June 2023 I Budapest, Hungary
Conference for Ecosystem Leaders and Innovation Managers
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MEET OTHER ECOSYSTEM BUILDERS
- 2-day conference with up to 100 ecosystem leaders, investors, corporates, and governments
- Inspiration by thought-leaders on the frontiers of innovation
- Challenge-driven working groups with dedicated data analysts
- Joint Publication of White Papers with results of the working groups
- Meet startup portfolio managers and get access to the startup database
- Partnering around concrete opportunities, e.g. EU funding calls
Insights & Data
Ideas & Partnerships
DISCUSS IN WORKING GROUPS
- Several 2h interactive workshops that you can choose to join
- Hosted by leading ecosystem organizations
- Accompanied by a dedicated data analyst
- Provision of data insights for every participant
- Goal to collect and publish insights in joint white paper
- Connection with the DEEP Startup Ecosystem Accelerator Program and teams working on this topic
BRING HOME INSIGHTS, DATA, STARTUP LISTS
- Dedicated research team prepares each talk and workshop
- You get exclusive briefings and data access on each DEEP Dive topic
- Take home a full list of the best early-stage startups across Europe in an Excel File
- Meet portfolio managers with intimate knowledge on your favorite startups directly on the event
MAKE FRIENDS TO WORK WITH
- Join a relaxed community trip to the nature on the second day
- Taste wine and enjoy casual conversations with international friends
- Meet the person behind the organization and develop ties that last a life time
- Meet again at the next DEEP Conference get-away and be part of the community
Our DEEP DIVES
The DEEP Dives are prepared and presented collaboratively between DEEP and our research partner Iceventure.
Iceventure is niche consultancy specialized in business development and organizational development with more than 12 years of experience. Their consultants work with corporates, SMEs and startups on how innovation and future tech can be integrated into organizations and generate business advantages.
Meet international peers from other startup support organizations and exchange about the current trends in acceleration and scaling of future unicorns.
This time, we want to exchange insights, data and learning on the topic of “Startup Lies: From Greenwashing to Theranos and Wirecard, how to protect against fraud?”
The world of startups lives by the motto “fake it ’till you make it”, but some companies just push their luck a little too far, such as Theranos and their revolutionary blood tests that never existed or an increasing number of fintech and crypto companies. In this workshop, we will provide you with a review of the biggest scams and their dangerous repercussions on users and investors. But we also want to hear your experiences and discuss the biggest threats to the integrity of the startup scene today.
Impact Ecosystems & Investing
An open debate of impact innovation stakeholders from around the world on the latest trends and opportunities linked to the transformation of a sustainable economy.
Here we take the opportunity to specifically discuss: “Building the impact innovation scene in emerging markets”. As startup ecosystems continue to evolve, it’s becoming increasingly important to focus on impact and sustainability. In this workshop, we’ll explore the unique opportunities and challenges that arise when building startup communities in emerging markets with a focus on creating positive social and environmental impact. You’ll hear from experts in the field who have experience working with impact-driven startups and ecosystem builders in diverse regions, as well as from founders and investors who have successfully built businesses with a social or environmental mission.
Raising funds & Diversity
With only roughly 16% of Europe’s founders being female, diversity remains a challenge across the board for ecosystems everywhere, we offer an open debate on the current state of diversity in international ecosystems. Join the conversation and learn from best practices in other hubs.
Here we focus on the “Financing Gender Gap”. Despite progress in recent years, the financing gender gap remains a significant challenge for female entrepreneurs around the world. In this workshop, we’ll explore the causes and consequences of the gender gap in startup financing, check the effectiveness of existing gender parity instruments, share strategies for bridging the gap and creating more opportunities for women-led startups to access the capital they need to grow and thrive.
Analyst: Leyla Karaha, Founder at Your Y Network
YourY Network is a global community of social entrepreneurs and changemakers with the aim to raise public awareness of social entrepreneurship.
Startup Technology Trends
Join the debate on the latest trends in technology and learn the basic concepts behind the buzzwords. Innovation support actors come together in this workshop to exchange and learn, so don’t be afraid to join and ask your questions.
This time we focus on ” Communities of Future: The Blockchain and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) “. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are a new and innovative organizational communities that are getting popular and could have the potential to transform the way we build and support startup ecosystems. In this workshop, we’ll explore the opportunities and challenges of using DAOs to organize and govern startup ecosystems and discuss their influence on the startup world. We will see what makes them special and what makes them challenging.
Analyst: Shivam Dhawan, Founder & CEO at GetBoarded Technologies
GetBoarded is a talent analytics start-up that helps organizations, Academic or Business, to manage the career progressions of their talent.
Seth started the Foundry Group together with Techcelerator Founder Brad Feld. They knew each other from Brad’s previous fund Mobius Ventures and are investing in technology companies throughout the US and Canada. His career spans venture capital investing as well as operational, transactional and advisory roles at both public and private companies.
Managing Director at Foundry Group
Bernhard is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive startups and entrepreneurs that accelerate progress towards zero hunger. Previously, Bernhard co-founded the ShareTheMeal app, built up WFP’s Business Innovation team and worked as Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for global tech and industrial goods companies.
Head of UN World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator
Entrepreneur with 13 years of experience in community building, Lais led the development of entrepreneurial communities across every continent. From leading 2000 volunteers across Argentina, Chile and Uruguay as the president of a non-profit organization, to selecting and training community leaders across Latam, Africa, APAC for Startup Grind and working for governments and innovation agencies in 75+ ecosystems as part of Startup Genome’s executive team.
Laís de Oliveira
Community Development Consultant at Startup Genome
As Partner at Antler, Youri leads all operations in Amsterdam, the company’s third location globally after Singapore and Stockholm. Together with the rest of the Antler team, he drives to launch variety of new innovative companies through Antler’s unique approach to talent acquisition and business-building.
Partner at Antler Netherlands
Erin Henderson Ouzts
Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem Director for Ten at the Top
Pedro is a founder, CEO and jack of all trades at darwinLabs, a specialized IT consulting company focused on #lowcode and out systems. He is also a co-founder at Beta-i, a non-profit organization for the promotion of entrepreneurship. Pedro has extensive experience in the consulting, financial services, telecom, internet and mobile marketing industries.
CEO at darwinLabs and Co-founder at Beta-i
Dominik is Innovation Consultant, Design Thinking Coach and Workshop Facilitator with 8+ years of international experience. Previously, Dominik worked as Innovation Manager for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s digital technology branch (EIT Digital). Additionally, he ran intrapreneurship and innovation programs at large international corporations and organizations such as Airbus, Celfocus, Deutsche Telekom, SAP and others.
Claudia has more than 16 years of experience as an international development consultant and technical adviser, working extensively in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Her work has involved designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating multi-million-dollar development programmes, particularly focused on entrepreneurship and business development, across several government and non-governmental organizations.
Founder and Managing Director at Consulting for Growth Group (C4G)
Aneth is a Hub Network Community Manager at Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative ‘Make-IT in Africa’ implemented by GIZ. Aneth is passionate about entrepreneurship and ecosystem building having been involved in various entrepreneurship projects. Previously, Aneth led the Reach for Change incubator program in Rwanda. For the past 3 years, Aneth has supported the 2nd year seminar course as a teaching assistant at Carnegie Mellon University Africa.
Hub Network Community Manager at Make-IT in Africa
Inty is the co-founder and CEO of Ichthion, an award-winning start-up in the United Kingdom. The aim of this company is the development of disruptive technologies to extract plastics and synthetic waste from rivers and oceans. Inty is also the President and co-founder of the Circular foundation in Ecuador, an NGO with the goal of improving the life of vulnerable social groups through technology and innovation, while contributing to the protection of the environment.
Co-founder and CEO of Ichthion, Co-founder and President of Circular Foundation in Ecuador
Anna is a trained systemic consultant and heads the Berlin team of the Conscious Innovation consultancy Mandalah. She has led various national and international projects with corporations, public institutions and NGOs alike. She also is the co-founder of Welana, a social business importing fabrics from Ethiopia.
Managing Partner at Mandalah
Vice President at Cintrifuse
Marketing, technology, operations, and startup development professional with specialties in data analytics, growth, operations management, digital strategy, investor relations, product management, business development, ecosystem development, user/market research, data analytics, operations digitization, & product launch. His past clients include Startupbootcamp, Touch Surgery, Hackster.io, Incident gTar, Car and Driver Magazine, Noisebridge, Asa, among many others.
VP of Marketing and Growth at Ansible Advisory
Khatuchi is a Program Manager at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) East Africa Chapter. In this capacity, she provides oversight to all the chapter’s Programs . Khatuchi also oversees ANDE’s activities in Tanzania and Uganda. Prior to joining ANDE, she worked with INGOs in both Kenya and Uganda.
Program Manager at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
Alain is a senior fellow at the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University. He is the author of a book “Order without Design: How Markets Shape Cities.” His operational work as an independent consultant and researcher focuses on the interaction between markets, regulations, and transport infrastructure in shaping the spatial structures of cities.
Senior Fellow NYU, Former Principal Urbanist Planner at the World Bank
Co-Founder & CEO at Female Founders
Bart is one of Europe's leading and awarded experts on the digital transformation of healthcare, and one of the most progressive forward thinkers focuses on finding alternative European strategies for the current postmodern world to create a more desirable future with greater social benefits. He is the initiator of the HIPPO AI Foundation in Berlin and co-founded the Digital Health Academy where he shares his knowledge to improve digital literacy.
Bart de Witte
Founder at HIPPO AI Foundation and Digital Health Academy
Director of International Economic Development @Tel Aviv Global
Managing Director at Austrian Angel Investors Association
Venture Capital Investor at The Yield Lab Europe
Harald is an urban development and governance specialist. Previously worked at German Agency for International Development (GIZ) and [email protected]
Co-Founder and Head of Platform at DEEP Ecosystems
Crispin is the Deputy Head of Unit for the “Industrial forum, alliances, clusters” unit within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, bringing together a number of alliances, networks, events and financial programmes to support companies at all stages of their growth and to help them partner most effectively with each other, including the Enterprise Europe Network.
Deputy Head of Unit, Industrial Forum, Alliances, Clusters Unit, European Commission
Xavier is the Head of International City Promotion of Barcelona City Council. He has been serving the city of Barcelona since 1991 both in the fields of economic promotion and social cohesion. Since 2008 he is in responsible of attracting foreign investment and promoting internationally the city of Barcelona.
Xavier Mayo Torres
Head of International City Promotion of Barcelona City Council
Lina founder and Managing Director of Media Lab Bayern, an incubator for new ideas in digital journalism. Previous to this, Lina wrote for outlets like Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung or ZEIT and worked as video journalist for formats that screened on ARTE or Prosieben. As a side project she founded the Slack community www.digital-journalism.rocks, which is a place to share best practices and expertise from now over 1000 digital journalists.
Managing Director at Media Lab Bayern
Founder & Director at C-Factor
With a background in sustainable development, Oleksandra deploys systems thinking to all problems and startup challenges. She contributed to the development of the climate change adaptation strategy and managed Earth Hour campaigns at the WWF. For the past 5 years, Oleksandra has been developing programs for startups at all stages of their journey. Across the industries and across the borders.
Innovation Programs Director at Sweden Foodtech
Benjamin is leading the Credit Suisse – Swisscontact Program (CSSC) a project that aims at identifying best practice in entrepreneurship promotion and ecosystem building. Together with local entrepreneurship support organizations and entrepreneurs, he co-creates grass-root initiatives that help strengthen the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and support local organizations through strategic and practical advice focusing on Rwanda, Uganda, Guatemala and Cambodia.
Project Manager at the Credit Suisse – Swisscontact Program
Eve is a Women in AI Ambassador. Initiator of WaiACCELERATE. 15+ years of professional experience in Growth & Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion, integrated marketing, and strategic communications. A big fan of adding a human voice to complex business ideas, data, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things. Active member of the startup & investor community in the Netherlands.
Founder Evenness & Women in AI Ambassador in the Netherlands
Director of Startup Services at the Vienna Business Agency
UN consultant on ecosystem modelling,former Managing Director of Semente (Brazil)
Sebastián Díaz Mesa
Co-Founder at DEEP Ecosystems and Head of Acceleration & Community
President of the European Startup Initiative and Lecturer at University of Trento
Managing Director at DEEP Ecosystems
Matija is the founder and CEO of Agrivi- an agri-tech startup that is creating the global agricultural eco-system with vision to change the way food is produced. With an intelligent cloud farm management solution, the company helps farmers to increase their productivity and find buyers for produced food. Agrivi is the winner of World Startup Competition 2014.
CEO & Founder at AGRIVI
In her role as Business Development Manager & Project Leader, Katja brings together key stakeholders from business, academia, the public sector, and the startup and ecosystem scene on a national and international levels and enables the entrepreneurial and innovation exchange within this strong network and strengthen the strategic development as well as the national an international visibility for the Munich Innovation Ecosystem.
Business Development & Project Leader at MUC SUMMIT
Economist as background, Catherine has been working at the European Commission since 1994 in various services where she has been highly committed to support companies in the field of transport and energy infrastructures. Since 2015, she has further developed her experience in innovation where she has been responsible of the EIC-Accelerator evaluation process selecting highly innovative SMEs with a strong capacity to scale up.
Head of Sector H2020 at EASME
Senior Innovation and Alternative Finance Manager at European Investment Fund (EIF)
Oscar is Head of VC - Digital Economy at European Investment Fund (EIF) in Luxembourg, a European institution that provides risk finance to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Europe. At EIF, Oscar has invested in VC funds across Europe with a focus on the ICT sector and sits on their Advisory Boards. Oscar is a seasoned speaker in VC industry events and contributor to publications in the field of venture capital.
Head of VC - Digital Economy at European Investment Fund (EIF)
Laurent is an Impact Officer - Entrepreneurship and Business Creation at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). He is mainly responsible for the EIT Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs) Entrepreneurship and Business Creation activities for innovative European start-ups and scale-ups across EU-28. His current work also includes the long term Financial Sustainability of the EIT KICs, and the development of synergies with the EIC and EIB/EIF.
Impact Officer - Entrepreneurship, Business Creation and Financial Sustainability at EIT
Co-Founder at Trucksters
Stefano is a Lecturer of Economics of the European Union at Bocconi University (Italy) and at University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Lecturer of EU competition policy at ISPI (Italy). He is also a board member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand and of the NZ European Business Council. He is also an 'angel investor' in love with clear-cut differentiation and scalability.
Board member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in NZ and European Business Council
Startup Coach @Technical University of Munich
Stephan is an Investment Partner at TS Ventures and Director Founders Education at the Founders Foundation. Prior to that, he has led the startup units at Microsoft in Germany and Europe and was co-founder of the Microsoft Accelerator in Berlin. He manages a portfolio of 20 angel investments in Germany, Europe and the US with a focus on AdTech, Marketplaces, SaaS and Climate Tech.
Investment Partner @TS Ventures and Director Founders Education @Founders Foundation
Head of marketing and communications at Startup Wise Guys
Aru runs his own data science consultancy called Arulytics, and is the Director of Data Science at Willapay, a fintech startup based in Stockholm. Previously, he has been building and scaling analytics and data science functions at HiQ, Springworks and Truecaller in Stockholm. He also has experience working as an Analyst for the Search team at Yahoo in London, and at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Director of Data Science @Willapay
Natalie is a sociologist and researcher on early-stage entrepreneurship in Europe. For the last five years, she has been conducting fieldwork with entrepreneurs and community builders for the project, The Startup City. Her research and experience in the startup ecosystem spans 27 different countries on nearly all continents.
Market Researcher, Content and Digital Marketing @PIRATEx
Rocio is the Executive Director of InnovaChile CORFO and former CEO at Start-Up Chile one of the biggest and most diverse startup community in the world. She has a MS in Management at MIT, is a Master in innovation and entrepreneurship and Biotech Engineer. Her passion is to help people to transform their ideas into business.
Executive Director of InnovaChile
Anke has many years of experience in strategic marketing and business development in medical technology and biotechnology. Before joining the investment team of HTGF, one of Europe’s most active seed investor, she developed the product portfolios of international life science companies ensuring their future growth. At HTGF she is responsible for several early stage investments in medical technology, digital health and biotech.
Principal in the Life Sciences Investment Team at High-Tech Gründerfonds
Gergo is a Business Development leader at Amazon Web Services. In his current role, he is responsible for the strategic relationship with leading VCs and driving growth with their portfolio companies. His previous experiences include working as a Product and Business Owner at Zalando, Entrepreneur in Residence at Rocket Internet, and co-founding e-commerce companies Wimdu and WestWing.
Senior Manager - VC Business Development at Amazon Web Services
Co-founder & Community Manager at Consolid8
Shivam Dhawan is a technology enthusiast with a vision of improving educational processes and personal development. He is a recognized innovator and loves the excitement of discovering opportunities of ideating technology solutions. His experience as an analytics expert allows him to provide data driven strategies for the execution of those ideas.
Founder & CEO at GetBoarded Technologies
Jaber has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector. He has also invested time and funds into start-ups and young companies over the recent years in a diverse range of sectors. Earlier in his career, he worked as equity analyst covering Software stocks for ABN-AMRO, and held senior positions in global accounts management within SAP.
Senior Vice President at Corum Group
Head of Partnerships and Communications, UZH at University of Zurich
Rolf van Haren
Founder/CEO @The Upgrade Society
Senior Business Development Manager at Invest Stockholm
Martyna is contributing to the development of local ecosystem and securing the necessary capital for growth. Her broad range of interests have provided her with unique set of professional skills as well as people skills. Originally from Poland, currently in Denmark, within different projects she gained experience in the USA, China, Indonesia, Switzerland, Netherlands & Lithuania.
Investment Manager at Invest in Odense
Vidar is a Norwegian serial startup entrepreneur, investor, educator and advisor to international corporations and organisations on innovation. In 2015, he was recognised by Wirtschafts Woche as one of the most important people in the German startup scene. His work has been featured and recognised by The New York Times, Business Insider, CNN, BBC, TechCrunch, Forbes, TechCocktail, Die Welt, DViCE, ZDF, WDR, DRadio Wissen, WiWo, and more.
Founding Principal at +ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES
Uwe is an experienced professional in international business relations, foreign direct investment consulting and international location marketing. He has launched the startup initiative of the German City of Duesseldorf, set up the innovation and digitalization platform "Digihub Duesseldorf / Rhineland GmbH" and positioned the EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf as an innovation platform for climate-neutral energy and mobility solutions.
Build-Up Team H2UB Essen
Markus co-founded three companies in the areas of software, hardware and fintech, invested in AI and software startups as angel investor and mentored more than 40 startups at Founders Foundation. After writing the Founders Foundation Playbook and challenging some company builder, accelerator, and talent investor concepts, he created the Climate Founders concept, won partners and founded the world's first talent investor for climate change related topics.
Founder & CEO at Climate Founders
Teamleader Naturland Fair & Social Responsibility at Naturland
Benedikt is the founder of the Impact Hub Ruhr and is responsible for the program and finance department. As a project developer, he works on programs such as hackathons or summer schools and new products. As a coach he is involved in the workshop programs, especially in the area of business model innovation.
Co-Founder - Programs, Finance, Business Development at Impact Hub Ruhr
Co-Founder and Managing Director at Impact Hub Ruhr
Cyril is currently the CEO of Regtech Africa, an emergent global digital tech media platform with niche focus on regulatory technology innovations in Africa and around the world. He sits on the board of many startup companies including Latitude iBS Limited, a financial technology innovation company.
Chief Executive Officer at RegTech Africa
Senior Consultant at Entre - Vistro
Co-founder & Capital Management Director at WorldStartup
Founder at Your Y Network
Maria João Silva
Brand Marketing Manager at GetBoarded
Cristian is experienced in FMCG manufacturing with a background on Electrical Engineering and Management. Based on a rich AIESEC experience and his previous sales jobs, he has developed a strong desire to lead teams and work with people, understanding and applying engineering principles at the same time.
Co-Founder of PolyMore
As part of Skåne Startups, Eirini researches and delves into the deepest corners of the internet and the community to find all the startups in Scania. From the smallest to the biggest with mission to give them the best opportunities to meet the most relevant investors and make them visible to an international audience of investors.
Venture Advisor at Skåne Startups
After a convincing performance, the Ludwigsburg municipal council elected Renate Schmetz as First Mayor of the baroque city in March 2021. The 53-year-old took up her new office on 1 May 2021. Her department includes an enormous range of tasks with the department of civic engagement, social affairs and housing, the department of citizen services, the departments of fire brigade and civil protection, education and family, sports and health as well as the staff office of the equal opportunities commissioner.
First Mayor of Ludwigsburg
Manuel is a Senior Consultant for Business Model Innovation and Coach in the Bosch Accelerator Program. His professional background is in Logistics, SCM, and Sales in Hydraulics and Factory Automation at Bosch. He thrives for explorative innovation and has first-hand experience in starting-up a new venture.
Senior Consultant Business Model Innovation at Bosch Innovation Consulting
Jolanta is a studied publisher. She has an innovative spirit and coordinates the innovation network of the city of Ludwigsburg. Here she works with partners from business, industry and research institutions in a cooperative manner. The collaboration is intended to develop impulses for new, innovative technologies that can be tested on site under real conditions in the urban space.
Innovation Network, City of Ludwigsburg
Heike is responsible for operating a group of experts globally that offers advice and services on the topic of "Outside-In". Her curiosity for everything new, her desire to drive things forward, her ability to identify needs and associated business ideas and to develop them further in diverse, cross-divisional teams have led her to take over the management of a global consulting department for co-innovation and partnerships with external parties.
Dr. Heike Langner
Director of Performance Expert Service for Outside-In at Robert Bosch GmbH
Managing Partner at Multiple Capital
Anna is a senior lecturer at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg’s Animationsinstitut in Ludwigsburg where she serves as a head of the subject area Interactive Media. Working for over 10 years as a freelance designer and producer for apps, games, immersive media, and spatial communication, Anna is now working as a consultant for media production companies and agencies on supervising creative productions.
Head of Interactive Media, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Christian is a founder of a mediaproduction company - eyecatchproductions. Since 2003 he realises a wide range of short, feature and business films, as well as animation driven / interactive content and live events. In January 2006 he has joined the team of Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, currently working as head of commissioned productions and talentinitatives.
Head of Commissioned Productions and Talentinitatives, Animationsinstitut Filmakademie
Hanno leads MANN+HUMMEL „Performance Office“ - enabling organization via focused governance and agile project management to drive key global and x-functional strategic initiatives to execution. The scope encompasses product portfolio, footprint & structure, processes & organization, digitalization & innovation.
Chief Procurement Officer and Managing Director at Mann+Hummel
Jürgen studied economics with a focus on IT in Hohenheim. After his studies, he worked as a consultant for renowned management consulting agencies for large companies, including DAX companies. But there were also some small companies he was allowed to advise at the public sector, such as municipal and national energy suppliers. Since 2021, Jürgen has been Head of the Digitalisation & IT Department at Ludwigsburg City Council.
Head of Digital Transformation & IT, City of Ludwigsburg
Ana Rosa de Lima
Initiator and Director of Meli Bees Network
Ralph is Research Associate and PhD Candidate at Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology-Management and Innovation (EnTechnon) at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology. He is responsible for the coordination of research activities in the field of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. Ralph is a member and former marketing executive of the Pioniergarage e.V., which is the largest student entrepreneurship group in Germany.
Research Associate, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Oliver is responsible for the economic development of the county of Ludwigsburg since 2021. With 15 years of experience in supporting industrial companies, he is now developing strategies and initiatives for the county to stay a top place for production and innovation. This also includes building a fruitful environment for startup companies.
County Economic Development in the County of Ludwigsburg
Andrea is a Consultant at Bosch Management Consulting. Her focus is on strategy development and scenario management. In addition, she empowers customers methodically and operationally with practical approaches to achieve high effectiveness in systematic business model innovation. Before joining Bosch in 2005, Andrea was self-employed and worked for various advertising agencies.
Dr. Andrea Bräuning
Director of Corporate Strategy at Robert Bosch GmbH
Plamen has been head of the new Solution Architects department at German Edge Cloud (GEC), a specialist in edge and cloud solutions and a Friedhelm Loh Group company. The expert for the digitization of industrial manufacturing processes previously worked for IBM for 27 years, most recently as Global CTO for the area of Industry 4.0.
Head of Solution Architects at German Edge Cloud
CEO of Enterri
Arnbjörn is founder of Iceventure. He realizes strategy, business models or valuations for customers shaping innovation processes, business processes or national/local innovation systems. He combines digital business model knowledge, industry models and tech innovations trajectory with an operative and global macro view. He has 12+ years of corporate banking, startup/SME/corporate, and institutional project consulting experience in Germany, Italy, and Iceland.
Managing Director at Iceventure
Chief Data Scientist of Political Risk at Michael Bauer International GmbH
Timothy (M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation) is Associate at Iceventure, the research sponsor of the DEEP ecosystems conference 2022. He focuses on realizing systematic innovation, tech and business model strategy working at the intersection of technology & financial signals, transferring these insights into business, and market strategy. He frequently works on innovation questions in terms of technology valuations, sector analysis and market research.
Associate at Iceventure
Executive Director at Wohnungsbau Ludwigsburg GmbH
Award winning Inventor of two patented products, founder of Cleantech company, a Digital Commerce platform, Sustainability consultancy, Innovation Speaker, Business Coach, Non Executive Director, Podcaster and former fundraiser for Renewable Energy projects. He is mentor for Natwest Bank, EIT Climate KIC and Creative Quarter Nottingham and working with UK Government on COVID recovery funding for small businesses. Supporting innovators with achieving their business potential.
Founder at The Entrepreneurs Trust
Julia is an International City Promotion Advisor at Barcelona City Council, where she actively presents the city and its economic opportunities in order to bring economic activity through foreign investment and create quality jobs in the city. A civil servant since 2016, she is committed to the city of Barcelona and its citizens.
International City Promotion Advisor at Barcelona City Council
Michal is responsible for the management of several EIF-advised investment programmes, particularly the multi-country Central Europe Fund of Funds, the European Angels Fund and the ESIF-funded VC programmes in the Czech Republic and Croatia, helping build innovation ecosystems across the CEE space. Prior to EIF, Michal was responsible for international affairs at the International Investment Bank, which he joined from the Slovak Ministry of Finance.
Senior Mandate Manager, Mandate Management – Equity, European Investment Fund (EIF)
Dr. Ellie Amirnasr started her career as innovation project manager at M+H in 2013. She is the founder of MANN+HUMMEL first corporate startup, qlair, focusing on intelligent solution for clean air management in commercial and industrial buildings. While growing the business for qlair and crossing the chasm she realized the difference between corporate and startup KPIs and developed corporate startup governance process for M+H.
Director of Digital Ventures at MANN+HUMMEL
Outcomes of previous edition
What Paper on Tech Saves the World
White Paper on Emerging CEE Startup Ecosystems
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