Advisory Board

Meet our advisory board

In it's aims of discovering young startups and improving the quality and conditions for them, Startup Zone relies on various experts and advisors. Meet our official advisory board made up of some great experts and innovators around the world - they've joined us in our aims.

David Passiak

Innovator, Speaker, Serial Author

David Passiak is an internationally recognized innovation expert with 20 years of professional and research experience. He is author of Empower, Disruption Revolution and Red Bull to Buddha. Most recently, he served as Head of Innovation and Research for dubizzle, the 6th most visited site in UAE and the largest online marketplace in the Middle East.

Tracy Sparks

Innovation + Strategy Designer | Venture Development

In her work with the KL Felicitas Foundation, Toniic Institute’s ImpactU and Swisscontact, Tracy designs & delivers interactive learning content for Impact Investors and for startup to investment ready accelerator program implementers. As part of the global startup community, she has real time design thinking experience, cycling through customer driven concept to market as a co-founder and mentor to 90+ enterprises in design, IT, finance, value added agriculture, and tourism.

Ivan Hernandez

Consumer IoT, Customer Experience & Digital Marketing Strategist, International Speaker

Digital Marketing & Innovation Strategist and Business Development Consultant with several years of international experience in strategic consulting, advertising, marketing and media sectors. He is the Founder of The Digital Loop, a boutique consultancy specializing in digital transformation, customer experience design and innovation strategy. He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, and a Lecturer at Kozminski University (the number one Business School in Central Eastern Europe).