Paulina Szyrmer

Head of Education Programs


As the Director of Education at 500 Startups, Paulina Szyrmer leads the design and implementation of investor training programs in Silicon Valley and around the world. Previously, she ran Educational Operations at Enova, a social impact company which creates innovative educational models and spaces in Mexico. She has also worked as an education specialist for UNDP in the Gambia and for Chartwell Education Group in New York. She has broad international experience, having worked at an economic think tank in Warsaw, Poland and at NGO working with street children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Master’s in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics. She is fluent in six languages.

Roland Osborne

EIR, Innovation and Partnerships


Jenny Wu

Global Innovation & Partnerships Manager


Pahrada (Mameaw) Sapprasert

Partner, 500 Thailand


Mei Chel Tan

Associate General Counsel


Liane Kivela

Legal Operations Associate