Just a few of our great speakers:

 

Brian Cohen

Brian Cohen

Chairman of New York Angels
As an angel investor and mentor to entrepreneurs, Brian has served as Chairman of the New York Angels for nearly a decade and is Founding Partner at New York Venture Partners. The NY Angels is among the most active angel groups in the country, with more than $150M invested into more that 200 early stage…
Olga Miler

Olga Miler

Managing Director and Global Program Architect at UBS
Olga is a marketing and innovation expert, and a specialist in gender equality, gender-lens investing, and women and finance. She is the co-founder and program architect of UBS’ Wealth Management change program for women. This groundbreaking five-year program has pledged to better serve female clients; increase one million women’s financial confidence; and help the UN…
Edna Conway

Edna Conway

Chief Security Officer at Cisco
Edna Conway currently serves as Cisco’s Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, creating clear strategies to deliver secure operating models for the digital economy. She has built new organizations delivering cyber security, compliance, risk management, sustainability and value chain transformation. She drives a comprehensive security architecture across Cisco’s third-party ecosystem. She is recognized domestically (US…
Peter Cowley

Peter Cowley

Chair of the Cambridge Angels
Peter Cowley studied Engineering and Computer Science at Cambridge University, lives near Cambridge and has owned and run small businesses in technology and construction. Peter was UKBAA business angel of the year 2014/15 and is one of top Global Corporate Venturers. He is a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge Judge Business School.  He has been…
Elbruz Yilmaz

Elbruz Yilmaz

VC at 3TS Capital Partners
Elbruz is an Investment Manager at 3TS Capital Partners, an early and growth stage venture capital fund focusing on technology investments in CEE and Turkey. He is responsible for investment sourcing, analysis, business development, transactions and portfolio management. Previously, Elbruz worked in consulting, investment management, software and telecom industries across the US, Europe, and Middle East….
Baybars Altuntaş

Baybars Altuntaş

Chairman of WBAF and Vice President of EBAN
Former Senior Advisor of the Elite Programme of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons’ Den / Sharks Tank, Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), Co-chair of the Global Business Angels Network (GBAN), Vice President of the European Trade Association for Business Angels,…
Ricardo Luz

Ricardo Luz

Partner of Gestluz Consultores
Founder & Partner of Gestluz Consultores, since 2014. Member of Risk Finance Advisory Group for Horizon 2020. Guest and opinion maker on Porto Canal TV. Board Member of EBAN – European Business Angel Network from 2014 to 2016. Founder & President of Invicta Angels – Porto Business Angels Association and Founder & Vice-President of FNABA…
Rachel Whittaker

Rachel Whittaker

Sustainable Investing Strategist at UBS Wealth Management
Rachel Whittaker is a Sustainable Investing (SI) Strategist in the Chief Investment Office Wealth Management. She joined UBS in June 2017 from RobecoSAM, where she was a senior sustainable investment analyst focused on integration of environmental, social and corporate governance factors, gender lens investing and active ownership. She started her career in 2000 as a…
Anthony Clarke

Anthony Clarke

Managing Director at Newable Ventures and Managing Partner of Seraphim Space Fund
Managing Director of Newable Ventures and Co Founder/Director of £30m Seraphim Capital VC Fund and £67m Seraphim Space VC Fund. Co Founder and Past Chair of UK Business Angels Association. President Emeritus of European Business Angel Network. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PWC).
John Phelan

John Phelan

National director at HBAN
John has extensive experience in start-up and growth businesses (three start-ups; one in the UK, two in Ireland and GM of a computer games company in Chicago). His first business was an Animation Studio in London focusing on Feature films, TV series and Commercials. The success of this venture led to his appointment as General…
Jeffrey Sohl

Jeffrey Sohl

Director of Center for Venture Research Professor of Entrepreneurship and Decision Sciences Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics University of New Hampshire
Jeffrey E. Sohl is Director of the Center for Venture Research and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Decision Sciences at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He currently serves on the Board of Borealis Ventures and the Editorial Board for Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and…
Peter Jungen

Peter Jungen

Chairman of Peter Jungen Holding GmbH
Peter Jungen, Chairman of Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, is investor in numerous start-ups in Europe and in the US like Idealo GmbH, the leading German comparison shopping platform. He is Founding President of Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland (BAND), Co-Founder and President (2001-2004) of the European Business Angels Network (EBAN), a founding Board Member of the…
Nina Portier Reinhart

Nina Portier Reinhart

Managing Director at Reinhart Capital
Nina is Managing Director at Reinhart Capital, an early stage investment company. She is a Board Member of the Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), a fast growing business angel organization based in Zurich. Previously at UBS, she accelerated UHNW and institutional clients’ acquisition and also worked in the UBS Innovation Lab. During her Silicon Valley…
Michael O’Connor

Michael O’Connor

CEO of CorkBIC
Michael O’Connor is CEO of CorkBIC, specialising in high technology or innovative investment projects usually involving international growth. Started in marine and arctic exploration before moving to high growth manufacturing and sales start-ups, like Raychem Corporation out of Menlo Park, CA.  Co-founded Intepro Systems out of Limerick, a venture capital backed IT start-up globalising from…
Irma Borst

Irma Borst

Founder & CEO of matchingWINGS
Irma combines scientific knowledge (PhD in Management of Technology & Innovation, Entrepreneurship lecturer for master students, Director New Business Development programme RSM Executive Education) with practical experience of developing business plans and assessing plans (a/o SME business plan assessor as EC expert).
Robert Weaver

Robert Weaver

Founder/CCO of matchingWINGS
Robert realized, as a co-founder of a leading global Fin Tech Business, a successful exit. Robert became a Business Angel and gained hands-on experience in decisions when investing in a number of scale-up firms. Robert has an extensive network of Business Angels and is lead-investor in an adaptive, assessment based learning business.
Stephan Peters

Stephan Peters

Early-Stage Investor at LBAN and Impact Advocate at TIIME
Stephan is a director of the Luxembourg Business Angel Network (LBAN), defining and implementing strategies to develop and grow the Luxembourg angel investor ecosystem through training, advocacy, and investor support. He is a frequent speaker, panel and jury member at conferences and events across Europe. Stephan is an impact catalyst at TIIME, an impact advisory…
Yuri Navarro

Yuri Navarro

CEO & Executive Director at NACO
In his role as CEO & Executive Director, Yuri brings his unique mixture of public and private sector experience to help expand NACO’s role as the leading organization representing Canadian Angel investors with industry and government. At NACO, Yuri oversees the entire organization’s strategic and operational objectives. Since 2012, Yuri has presided over the renewal…
Carsten Just

Carsten Just

Investment Manager at European Investment Fund
Carsten Just joined the EIF as an Investment Manager in 2012, focussing on the ramp-up of EIF’s European Angels Fund in Germany and its further roll-out across Europe. Prior to joining EIF, he was an Investment Director of a German VC/PE manager active with a focus on secondary transactions. During previous assignments within Fraunhofer, Steinbeis…
Pieter Dorsman

Pieter Dorsman

President & CEO of Redpeaks Management Inc.
Pieter Dorsman, a seasoned advisor, investor and mentor who is President & CEO of Redpeaks Management Inc., a consulting firm focused on advising technology companies on capital raising, M&A and restructuring activities.  He has also taken on interim management roles at a number of Canadian tech companies. Pieter is director and CFO at E-Fund, a Vancouver-based…
Charles Sidman

Charles Sidman

Managing Partner of ECS Capital Partners
Charles L. Sidman, MBA, PhD, is an angel investor and managing partner of ECS Capital Partners, LLC, an innovative early-stage venture fund based in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, but operating globally.  He is a founding member of the American Angel Capital Association, past president of the Crowdfunding Professional Association, a frequent advocate for, contributor to…
Daniel Tomov

Daniel Tomov

Partner at Eleven Ventures
Daniel is the founding partner at Eleven where he has been investing in some of the most promising and exciting tech startups in SEE since 2012 – 100+ to date. Upon the early success of their first fund, Eleven launched an entirely private early-stage VC in 2018 supported by some of the most successful tech…
Steven Van Houwelingen

Steven Van Houwelingen

Associate Angel Investment Tour
Steven realized as a co-founder of a SaaS software company a successful exit. Since 2014 Steven has invested in a range of high-tech software startups.  Currently, Steven is actively promoting the professionalization of Business Angels’ investments in the Netherlands.
Murat Aktihanoglu

Murat Aktihanoglu

Co-founder and Managing Partner at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
Murat Aktihanoglu is an investor, entrepreneur, technologist and author. He is the co-founder and managing partner at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, an early-stage investment fund and technology accelerator in New York City with a portfolio of 165+ companies since 2011. He is the also co-author of the book “Location-Aware Applications” published by Manning Publications. He has…
Kaushal Chokshi

Kaushal Chokshi

Founder & President of Scaale Group
Kaushal is a Serial Entrepreneur and an Investor. Over the last three decades, Kaushal has founded over 20 ventures across USA, Europe and Asia with multiple exits and an IPO in 1987. Kaushal laid the foundation of ‘The Scaale Group’ in 2006, which is a Growth Consultancy helping companies through executing innovative global strategies and…
Ian Sosso

Ian Sosso

Founder & Managing Partner Monte Carlo Capital
Ian is a full-time business angel and founded Monte Carlo Capital in 2009 to invest his own assets in early-stage companies. Over the years Ian attracted a group of private co-investors and family offices and, as a group, invest between $500K and to $2M per company at seed/early series A. Ian also brings in follow-on…
Tomi Davies

Tomi Davies

President of African Business Angels Network
As an IT systems analyst turned advisor, public speaker and angel investor, Tomi Davies has accumulated over three decades of outstanding experience building large-scale, national and region-wide technology enabled infrastructure projects across Africa. He has also held a variety of executive and non-executive leadership roles with influential global brands like Ernst & Young, Marks &…
Kevin Morningstar

Kevin Morningstar

Rocky Ventures Mentor Chair and Rocky Ventures Fund Partner
Kevin Morningstar has 35 years experience in the medical device industry. As a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Mr. Morningstar has been active in the Colorado startup community for over 15 years.  He co-founded Silverglide Surgical Technologies, Inc., a Boulder surgical instruments business successfully sold to Stryker in a planned exit. More recently he was…
Amy M. Sexton

Amy M. Sexton

Aviation industry veteran, travel software standards expert, software professional, senior consultant
Amy Sexton has over 25 years experience in the aviation industry. As a travel industry veteran, Amy has been active in the software communications aspect of systems utilized by airlines, global distribution systems (GDSs), and airline software service providers. She began her career in 1990 as a software engineer for United Airlines, mapping industry business…
Diana Rucinschi

Diana Rucinschi

Project Officer at Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Diana Rucinschi works project officer in the European Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) on the EU funding scheme – SME Instrument, with a focus on ICT companies. She works with a portfolio of innovative, ambitious and successful companies, supporting them to grow and go to the market. Furthermore, she is also involved in…
Raycho Raychev

Raycho Raychev

Founder & CEO of EnduroSat
‣ Founder, Space Challenges Program & Spaceport Platform – Leading space educational platforms ‣ Master of Sciences – Space Management at the International Space University ‣ Singularity University Graduate Program – NASA Ames Research Centre ‣ Multiple awards and recognitions (MIT Tech Review Innovators under 35, Forbes 30 under 30, Gifted Citizen, New Europe 100…
Peter Hedges

Peter Hedges

Senior Advisor at Cognitive Business IBM Central & Eastern Europe
Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, covering Technical, Training, Sales, Business Development, Channels and Management.  Starting in Australia, he spent 16 years working across Asia, Europe & the Americas, engaging with a diverse range of commercial and government organizations. In his recent roles, Peter has been able to speak with thousands…
Janne Jormalainen

Janne Jormalainen

Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Business Angel Network (FIBAN)
Janne Jormalainen is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is active in the angel investment scene in Northern Europe, his current portfolio consists of twelve high tech and education companies. He is chairman of the board in six companies and chairman of the board of the Finnish Business Angel Network, FiBAN. He is a…
Israel Pons

Israel Pons

CEO and Co-Founding Partner of Angels Nest LATAM
CEO and Co-Founding Partner of Angels Nest LATAM, Angels Nest is an Angel Investment network operating in Mexico and LATAM. It has been named “The most active Angel network in Latin America” By XCALA, they also have more than 400 Angels from Latin America, Canada, US and United Kingdom. It has been operating across Mexico…
Minh Q. Tran

Minh Q. Tran

Managing Partner at Insurtech Capital and Proptech Capital
Minh Q. Tran is a VC and entrepreneur with over 20 years of investing experience. Currently, he is the Founder of the « Insurtech Capital » and Co-Founder of « Proptech Capital ». Formerly, Minh was General Partner at AXA Strategic Ventures and founded AXA Seed Factory (1st Seed Fund of AXA before the creation…
Marcel Dridje

Marcel Dridje

Sophia Business Angels President & Mentor at The Camp in Aix en Provence
Marcel Dridje is currently the SOPHIA BUSINESS ANGELS President & a Mentor at The Camp in Aix en Provence. A seasoned European Sales senior Executive, Marcel has substantial field experience helping IT and Telecom startups in the US and EMEA. Marcel has a broad range of experience in all aspects of sales, marketing, communication and…
Christine Bjarkby

Christine Bjarkby

Businessangel Network & Growth Capital at Connect Sverige
Christine Bjarkby, responsible growth capital and business development within Connect Sverige. Christine has a broad experience from business development worldwide from large public global companies to small start-up companies. Christine has previously worked with investments as a representative of Invest Sweden, Entrepreneurship Network (Enterprise Network for Startup ICT) and Connect. Christine is and has been a…
Dr. Barbara Lang

Dr. Barbara Lang

Managing Partner at InnoExc GmbH
Dr. Barbara Lang started her career at IBM. She then moved on to consulting and is now managing partner at InnoExc GmbH Switzerland, a consulting company focused on innovation in crypto tech and biotech.
Massimiliano Lagreca

Massimiliano Lagreca

General Manager at ELITE Club Deal
Massimiliano joined Borsa Italiana in 2000, developing an extensive experience in business and financial due diligence for IPOs on the Italian Stock Exchange. He has been involved in M&A deals for the Group till the merger with the London Stock Exchange in 2007. In 2009 Massimiliano moved to the Equity Primary Markets team as responsible…
Andrew Velasco

Andrew Velasco

Manager at ELITE Club Deal
Andrew started working at the London Stock Exchange in 2017, joining as Relationship Manager at ELITE Club Deal. He began his career as a client advisor at Barclays Wealth, advising High Net Worth and Family Office investors from across Latin America and Southern Europe on a range of financial investments and asset-allocation strategies. He was…
Ivar Siimar

Ivar Siimar

Co-Founder and Partner at Trind Ventures, the first EIF Co-Investment Fund with Business Angels and President Emeritus of EstBAN
Ivar Siimar is co-founder and partner at Trind Ventures, one of the first Business Angel initiated VC funds to be co-invested with by the EIF, European Investment Fund. Ivar Siimar is an active member of the Estonian startup and angel investor community and the founding member and President Emeritus of the Estonian Business Angel Network…
Candace Johnson

Candace Johnson

President of European Business Angels Network (EBAN)
Candace Johnson is a co-founder of SES, the world’s pre-eminent satellite group and the architect of SES Global. She is also the founder of various companies as Loral Cyberstar-Teleport Europe, Europe’s first independent private trans-border satellite communications network, and Europe Online, the world’s first Internet-based online service and a founding investor and Member of the…
Matias Torrellas

Matias Torrellas

Portfolio Manager of InnoEnergy
Matias is the Portfolio Manager of InnoEnergy, responsible for managing the portfolio of equity stakes in startups. He has been with InnoEnergy since February 2015. Prior to that, he was Investment Director at CX Capital, managing a portfolio of over 200M€ of private equity positions. Before that he had an extensive career in banking, holding…
Selma Prodanovic

Selma Prodanovic

Founder & CEO of 1MillionStartups
Selma Prodanovic is an internationally awarded entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist. She is passionate about empowering people and creating the future. Named Startup-Grande-Dame by the media, she is famous for her ability to identify, create, and connect business potential. Selma is founder & CEO of 1MillionStartups, the global platform providing exposure and support to entrepreneurs…
Fabrice Testa

Fabrice Testa

Member of Luxembourg Business Angels Network
Fabrice Testa is a serial entrepreneur and a deep tech expert who successfully founded, co-founded or participated in the launch of multiple tech startups which created hundreds of jobs and generated multi-millions revenues. Fabrice has knowledge/interest/experience in the following markets/technologies: Space Industry (upstream, downstream and exploration) Connectivity (Satellite, Broadcast, IoT) Digital Transformation (Imaging & Video,…
Martin Bloom

Martin Bloom

CEO of Emblem Ventures
Martin is CEO of Emblem Ventures. Martin helps build the high growth global companies oftomorrow to assist them in creating and driving forward their strategies, assisting private and public-listed companies that have high growth potential, mentoring senior management and entrepreneurs. Martin has a special skill in deconstructing business models to make them more scaleable by eliminating…
Dušan Stojanović

Dušan Stojanović

Founder and Director of True Global Ventures
A “citizen of the world” with a Swedish passport, Dušan was awarded the prize Business Angel of the Year in Europe in 2013 by EBAN (European Business Angel Network) after having three positive exits within a week. Previously unheard of in the global angel history. He was also nominated as one of four Business Angels of…
Amparo De San José Riestra

Amparo De San José Riestra

Director of the Business Angels and Family Offices Network at IESE, Founder of WA4E at IESE
Amparo de San José is CEO at IESE’s Business Angels Network since 2009. The network has reached a record investment year in 2017 with 32 deals and +4 million invested, added to complete a +190 startups portfolio. In 2013, IESE was recognized with the EBAN Award for Best European Business Angel Network. Previously, de San…
Ari Korhonen

Ari Korhonen

Angel Investor and Founder of Lagoon Capital
Ari is an angel investor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Lagoon Capital investment company. He invests in tech companies both privately or from Lagoon Capital. Ari has been a successful technology entrepreneur for 20 years and a full time business angel for over 11 years. He developed his company Komartek into an…
Lisa-Marie Fassl

Lisa-Marie Fassl

Managing Director of Austrian Angel Investors Association
Active for several years in the Austrian startup community, Lisa has been able to contribute to several initiatives and get to know the ecosystem from different angles. Starting her startup career in a project similar to Pokemon Go, she soon realized that she’s passionate about supporting and developing young companies. After spending some years in…
Jacopo Losso

Jacopo Losso

Director of Secretariat at European Business Angels Network (EBAN)
As the Director of Secretariat at EBAN, Jacopo tracks issues of strategic importance to the early-stage investing ecosystem. He also strives to identify opportunities to influence the EU decision making processes, working closely with industry’s stakeholders to promote the excellence and expertise of EBAN’s Board Members to the European audience. Jacopo is also responsible of…
Riku Asikainen

Riku Asikainen

Angel Investor & Vice-President of European Business Angels Network (EBAN)
Riku Asikainen is an entrepreneur, angel investor and growth hacker. He started his first company while in high school, and sold it as Finland’s leading internet bookstore fifteen years later.  Since then he has been a founder, active investor, and board member in more than 35 companies.  Riku has had several nice upswings, ten exits…
Brigitte Baumann

Brigitte Baumann

Founder of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing
Brigitte is the Founder of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing. Go Beyond enables novice & experienced, small & large investors, to access angel investing as an asset class through its unique platform, tools, training and expert angels. Go Beyond works with individual investors, family offices, professional groups/associations, and corporations. Go Beyond operates in Europe and…
Maurizio Rossi

Maurizio Rossi

Founder of CoCEO and H-FARM
Curiosity driven dreamer and always a keen observer, Maurizio father of four likes to discover and understand differences of people’s lifestyles and their cultures. He’s fascinated how technologies impact our day life and what about their influence in the society and cultures, thanks to his dynamic personality he has developed an important network of international…
Raphael Crouan

Raphael Crouan

Founder & CEO of Startupbootcamp IoT Program
Raphael is the Founder & CEO of the Startupbootcamp IoT Program based in London. Starting his career in the Telecom industry (Gemplus) & spending close to 14 years at Apple (last as Head of Strategy & Business Development for iPhone & iPad in Business in EMEIA), he decided to turn the page on his Corporate…
Rick Tumlinson

Rick Tumlinson

Co-founder and Chair of the Board of Deep Space Industries
Rick Tumlinson has been called one of the world’s top space “Visionaries” and is credited with helping create the NewSpace commercial space industry, whose players include Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Paul Allen and Jeff Bezos. A leading writer, speaker and Congressional witness, he led the take over of the Russian Mir space station, signed the…
Sabine VanderLinden

Sabine VanderLinden

CEO of InsurTech Business, Startupbootcamp
Sabine is the CEO for the InsurTech Business at Startupbootcamp and Rainmaking, the home of Startupbootcamp InsurTech and Hartford InsurTech Hub. Sabine cultivates the expertise of leading insurers, investors and mentors to bring the innovation of cohorts of startups to market. She brings extensive operational and growth strategy expertise gleaned from her corporate innovation and…
Liliana Reasor

Liliana Reasor

Founder and CEO of SupraFin
Liliana Reasor is a FinTech / Blockchain entrepreneur, venture capitalist and ex-investment banker with 20+ years of experience in the FinTech and Finance industries. She is the founder and CEO of SupraFin, the first global vetted token platform on the blockchain (www.suprafin.io). She is heavily involved in the FinTech / Blockchain startup ecosystem in Europe…
Peter E. Braun

Peter E. Braun

Member Board of Directors at European Business Angels Network (EBAN)
Peter E. Braun has over 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur as well as in various senior and top management positions in the aerospace (Airbus group) and automotive industries (Daimler). He has successfully launched two industrial companies and two finance-related enterprises. As a founder and entrepreneur, he completed two IPOs, one in the…
Karel Obluk

Karel Obluk

General Partner at Evolution Equity Partners
Karel is a seasoned executive and investor with strong IT background, with experience in top management positions. Over the past decade, he helped to grow one of the most successful AV companies AVG Technologies, publicly listed at NYSE (NYSE:AVGT), recently acquired by Avast. As an acting CEO and CTO, he proved not only his technical…
Ted Oorbals

Ted Oorbals

CEO of Biocryptology
Originally from The Netherlands, Ted Oorbals (1968) is the CEO of Biocryptology. Tedis a creative strategist with a strong commercial and marketing background, focused on innovation. He has been an entrepreneur and business builder for 30 years and has started and turnaround various companies in sectors ranging from electronics and healthcare to virtual reality and…
Sophia Swire

Sophia Swire

Award winning Social Entrepreneur and Senior Business Development Adviser
Sophia Swire is an award-winning British social entrepreneur and passionate women’s advocate. She has founded two successful businesses in fashion and media as well as two charities and is now a sought-after start-up company adviser. She left a City career working for Britain’s largest investment to set up schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, with a…
Andrew Tsao

Andrew Tsao

Managing director at Silicon Valley Bank
Andy Tsao is a Managing Director and leads SVB’s Global Gateway, which assists innovation companies in the emerging markets with their US and international market expansion. In addition, Tsao leads SVB Global Private Equity Services, working with SVB’s international private equity and venture capital clients, particularly those in the emerging markets. He brings more than…
Ton Van’t Noordende

Ton Van’t Noordende

Founder of EDT Foundation
Ton is partner at Keadyn VC – a seed stage VC from the Netherlands. Next to that, he’s Investor in Residence at StartupDelta, working closely together with HRH Prince Constantijn, on a mission to break open the European investment scene. In 2017, he travelled to 40 cities meeting with key influencers in the tech scene…
Paul Dowling

Paul Dowling

Co-founder & CEO of Dreamstake; Co-founder of HoxTech Angels
Paul Dowling is Managing Partner of Dreamstake Ventures and CEO of Mindstream_AI. He has been instrumental in helping to grow the London startup scene for the past 10 years and has contributed as a speaker at international events such as Mobile World Congress.  He is a mentor for Imperial College and UCL as well as…
Pekka Mäki

Pekka Mäki

Managing Partner at 3TS Capital Partners
3TS Capital Partners (www.3tscapital.com) is one of the leading European technology focused private equity and venture capital firms. 3TS provides expansion capital and buyout funding for small and medium-sized businesses in growth sectors including Technology & Internet, Media & Communications and Technology-Enabled Services. Investors in the current and past 3TS funds totaling over €300 million include EIF,…
Kim Neel Wyon

Kim Neel Wyon

Senior Partner at Optiteam
Kim Neel Wyon has worked with start-ups since he graduated from Stockholm University in 1990 with a degree within Economics/ Business Administration. Many years of entrepreneurial experience co-investing in various ventures, typically within industries experiencing structural changes, has given Kim a broad personal international network within IT, Sales, Marketing, Recruiting, Outsourcing, Distribution, Joint Ventures, Mergers…
Alexander Wiedmer

Alexander Wiedmer

Partner at Iris Capital
Alexander joined Iris Capital in 2000. He is now based in Dubai where he is mainly developing and structuring Iris Capital’s new activities in the MENA region. He’s currently supporting companies in North America and Europe while he previously backed companies such as Kiala (acq. by UPS), Bluestreak (acq. by Espial), Datamars (acq. by financial…
Andreas Lindblom

Andreas Lindblom

Founder and CEO at Sciety
Andreas is the CEO and co-founder of Sciety, one of the most active life science investors in Sweden. He is a serial entrepreneur and have among other things founded a center for advanced medical simulations at the Karolinska University Hospital and a stock brokerage company specialized in high frequency trading.  Andreas has a master’s degree…
Andreas Winiarski

Andreas Winiarski

Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital
Andreas is a serial entrepreneur + digital disruptor at heart. The seasoned startup veteran is Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital, one of the leading VC funds in Europe with about 1bn USD capital under management. Additionally, he ist Co-Founder of The Wednestech Club, a leading community for digital leaders in Berlin, and is a digital…
Filipa Ramalho

Filipa Ramalho

DG Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN)
Filipa Ramalho, Policy Officer European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) Filipa is responsible for the development and communication of the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) – The EU’s online matchmaking Portal, connecting EU-based project promoters to investors worldwide. The EIPP is an initiative from the European Commission and is part of…
Evgeny Angelov

Evgeny Angelov

Chairman of the Bulgarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
Evgeny Angelov is Chairman of the Bulgarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. In parallel, he is Partner at PostScriptum Ventures. Previously, Evgeny was the Economic Advisor to the President of Bulgaria and the Deputy Minister of Economy. His focus in the public sector has been on economic, investment and innovation policy formulation and implementation….
Frank Maximilian Salzgeber

Frank Maximilian Salzgeber

Head of the Technology Transfer Programme Office at the European Space Agency (ESA)
Mr Frank M. Salzgeber is the Head of the Technology Transfer Programme Office at the European Space Agency (ESA). Prior this post he was the Head of Commercial Development in the European Astronaut Department of the Directorate of Human Spaceflight Microgravity and Exploration at the European Space Agency. Prior to joining ESA, Frank held the position…
Ewa Konczal

Ewa Konczal

CEE Manager at European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
As of 2014 Ewa Konczal works as CEE Manager at European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). Among other activities at EVPA Ewa has been co-founder of the CEE Social Investment Taskforce and launched a CEE Fund Support Program to enable development of small venture philanthropy/social investment funds (up to 1 mln EUR) in CEE, addressing the missing-middle to support development of social…
Brad Yasar

Brad Yasar

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Krowd Mentor
Brad is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and advisor who has started and bootstrapped several companies from inception to maturity over the past 20 years. Brad is currently the co-founder and Managing Partner of Krowd Mentor, a strategic crowdfunding advisory firm focusing on ICOs, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and token powered organizations. As the co-founder for Blockchain Investors…
Frédéric Rombaut

Frédéric Rombaut

General Partner at Seraphim Capital and Global Technology Investor
Frédéric is a seasoned deep technology venture capital investor. He’s been on the board on 36 fast growth companies, made 30 exits & 40 M&A. Previously head of CISCO Investment International, he founded QUALCOMM Ventures in Europe, and is an APAX Partners alumni. Frédéric started his career with IBM, before co-founding BOUYGUES Telecom. Frédéric received…
Sasha Bezuhanova

Sasha Bezuhanova

Founder of MOVE.BG and EDIT.BG
Sasha Bezuhanova is a senior executive, angel investor and philanthropist with a 20-years executive business career in HP and a multi-dimensional track record of service to society. Her long list of business achievements and social development engagements throughout the years involve positioning Bulgaria as an ICT center of global significance, boosting the entrepreneurial culture and…
Ludwik Sobolewski

Ludwik Sobolewski

Co-Founder & Partner at Cornerstone Communications
Former Executive Vice-president of the Polish National Depository, President and CEO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange and CEO of the Bucharest Stock Exchange; member of numerous boards and supervisory boards, awarded by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with a medal for personal achievements in the domain of innovativeness in the economy. Author of books on…
István Máté-Tóth

István Máté-Tóth

Deputy CEO Budapest Stock Exchange
Istvan Mate-Toth is Deputy CEO of the Budapest Stock Exchange, responsible for business development. Istvan has more than 20 years of capital markets experience. He spent over 18 years with Credit Suisse, first as an equity analyst, and later as Managing Director heading the Emerging Market Equity Research business and serving as Co-Head of European…
Marika Mazzi Boém

Marika Mazzi Boém

Co-founder & Senior Innovation Strategist at X23
Co-founder & Senior Innovation Strategist at X23; Industry Expert at the EU Commission; Mentor at the Korean Innovation Center Europe for the running startups programme; Member of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition; Project Coordinator of the EU Women Business Angels Community; Country Manager for Italy at Startup Europe Awards; Project Coordinator of the ME4Change…
Ivan Takev

Ivan Takev

CEO of Bulgarian Stock Exchange
Ivan Takev is CEO at Bulgarian Stock Exchange. He joined its team in 2001 and was appointed as CEO in 2008. His entire experience is in the area of securities trading. Prior to joining Bulgarian Stock Exchange Ivan Takev held an expert position at the Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission. In May 2012 he was appointed…
Dimitris Tsingos

Dimitris Tsingos

Founder at Starttech Ventures
Dimitris Tsingos is an Athens-based serial tech entrepreneur, early-stage investor and active citizen. He is the Founder of StartTech Ventures, a Seed Fund and Incubator in Athens, Greece, where he holds the role of the Head of Entrepreneurship. He has also been the President of YES for Europe – European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs, the…
Archie Ravishankar

Archie Ravishankar

CEO & Co-founder of Cogni
Mr. Archie Ravishankar serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cogni.
Ulyana Shtybel

Ulyana Shtybel

Co-founder and Vice President of HighCastle
Ph.D. in Economics. Co-founder and Vice President at HighCastle. Ulyana is a Co-founder and Vice President of the blockchain-based investment marketplace HighCastle.co. Ulyana is also a co-founder and lead of two fintech incubation programs Fintech Master and Open Banking Lab at 1991 Open Data Incubator. Ulyana has senior executive management, corporate finance, investment banking, IR…
Bora Yılmaz

Bora Yılmaz

Co-founder of Revo Capital
Bora Yılmaz is part of the Revo Capital founding team, the largest early stage technology venture capital fund in Turkey with $66 million AUM dedicated only for IOT, B2B cloud and neo-commerce enabler startups. After being involved in product management in leading Turkish enterprises for ten years, Bora followed his entrepreneur instincts and formed a…
Arantxa Alonso

Arantxa Alonso

Executive Managing Director at XMOBA Ventures, a SEAT Group Company
Arantxa Alonso has an engineering and marketing background. She has more than 15 year experience in the automotive industry. She is passionate for the challenge of redefining mobility and is aware that the biggest innovations and disruptions might only be found when looking from a different perspective, with the eyes of new partners.
Jean-Philippe Aumasson

Jean-Philippe Aumasson

Vice President of Kudelski Security
Jean-Philippe (JP) Aumasson is Vice President at Kudelski Security, in Switzerland. He is a renowned expert in cryptography and its applications, and presented at leading international conferences such as Black Hat, DEF CON, or RSA . JP designed widely used cryptography algorithms and contributes to open standards,notably in the field of post-quantum cryptography. He wrote…
Eugene Borukhovich

Eugene Borukhovich

Eugene Borukhovich currently serves as a Global Head of Digital Health Innovation at Bayer. He’s also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Personal Health Solutions (PHS), and a founder of Health 2.0 NYC, Amsterdam & Dusseldorf local chapters. Eugene enjoys mentoring digital health startups and an avid blogger about innovation, digital health and startups. He can be found at…
Cristina De Juan

Cristina De Juan

CEO & Founder of imtinnovation.com
Cristina is the Founder & CEO of IMT Innovation, a digital health innovation platform training the next generation of digital health entrepreneurs through the IMT Academy, and fostering innovation amongst healthcare organisations through the IMT Innovation Lab. Cristina is a Faculty Member at Barts X Medicine, the first digital health course for medical students in…
Martin Dockweiler

Martin Dockweiler

CEO of Udabol University Bolivia
Martin Dockweiler is a CEO at Udabol University Bolivia.
Boris Goncharov

Boris Goncharov

Chief Cyber Security Strategist at AMATAS
Boris is a well known information security professional, trainer and visioner. He specializes in information security strategy & management,  cloud security, social engineering, penetration testing and physical security. Having over a decade of experience in various security roles, Boris have been leading numerous security consulting projects focused on implementation of enterprise information security programs in…
Hans van Grieken

Hans van Grieken

EMEA Technology Research & Insights Leader Deloitte Consulting
Hans van Grieken is the EMEA Technology Research & Insights Leader within Deloitte’s global CIO programme. He joined Deloitte in August 2016 from Gartner Research. In this role he helps shape Deloitte’s global research agenda in addition to identifying & driving a number of EMEA research initiatives. Hans is a Fellow within Deloitte’s Center for…
George Brashnarov

George Brashnarov

CEO of Nemetschek Bulgaria
George Brashnarov is а founder, majority stakeholder and CEO of Nemetschek Bulgaria – leading software development company in South East Europe. Additionally he acts as Chairman of ESI (European Software Institute) Center Eastern Europe and Vice President of European Digital SME Alliance. Mr.Brashnarov is one of the first active business angels in Bulgaria with a…
Marek Dietl

Marek Dietl

CEO of Warsaw Stock Exchange
Marek Dietl holds a degree from the Warsaw School of Economics and a PhD from the Institute of Economic Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences. During his PhD programme, he was a fellow at the University of Glasgow. He is Assistant Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) since 2012. In 2012-2013, he was a…
Randy Stewart Thompson

Randy Stewart Thompson

Chairman and CEO of Valhalla Private Capital
Mr. Thompson has been active in the start-up venture space for 25 years as a builder of companies, angel investor, angel group leader and fund manager. In 2017, Mr. Thompson integrated all these roles into Valhalla Private Capital. In his capacity as Chairman and CEO of Valhalla Private Capital, Mr. Thompson oversees direct investing of…
Audra Shallal

Audra Shallal

Managing Director – BOSS Consulting in Strategic Management
Audra Shallal is an expert in Women Entrepreneurship and Angel Investment in the EMEA region. She promotes Entrepreneurship and Angel Investing through Programs, Mentoring, Business Plan Competitions, Business Angel Networks and Women Economic Empowerment within the EU and MENA region. She consults for international organizations such as OECD, UNEP, UNIDO and the European Commission, and…
Luke Krueger

Luke Krueger

Co-Founder & President of Valhalla Private Capital
Despite finding success at a Fortune 500 company, Luke felt there was more to doing business than the bottom line. He moved to Bangladesh and worked with Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Muhammad Yunus (AKA The Banker to the Poor) at the Grameen Bank. Luke has always had a passion for startup companies, showing his startup…
Eszter Szabo

Eszter Szabo

President Women/Business/Angels
Eszter Szabo: Corporate Communications, PA & GR Executive w/ 15+ years of experience in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) at GE (1996-2015) and in the Hungarian government. Honorary Professor at BGE, the leading business school of Hungary. Since 2016 a member of Krynica Economic Forum’s Program Council (Poland), since 2015 co-chair of the Hungarian Female Leadership…
Nikolay Mavromatis

Nikolay Mavromatis

Co-Founder and President of Bulgarian Association of Business Angels (Bulgariaangels)
Nikolay is a co-founder and president of Bulgarian Association of Business Angels (Bulgariaangels). He has extensive finance experience and entrepreneur spirit. He holds Bachelor degree of International Economic Relations (UNWE) and Finance (NBU) and finishes a program of EMBA (Cotrugli), Independent Certified business appraiser. With more than 10+ years’ experience in corporate finance (M& A,…
Frank Jansen

Frank Jansen

Executive Director Corporate and SME in UBB
Frank Jansen is a Member of the Country Team of KBC Group for Bulgaria, Member of the Management Board of UBB, Executive Director Corporate and SME in UBB. He  was appointed Executive Director and member of the Management Board of CIBANK in May 2008, following the acquisition of 75% of CIBANK’s capital by KBC Group…
Debu Purkayastha

Debu Purkayastha

Managing Partner at 3rd Eye
Mr. Debu Purkayastha is a Managing Partner at 3rd Eye. He had been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Octopus Investments Limited since February 10, 2014. Mr. Purkayastha was part of Octopus Investments’s Ventures team and is responsible to identify new investment opportunities and support the entrepreneurs and management teams in the portfolio to help them develop and…
Ajay Ramchandran

Ajay Ramchandran

Founding Partner at Happiness Ventures
Ajay is a Founding Partner at Happiness Ventures – a venture fund that invests in technology companies lead by entrepreneurs who have a passion and mission to make the world a happier place. With $480mm under management, the fund group concentrates on both early stage (Seed and Series A) start-ups and growth stage companies.  Happiness…
Plamen Russev

Plamen Russev

Founder & Chairman of Webit Foundation
Plamen Russev (www.russev.com) is B.Sc in Marketing and Management. M.Sc in Mathematics and Informatics, e-Education. With Ph.D thesis Digital Solutions for Managing Health and Social Challenges. He is a Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist. Executive Chairman of Webit.Foundation and initiator of the Global Webit Community and events (Sofia, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, New Delhi); Plamen is also a member of the…
Iliyana Tsanova

Iliyana Tsanova

Deputy Managing Director at European Fund for Strategic Investment
Ms. Iliyana Tsanova is Deputy Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI or the Junker plan) – a EUR 16 billion guarantee facility, launched jointly by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group to restore growth and support strategic investments in the European Union. Before joining EFSI, Ms Tsanova held…
Patrick van der Smagt

Patrick van der Smagt

Director of AI Research at Volkswagen Group
Patrick van der Smagt is director of the open-source Volkswagen Group AI Research Lab in Munich, focussing on probabilistic deep learning for time series modeling, as well as deep learning forrobotics. He previously directed a lab as professor for machine learning and biomimetic robotics at theTechnical University of Munich, and was the head of bionics…
Dirk Weyel

Dirk Weyel

Founder & CEO of STRYKZ
Serial entrepreneur in games and digital marketing space, 4 companies founded/co-founded, 2 exited, 2 still active. Co-founded Frogster Interactive, games publisher which grew into a leading European online games publisher, publicly listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange, sold to competitor Gameforge in 2011 at a market valuation of 100 mn USD Co-founded Torben, Lucie & die…
Lubomir Cheytanov

Lubomir Cheytanov

Founder and CEO of L3C, Digital Enterpreneur and Angel investor
Lubo is the CEO of L3C Limited and set up L3C to fill a gap in the UK cloud services provider market. He is also the founder of several other companies including Easy3D which focuses on delivering design and value added services for 3D printing. He is on the advisory board of E2Exchange, the London…
Jon Suárez Moreno

Jon Suárez Moreno

Investment Associate at InnoEnergy
Engineer and MBA with 10 years of working experience. Jon worked as consultant and project manager for leading companies in the Spanish energy industry such as Enagas or Repsol. After completing his MBA, Jon jumped into the international market being member of the corporate team of Gestamp Renewable Industries, where he contributed in the design…
Davorin Stetner

Davorin Stetner

President CRANE and President EBAN CEE Community
At the age of 20, Davorin started his first project for design and promotion “KREATORstudio”. In 2005 he started a regional newspaper, and in October 2007 took over the regional TV station TV PLUS. For three and a half years he was television director and editor-in-chief. In the beginning of 2011, he started independent negotiations…
Branko Drobnak

Branko Drobnak

President of Slovania Business Angels and Vice President EBAN CEE Community
Branko Drobnak is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, with a lifetime of experience setting up and managing companies. With a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics in Maribor and a post-graduate course in Macroeconomic Development from the International Institute of Social Studies in Haag, he began his career working for the Slovenian…
Panagiotis Ketikidis

Panagiotis Ketikidis

Vice President EBAN CEE Community and member of the Board of Hellenic Business Angels
Professor Ketikidis is the Vice Principal for Research, Innovation & External Relations of CITY College – An International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, and the Chairman of the Management Committee & Academic Director of the Doctoral Programme at the South East European Research Centre (SEERC). He has over 25 years of experience in management,…
Antal Karolyi

Antal Karolyi

President HunBAN and Vice President EBAN CEE Community
Antal Karolyi works on unlocking the untapped potential in Central Eastern European startups. Antal is a Franchise Development Director at Lockdown Worldwide Budapest. He graduated from Budapest University of Technology and Economics / Technical University of Budapest, Hungary and is President of the Hungarian Business Angel Network as well as co-founder of Traction Tribe. He…
Robert Ługowski

Robert Ługowski

Managing Partner at CobinAngel
Robert graduated from the Carlson School of Management MBA program and the Warsaw School of Economics as well as individual intercollegiate studies at Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin University of Technology and Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. Co-founder and Managing Partner at CobinAngels, business angel network, entrepreneur, investor. He is an expert in diffusion of innovation, business…
Svetoslav Stefanov

Svetoslav Stefanov

Investment Director at 3TS Capital Partners
Investment Director at 3TS Capital Partners, a leading European growth capital technology investor. Before 3TS, Mr. Stefanov was responsible for technology and media investments at Trafalgar Asset Managers, a leading European asset manager and before that was a COO and analyst with an investment boutique focused on European Small & Mid Cap investments. During his…
Christian Mandl

Christian Mandl

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Neulogy Ventures
Christian Mandl co-founded SkyEurope, a Central European low-cost airline, which he managed until 2007 as Chief Executive Officer. He took SkyEurope public on the Vienna and Warsaw stock exchanges in 2005 before exiting his investment in 2007. In 2009, Mandl took over the assets of Maporama, a leading French provider of digital mapping solutions for…
Ethan Pierse

Ethan Pierse

Partner, Borderless Ventures
Director at The CryptoAssets Institute. Founder, Borderless Ventures for FrenchTech and ASEAN startups. Venture Partner at MotiVentures DeepTech Fund. Former Managing Partner Nest Ventures. Keynote speaker on corporate innovation, the blockchain economy and AI. Author, “Chief Startup Officer, How Corporates Can Leverage Startup Innovation”. Serial entrepreneur in digital and ecommerce. 20+ years digital marketing strategy…
Bogomil Balkansky

Bogomil Balkansky

Vice President, Google
Bogomil Balkansky is currently a VP at Google focused on recruiting solutions and he was recently named #1 among the top 10 most important people in HR Tech. He joined Google through the acquisition of bebop where he had been an early employee. Before this entrepreneurial endeavor, Bogomil was a key executive at VMware where…
Alexander Shulgin

Alexander Shulgin

Founder, Gruppa Kompaniy Familia
Alexander, as a visionary, has more than 15 years of investment and venture capital experience. He is unique Russian composer who successfully combines creative work with business. He effectively manages GRUPPA KOMPANIY FAMILIA www.familia.ru , which specializes in investment and venture capital in blockchain, media, new media, publishing, and entertainment sectors. He is one of the founders…
Yordan Nedev

Yordan Nedev

Board Member and Director Investments and M&A at Sirma Group Holding JSC
Member of the Board of Directors of Sirma Medical Systems JSC. Worked in a consultancy company Roland Berger. Financial consultant for the IPO of the company Investor.bg (BSE), subsequently Executive Director of the company.

Check out speakers from previous EBAN events: 

 

Gina Smith

Gina Smith

New York Times bestselling author of Apple founder Steve Wozniak’s biography
Gina Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of Apple founder Steve Wozniak’s biography, iWOZ: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It. A former national TV correspondent and nationally syndicated talk radio host, she is an award winning tech journalist and editorial director of aNewDomain Media, which produces independent journalistic…
Hugh Campbell

Hugh Campbell

Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound
Hugh Campbell is a Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound. Hugh has 15 years’ experience advising and investing in Europe’s category leaders in the technology sector. He has closed deals with King.com, Avito, Mobica and Zuto as well as selling businesses to Real Networks, Tesco, Disney, Accenture, Inflexion, CSC and Experian. He started his…
Bradley Mead

Bradley Mead

Global Head of Managed Services & Network Design & Optimization at Ericsson
As Head of Network Managed Services and Design & Optimization, Bradley Mead leads the entire Ericsson organization in the business where customers entrust Ericsson to run the day-to-day business of their network operations as well as work in partnership for mutual growth. Bradley Mead has an international track record of delivering as well as growing…
José Martín Cabiedes

José Martín Cabiedes

Angel Investor | Partner at Cabiedes & Partners SCR
José is Industrial Engineer, specializing in Industrial Organisation. He holds a degree from Comillas Pontifical University (ICAI) and an MBA from IESE (1996). In 1994 he began his professional career in the financial sector (Banco Santander, AV BBVA & Partners, BBVA and BBVA Asset Management). In 2009 he definitively joined the portfolio management team at…
Javier Placer

Javier Placer

CEO of Telefónica Open Future
Javier Placer is the CEO of Telefónica Open Future, the Open Innovation platform of Telefónica that gathers all the initiatives around open innovation within the Company (talent detection tools, acceleration and scale-up programmes and venture capital funds). He joined Telefónica SA in 2011, after managing his own M&A (Optim&a Corporate) and asset management companies. Javier…
Elissa Freiha

Elissa Freiha

Founder of WOMENA
Elissa Freiha is an angel investor and founder of WOMENA, a Dubai-based angel investment platform. WOMENA empowers and educates women to invest in MENA tech startups by managing the investment process from deal sourcing through to portfolio monitoring. Elissa has previously worked in marketing, sales, and events in entertainment and media. She received her Bachelor of Arts…
Diego Pavía

Diego Pavía

Chief Executive Officer of InnoEnergy
Diego Pavía graduated as electrical engineer, specialising in electronics and automation from the Polytechnical University of Madrid. His first professional experience, in 1988, was as co-founder and CEO of a start-up, Knowledge Engineering, dealing with industrial controls systems using artificial intelligence and neural networks. Three years later he joined Sema Group, and started a long…
Alexander Stoeckel

Alexander Stoeckel

Partner and Board Member at btov
Alexander Stoeckel is a Partner and Board Member at btov. He had joined the firm in 2007. Alexander has studied international business administration at the European Business School (ebs) in Oestrich-Winkel and Paris, and at the International School of Management (ISM) in Dortmund and San Diego. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford….
Steven C. Tiell

Steven C. Tiell

R&D Sr. Principal of Accenture
Steven is R&D Sr. Principal at Accenture, responsible for the firm’s Technology Vision. The Technology Vision is Accenture’s premier thought leadership and is used to direct R&D investments and guide growth strategies for Accenture and its clients. He’s also established the firm’s positions on data ethics and digital trust. As a strategy and innovation executive,…
Bruno Fernández Scrimieri

Bruno Fernández Scrimieri

CEO of ENISA
Bruno Fernández Scrimieri has a degree in economics and business from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He is member of the State Body of Trade Specialists and Economists. He has completed studies in the London School of Economics and the Real Colegio Complutense of the University of Harvard. Since he joined the Public Administration, he…
Dr. Auguste Marie Philippa Prinzessin von Bayern

Dr. Auguste Marie Philippa Prinzessin von Bayern

BIOTOPIA Chairwoman
Auguste von Bayern is a zoologist who seeks to understand how animals, in particular crows and parrots think. Her research interests comprise innovative and flexible reasoning skills and vocal learning abilities of these birds. Auguste graduated in Zoology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. After completing her PhD on the social intelligence of…
Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe M. A.

Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe M. A.

Lawyer at SLB Kloepper Attorneys
Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe M. A. studied law at the universities of Passau and Würzburg. He also holds a double degree in Political Science, Psychology and Philosophy from the Universities of Passau and Munich. His areas of legal activity are commercial and corporate law; distribution, antitrust and competition law; catering and brewery; art law, etc….
Prof. Dr. Ernst von Weizsäcker

Prof. Dr. Ernst von Weizsäcker

Co-President of the Club of Rome | Lead Author of three reports to the Club of Rome
Prof. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker has been Co-President of the Club of Rome since 2012. At the beginning of his career, Ernst served as professor and director of several universities and institutes, such as the UN Centre for Science and Technology for Development. In 1991, he became founding President of the Wuppertal Institute, which developed…
Jochen Wermuth

Jochen Wermuth

Founding Partner, Green Gateway Fund 2
Jochen Wermuth, Founding Partner, Green Gateway Fund 2, is a member of the steering committee of the peer-to-peer investor networks “Europeans for Divest-Invest” and “100% Impact“. He is also the principal of Wermuth Asset Management GmbH (WAM) a family office and investment adviser, committed to alternative and sustainable investments with a positive impact on the…
Dr. h.c. Anders Wijkman

Dr. h.c. Anders Wijkman

Co-President of the Club of Rome | Chairman Climate-KIC and Former MEP
Anders Wijkman is an opinion maker and author. He is co-president of the Club of Rome, chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries ,and member of the Board of the Swedish Development Authority (SIDA). In January 2015 Anders was appointed chair of the Swedish Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives. The most immediate task is…
Prof. Dr. h.c. Gunter Pauli

Prof. Dr. h.c. Gunter Pauli

Serial Entrepreneur | Author and Initiator of The Blue Economy
Gunter Pauli is a serial entrepreneur who has been named by the Huffington Post “The Steve Jobs of Sustainability”. Since 1994 he directs ZERI (a think tank of 3,000 researchers) and The Blue Economy (a do tank of 850 implementors). ZERI has been recognized by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the ten most…
Falk F. Strascheg

Falk F. Strascheg

Venture capitalist | Founder of TECHNOLOGIEHOLDING | Founder of Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE)
Falk F. Strascheg is one of the most experienced and successful venture capitalists in Germany and Europe. In 1971 Mr. Strascheg started the company Laser Optronic in Munich. After growing the company to become Europe‘s leading manufacturer of lasers and laser systems within a period of ten years, he successfully sold the business to global…
Frank Maximilian Salzgeber

Frank Maximilian Salzgeber

Head of Technology Transfer Programme Office European Space Agency
Mr Frank M. Salzgeber is the Head of the Technology Transfer Programme Office at the European Space Agency (ESA). Prior this post he was the Head of Commercial Development in the European Astronaut Department of the Directorate of Human Spaceflight Microgravity and Exploration at the European Space Agency. Prior to joining ESA, Frank held the…
Prof. Wouter van Dieren

Prof. Wouter van Dieren

Founding president and chair of Springtide Sustainabilty Forum | Host Springtij Forum | International Full Member of the Club of Rome
Professor Wouter van Dieren (1941) is a Dutch author, journalist, scientist, speaker, advisor, TV-maker, politician and host of the annual Springtij Forum, an assembly on green innovation and green finances. He is the founding president and chair of the Springtide Sustainability Forum, vice-chair of the International Advisory Board of the Wuppertal Institute as well as…
Dr. Karl “Charly” Kleissner

Dr. Karl “Charly” Kleissner

Co-founder of Toniic
Dr. Charly Kleissner is an impact investor. He believes that the deeper meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet. He insists that the best impact investments integrate financial return and social/environmental impact. And he argues that Modern Portfolio Theory has to be re-conceptualized to seamlessly integrate positive impact…