Former General Partner, Google Ventures
Eze is a startup investor and advisor. He is a former general partner at GV. Previously, Eze was the European head of Google for Entrepreneurs, where he helped forge partnerships to strengthen the European startup ecosystem. He also started and led Campus London, a collaborative environment for startups created by Google For Entrepreneurs. While at Google, Eze spearheaded strategic commerce partnerships in EMEA, and helped launch Google Shopping, Google Shopping Express, and Google Wallet. Before joining Google, Eze held product management leadership roles at Shopping.com in Israel, Gerson Lehrman Group in New York, Ask.com in Silicon Valley, and AOL Europe in London, where he was the principal product manager for search in EMEA. In 2003, Eze co-founded a startup in Israel, developing text-input technology for mobile phones. He is the author of two patents on web search and online advertising. Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for-profit cycling community that collaborates with Room to Read to build schools and libraries in the developing world.
Partner, Binder Grösswang
Markus is an Austrian lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and partner at Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH. He specialises in mergers & acquisitions and corporate law and is frequently advising founders on various topics, including in choosing an appropriate legal form, shareholder and joint venture agreements, capital rounds and exists. Markus is also advising investors, including venture capital and private equity funds in connection with their investments. He is the author of numerous publications in the field of corporate law and M&A.
General Manager, Piano Slovakia
Stuart Ashford is Piano’s General Manager for the Slovak center. He joined the company in 2013 as CTO, and as the company grew he was promoted to the position of Country Director and Director for EMEA Client Services. After the recent merger with Tinypass he was promoted to General Manager of Piano in Slovakia. Before joining Piano, Stuart worked at Hewlett Packard where he was responsible for over 1000 technology experts in the ITO division. He has held various positions in corporate and small business. He has worked in IT management since 1999 where he started his first company running outsourced system administration contracts. His career has spanned various IT functions across organizations in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and most recently Slovakia. Ashford holds an MBA and is working on a Masters degree in Software engineering from the University of Liverpool in England and has a degree in Genetics from Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand.
Managing Partner, Level-Up
Guillaume Lautour, based in London, is a seasoned venture capitalist specializing in creative media and product innovation. He is Managing Partner and co-founder of Level-Up, an industrial investment fund dedicated to mobile game studios in Europe and Asia, from seed to late-stage. Previously for 15 years as a Partner of Idinvest, a Private Equity firm based in Paris with $2 billion allocated to venture capital, Guillaume has led the funding of more than 35 European and US startups in Creative Media (Gaming, Music, TV, Video), Telecoms and AdTech. His investments helped creating more than $4 billion in corporate value and include Deezer, Dailymotion and Criteo. In the last four years, Guillaume also funded 7 game studios in Europe including Pretty Simple and SocialPoint.
Viliam is a Counsel based in Bratislava office of Kinstellar with 11 years of experience. He joined the firm in 2007 after practicing with CMS Cameron and Procter & Gamble. Viliam has broad experience in M&A, PE/VC and Real Estate transactions. His core experience also extends to Restructuring & Insolvency and Litigation/Arbitration. Viliam has passed the English Solicitor’s exams (QLTT) in 2011. He is also a bankruptcy and restructuring trustee in Slovakia. Currently, he studies management accountants’ degree with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Viliam is a co-founder of pro bono clearing house Advokati Pro Bono in Slovakia established with Pontis Foundation and he strongly supports the start-up community in Slovakia.
Program Director, Impact Hub Vienna/ Investment Ready Program
Lena Gansterer is the Program Director for the Investment Ready Program (www.investment-ready.org), an accelerator program for social innovators from Central and Eastern Europe, run by Impact Hub Vienna. Lena has been leading the operations of the program since inception in 2011, and has organised and facilitated workshops across the region, working with over 200 social innovators from 20+ countries. The Investment Ready Program also integrates the CEE Impact Day (www.ceeimpactday.org), an annual gathering for investors in the social enterprise and impact investment field in the region. As an expert in impact investment, she is also managing a collaborative Impact Investor Circle targeting impact ventures.
CTO, BT Skyrise
Entrepreneur, ICT specialist, investor, investment manager in Black Pearls VC. From the beginning of his professional career he was involved in the ICT sector, especially in the B2B and R&D projects. In 2009-2012, Jaroslaw was the CEO of the TA Group – technology company, which was a pioneer in development of solutions in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) especially for Scandinavian market. In the end of 2012 company has been acquired by BT Signaal, Norwegian company specialised in ITS solutions operations. Since 2013 he is the CEO of the BT Skyrise were he is working on R&D projects in the field of Smart City solutions. For over 3 years he is involved in the development of startups as a investor and advisor. Jaroslaw graduated Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice – with specialization in Computer Science. He is specialized in the field of Agile Project Management, especially, Scrum and Kanban.
CEO, Google Slovakia
Rasto Kulich co-founded Google Slovakia office which he currently leads as a country manager. Previously, he worked as a brand manager for Procter & Gamble in Prague and Budapest and later as a consultant in McKinsey in 16 countries across 3 continents. While at McKinsey, Rasto led dozen of strategic due-diligence projects in consumer and tech industries for leading private-equity firms and strategic investors. He also serves as a president of SAPIE (Slovak Alliance for Internet Economy) and is actively involved in several education NGOs including Teach for Slovakia and Nexteria. Rasto received MBA from Harvard Business School with Honors where he also launched an internet startup in Mumbai selling tailor-made luxury shirts to US and UK markets. He loves playing accordion & piano, traveling (over 70 countries), martial arts, and mentoring young talents in CEE region.
Early-stage investor, Seedcamp
Ricardo spent several years as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch, helping institutional clients structure M&A and corporate finance transactions across the world. After banking, he worked as an Investment Manager in a family office focusing on tech investments. Ricardo loves investing and working with entrepreneurs and has been CFO in a number of start-ups. Back in 2003 he worked at Europe’s first mobile content provider Jamba!/Jamster.Ricardo holds a PHD in economics and a degree in business administration from LMU Munich, Germany.
CEO & Co-founder, OrganoClick
Mårten Hellberg holds a M.Sc. in Engineering Molecular Biotechnology from Uppsala University and a B. A. in Economics from Stockholm University. He is a co-founder of the cleantech company OrganoClick AB, listed at Nasdaq First North, and has served as its CEO since its foundation in 2006. He has previously been working in the life science industry and has also had an active career in canoeing where was a member of the Swedish National Canoeing and Olympic Team for 12 years.
CTO & Co-founder, 123ContactForm
Tudor Bastea is the co-founder and CTO of 123ContactForm, a journey he started 8 years ago. As CTO, he oversees the work of the development team, but still loves to code and come up with out-of-the-box ideas for intricate issues. Tudor has an experience of 13+ years in development and is passionate about the startup environment.
Partner, Balderton Capital
James joined Balderton in 2013. Since then, he has lead Balderton’s investments in a number of sectors and geographies, with a specific focus on healthcare, productivity tools and fintech. He sits as a board member and observer for multiple portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Balderton, James helped launch and run a charity, the Social Business Trust, one of the UK’s first social venture funds, providing support and capital to a social enterprises with a special focus on the education, healthcare and financial sectors. He has also worked at McKinsey & Company, and as an advisor to the U.K Parliament.
CEO & Co-founder, Cloudo
Ondrej Prostrednik is the co-founder of Cloudo, a venture backed startup helping professionals search and organize all their data in the cloud. He’s been an enterpreneur since 17 when he co-founded and was lead designer at Lighting Beetle, one of the top UX design agencies in Slovakia.
Chairman of Advisory Board, i5invest
Markus is an international startup incubation/roll-out and M&A expert and serial entrepreneur. Born in Vienna, living in Palo Alto – Silicon Valley, Markus has worked in mobile & internet communication from the outset of his career. In 2000 (age of 22) he founded Xidris and acted as the company’s managing director until 2004. Xidris soon became one of Europe’s leading providers of mobile communication services. It was subsequently merged into the 3united AG which was sold to the US company VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN; www.verisign.com) in early 2006. As Vice-President for Product Innovations & Business Development of VeriSign Markus divided his time between Vienna and New York and worked with US media companies such as NBC, CBS, FOX and ClearChannel to launch new interactive and content services. In 2007 Markus founded one of the leading Central European business incubators – i5invest (www.i5invest.com). He holds several supervisory board positions in European venture capital funds as well as startups. Markus was awarded as the Austrian Business Angel 2010 and won the Austrian Private Equity & Venture Capital Award 2010. Markus was co-founder of the CEE STARTUP WEEK taking place in Vienna – which became the leading Central European startup Pioneers Festival (www.pioneers.io). Markus has started/co founded 10+ companies and is invested in numerous international startup companies. He was involved in more than 10 portfolio exits and 100+ corporate development transactions (exits, financing rounds) of non-portfolio companies. As an advisory board member of the Austrian Startup Association (www.austrianstartups.com) and his work at i5invest and i5growth Inc. he spends most of his time in the Silicon Valley/Palo Alto.
Managing Director, Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments
Michael Boshammer is Managing Director of Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments GmbH since August, 2014. He is working in the Venture Capital industry for more than 15 years and is focusing on investments and divestments of start-up companies with sustainable strategic impact for Deutsche Telekom and substantial financial return. Previously he worked as a senior consultant of an international consultancy company, as product manager of a German fixed network operator and last but not least as founder of his own start-up company.
General Partner & COO, German Startups Group
Nikolas Samios is a long-standing expert for venture capital and investment management. He has supported entrepreneurs and investors in the implementation of their projects and building (corporate) venture capital companies for over 10 years. As the former CEO of Brandenburg Ventures and founder of Cooperativa Venture Services, he is deeply rooted in the German startup scene and has strong methodological and process competence in all matters related to venture capital.
Manmeet Singh is an Asia based angel investor, entrepreneur and educator. A former banker, he has launched and led businesses including a corporate advisory firm, an education company and several ventures in mobile tech and e-commerce. He mentors startups at various accelerators (Chinaccelerator (China), Campus Ventures (India), Osaka Innovation Hub (Japan)) across Asia. An active Angel investor, Manmeet sits on the Advisory Board of several startups in Asia. He’s been involved with EMLYON Business School since 2008 where he teaches courses on Asian Business Environment, Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship.
Chief Business Development Officer , Acumend Fund
Farrukh H. Khan is the Chief Business Development Officer at Acumen and member of Acumen’s Management Committee. In his current role, Farrukh is responsible for global business development and fundraising activities. Previously, Farrukh was the Country Director & CEO of Acumen Pakistan, where he was responsible for investing, business development and leadership development activities in Pakistan. Farrukh is an experienced entrepreneur and a leading business and financial advisor who has advised on many landmark transactions, including Etisalat’s $2.6 billion acquisition of PTCL, the largest M&A and foreign direct investment in Pakistan’s history.
With over 25 years of senior management and board level experience, Farrukh is the founding partner and former CEO of BMA Capital Management Limited. Under his stewardship, BMA established itself as the leading investment banking group in Pakistan and received several international awards, including the 2010 Euromoney award for the Best Investment Bank in Pakistan. Prior to founding BMA, Farrukh worked with American Express Bank in Pakistan and Deloitte in London. In the past, he has served as President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI), Pakistan Chapter Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization and on various private and public sector boards. Farrukh qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the UK and received a BA (Hons.) in Economics and Finance from the University of Manchester. He enjoys reading, collecting fine art, listening to music and is married with three children. His philanthropic interests include children’s health and education.
Venturing Director, BillerudKornäs
Antonio Fonduca is a tech investor with extensive experience in the European startup community – as an entrepreneur, business angel and VC. Currently focusing on venturing activities at BK, his focus areas include business model innovation, commercialization, strategic partnerships, joint ventures/acquisitions and technology scouting.
Head of Unit – Venture Capital, EIF
Partner & Co-founder, Earlybird
Christian has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and investment experience. He is currently on the boards of Auctionata (Berlin), Bonagora (Berlin), Cashboard (Berlin), LiquidM (San Francisco/Berlin), Number26 (Berlin), Smava (Berlin), Ubitricity (Berlin) and Versus (Berlin). Prior to founding Earlybird in 1997, Christian, together with a group of investors, acquired various companies from the Treuhandanstalt (the former East-German state holding) and gained operational experience. Previously, Christian was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Inc. focusing on restructuring, strategy and M & A projects within various industries.He holds a Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur degree (Industrial Engineering, MSc equivalent) from the Technical University of Hamburg, specializing in process engineering and a PhD degree in management from the University of St. Gallen.
Founder & Managing Partner, Growth UP Group
Co-founder and Managing director of the GrowthUP+ Venture Fund. Denis has a strong understanding of the principles of business-development and entrepreneurship in the technology sector, which he applies as a board member and adviser to a number of startups. As one of the leaders of the Ukrainian technology community, he is a co-founder or executive committee member of various events, including iForum, Silicon Valley Open Doors, IDCEE, Startup Crash Test, Kyiv Startup Week, SVOD Europe, and others. Since 2007, he has also maintained one of the most popular blogs about high-tech and venture capital in Ukraine. In 2011, he published “The four Steps to the Epiphany” by Steve Blank.
Managing Director, Portfolio Advisors
Peter is a Managing Director of Portfolio Advisors and serves as a voting member on the Investment Committee for several Portfolio Advisors funds. Peter joined Portfolio Advisors in 2009 and primarily supports Portfolio Advisors’ European activities. Previously, he was a Partner at VCM Capital Management, a German-based private equity fund of funds firm, where he focused on conducting due diligence on European and U.S. private equity partnerships and advising institutional clients. Prior to joining VCM in 2006, Peter had eleven years of private equity investing experience as a Director with CAM Private Equity, a Managing Director with Sal. Oppenheim and a Director with AXA-Colonia in Germany. Prior to that, Peter worked as a Senior Financial Analyst with FedEx in Germany and as a Controller for Colonia Insurance.
General Partner, Google Ventures
Senior Investment Manager, High-Tech Gründerfonds
While studying law, Michael founded an IT start-up. After having grown it to a mid-sized company, he did his masters in Singapore and worked for a local accelerator. He then got an offer to work for a private equity firm in Munich, but decided after several years to become a founder again with a start-up in energy storage. His experiences ultimately led him to work for High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) Europe’s most active VC firm.
Managing Director, LiquidLabs
Currently, Paul is running Liquid Labs GmbH in Germany. It’s an innovation lab building early-stage companies in the FinTech and Logistics space. Previously, he was a managing partner at Neuhaus Partners from 2006 to 2012. He joined that private fund from SAP AG, where he managed SAP’s Corporate Venture fund in Europe from 2000 onwards. From 1998 to 2000, Paul led the European business development initiative of Davis Polk & Wardwell, a leading global law firm. Previously, he worked at Andersen Consulting and helped to grow an early stage business in real estate financing.
Managing Director, Techstarts
Before Techstars, Jens was a partner at Forward Labs, which he co-founded in January 2012. Forward Labs built profitable startups at high speed using lean startup principles. Out of over 100 businesses tested, five successful businesses were built/invested in during his tenure. Before Labs, Jens co-founded and was CEO of aiHit, a provider of automated company data to the business information industry. aiHit is backed by Amadeus and VTB Capital and sells to some of the world’s largest information players including Dun & Bradstreet, Experian, and Equifax. Prior to this, he was the VP Analysis & Consulting at Library House (now Dow Jones), a business information and research company, which he helped grow from seven to over 50 employees within four years. During his PhD at Cambridge University, he developed, patented and licensed new water technology. Jens lives in Berlin with his wife Iris and young daughters Lucie and Anna.
Managing Partner, BonVenture
Erwin Stahl has more than 19 years of successful track-record in investing in seed and early-stage companies. He graduated from Regensburg University, Germany, with a degree (Dipl.-Kfm.) in business management; PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in economics. From January 1996 to March 1999 he was project manager venture capital with Wellington Partners, Munich (venture capital fund). From April 1999 to December 2002 he was managing partner of Upside Ventures, Munich (consulting and seed investments for entrepreneurs) and consultant to the EU (5th framework programme SME). From January 2003 (concept/start-up stage) to date Erwin Stahl is Managing Partner of the BonVenture Group, Munich (foundation and social venture capital fund with about 30 investments up to now; www.bonventure.de).
Managing Partner, 3TS Capital
3TS Capital Partners (www.3tscapital.com) is one of the leading private equity and venture capital firms in Central and Eastern Europe with offices in Budapest, Bucharest, Istanbul, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw. 3TS targets investments in growth sectors including Technology & Internet, Media & Communications and Technology Enabled Consumer & Business Services. Investors in the 3TS funds totaling over € 300 million include 3i, Cisco, Sitra, EBRD, KfW and OTP among others. In the technology arena 3TS is probably best known for its’ investments in companies like LogMeIn (Nasdaq LOGM), Systinet (HP), SolveDirect (Cisco), Avangate and Piano Media.
Mr. Mäki is the Managing Partner of 3TS and is primarily responsible for general management of 3TS. Previously, Mr. Mäki was the Managing Partner of Red Catalyst Ltd., a strategic business development consultancy and an investment boutique. He has also been an entrepreneur and executive in management consulting and with advertising agencies across Central and Eastern Europe and in Finland. A true European Mr. Mäki speaks five languages and has studied at Helsinki University of Technology, IESE Business School in Barcelona, Universidad Complutense in Madrid and Wirschaftsuniversität in Vienna.
CEO & Co-Founder, AeroMobil
Juraj Vaculík has over 25 years’ experience of working as a leader with very broad experiences from political revolution to managing theatre, international media and advertising industry to founding and leading the company building the flying car.
During Velvet Revolution in 1989 which ends communist era in former Czechoslovakia he was one of the key persons in Student Movement which has started process of democratization and established new post-revolution government in Slovakia. During this revolution period he was a student at VSMU – Academy for Performing Arts in Bratislava and after graduating he worked as theatre director in most prestigious Slovak theaters.
At the beginning of the 90’s he started his career as a creative director for major global advertising agencies which started their operations in Czech and Slovak republics. In 1996 Juraj founded MADE BY VACULIK – one of the leading independent advertising agencies in the CEE region, extending its reach to over 30 countries.
In 2010 Juraj co-founded AeroMobil and manages the company as its CEO. He also acts as an Angel investor with investments into successful start-up projects in the media content, IT and alternative transport sectors throughout Europe and the US.
Investment Manager, MCI Management
Co-Founder/Managing Partner, iEurope Capital
Co-Founder, Co-Managing Partner at iEurope Capital, a private equity/venture capital fund management firm. Investment experience includes successfully building businesses in services, Internet, software, manufacturing and media including ATech, Autohop, Tjobs, Vatera, Wunder and others. Earlier was Managing Director at Bankers Trust Company/BT Alex Brown in the London Investment Bank. Also current or past Chair roles at Hungarian American Chamber of Commerce, United Way Resource Foundation; and Columbia University Club. Received an MBA and BS in Industrial Engineering, both with honors, from Columbia University in New York.
Investment Director, Ananda Ventures
Partner, Credo Ventures
An entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Ondrej experienced his first successful business endeavor before he graduated from college in 1996. Several business enterprises later, he is now managing the early stage venture capital firm Credo Ventures, which he co-founded in January 2009. Until December 2008 he served as the Senior Investment Director of MCI Management S.A., where he was responsible for managing investments in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and former Yugoslavia. Ondrej views venture capital as a tool to help entrepreneurs reach their goals, execute their visions, and boost the economy by supporting innovative ideas and projects. Since 2009 he also stars in the investment TV show Den D on Czech TV.
Managing Partner, Neulogy Ventures
Ivan is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor with particular focus on the media and Internet space. He has founded several companies with global or regional impact, including Euractiv.sk, Pelicantravel.com, MONOGRAM Technologies and wineshop.sk. Prior to founding Neulogy Ventures, he was active as an angel investor and investment advisor and was involved in new ventures such as Piano Media, GA Drilling and Diagnose.me. He also co-founded Neulogy, a Bratislava-based consultancy boutique specializing in R&D management and technology commercialization.
Managing Partner, Fluent Digital Capital
Tatiana is Managing Partner of Fluent Digital Capital, a specialist fund of funds focusing on European early stage venture capital funds investing in digital technology. Before co-founding Fluent Digital in March 2015, Tatiana was Investment Manager at European Investment Fund (EIF), the largest European venture capital fund-of-funds. At EIF Tatiana has led investments into 16 European early stage and growth venture capital funds, including Felix Capital, Atomico, Balderton, Creandum, Sunstone and Prime Ventures. She also worked on the development of EIF’s new investment products and represented EIF at European Digital Forum. Before joining EIF in early 2011, Tatiana was contributing to the development of next generation mobile networks in various technical and business roles at Nokia.
Principal, DN Capital
London based Principal at DN Capital, a venture capital fund focused on enterprise software, fintech, marketplaces, and gaming.
Current & prior investments include Auto1 (used car marketplace), Quandoo (restaurant reservations), GoodData (SaaS BI), Currencyfair.com (foreign exchange), Wahanda (wellness marketplace), Innogames (online gaming and mobile gaming) and GlobalCollect (online payments).
Venture Partner, Creandum
Martin Hauge has a M.Sc. from NTH-NTNU in Trondheim and is an Alumni from SEP-2008 at Stanford University GSB. The Norwegian national has founded multiple startups, most notably Interaction Design (Norway) in 1997, which he successfully exited to Swedish Adcore in 2000 and then Creuna (Denmark), which he exited in 2004, before joining Swedish investment company, Creandum as a General Partner in 2004. In his role as General Partner of Creandum, Martin Hauge acts as a board member of prominent Scandinavian startups such as Vivino, Fitbay, AutoButler and many, many more.
Social Impact Investment Manager, EIF
Cyril’s entire career within EIF has been dedicated to impact related activities in the area of social entrepreneurship and microfinance. In this context, he was responsible for the implementation of the JASMINE programme, an EU initiative aimed at boosting the institutional capacity of microfinance institutions in Europe and in the set-up of the EPPA programme, one of EIF’s early direct investment pilots in microfinance. Since 2012, Cyril is working within the social impact team of EIF, in which he contributed to raise the SIA fund-of-funds and has been acting as investment manager since the first closing of the vehicle, in July 2013. Prior to joining EIF, Cyril gained unique field experience working with microfinance institutions in the Middle East. Cyril studied at Institut d’Études Politiques de Toulouse where he received a Masters in Development Economics with a focus on poverty alleviation and local development.
CEO & Founder, Speedinvest
Oliver is a serial entrepreneur with deep experience in the mobile and internet industry. He founded one of the first European internet startups in 1992 while still in university. He later pivoted the company towards mobile and in 2004 formed 3united AG, a 3-way merger that created a top European player in mobile content. Early 2006, 3united was acquired by VeriSign Inc. for € 55M. Oliver managed the integration of 3united into Verisign in Silicon Valley for 2 years. He then founded a boutique investment bank providing M&A services in 2008 and subsequently raised funds for Speedinvest which commenced operations in 2011 and of which he is CEO.
Founder & President, Gastauer Family Office (GFO)
Michael Gastauer founded his first company by the age of 24, while completing his Master of Finance studies. After 5 years of steady growth, the business reached its highest valuation with more than one billion AUM and was sold to a Swiss Investment firm. His second business venture demonstrated his ability to disrupt industries. As one of the first in Europe, he founded a payment platform to offer card acceptance and payment processing solutions for eCommerce transactions. Mr. Gastauer led the business to consistent growth and profitability, before he sold his shares based on a nine-digit valuation. GFO has been part of numerous company formations and entrepreneurial investments.
|8:00 - 8:45||Registration|
|8:45 - 8:50||Opening of the conference|
|8:50 - 9:45||
Opening Panel"West meets East in VC"
James Wise, Partner @Balderton Capital
Christian Nagel, Partner & Co-founder @Earlybird
Nenad Marovac, Managing Partner & Founder @DN Capital
Ivan Stefunko, Managing Partner @Neulogy Ventures
Laszlo Czirjak, Co-Founder/Managing Partner @iEurope Capital
Moderator: Markus Wagner, Chairman of Advisory Board @i5invest
|9:45 - 10:15||
Opening KeynoteMartin Hauge, Venture Partner @Creandum
Building Global Brands
|10:15 - 10:30||Short Networking Break|
|10:30 - 11:30||Panel 1
LP perspectiveMichael Gastauer, Founder & President @Gastauer Family Office
Tatiana Issaeva, Managing Partner @Fluent Digital Capital
Peter Schwanitz, Managing Director @Portfolio Advisors
Patric Gresko, Head of Unit - Venture Capital @EIF
Moderator: Suresh Patel, Partner @Verdexus
Investing for ImpactCyril Gouiffes, Social Impact Investment Manager @EIF
Lennart Hergel, Investment Director @Ananda Ventures
Farrukh Khan, Chief Business Development Officer @Acumen Fund
Lena Gansterer, Program Director @Impact Hub Vienna/ Investment Ready Program
Dr. Erwin Stahl, Managing Partner @BonVenture
Moderator: Nicholas Pöschl, Business Angel
|11:30 - 12:00||Networking Break|
|12:00 - 13:00||Panel 3
FundraisingOliver Holle, CEO & Founder @Speedinvest
Ondrej Bartos, Partner @Credo Ventures
Nikolas Samios, General Partner & COO @German Startups Group
Guillaume Lautour, Managing Partner, @Level-Up
Moderator: Martin S. Hauge, Venture Partner @Creandum
Early Stage InvestmentsRicardo Schäfer, Early-stage investor @Seedcamp
Jens Lapinski, Managing Director @Techstars
Paul Jozefak, Managing Director @LiquidLabs
Denis Dovgopoliy, Founder & Managing Partner @Growth UP Group
Antonio Fonduca, Venturing Director @BillerudKornäs
Moderator: Manmeet Singh, Expert-in-Residence @Chinaccelerator
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 14:50||
Lunch KeynoteOpening speech - Rastislav Kulich, CEO @Google Slovakia
Juraj Vaculik, CEO & Co-Founder @AeroMobil
AeroMobil and its future
|15:00 - 16:00||Panel 5
Startup PerspectiveOndrej Prostrednik, CEO & Co-founder @Cloudo
Stuart Ashford, General Manager @Piano
Tudor Bastea, CTO & Co-founder @123ContactForm
Mårten Hellberg, CEO & Co-founder @OrganoClick
Jarosław Pilarczyk, CEO @BT Skyrise
Moderator: Markus Uitz, Partner @Binder Grösswang
Exits in EuropeElbruz Yilmaz, Investment Manager @3TS Capital
Michael Wieser, Senior Investment Manager @High-Tech Gründerfonds
Maciej Bogaczyk, Investment Manager @MCI Management
Michael Boshammer, Managing Director @Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments
Moderator: Viliam Mysicka, Counsel @Kinstellar
|16:00 - 16:30||Networking Break|
|16:30 - 17:00||
Closing KeynoteRafal Brzoska, Founder & CEO @InPost
|17:00 - 19:00||Coctail Reception|