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.

Catherine Ogilvie

Catherine Ogilvie

Senior Marketing Advisor

Catherine Ogilvie has been over 30 years in global marketing and communications. She worked with blue chip businesses around the world and lived both in Europa and US. Her roles have included senior international management positions with Harrods, Motorola, Napster, Edelman, Almond Board of California and Dolby. Most recently she has held leadership positions within higher education at the University of Leicester. Her experience in building and mentoring teams, developing corporate/brand narrative and effective marketing strategy in a range of industry sectors from start-ups to multi nationals provides invaluable support to business leaders and entrepreneurs alike. Currently a member of Authentic Vision’s European Advisory Board and she works with C-suite executives on crisis, marketing and communications strategy.

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.

Erin Snell

Erin Snell

Senior Media Advisor

For over 15 years Erin has combined marketing and media production expertise to shape brand messaging and tell important, interesting, and impactful stories. She is an award-winning producer, director & author whose work has appeared on the BBC, BBC Radio, PBS, ARTE, ZDF, ORF, ServusTV, IMZ's Avant Premiére at the Berlinale, and in print & online for National Geographic, Fodor's, and Thrillist. Erin's keen interest in startups was sparked by while working on Groupon's large-scale partnerships with Expedia and Live Nation, go-to-market strategy rollout for Groupon's new business channels, and special projects for several Lightbank-funded ventures.

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

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

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