Giving your project wings…

Starting up with a brilliant idea is just the beginning of a long, stony path to build up sustainable and profitable business.

EYA winners proof to have the drive: they are full of energy and motivated to change the world and tackle societal challenges. But sometimes it just needs a little bit more: business know-how, entrepreneurial expertise & experience are key-factors to take off and skyrocket.

These 13 commited, outstanding and impressive personalities have agreed to share their knowledge with the EYA Winners this year.


Peter Olson
VP & Head of European Affairs, Ericsson
Belgium

André Perchthaler
Senior Manager Global Digital Solutions | NXP
Austria

Markus Hoefinger
CEO and co-owner Wunderman PXP
Austria

Günther Wellenzohn
Innovation Manager | Infineon
Austria

Bernhard Weber
Center of entrepreneurship and applied business studies, University of Graz
Austria

Stephen Collins
Group Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Officer, VimpelCom
Netherlands

Alexander Decker
Innovation & Special Projects Manager at T-Systems
Austria

Gerhard Gamperl
Director of Corporate Development, Strategy and Innovation at VERBUND AG
Austria

Arto Puikkonen
Business Manager, Build | Gofore Ltd.
Finland

Kaisa Olkkonen
Vice President, Government Relations at Nokia Corporation
Finland

Anna Wypior
SAP
Germany

Manar AlHashash
eContent Alchemist & Activist, Board of Directors, World Summit Award (WSA)
Kuwait

Peter Bosek
Chief Retail Officer of Erste Group Bank AG
Austria