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Imagine having 100 top startup speakers at your fingertips;
Startup leaders from 30+ countries to exchange the experience with;
And a startup competition that involves Silicon Valley investors and a shot of a $1,000,000 global prize!
Come sapete, “Startup Grind” si basa sul sostegno universale alle startup, la loro formazione, sviluppo di opportunità per crescere se necessario.
Per questo, in collaborazione con Startup Grind Tbilisi, capitolo della Georgia, stiamo collaborando per organizzare una conferenza internazionale che, per motivi di sicurezza, sarà interamente 100% online. Europa-Asia Connect è un'opportunità unica per start-up:
* Ascoltare da top speaker internazionali e incontrare altri founder da oltre 35 paesi;
* Partecipare a sessioni di networking, inclusi founder nazionali, investitori e aziende corporate;
* Partecipare alla più grande competition startup nel mondo e ricevere traning da mentors dalla Silicon Valley. * Participate in
+ di 100 speaker d'eccezione direttamente dalla Silicon Valle e numerosi partner per un evento indimenticabile.
E'stato già annunciato che uno dei relatori della manifestazione, sarà il guru del marketing, imprenditore ed evangelista e autore of numerosi libri - Guy Kawasaki.
As you all know, Startup Grind is all about giving startups universally the education, opportunities, and access they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.
For this purpose, we are partnering with Startup Grind Tbilisi, Georgia chapter to organize an international conference that, due to safety concerns, is held 100% online! Europe-Asia Connect is a unique opportunity for startups to:
* Hear from top global speakers and meet other founders from over 35 countries;
* Participate in networking sessions, including regional founders, investors, and corporates;
* Participate in the largest startup competition in the world and receive training from Silicon Valley mentors.
100+ speakers, dozens of them direct from Silicon Valley, will partner for an unforgettable event. It’s been already announced that one of the speakers at the event will be the marketing guru, entrepreneur, technical evangelist, and author of numerous books - Guy Kawasaki.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the early bird tickets and follow the event Facebook page for more updates.
Advisory Board Member
Flight Safety Foundation
Senior Technology and Innovation Advisor
Head of International
Founder & Managing Director
EU4Digital, European Commission
CEO and Co-Founder
True Global Ventures
CEO and Founder
CEO & Co-founder
Greendale Ventures Inc.
Audrey Kania is Co-founder and former Executive Vice President of the World Poker Tour (WPT). Audrey was instrumental in changing the image of poker and bringing it to the forefront as a branded worldwide phenomenon. After taking the company public and forming WPT Enterprises, Inc., Audrey retired and embarked on the third sabbatical of her career while consulting and advising start-ups.
In 1994, The Walt Disney Company recruited Audrey as a Business Development Executive to launch two new business ventures: 1) a global film production company, which created over 500 animated, live action, and documentary films and interactive materials for the edutainment market, and 2) the expansion of Winnie-the-Pooh into a global consumer products business venture. Prior to Disney, Audrey assembled an eclectic entrepreneurial career. She revolutionized the print media industry by pioneering the use of computer graphics technology in the production process for two global corporations. She interned in Apple Computer’s marketing group and worked in Strategic Planning and Business Development at FMC before taking her first sabbatical. Audrey ultimately shifted careers, becoming the COO of a toy company in Boston before joining Disney.
Jaro Chrapko, founder of Dedoles, an e-commerce company, currently operating in 20 plus countries, growing super fast. Jaro founded the company with a consumer credit from a bank of 5,000 euros and no cofounders. Last year they had revenues of around 15 million, this year they expect revenues at around 30 to 50 million.
Entrepreneur-turned-educator Steve Blank is the Father of Modern
Entrepreneurship. Credited with launching the Lean Startup movement, he’s
changed how startups are built; how entrepreneurship is taught; how science is
commercialized, and how companies and the government innovate.
Steve is the author of The Four Steps to the Epiphany, The Startup Owner’s Manual
-- and his May 2013 Harvard Business Review cover story defined the Lean
He teaches at Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley and NYU; and created the National
Science Foundation Innovation Corps -- now the standard for science
commercialization in the U.S. His Hacking for Defense class at Stanford is
revolutionizing how the U.S. defense and intelligence community can deploy
innovation with speed and urgency, and its sister class, Hacking for Diplomacy, is
doing the same for foreign affairs challenges managed by the U.S. State
What I've done at The Family
- I’ve helped fundraise more than $700M for startups in our portfolio
- I’ve participated in M&A, IPOs & lots of structural crisis management across every startup stage
- I’ve been named to the Forbes 30 under 30
- I’ve advised many startup CEOs, including the co-founders of iconic companies like Payfit, Agricool and Algolia
- I built Koudetat.co and made a lot of videos for Youtube, as well as tons of podcasts and articles. I also wrote a book
- I’ve been a member of the Global Tech Panel, appointed by Frederica Mogherini alongside Bill Gates, Tom Fletcher, Brad Smith, Megan Smith, Borge Brende and Risto Siilasmaa as co-members.
- I’ve spoken at more than 100+ conferences for CEOs & executive committees.
- I've given class and conferences at Sciences Po, Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, and many universities and schools. I like that a lot.
- I’ve advised the French government & multiples European institutions about Entrepreneurship Policy, including by participating in the Defense G20 on cybersecurity and new global threats.
Builder, Investor, Technologist
Jessie is an expert in scaling new technology. She runs a consulting firm for scaling emerging technology and enjoys working and investing in new entrepreneurs. Most recently she served as Head of Deployment at Airbus’ innovation unit in Silicon Valley. Jessie also served as a technologist at the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University and is currently designing an Artificial Intelligence Software Safety Class with University of Southern California.
She has served on multiple boards of directors including People’s Light, Uplift Aeronautics, and the Global UTM Association as well as Advisory Boards such NASA’s Urban Air Mobility Initiative and WeRobotics.
Jessie Mooberry previously served as head of deployment at Airbus where she focused on modernizing air traffic management. Previously, she was Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer of SwarmX, an enterprise drone solution ecosystem provider in SE Asia for top energy companies.
Prior to SwarmX, she built fixed-wing aircraft out of a garage in Stanford, transforming a moonshot into the world’s first humanitarian drone cargo nonprofit, Uplift Aeronautics. As vice director of Uplift Aeronautics, Jessie managed policy, stakeholders, ran UAV missions, and managed a virtual team of fifty stakeholders from around in the globe including humanitarians, government, military, academia, and industry.
Jessie was one of the first to obtain a commercial drone license in the US. She teaches “drones for good” with the Peace Innovation Lab and advises many emerging drone companies. She sits on the board of People’s Light in Malvern, Pa and is a Social Enterprise Fellow and Mentor for the Ariane de Rothschild Foundation.
Keith Grose is the Head of International for Plaid, the technology company powering the fintech ecosystem. Keith joined Plaid from Google, where he scaled hardware efforts with Pixel phones and Google Home speakers, and helped run business strategy for some of the company's new technology bets, including Google Pay and virtual reality. Prior to Google, Keith began his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company.
Steve Adelman has been advising and investing in early stage companies for over two decades.
As the founder and Managing Director of Nexus Partners, a Silicon Valley consultancy, he works
with early stage companies on accelerating revenue and value growth and with Global 500
companies on innovation. Steve has worked with hundreds of startups in dozens of countries.
In addition, he has managed the corporate venture capital investment funds at Reuters, Novell,
and Palm, Inc., has been an individual angel investor and was one of the founding members of
the Wharton Alumni Angels of Silicon Valley and its initial Chair of the Selection Committee.
Steve has been an invited judge for startup pitch competitions in Silicon Valley and in other
Some of the investments he has made include Verisign, Intertrust, and Infoseek at Reuters;
IMLogic as an individual angel (acquired by Symantec, 2006); and he was responsible for
managing the relationship for Novell with Kleiner Perkin’s JAVA Fund.
Steve is responsible for the Venture Initiation Program-SF – the accelerator program at
University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business San Francisco campus, was a mentor in
Steve Blank’s Lean Launch Pad classes at Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley,
and led the Lean Startup program at Citrix’s Startup Accelerator.
Other incubators and accelerators where he has been an advisor include Alchemist Accelerator
(San Francisco), US Market Access (Silicon Valley), Plug & Play (Silicon Valley), Yodlee|Envestnet
Incubator (San Francisco), Spain Tech Center (San Francisco), Innovation Next (Cracow, Poland),
and Sirdab Lab (Kuwait).
In addition, Steve is a Director of the Alliance of CEOs, a Bay area membership organization of
top executives. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Greenvolt, an early stage
nanomaterials battery company, and is the Executive Director of the Applied Innovation
Foundation. Steve has a BS from Columbia University (Computer Science) and an MBA from the
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Marketing and Entrepreneurship); he started his
career at AT&T Bell Labs. Steve served a full tour of duty in the IDF paratroopers.
"A) An entrepreneur with an in-depth understanding of the business model and global operations, with 27 years of management experience focusing on ICT strategies start-ups and global development.
- Nine established companies
- 6M$ in received investments
- 85M$ in company exists
- Managing offices in Spain, Germany, Russia, China, India, Mexico, and the US
B) As a Strategic Advisor in Technological and Innovation Industry, I support International Organisations (mainly The European Commission, EBRD, WorldBank, GIZ and UNDP) in their programs on Innovation, ICT and private sector development.
- Expertise in:
* ICT Entrepreneurial ecosystem building
* Sectorial Digital Transformation
* R&D Clustering
C) As a Social Entrepreneur supporting startups
- International Speaker with more than 100 lectures and workshops
- Co-Author of the “TopChallenge Acceleration program.”
- Incubator and Accelerator expert
- Startup Mentor
- Professor in IT Business Development and Entrepreneurial Acceleration Programs "
Margot is CEO and Co-Founder of Hostfully. She has spent her career working on community-driven products that help businesses and entrepreneurs get closer to their customers. Prior to Hostfully, Margot worked at Apple, leading marketing initiatives for the first iPhone Developer Program before taking the reins at ServiceSource (NASDAQ: SREV) as VP of Marketing and Strategy. In her free time, Margot is an avid traveler, having visted Yunnan (China), Vinales (Cuba) and Paris. Margot holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a BA in economics from Vassar College. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three young children.
"A ""citizen of the world"" with a Swedish passport, Dušan Stojanović was awarded Business Angel of the Year in Europe in 2013 by EBAN (European Business Angel Network) after having three positive exits within a week, which was previously unheard of in the global angel history.
He was also nominated as one of four Business Angels of the Year in Europe 2009 by EBAN and announced as among FINTECH ASIA 100 Leaders In Asian Fintech in 2016 after moving in 2014 to Asia.
Solid track record with 15 out of 21 investments fully or partly exited. Now with TGV4+, together with his global investment partners, he is building an Equity fund across 30 cities investing in 4 main verticals: Technology Infrastructure, Financial Services, AI, Entertainment."
"Dmitry Kudrenko, CEO of Stripo, Email Design Platform, and eSputnik, Marketing Automation Platform. 25 years in entrepreneurship.
We started as outsourcing 20 years ago, but always wanted to create something big with a small team. It’s better to do that with products than services
Our first company was built for a local market and soon became a leader in its niche. But it's hard to grow it into a global one. We learned our lessons. The second company was originally meant for global use. And more than 300k users around the World use and love our product now. Willing to share our experience. "
I'm a PR marketer driven by data analytics, always thinking out of the box and pushing the digital boundaries. A California native that's changing the world with data technology.
Phong Dao is CEO & Co-founder of iVE.ONE, a platform and infrastructure for digital assets based on blockchain technology that is modernizing the capital markets. Before he built iVE.ONE, he founded two companies and worked as senior IT- & business manager in startups and corporates. iVE.ONE is a Frankfurt based FinTech and is already expanding into the Asian market with an office in Hong Kong delivering its vision - better digital assets for everyone.
David Emerson has a 20+ year career working with emerging high-growth technology companies in various capacities – including as senior management, board member, adviser and investor. As an active investor, he is a member of the Harvard Business School Angels and Berkeley Angel Network selection committees, advises high net worth individuals and is a principal in Greendale Ventures. Previously, he was a general counsel at several high technology companies and provides business and IP counsel to high-tech companies, primarily in the semiconductor, data storage, and wireless telecom industries.
David also practices law as a business and intellectual property law attorney with an emphasis on social media and gaming, communications, mergers and acquisitions and venture financing. He is a respected and frequent panelist and guest speaker at early-stage investing pitch events and serves as an industry expert and provides business counseling to start-ups in the San Francisco area and internationally.
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