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    ECO17 London Speakers

     

    Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups, investors and corporates in energy, mobility and cities. Our conferences are physical marketplaces enabling business development, co-investing, open innovation and corporate venturing. Our 5th Ecosummit London took place on 22 November 2017 at LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, London EC1V 9NG, GB. The agenda presents 62 speakers including 38 startups. We are very grateful and enjoyed hosting you.

     

     

    Past Ecosummit speakers: ECO17 Stockholm, ECO17 Amsterdam, ECO17 Berlin, 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.

     

     

    • Mattijs Slee (Corporate VC)
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    • Venture Principal
    • Shell Technology Ventures
    • http://www.shell.com/techventures
    • In 2006 I graduated MSc Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology and started at Shell. I worked in Sakhalin (Russia) and London on various projects in design and execute phases. In 2011 I returned to The Netherlands to gain experience in the earlier phases of project development in support of global New Business Development. I led technical due diligence and valuations for multibillion US$ deals and was responsible for the pre-sanction development of one of the largest projects in Shell. In 2017 I started at Shell Technology Ventures to advance technologies and disruptive innovations that are vital to help meet future global energy needs.
    • Matthias Engel (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • innogy Ventures
    • https://www.innogy.ventures
    • 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.
    • Daan Wilms van Kersbergen (Corporate VC)
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    • Investment Manager Corporate Venturing
    • Eneco Smart Energy
    • http://www.enecogroup.com/what-we-do/innovation/
    • Daan is Investment Manager Corporate Venturing at Eneco Smart Energy. 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 internally through innovation and externally by (minority) investments in startups and scaleups. Daan 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 home, e-mobility, smart buildings, smart outdoor, solar & storage and smart grid & flexibility. Before joining Eneco, Daan was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company and co-founded 2 startups (one in e-cigarettes and one in business education).
    • Dr. Sam Salisbury (Corporate VC)
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    • Director Labs
    • Centrica Innovations
    • https://www.centrica.com/centrica-innovations
    • Sam Salisbury is a Director of Centrica’s newly formed venture, Centrica Innovations, where he leads the Innovation Lab. Centrica Innovations is an important part of achieving the company’s vision of meeting the changing needs of customers in the 21st century. Over the next five years £100 million will be invested in startups, giving Centrica access to technology and entrepreneurial capability. The Labs will provide startups with business support and access to Centrica’s customers, people and networks to help them grow their businesses. It will also support a culture of innovation within Centrica by providing the Lab’s services to support in-house ventures. Prior to building Centrica Innovations, Sam led the Centrica backed Ignite fund, the UK’s first impact investment fund with a focus on energy. Over the past three years, Ignite has provided £10m of investment to 18 enterprises. It differentiates itself from other funders by providing access to and support from Centrica’s people and network in the energy industry. Before Ignite, Sam worked in corporate strategy at Centrica and as a management consultant. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a D.Phil in Engineering Science.
    • Diego Diaz Pilas (Corporate VC)
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    • Head of New Ventures & Technology Prospective Analysis
    • Iberdrola
    • https://www.iberdrola.es/home
    • Diego is responsible for the management of Iberdrola´s €70M corporate venture capital program – Iberdrola Ventures PERSEO, focused on investing in smart energy startups. He joined Iberdrola in 2008 and since then he has contributed to the launch and management of the company´s VC program, engaging its activity with the corporate innovation strategy. Since late 2016 Diego also leads the Technology Prospective Analysis unit in charge of assessing the potential of key technologies for the future of the energy sector. Prior to Iberdrola, he developed his career in several roles related to tech, innovation and entrepreneurship in the Telco & Energy sectors. He holds an MSc in Engineering from the Polytechnical University of Madrid and an executive degree in Venture Capital from the Walter A. Haas School of Business in the University of California at Berkeley.
    • Fabio Tentori (Corporate)
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    • Head of Startup Initiative & Business Incubator
    • Enel
    • https://www.enel.com
    • Since joining Enel in 2013, Fabio has gained relevant experience in the energy innovation domain, covering several roles in the development of the residential energy services business and then as Innovation Manager in Italy. In 2017 he moved to a global role as head of Startup Initiative & Business Incubator for Enel Group. Prior to Enel, Fabio worked for 6 years with McKinsey & Company, based in Milan and in London. He is also an occasional teacher at master courses on innovation and management. Fabio holds a MBA degree with honors achieved in 2010 at INSEAD.
    • John McKiernan (Corporate)
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    • Head of External Collaboration
    • ESB
    • https://www.esb.ie
    • John McKiernan is Head of External Collaboration at ESB. John is responsible for identifying new ways to collaborate with new partners to unlock new revenue streams. John’s key objective is early adoption of emerging technologies and innovative business models to gain first mover and sustainable competitive advantage. John was previously Partner at Greencoat Capital – the adviser to ESB’s €200M Cleantech Investment Fund. John is a power sector investment specialist with over 20 years of international development experience including 8 years in Tokyo. John is currently Chairman of the Sustainability Skillnet and member of Ibec’s Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Committee.
    • Kate Jack (Corporate)
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    • Managing Director
    • innogy Innovation Hub UK
    • https://innovationhub.innogy.com
    • After starting her career as a professional Sailor, Kate relocated to Paris, where she joined Orange to establish their Centre of Excellence Program. She then travelled to work in Ireland with Eircom, in an organisational change role that saw her accountable for the consumer fixed/mobile convergence strategy. She then held two senior leadership roles developing strategies and delivering campaigns, firstly in the UK for EE (where the focus was on Public Sector and Health) and subsequently for RWE nPower (where the focus was on B2B). She is currently Managing Director of the Innogy Innovation Hub in the UK, a program that seeks to identify and partner start-ups who will shape the future of energy production & consumption. As part of the Retail Leadership team at RWE, she is also co-creating the retail strategy and acting as innovation liaison across the 11 group retail companies.
    • Matthieu Bonamy (VC)
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    • Senior Investment Director
    • Idinvest Partners
    • http://www.idinvest.com/en
    • Matthieu contributed to Electranova Capital inception. He is an active venture capital investor in Europe and the US with a primary focus on digital and information technologies such as IOT, data analytics, SAAS, Artificial Intelligence with vertical applications in Smart Cities, Energy or new mobility. Matthieu has almost 20 years of experience in energy and information technologies sectors, including 12 years in Venture Capital and Infrastructure Investments. Matthieu has previously occupied diverse senior responsibilities in equity and debt investments, M&A transactions and as an operations and investment director in a unicorn of the renewable energy sector. Matthieu has, amongst others, participated in the financing of, and has held board positions in, Leosphere (Fr), Enlighted (US), Sunrun (US, IPO), Actility (Fr), FirstFuel (US), OffGrid Electric (US/ TZ/RW), Seatower (NO), Neurala (US) and NEOT Capital (Fr). Matthieu has also co-founded two startups specialized in asset backed finance with top tier strategic investors such as EDF and Mitsubishi. Matthieu began his career with KPMG Salustro Reydel. He holds an MBA degree from INSEAD, and is also an alumnus of Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Génie Electrique and Oxford Saïd Business School.
    • Gina Domanig (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Emerald Technology Ventures
    • http://www.emerald-ventures.com
    • Gina Domanig is the Managing Partner of Emerald Technology Ventures. In 2000 she founded the business as the first independent cleantech venture capital fund in Europe. Gina currently serves on the boards of Elcomax GmbH, Ushr Inc. (former GeoDigital International Inc.), MetGen Oy, Powerhouse Dynamics Inc., SDCmaterials Inc. and TaKaDu Inc. In addition to Emerald activities, Gina serves on the board of Die Mobiliar and u-blox AG. Gina has over 25 years of international business experience including banking, M&A, strategic development and venture capital. Prior to starting Emerald, she was Senior Vice President at Sulzer, a Swiss multinational, responsible for strategic planning and M&A. Gina holds MBA degrees from Thunderbird in Arizona and ESADE in Barcelona and is fluent in English, German and Spanish.
    • Jamie Vollbracht (VC)
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    • Cleantech Director
    • IP Group
    • http://www.ipgroupplc.com
    • Jamie has spent over a decade commercialising innovative clean energy technologies. His prior experience includes leading European expansion at Solarcentury, pioneering corporate venturing with GE at Carbon Trust, and advising UK government on clean energy innovation policy. As Cleantech Director at IP Group, portfolio companies he looks after include Azuri (PayGo solar); Dukosi (battery management); Magnomatics (magnetic drives) and Xeros (industrial processing). Jamie is a Chartered Engineer and holds a First Class MEng degree from Cambridge University.
    • Benjamin Wainstain (VC)
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    • Partner Innovation
    • Demeter Partners
    • http://demeter-im.com/en/home/
    • Benjamin joined Demeter at the start of 2012 where he heads the €45M Demeter 3 Seed Fund. He has been working in venture capital investment since 2007, initially with Innoven Partenaires followed by CEA Investissement. He holds a management position with numerous companies including I-TEN, OpenField, NawaTechnologies, Qualisteo, Ideol, Cogebio and Microphyt. Since June 2016 Benjamin is a member of the management board of Demeter Partners, in charge of innovation funds. Before starting in venture capital, Benjamin was a management consultant with Bearing Point working on strategic and organizational projects with large corporations. Benjamin holds a degree from the École Polytechnique (X96), the École Nationale du Génie Rurale des Eaux et des Forêts (ENGREF) and a DEA in bio-informatics from the University of Aix-Marseille.
    • Fabio Lancellotti (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Aster Capital
    • http://aster.com
    • Fabio joined Aster in 2010 after starting his Venture Capital experience at EarlyBird in Munich, where he worked in an assignment during his business school period. Prior to that he has developed experience in the Private Equity practice at Bain and Company in Milan, where he focused on Energy and Telecom sectors during multinational assignments. Fabio holds a degree in Engineering from Politecnico of Milan and an MBA from IESE Business School with an exchange period at London Business School. Fabio is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in English, Spanish and French. He is responsible for managing our investments in Teem Photonics, Atlantium, Customer Matrix and Iceotope.
    • Katya Akulinicheva (VC)
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    • Chief Investment Officer
    • Systemiq
    • https://www.systemiq.earth
    • Katya joined SYSTEMIQ in September 2016 to help build and run the investment side of SYSTEMIQ, as she is passionate about finding creative ways to mobilize private capital towards social and environmental issues and is keen to deploy her experience in finance towards this aim. Katya is currently acting as Chief Investment Officer, overseeing our emerging investment activities. Katya studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University and got her MBA from INSEAD. Prior to SYSTEMIQ, she spent 1 year at Dalberg Global Development Advisors working on impact investment/innovative finance, and at 3 years in Private Equity at the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10bn Sovereign Wealth Fund in Russia, originating and executing investments in agriculture, retail, e-commerce and financial services. She began her career in M&A, working at Lazard and Deutsche Bank in London in the Consumer & Retail sector. In her spare time, she likes to run (half-marathons, marathons, ultra-marathons) and travel. She is a volunteer for London+Acumen (impact investing network) and Techfugees (tech community response to the refugee crisis) and a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation.
    • Craig Douglas (VC)
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    • Investment Manager
    • SET Ventures
    • http://www.setventures.com
    • Craig Douglas is an Investment Manager at SET Ventures, he joined the company in 2012. Craig is responsible for deal sourcing, executing investments, primary due diligence and portfolio management including ESG. Craig’s specialist areas of expertise are in: new business models; smart grid; distribution and storage; IoT; energy efficiency; and intelligent distributed generation. He is also responsible for internal in-depth industry reviews, deep dives, and chairing the Deal Flow Review Committee, DFRC. He serves as an observer on the Board of Elmodis and SonnenBatterie. Craig has increased the level of portfolio analysis since joining SET Ventures and created the Monte Carlo analysis based on the First Chicago assessment, improving the level of sophistication of quarterly reporting. Before joining SET Ventures, Craig worked at UK-based consultancy Element Energy Ltd as an energy consultant. He was involved in the spinout of Element Energy’s product development business Light Green Power and led the design, development and release of low carbon building design software. During his work at element energy he led projects in a diverse set of industries including: energy storage; electric vehicles and infrastructure; building costs and carbon; financing low carbon refurbishment; and house energy software. These projects were for prestigious clients including: the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC); the Comity on Climate Change (CCC); the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP); National Grid; and the Energy Savings Trust (EST). While working for Element Energy he won the award of Best Low Carbon Publication of the Year (2011) from the LowCVP. Prior to working at Element Energy, he worked at Venture Capital firm Scottish Equity Partners looking into new potential investments in the renewable energy space and at the Bank of New Zealand on the FX trading floor. Craig has additional start-up experience dating back to 2002 through the University of Strathclyde’s Young Enterprise program.
    • Dr. Elena Bou (VC & Accelerator)
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    • Innovation Director
    • InnoEnergy
    • https://www.innoenergy.com
    • Elena Bou is the Innovation Director and member of the executive board of InnoEnergy. She has been involved in this company since 2007 being member of the founder team of InnoEnergy. Prior to that, she developed her professional career in the field of management consulting in both private and public companies, nationally and internationally, giving her the opportunity to manage and develop many European Multinational Projects involving a high degree of complexity and stakeholders and including the creation of two spin-offs. Elena is also Associate Professor of ESADE Business School since 1998. Former Director of the Executive Master of Operations and Services and cofounder and former director of the GRACO Research Group (IIK) at ESADE. Consultant and researcher in the field of knowledge and Innovation Management and author of several publications. Elena Bou holds a PhD in Management Sciences from ESADE-URL (Doctor Europeus) and has a degree in Business Administration and Management and an MBA from ESADE Business School. She also studied in Florida University and Copenhagen Business School.
    • Andreas Stubelius (Accelerator)
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    • Portfolio Manager
    • Swedish Energy Agency
    • http://www.energimyndigheten.se/en/
    • Andreas Stubelius is a Portfolio Manager at the Swedish Energy Agency. He is responsible for developing the Agency’s portfolio companies. The portfolio consists of more than 60 cleantech companies and Andreas has been involved in starting 15 of them. He has a long experience in seed funding and has been working within the energy sector for more than 10 years. Andreas holds an engineering degree in power electronics and also one in corporate finance. He has worked in various positions the last years and the last one in managing a project for the Swedish Government.
    • Andrew Wordsworth (Accelerator)
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    • CEO
    • Sustainable Ventures
    • http://www.sustainableventures.co.uk
    • Andrew is Co-Founder and Chairman of E-Car Club which was recently sold to Europcar. E-Car is a competitively priced, wholly electric car club combining the increasingly established car club model with favourable trends in Electric Vehicle costs to deliver cost competitive, sustainable transport solutions to businesses and consumers. Andrew is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Sustainable Ventures Group, responsible for raising investment, developing partnerships and recruitment. Prior to launching the company, Andrew was Managing Director of Carbon Trust Enterprises limited (CTEL), where he conceived and led the execution of their innovative venture development business model. The CTEL team launched 10 low carbon ventures which secured over £200m of equity investment from blue chip investors (including HSBC EIF, Threadneedle Asset Management and Scottish & Southern) and the UK Government. With over 15 years’ experience in the energy and climate change sector – including roles within Esso, Bain & Co and ADL – Andrew is an experienced non-executive director having held fifteen private company board seats. Andrew holds a first-class MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the University Fox Prize.
    • Gonzague Dejouany (Accelerator)
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    • CEO
    • Nesting
    • http://nesting.company
    • Gonzague Dejouany, MBA in Germany and France, worked mostly in German speaking countries. After many years in the international development team of Veolia, he became 2007 CEO of Veolia in Switzerland and Austria. He moved to Berlin 2011 as CEO of EDF Germany. As a proactive supporter of the French German friendship he founded the French-German Economic Circle in Berlin in 2012. Back in Paris at the end of 2016, he is currently working as President of Nesting, a French-German innovation and consulting agency, expert of cross border activities. Nesting aim at founding a European smart city investment fund in the field of urban mobility, circular economy and energy transition. In 2017 he founded Ensemble, the first French-German think tank working on a white paper of the civil society to strengthen the French-German alliance.
    • Neil Foster (Service Provider)
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    • Partner
    • Baker Botts
    • http://www.bakerbotts.com
    • Neil Foster’s practice covers mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & private equity and corporate finance. In the cleantech and renewables sector, Neil has done corporate finance deals in electric motors (EVO Electric), electric cars (Tesla), recycling (2K Manufacturing), batteries (Oxis Energy), wind (Baryonyx) and solar (The Solar Cloth Company and G24 Innovations). Neil is experienced in complex cross-border transactions. This work is balanced between in-bound deals for large international corporates and deals for UK companies, where IP and/or technology are the key assets. Neil is a regular speaker at venture capital, technology, media, biotechnology and corporate finance events. He was a mentor to CEOs of emerging companies at the European Venture Academies in Copenhagen and London, concentrating on fund raising strategies and techniques. Neil is on the Advisory Committee for Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) magazine (2011 to date) and was a judge for GCV’s Annual Awards in 2011 and 2012. He was also the first lawyer internationally to be invited to join the Faculty for the Global Corporate Venturing Academy. Neil has been ranked as a Leading Individual by Chambers for Corporate/M&A every year since 2010.
    • David Hunt (Service Provider)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Hyperion Executive Search
    • http://hyperionsearch.co.uk
    • David Hunt is Managing Partner of clean energy executive search specialists Hyperion Executive Search. He has been in the clean energy sector since 2007 and held posts on the Policy Board of the UK Renewable Energy Association (REA), Chaired the Pan-European Energy Storage Alliance and sits on the Low Carbon Economy Board for the Liverpool City LEP. He also spent 7 years as director of an award winning high growth, multi-technology renewable energy company, before setting up Hyperion in 2014.
    • 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.
    • Jules Besnainou (Service Provider)
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    • Director
    • Cleantech Group
    • https://www.cleantech.com
    • As a Director at Cleantech Group, Jules helps corporates and investors find top innovators worldwide. In the past few years, he has led scouting efforts for some of the largest utilities and industrials across Europe and the U.S., and opened new coverage areas for the Group, such as blockchain, AI and augmented reality. Jules also heads product development for i3, Cleantech Group’s online platform. Before CTG, Jules was an entrepreneur in Paris, and interned in Mergers & Acquisitions at HSBC. Jules graduated summa cum laude from SciencesPo Paris.
    • Jan Michael Hess (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ecosummit
    • https://ecosummit.net
    • Jan is Founder and CEO of Ecosummit and the Berlin-based consulting firm Mobile Economy. Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups, investors and corporates in Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm, London and Paris. We promote startups, support co-investing and facilitate open innovation and corporate venturing. We focus on smart green cities, energy, mobility, buildings, IoT, AI, robotics and blockchain to foster the global energy transition and low-carbon economy. Since 2010, Jan organised 15 conferences in Berlin (8), London (4), Amsterdam (2) 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.
    • Fabienne Herlaut (Startup)
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    • Senior Advisor
    • Ecosummit
    • https://ecosummit.net
    • Fabienne is Senior Advisor at Ecosummit based in Paris. She is a smart green mobility expert and focuses on business development and startup fundraising advisory in France. Fabienne graduated from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris and holds a Master degree from Harvard Business School. After graduation, she joins Bain and Co. in the Boston and Paris offices. From 1990 until 2001, she joins Harwanne, a diversified holding company (mining, packaging, electronics), listed in Paris and Geneva, as General Manager. She is in charge of managing the portfolio of participations (M&A) and supervising the operational performance of Harwanne subsidiaries to drive them toward leadership positions. In 2001, she joins Pechiney as Head of Corporate Strategy and following Alcan takeover, co-leads the integration between Alcan and Pechiney. In 2005, she joins ArcelorMittal, Flat Carbon Steel division, in charge of business development and partnerships. In 2007, she joins SNCF as head of Corporate Strategy and Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Committee. In 2008, she launches Ecomobilité Partenaires, SNCF Corporate Venture fund dedicated to sustainable development with €15M equity and investments in six companies. In November 2011, Fabienne Herlaut leaves SNCF to create Eclaircile Gestion, in charge of managing Ecomobilité Ventures, the newly created €25M multi corporate (SNCF, Orange, Total) venture fund, dedicated to sustainable mobility.
    • Knut Hechtfischer (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Ubitricity
    • http://www.ubitricity.com/en
    • Knut Hechtfischer is Co-Founder of ubitricity. Knut completed a bank traineeship and holds university degrees in both law and business administration (MBA equivalent). He then joined leading international law firms in London, Frankfurt and Berlin, advising national and international clients in Regulatory, Acquisition Finance and Renewable Energy related projects. Working as an attorney during the day, Knut’s fascination with the potential of the renewable energy sector soon had him reading up on generation and storage opportunities by night. He envisaged ubitricity’s idea as well as the technical and commercial concepts in 2007 and founded the company with his friend and colleague Frank Pawlitschek in 2008. At ubitricity, Knut directs and instructs the implementation of the ubitricity concept and develops future co-operations and market models connected to his company’s concept. Knut also has a strong technical background and envisioned important parts of ubitricity’s mobile metering system.
    • Jason Rees (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • FarePilot
    • https://www.farepilot.com
    • Jason Rees is the Chief Executive Officer of FarePilot, an exciting new machine learning venture building an accurate, global predictive map for supply and demand of rides to serve the autonomous vehicle fleets of tomorrow. FarePilot are already guiding thousands of drivers to demand hotspots in London and LA, boosting their earnings with big plans for global rollout across over 50 cities by 2020. He is also the founder and Managing Director of Step Change, a strategy and transformation consultancy working with Telstra, Shell and Boston Consulting Group. Prior to founding Step Change, Jason was Managing Director of EE New Business Unit responsible for creating and growing new revenue streams in Mobile Data Analytics, Mobile Health, Application to Person Messaging as well successfully leading multiple first to market launches in Near Filed Communications. He has also acted as a Mentor on the MasterCard Start Path Accelerator as well as Board Director at Weve, a mobile marketing and payments Joint Venture with EE and their key UK competitors. Before this Jason has a strong background in operational leadership and delivery at Orange UK and as a regular commissioned Officer in the British Army serving in Sierra Leone, Iraq and in UK civil emergencies. He is an alumnus of Cardiff University with a BSc in Maritime Studies. He lives in South Wales today with his wife and two children, enjoying surfing and property investment in his spare time.
    • 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.
    • James Johnston (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Open Utility
    • http://www.openutility.com
    • James first registered the Open Utility company one night in 2013, after realising that he wanted to play a role in shaping a decentralised and resilient energy industry. Two years later, James is the most commonly seen face of Open Utility, speaking at events and conferences across Europe. While in the office, James splits his time between fundraising, business strategy and developing the long-term vision of the company. James continues to challenge the status quo. For him, Open Utility demonstrates that we can think differently with energy. The company is delivering step-by-step innovation that will help transform the whole energy sector.
    • 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.
    • Dr. Christian Feißt (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • GreenCom Networks
    • http://www.greencom-networks.com
    • Christian was the Founder and Managing Director for Smart Grid at Cisco Systems. Before joining Cisco, Dr. Christian Feißt spent 10 years working in the utility industry for the management consultancies A.T. Kearney and Booz Allen Hamilton. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Hohenheim.
    • Marc Borrett (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Reactive Technologies
    • https://www.reactive-technologies.com
    • Marc co-founded Reactive Technologies in 2010, to develop the next generation of technologies, solutions and services to support the global renewable energy transition. Marc’s previous background was to co-found Innovision Research & Technology plc (ticker:INN), which was a UK-based semiconductor IP company that listed on AIM in 2001. Innovision pioneered Near Field Communication System on Chip IP and had a world class semiconductor customer base until it was acquired by Broadcom, a Fortune 500 US Corporation, in 2010. Marc holds approximately 17 patents.
    • Jason Elliott (Startup)
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    • Chief Sales Officer
    • Onzo
    • http://www.onzo.com
    • Jason joined ONZO in March 2015 as Chief Sales Officer, where he is responsible for their proposition and sales into all market sectors and territories globally. Prior to ONZO, Jason has undertaken many Director level positions in tech businesses from software development to cutting edge telecoms. He has led many business functions from service and operations to significant size sales teams and brings a pragmatic, common sense approach to management. As a qualified electro/mechanical engineer, Jason started his career in the Royal Navy Submarine Service. He is married with 3 children and is an avid West Bromwich Albion supporter.
    • 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.
    • Erik Nygard (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Limejump
    • http://www.limejump.com
    • Erik has over 8 years experience within the UK electricity and gas sector, specifically within trading and optimization. Prior to Limejump he set up the trading and optimization desk for Husdon Energy, a new entrant to the UK electricity and gas supply sector. Previously at Centrica, he managed the hedging of the entire downstream retail electricity portfolio. Erik obtained his BSc in Finance from the University of San Francisco and his MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School in London.
    • Denise Conway (Startup)
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    • Head of Sales, Power & Utilities
    • Climeon
    • https://www.climeon.com
    • Denise’s dynamic career began with ABB where she worked as a software engineer focusing on automation of quality control systems in the pulp and paper industry. Her keen interest in technology led to a switch in Industry from Pulp & Paper to Broadcast Media where she worked for a US firm focusing on Video on Demand back-office systems. By taking a Director level role focusing on customer services, she gained valuable experience in cross functional, multicultural leadership. Her proficiency throughout the complete product lifecycle from development through to aftersales service coupled with a deep technical knowledge resulted in an effortless and natural transition into sales. Denise has always been drawn to innovative technology whilst having a keen interest in the environment. Shortly after moving to Sweden, Denise met the CEO and founder of Climeon, a world leader in conversion of low temperature heat to power. Denise followed the company’s development closely and subsequently joined the team as Head of Sales for Power in January of 2016. Through her role at Climeon, she hopes to contribute positively to global CO2 emission reductions.
    • Thomas Almesjö (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • ChromoGenics
    • http://www.chromogenics.com
    • Thomas Almesjö, CEO of ChromoGenics AB, is a serial entrepeneur with a solid background and track record from commercializing new technologies in life science as well as the cleantech industries. Thomas has successfully built and lead organizations, operationally as well as strategically, to commercialize products on the global market, including US and Japan.
    • Håkan Ludvigson (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Eliq
    • http://eliq.io
    • Håkan is founder and CEO of Eliq – a utility customer engagement company from Gothenburg, Sweden with offices also in London and Paris. The company’s SaaS platform enables utilities to deploy engaging customer interfaces for consumers and prosumers. In the past, Håkan has founded the ABB spinout startup Acosense, an IoT sensor company today listed on the Aktietorget stock exchange in Sweden.
    • Dr. Tomas Modeer (Startup)
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    • Lead Design Engineer
    • SCiBreak
    • http://www.scibreak.com
    • Tomas Modeer received MSc and PhD degrees from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in 2004 and 2015 respectively. He has a background in research and development of power electronic converters with focus on grid-connected converters, also cofounding a start-up developing high-efficiency photovoltaic inverters. Recently he was a post-doctoral researcher focusing on electric aircraft propulsion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently with SCiBreak AB developing converter-assisted breakers.
    • Isabella Palmgren (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Mimbly
    • https://www.mimbly.net
    • Isabella Palmgren is Co-founder and CEO of Mimbly, a Gothenburg based startup focused on recycling water by creating an add-on solution for laundry machines that saves 80-90% of the water, saves energy and captures microplastics. Currently Mimbly is a part of Climate KIC’s and IKEA’s Accelerators. Isabella has studied bioengineering and entrepreneurship & business design at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
    • Charlie Johnston (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Dukosi
    • https://www.dukosi.com
    • Charlie brings a wealth of international senior executive experience to Dukosi, across industrial sectors including Aerospace and Sensors. Charlie was born in Scotland and has been building and leading businesses in the Aerospace & Defence sector for 40 years through a variety of roles with among others Airbus, BAE Systems, Goodrich / UTC, GKN. Most recently Charlie served as President of Esterline’s Advanced Sensors business with sites in France, UK, Asia, USA and Mexico. His experience ranges from Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, General Management, Programme Management, Business and Product Development, Commercial and Aftermarket. These roles afforded Charlie and his family the opportunity to live and work in several states in the US and France and they have now repatriated back to Scotland.
    • 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.
    • Jon Ferris (Startup)
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    • Strategy Director
    • Electron
    • http://www.electron.org.uk
    • Jon Ferris is Strategy Director at Electron, a London-based startup developing blockchain systems for the energy sector.
    • Jakob Bitner (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • VoltStorage
    • http://voltstorage.com
    • Jakob Bitner is Co-Founder and CEO of VoltStorage. A company focused on building safe, long-lasting and affordable storage solutions for private households with solar panels. He has been working for corporates like BMW and Osram as well as for Startups before he co-founded VoltStorage. In 2016 he and his team were part of HAX, the world’s biggest Hardware Accelerator located in Shenzhen, China. The team is currently setting up operations of VoltStorage in Munich. Jakob holds a Masters Degree from the Technical University of Munich in Technology Management with a Minor in Chemistry.
    • 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.
    • Yüksel Sirmasac (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Rockethome
    • http://rockethome.de/en
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Max Beaumont (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Skytree
    • https://www.skytree.eu
    • Max graduated from the University of Warwick in the UK with a Master of Physics. After his studies, he joined ESA as a system engineer. During his time at ESA, he worked on the ACLS project and led a test campaign studying our sorbent before founding Skytree.
    • 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.
    • Gordian Braun (Startup)
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    • Head of Growth & Business Acceleration
    • CleverShuttle
    • http://clevershuttle.org/en/home/
    • Gordian Braun is Head of Growth & Business Acceleration at CleverShuttle. He is expert in entrepreneurship, growth strategies and venture capital. He worked as an investment scout for MOIA, Volkswagen’s latest brand and helped over 500 companies grow at his work at G51 Venture Capital in Austin, TX. Previously, Gordian founded 3 companies. His latest one was Locana, the US-based Click&Collect eCommerce startup simplifying local purchases. Gordian is part of Beta Gamma Sigma, the “best of the best in business” and holds an MBA from Baylor University, a MS Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida, and a business law degree from the University of Mannheim, GER.
    • Peter Davies (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Green Running
    • https://www.greenrunning.com
    • Peter is the founder and CEO of Verv (Green Running Ltd), creators of AI-based home energy assistant set to revolutionise the way we manage our energy usage. A serial entrepreneur with an engineering background and a degree in computers and electronics, Peter also founded Austin Consultants, the UK’s highest certified LabVIEW Consultancy specialising in automated measurement, analysis and control systems for the likes of Rolls-Royce, a leading FormulaOne race team, Caterpillar and the Julich Fusion Reactor. Co-founder of the European Workshop for NILM technology and organiser of the London LabVIEW user group, Peter was also a finalist for the Rising Star Award in the Energy Innovation Awards in 2014 and then went on to win Innovator of the Year at the 2016 Business Green Technology Awards.
    • Conor Fahey (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Hub Controls
    • https://www.thehubcontroller.com
    • Conor is a chartered accountant with over 15 years experience in financial services and international energy markets. Until recently he was the commercial manager of ESB’s national Smart Metering project.
    • Patrice Guillouzic (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Advizzo
    • http://www.advizzo.com
    • Patrice Guillouzic is a Co-Founder and CEO of Advizzo, the customer engagement platform for utilities. He has 15 years of experience in Enterprise Software. He spent 10 years at Oracle in various positions, focusing on the utilities area, managing a sales team across Europe and Middle East. Prior to Advizzo, he was at Opower as VP of Sales during 2 years and, with his team, he opened up new markets such as Eastern Europe, Spain and Portugal with tier 1 utilities. He holds an MBA from IMD Lausanne.
    • Dr. Jan-Olaf Willums (Startup)
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    • Founder
    • Move About
    • http://www.move-about.de
    • Dr. Jan-Olaf Willums is a Norwegian serial entrepreneur. He has been Co-Founder or seed investor in numerous pioneering companies, including Computas (Artificial Intelligence), Avenir (Software), REC (Solar), Think (Electric vehicles), Move About (EV carsharing) and ZEM (batteries for shipping). Dr. Willums held senior management positions in Volvo and Storebrand and was a founding Co-Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and member of the World Economic Forum Global Redesign Initiative. Today he sits on the Social and Environmental Advisory board of the European Development Bank (EBRD), and on the Global Opportunity Panel of DNV-GL. He holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Institute of Technology and a DSc in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Fulbright Fellow.
    • Andrew Bissell (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sunamp
    • https://www.sunamp.com
    • Andrew is CEO of Sunamp Ltd a company that designs, produces and sells compact, highly efficient modular Heat Batteries that use non-toxic Phase Change Material (PCM) to store heat energy. As well as exceptionally high energy density, they provide hot water at high flow rates, delivering world-leading high power density. This makes them optimal for a wide range of applications, including energy efficiency, grid balancing and renewable energy. Sunamp Heat Batteries are packaged stores of heat energy using Phase Change Materials (PCMs). They are scalable and can be tailored to specific applications from large-scale industrial use to household and to compact automotive solutions. Sunamp Ltd is based near Edinburgh and employs 28 staff, aiming to significantly grow staff numbers. Sunamp products are installed in over 1,000 homes across the UK and enquiries are coming in from all over the world. Andrew is a successful technology entrepreneur, previously the founder and CEO of Voxar Limited, which achieved leading global market share in 3D medical visualisation, with a turnover in excess of €10M and 80+ employees. It is now part of Canon, and employs over 120 people in Edinburgh.
    • Ulrik Grape (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Nawa Technologies
    • http://www.nawatechnologies.com/en/home-english/
    • Ulrik Grape brings over 20 years’ experience in start-up and lithium-ion battery companies to NAWATechnologies. Previously EVP of solid-state lithium-ion battery company SEEO in California, which was acquired by Bosch in 2015, Grape was also CEO of EnerDel, one of the early leaders in lithium-ion batteries. He has worked with major automotive OEMs including Volvo Cars, Think and VanHool and Compaq, Apple and Sagem in the portable electronics industry. His role will see him leveraging his strong background in bringing new technologies and companies to market, fundraising and industrializing technology for Nawa Technologies.
    • 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.
    • Aron Lazarchick (Startup)
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    • Business Development Manager
    • Energomonitor
    • https://www.energomonitor.com
    • Formerly a school teacher and now dedicated to improving health and air quality in schools. Aron is originally from the US but now living in the Czech Republic and excited to be working in the fields of IoT and energy and helping to make the world a more awesome and green place through technology.
    • 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.
    • Dr. Lasse Landt (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Pamyra
    • https://www.pamyra.de
    • Lasse Landt is the COO/CFO of Pamyra. Before joining Pamyra only months ago, Lasse was portfolio manager at the European pre-seed investor InnoEnergy where got to know and worked with the Pamyra team for more than a year as their responsible investment manager. Other portfolio companies that he oversaw and tutored include Ecoligo, morEnergy, and vilisto (also at Ecosummit). Lasse has a technical and commercial background with a PhD in physics and an MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs. He’s started his career at the Daimler/Evonik Joint Venture “Li-tec Batteries”, the first serial producer of automotive Li-ion batteries in Europe. After that he held senior positions in deep tech and IT startups before joining InnoEnergy on the investment side. At Pamyra, Lasse is now part of a team of entrepreneurs, online-shopping experts and seasoned logistics experts, and is responsible for company strategy and financing.
    • Nimrod Knoller (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Onwrks
    • https://onwrks.com
    • Nimrod is the Co-founder and CEO of Onwrks, a Berlin-based startup that develops predictive maintenance and optimization software for wind turbines. Nimrod climbed his way into this industry, literally. While pursuing his BSc in Mathematics from the Technical University in Berlin he worked as a freelance wind turbine technician. It was while working on wind turbines that he first saw the need for a solution to everyday problems. Once he finished his degree, he decided to solve these issues himself and went on to found Onwrks. Onwrks uses big data and deep learning to extract information from data that every turbine owner has at their disposal. In doing this, Onwrks solves some of the industry’s biggest maintenance issues, such as yaw misalignment or gearbox and generator failures.
    • David Craig (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Iceotope
    • http://www.iceotope.com
    • David is CEO of Iceotope, the only truly scalable liquid cooling technology for the data centre and the Edge of Network. He has led the company through to its current position being in advanced projects with IG’s and other key industry players. Iceotope permits a business to save substantial space costs, building costs, and importantly, energy costs by reducing energy draw by 80% whilst providing useful heat to buildings, and runs silent whilst permitting the organisation to use whatever IT it wishes and not need to change its processes or retrain staff. It is the only liquid cooling system that passes insurance standards. Uniquely the technology truly enables edge computing by being a deploy anywhere technology impervious to dust, heat and humidity. David also chairs an innovative social housing company and is investor director in a life sciences software business. He is also a trustee of his family’s charity which educates children in Africa. He built Scotland’s third largest software company and is a commercial advisor to Edinburgh University. He was previously an advisor to the Scottish Finance Minister.