Accelerating Innovation in the Nordics w/ Thomas Bigagli (Plug and Play VC)

Sep 16, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Welcome to our fireside chat with Thomas Bigagli, Director & EMEA Investment Committee Member at Plug and Play - the world's largest innovation platform.

Virtual event
Fireside Chat

About this event

How do you accelerate innovation in the world's leading region in innovation? 

By plugging in the world's largest innovation platform and enabler directly into the region.

Welcome to our fireside chat with Thomas Bigagli, Director & EMEA Investment Committee Member at Plug and Play - the largest innovation platform on the planet, bringing together 35,000+ startups, 500+ world-leading corporations, and hundreds of venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies across 20+ industries.

In this fireside chat we discuss:

⭐️ What's needed to scale innovation? 

⭐️ How do you embed different ecosystem nodes into an innovation platform?

⭐️ What are some of the challenges big corporations are struggling with?

⭐️ Are corporate collaborations good, i.e., do they divert a startup's attention OR accelerate it forward?

⭐️ For corporations, are solutions offered by startups sustainable and / or scalable?

⭐️ How does Plug and Play invest in startups - stage, sectors, criteria?

⭐️ How can ecosystem players, VC funds, and corporate sector plug into Plug and Play? 

⭐️ Where does Nordic Region fit into the Plug and Play's global and EMEA plans?

⭐️ Thomas loves Stockholm & its ecosystem - what are his plans for the Nordic startup and impact capital?

⭐️ Audience Q&A and open-mic!

The discussion will be moderated by Naimul Abd, Business Advisor & Partnerships Lead at Coompanion Stockholm, serial impact entrepreneur, Regional Director Nordics at the Founder Institute, and Director Startup Grind Stockholm.

Check out what happened


  • Thomas Bigagli

    Plug and Play Ventures

    Partner EMEA Ventures


  • Naimul Abd

    Founder Nutty Ventures

    CEO Connect Öst


  • Naimul Abd

    Startup Grind

    Regional Director Nordics Startup Grind


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