Core team of xPORT

Ota Novotný, Ph. D.
Executive Director

admin-ajaxOta coordinates the university’s competence centers and their projects with university business partners. He is also working as the Head of the Information Technologies Department.

He earned his Ph.D. in Informatics at the University of Economics, Prague. His main research field concentrates on business intelligence applications, advanced analytics in marketing, IT services management, modelling and measurement. He has been acting in a number of consultancy and development projects connected with his research field.

He is the co-author of ten books, as well as author and co-author of several textbooks, conference papers and journal articles.



Stanislav Richter
Deputy Director & aPORT Program Manager

admin-ajax (1)Stanislav has experiences in setting up and conducting start-up companies (SNACKER Inc.; GC Retail Group Inc.; Farfalia Inc.). Currently he is responsible for running xPORT, structuring the program, building the pipeline and for international relations of the accelerator.

Before xPORT, he gained experience in PwC (Business Analyst / Consultant in Business Recovery Services) and 3M (Business Analyst and Marketing Coordinator). He is doing a Ph.D. program in the Department of International Business at the University of Economics, Prague. His main research field concentrates on a project examining the entrepreneurial environment, competitiveness and export activities of small and medium-sized enterprises at the early stages of a company’s life (SMEs/start-ups). At the University of Economics, Prague Stanislav is also the students’ secretary for the rector, responsible for the more than 60 student organizations active at the university.



Tereza Bendová
Office Manager 

Tereza graduated from Social and Media communication and she has several years of experience in the media. She worked as a Sales manager, Production specialist and Event manager. Tereza joined xPORT after parental leave and now as an Office Manager she takes care of day to day operations in xPORT and its friendly work environment.


Noema Hipká
PR & Marketing Manager

Noema graduated from the Journalism at the Comenius University in Bratislava. She has four years experience in slovak daily paper Nový Čas. Before that, she worked at the department of external communication of Allianz – SP.

As a PR & Marketing Manager she takes care of external communication and PR and marketing activities of xPORT. She also helps startups with promotion and publicity and with setting the communication strategy, which is the key to brand’s success.



Kamila Rychtaříková
Partner & Event Director

Before coming to xPORT, Kamila has worked in the marketing departments of several large information technology companies. She is experienced in complex marketing management and planning, event organization, public relations and marketing strategy development.

Kamila’s main responsibilities at xPORT are event management and communication with partners.



Jakub Stránský
Project Manager

In 2012 Jakub Stránský established a company called Techambition. They are aiming to use the potential of computer technology in teaching technical subjects at schools. Today, more than 15 % of secondary schools in the Czech Republic use Techambition products.

In xPORT Jakub is in charge of programme B2B Incubation. He also prepares international programme called B2B Stars that focuses on sales and marketing in startups that have already finished their incubation.



Martin Potančok
BusinessPort Program Manager 

admin-ajax (3)Martin has more than eight years of experience in the field of software development, and for the last three years, he has been working as a project manager on custom software projects for international companies (e.g. Siemens, Linet, Eurest, CZ LOKO, Emerson Climate Technologies etc.). Martin is a goal-orientated and forward-thinking person.

Beside project management, Martin is keen on healthcare and especially on healthcare information systems. As a Ph.D. student, he focuses on IS/ICT sourcing strategies in healthcare facilities and also works on projects together with the MSD IT Global Innovation Center. Within xPORT Martin oversees the cPORT.