Co-founder of Impact Hub Geneva and Lausanne
"Amanda Byrde is building up an initiative that is aiming to accelerate the Circular Economy Transition in Switzerland.
As the Founder of Impact Hub Geneva & Lausanne, Amanda is dedicating her life -since more than 5 years now- to the creation of an ecosystem that enables people and organizations to collaborate towards the same objective: positive change! She initiated the Circular Economy Transition initiative that raises awareness, inspires and connects people, entrepreneurs, and organizations. Her main goal is to leverage various stakeholders to work together on one of the most urgent problems the world currently faces: Climate Change".
David Witzeneder studied Agronomy in Austria and lived in the jungle of Costa Rica. His passion is vermicomposting. In 2015 he founded the Start-Ups www.wormsystems.com and www.wurmkiste.at where he develops with his team the new generation of wormboxes. His dream is that composting with worms will be as common as having a fridge in the kitchen.
Professor Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Radboud University (The Netherlands)
We are in the middle of a necessary societal transition. As a kind of 'activist professor' Jan Jonker is trying to create change in organisations and society. The Circulair Economie is one of the promising concepts enabling us to make that transition.
Circular Economy Transition local lead & national community coordinator, Impact Hub
Laurène is determined to design a more sustainable future. At Impact Hub, she is responsible for the Circular Economy Transition of Switzerland through building a community around this topic and supporting entrepreneurs to bring their circular ideas to market. Her main goal is to connect various stakeholders to work together on the most urgent problematics the world faces: Climate change.
Innovation Leader at Circul’R
Matthieu Witvoet follows his dreams. They led him from cycling around the world promoting plastic waste solutions to now accelerating the circular economy transition by bridging the gap between multinationals and a network of over 400 startups: Circul’R.
Co-founder and CEO of Green City Watch; PhD Candidate, College of Engineering and Architecture, University College Dublin
Nadine Galle is an ecological engineer, and the co-founder and CEO of Green City Watch, the award-winning geoAI platform for the development of urban forests. Nadine works at the intersection of ecology, technology, and innovation, where she implements novel ways to improve urban ecosystems. Her recent projects include defining “What cities can learn from human bodies”, co-developing the Urban Nature Map of Amsterdam, and founding the world’s first intensive summer course on ‘circular cities’, for which she still serves as Academic Director.