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    Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups, investors and corporates in Europe. Ecosummit Amsterdam 2016 takes place on 7 July 2016 at Rockstart, Herengracht 182, 1016 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As of today, 47 speakers including 34 startups are confirmed. Please contact us if you are interested in pitching or sponsoring. Get your tickets now and join us. 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 Berlin, ECO15 London, ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 London, ECO13 Berlin, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

     

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    • Leonie Baneke (Corporate VC)
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    • Manager Corporate Venturing
    • Eneco Innovation & Ventures
    • http://www.eneco.com/about-us/innovation/
    • Leonie Baneke is Manager Corporate Venturing at Eneco Innovation & Ventures. This team of around 50 FTE is responsible for the development and growth of Eneco’s (a leading Dutch utility) innovative business models and services, both internal and external. Leonie is responsible for identifying, structuring and managing investments in innovative companies, whereby the starting principle is to structure meaningful partnerships and commercial deals in parallel with such investments. Main focus is on domains such as smart homes, smart buildings, solar & storage, mobility, smart outdoor and smart grid & flexibility. Before joining Eneco, Leonie worked in mergers & acquisitions, advising companies and investors in a variety of sectors on acquisitions, divestments, financial restructuring and strategic topics.
    • Robert Linck (Corporate VC)
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    • CFO
    • Shell Technology Ventures
    • http://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/innovating-together/shell-technology-ventures.html
    • Robert has worked with young and old technology companies for close to 20 years: in his current role as CFO of Shell Technology Ventures, while working in the Corporate M&A department of both Philips Electronics and Royal Dutch Shell, as CFO of mobile internet startup Atobe Mobile Solutions (WAPMagic), as partner in a M&A and restructuring boutique, as Co-Founder of game developer Lunagames, on company boards like ProwebCE and Yourenergy, and as consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). He holds a Master degree in business economics from the Erasmus of University and an Executive Master in Finance and Control from the Free University of Amsterdam.
    • 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. 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.
    • Nicolas Chaudron (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Idinvest Partners
    • http://www.idinvest.com/en
    • Nicolas Chaudron is a Partner in the Venture Capital team, where he leads Idinvest’s investments in cleantech. In 2011, he launched Electranova Capital, a cleantech venture capital fund sponsored by EDF. Nicolas led Idinvest Partners’ investments in several companies including Nenuphar (vertical axis offshore wind turbines), Seatower (foundations for offshore wind turbines), Forsee Power Solutions (energy storage), Sunfire (high temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers), Leosphere (instruments for wind measurement and aerosol characterization) and Techniwood (which makes Panobloc, an innovative building material). Nicolas is a member of the strategy committee of the Cleantech Group and a founder of the Club Cleantech AFIC (French Private Equity Association), a platform designed to promote the cleantech ecosystem in France. Prior to that, Nicolas focused mainly on the IT and electronics sectors and led Idinvest Partners’ investments in Soamai (sold to ASG), Alchimer, Median Technologies (IPO), Alchimedics (sold to Sinomed) and Telemarket (sold to Système U). Between 2001 and 2005, Nicolas was also on the board of several innovative companies, including two of France’s cleantech pioneers: Siriatech and Vizelia. Before joining Idinvest Partners in 2001, Nicolas started his career in private equity at Europatweb, the internet investment company founded by Bernard Arnault. In addition to his involvement in the operational launch of Europatweb, he participated in various investments and led the one in Webhelp (LBO exit in 2007). Nicolas is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (France) and of Peking University (China). He holds a postgraduate degree in mathematics from Paris VI University, an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs, and an MBA from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), where he was a Palmer Scholar.
    • 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.
    • Rafael Koene (VC)
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    • Senior Investment Manager
    • SET Ventures
    • http://www.setventures.com
    • Rafael initiated the founding of SET Ventures in 2007 and joined SET as a Senior Investment Manager in January 2016. His responsibilities are originating and executing investments and serving on the Boards of portfolio companies. Between 2008 and 2015 Rafael led the Participations & Corporate Venturing unit of RWE/Essent. During this role Rafael held board positions at 10 companies and funds with a total aggregated turnover of €1 billion in the BeNeLux region. The activities of these companies varied from gas and coal fired assets to wind, nuclear, gas field exploration, heat network assets and LNG storage. In 2006, Rafael founded the Essent Corporate Venturing unit and proceeded to lead this unit committing €45 million in (mainly) VC funds, with some direct investments in sustainable energy technology companies. As part of this role he initiated the founding of SET Fund I in 2007 and represented the cornerstone LP in SET Fund I and II until 2015. Prior to founding the corporate venturing unit Rafael worked in the Essent M&A division and was responsible for the sale of Kabelcom (@home) to PE buyers for €2.6 billion. This followed 5 years of senior positions in corporate Strategy and M&A for KPN and Heijmans. During his work at KPN Rafael invested in and later exited several smaller internet service providers and technology companies, he was also responsible for the sale of Pannon Hungary, a mobile operator. During his time in M&A Rafael successfully led the execution and closing of over 30 deals as a senior professional in corporate M&A. Rafael started his career in Investment Banking for Paribas, at first as an Associate in Corporate Finance and later as an Investment Manager for Private Equity, where he invested in 2 very successful internet technology companies: Bibit and InterXion. After leaving RWE Rafael has been active as CEO of a medical technology spin-out from the Amsterdam Academic Hospital VUmc’s brain research department. He has also been active as independent consultant and initiated and co-founded a smart home startup during 2015. Rafael holds a master degree in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), The Netherlands.
    • Jeroen van Doornik (VC)
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    • Investment Manager
    • StartGreen Capital
    • http://www.startgreen.nl/en/
    • Jeroen is an experienced VC on both sides of the table. Currently Jeroen is investing at StartGreen Capital in early stage and growth companies in the areas of renewable energy, mobility, resource efficiency, IoT and energy storage. Earlier in his career Jeroen was a Consultant for Accenture and Founder of Europe’s leading riding school. Jeroen received his MSc from Leiden University and is Entrepreneurial Finance guest lecturer at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
    • Alexander van der Have (Impact VC)
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    • Investment Manager
    • DOEN Foundation
    • http://www.doen.nl/web/projects/Equity.htm
    • As Investment Manager of DOEN Ventures (DOEN Participaties BV), Alexander has profound insight in the world of impact investing. His background is in private equity investments. Alex’s career started in the legal sector, when working in the M&A department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Later he moved to financial sector early 2010 where he worked on sustainable investment strategies in Robeco’s Responsible Private Equity support team. Since 2011 Alexander is responsible for part of DOEN’s equity investments. As such, he combines experience from both his background at corporate settings and more impact driven environments. He therefore understands the multiple angles, opportunities and challenges of sustainability as a business driver. Alexander holds a Master of Business Administration from the IE Business School in Madrid, a Master in Corporate & Commercial Law from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and is a fully qualified lawyer in the Netherlands.
    • Oscar Kneppers (Accelerator)
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    • CEO
    • Rockstart
    • http://www.rockstart.com
    • Oscar Kneppers is Founder and CEO of Rockstart and considered a successful serial entrepreneur and a celebrated internet publisher, launching several cross-media brands since 1998 – all focused on new media and technology. After selling his media businesses in 2002 and 2008, Oscar founded Rockstart in 2011. Oscar started his career with the Dutch publisher IDG (1991). At IDG he created the first Dutch internet magazine Net Magazine (1994) and a successful technology channel Webwereld (1995). In 1998 Oscar started his first business and launched Emerce, a magazine and website on e-business, marketing and technology. Emerce – sold in 2002 – is still considered the most prominent internet and e-commerce media brand in the Netherlands. In 2005 Kneppers launched Bright, a cross-media title for digital lifestyle, creative design and innovative technology. In December 2007 Kneppers launched Bright.TV, an online video channel on Tech, Style and Design. In May 2008 Oscar sold Bright to Dutch publisher NDC|VBK. Over the years Oscar’s 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 Congress. Rockstart was awarded Best Investor at the Dutch Startup Awards 2012 & 2013. Oscar is married, has two children and lives in Amsterdam. Oscar is a licensed Level-1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher and teaches 3 classes a week, among which Startup Yoga on thursdays at Rockstart.
    • Dr. Freerk Bisschop (Accelerator)
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    • Program Director Smart Energy
    • Rockstart
    • http://www.rockstart.com/accelerator/smart-energy/
    • Freerk Bisschop has been engaged in building innovations and enabling growth in sustainable energy since the 1980s. In material science, utility strategy and business development, corporate and government consultancy, green electricity entrepreneurship, rapid international scaling, business restructuring, private equity and project financing, informal investment, crowdfunding and community initiatives. Freerk is now Program Director Smart Energy Accelerator at Rockstart.
    • Dr. Philipp Bouteiller (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Berlin TXL
    • http://www.berlintxl.de/en.html
    • Philipp studied in Berlin and London where he received a PhD in International Management and Social Psychology from London School of Economics. He worked as a senior consultant for McKinsey & Company, then as an IT entrepreneur and independent strategy adviser. Since April 2012, Philipp is the CEO of Tegel Projekt and aims at creating the Urban Tech Republic Berlin TXL at the airport Tegel. His main competence areas are high-tech and innovation management, infrastructures, mobility and renewable energy.
    • Emma Murphy (Service Provider)
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    • Head of Films
    • Life Size Media
    • http://www.lifesizemedia.com/
    • Emma runs the film department for Life Size Media, one of the only communications agencies in Europe working exclusively in cleantech. The film team at Life Size Media produce visually arresting films that get to the heart of sustainable innovations. Emma is a communications and startup business expert. With a background in Natural Sciences, she has eight years experience developing disruptive sustainable businesses and running successful campaigns. After co-founding Life Size Media in 2010, Emma helped build a specialist team delivering award-winning campaigns for leading individuals, businesses, products and services in the sustainability sector. As a full service agency, Life Size Media’s work spans public relations, branding, design, marketing, digital and film.
    • 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 and impact conference for startups, investors and corporates in Berlin, Amsterdam and London. 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 early and late stage startups during their entire lifecycle 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 11 smart green innovation conferences in Berlin (7), London (3) and Düsseldorf (1). He advises smart green startups, investors and corporates on open innovation, strategy, co-investing and marketing. 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.
    • Joris Jonker (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Quby
    • http://www.quby.com/
    • At the age of 10, Quby’s Co-Founder Joris drove his bike through the streets of a little village near the shores of the North Sea to find wires and power parts of thrown-away household appliances. He used them to build a (remote) control panel for all electric devices in his parental home. This tinkering in his youth led founders Joris and Arjen to start Home Automation Europe in 2004 in the heart of Amsterdam. He has more than 20 years of experience in international B2B business development in the telecom and IT industry. Today, Quby is significantly smartening the homes of more than 250.000 households with its smart thermostat, sold through the biggest energy companies in Europe. Joris recently moved from Amsterdam back to his hometown where he lives with his wife and two kids. When not at Quby, he’s working on converting his 100 years old home into an energy neutral one. He commutes to Amsterdam by train, or with a solar charged Tesla.
    • Roebyem Anders (Startup)
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    • VP Global Brand
    • Sungevity
    • http://www.sungevity.com/
    • Roebyem Anders had been working in the field of sustainability before the term was invented. She worked on clean energy at the VI/Institute for Environmental Science in The Netherlands, the Environment Department at the World Bank, the Renewable Energy Unit of the International Energy Agency and at BP Alternative Energy. Roebyem founded the Dutch company Zonline, which was acquired by the American company Sungevity, the third leading provider of solar panels in the US, in 2014. She currently is Sungevity’s Vice President Global Brand. In this capacity she promotes a Rooftop Revolution: solar panels on all roofs, providing households with clean energy. She foresaw this trend ten years ago as an increasing amount of modern families chose to generate their own solar power.
    • Richard Klatten (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Qurrent
    • http://www.qurrent.nl/
    • Richard Klatten studied Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is Co-Founder and Partner of the law firm Kennedy Van der Laan since 1992. As of 1st January 2012, he left the legal profession and became Managing Director of the energy supplier Greenchoice. Since June 2013, Richard is Managing Director of Qurrent.
    • Boudewijn Mos (Startup)
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    • CCO
    • EcoChain
    • http://www.ecochain.com/en/home
    • 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.
    • Ruud Zandvliet (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Taxi Electric
    • http://www.taxielectric.nl/en/
    • Ruud Zandvliet started his career in private equity. After several years he decided to dedicate his future career in making a sustainable difference. Ruud co-founded Taxi Electric in 2011. Starting with 5 Nissan Leafs the company has been growing to over 40 vehicles today, including 10 Tesla Model S vehicles. Ruud is passionate about having sustainable impact, meaning that people, planet and profit should all be net contributors on both a company and public level.
    • Wouter de Bruijne (Startup)
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    • Commercial Director
    • Parkbee
    • http://parkbee.com/en/
    • Still in his business studies, at the Rotterdam-based Erasmus University, Wouter de Bruijne founded his first companies, an online gift shop and online marketing advisory firm. Until the moment he entered tech incubator YES!Delft and realized that what happened there is real impactful entrepreneurship. People with ambition, vision, willing to take the risk because they believe in their idea. YES!Delft has grown to become one of the leading incubators for tech startups, with a clear goal in mind: building tomorrow’s leading firms. Now at ParkBee, Wouter can apply his passion for entrepreneurship with still that goal in mind. As Commercial Director Wouter is responsible for growth at ParkBee, attracting end-users and garage-owners and expansion to realize ParkBee’s full potential. ParkBee makes private parking garages available to the public. Creating affordable and top located parking opportunities for the consumer, and extra income over unused assets for building owners.
    • Mack Murray (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Adgero
    • http://adgero.eu
    • Mack Murray is the CEO of Adgero. The French startup has developed the world’s first Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight vehicles. Their unique hybrid system is designed to reduce fuel consumption and associated emissions by up to 25 per cent. Mack has a Master’s in Education from Louis Pasteur University. He has taught at the University of Strasbourg and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) and founded the corporate training firm, Skills Inc. Through contact with the engineers at automotive and software firms among Skills Inc’s clients, Mack observed that no satisfactory hybrid electric systems existed for heavy-duty vehicles. Working with a team of software and embedded systems engineers to address this issue, he founded Adgero SAS in 2015 to bring the resulting ultracapacitor KERS solutions to the world market.
    • Christian Rood (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • LeydenJar Technologies
    • http://www.leyden-jar.com
    • Christian Rood (MBA) is Co-Founder and CEO at LeydenJar Technologies. Christian is a Dutch entrepreneur and sweat investor in a number of technology ventures; advisor roles in venture funding, spin off, and license deals. Industry expertise in cleantech and healthcare. Background as investment manager, investment banker and strategy consultant. Started venture development boutique Road to Value in 2009. Clients include entrepreneurs, investors, technology institutes, and large corporates.
    • Radek Janku (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • BattSwap
    • http://battswap.com
    • Radek has 10 years of experience in leading R&D projects and managing construction projects in industrial development for SKANSKA. Radek has a Master’s degree in architecture and has been involved in urban planning and megacities. In 2014, he started to tailor solutions for electric vehicle market disruption in order to solve heavy traffic issues and pollution. His development experience and technology knowledge lead to economically sustainable solutions for real conditions. The ability to deal with authorities and shorten the administrative process has always been a unique advantage. He is also an active member of TU Munich Alumni Group. Radek is the CEO and Founder of the BattSwap. Radek invested his own capital and found angel support to build the first prototype. BattSwap became Incubatee of ESA BIC in Darmstadt.
    • Simon Bosschieter (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Holland Container Innovations
    • http://hcinnovations.nl
    • Simon Bosschieter is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Holland Container Innovations, the company that has developed 4FOLD, a full ISO certified foldable 40ft HC container. 4FOLD aims to solve the issue of empty container transport, costing the transport industry USD 30 billion a year. When empty it can be folded to a quarter of the height. Four folded containers can be bundled and one bundle of four folded containers has exactly the same dimensions as a standard container. A bundle of folded containers can thus be handled and transported in the same manner as a normal container. The costs and environmental issues caused by imbalance in transport can be significantly lowered when shipping lines use the 4FOLD foldable container. The 4FOLD Foldable Container is ready for use and is available in the market. Simon has a master degree in Engineering Policy Analysis at the Delft University of Technology and a bachelor degree General Operational Technology at the Institute for Maritime and Industrial Technologies in Amsterdam.
    • Hans Kouwenhoven (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Thermosmart
    • http://www.thermosmart.com
    • Hans is CEO of ThermoSmart and co-founded the company in 2013. ThermoSmart is the most user-friendly and sleek smart Wi-Fi thermostat on the market. ThermoSmart plays a leading role in the Dutch market and plans to roll out in Europe coming winter. ThermoSmart is very easy to operate, at home and remotely via smartphone, tablet or computer anytime, anywhere. The product is independent from energy suppliers and boiler manufacturers. Privacy is highly valued, there is no monthly fee and no subscription. ThermoSmart won the 2014 Dutch Homeowners Start-Up Challenge. In 2013 ThermoSmart crowdfunded and was in that year’s top 5 best funded projects. The product is well received, has traction and is ready to scale. Hans has over 15 years experience in various management positions and holds an MBA from the University of Amsterdam. His aim is to build strong teams developing user-friendly and beautiful consumer facing products. Hans has a weak spot for gadgets, connected devices and the Internet of Things.
    • Paul Geurts van Kessel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Bleeve
    • http://bleeve.nl
    • Paul is Co-Founder and CEO of Bleeve, a community-based online marketplace where homeowners can arrange home energy upgrades without hassle. By using open data and smart analytics Bleeve proposes the most relevant solutions (Solar, HVAC, storage) for your specific situation and connects you to (local) suppliers. The platform is designed as a social community tool, making it easy to share experiences with neighbours and participate in group solar purchase, for example. Previously, Paul worked as a consultant for large Dutch utilities. During his studies he founded the Young Advisory Group, a student-run strategy consulting firm in partnership with Roland Berger, working for small and medium enterprises that cannot afford top tier consulting firms. Paul believes that entrepreneurship is the most powerful tool to solve today’s biggest societal problems, like climate change. Paul graduated in Technology Management from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. In 2014, Paul was selected as one of the top 100 sustainable youths.
    • Wouter Robers (Startup)
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    • President of Opportunities
    • Peeeks
    • http://www.peeekspower.com
    • Wouter Robers co-founded several companies including Epyon, which built fast-charging stations for electric vehicles. Epyon was acquired by ABB in 2011 after which he worked at ABB for a couple of years. Then he started, and killed, a company in 3D printing. A year ago he started Peeeks with two other experienced entrepreneurs. Peeeks has a platform that helps companies to make money by shifting their electricity use. Peeeks has several customers and a cooperation with TBI-Croon to do this for pumping stations and an investment from Eneco.
    • Bastian Fischer (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Locamation
    • http://www.locamation.com/en/p/home/
    • Bastian has held over the past 20 years a number of executive management positions in Europe, USA and Asia with leading IT, OT and Big Data vendors for the utilities industry. He is currently CEO of Locamation, the leading provider of a centralized protection and control solution for digital substations. Prior to Locamation, Bastian was Vice President and General Manager of ORACLE Utilities responsible for establishing the utility industry business unit in Europe, Middle East and Africa. During that time, he conducted the post-merger integration of two companies and supported the acquisition of a utility big data company. Previously SAP has seconded Bastian to USA and Japan to lead the internationalization and growth of SAP Utilities in Americas and Asia. Bastian earned a BS degree of Applied Computer Science and post-graduation in Business Administration in Germany.
    • Frank Tielens (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • HeatMatrix
    • http://heatmatrixgroup.com
    • Frank has almost 30 years of experience in different positions in several industries. He joined HeatMatrix in 2012 as investor and is active as CEO since 2015. Previously, Frank ran his own investment and consulting business. Until 2012 he was member of the executive board of the then publicly listed company Nutreco -active in animal feed – and was responsible for the expansion of the specialty division. Before Organon was successfully sold to Schering Plough, Frank was within the management team of this (bio)pharmaceutical company responsible for global business development and the biotechnology division. Before moving to the USA, he held management positions in Latin America and Europe. Earlier in his career, Frank held several positions in sales and marketing within Akzo Nobel Chemicals. Frank Tielens has a MSc in Business Administration from the University of Rotterdam (NL).
    • Martijn Lopes Cardozo (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Black Bear
    • http://blackbearcarbon.com
    • Martijn Lopez Cardozo is an entrepreneur and international executive and currently serves as CEO of Black Bear. In the USA he built and grew a number of technology companies all of which had successful exits. Returning to The Netherlands in 2008 Martijn has fulfilled strategy and M&A roles at large corporates. Martijn is responsible for setting company strategy and for getting the best out of the other team members. Martijn has a MSc degree in Applied Physics from TU Delft and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
    • Max ter Horst (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • E-Kite
    • http://www.e-kite.com
    • Max ter Horst is Co-Founder and Managing Director of E-Kite, a Dutch startup which develops kite power systems. With these systems, wind energy can be generated through kites at >50% lower costs than wind turbines. At utility scale, this will enable profitable generation of renewable energy without subsidies. E-Kite currently is operating a 50kW prototype in the Netherlands. Max has been active in the wind energy industry since 2003, when he led the acquisition of a wind park and the integration of a wind project developer for Essent (currently RWE) in Germany. He was Head of Strategy & Business Development for EWT, the largest Dutch wind turbine manufacturer, and before that Engagement Manager at McKinsey. Max holds MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering at TU Delft (cum laude) and Business Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam plus an MBA from INSEAD.
    • Remi Blokker (Startup)
    • http://ecosummit.net/uploads/remiblokker.jpg
    • CEO
    • Bluerise
    • http://www.bluerise.nl
    • Remi Blokker is Co-Founder and CEO of Bluerise, which develops energy systems that use temperature differences in the oceans to generate electricity and cooling. Bluerise enables tropical islands and coastal regions on their path to become 100% energy independent and can help its customers to save up to 90% on cooling related electricity use. Covering seventy percent of our globe, the oceans are the largest solar collectors and energy storage and can provide a vast amount of clean and renewable energy, day and night. Bluerise currently develops one of the world’s first Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion pilot facilities to be located at the premises of Curacao International Airport. Bluerise is the fourth startup that Remi has (co-)founded. Previous successful ventures include No Wires Needed, a WiFi pioneer, which was founded in 1993, the early days of internet, sold to Intersil Corporation in 2000 and Avinity Systems, sold to ActiveVideo Networks in 2009. Today, he is again trying to make a difference with Bluerise. He holds a BSEE (cum laude) and a Master of Business in Energy Systems from the TU Delft.
    • Dr. Bryan Brister (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Voltea
    • http://voltea.com/en/
    • Bryan initially joined Voltea in January of 2014 to lead Operations as COO before transitioning into overall company leadership as CEO in October 2014. He recently lead the successful turnaround of a high-tech materials science research institute and consultancy, after having spent eight years with General Electric and serving as a founding member of Seven Seas Water and its VP Operations through the startup phase. Bryan earned a
      Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering.
    • Marcel Peters (Startup)
    • http://ecosummit.net/uploads/marcelpeters.jpg
    • CEO
    • Bundles
    • http://www.bundles.nl/#!lang=en
    • Marcel Peters is Founder and CEO of Bundles since January 2014. Bundles makes quality household appliances accessible to everyone. By making use of the internet of things and new mobile customer engagement technologies Bundles creates a new leasing concept for household appliances. This concept differentiates from other appliance leasing or rental propositions through its lower costs, no long-term contract and a smartphone app that assists in the optimal use of the appliance. Before starting Bundles Marcel worked for 10 years at the largest Dutch utility Essent (an RWE company). He worked in RWE Consulting and later for 6 years as Business Development Manager in Energy Efficiency and Smart Energy. Marcel holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management Science (Eindhoven University of Technology) and an Executive Master degree in Business Innovation (Tias-Nimbas Business School).
    • Dr. Francesco Cara (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Cleanweb
    • https://beta.iywto.com
    • Francesco is the Co-Founder and Director of Cleanweb Ltd, a 2015 start-up that develops digital products and services for climate action. At Eco 16 Amsterdam, we showcase our first product: IYWTo, that is, “if you want to”, a search engine dedicated to sustainable lifestyles. IYWTo points to the best digital tools people can find to shift to renewable energy; use low-carbon transport; eat sustainable food; manage water; repair, reuse, recyle and contribute to environmental protection and regeneration. Prior to focusing his activities on the web for sustainability, Francesco has been leading design at Nokia and at global digital agencies Sapient and Icon Medialab. Back in the early 90s, he co-founded CBJ, one of the first digital design studios in Europe, later acquired by Icon Medialab. He holds a PhD and MSc in Cognitive Science from Edinburgh University.
    • Gerhard Muggen (Startup)
    • http://ecosummit.net/uploads/gerhardmuggen.jpg
    • CEO
    • BTG BioLiquids
    • https://www.btg-btl.com/en
    • Gerhard Muggen is Managing Director and shareholder of BTG BioLiquids and Managing Director of Empyro. Gerhard has been working for Stork Thermeq for 8 years as Sales manager and the last four years as Vice President Marketing and Sales. In the last job he was responsible for the international marketing and sales department and directly involved in the marketing and sales in China, India and Russia. Gerhard was also responsible for organizing and initiating new developments and marketing new technologies. Besides his activities for BTG-BTL Gerhard gives lectures about export, business development and innovation and is a member of the jury of the Fenedex Export Manager Award.
    • Martin Jaehnert (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Binee
    • http://www.binee.com
    • Martin is Co-Founder and CEO of binee, the smart collection system for electrical and electronic devices. Starting from Global Entrepreneurship Summer School’s challenge Create a billion dollar business model eliminating the waste problem, he went on to actually take on the challenge in reality, with a first success of receiving a 50.000 Euro grant to develop the idea further in February 2015 and the biggest prize money so far of 50.000 Euro in November 2015. binee’s main idea is to start with the challenge of resource collection and to reward users for their recycling action. The first niche, worth 40 billion Euros annually on a European scale, is the market of old electronics, a pivot of late 2015. By April 2016, three prototype versions have been built, the last one with a first pilot partner, and currently market testing is ongoing. binee is a proud member of SpinLab, the HHL Accelerator, and still 100% owned by the founders. Prior to founding binee in 2015, Martin co-founded Schuelerpaten Berlin, a 1-to-1 mentoring NGO for disadvantaged school students, which has by now spread to four other German cities. He also co-founded Dreiklang Kleidung in 2014, a slow fashion label which started as one of the four curated startnext crowdfundings in 2014. Martin holds a degree in Anglistics and Romanistics from Potsdam University and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Leipzig University of Applied Sciences and is an alumni of the Hasso-Plattner Institute’s School of Design Thinking.
    • Simon Bushell (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sympower
    • http://www.sympower.net
    • Simon is Co-Founder and CEO of Sympower. Sympower aims to accelerate the transition to an all renewable future by using ordinary household appliances to provide services to the electricity grid. Simon studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and has a Masters in Sustainable Energy from Imperial College London. Before founding Sympower he worked at an energy services company in the UK. Away from Sympower, Simon continues his academic work at Imperial College, researching climate change communication, and is a fanatical cyclist.
    • Philip van Houtte (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Magicview
    • http://www.magicview.tv
    • Philip van Houtte, MSc Computer Sciences, graduated Leuven 1981. He has held various positions at Philips Electronics in Industrial Engineering and Product Management, a/o leading the 60+ engineers team in charge for development of all optical storage compact disk products at the international competence centrein Hasselt, Belgium. In 2006, he left Philips to acquire a design house headquartered in Beijing, PRC. Philip managed the turn-around of his company and re-focussed it from digital television into telematics, yet applying the same architectural principles and business models as found in digital television networks. Philip’s mission is to establish an open service platform that enables commuters to organize their mobility in the most efficient way, by offering them the right mobility option at the right time against the right price.
    • Thanos Daskalopoulos (Startup)
    • http://ecosummit.net/uploads/thanosdaskalopoulos.jpg
    • CEO
    • Wapo.io
    • http://www.wapo.io
    • Thanos is Co-Founder and CEO of Wapo.io. Wapo.io helps companies engage their employees in environmental sustainability by creating purposeful human-IoT interaction. Before wapo.io, he was jointly running a €10 million building services business in Greece and has 12 years of experience in building management, energy software services, operations and B2B sales.
    • Lucas Coelho Figueiredo (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Newatt
    • http://www.newatt.com.br
    • Lucas Coelho is Co-Founder and CEO of Newatt, a startup that provides energy management systems for retail and supermarkets. Lucas holds a degree in Automation Engineering and, before founding Newatt, he worked for IT consulting companies and R&D in robotics.
    • Anne van Rossum (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Crownstone
    • http://crownstone.rocks
    • Anne van Rossum is CEO and Co-Founder of Crownstone. Crownstone brings indoor positioning to homes and offices through integration of Bluetooth/iBeacon technology in power outlets. Anne has studied Electrical Engineering and Media & Knowledge Engineering at the TU Delft. He has 10 years of R&D experience in sensors and robotics (Replicator, Proheal) and project management (Fireswarm, Commit P3). Apart from scaling up Crownstone, Anne publishes on machine learning topics like nonparametric Bayesian methods, is reverse engineering new gadgets, writes about popular science, and loves backpacking.
    • Antonia Imre (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Vebbu
    • http://vebbu.com
    • Antonia is Co-Founder of Vebbu. Vebbu’s mission is to make indoor air quality available for all, providing a smart energy efficient ventilation solution. Antonia is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor involved in 11 startups in 7 European counties in energy, fintech, AI and education. Antonia started her carreer in the number one strategic advisory company in the world, then worked in a number of international companies but figured out her passion is to grow new businesses. She would like to be involved in all exponential technology verticals, as she believes technology empowers people, creating opportunities for them to study and generate their own income regardless of gender or origin. Her biggest influencer is Esther Dyson.
    • Antonio Domenico Ialeggio (Startup)
    • http://ecosummit.net/uploads/antoniodomenicoialeggio.jpg
    • CEO
    • Geolumen
    • http://www.geolumen.it/home_en.html
    • Antonio Domenico is a young entrepreneur and independent professional focused on technological transfer and SME internationalization processes. Actually he is directly involved in his first venture: GEOLUMEN as CEO, developing new businesses based on remote control systems for energy efficiency and IoT infrastructures. As a professional, he has served several well-known public associations such as API – Italian Association of SMEs, AISLO – Italian Association for Local Development, and Italy America Chamber of Commerce & Technology of New England (I/ACT) – Boston. Before starting GEOLUMEN, he has been involved, as business developer, in an ICT company specialized in high-tech R&D, bringing aerospace technology to earth.
    • Juan Pablo Gimenez (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • eGEO
    • http://www.egeo.co/index.php/en/
    • Juan Pablo is a Colombian electronic engineer specialized in embedded systems and building automation. He has worked extensibly in the application of technology to art and rapid prototyping and also has experience in 3d printing, webpage design, C programing, and is CLAD certified. He has developed blind-deaf people communication devices, quadcopters and asset management systems. Juan Pablo is very interested in leadership and entrepreneurship applied to solving social problems.
    • Fausto Bernardini (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Dajie
    • http://www.dajie.eu
    • Fausto is Co-Founder and CEO of Dajie. Dajie fosters the adoption of a more decentralized energy model through micro-grids where people can produce and share renewable energy peer-to-peer with the support of the Blockchain technology. Fausto studied Business Administration at LUISS in Rome and during his first career worked in different functional areas for automotive multinational companies, where he held top positions as CFO across Europe managing up to €6 billion turnover. Then, he became partner, investor and advisor in 3 international tech startups before founding Dajie. Outside work, Fausto loves to spend his time with his beloved daughters and is passionate about sailing, cooking, singing and dancing.
    • Jan Drdla (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Flowbox
    • http://flowbox.cz
    • Jan Drdla is Co-Founder and Managing Director of FlowBOX – the future of energy management systems for mid-sized manufacturing companies. FlowBOX is a smart solution that provides autonomous, real-time control and optimization of energy consuming functions and asset utilization. FlowBOX does it by aggregating non-transparent and uncontrollable complexity into a single smart control function. Users thus achieve end-to-end, real-time control over all of their energy consuming assets and functions, resulting in energy savings and better asset utilization. Prior to this venture, Jan set up 2 other successful businesses in the areas of high-tech medical and outdoor advertising using his experience from a stimulating two years of his EMBA program. Before this change in career, Jan has been working on senior positions for telco operators with responsibility to come up with, develop and execute new ideas and strategies, in access of total of EUR 150M.


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