Philip Staehelin

Philip is an innovator and a leader who blends contagious optimism with pragmatic realism.

Finding solutions to hard challenges has been a lifelong passion, which served him well in his corporate and consulting careers (including roles as CEO of a $500m payments company and Managing Partner of a global management consulting firm), as well as in his startup efforts which include co-owning Central Europe’s oldest startup accelerator, founding a few startups himself, advising startups, serving as a mentor in startup accelerators across Europe, and angel investing in some of the rising stars that he sees.
Philip is driven to make a positive impact in everything he does, which includes helping to build a better civil society. He’s a Board member of Transparency International CZ, he’s helping to drive change via municipal politics, and he occasionally advises the government on topics related to innovation.

When Philip was struck with the inspiration for DOT Glasses, he felt almost obligated to turn his energies towards helping to solve one of the world’s largest and often overlooked health issues. The more he researched and analyzed the market, the more he realized that DOT Glasses could indeed be the solution that can change the world.
Philip has an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder.