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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Günther Wellenzohn
Innovation Manager | Infineon
Austria

Reinhard Mayr
Head of Information Security and Research Operation | COPA-DATA
Austria

Katharina Rothbucher
Head of Marketing | SKIDATA AG
Austria

Sava Dalbokov
Member of the Managing Board at Steiermärkische Bank
Austria

Thomas W. Albrecht
Expert for Authenticity and Mental Innovation | TWA Mentale Innovation GmbH
Austria

André Perchthaler
Global Marketing Director | NXP
Austria

Wolfgang Schaffer
Authorized Signatory & Senior Project Manager | bit media e-solutions GmbH
Austria

Karim Taga
Managing Partner | Arthur D. Little Austria GmbH
Austria

Mike Pichler
Branch Manager | Siemens AG Austria
Austria

Olaf P. Poenisch
Chief Executive Officer | Santander Consumer Bank
Austria

Belkis Etz
VP Human Resources | SKIDATA AG
Austria

Markus Leitner
Senior Product Manager – Strategic Partners | SKIDATA AG
Austria