Erki Ani, CEO
Erki has environmental technology background and he is the co-founder of Tallinn Technical University GreenTech Club. Erki has good industry knowledge - previously he was advancing the adoption of renewables at the Estonian Renewable Energy Association.
Erki knows everyone and runs the show. When he is not flying to meetings across Europe, he is probably organizing another cleantech bootcamp.
Indrek Kelder, Co-Founder, CFO, Mentor
Indrek has years of investing experience from SmartCap, and business development know-how from several hardware startups.
Indrek is probably the most experienced investor in cleantech in Estonia. Plus, he's a cool and fun mentor. When he is not mentoring our startups, he's probably going to sauna in Saaremaa.
Kadri Kaarna, Project Manager, Coach
Kadri has a diverse experience in environmental field. She has worked as a chemist testing toxic elements in food and water. After MSc in sustainable energetics she was a development engineer for a new type of flexible printed solar cells. Her focus in recent years has been in recycling, waste reduction and circular economy.
Kadri wishes to make everyone hear about the benefits of clean technology.
Triin Viilvere, Marketing Manager
Triin holds master's degree in environmental science. She gained experiences in working for NGO called IFOAM EU advocating organic agriculture in Brussels. Before that she was focusing on solving food waste problems in Estonia at SEI Tallinn.
Triin wants to share the voice of cleantech startups to ensure that the achievements will be recognised.
Triinu Lukas, Co-Founder @ magazine JÄLG
We had this brilliant idea that a magazine would make Cleantech ForEst’s voice loud and clear. So, as part of her MBA studies, Triinu created the business plan for JÄLG. Her mission in doing JÄLG is to get the word out to Estonian people about how powerful cleantech ideas are created in Estonia (and abroad). Next to JÄLG she’s a multifunctionalist with different topics of interest.
Karl-Joosep Pärtel, Project Manager of Climate-KIC Journey & Climathon Tallinn hackathon
Karl has a business background focused on bringing new products and services to the market. He holds an MSc in innovation management and has worked in the green sector in Europe and Africa. He is happy to work with great minds and startups to drive the change towards sustainable development.
Kaija Valdmaa, Co-Founder, Advisor
Kaija is a PhD candidate at Tallinn Technical University, focusing on technology governance. She knows the Estonian cleantech business landscape better than anyone, and she has been advising several tech startups at Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol and Pakri Science and Industry Park. Currently, she is managing smart grid projects at Elering.
Kaija is advising Cleantech ForEst on corporate partnership and research.
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Marit Sall Lyngbaek, Co-Founder, Advisor
Marit has an environmental technology background and experience in building green business communities on a national level at Startup Estonia. She has crazy ideas about Cleantech ForEst's next projects and always scouting for new partners.
Marit is representing the organisation in Silicon Valley. She is an advisor on fundraising, partnerships, community growth, strategic marketing.