‘Financing Growth and Growing Finances: How New Vehicles and Collaboration Will Power Startups, Scale ups and Disruptive Innovation' – hosted by the European Digital Forum
Europe has no shortage of good ideas. The question is, how do we take those good ideas, and help them develop and grow to scale? At this high-level forum, top European venture capitalists, tech entrepreneurs, digital startups, unicorn leaders and investment-sector thought leaders discuss the interests and needs of the burgeoning European startup community. How can more venture capital for growth be mobilised? What are the missing steps on the European funding escalator? What can Europe do to attract more investment, specifically in disruptive market-creating innovation, and what can startups do to deliver more for Europe? Carlos Moedas, European commissioner for research, science and innovation, keynotes with The 2016 Guglielmo Marconi Lecture. The discussions will be intellectually informed by From Startup to Scale-Up: Growing Europe’s Digital Economy, a European Digital Forum policy brief.
The 2016 Guglielmo Marconi Lecture:
Carlos Moedas, European commissioner for research, science and innovation
Michael Collins, CEO, Invest Europe
Marie Ekeland, Vice-President, France Digitale; Co-Founder, Daphni
Uli Grabenwarter, Deputy Director, Equity Investments, European Investment Fund
Alberto Onetti, Director, Startup Europe Partnership; Chairman and President, Mind The Bridge Foundation
Alexander Rittweger, Founder, Payback; Board Member, AppCard, Inc.
Matthias Ummenhofer, Founder and Managing Director, Mojo Capital
Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar, Founder and Managing Partner, Axon Partners Group
Klaas de Boer, Managing Partner, Entrepreneurs Fund
Eric Forest, Chairman and CEO, EnterNext
Paul Hofheinz, President and Co-Founder, the Lisbon Council
Location: The Residence Palace, rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels
If you plan on attending the Forum, please send an e-mail with the subject heading "European Digital Forum" to the following address: email@example.com. Seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Only registered participants will have access to the venue.