SPEAKERS

New Business Development Manager at Mondragon Business Development Centre, Spain

Amaia Egia

EIT Food South Director

Begoña Pérez-Villareal

Vice-chairman of the board Food 4 Sustainability and CEO BGI

Gonçalo Amorim

Business Creation Manager at EIT Food CLC Central (Munich)

Marie Ammann

Corporate Venture Manager at EIT Food CLC Central (Munich)

Marie Brueser

Lead Impact Funds Initiative at European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

Martijn Blom

Founder and chairman of Agrifood-tech Italia

Peter Krüger

Senior Associate at PeakBridge (FoodSparks®)

Thomas van den Boezem

Amaia Egia

New Business Development Manager at Mondragon Business Development Centre, Spain

Bio:
Degree and Master in Business Management. She works as New Business Development Manager at MONDRAGON Business Development Centre, leading the MONDRAGON AGRIFOODTECH project. With previous experience as CEO at LEARTIKER, an RTO specialized in Food Technology and Polymers Technology, and as international project manager in several companies

Amaia Egia

New Business Development Manager at Mondragon Business Development Centre, Spain

Bio:
Degree and Master in Business Management. She works as New Business Development Manager at MONDRAGON Business Development Centre, leading the MONDRAGON AGRIFOODTECH project. With previous experience as CEO at LEARTIKER, an RTO specialized in Food Technology and Polymers Technology, and as international project manager in several companies.

Begoña Pérez-Villareal

EIT Food South Director

Bio:
as EIT Food South Director, she enjoys driving innovation, boosting the entrepreneurial spirit, and engaging stakeholders from the Mediterranean area to develop products and services that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable circular bioeconomy. Trained as a Pharmacist specialized in food microbiology and in Business Management of Food companies, she has worked for 25 years with food SMEs in innovation related to food safety, product development, traceability, authenticity, and sustainability of food systems.

Begoña Pérez-Villareal

EIT Food South Director

Bio:
as EIT Food South Director, she enjoys driving innovation, boosting the entrepreneurial spirit, and engaging stakeholders from the Mediterranean area to develop products and services that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable circular bioeconomy. Trained as a Pharmacist specialized in food microbiology and in Business Management of Food companies, she has worked for 25 years with food SMEs in innovation related to food safety, product development, traceability, authenticity, and sustainability of food systems.

Gonçalo Amorim

Vice-chairman of the board Food 4 Sustainability and CEO BGI

Bio:
Mechanical and environmental engineering passionate about developing sustainable ventures, very much focused in the agro-food space. CEO and Founder of BGI SA and Collaborative Laboratory, Food4Sustainability in Portugal. Has mentored over 200 tech-based founders, entrepreneurial teams, and technology-based start-ups & spinoffs and actively involved as an advisor & board member in several emerging technology intense start-ups.

Gonçalo Amorim

Vice-chairman of the board Food 4 Sustainability and CEO BGI

Bio:
Mechanical and environmental engineering passionate about developing sustainable ventures, very much focused in the agro-food space. CEO and Founder of BGI SA and Collaborative Laboratory, Food4Sustainability in Portugal. Has mentored over 200 tech-based founders, entrepreneurial teams, and technology-based start-ups & spinoffs and actively involved as an advisor & board member in several emerging technology intense start-ups.

Marie Ammann

Business Creation Manager at EIT Food CLC Central (Munich)

Bio:
Marie is as ecosystem shaper, linking EIT Food’s agri-food Startups from GER/NL/AT and the European network and vice versa. She has local knowledge of other agri-food players and events, and actively engages with accelerators, VCs, and companies to support and integrate EIT Food startups into the agri-food ecosystem.

Marie Ammann

Business Creation Manager at EIT Food CLC Central (Munich)

Bio:
Marie is as ecosystem shaper, linking EIT Food’s agri-food Startups from GER/NL/AT and the European network and vice versa. She has local knowledge of other agri-food players and events, and actively engages with accelerators, VCs, and companies to support and integrate EIT Food startups into the agri-food ecosystem.

Marie Brueser

Corporate Venture Manager at EIT Food CLC Central (Munich)

Bio:
Dr Marie Brueser is the Corporate Venture Manager at EIT Food and connects innovative startups with corporates to set up collaborations, thereby working at the forefront of agri-food-tech innovation.

Marie Brueser

Corporate Venture Manager at EIT Food CLC Central (Munich)

Bio:
Dr Marie Brueser is the Corporate Venture Manager at EIT Food and connects innovative startups with corporates to set up collaborations, thereby working at the forefront of agri-food-tech innovation.

Martijn Blom

Lead Impact Funds Initiative at European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

Bio:
Impact Investment Funds expert, with special interest in creative lens approach. Lead
Impact Funds Initiative at EVPA and advisor to starting impact funds in Ukraine,
Armenia and Georgia. Board member of Graphic Matters and Blind Walls Gallery
Foundations in Breda, where he lives.

Martijn Blom

Lead Impact Funds Initiative at European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

Bio:
Impact Investment Funds expert, with special interest in creative lens approach. Lead
Impact Funds Initiative at EVPA and advisor to starting impact funds in Ukraine,
Armenia and Georgia. Board member of Graphic Matters and Blind Walls Gallery
Foundations in Breda, where he lives.

Peter Krüger

Founder and chairman of Agrifood-tech Italia

Bio:
Managing Partner at AgFood Ventures, an EU-based VC investing globally in disruptive seed stage agrifood-tech startups. Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agrifood-tech Italia, with +20 years of experience leading entrepreneurship/startup organizations in Italy and worldwide. He is an active Entrepreneur, investor, and advisor in the Italian agrifood innovation ecosystem.

Peter Krüger

Founder and chairman of Agrifood-tech Italia

Bio:
Managing Partner at AgFood Ventures, an EU-based VC investing globally in disruptive seed stage agrifood-tech startups. Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agrifood-tech Italia, with +20 years of experience leading entrepreneurship/startup organizations in Italy and worldwide. He is an active Entrepreneur, investor, and advisor in the Italian agrifood innovation ecosystem.

Thomas van den Boezem

Senior Associate at PeakBridge (FoodSparks®)

Bio:
Thomas is a Senior Associate at PeakBridge, a global FoodTech fund manager. He focuses on early-stage investments in Europe and Israel. Before PeakBridge, Thomas worked in investment roles at EIT Food and Innovation Industries. He is based in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Thomas van den Boezem

Senior Associate at PeakBridge (FoodSparks®)

Bio:
Thomas is a Senior Associate at PeakBridge, a global FoodTech fund manager. He focuses on early-stage investments in Europe and Israel. Before PeakBridge, Thomas worked in investment roles at EIT Food and Innovation Industries. He is based in Utrecht, the Netherlands.