Wednesday, October 23, 2019
2:00 PM
6:00 PM

Investment Readiness Workshop - featured by CAST and DeFINE

Join the Investment Readiness Workshop as part of the Annual Networking Event of DeFINE at the EBN Congress in Rome on 23 October 2019 and understand how to convince investors to come on board of your startup and how to best prepare to raising capital. What exactly makes a young company Investment Ready, which means ready for potential investors? How can you attract seed financing or the first round of financing at the early stage of your venture? What are investors actually expecting from you and why?  The two parts of the Investment Readiness Workshop give you a powerful toolbox to best prepare for attracting equity investment. From 5 p.m to 6 p.m it will be a B2B Matchmaking and Networking with CAST and DeFINE. Further information on how to participate in this workshop here  
fashiontechcreativeinvestmentsustainabletourism
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Workshop
  • DeFINE
    DeFINE
  • CAST
    CAST
2:00 PM
5:00 PM

Brokerage activity "Access to investors" focus

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Workshop
  • SmartEEs
    SmartEEs
2:00 PM
3:00 PM

Eco-innovation SIG

[private event]
Special Interest Group
4:00 PM
7:00 PM

EBN Board Meeting

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  • European Business and Innovation Centre Network - EBN
    European Business and Innovation Centre Network - EBN
4:30 PM
7:00 PM

CAST & DeFINE Investor Training Workshop

Fashion-Tech as well as Sustainable Tourism introduce new focus areas to global industries with a growing and thriving startup scene. New types of specialists conquer the markets and offer compelling and tailored solutions around fashion-tech and responsible travel. The session provides investors with a deep insight into latest trends and innovative business models through access to up-to-date market data as well as through four start-up presentations and expert discussions.   This workshop will boost investor’s ability to identify new and attractive investment and co-investment opportunities in a group of like-minded actors. The workshop also marks the launch of a European investor network as part of an ecosystem for start-ups in Fashion-Tech and Sustainable Tourism.     Moderated by Thierry Baujard and Juliane Schulze, Media Deals   This is a private session reserved only for investors.
fashiontechcreativeinvestmentsustainabletourism
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Workshop
  • DeFINE
    DeFINE
  • CAST
    CAST
7:30 PM
9:30 PM

EBN Congress welcome cocktail

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Cocktail
  • Javier Echarri (EBN)
  • European Business and Innovation Centre Network - EBN
    European Business and Innovation Centre Network - EBN
Thursday, October 24, 2019
9:00 AM
9:15 AM

Welcome and opening speech

From Dubai to Brussels, Shanghai to Amsterdam, equally as a dynamic and engaging in-demand British international MC, Peter Hopwood shapes digital events, conferences, summits, demo days and award ceremonies around the world. He will feel like home in hosting the EBN Congress 2019 and celebrating with us the 35th anniversary of the network!
  • Peter Hopwood (Hopwood Communications)
  • David Uhlir (JIC - EBN Chairman)
9:15 AM
10:00 AM

Venturing worlwide for high impact: the keys to bring local innovation ecosystems to the next level

Connecting verticals, investors and internationalisation as key leverages for incubation business. Incubation business models are changing! A recent Roland Berger study and article by Anne Bioulac shows that after two decades of exponential growth in the sector - the number of incubators and accelerators has increased by six between 2009 and 2018 - enthusiasm seems to decline. With often fragile business models, with too generalist service offers, and with a difficulty to rise out the champions of tomorrow, the limits of current models of incubation are now recognized and discussed. Thus, is the era of incubation and acceleration behind us? No, provided that the sector finds the keys to reinvent itself, and to find a new driving role in innovation processes. Based both in Israël and in Cambridge (USA), Amir Eldad leverages his strengths in the entrepreneurial communities in Israel, USA (Boston), France, Switzerland and Melbourne (Australia) to help corporations, universities & governments achieve their growth objectives through internationally-connected entrepreneurial ecosystems. Though his worldwide experience he will help us understand the key challenges facing accelerators and incubators today, and the strategies they must adopt to differentiate themselves in an increasingly complex market
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Opening Keynote
  • Amir Eldad (A2E Partners)
10:00 AM
10:45 AM

Feedback and experience transfer of three successful innovation "ventures models"

Panel discussion 1 “Lazio new model through partnership with AIFI and Venture Up”, “Equity accelerators” and “Innovation hubs, Technopoles and Areas of innovation” Through three original experiences, we will discover how innovative ecosystems and incubation tools convince funds and investors to join and contribute to their community of entrepreneurs. We’ll go through different ventures and cooperation models, identify key factors of success and cover different industries.
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Panel Discussion
  • Jean-François Guilbon (Newton and Techno'Start, Bordeaux Technowest)
  • Matias Torrellas (EIT InnoEnergy)
10:45 AM
11:30 AM

Networking Coffee

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Networking
11:30 AM
12:30 PM

Investors and corporates vision and motivations towards “Investing in a local ecosystem” “Collaborating with incubators and accelerators” “Supporting vertical industries”

Panel discussion 2 In this second discussion panel we will review the same topic of ventures between incubation tools, but from investors and corporates point of view. We will aim at understanding why and how investors decide to contribute to their local community or to acceleration and incubation initiatives, and what leads their decision. We’ll also ask them to tell us about their favourite industries and what they expect from companies.
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Panel Discussion
  • Thierry Baujard (Media Deals)
  • David Diamond (DeAngelis Diamond)
12:30 PM
12:45 PM

Closing speech & presentation of afternoon activities

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12:45 PM
2:15 PM

Networking Lunch

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Networking
2:15 PM
3:15 PM

The keys to internationalisation | Expert tips and companies testimonials

Workshop 1
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Workshop
  • Xavier Crouilles (INNERSENSE)
2:15 PM
5:15 PM

Qualified BtoB between EU|BICs

Meet and Match forum
Ground Floor
MatchMaking
2:15 PM
5:15 PM

Qualified BtoB with investors

Meet and Match forum - with EuroQuity by Bpi France
Ground Floor
MatchMaking
2:15 PM
5:15 PM

Qualified BtoB with corporates

Meet and Match forum - with EuroQuity by Bpi France
Ground Floor
MatchMaking
2:15 PM
3:15 PM

Social Impact SIG

Special Interest Group
3:15 PM
4:00 PM

Networking Break & OPEN BtoB

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Networking
4:00 PM
5:15 PM

Startups pitches (featuring EER)

Workshop 2 - Action-learning, Experts and EU|BICs feedback
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Workshop
5:30 PM
5:45 PM

Wrap up of the day

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6:00 PM
7:00 PM

EBN Internal Meeting

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Extraordinary General Assembly
  • European Business and Innovation Centre Network - EBN
    European Business and Innovation Centre Network - EBN
7:30 PM
11:59 PM

Apericena

Italian Style Dinner
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Networking Dinner
Friday, October 25, 2019
9:15 AM
9:30 AM

Welcome and opening speech

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9:30 AM
10:30 AM

The Social Innovation House of Montreal (Quebec/Canada)

From two philanthropists vision to new incubation business models, tools and challenges
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Opening Keynote
  • Violaine Des Rosiers (Maison de l'Innovation Sociale )
10:30 AM
11:00 AM

Experience sharing of two European shared economy & Impact oriented incubation and ecosystems models

Panel discussion 1 - INNES, Sharefy
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Panel Discussion
  • Bastien Van Wylick (Impact Valley)
11:00 AM
11:30 AM

Networking Coffee

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11:30 AM
12:00 PM

Experience sharing of two other Impact approaches in innovative ecosystems

Panel discussion 2 - FIBIA/ JP Morgan Fondation expert, Climate KIC
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Panel Discussion
12:00 PM
12:15 PM

Quiz Game Competition Awards by Sponsors

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12:15 PM
12:30 PM

Closing speeches

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