Giving your project wings: #EYA Mentors

What makes success? An inspiring idea, a vision, new technology? All of that and more is to be found in the European Youth Award’s winning projects. But there is one thing young start-ups are missing: yearlong business experience.

Called into life in 2014, the EYA mentorship program aims to offer exactly that. Every EYA winning project taken under a mentor’s wing. EYA’s outstanding mentors are international top level entrepreneurs and business managers. We cordially thank for their support!

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Kaisa Olkkonen
Vice President, Government Relations at Nokia Corporation
Finland

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

Markus Hoefinger
CEO and co-owner Wunderman PXP
Austria

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

Günther Wellenzohn
Innovation Manager | Infineon
Austria

Peter Olson
VP & Head of European Affairs, Ericsson
Belgium

Arto Puikkonen
Business Manager, Build | Gofore Ltd.
Finland

Anna Wypior
SAP
Germany

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

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

André Perchthaler
Global Marketing Director | NXP
Austria

Peter Bosek
Chief Retail Officer of Erste Group Bank AG
Austria

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