Our Team

Meet the people behind ITU Business Development


Chief Executive Officer

ITU Business Development is currently hiring a new Chief Executive Officer. For more details or requests, contact us using the forms provided or contact Vlad Gidea.

Get in touch: vgde@itu.dk

Vlad Gidea

Incubator Manager

Vlad is a former ITU student, one of the creators and current incubator manager of the Startup Programme, an early stage incubator for ITU students. Previously he has promoted entrepreneurship as the chairman of ITU Innovators, the student organisation of entrepreneurs at ITU. With previous startup experience from companies like Conferize, GoMore, Ernit and more, Vlad combines real-life startup lessons with the university student perspective.

Get in touch: vgde@itu.dk

Søren Brunsgaard

Legal Advisor

Søren comes from a previous position as a Legal Consultant at the ITU, but has switched to ITU Business Development to work more directly with commercialization of inventions and advising student startups. Coming from the entertainment and media industry he has great experience within these areas, but can help with all types of legal matters. Søren also worked with a good couple of start-ups so in the early phases of building a company he can be a huge help.

Get in touch: soebr@itu.dk

Board of Directors

Niels Bo Theilgaard

Chairman of the board

Niels Bo is the CEO of GamesOnTrack A/S, and a board member in both Systematic A/S and Marstrand Innovation A/S. As an experienced entrepreneur he has been involved with succesful start-ups, such as Beologic and 7T, but also learned from not so succesful ventures. Niels holds a PhD from DTU.

Ulrik Jensen

Board member

Ulrik is currently the executive chairman of iMotions A/S and also the chairman and co-founder of WriteReader. He invests in technology through UJ Holding which provides capital and hands-on operational assistance to new companies. Ulrik has a degree from Stanford University, California.

Malene Fagerberg

Board member

Malene is as an attorney & partner from the Scandinavian law firm NJORD. Malene advices start-ups and spin-offs of IP protection and rights. In addition, Malene has in-house experience from an international industrial firm which provides her with a broad skillset to consistently deliver and an ability to act.

Georg D Steffensen

Board member

Georg is currently the university director at ITU and prior head of Finance and HR. He is the executive chairman of the board for continious education for university employees, head of the board for Danish University HR Managers and a board member in Venture Cup.

Jørgen Staunstrup

Board member

Jørgen Staunstrup runs his own concultancy business and is also a board member of the Alexandra Institute, The Sino-Danish University Center and IT Living Lab. He was previosuly the provost of the IT-University and holds a PhD from the University of Southern California.