Our team

A dedicated team at your service

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Uffe Bundgaard-Jørgensen

CEO and Founder of the Company

  • PhD in Economics and Operations Research (1974) from the University of Copenhagen and Danish Technical University; and MA in Economics (cand.polit., 1970) from University of Copenhagen

  • A combined 20-year experience as managing director of a Danish natural gas company and a large Danish Venture Capital Fund

  • He was an advisor to the Danish International Investment Funds

  • He was Vice-Chairman of the EU Commission H2020 Risk Financing Advisory Group, and member of the H2020 Advisory Group for International Cooperation (2016-2018)

  • He was Chairman of the EU Commission H2020 SME Innovation Advisory (2014-2016)

He is the author of the book: How to Attract Investors, a personal guide to understanding their mindset and requirements, and has conducted more than 175 How to Attract Investors and Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Master Classes throughout Europe. He is registered as a Business Coach by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EISMEA - formerly EASME)

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Rasmus Egvad

Partner (2012)

  • MSc in International Business (2008) from Copenhagen Business School, combined with MBA courses (2006) from Brandeis International Business School in Boston

  • Registered as Business Coach by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EISMEA - formerly EASME)

  • Extensive experience in performing market, competitor and business analyses for a range of different small Danish companies

Rasmus works with screening, selecting and developing business cases for the numerous EU-supported projects where Gate2Growth is the business exploitation partner. He has worked with early-stage companies from a variety of business sectors including agriculture, transport, energy, ICT, eco-innovation and manufacturing industries.

He is co-author of the book: How to Attract Investors, a personal guide to understanding their mindset and requirements.

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Carmen Bianca Socaciu

Senior Consultant (2014)

  • MSc in International Marketing and Management (2011) from Copenhagen Business School, combined with MBA courses (2010) of PGP & PGPX at IIM Ahmedabad, India

  • Strong academic focus on international market research, strategy, management, marketing and business development

  • Finished her studies with a Master Thesis about a three-year Nordic Growth Strategy for the market research company YouGov

Carmen works with screening, selecting and developing business cases for the numerous EU-supported projects where Gate2Growth is the business exploitation partner. She has worked with early-stage companies from a variety of business sectors including agriculture, biotechnology, energy, ICT, eco-innovation and manufacturing industries.

She is co-author of the book: How to Attract Investors, a personal guide to understanding their mindset and requirements.

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Marius-Febi Matei

Technical Senior Consultant (2016)

  • PhD in Chemistry (2016) and MSc in Nanomolecular Science (2010) from Jacobs University Bremen (Germany)

  • Strong academic focus on interdisciplinary training: laboratory research, food chemistry, nanomolecular science, organic and analytical chemistry, biophysics and supramolecular chemistry

Marius joined as a Technical Consultant, offering support on the scientific matters of the pan-European projects and business cases the company is handling. He has an understanding of business issues through his bachelor in Economics and International Business (2013) from the University of Craiova (Romania). Marius works with screening, selecting and developing business cases for the numerous EU-supported projects where Gate2Growth is the business exploitation partner.

He is co-author of 2 book chapters, over 15 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and 2 research grant proposals, relating mainly to the areas of polyphenols and synthetic macrocycles.

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Louise Murholt Rosenthal

Senior Consultant (2019)

  • MSc in International Marketing & Management (2009) and MSc in Psychology & Business Management (2015) from Copenhagen Business School combined with a Graduate Diploma from La Trobe University (Australia)

  • Strong analytical and academic focus on developing and improving the management and business processes of companies and other organizations

  • Experience as a project manager in the IT Industry, leading projects with high impact on SMEs and large enterprises' IT infrastructure

Louise works with screening, selecting and developing business cases for the numerous EU-supported projects where Gate2Growth is the business exploitation partner. She works with early-stage and early-venture companies from a variety of business sectors, mostly highly technical and engineering-focused companies.

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Anna Paulusz

Consultant (2021)

  • MSc in Design and Innovation from the Technical University of Denmark (2020) and BSc in industrial design engineering (2018) from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)

  • Expertise in translating complex processes and business strategies into easily understandable visuals

  • Thorough understanding of development and innovation processes

 

At Gate2Growth, Anna connects the dots between the communication and visuals, assists in EU-supported projects and client applications and works on creating a comprehensive visual guide and template source for Gate2Growth. She also supports external communication and training activities.

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Bianca Barozzi

Consultant (2021)

  • MSc in International Business (2020) from Copenhagen Business School, combined with an MBA from Tulane University (USA), and BSc In International Economics and Management (2018) from Bocconi University (Italy)

  • Strong academic focus on business strategy, internationalization, management, marketing and brand management

  • Experience in the Danish start-up environment, providing support with the application to grants and investment opportunities

Bianca joined Gate2Growth in 2021 with the goal of helping SMEs reach their business goals. She works with screening, selecting and developing business cases for the numerous EU-supported projects where Gate2Growth is the business exploitation partner.

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Nikolaj Lervad Sørensen

Junior Consultant (2022)

  • MSc in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2019) and BSc In Business Administration and Sociology (2016) from Copenhagen Business School.

  • Strong academic focus on strategic innovation and entrepreneurial processes.

  • Experience in the Danish start-up environment and life-science industry, with strategic business development and fundraising activities.

Nikolaj joined Gate2Growth to create and write business strategies for innovative SMEs to get soft funding from Danish or EU grants. Additionally, he works on screening, choosing, and creating business cases in collaboration with highly technical and scientific partners in the many EU-supported projects where Gate2Growth is the commercial exploitation partner.

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Michalina Pietras

Junior Consultant (2022)

  • MSc in Global Development (2021) from the University of Copenhagen and BSc in Geography and Economics (2017) from the University of Birmingham (UK)

  • Strong academic focus on sustainable development and the intersection of ecological and social issues 

  • Experience in administration and communication from public institutions on various different levels

Michalina joined Gate2Growth to support the work on business exploitation of results in the EU-supported projects in terms of communication with partners and report writing. She also supports senior consultants in screening, selecting and developing business cases for the prospecting project results.