MENTOR OUR BUSINESSES

MENTOR OUR BUSINESSES

We select world-class mentors based on the specific needs of our companies. If you believe you have the skills and passion that can accelerate our businesses, contact (alina@springaccelerator.org) with the title MENTOR ENQUIRY.

Meet some of our mentors

Özlem Fidanboylu

Associate, Hogan Lovells

As an Associate at Hogan Lovells’ Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation, Özlem focuses on all aspects of EU competition law, with particular experience in multi-jurisdictional merger control, cartels and abuse of dominance cases. Özlem has a strong commitment towards pro-bono work and is part of Hogan Lovells’ Empowering Girls and Women Initiative to help enhance educational opportunities for women and girls and empower women to shape society through fostering sustainable women-led business opportunities to increase female employment. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Özlem worked in the London and Brussels offices of an international law firm. Özlem is admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales and the Barreaux de Bruxelles.

Nick Norman

Senior Vice-President, Sales, Consult Hyperion

Nick has over 14 years’ experience in retail and mobile payments industries. He has helped leading financial institutions, mobile network operators, retailers, acquirers and their suppliers to formulate strategies towards EMV, contactless, mobile, NFC and Mobile Identity enabled services. In recent years Nick has focused on the financial inclusion sector in Africa and India, helping NGOs, MSBs, federal and state government departments to define their strategies around payment services for the BoP.

Valere Twagirayezu

Accounting Director, Deloitte

Valere is a start-up investor in East Africa and a founding member and President of Luxembourg Africa Investments Association. Prior to his position at Deloitte, he was the Assistant Vice President and Team Leader for Brown Brothers Harriman managing a team with oversight of accounting and reporting for fifteen real-estate funds investing in Europe and Asia.

Lisa Schieble Willems

Managing Director, AlphaMundi

AlphaMundi is an impact investing firm providing debt and equity financing to profitable and scalable social ventures. Prior to joining Alpha Mundi in 2013, Lisa was the Director of Investments at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and also worked with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an impact investment fund sponsored by the US Government and Grassroots Business Fund. Lisa previously spent four years working as a management consultant in New York, at Oliver Wyman and is also an Investors Circle Fellow.