Andreas Spieß

lawyer and CEO of Solarkiosk AG in Berlin, Germany.

Andreas Spieß works and lives as a lawyer and CEO of Solarkiosk AG in Berlin, Germany.

The boutique law firm Spieß Schumacher Schmieg & Partner (www.spiess-schumacher.de) focuses on IP- and Media Law as well as venture capital and private equity transactions (M & A) in the field of renewable energy and developing markets.

2008 Andreas Spieß and his Ethiopian partners established Solar23 dev plc, based in Addis Abeba, which now is one of the biggest solar system integrators in Ethiopia. He also invested in a solar lighting product manufacturing plant in 2010.

In 2011 Andreas Spieß, together with Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit, (founders of GRAFT architects, www.graftlab.com), along with 2 further investors from the field of renewable energy and software design, founded SOLARKIOSK AG which develops, manufactures, implements and operates a solar powered business hub, the “E-HUBB”, especially designed for off-grid areas worldwide. Since 2012 SOLARKIOSK has established six affiliate companies throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and deployed several kiosks in remote rural and semi-urban areas throughout 3 continents. All kiosks run profitably. SOLARKIOSK is an award winning design and business model. For more details please check www.solarkiosk.eu.