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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 the Radialsystem. Please contact us if you’re interested in pitching or sponsoring. Get your ECO17 Berlin tickets until 28 February 2017 and save €200. 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.

     

     

    • Petr Mikovec (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Inven Capital
    • http://www.invencapital.cz/en/home.html
    • Petr Míkovec is the Managing Director of INVEN CAPITAL, a new venture capital fund established by the major European utility CEZ. INVEN CAPITAL and Petr’s motto is: You innovate, we invest, together we grow. Petr was at the very beginning of the fund existence in 2013/14 and built the investment vehicle from the position of CEZ Corporate Development Director. Overall Petr gained over 10 years experience in energy industry in the area of investment opportunities evaluation (EUR 100+ mil transaction volume) and utitlity strategy formulation. Before that, Petr was working for Patria Finance, Czech Republic´s leading investment house. Petr holds an MA in Finance from the Economic University of Prague and a diploma in Business Administration from UC Berkeley XT including International Internship Program as equity fundamental analyst at Technovision Management (hedge fund based in Los Altos, Silicon Valley) and an executive leadership diploma from the University of Pittsburgh´s Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business.
    • Dr. Philipp Ulbirch (Corporate VC)
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    • VP Innovation Scouting and Co-Investments
    • EON
    • http://www.eon.com/en/about-us/innovation/strategic-co-investments.html
    • As Vice President Philipp leads Innovation Scouting and Co-Investments within the Innovation area of E.ON. This covers the two teams in Essen and in San Francisco, which he joined in June 2016. Before Philipp was responsible for the group-wide project Working Capital Excellence through which two and a half years more than EUR 1.5 billion of liquidity could be released. Previously he was active in France as Head of Finance for E.ON. Philipp Ulbrich started his career in Subsidiary Controlling at E.ON, where he accompanied trade and distribution units. He holds also a doctorate from his time as an assistant teacher at the Economics Faculty of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. In his spare time, Philipp Ulbrich likes going into the mountains, either on hiking boots, crampons, or ski. He also enjoys running, swimming and motorcycling.
    • 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.eneco.com/about-us/innovation/
    • Leonie Baneke is Manager Corporate Venturing at Eneco Innovation & Ventures. This team of around 50 FTE is responsible for the development and growth of Eneco’s (a leading Dutch utility) innovative business models and services, both internal and external. Leonie is responsible for identifying, structuring and managing investments in innovative companies, whereby the starting principle is to structure meaningful partnerships and commercial deals in parallel with such investments. Main focus is on domains such as smart homes, smart buildings, solar & storage, mobility, smart outdoor and smart grid & flexibility. Before joining Eneco, Leonie worked in mergers & acquisitions, advising companies and investors in a variety of sectors on acquisitions, divestments, financial restructuring and strategic topics.
    • Boris Lesjean (Corporate)
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    • Innovation Manager
    • Veolia Germany
    • http://veolia.de/u-start
    • Boris Lesjean is Innovation Manager 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.
    • 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.
    • Andreas von Richter (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Aster Capital
    • http://aster.com
    • Andreas joined Aster in 2016 as partner and is leading our investments in the DACH and Nordic regions. Prior to Aster, Andreas was the Managing Director for EcoMobility Ventures at Idinvest Partners for two years. The fund focused on investments within transportation sectors and was financed by SNCF, Total, Air Liquide, Michelin and Orange. During his tenure, Ouicar was sold to SNCF. Before that, Andreas founded and managed the European and Israeli venture capital operations for GE Capital from 2008 till 2014. His investments included Solarage (NASDAQ: SEDG) and EMEFCY (ASX:EMC). Previously he was part of the leadership team of GE’s European R&D Centre, focusing on governmental funding and jointly developing research projects with GE customers in the energy, healthcare and inspection sectors. Andreas started his career in 1999 at Airbus and switched in 2000 to OHB System AG, leading the development of instruments for manned and unmanned space missions for four years. Andreas holds a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Delft and a MBA from INSEAD. He is a native German speaker and is fluent in English, French and Dutch.
    • Alexander van der Have (Impact VC)
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    • Investment Manager
    • DOEN Foundation
    • http://www.doen.nl/how-we-do-it/equity.htm
    • As Investment Manager of DOEN Ventures (DOEN Participaties BV), Alexander has profound insight in the world of impact investing. His background is in private equity investments. Alex’s career started in the legal sector, when working in the M&A department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Later he moved to financial sector early 2010 where he worked on sustainable investment strategies in Robeco’s Responsible Private Equity support team. Since 2011 Alexander is responsible for part of DOEN’s equity investments. As such, he combines experience from both his background at corporate settings and more impact driven environments. He therefore understands the multiple angles, opportunities and challenges of sustainability as a business driver. Alexander holds a Master of Business Administration from the IE Business School in Madrid, a Master in Corporate & Commercial Law from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and is a fully qualified lawyer in the Netherlands.
    • 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.
    • 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 in smart green energy, mobility, buildings, cities and resource efficiency, powered by IoT, AI, robotics and blockchain. Let’s automate sustainability in every industry. Since 2010, Jan organised 13 conferences in Berlin (7), London (4), Amsterdam (1) and Düsseldorf (1). He advises startups and corporates 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 Japan and Jazz.
    • 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.
    • 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.



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