About us

In summer of 2017, Michel Nicolai, Szilard Toth, Rolf Benken and Johannes Alte-Teigeler founded epilot together with the Swiss IT company AXON IVY. We epilots are experts in the fields of energy management, cloud business, sales and eCommerce. Taking a closer look at the energy market it became clear: the time is right for a new generation of software solution for utilities. Our goal is to manage all products and services in processes in a simple, digital and customer-centered way.


Enabling anybody to sell or buy energy products as easily as selling or buying your next pair of shoes online.


epilot is on a mission to bring together every player in the energy market – from energy providers over fulfillment partners and manufacturers to end customers. Toady, epilot helps to market, sell, fulfill and operate energy products with the ultimate goal to become the underlying ecosystem of the energy world bringing transparency and efficiency to a nebulous market.

Management Team

Michel Nicolai

CEO & Founder

Szilard Toth

CTO & Founder

Rolf Benken

CFO & Founder

Johannes Alte-Teigeler

Head of Business Development & Founder

Bodo Becker

Head of Agile Project Management

Oliver Welsch

Chief Product Officer

Philipp Folberth-Teichert

Head of Sales

Core values

Customers first

Our customers are our lifeblood. We listen to our customers' needs and solve their problems!

Honest and open

We're an open company and value feedback. Constructive criticism is what makes epilot and everyone of us learn and improve every day!

We move fast

We don't waste time to build the perfect solution but build fast to test our hypothesis, learn, measure and iterate to make our solution continuously better!

It's ok to make a mistake

If we fail, we fail fast and learn from our mistake so it won't happen again. It's okay to lose a match as long as we win the championship!

We're a team

We win and fail together.


Michel Nicolai
Szilard Toth
Rolf Benken
Johannes Alte-Teigeler

The enercity group, based in Hanover, is a provider of sustainable and intelligent energy solutions. With sales of around 2.4 billion euros, the group is one of the largest municipal energy service providers in Germany. The company supplies around one million people with electricity, heat, natural gas and drinking water. In addition, enercity offers energy-related services related to electromobility, energy efficiency, decentralized customer solutions, telecommunications and smart infrastructure.

AXON IVY is a company of the AXON ACTIVE Group with more than 700 employees worldwide. In addition to its headquarters in Lucerne, AXON IVY has subsidiaries in Munich, Vienna, Singapore and Silicon Valley and development laboratories in Switzerland and Vietnam. More than 1000 large corporations and SMEs from all industries use the Axon.ivy BPM Suite worldwide.



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Szilard Toth (CTO)

At the ECOSUMMIT 2018 in Berlin, Szilard Toth presented epilot to a large audience and explained the special features that e-pilot had in advance of the previous white label solutions. Discover the many advantages epilot offers you.


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Michel Nicolai (CEO)

Take a look at the interview of our CEO Michel Nicolai with energate TV and get insights into our end-to-end process and the e-pilot partnering.

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