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Mentors and Advisors

Our mentors and advisors come from diverse backgrounds and together they
represent a broad spectrum of competencies. They are all here to help our
startups in the best possible way

David Nilsson

David is the founder of SmartRefill. In the latest years he's built an international tech business turning over more than 500 MSEK

Annette Melander Berg

Annette is the leadership and marketing expert with many years of experience from customer relations. Currently works with Lund-based startup Zaplox and Head of Growth Capital at Connect Sverige


Alexandra Werder Hallonkvist

Alexandra is a business developer at the city of Helsingborg, focusing on investment promotion. Prior to this, she worked as an International Business Developer at Invest in Skåne. Alexandra has expertise in export, investment, global business strategy and has access to a large international network.

Simon Wikstrand

Simon is one of the founders of Sweden's second biggest marathon, Helsingborg Marathon. A marketing, brand building and communication genius. Social media strategist and great at creating brand collaborations.


Carolina Thoft

Carolina is the head of RosholmDell's Helsingborg office. At the law firm, she is mainly focusing on M&A, dispute resolution, labour law, real estate law and contract law.

Johannes Ivarsson

Johannes is co-founder and former Managing Director at THINK. He has a broad startup experience having started and been the CEO at numerous startups. Special skills in Lean Startup, marketing and product strategy.

Jakob Elander

Jakob is a senior lawyer with a background in technology (M.Sc). He is now active at Lindmark Welinder law firm. Jakob has his heart in tech, entrepreneurship and start-ups where he recently founded the praised start-up Swiftcourt. Expertise in complex M&A's, contracts and business development..


Anna Classon

Anna is the Head of Business Development for the city of Landskrona. Prior to this, Anna was the CEO of MPG Miljöprodukter AB, and also worked as the Head of Marketing at Semcon AB.

Jonas Edelswärd

Jonas has been founding multiple startups and also worked in large corporations. His current assignment is as CEO for an investment firm in Malmö. Expertise in raising capital, management and business development.

Heidi Lindegaard

Heidi is IBM’s Ecosystem Development Manager for Entrepreneurs and Developers in the Nordics. Previously, Heidi held roles as Marketing Director at Maersk Line and Chief Customer Officer at CGI. Her expertise lies in everything marketing and IBM.

Roger Jansson

Roger is a lean startup entrepreneur leading an apps & service development unit at Sony Mobile Communications. He believes it is possible to establish a startup culture in large organizations and regularly challenges established truths. Roger contributes through extensive experience leading software development teams.

Anna Poirier

Anna is Paid Acquisition Manager at e-health startup, Min Doktor and formerly led Demand Generation at Anna is also a Growth Engine Ambassador for Google. Her expertise lies in e-Commerce, web analytics maturity models and SME marketing strategy.

Magnus Steen

Magnus is the former Head of Legal at Sony Mobile, Sweden, who turned entrepreneur and built Contract Business Intelligence to become leader in the field of Contract Management in Sweden. Core competence spells Contracts.

Tobias Sturesson

Tobias is the founder of Fervent Creative Communications, an agency with clients all over the world. He's a true visionary genius with expertise in aligning vision and strategy with company values

Lisa Quinn

Lisa is Commercial Product Manager at Advenica and an international marketer who has made a career out of demystifying complex B2B products, solutions and services. She has worked in a variety of industries, including high tech and software.

Cecilia Larsson

Cecilia is the founder of Marmeladmakeriet, a social venture for a more sustainable environment. Cecilia has her expertise in crowdfunding.


Thomas Torounidis

Thomas Torounidis is the CEO of AWA IPro, a firm specializing on commercialization of innovations. Thomas has financial, technical, legal and entrepreneurial experience from a large number of companies, startups, associations etc.

Elof Sturesson

Elof has been involved in several companies and startups within both fashion, management consulting and renewable energy. Expertise in leadership, strategy, HR and recruiting

Jeremie Poirer

Jeremie runs Malmö Startups, the umbrella organisation supporting the startup community in southern Sweden. He co-founded the startup accelerator, THINK Accelerate and local startup community, Growhbg. Jeremie has a background working with international startups in renewable energy and technology and now works primarily with investment related matters.

Andreas Gartmyr

Andreas is the co-founder of Helsingborg Marathon, becoming Sweden's second largest marathon after just one race. Excellent project manager with great skills in communication, brand building and marketing. Several years of experience in 3D Visualizing.


Hossein Lavi

Hossein is a design guru and founder of design agency Sustaintive. His expertise lies within graphic design, communication and branding

Dimitrij Aleshkov

Dimitrij is a tech genius and a true lean startup entrepreneur. Involved in several projects, both in Sweden, Ukraine and Germany. Ask him about anything within tech


Max Larcombe

Max is the Director of Education for Hyper Island. He has spent the last decade working in and around education and learning to help students, teams and businesses learn the skills they need to stay relevant in an ever changing world and become more effective at working together.

Niklas Silfverström

Niklas is a chess master as well as co-founder of Bilprospekt. Founder of Skyforge, a fin tech startup, worked at Flattr and Refined Wiki. A tech genius with expertise in SaaS, programming, servers and all that stuff.


Andrée Heino

Andrée is the co-founder of Bilprospekt, a fast growing prospecting and market analysis tool for the car industry. Expertise in sales, having been the 8th best Volvo sales rep in Sweden.

Hans Bergman

A former sales executive who has helped launch Swedish technology companies within Financial Services, Research, and Security industry on the North American market. He is currently the founder of digitalpost, which is delivering all mail digitally to Swedes living abroad or travelling frequently.

Tim Washington

Tim has a multi-disciplinary business profile and brings over twenty years of management experience gained across Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. His expertise lies in organisational development, project management and logistics.

Johan Hedén Hultgren

Johan is the CEO of Swiftcourt, an online arbitration platform. His expertise is in business development, legal dispute resolution and disruptive innovation. Johan was recently named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Young Professionals in Sweden.

Brandon Jones

Brandon is a Cloud Technical Executive at IBM, and leads the adoption of IBM Cloud across Europe. Brandon served on the Board of Directors of Telelogic (acquired by IBM), and is an expert in business transformation and all things technology.

Jonathan Gabor

Jonathan is the founder and product manager of Cloud Royale, a simple cloud hosting platform. A multifaceted individual with a passion for product development and all things technology. Can help you with anything between building products and deploying your servers.


Vanco Stojkov

Vanco is the Managing Director of Iconcrafts, a digital platform that lets people create the perfect icons for their projects. In late 2007, Vanco co-founded DryIcons, which was acquired in 2014 for an undisclosed amount.

Jonas Almeling

Jonas is the Director & co-founder of Startup Grind Sweden. Jonas is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a background in IT, TV & Media and events as well as non-profits like Venture Cup & Young Entrepreneurs of Sweden. Today Jonas is focused on building communities & ecosystems on a local and global scale.

Krum Gjorgiev

Krum is the Chief Technology Officer and COO at Iconcrafts, where he leads system & network administration as well as web development efforts. Krum previously exited from his company, DryIcons.

Jordan Mirchev

Jordan is the Nordic Marketing Manager at Trello. He has experience in driving growth across online and offline channels for startups and brands in both a B2C and a B2B environment.

Robert Lagerstedt

Robert is a Senior Software Architect at Bosch. Extensive experience in software architecture, strategy & technology and business models and have previously worked with cloud systems, mobile communications and IoT systems.


The THINK Advisor Network provides our startups with access to international support, allowing them to establish global relationships, better understand foreign markets and build scalable businesses.

Melyssa Plunkett-Gomez, Sales Executive at Allego

Melyssa is a Sales Executive and founding member of Allego. Allego transforms the way large sales organisations create, share, access and absorb the right knowledge at the right time. Melyssa was formerly the VP of Sales & Business Development for Crimson Hexagon.

Christoph Rauscher, Global Strategic Design Director at Designit

Christoph is Global Strategic Design Director at Designit. He was previously Executive Director, Major Accounts at frog design and VP , Product Line - Creative Products at Sony Ericsson. He has extensive knowledge in product management and international business development.

Ken Valledy, CEO at Tech2brand

Ken is the founder of Tech2brand, a company that connects new startup tech innovation to global brands. Ken was previously the Consumer Connections (Digital) Director for Western Europe for ABInBev. He is based in London, UK.

Joachim Samuelsson, Serial Entrepreneur

Joachim is a serial entrepreneur from Helsingborg, Sweden and is currently the chair and main owner of Crunchfish, a mobile interaction company with offices in Malmö and San Fransisco. He has expertise in corporate governance, business strategy, IPR protection, and exit processes from several successful international tech startups.

Joakim Jardenberg, Head of Internet at City of Helsingborg

Senior advisor in all things internet and media. Old, new, digital. Some call him a social media therapist. CEO whisperer (with five CEO:s, all from Swedens top-25 largest corporations on his current roster). Business angel and investor in early stage tech startups like Videoplaza, Planeto and more. Currently Head of Internet, City of Helsingborg.