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    ECO13 Berlin Speakers

     

    Our 5th conference Ecosummit Berlin 2013 was celebrated on 4-5 June 2013 at the magic Radialsystem. Below is the awesome list of 65 ECO13 Berlin Speakers including 32 startups. Please scroll down to learn more about our speaker lineup. Click “expand” to read the speaker profile, click “collapse” to close it. Follow the company link to visit the external homepage. Past Ecosummit speakers: ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 London, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

     

    • Patric Gresko (LP)
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    • Head of Unit – Venture Capital
    • European Investment Fund
    • http://www.eif.org
    • Patric Gresko is Head of Unit within EIF’s Venture Capital team. EIF is the largest European venture capital fund-of-funds with more than €3B under management and a portfolio of over 220 venture capital funds. Patric leads a team that invests in early stage funds and manages a portfolio of venture capital funds representing total commitments of more than €1B in all major technology sectors. With EIF’s Venture Capital team, he is further developing EIF’s activity by designing and implementing new innovative equity products, notably in the corporate venturing space. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg as an auditor and consultant for the financial sector. He holds a Master in Business Engineering from HEC Management School – Université de Liège.
    • Dr. Alois Flatz (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Zouk Capital
    • http://www.zouk.com
    • Alois Flatz has over 20 years of experience in investment management focused on sustainability themes. He is a Partner at Zouk Capital, a leading private equity investor with more than €400 million under management. Zouk operates a dual-track strategy focused on cleantech growth capital and renewable energy infrastructure. Alois coordinated the fundraising of Cleantech Europe II, which at €230 million is the largest cleantech growth capital fund in Europe. He manages the full growth capital investment cycle: originating, developing and exiting successful companies such as SiC Processing, which returned to one of the best cleantech exits after the financial crisis. Before joining Zouk, Alois was a Partner and Head of Research at SAM Sustainable Asset Management in Zurich, where he co-founded the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Alois was also Managing Partner of BTS Investment Advisors, a private equity advisor in India with over $3 billion AUM, and an advisor to the Austrian Ministry of the Environment. Alois has a PhD in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, an MBA from Vienna University of Economics and studied International Management at HEC.
    • Bart Markus (VC)
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    • General Partner
    • Wellington Partners
    • http://www.wellington-partners.com
    • Apart from being a veteran VC, Bart is a seasoned and passionate entrepreneur and is renowned for his relentless drive (and lack of patience therein) to internationalise companies and helping them to become successful beyond Europe by conquering the US or Asia. A Dutch native, he has been a General Partner at Wellington since 2000. He primarily focuses on process technologies, in particular in the Electronics and Cleantech areas. Prior to the past ten years which he spent as an investor in Tech companies, Bart has co-founded three companies including the MRI Centre, now a highly successful chain of private medical diagnostic clinics. He also set up and acted as CEO for ePearle, a pan-European B2B eCommerce start-up. Before Wellington, Bart was an investment professional at HAL Investments and an Associate at McKinsey working in Holland and South Africa. He started his career as a process control system and project engineer with Shell in Norway. Bart holds an MSc in Applied Physics from Twente University of Technology in The Netherlands and an MBA from INSEAD in France.
    • Rene Savelsberg (VC)
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    • CEO
    • Chrysalix SET
    • http://www.chrysalixset.com
    • Rene Savelsberg is co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of Chrysalix SET since 2007. He is responsible for the strategy and overall operations of the SET Funds. His focus is on companies in the areas of smart grid, energy efficiency, transportation and infrastructure. He serves on the Board of Sefaira and is observer on the Boards of Alertme.com, General Fusion and MicroShade. He also served on the Board of Epyon which was acquired by ABB in June 2011. Between 1997 and 2004 Rene led the Philips Corporate Venturing activities, initially in Silicon Valley and later expanding into Europe and Israel, managing investments in over 40 companies. After Philips decided to depart from its corporate VC involvement Rene successfully divested the portfolio by the end of 2004. In the meantime, he joined Philips’ Corporate M&A department where he was also responsible for semiconductor-related transactions and was instrumental in the €6.4 billion divestment of the Philips Semiconductor Division, now called NXP. Prior to (re)joining Philips Rene worked during 5 years for the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, the economic development agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. Rene Savelsberg holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
    • Dr. Torsten Wipiejewski (VC)
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    • Partner
    • VNT Management
    • http://www.vntm.com
    • Dr. Torsten Wipiejewski is a partner at VNT Management Oy. The company was founded in Finland in 2002 and specializes in venture capital investments in green technology and renewable energy. The three current funds of the company accumulate to a size of over €157M. Previously, Torsten was the CEO of Optogan, a company based in Finland and Germany making blue LED chips. Prior to Optogan, he was the COO at Firecomms in Cork, Ireland, where he was responsible for Firecomms’ worldwide production and product development of fiber optic transceivers and visible vertical-cavity laser (VCSEL) products. Before then Torsten was VP of the Photonic Components group at ASTRI in Hong Kong and Director and Program Manager at Agility Communications in Santa Barbara, CA, USA. He also held management positions at Infineon, Osram and Siemens in Germany. Torsten received a “summa cum laude” PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ulm, Germany in 1994. A senior member of IEEE LEOS and CPMT, Torsten has authored or co-authored more than 120 publications and over 30 patents.
    • Fabienne Herlaut (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Ecomobilité Ventures
    • http://www.ecomobilite-ventures.com/
    • Fabienne Herlaut graduated from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris and holds a Master degree from Harvard Business School. After graduation, she joins Bain and Co. in the Boston and Paris offices. From 1990 until 2001, she joins Harwanne, a diversified holding company (mining, packaging, electronics), listed in Paris and Geneva, as General Manager. She is in charge of managing the portfolio of participations (M&A) and supervising the operational performance of Harwanne subsidiaries to drive them toward leadership positions. In 2001, she joins Pechiney as Head of Corporate Strategy and following Alcan takeover, co-leads the integration between Alcan and Pechiney. In 2005, she joins ArcelorMittal, Flat Carbon Steel division, in charge of business development and partnerships. In 2007, she joins SNCF as head of Corporate Strategy and Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Committee. In 2008, she launches Ecomobilité Partenaires, SNCF Corporate Venture fund dedicated to sustainable development with €15M equity and investments in six companies. In November 2011, Fabienne Herlaut leaves SNCF to create Eclaircile Gestion, in charge of managing Ecomobilité Ventures, the newly created €25M multi corporate (SNCF, Orange, Total) venture fund, dedicated to sustainable mobility.
    • Dr. Tarja Teppo (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Cleantech Invest
    • http://www.cleantechinvest.com
    • Tarja (MSc in Engineering, PhD in Tech) is the co-founder of Cleantech Invest that has provided Cleantech investment advisory for large institutional clients in the Nordic area since 2005. Cleantech Invest (CTI) has been mandated as the cleantech accelerator by the government of Finland. CTI manages Clean Future Fund I (CFF I) that has made nine investments into early stage cleantech ventures. Tarja has also been involved in organizing the Nordic cleantech venture day since its inception seven years ago. She has been following the development of the cleantech investment market since its early stages, through her research at the Helsinki University of Technology, starting in 2002. She defended her thesis on “Venture Capital Investment in Sustainable Energy Technologies” in 2006. Prior to 2002, she worked for Nokia Ventures Organization in the United States and headed R&D groups at Nokia Corporation.
    • Maximilian Erb (VC)
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    • Investment Manager
    • NRW Bank
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    • Maximilian joined NRW Bank Equity Investments in 2009 as Investment Manager with a focus on the growing cleantech industry. Within his position, he is responsible for deal sourcing, technology and market screening, transaction structuring, portfolio management and business development. During his work, he was responsible for establishing investment activities in the cleantech sector for NRW Bank Venture Fund and managed to build up a strong cleantech portfolio, including leading European companies in the Industrial Biotech and Smart Grid space. Prior to NRW Bank, Maximilian worked for several technology companies, including eFront, a software company in the field of business applications for the Private Equity industry, and High-Tech Gründerfonds, Europe’s largest seed stage Venture Capital investor. Maximilian gained a Master´s degree in Economics from the University of Cologne, Germany, and spent part of his studies with a focus on environmental economics in San Diego, USA.
    • Robert Gallenberger (VC)
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    • Principal
    • Gimv
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    • Robert Gallenberger joined Gimv’s Cleantech and Technology VC team in Jan 2010. Previously he worked for the Boston Consulting Group in London on Energy and CO2 emission reduction projects. During his MBA at London Business School he gathered PE/VC experience at 3i and DFJ Esprit. He started his career at BMW in Munich, as project manager for the production ramp up of the BMW 3 series. Robert is board member at Govecs, McPhy and Openbravo. He holds observer positions at Novopolymers and Oree and is involved with Gimv’s holding in PE International. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University Munich, earned an MSc from Ecole Centrale Paris and an MBA from London Business School.
    • Matthias Vandepitte (VC)
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    • Principal
    • Gimv
    • http://www.gimv.com/
    • Matthias Vandepitte joined Gimv in 2011. Previously he worked for ExxonMobil’s petroleum refining business in Belgium and Italy, where he held several technical and managerial positions in the fields of process optimization, planning, maintenance, energy efficiency and CO2 management. During his MBA studies he interned at Bain & Company in Brussels and he gained private equity and venture capital experience at Climate Change Capital Private Equity in London. Matthias is a board observer at GreenPeak and GreenWatt. He is actively involved in the portfolio management of OTN Systems. Matthias holds am MSc in Electrotechnical Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and Ensimag (France) and an MBA from London Business School.
    • Dr. Peter van Gelderen (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Icos Capital
    • http://www.icoscapital.com/
    • Peter van Gelderen is one of the founding Managing Partners at Icos Capital, a leading European cleantech investor with offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Munich. He is responsible for the overall investment strategy of Icos Capital and a board member in five Icos portfolio companies. Icos Capital developed a unique collaborative corporate venturing model with cornerstone investors that are actively involved in energy, water and bio-based chemicals markets. Before co-founding Icos Capital, Peter worked as a strategy consultant at Deloitte, focusing on energy, recycling, water and technology markets. He advised globally active corporations on expansion strategy, mergers and acquisitions and joint-venture deals. In this capacity, he contributed substantially to the revision of the business strategy of several of these companies in response to new market developments such as technology innovation and renewable energy. He also advised the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs on innovation policy. Peter started his career in the Philips Research Laboratories, where he was involved in nanotechnology and new materials research and development. He received a PhD in theoretical physics from Nijmegen University and is a frequent speaker on cleantech investing, innovative technology developments and sustainability.
    • Dr. Ingo Potthof (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • UnternehmerTUM Fund
    • http://www.unternehmertum.de/vc/
    • Ingo Potthof is Managing Partner of UnternehmerTUM Fund Management, a German early stage venture capital fund in the fields of ICT, Medical Engineering and Cleantech. Ingo Potthof has more than 10 years of experience in venture capital in Europe, Israel, the USA and Asia. For five years, he worked as Partner at the venture capital firm smac partners. Before this, he was as Investment Partner instrumental in establishing the global early stage investment business for Siemens. Ingo Potthof has carried out successful investments in international technology companies with a number of trade sales and IPOs. His earlier positions include Telefónica O2, where he worked as Manager M&A and Strategy, and he also worked as management and IT consultant.
    • Alexander Schlaepfer (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Aster Capital
    • http://www.aster.com/
    • Alexander joined Paris-based venture capital firm Aster Capital in 2009 and is leading investments in the areas of energy conversion and storage. Prior to Aster, he headed Global Strategy & Business Development for Alstom’s €5 billion Thermal Services business. Earlier, Alexander was Managing Director at ABB in Egypt, responsible for a business unit active in EPC contracting and services for utility and industrial power plants. In 15 years at Alstom and ABB, Alexander closed over 20 M&A deals and created several joint ventures and new businesses. He holds a BA from the University of Applied Sciences in St. Gallen and a Masters in Finance (MSc) from London Business School. Alexander is a Director at Aster’s portfolio company IOXUS (Oneonta/NY, USA), Etogas (Stuttgart/DE) and Atlantium (Bet Shemesh/Israel). He is also a member of the advisory board to French early stage venture fund EMERTEC IV and to the Competence Center Environment and Sustainability (CCES) at ETH Zürich. On a private basis, he is active as angel investor in Switzerland.
    • Philippe Ringenbach (VC)
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    • Venture Partner
    • Electranova Capital
    • http://www.electranovacapital.com/
    • Philippe is the General Manager of EDF’s Corporate Venture and Innovation Financing activity. He brings over twenty years of experience at EDF in Corporate Finance, Risk Management and Business Development in both B2B, and B2C segments, in France and internationally. Philippe was formerly the Head of Corporate Energy Market Risk Management at EDF. He led the deployment of EDF’s risk management policy globally and across the group’s main affiliates. Philippe is an alumnus of the engineering school Ecole Central de Lille and holds an MBA from HEC.
    • Bernard Scherrer (Corporate)
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    • Head of Open Innovation
    • EDF
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    • Bernard has an engineering background. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. His career led him through civil work engineering, nuclear power plant operations, corporate strategy, and eventually to R&D and innovation. Bernard and his team are in charge of sourcing entrepreneurial innovation, both from outside and within EDF, and fostering its growth and integration within the company. His team’s goals also include promoting entrepreneurial culture and innovative methods within EDF R&D. Open Innovation team members are located in Paris, San Francisco and Beijing.
    • Susana Quintana-Plaza (Corporate)
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    • VP Innovation Scouting & Co-Investments
    • E.ON
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    • Susana joined E.ON in 2009 in its Climate & Renewables division. Since, 2011 she has taken over the role of Vice President of Innovation Scouting & Co-investments for the E.ON Group where she leads the team in search of new trends and innovations that will impact the energy world. She has over ten years of work experience in aerospace and energy industries with Boeing, Booz & Co and GE. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor and a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Washington. Susana lives in Cologne. In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and two children and travel the world.
    • Karsten Hojberg (Corporate)
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    • Cleantech Business Development Manager
    • Autodesk
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    • Karsten Hojberg is the European Cleantech Manufacturing Business Development Manager for Autodesk. The Autodesk Cleantech Partner Program supports the efforts, innovations, and environmental advancements of clean technology pioneers by providing world-class software to design, visualize, and simulate ground-breaking ideas. In his role, Karsten provides access to this leading edge design and simulation software to cleantech startups and entrepreneurs so that they can innovate and get their products to market faster. Karsten previously headed up the Cleantech Partner programs in both Japan and Australia/New Zealand. Karsten joined Autodesk in 2008 as the Manufacturing Industry Manager primarily responsible for driving sales in the Australia/New Zealand region of the Autodesk Manufacturing products. Prior to Autodesk, Karsten has had management positions within Oracle and SSA global, driving ERP sales into manufacturing organizations around Australia and New Zealand. Karsten holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Sydney.
    • Rolf Adam (Corporate)
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    • Director Business Development Energy & Smart Grid EMEAR
    • Cisco
    • http://www.cisco.com/
    • Rolf Adam is a Director with Cisco. He is responsible for the EMEAR Business Development with the Energy industry comprising Oil & Gas and Utilities & Smart Grid. In addition to his responsibilities at Cisco, he is an industry advisor to WHEB Partners (Cleantech fund), sits on the Advisory Board of Entelios AG (Demand Response startup) and emobility2go (EV eCloud startup), and is an expert to the European Commission on Smart Grid. Prior to joining Cisco he was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton where he had built and managed the European Smart Grid Practice and an Associate at A.T. Kearney. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Eichstaett and a MBA from Webster University.
    • Prof. Dr. Eicke Weber (Research)
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    • Director
    • Fraunhofer ISE
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    • Professor Eicke Weber is Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and Professor for Physics/Solar Energy at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and at the Faculty of Engineering at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany. The ISE institute is one of the world-leading research institutes in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The focus of Prof. Weber’s research is the analysis of lattice defects in Si and compound semiconductors. Recently he studied specifically how good solar cells can be produced out of upgraded metallurgical (“dirty”) silicon with high metal content. Prof. Weber studied Physics at the University of Cologne, Germany where he made his doctorate in 1976 and his habilitation in 1983. From 1983-2006 he lectured at the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley – since 1991 as Professor of Materials Science. In 1990 he was appointed visiting professor at the Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, and in 2000 at the Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan.
    • Ralf Fücks (Service Provider)
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    • Director
    • Heinrich Böll Foundation
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    • Ralf Fücks studied social science, economics, and history in Heidelberg and Bremen. After graduation he worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Bremen and as an instructor in adult education. He co-founded the magazine Moderne Zeiten (Modern Times) in 1980 and worked there as an editor. Fücks joined the German Green Party in 1982. Starting out as a research assistant for their faction in the Bremen city parliament, he later became a delegate and chaired the party’s parliamentary group from 1985 to 1989. He was elected co-chairman of the Green Party’s national executive committee in 1989/90. In 1991, he returned to Bremen politics and became Senator for Urban Development and Environmental Protection, as well as the second mayor in the Bremen “traffic light” coalition: the first coalition of Social Democrats (red), Free Democratic Party members (yellow) and Greens to be formed in West Germany. Fücks has been the director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation since 1996. He is in charge of the Foundation’s domestic work, as well as foreign and security policy and Europe and North America. He also supervises the Grüne Akademie (Green Academy) scholarship program, a think tank of researchers and policymakers.
    • Oleg Pertsovskiy (Service Provider)
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    • R&D Director, Energy Efficiency Cluster
    • Skolkovo Foundation
    • http://www.sk.ru
    • Oleg Pertsovskiy is R&D Director of the Energy Efficiency Cluster of the Skolkovo Foundation. He holds Master degrees from National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and University Paris-1, Sorbonne. Before joining Skolkovo, Oleg worked in Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK), one of the world top 10 coal companies, where he was a Head of Strategy and Risk Management Department being responsible inter alia for search, analysis and development of innovative technologies. After that he was a Deputy CFO responsible for strategy in Siberian generating company that united all the power generating assets of SUEK. In 2003-2008, he worked in Russian vertically integrated power monopoly with more than 160 GW of installed capacity RAO UES of Russia as a Deputy Head of economic planning and analysis Department and Advisor to Deputy CEO being responsible for long term planning, macroeconomic analysis, and implementation of Kyoto protocol mechanisms.
    • Dr. Franka Birke (Service Provider)
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    • Entrepreneurship Lead
    • Climate-KIC Germany
    • http://www.climate-kic.org/
    • Franka Birke is Climate-KIC Entrepreneurship Lead Germany. Climate-KIC is one of the three Knowledge and Innovation Communities designated in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) with the mission to lead the world toward low-carbon prosperity. It supports early stage startups in the fields of energy efficiency, sustainability and emobility. Franka Birke has 8 years of experience in supporting startups. Before Climate-KIC she did her PhD at the Chair for Innovation and Technology Management at TU Berlin, where she also worked as a lecturer for entrepreneurship topics. She also worked at the Gründungsservice, the incubator at TU Berlin, where she was responsible for the successful TU Berlin proposal for the government programme EXIST Gründerhochschule.
    • Aaron Best (Service Provider)
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    • Deputy Director
    • Climate-KIC Germany
    • http://www.climate-kic.org/
    • Aaron Best is Climate-KIC’s Programme Manager for Entrepreneurship and also Deputy Director of its Berlin office. Climate-KIC runs co-location centres and incubators in several major European cities and regions and has over 150 industry and academic partners collaborating on climate innovation. In his role, Aaron Best helps shape the educational and incubation offering for climate entrepreneurs across Europe and spearheaded the creation of the Green Garage incubator for climate startups in Berlin. Prior to joining Climate-KIC, Aaron Best was a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, consulting on a wide variety of green economy topics. He also gained significant business experience as a business development manager and program manager for Amazon.com in both the United States and England. In the late 1990s, he worked as a research economist at ECONorthwest, the leading economic consultancy in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Now based in Berlin, Aaron Best holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, and a Bachelor‘s degree (economics and environmental policy) from The Evergreen State College – an interdisciplinary liberal arts school near Seattle.
    • Richard Youngman (Service Provider)
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    • Managing Director Europe & Asia
    • Cleantech Group
    • http://www.cleantech.com/
    • Richard Youngman is based in London and responsible for driving the growth of the Cleantech Group’s activities outside North America, especially in Europe, Israel and Asia. Richard has more than seven years’ experience researching cleantech innovation, venture capital markets and startups across Europe and globally. He is a regular keynote speaker at major cleantech events and is the driving force behind the annual Global Cleantech 100, a list of the world’s most promising private cleantech companies. Prior to Cleantech Group, he was VP of Research & Operations at Library House, where he ran the Library House Research team, which discovered and collected the information about high-growth companies that underpinned that company’s data, analytical and event services. Before Library House, Richard ran his own advisory firm conducting research and consulting on the measurement and evaluation of intangible assets and intellectual capital for organisations such as the European Commission. This followed nine years building a broad-based finance and research background with leading financial institutions such as ABN AMRO, Barclays Capital and BZW in the City of London. Richard has an MA from Cambridge University and an MBA from Theseus International Management Institute, Sophia Antipolis, France.
    • Dr. Steven Fawkes (Energy Efficiency)
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    • Energy Efficiency Advisor
    • Only Eleven Percent
    • http://www.onlyelevenpercent.com/
    • Steve Fawkes is an internationally recognised expert on energy efficiency with over 30 years experience including implementing energy management programmes for corporates, local and national governments and co-founding two energy service companies, one in Romania and one in the UK that implemented innovative energy services contracts with Diageo and Sainsburys. From 2007 to 2012 he was a Partner at Matrix where he led the Extel number 1 rated research team and advised clean tech companies on fund raising and M&A. He has been an Adviser to the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change and in 2012 was awarded the Energy Institute’s Individual Achievement Award. He has published extensively on energy efficiency including two books. He is currently a non-executive director of Bglobal plc, an adviser to several clean tech companies and funds, and implementing efficiency finance programmes in Europe and North America.
    • Carsten Schneider (Service Provider)
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    • Partner
    • Osborne Clarke
    • http://www.osborneclarke.com/
    • Carsten Schneider is a partner with Osborne Clarke. Carsten heads OC`s Energy and Cleantech industry sector group, working closely together with OC`s offices in other jurisdictions such as the UK, Italy and Spain. Carsten advises cleantech companies and investors on all stages of corporate, corporate finance and M&A work – from seed stage to exit. One of the recent examples of his work include the investment rounds in smart metering and smart home software company GreenPocket.
    • Tobias Rothacher (Service Provider)
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    • Senior Manager Renewable Energies & Resources
    • Germany Trade & Invest
    • http://www.gtai.de/GTAI/Navigation/EN/Invest/Industries/energy-environmental-technologies.html?mc=link.ecosummit-net.speakers.content.rer
    • Tobias Rothacher is Senior Manager for Renewable Energy & Resources at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) and has a special focus on Photovoltaics, Bioenergies, Home Energy Storage and Smart Home technologies. GTAI is a consultancy wholly owned by the German government and has supported the creation of the largest renewable energy production cluster in the world. Headquartered in Berlin, he and his colleagues advice all investors interested in the field of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Technologies. Prior to his position at GTAI, Rothacher worked as a Business Development and Project Development Manager at the Conergy group in the Asia Pacific region. He has an academic background in Business Administration and Engineering and received his higher education in Germany and Canada.
    • Markus Leuenberger (Service Provider)
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    • Director Business Development
    • ECN
    • http://www.ecn.nl/home/
    • Markus Leuenberger is Director Business Development with ECN, a renowned global cleantech institute developing high-quality knowledge and renewable energy technologies. In his role Markus is responsible for all commercial activities within ECN. Amongst others an important activity is to introduce practical applications and new technologies successfully to the market by joining forces with the industry, entrepreneurs and investors. Markus brings more than 15 years of international experience in sales and marketing with a track record in B2B environments in various industries, having worked for KPMG, Unilever and Diversey. He holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from ETH Zurich and Imperial College London and an MBA from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
    • Dr. Joerg Fabri (Service Provider)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Allocate
    • http://www.allocate.de
    • 4 years Shell, Manager “Marketing Technology Department”
      5 years VEBA AG (E.ON AG), Head of “Corporate Strategy”
      5 years RWE AG, Head of “Strategic Planning” and Vice President “Multi Utility Operations”
      4 years Arthur D. Little, Partner
      6 years Droege & Comp., Managing Director
      Since 2011, allocate International, Managing Partner and London & Oxford Capital Markets since 6 years (in parallel)
      Education: PhD, RWTH Aachen, Germany, and Diploma in Chemistry, RWTH Aachen, Germany
    • Dr. Volker Junghanns (Service Provider)
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    • Counsel
    • Dentons
    • http://www.dentons.com/
    • Dr. Volker Junghanns LL.M. (Brugge) is a counsel in Dentons’ Frankfurt office. He concentrates on corporate finance and M&A with a focus on private equity and venture capital. He has a special focus on renewable energies and internet companies. In these areas, Volker predominantly advises national and international clients with a view to M&A transactions, financing and commercial contracts. His most recent experiences include the sale of a wind park to an international insurance company and the financing and go-live of two internet projects (B2B services and sector specific social network).
    • Tim Lafferty (Press)
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    • Managing Director
    • Global Corporate Venturing
    • http://www.globalcorporateventuring.com/
    • Tim Lafferty is the Managing Director of Global Corporate Venturing, the only news and data service exclusively for and about large companies that take minority equity stakes in entrepreneurial businesses. Since early 2010 the company has tracked over 3.000 investment rounds involving corporates and has published thousands of articles on its website and in its monthly magazine. Tim has spent over 20 years in the media business. Prior to Global Corporate Venturing he was Head of Product Sales and Marketing at Dow Jones in Europe, overseeing brands including The Wall Street Journal Europe, Private Equity News and Financial News. Previously he worked for other large publishers including Readers’ Digest and McGraw-Hill (BusinessWeek magazine).
    • Knut Hechtfischer (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ubitricity
    • http://www.ubitricity.com
    • Knut Hechtfischer is one of ubitricity’s founders and managing directors. Knut completed a bank traineeship and holds university degrees in both law and business administration (MBA equivalent). He then joined leading international law firms in London, Frankfurt and Berlin, advising national and international clients in Regulatory, Acquisition Finance and Renewable Energy related projects. Working as an attorney during the day, Knut’s fascination with the potential of the renewable energy sector soon had him reading up on generation and storage opportunities by night. He envisaged ubitricity’s idea as well as the technical and commercial concepts in 2007 and founded the company with his friend and colleague Frank Pawlitschek in 2008. At ubitricity, Knut directs and instructs the implementation of the ubitricity concept and develops future co-operations and market models connected to his company’s concept. Knut also has a strong technical background and envisioned important parts of ubitricity’s mobile metering system.
    • Dr. Thomas Goette (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • GreenPocket
    • http://www.greenpocket.de/en/
    • Dr. Thomas Goette is CEO of GreenPocket, one of the leading specialists for smart metering and smart home software. As an expert for the energy and internet business, he regularly appears in the trade press and is invited as a speaker to national and international events. In 2012, the economy magazine Wirtschaftswoche and Daimler nominated him as one of the top 100 online trendsetters in Germany. Prior to joining GreenPocket he founded and built up a social media startup. Before that he worked as a partner at the consulting firms Oliver Wyman (2006-2007), Diamond Cluster (2001-2006) and Roland Berger Strategy (1993-2000). He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Göttingen and a PhD in the area of Marketing and Finance.
    • Tom Schulz (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Entelios
    • http://www.entelios.com/
    • Tom Schulz is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Tom is co-founder and COO of Entelios, Germany’s first nationwide Demand Response Aggregator. Tom is a co-founder of the San Francisco–based Cleantech Circle, a group of serial entrepreneurs and investors with a passion for Cleantech. He worked on computer languages at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Western Research Lab in Palo Alto and artificial intelligence and multimedia projects at Apple Computer in Germany. Later, Tom was a strategic management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. In 1995, Tom co-founded the first publicly traded, nationwide Internet service provider in Germany, Cybernet AG, where he served on the executive management board. After going public with Cybernet, he went on to become an angel investor with the Munich Business Angel Network. Later he was a member of The Angels’ Forum, an investor group in Palo Alto that also manages the Halo Funds. Tom currently serves on the advisory board of Earlybird Venture Capital in Munich. Tom earned an MBA from Stanford University and studied Computer Science at the ETH Zurich and KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
    • Christoph Ostermann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sonnenbatterie
    • http://www.sonnenbatterie.de
    • Christoph Ostermann is Co-Founder of the Prosol Invest Group, being with its Solar Battery product range one of the pioneers in the residential battery storage market. Solar Battery is a highly innovative, intelligent battery system offering much more than just an energy storage solution. The system comprises several added value features such as smart home, smart meter, PV-monitoring and UPS. Since its market launch in early 2011 several hundreds of Solar Batteries have been sold only in Germany. Christoph began his career with KMC Management Consultants, a leading management consulting firm focused on sales and marketing expertise, where he was Managing Partner and Co-Founder of a branch office. Since 2005 he is in the renewable energy business, where he has been involved in several companies as CEO, entrepreneur and/or consultant. Christoph graduated in 1997 with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth.
    • Andreas Spiess (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Solarkiosk
    • http://www.solarkiosk.eu
    • Andreas Spiess is the CEO of Solarkiosk and has extensive business experience with renewable energies in Africa. He is also one of the founding partners of the law firm Spieß Schumacher Schmieg Rechtsanwälte in Berlin. He brings his African track record, experience and contacts to the team and created the concept of the Solarkiosk from the beginning.
    • Dirk Dens (Startup)
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    • VP Sales & Marketing
    • Govecs
    • http://www.govecs.com
    • Dirk Dens is Vice President Sales & Marketing since the end of 2012 at Govecs, the German premium scooter manufacturer. His main tasks are to bring Govecs to the next level regarding brand awareness, distributor representation and sales volumes with a specific focus on B2B. He brings to Govecs more than 26 years of automotive experience having worked at Ford Motor Company internationally in different sales and marketing roles. He was amongst others responsible within Ford Europe as sales operations director for 14 countries working from Turkey and for sales and marketing activities within the Ford/Koc joint venture in Turkey. The last few years Dirk has focused on fleet and leasing solutions in which most recently electric vehicles and e-mobility have played an ever increasing role. He holds a marketing degree and combines this with his linguistic skills mastering 6 languages.
    • Oliver Lünstedt (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Carzapp
    • http://www.carzapp.net
    • Oliver Lünstedt is CEO and Co-founder of Carzapp. Carzapp is a P2P car sharing operator that connects car owners to people renting cars. It enables people to automatically and spontaneously make their cars available to rent via their smartphones. An inexpensive and theft-proof hardware solution, the ZappKit, allows car owners to do this without physically handing over keys. Oliver is responsible for strategy and finance at Carzapp. Prior to Carzapp he worked for Roland Berger in the area of Energy & Chemicals and for the German cleantech startup SunCoal Industries in the strategic management where he gained a broad insight in the different aspects of managing startups. He studied industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with focus on finance, entrepreneurship and renewable energies.
    • Dr. Klaus Dibbern (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Flinc
    • http://www.flinc.org
    • Klaus is Co-founder and CEO of flinc, the social mobility network which will revolutionize the way we think about ridesharing. Klaus met the original flinc team in 2009 at a founder/investor “speed dating” which he attended as member of the Business Angels Frankfurt. Prior to flinc, Klaus had co-founded DENC AG, a professional services firm for product life cycle management, which he led and grew as CEO from 1999-2005. He sold the company to PTC (global leader for product lifecycle management solutions) and oversaw the successful post-acquisition integration. Klaus had already been sales director at PTC before founding DENC – and he had come to PTC in 1995 through the company’s acquisition of Rasna, a silicon valley startup, for which he had built up the European sales and support organisation. Klaus earned an MBA from Stanford University and a PhD in mechanical engineering from Karlsruhe University.
    • Leopold von Bismarck (Startup)
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    • CMO
    • Tado
    • http://www.tado.com
    • Leopold von Bismarck joined tado in February 2012. He has more than four years of experience working in the Internet industry. Leo previously worked at the early stage venture capital firm and incubator Rocket Internet creating online startups from scratch. Before joining tado he acted as Co-CMO at Groupon International leading an international team across 40 countries. Leo holds a Dipl.-Ing. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technical University of Berlin and Carleton University (Ottawa). At tado he runs marketing, direct sales, customer support and recruiting.
    • Conrad Ess (Startup)
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    • Managing Director
    • Green Technology Staffing
    • http://greentechstaff.de
    • 7 years with Reutax AG, specialized recruiting, Co-founder, COO, CEO, Germany – USA – Switzerland
      1 year with Management Angels, Interim Management recruiting
      7 years with Ascena (Hays), specialized recruiting, Managing Director
      Education: MBA, University of Bradford (Nimbas) and Dipl. Ing. (FH) Electrical Engineering.
    • Josefine Ahl (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Oricane
    • http://www.oricane.com
    • Josefine Ahl joined Oricane 2007 in order to do her Master Thesis in Computer Science – Applied Mathematics. She became employee and partner and received the Master Degree 2008 from Lulea University of Technology, Sweden. Josefine has filed one patent application regarding Oricane’s core technologies. She has been involved with programming, prototype development, pre-studies, specification and documentation related to energy efficient software, on both research projects and custom oriented projects. She has also been involved in external activities such as technical sales support. Now Josefine oversees Oricane’s Market Communication strategy, leads execution of market communication efforts and interfaces with partners, customers, end users, organizations, state and industry bodies; furthermore she represents the company at public events and in dialogue with press and media.
      In April 2012 Josefine was appointed to COO for Oricane and is now also responsible for the daily operation of the company.
    • Dr. Friedrich Streffer (Startup)
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    • CTO
    • Maxbiogas
    • http://www.maxbiogas.com
    • Friedrich Streffer is the inventor of the highly innovative lignin-extraction-process (LX-process) and co-founder of Maxbiogas. The lignin extraction process separates lignin from cellulose of woody biomass at mild conditions, providing white biotechnology with a new cheap carbohydrate source. Friedrich earned a PhD in biophysical chemistry from the TU Berlin. During this time more than 20 publications in peer reviewed journals, like Physical Review Letters, European Journal of Biochemistry and Journal of Chemical Physics, appeared in close cooperation with groups of the Rutherford Appleton Labs (Oxford) and the Biomedical Center (Uppsala). In 2001, after a stage at the Hahn Meitner Institute, he turned to business as a consultant for software development processes and project management. Currently, he is responsible for the process development at Maxbiogas.
    • Carl Berninghausen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sunfire
    • http://www.sunfire.de
    • Carl Berninghausen is one of the founders and the CEO of Sunfire, a leading developer of Power-to-Fuel and Power-to-Gas technology. He is a serial investor and founder in the wood and cleantech industry and has gained significant knowledge in the set up and funding of operational businesses. In 2007, Carl successfully sold his business in the wood industry and turned to the cleantech sector. Amongst others, Carl has acquired large industrial companies such as Robert Bosch as co-investors for his companies. He obtained his degree in Business Administration at the European Business School and in Economics at the University of Frankfurt.
    • Jari Varjotie (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Savosolar
    • http://www.savosolar.fi
    • Jari Varjotie, MSc (Technology), is the CEO of Savo-Solar from Finland. He has strong industrial background from over 25 years in healthcare, telecommunication, machinery building and renewable energy industries. Major accomplishments on wide range of tasks in Finland-based companies working globally, the last being managing director of the Finnish megawatt class wind turbine manufacturer Winwind.
    • Alexander Zosel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • E-volo
    • http://www.e-volo.com
    • After over a year of work on the development of the volocopter VC1, the e-volo team achieved their goal on the 21st October 2011: The first manned flight world-wide with a purely electrically powered, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft succeeded. Alex Zosel is CEO and Co-Founder of e-volo, and is one of the three inventors of the Volocopter. In 2012, he won with e-volo the international Lindbergh Foundation Prize for innovation. He studied at the University of Karlsruhe Civil Engineering and works now for over 20 years as a successful entrepreneur. One of his earlier projects was the innovative invention of a fog distribution system for the show and event industry including patents and global launch. From 2009 to 2011, he worked in the field of biometric authentication method, and was VP Innovation of Biometry.com in Lucerne. He ran for 12 years until 2009, the very successful discotheque “Unterhaus” in Karlsruhe. He was until 2009 Co-Founder and at times sports director of the first division Basketballteam BG Karlsruhe. He is an avid paraglider pilot and a certified flight instructor.
    • Philipp Pausder (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • FutureWatt
    • http://www.futurewatt.de
    • Philipp Pausder is Co-Founder and CEO of FutureWatt, the first end-to-end energy service firm, specialized on German midcaps and real estate companies. FutureWatt capitalizes the opportunities derived from the German Energiewende for its clients as it structures and manages customized energy companies. Philipp is also the Co-Founder of Clean Venture, a boutique M&A and transaction advisory firm for distributed energy deals. Since its inception in January 2010, Clean Venture has been advising on 14 distributed energy deals across 4 continents with a total value of more than $1 billion. Prior to starting his own firm, Philipp worked for Applied Value, a Stockholm-based strategy and investment firm, where he was the project manager of the global restructuring of a world-market leader in telecommunication. Throughout his career, he has been in charge of projects in energy, high-tech and asset management across 35 countries. Philipp was recognized as “Global Champion of Sustainable Innovation 2007” by Thunderbird University, USA, for his development of emerging markets business models for Merck and Johnson&Johnson. He holds an MBA in Finance with highest distinction from IE Business School, Madrid and an MA in Marketing and Strategy from FU Berlin.
    • Martin Burkhardt (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • BoxTango
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    • Martin Burkhardt is the CEO and Founder of BoxTango. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technical University of Berlin. Prior to BoxTango he was the head of fleet management and the head of product development at SBB Cargo in Basel. He later served as the head of rail freight at Rhätische Bahn in Chur.
    • Philipp von Seherr-Thoss (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Milk the Sun
    • http://www.milkthesun.com
    • Philipp Seherr-Thoss is Co-Founder and COO of Milk the Sun, the international online market platform for photovoltaics. Milk the sun directly connects buyers and sellers of solar power plants. MtS serves as sales channel for pv project owners and helps PV investors find the right asset, thus creating a liquid secondary market for PV investment assets. Prior to starting his own firm, Philipp worked for a turnaround specialist, where he was the project manager of the global restructuring of an automotive supplier and a communication hardware manufacturer. Philipp started his career in consulting where he worked on assignments all across Europe. He holds a diploma in business administration from Humboldt University Berlin.
    • Pieter Bots (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Geo-En
    • http://www.geo-en.de
    • Pieter Bots is Founder and Managing Director of Geo-En Energy Technologies GmbH. Geo-En is a Berlin-based greentech company engaged in the provision of high-power climatization solutions utilizing geothermal energy. Geo-En’s internationally patented, space-efficient and high capacity single-borehole geothermal technology is best suited for heating and cooling large buildings and for inner city installations. Before founding Geo-En in 2007, Pieter served as a member of the executive board of SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG. Pieter’s exceptional track record of successfully founding Freecom Technologies in 1994, growing and exiting the company in 2004 with over €100M turnover, underlines his remarkable managerial expertise. Pieter holds a degree in Business IT and economics from the University of Groningen, Netherlands.
    • Dr. Jan Marckhoff (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • BEN Energy
    • http://www.ben-energy.com
    • Jan is co-founder and CEO of BEN Energy. He has a background in finance having studied in Germany, India and the US and having gained over five years of work experience in the banking industry. Jan first came into contact with the energy market during his PhD where he did research on risk management in electricity markets in Europe. Afterwards, he worked in risk management and strategy consulting for the financial and energy industry before joining the ETH Zurich team and founding BEN at the beginning of 2011.
    • Fujio Kojima (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Pirika
    • http://www.pirika.org/home
    • Fujio Kojima is Founder and CEO at Pirika, making a smartphone app that encourages people to pick up litter, share with their friends and eventually clean up the entire world. Now more than 250.000 pieces of litter were picked up in 64 countries. When Fujio was a graduate school student, he went on a trip around the world and visited 18 countries. In each one he saw so much litter everywhere and decided to tackle the global problem of littering. After the trip, he dropped out of graduate school and started up Pirika in Tokyo.
    • Dr. Niels Beisinghoff (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • BetterTaxi
    • http://www.bettertaxi.de
    • CEO of BetterTaxi. BetterTaxi revolutionizes last mile mobility. It provides instantaneous ubiquitous access to taxi mobility via mobile app in Germany. The customer can drive on his own or soon share the ride. Every ride will be CO2-compensated. BetterTaxi collaborates with the key players in the German taxi industry and has access to all taxis in Germany already.
    • David Tronchoni (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Edinn
    • http://edinn.com/en/
    • David Tronchoni is Founder and CEO of edinn that provides a software solution that increases total efficiency typically ranging from 10 to 40%. The product shows in real time, in green color, which persons and machines are being efficient, and in red color, which are not. By clicking on the red ones, the user knows 100% detail of the causes. It combines production and energy to include all possible losses and therefore it is many times more effective than energy efficiency alone. It needed 7 years to be developed and is today being intensively used by leading SMEs and multinationals like Metaldyne, Trelleborg, Aquaservice, Orangina-Schweppes and more. David also developed with success other big software projects like the plan for the merger of the 4th and 6th Mexican banks Banorte and Bancrecer; the Spanish and later the European Barclays Bank intranet; and the methodology software of the TL4 project, one of Spain’s biggest software projects. He holds an Executive MBA from the European University of Madrid and a Bachelor in Computer Science, with a Minor in Physical Systems, from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
    • Moritz Missling (Startup)
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    • Head of Project Finance
    • Younicos
    • http://www.younicos.com
    • Moritz Missling is Head of Project Finance at Younicos. Younicos designs, builds and operates reliable up-to-100-percent renewable energy systems that outcompete fossil-based energy systems today. The Berlin-based company offers grid stability due to extensive knowledge in proprietary energy management systems, storage technology and system integration competence. Moritz leads a team that is responsible to translate the Younicos technical solutions into a sustainable business case for governmental, strategic and financial investors. He disposes of more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance and renewable industries – as external advisor as well as in management positions. He holds a Master in Business Engineering from Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), formerly Universität Karlsruhe.
    • Konstantin Artemyev (Skolkovo Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Bravo Motors
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/BravoMotors
    • Konstantin Artemyev is a young and successful businessman from Astrakhan, Russia. Being a student of Astrakhan State Technical University he founded IT company Security Stronghold which is focused on protecting computers from malicious programs like viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware, trackware and other kinds of online threats. Since 2003 Security Stronghold has released 12 best selling products with more than 1.5M installations worldwide. A few years later, Konstantin founded Bravo Motors and began to develop a new electric vehicle. The company is engaged in scientific research and development in the field of energy efficiency and new types of electric vehicles. Bravo Motors now produces its own line of light electric utility cars. In 2012, Bravo Motors started its new project – e-Trike – ultra-light transforming electric car which will be able to erase borders between pedestrians and car drivers. The project quickly gained high media attention and, on 27 May 2013, Skolkovo Innovation Center called e-Trike the #1 startup in Russia. In 2011 and 2012, Konstantin became Businessman of the Year in Astrakhan region.
    • Sergey Shubenkov (Skolkovo Startup)
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    • Director
    • Energy Factor
    • http://www.nf-venture.com
    • Sergey Shubenkov is Director at Energy Factor since 2009. The company develops small power plant on solid oxide fuel cells using innovative production technology. Sergey has experience as venture and brand manager. He had introduced to the Russian market the new brand of ink cartridges Colibri as a brand manager, designed and promoted the new IT product Marketing Analytic as a director of marketing and managed the Russian venture company Elefoam for 2 years.
    • Irina Nenartovich (Skolkovo Startup)
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    • Process Engineer
    • Atom Container
    • Irina is a specialist in atomic chemistry. She has vast experience in supporting projects of developing production equipment for spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste handling. She also has experience in waste water purification. At Atom Container, Irina leads the project of developing a solution for mobile soil decontamination. In 2012, the startup became a resident of Skolkovo Foundation, Russia’s major innovation hub.
    • Alexey Lavrin (Skolkovo Startup)
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    • Manager International Relations
    • Plazma-pro
    • Alexey Lavrin joined the team of Plazma-pro in January 2013. Plazma-pro was created to commercialise the results of applied research in the fields of cold plasma physics. Alexey deals with the promotion of innovative projects, the development of international relations and represents the company at public events. He graduated from the Saratov State Social Economic University with a degree in management organization.
    • Darragh Kirby (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Carbon Control
    • http://www.carboncontrol.com
    • Darragh is an award-winning product designer. Darragh holds a post graduate environmental qualification – Masters in Design Sustainability from the National College of Art and Design, (NCAD). He also holds a Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design also from NCAD. Having worked as a product designer in the play and education design area for several years Darragh decided to follow his passion and move into environmental protection.
    • Rastislav Lauko (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • GreenWay
    • http://www.greenway.sk/en/
    • Before he joined the company, Rastislav was a member of top management of SPP company – leading utility in CEE region. He was responsible for strategic planning, heading infrastructure projects with budget exceeding €100M per year. His background is in corporate finance, graduating in Bratislava and Oxford. In GreenWay, he is responsible for project management, technology development and company operation.
    • Christopher Schläffer (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Yetu
    • http://www.yetu.com
    • Christopher Schlaeffer, yetu’s CEO and Founder, is a European high-tech industry protagonist and former Chief Product & Innovation Officer, Corporate Development Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Deutsche Telekom. Christopher started his business career with Accenture, the international consulting, technology and outsourcing company. In 1998 he joined Deutsche Telekom, Europe’s largest telecoms operator. In 2000 the board under CEO Ron Sommer promoted him to Senior Vice President Group Strategy. During the following decade Christopher played a key role in Deutsche Telekom’s transformation. In 2002 he became Corporate Development Officer (CDO) giving him additional group-wide responsibilities for Innovation, Technology and IT as well as Deutsche Telekom’s regional offices across Europe and Asia. In 2006 Christopher Schlaeffer became Deutsche Telekom’s Chief Product & Innovation Officer and thus in charge of the group’s product portfolio and bringing key innovations like IPTV, the mobile internet or new services around Connected Life & Work to market. In this role he became member of the group’s Executive Operating Board and chairman of Deutsche Telekom’s Marketing Leadership Team. Christopher also managed Deutsche Telekom’s Research & Development, the group’s digital businesses in online content, eCommerce, advertising, payment and social networking as well as the company’s strategic partnerships, for example with Apple for the iPhone or Google to launch the world’s first mobile telephone based on the Android operating system. In 2010 Christopher founded yetu to create an open standard platform for Smart Homes. Christopher is recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.
    • Jan Michael Hess (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ecosummit
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Ecosummit
    • Jan is Founder and CEO of Ecosummit and the Berlin-based consulting firm Mobile Economy. Ecosummit is the smart green business network and conference connecting startups, investors and corporates to accelerate smart green innovation. Ecosummit’s goal is the global transformation to the smart green economy powered by 100% renewable energy and ubiquitous internet and cleantech. Ecosummit Market is an open online platform to support the marketing and business development of smart green startups. Since 2010, Jan produced 6 international cleantech conferences in Berlin, London and Düsseldorf. He advises startups on fundraising, strategy, marketing and sales. Moreover, Jan acts as Editor-in-chief of the Ecosummit Blog and Ecosummit TV. Prior to founding Mobile Economy in 2000, Jan worked for Pixelpark, Icon Medialab and Ciao as Strategic Planner, Project Manager and Head of Marketing and Sales. Jan holds a business degree from the University of Mannheim, lives in Berlin with his wife Simone and their son Mateo and is a big fan of Japan and Jazz.


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