Team

Guiding business ideas to success

Ever come across a founder talking passionately about their new idea with a seamingly unlimited amount of energy and motivation? That’s the fuel that drives WhatAVenture! We believe in empowering teams across the world to execute new tech-based business ideas with success. We do this by providing an intelligent and scalable system as well as connecting startup teams with established tech companies. Join us and take the world a step ahead.

Dr. Stefan Perkmann Berger

It's not a big surprise but we love working on new ideas

Our Team

Dr. Stefan Perkmann Berger
Dr. Stefan Perkmann Berger
Co-Founder, Managing Director

Stefan has a strong research background in the field of open innovation and has been running many initiatives in the start up scene. He is well-informed in both the corporate and start-up worlds in order to bring ideas to success. Stefan strongly believes in the positive synergies between start-ups and established companies and loves to support technologies that make the world a better place.

DI Mag. Alex Duggleby
DI Mag. Alex Duggleby
Co-Founder, CTO

Besides drinking massive amounts of tea which help him get our products out of the door, Alex is the technical brain behind them. With many years of experience in developing enterprise solutions he knows how to make web-tools scalable and run smoothly.

Alexander Streihammer
Alexander Streihammer
Co-Founder, Head of Marketing & Design

With many years of design experience, Alexander ensures our users flow smoothly throughout our online platform, as well as making sure the world surrounding us is well designed.

Philippe Thiltges
Philippe Thiltges
Co-Founder, Business Development & Strategy

Philippe has a strong sales background and many years of experience as an innovation consultant. He started off in POS (point of sales) communication and established his own open innovation consulting agency after finishing university. He believes that opening up corporate borders during the innovation process leads to more outcome and success.

Dr. Daniel Schwarzbach
Dr. Daniel Schwarzbach
Director Technology & Innovation Management

Daniel is a highly-skilled corporate innovator who designs processes and leads teams to develop cutting edge technologies and products. After 15+ years experience in senior management functions in various globally acting tech companies, Daniel has changed his perspective and strengthens our consulting team, working with our corporate customers on technology and product innovation topics.

Max Ditzel
Max Ditzel
Acceleration Manager

Max is designing and managing acceleration programs for our clients to empower startups and corporate innovation teams. He is coaching teams on early stage validation, prototyping, and business development. Previously he worked in 2 startups, established an international recruiting service for entrepreneurs and regularly mentors teams for various startup initiatives.

Farid Edrisian
Farid Edrisian
Regional Manager West Asia

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.

Gordana Stevancevic
Gordana Stevancevic, MSc
Country Manager Italy

With background in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the trilingual University of Bolzano (Italy), Gordana has accumulated several experiences in corporate as well as in the start-up world. This experience allows her to understand the needs from both and create synergies and new business opportunities between them. Gordana´s goal is to boost corporate innovation in the Italian market.

    Livia Kubelka, MSc
    Livia Kubelka, MSc
    Lead Project Manager

    Livia is working on the realization of our corporate projects. She is managing projects which focus on technology evaluation, cross-industry cooperation and innovation strategy projects. She is an expert in identifying the right experts to talk to and to discover new potential.

    Lisa Pecnik, MA
    Lisa Pecnik, MA
    Lead Project Manager

    Coordination and execution of our customer’s projects, is Lisa’s daily business. She is responsible for the successful scouting of startups and experts and the realization of the innovation camps and workshops across various industries. Previously Lisa gained experience with a head hunting agency and knows what it takes to find the best people and institutions.

    Patricia Schandlbauer
    Patricia Schandlbauer, MSc
    Lead Project Manager

    Patricia is responsible for coordinating and managing our customer’s projects. Alongside scouting of startups and experts and realizing workshops, she focuses on continuously developing our methods further. Loving to explore and understand complex topics and work with stakeholders, she has gained comprehensive international research experience within various areas, including international business, entrepreneurship and innovation.

      Stefan Steinhauser
      Stefan Steinhauser
      Project Manager

      With his hands-on and service-oriented mentality Stefan works hard to surpass all customers’ expectations. His professional approach is a gain for every innovation team he is working with. Stefan believes in the strength of new ideas, realized in a professional manner with competent partners.

      Doris Steindl
      Doris Steindl, MA
      Operations Manager

      Next to her background in innovation management Doris is managing our operational tasks and internal processes. Close Cooperation with the Board of Management and constant consultation with the team is her Daily Business. She is responsible that every day at WhatAVenture runs as smooth as possible and supports WhatAVenture to growth.

      Roman Grochol
      Roman Grochol
      Acceleration Manager

      Roman guides corporate innovation teams through intrapreneurship or acceleration programs. He believes that corporations can be as agile, innovative and radical as startups when given the right tools, methods and feedback. Combining his major in psychology, his work experience in several startups and the creative flux from touring the world over as passionate drummer helps getting the best out of every team.

        Florian Schiesterl
        DI Florian Schiesterl
        UX Designer

        Florian focuses on user experience and creates web interfaces which are not only easy on the eyes but intuitive and practical. It is important to him that our users enjoy using the app.

        Martin
        DI Martin Graf
        Lead Software Developer

        Martin has lots of experience in crafting solid and maintainable high-performance applications. He loves to build modern and innovative products always getting inspired by the latest trends and technologies. If he isn’t hunting down nasty bugs, he enhances our innovation platform steadily.

        DI Johannes Binder
        DI Johannes Binder
        Backend Developer

        Johannes ensures our products function properly. With years of experience as a software developer, he is our silent force in making things happen.

        Birkan Baran
        Birkan Baran
        Accounting & Controlling

        Birkan is a pillar of support for our whole team. Beside managing accounting and controlling she is constantly removing obstacles to ensure our daily business keeps running smoothly.

        Alexander Doms
        Alexander Doms
        Digital Marketing Assistant

        Alexander is a Social Media enthusiast with a strong passion for all things trending. He is constantly boosting our online presence by connecting with influencers to enhance our global network, looking for the latest news on startup life and corporate innovation, as well as spreading our very own content and giving you live-updates from events.

        You
        You

        You think you are skilled in your respective field and can substantially contribute to our mission? Don't hesitate to reach out to us. Find our job offers here.

        Advisory Board

        DI Thomas Fundneider, MBA
        DI Thomas Fundneider, MBA

        Thomas is the founder and CEO of the innovation- and knowledge-architects “theLivingCore“. Specializing in the areas of strategy, innovation and transformation, Thomas co-developed leading-edge innovation methods and practical frameworks such as “Enabling Spaces“, “leap“ and “Emergent Innovation“.

        MMag. Roman Rerichay
        MMag. Roman Rericha

        Roman Rericha is partner at Brandl & Talos. He is an expert in M&A transactions as well as corporate and capital market law and a startup enthusiast.

        Dr. Thomas Funke
        Dr. Thomas Funke

        Thomas Funke is currently responsible for building-up the field of entrepreneurship in the Innovationszentrum der deutschen Wirtschaft.