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    ECO18 Paris 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. Ecosummit Paris unites the key players of the French ecosystem and took place on 6 March 2018 at Bpifrance Le Hub, Boulevard Haussmann 6/8, 75009 Paris. Learn more about our amazing speakers below.

     

     

    Past Ecosummit speakers: ECO17 London, 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.

     

    • Nicolas Brusson (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • BlaBlaCar
    • https://www.blablacar.com
    • Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer in October 2016, Nicolas oversaw BlaBlaCar’s global operations and international growth. As Chief Operating Officer, he led the company’s corporate development, overseeing eight acquisitions, expansion to twenty markets, and three successive rounds of fundraising. Nicolas is a strong proponent of agile structures that allow quick iterations in fast-growing environments. He is also a supporter of autonomous local teams and acqui-hires, a strategy he implemented to expand BlaBlaCar’s footprint on a global scale. Nicolas is a regular speaker at leading international conferences and in the media, where he comments on the European startup scene, innovative growth strategies, and mobility. Prior to joining BlaBlaCar in 2011, Nicolas worked for several startups in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom, before moving on to executive and investor roles, including spending time as a Venture Capitalist at Amadeus Capital Partners in London. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters in Optics from Ecole Supérieure d’Optique and a Masters in Applied Physics from Paris XI University. Nicolas is also an active angel investor and tweets @nbrusson.
    • Paul-François Fournier (VC)
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    • Senior Executive VP of Innovation
    • Bpifrance
    • http://www.bpifrance.com
    • Paul-François Fournier started up his career as a Project Engineer within France Telecom Corporate Division. Office Manager for the Corporate Division Director in 1997, he joined Wanadoo first as ADSL Project Director in 2001, then as General Manager of the Broadband Business Unit. From 2003 to 2006 he leads, within Residential Communication Services Division, the development of Broadband and fixed-mobile convergence services at a European level. He was in charge of the development of the Livebox, the Orange home gateway now deployed at 7 million units. From January 2006 till November 2007, he worked for the Group Strategic Marketing Division managing the Advanced Products and Services Direction of the Technocenter. In November 2007, Paul-François Fournier is the Executive VP in charge of the Audience and Advertising Division. In 2011, he was appointed Executive VP of the Technocenter (Chief Innovation Officer) in Orange. He successfully launched Orange Cloud services. In April 2013, he joined Bpifrance as Senior Executive VP of Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee.
    • Stéphane Quéré (Corporate)
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    • Senior Vice President Innovation
    • Engie
    • https://innovation.engie.com/en/
    • Stéphane Quéré is Senior Vice President Innovation at ENGIE. He has dedicated a large portion of his career to the Group where he has previously held the following positions: Financial Controller at Lyonnaise des Eaux, Chief Financial officer, then General Manager of the TV channel “Paris Première” (a communication subsidiary of the SUEZ Group), Senior Vice President in charge of Sustainable Development at SUEZ and Senior Vice president in charge of Urban development at GDF SUEZ.
    • Hendrik van Asbroeck (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Engie New Ventures
    • http://www.engieventures.com
    • As Director Corporate Venture Capital Hendrik Van Asbroeck is responsible at Engie’s group level to manage the corporate fund for participations in innovative companies and funds. Engie New Ventures has offices in Paris and San Francisco. Hendrik is also director/board member in Engie New Ventures, Tendril, Kiwi Power, Engie M2M, Powerdale, Israel Cleantech Ventures (LP), Laborelec and Voka Antwerp. He started working at Electrabel, now part of Engie as Account Manager and soon moved to Key Account Manager, focusing on the automotive and chemical industry. In 2007 he took over the responsibility of the Renewables department. In this position he created multiple joint ventures to stimulate Electrabel’s green energy development. In 2011 he was promoted to Head of Sales at Electrabel, where he had to turn around the organisation to make it more efficient. When he left the job in 2014 the efficiency had improved by 30% and the sales results were again positive. Before joining Electrabel Hendrik was Account Manager and Financial Analyst at Air Products Belgium. Hendrik Van Asbroeck holds a Master degree in Commercial Engineering from the K.U. Leuven University. He holds additional diplomas from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, the European Energy Institute and INSEAD CEDEP.
    • François Dossa (Corporate VC)
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    • Head
    • Alliance Ventures
    • https://www.alliance-2022.com/ventures/
    • François Dossa is Head of Alliance Ventures, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi’s global investment organization, which manages corporate venture capital investment in open innovation, in support of the Alliance’s strategic objectives. Co-located in Silicon Valley, Paris, Yokohama and Beijing, “Alliance Ventures” is a $200 million venture capital fund operating for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s leading automotive alliance. Launched in 2018, the fund targets technology and business model innovation in vehicle electrification, autonomous systems, car connectivity and new mobility services. François joined the Alliance in April 2017 and managed the creation of Alliance Ventures.. Prior to his current position, François was CEO of Nissan do Brazil Automóveis. Under his stewardship, Nissan do Brazil experienced significant growth in market share, introduced eight new models, including the critically acclaimed Kicks model, and opened a new manufacturing plant in Resende, Rio. Dossa led Nissan do Brazil while it was the official automotive sponsor of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games™, resulting in a significant improvement in brand awareness and perception. 
Prior to joining Nissan, François held various leadership positions over 24 years in the investment banking industry, split between Europe and Latin America. He served for 11 years as CEO of Société Générale Brazil where he was responsible for the development of its investment and retail bank activities in the Brazilian and Latin American markets. Before moving to Brazil, he served for 2 years as Director at Société Générale in Paris. 
François holds a Master in Corporate Business and Administration from HEC Paris (1984). François was awarded on 2010 “La Légion d’Honneur”, one of the highest honors from the French Republic. François is board member of two NGO active in education in Brazil: “Gol de Letra” and “Casa do Zezinho”.
    • Girish Nadkarni (Corporate VC)
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    • CEO
    • Total Energy Ventures
    • http://us.total.com/en-us/making-energy-better/worldwide-projects/total-energy-ventures-innovating-startups
    • Girish Nadkarni is the Chief Executive Officer of Total Energy Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Total, S.A., based in Paris. Prior to that he was the founder and President of ABB Technology Ventures, the corporate venture arm of ABB. During his 15-year career at ABB, Girish ran the global automotive business for ABB’s Robotics Division, and was global head of strategy and marketing for the Automation Division. Girish started his career as an attorney on Wall Street with the firms of Coudert Brothers and Shearman & Sterling focusing on international banking and M&A. He started his business career at Prudential where, among other things, he was responsible for a portfolio of companies in various stages of workout, and was responsible for creating the innovative Pru-Shelf financing facility which currently has 750 customers with a portfolio value of $74 Billion. Next, he moved to GE Capital as head of business development for one of its then three divisions and GE where he worked for Jack Welch on strategy and business development. He moved to United Healthcare as chief operations officer. He left to found vSimplify, a VC funded startup which was a pioneer in the cloud based (ASP) business services area. Girish earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Bombay where he was a gold medalist, his masters of law degree from the University of Virginia which he attended as a DuPont Fellow, and an MBA from Harvard where he was designated a Baker Scholar. Girish has served on the boards of companies in the US, France, China, Israel and UK. He was also on the Investment Committee of Venture Incubator Partners, a CHF 100MM venture fund sponsored by major Swiss companies to invest in early stage Swiss companies. Girish is considered a thought leader in the area of corporate venture investing and is a frequent speaker at venture capital and industry conferences around the world. His advice is often sought by major companies which are looking to start or reposition their corporate venture groups. Girish has also served as advisor to the World Economic Forum and was on the selection committee to choose the WEF Technology Pioneers for a number of years. Girish has been listed on the Global Corporate Venturing Power List 100 for the past 4 years.
    • 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.
    • Yme Bosma (Corporate VC)
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    • Head of Corporate Venturing
    • Eneco Smart Energy
    • http://www.enecogroup.com/what-we-do/innovation/
    • Yme Bosma is Head of 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 internal and external. Yme 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. Previously, Yme Bosma was an Investment Manager at the DOEN Foundation and Program Director at the Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator. This international program helps participating startups bring their product faster to market and supports their fundraising. After 15 years of working for online companies such as Lost Boys, Media Republic and Hyves, Yme decided to take a sabbatical and went for a long sailing trip with his family. The fast growing social network Hyves was founded in 2004 and sold in 2010 to the Telegraaf Media Groep. After the sailing trip he decided to invest and participate in initiatives focusing on internet, energy and sustainability. His first project was building a boat that runs on solar energy, followed by the Smart Energy Accelerator and DOEN.
    • Jean-Marc Bally (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Aster
    • http://aster.com
    • Jean-Marc Bally has served as Managing Partner of Aster since March 2006. Previously, he has been a co-founder and an Investment Partner at Aster for 5 years where he was responsible for communications and IT industries investments across Europe and North America focusing on IT, nano & micro technologies and electronics. Prior to the creation of Aster, he spent 5 years in Corporate Finance in Schneider Electric in Austria and France. Jean-Marc holds a Masters degree in Business Management from Grenoble Graduate School of Business, an executive education from INSEAD and an additional Masters degree in Mathematics. Jean-Marc is in charge of the overall management of Aster including compliance, reporting and investor relations. He also leads our industrial application focus and is involved in deal sourcing, leading and managing investments and exits as well as managing our global portfolio of investments.
    • 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 Smart City investments, the investment practice focusing on startups disrupting the energy, the transportation, and the building sectors. Nicolas led investments and represents Idinvest Partners in several companies including Ouicar (P2P car rental app, partially exited to SNCF), Forsee Power (smart batteries for electric mobility), and Sunfire (fuel cells). Nicolas has created and manages a network of industrial strategic partners (including leading players as EDF, PSA, Total, SNCF, Orange, Michelin or Air Liquide, corporates who develop strategic partnerships with startups, boosting their growth) and is involved in the global development of Idinvest, mainly by investing in US startups and by proactively supporting the international expansion of startups in Asia, particularly in China where he used to live and where he has more than 15 years of professional experience. Nicolas is a member of the strategy committee of the Cleantech Group. Prior to that, Nicolas focused mainly on Internet and Information technology sectors and led Idinvest Partners’ investments in Soamai (sold to ASG), Aveni, Median Technologies (IPO), Alchimedics (sold to Sinomed) and Telemarket (sold to Système U). 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 (now a 35,000 employees unicorn). Nicolas is an alumnus of the Ecole normale supérieure (France) and of the 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.
    • Petr Míkovec (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 Ulbrich (Corporate VC)
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    • Head of Scouting and Co-Investments
    • EON
    • https://www.eon.com/en/new-energy/innovation/start-ups.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 in 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 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.
    • Stefan Hülsen (Corporate VC)
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    • Senior Investment Manager
    • Statkraft Ventures
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    • Stefan is Senior Investment Manager at Statkraft Ventures GmbH. He likes to invest in non-obvious startups led by passionate founders. Stefan turned from a successful entrepreneur into a venture capitalist. He founded and grew GameCosmos as CEO and sold the company to Gamigo. He stayed with Gamigo helping to expand its business until its sale to Axel Springer. He later joined NRW.BANK’s venture capital fund and invested in technology companies.
    • Laurent Lacuisse (Corporate)
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    • Venture Development
    • PSA
    • https://www.groupe-psa.com/en
    • Laurent is managing the Venture Development activity at PSA Groupe Business Lab. Laurent has 20 years of experience of automotive business, at several OEMs across R&D, manufacturing and Product Marketing. While part of Corporate Strategy team he led the birth of the Business Lab as part of the Push to Pass strategic plan.
    • Jean-François Dhinaux (Corporate VC)
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    • Head of Strategic Marketing and Synergies
    • Via ID
    • http://www.via-id.com/en/
    • Jean-François Dhinaux is Head of Strategic Marketing and Synergies at Via ID, a startup accelerator focused on new mobility (Mobivia Group – Norauto/Midas/ATU). Passionate about useful innovations, serving the customer experience, Jean-François has previously led the sales and digital transformation of several brands and groups. He also supported entrepreneurial projects within an investment fund before creating his own disruptive services startup. Jean-François is a specialist in intra- and entrepreneurship, with an approach primarily focused on team’s strengths.
    • Dr. Yann Moreau (Corporate)
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    • Director of Open Innovation & Innovation Service
    • Veolia
    • https://www.veolia.com/en
    • Based in Paris, Yann Moreau is Director of Open Innovation & Innovation Service (OI&IS) for Veolia Research and Innovation. Launched in 2017, OI&IS is committed to supporting all Veolia entities in their journey towards innovation. The range of services provided includes creativity, problem solving, Open Innovation, tech mining and IP. Open Innovation is strategically organized as projects to include sourcing, evaluation and selection and guidance for the establishment of partnerships. Yann Moreau holds a PhD from Paris XI University and has been working for Veolia for the last 17 years in France, Australia, Germany and the USA.
    • Remy de Tonnac (VC)
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    • Partner
    • ETF Partners
    • http://etfpartners.capital
    • Remy de Tonnac is Partner at ETF Partners since 2017. He serves as board member of Worldsensing. Before, Remy was CEO of INSIDE Secure (2006 to 2015), Venture Partner at Vertex Venture Capital (2002 to 2006) and Founder and CEO of Asia and US for Gemplus (now Gemalto). Remy holds a Masters in Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lille and a Degree in Economics from Lille University.
    • Julia Padberg (VC)
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    • Investment Manager
    • SET Ventures
    • http://www.setventures.com
    • Julia Padberg is an Investment Manager at SET Ventures, who joined the team in February 2016. Julia is responsible for deal flow sourcing, due diligence, supporting portfolio companies as well as portfolio reporting and overall portfolio management. She is also responsible for internal in-depth industry reviews and she serves as an observer on the board of energyworx and GreenCom. Julia’s relevant skills and areas of expertise are in: identifying market opportunities, critically assessing business cases, financial structuring and modelling, performing and coordinating due diligence processes and drafting presentations, information memoranda and term sheets. Before joining SET Ventures, Julia worked at consultancy firm Triple Bridge BV as a financial consultant, with a specialisation in the renewable energy sector. She was involved in establishing renewable energy projects and companies, building business cases, setting up and reviewing financial models, organising and structuring financing including the largest solar PV crowdfunding campaign so far in the Netherlands (for Rooftop Energy Group), negotiating term sheets, acquiring new business and advising regional energy funds on investment opportunities and growth strategies. Prior to working at Triple Bridge, she worked at Dutch investment bank Kempen & Co in the corporate finance department, specialising in renewable energy and cleantech. She performed financial and market analyses, drafted management presentations, teaser documents and information memoranda, coordinated due diligence processes, assisted in acquiring new mandates, and organised the Cleantech Challenge (60 young entrepreneurs) on an annual basis. At Kempen & Co, Julia was involved in – amonst other transactions – the sale of all Benelux activities of Dong Energy to Eneco, the IPOs of Infinis, Hess and Electrawinds, the sale of Kema to DNV, the refinancing of Westland Infra and the legal merger of preferred stock funds Ducatus and De Zonnewijser. Julia holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental & Resource Economics from UCL (University of London), UK.
    • Dr. Rolf Nagel (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Munich Venture Partners
    • http://www.munichvp.com
    • Rolf Nagel has been active in the venture capital business since 1993. He founded MVP Munich Venture Partners together with his partners in 2004. It is Rolf’s vision and passion to take an idea and turn it into a market success and to assist entrepreneurs in both word and deed, working together in MVP to provide a service. Together with his partners, Rolf worked to establish the link between MVP and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Rolf Nagel is on the Advisory Boards of Novihum and Silicon Line and, as a founding investor, an observer on the Board of Directors of Harvest Power, USA. Furthermore he is Member of the Governing Board of the EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technology, which is a body of the European Union. Prior to his work with MVP, Rolf Nagel was a partner and investment manager with Star Ventures, a leading international venture capital fund based in Munich, for more than ten years. In this position he contributed to numerous successful business developments and exits such as for Capstone Microturbines (Nasdaq: CPST), Ciena Communications (CIEN), Floware (today Alvarion, ALVR), iloxx (acquired by DPE), Medigene (Frankfurt: MDG), RF Micro Devices (RFMD) and Sequenom (SQNM). Thousands of jobs have been created by these businesses, some of which have been operating as competitive systems companies for decades. Before working for Star Ventures, Rolf was an investment manager at Deutsche Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG, the investment company founded by Deutsche Bank. Before that he was CEO of Vialog Visual Inspection Systems in Hanover, which was acquired by Walter AG in Tübingen following its successful repositioning. Rolf Nagel studied Business Administration at WHU Koblenz and holds a PhD in Business Economics from the University of Cologne. He was also awarded a research scholarship at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, USA.
    • Stéphane Villecroze (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Demeter
    • http://demeter-im.com/en/home/
    • Stéphane Villecroze is a founding partner of Demeter Partners. He is or has been a member of the Supervisory Boards or Boards of Directors of numerous Demeter portfolio companies including IES Synergy, Panosol, Burgeap IGIP, Altawest, Sunna Design, Ynsect, etc. Between 2001 and 2005, Stéphane was head of business units for Veolia Environment and participated in the group’s “high potentials leadership Program” in 2004-2005. From 1994 to 2001, he held the positions of head of territorial services for the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, and Sustainable Development and responsible for construction and management of roads, ports and airports. He was also director of local water authority. In 1994, Stéphane collaborated with Olivier Dupont, Lionel Cormier and Sophie Paturle on the BTP Capital team, mainly in eco-industries sector. Stéphane Villecroze holds a degree from the Ecole Polytechnique and is a member of the “Corps des Ponts et Chaussées” and co-author of “The SMEs and the Environment Market” (Presses ENPC, 1995), “Growth capital: The exit solutions guide” (AFIC, 2007), “The practical guide to growth capital” (AFIC, 2008), “Growth capital, Partnering guide” (AFIC, 2012).
    • Benjamin Wainstain (VC)
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    • General Partner
    • Demeter
    • http://demeter-im.com/en/home/
    • Benjamin has been a venture capital investor in the energy and environmental transition sector for more than 10 years. He joined Demeter nearly 6 years ago. As a Partner and member of the Executive Board, he manages a fund specially dedicated to Smart City / Smart Energies. Benjamin has been directly involved in over 20 investments and is currently a director of 8 companies including Nawa Technologies, I-TEN, Zenpark, Ideol, Stimergy and Lactips. Benjamin is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (X96), the National School of Rural Engineering of Water and Forests (ENGREF) and holds a DEA in bioinformatics from Aix-Marseille University. He then worked at BearingPoint for 3 years on management consulting projects.
    • Nicolas Hazard (VC)
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    • CEO
    • Inco
    • https://www.inco.co.com
    • Nicolas Hazard is a French entrepreneur. He created INCO, a global accelerator for a new economy. As a leader in the movement for a new economy, inclusive and sustainable, INCO seeks out and provides support to a wide range of entrepreneurs in 22 countries. Through a unique model, INCO support entrepreneurs at every stage of development, helping them refine their ideas and grow their enterprises, while ensuring they develop economically viable models with impact embedded. INCO manages €150 million of euros and supports 500 startups each year. Nicolas created Calso Inc., a social enterprise operating in California and Texas. His objective is to develop the French social know-how in the United States, particularly through the creation of social enterprises in the Silicon Valley. Thus, he launched a company, in partnership with Google and Ebay, which trains and recruits disadvantaged youth in the Bay area and a program to help veterans transition to the civilian work, by providing them with training and employment opportunities in the commercial drone industry. Nicolas Hazard organizes each year the event IMPACT², an international event for a new economy, which annually brings together nearly 1,500 political and economic decision-makers from 50 countries at Paris City Hall. He is Chairman of the Strategic Council of the City of Paris. He is the author of “La Ruée des Licornes” (Lemieux Editeur, 2017), “Capitalism for all, 20 enterprises that Change the World” (Edit the World, 2013) and “L’entreprise du XXIeme siècle sera sociale ou ne sera pas” (Rue de l’Echiquier, 2012). He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and the Stanford Social Innovation Review and writes a monthly column about the new economy on the national newspaper Le Monde. Nicolas is a graduate of HEC and Sciences-Po Paris. He was elected in 2015 “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, Young Leader by the French-American Foundation in 2016 and by the Franco-British in 2017.
    • Sasan Shaba (Accelerator)
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    • Portfolio Manager
    • Swedish Energy Agency
    • http://www.energimyndigheten.se/en/
    • Sasan Shaba has a long experience from the Swedish innovation system with more than 10 years in the field working on 3 incubators and CEO of one Science park, working with mostly early stage startups. He has started several companies and also worked as a business developer for many years. Sasan currently works at as portfolio manager and is responsible for relations and co-operation with the Swedish innovation ecosystem for the Swedish Energy Agency.
    • Robin Rivaton (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Paris Region Entreprises
    • https://investparisregion.eu/en
    • Robin Rivaton worked at a major strategy consulting firm before serving as advisor to the CEO of Aéroports de Paris, and then as economic advisor to the President of the Paris Region. He is now CEO of Paris Region Entreprises, the agency in charge of attracting foreign investors in the Paris Region. Devoted to public debate for many years, he serves on think-tank’s scientific council and teaches at Sciences Po, a prominent university. Robin Rivaton maintains a regular media presence in various daily newspapers, in addition to radio and television programs. His main fields of study are social impacts of robotics and digital technologies, public regulation, labour and housing markets, socio-spatial inequalities and territorial competitiveness. He is involved in the tech scene in France. He is the founder of Real Estech, the 1st innovation community in the real estate sector in France. He served at the investment board of several VC funds. During the French right-wing primaries, he has been the economic advisor and spokesperson of Bruno Le Maire, current Minister of Economy and Finance. He has published L’immobilier demain (Real Estate tomorrow, Dunod 2017), Quand l’Etat tue la nation (When the State kills the nation, Plon,2016), Aux actes dirigeants! (Leaders, take action! Fayard, 2016), La France est prête (France is ready, Les Belles Lettres, 2014), Relancer notre industrie par les robots (Revitalizing our industry via robotics, Du Quesne, 2012).
    • 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 energy, mobility and cities. Our conferences are physical marketplaces enabling business development, co-investing, open innovation and corporate venturing. We also advise startups on optimising their Series A/B/C, develop a coworking space in Berlin and raise a €15M seed fund. Since 2010, Jan organised 17 conferences in Berlin (8), London (5), Amsterdam (2), Stockholm (1) and Düsseldorf (1). He 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.
    • Dr. Fred Potter (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Netatmo
    • https://www.netatmo.com
    • Engineer from Telecom ParisTech and holder of a PHD in Microelectronics, Fred is a passionate entrepreneur who has been reinventing objects we use in our everyday lives for over 20 years. In 1999, he started CIRPACK, a telecommunications supplier, later bought by TECHNICOLOR; and WITHINGS, sold to NOKIA, before creating NETATMO in 2011. His vision: a company where every employee knows how the business and projects grow and where daily life is driven by a strong sense of innovation, empowerment, hard work and sharing.
    • Bertrand Fleurose (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Cityscoot
    • http://www.cityscoot.eu/paris/?lang=en
    • Bertrand Fleurose is Founder and CEO of Cityscoot. Graduated from Northeastern University, Boston, he made a career in the financial markets for more than 15 years. Many years spent in the United Kingdom made him much more accustomed to the spirit of service, and it was no surprise he came back to Paris in 2001 to successively launch two companies related to the motorized two-wheelers universe. In 2013, he imagines the basics of an innovative system that allows the sharing of free access electric scooters. With his knowledge of the sector and his passion toward technology and innovation, he brings together a team around his project and creates Cityscoot the same year.
    • Grégory Ducongé (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Vulog
    • https://www.vulog.com
    • Grégory is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Vulog, the leading shared mobility technology provider. From 2009 to 2013 he was the COO of Miyowa, a French tech startup bought out by an American company in January 2012. Before joining Vulog, Gregory served as the CFO of Powertrain Systems Business Group at Valeo. In addition to his successful track record of scaling up and structuring technology companies, Grégory brings to Vulog a thorough knowledge of the automobile industry.
    • Christophe Gurtner (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Forsee Power
    • http://www.forseepower.com/en
    • Christophe has been in the battery industry for over 25 years and has developed a strong expertise in designing business models to answer the energy challenges of tomorrow. Christophe spent 13 years with Saft in international business development and general management positions in France, Germany, the UK, the USA and Asia/Japan. In 2001, he acquired Uniross Batteries from Saft/Alcatel, made it a world leader in the portable rechargeable consumer battery market (Europe, North America, South East Asia, Africa) and launched the company on Euronext Paris stock market in 2006. Since 2001, Christophe Gurtner is the Chairman & CEO of Forsee Power, the specialist in lithium-ion smart battery systems for the electric transport, portable and mobile equipment and energy storage markets. Christophe is a graduate from ISC Business School in Paris.
    • Thibault Chassagne (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Virtuo
    • https://www.govirtuo.com/en
    • Thibault Chassagne is 33 years old, Co-Founder of Virtuo, the mobile car rental company. Virtuo is a 100% mobile car rental service started in 2016 and operates now in 9 cities in France and Belgium. Virtuo recently raised €7.5M from Balderton Capital. Before Virtuo, Thibault co-founded neowebcar.com, a new car marketplace in France which was acquired in 2014 by Groupe Argus.
    • Julien Tchernia (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • ekWateur
    • https://ekwateur.fr
    • Born in Aix-en-Provence, Julien Tchernia has a rich and successful experience in creating companies. After working in France (Brittany & Burgundy), Poland and Italy, he ensured and secured subsidiaries growth in France, Italy and Belgium, in highly competitive markets. In 2007, he went into the energy market with the determination to link business development with reducing the climate imbalance. Putting an end to his career in telecoms, he attended training courses in energy at the Ecole des Mines in Paris. After working in the energy field for other companies, he finally responded to the entrepreneurship call and founded in 2016 ekWateur with his partner, Jonathan Martelli, upon personal investment.
    • Daniel Kühne (Startup)
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    • CMO
    • Kiwigrid
    • https://www.kiwigrid.com/?lang=en
    • Daniel Kühne has been in the energy industry for almost 14 years. Among other things, he was heading the marketing department of a German utility for seven years. Before joining Kiwigrid, he spent a year as a content marketing specialist and Teamlead Affiliate Marketing for one of the largest mobile app companies in Europe. Since December 2016, he is responsible for positioning Kiwigrid in a highly dynamic and fundamentally changing energy market. He holds a Global Executive MBA at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and the EADA Business School Barcelona.
    • Michel Morvan (Startup)
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    • Executive Chairman
    • Cosmo Tech
    • https://cosmotech.com
    • Before co-founding Cosmo Tech Michel was Chief Scientist and Vice President for Strategic Intelligence and Innovation at Veolia Environment. He is a former Full Professor of Computer Science at École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, former Chair of Complex Systems Modeling and Senior Scientist at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and former External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. He is an Eisenhower Fellow.
    • Thomas Samuel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sunna Design
    • https://www.sunna-design.fr/en/accueil.html
    • Thomas Samuel is the founder and CEO of Sunna Design, a world-leading company specialized in the design and manufacturing of smart solar street lighting solutions based in Bordeaux, France. Since the company creation in 2011, Sunna has installed over 12 000 products in over 40 countries worldwide, primarily in emerging markets. With Thomas’s leadership and vision company has received 8 international awards including MIT, Ernst & Young, Frost & Sullivan and Bloomberg. Thomas was awarded “engineer of the year” by “Industry and technology”. And, most recently, he positioned Sunna to be the winner of the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2018, the UAE’s international awards for energy and sustainability pioneers. Thomas’s technical background, acute business acumen and passion for making a difference through renewable energy solutions has led him to take Sunna Design from an innovative start-up to an ambitious ‘scale-up’ of 55 people under his management. Thomas has successfully developed an international network of partners and clients in order to respond to the global energy and to expand into multiple markets. Thomas also led the negotiation with investors for fueling the company’s growth and raised a total of $15M.
    • Anthony Charbonnier (Startup)
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    • Head of Startup Relations
    • Sigfox
    • https://www.sigfox.com/en
    • After 5 years developing the top software ecosystem for Intel in Europe, Anthony joined Sigfox to lead the startup relations team. In his role, he is helping all the startups build products on top of the Sigfox network, working with hundreds of entrepreneurs in the IoT field. Anthony comes from a mixed background as he started as a software developer and quickly moved to a more business role when he started his own company while still being a student.
    • Dr. Carl Meusinger (Startup)
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    • Head of Chemistry
    • Airlabs
    • http://airlabs.com
    • Carl is Head of Chemistry at Airlabs – a unique science and technology company giving people clean air to breathe in polluted cities. Airlabs is a combination of atmospheric chemists, airflow engineers and sensor specialists. They have developed the first proven technology to remove all urban pollution from the air, including nitrogen dioxide from diesel fumes. They have launched their first consumer product, the Airbubbl, to clean air inside cars and are now working with global companies to integrate their technology. He holds a PhD in atmospheric chemistry and is a native German, though has lived in Copenhagen for many years.
    • Dr. William Rosenfeld (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Zenpark
    • https://zenpark.com
    • William is CEO and Co-Founder of Zenpark and has 15 years experience in marketing strategy and innovative products and services. He spent 7 years in large groups (Thales, Alcatel-Lucent, Hertz), from Research & Development to Sales. Following this period, he created ideaMagma in 2005, an innovation support company specializing in the marketing based on “usage”, and was acquired in 2007 by the Fabernovel group. He then joined several startups as VP Marketing & Sales, the latest being Eileo, world leader in solutions for car sharing, which realized a turnover of € 3.5 million and was acquired by the Hertz group. William has a Masters in marketing strategy and innovation (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts), a Master of Science (University of St Andrews, UK) and a PhD in Physics (University of Orleans). William Zenpark brings to his business development skills, marketing strategy and product/service management.
    • Dr. Clément Boussard (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Stanley Robotics
    • http://stanley-robotics.com
    • Clément Boussard is Founder and CEO of Stanley Robotics. Researcher and graduate of Ecole des Mines Paris, Clément has worked for over 10 years in various research institutes in fields related to autonomous vehicles. His passion for robots originated in cinema before becoming his vocation. Today, he designs the robots that will shape the world of tomorrow.
    • Vincent Bryant (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Deepki
    • https://www.deepki.com/en/
    • Vincent Bryant graduated from INSA Lyon as Computer Sciences Engineer and also holds an Executive MBA degree from London Business School (2013). Vincent started his career in 2005 in the energy consultancy M&C (today part of SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC) where he managed a portfolio of about 40 customers and helped them make energy and water savings in France, Spain and Great Britain. For instance, he worked for SNCF and the Marine Nationale Francaise. Then he joined ENGIE and worked eight years as Energy Efficiency Director in several subsidiaries of the Group (Ineo, Endel, Cofely). His major achievement was the development of a comprehensive energy efficiency program for a subsidiary of ENGIE, generating several dozens of million euros in energy savings. In 2014, he left ENGIE to co-found with Emmanuel Blanchet Deepki, a company specialized in data analytics applied to energy efficiency.
    • Sandra Sassow (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • SEaB Energy
    • http://seabenergy.com
    • Sandra Sassow is the CEO and co-founder of SEaB Energy. SEaB Energy was founded with the purpose of working towards a future in which cities or remote communities can capitalise on their waste to create renewable sources of energy and curb the negative impacts of waste collection processes. SEaB Energy’s shipping container devices can be placed behind community locations such as grocery stores and hospitals, where they use bacteria to anaerobically digest organic waste created at that location and produce usable fertiliser, electricity and water as a result. Sandra’s effort in being a role model for women in business innovation and actively influencing the green tech sector through both technological and business development has been globally recognised and appraised with several awards and nominations, the most recent being an invitation to participate, with 15 other entrepreneurs, in the first Unreasonable Goals accelerator program – a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State and Unreasonable Group – having SEaB Energy representing Global Goal number 13, Climate Change (from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals). This September, Sandra collected the Spotlight on Women in STEM at the Women in Business Awards and was shortlisted ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Investor Allstars Awards. Through Sandra, SEaB Energy was featured in CNBC, BBC and WIRED and was selected from over 500 applicants by the NASA-backed sustainability initiative, ‘LAUNCH: Beyond Waste,’ as a provider of a global game-changing technology to address climate change. Additionally, Sandra is Business Director of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, member of WeConnect and the Chartered Institute of Waste Managers and mentor of Southampton Science Park Catalyst Program. Sandra combines her professional activities with an active family life as mother of four and enjoys horseback riding in her spare time.
    • Juha Lauritsalo (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Qualvista
    • http://www.qualvista.com
    • Juha Lauritsalo is CEO of Qualvista. He is a seasoned professional in launching new technology products and services to international markets. After completing his MSc degree in Industrial Engineering and Management he worked for technology companies such as Nokia, Kone, ICL, Fujitsu, Compaq and HP, where his tasks comprised new product launches, customer relationship management, sales, and business unit management. Most recently, before taking the helm at Qualvista, Juha ran a business unit serving the energy sector at Nordic IT services leader Tieto. As a result, Juha has more than 10 years of experience from the energy market. In addition to his native country Finland, Juha has worked in the USA, Canada, UK and Belgium.
    • Ruben Benders (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Jedlix
    • https://jedlix.com
    • Ruben Benders is CEO at Jedlix, a leading player in smart charging of electric vehicles. Jedlix provides the default and award-winning software based solution for smart charging and teams-up with car OEMs like Renault, BMW and Tesla on the one hand and international utilities and oil majors, DSOs and TSOs on the other hand. The Jedlix software reduces the total cost of ownership of EVs, spurs the integration of renewables into the energy system and mitigates the risk of local net congestion. Jedlix is active in all key European markets and is a venture of Groupe Renault and Dutch utility Eneco Group. Ruben has extensive experience in the energy sector and has been focusing on innovation and building new business during his career. Renewables, power flexibility and emission reduction are cornerstones of his expertise. Previously he held leading positions in the area of deal structuring and energy trading at Essent/RWE and Eneco, furthermore he was a Managing Director at Bomin Linde LNG, a German player in small scale LNG for the shipping sector. Ruben started his career with Accenture. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Tilburg University (NL).
    • Teddy Pellerin (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Heetch
    • https://www.heetch.com
    • Teddy Pellerin is Co-Founder and CEO of Heetch. After graduating from Supélec, Teddy started his career by working for several startups from the solar energy sector. In 2011, he joined a friend from Supélec in Morocco who has launched a local Groupon. For 2 years, they develop the company together, and in early 2013, Teddy come back to Paris and starts working on Heetch with one of his friends. Heetch is a ridesharing application available in France, Italy, Sweden, Belgium and Morocco. Its main focus is to help people to move around at night.
    • Patrick Thévoz (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Flyability
    • https://www.flyability.com
    • Patrick is Co-founder and CEO of Flyability, the leading professional indoor drone company aiming at increasing efficiency and reducing risks for humans in industrial inspections. Under his tenure, Flyability grew from 2 to over 60 employees and acquired over 300 customers. Before founding Flyability, Patrick worked as a strategy consultant as a specialist in product launches for the life sciences industries. Patrick graduated from EPFL in Switzerland with an MSc in Engineering.
    • Ulrika Bohman Troubat (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Mindconnect
    • http://mindconnect.se
    • Ulrika Bohman is Co-Founder of Mindconnect, a company that creates smarter and more sustainable mobility in urban areas. An inadequate overview of the traffic situation is a common problem for companies operating vehicle fleets. The idea behind Mindconnect came from a conviction that there should be a better way to operate in urban areas. Instead of relying on static maps, radio messages and trusting own experience, there should be a solution for real-time dynamic mapping and routing. Today Mindconnect’s competence in location intelligence, big data and spatial analytics enables transport and mobility service providers to operate more efficiently in urban traffic, thereby reducing the negative impact of transport in cities. Moreover, their innovative service Eventico allows event organisers and cities to manage large events (e.g. marathons, cultural events) and efficiently reach out with traffic information within the smart city context. Ulrika is driving Mindconnect’s geographical expansion. Before starting her own venture, Ulrika worked for Schneider Electric in France and Business Sweden in South Africa and India. This has given her broad experience of working within operational marketing, sales and business development within the industry as well as consultancy services. Ulrika holds a MSc in Economics and Business from Stockholm School of Economics.
    • Arnaud Legrand (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Energiency
    • http://www.energiency.com/en/
    • Arnaud Legrand is the CEO of Energiency, a French innovative company that develops a disruptive energy intelligence software for manufacturing. Energiency is a technology designed by 24 people in Rennes France, and was founded in 2013 by INRIA top data scientists and experienced engineers in manufacturing. Energiency is a smart technology dedicated to Industry 4.0, bringing together big data, cloud and artificial intelligence in order to detect and achieve up to 20% new energy savings without Capex. In hyper-growth, winner of 30 Awards and designated Startup of the Energy Transition by Usine Nouvelle, Energiency raised €2.7 million in 2017 with ISAI, Go Capital and West Web Valley in order to accelerate in Europe. Arnaud has 12 years of experience as a data science and energy savings expert for big manufacturing companies and utilities with Ernst & Young Paris and Blu-e (now acquired by Engie). He graduated in life science and cleantech engineering from Paris Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from Paris Collège des Ingénieurs.
    • Christophe Perron (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Stimergy
    • https://stimergy.com/en/
    • Christophe Perron graduated from CentraleSupélec and parrallely obtained a Master in Embedded Systems from a UK University. He started his career in 2003 in major companies in the domain of mixed digital-analog system-on-chip design and processor implementation, where he had to optimise costs, energy and performance. He then discovered the startup ecosystem where he added agility to its corporate background and exercised customer relationship and SI management skills. The Stimergy seed started growing during its SI management mission, when an air-conditioner failure occured in its server room. He realised at this moment that all the wasted heat dissipated by the computers could be valorised. After 6 months of prototyping in its garage, Christophe, backed by the local innovation ecosystem, installed its first demonstrators, then raised €2M, installed with its team 14 mini-data centres nationwide, got its product integrated into the French market and started selling its distributed computing and storage infrastructure to customers. Stimergy is today positioned as a European renewable digital heat and high-performance distributed services provider.
    • Shane Clifford (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • WonderBill
    • https://www.wonderbill.com
    • Shane Clifford is Co-Founder and CEO of WonderBill, the smart new service that enables users to manage household bills securely, track spending and switch to better deals directly from their phone or PC. As CEO, Shane is responsible for the overall direction and growth of this startup, bringing the product to market and accelerating uptake across consumer audiences, whilst ensuring the highest standards of service and strong relationships with household suppliers are maintained. Shane works closely with the stakeholders within WonderBill including founding investors Shell Technology Ventures (STV) and BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV), liaising directly between the Board and the executive team. Shane has the perfect complement of skills to successfully grow WonderBill to its global potential. Shane was on the founding team for BCGDV’s’ London hub — an innovation, product development, and commercialisation firm that forms strategic partnerships to help rapidly launch and grow transformational digital products, platforms, and businesses for clients. WonderBill is one such platform. Before joining BCGDV in January 2015, Shane spent 7 years with its parent company, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), dividing his time between BCG’s London and San Francisco offices. At BCG, Shane was a strategy consultant focussing primarily on digital and technology topics for financial institutions, TMT, private equity and retail. Previously, Shane worked with global management consultancy firm AT Kearney, specialising in mobile and private healthcare. His early career was spent as an engineer in startups: he joined startup Toucan Technology in 1999 – later acquired by PMC-Sierra and he co-founded LightStorm Networks in 2003 – later acquired by Broadcom. Shane has an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Strategy from London Business School and a BE in Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering from University College Cork.
    • Joakim Ottander (Startup)
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    • Chairman
    • Eliq
    • http://eliq.io
    • Joakim Ottander is an entrepreneur at heart. He is Co-Founder, Chairman and Head of Business Development (French market) of Eliq, a customer engagement specialist for utilities specialised in the analysis and visualisation of energy data. Today, Eliq is helping utilities throughout Scandinavian countries, France, UK and Spain, engage with their customers by helping them manage their energy consumption. Joakim studied Mechanical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
    • Viktor Kjellberg (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sally R
    • http://sally-r.com
    • Viktor Kjellberg is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sally R, a company combining ventilation with space technology to save energy in buildings and guarantee a healthy indoor air climate. He has a long standing interest in entrepreneurship and started his academic career in the field of History of Ideas and Knowledge, which he complemented with Business and Corporate Finance studies at Uppsala University and University of California. For Viktor the passion for entrepreneurship is vision driven and lies in positively influencing the world by creating something never seen or envisaged before. In 2017, he received the national Åforsk Entrepreneur Award and was named one of Sweden’s most innovative deeptech entrepreneurs with capacity to shape the sustainable society of the future.
    • Tanmoy Bari (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Greenely
    • https://greenely.com
    • Tanmoy Bari is the CEO and one of the co-founders of Swedish tech startup Greenely. Tanmoy has an educational background from KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering & MSc Sustainable Urban Planning and Design. Most recently, Tanmoy was listed among the Swedish Top 101 super talents of 2018 by Veckans Affärer. He was also listed in Forbes 30 under 30 list 2016 and nominated for the Young Innovator Award during European Utility Week 2015.
    • Dr. Gaël Lavaud (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Gazelle Tech
    • http://www.gazelle-tech.com
    • Gael is a PhD engineer specialized in Mechanics and passionate about automotive innovations. For 8 years, he was in charge of optimizing the weight of Renault’s cars and engines. Then, he went to Goupil Industrie/Polaris to develop the 1st French hybrid engine and was vehicle project manager. Taking advantage of this extended engineer experience, he realized that we could probably use more sustainable cars by lightweighting them. He created Gazelle Tech in 2014 to design cars which consume half of the energy and can be assembled locally in micro factories made of containers to relocate jobs and added value where the cars are used. This concept is especially suited for emerging countries.
    • Johannes Mayer (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Blue Inductive
    • https://www.blue-inductive.de
    • Johannes Mayer is Co-Founder and CFO of Blue Inductive. Blue Inductive develops wireless superchargers for electric vehicles. They solve the problem of supplying mobile robots and electric cars with power conveniently and fully automated – without the need of human interaction. The wireless chargers offer exceptional high efficiency and with Blue Inductive’s innovative etaLINK technology, an enormous amount of vehicle batteries becomes available to the power grid in the future to store and supply renewable energy and foster the success of the Energiewende. Johannes studied physics and business in Germany and California. He worked as project manager at Fraunhofer for several years and published numerous studies on renewable energies and electricity markets. In January 2016 he was selected by FORBES’ 30 Under 30 list in the category industry.
    • Antoine Cussac (Startup)
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    • Chief Development Officer
    • Energie IP
    • http://www.energie-ip.com/en/
    • Antoine joined ENERGIE IP in 2017 to drive the development of the business. He is a BMS expert, having held marketing and sales positions with well-known manufacturers such as Siemens and led the business management for Helvar in France. Antoine graduated from INPG and holds an MBA from Noema.
    • Jérémie Rendolet (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Metron
    • http://www.metronlab.com
    • Jérémie Rendolet is CFO of Metron, the energy intelligence startup for industries. One of the first employees hired by Metron in 2014, Jérémie is now leading the Series A which had its first tranche closed in February 2018. The new financing round is used for the continued international expansion of Metron with new markets due to open in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
    • Cédric François (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Equium
    • http://equium.fr
    • Cédric François has been an entrepreneur for 15 years. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Equium, a company offering an industry-ready solution converting waste heat into cold at very high efficiency rates (100KW of heat at 350°C produces 50 KW of cooling at 5°C). Equium’s solution brings tremendous value to applications such as the production of industrial negative and positive cold, genset-based tri-generation, and solar-based air conditioning for buildings. It is the result of years of world-leading R&D within sister company HEKYOM. Prior to founding Equium, Cédric held senior roles in marketing and strategy and founded Nouveloeuvre, an eco innovation and design thinking agency. He will use his leadership and management skills to drive Equium’s commercial development.
    • Cyril Colin (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Elum Energy
    • http://elum-energy.com/en/home/
    • Cyril Colin is Co-Founder and CEO of Elum Energy, a software as a service company providing turn-key energy management software solutions for hybrid and distributed energy systems integrating renewables with energy storage. Prior to founding Elum, he worked in energy strategy consulting at Schlumberger Business Consulting, where he advised major energy companies on strategy and business development. Cyril graduated from UC Berkeley, California; Ecole Polytechnique and holds an MBA from College des Ingénieurs.
    • Anurag Rathor (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Zify
    • https://zify.co
    • Anurag is the Founder and CEO of Zify, an instant and dynamic carpooling platform for urban commuting. Headquartered in Paris, Zify has scaled very fast and is one of the leading carpooling companies in the world, with over half a million users and over 38 Million KMs shared across France, India, Germany, and Ireland. A graduate in Computer Science, Anurag has over 10 years of professional experience and has been a key player in the mobility domain in India. A regular speaker at various events and also a TEDx speaker, Anurag believes in building technologies that bring positive change in our communities and solve real-life problems.
    • Lucile Voiron (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Ergosup
    • http://www.ergosup.com/en/
    • Lucile Voiron is COO of Ergosup. After 7 years working in an English environment (Canada) in Lithium batteries – AVESTOR and then in Fuel cells – H POWER, she joined AREVA HELION in 2004. She has developed an expertise in demonstrators’ development (Fuel cells and PEM electrolyzer) from the client needs analysis to the project management and product delivery (FOAK, design to cost, pre series). Lucile has built and managed the H2 / HBr Flow batteries program for energy storage in partnership with an Israeli company. She is an electrochemical engineer from INPG. In 2010 she achieved the Executive MBA Change and Innovation at IAE in Aix-en-Provence.
    • François Huber (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Kemwatt
    • http://www.kemwatt.com
    • François Huber is Co-Founder and CEO of Kemwatt. He holds an ME in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. He worked in the energy sector and other industrial fields for over two decades, in both small companies and large groups such as EDF, Philips and FLS, most of the time managing international projects (Europe, US) or at other operational positions (Sales Engineer, Project Engineer, CTO). He was an independent international consultant for several years and was involved in floating offshore wind, electrical car sharing, marine renewable energy, and taught energy in higher education (international tracks).
    • Matthew Lumsden (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Connected Energy
    • https://www.c-e-int.com
    • Matthew Lumsden is CEO of Connected Energy and his primary focus is on establishing key partnerships that can underpin step changes in the growth of this 2nd life EV battery based energy storage business. Prior to founding Connected Energy, Matthew led the growth of UK based energy consultancy TNEI for 10 years before exiting in 2010. At that point Matthew founded Future Transport Systems to undertake consultancy and R&D focussing on the interface between EVs and the grid. Following several years of R&D testing V2G systems and 2nd life battery based storage systems, Matthew set up Connected Energy to completely focus on commercialising the E-STOR 2nd life battery based technology. Connected Energy has been ramping up sales over the last 12 months.