Manmeet Singh ​
Expert-in-Residence at Chinaccelerator
Manmeet has been an entrepreneur throughout his career. He established M&M Corporation in 2005 to provide China focused Strategy and Private Placement services to firms in Asia. In 2008 he co-founded an IT education firm in partnership with IBM, Nanjing Government, Nandasoft and Nanjing University.

Since 2008 he has shared his passion for education as Senior Affiliate Lecturer at EMLYON Business School's Shanghai campus where he teaches core courses and electives on Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

Prior to this he held entrepreneurial roles inside ICICI Bank (India's largest private bank) where he was a key member of the teams that spearheaded the international rollout of the bank and thereafter established the China and Hong Kong offices with responsibility for North Asia. His responsibilities in the bank were spread across various functions including corporate banking, private banking, trade finance, resource raising and as relationship manager for Asian financial institutions.

Manmeet has lived in 9 countries across 4 continents and has been based out of Shanghai since 2003. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi and French with working knowledge of Portuguese. He's currently improving his Mandarin and learning Japanese.

Manmeet holds Bachelors degrees in Economics, Physics-Engineering and French from Washington and Lee University (USA) and an MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (India).

An amateur tech geek, he's deeply interested in consumer technologies and businesses that leverage these. Manmeet also takes his passion for education and entrepreneurship to mentor young entrepreneurs and startups in China and enjoys sharing his professional and personal experiences.

Daniel Hersson
Team Leader, Cleantech VC/PE Project (Consultant) at Asian Development Bank
Daniel Hersson has more than 18 years' experience from the global energy and cleantech industry. He is a recognized specialist on venture capital (VC), strategy, start-ups and innovation. Previously, Daniel was Director of Strategy at BP Ventures, one of the world's largest cleantech and energy-focused corporate VC funds, which he helped set-up and manage. He is also co-founder and venture partner at Infuse Ventures, India's first early-stage cleantech VC fund. Daniel is currently a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, where he is managing a multi-year programme focused on supporting cleantech start-ups, accelerators and VC/PE investors across Asia-Pacific. Daniel has a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, and has also studied at University of Michigan (US) and Uppsala University (Sweden).

David Dornbusch
CEO at France Cleantech SAS, Chairman at Cleantuesday
David is a CEO at France Cleantech SAS – company that offers strategic and financial consultancy services in cleantech and renewable energies on the french and international markets to more than 50 clients since its inception. As main references Suez Environment, EDF, Reed Elsevier (large companies), Blablacar, Stile, Arionic (Startups), German Trade and Investment, Enterprise Ireland, Korean Trade and Invest, Eurochambers (Institutionnal) etc.. France Cleantech has also been involved in more than 20 MW of PV plants financing or refinancing.

He's also Chairman at Cleantuesday – nonprofit organization aiming to support the development of Cleantech worldwide. Cleantuesday brings together the community of Cleantech professionals: start-ups and SME, large corporations, investors and local authorities. With more than 250 events in 10 countries, 600 companies pitching and 10000 participants since its creation, Cleantuesday is the #3 Cleantech cluster in the world and the #1 in Europe. Cleantuesday is extremely active on Twitter (4600 followers worldwide) and its weekly newsletter reaches 20000 cleantech professionals worldwide.

Dr. Dag H. Zeiner-Gundersen
Ph.D, investor and inventor
Dr. Dag H. Zeiner-Gundersen has more than 30 years of experience from renewable energy sector and Oil & Gas industry, with multi discipline technical and management experiences. Fulfilled numerous project management and engineering positions in Norway, United States, Italy and Turkey. Maintained the position as Norwegian Trade Commissioner and Diplomat.

Currently running his own companies within the renewable energy sector. D.Sc in i $nnovation and innovation processes. Ph.D in fluid and hydrodynamics. Specialist in general technology, physics and condense matter nuclear physics, Nano engineering, turbine technology, aquaponics systems and subsea and marine technology. An inventor and entrepreneur with a high number of patents.

Published in June 2106 the book; Effective innovation in science, technology and business, unlocking the power of inventive processes and algorithms ( Served military duty in the Norwegian Special Forces, dive-master and private pilot. Privileged father of four sons.

Benjamin Southworth
Consultant and sector evangelist, co-founder 3beards
Benjamin Southworth is a passionate and energetic communicator, facilitator, leader, manager, public speaker, founder and organiser for the UK Entrepreneurial & Startup scene. He is a passionate advocate for structural change and Governmental engagement with the digital past, present and future, most recently serving as Deputy CEO of the UK Government's Tech City Investment Organisation which was established by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010 to support the growth of the tech cluster in East London.

One of the original co-founders of 3beards, post-Number 10 Downing Street, he is now the co-founder of Lean Capital, the annual charity fundraiser TechBikers, sits on the board of private angel funding pitching event City Meets Tech and is currently in the process of setting up the Ada Lovelace Academy – a free school to teach digital skills to disadvantaged young people between the ages of 16 – 19.

John Gower
Founder & CEO of Dialect - San Francisco & London
Entrepreneur and pioneer in the business of creating exceptional content marketing for a mobile world.

John Gower is the senior executive with over 15 years of experience in the business of creating exceptional branded content: magazines, video, web and mobile apps.

He worked on 3 continents with the world's biggest brands in virtually every vertical: games, tech, fashion, finance, the arts, automotive, sports, crafts, music, movies and many more.

John generated hundreds of millions of dollars of revenues for clients by driving love, loyalty and action from their customers.

He is a founder and CEO of Dialect Inc, a unique and fast growing Brand Engagement agency based in the digital heart of San Francisco.

Freerk Bisschop
Program Director Smart Energy Accelerator at Rockstart
Freerk Bisschop has been engaged in building innovations and enabling growth in sustainable energy since the 1980s. In material science, utility strategy and business development, corporate and government consultancy, green electricity entrepreneurship, rapid international scaling, business restructuring, private equity and project financing, informal investment, crowdfunding and community initiatives.

Freerk is now Program Director Smart Energy Accelerator at Rockstart

Borja Gonzalez del Regueral
Learning Service Programme Lead & Benefits & Baselining SME
Borja is the top notch expert in business transformation and energy sector. Within over 14 years of his professional experience he has led a number of transformational projects with world's third largest utility company Iberdrola (Spain, Scotland, the US, Brazil). Developing and implementing transformational projects on all operational areas, actively participating in M&As during the global expansion of the company, working with supranational organizations and national governments on bringing reforms to the sector. In his current position with another giant in the oil business, (London, UK) Borja is leading a global transformational project for the company.

His awarded by Royal Academy of Doctors PhD thesis in Thermoeconomics has resulted in registering a AAA world patent in energy considered as a breakthrough in science. That also led grounds for his own company developing the technology of transferring cold to energy. With Masters in Engineering and Economics applied to the Electric Power Sector (Regulation) as well as an Executive MBA at one of the world's top business schools - IE, he represents an incredible multi edged expert in energy, business transformation and development.

Hendrik Tiesinga
California Clean Energy Fund, Co-Founder and Program Manager New Energy Nexus

Hendrik is curator and facilitator of multi-stakeholder innovation networks and labs. He is the co-founder of New Energy Nexus, a platform that supports clean energy accelerators and entrepreneurs worldwide. Hendrik is also the editor of "Labcraft: how social labs cultivate change through innovation and collaboration". He was a co-founder of Natural Innovation and the Finance Innovation Lab in London. He was a visiting research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.

Olga Lobachinsky
CEO at StartIsrael
Olga Lobachinsky is a CEO at StartIsrael, Israel's Entrepreneurship Portal, responsible for managing all the operations including: content management, business development and marketing strategies. Olga worked as a Category Marketing Manager at major media/telecom companies: YES – satellite television provider and Cellcom – mobile telecommunications company. In those positions she managed marketing innovative activities for the Russian segment, including planning and execution.

Olga has a lot of experience in non-traditional marketing tactics including traditional and non-traditional partnerships and campaigns, multi-channel opportunities and multi-stakeholder initiatives in order to meet strategic brand objectives.

Oren Simanian
Founder of StarTau,
Director at Indiegogo Israel
Oren is a key-person in the Israeli start-up ecosystem, innovator and entrepreneur. He is the Founder of StarTau, Tel-Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center.

Oren leads Marketing and Community at Indiegogo – Israel, the world's funding engine. He works with entrepreneurs, creators, and community builders across Israel to bring their ideas to the world through Indiegogo's open & flexible crowdfunding platform.

Oren is a mentor of early stage startups, and an inspiring guest speaker about innovation (Recently at TEDx).

Oren holds a B.A degree at Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University and is also a Professional Football referee at the Israeli top league.