Get your Early Bird Ticket Tech Festival
April 9th, 2019
The Tech Festival brings together a global network of innovators shaping the future of energy. The one-day event allows participants to access the best start-ups and outstanding entrepreneurs in the field of energy solutions, in addition to innovation-driven corporates, investors, and public organizations leading the energy transition.
- 1000+ participants
- 150+ energy start-ups
- 30+ energy accelerators
- Top keynotes and panels
- Peer-to-peer matchmaking
- Start-up pitch stage
- Corporate workshops
- High-Level evening reception
Geraldine de Bastion (Moderation)
Founder Konnektiv GbR
Before co-founding Konnektiv, Geraldine worked as a consultant for information and communication technology and new media for development in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has worked for various governmental organisations, NGOs, and businesses focusing on digital media and communication strategies, as well as project management, event organisation, and moderation. Geraldine is also the founder of the Global Innovation Gathering, a network of grassroots innovators, social entrepreneurs, founders, and managers of makerspaces, hackerspaces, and innovation hubs. In addition she works with activists and bloggers around the world on digital rights issues. Geraldine works as a free curator and moderator for re:publica and other international events.
Founder & CEO Freigeist Capital
Frank Thelen is a European serial founder, technology investor and TV personality on Die Höhle der Löwen. Since 1994, he founded and managed technology and design-driven companies. In his role as the Founder and CEO of the venture capitalist firm Freigeist Capital, he concentrates on early-phase investments. The products which he invested in have reached over 200 million customers in over 60 countries. Frank has invested in start-ups such as Lilium Aviation, Wunderlist, & myTaxi.
Secretary General & CEO, World Energy Council
Christoph Frei became the World Energy Council’s Secretary General & CEO in April 2009 where he has led the further development of the world-renowned London-based organisation by strengthening its policy and business insight processes, including the Council’s on-going World Energy Scenarios, Issues Monitor and Energy Trilemma flagship studies. He is a founding member of the Energy Web Foundation, a global non-profit organisation focused on accelerating blockchain technology across the energy sector and has an assignment as Adjunct Professor and Advisor to the President of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne.
Dr. Antje Danielson
Director of Education, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)
Antje Danielson joined MIT in April 2016 after 8 years at Tufts University where she directed the Institute of the Environment and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health. She was elected President of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors in 2012, and holds a number of board positions. Antje received awards from Harvard University and an Exceptional Contribution Award from Durham University. In 1999/2000 she co-founded the car-sharing company Zipcar.
Chief Executive, German Energy Agency (dena)
Andreas Kuhlmann was appointed dena's Chief Executive in July 2015. Among others, the graduate physicist has held positions at the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), the German Embassy in Stockholm and the European Parliament, the German Parliament and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. He worked as a consultant and office manager at various political organisations and establishments, including the Environmental Committee of the European Parliament, followed by the SPD party, the SPD parliamentary group and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
Location: Postbahnhof Berlin
We are happy to announce that the next Tech Festival will take place at Postbahnhof Berlin, situated in Friedrichshain right next to the Ostbahnhof train station. From 1907 until after the end of the Second World War, the Postbahnhof was an important hub for rail mail traffic in Prussia and eastern Germany. Today, it retains its early-20th century industrial charm, and is a preserved piece of archictecture which stands as a perfect place to look towards the future. See you there on April 9th, 2019.