Timothy Earnshaw

Mr. Timothy Earnshaw works as business development consultant for the bwcon GmbH. He has a Master’s degree in International Business and Economics with a focus on International Financial Economics, as well as Controlling and Finance from (University of Konstanz and University of Hohenheim). In his role as a business development consultant, Mr. Earnshaw holds the Venture Development Workshop series, laying the foundations for developing ventures from the idea to a reliable business plan. In addition, he screens up to 300 business models per year from the high-tech sector to determine the relevance for investors and the further development. Moreover, he is also active in Coaching Start-up Teams in several EU Projects like KATANA, Deeptechforgood. Besides, he is responsible for the cooperation with the UC Berkeley, California.

Moritz Stahl

Moritz Stahl is Consultant Business Development at bwcon GmbH working in the field of advising and accompanying high-tech startups and SMEs in the start-up and growth phase along the entire value chain. In addition to the substantive support of the founders in the area of their venture developments, Moritz Stahl supports the founders in the choice and application for relevant funding opportunities as well as in the search for suitable management coaches and the targeted matching with partner companies from the bwcon-network. Furthermore, his responsibilities include the preparation of founders regarding the merge of founders and investors for capital acquisition. Since July 2017, he is the sole project manager of the M.TECH Accelerator, which supports 25 technology startups from the Mobility & Manufacturing sector in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg with a holistic consultation and accompanying program each year. In this context he is not only responsible for supporting the startups with workshops and seminars but also the linkage between participating founders, the company board and investors. He holds a Master’s degree in Service Marketing and Innovationsmanagement from Pforzheim Business School and is PhD candidate in information technologies and its application in management, architecture and geophysics at LaSalle Ramon Llull University Barcelona

Dr. Edelbert Häfele

Dr. Edelbert Häfele is CEO of PATEV and publicly appointed and sworn expert for valuation and utilisation of intellectual property rights. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Technical University in Karlsruhe, Germany. His professional career started in 1985 when he founded a consulting firm focusing on environmental and process technology. Five years later, Dr. Häfele entered a joint venture agreement with a supplier for car manufacturers. He later sold his share of the company and became manager in an international material technology firm which conducted business in Germany, Belgium and the US. In 2001, Dr. Häfele became the Chief Executive Officer of PATEV, one of Europe’s market leaders for intellectual property management services. During the last years PATEV has greatly advanced the evaluation and utilisation of patents in companies as a contribution to added value. PATEV also offers associated services for the analysis and creation of effective patent items (patent engineering) and patent transfers. Dr. Häfele is member of several professional associations like DIE;DIS;LES and VPP and has been listed in “ The World´s Leading IP Strategists “.