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


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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?


Lukasz Musialski

Iconiq Lab
Co-founder and Portfolio Director

Lukasz Musialski is a Co-founder and Portfolio Director of Iconiq Lab. Before co-founding Iconiq Lab he worked as a member the investment team at FERI Trust, one of the largest non-bank alternative asset managers in Germany, where he worked in the private equity and venture capital space. He previously gained financial expertise by working in large financial institutions such as UBS and GE Capital RE. Lukasz is an avid technologist and a podcaster. He holds a Master’s in Finance degree from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

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.

Mark Ciotola

Co-founder of Orbital Genomics endeavor

A lifelong space enthusiast and entrepreneur, Mark Ciotola has worked in NASA’s largest wind tunnels, been involved in complex biotechnology manufacturing and has developed information systems that handled billions of dollars of transactions for major financial institutions. Yet while in the Australian outback, hundreds of kilometers away from the nearest water source, a vision came to him how space technology could help support humans in remote areas of the Earth while reducing stress on the environment. Since then, he has been passionate about synergies between space and sustainability. He is the founder of which is creating new approaches for astroculture. SustainSpace was awarded the European Space Agency’s Exploration Masters Challenge 2017 Overall Winner Prize.

Falon Fatemi
Founder and CEO

Falon Fatemi is the Founder and CEO of Node, a groundbreaking artificial intelligence platform revolutionizing how people and businesses discover new opportunities. At age 19, Falon was the youngest employee at Google and has since spent over a decade focused on go-to-market strategy, global expansion, and strategic partnerships at Google, YouTube, and the startup world. Falon is also an SF Innovation Fellow for Mayor Ed Lee, and writes acolumn for Forbes covering company building in Silicon Valley, artificial intelligence, and the future of sales and marketing. Falon and Node have recently been featured in CNBC, Bloomberg, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Inc., Fast Company and more. You can follow her at

Stewart Rogers

Venture Beat
Analyst at Large

Stewart Rogers has over 25 years experience in sales, marketing, managing, and mentoring in the software and IT industries. He is currently Analyst-at-Large VentureBeat, where he analyzes and studies marketing technology, artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies, and virtual/mixed reality. He is also a journalist for VentureBeat, reporting the news on those same topics. Prior to VentureBeat, Rogers ran a number of successful software companies and held global roles in sales and marketing for businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. He has contributed to several sales and marketing publications and is regularly invited to speak at major tech events across the globe.

Mike Haley

Senior Director, Machine Intelligence

Mike leads Machine Intelligence at Autodesk focusing on discovering ground breaking machine learning technologies and strategies for the future of making things. He directs the Autodesk AI Labs where core AI research occurs in conjunction with product engineering from across Autodesk so that advanced AI features may be rapidly introduced to our customers. For the last several years Mike’s team has been focused on bringing geometric shape-analysis, computer vision, control systems and other high scale machine-learning techniques to 3D design information as well as industrial environments with the intent of making AI a natural partner in the design and creation process.

Formerly, Mike led the move of Autodesk products from the desktop to the cloud by driving the adoption of scalable distributed compute and data technology. Prior to joining Autodesk, Mike has performed research and product development in the fields of: volumetric graphics, distributed systems, computer vision and real-time systems. He is drawn to areas where he can combine his many years of experience in computer-graphics, distributed systems and mathematical analysis while exploring new technologies and business opportunities. Mike holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Joshua Scigala
Co-founder, CEO

Joshua Scigala is an award winning designer, animator & entrepreneur. He has co-founded 5 technology startups as well as leading large technical teams. He was a pioneer in the sharing economy as well as in the blockchain space.
Joshua moved to Berlin in 2012, and with his interest in alternative economies established as a co-founder together with his brother Philip Scigala.

Christian Nagel


Dr. Christian Nagel is Co-Founder and Partner of Earlybird.
Christian has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and investment experience. He was Chairman of the Board of Tipp24 AG (Prime Standard Frankfurt Exchange: TIM) and Interhyp AG (Prime Standard Frankfurt Exchange: IYP), which returned more than 50x the original Earlybird investment. Up till the trade sale to SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC) he also served on the board of BridgeCo AG. He is currently on the boards of CrossEngage (Berlin), Cashboard (Berlin), N26 (Berlin), Smava (Berlin) and Tradico (Munich).
Prior to founding Earlybird in 1997, Christian, together with a group of investors, acquired various companies from the Treuhandanstalt (the former East-German state holding) and gained operational experience. He was a shareholder and an Executive Director of HNP Präzisionsteile GmbH & Co. KG, SMB Industrieholding GmbH, DH Industrieholding Hohenthurm GmbH and a number of other subsidiary companies of these holding companies.
Previously, Christian worked as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co. Inc. focusing on restructuring, strategy and M & A projects within various industries.
He holds a Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur degree (Industrial Engineering, MSc equivalent) from the Technical University of Hamburg, specializing in process engineering and a PhD degree in management from the University of St. Gallen.



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