What’s it all about?
If you are in the European cleantech start-up ecosystem, it would be very hard not to know of Jan Michael Hess. Jan is the life and soul of any party, and in particular those he hosts after each day at the Ecosummit. This year Ecosummit celebrates its’ tenth anniversary. The list of cleantech start-ups that have pitched at the event over the years is a veritable who’s who of successful companies, along with some of the most focused VC’s and CVC’s, not to mention some super sector service providers, like Hyperion 🙂
About our guest
Jan is Founder of Ecosummit and Ecosummit Ventures. Ecosummit is Europe’s leading conference for smart green startups, investors and corporates. Our vision is to automate sustainability in energy, mobility and cities. Our events are startup markets enabling business development, co-investing, open innovation, corporate venturing and M&A. Since 2010, Jan organised 19 conferences in 5 countries. Ecosummit TV on YouTube provides over 1.000 videos (450.000 views).
Ecosummit Ventures will be a new smart green VC in Berlin that invests in promising European software and hardware startups with B2C and B2B business models in energy, mobility and cities. Ecosummit Ventures leverages the deal flow, investor network and track record of 19 Ecosummit conferences in 5 countries since 2010. The initiator of Ecosummit Ventures is Jan Michael Hess, the founder of Ecosummit. We’re looking for 2 GPs with VC track record and green heart beat to join as co-founders as soon as possible.
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.
Jan Michael Hess on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/janmichaelhess/
EcoSummit on Twitter https://twitter.com/ecosummit
EcoSummit on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ecosummitTV
News stories discussed this week
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist https://www.amazon.co.uk/Venture-Deals-Smarter-Lawyer-Capitalist/dp/1118443616
EcoSummit Ventures https://ecosummit.net/ventures
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