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Stephen Wang

Product Leader and Coach

Stephen has 10+ years of product management experience in building web, mobile app and API in B2C and B2B2C. Having worked with industry leaders including Amazon, Expedia and T-Mobile, he has gained hands-on experience in customer insight, product strategy, product execution and influencing people. In his recent position as the Principal Product Manager at Trader Interactive, he led a team of PMs and engineers to launch and grow a consumer-facing marketplace from scratch. Stephen helps startups identify product-market fit through customer discovery and validating prototypes. He also leads product growth through creating processes for innovation & experimentation and building product and engineering teams.


Hilary Schwartz


Ex-Bain alum with a passion for retail, client services, and growth strategy. Experience growing and transforming business including B2C brick & mortar, B2B digital startups, and Fortune 500 companies. Experience advising across corporations, startups, PE, and Venture funds.


Anand Safi

Director of Engineering | Startup Advisor | Distinguished Mentor

Senior Engineering Leader | Mentor | Board Member | Startup Advisor


Connor Jewiss


Have been an executive at the FoW startup Phavour in the UK. Here at Phavour, part of my role included being heavily involved in our investment rounds and deals, as well as on the internal business and tech side. During this time, I've explored consulting positions for new startups to help get their tech stack and tech flow off the ground, ready for their launch. Most recently, I founded my own startup called Contrib as a side project, and have been exploring venture scouting. I first started venture scouting in the summer for a US-based angel, but have since expanded my scouting opportunities to funds across the US and the UK.


Alexander Estner

Founder & Startup Mentor

Hi, Hope you're doing well? I'm Alex from Munich, Germany 🇩🇪 Co-Founder, Start-Up Mentor, and Commercial Specialist (Sales/Marketing/Business Development) with 10+ years in digital Start-Ups (SaaS and marketplaces). WHAT I OFFER: I would love to share some of the learnings I acquired along the way and help you avoid some of the mistakes I had to make to learn them. This includes: - How to evaluate your business idea - How to find product-market fit - How to find your first paying customers - How to hire the RIGHT first 10 employees around the founding team - How to get the sales/marketing machine going (month over month growth) - How to motivate yourself - How to close your first funding (Business Angels & Seed) ... WHAT I CARE ABOUT: - Brainstorming new business ideas 💡 - Sustainability, healthy food, and barista coffee ☕. - Traveling, well-being, and all kinds of sports like skiing, beach volleyball, yoga, and fitness 🧘‍♂️ - Books & podcasts about start-ups, leadership, personal development, & positive mindset 📚 MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND 💻:: Right now, I'm at the beginning of founding my second start-up after I left my previous start-up (www.strydal.com and www.classcamp.com) in March 2021. 👉 studied business administration (Master) and sports science (Bachelor) at TUM 👉 from 2014 till 2019: - one of the first 3 employees of Eversports (www.eversports.com) and growing to 100+ employees - Head of Sales - Led the European expansion 👉 from 2019-2021: CEO and Co-Founder of Strydal www.strydal.com (rebranded to www.classcamp.com) I am looking forward to great conversations and inspiring mentoring sessions! P.S. Receive weekly Startup Business Tips 📩 Subscribe to my free Startup Business Tips Newsletter: https://startupbusinesstips.substack.com/