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    ECO16 Berlin Speakers

     

    Ecosummit Berlin 2016 happens on 26-27 April 2016 at the Radialsystem. Scroll down to learn more about our speaker lineup. Click “expand” to read the speaker profile, click “collapse” to close it. Past Ecosummit speakers: ECO15 London, ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 London, ECO13 Berlin, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

     

    • Diego Pavía (VC & Accelerator)
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    • CEO
    • KIC InnoEnergy
    • http://www.kic-innoenergy.com
    • Diego Pavía graduated as Electrical Engineer, specialising in Electronics and Automation from the Polytechnical University of Madrid. His first professional experience, in 1988, was as Co-Founder and CEO of a startup, Knowledge Engineering, dealing with industrial controls systems using artificial intelligence and neural networks. Three years later he joined Sema Group, and started a long career with private companies. In SchlumbergerSema, Diego headed multicultural working groups all over the world in the field of energy, with revenues of $650M. Between 2002 and 2010, Diego was the CEO of Atos Origin, a leading international IT service provider, where he was responsible for Spain and South America, about 9.000 employees, and an annual turnover of €450M. Since 2010, Diego has been CEO of KIC InnoEnergy, the leading engine of innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable energy, investing annually €100M in game changers (people, collobarative innovative products and services and startups). Diego, as a serial entrepreneur, has created 7 companies in his lifetime.
    • Petr Mikovec (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Inven Capital
    • http://www.invencapital.cz/en/home.html
    • Petr Míkovec is the Managing Director of INVEN CAPITAL, a new venture capital fund established by the major European utility CEZ. INVEN CAPITAL and Petr’s motto is: You innovate, we invest, together we grow. Petr was at the very beginning of the fund existence in 2013/14 and built the investment vehicle from the position of CEZ Corporate Development Director. Overall Petr gained over 10 years experience in energy industry in the area of investment opportunities evaluation (EUR 100+ mil transaction volume) and utitlity strategy formulation. Before that, Petr was working for Patria Finance, Czech Republic´s leading investment house. Petr holds an MA in Finance from the Economic University of Prague and a diploma in Business Administration from UC Berkeley XT including International Internship Program as equity fundamental analyst at Technovision Management (hedge fund based in Los Altos, Silicon Valley) and an executive leadership diploma from the University of Pittsburgh´s Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business.
    • Julien Creuzé (VC)
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    • Principal
    • Aster Capital
    • http://aster.com
    • Julien joined Aster Capital’s investment team in 2010, spent a few years in Paris, opened Aster’s US presence in San Francisco and relocated back in France in December 2014. Now based in Paris, Julien seeks new investment opportunities in Europe and serves as board director for several of Aster’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining, Julien co-founded Antelink, a Paris-based software company. Previously, Julien worked with Agoranov, a science-based high-tech incubator, where he coached 20 companies to be launched. Julien holds an engineering diploma from Ecole Polytechnique (France) and an MSc in Entrepreneurship from the Ecole des Mines de Paris. Julien manages Aster Capital’s investments in Digital Lumens (USA), Jet Metal Technologies (France), Tiempo and ECO GTB (France).
    • Yme Bosma (VC & Impact Investor)
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    • Investment Manager
    • DOEN Foundation
    • http://www.doen.nl/web/projects/Equity.htm
    • Yme Bosma is an Investment Manager at the DOEN Foundation. Before joining DOEN he was Program Director at the Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator. This international program helps participating startups bring their product faster to market and supports their fundraising. After 15 years of working for online companies such as Lost Boys, Media Republic and Hyves, Yme decided to take a sabbatical and went for a long sailing trip with his family. The fast growing social network Hyves was founded in 2004 and sold in 2010 to the Telegraaf Media Groep. After the sailing trip he decided to invest and participate in initiatives focusing on internet, energy and sustainability. His first project was building a boat that runs on solar energy, followed by the Smart Energy Accelerator and DOEN.
    • Claus Wattendrup (Corporate)
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    • Managing Director
    • Vattenfall Europe Innovation
    • http://corporate.vattenfall.com/
    • Claus Wattendrup is heading the European-wide Business Development activities of Vattenfall for Renewable Energy and is Managing Director of Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH. After studying Energy and Process Engineering Claus has founded two companies and worked as a Management and M&A Consultant.
    • Freerk Bisschop (Accelerator)
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    • Program Director Smart Energy
    • Rockstart
    • http://www.rockstart.com/accelerator/smart-energy/
    • Freerk Bisschop has been engaged in building innovations and enabling growth in sustainable energy since the 1980s. In material science, utility strategy and business development, corporate and government consultancy, green electricity entrepreneurship, rapid international scaling, business restructuring, private equity and project financing, informal investment, crowdfunding and community initiatives. Freerk is now Program Director Smart Energy Accelerator at Rockstart.
    • Alisa Murphy (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Life Size Media
    • http://www.lifesizemedia.com/
    • Alisa is the Founder and CEO of Life Size Media, one of the only communications agencies in Europe that chooses to work exclusively in cleantech. Over the last five years, Alisa and her team have delivered award-winning campaigns for some of the leading individuals, businesses, products and services in the sustainability sector. As a full service agency, Life Size Media’s work spans public relations, brand, design, marketing, digital and film. Alisa was previously the CEO of B9 Coal, a clean energy project development company that she developed into a key player in the CCS industry while leading an extensive public relations campaign to promote awareness of the technology and the key issues around de-carbonizing the power sector. She was also the Co-Founder of Life Slice Films, an independent film company producing documentary films to raise awareness of key social issues.
    • Christoph Ostermann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sonnen
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Sonnenbatterie
    • Christoph Ostermann is Co-Founder and CEO of Sonnen GmbH, 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.
    • Sebastian Kotzwander (Startup and Angel)
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    • CEO
    • Grünspar
    • http://www.gruenspar.com/en/
    • Sebastian Kotzwander, Founder and Managing Director of Grünspar, started his career as entrepreneur early on. His first company, Qwan OHG, was an IT services company which he started at schooldays. After his studies of Information Systems at the University of Münster in 2010, Sebastian founded Grünspar to make a contribution to the German Energiewende, according to the motto that energy saved does not need to be produced. In summer 2015 he sold 90% of Grünspar to EWE – one of the leading German utilities. In 2011, he founded Let’s GmbH to provide support for other founders as a business angel and after his exit invests more and more into smart green startups.
    • 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, Total Energy Ventures and Inven Capital. 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.
    • Taavi Madiberk (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Skeleton Technologies
    • http://skeletontech.com
    • Taavi Madiberk is Co-Founder and CEO at Skeleton Technologies. His business development, sales and marketing and company management skills have been instrumental in setting up and driving growth. He has been the driving force for excellent customer traction, (the company counts as customers European Space Agency and several Tier 1 automotives), business strategy (leveraging the advantage in materials technology to energy storage cells and modules), product development and fundraising from venture capital, private equity and public sources in German, Estonian and EU level. Taavi brings knowledge from the IT, locomotive and NGO sectors from his prior experience to Skeleton Technologies. Among other Board positions he served as the youngest ever Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Estonian Railways (AS Eesti Raudtee), the national railway, from 2012-2014. He currently also serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of RKAS, an Estonian state-owned real estate company with over €400M of assets. Taavi studied law at the University of Tartu.
    • Dr. George Hanna (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • Qinous
    • http://www.qinous.com/en/home/
    • 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.
    • Philipp Kunze (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • OneShore Energy
    • http://www.oneshore.com
    • Philipp is Co-Founder and CEO of OneShore Energy in Berlin. Philipp serves as member of the Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Solar Europe Industry Initiative (SEII), as a task force leader of the Berlin-Brandenburg Energy Network (BEN) and founded the Clean Technology Industry Group for the German American Business Association (GABA) in Northern California. Prior to OneShore, Philipp was the Managing Director and Director, European Sales for Solaria Germany GmbH in Berlin. In this position he developed relationships and closed deals with some of the leading European utilities and EPC contractors. Before that he was Director for US-West Coast operations at Invest in Germany (previously IIC) based in Palo Alto, CA and has been assisting companies like First Solar in establishing their manufacturing and R&D sites in eastern Germany. Philipp previously worked for Monitor Company as a strategic management consultant with a focus on technology and pharmaceutical industries. He also gained initial experience in banking in the M&A division of UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland), and at HypoVereinsbank, a retail and investment bank in Munich. He studied at the London School of Economics and at Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE) in Barcelona and holds a M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics and a CEMS-Master degree in Management. Philipp speaks German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Greek.
    • Robin Geisler (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • eeMobility
    • http://www.ee-mobility.com
    • Robin Geisler is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of eeMobility. eeMobility offers a full-service flat-rate solution for EV charging at home and en route to build up an EV pool for demand-side flexibility. Company fleets use our unique solution to address all EV charging requirements in one single contract. After studying international business in Nuremberg and Rio de Janeiro and working at Umweltbank Robin has led bmp greengas to become Germany´s major renewable gas trading company with some EUR 50M revenues at his exit in 2013. With over seven years of experience in the energy sector he is convinced that transforming the energy system to 100% renewables is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create new businesses and sustainable growth.
    • Jan Michael Hess (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ecosummit
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Ecosummit
    • Jan is Founder and CEO of Ecosummit and the Berlin-based consulting firm Mobile Economy. Ecosummit is Europe’s leading smart green innovation and impact conference for startups, investors and corporates in Berlin, Amsterdam and London. We focus on smart green energy, mobility and buildings – the 3 pillars of the Energiewende. We love smart, green and lean startups that make and sell intelligent and resource efficient products in a capital efficient way. We promote early and late stage startups during their entire lifecycle from seed investment until exit. Ecosummit Market is the open platform for smart green startups to support fundraising, recruiting and business development. Since 2010, Jan organised 10 international conferences in Berlin (6), London (3) and Düsseldorf (1). He advises startups on fundraising, strategy, marketing and sales. Moreover, Jan acts as Editor in Chief of the Ecosummit Blog and Ecosummit TV. Prior to founding Mobile Economy in 2000, Jan worked for Pixelpark, Icon Medialab and Ciao as Strategic Planner, Project Manager and Head of Marketing and Sales. Jan holds a business degree from the University of Mannheim, lives in Berlin with his wife Simone and their son Mateo and is a big fan of Japan and Jazz.


    ECO15 London Petr Mikovec Inven Capital


    ECO15 London Yme Bosma DOEN Foundation


    ECO14 London Christoph Ostermann Sonnenbatterie


    ECO14 London Taavi Madiberk Skeleton Technologies