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    ECO17 Berlin Speakers

     

    Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups, investors and corporates in Europe. Ecosummit Berlin 2017 takes place on 9-10 May 2017 at Radialsystem. 95 speakers including 61 startups are confirmed. Get your tickets and join us. We look forward to hosting you at Ecosummit Berlin. Past Ecosummit speakers: ECO16 London, ECO16 Amsterdam, ECO16 Berlin, ECO15 London, ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 London, ECO13 Berlin, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

     


     

    • Thorsten Herdan
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    • Director General – Energy
    • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
    • http://www.bmwi.de/Navigation/EN/Home/home.html
    • Thorsten Herdan (Dipl. Ing.) was born on 10 July 1966. He was appointed Director-General for energy policy – heating and efficiency – in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as of June 2014. He previously held the positions of managing director of the professional association for producers of power systems and the professional association for producers of engines and systems (both members of the German Engineering Federation) (VDMA), of managing director of the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV), and of managing director of the German Engineering Federations’ Energy Forum, which is in charge of developing the Federation’s energy policy. Moreover, Mr Herdan served on the Board of the European Association of Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturers (EUROMOT), on the Board and the Supervisory Board of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), and as Vice-President of the Offshore Wind Energy Foundation (Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie).
    • 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.
    • Thomas Birr (Corporate)
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    • SVP Innovation & Business Transformation
    • innogy
    • https://innovationhub.innogy.com
    • Thomas Birr is chief futurist and strategist at innogy, a company whose founding mission is to create a future beyond the traditional energy business. Thomas leads innogy’s Innovation Hub, which is now building and co-creating new digital and platform-powered business models in partnership with the world’s most promising startups. He is a particular advocate and enthusiast for “Machine Economy” and “Disruptive Digital”.
      Thomas has been RWE’s global strategist for the last 6 years and has wide experience of key account management, sales and marketing as CEO of one of its largest energy retail subsidiaries. Holding a degree in mechanical engineering, his experiences in the international oil and gas engineering business showed him that technical expertise and successful commercialisation go hand in hand. As innogy’s Head of Innovation and Business Transformation, he is focused on how technology and strategy can be leveraged to grow innogy’s future business exponentially. Thomas shares the view that if we as the energy industry are not disrupting our own industry, someone else certainly will do.
    • Matthias Engel (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • innogy Ventures
    • https://innovationhub.innogy.com
    • Prior to being appointed Managing Director of innogy Corporate Ventures Matthias was a Senior Manager of innogy’s (formerly RWE) M&A team. As such he was in charge of numerous national and international M&A transactions across RWE’s value chain. One of his largest transactions included the sale of RWE’s gas transit pipelines in the Czech Republic to a consortium of Infrastructure Funds for a consideration of EUR 1.6B. His most recent transaction included the acquisition of Belectric GmbH, a global player in the solar PV market. Before joining RWE in 2006, Matthias was an investment banker in Corporate Finance and M&A at family owned private bank Bankhaus Metzler where he gained thorough experience in executing M&A transactions for numerous clients across multiple industries. Straight after finishing University, Matthias joined fintech start-up E-LOAN Europe as assistant to the CFO. Matthias holds a Diploma in Business (MBA equivalent) from Leipzig Graduate School of Management and was a visiting student at the Business School of the University of Sydney.
    • Christopher Waldén (Accelerator)
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    • Senior Advisor
    • Swedish Energy Agency
    • http://www.energimyndigheten.se/en/
    • Christopher is a Senior Advisor at the Business Development Department within the Swedish Energy Agency with a degree in International Media and Communications. He is responsible for the promotion of Swedish energy technology and cleantech solutions at the Swedish Energy Agency. Christopher has successfully managed a portfolio of over 70 companies with market introduction programs towards Germany, UK and the USA and has a background from various international marketing positions.
    • Felix Zhang (Corporate)
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    • Executive Director
    • Envision Energy
    • http://www.envision-energy.com
    • Felix Zhang is the Group Executive Director of Envision Energy, a world leader in renewable energy and technology space, and is Partner of Silicon Valley based evergreen venture fund, Envision Ventures. Currently Felix runs Envision Energy’s international business, oversees strategy, business growth, new initiatives, finance and other key functions in all international markets. Previously, Felix had operations experience, investment banking at Morgan Stanley, capital markets at CIBC and investing as a partner at a global multi-strategy investment company.
    • Dr. Philipp Bouteiller (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Berlin TXL
    • http://www.berlintxl.de/en.html
    • Philipp studied in Berlin and London where he received a PhD in International Management and Social Psychology from London School of Economics. He worked as a senior consultant for McKinsey & Company, then as an IT entrepreneur and independent strategy adviser. Since April 2012, Philipp is the CEO of Tegel Projekt and aims at creating the Urban Tech Republic Berlin TXL at the airport Tegel. His main competence areas are high-tech and innovation management, infrastructures, mobility and renewable energy.
    • Ines Bergmann-Nolting (Corporate VC)
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    • Investment Director, Innovation Scouting and Strategic Co-Investments
    • EON
    • 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 EON career in 2008 by joining EON 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.
    • 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.
    • Leonie Baneke (Corporate VC)
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    • Manager Corporate Venturing
    • Eneco Innovation & Ventures
    • http://www.enecogroup.com/what-we-do/innovation/
    • Leonie Baneke is Manager Corporate Venturing at Eneco Innovation & Ventures. This team of around 50 FTE is responsible for the development and growth of Eneco’s (a leading Dutch utility) innovative business models and services, both internal and external. Leonie is responsible for identifying, structuring and managing investments in innovative companies, whereby the starting principle is to structure meaningful partnerships and commercial deals in parallel with such investments. Main focus is on domains such as smart homes, smart buildings, solar & storage, mobility, smart outdoor and smart grid & flexibility. Before joining Eneco, Leonie worked in mergers & acquisitions, advising companies and investors in a variety of sectors on acquisitions, divestments, financial restructuring and strategic topics.
    • Inga Müller (Corporate VC)
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    • Investment Manager
    • EnBW New Ventures
    • https://www.enbw.com/company/the-group/innovation/index_en.html
    • In 2016 Inga joined EnBW New Ventures, the corporate venture capital unit of EnBW, which invests in startups that will shape the energy world of the future. As a financially oriented investor EnBW New Ventures offers its founders professional venture structures combined with access to EnBW business units and customers. As an energy finance specialist Inga made her way from financing conventional energy assets, via handling finances in a solar technology startup to now finding and working with energy startups. At Societé Generale she financed the Nordstream pipeline from Russia to Germany working with Gazprom, E.ON and BASF. During her time at Novatec Solar she set up the controlling and reporting function and collaborated closely with the company’s international investors. At EnBW New Ventures she looks for companies in the areas of smart cities, connected home, virtual power plants and future mobility. Inga holds a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and is an avid student of the human condition.
    • Michael Bez (Corporate)
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    • Head of Virtual Powerplants
    • EnBW Innovations
    • http://www.enbw.com/innovations/
    • Michael Bez serves as Head of Virtual Powerplants (VPP) at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. In this position he is responsible for the strategy, setup and management of new business models in the virtual powerplant sector. Michael also manages inorganic growth as well as the connection of startups to the VPP portfolio. Before joining EnBW in the innovation management department Michael worked together with the group expert for energy economics and policy in the energy policy and sustainability department of EnBW. Prior, he was a consultant for energy affairs at the federal parliament of Baden-Württemberg. During a stay abroad in Istanbul Michael joined +SmartE, a startup dealing with Smart Home applications and developing soft- and hardware, as a business development manager. Michael holds a diploma in engineering and studied at the University of Stuttgart and at the Technical University in Istanbul.
    • Boris Lesjean (Corporate)
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    • Innovation Director
    • Veolia Germany
    • http://veolia.de/u-start
    • Boris Lesjean is Innovation Director of Veolia Germany, in charge of the incubator program U-START for preseed startups. He graduated in 1997 as process engineer in France, and has since been working in Research and Innovation within the Veolia group, the world leader for environmental services.
    • Peter van Giessel (Corporate VC)
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    • Senior Venture Principal
    • Shell Technology Ventures
    • http://www.shell.com/techventures
    • Peter van Giessel was trained as a mechanical engineer at Eindhoven University following which he worked with Philips Research Labs out of Paris on artificial intelligence for their consumer electronics division. Broadening his skills set Peter moved to the UK to read for an MBA at London Business School. Upon graduation, he worked a few years with AT Kearney as management consultant. Peter then was headhunted into Shell’s internal consulting department. Having restructured several downstream businesses, Peter moved to Shell’s Upstream business development department, looking at asset deals in Shell Upstream. Since 2009, Peter has been primarily working on technology commercialization and was one for the people developing the investment proposal which led to the creation of Shell Technology Ventures. Peter currently serves as a senior venture principal for STV responsible for the investments in their oil and gas fund.
    • Gareth Burns (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Statoil Energy Ventures
    • https://www.statoil.com/en/what-we-do/new-energy-solutions/statoil-energy-ventures.html
    • Gareth Burns is the VP and Managing Director of Statoil Energy Ventures, Statoil’s renewable energy venture capital fund. Prior to establishing the new VC initiative, Gareth was senior vice president for business development and has over 20 years’ experience within the energy industry. He has held various management positions since 2006, and has worked in all areas of the oil and gas value chain. Gareth holds board observer roles at ChargePoint, the leading electric vehicle charging infrastructure company in North America, and United Wind, a US distributed wind generation company. Gareth is a trustee of Stewardship, a UK charity, and his local church. Gareth is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and has a BSc in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from Heriot-Watt University in the UK. He is an Irish citizen and is lives with his family in London, UK.
    • Sandra Trittin (Corporate)
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    • Head of Business Development and Marketing
    • tiko Swisscom Energy Solutions
    • https://tiko.ch
    • Sandra began her career at a management consultancy working in the areas of process optimiziation/restructuring and supply chain management for different companies in the automotive, food processing and telecommunications industry. She joined Swisscom in 2002 reorganizing process and organizational structures to increase process efficiency for the service delivery and network construction. Afterwards she was leading teams in software design/development for the construction of IP based communication services. She joined the strategy team of Swisscom and is now Co-Founder and Head of Business Development & Marketing of Swisscom Energy Solutions. Sandra has studied Business Administration and holds an MBA from the Business Schools of Mannheim, Copenhagen and Warwick.
    • Dr. Dirk Bessau (VC & Accelerator)
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    • Director Berlin Office
    • InnoEnergy
    • http://www.innoenergy.com
    • Dirk Bessau is the manager of the InnoEnergy office in Berlin since July 2014 and Business Development Manager. He has a strong background and network in the German Energy industry. He started his carrier in the energy market in 2002 as an assistant to the CEO of a municipal utility, before he was member of the management board and head of the business development. Additionally, he was authorised officer of the corporate venture company. Afterwards he was managing director of one of the largest renewable energy associations in Europe and CEO to develop a new company for infrastructure services in the gas market – today, one of the largest European gas market areas. He is experienced in the transformation of the energy market, especially in energy production and renewables as well as in startup management and energy politics.
    • Anahita Eutrope (VC)
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    • Associate
    • Aster Capital
    • http://aster.com
    • Anahita joined Aster in February 2016. Prior to joining Aster, Anahita gained experience in Venture Capital at Idinvest Partners, where she worked on several investment opportunities within the Electranova Capital team. Previously, she worked at Total New Energies to assess the profitability of new solar plant projects. Anahita holds an MSc in Management from HEC Paris and a MA in Public Policy with a specialization in Energy and Environment from the Free University of Berlin. She also supplemented her education with an Advanced Master in Energy Management Systems from Mines ParisTech and Tsinghua University Beijing to gain a technological background in the Cleantech industry. Anahita is fluent in French, English, German and Farsi.
    • Ben Murphy (VC)
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    • Cleantech Business Builder
    • IP Group
    • http://www.ipgroupplc.com
    • Ben has spent the last eight years commercialising innovative clean technologies. He represents IP Group on the board of various cleantech portfolio companies, whilst also seeking new high-growth investment opportunities. Previously, Ben has held roles in research institutes, government departments, NGOs and major corporates. Ben’s last role was in the Carbon Trust, working primarily with corporates and governments to analyse, plan and build multimillion pound low carbon innovation programmes. Ben led international expansion programmes for the Carbon Trust and represented the organisation on the steering committee of the UK’s leading energy system model, ESME. Prior to that Ben held roles in the primary research arm of the European Commission (the Joint Research Centre – specifically in the Climate Change team), in renewable energy consulting and in Google’s cleantech investment division. Ben holds a first class degree from Durham in Physics and Mathematics and an MSc in Environmental Technologies from Imperial College London.
    • Michelle de Rijk (Impact VC)
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    • Investment Manager
    • DOEN Participaties
    • http://www.doen.nl/how-we-do-it/equity.htm
    • As Investment Manager of DOEN Ventures (DOEN Participaties BV), Michelle has profound insight in the world of impact investing. She developed her interest for sustainable entrepreneurship and responsible investments during her master Business Studies at the University of Amsterdam. After graduating Michelle joined DOEN’s Equity team as a Business Analyst and became an Investment Manager after three years. Since 2016 she is responsible for part of DOEN’s Equity portfolio. The first half of 2016 she has spent in Bangalore, India, to work with SELCO Solar in the off-grid energy space. This experience helps her understand the opportunities and challenges that entrepreneurs face while operating in difficult environments.
    • Stephan Schulze (VC)
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    • Investment Director
    • 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.
    • Konstantin Hanssen (Corporate)
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    • Key Account Manager Energy & 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. Martin Kröner (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Munich Venture Partners
    • http://www.munichvp.com
    • Martin Kröner is Managing Partner at Munich Venture Partners. He represents MVP in the Boards of Kebony, Luxexcel, Greencom Networks, Electrochaea, COBI, and Sonnen. He was co-founder and CEO of agnion Energy, a manufacturer of distributed power generation systems for converting wood-based biomass into electrical power and natural gas. Before his involvement with agnion, Martin worked for Linde AG, the global leader in technical gases. Martin is a mechanical engineer with a PhD in Thermodynamics and Combustion Research from the Technical University Munich.
    • Susana Quintana-Plaza (Corporate VC)
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    • Partner
    • Next47
    • https://www.next47.com
    • Susana Quintana Plaza has recently joined Siemens’ next47 as Partner, coming from the E.ON Group where she was Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation. In a previous role, as Vice President of Innovation Scouting & Co-investments, she was responsible for creating and operating the Corporate Venture Capital activities for E.ON. She has nearly 20 years of work experience in the aerospace and energy industries with Boeing, Booz & Co, GE and E.ON. 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.
    • Nicolas Chaudron (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Idinvest Partners
    • http://www.idinvest.com/en
    • Nicolas Chaudron is a Partner in the Venture Capital team, where he leads Idinvest’s investments in cleantech. In 2011, he launched Electranova Capital, a cleantech venture capital fund sponsored by EDF. Nicolas led Idinvest Partners’ investments in several companies including Nenuphar (vertical axis offshore wind turbines), Seatower (foundations for offshore wind turbines), Forsee Power Solutions (energy storage), Sunfire (high temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers), Leosphere (instruments for wind measurement and aerosol characterization) and Techniwood (which makes Panobloc, an innovative building material). Nicolas is a member of the strategy committee of the Cleantech Group and a founder of the Club Cleantech AFIC (French Private Equity Association), a platform designed to promote the cleantech ecosystem in France. Prior to that, Nicolas focused mainly on the IT and electronics sectors and led Idinvest Partners’ investments in Soamai (sold to ASG), Alchimer, Median Technologies (IPO), Alchimedics (sold to Sinomed) and Telemarket (sold to Système U). Between 2001 and 2005, Nicolas was also on the board of several innovative companies, including two of France’s cleantech pioneers: Siriatech and Vizelia. Before joining Idinvest Partners in 2001, Nicolas started his career in private equity at Europatweb, the internet investment company founded by Bernard Arnault. In addition to his involvement in the operational launch of Europatweb, he participated in various investments and led the one in Webhelp (LBO exit in 2007). Nicolas is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (France) and of Peking University (China). He holds a postgraduate degree in mathematics from Paris VI University, an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs, and an MBA from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), where he was a Palmer Scholar.
    • Dr. Alois Flatz (VC)
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    • Senior Advisor
    • Generation Investment Management
    • http://www.generationim.com
    • For more than 25 years, Alois Flatz has focused exclusively on the interface of investing and sustainable development. With extensive investment and management experience, he is the co-founder and partner of several private equity and boutique financial advisory businesses. He is a seasoned company builder, a serial business angel investor in numerous high-tech impact startups, and member of multiple management and non-operative boards. Alois is currently a Senior Advisor to Generation Investment Management, a leading sustainability investment boutique with offices in London, New York, and San Francisco. As a Managing Partner of Zouk Capital, Alois built and exited high growth companies, including SiC Processing, va-Q-tec, and The Mobility House, some of the most successful European cleantech investments in recent years. Prior to this, Alois was Partner at SAM Sustainable Asset Management in Zurich, where he co-founded the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and headed-up its Research team, rated No #1 in the World. He co-founded and served as Chairman of the Board for Forma Futura, an independent sustainable asset management company. Alois is a published author and speaker on sustainable and cleantech investing. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, studied International Management at HEC in Paris, and has an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics.
    • Hans Kobler (VC)
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    • CEO
    • Energy Impact Partners
    • http://energyimpactpartners.com
    • Hans Kobler is EIP’s CEO and Co-Managing Partner. He is an experienced investor and operator in the field of energy and sensor technologies and a pioneer in strategic equity investing. Hans led successful energy technology investment efforts as founder and CEO of Digital Power Capital and as head of GE Capital’s Energy Technology Practice. As Chief Quality Officer, he pioneered strategic equity investing at General Electric. Hans also gathered substantial operating experience as CEO of ICx Technologies, a sensor technology company he built, operated (grew organically from $60 to $180 million) and— following a successful IPO on NASDAQ – sold to a strategic acquirer. Before that, he advised large global enterprises on strategy with Bain & Company. Hans has extensive experience in analyzing, structuring and executing technology investments and running and operating technology investment funds. He speaks German and French, holds a Master of Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Munich and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and attended INSEAD in Fontainebleau.
    • Adam Kostyál (Corporate)
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    • SVP Global Listing Services EMEA
    • Nasdaq
    • http://www.nasdaqomxnordic.com
    • Adam Kostyál is the Senior Vice President of the Global Listing Services and head of European Listings for Nasdaq. Besides the Nordic Exchanges, Nasdaq has more than 140 companies that are either primarily listed or dual listed on Nasdaq in USA. In addition Nasdaq has recently launched the Nasdaq Private Market which will be an offering for private issuers world-wide. Adam has been with Nasdaq for the past 12 years. He started his career at OMX as a Sales Director, and then became Head of the Strategic Initiative Groups in 2006. Most recently, Adam was VP of Market Technology Sales responsible for sales, account management, and business development for the European, Central and Eastern European regions. Prior to Nasdaq, Adam held various positions with Enron, Cell Network and Bloomberg. He holds a BSc in Economics and Marketing from Vrije Universiteit de Bruxelles and speaks four languages including English, Swedish, Italian and French.
    • Janey Mehks (Service Provider)
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    • Business Development Manager Cleantech
    • Invest Stockholm
    • http://www.investstockholm.com
    • Janey Mehks is the head of Business Development Cleantech at Invest Stockholm. Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency and assists and informs corporate investors about business opportunities in the Stockholm region. Invest Stockholm offers advice and practical assistance, free of charge, to companies interested in setting up or expanding business in Stockholm. Stockholm is one of the world’s leading tech startup cities and one of Europe’s fastest growing cities. Add the region’s tradition of tackling environmental issues and the fact that Stockholm is decreasing emissions at the same time, and you get the foundation for one of Europe’s most vibrant cleantech clusters.
    • Pilar Cócera (Service Provider)
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    • Innovation Country Manager
    • Inspiralia
    • http://www.inspiralia.com
    • Pilar Cócera is the Innovation Country Manager at Inspiralia in charge of validating the best companies in Europe to participate in the SME Instrument. Her background is mainly on the Environmental sector in general and the Renewable Energy field in particular. However, she is in contact with all sorts of topics including Cleantech, Agriculture, Food, Transport, Marine Tech and ICT. Pilar has the highest track record of companies winning a SME Instrument and success key is the validation of the companies prior to working with them. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and business development and she works mainly with Nordic countries (Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Austria).
    • David Wortmann (Service Provider)
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    • Managing Director
    • DWR eco
    • http://www.dwr-eco.com/en/
    • David Wortmann is the owner and Managing Director of the consulting agency DWR eco GmbH that he and Doreen Rietentiet founded in 2012. He has extensive expertise in fields of business development, public affairs, public relations and strategic consulting in environmental technologies, renewable energy and sustainable development. Wortmann started working in the field of cleantech and renewable energies back in 2000 and is well connected across various sectors of the industry worldwide. In politics, he worked as a research assistant in the German Bundestag for major protagonists of the energy transition such as Hermann Scheer. He supported the creation of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) in the role as Director of International Policy Affairs. In the consulting company he worked on the government side for the Industrial Investment Council as Head of Asia based in Tokyo and later for the Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) as Head of the Energy and Environmental Technology Department. In industry, he worked for First Solar as director of strategic planning and most recently as vice president of public affairs for the EU. Thereby he accompanied the expansion of the production facility in Germany, as well as important pieces of energy legislation. David Wortmann is a frequent speaker on conferences and acted, among other things, as a visiting lecturer at the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University in the United States. He has published numerous technical papers in the fields of sustainable development and energy and is the Managing Director of the Berlin-Brandenburg Energy Network.
    • 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.
    • Bruce Huber (Service Provider)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Alexa Capital
    • http://alexa-capital.com
    • Bruce Huber has thirty years’ experience in investment banking across Europe, North America and Asia working with companies and investors in the energy, energy infrastructure, technology and communications sectors. Prior to founding Alexa Capital, he was Global Head of Cleantech Investment Banking for Jefferies & Co. where he led the global industry group operating from offices in Frankfurt, London, New York, San Francisco, Mumbai and Shanghai.
    • Michael Wilshire (Service Provider)
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    • Head of Strategy
    • Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    • http://www.bnef.com/
    • Michael is Head of Strategy 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.
    • 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, Stockholm and London. We accelerate startups, foster co-investing and enable open innovation and corporate venturing. We focus on sustainable innovation and resource efficiency in energy, mobility, buildings, cities, materials and food, powered by IoT, AI, robotics and blockchain. Since 2010, Jan organised 13 conferences in Berlin (7), London (4), Amsterdam (1) and Düsseldorf (1). He advises startups on fundraising and 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 Yoga, Japan and Jazz.
    • Christoph Ostermann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sonnen
    • https://www.sonnenbatterie.de
    • 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.
    • Nils Aldag (Startup)
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    • Chief Commercial Officer
    • Sunfire
    • http://www.sunfire.de/en/
    • Nils Aldag is a Co-founder and Chief Commercial 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.
    • Dr. Jan-Willem Rombouts (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • REstore
    • http://www.restore.eu
    • Jan-Willem Rombouts co-founded REstore and serves as its Co-CEO after a career at Goldman Sachs where he last served as Executive Director of Credit Trading Strategy. He brings expertise in quantitative modeling and software development. At REstore Jan-Willem leads the product innovation, technology development and trading activities. He holds a PhD in Physics from NYU and a graduate certificate in Data Mining and Applications from Stanford University.
    • 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.
    • Yüksel Sirmasac (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Rockethome
    • http://rockethome.de/welcome/
    • 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.
    • Paul Leibold (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Adaptive City Mobility
    • http://www.adaptive-city-mobility.de
    • Paul Leibold is Founder and CEO of Adaptive City Mobility (ACM). Five years ago, Paul initiated ACM, built the current partnership and raised funding from BMWi. As early as 15 years ago, the industrial engineer headed micro emobility projects for BMW Group. After, he played a significant part in building two successful German emobility startups. In the eyes of Paul Leibold, rather than being a mere product solution, emobility is a comprehensive system solution consisting of different modules: the electric vehicle, the energy system and an intelligent real-time network. Paul is convinced that emobility will only be able to face the competition coming from combustion engine solutions if the the business model both generates more benefit for the environment and becomes more economically viable. This approach is the core idea underlying the Adaptive City Mobility project. Meanwhile, current TCO considerations persistently confirm this hypothesis.
    • Dr. Peter Bance (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Origami Energy
    • http://www.origamienergy.com
    • With a background in physical sciences and a passion for business, Peter has spent his career focused on building high growth ventures and technology commercialisation, primarily in the cleantech sector. He was CEO of a combined heat and power business that he took public on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) and then became Entrepreneur in Residence at Octopus Investments working with their venture capital team and renewable energy business. He then founded Origami Energy as CEO, with the vision of creating the real-time marketplace for the distributed energy world. Over the years, Peter has also been non-executive director of a number of innovative energy technology businesses and has also sat on public-private organisations including the Energy Research Partnership, the Energy Technologies Institute and the Energy Systems Catapult.
    • Holger Weiss (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • German Autolabs
    • http://www.germanautolabs.com
    • Holger G. Weiss is Co-Founder and CEO of German Autolabs. He has over 15 years of experience managing and building technology-driven companies with innovative business models in the Future Mobility sector. He has extensive experience and expertise in the field of connected mobility. He played a vital role in the navigation software startup gate5 in Berlin, from its genesis up to its acquisition by Nokia in 2006. Gate5 was the forerunner for HERE – a map and content provider recently bought by three German car makers at a price of close to three billion Euros. Before founding German Autolabs, Holger G. Weiss was Managing Director and CEO of Aupeo. Under his leadership, this music streaming startup developed into one of the leading providers of internet-based audio content for the Automotive Industry. In 2013 Aupeo was acquired by Panasonic Automotive Systems of North America. Holger G. Weiss is a board member for various technology companies and also Venture Partner at Target Partners – one of the leading VC companies in Europe. Besides his business activities he is also an enthusiastic mentor and business angel for young aspiring founders. He consults medium-sized companies as well as tech and industry related associations.
    • Bruce Pon (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • BigchainDB
    • https://www.bigchaindb.com
    • Bruce Pon has helped to build a dozen bank and industry startups in Europe, Asia and the Americas while working with leading companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi Corporation, Accenture and DuPont. Prior to founding BigchainDB, Bruce co-founded Avantalion International Consulting in Germany. He is a board member, advisor and investor to several startups. Bruce has an Advanced Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan and a BSc in Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.
    • Pilgrim Beart (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • DevicePilot
    • https://www.devicepilot.com
    • Pilgrim Beart is a serial connected products entrepreneur, having founded companies including Antenova (billions of antenna systems shipped) and AlertMe (now known as Hive since its $100M acquisition in 2015, it’s the UK’s most successful ‘connected home’ platform and has shipped millions of connected devices). Pilgrim is an IET Fellow and is now CEO of DevicePilot.
    • Marcel Smit (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Energyworx
    • http://www.energyworx.com
    • Marcel’s playground for the past 25 years has been the global enterprise software market. Early in his career he cut his chops at Oracle and MicroStrategy. As a hands-on CEO for the past 15+ years, he’s worked with a number of young and fast growing companies in Europe and the U.S. Marcel enjoys “dress down” day, but more often than not you can find him in one of his unique suits, each of which has a specific theme. “Energy” is his favorite (well before he joined Energyworx!), as he is a strong believer in walking the extra mile. Another favorite suit is “Focus”, as life is too short to waste on things that don’t matter – and being focused means getting things done. The meaning of the “FIFO” suit is something that is best discussed over a glass or two of wine. Marcel gets his energy from a broad range of music, working out and travel. Since he’s based both in San Francisco and The Netherlands, plenty of travel is guaranteed. Marcel is passionate about building great teams, designing the company strategy and executing the company’s go-to-market plans.
    • Florian Meyer-Delpho (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Greenergetic
    • http://www.greenergetic.de
    • Florian Meyer-Delpho is CEO and Co-Founder of Greenergetic. Greenergetic has developed a revolutionary online sales and service portal for small Photovoltaic systems on rooftops. Greenergetic provides the first comprehensive solution for PV installations for end customers including DIY information, engineering and project planning, purchasing, installation and financing. Greenergetic aims to provide millions of households nationwide with clean and affordable energy. Prior to Greenergetic, Florian co-founded pvXchange, the world’s largest B2B trading platform for PV. He lead the international business development and sales department until 2011. Florian received a BA with honours in European Business Administration from Cologne Business School and the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and an MBA in Sustainability Management from Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Moreover, he is an accredited expert in alternative energies and has excellent connections into the German utility industry.
    • Dr. Christian Chudoba (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Lumenaza
    • http://www.lumenaza.de
    • Christian Chudoba is Co-Founder and 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.
    • Philipp Pausder (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Thermondo
    • http://www.thermondo.de
    • Philipp is the Co-Founder and CEO of Thermondo. Thermondo is a revolutionary technology-driven provider of heat solutions, algorithm-based customized quotes and nationwide delivery. The company brings heat solutions to residential customers faster, digital and at highest quality. Based on an online platform and an in-house developed IT infrastructure, customers can compare customized solution packages in a quick, easy and cost-effective way. As a result of this process and the advice provided by Thermondo sales consultants, homeowners choose and purchase the system that best fits their needs. Thermondo also installs the heating systems with in-house technicians in 10 metropolitan areas in Germany. Prior to Thermondo, Philipp founded Clean Venture, a boutique M&A advisory firm for distributed energy deals. Clean Venture advised on deals across 4 continents with a total value greater than $1 billion. Before starting his own firm, Philipp worked for Applied Value, a Stockholm-based strategy and investment firm. Philipp was recognized as Global Champion of Sustainable Innovation 2007 by Thunderbird University, USA for his development of business models for emerging markets. Philipp started his career as a global marketing manager at adidas AG launching innovation concepts to a global market place. He holds an MBA in Finance with highest distinction from IE Business School, Madrid and an MA in Business and Mass Communication from FU Berlin.
    • Andreas Spiess (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Solarkiosk
    • http://solarkiosk.eu
    • Andreas Spiess works and lives as a lawyer and CEO of Solarkiosk AG in Berlin, Germany. The boutique law firm Spiess Schumacher Schmieg & Partner focuses on IP and media law, as well as venture capital and private equity transactions (M&A) in the field of renewable energy and developing markets. In 2008, Andreas Spiess and his Ethiopian partners established Solar23 in Addis Abeba, which is now one of the biggest solar system integrators in Ethiopia. In 2012, he co-founded Fosera Ethiopia which locally assembles and manufactures solar end customer products. In 2011, together with GRAFT architects and other investors, Andreas co-founded Solarkiosk.
    • Bruno Ginnuth (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • CleverShuttle
    • http://clevershuttle.org
    • Bruno Ginnuth is Co-Founder and CEO of CleverShuttle, a Berlin-based technology and mobility startup. The company, which was founded in 2014, developed a platform for driving efficiency in road traffic. Before CleverShuttle Bruno gained work experience at Coca-Cola, Sony and Merrill Lynch. He graduated in 2011 with a degree in Business from ESCP Europe.
    • Dr. Jan Marckhoff (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • BEN Energy
    • https://www.ben-energy.com/?lang=en
    • 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.
    • Dr. Mich Hein (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Electrochaea
    • http://www.electrochaea.com
    • Mich Hein is the managing director of Electrochaea GmbH in Munich, Germany. He is also a founding member and managing partner of Focus First, a founding investor of Electrochaea and five other Companies in the energy, agriculture and water sectors. Mich brings more than 30 years of executive management experience in the biotechnology and life science arena. As an inventor, entrepreneur and executive, Mich brings broad experience to the partnership in technology development, financing and market alignment. Mich founded two companies, Epicyte Pharmaceutical (La Jolla, 1996-2002) and Heliose (Chicago 2007-2008), and served as CEO of Chromatin, Inc (Chicago 2002-2005) and Chief of staff of the Illinois Medical District (2008-2009) before founding Focus First with Vicki Gonzalez and Ted Briscoe in 2010. After starting his professional career as a research chemist with Monsanto and then PPG Industries in the early 80’s, he accepted an academic faculty appointment at The Scripps Research Institute (1989-1996). Mich’s academic research, funded by industry, NIH and DARPA, focused on mucosal immunology and plant based proteins for immune protection. At Scripps, Mich sponsored the first field trial of transgenic alfalfa in the US, and with 17 patents and 25 publications under his belt, he made the leap from academia to entrepreneur as the founder of Epicyte Pharmaceutical, Inc. He has raised more than $40 million in seed and venture funding, $20M in nondilutive grant support and $10M in sponsored R&D for his companies. Mich’s business development experience includes negotiated partnerships and licensing agreements with channel to market partners in the pharmaceutical, animal health, energy and agriculture markets, as well as numerous academic institutions and the NIH. Mich has assisted entrepreneurs in intellectual property development, regulatory strategy, business development and fund raising at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Technology Incubator, where he managed the incubator and the Chicago Technology Park, and as Executive in Residence at the University of Chicago’s Office of Technology and Intellectual Property. Mich currently serves on the Board and as an advisor of several early stage biotechnology companies in the Focus First Portfolio and is a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University. Mich Hein holds a BS degree from the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University, and both MS and PhD degrees in Plant Physiology from the University of Minnesota.
    • Charlotta Holmquist (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Manetos Labs
    • https://www.manetos.com/en/manetos-labs/
    • Charlotta Holmquist is a serial entrepreneur and has been in the ICT industry for over 15 years. During her five startups, which she managed as CEO/COO and Co-founder, she has been responsible for raising over 10 million Euros, managing company exits and creating strategic partnerships with global companies. She is hands-on in operations, engaged in tech and customer development and a key player in the board and legal. She holds an MBA and has previously been Chief Analyst at Salomon Smith Barney in Chile.
    • Björn Jernström (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ferroamp
    • http://www.ferroamp.com
    • Björn Jernström is CEO of Ferroamp. A company he founded in 2010 based on the now patented ACE technology that enables savings on grid fees and faster EV charging. The novel 4-quadrant inverter developed for this application now also supports solar cells and energy storage. Today Ferroamp sells PV inverters that bring benefits even without PV panels. Björn is the inventor behind four different patents related to the technology. Prior to starting Ferroamp he has worked as project manager for a thin film CIGS manufacturing plant, R&D manager for optical media replication equipment and also within different companies related to electric measurement technology. Björn has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from KTH in Stockholm. He has previously founded two successful startups in the electric power industry, both were acquired by industrial buyers.
    • Sam Manaberi (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Trine
    • http://www.jointrine.com
    • Sam Manaberi is the Founder and CEO of TRINE, an energy fin-tech startup incubated at Chalmers Innovation in Sweden. The crowdinvesting platform connects western capital with solar energy projects in emerging nations. Sam was previously Director at Bosch Solar Energy North America that launched a $100 million solar financing program. Sam holds double degrees in Engineering and Business and speaks 4 languages fluently. He has spent his professional life in leadership roles in Sweden, Germany, France and USA.
    • Niclas Davidsson (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Meva Energy
    • http://www.mevaenergy.com
    • Niclas Davidsson is CEO of Meva Energy. Niclas is a business developer and manager who most recently has been Sales Director at Meva Energy. Before that he worked as VP Business Development, responsible for the CHP segment at Cleanergy, another R&D focused venture company within the renewable energy industry. Niclas has also had a long career within consultancy, working as sales manager at the IP law firm Awapatent and as management consultant at Accenture. Niclas holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers.
    • Anders Jansson (Startup)
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    • Commercial Director
    • CorPower Ocean
    • http://www.corpowerocean.com
    • With a master in Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation Anders has been successful building companies within the energy field. He is the Commercial Director at CorPower. CorPower has developed a compact high-efficiency Wave Energy Converter, inspired by the pumping principles of the human heart. Using a new control method, the Wave Energy Converters always oscillate in resonance with the incoming waves, strongly amplifying their motion and power capture resulting in a well recognised break through for the wave energy sector. Anders has a long and successful track record within marine energy. He founded Minesto in 2007 and during his time as CEO at Minesto he was responsible to build a company from an idea to a publicly traded company. He raised in excess of €30M in venture capital and €25M in governmental funding and built an organisation with top engineers in 3 countries. The company was successfully listed at Nasdaq First North in 2015.
    • Dr. Simon Bransfield-Garth (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Azuri
    • http://www.azuri-technologies.com
    • Simon has 30 years global experience building rapid growth, technology-based businesses in sectors including Semiconductor, Automotive and Mobile Phones. He currently sits on the Governing Council of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), and his career includes 7 years at Symbian, the phone OS maker, where he was a member of the Leadership Team and VP Global Marketing. Named a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum in 2012, Simon is also founder of Myriad Solutions Ltd, and was previously a Fellow at Cambridge University. He holds a BA and PhD in Engineering from St John’s College, Cambridge UK.
    • Michael De Vivo (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • DEPsys
    • http://www.depsys.ch
    • Michael De Vivo received his Master of Science degree in Engineering in the field of Power systems at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) in 2011. He specializes in electrical grids, namely in monitoring and control systems for low-voltage networks. From 2009 to 2012, he worked at the IESE Institute (Institute of Energy and Electrical System) where he shared his time between project management and teaching spots. He was led to simulate, design, develop, implement and control power electronics systems. He was responsible of the power electronic laboratory and electromechanical systems laboratory for Bachelor and Master courses. After winning the HEIG-VD startup 2012 contest, he co-founded the company DEPsys. As CEO and member of the board of directors, Michael coordinates all the company’s activities. He is at the heart of the business strategy, business development, communication and fundraising. Since its creation, DEPsys has been rewarded at the national and European level, especially with the Electrosuisse Innovation Award 2013, the selection of the 50 most promising Swiss startups in which to invest (2014 and 2016) and the selection of the 100 most innovative startups in Europe in the field of cleantech.
    • Wouter Robers (Startup)
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    • President of Opportunities
    • Peeeks
    • http://www.peeekspower.com
    • Wouter Robers co-founded several companies including Epyon, which built fast-charging stations for electric vehicles. Epyon was acquired by ABB in 2011 after which he worked at ABB for a couple of years. Then he started, and killed, a company in 3D printing. A year ago he started Peeeks with two other experienced entrepreneurs. Peeeks has a platform that helps companies to make money by shifting their electricity use. Peeeks has several customers and a cooperation with TBI-Croon to do this for pumping stations and an investment from Eneco.
    • Kai Daniels (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • Milk the Sun
    • https://www.milkthesun.com/en
    • Kai is co-MD at Milk the Sun, a worldwide leading online platform for selling and buying photovoltaic systems. Having joined the founding team in 2016, Kai supports the development and growth of new business to establish Milk the Sun as the forefront digital solution for owners and operators of photovoltaic systems. Kai has a passion for building new digital businesses, solving real-life problems through combining smart product solutions with efficient processes. Prior to working for Milk the Sun, Kai co-founded mobilejobs.com, a mobile-first recruiting solution in Berlin, and supported Westwing Home & Living in its international expansion. He began his career as a strategy consultant, moving on to become project leader with Stern Stewart & Co. Holding a degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Kai thrives on building new experiences, which can range from Leadership Programs at Harvard Business School, to getting involved in mentoring programs to support promising startups.
    • Tony Hynes (Startup)
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    • Commercial Director
    • Aurelia Turbines
    • http://aureliaturbines.com
    • Tony Hynes, Commercial Director, joined Aurelia in April 2016. Tony has held senior executive positions in several technology startups taking new products into global power generation markets with GE, Siemens, Capstone Turbines, Calnetix Power Solutions, Bowman Power, East Midlands Electricity and Heliex Power. Tony has over 30 years experience in developing successful distribution channels, project development, international joint ventures and financed deal structures. Tony holds an honours degree in Law.
    • Jan-Philipp Mai (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • JPM Silicon
    • http://www.jpmsilicon.com
    • Jan-Philipp is Founder and CEO of JPM Silicon, a high-tech startup providing equipment and services to the global silicon and solar silicon industry. With its cost breaking process for producing solar silicon, JPM Silicon promotes the expansion of solar energy around the globe. Jan-Philipp stared working in the field of silicon production back in 2001. He founded JPM Silicon in 2011 during his studies at the University of Braunschweig. He gained his diploma with honors in mechanical engineering in 2011. Currently he is a doctoral candidate as well with a focus on thermodynamics in silicon production. To his engineering skills he added multiple courses in economics and is going to receive his MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management from the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences this year. He is also Founder and CEO of the JPM Investment Group with a focus on high-tech startups and technologies in the metals and mining sector.
    • Christian Rood (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • LeydenJar Technologies
    • http://www.leyden-jar.com
    • Christian Rood (MBA) is Co-Founder and CEO at LeydenJar Technologies. Christian is a Dutch entrepreneur and sweat investor in a number of technology ventures; advisor roles in venture funding, spin off, and license deals. Industry expertise in cleantech and healthcare. Background as investment manager, investment banker and strategy consultant. Started venture development boutique Road to Value in 2009. Clients include entrepreneurs, investors, technology institutes, and large corporates.
    • Gary Lewis (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Pendula
    • http://www.pendula.de
    • Gary Lewis is Co-Founder and CEO of Pendula Resource Management. Pendula digitalizes the B2B waste industry and changes the game of recycling. Our total online waste management platform promotes recycling, up-cycling and re-use of industrial waste. Waste producers and recyclers use our one-stop-shop solution to manage multiple recycling contracts, actively trade resources, automatically organize the most efficient pick-up routes and review live sustainability metrics. As a Climate-KIC supported startup we move fast: in only eight months, we have developed our smart waste management system. With it our pilot customer, active in the warehouse logistics sector, has dramatically reduced operating costs and improved sustainability. Our aim is to continue to reduce the impact of waste on our health and on our environment by promoting a circular economy.
    • Arik Meyer (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • SwitchUp
    • https://www.switchup.de
    • Arik is the CEO and Founder of SwitchUp, a service that continuously optimises the subscriptions of its users. SwitchUp currently does so for electricity and gas and plans to extend its offering to DSL and mobile phone contracts in the near future. A simple question is SwitchUp’s guiding principle: How would a business have to operate if it treated its customers like a friend and not as a transaction? Prior to SwitchUp, Arik founded Audible.de and headed the company for 6 years. Audible.de was acquired by Amazon in 2009.
    • Friedrich Rojahn (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Solandeo
    • http://www.solandeo.com
    • Friedrich is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Solandeo. Solandeo solves the two main challenges of smart meter roll-outs: minimising the operational cost of digital metering; and making smart metering attractive to customers, with tailored digital services for key market segments. At Solandeo, Friedrich mainly looks after money: raising it (investor relations), managing it (finance), growing it (sales) and spending it again (purchasing). Under the shower and during late-night grocery shopping, Friedrich sorts out strategy and product development. Friedrich’s background is as a serial entrepreneur focussing on the digisation of the energy industry. Considering that Friedrich never studied Engineering, he has spent a surprising amount of time on new technologies, including smart metering, virtual power plants, demand response and other fun concepts such as emobility and hydrogen electrolysis. Having mistimed his first three energy startups, Friedrich is thoroughly pleased that the fourth venture is growing strongly, a somewhat novel and delightful experience. Previously, Friedrich worked as a management consultant and led the Strategy function of E.ON’s UK market unit, a FTSE-100 equivalent with 16.000 employees and €11B turnover at the time. He holds an INSEAD MBA (’04J) and a BA in Politics from the University of Durham.
    • Zhengliang Wu (Startup)
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    • Chief Information Officer
    • Green City Solutions
    • http://greencitysolutions.de/english/
    • Zhengliang Wu is Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer of Green City Solutions, a company which provides clean and cool air in a profitable way and aims to develop a climate infrastructure for cities. Green City Solutions connects ecology with economy and has developed the CityTree to bring clean air and a new way of information representation into cities. This approach improves the climatic conditions in cities and can be used for the implementation of mobile commerce. Zhengliang has gathered the necessary expertise for this approach studying Business Administration and Informatics in Germany and with his work experience in China. He was able to gain elemental insights working for the Shanghai Centre for Scientific and Technological Exchange with foreign Countries and in the digital content department of the Shanghai Media Group. During his stay in China he recognized the need for improving the air quality in hotspot areas and thus co-founded Green City Solutions. The other Co-Founders are Dénes Honus, Victor Splittgerber and Peter Sänger which add up to a unique combination of expertise from architecture, engineering, horticulture and informatics. At the Climate-KIC Venture Competition Europe 2014, Green City Solutions was voted one of the four best cleantech startups in Europe.
    • Dr. Felix Grolman (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • shine
    • https://www.shinepowered.com/
    • The industry expert and entrepreneur Dr. Felix Grolman is CEO of the young company shine, which is positioned to bridge the gap between energy and data driven businesses. Felix previously established a renewable energy utility and direct marketing player with over 160m EUR in revenues, that encompassed power trading and direct power delivery. After he sold its business activities in 2016, the economist and lawyer has taken on a new task: to lead shine to its goal of making decentralised and renewable energy financially independent, profitable and accessible to everyone. Felix had for the last 10 years been a founder, investor and advisor for renewable energy and the digital economy. Following the growing importance of energy and energy production, he has established himself as an active advocate and expert for renewable energies in Germany and Europe. He previously held positions with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Morgan Stanley in London and with the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich, before establishing his own companies within the renewable energy space. Felix also serves on the board of several young digital start-ups and has worked and lived in the USA, the UK, Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany. With his activities Felix wants to put pressure onto the traditional energy economy which ties customers to annual contracts and sells its products using confusing tariff structures. With his new company he intends to bring us all one step closer to a world of abundant energy at zero marginal costs the in which the only non-infrastructure value creation will be in the intelligent selection, distribution and utilisation of energy from all sources.
    • Dr. Christian Bogatu (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Fresh Energy
    • http://www.getfresh.energy
    • Christian is a serial hardware entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of Fresh Energy, generating unparalleled insights based on smart meter data. From 2011 until 2017 he was Co-founder and Managing Director of KIWI, building a city-scale handsfree access-as-a-service system. Prior to KIWI, he co-founded Kirsen Global Security in the Silicon Valley that became global leader in container security and exclusive provider for DB Schenker. Christian has more than 5 years of experience as Senior Consultant with McKinsey. In 2016, he was appointed as Board member of the innogy (former RWE) Digital Transformation Board. In 2009, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the UC Berkeley BA International Diploma. Christian holds a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in security technology and logistics and a Master (Diplom) in Energy Management and Chemical Engineering from the University of Technology in Berlin, Germany.
    • Christian Shuster (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • ucair
    • http://ucair.de
    • Christian Shuster is Co-Founder and CEO of ucair GmbH, which envisions a world where not a single sun ray is wasted because of unmaintained solar cells. ucair utilizes the most recent developments in drones and sensors to make the inspection of photovoltaic plants easier, faster and more transparent for owners and operators. Being a platform and owning no drones, ucair uses a steadily growing drone pilot network of more than 40 pilots to match customers with inspection needs to a drone pilot nearby. The ucair service goes beyond mere matching, though, as it post-processes and analyzes the data gathered by the pilots together with a network of seasoned PV experts to deliver a high-quality and standardized report for the customer. Before co-founding ucair, Christian was part of a small team which designed and developed the innogy Innovation Hub, which aims to develop new business models for the utility sector. Prior to that, he worked in the strategy consulting area (Bain & Company and KPMG) and co-founded a social business creating hundreds of jobs for South African female hand-crafters. Christian holds a Master’s degree in Banking & Finance from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland and was a visiting student in Johannesburg, South Africa and Trento, Italy.
    • Dietrich Sümmermann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Share&Charge
    • https://shareandcharge.com/en/
    • Dietrich is co-founder of motionwerk. Motionwerk´s purpose is to actively share the future of mobility. Motionwerk ist doing this by enabling partners with decentralised software solutions to offer new products to their customers. With Share&Charge motionwerk launched the globally first P2P mobility blockchain product for end customers. Before this, Dietrich worked as venture developer in the innogy innovation hub and has got several years experience in global commodity trading. Besides sharing models in the mobility sector he is passionate about carpentry and with dein-Tagewerk offering carpentry courses to other enthusiasts.
    • Moritz Meenen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • ElectricFeel
    • http://www.electricfeel.com
    • Moritz Meenen is Co-founder & CEO of ElectricFeel. The company provides the world’s first white-label operating system for electric shared mobility that today powers thousands of vehicles in bike sharing and e-scooter sharing across Europe. Our intelligent platform connects vehicles, end-user apps and has a smart operating layer that increases fleet usage and ROI through real-time demand prediction and automation. In bike sharing, we have set the benchmark with upwards of 68% greater efficiency in rebalancing operations, increasing thousands of users’ satisfaction, trips and revenue. Our impact on free floating electric scooter sharing is similarly profound. We anticipate playing a key role in the booming shared electric mobility revolution. Moritz holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and studied at UPV in Bilbao and MIT Sloan School of Management. He is member of the Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum.
    • 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.
    • Sara Bell (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Tempus Energy
    • http://www.tempusenergy.com
    • Sara founded Tempus Energy in 2012. Her background combines a financial markets systems risk career with energy system innovation. She is a Director of the Association of Decentralised Energy, a member of the High Level Group of i24C, the Industrial Innovation for Competitiveness initiative, a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for Energy for the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council and an Innovation Ambassador for Innovate UK.
    • Dr. Hendrik Schaede (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Adaptive Balancing Power
    • http://www.adaptive-balancing.de/index_en.html
    • Hendrik Schaede is Co-Founder and CEO of Adaptive Balancing Power. He is a Mechanical Engineer with a mechatronic perspective. Hendrik utilizes the methods and technologies he is trained in to gain new views on energy storage systems. With this background he learned that every electricity grid has very different requirements on energy storage systems, especially for dynamic grid balancing. While working on his PhD thesis at Darmstadt Technical University he developed the adaptive outer-rotor flywheel which is now brought to market by Adaptive Balancing Power. The flywheel covers the dynamic fluctuations of renewable energies as well as the stochastic consumption and provides dynamic grid balancing. Its modular design allows to adapt power and capacity independently to the grids’ requirements, leading to an energy storage system with maximum efficiency at minimum costs.
    • Vincent Tuk (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Usio Energy
    • http://www.usioenergy.com
    • Vincent started his career in 1998 at Shell and subsequently worked from 2003-2006 at Mckinsey & company and has been entrepreneur since 2007, founder in 2008 of Igogreen online consumer CO2 business. Founder in 2011 of Cleanreturns, an energy/clean technology management consultancy firm with revenues of USD 13m in 4 years with clients including Shell, Hitachi, Smartest Energy, Singapore power, ConEdison and Sonnen, Swisscom Energy Solutions (Tiko). Since 2017 Vincent is the founder of USIO – a new disruptive UK energy provider for UK households. USIO will start serving its first customers in May 2017 and will offer new energy propositions enabled by UK Half Hourly settlement and USIO’s advanced machine learning based forecasting technology. Vincent holds an INSEAD MBA.
    • Markus Schwaninger (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • ecoligo
    • http://www.ecoligo.com
    • Markus Schwaninger is Co-founder and CFO at ecoligo, a solar utility that provides low-cost solar energy to businesses in Africa. By financing the solar systems through its crowdinvesting platform, the company closes the finance gap that prevents these projects from being realised. Prior to ecoligo, Markus worked as Project Manager for the German development organisation (GIZ) and was responsible for advising solar companies entering the markets in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Myanmar. His role included consulting on business model development, regulation and financing options. He is a certified expert in renewable energy finance. Markus was actively involved when the renewable energy market development in Kenya kicked-off when he lived in the country in 2010 and 2011 and worked on carbon credit and renewable energy projects.
    • Felix Wiegand (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Pamyra
    • https://www.pamyra.de
    • Felix Wiegand is CEO and Co-Founder of Pamyra. He studied computer science and brings experience and expertise in e-commerce projects. He is an educated project manager and software developer. After a long career in 2 e-commerce agencies, he managed and developed many projects in various industries. With Pamyra he started in 2015 his own business. The target of Pamyra is transparency in the logistics industry. As a sender of goods and parcels you may compare the prices, services and quality of all relevant transport companies within seconds. Felix’s skillset includes project planning, project coordination, lean management, scrum, sales, online marketing, conception of creative solutions as well as development and implementation of software solutions.
    • Gerhard Weiß (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Betterspace
    • http://www.betterspace.de
    • Gerhard Weiss is one of the first-minute founders of Betterspace GmbH together with Dr. Siwanand Misara and Benjamin Köhler. Gerhard gathered valuable experiences in the development and coordination of national and international energy management projects in non-residential buildings at Fraunhofer IWES. This was eventually the trigger for the idea to develop the energy management solutions for hotel industries where there is a clear conflict of interest between the hotel and its guests. Meanwhile, Betterspace offers diverse digital applications throughout the hotel industry with the aims of decreasing energy and operating costs, increasing revenue of hoteliers and comfort of hotel guest, and providing added value for society as a whole.
    • Christoph Berger (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Vilisto
    • http://www.vilisto.de
    • Christoph Berger is the founder and CEO of the Hamburg-based startup vilisto. Based on his scientific research at Hamburg University of Technology and UC Berkeley, he and his team developed a self-learning radiator thermostat with integrated presence detection for the office segment. With the thermostats, named ovis, vilisto solves the classical user-investor dilemma in office spaces where employees use the energy but do not pay for it and are thus not sensitive to the cost. The company though has great intentions to reduce the heating bill and thus needs an automated heating control. With the integrated presence detection the thermostat learns the habits of the users and heats the individual rooms accordingly saving up to a third on the heating bill. Acquired partners and customers are the Eisenbahnbauverein Harburg e.G. and RheinEnergie AG in Cologne.
    • Lars Krüger (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Gensoric
    • http://gensoric.com
    • Lars Krüger is Co-founder and CEO of Gensoric GmbH. He studied Industrial Engineering and holds an MBA of HHL (Germany) and EADA (Barcelona/ Spain). Lars is also alumnus of the MIT Sloan School of Management Technology Entrepreneurship Program. He co-founded this technology company and has been involved creating, implementing, and verifying the business model for Gensoric GmbH. Lars builds on 10 years professional experiences he has gained with Gensoric GmbH in successful turning F&E Projects (WK-Potential, HiC@re) into valuable products and services. His main areas of expertise are electrochemical and electrical technologies and devices. His current research interests comprise the application of soft computing approaches for the valuation of high-technology spin-offs.
    • Hans Kouwenhoven (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Thermosmart
    • http://www.thermosmart.com
    • Hans is CEO of ThermoSmart and co-founded the company in 2013. ThermoSmart is the most user-friendly and sleek smart Wi-Fi thermostat on the market. ThermoSmart plays a leading role in the Dutch market and plans to roll out in Europe coming winter. ThermoSmart is very easy to operate, at home and remotely via smartphone, tablet or computer anytime, anywhere. The product is independent from energy suppliers and boiler manufacturers. Privacy is highly valued, there is no monthly fee and no subscription. ThermoSmart won the 2014 Dutch Homeowners Start-Up Challenge. In 2013 ThermoSmart crowdfunded and was in that year’s top 5 best funded projects. The product is well received, has traction and is ready to scale. Hans has over 15 years experience in various management positions and holds an MBA from the University of Amsterdam. His aim is to build strong teams developing user-friendly and beautiful consumer facing products. Hans has a weak spot for gadgets, connected devices and the Internet of Things.
    • Dr. Alexander Bormann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Enerkite
    • http://www.enerkite.de/en/
    • Alexander is Co-Founder and CEO of EnerKite, a Berlin-Brandenburg based startup which develops and markets an entirely novel technology and scalable products for abundant, secure and flexible green electricity generation. In his 20-year career he did his PhD at TU Berlin, freelanced for innovation and industry projects for Siemens and Festo and founded is first company aeroíx GmbH in 2009 – a company which manufactures the world’s lightest and flexible thermal insulation. He lives his full commitment and passion for renewable energy towards its unbeatable economy and efficiency. EnerKítes – so-called airborne wind energy converters (AWEC) – are fully-automated, ground-controlled, tethered kites. In comparison to wind turbines, they are harnessing steady winds in higher altitudes, doubling the energy yield at minimized use of material resources.
    • Luis González-Pinto (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Saitec Offshore Technologies
    • http://www.saitec-offshore.com
    • Next to obtaining a MSc from the School of Engineering of Bilbao, Luis has spent most of his professional career in Saitec Engineering. After developing as Project Manager for several years working in projects from very different fields he started leading the Renewable Energy Department in 2014. For the last 3 years, Luis has been working in developing SATH mainly focused on the strategic planning and business development based on his experience in the renewable energy sector. He has concentrated most of his efforts on the foundation of Saitec Offshore Technologies, a new spin-off from Saitec to develop the SATH solution and provide PM and Engineering services in the field of offshore wind. Current challenges are the DemoSATH project, the first prototype of SATH technology to be installed in 2018, as well as developing new projects in such different countries as Scotland and Japan.
    • Simon Daniel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Moixa
    • http://www.moixa.com
    • 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 winning USBCell battery category. Before that, he was a technology evangelist and senior manager at Accenture and holds an MA in Physics from Cambridge University.
    • Dr. Jens Struckmeier (Startup)
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    • CTO
    • Cloud&Heat Technologies
    • https://www.cloudandheat.com
    • Dr. Jens Struckmeier is Founder and CTO of Cloud&Heat Technologies, an innovative company focusing on energy and cost efficient data centers and server technology founded in 2011. As a PhD in Physics he has gained international industry experience in the fields of device development and project management. As former executive shareholder and co-founder of the company nAmbition GmbH, he has gained comprehensive know-how as entrepreneur. Jens Struckmeier has worked on various green building projects and low energy concepts. As an inventor he has contributed to various patents and was responsible for international patent strategies and patent rights. The sound knowledge of the planning and establishment of passive houses complete his profile.
    • Clemens Launer (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • iNDTact
    • http://www.indtact.de/en/indtact/home/
    • Clemens Launer is CEO and Co-Founder of iNDTact.
    • Jaska Harm (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • LXP Group
    • http://lxp-group.com
    • Jaska H. Harm is the CFO of LXP Group, a biotech energy startup based in the region Berlin-Brandenburg. With its pre-treatment-process LXP Group offers an unique state-of-the-art solution to separate efficiently lignin and cellulose from plant residues. At LXP Group Jaska is in charge of business development, financials and fundraising. Prior to this he has been an advisor in the international real estate and energy industry for almost 20 years. Among other he has founded and managed a district heat supplier and has been advising German and US based open and closed end funds as well as international family offices in all kind of phases in the life cycle of an investment. He holds a Masters Degree in Business from the University of Saarland in Southern Germany and speaks fluently German, Finnish, English and some Swedish.
    • Ortwin Ertl (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Annikki
    • http://www.annikki.at
    • Ortwin Ertl (CEO and founder of Annikki) started Annikki GmbH in 2007 with the vision to make biobased chemical products and materials at a cost below the existing petrochemical counterparts. Prior to that he had founded IEP GmbH, another biocatalysis company and was its CEO. Mr. Ertl served as consultant to several biotechnology companies and he headed Phyton GmbH, which was engaged in bioprocess scale-up activities for the manufacture of Paclitaxel (a leading cytostatic drug). After finishing his studies with an MBA in Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics he studied business Japanese in Tokyo.
    • Julia Gerbut (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • PassivDom
    • http://passivdom.com/en/
    • Julia Gerbut is the CFO of PassivDom, a company that developed and produced autonomous 3D-printed mobile smart houses. Currently Julia runs PassivDom’s international business, oversees strategy, business growth, new initiatives, finance and other key functions in all international markets. Previously, she worked as a marketer in different international companies in production and manufacturing industry and, at the same time, was graduated in International Economics in Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
    • Alexander Diatlov (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Ecoisme
    • https://ecoisme.com
    • Alexander Diatlov is COO and Co-founder at Ecoisme. Ecoisme has developed an AI home energy assistant which helps customers save 15% of energy thanks to algorithms of device detection. Ecoisme got 700+ pre-orders and won CES16 Best of Innovations and EDF Pulse Awards. Alexander has strong organization and business development skills that help Ecoisme drive business development, reaching the biggest energy and telco players such as EDF, innogy, DEWA, Virgin Media, Deutsche Telecom (Ecoisme agreed about 25+ pre-paid pilots). Before this, Alexander built several startups: e-book publishing company Knigotopia and social entrepreneurial startups Opir and Cherrytea.
    • Dr. Sergii Tychina (Startup)
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    • New Business Development Manager
    • Yunasko
    • http://yunasko.com
    • Dr. Sergii Tychina holds the position of New Business Development Manager at YUNASKO. YUNASKO is the developer and licensor of the leading technologies for energy storage presenting advanced ultracapacitors and lithium-ion capacitors to the market. Sergii manages major international projects at YUNASKO as well as takes care of the company’s business development activities. Sergii got a Master degree from the National Technical University of Ukraine, and PhD in Physical Chemistry from the National Academy of Science of Ukraine on energy storage system optimization. Prior to taking the management positions at YUNASKO in 2012, Sergii worked as a research engineer developing the ultracapacitor electrode fabrication technology. Sergii is also co-author of 4 YUNASKO core patents and patent applications.
    • Andre Lindvest (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ubik Solutions
    • http://www.ubiksolutions.eu
    • Andre is both CEO and representative of main investor in Ubik Solutions. Andre holds MSc in Power Engineering from Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) and also has started his MBA studies in TUT. Having 13 years experience in energy industry (mainly renewable energy) and 5 years in financials and startups Andre has a strong knowledge, experience and a will to contribute to the development of innovation and sustainable future. As a representative of main investor (Marble Invest OÜ) in Ubik, Andre is responsible for the company’s general management, company development, strategy formation, financial management and capital raising. Andre has been working closely with the founders since the beginning of the company. Andre also runs the Estonian private investment company Marble Invest, which is focused on RES related technologies, products and services. Before Marble Invest, Andre held a Project Manager position at Nelja Energia AS which is a leading renewable energy developer and producer in the Baltics and at Eesti Energia AS which is an Estonian national energy company, developing several pioneer wind farms in Estonia and worked in dispatch center of Estonian transmission system as an Operation Planner of electric supply system. In addition, Andre has established several private companies and is a mentor for several startups.




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