Coaches

Coaches

Business coaches

Gathu Kirubi PhD

Camp Kampala
Active as a solar entrepreneur in Kenya for 15 years. He founded SunTransfer Kenya, a pioneering company in the implementation of the PAYGO business model.

Studied at the University of Berkeley, USA, where he earned his PhD in energy economics and sustainable development.

Dr. Joachim Koschikowski

Camp Freiburg
Since 1996 at Fraunhofer ISE, now head of "water treatment and substance separation". Focus: solar desalination technologies and fabric separation. Founder.

Dr. Thomas Maier

Camp Freiburg
Since 2003 founding consultant at the University of Freiburg.

More than 20 years of entrepreneurial activity at the interface between forestry and timber.

Dr. Harald Sch├╝tzeichel

Camp Freiburg and Kampala
Founding consultant at the University of Freiburg. For more than 20 years, he has been working as a founder of companies in the decentralized energy sector.

Founder of the Solar Energy Foundation with its own start-up program for local companies in East Africa.

Benjamin Steimle

Camp Freiburg
2014 Co-founder of Cytena GmbH, today CFO responsible for finance, investments and administration.

Diploma in the economy. Consultants for startups, especially from the IT sector, since 2009.

Specialist experts

Dr. Markus Glatthaar

Camp Freiburg
Head of the Advanced Development for High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells department at Fraunhofer ISE.

Startup experience and measurement technology expert

Field: Technology from silicon solar cells to novel organic solar cells

Fred Ishugah

Camp Kampala
An expert in sustainable energy at EACREEE (Kampala) and was a lecturer in the Chair of Energy Technology at Kenyatta University (Nairobi) until 2017.

Field of expertise: Research and use of renewable energies, energy efficiency and energy management.

Michael Kiza

Camp Kampala
Program management expert at EACREEE (Kampala), working at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) until 2016.

Field of expertise: Building partnerships and developing renewable energy programs.

Prof. Dr. Anke Weidlich

Camp Kampala
Independent Energy Consultant

18 years of project experience in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency in East Africa

Field of expertise: Capacity Building, Financing, Knowledge Transfer and Energy Policy Development

Prof. Dr. Anke Weidlich

Camp Freiburg and Kampala
Professor of Energy Distribution Technologies at INATECH (University of Freiburg).

Specialist in energy systems, energy industry, smart grids, power grids.