Andreas Spechtler

Andreas Spechtler

Founder and CEO

Former President Dolby International with more than 26 years experience in the global technology business working at Sony, Real Networks or Dolby Labs, solid startup experience incl. corporate incubation, creation and protection of intellectual property, licensing business, deep global marketing and sales experience; also Executive Chairman of Authentic Vision, Board Member of Mimi Hearing Technologies and Advisory Board Member at Research Studios Austria. He looks back to many years of startup experience and incubation inside corporations.

Pascal Levensohn

Pascal Levensohn

Senior Strategic Advisor

Founder of Levensohn Partners, Managing Director of Dolby Family Ventures, 22 years venture capital experience, 36 years professional investor experience, board member of startups in three continents, based in San Francisco. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Trustee, American Academy in Berlin; Faculty and Mentor, Kauffman Fellows Program.

David Kinsella

David Kinsella

General Counsel

With over 17 years of experience as a legal practitioner both in private practice and in-house in technology, media and entertainment, David has worked for Taylor Wessing, Siemens, Fujitsu, Sony and most recently held the position of Senior Director, IP Transactions & Legal Affairs at Dolby in London. He is qualified as a lawyer in multiple jurisdictions (England & Wales; Ireland; and New York and California, USA) in addition to his registration as a European lawyer with the Munich Bar Association, Germany. David also holds an MBA and acts as General Counsel for Silicon Castles and affiliated companies and retains his own legal practice for independent legal consultancy.

Michael Doleschal

Michael Doleschal

Senior Director Acceleration Management

More than 20 years in technology strategic management, digital business, supporting network operators with hosted value-added services from product development, program management and technology delivery to operations in Accenture, Sony, Real Networks and ProSieben Sat1. Dedicated and highly motivated executive with extensive operations and leadership experience

Thomas Weiss

Thomas Weiss

Senior Technology Advisor

Founder and CEO of Authentic Vision, more than 20 years of deep technical expertise incl. technology strategy, patent creation, cryptography and data science with deep passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, Board Member of Native Waves and advisor to various startups

Dr. Karin Spechtler

Dr. Karin Spechtler

Senior Advisor Health Care

Medical Doctor, Consultant in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, General Practitioner, specialized on Traditional Chinese Medicine, more than 15 year in innovative health care initiatives

Seda Röder

Seda Röder

Senior Advisor Silicon Castles Network

Founder of Sonophilia, an international think-tank of executives, entrepreneurs and influencers from arts and technology. An adventurous musician combining Creativity and Innovation, also known as the “the piano hacker”

Valentin Spechtler

Valentin Spechtler

Head Academy Organization & Finance and Legal Administration

Director Silicon Castles for Finance and Legal Administration with close link to student communities. Responsible for the organization of the Startup Executive Academy and Corporate Executive Academy

Laura Egger

Laura Egger

Executive Assistant

Responsible for office management and on-boarding and on-site management for the Startup Executive Academy and Corporate Executive Academy