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June 23-24, 2022 | Ludwigsburg, Germany 

DEEP Startup
Ecosystem Conference 2022

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

Interactive Exchange

Ideas & Partnerships

Say Hello to the High-Tech Heart of Germany

Ludwigsburg (Stuttgart) hosts the DEEP Conference

From Porsche to Bosch – Ludwigsburg and the region of Stuttgart are home to many world-renowned high-tech firms. The “Ländle” is a densely connected urban area with many seemingly small cities who together easily take on the economic power of global hubs like New York. If you want to connect to the most innovative manufacturing firms in the world, you must come to Germany’s high-tech cluster number one.

The City of Ludwigsburg in 2021 was a semifinalist of the EU’s iCapital award for the most innovative places in Europe. It is home to Bosch’s international intrapreneurship program grow, hosts Porsche’s innovation powerhouse MHP and is also leading in the creative sector with the film makers and animation studio’s spun out of the Ludwigsburg Film Academy winning Oscars and other international awards.

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
23rd / 24th June      |      9:30 am – 19:00 pm     |     Reithaus Ludwigsburg at Königsallee 43, 71638 Ludwigsburg (Stuttgart), Germany

#Agenda: DEEP Ecosystem Conference

Partnering conference for ecosystem leaders and innovation
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Day 1

Part 1 : DEEP Visions

Future trends and why they matter for startup ecosystems

9:30 – 9:45

Welcome and Introduction

  • Renate Schmetz, First Mayor of Ludwigsburg
  • Jolanta Gatzanis, Innovation Network, City of Ludwigsburg
  • Thomas Kösters, Co-Founder & CEO, DEEP Ecosystems

9:45 – 10:05

LAUNCH: Presentation of the 2022 Startup Heatmap Report “Growth & Responsibility” with a ranking of the top startup hubs in Europe

Dr. Erica Santini, Head of Research, Startup Heatmap

CITY PRESENTATION: Barcelona Among Leading Startups Hubs

Julia Cordonet, International City Promotion Advisor at Barcelona City Council

10:05 – 10:35

KEYNOTE: “Innovate ‘Like a Bosch’– How to Quickly Validate Ideas and Use Outside-in Methods”

Manuel Krauss, Senior Consultant Business Model Innovation, Bosch Innovation Consulting

Dr. Heike Langner, Director of Performance Expert Service for Outside-In, Robert Bosch GmbH

10:35 – 11:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: “How Ludwigsburg Builds its Innovative Startup Ecosystem”

  • Ellie Amirnasr, Director of Digital Ventures at Mann+Hummel
  • Jürgen Paulus, Head of Digital Transformation & IT, City of Ludwigsburg
  • Anna Katharina Brinkschulte, Head of Interactive Media, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 
  • Oliver Reichert, County Economic Development in the County of Ludwigsburg

 

Part 2 : DEEP Dives

Data-driven and action-oriented round tables to promote ecosystems

DEEP Dives are roundtables for professional ecosystem leaders. Each table is co-hosted by a leading ecosystem player with domain knowledge and best practices. Further DEEP Dives are accompanied by a dedicated data analyst who provides each participant with strategic insights before the discussions. The results are summarized and published in a joint publication after our event. 

Presented by our Research Partner Iceventure

11:15 – 11:35

INTRO: A data-driven introduction to the topics and how to get the most out of the DEEP Dives

Arnbjörn Eggerz, Managing Director, Iceventure

11:40 – 12:40

Topic 1:

ECOSYSTEM BUILDING: “Is It Time to Go East? How CEE Hubs are Building Thriving Startup Ecosystems”

Topic 2:

INVESTMENT TRENDS: “World in Crisis – Where will Venture Capital Go”

Topic 3:

IMPACT: “Tech Saves the World – How Public Institutions Use Hackathons and Accelerators to Solve Societal Problems”

Topic 4:

CORPORATE INNOVATION: “Dinosaurs in the Metaverse – Will manufacturers in Europe survive the impact of the new internet?”

12:40 – 13:25

LUNCH: Time to have a bite to eat and network with your fellow ecosystem builders

13:25 – 14:25

CONTINUATION: DEEP Dives continue for the second part.

14:25 – 15:10

SUMMARY: Wrap-up on the main stage and presentation of results of each workshop.

Part 3 : DEEP Match

Marketplace of ideas & opportunities

15:25 – 15:55

KEYNOTE: “Micro-investing: Why Investing in Niche Geographies and Verticals is More Successful”

Ertan Can, Managing Partner at Multiple Capital

15:55 – 16:40

NETWORKING: Use the opportunity to meet the other participants and chat over a coffee and a small snack.

In the networking area you can find booths by:

  • Swarco
  • MHP Riesen (Basketball Club)
  • Bechtle AG
  • Tourismus & Events Ludwigsburg
  • Mann+Hummel
  • Pixelcloud
  • Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg
  • Helix Pflanzen

Part 4 : DEEP Accelerate

Startup Ecosystem Accelerator for moonshot collaborations to tackle global challenges

16:40 – 16:50

ACCELERATOR: Presentation of the DEEP Startup Ecosystem Accelerator Gen #3

Sebastian Diaz Mesa, Co-Founder & Head of Accelerator at DEEP Ecosystems

16:50 – 17:30

DEMO DAY: The graduates of the 6 week DEEPSEA program present their projects and pitch to win the audience vote for the Ecosystem Project Award

17:30 – 18:00

TOUR AROUND THE WORLD: Select participants share their stories on how they are building tech ecosystems at their home

18:00 – 18:10

ECOSYSTEM PROJECT AWARD: The winner of the pitch session will be announced

Eric Schüürmann, Deputy Head of Business Administration and Financing at Wohnungsbau Ludwigsburg

18:10 – 19:00

Closing Remarks & Cocktail Reception
Hanno Hoehn, Chief Procurement Officer and Managing Director at Mann+Hummel 

Day 2

9:30 – 9:45

Welcome to Day 2

9:45 – 10:15

KEYNOTE: “Education & Creativity – Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg and its Animationsinstitut”

  • Anna Katharina Brinkschulte, Head of Interactive Media, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 
  • Christian Müller, Head of Commissioned Productions and Talentinitatives, Animationsinstitut Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 

10:15 – 10:45

10:45 – 11:00

MEET THE LOCALS: On Day 2 we open the doors for local founders who take the chance to connect to representatives from international startup hubs in a speed dating format. 

 

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

11:00 – 15:00

LET’S GET OUT OF THE HOUSE: Finally, we are taking you to the beautiful vineyards around Ludwigsburg to taste local wine and enjoy the nature together!

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.

Ecosystem Building

Is It Time to Go East?  How CEE Hubs are Building Thriving Startup Ecosystems

Eastern European countries like Estonia and Romania are overtaking the “old” European economies in the West in terms of innovativeness and digitalization. They are home to successful startups like Bolt, Europe’s first super app and mobility platform that drove out Uber from many markets, or Uipath from Bucharest that is one of Europe’s most valuable unicorns.  VC investments cumulatively reached over 4bn EUR in 2021 in CEE states and there are now 34 unicorns in the region with Estonia leading the whole Europe in terms of VC investments per capita. Yet, we still see that corporate innovation scouts and investors from Western Europe are shying away to fully include CEE into their scouting routine. In this DEEP Dive you will meet experts from CEE and learn about the opportunities and challenges to the full integration of CEE into Europe’s startup market. 

 

Analyst: Assim Ishaque, Founder at The Entrepreneurs Trust 

The Entrepreneurs Trust’s mission is to support innovators to make a positive impact in the world and prepare them for entrepreneurial challenges on their journey ahead through speaking, coaching, and consulting.

 

Expert: Nevena Stavreva, CEO Enterri 

Enterri is a Bulgarian-based company that helps foreign entrepreneurs to set up business and build their rockstar teams in one of the most resourceful startup hubs in Eastern Europe digitally and remotely.

Expert: Michal Košina, Senior Mandate Manager, Mandate Management – Equity, European Investment Fund (EIF)

The mission of the European Investment Fund (EIF) is to improve access to finance for SMEs and small mid-caps in Europe.

Investment Trends

World in Crisis: Where will Venture Capital Go 

Geopolitical tensions, the war in Ukraine, inflation, pandemic, and supply chain disruptions are starting to affect the markets. The pandemic led to a large surge of investments in health tech; the chip shortage revives large scale plant developments like Intel’s 1bn EUR investment in Germany and the Ukraine crisis accelerates interest in cybersecurity. During this DEEP Dive you have the chance to explore how geopolitical tensions and market uncertainties affect venture capital and discuss challenges for ecosystems to adapt and grasp emerging opportunities. 

 

Analyst: Arnbjörn Eggerz , Managing Director at Iceventure 

 

Expert: Nicolas Schwank, Chief Data Scientist of Political Risk at Michael Bauer International GmbH
The Michael Bauer International GmbH is one of the largest international data providers that unites passion and scientific know-how to provide globally consistent and comparable geographic data.

Impact

Tech Saves the World:  How Public Institutions Use Hackathons and Accelerators to Solve Societal Problems 

 

Accelerators, fab labs and hackathons –  tech tools are increasingly being used by public and aid institutions to develop innovative solutions for social good. Cities like Barcelona use open innovation challenges to find solutions to urban mobility or citizen participation, and the World Food Program even runs an accelerator to fight global hunger. One of the biggest success stories was the Hack-the-Crisis Hackathon to attack health challenges during the pandemic worldwide. However, to create sustainable innovation for development, we need to move beyond hackathons. Together, we will analyze the existing approaches towards solution of societal problems and their efficiency for creation of scalable innovation that strives toward the sustainable future. 

Analyst: Harald Eisenhauer, Head of Platform, DEEP Ecosystems

Expert: Stella Deppe, Policy Advisor Digital Development/ Innovate2030, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The German Agency for International Cooperation or (GIZ) is an international enterprise owned by the German Federal Government, operating in many fields across more than 130 countries.
Expert: Ralph Henn, Research Associate on Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Resilience, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
KIT is “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association.” Presently, more than 9000 people are working at KIT, of which more than half are conducting research in a broad range of disciplines from natural sciences to engineering, to economics, to the humanities and social sciences.

Expert: Ana Rosa de Lima, Initiator and Director of Meli Bees Network
Supporting sustainable practices in Amazonian traditional communities to allow both land and people to flourish.
Expert: Anna Katharina Brinkschulte, Head of Interactive Media, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 
The Filmakademie is one of the most internationally renowned film schools. One of its major distinguishing characteristics is the close collaboration with three other educational institutions on one campus: Animationsinstitut (Institute of Animation and Visual Effects); the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, an inter-university master-class on European film production; and the Academy of Performing Arts.

Corporate Innovation

Dinosaurs in the Metaverse: Will Manufacturers in Europe survive the impact of the new internet? 

 

Not only since Mark Zuckerberg called for the Metaverse revolution, the idea of a full-immersion virtual world has been seen as the next frontier of the internet. Already today, large segments of the population rely on digital connections for work, education, health care, daily commercial and social transactions. New devices combining virtual and augmented reality worlds as well as powerful AI promise the emergence of a complete new digital universe that goes beyond the static and somewhat limited experiences like SecondLife or Minecraft. Industry experts expect these technologies to quickly expand beyond the gaming industry and deeply affect consumer behavior as well as the way we interact, work, learn, and live. In this DEEP Dive we bring together technology companies, manufacturers and entrepreneurs pioneering the Metaverse to understand how Europe’s industry can get ready for this new revolution.  

Analyst: Tim Robb, Associate at Iceventure 

Expert: Plamen Kiradjiev, Head of Solution Architects at German Edge Cloud   
GEC is a developer and service integrator for turnkey solutions and offers both proprietary and industry-specific systems.
Expert: Jonas Kirchner, CEO at Pixelcloud 
Pixelcloud is a creative agency for integrated communication focused on gamification and new media.

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Venue

The conference will take place in Reithaus Ludwigsburg

Reithaus Ludwigsburg

Located conveniently in central Ludwigsburg, the Reithaus is the central event location in Ludwigsburg. It is easily accessible by feet.

Address: Königsallee 43, 71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany

How do I get there?

Arrival By Bus & train

Ludwigsburg can be reached from Stuttgart in 12 minutes with the S-Bahn lines S4 (direction Marbach/Backnang) and S5 (direction Bietigheim). The trains on the Stuttgart - Würzburg, Stuttgart - Karlsruhe and Stuttgart - Heilbronn railway lines also stop at Ludwigsburg station. There are numerous bus connections to the city center and to the sights. The electronic timetable information provided by the VVS provides detailed information on the journey you want to take and informs you about the tariffs.

Arrival By car

Ludwigsburg is connected to the A 81 with two motorway exits. Coming from Munich, the exit Ludwigsburg Süd is recommended, coming from Würzburg/Heilbronn the exit Ludwigsburg Nord. From Stuttgart and Heilbronn, Ludwigsburg can also be easily reached via the B27 federal highway. The way to the city center is signposted.

Note: The entire district of Ludwigsburg is part of the regional environmental zone. Only vehicles with a green sticker have free travel.

Arrival By plane

Ludwigsburg is around 30 kilometers from Stuttgart Airport. You can take the S-Bahn line S2 or S3 comfortably to Stuttgart main station, then take the S4 or S5 to Ludwigsburg. The journey takes about 45 minutes.

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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.

Seth Levine

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.

Bernhard Kowatsch

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.

YOURI DOELEMAN

Partner at Antler Netherlands

Erin works regularly to support entrepreneurship in the Upstate, both as Director of the VentureSouth Spartanburg angel investor group and as the leader of the Economic and Entrepreneurial Vitality focus area for Ten at the Top.

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.

Pedro Santos

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.

Dominik Krabbe

Innovation Consultant

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.

Claudia Pompa

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.

Aneth Batamuliza

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.

INTY GRØNNEBERG

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.

Anna Papadopoulos

Managing Partner at Mandalah

Eric is part of the founding team at Cintrifuse. His background combines corporate marketing for one of the world’s most-beloved brands (the Walt Disney Company) with the hand-to-hand combat that comes with being on the leadership team of several productive small businesses.

Eric Weissmann

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.

Matthew Eisner

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.

Khatuchi Khasandi

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. 

Alain Bertaud

Senior Fellow NYU,  Former Principal Urbanist Planner at the World Bank

Lisa is the co-founder and CEO of Female Founders, the fastest-growing community of entrepreneurial women in Europe. With a 9-year track record in the tech ecosystem and especially in early stage financing, she's initiated projects all over Europe and supported hundreds of companies.

Lisa-Marie Fassl

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

Michal is the Director of International Economic Development in Tel Aviv Global. She has an extensive experience in working with leading companies ranging from cutting edge startups to retail and consumers market leaders. She is also a mentor at Techstars and the 8200 Impact accelerator program.

Michal Michaeli

Director of International Economic Development @Tel Aviv Global

Laura started her career as an Investment Analyst & Community Manager at the Deep-Tech-Fonds Apex Ventures. Now she is the Managing Director of the Austrian Angel Investors Association (aaia).

Laura Egg

Managing Director at Austrian Angel Investors Association

David is a General Partner of Yield Lab Europe where he focuses on sourcing new investments and managing the Yield Lab portfolio. Previously he was a venture capital investor in Delta Partners.

David Bowles

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]

Harald Eisenhauer

Co-Founder and Head of Platform at DEEP Ecosystems

Olga is a growth and strategy expert and Founder at WIYO. She is passionate about innovation, launching new ventures and growth hacking.

Olga Pantchenko

Founder at WIYO

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.

Crispin Waymouth

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.

Lina Timm

Managing Director at Media Lab Bayern

David teaches cultural policies & international relations at Sciences Po Paris. Former Secretary General of the French National Commission for UNESCO, David is currently launching the Manufacture of Curiosity, a European initiative to foster smart innovation in cultural and creative industries.

David Fajolles

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.

Oleksandra Kovbasko

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.

Benjamin Meier

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.

Eve Logunova

 Founder Evenness & Women in AI Ambassador in the Netherlands

Gabriele is Director of Startup Services at the Vienna Business Agency, Managing Director of the Vienna Region and Member of the Supervisory Board of INITS and has been working passionately in the fields of startups, female entrepreneurship and the Vienna startup scene for many years.

Gabriele Tatzberger

 Director of Startup Services at the Vienna Business Agency

Igor founded the innovation company Semente in Brazil, where he designed and managed acceleration programmes sponsored by corporates, governments and private foundations. With his investments he managed to successfully exit two early stage startups in the field of agritech and retail tech.

Igor Oliveira

UN consultant on ecosystem modelling,former Managing Director of Semente (Brazil)

As CEO of Start-Up Chile, the largest and most diverse startup accelerator in the globe, Sebastián worked with more than 1,000 tech-based startups and founders from many industries and countries. He is a world-wide respected consultant to governments and industry on ecosystem development.

Sebastián Díaz Mesa

Co-Founder at DEEP Ecosystems and Head of Acceleration & Community

Erica (Ph.D. in Economics, University of Florence, 2016) is Lecturer of Management at the University of Trento. Her research focuses on innovation, entrepreneurial ecosystems, servitization strategies, product- service innovation and digitalization of manufacturing.

Erica Santini

President of the European Startup Initiative and Lecturer at University of Trento

Thomas is building ecosystems in Europe since more than 8 years. He has set up and run numerous international startup programs, including for Microsoft Ventures in Germany and is currently investing with EIT Digital in pre-seed stage in 20 countries in CEE and Southern Europe.

Thomas Kösters

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.

Matija Zulj

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.

Katja Werner

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.

 

Catherine Eginard

Head of Sector H2020 at EASME

Serghei is leading DEEPSEA and an entrepreneur himself - he co-founded the German Biotech company CrystalFirst.

Serghei Glinca

Head of DEEPSEA and founder of BioTech startup CrystalsFirst

Minerva works at the European Investment Fund managing the equity financial instruments – part of the Horizon 2020 programme, EFSI and now InvestEU –, and continuously trying to innovate alternative finance programmes in support to research & innovation in the Mandate Management Department.

Minerva Elias

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.

Oscar Farres

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.

Laurent Roux

 Impact Officer - Entrepreneurship, Business Creation and Financial Sustainability at EIT

With A BBA, consulting background, and Master's in big data, Gabor revolutionizes the transportation industry with new technologies. He's a Co-Founder of Trucksters, a company backed by leading corporations including the joint venture Porsche & Axel Springer (APX) and Grupo Undanet.

Gabor Balogh

 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.

Stefano Riela

Board member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in NZ and European Business Council

Michaela is a Startup Coach at the Technical University of Munich. She supports research projects in Horizon 2020 and helps entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to the market.

Michaela Werther

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. 

Stephan Jacquemot

Investment Partner @TS Ventures and Director Founders Education @Founders Foundation

Nina is a project manager at tech2b Incubator. Multi experienced in building & leading a company. Internationalization specialist, always looking for international partners & networks.

Nina Gruber

Project Manager @tech2b Incubator

Zane is the head of marketing and communications at Startup Wise Guys. She is also the founder and co-owner of Lude (Z2B Ltd). Prior to that, Zane was a consultant at Hauska & Partner.

Zane Bojāre

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.

Arunabh Singh

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.

Natalie Novick

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.

Rocio Fonseca

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.

 

Anke Cassing

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.

Gergo Kalcsics

Senior Manager - VC Business Development at Amazon Web Services

Raluca is an editor for fonduri-structurale.ro, Romania’s biggest portal on financing opportunities. Raluca co-founded in 2020 consolid8.ro – Romania’s first crowdfunding platform for social entrepreneurs and the creative industries. 

Raluca Prelucă

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. 

Shivam Dhawan

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.

 

Jaber Tannay

Senior Vice President at Corum Group

Perrine is Head of Partnerships and Communications at the Center for Leadership in the Future of Work at University of Zurich. She has over 15 years of professional experience in China as Director of Communications and Donor Relations at Save the Children in China.

 

Perrine Lhuillier

Head of Partnerships and Communications, UZH at University of Zurich

Irina is a remote freelancer who has been involved in a broad spectrum of activities related to tech startup ecosystems in the past years. She holds a Master's degree in Technology Governance and Digital Transformation.

Irina Ispas

Research Analyst

Rolf is an experienced entrepreneur in the fields of innovation and professional development. Building 3 companies with his latest: The Upgrade Society in which he finds, matches and supports purpose driven communities to work on sustainable impact for themselves and for the collective good. 

Rolf  van Haren

Founder/CEO @The Upgrade Society 

Jenny has worked 10+ years within the IT industry followed by another 10+ years working within cross-border trade and investment promotion sphere with focus on market entry, investment opportunity matchmaking, innovation ecosystems, and tech verticals.

 

Jenny Berthling

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.

 

Martyna Waliszewska

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.

 

Vidar Andersen

Founding Principal at +ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES

As a part of the Investor services team, Verica helps international investors, VCs and CVCs find deal flows from Skåne. She focuses on the ongoing sourcing of startups and scaleups and evaluates their business potential from investors’ perspectives.

 

Verica Poposka

Venture Advisor at Skåne Startups

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.

 

Uwe Kerkmann

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. 

Markus Sudhoff

Founder & CEO at Climate Founders

Christina is a Teamleader in Fair & Social Responsibility at Naturland, a farmers' association promoting organic agriculture over the world. She is also the head of research at Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship within Munich University of Applied Sciences.

 

Christina Weber

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.

 

Benedikt Brester

Co-Founder - Programs, Finance, Business Development at Impact Hub Ruhr

Ulrike is committed to increasing the visibility of topics such as social entrepreneurship and social innovations as the key to social and ecological challenges. Previously she has worked in Seville, Montreal and London, Zurich followed, where Ulrike became part of the Impact Hub Zurich team.

 

Ulrike Trenz

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.

 

Cyril Okoroigwe

Chief Executive Officer at RegTech Africa


Kathy has been a co-founder of two successful companies in the gaming and health technology industries, as well as director of the Launch Incubator in Maastricht, Netherlands. She is particularly passionate about starting companies which have both aspects of profit and social good.

 

 

Kathy Mulders-Vredeveldt

Senior Consultant at Entre - Vistro


Jan has founded several companies. Expertise in sales, marketing, finance, M&A. He specializes in networking for funding for starting and growing ICT and eBusiness companies.

 

Jan Verkooijen

Co-founder & Capital Management Director at WorldStartup

Background in accountancy and finance, build the community from nothing to 700 people on database.  Strength in establishing strategic partnership, interpersonal skills, brand development and digital marketing. 

 

Leyla Karaha

Founder at Your Y Network

Maria started working in a startup and developed a variety of skills such as brand marketing, event manager and project development. Currently, she works as a brand marketing manager at GetBoarded.

 

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.

Cristian Pogan

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.

 

Eirini Gavala

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.

Renate Schmetz

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. 

Manuel Krauß 

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.

Jolanta Gatzanis 

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

Ertan is the founding partner of Multiple Capital, a European venture capital fund of funds. He has more than 9 years of experience in the venture capital industry and has invested in more than 31 early stage VC funds.

 

Ertan Can 

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.

 

Anna Brinkschulte

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.

Christian Müller

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.


Hanno Hoehn

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.

 

 


 

Jürgen Paulus

Head of Digital Transformation & IT, City of Ludwigsburg

Ana supports sustainable practices in Amazonian traditional communities to allow both land and people to flourish. 

 

Ana Rosa de Lima

Initiator and Director of Meli Bees Network 

 

Jonas Kirchner

CEO at Pixelcloud

 

Stella Deppe

Policy Advisor Digital Development/ Innovate2030 at GIZ

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. 

 

Ralph Henn

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.

 

Oliver Reichert

 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.

 

Plamen Kiradjiev

Head of Solution Architects at German Edge Cloud   

A driven business strategist and digitalization expert with a strong passion for innovation and technology.

 

Nevena Stavreva

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.

 

Arnbjörn Eggerz

Managing Director at Iceventure

Nicolas is the Chief Data Scientist of Political Risk at Michael Bauer International GmbH. Previously he has worked as the Chief Executive Officer at CONIAS Risk Intelligence. 

 

Nicolas Schwank

 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.

 

 

Tim Robb

Associate at Iceventure

Wohnungsbau Ludwigsburg GmbH (WBL) - is the housing company of the city of Ludwigsburg. It provides adequate living space and shapes the cityscape with its diverse urban development measures. For this, it was awarded the " MyFairTenant" seal of quality.

 

Andreas Veit

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.

 

Assim Ishaque

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.

 

Julia Cordonet 

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.

 

Michal Košina

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.  

 

Ellie Amirnasr

Director of Digital Ventures at MANN+HUMMEL

 

Eric Schüürmann

Deputy Head of Business Administration and Financing at Wohnungsbau Ludwigsburg

Outcomes of previous edition

October edition brought together 70 innovation leaders and ecosystem builders from 16 countries for one day in-person event in Essen, Germany.

Participants of the Conference gathered around roundtables- DEEP Dives- to explore topics with a high potential to determine the success of ecosystems. In three DEEP Dives, the following topics were analyzed:

  • Future of Work – Can HR Tech put Humans at the Center of Innovation?
  • The Value of Exits Understanding how Successful Entrepreneurs Re-invest in their Ecosystems
  • Financing Models for Social Entrepreneurship

The outcomes of the three DEEP Dives are published as Strategic White Papers, which you can find below.

White Paper on Future of Work
White Paper on Female Entrepreneurship
White Paper on Value of Exits
White Paper on Internationalization
White Paper on Social Entrepreneurship
White Paper on Cultural & Creative Industry
White Paper on AgriTech
White Paper on Business Angels

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We’ll give you the ideal platform to associate your brand with one of the fastest-growing tech communities, showcase your progress and the initiatives you are proud of, and generate quality leads.

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