Program participants attend intensive training sessions with our partners and mentors – experts in their disciplines who have one thing in common: a true passion for sports.
Stefan Kimmel is a partner at KPMG Law and specializes in cross-border M&A transactions for strategic and financial investors.
Frank Weckert is the owner of Paranoia Publishing, a publishing house focusing on action sports and lifestyle
Ingmar is Associate at Clipperton where he advises technology companies on their financing and M&A transactions.
Agnieszka is founder and managing director of CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION - a digital innovation consultancy.
At UEFA Events SA, Lukasz leads a team supporting the CEO in strategic management of the company.
Nancy is IXDS' CEO. She enjoys building organizations and teams with a unique spirit and culture.
As Digital Marketing Consultant, Sascha worked directly for brands/clients as well as in cooperation with lead agencies across several industries.
Dirk Schluenz is the owner of DAVNIS Sports, Israel's leading sports-marketing agency.
An entrepreneur in the sports and entertainment world and founder of 5Oceans Partnership, a commercial consultancy focussed on the sports arena.
Artist, Director, Producer, Chief Visionary Officer
Fee Beyer is a SportsTech expert & coach with a broad knowledge and network in the sports startups industry.
Iepe is a passionate storyteller, innovator, thinker and fighter. 15 years ago, he invented chessboxing.
With an expertise in IP development, live events, venue management and ticketing, Timm Zolpys is the MD and Partner at Flying Steps Entertainment
Michael is a user-centric product person and loves the intersection of technology and esports.
Krischan Hertle brings a wealth of international business development and investment experience in the event and sports industry.
Sebastian Steudtner is an ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the only German who won the prestigious Big Wave Cup twice.
Ivo is a software engineer, entrepreneur and startup mentor with ten+ years experience in Software & Tech Recruitment.
Mirko is an expert in sports innovation and a soccer addict – on and of the pitch.
Lou is a proven digital expert with strong technical acumen and operational success in IT projects development across a multitude of industries.
Leo is part of the IT Advisory Group at Mazars, a leading Audit, Tax and Consulting firm. He is based in Berlin.
Dominik has more than 15 years of experience in the sports marketing industry across partnerships, events, activation and communication.
Tim Krieglstein is an entrepreneur with an international marketing expertise of more than 20 years, paired with strong organizational and management skills.
Jan Kegelberg is the Chief Digital Officer at SportScheck
Kirk Muller has been an associate coach with the Montreal Canadiens since June 2016.
Morten is a sports enthusiastic lawyer and tax advisor.
Carolina Bessega can best be described as an established academic with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Richard Wilhelmer is a creative strategist and brand development expert.
Anna co-founded the world's first esports communications consultancy, and consults brands, teams and players on communication strategies and tactics.
Philipp Hasenbein is Managing Director Lagardère Sports Germany and President Football Europe within the Lagardère Sports and Entertainment Group.
Adrian Simonetti was born in Buenos Aires, he is President and CEO of La Martina.
Christine Thoma is a strategy professional with a track record in managing commercial projects from strategic development to execution.
Bastian Unterberg shares his experience as an advisor for startups as well as for top managers in large organizations facing digital transformation.
Markus is an agent for soccer coaches at projekt b, working with Jürgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann to name a few.
Peer Hohn is the CEO of Phizzard GmbH that solves the central customer problem in the fashion business: finding the right size.
Michael is Managing Partner of FinLeap and oversees all finance, tax and legal / regulatory topics.
Ilja is Counsel/Head of Focus Group AR-VR/AI at top tier law firm SKW Schwarz being repeatedly awarded as Media Law Firm of the Year.
Tarek Rasouli is a former BMX- and mountain bike pro as well as the Managing Director of rasoulution, a sports marketing and communication agency in Munich.
Philipp Roßkamp is a designated European business development executive and consultant with almost 16ys of profound new media and start-up know-how.
Former professional basketball player, participant of the 2008 Olympics, 2x World Championships and 4x European Championships.
Renaud Vielfaure is 57 years old and has over 30 years experience in the area of international financial markets.
Robert Schmidle is the Founder and Managing Director of D/UNIT
Federico Cian is a digital entrepreneur and an enthusiastic endurance triathlete.
Partner - Odgers Berndtson GmbH - Executive Search, Executive Coaching, Human Asset Review
Co-Founder & Owner at WhiteRock, an advisory firm working on M&A transactions and capital raises in the sports & entertainment sectors
Nils worked in several projects in the automotive industry and founded his own startup.
Tom Lemke is an esports pioneer and the Founder of Skillshot Consulting.
Douglas Gremmen is the Commercial Director of GC Global Champions.
Co-founder and Managing Director at A Color Bright GmbH
Riedel Communications develops, manufactures and distributes cutting edge real-time networks for video, audio, data and communications.
Corinna Schulthess Traumueller is the founder and CEO of Family Office Management Consulting Ltd.
Co-Founder & CEO of the Opener which helps tech companies enter new markets and connects corporations & brands with the international startup community
Paul Schif is Managing Director of the Laureus Sport for Good Germany & Austria. He is responsible for the promotion of non-profit sports projects.
Marcus is a sports tech enthusiast with a background in M&A and venture capital as well as a broad network in the German sports industry.
Adam brings an empirical/evidence-based approach to coaching martial arts, weight training, nutrition and general fitness
Senior Executive with over twenty years of financial services experience
Max is one of the founders and the CTO at Piloteers. He loves creating advanced technical products, while keeping the business perspective in mind.
Matthias Hübner is a partner with Oliver Wyman, one of the leading global management consulting firms.
Thomas P. the co-owner of OVERKILL GmbH, one of Germany’s most famous retail addresses for lifestyle sneaker culture.
Since March 2015 he is founder and CEO of bellicon France SARL All in charge of expanding the business in France.
As an early stage investor at seed+speed Ventures in Berlin, Onur is constantly sourcing, screening and analyzing seed-stage startups.
An expert in sports sales, marketing and communication, Lars Stegelmann has extensive knowledge and understanding of the sports business.
Alan Sternberg is an international online marketing and loyalty executive motivated by disrupting the sports and entertainment market.
Gert is a product and innovation development expert.
Hendrik Lange is the managing director of football mgzn.
Lawyer with not only a passion for but also 20 years of working in sports.
Daniel is a real "Sports Maniac“, start-up founder and expert in digital, audio and voice marketing in sports
Bernd Schusky combines expertise in brand and design strategy, digital products and sports
Silke is CFO at Onefootball GmbH, the leading mobile platform for football fans around the world.
With a core focus on product management and analytics, Timothy has been developing digital B2C products for nearly a decade.
Christoph is the Co-Founder & CEO of WERTEFABRIK, a consulting agency focusing on organizational development.
Jannis founded one of Europe's fastest-growing mass-participation sports business: XLETIX GmbH. The company's mission is to excite people through sports.
Co-Founder of advisory firm WhiteRock focusing on M&A transactions and capital raises in the sports & entertainment sectors
With a passion for sports and a knack for business, Christoph Sonnen looks back at over twenty years of founding, managing and structuring businesses.
Simon Heinz is Managing Director of milon CARE GmbH. He is responsible of the product development of milon's B2B and B2C software products.
Jeremy is Israel’s only active venture capitalist and professional basketball player, a unique combination for leading a sports tech investment fund.
Stefan co-founded 7Sports, the sports business unit of ProSiebenSat.1, where he now serves as Managing Director.
Creative Director, Designer, Photographer
Markus is an experienced digital executive with cross-functional expertise in Business Development, Product, Marketing and Sales.
Christoph Rapp is Head of ISPO Academy, ISPO's global conference format for international business development.
Moritz Kreppel is a passionate entrepreneur and sports enthusiast with a professional background in consultancy and politic
At Gornylaw he gained substantial experience in sports and media law by advising sports events, sports federations, athletes and agents for nearly 20 years.
Daniel is serial entrepreneur with extensive knowhow in data driven business and analytics.
Jens is a Founding Partner of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, the world's first dedicated esports investment fund.
Marcel is a specialized Diplom Sport Science Manager and holds UEFA Licence A as a football coach.
At Onefootball, Tom is responsible for Business Development & International Strategy.
Sinan advises companies like Meitu Inc. on how to growth hack to succeed with their consumer products in new markets.
Martin Kowalewski is Sporteo's COO
Kalie Moore is a Co-Founder of The Story Mob, the world's first communications consultancy dedicated to esports.
Editor Covering Startups, Tech, Entrepreneurs & Creative Business People
Before joining leAD Sports as Investment & Portfolio Manager, Ralph was a Senior Investment Manager at hub:raum.
Founder, Entrepreneur, Investor / startupcon.de
Joerg Rheinboldt is Managing Director of APX Axel Springer Porsche, serial entrepreneur, builds ideas, companies and organisations
German Schulz is the Head of Brand Management at VfL Wolfsburg.
Björn Brüggemann has leveraged his management skills and network to make a significant contribution to the unique position of Red Bull in the sports world.
Tim Baader is managing partner at Milk – an agency with focus on brand management and communication design.
Aleksandr is Managing Director at Enfilade Capital, which provides a broad range of financial and strategic services for young and established businesses.
Basil is an accomplished executive with nearly two decades experience as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and CEO of Stradigi AI.
Geoff Wilson is a Sports Strategist and FIFA Consultant.
David is an award winning Extreme Sports Athlete, Entrepreneur and UI Designer.
Eddy Moosavi Pour is a sports and health aficionado, combining an athlete’s mindset with a professional background in consulting and tech.
Tobias Gantner is a restless resident of different worlds: A medical doctor by training, a health economist and jurist by education.
Hans has more than 20 years of experience in the digital ecosystem.
After several years of experience in Venture Capital, Jan-Hendrik is in the process of raising his own early-stage fund.
Emily Ross is a rower, yogi, founder and business mentor
Creative Director, Designer & Founder
Caspar Schmick is a freelance consultant with extensive sports media experience and the co-founder of TeamedUp.
Pascal Damm is the COO Digital of SPORT1 GmbH
Tara is the CEO of TCI, a consulting firm that creates transformational marketing and growth experiences for conscious leaders, businesses + customers.
Alexander Stoeckel is a Partner and Board Member at b-to-v.
Dirk Koehler is a General Counsel on demand & legal advisor.
Head of Communications, strategic & creative thinker
Arne Eilers is the CEO & Founder of AD-brains.
Dr. Tanja Emmerling is an investment manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds in the area of software, media and internet and oversees a portfolio of 12 companies.
Matteo Twerenbold works as Group Marketing Officer at SSN Group and passionate about new media technologies.
Nate Checketts is the Co-Founder & CEO of Rhone, a premium men’s active wear company.
... host workshops and/or offer open office hours in their specific area of expertise.
… are interested in engaging with selected startups throughout the program – and potentially beyond. This is the “deepest” level of mentoring.
… participate in one-off sessions with pre-matched startups.
… share their experience in a fireside chat format during the program.
… are neither Berlin-based nor -bound during the program, but available for virtual advice.