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Tuesday, June 1 • 13:00 - 14:00
Startup Booster: Pitching Session - First 10 Finalists

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Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of Composites. It enables companies to find and assess innovations with a potential impact on their industry, as a complement to the project they may are already involved in.
Discover the pitches of the 10 first finalists selected in front of the prestigious specially composed for this edition.
  • Jelle BLOEMHOF, Head of Manufacturing Technologies of Composite, Airbus
  • Karl-Heinz FÜLLER, Manager Future Outside & Materials, Daimler
  • Brian KRULL, Global Director of Innovation, Magna Exteriors
  • Markus SOLIBIEDA, Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Martin EICHENHOFER


CEO, 9T Labs
Martin Eichenhofer is CEO of 9T Labs. Based in Zurich, 9T Labs thrives to empower every engineer to use high performance materials by making carbon fiber composites as accessible for series production as ordinary metal materials. Martin holds a PhD in engineering and MBA.
avatar for Antonio CIANCI

Antonio CIANCI

CEO, Arlite
Antonio started his professional career in 1996 as the manager of the first Italian eGovernment project while also a consultant to the Milan City Council. He was involved in business internationalisation projects by launching some major activities in China and other Asian countries... Read More →
avatar for Philipp GÖTZE

Philipp GÖTZE

Research Assistant, AMP.joining (a Project Group at Fraunhofer IWS)
Philipp Götze studied mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology in Dresden. He specialized in lightweight engineering and deepened his knowledge in semesters abroad in England (University of Bristol) and Mongolia (Mongolian University of Science and Technology). After... Read More →
avatar for Fedor ANTONOV


CEO, Anisoprint
Fedor Antonov, CEO of Anisoprint, Ph.D. in Fundamental Mechanics, 10+ years of academic and industrial experience in design and optimization of composite materials and structures.
avatar for Oriol GRAU

Oriol GRAU

Co-founder and CEO BCIRCULAR. Master MBA , Master in Sales and Marketing Direction Graduated in Business Administration, Higher Administration and Finance Technical (LOE). Co-author 3 patents. More than 15 years of experience in the management and management of companies.
avatar for Burcu KARACA UGURAL


Co-Founder & CTO, B PREG Composite & Textile Inc.
Burcu Karaca Ugural, Ph.D., co-founder of B-PREG, has 10+ years of expertise in natural fiber composites and textile structures. She is an enthusiastic researcher in natural fibers, textile materials & technologies and biocomposites. Burcu is also co-founder of a research & development... Read More →
avatar for Chiemi AVILA MORI


Co-founder / CTO, Carbon Axis
Chiemi co-founded the company Carbon Axis in mid-2018, specializing in automating composites processes. The vision is to make composites manufacturing more affordable and more repeatable through automation. The first development is a compact Automated Fibre Placement solution dedicated... Read More →
avatar for Amaël COHADES


CEO, Compair
At CompPair, we believe in a world without materials waste. Inspired by nature, we are bringing healable and sustainable composite material solutions to extend the lifetime of composite parts, contributing to circular economy in the industry. CompPair Technologies Ltd. is the result... Read More →
avatar for Tyler ALVARADO


Chief Executive Officer, Continuous Composites
As CEO and co-founder of Continuous Composites, Tyler Alvarado is a successful business owner and entrepreneur with a contagious passion for building and growing businesses the right way. With an extensive background in organizational leadership, strategy, finance, legal, manufacturing... Read More →
avatar for Hicham GHOSSEIN


President, Endeavor Composites, Inc.
Ghossein attended the Lebanese University where he majored in physics. After graduation Ghossein moved to Birmingham Alabama, where he obtained a M.S. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in applied physics in 2010. In 2013 Ghossein started his PhD work under the guidance... Read More →
avatar for Jelle BLOEMHOF


Head of Manufacturing Technologies of Composite, Airbus
Our mission is to continuously improve the efficiency of today’s composite industrial processes and perform research and technology projects in order to develop future products and processes.Born on 19th of October 1962 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, I grew up in Germany where... Read More →
avatar for Karl-Heinz FÜLLER

Karl-Heinz FÜLLER

Manager Future Outside & Materials, Daimler
Dr. Füller studied mechanical engineering at the University Stuttgart (Germany, 1988-1994) and at the George-Washington University (USA, 1991-1992). After his industrial PHD program on ceramic braking systems he joined the Daimler AG as a project manager for manufacturing engineering... Read More →
avatar for Brian KRULL


Global Director of Innovation, Magna Exteriors
As global director of innovation for Magna Exteriors, Brian Krull leads the development and implementation of strategies to inspire and significantly strengthen a culture of collaboration and innovation across the organization. Krull joined Magna in 2009 as a senior product engineer... Read More →
avatar for Markus SOLIBIEDA


Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital
Markus Solibieda is leading the Global Corporate Venture Capital activities at BASF. After studies in Germany, France and the US, Markus started his career in Venture Capital and subsequently invested in Private Equity- and Growth Capital-transactions in Germany, Europe and China... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Peter HOPWOOD


Founder, Hopwood Communications
Born in Watford (UK), Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking & pitch trainer, conference host running Hopwood Communications. Essentially, his strength lies in helping companies, professionals, startups and high performers to confidently communicate with impact... Read More →


Tuesday June 1, 2021 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)