Core team of xPORT

Ota Novotný, Ph. D.
Executive Director


Ota is the coordinator of the competence centers of the University of Economics in Prague, where students and teachers work on the projects of the University’s business partners. He is also a Head of the Department of Information Technology at the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics.

He obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer science at the University of Economics. He is primarily interested in business intelligence applications, advanced marketing analytics, IT services in management, modeling and measurement. He has worked on several consulting and development projects related to these fields. Ota is a co-author of 10 books, author and co-author of several textbooks, conference proceedings and articles.


Kamila Rychtaříková
Partner & Event Director

Kamila came to xPORT from marketing larger technology companies. She has experience in the field of management and planning of marketing activities, event organization, public relations and development of company marketing strategies.

At xPORT, he is in charge of organizing external events and communicating with partners.


Noema Hipká
PR & Marketing Manager

Noema studied journalism at Comenius University in Bratislava. Before she joined xPORT, she worked for four years in one of top Slovakia’s online journal Nový Čas. Previously, she worked for the Allianz – SP External Communication Department.

In the position of PR & Marketing Manager, she takes care of external communication and all promotion of xPORT and startups operating there. She also helps teams set up the right communication strategy that is key to building a successful brand.


Jakub Stránský
B2B Incubation & B2BStars Program Manager

Jakub Stránský founded startup Techambition in 2012 with the aim of utilizing the computer’s potential in teaching technical subjects. Today, more than 15% of secondary schools in the Czech Republic use Techambition products.

At xPORT he leads the B2B Incubation program and mentors startups. He also prepares the B2BStars program focused on sales and marketing in startups after the incubation phase.


Tereza Bendová
Office manager

Tereza graduated from Social and Media Communication and has several years of experience in the field of media from her previous jobs, where she worked first as a Sales Manager and then as a Production and Event Manager. Tereza came to xPORT after maternity leave.

As an Office Manager of xPORT, she is responsible for its smooth running and maintaining a pleasant working atmosphere.


Stanislav Richter
Strategy Consultant


Stanislav has experience in establishing and managing start-ups (SNACKER Inc.; GC Retail Group Inc.; Farfalia Inc.). At xPORT, he is responsible for its operation, program structure, project setup, and international accelerator relations.

Before joining xPORT, he gained experience at PwC (Business Analyst / Business Recovery Services) and 3M (Business Analyst and Marketing Coordinator). Stanislav obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Economics in Prague. He specializes in project research of the business environment, competitiveness and export of small and medium-sized enterprises in the early stages of their operation (SMEs / start-ups). He also worked at the University of Economics as a student secretary of the Rector and was responsible for more than 60 student organizations.


Martin Potančok
Data & Business Program Manager


Martin has more than 8 years of experience in software development and the last three years he has been working as a project manager on software projects for international companies (eg Siemens, Linet, Eurest, CZ LOKO, Emerson Climate Technologies, etc.).

In addition to project management, Martin focuses on healthcare and especially information systems used in healthcare. He is also interested in IS / ICT sourcing strategies in healthcare facilities and also collaborates on projects with MSD’s Global Innovation Center.