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Patrick Widmann

A Human Learning Agent, working on the edge of corporate and startup environments. My mission is to inspire and help individuals to accelerate in their private and professional life. I believe in learning through fast action as the major factor for growth.

John Canter

I love building businesses and enjoy mentoring driven entrepreneurs scale their startups with sound practices and real world insights. My experience is in retail, CPG and SaaS/subscription business models. I currently mentor for Seed Spot, Lighthouse Labs and Venture Asheville, and as a result I bring strong network of founders and investors as well as an understanding of the startup ecosystem up and down the Mid-Atlantic region.

Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina

- 5 years of experience in partnership building, business development and fundraising (incl.grant proposals);
- 5 years of experience in communication (incl.elaboration of strategies and action plans), events planning and management (10-100 participants);
- 3 years of experience with CSR, social impact and sustainability initiatives.