Highly successful and experienced life science professionals provide valuable insight and advice to the NOME companies
We match your needs and specific situation with experienced mentors who can provide strategic guidance, open their network for you, and work with you to accomplish your goals.
Our mentors include professionals from all over the world with diverse backgrounds such as serial entrepreneurs, investors, clinical experts and representatives from larger biotech/pharma and medtech companies.
The mentor network represents high profile life science executives who mentor the best life science start-ups in the Nordic countries.
Kirsten DrejerCo-founder and board member at Symphogen A/S
Kirsten is co-founder of Symphogen and has been the company’s CEO for more than 15 years. She has 30+ years of experience in the biotech industry.
Carl BorrebaeckProfessor at Lund University
Carl is a serial Biotech entrepreneur and professor at the Department of Immunotechnology at Lund University.
Jes BroengProfessor at DTU
Jes is a serial high-tech entrepreneur and professor at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. Working in both Denmark and the US (Silicon Valley) with research-based startups.
Rolf EhrnströmPartner at Ventac Partners
Rolf has more than 30 years of experience in life science and diagnostics companies. He is now partner at Ventac Partners.
Anna BernstenChairman at Medivir AB
25+ years of experience in operative strategic marketing and sales operative management in the life science sector.
Carsten SchouPartner at Seed Capital
Carsten is a founding mentor of NOME. He is still an active investor and has more than 30 years of experience in Biotech and Medtech.
Niels Erik HolmCOO at Reapplix
Niels Erik is a co-founder of Reapplix, Innoventa Medica, Vivostat and other medical device companies. He has invented several medical devices that have been CE marked and FDA approved, and has been responsible for several clinical trials. He has more than 25 years of experience in the Medtech field.
Patrick HalfordAdvisor to VCs and industrial drone & AR/VR ecosystem programs and Faculty at SingularityU Nordic
Patrick is an entrepreneur who advises VC’s and start-ups on scaling businesses across exponential technologies. He is on the advisory board of drone programs in Denmark and Finland. Previously, he was Director of robotics, drone & AR/VR ecosystems in IBM Nordics.
Will CardwellPartner at Courage Ventures
Will has been involved in the start-up scene for more than 20 years, as an investor, entrepreneur, and everything in between. His interest lies in areas related to digital health, education, and the environment – anything that can have a dramatic impact on human wellbeing.
Hans SchambyeCEO at Galecto Biotech AB
Hans is the CEO of Galecto Biotech. He has more than 20 years of experience in biotech ventures as executive and board member.
Henrik ErnøCEO & Founder at ATG Consulting
Henrik has a long lasting career in the financial sector. His experience is not limited to fundraising, valuations, capital strategy and M&As.
Peter SamuelsenCo-Founder of Acarix A/S
Peter is a co-founder at Acarix that develops diagnostic acoustic sensors. He has more than 40 years of experience in the Medtech space.
Hilde SteinegerCo-founder & COO at NorthSea Therapeutics and CEO of Staten Biotechnology
Former financial analyst, venture capitalist and head of business development within the life science industry, Hilde is currently COO of NorthSea Therapeutics.
Eric WahlbergCEO at Uppsala University Hospital
Eric has 20 years’ experience as a life science executive and advisor, including academic roles and as VP for early clinical development CV & GI at AstraZeneca and senior medical director for eastern Europe, Greece and Israel for Allergan.
Ulrik SporkChairman at Dansk Vækstkapital
Ulrik is an active business angel and director and has 20+ years’ experience from life science investing. He was lastly Managing partner of Large Investments at Novo Holdings.
Torben MogensenMedical Director at Hvidovre Hospital
Torben was medical and hospital director at the hospitals Amager and Hvidovre. He has more then 30 years’ experience in the healthcare sector.
Thomas NagyProject Director at Novo Nordisk Foundation
Thomas has more than 25 years in the white biotech space. Currently he leads the BioInnovation Institute Initiative as a project director.
Anders HinsbyCEO at Orphazyme
Anders has been working as a biotech venture capital investor and then as a biotech entrepreneur. 2017 he brought Orphazyme to IPO on Nasdaq Copenhagen.
Lars Staal WegnerCEO at Evaxion Biotech
Lars challenges cancer with Artificial Intelligence at Evaxion. He is highly experienced in drug development, management and AI.
Hanne Damgaard JensenCEO at Azanta A/S
Hanne is an entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical area. She is an expert in regulatory strategies for drug development startups.
Jack NielsenManaging Director at Vivo Capital
Jack is a life science venture capital investor since 2001 who has extensive experience working f.x. at Novo A/S. Recently he joined Vivo Capital in Palo Alto.
Hans Peter BøhnChairman at PCI Biotech
Hans Peter is a serial entrepreneur, who has experience as a financial analyst and from the pharmaceutical industry. He is now an independent advisor and chairman of BoD of PCI Biotech.
Anders EkblomChairman, Senior Advisor & MD
From Associate Professor at Karolinska Institutet to 19 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Anders is now chairman and director of the board of several companies.
Kari GrønåsDirector at BerGenBio ASA
Kari has more than 20 years of experience from the pharma industry. She is non-executive director of BerGenBio AS and director of the board of Lytix Biopharma AS.
Masha StrømmeVice President at Fortuna Fix
Masha has experience from investment banking with focus on biotech and medtech. She is now an investor and advisor and VP of corporate development at Fortuna Fix.
Johan KronbergAssociated Partner at Sponsor Capital
After 35 years at PwC as auditor and partner with pharma and life science experience, Johan is now associate partner at Sponsor Capital Oy.
Arne FerstadManaging Director at Ankor Consultants
Now an independent consultant, Arne has more than 25 years of experience in the life science industry and is a board member for several companies.
Yvonne MårtenssonIndependent Board Director & Business Advisor
Yvonne has extensive international experience in marketing and sales. She is a board member and chairman for several life science companies.
Peter BensonManaging Partner at Sunstone Capital
Business angel, start-up CEO, as well as senior cooperative executive in the life science industry, Peter is now managing partner and co-founder of Sunstone Life Science Ventures.
Sveinung HoleCEO at Bergen Research Foundation
Sveinung has 15 years of board and leadership experience from the healthcare sector and is currently CEO of the Bergen Research Foundation and the Stiftelsen Kristian Gerhard Jebsen foundation.
Ilari AntilaCEO at BioMensio
Ilari has more than 25 years of experience in medical devices. Currently, he is CEO of BioMensio and acts as board member of multiple companies.
Jyrki LiljeroosChairman at Santen Oy
Jyrki has 30+ years of experience from the pharmaceutical industry and is now Senior Advisor at Modulight and chairman BOD of Santen.
Neil GoldsmithCo-Founder of Double
Neil is a serial entrepreneur with vast experience from the life science sector. He is co-founder of Double and helps build life science companies.
Marianne KeisuSenior Consultant
Marianne is a medical doctor with extensive life science industry experience, especially within drug safety.
Joachim ForsgrenCMO at Kancera AB
A clinician with extensive clinical development experience, Joachim is now Chief Medical Officer of Kancera.
Auvo KaikkonenPresident at Ozics Holdings
A serial entrepreneur, Auvo has over 25 years of medical device experience from start-ups as well as from listed companies.
Eva IdénConsultant at Inflecto
Eva has extensive experience in operations and supply chain management, both operational and strategic. Currently, she is a consultant at Inflecto and owner of Better & Beyond AB.
Maris HartmanisFounding Partner at GHS Executive Advisors
A serial entrepreneur with 25+ years experience from international life science industry, Maris is founding partner and consultant at GHS Executive Advisors.
Kirsten Søndersted-OlsenHead of Global Pathology Marketing at Agilent Technologies
Kirsten has more than 25 years of experience in marketing strategy, life cycle management, marketing tactics and communication in IVD and medical device companies.
Dag WestbergInvestment Manager & Senior Advisor at Dendera Venture
An experienced business and investment advisor, Dag is founder and senior advisor with a focus on start-ups of connected health.
Kati Kaijasilta Business Development Director at Orion Corporation
Kati has a long history in both R&D and business roles within the global pharmaceutical industry. She has a good understanding of the current business strategies and models, as well as opportunities arising with the new technologies and ecosystems evolving in the healthcare space.
NOME companies are carefully screened and reviewed before entering the program. They make up some of the best life science companies in the Nordics.