Ambassadors for Ideas.

These are the faces that make each and every ProtoHack event a success. Determination and passion mixed with long hours of promotion, marketing and networking—these guys are the reason we'll have hosted in every major city by the end of 2016.

Jon Aziz


Jon leads the GA Bitmaker team as their COO.

He primarily manages marketing and admissions efforts, defines goals for operations team and execution of plans to achieve objectives, contributes to strategic direction and growth of Bitmaker and creates and oversees implementation of student experience and enrichment initiatives. Oh, and he also does copywriting, graphic design, and content.

Byung Min Sa

San Francisco

“I want to keep the dream going!!”

A recruiter in the life sciences industry, I do magic and love to entertain!

Andrea Romoli


“I want to help professional people without technical, coding skill to have the opportunity to realize a prototype to their idea”

I am involved in the Milano startup ecosystem organizing events like Lean Startup Machine workshop, ProtoHack and Mashable Social Media Day; I am also a Community Manager for some startups project.

Brener Sena

Belo Horizonte

“I believe that entrepreneurship transforms lives and the stories with it, it is possible to create a healthier, more integrated and collaborative society.”

Passionate about technology and entrepreneurship. I am curious by nature and due to knowledge. TV series, books and good music are my hobbies!

Elena Mazzali


“Create mockups of their business idea is essential. Along with validation, are the first crucial steps to act on the market immediately”

I am a consultant in marketing and communication for events, brand and startup. With specialization for the food and wine industry. After several experiences with major brands, bring my background for help to those starting a new business idea from scratch.

Adrian Jonklaas


“Winning ProtoHack was a bonus. After building a prototype in a day with a highly motivated team, what I really took home was an amazing sense of empowerment that I could do anything I set my mind to - even in the technical sphere, which I had stepped out of 15 years ago.”

Having exited from a successful real estate business advisory practice in Dubai, Adrian Jonklaas has established himself as an angel investor and entrepreneur in Vancouver since 2015.

His success in business has allowed Adrian to pick up on his childhood dream of being a tech entrepreneur, which was curtailed by the dotcom crash of 2001. Adrian currently wears many hats including being the co-founder of Frontier Foundry Corp., a startup studio that gathers great talent to build businesses on the frontier, and the Dubai City Director for ProtoHack.

Adrian won his first ProtoHack in August 2016 with, a platform to promote the growing, trading, and eating of locally grown produce.

Ricardo Queiroz


“I believe in technology as a bridge to transform the country we live in.”

Creator of the communication portal Amplifique-se and passionate about communication and the power of transformation the Internet possesses, lover of the cold weather and beer.

Since 2006 I work as web designer, but in recent years I've been exploring the offline market, this helped me to have a 360 vision of the whole creative process of my work. I run away from the routine and comfort zone.

Vikas Punjabi


Vikas is an events and meetings professional with two decades in the industry. He has worked with top tier brands and agencies. Passionate about community building, he is the also founder of LOCO’MOTION Community Cinema, focused on social causes and shared human values.

Vikas is also a City Director of ProtoHack Dubai allowing him to coach and mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs.

A passionate traveler, Vikas has visited over 80 countries around the world; he firmly believes the best experiences involve getting off the beaten trail and meeting the locals. He is an advocate for several social impact causes and is active in inspiring change one heart at a time.

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