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Tuesday, June 1 • 17:00 - 18:00
Startup Booster: Pitching Session - Last 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 last 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 Obinna AMUNNADI


Chief Strategist, Green Axis
I implement strategies to effectively transform the informal recycling sector while making products that benefit humanity. My curiosity about how the earth interacts among its varied habitats and how the latest technological advances can improve the environment lead me into obtaining... Read More →
avatar for Lars MOLTER


CEO, Hyconnect GmbH
Dr. Lars Molter, naval architect, with more than ten years’ experience in the field of developments in the maritime sector. Founder of Hyconnect: We know how to connect. As engineers, we have our roots in the industrial sector and are familiar with its practical challenges. Our... Read More →
avatar for Evangelos ZYMPELOUDIS


Evangelos received a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He was then offered a scholarship to continue his studies at the Bristol Composites Institute, where he completed an MRes and a PhD in the field of automated composites manufacturing... Read More →
avatar for Marc JACOBS


CEO, Molecular Plasma Group SA
Marc is a serial entrepreneur with extensive international experience in operations, sales and general management. He holds a Masters Degree in Electromechanical Engineering from KU Leuven (Belgium) and a Sloan MSc in Leadership & Strategy from London Business School. He is co-founder... Read More →
avatar for Mikkel KONGSFELT


CEO, RadiSurf ApS
avatar for Andrew COORS

Andrew COORS

CEO, Steelhead Composites
Mr. Coors is the founder and CEO of Steelhead Composites LLC. Previously, he was Principal at 9th Street Capital, a venture capital and private equity fund. Mr. Coors spent 6 years as Corporate Economist and Investment Strategist at Qualcomm Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Brian HUSKINSON


CEO, SurfEllent
Brian is the CEO of SurfEllent, a technology startup developing anti-icing coatings. He spent 5 years at McKinsey & Co, the management consulting firm, working with a variety of clients across energy, chemicals, automotive, and private equity sectors. Brian has a Ph.D. in Applied... Read More →
avatar for Marco CAVALLARI


Chief Commercial Officer and co-founder, TERATONICS
Marco Cavallari is responsible for developing growth opportunities for Teratonics products and services across all vertical market segments. He brings to Teratonics his expertise of international business development for Deep Tech solutions garnered in several leading organisations... Read More →
avatar for Christopher OBERSTE

Christopher OBERSTE

Christopher Oberste is the founder and CEO of WEAV3D Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Bachelor of Polymer and Fiber Engineering from Auburn University. Christopher worked for eighteen months as a process engineer at GKN Aerospace North... Read More →
avatar for Romain PAUL

Romain PAUL

Founder, YUYO
After about ten years working in advertising and shaping surfboards as amateur, Romain decided to dedicate himself to what's been in his mind for many years now : design and manufacture a new generation of sustainable surfboards. Passionate surfer since his early childhood, Romain... 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 17:00 - 18:00 CEST
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)