Seedstars Summit 2019 Agenda

Program

14:00 - 14:15

Presentation of Seedstars and EBAN

Beaulieu, Avenue Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne

14:15 - 14:50

Emerging Market Investment Opportunities

Beaulieu, Avenue Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne

14:50 - 15:40

Case Study 1: Investing in Africa

Beaulieu, Avenue Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne

Speaker

Khaled Ismail - Feather Invest - Board Member

15:40 - 16:00

Networking Coffee Break

Beaulieu, Avenue Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne

16:00 - 16:50

Case Study 2: Investing in Asia

Beaulieu, Avenue Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne

Speaker

Kim Neel Wyong - Optiteam - Senior Partner

16:50 - 17:10

Networking Coffee Break

Beaulieu, Avenue Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne

17:10 - 18:00

Case Study 3: Investing in Latin America

Beaulieu, Avenue Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne

Speaker

Martin Johnson - Sophia Business Angels - Board Member

18:00 - Who Knows!

Apero and Networking

Beaulieu, Avenue Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne

9:20 - 10:00

Arrival & Registration

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome Talk - EPFL

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

10:05 - 10:15

Seedstars Summit & Investor Forum Introduction

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Speaker

Charlie Graham-Brown - Seedstars World - CIO

10:15 - 11:07

Startup pitches

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

11:07 - 11:52

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

11:52 - 12:30

Startup pitches

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

12:30 - 12:45

Keynote | Dream Big

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Speaker

Géraldine Fasnacht - ... - Freeride Snowboarder

12:45 - 13:15

Startup pitches

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

14:30 - 15:00

Fundraising Readiness Workshop

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Speaker

Fredrik Andersson - Seedstars - Investment Manager

14:30 - 15:00

Startup / Investor Session - Slot 1

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

15:00 - 15:30

Startup / Investor Session - Slot 2

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

15:30 - 16:00

Startup / Investor Session - Slot 3

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

16:00 - 16:30

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

16:30 - 17:00

Startup / Investor Session - Slot 4

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

17:00 - 17:30

Startup / Investor Session - Slot 5

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

17:30 - 18:00

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

18:00 - 18:15

Keynote | How I Built A Billion Dollar Company

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Speaker

Fabio Cannavale - Lastminute.com Group - CEO

18:55 - 18:35

Seedstars Investor Forum Wrap Up & Announcement of Finalists

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

18:35 - 22:55

Investor Private Dinner

18:35 - 22:55

Dinner - Le Parmentier

19:00 - 22:00

Seedstars Summit Welcome Cocktail

9:20 - 10:00

Arrival & Registration

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome Talk - EPFL

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

10:05 - 10:15

Seedstars Summit & Forum Introduction

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Speaker

Charlie Graham-Brown - Seedstars World - CIO

10:15 - 11:07

Startup Pitches

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

11:07 - 11:52

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

11:52 - 12:30

Startup Pitches

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

12:30 - 12:45

Keynote | Dream Big

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Speaker

Géraldine Fasnacht - ... - Freeride Snowboarder

12:45 - 13:15

Startup Pitches

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

13:15 - 14:30

Lunch

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

14:30 - 14:40

Kick-off & Welcome Worlds

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

14:40 - 14:45

Ambassadors Introduction

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

14:45 - 14:55

Keynote | Unlocking Myanmar's Potential for Seedstars

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Speaker

Alec Maurice - Thura Swiss - Director

14:55 - 15:25

Ambassadors Ice Breaker

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

15:25 - 15:35

Workshop Introduction

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

15:35 - 16:35

Group Discussion: How to make EB role financially sustainable?

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

15:35 - 16:35

Group Discussion: What are the ways to support startups and can or should they pay for it?

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

16:35 - 16:50

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

16:50 - 17:25

Presentation of Group Discussions

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

17:25 - 17:30

Wrap Up

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

17:30 - 18:00

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

18:00 - 18:15

Keynote | How I Built A Billion Dollar Company

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Speaker

Fabio Cannavale - Lastminute.com Group - CEO

18:15 - 18:35

Seedstars Investor Forum Wrap Up & Announcement of Finalists

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

18:35 - 22:55

Dinner - Le Parmentier

13:30 - 13:45

Seedstars Welcome

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Keynote from CEO Alisée de Tonnac | Welcome Word

13:45 - 14:15

CleanTech Hour

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

SSW Keynote | Tech Talk | Storytelling Keynote

Speakers

Maanasa Mendu - Student

Amar Inamdar - KawiSafi Ventures - Managing Director

14:15 - 14:30

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

14:30 - 15:30

AgriTech Hour

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

SSW Keynote | Tech Talk | SSW Startup Pitches

Speaker

Ines Hamida EP Mestiri - Seabex - Co-founder & COO

15:15 - 15:30

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

15:30 - 16:15

HealthTech Hour

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

SSW Keynote | Tech Talk | SSW Startup Pitches | Storytelling Keynote | Awards Ceremony in partnership with Merck and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Speaker

Tania Douglas - University of Cape Town - Professor

16:15 - 16:30

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

16:30 - 17:15

EdTech Hour

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

SSW Keynote | Tech Talk | SSW Startup Pitches | Awards Ceremony in partnership with TRECC & School of Management Fribourg

Speaker

Freddy Vega - Platzi - CEO

17:15 - 17:30

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

17:30 - 18:15

FinTech Hour

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Opening word from BBVA | Tech Talk | SSW Startup Pitches | Storytelling Keynote

Speakers

Luis Rodrigues - QuickCheck

Prashanth Ranganathan - PaySense - CEO

18:15 - 18:30

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

18:35 - 19:30

Global Innovation Hour

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

SSW Startup Pitches | Storytelling Keynote | Awards Ceremony in partnership with Rising Tide Foundation, SPEI, and Tag Heuer | Thank You | Winner Announcement | What's Next?

Speaker

Sushil Choudhari - TravelX - Founder CEO

19:30 - 21:50

Celebratory Cocktail!

22:00 - Who Knows!

Entrepreneur Party

Casino de Montbenon

Entry with purchased pass only

10:00 - 12:30

EXPLORER - Pitch Competition

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

EXPLORER: Tech FOR Emerging Markets - Seed / Series A startups from Europe with Emerging Markets focus

12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

14:30 - 15:15

Panel - Industry 4.0: A Shift of Power

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Within 10 years, it is expected that AI will perform complex human tasks, Big Data will drive our decision and Blockchain will store all of the world’s data. Learn about the major current technological breakthroughs across fields and understand the risks and opportunities of a decentralized new world.

Speakers

Tanvir Sourov - Socian Ltd. - Founder and CEO

Mark Ziade - Helena - Founder and CEO

Rakshit Mehta - Euro Alliance S.A - Chairman & Managing Director

Matthew Hoffer - Spire Strategy AG - Managing Partner

Javier Rubio Rodriguez Viña - BBVA - Head of Business Development Switzerland

15:15 - 15:30

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

15:30 - 16:15

Panel - Shift of Mindset: Embody the change you want to see in the world!

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

A glimpse towards 2030's societies: why millennials are shifting their daily habits (consumption, work, mindset) and how society is bending to their lifestyle?

Speakers

Tayfun Ugur - Company Builder - Company Builder

Omar Itani - FabricAID

Christine McDannell - Kndrd.io - CEO

Okka Maung - Recyglo Co., Ltd

Sannssi Cissé - GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation - Head of Collaboration

16:15 - 16:30

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

16:30 - 17:15

Keynote and Debate - Fundraising in EM and Scaling Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Keynote from Bernard Bonjean to get us ready for the debate! Let's listen to one another: Understanding the struggles of early-stage startups in EM's, the barriers faced when reaching the next funding round and learning what investors are saying about it.

Speakers

Vivian Nwakah - Medsaf

Fabio Cannavale - Lastminute.com Group - CEO

Bernardo Bonjean - Avante - Founder

Nichapat Ark - Openspace Ventures - Advisor

Adriana Collini - Seedstars - Investment Team

Shruti Chandrasekhar - IFC Venture Capital - Head

17:15 - 17:30

Networking Coffee Break

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

17:30 - 18:15

Panel - Peace Innovation: How can technology disrupt conflicts?

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Innovative responses to the global refugee crisis: How innovators are turning struggles of refugee displacement and war conflicts into actual opportunities that create a positive impact.

Speakers

Rakshit Mehta - Euro Alliance S.A - Chairman & Managing Director

Julia Binder - EPFL Tech4Impact - Project Leader

Reza Rahnema - natakallam - Co-founder & COO

Tamara Zakharia - UNICEF - Innovation Consultant

Valerie Khan - Digital Equity - Co-Founder and Managing Director

8:30 - 13:30

AgriTech Workshop - Can Tech Help Our Soil Get Better?

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

The global population will reach about 9 billion people by 2050, predominantly in emerging markets. Meaning, we’ll need to produce 70% more food with limited land and resources available! This workshop will focus on soil health and will call upon leaders and industry experts to find concrete solutions to one of the industry's most pressing challenges using the Ideation Methodology.

8:30 - 13:30

HealthTech Workshop - Prospects and Pitfalls of Electronic Health Records (EHR): Can It Still be the Next Big Thing?

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

1.3 billion people in the world lack access to affordable and qualitative healthcare. Why? Infrastructure, education, equipment, … you name it. The rise of telemedicine allowed by the increased patient connectivity worldwide is just an example of the role of tech in finding solutions to those challenges. In this workshop, we will call upon industry leaders and experts to use the Problem Identification Root Cause Analysis Methodology to discuss whether EHR could lead to significant discoveries and improvement in terms of access and quality of healthcare

8:30 - 13:30

CleanTech Workshop - Plastic Waste: Are Start-ups and Corporates the Missing Link in the Recycling Value Chain?

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

Plastic waste is a global problem, but the impact on emerging markets can be all the more tragic. Often, the plastic is burnt by citizens for causing lethal consequences, chokes drainage systems, and creates flooding which in turn increases the spread of contagious diseases. While governments in different regions are establishing rules and regulations, entrepreneurs could be a key part of the solution. Cleantech workshop attendees, including industry leaders and experts, will focus on this issue to try and find real-world solutions using the Ideation Methodology.

8:30 - 13:30

FinTech Workshop - Partnerships for Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets: Different Approaches for Different Problems

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

2 billion people, mostly in emerging markets, simply don’t have a bank account. As 58 billion USD were invested in Fintech in H1 2018 alone, let’s hope that we’re on our way to provide those solutions. In this workshop, we will call upon industry leaders and experts to use the Peer-to-Peer Brainstorming Methodology to discuss how different financial services organizations better work together to achieve financial inclusion.

8:30 - 13:30

EdTech Workshop - Access to Quality Education: Bridging the Urban-Rural gap with Technology

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

How come we can invest 9 billion USD in Edtech in 2017, and cannot send 72 M children to school around the world? How can we send them to school if 759 M adults, including their parents, are illiterate? Disrupting the way we see and “do” education is critical when facing such challenges, and embracing digital solutions seem to be the way forward. This workshop will focus on education through technology and will call upon leaders and industry experts to find concrete solutions to one of the industry's most pressing challenges via the Ideation Methodology.

8:30 - 13:30

Inclusive & Topically-Focused Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: What Works? - In Partnership with the Rising Tide Foundation

STCC, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

One of the biggest assets of emerging markets is its resourceful and ever-growing youth. But a rapid increase of population implies a tremendous and consistent need for job creation, to provide everyone - younger and older citizens - with qualitative and safe economic opportunities. This workshop will utilize the Peer-to-Peer Methodology to focus on how we can use entrepreneurship to achieve empowerment within marginalized communities.

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