Business Rally

Jury members

Meet the Jury & Speakers

Investor Day Jury consists of European and Finnish Business Angel Board Members. 

Lev Dolgatsjov, jury

Estonian Business Angel Network, Estonia


Lev has been an entrepreneur for more than 25 years, in IT retail, Visual Media Production and Investing areas. He has more than 20 startups in his portfolio an is one of the go-to mentors for the investor readiness topics. Lev is also working as the President of the Estonian Business Angels Network. 

Audra Shallal, jury

Nordic Female BAN, France


Audra is an expert in Women Entrepreneurship and Angel Investment in the EMEA region. She promotes Entrepreneurship and Angel Investing through programs, mentoring, business plan competitions, Business Angel Networks and Women Economic Empowerment within the EU and MENA region.

Jean-Louis Brelet, jury

France Angels, France

Jean-louis-breletJean-Louis is a member of France Angels Board, lead of EuropIA Capital and emeritus president of Sophia Business Angels. He is an executive coach of innovative entrepreneurs, investors in 15 companies, and trainer at Business Schools, incubators and Business Angels Networks within France, EU and North Africa regions.

Marta Huidobro, jury

Asociación Española de Business Angels Networks, SPAIN.


Marta Huidobro is a President of Women Angels for STEAM. Member of the Advisory Board of AUARA. and Vice President of AEBAN. Marta has been very active Business Angel since 2017, both individually and through investors groups.

Jussi Heinilä, jury/speaker

Finnish Business Angel Network, Finland


Jussi is co-founder of Finnish Business Angel Network FiBAN. He is angel investor in 50 companies and has special interest in the companies in digital space and greentech. Jussi has been involved directly with more than 200 companies in their international expansion.

Sami Ahvenniemi, speaker 

Vendep Capital, Finland

Sami_AhvenniemiSami has over 20 years of experience in venture capital, start-ups, and software companies. Sami is General Partner at Vendep Capital, the early stage SaaS investor for Nordics and Baltics. In software business for over 20 years, Sami has worked and lived in Silicon Valley and Boston for five years and done VC and angel investments since 2002. Having raised two funding rounds as co-founder of Kontena, Sami also knows what it’s like to sit on the other side of the table. 

Markus Kauppinen, speaker

CEO, Co-Founder at Brella and MEOM

Markus Kauppinen

Markus is a Founder and CEO of Brella, an event platform built for networking. He has founded three companies with total revenues of more than 5M€ and 100 employees.