CEO & Founder, Space4Good
Leiden, South Holland, The Netherlands
Cohort: Ashoka, Berlin, 2017
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Alexander Gunkel is a serial entrepreneur using space technology for social and environmental good. Since 2013 he co-founded 3 impact ventures: "Skytree" which invented a CO2 recycling process to reduce global CO2 emissions, "RoadEO" which is developing a global road quality monitoring and prediction platform to improve road safety and comfort and "Space4Good" an advisory and venture generator using latest developments from the space industry to tackle SDG related challenges. Before starting his entrepreneurial career Alexander studied mechanical engineering and business administration and worked as a project manager at the European Space Agency. He is a Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellow of the German Marshall Fund and believes in the power of social entrepreneurship to drive positive societal and economic change.