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.

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.

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.

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.

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.