FlexiDAO is a software provider in the energy sector headquartered in Amsterdam. The company was founded in 2017 in Barcelona by energy engineers Simone Accornero (IT) and Grzegorz Bytniweski (PL) and by economist Joan Collell (ES). The three founders bring diverse experience from companies like Google, Bain & Company and Everis. FlexiDAO was created to accelerate the transition towards a decarbonised and decentralised energy industry, leveraging on blockchain applications.FlexiDAO's mission is to effectively coordinate millions of distributed energy resources into the grid. It's logo - the octopus - represents that vision: Two thirds of their neurons are located in their tentacles, what scientists call a decentralized brain. Utilities need to become an "octopus" too, locating their brain at the edge of the grid.
For that purpose, FlexiDAO offers utilities white-label blockchain applications on top of a middleware platform that can access any blockchain infrastructure in an enterprise-grade, secure way. The company is supported by SET Ventures, accelerators KIC InnoEnergy and Rockstart and is an affiliate member of the Energy Web Foundation.
Former research Engineer at CITCEA.
Recognized by the Energy Web Foundation as an expert in the field. Grzegorz has been actively involved in the blockchain space since 2013, contributing to various forums, developments, and applications.
Freek is an innovator. A builder. An enabler of solutions against climate change. Ventures with impact. Clean-technology funding. Business collaborations with societal benefits. Sustainable energy for everyone. Inspiring initiatives for a prosperous planet. He has been engaged in building innovations and enabling growth in sustainable energy since the 1980’s. In material science, utility strategy & business development, corporate & government consultancy, green electricity entrepreneuring, rapid international scaling, business restructuring, private equity & project financing, informal investment, crowdfunding and community initiatives. And now he focus on smart energy acceleration, connecting the greatest startups to the best mentors, corporate partners and scale-up funding. At Rockstart.
The last three years Derk was Research Vice President and industry analyst at HfS Research. Helping the technology, energy and services community deal with emerging issues in the As-a-Service economy. Main areas of his responsibility: energy, utilities and resources industries, sourcing and procurement and supply chain. All at the brink of a massive transformation and dealing with the challenge of incorporating emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, advanced analytics, blockchain, intelligent automation and cloud into digital operations and creation of new business models.
Alicia is the CEO of olivoENERGY® , an energy strategy consulting firn, which has its focus on energy and mobility and it translates EU energy policy and directives into guidance towards the energy transition.
For businesses and industry, olivoENERGY actively participates in EU directives process and policy strategy for your industry interest, opening business opportunities. olivoENERGY supports governments, business and citizens to embrace decarbonisation.
Marjin is focus on Leadership in Growth Investment, Innovation and M&A, non-executive directorships in 4 countries.
He has been Managing Partner in a rapidly growing advisory & investment boutique, core mentor at Rockstart (accelerator) smart-energy program and evaluator for the EASME program of the European Commission.
Marijn holds a Masters degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, graduated from Harvard Business School's General Management Program in 1999 and the Governance Program for Non-Executive Directors at Wagner Governance & Leadership Graduate School in June 2019.
Gleen is an Innovative Leader, Furthermore he plans his work systematically and is a result-oriented professional. In his relationships with colleagues, business partners and other stakeholders, he works as a cooperative and open-minded innovator bridging the gap between the outside and inside world. These qualities are best suited to a dynamic and challenging work environment where collaboration, trust and fun are key. Everything that has been described above, combined with his passion for innovation, change management and technology motivates me to keep on learning, to add value and create impact. He has built and maintain a large network within the corporate world, and among start-ups and knowledge institutes.