Targeted matchmaking between startups and corporates: rewriting the formula behind innovation.
Together, we can forge the future of industry 4.0

15th – 16th May, Berlin

Arena Berlin, Germany


CUBE Tech Fair 2018 Photos

Image copyright Dan Taylor –


Why attend ?

Sitting on the fence about Tech Fair?
Here are a few reasons to get your ticket NOW!


CUBE’s Private Sessions are a move to provide our audience and participants a more interactive speaker experience, emphasising audience participation, Private Sessions are limited in capacity to support this structure – Book your space now!

B2B focus

CUBE’s establishment is founded in providing a platform between startups and corporates to partner up and collaborate, Tech Fair continues this ambition – Contact our team and learn how attendance can help find innovative solutions.

Market Reports

Partners will receive detailed market reports consolidated by our dedicated research team. Containing current Tech-market trends and insightful background information on attending startups, the market reports will ensure each meeting at Tech Fair is focused and directed – Partner with us.

Your Journey, CUBED

Demonstration over pitches – let your tech do the talking. Startups will demo and interact with a delegation of engaged corporates and investors as well as build momentum and hype at an invitation-only press roundtable with our network of media contacts. Want one of our coveted startup slots?


Dr. Rola Hallam

Founder and CEO

Rola is a consultant anaesthetist, humanitarian, human rights advocate and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of CanDo, a not-for-profit social enterprise delivering resources directly to local humanitarians who provide essential healthcare to their war-devastated communities. She was co-founder and Medical Director of the charity Hand-In-Hand for Syria, playing an integral part with other Syrian NGOs in building 7 hospitals in the north of the country. Rola lectures at the London School of Economics and King’s College London, and is an international speaker and advocate for the cessation of targeting of civilians in war zones, and the protection of medical neutrality.

Rola is also the first Syrian TED Fellow.

Abel Archundia-Pineda

IT business partner, Pharma division and as member of the Bayer IT leadership board

Abel joined Bayer on May 2017 as IT business partner, Pharma division and as member of the Bayer IT
leadership board. Before joining Bayer, Abel was head of IT for Novartis Technical Operations looking
after manufacturing, supply chain and quality as well as Global CIO for the Sandoz Division (since 2012),
a role which he helped integrate into Novartis Business Services. He originally joined the Novartis IT
Leadership Board in 2010.
He brings to Bayer a passion for patient-centricity, and the strong belief that IT is central to the digital
transformation underway in the Pharmaceutical industry to allow a richer interaction with patients and
health-care providers. His role at Bayer will be key to enable business models that increasingly leverage
Information Technology for drug discovery, digital supply chain and commercial activities.

Before joining Novartis, he was CIO Europe-Asia for Cemex, a $20Bn global construction materials firm
where he led major post-merger integrations from Madrid, Spain. Prior positions at Dell (General
Manager, Mexico, and Supply Chain, Latin America) and Boston Consulting Group (Principal, Monterrey
and Dallas offices) shaped a multi-disciplinary, business-first perspective of the CIO role.
He holds an electronics engineering degree from Tec de Monterrey, Mexico, and an MBA from Stanford
Business School.
Abel is married and has two teenage boys and enjoys sports like competitive rowing and swimming, and
loves the outdoors.

Audrey Tang

Digital Minister

Audrey Tang, a civic hacker and Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Social Enterprise, is known for revitalizing global open source communities such as Perl and Haskell.

In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project.

In the private sector, Audrey worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design.

In the third sector, Audrey actively contributes to Taiwan’s g0v (“gov-zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government”.

Filipe Cassapo

Innovation Executive Manager

Filipe M. Cassapo is the Executive Manager of the International Innovation Center of Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná, in Brazil. The International Innovation Center is a strategic initiative of the Brazilian Industry System, which aims at supporting the development of innovative businesses, at all maturity level, as well as the development of an innovation culture. Mr. Cassapo is also a Director at ANPEI, the Brazilian National Association of Research and Development of Innovative Company. ANPEI is the major multi-sector and independent Brazilian association that brings together the main professionals who practice innovation for the generation of high value-added business. Mr. Cassapo has an 18-years’ experience in innovation management, in several national and multinational companies, in Brazil, and is a national and international invited speaker for the topics of innovation and high impact entrepreneurship. Filipe M. Cassapo is graduated in Computer Science Engineering from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne – France, where he also received a Minor Degree in Cognitive Science and Epistemology. Mr. Cassapo also received an MSc. in Applied Computer Science from the Catholic University of Paraná – Brazil

Ronald Souza


Ronald Souza has degree on International Business (Foreign Trade) and hold two post-graduation degrees in Business and Marketing Management and Petroleum and Gas Management. He has 17 years in management and 10 years in foreign trade experience.

Bindi Karia

Boutique Advisory Firm
Innovation Expert & Advisor, CEO

Bindi is incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe and connecting the dots between Investors, Founders, Corporates and Government, and as a result, has worked in and around technology startups for most of her career. As a Consultant (PwC Consulting), as a Corporate (Microsoft BizSpark /Ventures), as a Startup employee (Trayport), as an Advisor (Startup Europe, Startup Weekend Europe, Tech London Advocates), as a Connector (GQ UK, the IoD and Evening Standard have all recognised this) and until recently, as their Banker (Silicon Valley Bank) The entrepreneurs have influenced her so greatly over the years, that she is building a Boutique Advisory Firm, focused on advising and connecting across four core Innovation pillars (Corporate, Startup, Investors and Government + Community) for commercial success.

She currently sits on the Advisory Boards of seven startups and one Venture Debt fund, as well as Digital Advisory Board of Shop Direct plc (£1.9bn t/o business), the Advisory Boards of European Innovation Council, Startup Europe (EU), Tech London Advocates, Ambassador for Innovate Finance, and just finished a term as trustee for TechStars Startup Weekend Europe.

She is a strong advocate for promoting Women in Tech, and as such, seven of her Advisory Board roles are for women-founded businesses.

Bindi was born in the UK, raised in Canada, her entire family is from Kenya, but the lure of Europe especially London bought her back and kept her there!

Justin Halsall

Developer Advocate

“Justin is a hacker, master of ceremonies, conference organizer and community leader and an all round charming personality with a life long passion for technology and development. He is a well respected moderator hackathons and pitch events and a hackathon veteran.
As Developer Advocate for IBM in New York, he mainly focusses his time and energy on developers and startups. Previously he occupied the roles of Technology Evangelist in Europe and Asia at SoftLayer (Cloud service) and the Director of Developer Programs at Bottlenose, a company that tracks trends on Social Media.”

Fabian Gompf

Parity Technologies
Product manager

Fabian is a product- and project manager at Parity Technologies. In his role he also oversees the partnerships of the company. Parity is an infrastructure-focussed blockchain company, that builds decentralised platforms and applications. Parity’s work combines cutting-edge cryptography, cellular systems, peer-to-peer technology and decentralised consensus architectures. Through his work, Fabian is substantially involved in blockchain initiatives of leading organizations in industries such as Energy, Mobility, Pharma and Finance – as well as the Polkadot project.

Before joining Parity, Fabian was part of the early days of Electromobility in Germany through his work with StreetScooter GmbH (acquired by Deutsche Post DHL Group) and Porsche AG. He studied electrical engineering and business administration at RWTH Aachen University and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.



Register for CUBE Tech Fair 2018