GEC Expert Programme

GEC Senior Expert Call for 2023

You care about the future of our planet earth and are fascinated by impact-driven sustainable innovation?  
You are invited to join us! 

The Global Entrepreneurship Centre (GEC) is catalysing the transformation towards a sustainable world by scaling innovative companies  with a proven positive impact on sustainability, climate neutrality and circularity. Within the scope of our 360° service concept we are seeking mentors and experts for our unique GEC Expert Programme, designed to provide guidance for young entrepreneurs and startup teams. We invite professionals from the GEC focus sectors Textile, Agriculture & Food, Building & Living and Mobility & Tansport to share their expertise with young leaders shaping the world of tomorrow’s impact entrepreneurs.

Join the GEC Expert Community if

  • you are keen to share your professional expertise in e.g. Marketing & Sales, Financials, Investor Relations and Business Development in one of our focus areas Textile, Agriculture & Food, Energy, Building & Living and Mobility & Transport.
  • you are fascinated about getting access to cutting-edge deep-tech innovation.  
  • you want to create an impact by supporting  innovative startups  in scaling their disruptive technologies into the market.  

Current Catalyst Mentors and Speakers

Sven Greulich

Partner at Orrick

Dr. Thomas Schneider

Partner @ Executive Interim Management EIM

Martin Giese

Advisor and Investor Orbem

Laetitia Gazagnes

CEO at Impuls'Innov

Rob van der Meij

Partner at Capricorn Partners

Sebastian Hanny Busch

Associated Director of the Consulting Center on Economic Development of NRW.BANK

Claudia Meinken

Founder of MZPatent

Udo Bublitz

Managing Partner At B & S Insurance Agency

Dr. Andreas Hutarew

Managing Partner DR. HUTAREW & PARTNER | Engineering Beyond

Prof. Dr. Robert Groten

Head of Textile Technologies, Hochschule Niederrhein

Marc Weissgerber

Co-Founder & Partner @ Bauhaus Earth

Hannah Lester

Head of Regulatory @Gourmey

Michael Laskowski

Head of Energy at GAIA-X, E.ON SE

Daniel Grisar

M&A Lawyer at PXR

Veerle Vandeweerd

GEC Principal Sustainability Officer & Member of the Advisory Board

Emma Sheppard

Product and Consumer Exec

Roman Lobas

Venture Partnerships at Deel

Annette Koch

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Gerry Weber International

Karl Krumland

Founding Expert/Advisor

Dr. Tilman Breitenstein

Founder and Owner of Scalable IP

Melanie Hackler

recent Project Lead Joint Venture H&M and REMONDIS Recycling

Dr. Jan Engels

Investment Manager, Hightech Gründerfonds (HTGF)

Kirsten Bahr

Startup Consultant, Techniker Krankenkasse

Guido Braam

Founder Route Circulair, Co-Owner Powered by Meaning Group

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Stengel

Civil Engineering, University of Applied Science Munich

Hugo Hanselmann

Founder and Innovator, GTM and digital transformation expert

Elise Bijkerk

Founder and Change Maker, F.EAT

Felix Haeser

Customer & Partner Success,

Rob Cornelissen

Manager Strategy & Innovation, 3D printed Kamp C

Isabel von Korff

MBA, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Leadership Expeditions Country: Germany

Dipl. Kfm. Oliver Feske

Founder and Owner, p4 marketing + p4 markets

Tim van der Linden

Managing Partner w/ impact Advisory

Contact person

Ursula Opper

Programme & Academy Manager /