Sessions #5 & #6 in numbers

8 elite industry experts
16 Mobility & Proptech+Energy startups
80 startups, VCs and relevant key players
150+ pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings and calls
👉 2.250+ MINUTES OF SCORING BIG

Mobility Expert Panel

Eric Raushen

Head Of Operations & Business Development
POLESTAR

Bart Vrancken

Senior Investment Manager
LRM

Marjan Frederix

Head of Mobility Department (ad interim)
Stad Genk

Jannes Van de maele

Technology Manager &
Co-founder
Bagaar

PropTech+Energy Expert Panel

Benoit Glikmanas

VP Buildings at Schneider Electric Belgique
Schneider Electric

Bart Vrancken

Senior Investment Manager
LRM

Anneleen Vander Elstraeten

Managing Partner
FOUR & FIVE

Nicolas Damman

Director in the M&A Real Estate department
PwC

About our Session Partner

Polestar was established as a new, standalone Swedish premium electric vehicle manufacturer in 2017. Founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding, Polestar enjoys specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefits from significant economies of scale as a result. In April 2021, Polestar announced the important goal of creating a truly climate-neutral car by 2030.

About our Session Partner

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.
We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.
MAR 17
09.00-18.30
Thor Park Genk

Our fifth session focuses on Mobility. The past year it became once again clear that innovation in Mobility is essential. Together with our Session partner Polestar we invite 8 startups active in the industry to pitch their solutions live on stage and receive valuable business feedback from an expert panel of investors, corporates innovators and though leaders.

Challenges

The pitching startups will have to tackle the following challenges curated by Polestar.

Sustainable is the new premium. Polestar is actively looking for solutions that minimize impact and maximize driving pleasure. All golden tips are welcome.

Mobility Expert Panel

Eric Raushen

Head Of Operations & Business Development
POLESTAR

Eric Raushen is Head Of Operations & Business Development at Polestar Belgium, the premium sustainable performance automotive brand.  He has a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Passionate about the possibilities of electric mobility, it’s his ambition to help accelerate the shift towards electric mobility in Belgium. 

Bart Vrancken

Senior Investment Manager
LRM

Senior Investment Manager at LRM where he leads investment tracks in venture capital, private equity and mezzanine financing for both start/scale-ups and mature companies. Before joining LRM, he had worked at BBL/ING Bank for 24 years as Relationship Manager, at first in the SME-segment and since 2002 responsible for Large Companies combined with a role as Innovation Banker aiming on start/scale-ups

Marjan Frederix

Head of Mobility Department (ad interim)
Stad Genk

Marjan Frederix started to work for the city of Genk in 2018 with the ambition to make a difference on local level.  Together with her team, she focusses on behavioral change towards more sustainable travel modes. In the past (from 2008-2018) she was project officer for campaigns and education in the company Mobiel 21.

Jannes Van de maele

Technology Manager &
Co-founder
Bagaar

Jannes co-founded Bagaar in 2008 and has since then guided large corporates and startups through their digital transformation.The paradoxical nature of technology has always intrigued him. It has both super powers - supporting us in building better and more sustainable lives - and villain powers, presenting huge threats to our wellbeing when misused.

Session Program

Session #5 – Mobility by POLESTAR
09:00
Welcome & Breakfast
09:30
Kick-off Talk with experts
09:45
Pitching Round #1 – 4 Startup Pitches + Q&A
10:45
Break & One-on-ones
11:25
Pitching Round #2 – 4 Startup Pitches + Q&A
12:25
Lunch Break & One-on-ones

About our Session Partner

Polestar was established as a new, standalone Swedish premium electric vehicle manufacturer in 2017. Founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding, Polestar enjoys specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefits from significant economies of scale as a result. In April 2021, Polestar announced the important goal of creating a truly climate-neutral car by 2030.
MAR 17
09.00-18.30
Thor Park Genk

Our sixth session focuses on Proptech+Energy. The past year it became once again clear that innovation in Proptech+Energy is essential. Together with our Session partner Schneider Electric we invite 8 startups active in the industry to pitch their solutions live on stage and receive valuable business feedback from an expert panel of investors, corporates innovators and though leaders.

Challenges

The pitching startups will have to tackle the following challenges curated by Schneider Electric.

Schneider Electric wants to explore solutions for buildings that reduce their footprint in the long term by measuring and optimizing energy use smartly and actively. We define buildings as entities where people live or work, so we are talking households and apartments but also shops, offices, warehouses, restaurants, bakeries, etc.  

We are looking for partners who can help us with the integration of new developments on the local market - such as dynamic pricing – into our existing platform. We want to control and actively regulate energy use and bring the effectiveness of buildings to another level.

PropTech+Energy Expert Panel

Benoit Glikmanas

VP Buildings at Schneider Electric Belgique
Schneider Electric

Benoit Glikmanas VP Buildings at Schneider Electric Belgium is responsible to drive the business in Belgium for a whole customer ecosystem, including End Users, Specifiers, Contractors and Panel Builders. After 5 years in Marketing and Business development, he built a strong experience in the Real Estate and tertiary sector as he created a joint venture between SE and Bouygues Immobilier.

Bart Vrancken

Senior Investment Manager
LRM

Senior Investment Manager at LRM where he leads investment tracks in venture capital, private equity and mezzanine financing for both start/scale-ups and mature companies. Before joining LRM, he had worked at BBL/ING Bank for 24 years as Relationship Manager, at first in the SME-segment and since 2002 responsible for Large Companies combined with a role as Innovation Banker aiming on start/scale-ups

Anneleen Vander Elstraeten

Managing Partner
FOUR & FIVE

As managing partner of Four & Five, Anneleen Vander Elstraeten adheres to the idea that lawyers shouldn’t operate from their ivory towers, but rather in close cooperation with their clients. In addition to her function as managing partner, Anneleen leads the technology team. Together with her team she advises start-ups, scale-ups and listed companies on a variety of matters.

Nicolas Damman

Director in the M&A Real Estate department
PwC

Nicolas Damman is a Director in the M&A Real Estate department, and assists several real estate investors in the acquisition and sales process of commercial real estate that includes offices, shopping centers, logistic facilities, hotels, etc. Nicolas is well connected with the Belgian Real Estate network and is a strong advocate of the Proptech movement and strongly believes in the potential and the solution it can offer, to not only users of buildings, but to the society in its whole.

Session Program

Session #6 – PropTech+Energy by Schneider Electric
13:45
Kick-off Talk with experts
14:00
Pitching Round #3 – 4 Startup Pitches + Q&A
15:00
Break & One-on-ones
15:40
Pitching Round #4 – 4 Startup Pitches + Q&A
16:40
Final One-on-ones
17:30
Informal Drinks

About our Session Partner

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.
We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.