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    Ecosummit Berlin 2020 Speakers

     

     

    Due to the global COVID-19 crisis our physical Ecosummit Berlin 2020 is postponed from 6-7 May 2020 to a new date in 2021. We’ll announce the new date and location of our physical Ecosummit Berlin as soon as we know that it is feasible and legal again to run conferences in Berlin and our participants from all over Europe can travel freely to Berlin.

     

    Get your pay-per-event tickets for €200 plus VAT to join our monthly Ecosummit Zoom online events. Existing Ecosummit Berlin 2020 tickets and sponsorships are valid for our online events (until December 2020) and the next physical Ecosummit Berlin (to be announced).

     

    We don’t publish Ecosummit Zoom on YouTube to keep our online events exclusive.

     

    Ecosummit Zoom Calendar

     

    The following Ecosummit Zooms are scheduled:

     

    Ecosummit Zoom 6 May 2020

     

    Ecosummit Zoom 3 June 2020

     

    Ecosummit Zoom 1 July 2020

     

    Ecosummit Zoom 4 August 2020, 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00

     

    Ecosummit Zoom 2 September 2020, 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00

     

    Ecosummit Zoom 7 October 2020, 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00

     

    Ecosummit Zoom 2 December 2020, 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:0

     

    We look forward to hosting you at Ecosummit Zoom. Thanks a lot for joining us.

     

     

    Our mission is maximising our impact until 2030, the global deadline for carbon neutrality. Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups in energy, mobility and cities to save our climate and planet. Ecosummit Berlin 2020 brings together 400 participants representing Europe’s leading startups, investors and corporates. 101 speakers including 74 startups are confirmed and profiled below. Please contact us if you want to pitch your company or promote your portfolio as one of our sponsors. Get your tickets now and join us. We look forward to hosting you at Ecosummit Berlin 2020.

     

     

    • Andreas Stubelius (Accelerator)
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    • Senior Portfolio Manager
    • Swedish Energy Agency
    • http://www.energimyndigheten.se/en/
    • Andreas Stubelius is a Senior 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.
    • Fabian Sacharowitz (VC)
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    • Business Creation Officer
    • InnoEnergy
    • https://www.innoenergy.com
    • InnoEnergy is the world’s largest early stage investor in the field of sustainable energy innovation with more than 200 investments across Europe. Fabian is responsible for InnoEnergy´s investments in startups and scaleups in the DACH region. Previously, Fabian worked for KPMG in energy-related fields and founded 3S Antriebe, the world’s only manufacturer of fully decentral operable electric actuators for buried valves in water, gas and district heating grids. Fabian is attorney at law and holds a Master degree in Physics.
    • Fabio Tentori (Corporate)
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    • CEO of Enel Innovation Hubs
    • 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.
    • Adam Kostyál (Corporate)
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    • SVP Global Listing Services EMEA
    • Nasdaq
    • http://www.nasdaqomxnordic.com
    • Adam Kostyál is the Senior Vice President of the Global Listing Services and head of European Listings for Nasdaq. Besides the Nordic Exchanges, Nasdaq has more than 140 companies that are either primarily listed or dual listed on Nasdaq in USA. In addition Nasdaq has recently launched the Nasdaq Private Market which will be an offering for private issuers world-wide. Adam has been with Nasdaq for the past 12 years. He started his career at OMX as a Sales Director, and then became Head of the Strategic Initiative Groups in 2006. Most recently, Adam was VP of Market Technology Sales responsible for sales, account management, and business development for the European, Central and Eastern European regions. Prior to Nasdaq, Adam held various positions with Enron, Cell Network and Bloomberg. He holds a BSc in Economics and Marketing from Vrije Universiteit de Bruxelles and speaks four languages including English, Swedish, Italian and French.
    • Ines Bergmann-Nolting (Corporate VC)
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    • Head of Scouting & Co-Investments
    • EON
    • https://www.eon.com/en/new-energy/innovation/start-ups.html
    • Ines has joined the Strategic Co-Investment team in spring 2013. Her investment focus is on residential energy products and consumer facing solutions. Furthermore, her responsibilities include identifying and analyzing social and economic trends which could shake the energy sector long-term. Ines has started her EON career in 2008 by joining EON Inhouse Consulting. She has studied at the University of Passau and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She holds a diploma degree in cultural studies and business administration as well as a bachelor degree in economic science. When not at work Ines enjoys spending time with her family and friends and totally relaxes when doing hot yoga.
    • Matthias Engel (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • innogy Ventures
    • https://www.innogy.ventures
    • Prior to being appointed Managing Partner of innogy 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 startup 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.
    • Leonie Baneke (Corporate VC)
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    • Head of Venturing
    • Eneco Ventures
    • http://www.enecogroup.com/what-we-do/innovation/
    • Leonie Baneke is Head of 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. Leonie is responsible for identifying, structuring and managing investments in innovative companies, whereby the starting principle is to structure meaningful partnerships and commercial deals in parallel with such investments. Main focus is on domains such as smart homes, smart buildings, solar & storage, mobility, smart outdoor and smart grid & flexibility. Before joining Eneco, Leonie worked in mergers & acquisitions, advising companies and investors in a variety of sectors on acquisitions, divestments, financial restructuring and strategic topics.
    • Johann Boukhors (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Engie New Ventures
    • http://www.engieventures.com
    • Johann Boukhors is Managing Director of Engie New Ventures S.A.S., the Corporate Venture Capital fund of ENGIE. Johann has over 20 years of professional experience, all in the energy sector within what is now the ENGIE Group. He’s previously held a number of responsibilities such as Strategic Purchasing for Infrastructures, set-up of international Joint Ventures, European key Account Management, Sales Director and then Branch Director for energy sales in Belgium & Luxemburg, Director New Business Development, Supply, Marketing & Sales in Mexico, and Group Business Development Oversight. Johann is French, and graduated as an Engineer (Arts & Métiers ParisTech) and holds as well an Executive MBA (ESCP Europe).
    • Idan Mor (Corporate VC)
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    • Investment Director
    • Centrica Innovations
    • https://www.centrica.com/centrica-innovations
    • Idan Mor is an Investment Director at Centrica Innovations Ventures team with a mission to invest £100M in early stage energy companies. Areas of interest are: Distributed Energy & Power, Electric Vehicles, Connected Home, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, IOT, Big Data and Analytics. Current investments include: Driivz, GreenCom Networks, Idnegy and Echo-care. Idan has been actively engaged in the Israeli startup scene in the last 15 years, from SW engineering position in a startup (P-cube) that was later acquired by Cisco, to a principal investor in one of Israel’s largest VCs, Evergreen Ventures ($700M under management). Following that, Idan joined CloudBand, a startup team in Alcatel-Lucent that initiated a new telecom cloud business unit. Recently, he was the CEO of PeoplePost, a social travel Startup which provided a platform for travelers to share experiences, recommendations and make their hotel bookings. In his experience as a VC he led the investment process in early stage companies. Areas of interest included Semiconductors ( Siklu, OptimalPlus), Mobile ( Inneractive, acquired by Fyber) and cleantech (Pentalum and Acquarius). Idan holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Tel-Aviv Academic College.
    • Stefan Hülsen (Corporate VC)
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    • Senior Investment Manager
    • Statkraft Ventures
    • http://www.statkraftventures.com
    • 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.
    • Alexander Hain (Corporate)
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    • Senior Business Development Manager
    • Vattenfall
    • https://group.vattenfall.com
    • Alexander Hain is a Senior Business Development Manager at Vattenfall. He is responsible for developing the venture building activities, managing the strategic investments and portfolio companies in the business area Wind. In his role he is a board member of portfolio startup Solytic. Before Alexander joined Vattenfall in May 2019 he was working for the German pump manufacturer Wilo. In his role as the Head of Wincubator, he was building up the innovation lab (Wincubator) from scratch. Alexander has a long experience in business model innovation, building startups and investing in them.
    • Katherine Herzog Parsons (Corporate VC)
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    • Venture Principal
    • BP Ventures
    • https://www.bp.com/en/global/ventures.html
    • Katherine Herzog Parsons is Venture Principal for BP Ventures. Katherine is passionate about reducing carbon emissions and investing in sustainability. To this end, she sources and leads deals which support BP’s transition to a net carbon zero company. Katherine is a Diversity and Inclusion champion and sits on the UK Government’s Rose Review Female Entrepreneurship Council. Katherine is on the board of Grid Edge, a company which applies Artificial Intelligence to building energy systems in order to reduce carbon and cut costs. She is also a business mentor for Innovate UK, a school governor at Westminster City School and trustee for the Neotree charity. Prior to Ventures, Katherine worked in renewables and in structured finance. Katherine holds a BA in Politics and Philosophy from Durham University and an MA from the War Studies Department, King’s College London.
    • Antoine Delafargue (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director & CTO
    • Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures
    • https://www.ventures.total
    • Antoine has spent 15 years at Total, of which 3 in the venture team, bringing his engineering background (Polytechnique, MIT), risk and uncertainties management skills, wide-ranging technology awareness and entrepreneurship experience.
    • Metin Zerman (Corporate VC)
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    • Investment Manager
    • Energie 360°
    • https://www.energie360.ch/de/energie-360/portrait/investitionen/smart-energy-investitionsfonds/
    • Metin Zerman is an Investment Manager at Energie 360° AG. He has more than 12 years of experience as an engineer within the automotive industry and innovation management across different industries. He started his career at ZF Friedrichshafen AG and was responsible for transmission control development for customers such as Iveco, Mercedes, Hyundai and VDL. As a consultant at the Technical University of Munich he was advising Medtech, Life Science and Cleantech spinoffs from inception to market entry, before joining Swisscom’s digital innovation department. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA in General Management.
    • Svein Erik Jørgensen (Corporate)
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    • Chief Digital Officer
    • TrønderEnergi
    • https://tronderenergi.no
    • Svein Erik Jørgensen is Chief Digital Officer of TrønderEnergi with responsibilities ranging from digital development, overall IT portfolio and strategic investments. Svein Erik knows the energy sector from different perspectives with experience ranging from retail and generation to distribution. He has been with TrønderEnergi for 3 years. Prior to joining TrønderEnergi, Svein Erik worked 12 years in the software company Powel with utility customers in the Nordics and central Europe. He left Powel as Head of Innovation in the Asset Performance division.
    • Dr. Matthias Dill (VC)
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    • Managing Partner, Europe
    • Energy Impact Partners
    • https://www.energyimpactpartners.com
    • Mr. Dill is an experienced venture capital investor and board member and has helped dozens of startups in energy and related sectors throughout his career. Prior to building EIP’s European presence, Mr. Dill was the founder and Managing Director of Statkraft Ventures, a €100M European venture capital fund focused on the energy sector. Here he designed and executed a strategy of financially driven investments combined with a deep collaborative model to realize synergies between startups and a large corporate player. Earlier in his career Mr. Dill was a Senior Investment Manager with High-Tech Gründerfonds, the largest European investor in early stage startups. Mr. Dill was trained at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany and University of Rhode Island, RI, USA. He earned a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Finance for his work on private equity financing of small and midsized companies. He lives in Cologne, Germany with his wife and two sons.
    • Dr. Christoph Frei (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Emerald Technology Ventures
    • https://www.emerald-ventures.com
    • Christoph is Partner at Emerald, leading the development of the Global Energy Transformation Alliance (GETalliance). Christoph is also a Professor and advisor to the President of the Swiss Federal Technical Institute in Lausanne (EPFL) and a member of the board of the Energy Web Foundation (EWF). Prior to joining Emerald Christoph was CEO and Secretary General of the World Energy Council (WEC) for ten years and before that Senior Director and member of the Executive Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in charge of Energy. At ease with strategic issues in the energy transformation context and recognised for his facilitation skills, Christoph regularly stimulates board and strategy meetings for leading energy and technology companies around the world and has a track record as facilitator of dialogue on behalf of governments and at international high-level events. In 2012, Christoph became a member of the high-level advisory group to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sustainable Energy for all. Christoph received his PhD es sc. from EPFL. He holds a diploma in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in energy economics & management, a master’s degree in econometrics and a master’s degree in applied ethics. His publications cover fields including energy scenarios, innovation, energy & climate policy, global energy governance, energy-water nexus, energy access and the future of utilities. His PhD thesis was awarded with the ABB Energy Research Award 2001. Christoph’s mother tongue is (Swiss-) German, he speaks fluently French, English, some Italian and Spanish.
    • Rene Savelsberg (VC)
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    • CEO
    • SET Ventures
    • http://www.setventures.com
    • Rene Savelsberg is the Co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of SET Ventures since its creation in 2007. He is responsible for the strategy and overall operations of the SET Funds. He serves on the Board of MicroShade and Elmodis and is observer on the Board of General Fusion. He also served on the Boards of Sonnen (acquired by Shell in February 2019), Epyon (acquired by ABB in June 2011) and AlertMe (acquired by British Gas in 2015). Between 1997 and 2004 Rene led the Philips Corporate Venturing activities, initially in Silicon Valley and later expanding into Europe and Israel, managing investments in over 40 companies, including some highly successful investments; TiVo, Magic4 and Cambridge Silicon Radio. After Philips decided to depart from its corporate VC involvement Rene successfully divested the portfolio by the end of 2004. In the meantime, he joined Philips’ Corporate M&A department where he was also responsible for semiconductor-related transactions and was instrumental in the € 6.4 billion divestment of the Philips Semiconductor Division, now called NXP. Rene’s knowledge from these investments was focused on the digital transition of industries, specifically the digitisation of the media delivery industry and the digitisation of the lighting sector. In September 2006 Rene joined Philips Consumer Electronics in the capacity of Vice President, New Business Development, focusing on new value spaces for this division of Philips Electronics N.V. Starting from 1995, Rene was charged with establishing and expanding the Philips Multimedia Centre in California, with the focus on incubating new business initiatives from within Philips and cementing relationships between Philips Divisions and (emerging) technology leaders in Silicon Valley. This resulted in his leadership of Philips corporate venturing. Prior to (re)joining Philips Rene worked for 5 years for the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, the economic development agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, out of their San Francisco office. Between 1985 and 1990 he was the Sales and Marketing Manager for New Interactive Optical Systems (Interactive LaserVision, CD-I, CD-ROM) at Philips Netherlands. Before joining Philips, for 3 years, Rene worked for INAD Computer Group, a small distributor of multi-user computer systems, as sales manager and support for the CEO. During his time at INAD the company grew from 4 employees to over 100 people. Rene Savelsberg holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
    • Dr. Martin Kröner (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Munich Venture Partners
    • http://www.munichvp.com
    • Martin Kröner is Managing Partner at Munich Venture Partners. He represents MVP in the Boards of Kebony, Luxexcel, Electrochaea, and Sonnen. He was co-founder and CEO of agnion Energy, a manufacturer of distributed power generation systems for converting wood-based biomass into electrical power and natural gas. Before his involvement with agnion, Martin worked for Linde AG, the global leader in technical gases. Martin is a mechanical engineer with a PhD in Thermodynamics and Combustion Research from the Technical University Munich.
    • Dr. Robert Trezona (VC)
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    • Partner, Head of Cleantech
    • IP Group
    • http://www.ipgroupplc.com
    • Robert has been working in technology venture for over 9 years, focussing on cleantech and materials opportunities. He has experience both as an investor, as a manager of start-ups and as a strategy consultant. Prior to joining IP Group in 2011, he was Head of Research and Development at the Carbon Trust, where he set up their “Research Challenge” technology venturing initiative, which created and capitalised innovative companies in advanced photovoltaics, second-generation biofuels and fuel cells. He started his career in fuel cells working for Johnson Matthey and then as the leader of the materials and process development teams at Ceres Power, which listed on AIM in 2004. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he focussed on strategy and operations in the energy, technology and materials sectors. He has a triple First and a PhD from the University of Cambridge and won the 1996 Goldsmiths Prize as the top Cambridge graduate in Materials Science.
    • Dr. Freerk Bisschop (Accelerator)
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    • Director Energy
    • Rockstart
    • http://www.rockstart.com/energy/
    • Freerk Bisschop has been engaged in building innovations and enabling growth in sustainable energy since the 1980s. In material science, utility strategy and business development, corporate and government consultancy, green electricity entrepreneurship, rapid international scaling, business restructuring, private equity and project financing, informal investment, crowdfunding and community initiatives. Freerk is Director Energy at Rockstart.
    • Dr. Rigbert Fischer (Family Office)
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    • CEO
    • blueworld.group
    • https://blueworld.group
    • Dr. Rigbert Fischer has a degree in Industrial Engineering (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing) and a PhD in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Technical University Darmstadt. During his studies he already started his career as Managing Director with Fischer-Group, a business owned by him and his family. After he scaled the business successfully he sold his shares and founded blueworld.group in 2014 (originally named Blue Dynamic), where he acts as investor and manager for different companies in a wide range of industries. Since then he already founded, developed and sold several companies successfully – always pursuing the goal of harmonizing successful economic activity and sustainability.
    • 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.
    • Tilo Bonow (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Piabo
    • https://piabo.net/en/
    • Tilo Bonow is Founder and CEO of PIABO, Germany’s leading PR partner for the digital economy based in Berlin. He established PIABO with the mission to support globally ambitious tech entrepreneurs with launching their business ideas and actively recognizing potential for achieving their growth targets. Tilo is keynote speaker at international tech conferences such as NOAH, DLD and MWC as well as a passionate and active supporter of the digital ecosystem as a mentor at Plug & Play and Microsoft Ventures, among others. As a value adding investor in over ten funds he accelerates the growth of upcoming business stars.
    • Gerard Reid (Service Provider)
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    • Partner
    • Alexa Capital
    • http://alexa-capital.com
    • Gerard Reid is a Co-founder and Partner at Alexa Capital. He is focused on assisting people and organizations in the energy and mobility areas who are struggling to understand and come to terms with unpredictable and rapid change going on around them. Gerard has developed a strong reputation as a leading global expert in the energy and mobility space. He is an avid blogger and author with a following of more than 150k across several platforms and he is the co-host to “REDEFINING ENERGY” podcast. A member of the World Economic Forum Global Council for Energy, he regularly attends Davos and other leading industry events. He has spent over fifteen years working in investment banking (equity research, fund management and corporate finance) with a focus on both the energy transition and the digital energy revolution the sector is going through. Prior to founding Alexa Capital, he was Managing Director and Head of European Cleantech Research at Jefferies & Co. Gerard is an adjunct professor at Imperial College and a lecturer at the University of Berlin. He was born and raised in Dublin and received a Bachelor of Business Studies and Master of Arts as well as Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin. Currently, he works in London and lives outside Berlin in a small village.
    • Alisa Murphy (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Life Size
    • https://lifesizemedia.com
    • Alisa is the Founder and CEO of Life Size, one of the only communications agencies in Europe that chooses to work exclusively in cleantech. Over the last five years, Alisa and her team have delivered award-winning campaigns for some of the leading individuals, businesses, products and services in the sustainability sector. As a full service agency, Life Size’s work spans public relations, brand, design, marketing, digital and film. Alisa was previously the CEO of B9 Coal, a clean energy project development company that she developed into a key player in the CCS industry while leading an extensive public relations campaign to promote awareness of the technology and the key issues around de-carbonizing the power sector. She was also the Co-Founder of Life Slice Films, an independent film company producing documentary films to raise awareness of key social issues.
    • Bart Markus (Startup and Angel)
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    • Chairman
    • First Light Fusion
    • http://firstlightfusion.com
    • Apart from being a veteran Investor, Bart is a seasoned and passionate entrepreneur and is renowned for his relentless drive to internationalise companies and help them become successful beyond Europe by conquering the US or Asia. A Dutch native, he has been a General Partner at Wellington from 2000 to 2015 and played a significant role in building Wellington from a €50M fund in 1999 to a well-established player in the European VC market with some €800M of assets under management. Over the past 2 decades, Bart has invested in an impressive collection of deep IP Technology companies located in Europe and the US. Many have already made the successful leap to the US or are successfully opening up new foreign markets. Investments include Navteq (NASDAQ IPO in 2004: NVT; sold to Nokia in 2007), Meiosys (sold to IBM in 2005), Nawotec (sold to Carl Zeiss in 2005), Q-Layer (sold to Sun Microsystems in 2009), Cavendish Kinetics and GLO. Bart spent the past 18 years as an investor in deep tech companies, and additionally as a serial entrepreneur himself co-founded by now 6 companies including Hexagem, a defect-free GaN substrate technology company and the MRI Centre, a highly successful chain of private medical diagnostic clinics. He currently chairs a number of high profile companies like First Light Fusion (Fusion Energy), Orbex (Rockets), Ultimaker (3D printing) and Hexagem (GaN nanowire substrates) and serves on the board of a number of other deep tech companies. Bart started his career as a process control system and project engineer with Shell in Norway and then worked at McKinsey, both in the Netherlands and South Africa. Bart holds an MSc in Applied Physics from Twente University of Technology in the Netherlands and an MBA (with distinction) from INSEAD in France.
    • Jan Michael Hess (Angel)
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    • CEO
    • Ecosummit
    • https://ecosummit.net
    • Jan is Founder and CEO of Ecosummit and active as angel investor. Our mission is maximising our impact until 2030, the global deadline for carbon neutrality. Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups in energy, mobility and cities to save our climate and planet. Our conferences are startup markets enabling business development, co-investing, open innovation, corporate venturing and M&A. Since 2010 we organised 20 events in 5 countries. Ecosummit TV on YouTube provides over 1.100 videos (550.000 views). Prior to founding Mobile Economy in 2000, Jan worked for Pixelpark, Icon Medialab and Ciao as Strategy Consultant, Senior Project Manager and Head of Marketing and Sales. Holding a business degree from the University of Mannheim, he lives in Berlin with his wife Simone and their son Mateo and is a big fan of Yoga, Japan and Jazz.
    • 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.
    • Dr. Carsten Bether (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Kiwigrid
    • https://www.kiwigrid.com/en/
    • Dr.-Ing. Carsten Bether, Co-Founder of Kiwigrid GmbH, is a very dedicated smart grid expert having 15 years of experience within the IT and energy sector. After studying Business Administration and Engineering at the Technology University of Dresden, he worked as a software consultant, CTO and Founder of several companies within the IT industry. While being engaged as an Innovation Manager at Deutsche Telekom, he obtained his PhD at the Technical University of Berlin and Stanford Unversity. Since founding Kiwigrid in 2011, Dr. Bether focuses on software for energy IoT solutions and value-added services in the rapidly changing energy industry.
    • Dr. Sebastian Berning (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • Instagrid
    • https://www.instagrid.co
    • Sebastian Berning is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of instagrid, which develops green mobile power solutions for professional needs. After finishing university education in physics and computer science in Germany and Switzerland, Sebastian eventually went on to pursue his PhD with later Nobel Laureate Stefan Hell in Göttingen, where he contributed a series of highly cited articles in the field of Neuroscience. Driven by the desire to also make cutting-edge technology commercially available, Sebastian joined Robert Bosch corporation in 2012, where he was quickly drawn to battery technology and resulting new business opportunities. Amongst other management positions, he was in charge of the software & controls team of Bosch’s newly founded stationary energy storage business in Europe and the USA. In 2015, Sebastian moved on to manage the electronics development for battery-powered tools of the world’s largest power tools company. Together with his long-time colleague and friend Andreas Sedlmayr he made a leap of faith in 2018 to found instagrid, convinced that there was a substantial unmet need for green energy solutions in mobile applications. At instagrid, Sebastian is driving the development of the company’s groundbreaking software-defined battery technology, working closely with early customers to displace combustion engines in many non-road applications.
    • Szilard Toth (Startup)
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    • CTO
    • epilot
    • https://epilot.cloud/en/main_en/
    • Szilard Toth is the CTO of epilot, a revolutionary sales tool for energy providers founded in 2017. epilot simplifies launching highly complex energy products and services in a rapidly changing space with its easy-to-use and flexible SaaS platform. Szilard is responsible for the overall product direction, technology and engineering culture at epilot and boasts years of international experience at highly successful companies. Prior to epilot he was a product manager at the leading collaboration software provider Atlassian and lead products for millions of end users. Before that he was heading the product development team at Solactive AG and launched products that gathered more than 10 billion $ in assets under management in the ETF space. Szilard holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
    • Marcel Smit (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Energyworx
    • http://www.energyworx.com
    • Marcel’s playground for the past 25 years has been the global enterprise software market. Early in his career he cut his chops at Oracle and MicroStrategy. As a hands-on CEO for the past 15+ years, he’s worked with a number of young and fast growing companies in Europe and the U.S. Marcel enjoys “dress down” day, but more often than not you can find him in one of his unique suits, each of which has a specific theme. “Energy” is his favorite (well before he joined Energyworx!), as he is a strong believer in walking the extra mile. Another favorite suit is “Focus”, as life is too short to waste on things that don’t matter – and being focused means getting things done. The meaning of the “FIFO” suit is something that is best discussed over a glass or two of wine. Marcel gets his energy from a broad range of music, working out and travel. Since he’s based both in San Francisco and The Netherlands, plenty of travel is guaranteed. Marcel is passionate about building great teams, designing the company strategy and executing the company’s go-to-market plans.
    • Nikolaus Starzacher (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Discovergy
    • https://discovergy.com/en/
    • Nikolaus Starzacher co-founded Discovergy together with Ralf Esser in 2009, believing that Discovergy will make an important contribution towards the smarter use of energy. Previously, Nikolaus founded just digits, providing a range of innovative telecommunication solutions (Sparruf, Funruf and Phonecaster) by turning arbitrage opportunities into customer benefits. In 1998, Nikolaus founded Verivox, Germany’s largest independent consumer portal for energy and telecommunications. He began his career with Mitchell Madison Group, a leading management consulting firm, working for some of the leading financial and retail institutions across Europe and Australia. Nikolaus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics & Philosophy from Oxford University in 1996.
    • Dr. Thomas Goette (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • GreenPocket
    • https://www.greenpocket.com
    • Dr. Thomas Goette is CEO of GreenPocket, one of the leading specialists for smart metering and smart home software. As an expert for the energy and internet business, he regularly appears in the trade press and is invited as a speaker to national and international events. In 2012, the economy magazine Wirtschaftswoche and Daimler nominated him as one of the top 100 online trendsetters in Germany. Prior to joining GreenPocket he founded and built up a social media startup. Before that he worked as a partner at the consulting firms Oliver Wyman (2006-2007), Diamond Cluster (2001-2006) and Roland Berger Strategy (1993-2000). He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Göttingen and a PhD in the area of Marketing and Finance.
    • Tobias Breyer (Startup)
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    • CMO
    • Swobbee
    • https://swobbee.de/en/
    • After 15 years in the creative industry, Tobias Breyer moved to GreenPack as Marketing Manager in 2015. Together with Thomas Duscha he has taken over the operational management of the Berlin-based startup. Prior to his studies in design, Tobias took a trip into the field of electrical energy technology. Today he can combine his sense of communication with his passion for technical innovation. At GreenPack, Tobias and his team started successful pilot projects and collaborations. Currently they are working on expanding the concept to new locations with new partners. Privately, Tobias tinkers with his self-developed e-bike.
    • Dr. Paolo Romano (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Zaphiro
    • http://zaphiro.ch
    • Paolo Romano is the CEO and one of the Co-Founders of Zaphiro, a Swiss startup that helps electrical utilities in the energy transition with a breakthrough smart-grid solution. Paolo is a worldwide recognized expert in the area of smart grid with a specific focus on wide-area measurements. He holds a PhD in Energy from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) where he conceived Zaphiro’s solution SynchroGuard. Within Zaphiro he is currently driving the company growth and leading some of the product development activities.
    • Dr. Susan Graham (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Dendra Systems
    • https://www.dendra.io
    • Dr Susan Graham is the CEO and co-founder of Dendra Systems (formerly BioCarbon Engineering), leading a team to tackle global scale deforestation by restoring natural ecosystems. Dendra uses drones to plant trees and monitor biodiversity, scaling up the planting rates and improving ecosystem management. Dr Graham graduated from the University of Oxford with a DPhil in Biomedical Engineering in 2015. Her work was spun out into OxSonics, a successfully funded drug delivery company based in Oxford. For her work across research, startups and inspiring young women in tech, Susan was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for industry in Europe in 2017.
    • Duncan Grierson (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Clim8
    • https://clim8invest.com
    • Duncan Grierson is CEO and Founder of Clim8, the first fintech focused on sustainability investing. Duncan is a former EY Entrepreneur of The Year Cleantech award winner, he has built several businesses including a waste-to-biofuel technology backed by $75m from Goldman Sachs and Fidelity. He also helped build and finance Moixa Energy, the solar and EV battery management platform backed by Honda, Itochu and TEPCO. He is currently also director of Gresham House’s Renewable Energy Venture Capital Trust, listed on the London Stock Exchange. Earlier in his career he was a VC with TCVC in London, Paris and Silicon Valley, investing into software companies. He has a law degree from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD, France.
    • Robert Schrimpff (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Solar for Schools
    • https://www.solarforschools.co.uk
    • Solar for Schools empowers the next generation to fight climate change. We already manage solar PV systems and deliver energy literacy to about 100 schools in the UK, Germany and India. Our goal: enable 2000 schools a week to go solar and teach millions of children how to fight climate change. Robert previously worked on investments in renewable energy companies for 8 years first at TVM Capital in Germany and then as a Partner at Greencoat Capital where he focused on solar. He co-founded Lumicity, a successful UK based renewable project developer sold to RWE and led the Investment in TenKsolar. Before that Robert set up a number of Internet businesses including hotels.com and netxtra.net, a leading UK based web development firm helping associations to go online and become more effective. Robert holds an MBA from INSEAD, where he co-founded the INSEAD Energy Network and an Aeronautical Engineering Masters from Imperial College in London.
    • Philipp Pausder (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Thermondo
    • http://www.thermondo.de
    • Philipp is the Co-Founder and CEO of Thermondo. Thermondo is a revolutionary technology-driven provider of heat solutions, algorithm-based customized quotes and nationwide delivery. The company brings heat solutions to residential customers faster, digital and at highest quality. Based on an online platform and an in-house developed IT infrastructure, customers can compare customized solution packages in a quick, easy and cost-effective way. As a result of this process and the advice provided by Thermondo sales consultants, homeowners choose and purchase the system that best fits their needs. Thermondo also installs the heating systems with in-house technicians in 10 metropolitan areas in Germany. Prior to Thermondo, Philipp founded Clean Venture, a boutique M&A advisory firm for distributed energy deals. Clean Venture advised on deals across 4 continents with a total value greater than $1 billion. Before starting his own firm, Philipp worked for Applied Value, a Stockholm-based strategy and investment firm. Philipp was recognized as Global Champion of Sustainable Innovation 2007 by Thunderbird University, USA for his development of business models for emerging markets. Philipp started his career as a global marketing manager at adidas AG launching innovation concepts to a global market place. He holds an MBA in Finance with highest distinction from IE Business School, Madrid and an MA in Business and Mass Communication from FU Berlin.
    • Hendrik Sämisch (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Next Kraftwerke
    • https://www.next-kraftwerke.com
    • Hendrik Sämisch is CEO of Next Kraftwerke GmbH, a company offering flexibility options to the electricity grid in Germany by connecting small-scale electricity generating units. Mr. Sämisch has studied economics at University of Cologne with several internships in the electricity sector, e.g. at RWE Trading GmbH and ThyssenKrupp AG. As a research associate at the Cologne Institute of Energy Economics (EWI), he did research on short-term electricity markets. Since late 2009, he and Jochen Schwill founded the spin-off Next Kraftwerke GmbH, a fast growing company in short-term electricity markets in Germany.
    • Doron Frenkel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Driivz
    • https://driivz.com
    • Doron is Co-Founder and CEO of Driivz. He is an experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years of international management experience in the EV charging, telecommunications and fleet industries. Prior to Driivz, Doron was Co-Founder and CEO of We!Secure. Before that, he held the position of GM of Israeli operations at Sphera. As a Director at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), Doron led business relationships with top customers such as Nextel and T-Mobile.
    • Ariel Avitan (Startup)
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    • CCO
    • Percepto
    • https://percepto.co
    • Ariel Avitan is the Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder of Percepto, an intelligent and autonomous multi-mission drone company. A big data expert with over 16 years’ experience in the dynamic startup and marketing world, Ariel has passion for using drones to provide data-driven, actionable insights to enterprises in the areas of inspection, safety and security. Prior to co-founding Percepto, Ariel was a founding member and VP Marketing of Sequoia-backed Signals, and Head of Information Security at Frost & Sullivan Europe. Ariel holds a BSc in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University.
    • Henrik Bache (Startup)
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    • CCO
    • eSmart Systems
    • https://www.esmartsystems.com
    • Henrik is Chief Commercial Officer at eSmart Systems. Before taking on the role as CCO he spent 3 years abroad for eSmart, first in Singapore as MD for the APAC market, and then in Seattle as VP of Sales & Marketing North America. Prior to joining eSmart Systems he spent over a decade in the financial industry. In his most recent position within the financial industry he was responsible for the Norwegian market for one of the largest private equity investors in the Nordics, eQ Asset Management.
    • Georg Polzer (Startup)
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    • Head of Strategy
    • Teralytics
    • https://www.teralytics.net
    • Georg Polzer is Co-Founder, Chairman and Head of Strategy of Teralytics. He started the company in 2012 after graduating from ETH Zurich in Computer Science. Teralytics provides an unrivaled insight into people’s mobility, inclusive of everyone in society. Teralytics is helping leading transport operators such as Deutsche Bahn and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe to run their business better and serve citizens with mobility at the right place and time.
    • Alex Melzer (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Zolar
    • https://www.zolar.de
    • Alex Melzer, Co-Founder and CEO of Zolar, graduated with a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Dresden. From the very beginning, his career has been dedicated to the solar industry: He initially worked as a Product Manager at Solarwatt AG, before moving to Canada and becoming Managing Director at Soventix Canada Inc., a global solar project developer. After traveling and biking around the world, he moved back to Germany in 2016 where he founded the greentech startup Zolar together with his Co-Founder and friend from university Gregor Loukidis. His vision: Changing the world’s energy generation to 100% renewable.
    • Dr. Frank Siebke (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • NexWafe
    • https://www.nexwafe.com
    • Frank is Co-Founder and CFO of NexWafe. He has many decades of experience in international operational and venture capital projects. As CTO and Investment Director at Good Energies, Frank invested in PV companies across Europe as well as in Israel, North America and China. Frank has held positions as a board member and board observer at several companies. Before joining Good Energies, Frank held senior management positions in the PV industry at RWE Schott Solar, Schott Glas and Shell Solar where he successfully launched some new business areas. He worked as a researcher and development engineer at the Research Center Jülich and Sanyo Electric in Osaka. Frank has a PhD in Physics from RWTH Aachen, Germany. He also studied business administration and total quality management.
    • Dr. Mich Hein (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Electrochaea
    • http://www.electrochaea.com
    • Mich Hein is the managing director of Electrochaea GmbH in Munich, Germany. He is also a founding member and managing partner of Focus First, a founding investor of Electrochaea and five other Companies in the energy, agriculture and water sectors. Mich brings more than 30 years of executive management experience in the biotechnology and life science arena. As an inventor, entrepreneur and executive, Mich brings broad experience to the partnership in technology development, financing and market alignment. Mich founded two companies, Epicyte Pharmaceutical (La Jolla, 1996-2002) and Heliose (Chicago 2007-2008), and served as CEO of Chromatin, Inc (Chicago 2002-2005) and Chief of staff of the Illinois Medical District (2008-2009) before founding Focus First with Vicki Gonzalez and Ted Briscoe in 2010. After starting his professional career as a research chemist with Monsanto and then PPG Industries in the early 80’s, he accepted an academic faculty appointment at The Scripps Research Institute (1989-1996). Mich’s academic research, funded by industry, NIH and DARPA, focused on mucosal immunology and plant based proteins for immune protection. At Scripps, Mich sponsored the first field trial of transgenic alfalfa in the US, and with 17 patents and 25 publications under his belt, he made the leap from academia to entrepreneur as the founder of Epicyte Pharmaceutical, Inc. He has raised more than $40 million in seed and venture funding, $20M in nondilutive grant support and $10M in sponsored R&D for his companies. Mich’s business development experience includes negotiated partnerships and licensing agreements with channel to market partners in the pharmaceutical, animal health, energy and agriculture markets, as well as numerous academic institutions and the NIH. Mich has assisted entrepreneurs in intellectual property development, regulatory strategy, business development and fund raising at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Technology Incubator, where he managed the incubator and the Chicago Technology Park, and as Executive in Residence at the University of Chicago’s Office of Technology and Intellectual Property. Mich currently serves on the Board and as an advisor of several early stage biotechnology companies in the Focus First Portfolio and is a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University. Mich Hein holds a BS degree from the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University, and both MS and PhD degrees in Plant Physiology from the University of Minnesota.
    • Simon Daniel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Moixa
    • http://www.moixa.com
    • Simon Daniel is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Moixa, holding a dozen US patents on advanced mobile and battery technology. He previously invented/licensed a folding keyboard – selling over 2m units, and launched the award winning USBCell battery category. Before that, he was a technology evangelist and senior manager at Accenture and holds an MA in Physics from Cambridge University.
    • Dr. 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. Simon Koopmann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Envelio
    • https://envelio.de/en/
    • Dr. Simon Koopmann is co-founder and CEO of envelio. envelio is a spin-off from RWTH Aachen University and provides a smart grids software platform for grid operators based on innovative optimization and machine learning algorithms. With its solution, envelio supports the next phase of the energy transition by digitalizing processes with the latest research results. Simon previously received his diploma and PhD degree from RWTH Aachen, where he was also Head of the Distributed Energy Systems research group.
    • Thomas Koller (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Enersis
    • http://www.enersis.ch/?lang=en
    • Thomas Koller is CEO and founder of enersis suisse AG Switzerland. Before starting enersis as a consulting and software company for the energy sector in 2004 Thomas has had various consulting and sales positions both in startups and a Fortune 500 company. Thomas has been in IT and energy business more than 18 years in national and international environments, designing and selling complex and big IT solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Thomas´ passion is to find possibilities of applying technology to real world problems. His goal is to make a measurable contribution to the energy change.
    • Charlotta Holmquist (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Blixt
    • http://blixt.tech
    • In 2019, Charlotta Holmquist was awarded No 1 Female Entrepreneur of the Year Globally by the UK rating institute Early Metrics. During her 20 years as entrepreneur she has built several startups, including many exits, and been active in several roles setting up businesses and companies in high tech, ICT and transformative energy. She holds an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics and started her career as Chief Analyst at Salomon Smith Barney in Chile.
    • Karin Ebbinghaus (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Elonroad
    • https://elonroad.com
    • Karin Ebbinghaus is the CEO of Elonroad AB. Elonroad is a charging infrastructure for all types of electric vehicles. It’s both an electric road for charging while driving and an automated park charger without the cables. It works in cities, highways, industries, parking spaces, loading terminals and taxi lines. Elonroad’s technology will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of transportation as well as digitalize our roads. Karin Ebbinghaus has a masters of law from Lund University and has worked with M&A cross border transactions for more than 15 years. After an executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics in 2015, Karin has focused on investments in cleantech startups with focus to reduce CO2.
    • Mats Regnér (Startup)
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    • Partner
    • Cell Solar Nordic
    • https://cellsolar.se
    • Mats Regnér joined Cell Solar Nordic AB as a partner in 2017, after nine years as a CEO in a sales-driven company within the telecom industry, Navizma AB. Since he joined Cell Solar, the company has grown to 15 times its size and expanded to have more than 60 employees spread all over Sweden. With a business model specialized in the residential villa market with face2face sales, we are proud to be one of the best rated companies within this branch in Sweden. In combination with our +2.000 completed installations by the end of 2019 and plan to reach +10.000 during 2022 Cell Solar aims high.
    • Jesper Wirén (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Enjay
    • https://enjaysystems.com
    • Jesper Wirén is the CEO and Co-founder of Enjay AB. Enjay is a Swedish greentech company specialized in energy efficiency. Lepido is the first product from Enjay and is the first energy recovery unit in the world that can recover the energy from restaurant ventilation in a profitable way. Lepido has the potential to cut the global emissions by 1% by 2050. Jesper Wirén is a serial entreprenuer who among other things developed and took UV technology for restaurant ventilation to a global market in early 2000.
    • Jan Skjoldhammer (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • NoviOcean
    • https://noviocean.energy
    • NoviOcean, saving the climate with profitable wave power. This is our mission and goal, which we intend to reach, due to our patented disruptive wave power concept, with numbers to our knowledge never presented in this industry. It is actually the well proven hydro power plant, just inverted and at sea this time. Therefore simpler, lighter, stronger, with very few parts, and extremely scalable due to cost numbers going below fossil by medium learning curve. Jan has a background as an officer, instructor, airline captain and display pilot with World War 2 aircraft. He has a well-developed technical side, having, among many other projects, built his own race car and drawn several patent solutions since young age. Through his career he also gained valuable experiences from an extensive, and ultimately quite successful, entrepreneurial endeavour in the property development business, which was done alongside flying. He finds this to be of great value in negotiations, both present and future, as well as with the daily running of Novige AB. With the ambition to make a major positive impact for the environment, he decided to shift all his focus on the innovative ideas that would soon lay the ground for Novige AB and the NoviOcean wave energy converter.
    • Sebastian Haglund El Gaidi (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Greenlytics
    • https://greenlytics.io
    • Sebastian Haglund El Gaidi, CEO and Co-Founder of Greenlytics, is a former power trader turned energy entrepreneur. Sebastian holds a master degree in Energy Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Sweden and has previously worked with in a Stockholm-based energy visualisation startup as well as being team lead for a microgrid electrification project conducted by Engineers Without Borders. Sebastian is a strong believer in the power of data and algorithms in the scalable transition to a sustainable energy future.
    • Sergey Ogorodnov (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Voltaware
    • https://www.voltaware.com
    • Sergey Ogorodnov is Co-Founder and CEO of Voltaware and responsible for business development. Sergey has 20+ years working experience with focus on telecoms and was CEO of the largest provider of fibre optics and mobile connectivity solutions to major Russian operators, but has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. His hobbies include tennis, running, and chess.
    • Dr. Valentin Muenzel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Relectrify
    • https://www.relectrify.com
    • Dr. Valentin Muenzel is a Co-Founder and CEO at Relectrify, an Australian supplier of advanced battery management and inverter technologies for new and second-life batteries. Supported by leading energy investors, Relectrify works with energy storage manufacturers, power utilities and automotive companies worldwide, including American Electric Power, Nissan US, VW Group Germany and 4R Energy Japan to enable more affordable and sustainable storage products. Prior to Relectrify, Valentin worked on battery initiatives including with BMW, IBM Research and PennState University. He holds undergraduate and graduate Engineering degrees from the University of Southampton, UK, and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.
    • Robert Händel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • OPES Solutions
    • http://www.opes-solutions.com
    • Robert Händel is a solar industry veteran with 20 years of experience in the photovoltaic industry throughout the value chain. He is the Founder & CEO of OPES Solutions, the leading supplier of solar modules for off-grid power supply. Previously, he held various positions as CCO Innotech Solar, Norway/China, President Solarworld Americas and Sales Director REC Solar Europe to name a few. Robert holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University Dalarna/Sweden and is Board member of Soleg AG, a solar system integrator in Germany.
    • Konrad Perényi (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • Solytic
    • https://www.solytic.com/en/
    • Konrad Perényi, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Solytic, studied Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Konrad spent several years abroad in the US, China and Singapore. He has been working in the startup industry since 2008 for companies such as Rocket Internet, Quandoo or DailyDeal. In 2017, he launched Solytic with his Co-Founder Johannes Burgard to support the growth of solar by automating the management of solar PV plants.
    • Fabio Eucalipto (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Candi Solar
    • https://www.candi.solar
    • Fabio is an entrepreneurial finance professional with a proven track record in both investment management and executive operational roles. His „on the ground“ experience encompasses developed, emerging as well as frontier markets. Currently, he is the CFO of candi solar, a platform that finances, builds and operates solar systems for SMEs in emerging markets, helping customers save money while at the same time creating a positive environmental impact. Before starting candi, Fabio was the CFO of Persistent Energy, a venture builder in the off-grid sector. In this role, he focused on bringing his deep financial and venture markets expertise in investment processes as well as providing advisory to investees through taking on executive positions. Prior to this, he was a Vice President at SUSI Partners, a Swiss investment manager specialized in financing sustainable infrastructure, and was responsible for the renewable energy infrastructure investment practice. He has an academic background in accounting and finance, which he studied at the University of St. Gallen and the Indian School of Business.
    • Andres Anijalg (Startup)
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    • CBDO
    • Roofit Solar
    • https://roofit.solar
    • Andres Anijalg is the Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer of Roofit Solar Energy. He has been active in the power industry since 2007 as the head of international development projects at the Estonian national energy company Enefit. Enefit is the biggest energy and renewable energy producer in Baltics. His key responsibility was the 570MW greenfield power plant development in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, where he acted as the Project Director and the CEO of the project company. The massive $2.1B project reached its Financial Close in 2017. Andres has been also working almost 10 years at Swedbank branch in Estonia. He holds his MBA degree from the University of Tartu and has been studying as an exchange student at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
    • Gideon van Dijk (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Chargetrip
    • https://chargetrip.com
    • Gideon van Dijk is the CEO and co-founder of Chargetrip, a SaaS routing platform for electric mobility. Driving an electric car is amazing but should be anxiety-free. Chargetrip gives developers the tools to make routing and charging effortless for EV drivers and electrified fleets. Gideon is a serial entrepreneur and has been involved with several early stage technology companies. He believes the sustainable energy transition is the most significant transition of our lives and is deeply interested in technology-driven innovations that enable sustainable development.
    • Charlie Jardine (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • EO Charging
    • https://www.eocharging.com
    • Charlie Jardine is the Founder and CEO of EO Charging, one of the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging station manufacturers and developers of intelligent software for homes, fleets and destinations. Charlie is the youngest leader in the EV industry (currently 29 years old) and has led EO to secure contracts with the UK’s biggest logistics firms and well-known blue chips including EDF Energy, Uber, Addison Lee and Sainsbury’s. In 2019, Charlie was named in Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30 Europe’ list in both the ‘Social Entrepreneurs’ and ‘Big Money’ categories. Charlie was also named ‘Rising Sustainability Star’ at the 2019 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards. To date, EO Charging has shipped over 20.000 chargers to more than 30 countries around the world – including Norway, Australia and Thailand. The company aims at becoming the number one electric vehicle charging manufacturer, for homes and workplaces, globally by 2025.
    • Charlotte Blou Sand (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • True Energy
    • https://www.trueenergy.dk/en/
    • Charlotte Blou Sand is the Founder and CEO of True Energy, Europe’s premier smart charging solution for both electric vehicles and smart home appliances. The company’s goal is to transform energy systems to support a greener future by enabling customers to automatically use power when it is most environment-friendly and cheapest. Before founding True Energy, Charlotte spent more than 15 years working with business management and digital transformation of companies. She is a board member of Intelligent Energi, Denmark’s association for smart grid-related technology and strategies, and holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree with a speciality in strategy, organisation and leadership from Copenhagen Business School.
    • Rob Fowler (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Volta Trucks
    • https://voltatrucks.com
    • Rob Fowler is the CEO of Volta Trucks joining the company from industry leading parcel delivery company DPD where he led the largest electric vehicle deployment in the UK. Volta, founded in 2019, is building an all electric truck specifically to be used in and around cities and urban areas. The company’s ambition is to not only remove tailpipe emissions, and help reduce city pollution, but to also utilize the opportunities that come with the much smaller electric drivetrain to completely redesign the truck cabin to make it significantly safer – for drivers as well as pedestrians and cyclists.
    • Kapil Singhal (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Vyn
    • https://vyntelligence.com
    • Kapil enjoys scaling businesses, building teams and creating simple experiences, with over two decades’ industry experience in enterprise software and mobile industry. Kapil joined Aricent as the second employee in Europe. He built and led successful sales and client teams globally with revenue growth from scratch to £250m, contributing to EMEA growth from 2 to 2500 employees. He worked closely with senior management to integrate the acquisition of Frog Design into Aricent. Kapil started his career with Ericsson designing and building the very first mobile networks in India and worked at an Intel-backed startup to build mobile applications in the year 2000! He earned an exec MBA at London Business School and is an Electrical Engineer, with a 2-year degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Kapil is now CEO and Co-Creator of vyn, the SmartVideoNotes platform accelerating front office transformation.
    • Dr. Andrey Shigaev (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Geyser Batteries
    • https://www.geyserbatteries.com
    • Andrey is the Co-Founder and CEO of Geyser Batteries, a Finnish cleantech startup company that designs and manufactures fast-charging, safe and ultra-durable batteries with extra-low carbon footprint. After earning his PhD in Physics, Andrey’s career progressed through various roles and positions in the technology transfer and venture capital sectors, before being appointed to a leadership position in a major international infrastructure project. Subsequently, he moved to high-tech entrepreneurship, which led to the founding of Geyser Batteries Oy in 2018. He strives always to unlock value through the innovation, efficient execution and relentless pursuit of success of his team.
    • Kai Klapdor (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • ENIT Systems
    • http://www.enit-systems.com/en/home/
    • Kai Klapdor is Co-Founder and CFO of ENIT Systems. ENIT is the pioneer of state-of-the-art IT for energy systems in industrial plants. After five years of development at the Fraunhofer ISE, the spin-off introduced the ENIT Agent, a pulse meter for industrial plants. This device visualizes energy data on every level of a plant in the highest resolution. Apart from leveraging cost savings potentials, customers gain a new understanding of their processes, increase their security level and learn about predictive maintenance potentials. In the three years leading up to ENITs foundation, Kai has been working in Consulting at the energy law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH). For BBH’s clients, Kai held the position of a Project leader, guiding grid operators and industrial parks through several challenges of the Energiewende. Prior to BBH, Kai worked for E.ON Hanse and Fraunhofer ISE. Here he conducted research on power-to-gas based hydrogen production and its cost reduction potentials. In 2014 Kai joined ENIT and his former colleagues. At ENIT, Kai’s focus as CFO lies on Finance, HR and Business Development. Kai holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from the Hamburg University of Technology, the University of Paderborn and the KTH Stockholm.
    • Matthias Karger (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • node.energy
    • https://www.node.energy
    • Matthias is Co-Founder and CEO of node.energy. Node.energy’s mission is to radically simplify management tasks of the decentralized energy world. The current offering includes a SaaS-solution which automates planning and regulatory administration for commercial prosumers as well as a micro-PPA platform to allow prosumers to connect with each other over the public grid. Before node.energy, from 2010 until his exit in 2016, Matthias was co-founder and member of the management board of CLENS AG, a renwable energy supply and trading company with over €500M annual revenues. At CLENS he was responsible for building and managing one of the first and largest VPP businesses in Germany to date. Matthias holds a Master’s degree in business adminstration and studied at University of Cologne, University of St. Gallen (HSG/Switzerland) and University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB/USA). As a former player of the German national beachvolleyball team Matthias is still a passionate sportsman.
    • Christoph Berger (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Vilisto
    • http://www.vilisto.de
    • After his studies at Technical University Hamburg and UC Berkeley, Christoph Berger founded vilisto together with his two co-founders. Employees often use energy inefficiently as the cost is borne by the company creating a classic “free-rider problem”. This issue creates a huge potential for energy and cost savings as offices are being continuously heated even when they are not being used up to 80% of the time. Christoph tackles this problem with his company vilisto and offers an energy saving solution for radiator heated office buildings enabling savings of up to 40% off heating costs. The AI-based proprietary technology uses self-learning algorithms and integrated presence detection to turn off heating when users are not detected and reduces energy use by anticipating user behavior based on past room occupancy. vilisto additionally utilizes collected data to offer services providing added value for building management.
    • Malcolm Yadack (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • KOENA tec
    • https://koena-tec.com
    • Malcolm Yadack began his career in the energy sector with the municipal utility of the city of Tübingen (Germany) in 2010 where he worked in the electricity trading department. From 2012-2016 he additionally served as a research fellow in energy economics and innovation policy at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, where his work focused on innovation in municipal utilities and their role in Germany’s transition to a renewables-based electricity market. Beginning in 2015 he developed the utility company’s virtual power plant, including the introduction of a P2H plant into the local district heating network, as well as participation in the project Demand-Side Management Baden-Wurrtemberg led by the German Energy Agency. From 2016-2018 he was responsible for introducing innovation management to the utility company, while also serving as a part-time research fellow at HFT Stuttgart working on projects concerning the digitalisation of cities and electricity market policy. Since 2019 he has been CO-CEO of KOENA ten GmbH, which integrates energy flexibility and energy efficiency into commercial appliances, helping both manufacturers and end users save on electricity costs.
    • Andreas Eberhardt (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Pionierkraft
    • https://pionierkraft.de
    • Andreas Eberhardt is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Pionierkraft which he founded in 2019 together with Nicolas Schwaab. The startup is developing a peer-2-peer energy sharing hardware and digital platform in order to realize an economic and in particular operator-friendly exchange of renewable energy for apartment buildings for the first time. After his masters studies in Electrical Engineering Andreas worked in the areas of solar and wind project planning and photovoltaic inverter development at companies such as ILF Consulting Engineers and Fronius International. During his early time working in his parents’ photovoltaic business, he was increasingly confronted with the demand for an economical way to share electricity with his neighbours. Striving to make a real contribution to the energy revolution and to make renewable and affordable energy accessible to all people has been the driving force behind him and his co-founder ever since.
    • Paal Christian Myhre (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Meshcrafts
    • https://meshcrafts.com
    • Paal is Co-Founder and CEO of Meshcrafts. He is an old petrol-head turned electric – having worked with car brands from BMW via Jaguar and Porsche to Ferrari, he now firmly believes emobility is the future. Paal has been with Meshcrafts since 2016 and strongly contributed to the development of an idea into a working product delivering services to customers in several segments and countries. Meshcrafts is a software company developing turn-key software solutions for emobility in relation to energy management. Meshcrafts’ SmartCharge platform integrates solutions for all stakeholders in the charging value chain delivering significant value on all levels, from the electric car driver via the energy provider and the grid operator. The solution is future-ready, already with vehicle-to-grid software, delivering energy from the car to the grid.
    • Mario Eibl (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Gleam
    • https://gleam-bikes.com
    • As Co-Founder and CEO of GLEAM, Mario builds the fastest and most exciting urban delivery vehicles: Cargo eBikes. He started this micromobility company during several R&D projects, first at the Technical University Vienna, where he wrote his master thesis on vehicle dynamics of three wheeled tilting vehicles and he led a team in a >5 MEUR R&D project for the development of a drivetrain for light electric vehicles afterwards before bringing GLEAM Chassis-X to the market. Mario was involved in the start of several startups: As first employee of ACS Technologies which was later sold to the worldwide market leader and as a consultant he worked in several business development and M&A projects for European technical companies, spin-offs and startups. Together with his Co-Founder, Dr. Stefan-Perkmann Berger, who (co-)founded several companies (including WhatAVenture GmbH, Pixofarm, Wood Space) and has several years of experience in Business Development, Mario and Stefan will support cities to reach their targets of zero emission city logistics and aims with GLEAM at a revenue of 3,5 MEUR in 2020 with Break Even in 2021.
    • Uljan Sharka (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • iGenius
    • https://igenius.ai
    • Uljan Sharka is the Founder and CEO of iGenius, the AI company behind Crystal, the first virtual advisor for data intelligence. He was previously a consultant at Apple. Uljan was mentioned at the Web Summit, TechCrunch Disrupt, Startup Grind and IDC among other events. He also featured in the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Crystal was recognized by Facebook, Google and Deloitte as a first to market product.
    • Dr. Andrea Campana (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Beintoo
    • https://beintoo.com
    • Andrea Campana is CEO at Beintoo, a mobile data company founded in 2011 that operates on a global scale in the digital advertising industry. Andrea began his career in 2000 in Gsmbox, in the newborn mobile advertising industry. After obtaining a PhD in Physics, he moved to Dada – one of the first Italian internet companies – where he was in charge of Italian and international mobile projects. He moved to New York in 2005 and led the expansion of Zodiak Active in the US and Brazil, then returned to Italy as co-founder of Zodiak Advertising, the first Italian publisher trading desk. In 2014 he moved to PubMatic, a programmatic advertising platform, with a focus on the development of the Italian and Spanish market. He joined Beintoo in March 2016.
    • Roy Petter Torgersen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Nido Robotics
    • https://www.nidorobotics.com/en/
    • Captain Roy Torgersen is a Master Mariner by trade who has spent more than a decade onboard large ships working for the oil & gas, offshore wind and construction, deep-sea mining, and scientific industries around the world. At the peak of his maritime career, he oversaw extremely demanding operations onboard some of the most technically advanced ships on the planet. Together with his technical know-how, one of the focal points of Roy is safety and security, which brought his crewmates several awards over the years. An avid scuba diver, he spent most of his free time on expeditions documenting lost planes and ships in places like Papua New Guinea. After searching for an underwater robot that would fit the requirements without success, he founded Nido Robotics in 2016 together with Enrique Gonzalez in order to democratize access to this technology.
    • Tom White (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • C-Capture
    • https://www.c-capture.co.uk
    • Tom White is the Chief Executive Officer at C-Capture. C-Capture has a unique, amine-free solvent technology that uses 40% less energy to capture CO­­2 than existing commercially available amine-based technologies. Industrial applications include power stations, cement plants, hydrogen production facilities, steel or glass making factories, bio or natural gas upgrading plants. With over 25 years of broad experience in the energy, infrastructure and defence sectors, Tom has an early career technical foundation in carbon-dioxide capture utilisation and storage. Since then Tom has held various international business leaderships roles including; CEO of an Enhanced Oil Recovery service company in Oman, regional business development director for a multi-national UK PLC engineering organisation and general manager of a 500 person engineering and project management organisation with teams active in 4 continents supervising a $10B capital project portfolio. A former British army officer with emergency civil construction units supporting the Gurkhas and Royal Marine Commandos. He holds a BEng from University College London and currently serves on the board of the Institution of Chemical Engineers as vice-president regions, responsible for UK and international local member groups.
    • Kaspars Osis (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • LightHouse
    • https://lhouse.eu
    • Kaspars Osis is Co-Founder and CEO of RCG LightHouse, the most efficient supplier-independent Lighting as a Service (LaaS) company in Europe. RCG LightHouse accelerates its customers’ transition to LED lighting technology at zero investment and zero technical risk. Kaspars has raised over €2.5M for the company and after successfully completing more than 200 win-win LaaS projects in 3 European countries, RCG LightHouse is now aiming at rapid growth in other European markets. After graduation from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Riga, Kaspars has worked in the Nordic electricity market for more than 10 years in various senior roles. Apart from running RCG LightHouse, Kaspars is an active member at EUROCHAMBRES where he represents the Energy Committee of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
    • Ralf Gerbershagen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ice Gateway
    • https://www.ice-gateway.com
    • Ralf Gerbershagen joined ICE Gateway as Managing Director in October 2018. The development of innovative Broadband IoT and Smart City solutions is extremly exciting as the market is just about to start. Before Ralf joined ICE Gateway, he served as CEO Kodak Alaris/London – a global business, with 3000 employees and revenue of about $1.2B, covering a wide range of products. From digital scanners and intelligent state of the art software services that power some of the world’s largest companies to photographic paper production, printing kiosks and a suite of consumer apps that help people capture and connect with the emotional moments that define all our lives. Prior to this appointment he was VP & General Manager for Google`s Mobile Handset business in Europe Middle East & Africa and MD Motorola Germany GmbH. He held a number of international management roles including General Manager of the European Paging Subscriber Division (EMEA) and the Consumer Business Group (Software & Services, Accessories, E-commerce, Call Center).
    • Dr. Ernesto Garnier (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Einhundert Energie
    • https://einhundert-energie.de
    • Ernesto is the Founder and CEO of EINHUNDERT Energie GmbH in Cologne, Germany. Before EINHUNDERT, he spent 6+ years with the Boston Consulting Group, helping leading European utilities launch business models around smart meters and distributed energy technology. Ernesto also holds a PhD in Energy Economics from RWTH Aachen, having conducted research on virtual power plants and solar power market integration. His educational experience includes an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Business from the Rotterdam School of Management / University of Southern California. Other than cleantech, Ernesto is passionate about politics, Basketball and (Latin) music.
    • Kristofer Fichtner (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ecoworks
    • https://www.ecoworks.tech
    • Kristofer is a serial entrepreneur and investor. After leaving his operational role (co-founder, CTO) in Thermondo in summer 2017, he privately invested into several startups and joined PropTech1 as Venture Partner and LP. In September 2018, he co-founded ecoworks, a hybrid company bringing together construction tech and decentral energy supply to enable carbon neutral living for inhabitants of multi-family houses.
    • Dr. Christian Bogatu (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Fresh Energy
    • https://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.
    • David Balensiefen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • GridX
    • https://gridx.ai
    • David ist the Co-founder and CEO of gridX, a digital energy supplier that connects energy producers and consumers on one platform. With its technology gridX is able to provide a manufacturer independent monitoring solution and a holistic energy management system for all relevant energy devices. Before founding gridX he worked for corporates like RWE and Trianel with focus on energy trading and origination. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from RWTH Aachen and studied at TU Delft and Aalto University with a minor in resource engineering.
    • Joan Collell (Startup)
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    • COO
    • FlexiDAO
    • https://www.flexidao.com
    • Joan Collell is COO and Head of Business Development of Flexidao. Joan has former strategy, sales and marketing experience from Bain & Co, Google and Henkel. He has expertise in customer experience and engagement and he contributed to make FlexiDAO the first company that commercially rolled out a blockchain-based software application for energy traceability. Joan holds a MSc in Marketing Management and is a BBA graduate from ESADE Business School.
    • Thorsten Kraft (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Energybase
    • https://www.energybase.com
    • Thorsten joined Energybase in 2017, believing that Energybase will make an important contribution towards a world where everybody engages in clean energy. Previously, Thorsten founded Oilfox together with Til Landwehrmann and Markus Ortmann. Thorsten started his career as IT consultant, working for one of the leading IT consultancies. He has over 20 years of IT background and a decade of experience within the energy sector. Thorsten graduated with a diploma in Communications Engineering in 1997.
    • Simon Baumgärtner (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Climate
    • https://climate-app.de
    • Simon is Co-Founder and Head of Experience at Climate, the new consumer app powered by EnBW. In his former job he was involved in prototyping and evaluating innovative concepts at the future mobility startup Moovel. He also contributed to bringing user interface fesign to the next level for the multinational company Bosch. Simon holds a MA in Strategic Design and a BA in Interaction Design from Hoch­schule für Gestal­tung Schwäbisch Gmünd.
    • 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.
    • Dr. Thomas Schlegl (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Eologix
    • https://www.eologix.com/en/
    • Since 2014, Thomas Schlegl is Co-Founder and CEO of Eologix Sensor Technology GmbH in Graz, Austria. Thomas holds a MSc in Telematics and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Graz University of Technology. In 2013, he spent 1 year as a researcher in the Computer Science department of Stanford University.
    • Manuel Heckmann (Startup)
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    • COO
    • EcoG
    • https://ecog.io
    • Manuel Heckmann is COO and Co-Founder of EcoG, where he designed a viable business model for EV charging and is responsible for operations and growth. In total, Manuel has more than 10 years of professional experience in technology and mobility entrepreneurship – both from the VC and founder side. He was Venture Manager for Siemens and Next47 in the areas of mobility, transportation and logistics, prior to that he co-founded and led POLYAS GmbH, a company creating a digital voting system. His vast knowledge and know-how were acknowledged by Techstars in 2019 when he became a Mentor in Residence. Additionally, he is an advisor to the startup Develop Divers and works as a mentor for Katapult.
    • Niklas Kreifels (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Oxygen Technologies
    • https://www.oxygen-technologies.de
    • Niklas Kreifels is co-founder and CFO of OXYGEN TECHNOLOGIES. The company offers (peer-to-peer) operation and trading technology for decentralized energies. Its customers are classical and new upcoming utilities. The company partners with actors in the field of decentralized energy automation. The founding team got to know each other while working at Fraunhofer ISE and in cooperation with the University Freiburg’s chair of Artificial Intelligence on agent-based energy systems. They were supported by EXIST-Forschungstransfer and Climate KIC. Niklas holds a MSc degree equivalent from KIT in Industrial Engineering.
    • Nikolaj Martyniuk (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • WePower
    • https://wepower.network
    • Nick has more than ten years of experience in the energy markets. He served as the CEO of renewable energy developer Modus Energy which was building green energy generation assets in the Baltic States, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Italy. Nick’s extensive experience developing green energy assets has been instrumental in understanding the inefficiencies of the current green energy financing and procurement processes, which has led to the creation of WePower.
    • Dr. Nikita Uzhegov (Startup)
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    • COO
    • SpinDrive
    • https://spindrive.fi
    • Nikita is COO and Co-Founder of the Finnish cleantech startup SpinDrive. His passion is to make the latest research results in energy efficiency available to wider society. Nikita holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from LUT University in the field of high-speed machinery. His research was awarded by Jorma Luomi Prize. Since 2017 Nikita is working at SpinDrive as COO, where he is responsible for the business development, sales, partnerships and investor relations. He is a 2019 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) fellow.
    • Stefan Krneta (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Dwelt
    • http://www.dwelt.net
    • Stefan Krneta is Founder and CEO of Dwelt, a startup working on a software platform for retail energy companies – Platform X. With Platform X Dwelt aims to support the next phase of energy market transformation using a modern, flexible and innovative approach powered by latest scientific trends. Stefan received his diploma and MBA degree from Webster University Vienna and, before Dwelt, he was CEO and Co-founder of Olligo – the first European subscription-based Uber competitor.
    • Dr. Fabian Lemke (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Nuventura
    • http://www.nuventura.com
    • Fabian is a co-founder and managing director of Nuventura – a deep tech startup founded in early 2017 that develops and licenses technologies for gas insulated switchgear (GIS) – an essential component of each electricity grid. Today, GIS are based on the strongest greenhouse gas in existence, i.e. SF6 (Sulfur Hexafluoride). SF6 has a greenhouse effect 23.500 times stronger than CO2. Its actual measured emission into the atmosphere amounts to an equivalent of more than 100 million cars every year. Nuventura’s revolutionary GIS technology uses dry air instead of SF6 and is therefore emission free. It also outperforms SF6-GIS in terms of reliability and safety and even simplifies production and operation of GIS. Hence, Nuventura’s technology is competitive on technical, economic and environmental dimensions. Prior to Nuventura, Fabian co-founded Sanubi.de (a healthcare-related e-commerce company) after working for McKinsey & Company in the energy sector for 5+ years. Fabian holds a diploma in Nuclear Reactor Engineering from RWTH Aachen University and a PHD in Behavioral Economics from the KIT University of Karlsruhe. He is the proud father of two daughters.
    • David Schuppisser (Startup)
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    • CBO
    • Insolight
    • https://insolight.ch
    • David is responsible for Insolight’s business strategy (together with Laurent) and leads business development and technology transfer partnerships. Prior to joining Insolight, David was an associate at McKinsey & Co where he conducted many projects in strategy, operations and transformation management for a variety of organizations ranging from electrical power players to international public organizations. He has academic research experience focused on novel solar energy harvesting and has worked in diplomacy at the Swiss embassy in Venezuela. David holds a MSc in Physics from EPFL & LBNL. He speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and German.
    • Dr. George Hanna (Startup)
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    • Board Member
    • TwingTec
    • http://twingtec.ch
    • George works for TwingTec as a board member next to his consulting and coaching activities. TwingTec is a Swiss-based startup, active in the development and commercialization of airborne wind energy (AWE). AWE will be key to further unlock the full power of wind needed to meet required climate targets. Next to a disruptive cost reduction potential it additionally enables wind power to be used in the off-grid and later in the deeper-water off-shore segments. TwingTec has developed one of the two system concepts (the only one in Europe), that could demonstrate a full-prove concept: the TwingTec energy drone. This concept – where TwingTec holds a blocking patent – is currently evolving to the standard of the industry. Previously, George has co-founded and worked as co-MD for the Berlin-based startup QINOUS after having worked at Bosch Solar Energy and Q-Cells in different management positions in sales, strategy and business development. His PhD is in Electrical Engineering which has followed his Physics diploma.