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    ECO15 London Speakers

     

    Ecosummit London 2015 happened on 6-7 October 2015 at the Crystal featuring 75 speakers including 46 startups. Scroll down to learn more about our speaker lineup. Click “expand” to read the speaker profile, click “collapse” to close it. Past Ecosummit speakers: ECO16 Amsterdam, ECO16 Berlin, ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 London, ECO13 Berlin, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

     

    • Pedro Miranda (Corporate)
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    • Corporate VP, Head of Global CoC Cities
    • Siemens
    • http://www.siemens.com
    • Pedro Pires de Miranda is Corporate Vice President of Siemens AG in Munich and global Head of Siemens One, since 2008. Also Member of the Sales Board, Siemens AG. Since 2012, Executive Head of the Global Center of Competence Cities in London, overseeing business development in 70 cities worldwide, focusing on intelligent infrastructure in the domains of Buildings, Energy and Transportation. Started his career at General Motors Corporation and joined Siemens in 1983 as manufacturing engineer and further as Plant General Manager and headed Management positions in Manufacturing Development and Systems Engineering. Between 1994 and 2008 responsible at Siemens for Project Management and International Sales for large Infrastructure Projects and headed several General Management and Executive positions. Mr. Miranda holds a Diploma degree in Electrical and Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, USA, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Germany and the US. He enrolled at Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School (US), Engineering Management at Krannert School of Management (US), General Management at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and Industrial Engineering at REFA Institute Darmstadt (Germany). In 2014, he was awarded the honorary title of Grand Officer of the Order of Industrial Merit by the President of the Republic of Portugal.
    • Karsten Hojberg (Corporate)
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    • Cleantech Business Development Manager
    • Autodesk
    • http://www.autodesk.co.uk/cleantech
    • 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.
    • Tim Hipperson (Corporate)
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    • Head of Special Projects
    • Utilitywise
    • http://www.utilitywise.com
    • As a Director of Utilitywise, Tim brings his expertise in Environmental Services and over a decade of experience in carbon and energy management to shape the strategy and development of the business. Prior to Utilitywise, Tim was the Proprietor of Hipperson CEC, a search agency, specialising in Planning and Building Control consultancy for legal firms. Upon its success, the agency grew into a Commercial Energy Consultancy helping its clients navigate the complexities of the Energy Performance of Building Directive. Tim’s career has given him experience with a wide range of clients in assessing environmental impacts, providing recommendations for improvement and helping companies with energy buying strategies. Tim also provides advice to the Department of Energy and Climate Change and OFGEM based on his knowledgeable background in this area. Tim Hipperson is Chairman of the Alliance for Energy Management and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers.
    • Dr. Matthias Dill (Corporate VC)
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    • CEO
    • Statkraft Ventures
    • http://www.statkraftventures.com
    • Matthias Dill is the Managing Director of Statkraft’s new corporate venture capital fund. His mission is to support entrepreneurs in taking advantage of the energy sector’s massive change. Prior to building Statkraft’s venture capital fund he was a senior investment manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds, Europe’s largest and most active seed fund. He is trained as a Mechanical Engineer and in Business Administration at Technical University Braunschweig and University of Rhode Island.
    • Petr Mikovec (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Inven Capital
    • http://www.invencapital.cz/en/home.html
    • Petr Míkovec is the Managing Director of INVEN CAPITAL, a new venture capital fund established by the major European utility CEZ. INVEN CAPITAL and Petr’s motto is: You innovate, we invest, together we grow. Petr was at the very beginning of the fund existence in 2013/14 and built the investment vehicle from the position of CEZ Corporate Development Director. Overall Petr gained over 10 years experience in energy industry in the area of investment opportunities evaluation (EUR 100+ mil transaction volume) and utitlity strategy formulation. Before that, Petr was working for Patria Finance, Czech Republic´s leading investment house. Petr holds an MA in Finance from the Economic University of Prague and a diploma in Business Administration from UC Berkeley XT including International Internship Program as equity fundamental analyst at Technovision Management (hedge fund based in Los Altos, Silicon Valley) and an executive leadership diploma from the University of Pittsburgh´s Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business.
    • Dr. Michael Hochholzer (Corporate VC)
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    • Partner
    • Siemens Venture Capital
    • http://www.siemensventurecapital.com
    • Michael is Investment Partner at the Munich office of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC). He focuses on investments in the energy and clean technology sectors, predominantly in European companies. Before joining Siemens Venture Capital in 2012, Michael was a Partner with Munich based BayTech Venture / BayernLB Capital Partner, where he led investments in software, communications and cleantech companies in Europe. He started technology investing in 2000 with Infineon Ventures, the corporate venture organization of Infineon Technologies, where he concentrated on semiconductor-related startup companies predominantly in Israel. Prior to Private Equity, Michael held several operational positions in marketing and product line management with Siemens Semiconductors and Infineon Technologies. In his responsibility as General Manager of a corporate-internal startup, he launched Infineon’s RFID business. Educated at the Technical University of Munich, Michael graduated with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. His subsequent PhD thesis focused on research in optical communications.
    • Dr. Martin Kröner (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Munich Venture Partners
    • http://www.munichvp.com
    • Martin Kröner is Managing Partner at Munich Venture Partners. He represents MVP in the Boards of Kebony, Sortech, Luxexcel, Greencom Networks and Electrochaea. He was Co-founder and CEO of Agnion Energy, a manufacturer of distributed power generation systems for converting wood-based biomass into electrical power and natural gas. Before his involvement with Agnion, Martin Kröner worked for Linde AG, the global leader in technical gases. Martin Kröner is a mechanical engineer with a PhD in Thermodynamics and Combustion Research from the Technical University Munich.
    • Rene Savelsberg (VC)
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    • CEO
    • SET Ventures
    • http://www.setventures.com
    • Rene Savelsberg is the Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Director of SET Ventures since its creation in 2007. He is responsible for the strategy and overall operations of the SET Funds. He serves on the Boards of Sefaira, MicroShade and Sonnenbatterie and is observer on the Board of General Fusion. He also served on the Board of Epyon which was acquired by ABB in June 2011 and AlertMe which was acquired by British Gas in 2015. 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, including some highly successful investments: TiVo, Magic4 and Cambridge Silicon Radio. 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. Rene’s knowledge from these investments was focused on the digital transition of industries, specifically the digitisation of the media delivery industry and the digitisation of the lighting sector. In September 2006 Rene joined Philips Consumer Electronics in the capacity of Vice President, New Business Development, focusing on new value spaces for this division of Philips Electronics. Starting from 1995, Rene was charged with establishing and expanding the Philips Multimedia Centre in California, with the focus on incubating new business initiatives from within Philips and cementing relationships between Philips Divisions and (emerging) technology leaders in Silicon Valley. This resulted in his leadership of Philips corporate venturing. Prior to (re)joining Philips Rene worked for 5 years for the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, the economic development agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, out of their San Francisco office. Between 1985 and 1990 he was the Sales and Marketing Manager for New Interactive Optical Systems (Interactive LaserVision, CD-I, CD-ROM) at Philips Netherlands. Before joining Philips, for 3 years, Rene worked for INAD Computer Group, a small distributor of multi-user computer systems, as sales manager and support for the CEO. During his time at INAD the company grew from 4 employees to over 100 people. Rene Savelsberg holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
    • William Weil (VC)
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    • Chief Investment Officer
    • Ludgate
    • http://www.ludgate.com
    • Bill joined Ludgate in 2008 and is the Chief Investment Officer of Ludgate, responsible for strategy, origination, execution and portfolio management. Prior to joining Ludgate, Bill was responsible for Strategy and Portfolio Management for Royal Dutch Shell in their Renewables and CO2 division and then latterly, gained experience in energy & industrial efficiency private equity investing working with Vantage Point Capital Partners. He started his career at Environmental Resources Management as a consultant, moving on to various operational experiences, including turn-around start-ups in various sectors. Bill graduated with honours from the University of Pennsylvania, with degrees from both Wharton and the School of Engineering and has an MBA from INSEAD.
    • Jamie Butterworth (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Circularity Capital
    • http://www.circularitycapital.com
    • Jamie Butterworth is a Partner of Circularity Capital, a specialist fund manager supporting the growth and innovation of businesses operating in the circular economy. Jamie was formerly Chief Executive of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an organisation with the mission of accelerating the transition towards the circular economy. Jamie worked with Dame Ellen MacArthur to setup and launch the Foundation from 2009-2014 including developing its global business innovation platform, the CE100. Jamie is a Business Fellow of Oxford University’s Smith School for Enterprise & Environment, an advisor to the Friends Provident Foundation and a mentor for the Amsterdam based Rockstart Accelerator.
    • 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.
    • Yme Bosma (VC & Impact Investor)
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    • Investment Manager
    • DOEN Foundation
    • http://www.doen.nl/how-we-do-it/equity.htm
    • Yme Bosma is an Investment Manager at the DOEN Foundation. Before joining DOEN he was Program Director at the Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator. This international program helps participating startups bring their product faster to market and supports their fundraising. After 15 years of working for online companies such as Lost Boys, Media Republic and Hyves, Yme decided to take a sabbatical and went for a long sailing trip with his family. The fast growing social network Hyves was founded in 2004 and sold in 2010 to the Telegraaf Media Groep. After the sailing trip he decided to invest and participate in initiatives focusing on internet, energy and sustainability. His first project was building a boat that runs on solar energy, followed by the Smart Energy Accelerator and DOEN.
    • Oscar Kneppers (Accelerator)
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    • Founder
    • Rockstart
    • http://www.rockstart.com
    • Oscar Kneppers is considered one of Holland’s most successful serial entrepreneurs and a celebrated internet publisher, launching several cross-media titles since 1998 – all focused on new media and technology. After selling his media businesses in 2002 and 2008, Oscar founded Rockstart – a great place for startups – in 2011. Rockstart is the startup acceleration company that builds formats to support startups -new, innovative growth companies- in the first 1000 days. Rockstart provides the most promising startups from around the world with access to capital, resources and networks, offering our participants a support infrastructure critical for success. Rockstart Accelerator is a 100-day intensive coaching program for startups to accelerate towards the successful launch their business. Rockstart Answers are action-oriented Q&A events that leverage collective knowledge and network to startup entrepreneurs. Rockstart Spaces are innercity startup hubs that supply urban office space for growing companies. First launched in September, 2012, Rockstart now hosts 50+ companies and 200 people from 27 nationalities in a 2000 m2 downtown Amsterdam hub. Scheduled for 2015 are the Rockstart Academy (education), Rockstart Campus (University startups) and further expansion into foreign territories. Oscar started his career with the Dutch publisher IDG (1991). At IDG he created the first Dutch internet magazine ‘Net Magazine’ (1994) and a succesful technology newssite Webwereld (1995). In 1998 Oscar started his first business and launched Emerce, a magazine and website about e-business, marketing and technology. Emerce -sold in 2002- is still considered the most prominent Internet and e-commerce mediabrand in the Netherlands. In February 2005 Kneppers launched Bright, a cross-media title about Tech, Style & Design. In December 2006 he added Brightlive, a Dutch future fest for digital lifestyle, creative design and innovative technology. In December 2007 Kneppers set up Bright.TV, an online video channel where Bright journalists post their video items about Tech, Style and Design. In May 2008 Oscar sold Bright to Dutch publisher NDC|VBK. Over the years Oscars companies won several awards. In 2006 Bright won the Dutch Bloggie for best starter. In 2007 Kneppers won the title ‘Most Innovative Publisher‘ at the National Publishers Congres. Rockstart was awarded ‘Best Investor’ at the Dutch Startup Awards 2012 & 2013.
    • Zsolt Gemesi (Accelerator)
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    • Deputy Director
    • Climate-KIC UK
    • http://www.climate-kic.org
    • An Iowa State University graduate, Zsolt holds advanced degrees in soil and environmental science and is a GIS expert. His research interest is water quality improvement through integrated watershed-level land management. He has been involved in Climate-KIC since 2008, shaping the regional innovation community of the consortium. Since 2011 Zsolt has worked at Imperial College, London, as the deputy director of the UK CLC. His past work experience includes academia, as well as the private and public sector.
    • Andrew Wordsworth (Accelerator)
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    • CEO
    • Sustainable Ventures
    • http://www.sustainableventures.co.uk
    • Andrew is Co-Founder and Chairman of E-Car Club which was recently sold to Europcar. E-Car is a competitively priced, wholly electric car club combining the increasingly established car club model with favourable trends in Electric Vehicle costs to deliver cost competitive, sustainable transport solutions to businesses and consumers. Andrew is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Sustainable Ventures Group, responsible for raising investment, developing partnerships and recruitment. Prior to launching the company, Andrew was Managing Director of Carbon Trust Enterprises limited (CTEL), where he conceived and led the execution of their innovative venture development business model. The CTEL team launched 10 low carbon ventures which secured over £200m of equity investment from blue chip investors (including HSBC EIF, Threadneedle Asset Management and Scottish & Southern) and the UK Government. With over 15 years’ experience in the energy and climate change sector – including roles within Esso, Bain & Co and ADL – Andrew is an experienced non-executive director having held fifteen private company board seats. Andrew holds a first-class MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the University Fox Prize.
    • Andreas Stubelius (Accelerator)
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    • Portfolio Manager
    • Swedish Energy Agency
    • http://www.energimyndigheten.se/en/
    • Andreas Stubelius is a Portfolio Manager at the Swedish Energy Agency. He is responsible for developing the Agency’s portfolio companies. The portfolio consists of more than 60 cleantech companies and Andreas has been involved in starting 15 of them. He has a long experience in seed funding and has been working within the energy sector for more than 10 years. Andreas holds an engineering degree in power electronics and also one in corporate finance. He has worked in various positions the last years and the last one in managing a project for the Swedish Government.
    • Emmi Kaipio (Accelerator)
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    • Project Manager
    • Nordic Innovation Accelerator
    • http://www.nordicinnovationaccelerator.com/
    • Emmi is project coordinator at LADEC’s (Lahti Region Development) strategic expertise team with focus on cleantech. The main responsibilities are related to the development of the Nordic cleantech venture platform. Emmi has been organizing the Cleantech Venture Day in Finland since 2012 and was in the founding team of the Nordic Innovation Accelerator (NIA). NIA is an open innovation platform for connecting startups and corporates for new business opportunities.
    • Nick Lyth (Angel)
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    • Director
    • Green Angel Syndicate
    • http://www.gasgat.com
    • Nick Lyth is co-founder and manager of Green Angel Syndicate (GAS), the first business angel syndicate in the UK to specialise in investments in energy and water sectors. He is responsible for finding and selecting the companies in which the syndicate invests, as well as business development for the syndicate. Prior to GAS, Nick founded, developed and managed International Resources and Recycling Institute, which specialised in applied research, working in European partnership projects exploring innovations in renewable energy, water management, sustainable transport, waste and recycling, and other areas of resource use. Nick has contributed to forums advising Scottish Government on water policy, and renewable energy policy; the Northern Irish Government – advising on the development of community renewable energy; has hosted presentations on renewable energy policy to the European Parliament in Brussels and has been invited to assess innovation competitions in the UK run by the Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK) and Scottish Government. He has also served on charitable Boards for the Big Issue Scotland, and Dundee Cyrenians, as well as many commercial Boards ranging from sectors as varied as Denholm Ship Management and Drambuie Liqueur Company. Nick is married, has three children and lives in Edinburgh.
    • Gerard Reid (Service Provider)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Alexa Capital
    • http://www.alexa-capital.com
    • Gerard Reid is a Founding Partner in Alexa Capital, which delivers corporate advisory, financing and asset management solutions across the energy, energy infrastructure and energy technology sectors. Gerard has spent the last decade working in equity research, fund management and corporate finance and has developed a strong reputation as a leading global expert in energy. He is also an author, blogger and monthly columnist for Biz Energy Today, the German energy industry publication. Prior to founding Alexa Capital, he was Managing Director and Head of European Cleantech Research at Jefferies & Co.
    • Thomas Grigoleit (Service Provider)
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    • Director Renewable Energies & Resources
    • Germany Trade & Invest
    • http://www.gtai.de/GTAI/Navigation/EN/Invest/Industries/energy-environment-resources.html
    • Thomas Grigoleit is Director of Renewable Energies & Resources at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. In this capacity, Berlin-based Grigoleit advises and assists companies seeking to enter the German market and to realize investment projects in Germany. Prior to GTAI, Grigoleit was Business Development Manager at the PV system integrator Suntechnics (part of the Conergy group), with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Thomas Grigoleit has also worked on various projects with the European Chamber of Commerce Taipei in Taiwan and with several consulting companies in Canada and China. Before he began his professional career, Grigoleit studied East Asian Economics, Chinese and International Marketing in Bonn and Bochum (Germany) as well as Chengdu (China).
    • Christina Schön (Service Provider)
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    • Senior Manager Investor Support
    • Germany Trade & Invest
    • http://www.gtai.de/GTAI/Navigation/EN/Invest/investment-guide.html
    • Christina Schön is Senior Manager in the field of Investor Support Services at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Christina, who is a trained lawyer, advises and assists companies seeking to enter the German market and to realize investment projects in Germany. Prior to her position at GTAI she worked in the legal sector in Sweden and in Germany.
    • Neil Foster (Service Provider)
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    • Partner
    • Baker Botts
    • http://www.bakerbotts.com
    • Neil Foster’s practice covers mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & private equity and corporate finance. In the cleantech and renewables sector, Neil has done corporate finance deals in electric motors (EVO Electric), electric cars (Tesla), recycling (2K Manufacturing), batteries (Oxis Energy), wind (Baryonyx) and solar (The Solar Cloth Company and G24 Innovations). Neil is experienced in complex cross-border transactions. This work is balanced between in-bound deals for large international corporates and deals for UK companies, where IP and/or technology are the key assets. Neil is a regular speaker at venture capital, technology, media, biotechnology and corporate finance events. He was a mentor to CEOs of emerging companies at the European Venture Academies in Copenhagen and London, concentrating on fund raising strategies and techniques. Neil is on the Advisory Committee for Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) magazine (2011 to date) and was a judge for GCV’s Annual Awards in 2011 and 2012. He was also the first lawyer internationally to be invited to join the Faculty for the Global Corporate Venturing Academy. Neil has been ranked as a Leading Individual by Chambers for Corporate/M&A every year since 2010.
    • Irene Maffini (Service Provider)
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    • Innovation Manager
    • Carbon Trust & INNEON
    • http://www.inneon.eu
    • Irene Maffini is an experienced environmental technology commercialisation and investment professional who has worked for a range of clients including the Department of Energy and Climate Change, General Electric, the World Bank, the European Commission, Verdantix and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In her current role at the Carbon Trust, Irene has provided incubation support to more than 40 clean technology ventures to help them grow and be successful and leads INNEON activities, a new network sponsored by the European Commission to grow investment in the eco-innovation sector in Europe. Irene has two Bachelor degrees with honours specialising in business and economics and Masters qualifications specialising in environmental technology from Imperial College (UK) and international business from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy) and Northeastern University (US).​
    • Tim Lafferty (Service Provider)
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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).
    • Alisa Murphy (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Life Size Media
    • http://www.lifesizemedia.com/
    • Alisa is the Founder and CEO of Life Size Media, one of the only communications agencies in Europe that chooses to work exclusively in cleantech. Over the last five years, Alisa and her team have delivered award-winning campaigns for some of the leading individuals, businesses, products and services in the sustainability sector. As a full service agency, Life Size Media’s work spans public relations, brand, design, marketing, digital and film. Alisa was previously the CEO of B9 Coal, a clean energy project development company that she developed into a key player in the CCS industry while leading an extensive public relations campaign to promote awareness of the technology and the key issues around de-carbonizing the power sector. She was also the Co-Founder of Life Slice Films, an independent film company producing documentary films to raise awareness of key social issues.
    • Dr. Thomas Rowlands-Rees (Service Provider)
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    • Director Energy Smart Technologies
    • Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    • http://about.bnef.com/
    • Tom Rowlands-Rees is responsible for managing the Energy Smart Technologies team at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which covers areas such as smart grid, energy storage and energy efficiency. His work in the role has included in-depth research on LED lighting, heat pumps, superconductors, electrochromic windows as well as analysis of the business models, financing structures and policies driving the deployment of those technologies. Prior to joining Bloomberg New Energy Finance Tom was completing his PhD in Physics at Oxford University.
    • Stephen Marcus (Service Provider)
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    • Director of Business Development
    • Cleantech Group
    • http://www.cleantech.com/
    • Stephen directs i3’s user base acquisition programs through targeted content marketing and business development initiatives. In his spare time, Stephen can be found cycling around the UK or playing jazz piano at a place near you. He holds a BSc in Economics from University College London and was placed on the Dean’s List for Academic Excellence.
    • Mike Mompi (Service Provider)
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    • Director of Early Growth Ventures
    • ClearlySo
    • http://www.clearlyso.com/
    • Mike Mompi is Director of Early Growth Ventures at ClearlySo, the UK’s leading Corporate Finance Advisory firm working with businesses that have a positive impact on society and the environment. Within this, Mike manages ClearlySo’s network of HNW impact investors, which includes the Clearly Social Angels, the UK’s largest and most active network of individuals and families investing with an impact. Mike invested in and led on the UK Business Angel Association Social Impact Investment Deal of the Year in 2015, and also led on the Impact Deal of the Year in 2013 and again in 2014. Mike currently sits on the European Business Angel Network’s (‘EBAN’) Impact Investment Committee (‘EIIC’) and has a background in banking, entrepreneurship, and social innovation. Mike is also Trustee at MyBnk and sits on the Boards of the University of California Trust, UK and MakeSense UK. He holds degrees in Economics and Communications from the University of California, Davis.
    • Matt Cooper (Service Provider)
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    • Commercial Director
    • Crowdcube
    • http://www.crowdcube.com/
    • Matt Cooper is Commercial Director for Crowdcube. He has 18 years’ expertise spanning the financial services and FMCG sectors among others, along with a passion for disrupting established industries through innovative products and services. Before joining Crowdcube Matt was Sales Director at MarketInvoice, another innovative FinTech business, and prior to that held a senior leadership role at the One brand where driving the commercial success of the business enabled the team to donate £10M to development projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Matt honed his sales management skills in business-to-business positions in agile, fast-growth organisations, an environment where he thrived on creating significant value. His early career centered on the City where he worked for a number of investment banks and financial institutions in market-making and middle office roles.
    • Oliver Koch (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Sonnenbatterie
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Sonnenbatterie
    • Oliver Koch joined Sonnenbatterie in 2014 and as the company’s Managing Director oversees the operations side of the business. Prior to joining Sonnenbatterie, Oliver was COO of Paramount Solar in California where he helped build the company until it was successfully sold to SolarCity in late 2013. Before making his mark in renewables, Oliver was working for Bertelsmann in the media and services industry where he held different management roles in international subsidiaries in Asia, North America and Australia. Oliver holds an MBA from the University of Münster in Germany and a Master of Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.
    • Dr. Felix Grolman (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • Grundgrün
    • http://www.grundgruen.de
    • Dr. Felix Grolman provides his long-term experience in the financial and structuring world to Grundgrün Energie. After degrees both in law and economics he worked in Sales & Trading at Morgan Stanley and then with Boston Consulting Group where he advised energy utilities and trading groups. Subsequently he has founded multiple companies in the realm of renewable energies. The growing importance of energy and power generation turned him into an active supporter of the renewable concept years ago. Having worked in the UK, Spain, Switzerland and China he thoroughly believes in the competitive edge of Germany in the energy sector and is excited to grow Grundgrün in his home market and beyond. His objective is to make renewable energy economically independent and profitable – a goal he wants to reach with Grundgrün as an integrated renewable energy utility.
    • Taavi Madiberk (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Skeleton Technologies
    • http://skeletontech.com
    • Taavi Madiberk is Co-Founder and CEO at Skeleton Technologies. His business development, sales and marketing and company management skills have been instrumental in setting up and driving growth. He has been the driving force for excellent customer traction, (the company counts as customers European Space Agency and several Tier 1 automotives), business strategy (leveraging the advantage in materials technology to energy storage cells and modules), product development and fundraising from venture capital, private equity and public sources in German, Estonian and EU level. Taavi brings knowledge from the IT, locomotive and NGO sectors from his prior experience to Skeleton Technologies. Among other Board positions he served as the youngest ever Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Estonian Railways (AS Eesti Raudtee), the national railway, from 2012-2014. He currently also serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of RKAS, an Estonian state-owned real estate company with over €400M of assets. Taavi studied law at the University of Tartu.
    • Annette Burgard (Startup)
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    • VP Marketing
    • Sefaira
    • http://sefaira.com
    • Annette Burgard is the VP of Marketing at Sefaira, a startup that is transforming the way buildings are designed by providing real-time performance feedback to architects and engineers during the early stages of building design. Annette is very passionate about reducing the amount of energy that is used by buildings. She joined Sefaira 4 years ago because she believes that technology can help us to make that happen. In her role, Annette is responsible for Sefaira’s global branding, communication and lead generation activities. Prior to joining Sefaira, Annette worked in the energy and real estate teams at Morgan Stanley. She holds a Diploma from WHU in Germany and an MBA from INSEAD.
    • Andreas Spiess (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Solarkiosk
    • http://solarkiosk.eu
    • Andreas Spiess works and lives as a lawyer and CEO of Solarkiosk AG in Berlin, Germany. The boutique law firm Spiess Schumacher Schmieg & Partner focuses on IP and media law, as well as venture capital and private equity transactions (M&A) in the field of renewable energy and developing markets. In 2008, Andreas Spiess and his Ethiopian partners established Solar23 in Addis Abeba, which is now one of the biggest solar system integrators in Ethiopia. In 2012, he co-founded Fosera Ethiopia which locally assembles and manufactures solar end customer products. In 2011, together with GRAFT architects and other investors, Andreas co-founded Solarkiosk.
    • Dr. Mich Hein (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Electrochaea
    • http://www.electrochaea.com
    • Mich Hein is the managing director of Electrochaea GmbH in Munich, Germany. He is also a founding member and managing partner of Focus First, a founding investor of Electrochaea and five other Companies in the energy, agriculture and water sectors. Mich brings more than 30 years of executive management experience in the biotechnology and life science arena. As an inventor, entrepreneur and executive, Mich brings broad experience to the partnership in technology development, financing and market alignment. Mich founded two companies, Epicyte Pharmaceutical (La Jolla, 1996-2002) and Heliose (Chicago 2007-2008), and served as CEO of Chromatin, Inc (Chicago 2002-2005) and Chief of staff of the Illinois Medical District (2008-2009) before founding Focus First with Vicki Gonzalez and Ted Briscoe in 2010. After starting his professional career as a research chemist with Monsanto and then PPG Industries in the early 80’s, he accepted an academic faculty appointment at The Scripps Research Institute (1989-1996). Mich’s academic research, funded by industry, NIH and DARPA, focused on mucosal immunology and plant based proteins for immune protection. At Scripps, Mich sponsored the first field trial of transgenic alfalfa in the US, and with 17 patents and 25 publications under his belt, he made the leap from academia to entrepreneur as the founder of Epicyte Pharmaceutical, Inc. He has raised more than $40 million in seed and venture funding, $20M in nondilutive grant support and $10M in sponsored R&D for his companies. Mich’s business development experience includes negotiated partnerships and licensing agreements with channel to market partners in the pharmaceutical, animal health, energy and agriculture markets, as well as numerous academic institutions and the NIH. Mich has assisted entrepreneurs in intellectual property development, regulatory strategy, business development and fund raising at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Technology Incubator, where he managed the incubator and the Chicago Technology Park, and as Executive in Residence at the University of Chicago’s Office of Technology and Intellectual Property. Mich currently serves on the Board and as an advisor of several early stage biotechnology companies in the Focus First Portfolio and is a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University. Mich Hein holds a BS degree from the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University, and both MS and PhD degrees in Plant Physiology from the University of Minnesota.
    • Boudewijn Mos (Startup)
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    • CCO
    • EcoChain
    • http://www.ecochain.com
    • Boudewijn is Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of EcoChain Technologies, a Dutch technology company with its roots in environmental sustainability, and more specifically Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Boudewijn has been a successful entrepreneur in other technology startups. At EcoChain, Boudewijn is responsible for the global roll out of EcoChain. He is driving EcoChain’s business development team and is responsible for optimizing EcoChain’s defined distribution mix. He leads the sales and distribution strategy through the direct sales teams, through the extensive partner network, and through EcoChain’s networking functionality. His goal? To have EcoChain as the leading sustainability ERP platform that fully integrates and maps all energy and resource flows throughout entire value chains. Why? EcoChain will pave the way for a full Circular Economy while reducing production costs by half.
    • Laurence Kemball-Cook (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Pavegen
    • http://www.pavegen.com
    • Laurence is the award-winning Founder and CEO of Pavegen Systems – an innovative clean technology company based in London. His technology instantly converts kinetic energy from footsteps into renewable off-grid electricity. Laurence graduated from Loughborough University with 1st Class Honours in Industrial Design and Technology. A strong believer of the impact of disruptive technologies, Laurence is a regular speaker at various high-profile events on technology and entrepreneurship, including 4 TED talks around the globe. Laurence generates significant international media interest with his charismatic nature, entrepreneurial savvy, and technical knowledge. Extensive press coverage includes; BBC Television News, CNN, The Times, Wall Street Journal, USA today, Wired, and The National Geographic. As noted in the Guardian, Laurence’s work is “shifting the perceptions of renewable energy”. Other speaking engagements include: UN’s +20 Climate Conference, Innovate UK, Natfed Leadership conference, Industry Disruptors Game Changers in Greece and the All-Energy Australia Conference as part of Australia’s Sustainability Week. His experience within public speaking extends to his ability to provide support, advice and constructive criticism on the entrepreneurial potential of other start-up companies – Laurence was a judge at Disrupt Start Up, as well as providing insight and advice at the Energy Harvesting Summit in Shanghai and being a panellist judge for the Shell LiveWIRE Hot 48, 2014. Furthermore, Laurence was the youngest delegate on the Trade Mission to China, as a member of the sustainability panel accompanying the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
    • Sara Bell (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Tempus Energy
    • http://www.tempusenergy.com
    • Sara Bell is the CEO of Tempus Energy, an electricity supplier and technology company. Tempus Energy launched a new electricity supply business to demonstrate how to reduce customer’s energy bills by moving their flexible electricity consumption to lower price periods using proprietary technology. Sara previously ran the UK Demand Response Association – an industry lobby group focused on ensuring development of appropriate policy frameworks for the UK to benefit from cost savings from increased demand flexibility. Sara is a member of the Strategic Advisory Council for Energy for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), sits on the advisory board of the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE). She is a Trustee of Sustainability First, a member of multiple Ofgem working groups, sits on the National Physical Laboratory Centre for Carbon Measurement Advisory Board, and is a former member of the Singapore Government Climate Change Committee R&D work group. Sara holds a Masters in Environmental Management and is a regular speaker at conferences and industry events.
    • Arthur Kay (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • bio-bean
    • http://www.bio-bean.com
    • Arthur Kay is​ ​an award-winning designer and entrepreneur, the Co-Founder and CEO of bio-bean, an award-winning green energy company that recycles waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. Arthur​ ​came up with the idea for bio-bean whilst studying architecture at The Bartlett, UCL, and in two years has raised several million in financing, built the world’s first coffee waste recycling factory and a team of twenty. He currently holds positions on a number of boards associated with social enterprise and green entrepreneurship and is a Fellow of W​IRED​, the RSA and IoD. In 2013, Shell named him ‘the UK’s most Innovative Entrepreneur,’ he was appointed as a ‘London Leader’ by Mayor Boris Johnson, in 2014 he became one of NESTA’s ‘New Radicals’ and was named ’25 under 25 most influential Londoners’ by the Evening Standard. He was named the youngest ever Guardian Sustainable Business Leader of the Year in 2015.​
    • Daniel Wiegand (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Lilium Aviation
    • http://www.lilium-aviation.com/
    • Daniel Wiegand is Co-Founder and CEO of Munich-based Lilium Aviation, that is developing the world’s first entirely electric vertical take-off and landing jet. The Lilium Jet opens up a new era in personal mobility. It takes off without the need of a runway, flies up to 450 km/h and has an all electric range of 500 km. It consumes half the energy of an electric car, needs virtually no infrastructure, emits zero CO2 or fine dust and is inaudible in cruising flight. The vision behind Lilium is to make electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft a consumer product in our every day life offering an unparalleled blend of speed, comfort and environmental friendliness. Daniel is a strong believer in a sustainable economy and considers using the transformational forces inherent in the market economy to be the most powerful tool for change. He follows the approach of offering sustainable products with higher customer value than traditional products to create fast and widespread adoption of green technologies. Having won several engineering and innovation awards he promotes a way of disruptive product development by not comparing to existing competition or technologies but to what is physically possible. Daniel studied Energy Technology and Economics at Technical University of Munich and Ludwig Maximilians Universität Freiburg.
    • Maximilian Lössl (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • agrilution
    • http://www.agrilution.com
    • Maximilian is a 26-year old entrepreneur and highly sought-after speaker on the potential of Vertical Farming to improve our malfunctioning global food system. While traveling the world and living in China, the EU and New Zealand, Max realized that Vertical Farming has to be part of the solution to solve our global challenges. He went on to found Agrilution and the Association for Vertical Farming e.V. (AVF). Agrilution is a German-based company active in Vertical Farming. Agrilution offers VF technologies, VF consultancy as well as products. The Association for Vertical Farming is an international non-profit network for companies, universities, cities, governmental institutions and professionals aiming to create more transparency, synergies and cooperation in the field of Vertical Farming to work towards sustainable food production for the future collaboratively.
    • Jan-Philipp Mai (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • JPM Silicon
    • http://www.jpmsilicon.com
    • Jan-Philipp is Founder and CEO of JPM Silicon, a high-tech startup providing equipment and services to the global silicon and solar silicon industry. With its cost breaking process for producing solar silicon, JPM Silicon promotes the expansion of solar energy around the globe. Jan-Philipp stared working in the field of silicon production back in 2001. He founded JPM Silicon in 2011 during his studies at the University of Braunschweig. He gained his diploma with honors in mechanical engineering in 2011. Currently he is a doctoral candidate as well with a focus on thermodynamics in silicon production. To his engineering skills he added multiple courses in economics and is going to receive his MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management from the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences this year. He is also Founder and CEO of the JPM Investment Group with a focus on high-tech startups and technologies in the metals and mining sector.
    • Frederic Hammel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ethera
    • http://www.ethera-labs.com
    • Frederic Hammel is CEO of Ethera, a cleantech startup developing and commercialising high-performance solutions for indoor air pollution. Before joining Ethera to reinforce its development, Frederic has been CEO of several technology companies, successfully bringing innovative products and services to the market. Frederic started his career in industrial groups in the Pharmaceutical and the medical device sectors.
    • Francois-Xavier Cordier (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Leko Homes
    • http://www.lekohomes.com
    • Francois is Co-Founder and CEO of the French startup Leko Homes. The goal of Leko is to bring smart green homes to the mass market by making them affordable. Leko works in partnership with some of the best architects in the world to design fantastic healthy, ultra-efficient and conscious homes. In 2008, Francois abandoned business school studies in order to learn all about wooden houses. He began a European road trip which made him travel from Slovenia to UK through Austria to discover the most innovative and exiting solutions. In 2010, thanks to Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs he left for Germany to find out more about passive houses. A year later he worked in Belgium with a builder to industrialise and standardize advanced component buildings to save cost and time on site. This standardisation process led to Luxembourg on a development program focusing on super efficient homes. Then he went to Paris as partner of one of the pioneer architecture offices in low energy houses. He came back from all these different experiences with one conclusion: it was time for a radical change. Time for a vertical integration like in the automotive industry where designers, architects and technicians work together to take the building sector into the smart green future. Leko was born. Francois graduated with two degrees, one in engineering sciences and another one in timber construction.
    • Mo El-Fatatry (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Masar
    • http://masar.io
    • Mo is the award-winning, Finnish-Egyptian serial entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Masar, a smart energy company primarily focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. The company was selected as one of the top 10 smart energy startups of 2015 by Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator and is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Prior to launching Masar, Mo was Founder and Chief Disruptor at Dixrupt, a company that specializes in identifying market opportunities ready for disruption, and launching products or services that accelerate their ongoing transformation. The company has successfully served over 20 prestigious organizations such as the Royal Bank of Canada (Wealth Management), Deloitte (Social Impact), JCI (Growth Entrepreneurship); and has contributed its thought leadership to various international publications and conferences. Mo started his entrepreneurial career as the Founder and CEO of Muxlim, which became the world’s largest Muslim lifestyle network reaching millions of users in 190 countries. During his work at Muxlim, he was the first immigrant to receive the President of Finland’s Internationalization Award by President Halonen and was among 200 business leaders recognized by President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. He was also named by Georgetown University and the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center among the world’s 500 Most Influential Muslims three years in a row, by Arabian Business Magazine among the world’s 500 Most Powerful Arabs, by Chief Executive Magazine among their Leaders of Tomorrow and has accompanied President Ahtisaari as a speaker at the Nobel Peace Forum.
    • Jaska Harm (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Maxbiogas
    • http://www.maxbiogas.com
    • Jaska H. Harm is the CFO of maxbiogas GmbH, a biotech energy startup based in the region Berlin-Brandenburg. With its pre-treatment-process maxbiogas offers an unique state-of-the-art solution to separate efficiently lignin and cellulose from plant residues. At maxbiogas Jaska is in charge of business development, financials and fundraising. Prior to this he has been an advisor in the international real estate and energy industry for almost 20 years. Among other he has founded and managed a district heat supplier and has been advising German and US based open and closed end funds as well as international family offices in all kind of phases in the life cycle of an investment. He holds a Masters Degree in Business from the University of Saarland in Southern Germany and speaks fluently German, Finnish, English, and some Swedish.
    • Dr. Hannes Agabus (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Ubik Solutions
    • http://www.ubiksolutions.eu
    • Hannes received his PhD in Power Engineering from Tallinn University of Technology where his thesis work concentrated on large-scale wind energy integration into the power system considering uncertainty information. Prior to focusing solely on Ubik Solutions, Hannes worked several years as a CEO of Marble Invest, a private fund focused on renewable energy related technologies, products and services. Before that he worked many yeas as a Development Manager for Nelja Energia AS, a major renewable energy developer in Baltics. His job tasks where to study new opportunities and launch business activities for the company. He has launched and run several R&D activities in the field of energy systems, participated as a mentor for new businesses and business development. He has been closely involved with different considerable developments in the Estonian energy sector, working for transmission system operator, helping to blueprint state development plans and drawing up different standards.
    • Jonas Bohman (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Mindconnect
    • http://mindconnect.se
    • Jonas Bohman is the CEO of Mindconnect, a company that enables professional fleets to operate more efficiently in urban traffic, thereby reducing the negative impact of transports in cities. Jonas founded Mindconnect in 2011, with the conviction that it should be possible to make more informed real-time decisions in urban traffic based on the actual and predicted traffic situation. Today, Jonas runs a team of seven, providing innovative services to transport and logistics companies based on Mindconnect’s proprietary location-based-services (LBS) platform. Before starting his own venture, Jonas worked within the aerospace and off-shore seismic industries. This has given him experience of research and development projects as well as practical experience of working with positioning solutions and operating real-time systems. Moreover, as an investor Jonas has participated in the establishment of a growth company, as well as in financing processes. Jonas holds a MSc in Space Engineering from Umeå University, Sweden.
    • Peter Nobel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • HeatCore
    • http://heatcore.se
    • Peter Nobel is the CEO and Co-Founder of HeatCore AB. Peter has a MSc in Material Science and Engineering and Business Administration. Peter has a track record of over 25 years positioning companies for success and market share growth in diverse industrial markets, with a long experience of holding executive positions in sales and marketing, R&D and manufacturing functions at SWEP International and Alfa Laval. He has significant expertise in successfully introducing and navigating long sales cycles for similar products (plate heat exchanger) to the HeatCore products for the global HVAC sectors in Europe, China, Japan, North America and India.
    • Patrice Guillouzic (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Advizzo
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Advizzo
    • Patrice Guillouzic is a Co-Founder and CEO of Advizzo, the end customers engagement and water conservation platform for utilities. He has 15 years of experience in Enterprise Software. He spent 10 years at Oracle in various positions, focusing on the utilities area, managing a sales team across Europe and Middle East. Prior to Advizzo, he was at Opower as VP of Sales during 2 years and, with his team, he opened up new markets such as Eastern Europe, Spain and Portugal with tier1 utilities. He holds an MBA from IMD Lausanne.
    • Markku Makkonen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Fourdeg
    • http://www.fourdeg.com
    • Markku is Co-Founder and CEO of the Finnish startup Fourdeg. Fourdeg is a smart heating company – winner of Arctic15 pitching competition. Fourdeg makes indoor temperature more accurate and comfortable and at the same time reduces the need of heating energy by 10-30%. The load balancing features reduce the peak loads of a district heating network. Technically Fourdeg is an IoT and big data cloud software company. Previous to Fourdeg Markku had an epic 20-year career with consumer business and telecom networks business. After graduating from University of Oulu, Finland, Markku’s career started with analog IC design. The long stint with telecoms started in the early 1990s with transmission products. Then after some years of R&D Markku started to manage programs which climaxed in managing the system programs for global success of Nokia GSM base stations. Markku lead Nokia 2G/3G mobile transmission business for five years 2000-2004 and continued to run global business development programs for mobile data solutions. Final phase with Nokia was the fashion and lifestyle making Nokia consumer business development programs with entertainment products until 2012. Markku has done business in all continents excluding the Antarktis. Markku’s comfort zone is to create business from ideas with lead customers and collaborators. And then deliver the promise. Now the passion and mission is to create a sizeable cleantech business.
    • Heikki Waris (Startup)
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    • COO
    • PiggyBaggy
    • http://piggybaggy.com/en/
    • Heikki Waris is COO and Co-Founder of PiggyBaggy. PiggyBaggy is a social delivery service where local community members help each other in transporting everyday items such as groceries or online parcels. Due to its complementary design the service has attracted interest from logistics companies and from the two largest retail chains in Finland, and is going to be launched as the delivery solution for a Scandinavian online grocery retailer. PiggyBaggy has also been elevated by several public authorities in Finland as an example of a solution that is aligned with their multi-faceted political objectives, and has been nominated as a finalist for The Nordic Council’s Nature and Environment Prize. Heikki is responsible for the PiggyBaggy strategy of building win-win partnerships with incumbents in the transport and retail sectors as well as public authorities in order to achieve faster growth and a wider impact. Prior to PiggyBaggy he had a long career at Nokia, where he together with the co-founder and CEO Harri Paloheimo proposed to invest in crowdsourced transport as a sustainable strategic growth opportunity. However, that opportunity was subsequently realized by Uber. PiggyBaggy is now intent on being in the lead of the second wave of crowdsourced transport solutions, where the new methods are designed in collaboration with and complementary to the existing services of the large partner organizations.
    • Alar Vörk (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Cityntel
    • http://www.cityntel.com
    • Alar is Co-founder and CEO of Cityntel, a developer of next generation intelligent wireless devices for smart cities. Our first commercial product is a wireless smart street light control solution where individual street lights are location, time and context aware and can independently operate based on local conditions. During the past year we have successfully started market cooperation with different partners in Estonia, Finland, Germany and Denmark leading to a number of commercial pilot installations in those countries. Alar has more than 20 years of International Sales and Business Development experiense. During that time he has lead to success a number of companies as an entepreneur and also as an employee.
    • James Johnston (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Open Utility
    • http://www.openutility.com
    • James is Co-Founder and CEO of Open Utility, the world’s first marketplace for small-scale renewable generators. James spent 3 years researching how to apply disruptive technologies in the energy sector as part of 3 years PhD research in systems engineering. James also has 2 years experience working in engineering and innovation roles at Arup. Since January 2013, James has been working on Open Utility with the aim of creating an electricity marketplace for the half-million small-scale renewable producers in the UK.
    • Sam Gill (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • ET Index
    • http://etindex.com
    • Sam Gill is an environmental entrepreneur whose vision is to change the way money is invested in companies. After starting his career at Google, Sam decided to combine his passion for entrepreneurship with his immediate concern for the climate crisis. Taking the spirit embodied by Google – that by bringing together smart, motivated people, anything is possible – Sam began developing the Environmental Tracking concept. Since 2010 Sam has led the Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), a not-for-profit research body to become the first and only organisation in the world to produce an annual series of public Carbon Rankings, scoring the world’s largest listed companies by their greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure. These Environmental Tracking Carbon Rankings are designed to pave the way for a series of stock market indexes, based on the rankings, which redirect capital away from the most polluting companies towards the cleanest, most efficient. In 2014 with support from the Climate-KIC accelerator programme, he founded ET Index which is designed to commercialise and develop the Environmental Tracking Index Series, with a view to making it available to investors later in the year. Sam is author of Environmental Tracking 3.0, serves on the Board of a human rights NGO, and mentors several startups.
    • Greg FitzGerald (Startup)
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    • Chief Product Officer
    • Carbon Analytics
    • http://www.co2analytics.com/
    • Greg FitzGerald is a Co-Founder and Head of Product Development at Carbon Analytics, where he makes it as easy as possible for companies to measure and improve their environmental performance. He is an entrepreneur with a passion for using technology for good to address the world’s most complicated challenges. Prior to jumping into entrepreneurship, Greg was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, advising clients on Information Management & Analytics Technologies. He holds his MBA from the University of Oxford, and Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
    • Sam Cockerill (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Libertine
    • http://www.libertine.co.uk
    • Libertine makes high performance electrical machines and free piston devices for linear motion and decentralised power generation applications. The first industrial applications are linear actuators, pumps and biogas heat-to-power systems in the UK and EU. Libertine licenses its IP to industrial OEMs and other application developers who can develop products that make use of Libertine’s technology and bring these products to market. Sam has over 20 years experience in automotive engineering, consumer product development and strategy consulting roles. Prior to joining Libertine full time in 2013, Sam was Business Development Director at Ensus from 2008 to 2013 and a strategy consultant at Bain and Company in London from 2001 to 2008. He is a chartered mechanical engineer holding a first class Masters degree from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.
    • Mathew Holloway (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Q-Bot
    • http://q-bot.co
    • Mathew is CEO of Q-Bot where he leads the development and commercialisation of innovative robotics technologies for the construction industry. Q-Bot combines robotics with one of the most pressing needs; upgrading our existing buildings to make them more comfortable, reduce cold draughts and improve energy efficiency. In doing so Q-Bot turns difficult, dirty and disruptive jobs into cost effective and efficient processes, to create a real, scalable and cost effective solution to meeting targets for CO2 reduction and affordable warmth. Mathew has 8 years previous experience as a founder of two previous high tech start-ups where he has turned his ideas into desirable products and in turn seen them generate 7 and 8 figure turnovers. He was educated at Bath University (MEng 1st Class Honours), Imperial College and The Royal College of Art in Engineering and Design (Joint Masters, MA & MSc). His technical background includes electrical and mechanical engineering, innovation mechanisms, intellectual property, industrial design, controls and programming (vision, analytics and interfaces).
    • Dr. Christian Chudoba (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Lumenaza
    • http://www.lumenaza.de
    • Christian Chudoba is the CEO of Lumenaza. He has held leading roles in business management, strategy, business development and marketing for 15 years. For a corporate company he developed a new business concept for mobile applications and led the implementation from a small internal startup to a sizable new business area. Christian holds a PhD in Physics and worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) prior to moving to the software business.
    • Mike Mathias (Startup)
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    • Partnership Director
    • Upside Energy
    • http://upsideenergy.co.uk
    • Mike Mathias has recently joined Upside as their Partnership Director. Upside pays people to not use energy and is building a cloud service to aggregate energy stored in devices on domestic and small business sites and hence use this energy to provide balancing services to the grid. Mike brings a wealth of experience to Upside and has been an executive at leading organisations for over 30 years. He has an unparalleled track record of achieving ambitious targets. He is a business leader and general manager with an outstanding track record in growing and managing businesses in the information technology and management consulting fields including Sapient, Anderson Consulting and more recently, Tata Consulting Services where he was their Head of Consulting for Europe. He has built very successful businesses and held P&L responsibility for firms in the UK and Europe. Mike studied at Warwick University and holds an Economics and International Studies BA Honours degree.
    • Chris Holden (Startup)
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    • Head of Design
    • Loowatt
    • http://loowatt.com
    • Chris Holden is the Head of Design at Loowatt. He is an industrial design engineer with extensive experience in the commercial sector, designing innovative products and interfaces to meet the needs of users across the globe for companies as wide ranging as Unilever and QinetiQ. At Loowatt, Chris’s focus is on design and user experience for every aspect of the waste-to-energy system. A skilled analytical thinker, Chris utilises a research-based design methodology to understand complex scenarios that apply to both the individual and system levels of the sanitation business.
    • Mikko Kärkkäinen (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Canatu
    • http://www.canatu.com
    • Mikko Kärkkäinen is the Chief Financial Officer for Canatu. Canatu is a leading developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive films and touch sensors for an entirely new class of touch applications. Canatu’s transparent conductive films and touch sensors are based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial (Carbon NanoBud), and a new, sustainable single-step manufacturing process combining aerosol synthesis of CNB material and Roll-to-Roll deposition by Direct Dry Printing. Mr. Kärkkäinen joined Canatu in 2008 from Helsinki School of Creative Entrepreneurship after helping secure angel funding for the company in 2007. Earlier he has held various business development positions for a range of high-tech teams. He was the co-founder for a smart socket company Widsen later acquired by Asema. In early 2000s Mr. Kärkkäinen also worked in Nokia External Venturing developing and analysing the external venture deal flow.
      Currently Mikko Kärkkäinen serves among other board and advisory board positions in the board of Helsingin kaupungin Palvelut Oy, a 1400 employee integrated Service Company. Mikko holds a MSc degree and a dash of PhD studies from the Aalto School of Economics.
    • Robert Strods (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Hygen
    • Robert is Co-Founder and CEO of HYGEN, a company with a novel gas compression technology for home-based compressed natural gas refueling stations for bi-fuel vehicles. The home refueling solution is the missing link for widespread compressed natural gas distribution. HYGEN is making compressed natural gas home refueling disruptively inexpensive and convenient. Recently, Robert has raised €2.8M in order to finalize the design, certify the product and conduct the pilot projects in early 2017. He also serves as a member in the European Standardization Committee Nr.326, WG6, which is developing new harmonized standards for compressed natural gas home refueling appliances. During his career in consultancy and investment banking Robert has acquired more than €40M in EU funding for private companies and public entities.
    • Asher Bennett (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Tevva Motors
    • http://www.tevva.com/
    • An experienced entrepreneur with more than 18 years of experience in electric vehicles, devising and implementing high value-added technology solutions. Currently Founder and CEO of Tevva Motors, a UK based company supplying range-extended electric trucks, an advanced low emission and low cost of ownership solution to logistical companies, chain stores etc. The company is addressing the medium-duty (GVW 7.5T) urban back-to-base truck market – a £4.5 billion, 150,000 unit market in the EU alone. Co-founded Evida, a provider of energy solutions for the EV market; an online construction management software company; and Cyota, an online anti-fraud software company, which was sold for $145M. Asher is a former submarine naval officer, and graduated first in class from the Israeli Naval Academy and has an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.
    • Victor Splittgerber (Startup)
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    • CTO
    • Green City Solutions
    • http://www.mygcs.de
    • Victor Splittgerber is Co-Founder and CTO of Green City Solutions. He has studied mechanical engineering, focusing agricultural systems and work process planning. He gathered professional experience as project manager and university lecturer. Having worked at home and abroad, he recognized the need for improving the air quality in hotspot areas by urban elements. Thus he founded Green City Solutions to provide clean air in a profitable way. The other founders are Dénes Honus, Peter Sänger und Zhengliang Wu. Green City Solutions was incorporated on the 25th March of 2014 and according to the Climate-KIC Venture Competition Europe it is one of the four best cleantech startups in Europe. The unique combination of expertise from architecture, informatics, engineering and horticulture enables the startup to develop sustainable solutions which, with the help of plants, can target and reduce air pollution, especially by fine dust or nitrous oxides. The first product is the CityTree which is able to display information via writings, pictures or QR-Code.
    • Petter Karal (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Seatower
    • http://seatower.com/
    • Petter Karal is Co-Founder and CEO of Seatower AS, a European company specializing in foundations for offshore wind. He holds an MSc in Economics from NHH in Bergen, an EU Masters in Business (CEMS), and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Before Seatower, Karal co-founded and built several technology-based businesses, including offshore oil & gas company Anchor Contracting. Karal has previously served as EVP of Findexa, Business Unit Manager at Eniro, and as top management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
    • Yuliya Rogachevska (Startup)
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    • Head Investor Relations
    • Nomadic Power
    • http://nomadicpower.de
    • Yuliya Rogachevska is Head Investor Relations at Nomadic Power. Yuliya Rogachevska holds a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Yuliya is an experienced communication and project manager of R&D projects both on national and international level.
    • Bram Geenen (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Wevolver
    • http://www.wevolver.com
    • Bram is a product designer who has been working on the forefront of 3D printing and who co-founded Wevolver, a platform where communities collaborate on open source hardware, such as robots and drones. After graduating in product design in 2009 Bram started a design studio. The studio applied advanced technologies to make better and more sustainable products. The studio’s approach was collaborating with field experts from multiple disciplines such as scientists, engineers and craftsmen.
      The resulting work included extremely lightweight 3D printed furniture and the development of sustainable mass-production techniques. Out of Bram’s frustration not being able to share his gathered learnings openly, and thus allowing for more people to participate in the collaborative design process, he started Wevolver. At the Wevolver webplatform all information to build technology such as robotics, 3D printers and drones is being shared by their creators with a community of makers and tinkerers. Wevolver’s mission is to provide everyone access to the knowledge necessary for creating tanglible products. This democratizes the development of hardware technology, just as software development has been democratized by the open source software movement.
    • Sam Manaberi (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Trine
    • http://www.jointrine.com
    • Sam Manaberi is the Founder and CEO of TRINE, an energy fin-tech startup incubated at Chalmers Innovation in Sweden. The crowdinvesting platform connects western capital with solar energy projects in emerging nations. Sam was previously Director at Bosch Solar Energy North America that launched a $100 million solar financing program. Sam holds double degrees in Engineering and Business and speaks 4 languages fluently. He has spent his professional life in leadership roles in Sweden, Germany, France and USA.
    • Jan Bergland (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • ECT Power
    • http://www.ectpower.se
    • Jan Bergland is Co-Founder and CEO of ECT Power AB, a Swedish company providing a new generation of systems that generate, CO2 free, electricity from hot waste water. Jan has worked as consultant for companies in the automotive, aerospace and telecom industries. A driving force has been to improve internal company processes from design and production to market and sales. Around 2000 he worked some years with international software sales. The last ten years Jan has founded and built companies in different branches. He is a member of the inventor association in Sweden, as a business oriented mentor. He has a master in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture from Chalmers University in Sweden.
    • Adam Fjaestad (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Soletaer
    • http://soletaer.com
    • Adam Fjaestad is CEO of Soletaer, a Swedish startup that gives you 2 out of 3 showers for free with the help of a patented technology that combines solar and aerothermal energy. Prior to that, Adam held various management roles in R&D and Product Management at Swegon, Danfoss Heat Pumps, e2 Home, AB Electrolux and Utvecklings Design. Adam holds a Master of Design in Industrial Design Engineering from Royal College of Art, London and a Master of Science in Machine Design from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
    • James Byrne (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • CoControl
    • http://www.cocontrol.co.uk
    • James is Founder of CoControl having successfully built several companies in the energy efficiency and social housing market over the last 5 years. James is an equity partner and venture director at Sustainable Venture Development Partners responsible for capacity building and development across the portfolio. He advises The Mayor of London as a Commissioner on the London Sustainable Development Commission and was also named a Future Leader by the UK Green Building Council. James holds an MSc from the University of Warwick and a BSc from the University of Leeds.
    • Shulli Clinton-Davis (Startup)
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    • Account Manager
    • Desolenator
    • http://desolenator.com
    • Shull Clinton-Davis is building Desolenator’s unique channel strategy; closing deals and building partnerships globally from Cyprus and India to California and Chile. Shulli holds a BSc in Biological Sciences.
    • Hjalmar Nilsonne (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Watty
    • http://watty.se
    • Hjalmar Nilsonne is the CEO of energy data company Watty. He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering with a specialisation in energy systems. He has been involved in commercialising cleantech technologies for the past five years, initially in the solar industry and more recently in the energy data area. Watty is a market leader in the emerging field of disaggregation and was the winner of Niclas Zennström’s (Founder of Skype) Green Mentorship Award 2014.
    • 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 Europe’s leading smart green innovation conference for startups, VCs and corporates. We focus on smart green energy, mobility and buildings – the 3 pillars of the Energiewende. We love smart, green and lean startups that make and sell intelligent and resource efficient products in a capital efficient way. We promote the best startups from seed investment until exit. Ecosummit Market is the open platform for smart green startups to support fundraising, recruiting and business development. Since 2010, Jan organised 9 international conferences in Berlin (6), London (2) and Düsseldorf (1). 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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