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    ECO14 London Speakers


    Ecosummit Berlin 2015 takes place on 19-20 May 2015 at the Radialsystem. Ecosummit London 2014 was celebrated on 7-8 October 2014 at the Crystal. 63 speakers including 40 early and late stage startups went on stage. Early stage startups pitching during our Ecosummit Startup Showcase have raised less than €1M venture capital. Scroll down to learn more about our speaker lineup. Click “expand” to read the speaker profile, click “collapse” to close it. Here you can find the ECO14 Berlin Speakers, ECO13 London Speakers, ECO13 Berlin Speakers, ECO12 Düsseldorf Speakers, ECO12 Berlin Speakers and ECO11 Berlin Speakers.

    • Pedro Miranda (Corporate)
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    • Corporate VP, Head of Global CoC Cities
    • Siemens
    • http://www.siemens.com
    • Pedro Pires de Miranda is Corporate Vice President of Siemens AG in Munich and global Head of Siemens One, since 2008. Also Member of the Sales Board, Siemens AG. Since 2012, Executive Head of the Global Center of Competence Cities in London, overseeing business development in 70 cities worldwide, focusing on intelligent infrastructure in the domains of Buildings, Energy and Transportation. Started his career at General Motors Corporation and joined Siemens in 1983 as manufacturing engineer and further as Plant General Manager and headed Management positions in Manufacturing Development and Systems Engineering. Between 1994 and 2008 responsible at Siemens for Project Management and International Sales for large Infrastructure Projects and headed several General Management and Executive positions. Mr. Miranda holds a Diploma degree in Electrical and Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, USA, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Germany and the US. He enrolled at Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School (US), Engineering Management at Krannert School of Management (US), General Management at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and Industrial Engineering at REFA Institute Darmstadt (Germany). In 2014, he was awarded the honorary title of Grand Officer of the Order of Industrial Merit by the President of the Republic of Portugal.
    • Martin Powell (Corporate)
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    • Head of Urban Development
    • Siemens
    • http://www.siemens.com
    • Martin is The Head of Urban Development within Siemens Global Centre of Competence for Cities. This involves working with City Leadership and providing expert advice and support to those cities striving to meet tough economic, social and environmental targets. Martin was previously The Mayoral Advisor on the Environment to the current Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. He was also Director of Environment at the London Development Agency, the Mayor’s agency for economic development in London where he had responsibility for delivery of the agency’s Environmental Projects and Programmes. As Managing Director of Cambridge Management & Research, an organisation working with a number of cities, Martin was a Special Advisor to The C40 Cities Group, Chaired by former Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg. Martin speaks extensively on the topic of cities and the economic models of delivering solutions at scale on television and radio. He is co-author to Our Urban Future and contributing author to the Wiley Guide to Project Management and Project, Programme & Portfolio Management.
    • Philippe Couturaud (Corporate)
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    • Energy Business Development Manager
    • Cisco
    • http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/energy/index.html
    • Philippe Couturaud is a Senior Business Development Manager at Cisco. He leads the European utilities and smart grid business development for the firm. In this role, Philippe is responsible for working with its European customers, partners, and regulators in defining the future model of the utilities industry and identifying opportunities for smart grid build-out and business transformation. He is also a leader in animating Cisco’s French community on sustainability. He has over 25 years of Sales and Business development experience and solid industry knowledge. Previously, at Cisco, he was responsible of strategic Cisco Services engagements helping large global customers transform their business. Prior to joining Cisco, from 1985 to 2007, Philippe was a Finance Sector Sales Director for France at Nortel Networks, Energy Sales Director at Telindus and held different positions at Digital Equipment Corporation from Project Manager to Services Sales Director. Philippe holds a bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering.
    • 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.
    • Susana Quintana-Plaza (Corporate VC)
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    • VP Innovation Scouting & Co-Investments
    • E.ON
    • http://www.eon.com/en/about-us/innovation/strategic-co-investments.html
    • Susana joined E.ON in 2009 in its Climate & Renewables division. Since, 2011 she has taken over the role of Vice President of Innovation Scouting & Co-investments for the E.ON Group where she leads the team in search of new trends and innovations that will impact the energy world. She has over ten years of work experience in aerospace and energy industries with Boeing, Booz & Co and GE. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor and a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Washington. Susana lives in Cologne. In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and two children and travel the world.
    • Alexander Schlaepfer (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Aster Capital
    • http://aster.com/
    • Alexander joined Paris-based venture capital firm Aster Capital in 2009 and is leading investments in the areas of energy conversion and storage. Prior to Aster, he headed Global Strategy & Business Development for Alstom’s €5 billion Thermal Services business. Earlier, Alexander was Managing Director at ABB in Egypt, responsible for a business unit active in EPC contracting and services for utility and industrial power plants. In 15 years at Alstom and ABB, Alexander closed over 20 M&A deals and created several joint ventures and new businesses. He holds a BA from the University of Applied Sciences in St. Gallen and a Masters in Finance (MSc) from London Business School. Alexander is a Director at Aster’s portfolio company IOXUS (Oneonta/NY, USA), Etogas (Stuttgart/DE) and Atlantium (Bet Shemesh/Israel). He is also a member of the advisory board to French early stage venture fund EMERTEC IV and to the Competence Center Environment and Sustainability (CCES) at ETH Zürich. On a private basis, he is active as angel investor in Switzerland.
    • Dr. Tarja Teppo (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Cleantech Invest
    • http://www.cleantechinvest.com
    • Tarja (MSc in Engineering, PhD in Tech) is the co-founder of Cleantech Invest that has provided Cleantech investment advisory for large institutional clients in the Nordic area since 2005. Cleantech Invest (CTI) has been mandated as the cleantech accelerator by the government of Finland. CTI manages Clean Future Fund I (CFF I) that has made nine investments into early stage cleantech ventures. Tarja has also been involved in organizing the Nordic cleantech venture day since its inception seven years ago. She has been following the development of the cleantech investment market since its early stages, through her research at the Helsinki University of Technology, starting in 2002. She defended her thesis on “Venture Capital Investment in Sustainable Energy Technologies” in 2006. Prior to 2002, she worked for Nokia Ventures Organization in the United States and headed R&D groups at Nokia Corporation.
    • 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.
    • Henrik Olsén (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Environmental Technologies Fund
    • http://www.etf.eu.com
    • Henrik is the Managing Partner at ETF. In addition to managing the firm day-to-day, he focuses on new investments and represents ETF on the Boards of Chemrec, Kebony, Perpetuum and Elstat. Prior to founding ETF, Henrik spent 13 years at GE. Most recently he was a Managing Director of GE Equity, General Electric’s private equity business, where he successfully invested in high growth businesses across Europe since 1996. Previously, he worked for a number of different industrial businesses within GE, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions as well as post-merger integration and operational management. Henrik is a Swedish national and has an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics, which included a scholarship exchange with the New York University Stern School of business. He is the chairman of the European Advisory Board of the Cleantech Group.
    • Kelsey Lynn Skinner (VC)
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    • Director Technology Ventures
    • Imperial Innovations
    • http://www.imperialinnovations.co.uk
    • Passionate about the intersection of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, Kelsey Lynn Skinner is Director Technology Ventures at Imperial Innovations, a £400M AUM venture capital and technology commercialization business associated with the top UK research universities. Innovations provides early stage venture capital to pioneering scientists and entrepreneurs commercializing differentiated technology into global markets. A mechanical engineering by training, Kelsey practiced venture capital in Silicon Valley as a Partner at Firelake Capital as well as roles at Google and Stanford University. She currently sits on the boards of Econic Technologies and Aqdot and looks for new investments in materials, energy, Internet of Things and enabling technologies. She shares ideas on innovation and other random insights via Twitter at @kelsey_innovate.
    • Dr. Ilian Iliev (VC)
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    • CEO
    • EcoMachines Incubator
    • http://www.ecomachinesincubator.com
    • lian Iliev is CEO of EcoMachines Incubator, a London-based seed fund and accelerator that backs start-ups in the high-value manufacturing and advanced engineering spaces. Since 2001, Ilian has provided strategic advice to blue chip companies, high growth technology companies and investors. He is a regular speaker and has published widely in both academic and business media on the topics of innovation finance, science-industry technology transfer, service sector innovation and technology policy. Ilian has a Master’s degree in Economics from Wits University (South Africa), and a PhD from the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, with a focus on innovative models of innovation finance.
    • Itziar Estevez (Corporate VC)
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    • Principal
    • Siemens Venture Capital
    • http://www.siemensventurecapital.com
    • Itziar joined Siemens Venture Capital in March 2010. She focuses on investments in advanced manufacturing and industrial technologies. Specific areas of interest include cyber security, industrial automation, PLM software, industrial analytics, Internet of Things, and industrial software. Before joining SVC, Itziar worked at The Boston Consulting Group in the London and Munich offices with a focus on private equity and energy projects. Prior to that, Itziar gained operational experience with BMW. She spent 4 years in the Munich production plant designing, implementing and optimizing different production lines. Itziar holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Technical University Munich and University of Navarra, and an MBA from London Business School.
    • Dr. Johan Reynaert (LP)
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    • Investment Manager
    • European Investment Fund
    • http://www.eif.org
    • Johan Reynaert is an Investment Manager in Venture Capital at the European Investment Fund (EIF), a major cornerstone investor in Europe that has committed more than €4B in European VC funds. At EIF, Johan invests in VC funds and manages a portfolio across different EU geographies and sectors. Prior to joining EIF, he was an Investment Manager at Capricorn Venture Partners and Gimv, active in cross-border deal negotiation ranging from early stage investments to late stage acquisitions. Johan has built up an expertise in the energy and materials sector. Johan holds an MBA from Insead (Paris, Singapore) and a PhD in Electrical Engineering (IMEC & KULeuven).
    • 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.
    • Hero Prins (Accelerator)
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    • Director of Entrepreneurship & Climate-KIC the Netherlands
    • Climate-KIC
    • http://www.climate-kic.org
    • Hero is an agricultural engineer by training. Working in a public and private environment, Hero’s past experience at Deltares and Rijkswaterstaat spans strategy, innovation, general management and commercialisation both nationally and internationally. At Climate-KIC, Hero leads the entrepreneurship programme: supporting new startups and small to medium businesses in the climate mitigation and adaptation sector. He also manages Climate-KIC in the Netherlands, building relationships with local partners from business, academia and the public sector.
    • 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.
    • Magnus Agerström (Accelerator)
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    • CEO
    • Cleantech Scandinavia
    • http://www.cleantechscandinavia.com/
    • Magnus Agerström is CEO of Cleantech Scandinavia which he co-founded in 2007. With more than 70 investors and industry companies from around the world in a membership network, Cleantech Scandinavia has become one of the most influential actors in the Nordic cleantech space. Before he co-founded Cleantech Scandinavia he co-founded the sustainability consultancy and software company Natlikan Sustainability where he was Managing Director for many years and from which he made a successful exit in 2011. Magnus holds a bachelor of Business Administration and has a passion for Environmental Economics. He is convinced that the way we use our economic system will have to be reformed in order for us to solve the big sustainability challenges ahead.
    • Florian Lennert (Business Location)
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    • Director Intelligent City
    • InnoZ and LSE
    • http://www.intelligent-city.net
    • Florian Lennert is Director of the Intelligent City Forum. Intelligent City is a joint venture of the Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ) in Berlin and LSE Enterprise, the venture and innovation division of the London School of Economics (LSE). Intelligent City focuses on sustainable urban innovation and pursues research and development in smart mobility, urban renewable energy systems, intelligent infrastructure and future city design. Intelligent City also coordinates an innovation campus in Berlin which provides a living lab for the future city and the hub for a global network of leading applied research and innovation institution such as InnoZ, LSE, MIT Media Lab, the German Social Science Centre (WZB) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). InnoZ is a leading German innovation platform, jointly established by Deutsche Bahn, WZB, DLR, Siemens and T-Systems in Berlin, Germany focused on developing future applications and solutions integrating sustainable energy, urban infrastructure and mobility systems. From 1999-2007 Florian was Director of Corporate Relations at LSE and responsible for strategic research development, global university-business collaboration, corporate partnerships and international knowledge transfer. He is currently advising the government of Berlin on the strategic legacy development of Berlin Tegel Airport as the Berlin TXL Urban Tech Republic, as a large-scale smart city district and sustainable urban innovation hub. He holds a BSc Economics and an MPA from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
    • Michael Wilshire (Service Provider)
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    • Director of Analysis
    • Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    • http://www.bnef.com/
    • Michael is director of analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, leading the teams that produce research on clean energy including Bioenergy, Wind, Solar, Energy Smart Technologies, Carbon Capture & Storage and geothermal. Before joining Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael was a partner at McKinsey, where he consulted across a range of industries including energy, technology and telecoms. He worked with equipment providers and operators across Europe as well as in Asia and the US. Previously, Michael worked in the UK Department of Energy in the 1980s across a variety of energy policy areas, including one of the very earliest privatisations (Amersham International), as well as deregulation of the gas industry, renewable energy, nuclear policy and the financing and privatisation of the electricity industry. During that period he was also private secretary to both the Minister of State for Energy and the Permanent Secretary.
    • Thomas Grigoleit (Service Provider)
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    • Director Renewable Energies & Resources
    • Germany Trade & Invest
    • http://www.gtai.de/GTAI/Navigation/EN/Invest/Industries/energy-environment-resources.html
    • Thomas Grigoleit is Director of Renewable Energies & Resources at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. In this capacity, Berlin-based Grigoleit advises and assists companies seeking to enter the German market and to realize investment projects in Germany. Prior to GTAI, Grigoleit was Business Development Manager at the PV system integrator Suntechnics (part of the Conergy group), with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Thomas Grigoleit has also worked on various projects with the European Chamber of Commerce Taipei in Taiwan and with several consulting companies in Canada and China. Before he began his professional career, Grigoleit studied East Asian Economics, Chinese and International Marketing in Bonn and Bochum (Germany) as well as Chengdu (China).
    • Christina Schön (Service Provider)
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    • Senior Manager Investor Support
    • Germany Trade & Invest
    • http://www.gtai.de/GTAI/Navigation/EN/Invest/investment-guide.html
    • Christina Schön is Senior Manager in the field of Investor Support Services at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Christina, who is a trained lawyer, advises and assists companies seeking to enter the German market and to realize investment projects in Germany. Prior to her position at GTAI she worked in the legal sector in Sweden and in Germany.
    • Dr. Steven Fawkes (Service Provider)
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    • Energy Efficiency Advisor
    • Only Eleven Percent
    • http://www.onlyelevenpercent.com
    • Steve Fawkes is an internationally recognised expert on energy efficiency with over 30 years experience including implementing energy management programmes for corporates, local and national governments and co-founding two energy service companies, one in Romania and one in the UK that implemented innovative energy services contracts with Diageo and Sainsburys. From 2007 to 2012 he was a Partner at Matrix where he led the Extel number 1 rated research team and advised clean tech companies on fund raising and M&A. He has been an Adviser to the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change and in 2012 was awarded the Energy Institute’s Individual Achievement Award. He has published extensively on energy efficiency including two books. He is currently a non-executive director of Bglobal, an adviser to several clean tech companies and funds, and implementing efficiency finance programmes in Europe and North America.
    • Gaia Arzilli (Service Provider)
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    • Campaign Manager
    • Life Size Media
    • http://www.life-size-media.com
    • Gaia works as a Campaign Manager at Life Size Media, a specialist consultancy using intelligent and effective communication to help build a better future. There she spends most of her time hunting out technologies and innovations at the forefront of sustainability and searching new trends that will impact the low carbon economy. Gaia has several years experience bringing together key players across the cleantech and sustainability sectors, working with innovators to find new solutions to complex problems. With a degree in International Politics, a Masters in International Energy and Climate Policy and three languages, Gaia has worked in Europe, South America and China in both public and private sector organisations.
    • Frédéric Mazzella (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • BlablaCar
    • http://www.blablacar.com
    • Frédéric Mazzella is the Founder and CEO of BlaBlaCar, the leading European ridesharing community that connects drivers with empty seats and people traveling the same way, so they can share their cost. Frédéric originally imagined a new transport network, built on people, when he could not get home one Christmas, several years ago. He had no car. The trains were full. The roads, too, were full of people driving alone in their car. It occurred to him that he should try to find a driver going his way and offer to share fuel costs… BlaBlaCar was born. Today, with 9 million members across Europe and 1 million people transported per month, BlaBlaCar is making road travel social, money-saving and more sustainable. Frédéric holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Stanford and a Masters of Physics from ENS Ulm (Normale Sup). Prior to founding BlaBlaCar he worked for 3 years as a scientific researcher, at NASA (USA), and NTT (Japan). Frédéric is a regular speaker in international conferences and medias (CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC….) on the theme of sustainable development, entrepreneurship, global marketplaces and building trust in online communities. Frédéric is also an accomplished classical pianist and tweets @mazaic.
    • Christoph Ostermann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sonnenbatterie
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Sonnenbatterie
    • Christoph Ostermann is Co-Founder of the Prosol Invest Group, being with its Solar Battery product range one of the pioneers in the residential battery storage market. Solar Battery is a highly innovative, intelligent battery system offering much more than just an energy storage solution. The system comprises several added value features such as smart home, smart meter, PV-monitoring and UPS. Since its market launch in early 2011 several hundreds of Solar Batteries have been sold only in Germany. Christoph began his career with KMC Management Consultants, a leading management consulting firm focused on sales and marketing expertise, where he was Managing Partner and Co-Founder of a branch office. Since 2005 he is in the renewable energy business, where he has been involved in several companies as CEO, entrepreneur and/or consultant. Christoph graduated in 1997 with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth.
    • Mads Jensen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sefaira
    • http://www.sefaira.com
    • Mads Jensen is the CEO of Sefaira and a visionary in the use of cloud computing for performance based building design. Mads co-founded Sefaira in 2009 with a mission to transform the way buildings are designed and retrofitted. In the pursuit of this, Mads passionately champions the use of deep computing to unlock real-time scientific analysis. Today Sefaira, based in New York and London, is the leading company in cloud software for design of energy efficient buildings and building energy retrofits. Under Mads’ leadership, Sefaira won the Green Building Innovation Award in 2011 and was named a Top 200 Private Company in 2012. Prior to founding Sefaira, Mads was a Business Executive at IBM in Paris and London. He holds a BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from INSEAD. Mads lives in London with his wife and daughter.
    • Taavi Madiberk (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Skeleton Technologies
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Skeleton
    • Taavi Madiberk is Co-Founder and CEO at Skeleton Technologies. His business development, sales and marketing and company management skills have been instrumental in setting up and driving growth. He has been the driving force for excellent customer traction, (the company counts as customers European Space Agency and several Tier 1 automotives), business strategy (leveraging the advantage in materials technology to energy storage cells and modules), product development and fundraising from venture capital, private equity and public sources in German, Estonian and EU level. Taavi brings knowledge from the IT, locomotive and NGO sectors from his prior experience to Skeleton Technologies. Among other Board positions he served as the youngest ever Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Estonian Railways (AS Eesti Raudtee), the national railway, from 2012-2014. He currently also serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of RKAS, an Estonian state-owned real estate company with over €400M of assets. Taavi studied law at the University of Tartu.
    • Peter Hopton (Startup)
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    • CVO
    • Iceotope
    • http://www.iceotope.com
    • Peter is a respected thought leader and expert in the field of energy efficiency in data centres and IT. Peter has been a long-term committee member of both the DCSG (data centre specialist group) and Green IT SG at the BCS, the chartered institute for IT. He is currently the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Iceotope, having formerly held the office of CTO and CEO. Iceotope are an innovative total liquid cooling technology company backed by, amongst others, Schneider Electric and Solvay via Aster Capital. Peter’s objective at Iceotope is not only to dramatically change the energy efficiency in the industry, but to disrupt the cost dynamics by obsoleting air from the data centre.
    • Eric Smith (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Keystone Tower Systems
    • http://www.keystonetowersystems.com
    • Eric Smith is the founder and CEO of Keystone Tower Systems, a startup developing an advanced manufacturing process for towers for wind turbines. Eric holds graduate degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to founding Keystone, Eric ran a machine design consulting company that primarily focused on developing and evaluating new wind energy technologies, everything ranging from alternative drivetrains to advanced controls to new manufacturing techniques. Eric has also taught wind turbine engineering in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. Eric’s family has a long history in the wind industry – his grandfather’s company developed the Smith-Putnam turbine, the first megawatt scale grid-tied turbine. It held the record for tallest turbine in the world from 1941 until 1979 – a record Eric plans to reclaim.
    • Jari Varjotie (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Savosolar
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Savosolar
    • Jari Varjotie, MSc (Technology), is the CEO of Savosolar from Finland. He has strong industrial background from over 25 years in healthcare, telecommunication, machinery building and renewable energy industries. Major accomplishments on wide range of tasks in Finland-based companies working globally, the last being managing director of the Finnish megawatt class wind turbine manufacturer Winwind.
    • Guido Groet (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Luxexcel
    • http://www.luxexcel.com
    • Guido Groet is CFO and Strategy officer at Luxexcel. He is a technology industry veteran with extensive experience in semiconductors, high-tech equipment and internet technology. He has held a number of senior positions at technology giant ASML, including VP finance for the USA operations, VP Strategy development USA and director of the strategic partnership with optics leader Carl Zeiss in Germany. He has recently been CFO of technology startup Replisaurus with operations in Sweden and France where he build a solid financial organization. He was instrumental in building the company and led fund raising worth €50M from venture capital, private equity, lenders and governments. Guido has also been CEO of a company developing, manufacturing and selling precision equipment used in MEMS and LED applications and has been financial controller and business manager in the automotive industry at Citroën. Guido has lived and worked across the globe and speaks 5 languages.
    • Adrian Griffiths (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Recycling Technologies
    • http://recyclingtechnologies.co.uk
    • As a consultant and engineering manager, Adrian has extensive commercial and technical experience in manufacturing. He co-founded two successful UK businesses OEE Consulting and Vendigital. Adrian is an engineer from Imperial College.
    • Simon Daniel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Moixa
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/MOIXA
    • Simon Daniel, is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Moixa, holding a dozen US patents on advanced mobile and battery technology. He previously invented/licensed a folding keyboard – selling over 2m units, and launched the award wining USBCell battery category. He was previously a technology evangelist and senior manager at Accenture, and holds an MA in Physics from Cambridge University.
    • Joachim Maass (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Solar Tower Systems
    • http://www.solartowersystems.com
    • Joachim Maass earned two engineering degrees in electrical engineering and data science and telecommunications from the Universities of Hamburg (Germany) and Portsmouth (UK) as well as an MBA from DUKE University in NC (USA). After having worked in the telemetric field for Heusch Boesefeld (acquired by Daimler) he joined Siemens AG as software development engineer and gained fast promotion to positions as product manager of innovative products and as entrepreneur of an internal venture. When Siemens Venture Capital GmbH (SVC) was founded in 1999 he was asked to take over the business unit Internal Ventures where he and his team managed and financed several technology spin-offs in the US and Germany. He left SVC for an executive position at a pan-European incubator and managed several business units on a European scale. Joe set up his own consulting business based in the high-tech industry for marketing and financing.
    • 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.
    • Christian Hodgson (Startup)
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    • VP Sales
    • Greenergetic
    • http://www.greenergetic.de
    • Christian Hodgson learnt his first PV lessons in the Bolivian jungle, setting up small scale off-grid systems in 2001. He became active in education for sustainable development, climate change and renewable energy. As director of communications he managed outreach in academia, business, and civil society in Europe, and lead the business development for a composting and biogas venture in Ghana. Shortly after its inception, Christian joined Greenergetic to spearhead the sales initiatives with German utilities. He is a strong proponent of energy partnerships: albeit utilities facing substantial challenges in a changing environment, they play a vital role in the energy transition; reshaping the market towards energy as a service. Christian is a career changer with a background in cultural sciences.
    • Nikolaus Starzacher (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Discovergy
    • http://discovergy.com
    • Nikolaus Starzacher co-founded Discovergy together with Ralf Esser in 2009, believing that Discovergy will make an important contribution towards the smarter use of energy. Previously, Nikolaus founded just digits, providing a range of innovative telecommunication solutions (Sparruf, Funruf and Phonecaster) by turning arbitrage opportunities into customer benefits. In 1998, Nikolaus founded Verivox, Germany’s largest independent consumer portal for energy and telecommunications. He began his career with Mitchell Madison Group, a leading management consulting firm, working for some of the leading financial and retail institutions across Europe and Australia. Nikolaus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics & Philosophy from Oxford University in 1996.
    • Alexander Schey (Autodesk Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Vantage Power
    • http://www.vantage-power.com
    • Alexander Schey is Co-Founder and CEO of Vantage Power, an award-winning startup that was founded in 2011. Alex was declared a 30 under 30 rising star of the manufacturing world and selected as one of London’s 25 under 25. Vantage Power has developed the B320 system – a hybrid powertrain designed to retrofit into existing double-decker buses allowing operators to save £20,000 per bus per year in fuel costs, reduce emissions, noise pollution and maintenance costs. Prior to forming Vantage Power, Alex started Racing Green Endurance, a not-for-profit project to build the world’s longest range electric vehicle, drive it down the 26,000 km Pan-American Highway, and use this adventure to encourage children to take up science and technology subjects and to change the public’s perception of electric vehicle technology. This was successfully completed in November 2010 and culminated in an 8-part documentary series aired by BBC World News in 220 countries.
    • Fred Sundström (Swedish Energy 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.
    • Adam Woolway (Climate-KIC Startup)
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    • CEO
    • PlugSurfing
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/PlugSurfing
    • 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 Goliaths.
    • Bert Bingham (Climate-KIC Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Novagg
    • http://www.novagg.co.uk
    • Bert Bingham is Co-Founder and CEO of Novagg, manufacturer of novagg®, a new and highly sustainable or green lightweight structural aggregate and leads the international commercialisation drive for the project. Having been involved with the lightweight aggregates and sustainable regeneration/construction sectors since 1996 he is responsible for bringing this exciting innovation to the international marketplace. He has long promoted the change to sustainable construction through his association with the multiple award-winning Sherwood Energy Village (2005 Enterprising Britain champions). The fact that highly sustainable buildings could be delivered within traditional design costs was a lesson well learned. He is a Mining Surveyor and formerly an Associate Lecturer on the Open University MBA Strategy programme.
    • Mathew Holloway (Climate-KIC Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Q-Bot
    • http://q-bot.co
    • Mathew is CEO of Q-Bot where he leads the development and commercialisation of innovative robotics technologies for the construction industry. Q-Bot combines robotics with one of the most pressing needs; upgrading our existing buildings to make them more comfortable, reduce cold draughts and improve energy efficiency. In doing so Q-Bot turns difficult, dirty and disruptive jobs into cost effective and efficient processes, to create a real, scalable and cost effective solution to meeting targets for CO2 reduction and affordable warmth. Mathew has 8 years previous experience as a founder of two previous high tech start-ups where he has turned his ideas into desirable products and in turn seen them generate 7 and 8 figure turnovers. He was educated at Bath University (MEng 1st Class Honours), Imperial College and The Royal College of Art in Engineering and Design (Joint Masters, MA & MSc). His technical background includes electrical and mechanical engineering, innovation mechanisms, intellectual property, industrial design, controls and programming (vision, analytics and interfaces).
    • James Johnston (Climate-KIC Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Open Utility
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Open+Utility
    • ames is Co-Founder and CEO of Open Utility, the world’s first marketplace for small-scale renewable generators. James spent 3 years researching how to apply disruptive technologies in the energy sector as part of 3 years PhD research in systems engineering. James also has 2 years experience working in engineering and innovation roles at Arup. Since January 2013, James has been working on Open Utility with the aim of creating an electricity marketplace for the half-million small-scale renewable producers in the UK.
    • Joe Warren (Climate-KIC Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Powervault
    • http://www.powervault.co.uk
    • Joe is CEO of Powervault which is seeking to disrupt the energy storage market by developing and selling a user-installable energy storage device, which lowers electricity bills by up to 15%. The product is an integrated battery and control system (for which we have patents pending) with a medium-term target retail price of £800. The product stores free electricity generated by solar panels during the day, then releases the stored energy during the evening when household demand peaks. Joe worked seven years at Open Energi, helping to bring their smart grid dynamic demand product from concept to commercial reality and creating a new smart grid market in which Open Energi arrived first. He also worked as Director of Hosting Operations at Pipex looking after datacentre and power infrastructure. Joe holds a BA in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.
    • Krisztina Kovacs-Schreiner (Climate-KIC Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Canary Control
    • http://canarycontrol.co.uk
    • Krisztina is CEO and Co-Founder of Canary Control. The company provides a novel, affordable cloud-based heating control system for the social and council housing sectors. The system improves the efficiency of domestic heating controls by up to 20% and keeps the household within its estimated annual heating budget. The technology is being developed with the help of the British government’s Technology Strategy Board and is backed by Sustainable Ventures Development Partners, a leading creator of low carbon and sustainable companies and Climate-KIC. Krisztina has been part of the CleanTech Challenge international business competition committee as Relationship and Marketing Director organised by London Business School and University College London. She has a wide network in the UK Engineering and sustainability sectors. She holds an MEng and an MRes in Biochemical Engineering from University College London and is currently completing her engineering doctoral thesis.
    • Sam Gill (Climate-KIC Startup)
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    • CEO
    • ET Index
    • http://etindex.com
    • Sam Gill is an environmental entrepreneur whose vision is to change the way money is invested in companies. After starting his career at Google, Sam decided to combine his passion for entrepreneurship with his immediate concern for the climate crisis. Taking the spirit embodied by Google – that by bringing together smart, motivated people, anything is possible – Sam began developing the Environmental Tracking concept. Since 2010 Sam has led the Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), a not-for-profit research body to become the first and only organisation in the world to produce an annual series of public Carbon Rankings, scoring the world’s largest listed companies by their greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure. These Environmental Tracking Carbon Rankings are designed to pave the way for a series of stock market indexes, based on the rankings, which redirect capital away from the most polluting companies towards the cleanest, most efficient. In 2014 with support from the Climate-KIC accelerator programme, he founded ET Index which is designed to commercialise and develop the Environmental Tracking Index Series, with a view to making it available to investors later in the year. Sam is author of Environmental Tracking 3.0, serves on the Board of a human rights NGO, and mentors several startups.
    • Andrew Wordsworth (Startup Showcase)
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    • Chairman
    • E-Car Club
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/ecarclub
    • Andrew is Co-Founder and Chairman of E-Car Club. E-Car is a competitively priced, wholly electric car club combining the increasingly established car club model with favourable trends in Electric Vehicle costs to deliver cost competitive, sustainable transport solutions to businesses and consumers. Andrew is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Sustainable Ventures Group, responsible for raising investment, developing partnerships and recruitment. Prior to launching the company, Andrew was Managing Director of Carbon Trust Enterprises limited (CTEL), where he conceived and led the execution of their innovative venture development business model. The CTEL team launched 10 low carbon ventures which secured over £200m of equity investment from blue chip investors (including HSBC EIF, Threadneedle Asset Management and Scottish & Southern) and the UK Government. With over 15 years’ experience in the energy and climate change sector – including roles within Esso, Bain & Co and ADL – Andrew is an experienced non-executive director having held fifteen private company board seats. Andrew holds a first-class MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the University Fox Prize.
    • Oliver Lünstedt (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • Carzapp
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/carzapp
    • Oliver Lünstedt is CEO and Co-founder of Carzapp. Carzapp is a P2P car sharing operator that connects car owners to people renting cars. It enables people to automatically and spontaneously make their cars available to rent via their smartphones. An inexpensive and theft-proof hardware solution, the ZappKit, allows car owners to do this without physically handing over keys. Oliver is responsible for strategy and finance at Carzapp. Prior to Carzapp he worked for Roland Berger in the area of Energy & Chemicals and for the German cleantech startup SunCoal Industries in the strategic management where he gained a broad insight in the different aspects of managing startups. He studied industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with focus on finance, entrepreneurship and renewable energies.
    • Alexander Nicholson (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • Autotrip
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/AutoTrip
    • Alexander is a Co-Founder of AutoTrip. AutoTrip provides business drivers (all types) with a plug and play mileage tracking device and cloud-based mileage accounting system to remove the administrative headache of mileage reclaims. The system generates cost efficiencies of up to 35%, and provides for HMRC (tax) compliance. AutoTrip’s data analytics help to accurately forecast low-cost and low-carbon fleet management solutions. Alexander has five years experience in technology, sustainability, startups, and problem solving. He has led on the successful execution, positioning and scaling of a number of startups in the UK cleantech and travel industries. Prior to launching AutoTrip, he was a Venture Development Lead for the portfolio of Sustainable Venture Development Partners, and studied at the Universities of Cambridge and St. Andrews.
    • Matti Malkamäki (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • Aurelia Turbines
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Aureliaturbines
    • Matti is a career energy expert. With degree in Industrial Economics and Business, Matti spent 6 years at Fortum subsidiaries in the UK and Europe before moving early 2000 into the biogas and distributed energy business as founder and CEO of Greenvironment. Matti has extensive knowledge of microturbines and small-scale power plants both from a business and technical perspective. Matti is fluent in English, Finnish and speaks also German.
    • Timo Jaakkola (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • Oceanvolt
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Oceanvolt
    • Timo joined Oceanvolt in 2013. Oceanvolt is the leading provider of electronic sail drives and energy management systems for sailboats. Timo started his career at Finnish Defence Forces Research centre in 1996. Later he worked for 6 years as Product Development Manager at Environics, Finland where he developed a mobile handheld gas analyzer and managed the company´s international sales for 2 years. In between, Timo worked at composite industry as Development Manager with Fibrocom. Timo moved to the United States in 2008 as CTO/CEO of Environics USA, where he worked for 5 years with the responsibility to manage North and South American Sales and Technical operations. Timo is an enthuastic sailor and extremely interested in providing clean energy alternatives to sailboats. He holds a MSc (Eng) degree from the Technical University of Tampere.
    • Patrik Möller (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • CorPower Ocean
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/CorPower+Ocean
    • Patrik is the CEO of CorPower Ocean, a Swedish ocean energy startup bringing a fivefold improvement in wave power efficiency, currently in pilot with Iberdrola Engineering. He is a passionate entrepreneur with experience of building VC-funded technology startups from first idea to more than 80 people with multinational operations. Patrik has successfully led international product development teams to deliver complex machinery outperforming prior state-of-the-art solutions, and to get them piloted by major customers. Prior to CorPower he co-founded Replisaurus Technologies, developing tools and processes for printing patterned metal layers used in semiconductor manufacturing. Patrik has a MSc in chemical engineering from Lund Institute of Technology, with scholarship studies at UC Berkeley. He is author or co-author of over 10 technical papers and inventor on over 20 patents.
    • Erik Andersson (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • Efficax Energy
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Efficax+Energy
    • Erik is the CEO and a major shareholder of EfficaxEnergy since mid-2012. Main responsibilities, apart from the daily operations of the company, are financing, market strategy and sales. Before his appointment as CEO, Erik was assigned with a consultant assignment at Efficax. As an independent consultant he has previously worked in numerous start-ups and new innovation settings, primarily with business development in early stage technology projects. Prior to this he was CEO of startup Tenroc Technologies in the construction industry and project manager of Pylos Nutraceuticals in the food supplement industry. He has also worked as a business developer in the Silicon Valley-based incubator/accelerator BootstrapLabs. Erik holds a MSc in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from the highly regarded Chalmers University-tied incubator Encubator and an MBA in finance.
    • Sven Pluut (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • We Share Solar
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/WeShareSolar
    • 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.
    • Dr. Sigvald Harryson (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • InnoVentum
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/InnoVentum
    • Sigvald is a Board member of Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship and Chairman of the Board of InnoVentum as well as InnoVentum’s CEO. Sigvald is also Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School where he teaches Innovation and Ecopreneurship mainly at Executive MBA programs. Prior to this, he served as Director of International Partnerships at Lund University where his main responsibility resided in forging research alliances with industry. Prior to his academic career, he spent three years as a development engineer working across five different European R&D and Engineering Centers of Tetra Pak. From 1994 until 2004, Sigvald spent ten years in general management consulting with the companies Arthur D. Little as Partner, Booz Allen Hamilton as Principal, and the Boston Consulting Group as Manager. Sigvald received a magna cum laude doctoral degree in Japanese R&D Management from the St. Gallen University in 1995, and a PhD in Knowledge & Innovation Management at the Göteborg School of Economics in October 2002. His research focuses on Co-Creation for Innovation Leadership through Collaborative University Competitions – usually organized by iknow-who.com. Sigvald founded iknow-who.com more than a decade ago to solve fundamental innovation challenges – often related to critical climate and health issues. In 2010, Sigvald founded InnoVentum with the vision to be the globally leading brand for the world’s most climate-friendly renewable energy solutions by 2020.
    • Virginia Gardiner (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • Loowatt
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/loowatt
    • Virginia has worked in design, engineering, management, entrepreneurship, fundraising and journalism. After studying literature and engineering at Stanford University, and covering design for publications including The New York Times and Metropolis, she began to value the social importance of products and systems we live with, and to recognize certain everyday realities, such as the flush toilet, as wasteful. She founded Loowatt in 2009 after developing the toilet and system concept during her masters’ degree at the Royal College of Art in 2008. Since inception, the company has seen value-generation from waterless toilet systems as integral to the creation of new economies around waste treatment that can ensure financial sustainability. The company acts as a change agent, seizing opportunities to innovate in our emerging field—both technology creation and business models—to solve critical social problems.
    • François Bordes (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • WeSmart
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/WeSmart
    • François Bordes is Co-Founder and CEO of WeSmart, an open cloud platform that collects data from smart meters and connected devices. It is designed to give users control over their smart objects, and provide a solution for monitoring and reducing energy consumption. WeSmart offers utilities and companies a platform to manage their data, add intelligence and provide monitoring services to their own users. François is an engineer of the Corps des Mines and a former Energy and Climate advisor to various ministers of ecology and sustainable development. He then joined the Capgemini Group as Vice President to lead the practice of sustainable development consultancy, where he advised companies in their strategies on energy issues and sustainable cities. Inspired by these values and beliefs, he founded MyCO2 and contributes his visionary business expertise and technology acumen to the advancement of sustainable cities. A serial entrepreneur and passionate about human and social progress, he also founded the association Humanvillage in 2001, which works in the field of solidarity and sustainable development, and has conducted numerous conferences with support from large companies and public institutions.
    • Mikael Seppälä (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • Sansox
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Sansox
    • Mikki (Mikael Seppälä) is Co-Founder and CEO of Sansox. He is a multinational person with strong experience from a vast amount of startup companies. He has business degrees from colleges in Helsinki and California where he lived for three years. Mikki is a strong leader who is easy to approach and has excellent networking skills.
    • Ridha Azaiz (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • Aerial Power
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/AerialPower
    • Ridha Azaiz is the Founder and CEO of Aerial Power. The UK-based company is first to introduce the application of
      cleaning surfaces with unmanned aerial vehicles. He is also the inventor of the SolarBrush, an add-on for commercially available drones that maintains solar farms by brushing sand and dust away from the solar panels. The Mechanical Engineer from Germany (MSc) was first to introduce robots for this task and shifted the business model towards drones, recognizing the latest developments in this field. Prior to his degree, he gained insight at several R&D departments within the automation industry. During his pioneering work, Ridha filed an extensive set of patents, setting the agenda for cheaper solar power. Ridha gained international recognition, e.g. being selected by Startup Chile and the UKTI Sirius programme. Numerous clean tech awards such as the Clean Tech Media Award and startup awards such as hy! Berlin did drive the developments further, too.
    • Andreas Zachariah (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • TravelAI
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/TravelAI
    • Andreas Zachariah aka Zac is Co-Founder and CEO of TravelAI. With an engineering degree and MBA Zac began his career in finance with Goldman Sachs. He would go on to manage a +£1B corporate bond portfolio and be part of an investor advisory group involved in the Asian Crisis, and work with Fortune 500 C-level execs through his investing. In 2005 he left the industry to study industrial design and it was while at the Royal College of Art in 2007 that CarbonDiem was born. This would lead to working with the European Space Agency and several smartphone manufacturers even before the first app store was launched. The evolution into TravelAI has been driven by a quest to improve transport as we know from lessons learnt trying to make travel greener.
    • Erik Nygard (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • Limejump
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Limejump
    • Erik has over 6 years experience within the UK electricity and gas sector, specifically within trading and optimization. Prior to Limejump he set up the trading and optimization desk for Husdon Energy, a new entrant to the UK electricity and gas supply sector. Previously at Centrica, he managed the hedging of the entire downstream retail electricity portfolio. Erik obtained his BSc in Finance from the University of San Francisco and his MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School in London.
    • Asher Bennett (Startup Showcase)
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    • CEO
    • Teva Motors
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Teva+Motors
    • An experienced entrepreneur with more than 18 years of experience in electric vehicles, devising and implementing high value-added technology solutions. Currently Founder and CEO of Teva Motors, a UK based company supplying range-extended electric trucks, an advanced low emission and low cost of ownership solution to logistical companies, chain stores etc. The company is addressing the medium-duty (GVW 7.5T) urban back-to-base truck market – a £4.5 billion, 150,000 unit market in the EU alone. Co-founded Evida, a provider of energy solutions for the EV market; an online construction management software company; and Cyota, an online anti-fraud software company, which was sold for $145M. Asher is a former submarine naval officer, and graduated first in class from the Israeli Naval Academy and has an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.
    • 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, VCs 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 8 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.


    ECO13 London Pedro Miranda Siemens


    ECO13 London Susana Quintana-Plaza Eon


    ECO13 Berlin Alexander Schlaepfer Aster Capital


    ECO13 Berlin Tarja Teppo Cleantech Invest


    ECO13 London Henrik Olsen Environmental Technologies Fund


    ECO14 Berlin Bigge Lidgren Swedish Energy Agency


    ECO14 Berlin Yme Bosma Rockstart


    ECO13 Berlin Steven Fawkes Day One


    ECO13 London Christoph Ostermann Sonnenbatterie


    ECO12 Berlin Taavi Madiberk Skeleton


    ECO14 Berlin Adam Woolway Plugsurfing