Meet the Team

The Board

Mikaela Illanes
mikaela@meetinicio.org
Mikaela Illanes
Founder & Operational Manager
mikaela@meetinicio.org

Mikaela has a background in Human Computer Interaction and entrepreneurship. She is passionate about finding ways to empower youth in underserved ares. Mikaela used to be a swimmer and loves colors.

Yiwen Lu
yiwen@meetinicio.org
Yiwen Lu
Media Content & Brand Designer
yiwen@meetinicio.org

Yiwen has a background in educational technology and media technology. She likes to see the light from people’s eyes when they are inspired. Yiwen is a fan of photography and documentaries.

Konstantina Pantagaki
konstantina@meetinicio.org
Konstantina Pantagaki
Experience Designer & Tech Expert
konstantina@meetinicio.org

Konstantina has a background in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Human Computer Interaction. She is passionate about quality education in technology. Konstantina loves reading books and is a knitting and crocheting beginner.

Kristyn Maguire
kristyn@meetinicio.org
Kristyn Maguire
Digital Strategist, Social Media & Communications
kristyn@meetinicio.org

Kristyn has studied a wide variety of subjects from archaeology to journalism. After working with street children in the Philippines, she became passionate about making sure everyone has equal educational opportunities.  Kristyn loves travelling, fika, and challenging herself in all aspects of life!

Our advisors

Christian Elfving Hauan
Christian Elfving Hauan
Management consultant, Bain & Company

Christian has experience ranging from some of the world's largest companies to the startup scene through several years as a management consultant, and two years from running a startup.

Jennie Öhlin
Jennie Öhlin
Management consultant, Bain & Company

MSc in industrial management from KTH. Coming from a retail background and is currently working as a management consultant.

Josefin Borglund
Josefin Borglund
Program Manager / Business Development Coach, Reach for Change

Educational background includes BSc in political science and economy & management studies. Has spent the last 4 years working with impact investing and business development coaching for social start-ups.

Marlen Bakke
Marlen Bakke
Business coach/advisor innovation and start-ups, Almi Företagspartner

MSc Innovation, marketing & organizational management. Has been working with business development, start-ups and entrepreneurs the last 6 six years.

Viktor Grell
Viktor Grell
LUMA (Management Trainee), Kinnevik

Copenhagen Business school alumni with an entrepreneurial track record.

JOIN OUR TEAM

Do you study Graphic Design or Sales and are looking for a project to build your portfolio? Then you might be the person we are looking for. Contact us!

BECOME A MENTOR

Are you passionate about tech and education and you would like to share your passion with teenagers? Join our team of mentors! You will be trained prior to each event you choose to join.

PARTNER WITH US

We are always looking for partners that are as passionate about our vision as we are. With your support we can reach more teenagers and scale our impact. Partner with us!