Moonshot Pirates Mentors

making a difference by helping others to grow


Our global network of mentors and experts is a bunch of amazing people who generously offer their time and expertise to help our young pirates sharpen their approaches, overcome barriers, and accelerate their paths to greatness. When attending Moonshot Pirates’ events and joining our community, our experienced mentors and advisors will help you craft an epic journey for you and your venture.


They are not afraid to roll up their sleeves to help you shape your ideas, aim for big visions, and suggest unique solutions to the challenges that may come along the way.

We are grateful for each one of them!

Randy Bretz

TEDxLincoln Curator & Media expert (US)

Mariana Davila

Nutritionist and Self-Development Enthusiast (AUS)

Dejan Stojanovic

Entrepreneur & Founder at Fuckup Nights Vienna (AT)

Zishan Khan

Serial Entrepreneur, Consultant, Author, Podcast Host (UK)

Angela Yonkova

Associate Lawyer at Brandl & Talos (BG/AT)

Shyla Melwani

Author & Yoga Teacher (GH)

Adam Montandon

TEDxOdense Curator, Public Speaker & Product Design and Innovation Expert (DK)

Sarah Braun

Innovation Strategist at Volkswagen (DE)

Ali Mahlodji

Co-Founder of WHATCHADO & EU Youth Ambassador (AT)

Stefan Weder

PR & Communications Professional (AU)

Markus Setschnagg

Problem Solver (AT)

Tobias Schaller

Business Consultant & Entrepreneur (AT)

Selma Prodanovic

Startup-Grande-Dame, Founder & CEO 1MillionStartups (AT)

Juan Guerra

Storytelling for Startups (VE/AT)

Samira Hayat

Telecommunications Engineer & Drone Researcher (PK)

Tim Cox

Senior Partner at Opera Consulting Group (AU/AT)

Stephan Jung

Innovation, Digitization & Start Up Consultant (AT)

Norberto Amaral

Communications Consultant, TEDx Organiser & Author (PT)

Donovan Taylor Hall

Growth Coach, Youth Speaker and Content Creator (US)

Lucas J Winter

Managing Director Contakt GmbH, part of Umdasch Group Ventures (AT)

Grace Yang

Chief Trouble Maker & TEDx Organizer (CA)

Jeremija Hranjec

Innovation Consultant ESA BIC Austria at Science Park Graz (HR)

Jeremy Knott

Former Marketing Director at Deloitte UK (ES)

Markus Wilthaner

Strategy Consultant and Sustainable Mobility Expert at McKinsey & Company (AT)

Tobias Micko

Gamification, Design & Communications at Playful Solutions (AT)

Markus Angermann

Entrepreneur & Blockchain Enthusiast (AT)

Mario Kwas

CEO and Founder of K & D Businesscollege (AT)

Christian Fleck

Lifepreneur, Personal Development Coach, Chief Failure Officer (AT)

Melanie Müller

Mindfulness Teacher & Designing Your Life Coach (AT)

Tomasz Pekala

Personal Coach, Busy Dad Coaching (PL,AT)

Carryn Tennent

Change Leader with a vision for a more sustainable future (SA)

Grete Ling

Entrepreneur & Head of Marketing at App Radar (EE/AT)

Milena Gencheva

Career Coach & CEO at UNIFY Ltd. (BG)

Lara Helmrich

New Business Development Marketing Manager at Dräger (DE)

Candice Allen

Mindset Coach, Soul Teacher and Student of Life (CA)

Katharina Baier

Management Facilitator, Bodywork (AT)

Viktor Penzinger

Venture Manager at V_labs innovation (AT)

Juliet Biederman

Educator (US)

Simon Horowitz

Founder of Fitbrit | Personal Trainer for Health, Fitness & Motivation (UK/AT)

Adriana Frasin

Transformational Coach & Brand Strategist (DE)

Paulo Ferrera

Creative Mind at Braintribe IT Technologies (BR/DE)

Olga Fedina

Cross Cultural Competence Trainer, Diversity Equality Trainer (AT)

Adam Rajnoha

VR/AR Expert, CEO & Co-Founder of YORD (SK)

Clemens Mader

Sustainability Scientist (AT)

Zac Hoffman

CEO SWALeadership LLC, Athlete Mentor (USA)

Gabby Benjamin

Innovation Leader at Hoffmann-La Roche (CH)

Anja Silberbauer

CEO at Harmony & Care (AT)

Craig Matthews

Senior Innovation Consultant at ESA BIC Austria at Science Park Graz (UK/AT)

Dieter Kalt

Entrepreneur & Former Pro-Ice Hockey Player (AT)

Jean-Pierre Kallanian

Moonshot Pirates Mentors' Advisor & Human Systems Facilitator (AT)

Thomas Peroutka

CEO & Founder of Lympik (AT)

Matthias Dirnbacher

Finance Specialist, Musician and Sports Enthusiast (AT)

Daniela Krautsack

Founder of Cities Next and Cows in Jackets Urbanist, Experience Designer & Trend Blogger (AT)

Gregor Beyerle

Software Development, Functional Programming & Training at Innerspace (AT)

Niki Skene

The Business Therapist | Founder at Global Inspiration Tours (AT)

Doris Strohmaier

COO at Pipelife (AT)

Steve Ayling

Passionate Educator & Counsellor (UK)

Ralf Schiebel

Marine Senior Scientist at Max Planck Society (DE)

Raphael Huber

CEO at Polarstern & Strenght Trainer (AT)

Anita Neumannova

Teaching and Research Associate (CZ/AT)

Tom Venning

Trainer & Coach specialized in B2B sales & leadership (AT)

Pascal Finette

Co-Founder ‘be radical’, SingularityU’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation (USA)

Kathrin Pachinger

Artist, Textile Designer & Yoga Teacher (AT)

Alex Evatt

Next Generation Leadership Coach & Speaker, Freestyle Dancer, Founder of New Direction (AT/FIN)

Martina Uster

Eticpreneur and CEO at WEISS (AT)

Marion Grammel

Chief Sparring Partner at The Early Birds (AT)

Alexandra Waldherr

Quantum Computing Expert (AT)

Vilyana Lazarova-Guerra

Head of Accelerator Lead F at Female Founders (BG/AT)

Nina Bauregger

General Manager Austrian Leadership Academy (AT)

Vlad Emil Petrea

Self-Leadership Guide, Spaceholder, Entrepreneur (AT)

Stefan Markov

Chief Growth Officer at Hypest Hyve (BG/AT)

Nick Diliberto

Entrepreneur & Digital Marketing Specialist (US)

Kat Haber

Climate Activist, Youth Mentor & TEDx Organizer (USA)

Sarah Rapp

Founder of How to Be Global (DE)

Gabriella Reynes Opaz

Leadership Coach & Speaker, Co-founder of 4-Voices, Educate to Communicate, Catavino (PT/US)

Safet Rama

Moonshot Pirates Organizer & Business Consultant (XK)

Mathias Haas

CEO SuperSocial & Curator TEDx (AT)

Erez Tsalik

Facilitator at Systematic Inventive Thinking, IL

Stefan Kreppel

Head of open Innovation P21st at PALFINGER (AT)

Franck Michel

Head of Digital at Nestlé (FR/AT)

Verena Mai

Head of Marketing at Credi2 | cashpresso (AT)

Hari Kalymnios

Coach, Speaker, Author & Trainer (UK)

Juliane Petsch

Business Coach and Consultant (AT)

Lenny Leeman

Front End Engineer, CEO & Co-Founder at Get Mads (AT)

Magdalena Neidhart

Sustainability Expert at CellCube (AT)

Viola Frank

Senior Innovation Manager at Greiner Innoventures (AT)

Katharina Binder

Program Manager at The Ventury (AT)

Petra Hauser

Manager at Talent Garden | CEO at XBH GmbH (AT)

Anastasia Marinopoulou

International Lean Changemanagement & Business Development Consultant, Coach and Entrepreneur

Verónica Celis Vergara

Tech4Good Entrepreneur (CL/DE)

Isabel Oostvogel

Open Innovation-, Business Model- and Impact Strategist & System Changer (AT)

Francesca Puccio

Business Owner and Coach (BE)

Taja Karner

Happiness Coach (SL)

Rosa Saunders

Tutor Academy Team Lead at GoStudent (AT)

Briken Bufi

Sales Team Lead and Remote Work Expert (AT)

Patrick Batka

Finance & Projects Manager @Nordsee Austria

Jacqui Chew

Organizer, TEDxAtlanta, Managing Director at iFusion (US)

Philip Rosenauer

Attorney at Law at PHH GmbH (AT)

Alexa Karanyic

Digital Product Strategist & Business Coach (HU)

Mike Fuisz

Founder, Chief Creative Officer at moodley (AT)

Helery Pops

Investor and Expert in Product Management, Customer Research and Sales (EE)

Sheryl Winarick

Immigration Lawyer and Explorer (US/PT)

Olga Platzer

Team & Motivation Coach (AT)

Raphael Mikl

Co-Founder of Karma + Pitch Digital Storytelling & Branding Agency (AT)

Florian Greimel

Strategy Consultant (AT)

Maarten Walraven

Educator, TEDx Organizer, Creative & Arts Enthusiast (NL)

Stefan Kainz

Senior Manager Human People Development (AT)

Caro Frank

Brand Consultant (DE/AT)


Share your expertise with the young generation and help them reach their goals.

The perks of being a Moonshot Pirate mentor

What drives them and what they think about. Get inspired by their creativity and open-mindedness.

Tap into the pool of future talents & possible business partners. Connect with other mentors from all over the world.

Leaders are those who empower others. Become a better leader by helping young people realize their potential.

Get to know innovative methods and tools. Explore with us the topics of innovation, personal development and entrepreneurship.

Join us either online or on-site during our bootcamps and events. We give you the flexibility to set your own schedule.

Selection process of a Moonshot Pirate mentor

After the initial contact with a potential mentor, either once they apply through our website or get recommended to us otherwise, we enter the qualification stage. In order to get to know potential mentors better, two of our crew members have a call with them to understand their background and see whether our values are aligned. This is also an opportunity to answer any questions and see which of our programs are a good fit for them. As our mentors work with minors, we also require them to submit a police record prior to our cooperation.


We are so happy you want to become a Moonshot Pirates Mentor and support the next generation of leaders with your knowledge and expertise. Please tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to become a mentor.



Join the movement and become a Moonshot Pirates Mentor.

We are happy that you want to become a Moonshot Pirates Mentor and support the young generation with your knowledge and expertise. Please tell us about yourself, your why, and how you would like to support us.