Speakers

We take pride in selecting top notch speakers from all around the world. Read their fabulous stories on the back of each picture.

  1. robin-wauters

    Robin Wauters

    Technology Journalist, tech.eu (Belgium)

    • keynote

      Big Trends In Technology

    • Time

      10:30 - 11:00

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      #1

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      2

    Robin is a seasoned, multi-lingual tech journalist and commentator, an experienced event organizer, speaker, moderator, startup advisor and angel investor but most importantly a champion of startups and the European startup ecosystem in particular. I was the European Editor of The Next Web, and previously senior editor at TechCrunch (acquired by AOL in 2010) and managing editor of Virtualization.com.

  2. thomas-hartwig

    Thomas Hartwig

    Co-founder & CTO, King (Sweden)

    • keynote

      Managing hyper-growth across all dimensions

    • Time

      10:30 - 11:00

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      #1

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    Thomas co-founded King in 2003 and is today Chief Technology Officer at the company behind some of the most successful games on Facebook and the global mobile hit Candy Crush Saga. He has been building the technology organisation from a small team to a team of developers across 5 sites in Europe while keeping a start-up mentality and culture.

  3. paul-ford

    Paul Ford

    Vice-President, Softlayer (US)

    • keynote

      The SoftLayer Story – Building the worlds most successful independent Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) company based on Customers, Revenue, and "Other" (PS: "Other” doesn't matter!)

    • Time

      11:00 - 11:30

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      #1

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      1

    Paul Ford is a serial entrepreneur, technology evangelist, innovator, strategist and startup advisor serving as the Vice President of Ecosystem Development at SoftLayer Technologies - an IBM Company - in Dallas TX. SoftLayer is the world’s most advanced Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) Company. Paul is the co-founder and architect of SoftLayer’s Catalyst startup incubator program.

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    Radu Georgescu

    Founder, Avangate (Romania)

    • keynote

      Bulding Avangate

    • Time

      10:00 - 10:30

    • Room

      #1

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      2

    Radu is one of the most famous Romanian serial entrepreneurs and investors in technology and internet ventures. He is the founding partner of GECAD Group, with three successful international exits in the last 10 years to Microsoft, Naspers and Francisco Partners.

  5. alex-hunter

    Alex Hunter

    CEO, Rushmore (UK)

    • talk

      Getting and keeping customers - a guide to customer experience in the digital age

    • Time

      14:30 - 15:00

    • Room

      #1

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      1

    Alex Hunter is a company incubator, angel investor, and branding nerd. Previously, he served as the global Head of Online Marketing for the Virgin Group, curating the Virgin brand’s global digital strategy. Alex’s work has been featured in the best-selling book “The Whuffie Factor” by Tara Hunt. He has been a mentor at the annual SeedCamp venture capital and angel funding event in London and South Africa, helping young companies refine their marketing and branding before pitching to some of the most influential VCs in the tech community.

  6. mat-clayton

    Mat Clayton

    Co-founder & CTO, Mixcloud (UK)

    • talk

      Using technology decisions to move quickly and iterate to a better product

    • Time

      14:30 - 15:00

    • Room

      #1

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      2

    Mat Clayton is ludicrously good at building web apps, and even better, likes to build things quickly. He's got lots of experience with social media apps and knows Django inside out. Mat is the CTO and co-founder or Mixcloud - one of the fastest growing European startups, a music service created and grown by hackers.

  7. michael-levit

    Michael Levit

    Founder, Spigot (US)

    • panel

      Learnings from working with remote R&D teams

    • Time

      13:30 - 14:00

    • Room

      #1

    • Day

      1

    Michael is a Managing Partner at Founders Den, a co-working space for experienced entrepreneurs and is also the co-founder of Spigot.com, a successful and quite profitable startup. Prior to this, he was head of sales and marketing for Vendio, which was later acquired by Alibaba. He specializes is business development, deal conception, negotiation, customer acquisition, brand marketing, relationship management, eCommerce, media and entertainment.

  8. david-bizer

    David Bizer

    CEO, Talent Fountain, ex-HackFwd (France)

    • keynote

      HackFwd - A 3 year journey

    • Time

      11:00 - 11:30

    • Room

      #1

    • Day

      2

    David Bizer is a Partner with Talent Fountain, a boutique recruitment and talent management consulting firm. Talent Fountain is based in Paris, serving clients across Europe. Prior to Talent Fountain, David was Chief Talent Geek with HackFwd. David was responsible for identification and evaluation of talent for eventual investment. In addition, David crafted the curriculum for the portfolio companies and advised on a broad range of topics covering almost every aspect of startup growth.

  9. marco-cecconi

    Marco Cecconi

    Software Engineer, Stack Exchange (UK)

    • talk

      The architecture of Stack Overflow

    • Time

      16:30 - 17:00

    • Room

      #1

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      1

    Marco Cecconi is a software developer in the core team at Stack Overflow. Originally from Milan, Italy, he has been traveling around the world for some years. He studied in Singapore, then worked in France, Portugal, and finally settled in the UK for the past four years where he lives in Kent with his wife and kid. He goes by the handle of Sklivvz on the Stack Exchange network, where he has been a proud contributor since September 2008 and moderator on Skeptics since February 2011. In his previous life, he has been a senior architect at Sophos and Fullsix.

  10. vitaly-golomb

    Vitaly Golomb

    Founder & CEO, Keen Systems (US)

    • talk

      Design Driven Development - Why there is nothing more important than design to your product

    • Time

      16:15 - 16:45

    • Room

      #1

    • Day

      2

    Vitaly is the Founder and CEO of Keen Systems (www.keenprint.com), a leading ecommerce platform in the $640B printing industry and the Executive Producer of Europe Venture Summit (www.venturesummit.eu). He is an award winning designer, startup veteran since the age of 13, and an active Mentor at 500 Startups, Innovation Nest (Poland), TechPeaks (Italy), and Happy Farm Incubator (Ukraine). Vitaly is a popular speaker and guest lecturer on #design and #startups. Follow him on Twitter (@vitalyg) or check out his blog (golomb.net).

  11. maria-diaconu

    Maria Diaconu

    Founder & CEO, Mozaic Works

    • speech

      Building long-term innovative teams

    • Time

      17:00 - 17:30

    • Room

      #1

    • Day

      1

    Passionate about the software world and entrepreneurship, Maria's focus is on supporting teams in the two areas on their way to delivering high quality results and maximizing business value. From Software Developer to Agile Lean Practitioner & Coach, and later on, entrepreneur, Maria is supporting quality software, software craftsmanship and people passionate about their craft.

  12. jamie-hannaford

    Jamie Hannaford

    Software Developer, Rackspace (UK)

    • panel

      Tools for developers

    • Time

      13:30 - 14:00

    • Room

      #1

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      2

    Jamie is a software developer specializing in PHP and Ruby, although he sometimes works with other languages like Go and C. Apart from programming, his role at Rackspace is to bring the community together. As a member of the Developer Relations Group, his purpose is to help developers and businesses succeed with their applications and code; and to help people understand OpenStack and the cloud.

  13. chris-martin

    Christopher Martin

    Senior Manager, Bosch (US)

    • talk

      Why making a great Internet-connected product is so difficult

    • Time

      15:00 - 15:30

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      #1

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      2

    Christopher is a hands-on technical manager with more than 12 years of professional experience. He has a proven track record of success in technology and business model innovation that has been demonstrated while leading teams in both the United States and Europe. He currently acts in a dual role as Senior Manager and Senior Expert at the Bosch Research and Technology Center.

  14. michael-wawra

    Michael Wawra

    Developer Evangelist, Twillio (UK)

    • panel

      Tools for developers

    • Time

      13:30 - 14:00

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      #1

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      2

    Michael is a developer evangelist at Twilio, helping people embrace cloud communications. He loves anything that can be programmed, especially things that can be connected into Lego. Prior to Twilio, Michael was consulting in the City of London - mostly building other peoples' websites. He was once involved in Telecoms R&D, and has a guilt-inducing software patent around the Linux IP Stack. He is forever looking for good causes to contribute code to, and always looking to iterate and make stuff better!

  15. stefan-szakal

    Stefan Szakal

    Founder & CEO, X3 (Romania)

    • talk

      TBA

    • Time

      16:45 - 17:15

    • Room

      #1

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      2

    Stefan is the founder and CEO of X3, renowned Romanian design studio, with a team of highly specialized professionals, an impressive client list and an even more impressive award and recognition portfolio. He is also involved in other projects like Ctrl-D - Romanian online magazine of design, development and digital, [e-spres-oh], digital development company, and TechHub Bucharest.

  16. mike-butcher

    Mike Butcher

    Editor, TechCrunch Europe (UK)

    • panel

      Learnings from working with remote R&D teams

    • Time

      13:30 - 14:00

    • Room

      #1

    • Day

      1

    Mike Butcher is currently Editor of TechCrunch Europe. Mike is also involved in a project to bring European technology entrepreneurs and investors together in a club environment called TechHub (@TechHub), in London initially. A long time journalist, Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman.

  17. ivan-brezak

    Ivan Brezak Brkan

    Editor, Netokracija (Croatia)

    • talk

      TBA

    • Time

      17:15 - 17:45

    • Room

      #1

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      2

    Ivan is a PR & Media Strategist who both "does" the web and writes about it for quite a few well known publications, including Croatia's leading IT magazine Bug and IT business magazine Mreža. Working with both small clients and communicating with other experts within the industry, Ivan strives to put the www in the Web and give as much people the knowledge to make the right decision - online. Currently studying sociology and anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), Ivan plans to improve both his knowledge and skills as a online experience strategist as well as copywriter and writer.

  18. philipp-kandal

    Philipp Kandal

    Co-founder & CTO, Skobbler (Germany / Romania)

    • talk

      Big data on a small budget

    • Time

      16:00 - 16:30

    • Room

      #1

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      1

    Philipp is the co-founder & CTO of skobbler, company that has won the Navteq LBS challenge 2009 as the most innovative European LBS start-up and currently has more then 3,5 Mio. users on their mobile products for iPhone and Android. Besides leading the German product delivery team, he is also the general manager of the Romanian subsidiary where the team has grown to over 60 people. Philipp is a strong technology manager with experiences in LBS, navigation and everything related to mobile technologies such as app development.

  19. sitar-teli

    Sitar Teli

    Managing Partner, Connect Ventures (UK)

    • talk

      Core Metrics: What Web and Mobile Companies Should Focus on

    • Time

      14:00 - 14:30

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      #1

    • Day

      1

    Sitar is a partner with Connect Ventures, an early-stage fund focusing on European internet and mobile companies. Connect Ventures' investments include: Citymapper, Space Ape Games, Pact Coffee and ReadWave. Prior to Connect Ventures, Sitar was with Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures for seven years and was a board member of SoundCloud, MegaZebra and Handmade Mobile.

  20. simon-stewart

    Simon Stewart

    Software Engineer, Facebook (UK)

    • talk

      How Facebook Builds Facebook on Android

    • Time

      14:00 - 14:30

    • Room

      #1

    • Day

      2

    Simon is a Software Engineer at Facebook, the creator of Webdriver and a core team member at Selenium. He writes on his blog, http://blog.rocketpoweredjetpants.com/ ., and is also Facebook's W3C AC representative.

  21. anca-foster

    Anca Albu

    Storm Chaser, CEE Changers (UK)

    • panel

      Best practices when going through an accelerator

    • Time

      16:00 - 16:30

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Active player in the global startup community, focusing on emerging markets and the way cross-sector collaboration and shared values can create a collective impact in the East-Central European region.

  22. jon-bradford

    Jon Bradford

    Managing Director, Techstars (UK)

    • panel

      Best practices when going through an accelerator

    • Time

      16:00 - 16:30

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Jon starts start-up accelerators and loves to help start-ups and their founders achieve their true potential. Over the last 3 years, Jon has helped to start 12 multi-company accelerators from Montreal to Moscow. He is now the Managing Director of TechStars London. Ater running Springboard for three years, in the Spring of 2013 he merged Springboard with TechStars, in the first ever expansion of the network outside of the US.

  23. marius-jumolea

    Marius Jumolea

    General Manager, Visually Romania R&D Department (Romania)

    • panel

      Learnings from working with remote R&D teams

    • Time

      13:30 - 14:00

    • Room

      #1

    • Day

      1

    Marius started his career as a software developer, being involved in large scale projects. At the moment he is involved in creating R&D Teams for different big companies (AOL Videos - 5minMedia , Visually, Funtomic-Kizi). Marius is the General Manager of Visually Romania and Founder&General Manager at Greppy Systems (serving clients in Israel, France and US). He is also an investor in different Romanian startups but also other US Startups.

  24. kirsten-connell

    Kirsten Connell

    General Manager, Seedcamp (UK)

    • panel

      Shipping the right product for the right market

    • Time

      17:00 - 17:30

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Kirsten helps run Seedcamp, the most popular seed investment and support program for European startups. Seedcamp has invested in 104 of Europe's most promising startups. She's interested in new web technologies, mobile applications and innovative applications of technology to existing markets, mostly consumer focused. Before joining Seedcamp Kirsten worked at a small VC firm in London.

  25. bobby-voicu

    Bobby Voicu

    Co-founder & CEO, MavenHut (Romania / Ireland)

    • talk

      Lessons learned: 5 Millions users later

    • Time

      15:00 -15:30

    • Room

      #1

    • Day

      1

    Bobby is an online communication enthusiast, business guy splitting his time between Dublin and Bucharest.He started to work online in 2005, has been the Romanian representative for Yahoo! in 2008, started a consulting business in online communication, been involved in building the blogging community in Romania, co-founded MavenHut (gaming startup, developer of Solitaire Arena), part of the 2012 cohort at Startup Bootcamp Dublin.

  26. cristi-badea

    Cristi Badea

    Co-founder, MavenHut (Romania / Ireland)

    • talk

      Lessons learned: 5 Millions users later

    • Time

      15:00 - 15:30

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      #1

    • Day

      1

    Cristi is an online gaming expert & entrepreneur with over 5 years experience in social gaming. He has handcrafted and self-published dozens of social games on Facebook and been responsible over the years for top titles, that reached over 15 million players throughout the world. Cristi is the guy behind the mechanics of Solitaire Arena, the one that crunches numbers for breakfast in order to create the best games MavenHut can create.

  27. peter-brosdky

    Peter Brodsky

    Director, SoundCloud (Bulgaria)

    • panel

      Learnings from working with remote R&D teams

    • Time

      13:30 - 14:00

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      #1

    • Day

      1

    Peter started programming when he was 10 years old. In 2004 he founded his first startup, Annotation - a behavioral analysis tool. He then graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa fom Cornell University, where he also pursued a PhD in Neuroscience. In 2008 he founded his second startup, Instinctiv, which was bought by SoundCloud. He was then the director of SoundCloud's Sofia office, until recently, when he left to start his third startup, JKLsemi, focusing on online privacy.

  28. martyn-davies

    Martyn Davies

    Developer Evangelist, Sendgrid (UK)

    • panel

      Tools for developers

    • Time

      13:30 - 14:00

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      #1

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      2

    Martyn is a Developer Evangelist at SendGrid, a creative developer, product manager, technical consultant and hack day organiser. He is also a mentor for Ignite100 (Newcastle), DotForge (Sheffield) and Oxygen Accelerator (Birmingham) Programmes (Summer 2013).

  29. luise-gruner

    Luise Gruner

    Senior Associate, Axel Springer (Germany)

    • panel

      Best practices when going through an accelerator

    • Time

      16:00 - 16:30

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Luise is a Senior Associate at Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator, as well as in charge of Axel Springer AG's Electronic Media Division.

  30. rokas-tamosiunas

    Rokas Tamošiūnas

    Co-founder & Managing Director, StartupHighway (Estonia)

    • speech

      How does the right startup team look?

    • Time

      16:30 - 17:00

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Rokas is long-standing startup champion with previous experience in M&A, IT, and strategic management. He has been involved with every major entrepreneurship development in Lithuania since 2008 and has an outstanding entrepreneurs network across CEE. He was previously his business owner and has been part numerous startup funding deals.

  31. admin-ajax

    Daria Batukhtina

    Product Development & Marketing, TechPeaks (Italy)

    • panel

      How does the right startup team look?

    • Time

      16:30 - 17:00

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Daria is in charge of TechPeaks’ strategic planning, providing support for partnerships along with market experts (talent development, design, tech), but she’s also involved in working with corporations, local startup ecosystems, mentors and entrepreneurs. TechPeaks is a hub for IT innovators focused on creating global businesses.

  32. mihai-sfintescu

    Mihai Sfintescu

    Partner, 3TS (Romania)

    • panel

      How does the right startup team look?

    • Time

      16:30 - 17:00

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Mihai is a Partner at 3TS Capital Partners, one of the leading private equity and venture capital firms in Central and Eastern Europe. He specializes in Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions Management. In the past, he was the Founder of Abilito Capital, Senior Partner at Altria Capital, Director and previously an Associate/ Transaction Manager at CA IB and he worked as an Analyst at Capital SA.

  33. luka-sucic

    Luka Sucic

    Business Development Manager, Hub:raum (Poland)

    • panel

      How does the right startup team look?

    • Time

      16:30 - 17:00

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Luka is a Business Development Manager & Evangleist at Hub:raum, which links tech entrepreneurs and high growth startup companies with the expert network, capital and business opportunities of Deutsche Telekom. Before this, he was an organizer of various events in the IT/start-up scene in Poland.

  34. max-gurvits

    Maxim Gurvits

    Partner, Teres Capital (Bulgaria)

    • panel

      Shipping the right product for the right market

    • Time

      17:00 - 17:30

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Maxim has roots in early-stage online products, and has turned his focus to New Europe after 2 years of legal service innovation in the Netherlands and 2 years as an Evangelist for Eleven Startup Accelerator. His professional interests are regional M&A and corporate financing, as well as seed and acceleration VC investments in online and mobile.

  35. adrian-gheara

    Adrian Gheara

    Co-Founder, Neobyte Solutions (Romania)

    • panel

      Shipping the right product for the right market

    • Time

      17:00 - 17:30

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Adrian is a consultant and investor in technology startups. He founded several online projects, with successful exits, and he's now helping other local entrepreneurs grow their business. He specializes in Online Business Development, Software/Web Product Development, Project Management, and he is an experienced Technology Consultant and Angel Investor.

  36. andrei-pitis

    Andrei Pitiș

    President, ANIS (Romania)

    • panel

      Tips and tricks when looking for investments

    • Time

      16:15 - 16:45

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      #2

    • Day

      2

    Active angel investor and mentor to many startups, president of ANIS and associate professor at PUB. Former tech executive with 22 years of experience in tech at all levels, from open source linux kernel programming to startup co-founder to senior director of engineering and country manager.

  37. jure-mikuz

    Jure Mikuz

    Managing Director & Partner, RSG Capital (Slovenia)

    • panel

      Tips and tricks when looking for investments

    • Time

      16:15 - 16:45

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      2

    Jure has established the first Slovenia-based VC Fund, raising private commitments mostly from domestic industrial investors. He serves on several boards of the investee companies, including Celtra, TAB Systems and Novitim. Jure is actively promoting entrepreneurship and regularly holds lectures on finance and fundraising procedures for the start-up communities in Slovenia and across the Balkans.

  38. lorcanosullivan

    Lorcan O’Sullivan

    Manager Overseas Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland (Ireland)

    • panel

      Tips and tricks when looking for investments

    • Time

      16:15 - 16:45

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      #2

    • Day

      2

    Lorcan is Enterprise Ireland's Manager for Overseas Entrepreneurship, aiming to attract entrepreneurs, currently located outside Ireland, to relocate to Ireland and establish export oriented start ups here. Enterprise Ireland is a government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets

  39. andra-zaharia

    Andra Zaharia

    Digital Communicator, How to Web (Romania)

    • panel

      How does the right startup team look?

    • Time

      16:30 - 17:00

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Andra is How to Web's Digital Communicator. Also a blogger, "wired with digital DNA" as her blog's motto says, Andra has been a long-time fan of How to Web and she has a sweet tooth for the tech & startup world. Besides her great communication skills, team How to Web believes her super-power is doing research. Want to find out new things about any tech subject? Give Andra an hour and she'll give you the most important scoop on the subject and great leads. Andra will be moderating two panels on the Ignite stage.

  40. lyuben-belov

    Lyuben Belov

    Co-founder, LAUNCHub (Bulgaria)

    • panel

      On accelerating, investing and startups

    • Time

      17:00 - 17:30

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Lyuben is a successful entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of the Internet sector in Bulgaria, having exited Net Info to Sanoma Magazines International in 2008, a transaction that represents the highest valuation achieved in this sector in Bulgaria. . After the exit, he has focused on investing and developing digital businesses within the SEE region and recently co-founded LAUNCHub.

  41. alan-clayton

    Alan Clayton

    Busines coach, SOS Ventures (Ireland)

    • panel

      Tips and tricks when looking for investments

    • Time

      16:15 - 16:45

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      2

    Alan is a business coach at SOS Ventures, and also a mentor for the world's first dedicated hardware start up accelerator program, HAXLR8R, based in China and Silicon Valley. He has over 15 years of experience in coaching and entrepreneurship in over 50 companies, across 4 continents; he has founded/cofounded 7 ventures and raised funding for 4. This makes him a gold mine of valuable information for any startup.

  42. andrew-shannon

    Andrew Shannon

    Head of Global Operations, Startupbootcamp (UK)

    • panel

      How to involve and learn from mentors, clients and investors

    • Time

      16:45 - 17:15

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      2

    Andrew is a very insightful specialist whose main focus for many years has been managing investment portfolios across a variety of asset classes, including venture capital, project finance, and social enterprise. He’s currently involved in supporting Startupbootcamp's global ecosystem of 100+ startups and 7 programs, as well as exploring expansion and partner opportunities.

  43. mike-reiner

    Mike Reiner

    Co-founder, Startup Wise Guys (Estonia)

    • panel

      Shipping the right product for the right market

    • Time

      17:00 - 17:30

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Mike is the co-founder and head of the Startup Wise Guys Accelerator. Wise Guys is a mentor driven international startup program providing seed stage investments. An ex-IBMer with a passion for bright ideas and business model innovation, Mike worked in M&A and managed large transformation programs and innovation projects. He is also the strategic advisor and lead coach at the Tehnopol Startup Incubator and mentor at different startup networks in Europe.

  44. dylian-dimitrov

    Dilyan Dimitrov

    Founder, Eleven Startup Accelerator (Bulgaria)

    • panel

      Best practices when going through an accelerator

    • Time

      16:00 - 16:30

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Dilyan is one of the founders of Eleven Acceleration Ventre Fund – a investment fund for innovative startups from Bulgaria and the region. Dilyan has almost ten years of experience in the investment sector, and has worked on transactions for more the 100 milliond dollars in Bulgaria and the region of Central and Eastern Europe, including investments in media, healthcare and financial services.

  45. simon-jenner

    Simon Jenner

    CEO & Co-Founder, Oxygen Accelerator (UK)

    • panel

      How to involve and learn from mentors, clients and investors

    • Time

      16:45 - 17:15

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      2

    Simon started his career working for BT’s R&D division, and built his experience working for large enterprises, but his entrepreneurial drive motivated him to found 4 startups and act as Head of Incubation at Birmingham Science Park, where he incubated 50+ tech startups in 36 months. Now he is an innovative director, helping maximise profitability and efficiency for the startups in Oxygen Accelerator.

  46. dan-lupu

    Dan Lupu

    Partner, Early Bird Capital (Romania)

    • panel

      How to involve and learn from mentors, clients and investors

    • Time

      16:45 - 17:15

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      2

    Dan is currently a Partner at Early Bird Capital, after having spent 4 years as an Investment Director at Intel Capital, where he was in charge of South-East Europe. Before that, he gained a lot of valuable experience at SigmaBleyzer (a private equity fund focused on South-East Europe) as an Investment Executive. His gained his knowledge as an equity research analyst in fields such as telecom, pharmaceuticals and white goods.

  47. lucian-todea

    Lucian Todea

    Founder & CEO, Soft32 (Romania)

    • panel

      What are the most common mistakes startup founders do?

    • Time

      17:15 - 17:45

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      2

    Lucian is the founder and CEO of Soft32, an online publisher and provider of digital content, actively involved in various other technology & internet projects. He was named one of the "The 1000 most important businessmen" in Romania by the leading business media outlet Ziarul Financiar (2008, 2009 and 2010), and he was part of "Top 100 young managers" published by Business Magazine (2007). He has also currently backed SmartBill as an angel investor.

  48. rune-theill

    Rune Theill

    Co-founder, Rockstart (Netherlands)

    • panel

      Best practices when going through an accelerator

    • Time

      16:00 - 16:30

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      1

    Rune is running the Rockstart Accelerator, a seed investment, mentorship-based program that runs for an intensive 100 days, followed by a 3-month summer program focussed on funding and bridging Amsterdam with Silicon Valley. Before joining Rockstart, he ran his own e-commerce company, which he sold. Rune is a Jury member at Venture Cup and a Mentor at Lean Startup Machine.

  49. jens-pippig

    Jens Pippig

    Head of Strategy & Operations, ProSiebenSat1. (Germany)

    • panel

      How to involve and learn from mentors, clients and investors

    • Time

      16:45 - 17:15

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      2

    Jens is the Head of Strategy & Operations at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. He's also part of the managing team of ProSiebenSat.1's Startup Accelerator.

  50. malin-stefanescu

    Malin Stefanescu

    General Manager, EEU Software (Romania)

    • panel

      What are the most common mistakes startup founders do?

    • Time

      17:15 - 17:45

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      2

    Malin founded EEU Software 13 years ago, a company that handles Java projects, software development, outsourcing, automated testing, virtualization, etc. He is also a co-founder of other tech companies in Romania and abroad, using his extensive experience in project management and large applications to help them achieve traction. Malin has also recently backed Green Horse Games as an angel investor.

  51. ashley-stockwell

    Ashley Stockwell

    Guest Director, Wayra (UK)

    • panel

      What are the most common mistakes startup founders do?

    • Time

      17:15 - 17:45

    • Room

      #2

    • Day

      2

    Ashley has spent the last 19 years working for one of the worlds best know entrepreneurs Sir Richard Branson. He worked across a range of Virgin businesses including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Trains, Virgin Drinks, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Media through to the out of this world project Virgin Galactic. Thus Ashley has a wealth of experience in building branded businesses of all shapes and sizes.