2nd edition: 15 – 16 May 2018

Arena Berlin, Germany

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Alicia Asin

CEO & Co-Founder

Alicia Asín is CEO and co-founder of Libelium, the wireless sensor hardware provider, creator of Waspmote, a modular, open source sensor platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). Alicia is a computer engineer focused on how IoT can change our world, starting with Smart Cities and smart agriculture. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences on issues related to Smart Cities, wireless sensor networks and IoT. After the Mobile World Congress 2016, The Financial Times talks about Libelium as one of the Spain’s baby unicorns referring to its revolutionary technological developments in the country.

Amos Meiri

Co-founder and CEO

Amos is the co-founder and CEO of Colu, a venture capital funded start-up that uses blockchain technology to help people reclaim economic power by creating local currencies and building local economies. With his background in the finance and FinTech industries, and having worked for the world’s leading social investment network, he channeled his passion for disruptive technologies into establishing the world’s first bitcoin 2.0 movement, ColoredCoins, in 2012. Amos is a pioneer and champion of the digital currency ecosystem, encouraging the adoption of open source code projects for everyone who wants to explore the possibilities of Blockchain technology.

Aubrey de Grey

Sens Research Foundation
Chief Science Officer

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Mountain View, California, USA, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, a California-based 501(c)(3) biomedical research charity that performs and funds laboratory research dedicated to combating the aging process. He is also VP of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics, a biotechnology startup developing new therapies in the field of biomedical gerontology.

In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. He received his BA in computer science and Ph.D. in biology from the University of Cambridge. His research interests encompass the characterisation of all the types of self-inflicted cellular and molecular damage that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair and/or obviate that damage.

Dr. de Grey is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organisations. He is a highly sought-after speaker who gives 40-50 invited talks per year at scientific conferences, universities, companies in areas ranging from pharma to life insurance, and to the public.

Barbara Belvisi

Hardware Club
Co-founder & Managing Partner

Barbara is an entrepreneur and investor. She started her career in Portfolio Management in 2008, moved to Private Equity at NEO Capital in 2010 in London and finally join the venture capital team at A+ Finance to focus on tech investments in 2012. She raised there 3 new funds for $50M with a focus on tech startups in France.

In 2013, she took part of the launch of the Hello Tomorrow Summit and the incubation program TheFamily and started mentoring startups in various programs like Techstars, StartupBootCamp Sesame.

Passionate about robots, science and design since the youngest age, she cofounded in 2014 Hardware Club, the first community-based VC dedicated to hardware startups and closed a $28M seed-stage fund.

Bina 48 and Bruce Duncan

Hanson Robotics Ltd.
Managing Director

Bruce Duncan, M.Ed.
Bruce Duncan, M.Ed., is Managing Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation Inc. and project leader for the LifeNaut Project (, which is the brainchild of Dr. Martine Rothblatt, Inventor of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Author, and Biotech CEO.

As the Principle Investigator of the LifeNaut Project Bruce Duncan is responsible for the ongoing development of Bina48, the worlds first advanced humanoid robot based on the “mindfile” information of a real person.

Bruce is also Managing Producer for Terasem Media and Films, which produced the independent science fiction feature film “2B: The Era of Flesh is Over ( He also curates the first cyber museum dedicated to addressing racism , bigotry and prejudice at the World Against Racism Museum,

As and Educator he has taught Conflict Resolution at the University of Vermont and worked as a Peace Facilitator with the Seeds of Peace International Peace Camp, New York/Casco Maine.

Bina48 (Android)
Bina48 is one of the worlds most advanced social robots commissioned by Dr. Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics Inc. based on the information about a real person, Bina Aspen,co-founder of the Terasem Movement and the World Against Racism Museum. Using video interview transcripts, laser scanning life mask technology, face recognition, artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology, Bina48 was created to demonstrate the first step in the Terasem Hypothesis, which states “(1) a conscious analog of a person may be created by combining sufficiently detailed data about the person (a “mindfile”) using future consciousness software (“mindware”).

Bina48 is designed to be a social being that represents a mix of memories, values,beliefs from the original Bina along with new experiences gained through interaction with others. She has been featured in the New York Times Science Section, GQ Magazine, NPR and National Geographic Magazine since she “came to life” in 2010.

Charles Hoskinson

CEO & CO-Founder

Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado at Boulder to study Analytic Number Theory prior to moving into cryptography via industry exposure.

His professional experience includes founding three Cryptocurrency related start-ups – Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK – and a variety of colorful positions in the public and private sector. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in September of 2013.

His current projects focus on education of cryptocurrency topics, evangelism of decentralization and making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream.

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.

Christoph Jentzsch
Founder and CEO

Christoph’s background is in theoretical physics, where he developed optimized software solutions for high performance computing on specialized hardware. Christoph has been part of the Ethereum project since 2014 as Lead Tester, securing and shaping the core protocol while working on the backend of the C++ client. End of 2015 he co-founded, working on the decentralized sharing economy through the connection of Blockchain and IoT.

Danny Cabrera

Former CEO & Founder

Danny is a life science entrepreneur, he is currently developing genetic engineering tools with applications in healthcare, agriculture and metabolic engineering. In 2014 he founded BioBots, a company that is bringing 3D bioprinters that print living tissues out of human cells to market. In addition to being featured on CNN and Fortune, BioBots was named The Company of the Year in 2015 by the Philadelphia Business Journal, one of the Top 10 Robotics Companies Disrupting 3D Printing in 2017, most innovative at SXSW, and one of the Top 100 Most Disruptive Companies in the World in 2017 by Disruptor Daily. Danny was named one of the Most Innovative Entrepreneurs of 2016 by Investopedia, one of the Top 100 Business Visionaries by Business Insider and he is an Inc. and Forbes 30 under 30.

David C. Woessner

Local Motors, Inc

David currently serves as the General Manager of Local Motors in National Harbor, MD. After finalizing the launch of an award-winning facility in 2016, where the world’s first self-driving, cognitive, low speed, electric shuttle, Olli, was debuted, he is now responsible for operations of the sales and demonstration facility in National Harbor, MD. His primary focus is working with local stakeholders and partners to demonstrate, pilot, and sell self-driving Ollis in the Washington, DC region and beyond. He also leads External Affairs in order to appropriately influence public policy of self-driving vehicles.

David earned his MBA and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology while serving multiple terms on the National Society of Black Engineers’ National Board of Directors. He received his BA in Physics and German from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana where he recently completed his 3-year term on the Board of the National Association of Wabash Men.

David enjoys playing soccer and basketball while also coaching youth sports, he fully embraces his German & Moroccan culture and the live, work and play model that National Harbor, MD and Detroit have to offer.

Dean Johnson

Head of Innovation

As an accomplished design leader, writer, presenter, BBC tech pundit and Head of Innovation at Brandwidth, Dean Johnson is shaping the connected future for Film, TV, Automotive, Publishing, Music, Education and Leisure sectors with the emphasis on user experience and engagement. Dean is a Fellow and former VP of the Chartered Society of Designers and a Mentor for the British Fashion Council and Startup Sesame.

Continuing to push boundaries in design and technology, in April 2017 Dean spent 48 hours in virtual reality with Sarah Jones of Coventry University, tackling 30 different immersive experiences including go-karting, a wing walk and receiving a real-world tattoo – all whilst in VR! Dean is a top VR, IoT, CES, Industry 4.0 and Automotive Design Influencer and writes for numerous publications, his own blog ( ) and is the author of international #1 interactive iBook ‘Digital Publishing: The Next Steps’ Recent conference appearances have included: CapitalFest, UX-DAY, Pirate Summit, DigitalK, BDL Accelerate, IAB MIXX, Develop:VR, FutureFest, IBC Rising Stars, Capitol Hill VR, AWE Santa Clara, FashTech Summit, Smart IoT London, TEDx Athens, The Wearable Technology Show, Silicon Beach, Bitspiration, Mobile Show Middle East, DBW New York, CONTEC Frankfurt and lecturing at the Strelka Institute Moscow.

Dr. Rola Hallam

Founder and CEO

Dr Rola Hallam is a consultant anaesthetist. Her passion for global health took her across sub-Saharan Africa until war started in her home country, Syria. As medical director of Hand-in-Hand-for-Syria, she played an integral part in building hospitals and health centres across Syria. Rola lectures at the London School of Economics and King’s College London and is an international speaker and human-rights advocate, pressing decision-makers to stop the targeting of civilians in war zones, and to protect medical neutrality.

Her on-going quest to provide access to healthcare for all has led her to launch CanDo, a not-for-profit social enterprise enabling local humanitarians to provide healthcare services to their war-devastated communities.

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

Fiona Nielsen


Fiona Nielsen, founder and CEO Repositive, is a bioinformatician who previously worked in research and development (R&D) at Illumina, developing tools for interpretation of next-generation sequencing data and analysing cancer and FFPE samples, sequenced on the latest technology. It was in these roles that Fiona realised how difficult it is to find and access genomics data for research. In 2013, Fiona founded DNAdigest, a charity promoting best practices for efficient and ethical data sharing – aligning the interests of patients and researchers. Fiona was nominated for the 2013 WiSE award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for her work with DNAdigest.

Galia Benartzi


Galia Benartzi is a serial technology entrepreneur from California and Israel, and a co-founder of the Bancor Protocol, a blockchain smart-contract standard for the creation of intrinsically tradable cryptographic tokens. She has a BA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College and an MA in International Economics from SAIS Johns Hopkins.

In 2005, Galia co-founded Mytopia, the first social gaming company for smartphones (acquired by 888), and in 2010, Particle Code, a cross-platform development technology for mobile applications (acquired by Appcelerator).

In 2013, Galia moved from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv to support and invest in Israeli technology as a Venture Partner at Founders Fund, where she also launched numerous local currency pilots to model, build and test software for community marketplace networks. Galia is a founding member of Powder Mountain, permanent home of the Summit community in Eden, Utah, and creator of the Eden2Zion Reality trips by the Schusterman Foundation. She is passionate about decentralized technologies, women’s empowerment, consciousness, natural wellness and plants.

Gisbert Rühl

Klöckner & CO

With a number of leadership positions in industry and consulting already under his belt, Gisbert Rühl joined the Klöckner & Co Management Board as CFO in 2005. He has served as Chairman of the Board since 2009. Gisbert is currently driving forward Klöckner & Co’s digital transformation and the development of an open industry platform in which the company plays a pioneering role within the steel industry.

Kay Wackwitz

Drone Industry Insights

Kay Wackwitz is CEO & Founder of the commercial drone market research firm „Drone Industry Insights“. He holds a degree in aeronautical engineering and has more than 19 year of experience in manned and unmanned aviation. He acquired a large network of professionals practical experience in projects around the globe. In the recently founded sister company „Drone Industry Consulting“ market know-how combined with consulting expertise creates the perfect base for those who want to adopt drone technology in their business today.

Kevin Eisenfrats


Kevin Eisenfrats is an entrepreneur whose passion lies at the intersection of biomedical engineering and reproductive medicine. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Contraline, a medical device company based in Charlottesville, Virginia developing the first long lasting, non-hormonal, and reversible male contraceptive. The product, which has plans to hit the market in 2022, is comprised of a hydrogel that is implanted into the vas deferens via a quick, non-surgical procedure. The gel works by blocking sperm, and can be easily reversed when the patient desires their fertility be restored. Contraline has raised over $3 million to date from investors including Founders Fund, and has also participated in the Y Combinator Fellowship program.

Kevin graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Nanomedicine Engineering. Throughout his undergraduate career, he conducted research on immunotherapy and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Kevin continues to be actively involved in innovation and product development, being listed on 8 patents relating to novel medical devices, drug-delivery devices, and medical procedures. He has won multiple university and national competitions for the invention behind Contraline, and was recently recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare. Kevin and Contraline have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, MIT Technology Review, TechCrunch, MedGadget, and AskMen.

Markus Müschenich

Flying Health
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Dr. Markus Müschenich is a board certified pediatrician and holds a Master degree in Public Health. For more than 10 years he has been a board member of non-profit and private hospital groups. He is founding and board member of the German Association for Internet Medicine and Venture Partner in the investment team of Peppermint Venture Partners. Dr. Markus Müschenich is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Berlin-based Flying Health Incubator which focuses on digital health startups developing Digital Biomarkers & Software-as-a-Drug solutions.

Dr. Markus Müschenich is regarded as a specialist for digital medicine of the future. He is active as a speaker at national and international conferences as well as an author.

Mohammed Johmani

Serial Entrepreneur

Mohammed Johmani is a Serial Entrepreneur a Multi-talented, ambitious and passionate about entrepreneurship, professional at juggling the demands of managing six different businesses; Eniverse, Cary!, O2, Belong Interactive, Plotos and Space while planning for regional expansion and global reach.

Started his academic career at the Sydney University of Technology, Johmani holds Doctorate degree in Technology Entrepreneurship from Paramount California University in the US and MBA in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde. And holding professional postgraduate marketing diplomas from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

In his 25th birthday 4th December 2005 he established O2 in Dubai, then co-founded Belong Interactive, Eniverse, Cary!, Plotos and Space with a clear vision to establish a home-grown conglomerate, that will become a leading global player competing with global tycoons!

Prince Constantijn

Special Envoy

Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau leads StartupDelta, the accelerator for the startup ecosystem in the Netherlands and advises companies and the European Commission on their digital innovation strategies. He is a regular speaker at national and international tech conferences (like: Websummit, Slush, South Summit, OECD Forum, The Next Web, StartupFest Europe) and holds a number of positions in both the public and private sector.

  • StartupDelta Special Envoy since July 2016. He is appointed by the Dutch Government to make The Netherlands the European epicenter of innovation, with the best climate for entrepreneurs to start, build, grow and internationalize their businesses.
  • Director Digital Technology &Macro Strategy at Macro Advisory Partners in London and New York.
  • Member of the EU High Level Group on Innovation that advises the Commission on instruments for generating breakthrough innovations.
  • Advisor to Andrus Ansip, the current Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market.
  • Edge Fellow at Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, advising senior corporate executives on digital transition strategies and corporate innovation.

Until 2014 Constantijn was Chief of Staff of European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes. He has a background in management consulting and policy research & advice at Booz Allen & Hamilton in London and the RAND Corporation in Brussels. In 2015 he founded StartupFest Europe, the country’s biggest ever startup festival, Which was held for the second time in September ‘17. Constantijn holds an MBA from the INSEAD at Fontainebleau and masters degree in law from Leiden University.

Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau is passionate about technology, art, music, photography and nature. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands (SIDN). He is Chair of the Prince Bernhard Nature Fund; Member of the Supervisory Board of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Honorary Chair of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development; Patron of the National Musical Instrument Fund; Patron of the World Press Photo Foundation; and Patron of the National Violin Contests.

Richard Ma

Quantstamp Technologies Inc

As CEO of Quantstamp, Richard manages product strategy, marketing, investor relations and strategic partnerships with a goal of longterm sustainable success for the blockchain community., aims to bring transparency and security to smart contract blockchain projects, announces that it will be launching the world’s first decentralized automated security auditing platform for smart contracts. Designed to detect security vulnerabilities such as the Parity wallet hack, Quantstamp is a specialized token-based software verification and bounty platform. Richard was also formerly an algorithmic trader at Tower Research and has worked on various software that’s been through extreme testing and risk-management scenarios. His HFT trading systems had zero notable incidents in nearly a decade of reliably handling millions of dollars of investor capital. Richard is an alumnus of the ECE department at Cornell University.

Roey Tzezana

Senior Scientific Advisor

Roey Tzezana, PhD, is a public intellectual and a futures studies researcher. He’s a researcher in the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center and Brown University’s Humanity Centered Robotic Initiative, and was the academic manager of the program for Futures Studies at Lahav Executive Education in Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University. Roey is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the Jewish Cloud Nation, TeleBuddy, and the Simpolitix project for political forecasting. He’s acting as senior adviser for the Lifeboat Foundation, the World Futures Society and other future-oriented bodies around the world.
Roey is an accomplished author with two best-selling books about the future, the second of which – “Rulers of the Future” – was described by prior Secretary of the Treasury Yair Lapid as “a book that every Israeli politician should read”.

Sabeen Ali

Founder & CEO

Sabeen Ali is Founder and CEO of AngelHack, female-owned and majority female-operated company that organizes hackathons and accelerates early-stage startups from around the world.

Prior to AngelHack, Sabeen founded and sold her own leadership training and organizational development company; Team Building ROI, which provided leadership and organizational development training to companies such as Google, IBM, Blackberry, NetApp, Cisco and others. She holds a M.S. in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco and is an expert in change management.

Sabeen also founded Code For A Cause, a nonprofit organization that aims to make technology and coding accessible for all, and to bring the tech community together to make the world a better place. Founded in 2013, CFAC has organized events and initiatives designed to connect developers, support women and girls, minorities, veterans and other disproportionately disadvantaged communities.

She speaks internationally to corporate, nonprofit and student audiences on rapid innovation, entrepreneurship, acceleration, women in tech initiatives, and more. Most recently, she spoke at 4YFN with Mobile World Congress, Money 20/20, Shoptalk, and delivered USF’s commencement speech in 2016. She has received numerous accolades for her work, most recently including the Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation award. Her work with AngelHack and CFAC has been highlighted in Inc., Fast Company, Voice of America, and featured in the hit documentary: Seed.

Ton van’t Noordende

01 Ventures

Ton is CEO of 01Ventures – European early & growth stage deep tech VC. Next to that, I’m the Investor In Residence at StartupDelta working closely together with HRH Prince Constantijn of Oranje. Founded the E/D/T Global Foundation in 2017 to support the pioneers in emerging technologies that are fundamentally changing the way our world operates.

Xavier Duportet


Xavier Duportet cofounded Eligo Bioscience in 2014, while doing his PhD in Synthetic Biology at MIT and INRIA. He raised $24M from Khosla Ventures and Seventure to develop a new generation of ultra-precise biotherapeutics to battle antibiotic-resistant bacteria and sculpt our microbiome using genetic engineering and CRISPR/Cas. He is an MIT TR35 and was elected French Innovator of the year by the MIT Technology Review in 2015. He was recently awarded French PhD-Entrepreneur of the year by the Foundation Norbert Segard, as one of the 40 under 40 Young Leaders in Europe, one of the 30 Under 30 by Forbes in 2017 and recently elected as a Technology Pioneer 2017 by the World Economic Forum.

Xavier is also the founder and president of Hello Tomorrow, a global non-profit organization, operating in 45 countries, which goal is to accelerate the development of deeptech startups that transform disruptive scientific technologies into products or services to solve societal and industrial challenges.

Yariv Bash


Yariv Bash is the CEO of Flytrex, a drone technology company providing comprehensive, autonomous drone delivery systems that enable any business, from SMBs to e-commerce giants, to integrate instant, autonomous drone delivery into their offering. Flytrex is an end-to-end drone logistics service spearheading the drone revolution.

Prior to Flytrex, Yariv was the Founder and CEO of SpaceIL – the Israeli team at the Google Lunar X-Prize competition. SpaceIL’s mission: landing an unmanned spaceship on the moon, for a fraction of the traditional cost. Under Yariv’s management, the non-profit SpaceIL has raised more than $30 million.



Register for CUBE Tech Fair 2018

And the winner of €1 million is… ENLITIC

Our inaugural CUBE Challenge was won by US-based Enlitic, a digital health and life science startup. They use deep learning to make the data generated when a doctor sees a patient usable and useful, and provide actionable insights for the doctors.

Their solution was judged to be the winner by Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak. Enlitic were up again Green City Solutions and NavVis in the finals, having previously pitched against 250 CUBE startups.

“CUBE Tech Fair was an unique opportunity for Enlitic to connect with a global network of talented innovators. I’d like to thank CUBE for making it possible, and also to all the other competitors for their vision and energy. Medical deep learning diagnostics will transform healthcare around the world, and we’re grateful to CUBE for the opportunity and support in our mission.” – Sally Daub, CEO, Enlitic

Missed out on some of the CUBE Tech Fair action? Check out some of our highlights!

Past speakers

Brigitte Zypries
Brigitte ZypriesMinistry of Economic Affairs
Martin Hofmann
Martin HofmannGroup CIO Volkswagen
Celina Chew
Celina ChewPresident of Bayer China
Dave Mathews
Dave MathewsNewaer CEO & Founder
Kai Diekmann
Kai DiekmannJournalist
Moshe Hogeg
Moshe HogegSingulariteam Co-founder
Pablos Holman
Pablos HolmanHacker & Inventor
Samantha Payne
Samantha PayneOpen Bionics Co-founder
Léa Steinacker
Léa SteinackerWirtschaftswoche CIO
Steve Wozniak
Steve WozniakApple Co-founder
Robin Wright
Robin Wright Actress & Tech-activist
Martina Larkin
Martina LarkinWEF Head of Europe and Eurasia