand that was sold worldwide at Apple Stores, experienced startup mentor. He is now a Partner at SMRK VC Fund where he helps startups on various stages of maturity.
Feras Mousilli
Managing Parner, Lloyd & Mousilli
Feras has served as Senior Corporate Counsel for both Apple Inc. and Dell Inc., where he counselled clients on product development and intellectual property matters, including advertising & marketing, copyright, and trademark strategies and risks.

He is a founding partner of Lloyd & Mousilli where he specializes in counseling technology companies from start-ups in their early formation and development, through support of multi-billion dollar business operations of the largest companies in the world.
Jane Klepa
Executive Director at 1991 Open Data Incubator
Since 2016, Jane runs incubation programs for fintech, legal tech and data driven start-ups in the most recognized Ukrainian non-commercial incubator; 1991 Open Data Incubator, helping them to build their MVPs and conclude first sales.

Jane is often engaged as a mentor for start-ups at pre-seed and seed stages, both in Ukraine and abroad.
Anastasiya Bolkhovitinova
Counsel, Attorney at Law, PhD, Head of Technology, Kinstellar
Anastasiya has more than 15 years of experience advising clients in the technology, telecommunications, aerospace, and defense industries. Anastasiya also advises technology-sector clients on structuring their operations in Ukraine. She provides complex support in technology-sector M&A deals and advises both start-ups and venture capital and private equity investors on a wide range of legal matters.
Pavlo Kartashov
Director at Ukrainian Startup Fund (USF)
Pavlo leads USF that helps talented Ukrainian entrepreneurs create successful companies. For a year and a half of its existence, USF has financed about 200 business projects to the tune of almost $5 million.
Yaroslav Azhnyuk
CEO & Co-founder at Petcube
Yaroslav is a Co-founder of Petcube, winner at Y Combinator. In 2012 he Co-founded Petcube, a company dedicated to reimagining pet care. Petcube makes the best-selling pet cameras and software that connects people to their pets.
Anastasiia (Nastya) Romanova
CEO at Mosqitter
In 2018, Nastya founded Mosqitter, a smart eco-friendly mosquito control solution aimed to clean outdoor territories from mosquitoes and protect people from mosquito-borne diseases. Nastya won a series of competitions, including Web Summit where she pitched to Geoff Ralston, President at Y Combinator.
Alexander Soroka
CEO at Startup.Network
Alexander leads a professional network which unites Venture Capital market participants and helps entrepreneurs to raise pre-seed and seed equity rounds, and allow investors to find startups. Startup.Network has 6 regional platforms, with more than 20k startups and over 100k registered users.
Dmitry Norenko
CEO and Founder of upSWOT
Dmitry is leading upSWOT fintech serving dozens of financial institutions mostly in North America and Western Europe. Among upSWOT clients are Mastercard, Raiffeisen Bank, Envestnet, Kyriba, Equifax and others.

Dmitry raised $5M+ from COO of Klarna, former President of Western Union, CFO of Temenos, COO of WIX and dozens of other global level executives.
Andriy Zinchuk
Advisor at Antler, Mentor at Seedstars, Member of Selection Commission at USF
Andriy is an advisor at Antler a global early-stage venture capital firm. He is in the process of setting up his venture capital fund which will be focused on supporting early-stage Ukrainian entrepreneurs
Stephan Reckie
Executive Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Space
Stephan is the Executive Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Space, a universal network of ecosystems for Astropreneurs. He is the co-founder of Angelus Funding, a trust-based global angel network investing in innovative startups, and he is a World Business Angel Forum Senator and a member of the Global Business Angels Network.

As founding Director of EMEA Operations at Telogy Networks, his company was acquired by Texas Instruments.
Natalia Kirichenko
Counsel at Kinstellar
Natalia Kirichenko is a Counsel in the Kyiv office and Head of the local IT & IP, Data & Cybersecurity, and Telecommunications practices.
Ilya Sverdlov
Partner at Kinstellar
Illya Sverdlov is a Partner in the Kyiv office and the firm-wide head of Tax. He has 18 years of experience advising on domestic and cross-border tax matters across a range of industries, with a special focus on TMT, life sciences, industrials, and FMCG.
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