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!

Vlad Emil Petrea

Self-Leadership Guide, Spaceholder, Entrepreneur (AT)

Tobias Micko

Gamification, Design & Communications at Playful Solutions (AT)

Niki Skene

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

Hari Kalymnios

Coach, Speaker, Author & Trainer (UK)

Jacqui Chew

Organizer, TEDxAtlanta, Managing Director at iFusion (US)

Caro Frank

Brand Consultant (DE/AT)

Thomas Peroutka

CEO & Founder of Lympik (AT)

Anja Silberbauer

CEO at Harmony & Care (AT)

Doris Strohmaier

COO at Pipelife (AT)

Safet Rama

Moonshot Pirates Organizer & Business Consultant (XK)

Craig Matthews

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

Jeremija Hranjec

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

Nina Bauregger

General Manager Austrian Leadership Academy (AT)

Maarten Walraven

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

Clemens Mader

Sustainability Scientist (AT)

Briken Bufi

Sales Team Lead and Remote Work Expert (AT)

Florian Greimel

Strategy Consultant (AT)

Ali Mahlodji

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

Markus Angermann

Entrepreneur & Blockchain Enthusiast (AT)

Stefan Kainz

Senior Manager Human People Development (AT)

Milena Gencheva

Career Coach & CEO at UNIFY Ltd. (BG)

Stefan Markov

Chief Growth Officer at Hypest Hyve (BG/AT)

Daniela Krautsack

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

Lucas J Winter

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

Kathrin Pachinger

Artist, Textile Designer & Yoga Teacher (AT)

Dejan Stojanovic

Entrepreneur & Founder at Fuckup Nights Vienna (AT)

Sarah Rapp

Founder of How to Be Global (DE)

Samira Hayat

Telecommunications Engineer & Drone Researcher (PK)

Magdalena Neidhart

Sustainability Expert at CellCube (AT)

Dieter Kalt

Entrepreneur & Former Pro-Ice Hockey Player (AT)

Norberto Amaral

Communications Consultant, TEDx Organiser & Author (PT)

Vilyana Lazarova-Guerra

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

Pascal Finette

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

Simon Horowitz

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

Tomasz Pekala

Personal Coach, Busy Dad Coaching (PL,AT)

Erez Tsalik

Facilitator at Systematic Inventive Thinking, IL

Marion Grammel

Chief Sparring Partner at The Early Birds (AT)

Mathias Haas

CEO SuperSocial & Curator TEDx (AT)

Martina Uster

Eticpreneur and CEO at WEISS (AT)

Adriana Frasin

Transformational Coach & Brand Strategist (DE)

Jeremy Knott

Former Marketing Director at Deloitte UK (ES)

Adam Rajnoha

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

Olga Fedina

Cross Cultural Competence Trainer, Diversity Equality Trainer (AT)

Tom Venning

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

Candice Allen

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

Melanie Müller

Mindfulness Teacher & Designing Your Life Coach (AT)

Raphael Huber

CEO at Polarstern & Strenght Trainer (AT)

Alex Evatt

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

Patrick Batka

Finance & Projects Manager @Nordsee Austria

Adam Montandon

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

Alexa Karanyic

Digital Product Strategist & Business Coach (HU)

Randy Bretz

TEDxLincoln Curator & Media expert (US)

Matthias Dirnbacher

Finance Specialist, Musician and Sports Enthusiast (AT)

Kat Haber

Climate Activist, Youth Mentor & TEDx Organizer (USA)

Franck Michel

Head of Digital at Nestlé (FR/AT)

Zac Hoffman

CEO SWALeadership LLC, Athlete Mentor (USA)

Markus Wilthaner

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

Angela Yonkova

Associate Lawyer at Brandl & Talos (BG/AT)

Shyla Melwani

Author & Yoga Teacher (GH)

Gabby Benjamin

Innovation Leader at Hoffmann-La Roche (CH)

Kathrin Pachinger

Artist, Textile Designer & Yoga Teacher (AT)

Sarah Braun

Innovation Strategist at Volkswagen (DE)

Grace Yang

Chief Trouble Maker & TEDx Organizer (CA)

Juliane Petsch

Business Coach and Consultant (AT)

Petra Hauser

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

Grete Ling

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

Anita Neumannova

Teaching and Research Associate (CZ/AT)

Olga Platzer

Team & Motivation Coach (AT)

Sheryl Winarick

Immigration Lawyer and Explorer (US/PT)

Christian Fleck

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

Mike Fuisz

Founder, Chief Creative Officer at moodley (AT)

Gregor Beyerle

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

Lenny Leeman

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

Isabel Oostvogel

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

Helery Pops

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

Viktor Penzinger

Venture Manager at V_labs innovation (AT)

Taja Karner

Happiness Coach (SL)

Lara Helmrich

New Business Development Marketing Manager at Dräger (DE)

Jean-Pierre Kallanian

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

Katharina Baier

Management Facilitator, Bodywork (AT)

Stephan Jung

Innovation, Digitization & Start Up Consultant (AT)

Markus Setschnagg

Problem Solver (AT)

Stefan Weder

PR & Communications Professional (AU)

Raphael Mikl

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

Alexandra Waldherr

Quantum Computing Expert (AT)

Philip Rosenauer

Attorney at Law at PHH GmbH (AT)

Mario Kwas

CEO and Founder of K & D Businesscollege (AT)

Francesca Puccio

Business Owner and Coach (BE)

Juan Guerra

Storytelling for Startups (VE/AT)

Tim Cox

Senior Partner at Opera Consulting Group (AU/AT)

Ralf Schiebel

Marine Senior Scientist at Max Planck Society (DE)

Verónica Celis Vergara

Tech4Good Entrepreneur (CL/DE)

Steve Ayling

Passionate Educator & Counsellor (UK)

Katharina Binder

Program Manager at The Ventury (AT)

Tobias Schaller

Business Consultant & Entrepreneur (AT)

Stefan Kreppel

Head of open Innovation P21st at PALFINGER (AT)

Verena Mai

Head of Marketing at Credi2 | cashpresso (AT)

Anastasia Marinopoulou

International Lean Changemanagement & Business Development Consultant, Coach and Entrepreneur

Paulo Ferrera

Creative Mind at Braintribe IT Technologies (BR/DE)

Rosa Saunders

Tutor Academy Team Lead at GoStudent (AT)

Viola Frank

Senior Innovation Manager at Greiner Innoventures (AT)

Juliet Biederman

Educator (US)

Nick Diliberto

Entrepreneur & Digital Marketing Specialist (US)

Gabriella Reynes Opaz

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

Selma Prodanovic

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

Donovan Taylor Hall

Growth Coach, Youth Speaker and Content Creator (US)


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.