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.
Plug and Play
Director & EMEA Investment Committee Member
Thomas Bigagli is a Director and part of the Investment Committee at Plug and Play, one of the most active and successful early stage Venture Capitalist funds, and the largest open innovation platform worldwide, boosting the digital transformation of large corporations through startups engagement. His role is to empower the ventures team in 27 different offices, expand the operations to new ge…
Thomas Bigagli is a Director and part of the Investment Committee at Plug and Play, one of the most active and successful early stage Venture Capitalist funds, and the largest open innovation platform worldwide, boosting the digital transformation of large corporations through startups engagement. His role is to empower the ventures team in 27 different offices, expand the operations to new geographical zones, increase the number of investments and support our portfolio startups to reach new milestones. With over 70 investments in his track record, Thomas has been supporting more than 500 entrepreneurs and 50 large corporations, while supporting the launch of 10 offices for Plug and Play on 4 continents.
Business Advisor & Partnerships LeadSee Bio
Naimul is a business advisor at Coompanion Stockholm
- Coaches more than 500 startup founders every year
- Responsible for partnerships, events, and ecosystem development
- Speaks at startup events and mentors at workshops and hackathons
- Also an early-stage impact entrepreneur and investor in startups
Before coming to Sweden he has been a marketing director for a fast-paced retail chain and has also consulted more than 20 multinational companies on consumer insights and strategic brand building.
In his spare time he makes music, you can follow him on Spotify.
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