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Startup Europe Forum Programme

All times are in Lisbon time (GMT + 1:00)

  • 20/10/2015 Tuesday

    • 16:00 - 18:00 Startup Europe Forum opening

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium VII
      • Opening discussion: Commissioner Gunther H. Oettinger in dialogue with Zoya Sheftalovich (Journalist, Politico) and Paul Hofheinz (European Digital Forum)
      • Rastislav Chovanec, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic hands over letter of intent to the Commissioner Gunther H. Oettinger
      • Panel discussion with leading entrepreneurs and investors involving Brigitte Baumann (CEO GoBeyond, European Angel Investor of the Year), Marie Ekeland (co-president France Digitale), Miguel Leitmann (senior vice-president, Vision Box), Matthias Ummenhofer (founding partner, Mojo Capital), António Murta (Managing Partner and co-founder of Pathena); Linnar Viik (Entrepreneur and Angel Investor); Inês Henriques (CEO Ynvisible); Nikita Fahrenholz (co-founder and CEO of Book A Tiger, co-founder of Delivery Hero), Carlos Torres Vila (President and COO at BBVA) moderated by Paul Hofheinz
      • short video on GiveVision one of the Tech All Stars 2015 finalists(Alec McCullie and Elodie Draperi)

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  • 21/10/2015 Wednesday

    • 09:00 - 12:00 Seedcamp event

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium III & IV

      The leading EU accelerator engaging with startups according to the following programme:

      • welcome and introduction by Dave Haynes (Portfolio Business Developer at Seedcamp)
      • Keynote "Navigating the Fundraising Journey" with Carlos Espinal (Partner at Seedcamp)
      • Seedcamp Founder Panel "In The Field: Founder Fundraising Stories" with Jaime Jorge (Codacy), Anthony Douglas (Hole 19), Pedro Fonseca (Crowd Process) and Joaquin Figaredo (Hoko), moderated by Dave Hayes
      • Live mentoring with Carlos Espinal (Partner at Seedcamp), Scott Sage (Angel Investor, Seedcamp), Keith Wallington (Seedcamp investor), Alexandre Barbosa (Faber Ventures)
      • Investor Panel "Behind The Scenes: Understanding the VC Mind-set" with Carlos Espinal (Partner at Seedcamp), Scott Sage (Angel Investor, Seedcamp), Keith Wallington (Seedcamp investor), Stephan Morais (Caixa Capital), Alexandre Barbosa (Faber Ventures), Ricardo Marvão (Beta-i) moderated by Mike Butcher (TechCrunch Editor)
      • Meet & Greet Networking
    • 09:10 - 10:40 Corporates venturing — Parallel session

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      A group of EU corporate leaders will discuss the potential appropriate corporate venturing strategies in Digital/ICT domains. This session is part of the Digital Tech Summit.
      Speakers: Antonio Avitabile (Sony, Head of Strategic Technology Partnerships), Tanja Emmerling (High‐Tech Gründerfonds Management, Investment Manager), Bo Ilsoe (Nokia Growth Partners, Partner), Nagraj Kashyap (Qualcomm Ventures, Senior VP Ventures & Innovations North America), Eduardo Santos Piedade (Sonae Ventures, Director), Perry van Rijsingen (Independent Advisor), Erik Vermeulen (Philips International, Senior Council Corporate)
      Moderator: William Stevens (Tech Tour & IVC)

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    • 11:00 - 12:00 EU financial instruments in support of innovation — Parallel session

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      The European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund presenting new and ongoing financing schemes for innovation in the context of the European Fund for Strategic Investment Fund
      Speakers: Piermario Di Pietro (Innovation Finance Advisory - European Investment Bank); Nitan Pathak (Investment Manager, European Investment Fund); Philippe Gluntz (president, Business Angel Europe), Ignacio Puente Gonzales (EC RTD); Pierre Marro (EC CONNECT)

    • 12:00 - 12:45 European accelerator summit

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium III & IV

      As side event to ICT 2015, the European Accelerator Summit is organised on 19th October in Lisbon with over 100 accelerators. This session will provide the main outcomes and state of play on startup accelerators, trends for 2016 and lessons learned from the Lisbon gathering.
      Speakers: Aviva Markowicz (Partner at NUMA Paris), Ricardo Marvão (Co-Founder at Beta-i)

    • 14:00 - 15:00 Startup Manifesto Movement: Driving Change at the Member-State Level

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium III&IV

      More than nine national startup manifestos have emerged across Europe since the launch of the original “Startup Manifesto” in 2013. Entrepreneurs in, to-date, nine different countries have joined together constructively suggest ways that policymaking could be more conducive to success for European entrepreneurs. The panel brings together key manifesto writers and policy makers from EU member states to share experience and best practices. Demonstration and launch of the 'Startup manifesto policy tracker', an online tool monitoring startup manifesto implementation progress in member states.
      Speakers:
      Karen Boers [Belgium], Przemysław Grzywa [Poland], Nils-Erik Jansson, [Sweden], Stavriana Kofteros [Cyprus], Guy Levin [UK], Miroslav Rebernik [Slovenia], Bastiaan Zwanenburg [Netherlands], Carmen Bermejo[Spain], Eliza Kruczkowska [Poland], Dimitris Drakoulis [Greece], Peter Balik [Slovakia]
      Moderator: Paul Hofheinz.

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    • 15:00 - 15:30 European Digital City Index

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium III&IV

      Launch of the index describing how well different European cities support digital entrepreneurship.

      Speaker: Geoff Mulgan (CEO Nesta)

    • 16:00 - 17:00 A borderless digital Europe for Startups

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium III&IV

      What needs EU startups for growing and scaling-up. How European policy can help, what’s being done, what issues are being addressed and what are the challenges being faced ahead?
      Speakers: Ragnar Sass (Co-Founder, Pipedrive); Nuno Sebastião (Co-founder, Feedzai); Keren Atia-Litani (Founder&CEO of Socialize - ISRL) Angel Mesado (director for Spain and Portugal -Airbnb); Lenard Koschwitz (Director European Affairs, Allied for Startups)
      Animated by Roberto Viola (Director General CONNECT - giving also EC views)

    • 17:30 - 18:30 Innovation Radar pitching event — Parallel session

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium III

      Each of the 14 innovators shortlisted for the Innovation Radar Prize will have 3 minutes to pitch their innovation to ICT 2015 delegates and a panel of judges. The winner of the Innovation IR Prize will be awarded on Thursday 22 October during the Prizes Award Ceremony (12:30-13:00).

    • 17:30 - 18:30 Failure forward: a collaborative learning session — Parallel session

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium IV

      Collaborative learning from failure in entrepreneurship and collaborative actions to bring entrepreneurship forward.

      Speakers: Mário Mouraz (Climber), João Vazão Vasques (Wazza), João Romão (Getsocial), Carmen Bermejo (Tetuan Valley & Manager at LIFE project), Jan Brinckmann (ESADE, Manager of Delphi study, FACE project) and Walter Palma (Caixa Capital) moderated by Edite Cruz (Beta-I)

  • 22/10/2015 Thursday

    • 09:00 - 10:00 The role of capital markets for Tech companies

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium III&IV

      Introduction and panel discussion on measures for increasing the proportion of young digital companies in EU stock markets and to attract more private investments in those tech firms.
      Speakers: Isabel Ucha (Enternext Bord Member), Francisco Veloso (Dean, Lisbon Catholic University); Gonçalo Fernandes (SmartEquity - business angel); Luís Quaresma, (Oxy Capital-private equity); Robin Slakhorst (Symbid-crowdfunding platform); Michel Pingeot (Ecoslops - listed company)
      Moderator: Pedro Wilton (Enternext)

    • 10:15 - 11:00 Keynote speech: Fuelling growth firms in Europe

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium III&IV

      Speaker: Sherry Coutu CBE (Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor)
      Moderator - Paul Hofheinz

    • 11:15 - 12:30 Women entrepreneurs round table

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium III&IV

      Women entrepreneurs and investors active notably in digital areas, discussing how to increase their number in Europe, to give more visibility to role models and to develop mentoring and training actions.
      Speakers: Sherry Coutu CBE (Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor), Candace Johnson (Chair EBAN); Laura Lecci (EBN), Marie Kjær Hansen (Web entrepreneur winner of the WeHubs award), Sasha Bezuhanova (Founder of Move) Soraya Gadit (CEO of InoCrowd), Ana Paula Reis (CEO and Founder of Seldata)
      Moderator: Jacques Magen

    • 13:30 - 16:30 Fostering student entrepreneurship — Parallel session

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium IV

      ICT Business Idea Contest: pitching the best startup ideas emerged from students selected through the 2015 CREA Summer Academies.

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    • 14:00 - 16:00 Innovative SMEs pitches — Parallel session

      Startup Europe Forum - Auditorium III

      Up to 10 SMEs selected through the H2020 SME instrument - Open Disruptive Innovation (ODI) scheme pitching in front of investors

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