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Meet our speakers and jury!

A worldwide network does not form itself. In order to support the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and to make a contribution to the future and society, creative minds and experts are needed. People with in-depth knowledge, a passion for the creative sector, with experience, who know what it means to be successful but also have to deal with defeats.

Get to know these bright minded people and experts of Creative Business Network. These people have seen, evaluated and supported hundreds of startups. They contribute to what we are today and what we have achieved over the years.

Please get to know the speakers and jury members.

Adama Sanneh

Co-Founder and CEO Moleskine Foundation Italy

Alan Greenberg

Co-Founder & SVP Wideacademy United Kingdom

Alan Irwin

Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Copenhagen Business School United Kingdom

Alice Loy

Co-founder Creative Startups United States of America

Amy Cosper

CEO RadicalUpstarts United States of America

Ana Carla Fonseca

Entrepreneur and founder Garimpo de Soluções Brazil

Anders Hoffman

Danish Business Authority Denmark

Anders Johansen

Head of HR, Unity Technologies

Andreas Bastedo

Founder and Director Keera Sistem Indonesia, PT Indonesia

Andreas Groth Clausen

Head of Partnerships, Roskilde Festival

Andrei Korobeinik

Founder and CEO Rate Solutions Estonia

Andrew Insinga

President & CEO MEDIAmerica, Inc. United States of America

Anette Nørgaard

Network ConsultantVaekstfonden DENMARK

Anniken Fjelberg

Co-founder and Director 657 Oslo Norway

Arnaud Houndjo

The head of the Entrepreneurship space La Place, Centre culturel Hip Hop France

Betina Simonsen

CEO, Lifestyle and Design Cluster

Bonin Bough

Producer and Host Cleaveland Hustles United States of America

Brandon Kavulla

Creative Director Kavulla Creative United States of America

Buke Cuhadar

Vice President Global Operations GEN United States of America

Carla Mayuni

Business Partner Box1824 Brazil

Carmen Chan

Founder and Managing Partner Click Ventures Hong Kong

Carolina Rendeiro

Co-founder Connect2Global United States of America

Catherine Fazio

Managing Director, MIT Innovation Initiative United States of America

Christian Stadil

Owner & CEO Thornico A/S Denmark

Christina Boutari

Marketing Director & Exports Manager Boutari Wineries S.A Greece

Christina Wainikka

Founder Wainikkas Innovationsbyrå Sweden

Christopher Lindinger

Co-Director Ars Electronica Futurelab Austria

Chun Lee

Managing Director Decode-China Consultancy, Ltd China

Daiva Stanekaitel Naldal

Marketing and Open Innovation Leader LEGO Group Denmark

Dane Stangler

Vice President, Research and Policy EMKF United States of America

Daniela Terminel

Vice President Endeavor Global Mexico

David Glick

CEO and Founder Edge Investments United Kingdom

David Granger

Literary Editor Aevitas Creative Management United States of America

Dhakshinamoorthy “Dash” Balakrishnan

Venture Catalyst and founder StartupMalaysia.org Malaysia

Diana Ransom

Features Editor Inc. Magazine United States of America

Djamal Addina Abdel-Aziz Haggar

CEO Consulting Africa Chad

Dorthe Haldrup Nielsen

Managing Director, CSE at Copenhagen Business School

Dr. Susan Amat

CEO VentureHive United States of America

Edward Jung

Founder Intellectual Ventures United States of America

Emma Fau

Investor Relations Manager META Group Spain

Eva Vedel

CEO, Iværk and Vækst

Fariel Salahuddin

Founder and CEO UpTrade (Goats for Water) Pakistan

Federico Walbaum

Country Director – Peru MARIOTESTINO Peru

Flavia Simon

Head of Consumer Marketing Google Brazil

Flemming Viktor Andersen

Founder Point Voucher United Kingdom

Garry Yankson

CEO Ready or Not France

Guillaume Therien

Executive Manager Zú Canada

Gwendolyn Regina

Entrepreneur in Residence Entrepreneur First France

Håkan Nordkvist

Head of Sustainability Innovation IKEA Group Sweden

Halla Tomasdottir

Founder & Lead Partner Sisters Capital Iceland

Harri Koponen

CEO NPTV Finland

Harry Barraza

Head of Open Innovation Arla Foods Colombia

Hashim Hussein

HEAD United Nations Industrial Development Organization Bahrain

Helga Valfells

CEO NSA Ventures Iceland

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik Denmark

His Royal Highness Prince Joachim

His Royal Highness Prince Joachim Denmark

Huda Mohammed Janahi

Founder Global Group Bahrain

Indrek Kasela

Investor and Angel Amber Trust Estonia

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Founder Empower a Billion Women by 2020 United States of America

Jack Horner

Founder FRUKT United Kingdom

Jakob Mikkel Hansen

Managing Partner HippoCorn Denmark

Jason Saltzman

CEO Alley United States of America

Jean-Philippe Amos

Founder CSE Network France

Jeffrey Paine

Managing Partner Golden Gate Ventures Singapore

Jeremy Bloom

CEO Integrate United States of America

John Ampontuah kumah

Chief Executive Officer National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme Ghana Ghana

Jonathan Ortmans

President Global Entrepreneurship Week United Kingdom

Jordi Sellas i Ferrés

Director Catalan Creative Industries Spain

Joseph Ogutu

Director of Strategy and Innovation Safaricom Kenya

Julian McGowan

Founder The Guild Group South Africa

Kaja Kallas

Member European Parliament Estonia

Kåre Wanscher

Lawyer and professional drummer NJORD Denmark

Karim Sy

President Digital Africa France

Karine Storaker Braaten

Agency Lead Deloitte Digital Norway

Karolina E. Osipowska

Director, CORO Lab

Kavita M. Shukal

Fenugreen Founder and CEO United States of America

Kei Hareyama

Founder and CEO Rock Climbing Partners Japan

Kenneth Kruse Simonsen

Head of Logistics, Gyldenhal

Lars Seier Christensen

CEO Seier Capital Denmark

Liz Wald

Vice President International Indiegogo United States of America

Luka Lu

Managing Partner Capital Associates China

Magnus Scheving

Entrepreneur-Actor-Producer-Director Lazy Town Iceland

Mariano Davies

President and CEO British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark United Kingdom

Martin Rosengaard

Co-founder, Wooloo.Org

Mei Tong

Executive Director HOPU Investments China

Michael Bak

Managing Director, Rainmaking at Pier47

Michael Sturtz

Creative Provocateur Carnegie Innovation Hall United States of America

Michalis Stangos

Managing Director GEN Greece

Mikkel Sørensen

Head, DTU SkyLab

Nadja Kothe

Designer Co-Working-Space Designhaus Marl Germany

Nadya Tolokonnikova

Artist Pussy Riot Russia

Nancy Willis Smith

Attorney Creative Business Network United States of America

Nat Kwabena Adisi/Bola Ray

CEO Excellence In Broadcasting Network & Empire Group Ghana

Olivia Hervy

Labs Manager WeWork France

Otho Kerr

Partner Encourage Capital United States of America

Peter Kreiner

CEO Noma Denmark

Peter Zdrinka Nannestad

SME Program Leader Deloitte Denmark

Pia Allerslev

Advisor and Consultant ALLERSLEV Denmark

Piers Currie

Group Head of Brand Aberdeen Asset Management United Kingdom

Princess Sama Faissal Al Saud

Executive Partner NourNouf Saudi Arabia

Reanne Leuning

Director Creative Industries ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Austria

Rebeca Hwang

Co-founder Rivet Ventures South Korea

Renata Brkic

High Comissioner World Business Angels Forum Croatia

Rob Reid

Author Random House United States of America

Ron Bader

CEO, Heroic Sport

Rufus Gifford

U.S. Ambassador to Denmark United States of America

Safa Sharif

Managing Director Whystockit S.P.C. Bahrain

Salman T Jaffrey

Chief Investment Officer Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures (Wa’ed Ventures) Saudi Arabia

Sarah E. Endline

CEO RIOT Strategic Advisory United States of America

Sarita Christensen

CEO and owner Copenhagen Bombay Denmark

Scott Blackwell

Academic Lead for Western Europe Microsoft United States of America

Scott Halford

President Complete Intelligence, LLC United States of America

Shang Rong

Vice President of Communication and Corporate Affairs, Asia-Pacific R&D Group Microsoft China

Sharada Ramanathan

Film director India

Simona Maschi

Co-founder and Director Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design Italy

Simone Brummelhuis

Director The NextWomen Netherlands

Soha Hohnecker

Regional Program Manager Microsoft France

Soumeya Rachedi

Chief Operations Officer Digital Africa France

Søren Ammundsen

Investment Manager Sealand Capital Denmark

Søren Stenderup

CEO, Digital AML ApS

Sten Peters

Partner, Deloitte

Stiven Kerestegian Gandarillas

Senior Manager LEGO Chile

Suwanchai Lohawatanakul

Director General The Office of SMEs Promotion Education Thailand

Swaroop Samant

Co-founder Fenugreen United States of America

Taavi Rõivas

H.E. The former Prime Minister of Estonia

Ted Zoller

Kauffman Foundation Director United States of America

Thom Ruhe

Vice President of Entrepreneurship Kauffman Foundation United States of America

Tiffany Norwood

President and CEO Tribetan United States of America

Tom Lersten

Director Global Entrepreneurship Program United States of America

Tommy Andersen

Managing Partner byFounders Denmark

Torsten Kolind

Co-founder & CEO YouNoodle Denmark

Trevyn McGowan

Founder The Guild Group South Africa

Tugce Ergul

Partner Angel Labs Andorra

Vattan PS

Startup Enabler Founderly Estonia

Yang Yu

President Poly Agency China

Yoshikuni Takashige

Vice President Fujitsu Limited Japan

Yuli Tamir

President Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art Israel

Yusufa Sey

Co-founder and CEO Athgene Gambia
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