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    Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups in energy, mobility and cities to save our climate and planet. Ecosummit Berlin takes place on 6-7 May 2020 at Radialsystem, Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin and brings together the leading startups, investors and corporates in Europe. 20 ECO20 Berlin speakers 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 until 31 January 2020 to save up to €400 and join us. We look forward to hosting you at Ecosummit Berlin.

     

     

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Jan Michael Hess (Angel)
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    • Founder
    • Ecosummit
    • https://ecosummit.net
    • Jan is Founder and CEO of Ecosummit, an active angel investor and working on starting a new smart green VC. Ecosummit is Europe’s leading conference for smart green startups, investors and corporates. Our vision is to automate sustainability in energy, mobility and cities to save our climate and planet. Our events are startup markets enabling business development, co-investing, open innovation, corporate venturing and M&A. Since 2010 Jan organised 20 conferences in 5 countries. Ecosummit TV on YouTube provides over 1.100 videos (530.000 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. 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. Dendraa 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.
    • 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.
    • Szilard Toth (Startup)
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    • CTO
    • e.pilot
    • https://epilot.cloud/en/main_en/
    • Szilard Toth is the CTO of e·pilot, a revolutionary sales tool for energy providers founded in 2017. e·pilot simplifies launching highly complex energy products and services in a rapidly changing space with it’s easy-to-use and flexible SaaS platform. Szilard is responsible for the overall product direction, technology and engineering culture at e·pilot and boasts years of international experience at highly successful companies. Prior to e·pilot he was a product manger 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 hold’s a master’s degree in Business Administration from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Duncan Grierson (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Clim8
    • https://clim8app.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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Andres Anijalg (Startup)
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    • Chief Business Development Officer
    • 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.