Tailor-made support for academic founders
Road Programme
LBG Innovator´s
LBG Innovator's
Road Programme

Meet the mentors

Anna Winklehner

New Venture Scouting

Anna Winklehner is part of the team of New Venture Scouting, where startups receive customized support and established companies get connected with startups in a structured process in order to foster innovation. Anna took her degree in Socioeconomics and Education. In her professional career she has gathered experience in project and process management as well es extensive knowledge in training designs, groupdynamics and organizational development. She had leading positions in regional development programmes and worked for several years in adult education as programme manager.

Arun Muthirulan


Arun is a Mentor and commercialisation adviser to Start-ups and SMEs. He has a detailed understanding of the commercialisation challenge having worked with 70+ technology companies in operational and advisory roles to raise funds, expand and grow in the local and international markets. He has co founded two companies focusing on business strategy advisory and commercialisation. Prior to that, in a corporate career, Arun was responsible for delivering complex IT solutions for blue-chip clients applying digital  technology to achieve strategic business objectives and managed multi-disciplinary teams, across geographies such as the UK, Europe, India and Canada. With a first degree in Computer Science and Electronics, Arun is a Cambridge Judge Business School MBA, specialising in strategy, entrepreneurship and technology commercialisation.

Klara Brandstätter

I.E.C.T. – Hermann Hauser

Klara is part of the I.E.C.T. – Hermann Hauser team taking care of programs for entrepreneurs as well as setting up new projects on national and international level fostering science-based entrepreneurship. Prior to this she spent several years in Frankfurt as consultant within the area of strategy, marketing, branding and digital transformation. She holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management from the University of Innsbruck, ever since keen on fostering interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations, she did parts of her studies at the University of Reykjavik, the University of Stockholm and the University of Manchester.

Shai Vyakarnam

International Team Support Cambridge I.E.C.T. – Hermann Hauser

Dr. Shai Vyakarnam is an educator, mentor and entrepreneur. He has been advising in technology entrepreneurship for over twenty years and brings his insights, experience and networks to provide mentoring to early stage entrepreneurs and businesses. He is the co-author of The Scale Up Manual, which provides the backbone of the Programme.

Werner Wutscher

New Venture Scouting

Werner Wutscher is the founder and CEO of New Venture Scouting, where he connects the worlds of established (global) companies and startups to generate innovation and develop new business models. His professional competence lies within the public administration, food production, trade and the green-tech sector. Werner Wutscher unites many years of experience as business angel („Austrian Business Angel of the Year 2012“) as well as leading positions in the private sector and in the Austrian federal administration, where he spent more than 14 years in Senior Management Positions in businesses likeAgrana Beteiligungs AG and REWE International AG. In addition, he is currently an active member of several national and international supervisory and advisory board committees. Besides having a degree in law from the Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Werner Wutscher holds a degree from Harvard University (USA).

Meet the experts

Philipp Kinsky

HERBST KINSKY Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Main areas of activity

  • Banking, insurance and capital market law, financing
  • Corporate law, M&A and private equity
  • IP, IT and Life Sciences
  • Venture Capital & Start-ups

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