TechFounders Team
Meet the crew behind the scenes

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We are managed by a strong team of innovation experts and start-up enthusiasts

Our team mindset consists of trusting our various experiences and accepting different perspectives, striving for an inclusive work environment, and encouraging constant out-of-the-box thinking - and of course having a good time.

Our Faces & Stories

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Sylvia Stojilkovic

Managing Partner

Before joining TechFounders, I held the positions of EU Director and Climate Tech Chair at Alchemist Accelerator. Having worked in Europe, Israel, and the US, I have extensive experience in corporate innovation, venture building, and early-stage investing. Today, I co-direct the TechFounders program together with Moritz with a focus on Industry 4.0, Energy, and HealthTech.

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Moritz Förster

Managing Partner

I worked for Siemens for 10 years, covering various roles in M&A, Digital Consulting, and Operational Strategy. I am running the TechFounders program together with Sylvia and, in addition, serve as Director Operations for the RESPOND Accelerator.

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Emilie Gastinger

Corporate Venture & Innovation Manager

During and after my studies of Management & Technology at TUM I worked in business development of start-ups, as well as innovation management and strategy consulting of corporations. With these insights into both worlds – young start-ups and established companies – I will boost their collaboration at TechFounders.

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Kathrin Schelbaum

Program & Event Manager

Having long-standing experience in managing programs to foster innovation, such as the Austrian National Innovation Award as well as international projects to support startups and SMEs in the fields of digitalization and creative industries, I’m now responsible for the management of the TechFounders program. Doing so, I strive to make sure that it helps the startups on their way to success and provides real added value for all parties involved.

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Julia Roblick

Program Manager RESPOND

After gaining experience in tech-startups and corporate innovation, I specialized in sustainability and social entrepreneurship during my master’s at Nova SBE and started working as a probono consultant for NGOs and social start-ups to create an impact. At TechFounders and UnternehmerTUM, I drive sustainability topics and support the smooth running of the RESPOND Accelerator.

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Jasmin Jurvakainen

Marketing & PR Manager

With a background in communication sciences, I drive TechFounders' marketing, branding, and PR activities with a strong focus on user analytics, online campaigning, search engine optimization, and visual storytelling. Working in an environment that encourages change boosts my creativity and my handwork can be seen in the design of our new website and online & offline graphics.

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Andy Hurt

Venture Associate

As a Venture Associate for TechFounders, I am responsible of the scouting and evaluation of start-ups applying to our program. Prior to joining TechFounders, I worked for another accelerator operating in Barcelona where I carried out scouting & evaluation of start-ups and portfolio management duties. In addition o my career experience, I hold a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and Private Equity.

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Fabian Gohlke

Operation & Program Management Working Student

I am currently in the last semester of my bachelor's degree in Business Administration. At Techfounders, I am involved in the planning and execution of the Pilot Project Accelerator Program. My main motivation is the close cooperation with exciting founders and the opportunity to get to know innovative technologies.

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Melania Padolecchia

Marketing Intern

I was always intrigued by the start-up and tech ecosystem, so after completing my master's studies at Nova SBE, I decided to pursue a career in Marketing with an internship at TechFounders. Now, I have the opportunity to operate within a wide range of tasks, going from branding to content creation and social media management.

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Carla Bausch

Program Management Intern RESPOND

I am passionate about start-ups that want to create social impact. I am convinced that visionary and creative business ideas can change the world for the better. My studies in Management and Technology at the Technical University of Munich, provide the perfect basis to support visionary founders and to make my contribution.

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