We are a team of innovation experts. Passionate about new technologies and trends, we are eager to change the world. We have an entrepreneurial mindset and love to get our hands dirty.
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Dr. Stefan Perkmann Berger
Stefan has more than 10 years of experience in supporting established companies to innovate. He believes in a hands on attitude and supported numerous teams in bringing their ideas to success. Stefan is our driving force behind our the WhatAVenture company builder and is continuously looking for opportunities to launch new ventures.
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Besides being Co-Founder and CEO of WhatAVenture, Philippe founded 3 more companies and supported the setup of numerous corporate spin-offs. During the last years Philippe shaped the innovation landscape especially in the DACH region. He supported more than a 100 companies in developing and implementing sustainable innovation structures that create success with innovation.
Co-Founder, Head of Marketing
Alexander’s passion is building innovative products and making them fly. As a serial entrepreneur, he knows by heart how to validate and invalidate ideas. Our head of marketing has over 12 years of international experience in marketing and branding. He creates prototypes within hours, draws the right conclusions and builds amazing brands that sell.
Managing Partner Company Building
With 35 years of experience in creating and developing successful companies and brands within the sports-, energy- as well as food & drinks business sectors, Norbert represents solid business development understanding, combined with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. His main interest in joining WhatAVenture Company Building lies in working on a day to day base with a young, creative team on visionary products and services, that should not only generate revenue but also take into account social responsibility quite in general.
Through his track record of designing and implementing innovation strategies at over 20 different companies as well as guiding more than 200 innovation projects, Max enables our team to realize customers’ success with innovation. His passion of challenging the status quo is a continuous driver for the involvement of his surroundings.
Franziska has long years of hands-on experience in consulting DAX30 / MDAX companies as well as SMEs in her field of expertise, namely: Innovation Strategy, Corporate Innovation and Service Design. She has a strong international project background and a deep understanding of cross-industry requirements. Additionally Franziska has a passion for leading and implementing innovative flagship projects against all odds, never loosing the big strategic picture out of sight.
Stefan Peintner, MSc. MScBA.
Stefan focuses on innovation strategy as well as development and implementation of new business models. He has a strong academic background in Innovation Management as well as profound consulting experience. His unique skillset combines an entrepreneurial mindset with a deep understanding of the corporate world and cross-industry experience.
Manager, Head of Business Development
Martina is our Go2market expert and supported numerous (innovation) teams to get their first paying customers and establish a sustainable sales process. Being at the heart of winning the first clients for a new venture, Martina develops innovative business models that ensure long term success and customer engagement. With her finance background Martina enhances our VC team.
Managing Partner Pixofarm
Farid’s wide repertoire ranges from managing corporate innovations to business development, which empowers him to see the big picture. Knowing both corporate and startup world and thanks to his intercultural awareness, Farid is able to connect the dots and unlock new opportunities for our clients.
Luis has vast experience in validating business ideas and solutions. He loves to build up and optimize corporate venture capital funds. His strength is to quickly understand and analyze new markets, products and business models. His curiosity and efficiency make him a highly appreciated team member and enables him to drive your venture to success.
Federica develops Company Building projects. Knowing what the main implications of start-up projects are and with her academic background in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, she can bring significant contribution to corporate innovation as well. With a hands-on and can-do personality, she brings a positive attitude to all her projects.
Head of Business Development GLEAM
Eva-Maria Weidenthaler, Msc.
Eva-Maria has an international and diverse background in the FMCG, mobility, media, financial & tourism industry. She built up several teams at Startups and Scale-ups, including the setup of their sales structures in the BeNeLux and DACH Area, like TravelBird and markta. She knows what it is like to do business development from scratch. She believes with the right team you are already halfway to achieve your goals.
For he is a critical thinker, you might respect him for challenging your ideas, but you will absolutely love him for stimulating new ones. Besides his long years of experience in brand consulting, Aron holds the firm conviction that bringing a new business to life needs a holistic methodical approach. His curious personality and non-conformist mindset will guide your innovation endeavors to life.
Digital Marketing Expert
Petra Paraschiv, MSc.
Petra has an international background in digital marketing and diverse experience ranging from a Romanian analytics company, a Danish startup to a Viennese venture and NGO. She is an expert in effectively using the broad marketing spectrum to foster the value innovative businesses create for their customers.
Dominik Kraihamer, MSc. (WU)
Dominik is a hands-on Company Building expert. Not at last due to his past of an international professional sportsman career, he chases his goals no matter what it takes. He’s extremely passionate about starting new adventures, is experienced in building up projects from scratch and thereby has no problems with acting out of his comfort zone.
Head of HR
Julia Stöckl, LL.M.
Julia’s focus is on the growth and development of the team and therefore she works in close cooperation with the Management team. Her background in law gives her the opportunity to ensure that HR processes run smoothly and are constantly developed. Julia is leading the recruiting process and is the first contact for innovative talents.
With his background in professional sports, Philipp is always looking for new challenges and opportunities. In his studies, he focused on international marketing and eBusiness while becoming passionate about innovation. With his results-oriented mindset and hands-on mentality, Philipp helps our clients achieve long-term success in various innovation projects.
Karyna is our hands-on sales and marketing expert. She has a proven track record of winning clients in innovation projects during their early Go2Market phase. She has also developed and executed marketing campaigns for both newly founded ventures and Fortune 200 companies. Her speed of operation always pushes teams to accelerate faster.
Digital innovation and growth expert
Veljko uses his curiosity and hands on approach to take a business idea from zero to hero. Apart from his entrepreneurial attitude, he also brings the skills to deliver, whether coding up an MVP or managing an agile growth process, Veljko leverages technology and creative marketing to achieve exponential growth.
Nadine Begic, MSc.
Nadine is all about combining the two worlds of human behavior and innovation. Previously, she gained experience in the mobility industry in Germany and California, which further encouraged her open, communicative, and curious nature. Lastly, having worked as a Behavioral Designer, she gets people to adapt to new ideas and drives them to complete success.
Having founded, co-founded and managed several start-ups, companies and ventures, Alex uses his expertise in implementing new business models, developing new products and his entrepreneurial passion to transform new ideas into promising companies. His practical and wide-ranging know-how in the marketing of B2C, B2B and B2G products helps him to achieve rapid growth for innovative products and to build successful companies.
Eva Zingerle, M.A.
Eva drives innovation with her know-how on developing lean MVPs, validation and process innovation. Before joining WhatAVenture Eva drove forward a 7-digit budget-project at the world’s leading insurer to establish an innovative ecosystem for the customer’s home. Previously she successfully led a tax consultancy with her hands-on and entrepreneurial mindset.
After seven years of experience with a tax consultant, Thomas has an excellent understanding of numbers and brings a lot of know-how to the team. He manages the accounting of WhatAVenture and its company building projects to keep finances up-to-date. In addition to accounting, he supports the back office to ensure that all processes run smoothly and without obstacles.
With her motivated energy, Lisa-Maria always strives to create appealing interface designs, clear wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes for our clients. Thanks to numerous independently developed design projects, she immediately identifies customer needs and realizes them with enthusiasm.
Manuel specialized in innovation management to assist companies on their way to a successful, green future. When he’s not co-creating new ideas or ventures with our team, you can probably spot him exploring the latest tech gadgets out there. Next to his studies, Manuel gained valuable experience in the consulting and automotive sectors.
With her curious and self-determined personality, Isabell seeks challenges and opportunities to develop innovative solutions to societal issues. To do so, she builds on her experience with corporates as well as institutions, and is eager to connect the dots to push for new opportunities in seemingly complex organizational setups.
Business Development Gleam
During studying agricultural sciences in Vienna, Felix founded a Startup and quickly learned about the obstacles, an entrepreneur must overcome. His passion for communication, product development and innovation always leads him to new ideas, fascinating people and connections between different projects.
Innovator at GLEAM
Having specialized in Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as Business Training in her studies, Katharina supports company building projects wherever she can. She is highly motivated to generate growth for sustainable projects and therefore engages in Marketing and Sales projects of GLEAM. In the meantime, she is setting up the Customer Service and aftersales structures for GLEAM.
Franz Hinterkörner, MSc.
Having worked for international startups in Fintech & Communications, Franz always enjoys a good challenge and has a passion for building stuff from scratch. With his diverse skillset, curiosity, and ownership mentality, he supports our Venture Architecture team to drive complex projects and get things done.
Having worked for international corporates in the retail and construction industry, Max is supporting the team with additional industry know-how and an entrepreneurial mindset. Together with the team, he is providing the right tools and advice for our customers to turn ideas into successful innovations.
Having specialized in International Marketing in her studies, Rebecca supports the marketing team with portfolio companies and various other projects. Her passion for customer communication, sustainability and innovation are huge drivers in her daily work, which is also why she engages in the marketing projects of Pixofarm.
Andy is our go-to guy when it comes to telling visual stories and bringing pictures to life. Having a background as an artist and currently finalizing his Marketing- & Salesmanagement studies, he begins his professional journey with WhatAVenture. With his passion for the camera, the self-taught video creator lets his work speak for him.
Already during her studies, where she focused on Product Lifecycle Management, Anna gained insights into various areas of business. Today her diverse work experiences in the fields of Public Relations, Hospitality Management and Innovation, create relevant synergies. With her determined and energetic personality and open-minded attitude she quickly adapts to dynamic environments and is a great asset to all projects.
Business Development Pixofarm
Georg uses his background in business and natural science to offer combined viewpoints and analysis on various challenges in building a company. In his honorary capacity as a rowing coach and former competitor he values a goal oriented approach to all things that matter in business and in life. Out-of-the-box innovative thinking and team spirit round out his curious mindset.
Executive Coaching Expert
Mag. Masha Ibeschitz
Masha is a leading international expert in coaching executives and running large-scale leadership programs. With her expertise, we make sure that our leadership programs will have a strong impact on your innovation capability.
Mobility and Automotive Expert
DI Alexander Rauscher
Alexander’s leadership and business development expertise results from 15 years of business consultancy. He coaches WhatAVenture mainly in developing outstanding teams and gaining further corporate growth.