Tina Ruseva

Entrepreneur, author, Speaker, festival host

Main focus: Purpose-driven entrepreneuersh

Twitter handle: @radost

Websites/blogs: http://www.tinaruseva.com , http://www.linkedin.com/in/tinaruseva , http://www.mentessa.com

Languages: German, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Finnish, Japanese

City: Munich

Country: Germany

Topics: community building, community, future work, entrepreneurial leadership, entreprenuerial empowerment, entrepeneurship, purpose-driven organisation, purpose, transformation

Services: Talk, Moderation, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

The benefit of purpose is the courage to pursue it.


Tina is one of the digital pioneers in Germany. She is a renowned expert in entrepreneurship and innovation, frequent member of the jury in international startup competitions, and an expert advisor to the European Commission (European Innovation Council).

She studied computer science and communications at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. She quit to enroll in a fulltime MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at TUM in 2007 and founded her first software start-up GymZap in 2009. She successfully managed the company until the birth of her second daughter. From 2011 to 2015, she earned her PhD in Innovation Management at the University of Sofia (Berkeley & Intel Curriculum), taught entrepreneurship, and worked as an independent start-up coach. Her journey led her to Fraunhofer Venture as Program Manager and to the municipal start-up center Werk1 as Head of Startup Programs. Currently, she is founder and CEO of Mentessa, a community platform for agile collaboration, speaker and initiator of the decentralized Big & Growing New Work Festival. Her first book “Big Heart Ventures” was published in March 2019.

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