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Eleanor Trigwell
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Beth Kume-Holland
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Jorgen Tveit
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Jonas Ils

Jonas has an academic background in Finance and Computer Science from Technical University of Munich (TUM). As co-founder at RYVER.AI he is mainly responsible for commercials and business.

With his experience in strategy units of leading corporates (Siemens, Daimler and Accenture), digital innovation (E.ON, Porsche, BMW) and Venture Capital (Holtzbrinck), he brings a broad perspective to tackle strategic and operational challenges.

RYVER.AI offers a comprehensive solution for organizations seeking to minimize bias in radiology data and optimize data acquisition processes. Radiology AI is often unreliable due to a lack of diverse training and testing data.

Eleanor Trigwell

Eleanor attended Norland College, the world-leading childcare institute, graduating with first class honours. After nearly a decade of experience, she founded Marvellous to bring modern solutions to an outdated childcare industry.

Since 2021, Marvellous now has 4,000 users.

Eleanor has been featured in publications including the Telegraph and NY Times and she is passionate about modernising the childcare industry.

Beth Kume-Holland

Beth joined our 3-months pilot program in March 2020. Together with us and EBIKE Technologies GmbH, Beth created patchwork hub, a job market place for disabled workers.

During her fellowship, we constantly iterated new business models, financial plans and fundraising strategies to help Beth get off the ground.

Today, patchwork hub has been named the UK’s (2020) and Europe’s (2021) most promising startup in the inclusivity space, has won F-factor and many more awards, and has had an impact on many people who would have been worse off in a world without the company.

Jorgen Tveit

Jorgen won the FMC international scholarship, along with the diamond jubilee scholarship to study engineering at Oxford University.

He rowed in the annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race and holds the British record.

He worked at an Oxford University spin-out - which grew from 7 to 150 employees after he joined.

For his startup, he has built a team of Oxford PhDs, seasoned industry executives, and NASA physicists.

“Never underestimate the people who overestimate themselves”

– We invest in nerds, rebels, and visionaries.

Jonas Ils

Jonas has an academic background in Finance and Computer Science from Technical University of Munich (TUM). As co-founder at RYVER.AI he is mainly responsible for commercials and business.

With his experience in strategy units of leading corporates (Siemens, Daimler and Accenture), digital innovation (E.ON, Porsche, BMW) and Venture Capital (Holtzbrinck), he brings a broad perspective to tackle strategic and operational challenges.

RYVER.AI offers a comprehensive solution for organizations seeking to minimize bias in radiology data and optimize data acquisition processes. Radiology AI is often unreliable due to a lack of diverse training and testing data.

Beth Kume-Holland

Beth joined our 3-months pilot program in March 2020. Together with us and EBIKE Technologies GmbH, Beth created patchwork hub, a job market place for disabled workers.

During her fellowship, we constantly iterated new business models, financial plans and fundraising strategies to help Beth get off the ground.

Today, patchwork hub has been named the UK’s (2020) and Europe’s (2021) most promising startup in the inclusivity space, has won F-factor and many more awards, and has had an impact on many people who would have been worse off in a world without the company.

Eleanor Trigwell

Eleanor attended Norland College, the world-leading childcare institute, graduating with first class honours. After nearly a decade of experience, she founded Marvellous to bring modern solutions to an outdated childcare industry.

Since 2021, Marvellous now has 4,000 users.

Eleanor has been featured in publications including the Telegraph and NY Times and she is passionate about modernising the childcare industry.

Jorgen Tveit

Jorgen won the FMC international scholarship, along with the diamond jubilee scholarship to study engineering at Oxford University.

He rowed in the annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race and holds the British record.

He worked at an Oxford University spin-out - which grew from 7 to 150 employees after he joined.

For his startup, he has built a team of Oxford PhDs, seasoned industry executives, and NASA physicists.

The EWOR Fellowship application cycle is now open

We amplify people, not start-ups

EWOR is a blend of a master’s degree and venture capital firm investing up to €150K, connecting you with unicorn founders, and offering over 20 unique entrepreneurship courses.

For Founders by Founders

We are product and tech nerds who have achieved financial independence and are now on a mission to support founders in Europe. We run EWOR like a company. We are not a fund with LPs, but a private investment vehicle investing primarily our personal cash.

Alex Grots

Founded ProGlove (€500 Mio exit) and co-invented Design Thinking.

Berna Epik

Founded NOVID20 (150’000 downloads the first day after launch).

Daniel Dippold

Founded machine learning company NEWNOW (€1 Mio+ revenue in first year) and initiated Sigma Squared Society.

Florian Huber

Founded United Domains (sold to 1&1), neubau kompass AG (market leader) and was Business Angel of the Year 2018.

Paul Müller

Founded Adjust (sold to AppLovin for €1 BN in 2021) and Team Owner of PHM Racing.

The EWOR founders have built and invested in multiple well known companies such as:
PROGLOVE

€500 Mio exit.

United Domains

exit to 1&1.

Sigma Squared Society

the world’s largest community of young impact-driven entrepreneurs.

Magic Dev

Europe’s leading LLM company which recently raised €30 Mio from Google.

Simpleclub

Europe’s biggest learning app.

Peaq

Europe’s leading IoT blockchain infrastructure recently valued at €200 Mio.

Bunch Capital

Europe’s leading one-stop shop for setting up & managing SPVs to pool your co-investors, LPs or business angels — focus on what matters most.

Coinpanion

Europe’s leading crypto ETF marketplace.

Penguin Digital

which has raised multiple €100 Mio and is Transforming Paraguay’s power into human potential.

Foodora

The leading delivery platform in the Nordics for food, groceries and more.

Kaia Health

The largest MSK platform worldwide.

ParcelLab

Solve your post-purchase and customer experience frustrations from pre-checkout to delivery to returns.

PROGLOVE

€500 Mio exit.

United Domains

exit to 1&1.

Sigma Squared Society

the world’s largest community of young impact-driven entrepreneurs.

Magic Dev

Europe’s leading LLM company which recently raised €30 Mio from Google.

Simpleclub

Europe’s biggest learning app.

Peaq

Europe’s leading IoT blockchain infrastructure recently valued at €200 Mio.

Bunch Capital

Europe’s leading one-stop shop for setting up & managing SPVs to pool your co-investors, LPs or business angels — focus on what matters most.

Coinpanion

Europe’s leading crypto ETF marketplace.

Penguin Digital

which has raised multiple €100 Mio and is Transforming Paraguay’s power into human potential.

Foodora

The leading delivery platform in the Nordics for food, groceries and more.

Kaia Health

The largest MSK platform worldwide.

ParcelLab

Solve your post-purchase and customer experience frustrations from pre-checkout to delivery to returns.

A glimpse into our Network
You’ll receive investment and be mentored by Europe’s most exceptional entrepreneurs.
Alex Grots

Alex Grots is the co-founder and CCO of EWOR.

Managing Director (EU) at IDEO.

Alex is one of the co-inventors of Design Thinking.

Founder of ProGlove (half-billion € exit).

Daniel Dippold

A theoretical mathematician (Cambridge, ETH, St. Gallen), coder, and entrepreneur.

Founder of NEWNOW Group (€1 Mio sales within first year).

Founder of Sigma Squared Society (world’s largest youth entrepreneurship community).

Founder of Emoti (tech sold).

Florian Huber

Florian Huber is the founder of united-domains (sold to 1&1 Groupsold to 1&1 group for multi-hundred million), neubau kompass AG, and Signature Ventures (VC).

He is Business Angel of the Year and invested in more than 50 tech startups.

Paul H. Müller

Paul is the co-founder of Adjust (€1.2BN exit), which powers thousands of apps with built-in intelligence and automation, backed by responsive global customer support.

Paul is a prominent angel investor and race car enthusiast.

Valerie Bures

Valerie Bures founded Mrs.Sporty and is among the top 5 of Europe’s most successful female entrepreneurs.

Renaud Visage

Renaud Visage founded Eventbrite (€2BN IPO).

Felix Haas

Felix Haas founded IDNow (unicorn), Bits & Pretzels and multiple other successful ventures.

Lubomila Jordanova

Lubomila Jordanova founded Plan A which provides an award-winning science and AI-powered SaaS platform for carbon accounting, decarbonisation and ESG reporting for businesses.

Co-Founder of Greentech Alliance.

MIT Under 35 Innovator.

Nicolas De Santis

Nicolas De Santis founded Beenz (the first-ever web currency prior to blockchain).

Founder of Opodo (€1.2 BN in sales).

He is one of the co-shapers of the Euro.

Founder & CEO of Corporate Vision.

Christian Kroll

Christian Kroll founded Ecosia, which is Europe’s largest search engine after Google and planted over 186 million trees.

Vaitea Cowan

Vaitea Cowan is the Co-Founder of Enapter (640 MN IPO), an energy startup that is rendering green hydrogen cheaper than fossil fuels.

She is on the Forbes Under 30 in Energy 2020 list.

Amar Shah

Amar Shah founded wayve.ai, an autonomous-driving unicorn valued at €1BN+ with Bill Gates driving in one of their cars.

Sidar Sahin

Sidar Sahin founded Peak Games (€1.8BN exit).

Max von Bismarck

Max von Bismarck is a European serial entrepreneur.

He is Chief Business Officer & Managing Director of Raisin DS, which is a European FinTech Unicorn.

Jens Wasel

Jens is founder of KW Commerce which he bootstrapped to $100 Mio in turnover.

Jens was Managing Director of SellerX (unicorn), is a board member of Oetker Digital and founder of Scale Invest.

Dr. Patrick Nathen

Patrick Nathen founded Lilium, which raised €1.1 BN.

David Rowan

David Rowan is founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED UK, investor in more than 80 startups (7 unicorns) and founded VOYAGERS, including their Climate-Tech and Health-Tech Funds.

Andrej Henkler

Andrej Henkler is a serial entrepreneur who invested in over 15 unicorns.

Ricardo Pires

Ricardo Pires is CEO of billion-dollar conglomerate Semapa, and an active investor, e.g. in the world-renowned investment firm Lakestar.

Eric Steinberger

Eric Steinberger is the Co-founder and CEO of ClimateScience and magic.dev (€30 Mio raised).

Eric has worked at MIT and Facebook AI – before completing his first year at the University of Cambridge.

Alex Grots

Alex Grots is the co-founder and CCO of EWOR. was a Managing Director (EU) at IDEO, is one of the co-inventors of Design Thinking, and founded ProGlove (half-billion € exit).

Alex Grots

Alex Grots is the co-founder and CCO of EWOR. was a Managing Director (EU) at IDEO, is one of the co-inventors of Design Thinking, and founded ProGlove (half-billion € exit).

Daniel Dippold

Daniel Dippold founded NEWNOW Group (€1 Mio sales within first year), Sigma Squared Society (world’s largest youth entrepreneurship community), and Emoti (tech sold).

Daniel Dippold

Daniel Dippold founded, NEWNOW Group (€1 Mio sales within first year), Sigma Squared Society (world’s largest youth entrepreneurship community), and Emoti (tech sold).

Florian Huber

Florian Huber is the founder of united-domains (sold to 1&1 Group), neubau kompass AG, and Signature Ventures (VC). He is Business Angel of the Year and invested in more than 50 tech startups.

Florian Huber

Florian Huber is the founder of united-domains (sold to 1&1 Group), neubau kompass AG, and Signature Ventures (VC). He is Business Angel of the Year and invested in more than 50 tech startups.

Paul H. Müller

Paul is the co-founder of Adjust, which powers thousands of apps with built-in intelligence and automation, backed by responsive global customer support. Paul is a prominent angel investor and race car enthusiast.

Paul H. Müller

Paul is the co-founder of Adjust, which powers thousands of apps with built-in intelligence and automation, backed by responsive global customer support. Paul is a prominent angel investor and race car enthusiast.

Valerie Bures
Renaud Visage
Felix Haas
Lubomila Jordanova

Lubomila Jordanova founded Plan A which provides an award-winning science and AI-powered SaaS platform for carbon accounting, decarbonisation and ESG reporting for businesses.

Lubomila Jordanova

Lubomila Jordanova founded Plan A which provides an award-winning science and AI-powered SaaS platform for carbon accounting, decarbonisation and ESG reporting for businesses.

Nicolas De Santis

Nicolas De Santis founded Beenz (the first-ever web currency prior to blockchain), Opodo (€1.2 BN in sales), is one of the co-shapers of the Euro, and the founder & CEO of Corporate Vision.

Nicolas De Santis

Nicolas De Santis founded Beenz (the first-ever web currency prior to blockchain), Opodo (€1.2 BN in sales), is one of the co-shapers of the Euro, and the founder & CEO of Corporate Vision.

Christian Kroll
Vaitea Cowan

Vaitea Cowan is the Co-Founder of Enapter, an energy startup that is rendering green hydrogen cheaper than fossil fuels. She is on the Forbes Under 30 in Energy 2020 list.

Vaitea Cowan

Vaitea Cowan is the Co-Founder of Enapter, an energy startup that is rendering green hydrogen cheaper than fossil fuels. She is on the Forbes Under 30 in Energy 2020 list.

Amar Shah
Sidar Sahin
Max von Bismarck

Max von Bismarck is a European serial entrepreneur. He is Chief Business Officer & Managing Director of Deposit Solutions, an Open Banking pioneer building the new industry standard for the global USD 50 trillion savings deposit market.

Max von Bismarck

Max von Bismarck is a European serial entrepreneur. He is Chief Business Officer & Managing Director of Deposit Solutions, an Open Banking pioneer building the new industry standard for the global USD 50 trillion savings deposit market.

Jens Wasel

Jens is founder of KW Commerce which he bootstrapped to $100 Mio in turnover. Jens was Managing Director of SellerX (unicorn), is a board member of Oetker Digital and founder of Scale Invest.

Jens Wasel

Jens is founder of KW Commerce which he bootstrapped to $100 Mio in turnover. Jens was Managing Director of SellerX (unicorn), is a board member of Oetker Digital and founder of Scale Invest.

Dr. Patrick Nathen
David Rowan

David Rowan is founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED UK, investor in more than 80 startups (7 unicorns) and founded VOYAGERS, including their Climate-Tech and Health-Tech Funds.

David Rowan

David Rowan is founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED UK, investor in more than 80 startups (7 unicorns) and founded VOYAGERS, including their Climate-Tech and Health-Tech Funds.

Andrej Henkler
Ricardo Pires

Ricardo Pires is CEO of billion-dollar conglomerate Semapa, and an active investor, e.g. in the world-renowned investment firm Lakestar.

Ricardo Pires

Ricardo Pires is CEO of billion-dollar conglomerate Semapa, and an active investor, e.g. in the world-renowned investment firm Lakestar.

Eric Steinberger

Eric Steinberger is the Co-founder and CEO of ClimateScience and magic.dev (€10 Mio raised). Eric has worked at MIT and Facebook AI – before completing his first year at the University of Cambridge.

Eric Steinberger

Eric Steinberger is the Co-founder and CEO of ClimateScience and magic.dev (€10 Mio raised). Eric has worked at MIT and Facebook AI – before completing his first year at the University of Cambridge.

Alex Grots

Alex Grots is the co-founder and CCO of EWOR. was a Managing Director (EU) at IDEO, is one of the co-inventors of Design Thinking, and founded ProGlove (half-billion € exit).

Florian Huber

Florian Huber is the founder of united-domains (sold to 1&1 Group), neubau kompass AG, and Signature Ventures (VC). He is Business Angel of the Year and invested in more than 50 tech startups.

Daniel Dippold

Daniel Dippold founded NEWNOW Group (€1 Mio sales within first year), Sigma Squared Society (world’s largest youth entrepreneurship community), and Emoti (tech sold).

Paul H. Müller

Paul is the co-founder of Adjust (add €1.2BN exit), which powers thousands of apps with built-in intelligence and automation, backed by responsive global customer support.

Paul is a prominent angel investor and race car enthusiast.

Valerie Bures

Valerie Bures founded Mrs.Sporty and is among the top 5 of Europe’s most successful female entrepreneurs.

Renaud Visage

Renaud Visage founded Eventbrite (€2BN IPO).

Felix Haas

Felix Haas founded IDNow (unicorn), Bits & Pretzels and multiple other successful ventures.

Lubomila Jordanova

Lubomila Jordanova founded Plan A which provides an award-winning science and AI-powered SaaS platform for carbon accounting, decarbonisation and ESG reporting for businesses.

Co-Founder of Greentech Alliance.

MIT Under 35 Innovator.

Nicolas De Santis

Nicolas De Santis founded Beenz (the first-ever web currency prior to blockchain).

Founder of Opodo (€1.2 BN in sales).

He is one of the co-shapers of the Euro.

Founder & CEO of Corporate Vision.

Christian Kroll

Christian Kroll founded Ecosia, which is Europe’s largest search engine after Google and planted over 186 million trees.

Vaitea Cowan

Vaitea Cowan is the Co-Founder of Enapter (640 MN IPO), an energy startup that is rendering green hydrogen cheaper than fossil fuels.

She is on the Forbes Under 30 in Energy 2020 list.

Amar Shah

Amar Shah founded wayve.ai, an autonomous-driving unicorn valued at €1BN+ with Bill Gates driving in one of their cars.

Sidar Sahin

Sidar Sahin founded Peak Games (€1.8BN exit).

Alex Schwörer

Alex Schwörer is the owner of PERI - one of the world’s leading suppliers of scaffolding systems - which has 70 international subsidiaries and employs over 9,400 people worldwide. He is also an active angel with an incredible eye for spotting future leaders.

Jens Wasel

Jens is founder of KW Commerce which he bootstrapped to $100 Mio in turnover.

Jens was Managing Director of SellerX (unicorn), is a board member of Oetker Digital and founder of Scale Invest.

Alex Schwörer

Alex Schwörer is the owner of PERI - one of the world’s leading suppliers of scaffolding systems - which has 70 international subsidiaries and employs over 9,400 people worldwide. He is also an active angel with an incredible eye for spotting future leaders.

Max von Bismarck

Max von Bismarck is a European serial entrepreneur. He is Chief Business Officer & Managing Director of Deposit Solutions, an Open Banking pioneer building the new industry standard for the global USD 50 trillion savings deposit market.

Andrej Henkler

Andrej Henkler is a serial entrepreneur who invested in over 15 unicorns.

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Serial entrepreneurs providing content, coaching, and mentoring to future serial entrepreneurs.

A community of givers, not takers. You’ll find co-founders, reflect with your peers, win your first investors, and find your long-term mentors.

A focus on you individually, rather than a rigid programme.

OUR PROGRAMMES
The Fellowship and community are built to support you a lifetime.

The Pre-idea Fellowship helps you to launch a venture from scratch. We help you move from problem to idea to successful start-up within 6 months.

You should be ready to go full-time latest once your first cheque is signed. More info here >

The Post-idea Fellowship gets you from a validated idea with first traction to a successful multi-million funding round.

You should be ready to go full-time latest once your first cheque is signed. More info here >

Not sure which EWOR programme is the right fit for you?

Compare programmes by detailed benefits & requirements here

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Jorgen Tveit
Thaleron
Thaleron

Jörgen completed his Master’s Degree in Engineering with honors from the University of Oxford. He is working on an underwater flywheel that has the potential to be the world’s most economical energy source. Recently, they secured the largest-ever pre-seed round in Europe raised by a first-time founder ($13 Mio).  

Ella Trigwell
Marvellous
Marvellous

Ella attended Norland College, the world-leading childcare institute, where she graduated with first-class honors. She founded Marvellous to bring modern solutions to an outdated childcare industry. In no time, she elevated the platform to a transactional volume of €300K and received recognition in publications such as the Telegraph and NY Times.

Max Osborne
ThisThat
ThisThat

Max completed his studies in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Edinburgh, where he earned First Class Honours with a full scholarship. He has successfully sold and exited multiple companies in the past. He established ThisThat, an award-winning marketing measurement company.

Luke Ferris
Origin AI
Origin AI

Luke studied Computer Science at Oxford University. He built laZook, which was eventually acquired by Direktek (a global tech distributor), and went on to become Associate Partner and Head of Digital at Bain & Company. He successfully expanded Bain’s digital department from a team of 3 to 70 individuals before building his new venture with EWOR, Origin AI.  

Jorgen Tveit
Thaleron

Jörgen completed his Master’s Degree in Engineering with honors from the University of Oxford. He is working on an underwater flywheel that has the potential to be the world’s most economical energy source. Recently, they secured the largest-ever pre-seed round in Europe raised by a first-time founder ($13 Mio). Visit Thaleron page

Ella Trigwell
Marvellous

Ella attended Norland College, the world-leading childcare institute, where she graduated with first-class honors. She founded Marvellous to bring modern solutions to an outdated childcare industry. In no time, she elevated the platform to a transactional volume of €300K and received recognition in publications such as the Telegraph and NY Times. Visit Marvellous page

Max Osborne
ThisThat

Max completed his studies in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Edinburgh, where he earned First Class Honours with a full scholarship. He has successfully sold and exited multiple companies in the past. He established ThisThat, an award-winning marketing measurement company. Visit ThisThat page

Luke Ferris
Origin AI

Luke studied Computer Science at Oxford University. He built laZook, which was eventually acquired by Direktek (a global tech distributor), and went on to become Associate Partner and Head of Digital at Bain & Company. He successfully expanded Bain’s digital department from a team of 3 to 70 individuals before building his new venture with EWOR, Origin AI. Visit Origin AI page  

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