Torsten Kolind

Position: Co-Founder & CEO at YouNoodle
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) - M.Sc. Biotechnology

A bioinformatics engineer by training, Torsten co-founded YouNoodle in San Francisco, a technology platform to source, select, and engage the most promising startups in the world. He has judged startup programs at Stanford University, MIT, and Imperial College, and has written opinion pieces for both Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur Magazine. Torsten is an advisor to a number of startups, and an investor in two venture funds. He is a frequent speaker on corporate innovation, and on how governments can spur ecosystem growth through global startup engagement.


Torsten knows how valuable it can be to have experienced people around when making big life decisions. If he can give back to the DTU community in this way, he would be happy to. Torsten has experience in strategy, operations, international expansion, fundraising, particularly for students planning to starting a new company.