Top Industry 4.0 Managers, Entrepreneurs and VCs

Our Mentors are highly experienced professionals of a wide variety of specialties including: business development, technology, business modeling, access to financing and investors, commercial skills and internationalisation. Startups are matched with a professional coach who will guide and advise them throughout each stage of their acceleration. With their broad network of contacts, our mentors can also provide direct access to relevant industry customers.

Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner R.
Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner R.Chairman of Masmovil Ibercom and Venture Partner at Samaipata Capital Partners (VC)
Board member, mentor and business angel of more than 12 companies and startups, he co-founded Gawa Capital Partners (microfinance fund), Imm Sound and Has been MD at BNP and Banexi España, COO/CFO of Grupo Prisa, Partner at Apax Partners (PE), General Counsel to Schibsted Group and other companies.
Ion Arocena
Ion ArocenaGeneral Manager of the Bioindustry Association
General Manager of ASEBIO, the Spanish Bioindustry Association. He has worked as an investment management executive, with deep knowledge of the Spanish and Global Life Sciences market. He studied Biotechnology in Madrid and completed his studies with an executive MBA.
Elena Canetti
Elena CanettiPartner at Inveniam Group
She was VP Research Collaborations at Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, negotiating research agreements with the hi-tech, pharmaceutical and chemicals industries.
Patrick Halford
Patrick HalfordFaculty SingularityU Nordics
Patrick Halford is Director of Nordic ecosystem development for Redstone Aero, a drone R&D center. He sits on the boards of a number of healthcare & drone startups and is a mentor with Finland’s SpaceUp program and Copenhagen Business School’s Go Grow entrepreneur program. Previously, he was Nordic Director of Drone & Robotics ecosystems for IBM.
Max Cavazzini
Max CavazziniEnterprise Business Development Amazon Web Services - Manufacturing & Automotive lead EMEA
EMEA Automotive & Manufacturing Business Development lead at AWS. Educated in Industrial Engineering at Torino, he founded a startup in the biometric business and has worked as CDO for two other startups. He’s also worked for Hutchison Whampoa, Fiat Chrysler (Infotainment product planner and head of Connected Car EMEA) and Oracle.
Mikel Irizar
Mikel IrizarCEO of Hydromodel Host and board member of BigML
He was SVP of Scytl, a secure electronic voting and election solution, and was part of teams that founded and sold SoftCloudIT and NTRglobal. He also served on the board of PasswordBank which was later sold to Symantec.
Ian Massingham
Ian MassinghamWorldwide Lead, AWS Technical Evangelism at Amazon Web Services
Lead technology evangelist for Amazon Web Services, where he is an expert in cloud computing and solutions architecture. Previously he worked for EMC, Cable & Wireless and Energis.
Stephen Kaufman
Stephen KaufmanGlobal Senior Solution Architect at Microsoft
He is a published author, trainer and speaker working for Microsoft as Global Solution Architect. In his current role he assists customers in designing, building & running solutions on cutting edge technologies.
Limor Schweitzer
Limor SchweitzerCEO of RoboSavvy
CEO of Ground Drone, a company developing MOV.AI, an artificial Intelligence and Control Framework for mobile robots transforming human-operated mobile machines into autonomous intelligent robots. He’s also founded startup incubator RoboSavvy, technology integrator Xpert and software maker XaCCT.
Anindya Saha
Anindya SahaFounding Partner at Nero Ventures
Founder and Managing Partner of Nero Ventures, an early stage VC fund. He currently serves on the boards of Exoticca, Orain and BoatBureau. Previously worked as Marine Engineer with Teekay Corp. for five years. He is an Entrepreneurship mentor at IESE and EAE Business School.
Álvaro Polo
Álvaro PoloAccenture Strategy Resources Lead for Spain, Portugal and Israel
Managing Director of Accenture Strategy in Spain, Portugal and Israel since 2012. He’s worked in Business Strategy and Operational Improvement programs in oil and gas, steel, building materials and utility companies.
Marta Princep
Marta PrincepManaging Partner at BHVPartners
Expert in life sciences and business. Involved in several start-ups as board member and advisor as Mind The Byte, Oncokids Biosciences Inc, New Born Solutions. She is member of tech transfer initiatives as The Collider from Mobile World Capital, Caixaimpulse, Kenko and has been Entrepreneurship director at Bellavista and Innovation director at Biocat.
Jon Uriarte
Jon UriartePartnet at All Iron Ventures
With a degree in Economics, he moved to London to work for Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, LBOs and private banking. In 2009, he resigned to found Ticketbis with his friend Ander Michelena. Ticketbis was recently acquired by eBay for more than $150 M.
Gonzalo Martínez de Azagra
Gonzalo Martínez de AzagraManaging General Partner at Cardumen Capital
Former Managing Director of Samsung Ventures in Israel. He has taken part in investments in PrimeSense (bought by Apple), StoreDot, Replay Technologies (bought by Intel), Cortica, EarlySense, Rounds (bought by Kik) and ScyllaDB, Elastifile, Yume (Nasdaq) and Aveni. He currently serves on the boards of StoreDot, EarlySense, Giraffic, Aveni, Replay Technologies, Imagry, Humavox and Corephotonics
Marc Ramis Castelltort
Marc Ramis CastelltortAdvisor for new investments at Life Biosciences Inc.
Co-founder and CEO at Senolytic Therapeutics Inc. and still partner of TBI and biomedicine incubator Chasing Science. He’s also advisor for Cebiotex and for aging therapeutics new investments at Life Biosciences Inc. in Europe, and has worked for Isis Innovations/University of Oxford and Novartis.
Eneko Knörr
Eneko KnörrFounder at
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Named “Angel Investor of the Year 2018” by the Spanish association of business angels. Investor in several successful startups such as Ticketbits, Cabify, Housers or Habitissimo, among many others. Founder of Onyze, a cryptoassets custody service. Named by Expansion as one of the most influential people in Blockchain. Associate professor at IE Business School.
Unai Franco
Unai FrancoAdvisor to and investor in technology companies
Angel investor & co-founding partner at White Peak Partners, a strategy & corporate finance advisory firm based in London. He is a former investment banker and an Electronics & Automation R&D engineer at Daimler.
Jamie Stapleton
Jamie StapletonABB Digital Leader - Transformers
ABB Digital Leader – Transformers. His main current interests are in new innovative IoT solutions, specially for the Oil&Gas and Power industries.
Francisco Arteche
Francisco ArtecheFormer CEO of Euskaltel and former CEO of Electronic Arts Iberia
Former CEO of Euskaltel and Electronic Arts Iberia, Consumer Channel Director at Microsoft Iberia and Marketing Director at L’Oréal. He’s and industrial engineer and a board member of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe.
David Pascual
David PascualHead of Indraventures in Indra
He has been Manager of institutional development area of innovation at Indra during 7 years, and since october of 2016 he is Head of Indra’s corporate innovation department.
Xabier Álvarez
Xabier ÁlvarezFounding Partner LAWESOME Legal Services
Managing partner in MicroWave Ventures technology investment and startup accelerator during five-years, Founding Partner in LAWESOME Legal Services and co-author of the book “Business Numbers: Prevention and Recovery of Non-Payables”.
Guillermo Arregui
Guillermo ArreguiFounder and CEO of Radar Ventures.
He is a Value Investor and also Board Member of several startups. He has international experience launching and managing companies across different sectors, including Emprendiza VC (Venture Capital), Radar Ventures (Innovation + Investment), Proinlosa Energy Group (cleantech), Holcim (cement) and Accenture (consulting).
Oscar Villanueva
Oscar VillanuevaTechnology Transference & New Ventures at Petronor-Repsol
Engineer, he cofounded an energy startup and has worked for 13 years for Repsol, where he manages the new ventures business for the Petronor refinery.
Mar Eroles
Mar ErolesLife Sciences Investment Analyst at Indaco Venture Partners
Jury member at the SME Instrument in the European Commission, former General Secretary of AMCES and EMCC Spain, former President of Innovation Forum Barcelona and mentor of several acceleration programs in Europe. A neuroscientist reconverted into a tech-transfer passionate, always working towards value based sicence to the patients.
Xabier Mitxelena
Xabier MitxelenaCybersecurity Lead Accenture (Spain, Portugal & Israel)
He founded security startup S21Sec, later sold to Sonae.
Alberto Conde
Alberto CondeCEO of Xabet and former CEO of NEM Solutions
Awarded as “european digital influencer”, Alberto is co-founder and CEO of Xabet, an innovative company focused on strategic digital consultancy and digital-tools with impact in EBIT. Previously CEO of NEM Solutions (investors: CAF & SiemensGamesa) and co-founder of Ikasplay, Alberto is advisor for several company/agents to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
Luca Morandi
Luca MorandiSenior Investment Manager at Indaco Venture Partners
Senior Investment Manager at Indaco Venture Partners, a leading asset management company focused on venture and growth capital, where he covers origination, execution and management of portfolio companies across a wide range of industries, especially food and agro tech.
Antonio Ferrer
Antonio FerrerProfessor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UMH and Director of IDiBE
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UMH and Director of IDiBE, a research Institute on Healthcare Biotechnology. Founded his first start-up in 1999, and since then has founded 3 more spin-off /start-up biotech companies for the development and marketing of cancer biomarkers, dermatological drugs and cosmeceutics. An advocate of translational science and the need to transform scientific knowledge into services and products for our society
Dario Villena
Dario VillenaVenture Capital Investor- Swanlaab
Darío is currently working for Swanlaab – Giza Venture Capital, an Israeli fund investing in deeptech in Series A and B. He was the first employee of Nexiona, obtaining Internet of things expertise being part of the team that created MIIMETIQ (Horizon 2020 winner). He also has experience analyzing technology startups in emerging markets (+90 countries ) in Seedstars, Geneva.
Roy Gottlieb
Roy GottliebPartner at Cardumen Capital
He worked with Israeli Intelligence Corps in the Technological Unit during two years, and has held managing positions at Innovative Industries Inc in New York. He’s also been comanaging Director of YVCF (Young Venture Capital Forum) and Investment Associate at Samsung.
Mar González-Franco
Mar González-FrancoResearcher at Microsoft Research
A computer scientist working at the forefront of Mixed Reality at Microsoft Research, her work has been covered by global media such as Fortune or TechCrunch. She has held several positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University College London, Tsinghua, Airbus Group and the startup Traity.

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