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    ECO14 Berlin Speakers


    Ecosummit Berlin 2014 happens on 3-4 June 2014 at the Radialsystem. As of today, we confirmed 66 speakers including 43 startup pitches. Scroll down to learn more about our speaker lineup. Click “expand” to read the speaker profile, click “collapse” to close it. Follow the company link to visit the external homepage. Here you can find the ECO13 London Speakers, ECO13 Berlin Speakers, ECO12 Düsseldorf Speakers, ECO12 Berlin Speakers and ECO11 Berlin Speakers.

    • Gina Domanig (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Emerald Technology Ventures
    • http://www.emerald-ventures.com
    • Based in our Zurich office, Gina Domanig is the Managing Partner of Emerald Technology Ventures. In 2000 she founded Emerald as the first independent cleantech venture capital fund in Europe. Gina currently serves on the boards of Pelamis, SDC Materials, Synapsense and TaKaDu. Previously, she also represented Emerald as a director at Agraquest (acquired by Bayer in 2012) and Inge Watertechnologies (acquired by BASF in 2011). Gina has over 25 years of international business experience including banking, M&A, strategic development and venture capital. Prior to starting Emerald, she was senior vice president at Sulzer, a Swiss multinational, responsible for strategic planning and M&A. Gina holds MBA degrees from Thunderbird in Arizona and ESADE in Barcelona and is fluent in English, German and Spanish.
    • Pascale Chopin (VC)
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    • Investment Manager
    • Ecomobilité Ventures
    • http://www.ecomobilite-ventures.com
    • Pascale joined Ecomobilité Ventures as Investment Manager in January 2014. Ecomobilité Ventures is the multi-corporate venture fund (SNCF, Orange, Total), dedicated to sustainable mobility. Pascale first worked at Hewlett-Packard for 7 years, as R&D engineer and project manager. She then worked at Total for 12 years, managing teams in sales and operations. Total recently detached Pascale to the Ecomobilité Ventures management team to bring a customer- and business-focused insight on startups. Pascale is dedicated to building links between the startups of the Ecomobilité Ventures portfolio and the corporate LPs. She holds an Engineering master degree in Electronics from the Grenoble Institute of Technology in France.
    • Rene Savelsberg (VC)
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    • CEO
    • Chrysalix SET
    • http://www.chrysalixset.com
    • Rene Savelsberg is co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of Chrysalix SET since 2007. He is responsible for the strategy and overall operations of the SET Funds. His focus is on companies in the areas of smart grid, energy efficiency, transportation and infrastructure. He serves on the Board of Sefaira and is observer on the Boards of Alertme.com, General Fusion and MicroShade. He also served on the Board of Epyon which was acquired by ABB in June 2011. Between 1997 and 2004 Rene led the Philips Corporate Venturing activities, initially in Silicon Valley and later expanding into Europe and Israel, managing investments in over 40 companies. After Philips decided to depart from its corporate VC involvement Rene successfully divested the portfolio by the end of 2004. In the meantime, he joined Philips’ Corporate M&A department where he was also responsible for semiconductor-related transactions and was instrumental in the €6.4 billion divestment of the Philips Semiconductor Division, now called NXP. Prior to (re)joining Philips Rene worked during 5 years for the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, the economic development agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. Rene Savelsberg holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
    • Dr. Peter van Gelderen (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Icos Capital
    • http://www.icoscapital.com
    • Peter van Gelderen is one of the founding Managing Partners at Icos Capital, a leading European cleantech investor with offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Munich. He is responsible for the overall investment strategy of Icos Capital and a board member in five Icos portfolio companies. Icos Capital developed a unique collaborative corporate venturing model with cornerstone investors that are actively involved in energy, water and bio-based chemicals markets. Before co-founding Icos Capital, Peter worked as a strategy consultant at Deloitte, focusing on energy, recycling, water and technology markets. He advised globally active corporations on expansion strategy, mergers and acquisitions and joint-venture deals. In this capacity, he contributed substantially to the revision of the business strategy of several of these companies in response to new market developments such as technology innovation and renewable energy. He also advised the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs on innovation policy. Peter started his career in the Philips Research Laboratories, where he was involved in nanotechnology and new materials research and development. He received a PhD in theoretical physics from Nijmegen University and is a frequent speaker on cleantech investing, innovative technology developments and sustainability.
    • Alexander van Os (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Yellow&Blue
    • http://www.yellowandblue.nl
    • Alexander has been active in European technology venture capital and private equity for over 15 years. Alexander is one of the Partners at Yellow&Blue, a clean energy focused venture capital fund that has invested in innovative resource efficiency, smart grid and renewable generation technology companies throughout North-Western Europe. Before that Alexander worked 10 years for AlpInvest Partners as a member of the technology venture capital and co-investments teams, during which time he invested in a wide range of sectors. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Rijksuniversteit Groningen and is a CFA Charterholder.
    • Dr. Ingo Potthof (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • UnternehmerTUM Fund
    • http://www.unternehmertum.de/vc/
    • Ingo Potthof is Managing Partner of UnternehmerTUM Fund Management, a German early stage venture capital fund in the fields of ICT, Medical Engineering and Cleantech. Ingo Potthof has more than 10 years of experience in venture capital in Europe, Israel, the USA and Asia. For five years, he worked as Partner at the venture capital firm smac partners. Before this, he was as Investment Partner instrumental in establishing the global early stage investment business for Siemens. Ingo Potthof has carried out successful investments in international technology companies with a number of trade sales and IPOs. His earlier positions include Telefónica O2, where he worked as Manager M&A and Strategy, and he also worked as management and IT consultant.
    • Stephan Schulze (VC)
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    • Senior Investment Manager
    • IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft
    • http://www.ibb-bet.de/
    • The IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft provides venture capital to innovative Berlin enterprises and has established itself as a market leader in the field of early stage financing in the location Berlin. Currently two of the funds managed by the IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft are in the investment phase, the VC Fonds Technologie Berlin with a fund size of € 52 million and the VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin with a fund size of € 30 million. Stephan is Head of the Industrial Technologies Team and Prokurist of IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft. He joined the company in 1997. Stephan is responsible for identifying and especially implementing new investment opportunities in Berlin as well as developing portfolio companies and realising successful exits. Prior to joining IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft he was assistant of the general management of Arton Automobile, a supplier of electric powered vehicles, and developed with Herlitz Falkenhöh the Business Park Am Borsigturm. Stephan holds a degree of Mechanical Engineering and Management and is a graduate of Technical University Berlin.
    • Ines Bergmann (Corporate VC)
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    • Principal Innovation Scouting & Co-Investments
    • E.ON
    • http://www.eon.com/en/about-us/innovation/strategic-co-investments.html
    • Ines has joined the Strategic Co-Investment team in spring 2013. Her investment focus is on residential energy products and consumer facing solutions. Furthermore, her responsibilities include identifying and analyzing social and economic trends which could shake the energy sector long-term. Ines has started her E.ON career in 2008 by joining E.ON Inhouse Consulting. She has studied at the University of Passau and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She holds a diploma degree in cultural studies and business administration as well as a bachelor degree in economic science. When not at work Ines enjoys spending time with her family and friends and totally relaxes when doing hot yoga.
    • Philipp Schröder (Corporate)
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    • Country Manager Germany & Austria
    • Tesla Motors
    • http://www.teslamotors.com
    • Philipp Schröder joined Tesla as Country Manager Germany & Austria in February 2014. From October 2012 until January 2014, he was Director Sales and Business Development at Sonnenbatterie, the smart PV storage startup from Wildpoldsried. Before that, Philipp served as Head of Sales at Juwi Holding and co-founded the energy efficiency startup Nycon Energy. He holds an Executive Diploma in Renewable Energy Management from the University of St. Gallen and studied at University of Hamburg.
    • Rolf Adam (Corporate)
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    • Director Industry Sales EMEAR, Energy, Manufacturing & Transport
    • Cisco
    • http://www.cisco.com
    • Rolf Adam is a Director with Cisco. He is responsible for the EMEAR Business Development with the Energy industry comprising Oil & Gas and Utilities & Smart Grid. In addition to his responsibilities at Cisco, he is an industry advisor to WHEB Partners (Cleantech fund), sits on the Advisory Board of Entelios AG (Demand Response startup) and emobility2go (EV eCloud startup), and is an expert to the European Commission on Smart Grid. Prior to joining Cisco he was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton where he had built and managed the European Smart Grid Practice and an Associate at A.T. Kearney. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Eichstaett and a MBA from Webster University.
    • 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.
    • Konstantin Hanssen (Corporate)
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    • Key Account Manager Energy Technology & Optics
    • Investitionsbank Berlin
    • http://www.ibb.de
    • Konstantin Hanssen studied Economics and Marketing at Technische Universität of Berlin. He entered the IBB in 1993 in the new department for economy support and worked in different sections of the IBB. Since 2010 he is Key Account Manager responsible for Berlin-based companies in the fields of energy technology and optics. In addition to consulting on the financial structures of R&D projects among public funding programs he checks the granting of loans at the own risk of the IBB. Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) is the business development bank of Berlin. With a wide product spectrum it is active in the areas of business as well as housing and real estate promotion. IBB supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Berlin with subsidies, loan products and equity stakes developing targeted solutions for its clients. In doing so it works in close cooperation with all local commercial banks.
    • Dr. Franka Birke (Accelerator)
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    • Entrepreneurship Lead
    • Climate-KIC Germany
    • http://www.climate-kic.org
    • Franka Birke is Climate-KIC Entrepreneurship Lead Germany. Climate-KIC is one of the three Knowledge and Innovation Communities designated in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) with the mission to lead the world toward low-carbon prosperity. It supports early stage startups in the fields of energy efficiency, sustainability and emobility. Franka Birke has 9 years of experience in supporting startups. Before Climate-KIC she did her PhD at the Chair for Innovation and Technology Management at TU Berlin, where she also worked as a lecturer for entrepreneurship topics. She also worked at the Gründungsservice, the incubator at TU Berlin, where she was responsible for the successful TU Berlin proposal for the government programme EXIST Gründerhochschule.
    • Yme Bosma (Accelerator)
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    • Program Director
    • Rockstart
    • http://www.rockstart.com/accelerator
    • Yme Bosma is the Program Director of the Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator. The international program helps participating startups to bring their product or service faster to market and 7 out of 10 also pitch at Ecosummit. 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.
    • Alex Farcet (Accelerator)
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    • CEO
    • Startupbootcamp
    • http://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/berlin.html
    • Alex is a partner at Rainmaking and Co-founder and Managing Director of Startupbootcamp – a European startup accelerator with programs in Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, London, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and Haifa. Alex initiated and ran two Startupbootcamp programs in Copenhagen and relocated to Berlin two years ago to run the first program there in the fall of 2012. Alex co-founded the Rainmaking Loft Berlin, an elite tech and investor co-working space. He drives angel investor growth with Angelsbootcamp, whose objective is to motivate and educate 1000 new angel investors in Europe. He is a partner at Venture Scout, a startup and innovation sourcing consultancy for corporates. Finally, Alex is an active Startup Weekend organiser in the Nordics and Africa and sits on the board of the Global Accelerator Network.
    • Alexander Bigge Lidgren (Accelerator)
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    • Portfolio Manager
    • Swedish Energy Agency
    • http://www.energimyndigheten.se/en/
    • Bigge evaluates incoming funding cases within renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Swedish Energy Agency evaluates around 120 projects every year, funding approximately ten to fifteen of them. He also manages the portfolio of 50 high growth companies that have received financing from the Swedish Energy Agency. Bigge is a serial entrepreneur with experience from raising VC money, growing companies and successful exits. He previously founded and was Managing Director of Cleantech Scandinavia, which was and continues to be the leading provider of cleantech dealflow in the Nordics. He also founded and managed Nordic Cleantech Open, the Scandinavian startup competition that each year selects the 25 most promising cleantech growth cases.
    • Prof. Dr. Volker Quaschning (University)
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    • Professor for Renewable Energy Systems
    • HTW Berlin
    • http://www.volker-quaschning.de
    • From 1988 until 1993, Volker studied Electrical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Then he did his PhD at Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin) on Shading Analysis of Photovoltaic Systems which he was awarded in 1996. From 1996 until 2000, Volker worked on his Habilitation at TU Berlin on System Technology of a Climate Compatible Electricity Supply for Germany. Between 1999 and 2004, Volker worked as Project Manager for Solar System Analysis at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) at the Plataforma Solar de Almería, Spain. Since 2004, Volker is Professor for Renewable Energy Systems at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW Berlin). His output consists of more than 100 journal and conference publications, much more than 100 lectures and multiple interviews and discussions on radio and TV. Moreover, Volker wrote 5 books: Renewable Energy and Climate Protection, Understanding Renewable Energy Systems, Mülltrenner, Müsliesser und Klimaschützer, Erneuerbare Energien und Klimaschutz and Regenerative Energiesysteme.
    • Dr. Joerg Fabri (Service Provider)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Allocate
    • http://www.allocate.de
    • 4 years Shell, Manager “Marketing Technology Department”
      5 years VEBA AG (E.ON AG), Head of “Corporate Strategy”
      5 years RWE AG, Head of “Strategic Planning” and Vice President “Multi Utility Operations”
      4 years Arthur D. Little, Partner
      6 years Droege & Comp., Managing Director
      Since 2011, allocate International, Managing Partner and London & Oxford Capital Markets since 6 years (in parallel)
      Education: PhD, RWTH Aachen, Germany, and Diploma in Chemistry, RWTH Aachen, Germany
    • Chris Raczkowski (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Azure International
    • http://www.azure-international.com
    • Chris Raczkowski is the CEO and one of the founding partners of Azure International. He has over twenty years of professional experience within both large multinational corporations and startup companies in the US, China, Southeast Asia and Europe. Responsibilities have included R&D at Southern California Edison, manufacturing process engineering, quality & reliability assurance, operations management and transnational project management in the US, Europe and Asia for PerkinElmer. He has planned, managed and completed the transfer of various manufacturing operations into China, Singapore and Indonesia while working with PerkinElmer. Also, he has led activities for investment, deployment and commercialization of multiple clean energy technologies in China and Southeast Asia for companies such as Synthesis Energy Systems, Rhodia and Ecofys. Mr. Raczkowski holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in materials and mechanical engineering from Harvey Mudd College in the United States, and an MBA from TiasNIMBAS Business School in the Netherlands.
    • Conrad Ess (Service Provider)
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    • Managing Director
    • Green Technology Staffing
    • http://greentechstaff.de
    • 7 years with Reutax AG, specialized recruiting, Co-founder, COO, CEO, Germany – USA – Switzerland
      1 year with Management Angels, Interim Management recruiting
      7 years with Ascena (Hays), specialized recruiting, Managing Director
      Education: MBA, University of Bradford (Nimbas) and Dipl. Ing. (FH) Electrical Engineering.
    • Dr. Christian Reisinger (Service Provider)
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    • Consultant
    • ClimatePartner
    • http://www.climatepartner.com
    • Christian Reisinger is working as project leader and consultant at ClimatePartner, a leading international business solutions provider for corporate climate protection. Christian is responsible for various industries, including imaging technologies, events, movies and tourism. Christian has studied Economics and International Relations in St. Gallen (Switzerland), Maastricht, Berlin and Washington D.C. Christian holds a PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in International Relations.
    • Jay Marathe (Service Provider)
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    • Partner
    • Cartagena Capital
    • http://www.cartagena-capital.com
    • Jay is an experienced venture capital investor and industry executive, with several million invested across twenty transactions achieving an ROI of 5x and IRR of 53% in deals led. He has expertise in the telecom, software, digital media and cleantech sectors in both the USA and Europe. As an investor, Jay has worked across the investment lifecycle, originating opportunities, negotiating term sheets, making investments and working closely with management to grow, scale and successfully exit businesses. He has worked at or advised venture capital firms including Durlacher, Aloe Private Equity and Atlas Venture. As Head of Smart Energy at BT, Jay project-managed an intelligent energy management system across 6.000 offices, exchanges and datacentres. In addition, he was involved in BT’s bid as communication provider for the national smart meter network, and generation of renewable energy from BT land. Jay has an MBA from INSEAD, France, an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, USA and a BA Electrical & Information Science from Cambridge University, UK. In addition to English, he speaks conversational Hindi, Marathi and French.
    • Sven-Roger von Schilling (Service Provider)
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    • Managing Partner
    • SVS Capital Partners
    • http://www.svs-capitalpartners.com
    • Sven-Roger von Schilling is the founder and Managing Partner of svs Capital Partners, a boutique strategy and corporate finance advisor focusing exclusively on ambitious cleantech and IT companies. svs advises entrepreneurs on mission critical topics related to strategy and finance, such as capital raisings, identification of strategic partners etc. In 2010, svs Capital Partners founded, IPOed and managed European CleanTech I, the second SPAC listed at Deutsche Boerse. ECT I was deSPACed in 2012, when it acquired Electrawinds, a Belgian IPP. Before founding svs Capital Partners, Sven held CFO positions at listed cleantech and IT companies for more than 10 years. He was responsible for two successful IPOs, capital increases and debt refinancings, the execution of international expansion strategies and restructurings as well as the management of various M&A projects, both on the buy- and on the sell-side. His cleantech experience and expertise covers renewable energy, biofuels, recycling as well as equipment manufacturers for these sectors. Sven started his career as a management consultant at McKinsey and CSC Index, where he advised globally active corporations in the automotive, chemicals and financial services industry on strategy and change management projects. He holds a B.A. degree in business and finance from DHBW Mannheim in Germany and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in the United States.
    • 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.
    • Knut Hechtfischer (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ubitricity
    • http://www.ubitricity.com
    • Knut Hechtfischer is one of ubitricity’s founders and managing directors. Knut completed a bank traineeship and holds university degrees in both law and business administration (MBA equivalent). He then joined leading international law firms in London, Frankfurt and Berlin, advising national and international clients in Regulatory, Acquisition Finance and Renewable Energy related projects. Working as an attorney during the day, Knut’s fascination with the potential of the renewable energy sector soon had him reading up on generation and storage opportunities by night. He envisaged ubitricity’s idea as well as the technical and commercial concepts in 2007 and founded the company with his friend and colleague Frank Pawlitschek in 2008. At ubitricity, Knut directs and instructs the implementation of the ubitricity concept and develops future co-operations and market models connected to his company’s concept. Knut also has a strong technical background and envisioned important parts of ubitricity’s mobile metering system.
    • Benjamin Schott (Startup)
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    • Business Development Manager
    • Sonnenbatterie
    • http://www.sonnenbatterie.de
    • Benjamin Schott is working as Business Development Manager for Sonnenbatterie, being with its product range one of the pioneers in the battery storage market. Sonnenbatterie is a highly innovative, intelligent battery system offering much more than just an energy storage solution. The system comprises several added value features such as smart home, smart meter, PV monitoring and UPS. Since its market launch in early 2011 several thousand of Sonnenbatteries have been sold only in Germany. Benjamin graduated in business and chemistry at the University of Ulm in 2007. During his professional career he had several positions in business development, consulting and research, e.g. as New Business Development Manager in the chemical industry or as Project Manager at the battery research institute Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung in Ulm.
    • Yüksel Sirmasac (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Rockethome
    • http://www.rockethome.de
    • Yüksel Sirmasac holds a degree in business administration and is CEO and Founder of Rockethome. Early 2010, he founded the company together with investors from the cleantech scene. Before founding Rockethome, Yüksel Sirmasac worked several years in senior management positions at various well-known companies including media group RTL, Reed-Elsevier Germany (LexisNexis), Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt (Holtzbrinck). There, he successfully established numerous products in the market. In addition, he has already developed several technology companies to sustainably successful organizations. To pass on his knowledge to students he has taken a lectureship in the field of e-business and industrial computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch Gladbach.
    • Dr. Holger Ulland (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • O-Flexx
    • http://www.o-flexx.com
    • Holger has gained more than 17 years of experience in various management positions in both big and small companies. He worked for Unilever and Coca-Cola in packaging related technical and business development in Germany. After heading the Design & Innovation department at a big packaging company, he entered the field of renewable energy in 2006, when he joined O-Flexx Technologies as one of the first employees. He worked as Business Development Director and is the CEO since October 2011. He obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Duisburg and holds also a degree in Economics from the University of Hagen. He holds a PhD from the University Duisburg-Essen in the field of thermoelectric systems.
    • Dr. Thomas Goette (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • GreenPocket
    • http://www.greenpocket.de/en/
    • Dr. Thomas Goette is CEO of GreenPocket, one of the leading specialists for smart metering and smart home software. As an expert for the energy and internet business, he regularly appears in the trade press and is invited as a speaker to national and international events. In 2012, the economy magazine Wirtschaftswoche and Daimler nominated him as one of the top 100 online trendsetters in Germany. Prior to joining GreenPocket he founded and built up a social media startup. Before that he worked as a partner at the consulting firms Oliver Wyman (2006-2007), Diamond Cluster (2001-2006) and Roland Berger Strategy (1993-2000). He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Göttingen and a PhD in the area of Marketing and Finance.
    • Paul Leibold (Startup)
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    • Founder
    • Adaptive City Mobility
    • http://www.adaptive-city-mobility.de
    • Paul Leibold is Founder of Adaptive City Mobility (ACM), a partnership project between Batterien-Montage-Zentrum (BMZ), Fraunhofer ESK, Roding Automobile, Heinzmann and Vispiron CarSync. The project has a €10M budget including €6M funding from the German Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). Paul began his career as a business consultant at GFT Technologies and worked with well-known clients like Nokia, Mercedes and Deutsche Post before he started with several emobility projects more than 12 years ago starting at the BMW Group in Munich. After his work for BMW and Mini he joined the emobility startups Switch Mobility and Elmoto in Stuttgart. He also worked for the reha group Invacare in the area of electric wheel chairs. Paul graduated from the University of Esslingen in 1995 with a degree in Industrial Engineering.
    • Christian Voss (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Green Living
    • http://www.greenliving-shop.de
    • Christian founded Green Living in 2009. His vision is to unite unique design with eco- and health-friendliness for sustainable design interiors. His own experiences made his vision grow. Working as a carpenter and later in construction supply he suffered from allergies. This made him question used materials and seek alternatives. After completing his business management studies, he started with Green Living. Thanks to his expertise he knows exactly how to check the quality of furniture.
    • Andre Borngräber (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Wesustain
    • http://www.wesustain.com/en/
    • Andre started his career managing the software for gas stations operations and POS management of a global market leader in the oil and gas industry. Later he took the software development lead at Goodex. After the acquisition of Goodex, he founded Abocon, which provides software solutions for procurement and customer service. Andre brings more than ten years of management experience in the implementation and operation of software solutions, and has extensive experience as an entrepreneur. Andre holds a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Hannover.
    • Dr. Lars Behrend (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Siqens
    • http://www.siqens.de
    • Lars Behrend studied biology in Hamburg and received his diploma in environmental biology. After his PhD thesis in 2001 he worked several years as project manager at the University of Ulm. In 2005 Lars founded the biotech company Sirion Biotech in Munich, were he was managing director until 2010. During his time at Sirion he was successful in financing the company with venture capital and establishing Sirion as supplier for the pharma industry. After leaving Sirion Lars founded his own consulting firm. There he supported several startup companies in the biotech and cleantech field in strategic aspects, in fundraising and in business development. Starting as CEO in September 2012, Lars is currently responsible for business development, marketing and finance at Siqens. Mid 2013 Siqens was successful in closing a Series A financing round together with VNT management.
    • Erkko Fontell (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Convion
    • http://www.convion.fi
    • Erkko Fontell is co-founder of Convion – a leading fuel cell system integrator committed to commercialize highly efficient fuel cell products for distributed power generation applications. Erkko holds MCs degree in engineering and energy science. He has 20 years of experience in product development and business administration in the energy field. Since 2000, Erkko has been leading fuel cell development activities first in Wärtsilä and now as CEO and entrepreneur in Convion. Erkko has extensive experience covering fuel cell technologies, markets and European development networks. Convion is located in Finland and it became operational in January 2013 after a successful spin-out of fuel cell development activities from Wärtsilä to Convion, which is also financed by VNT management.
    • Aki Luukkainen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Wello
    • http://www.wello.eu
    • Aki Luukkainen is CEO of Wello, wave energy developer based in Finland. He has over twenty years of professional experience with both listed multinational corporations as well as startup companies within European, Asian, Latin American and North American markets. His responsibilities have included executive positions in R&D, Operations, Finance, Sales & Marketing as well as General Management roles. He is experienced in ramping up new international markets, managing sales and partner networks as well as working with strategy and M&A activities among others. Aki holds an MBA degree in International Finance from the Helsinki School of Economics, and a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology.
    • Dr. George Hanna (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • Qinous
    • http://www.qinous.com
    • George is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Qinous. Qinous develops and manufactures standardized, plug & play energy storage solutions for island grids and grid connected applications in the commercial, industrial, and public sector. The Qinous solution enables, for example, significant diesel fuel reduction and cost savings on island grids that are currently only operated by diesel generators by perfectly integrating wind and solar energy into these grids. The standardized approach and its simple-to-install-and-use overall design and system control ease the installation and operation of this otherwise complex technology, reduces the overall costs of storage systems, and, thus, helps to facilitate the dissemination of stationary storage systems worldwide. Previously, George has worked at Bosch Solar Energy and Q-Cells in different management positions in sales and business development. His PhD is in Electrical Engineering which has followed his Physics diploma.
    • Ramin Mokhtari (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • ICE Gateway
    • http://www.ice-gateway.com
    • Ramin L. Mokhtari is the CEO of ICE Gateway which produces gateways for lighting as a service to provide an economical solution for smart cities. He has over 25 years of professional experience within large multinational telecommunication and energy corporations and also in multiple startup companies in US and Europe. His responsibilities covered CEO positions in solar and LED manufacturing sectors and also corporate venture capital in IT, telecommunication and energy sectors with multiple large IPOs. He studied at RWTH, university of Aachen in Germany, and received a Master of Science in Engineering.
    • Dr. Jan Marckhoff (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • BEN Energy
    • http://www.ben-energy.com
    • Jan is co-founder and CEO of BEN Energy. He has a background in finance having studied in Germany, India and the US and having gained over five years of work experience in the banking industry. Jan first came into contact with the energy market during his PhD where he did research on risk management in electricity markets in Europe. Afterwards, he worked in risk management and strategy consulting for the financial and energy industry before joining the ETH Zurich team and founding BEN at the beginning of 2011.
    • Dirk Uhlemann (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Ecofective
    • http://www.ecofective.com
    • Ecofective delivers a proven and robust energy efficiency management system for existing buildings, named EE2. By applying thermodynamic algorithms, EE2 leads to annual energy savings of 13-25% without any change to the existing central heating system. Born in Sweden in 1962, Dirk studied Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications in Stockholm, followed by a professional career as an executive manager with a focus on international business development and technology introduction within the telecommunications industry and IT. Before joining the Ecofective founder team in 2009, he spent more than six years as a consultant and interim manager building up cleantech companies with main business fields such as energy efficiency, energy storage, renewable energy conversion and e-mobility. Dirk is the company’s COO since 2009 and Managing Director of Ecofective Germany since 2012 when the Munich office was opened.
    • Nils Aldag (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Sunfire
    • http://www.sunfire.de
    • Nils Aldag is a Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Sunfire – a developer of next generation fuel cells and electrolysers based on high temperature technology. At Sunfire he successfully acquired equity investments from Bilfinger Venture Capital, Electranova Capital, KfW Bankengruppe and Total Energy Ventures. He is also a Co-founder of the Desertec Foundation. Nils graduated in 2009 with a degree in Business Administration from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel.
    • Dr. Søren Mouritsen (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • ROMO Wind
    • http://romowind.com
    • Søren (MD and Dr. Med.) founded and co-founded four biotech companies as well as ROMO Wind. He has been one of the pioneers in the Scandinavian life science sector during the past 20 years. Three of the four companies and assets he co-founded and founded were either successfully sold internationally and/or listed on international stock exchanges. He served as the Pharmexa CEO for 14 years, took it public at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange in 2000, and served post-IPO as the CEO until 2004. In these companies and in other biotech companies in Denmark and Switzerland – both as top manager, Chairman and non-executive director – he has successfully executed all aspects and stages of founding and establishment, deal making, growing, raising capital for, and managing new companies from early to post-IPO stage and has also worked in the venture capital industry. Søren has been living in Switzerland since 2006, where he is based in the Swiss ROMO office.
    • Fred Sundström (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Recondoil
    • http://www.recondoil.com
    • Fred is the founder and CEO of Recondoil. Recondoil is a Swedish cleantech company that specialises in developing technologies for the sustainable use of oil. Using our technology, lube oil can, in principle, be used forever. We now have process solutions for industrial lube oils and are continuously working on extending the technology into new areas and niches. As a serial entrepreneur, Fred has more than 20 years of experience in startups with a focus on green technologies. Starting with carbohydrate-based (whey) green chemicals for energy efficiency 20 years ago to closing the loop for our worst and best raw material oil right now – always with sustainable thinking as focus and lead star.
    • Bengt Nilsson (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Lamera
    • http://www.lamera.se
    • Before joining Lamera, Bengt was a Sales & Product Manager at Trelleborg Rubore and a Market Development and Application Manager at Collins & Aikman. He started his career as a technical assistant and researcher at Chalmers University and worked at the Swerea Institute of Production Engineering Research as a researcher for fourteen years. Bengt has extensive experience in R&D of metal sandwich materials, technical sales and project management in an international environment, working with major automotive and truck brands. Bengt studied at Chalmers University of Technology, with specialization in materials. He joined Lamera in 2010.
    • Robert Mitschke (Startup)
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    • CTO
    • Ebee Smart Technologies
    • http://www.ebeesmarttechnologies.de
    • Robert is the CTO of Ebee Smart Technologies. After graduating from Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, he spent two years working for a Volkswagen subsidiary. There he learned the ropes of the automotive electronics and software business and met the Co-Founders of his previous venture financed startup OpenSynergy. OpenSynergy today employs more than 50 employees and sells virtualization solutions for electronic control units. As part of a project for the company Betterplace, Robert got introduced to the idea of electric mobility and has been committed to supporting it ever since. The mission of Ebee is to support the growth of electric mobility by providing the most cost efficient charging infrastructure for urban areas. Ebee does that by specializing on the integrated control electronics, by harnessing existing city infrastructure and by strictly adhering to standards.
    • Sven Pluut (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • We Share Solar
    • http://wesharesolar.com/
    • Sven Pluut is CEO and Co-Founder of We Share Solar. Sven has over 6 years of experience in the renewable energy sector and was recently nominated by the national newspaper Trouw as one of the 100 (no. 56) most influential sustainable inhabitants of the Netherlands. He has experience with innovation consulting (Altran) and as an international renewable energy investment analyst where he provided boardroom level advice at the Triodos bank as a portfolio manager.
    • Marcel Peters (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Bundles
    • http://www.bundles.nl/
    • 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).
    • Paul Stomph (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • QwikSense
    • http://www.qwiksense.nl/
    • Paul Stomph is CEO and Co-Founder of QwikSense. Together with Co-Founders Rino Stevens (COO) and Felix Mann (CTO) they enable organizations to create healthy, productive and energy efficient work environments by generating actionable sensor data and analytics. Paul and Rino studied Building and Engineering together on the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and they always had the ambition to generate sustainability in buildings. Directly after graduation they founded ReFit Real Estate to make revitalization plans to give buildings a new life. But the conventional real estate market was not ready to accept those sort of projects. After talking and validating with many organizations they discovered that the knowledge of things that happen inside a building is the ultimate tool to make relevant changes to it. That is why they founded QwikSense together with Felix located at the Rockstart Accelerator Amsterdam.
    • Cristian Schalper (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • GiveO2
    • http://www.giveo2.com/
    • Cristian Schalper is CEO and Co-Founder of GiveO2, a mobile and web platform that encourages a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle among employees using game mechanics. He graduated in 2013 as an Industrial Engineer with an IT mayor. During his Junior year of University, he run up as president of the student council and in his Senior year, he lead a social NGO called Proyecta which builds community places for the needed. He is a very tech-savvy engineer, being very skilled at web and mobile development. For the past two years, he has lead GiveO2 as CEO and developer, leading the development of both the Android and the iOS versions of GiveO2. Being technically skilled hasn’t been an obstacle to demonstrate soft skills such as leadership and team building.
    • Ioustinos Sarris (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • The City Game
    • http://www.thecitygame.com/
    • Ioustinos studied Informatics in Athens and has been an entrepreneur all of his working life. He started with a simple web development firm and later on entered the entrepreneurial and startup world. Through failures and successes he has built a versatile set of skills allowing him to adapt to new challenges. He believes in the power of games and the way they can change people’s behaviour and for that reason he co-founded The City Game, a game that aims to change people’s habits towards doing small good actions. Having both technical understanding and business skills and also being an excellent communicator he was always able to be a perfect bridge in the teams he has participated in.
    • Andriy Shmyhelskyy (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • CareToSave
    • http://caretosave.me/
    • Andriy Shmyhelskyy is CEO and Co-Founder of CareToSave (2014, Amsterdam). CareToSave develops Bobo Universe to engage kids how to save energy. Bobo universe consists of a storybook, a glowing polar bear and an app. Andriy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company in parallel with concept developments and art direction. He is really passionate to change the way how kids are educated about energy and electricity with a mission to create heroes in every home. He has a MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the BI Norwegian Business School and an BSc in Finance from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
    • Eran Aloni (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • LeanCiti
    • http://leanciti.com/
    • Eran Aloni, CEO of LeanCiti, brings with him vast and varied experience in business development, global marketing and operations. As an independent entrepreneur and business developer, Eran held senior management positions at several startups, including CoolTek2go, which developed an innovative water cooling technology; a Co-Founder of IRUS Multi Systems, which developed a neuro-psychological device for managing PTSD; and VP of Operationa & Business Development at Mipso, a SaaS based e-commerce startup in which he developed international collaborations with global brands throughout the US, EU, UK and Asia. For eight years he served as VP of International Business Development at Source Vagabond Systems, where he was responsible for all commercial and OEM business development. He also was a Co-Founder and Account Executive at SIGAI, an IT agency that worked with IT companies in Europe and North America.
    • Lukas Lukoschek (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • MeshPower
    • http://www.meshpower.co.uk/
    • Lukas Lukoschek is Co-Founder and CEO of MeshPower. A company developing and operating autonomous micro grids in emerging markets. Prior to MeshPower Lukas was the former technical lead for e.quinox, a non-profit organisation working on renewable energy projects in East Africa. With e.quinox he deployed energy kiosks in Rwanda and Tanzania as well as contributed to Battery Box and Hydro Controller research as part of his prior work. Lukas holds an MEng degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London.
    • Dr. Lars Hoffmann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Fos4X
    • http://www.fos4x.de
    • Since 2010: Founder, CFO and General Manager of Fos4X
      2008-2010: Consultant with McKinsey & Company
      2008: Master of Business and Engineering from Fernuniversität Hagen
      2005-2008: PhD from Technische Universität München on fiber-optic measurement systems
      2004-2005: Development engineer for automotive measurement technology manufacturer
      2003: Master of Science (Electrical engineering) from Technische Universität München
    • Dr. Katrin Streffer (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Maxbiogas
    • http://www.maxbiogas.com
    • Katrin Streffer is Co-Founder and CEO of Maxiogas. The startup is active in the field of white biotechnology. Prior to founding Maxbiogas in 2009, she was the Head of R&D of a MedTech company, financed with venture capital. During the beginning of her career, Katrin worked in the field of project management. She holds a degree in chemistry from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, and a PhD in Analytical Biochemistry from the University of Potsdam, Germany. Katrin lives in Berlin, is married and has two children.
    • Dr. David Brown (Startup)
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    • CTO
    • Canatu
    • http://www.canatu.com
    • It has always been Dr. Brown’s belief that important innovations should be commercialized to the benefit of society and he has avidly promoted the link between basic research and broad commercial application. He is currently the CTO, VP of Business Development at Canatu (carbon nanomaterial based films for electronics, optics and energy production and storage) and has been a Fulbright Fellow (atmospheric physics) and a Founder and former CEO of Canatu, Teicos Pharma (formulation of pharmaceuticals for delivery to the lungs), Particle Stream Technologies (advanced pharmaceutical powders) and StreamWise and StreamWise Finland (computer simulation of gas/particle systems and optical fiber manufacturing technologies). He has more than 200 scientific articles, 150 granted and pending patents and 150 invited talks on, for instance, thin film electronics, entrepreneurship, nanotechnology, carbon nanotubes and NanoBud, synthesis and deposition of nanomaterials, drug delivery and inhalation and nano-formulations of pharmaceuticals, nuclear safety, atmospheric physics and multi-physics modeling and algorithms for designing and characterizing materials and aerosol processes. He has also worked as an advisor and independent contractor for many important technology players including Honda, Du Pont, Daikin, Kemira, NASA, the Finnish National Research Centre and the Paul Scherrer Institute.
    • Adam Woolway (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • PlugSurfing
    • http://www.plugsurfing.com
    • Adam Woolway is CEO and Co-Founder of PlugSurfing, an app and web-based startup out of Berlin to help drivers of electric vehicles find charging points and pay for their charging time through an integrated payment solution – all with one app. Adam has seen and obsessed over enough modern cities to spot the integral problems of modern living such as pollution, congestion and noise, but has also thrived on the creative and innovative problem solving that the startup world allows. This path, along with former employment in a large UK energy company, has led to Adam co-founding PlugSurfing in July 2012, steering the company through two investment rounds and now earning first revenue by supplying services to major car manufacturers and energy providers – truly a disruptive David among industry’s Goliath’s.
    • Alexandre Askmo (Startup)
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    • Business Developer
    • Exeger
    • http://www.exeger.com
    • Alexandre Askmo has been essential to the business development team at Exeger Sweden since his joining in 2013. He brings with him a solid background in banking and finance from one of the largest financial institutions in Scandinavia. He comes from a multinational and multi-lingual background with studies in Economics specializing on the renewable energy markets from the University of Stockholm. Alexandre is with his background a great asset in heading the business development of the Middle Eastern and Asian markets.
    • Christian Schindler (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ebike Finder
    • http://www.e-bike-finder.com
    • Christian Schindler is CEO and Co-Founder of sinCO2, a company based in Berlin that aims to reduce the carbon footprint with its services: the Ebike Finder lists all available ebike models on the market (currently more than 1.700) and their producers as well as stores selling them and provides test rides. The smart buying advice is available online and as a smartphone app. It generates online leads, offline sales and market insights. Additionally, Ebike Finder is offering ebike leasing called the Ebike Flatrate. This makes electric bikes affordable for more people. Leasing includes insurance, free renewable energy and starts at €49 a month. Christian has over 12 years of experience in public relations and marketing campaigns, mostly in the technology sector. In 2011 he fell in love with electric bikes and started the online magazine www.ebike-news.de. Christian holds a degree in Communication Sciences. He studied at the University of Amsterdam and the Free University of Berlin.
    • Werner Weihs-Sedivy (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Twingz
    • http://www.twingz.com
    • Werner Weihs-Sedivy founded twingz as a generic web of things platform in late 2010. Werner is CEO and responsible for twingz products and channel sales, he knows tech and social media in and out. twingz set focus on smart energy products in 2nd half of 2011 and has since then developed and deployed a rich portfolio of smart energy optimization and energy management products suitable both for electrical energy and thermal energy for consumer and SME markets. In his 20 years of professional experience before twingz Werner has been an innovator at VeriSign and led them to divulge new products and, developed valuable value added services both for MNOs and their 3rd parties as product guy, walked through a complete startup cycle in electronic document management and created and deployed space proof embedded systems for MIR – the Russian space station. Werner studied electronical engineering at Technical University of Vienna and did a post graduate Master in International Knowledge Management at Danube University.
    • Michiel Lensink (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Photanol
    • http://www.photanol.com
    • Michiel Lensink has led cleantech startups for more than fifteen years, including companies in membrane technology, desalination and biotechnology. Michiel Lensink is currently the CEO of Photanol that develops a breakthrough technology to convert CO2 into valuable organic compounds using cyanobacteria. The company is applying this technology in a number of markets, ranging from food ingredients to chemical bio-blocks and bio-fuels. Michiel has a Masters Degree in Physics from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from MIT, where he was a Sloan Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
    • 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.
    • Philipp Klingenberg (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Mirco4Ener
    • http://www.micro4ener.com
    • Philipp is an experienced manager in innovation, growth strategies and technology. He is CEO of Barcelona based startup Micro4Ener, which has developed a local, fast and affordable Legionella monitoring system. He is also a Managing Partner at Inveniam Innovation, a technology transfer and commercialization company with offices in Spain and Israel. Philipp’s professional origins lie in technology group ABB, where he set up and ran one of the first corporate incubation programs in Europe, worked in airport project development and managed the integration of a major tech acquisition. He then managed an industry holding before participating in several startups.
    • Silvan Rath (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • ParkTAG
    • http://parktag.mobi
    • Silvan has initially built ParkTAG because he always forgot where his car was parked. Quickly it became apparent that the same technology can be used to crowdsource parking occupancy. The patent pending technology can save up to 30% of urban traffic. Every year parking search emissions amount to estimated 1% of global fossil fuel emissions. ParkTAG was founded in the heart of Berlin Mitte in May 2014 to solve this. During his Economics degree he founded an eLearning startup. Over the last 10 years he worked for US corporates Cisco, Comscore and eBay. At eBay he recently built and ran the Enterprise Sales business.
    • Shane Hussain (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Vayon Holdings
    • http://vayongroup.com
    • Shane Hussain is Chairman, CEO and investor at Vayon Holdings. A serial entrepreneur Shane has set up and exited three technology companies. In 2006 Shane sold his last company Tranmit to Bottomline, a Nasdaq quoted company and the largest global payments provider. Shane stayed as a board member at Bottomline until 2008. Since then Shane has worked as a turnaround specialist within business and sectors include telecoms, bioscience and software services. He has also held executive, non-executive and advisory positions in private equity backed and listed companies.
    • 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.
    • Jan Michael Hess (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ecosummit
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Ecosummit
    • Jan is Founder and CEO of Ecosummit and the Berlin-based consulting firm Mobile Economy. Ecosummit is the smart green business network and conference connecting startups, investors and corporates to accelerate smart green innovation. Ecosummit’s goal is the global transformation to the smart green economy powered by 100% renewable energy and ubiquitous internet and cleantech. Ecosummit Market is an open online platform to support the marketing and business development of smart green startups. Since 2010, Jan produced 6 international cleantech conferences in Berlin, London and Düsseldorf. He advises startups on fundraising, strategy, marketing and sales. Moreover, Jan acts as Editor-in-chief of the Ecosummit Blog and Ecosummit TV. Prior to founding Mobile Economy in 2000, Jan worked for Pixelpark, Icon Medialab and Ciao as Strategic Planner, Project Manager and Head of Marketing and Sales. Jan holds a business degree from the University of Mannheim, lives in Berlin with his wife Simone and their son Mateo and is a big fan of Japan and Jazz.


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