Who is START Global?

Students, partners, and investors all play a key role in helping us achieve our goals. Scroll to meet the faces behind the START Global brand.

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Meet the team

Each year, our conferences, events, and development programs are organized and delivered by our team of 80+ international students from a wide range of backgrounds. They're an ever-developing group of bright minds, each with a keen interest in the start-up ecosystem and a passion for the START Global mission.

Board

MAX KELLER

President

NOÉMI KMOTH

Vice President of Product

BASTIAAN FEURER

Vice President of Operations

TRISTAN MELCHERS

Managing Director START Summit

SIMONE MUSCARITOLO

Managing Director START Hack

MAX BIERI

Managing Director START Fellowship

LEAN STEIN

Managing Director START Sphere

MATTEO QUADRELLI

Managing Director Partnerships

JAN BOHE

Managing Director Communications

ATHAVAN THEIVAKULASINGHAM

Managing Director Tech & Innovation

Global

ANDRI GABATHULER

Legal

VIANA THORMANN

Legal

DUSTIN BAUMBACH

Finance

FILIP LAPADATOVIC

Head of Legal

LINUS WATERKAMP

Finance

Summit

ILENIA LASCONI

Head of Event Management

LUCA ANTHONY BRUNNER

Event Management

FLORENS BITZER

Event Management

NINA REDLICH

Head of Content

CHRISTOPHE KOSS

Content

MAX GRAU

Content

PAULINA HAFNER

Head of Growth

RICCARDO GÄCKLE

Content

STELLA SEUFERT

Event Management x Content

DOMINIK SCHIRLE

Executive Production

VALENTIN ERNST

Executive Production

JEREMY SWANSON

Event Management

PASCAL BOHE

Growth

DANIEL BIRK

Growth

JULIUS BRÜHL

Event Management

JULIAN STOIBER

Content

Hack

ANDREA IVANOVIC

Partnerships

LORENZ BOHLANDER

Head of Growth

OSCAR GORDON

Head of Content

LISANNE MEIER

Event Management Hack

JAN FABIG

Growth

Fellowship

BENEDICT WOLTERS

Partnerships

ANITA STERN

Partnerships

SAMUEL KEHL

People and Culture

ANJA FRAUENFELDER

Head of People and Culture

JULIUS CREMER

Head of Content

TOM WECKES

Head of Partnerships

CEDRIC FRUTIGER

Partnerships

MARY MORAD

Co-Head Fellowship Area

ESTELLE WAVRE

Co-Head Fellowship Area

NICOLE LAVROV

Partnerships

DORA XU

Partnerships

ANDRES CORREA

Partnerships

ISABELA MUNOZ

Partnerships

MARIO RISTEKI

Content

ANDRIN REDING

Content

DOMINIK HÖHENER

Content

RAZAN KHATTAB

Fellowship Area

Communications

ANASTASIIA ALIKSIICHUK

Marketing

FLAVIO DI PILLA

Marketing

LENA SCHLAEPPI

Head of Media Brand

THÉO SILIPRANDI

Marketing

MIREA MAZZEI

Marketing

FINJA SPIEGEL

Public Relations

YANN OPPENHEIM

Head of Projects

CHIARA BRITSCHGI

Head of Public Relations

TIMO VON BODUNGEN

Marketing

TIMO KAISER

Marketing

HUIYING SHI

Marketing

SEZER OZCAN

Marketing

NOAH SCHÜLER

Marketing

Partnerships

SASCHA GERLACH

Head of DACH

STEFANO BOTTA

Head of International

MARVIN TROSCHKE

DACH Sponsoring

KORAY ORHAN

DACH Corporate Partnerships

PHILIPP WEBER

Nordics Partnerships

LEON IWANOWITSCH

DACH Investor Partnerships

ANTON FOERTSCH

United Kingdom Partnerships

ALEX SCHAAF

DACH Corporate Partnerships

JULIE FRIELING

DACH Corporate Partnerships

FELICITAS BELKER

Corporate Partnerships and Events

MICHELLE THÜR

Corporate Partnerships and Events

PARVINA STELOVSKA

US Markets | International Partnerships

YANNICK REICHEN

Head of Partner Success

FABIO VALSECCHI

Partner Success

ALEX VRANESIC

DACH Corporate Partnerships

LUIS SCHULTE

DACH Corporate Partnerships

ROBIN GROB

DACH Sponsoring

LUKAS BÖTTCHER

Head of Success

Tech & Innovation

SOPHIE LEHRMANN

Head of Administration

LIZ MORELLEC

Administration

FLORIAN GÖTZ

Online Event Management

NICOLAS KELLER

Innovation

AUGUSTIN CHRISTEN

Innovation

TANYA ILIEVA

Administration

Sphere

TIM VIETZE

Sphere Development

SOFIYA NYCHYPORENKO

Marketing

BENJAMIN BECKH

Head of Network

LINDA KÜNG

Marketing

PHILIP LEHRMANN

Sphere Development

ANNINA MILLARG

Sphere Development

JAN CHRISTIAN VÖGELI

Network

DOMINIK SEITZ

Sphere Development

VINCENT WENDT

Network

Board

MAX KELLER

President of START Global

RUBEN REUTER

Managing Director START Summit

NATALIS WIRZ

Managing Director START Hack & Vice-President START Global

JANOS GRÜNDLING

Managing Director START Fellowship

BENJAMIN NAEGELI

Managing Director Communications

DENNIS SCHMID

Managing Director Partnerships

LEONARDO STERN

Managing Director Tech & Innovation

Global

GUSTAVE ANGELOZ

Head of Finance

SINA SARAH WERNER

Head of Talent Development

FILIP LAPADATOVIC

Head of Legal

BENJAMIN BECKH

Head of Network

ILENIA LASCONI

Talent Development

FREE DE ZUTTER

Network Management Team

JOHN RICHARD ENDERS

Managing Team Network

NICOLE LAVROV

Managing Team Network

RANA EKMEKCIOGLU

Network

Summit

SAMIRA AWAD

Head of Content

FELIX BERGER

Head of Investor Relations

BASTIAAN FEURER

Head of Event Management

BENEDIKT SOEMER

Head of Growth Summit

MORITZ VAN RANDENBORGH

Head of START Forum

JULIUS BRÜHL

Event Management

STELLA SEUFERT

Event Management x Content

JEREMY SWANSON

Event Management

IULIA DRUMCIOGLU

Event Management

PATRICK EBEL

Growth

OSCAR VON PODEWILS

Growth

NAÉLA GRUBER

Growth

ELISA KILIAN

Content

TRISTAN MELCHERS

Content

DOMINIK SEITZ

Content

MALTE KNAUER

Investor Relations

RICARDO GÄCKLE

Content

DOMINIK SCHIRLE

Executive Production

VALENTIN ERNST

Executive Production

GLORIA CARDON DE LICHTBUER

START Forum

Hack

SIMONE MUSCARITOLO

Head of Growth

LAURA CARRIERI

Partnerships

CARLO CATANESE

Partnerships

DENNIS DANCH

Partnerships

YANNICK REICHEN

Partnerships

TIM VIETZE

Growth

JONAS AVE

Sponsoring

MORITZ WÜST

Event Management

Fellowship

MAX BIERI

Head of Partnerships

KIM STALDER

Head of Content

ROCCO APPOLONI

Content

MARY MORAD

Content

MARÍA JOSÉ VALLEJO ALBAN

Content

ALESSANDRA BIERMANN

Partnerships

FYNN MORTEN POHL

Partnerships

PAUL SCHNECKMANN

Partnerships

LEOPOLD ZOLLNER

Partnerships

YANDRA GONÇALVES

Partnerships

LUIS SCHULTE

Strategy & Fundraising

SOPHIE SOLMITZ

Startup Scouting & Participant Coordination

ESTELLE WAVRE

Head Startup Scouting & Participant Coordination

NOÉMI KMOTH

Startup Scouting & Participant Coordination

Communications

LUCIE LIEBERS

Head of Marketing

NINA REIDLICH

Head of Public Relations

NADINE AESCHLIMANN

Public Relations

JAN BOHE

Marketing

CHIARA BRITSCHGI

Marketing

LINDA KÜNG

Marketing

MOUNIGA NANTHAKUMAR

Marketing

SOFIYA NYCHYPORENKO

Marketing

PARVINA STELOVSKA

Marketing

ADRIEN ROBERT

Performance Marketing

Partnerships

SASCHA GERLACH

Head of Institutional Partnerships

MATTEO LENITINI QUADRELLI

Head of Corporate Partnerships

NOEMI OTT

Head of Sponsoring

FELICITAS BELKER

Corporate Partnerships

STEFANO BOTTA

Corporate Partnerships

ANDRI GABATHULER

Corporate Partnerships

MICHELLE THÜR

Corporate Partnerships

EINO SCHULZE STEINEN

Sponsoring

CELINE LA

Sponsoring

DANIEL MERDES

Sponsoring

FABIO VALSECCHI

Sponsoring

BASTIAAN STROBOS

Institutional Partnerships

VINCENT MORANDI

Institutional Partnerships

Tech & Innovation

LUKAS GAISER

IT

LEAN STEIN

IT

SOPHIE LEHRMANN

IT

ATHAVAN THEIVAKULASINGHAM

IT

JEAN-LUC BIERENSTIEL

IT

Board

KATHARINA BUBMANN

President

JONAS EIDENSCHINK

Managing Director Communications

FRANCESCA BOSMEDIANO VIGGIANI

Managing Director Partnerships

SAMUEL GRETZ

Managing Director START Hack

JEANNINE KRÄUCHI

Managing Director START ROSE

VICTORIA GENTILE

Managing Director Technology & Innovation

JULIAN SHERGILL

Managing Director START Summit

NICK RUPPRECHTER

Managing Director START Fellowship

Global

MILENA VIDALI

Talent Development

ANN-JULIE SEVRAY

FinLeg

FREE DE ZUTTER

Chapter Relations

Summit

DOMINIK SCHIRLE

The Godfather

VALENTIN ERNST

Executive Production

NIKLAS ROBISCH

Executive Production

MAX KELLER

START Summit | Head of Relations

ELISABETH WESS

START Summit | Relations

RUBEN REUTER

START Summit | Relations

LUIS BRAUN

START Summit | Relations

JULIEN QUIMBROT

START Summit | Relations

MIRIAM SCHEFFRAHN

START Summit | Head of Event Management

SASCHA GERLACH

START Summit | Event Management

DARIELLE ROTHSTEIN

START Summit | Event Management

TIM BIRKHOFER

START Summit | Head of Content

ALEXANDER HEYDE

START Summit | Content

XENIA GETSIOS

START Summit | Content

Hack

TOBIAS TESLOF

START Hack | Content

IVAN KAMENOV

START Hack | Relations

ALEX MARCHESE

START Hack | Relations

CHRISTIAN DIMITROV

START Hack | Partnerships

YVES GRAEDEL

START Hack | Partnerships

Fellowship

JOHN SCHANBACHER

START Fellowship | Community

CHRISTIAN MAŠEK

START Fellowship | Head of Finances and Infrastructure

ESTELLE WAVRE

START Fellowship | Community

LIVIA SEPULVEDA

START Fellowship | Community

LARS VILLIGER

START Fellowship | Content

JANOS GRÜNDLING

START Fellowship | Content

STEFAN CRETTENAND

START Fellowship | Content

Communications

NOYA ASSARAF

Head of Marketing

SASCHA PERREN

Marketing

NATALIS WIRZ

Marketing

BENJAMIN NAEGELI

Marketing

PARVINA STELOVSKA

Marketing

MARIE KLEINE-DEPENBROCK

Public Relations

Partnerships

DENNIS SCHMID

Head of Corporate Partnerships

YANNIK BIBERT

Corporate Partnerships

MORITZ HECK

Corporate Partnerships

CELINE LA

Corporate Partnerships & Sponsoring

NOEMIE OTT

Sponsoring

Tech & Innovation

MAGALÌ ALLUISETTI

Information Technology

JEAN - LUC BIERENSTIEL

Information Technology

LEA TOFFEL

Information Technology

DANIEL LEAL

Information Technology

REMY MOLL

Information Technology

JOHN RICHARD ENDERS

Head of Data | Performance Marketing

THIBAULT GUMY

Online Event Management

Rose

LAURA PENG

START ROSE

NOEMIE GALLAY

START ROSE

OLIVER SABATHY

START ROSE

MATHIEU DUC

START ROSE

CARL EPPLE

START ROSE

Board

LUCAS ANGERMANN

President

GIAN ANDREA ZÜLLIG

Managing Director Communications

DAN MEIER

Managing Director Summit x Hack

KATHARINA BUBMANN

Managing Director Corporate Partnerships

THAÏS DE TRIBOLET

Managing Director & Head of ROSE

NICK RUPRECHTER

Managing Director & Head of Fellowship

GLEB ZAKHARTCHENKO

Managing Director Operations

Global

ANNA SNODGRASS

Head of Chapter Relations

SAMUEL GRETZ

Chapter Relations

LENA KIRSCH

Head of Talent Development

SOPHIA VONTZ

Talent Development

MANUEL GEHRING

Head of Finance & Legal

ADRIAN EUGSTER

Finance & Legal

Summit

PAULA WERBER

Co-Head of Relations

KATHARINA DÖHLE

Co-Head of Relations

MARCELLINO KRAUS

Relations

HENRIK B. KOPPANG

Relations

TOBIAS GEHRIG

Relations

ERIC PIOLOT

Relations

MARKUS BENCSITS

Content

TIM BIRKHOFER

Content

SVEN HÖRNER

Head of Live Streamhub, btov & Think Tank

DOMINIK SCHIRLE

Head of Executive Production

VALENTIN ERNST

Executive Production

NOÉ KUHN

Executive Production

ANNA WEIGOLD

Head of Event Management

FELIX ERMANN

Event Management

LEONIE NEUMANN

Event Management

JULIAN SHERGILL

Head of Online Event Management

FRANCESCA BOSMEDIANO VIGGIANI

Online Event Management

PIOTR WOJTASZEWSKI

Online Event Management

NICO RATTUNDE

Head of Content

Hack

PHILIPP WAHLER

Head of Hack

DOMINIK VOSER

Hack

MAX-THEO SCHULTE

Hack

Fellowship

JANE ZURBRÜGG

Fellowship

YANNICK TSESMELIS

Fellowship

ALEXANDRU GALITA

Content Fellowship

CHRISTIAN MASEK

Content Fellowship

SVEN ADER

Content Fellowship

RAPHAEL BEUTER

Head of Content Fellowship

Communications

JAN REINHART

Head of Marketing

JESSIE SARWIN

Head of Design

SERAFIN BAUMGARTNER

Marketing

YUJIN KIM

Marketing

JILLY YIN

Marketing

NOYA ASSARAF

Marketing

LUCAS GERICKE

Head of PR & Editorial

CORDULA GASPERINI

PR & Editorial

Partnerships

DEBORAH SCHEFFRAHN

Corporate Partnerships

JONAS EIDENSCHIN

Corporate Partnerships

JULIA MARTIN

Corporate Partnerships

MICHEL JOSI

Corporate Partnerships

SERAINA KRATZER

Corporate Partnerships

ANNE JORNOD

Head of Sponsoring

ISABELLA HÜBSCHER

Sponsoring

FRIEDER FRANK

Corporate Partnerships

Tech & Innovation

VICTORIA GENTILE

Head of IT

ALEX PAOLO MARCHESE

IT

TJERK BOLDT

Head of Data Analytics

RICHARD HRUBY

Data Analytics

ADRIEN COLONNA WALEWSKI

Data Analytics

Rose

JEANINE KRÄUCHLI

ROSE

BENJAMIN DEBONS

ROSE

CARLO VON DER OSTEN

ROSE

EVA PAMPURIK

ROSE

GRETA CARIOLI

ROSE

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We wouldn’t be where we are without them. From NGOs and government institutions to international corporations and independent businesses, our partners believe in the START Global mission, share our passion for entrepreneurship, and make our events possible.

Big players in business and digital spheres are the people at the heart of the ever-expanding START Global network, helping us deliver our high-quality business development programs and nurture the next generation of thinkers and doers.

We’re always looking for partners to help us change the world. Ready to join us?

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We’re run by students, for students. And we’re not-for-profit — two core factors that make START Global the brand it is today.

We want to make good things happen. For the students who sign up for our events, for those in our Fellowship program, for investors searching for the brightest young talent, and for our valued partners, too.

That’s why we’re constantly investing in the START Global mission. Readdressing how we do things, maximizing our offering, developing our partner relationships, and scoping out the latest and greatest in the world of business and tech, so we keep meeting our targets for excellence.

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