Startup Nitro Academy kicked off on 23 May! We invite all of you to sit at a round table once again and have a good time while talking about business and startups life.

Below you see a schedule of visiting guest mentors. We’re planning to introduce you a bunch of brilliant mentors and business professionals.
Registration for the Startup Nitro Academy events can be found in the following link:

23 May
Frank M. Saviane is Founder & CEO of Fast Forward Advisors, an international consulting firm focused on helping technology startups, SMEs and Blue Chips in the areas of strategy, innovation, intellectual property and internationalization.

27 May
Ken Globerman has more than 15 years of combined media advertising and private equity experience – specializing in mature startups to small-to-midsize enterprises operating in high growth sectors such as technology services, media advertising and energy.

29 May
Viesturs Sosars is entrepreneur and Business Angel. Also he’s Director of Entrepreneurship Course at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

29 May
Ernests Stals is co-founder of and TechHub Riga.

29 May
Maris Dagis is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of „Sellfy“. Also Maris has participated in StartupHighway acceleration program in 2011.

3 June
Mike Reiner is advisor for different IT startup companies and mentor for startup networks in the Baltics and Scandinavia. Also he’s Chief at Startup Wise Guys which is accelerator in Tallinn for high potential early stage IT startup companies.

12 June
Margus Uudam is a Head of venture capital investments – Ambient Sound Investments. Also he’s a Board Member at Wahanda.

14 June
Cristobal Alonso is a board member and mentor at StartupHighway. Also he’s an experienced Global Executive (with focus on telco, media and software development) and Insead MBA who makes company strategy and vision a reality through operational fulfillment, technology, and people manangement.

17 June
Juho Risku is co-founder and partner at Butterfly Ventures which finances early stage startups. Also he’s an Entepreneur and CEO of tree sturtups since 1996.

18 June
Jon Bradford is a Managing Director at Techstars accelerator in London, co-founder and partner at Eleven Startup Accelerator in Sofia and co-founder of f6s company. Also Jon is Advisor/ Insider in Estonian startup accelerator Startup Wise Guys and in UK’s DotForger.

20 June
Tijs Markusse is a Dutch guy who helps accelerating businesses at UtreshtInc.
20 June
Wouter Kneepkens is angel investor and also works as an advisor in the field of strategy, finance & funding.

21 June
Jeroen van Duffelen through ACE Venture Lab helps to push boundaries with tech & science-based startups. He’s an evangelist of lean business methodologies and practitioner of customer centric product and service development.

1 July
Lauri Antalainen is a Co-founder in GameFounders – the first gaming startup focused business accelerator in Europe. Also he’s a Mentor in Mobile App Camp in Macedonia, Startup Highway in Lithuania and other initiatives in Estonia and Finland.

2 July
Andrus Raudsalu is a Co-founder at Pult, CEO & producer at Nukufilm and Co-founder at Also for more than 5 years he was a Managing Director at Delfi AS.

8 July
David Schwart is Senior Director at Company.

8 July
Ronen Ben-David is Director, Project Management and App Market at Company.

8 July
Shelly Meyer is VP Human Resources at Company.

8 July
Boaz Inbal is a Manager, External Dev. Centers at Company.

9 July
Tim Messerschmidt is a Developer Evangelist at PayPal Company. Also he is consulting startups about different monetization models.

11 July
Philipp von Bieberstein is working in New Business Development at Google in London. He organised a large tech/entrepreneurship conference in Cambridge ( after completing his MBA at Cambridge Judge Business School in July 2011.

15 July
Dirk Schouten is a co-founedr of Blacklabel and Professional basketball player

15 July
Tim Rutten co-founded his first business when he was 14 and co-founded his second business which won several awards in 2010. He was awarded with the Kauffman Global Scholarship in 2011, which shaped his mind-set during masterclasses entrepreneurship at Harvard, Stanford and MIT.
16 July
Raido Pikkar is a former CEO position in the Baltic Hotel Group was preceded by a international career in hotel business with extra focus on revenue management and internet sales.
Position was quit to start a IT field start-up venture and this has led to being a serial entrepreneur in the field. Evangelizing the Nordic and Estonian startup scene as one side effect.

16 July
Andrus Oks is Supervisory Board Member at GrabCab, and Realeyes companies. Also Andrus is an Investment Manager at SmartCap and a mentor at Seedcamp and StartupHighway accelerators.

18 July
Raitis Zvejnieks is a Board Member at Business Instruments and SEO at Media Parks.

18 July
Rune Theill is a co-founder and Director at Rockstart Accelerator.

23 July
Martin Luxemburg is a Manager at Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. He’s also Managing director at H&K -company that supports entrepreneurship and bridges industry with universities.

23 July
Hendrik Halbe is managing director of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, a company held by Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam Holding B.V. (EUR Holding). In this role, he also leads the Holland Program on Entrepreneurship (HOPE) and the Valorisation Program Rotterdam (VPR). He is co-founder and board member of the foundation responsible for the Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Netherlands.

23 July
Jochem Cuppen is a Project Manager at Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.

25 July
Stefano Cutello is a Product Developer and Project Mananer in a wide variety of business web-applications and web-sites. Entrepreneur since age of 18 having more than 10 years of experience in web-development, focusing on high performance in high traffic environment.

7 August
Arek Skuza is Entrepreneur. Business maker. Featured by Forbes, Newsweek and more. One of the 50 (26th) most creative entrepreneurs in Poland (according to Brief Marketing Magazine).

9 August
Thom Cummings has a lot internet industry experience at multiple VC-backed start-ups – one of them is SoundCloud! Also he was a contributing writer at The Next Web portal.

14 August
Miklos Grof is a co-founder and CEO at Fundacity and wants to share his learning points from Silicon Valley.

15 August
Yavuz Kaynar is Principal Banker at EBRD Venture Capital Investment Programme based in London. Also he graduated from one of World’s best Universities – Massachusetts Institute of Technology.