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Las Ventas, Madrid, oct 7 - 9, 2015

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About the Event


South Summit is one of the leading startup conferences in Europe aimed to prove to the world the talent, the innovation and the opportunities from South.

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Startup Competition


We are looking for the 100 most disrupting Startups from any industry from The South of Europe, Mediterranean and Latin America, to prove to the world how bright the South is.

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Speakers & Investors


Three stages with inspirational speakers, leaders of the industries, international investors and some of the success stories from the region

  • Gwynne Shotwell

    Gwynne Shotwell

    SpaceX

    As President and COO of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell is responsible for day-to-day operations and for managing all customer and strategic relations to support company growth. She joined SpaceX in 2002 as Vice President of Business Development and built the Falcon vehicle family manifest to more than 70 launches, representing nearly $8 billion in revenue. Shotwell is a member of the SpaceX Board of Directors. Prior to joining SpaceX, Shotwell spent more than 10 years at the Aerospace Corporation. There she held positions in Space Systems Engineering & Technology as well as Project Management. She was promoted to the role of Chief Engineer of an MLV-class satellite program, managed a landmark study for the Federal Aviation Administration on commercial space transportation, and completed an extensive analysis of space policy for NASA’s future investment in space transportation.

    https://twitter.com/gwynneshotwell

    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/gwynne-shotwell/7/189/432

    Ali Partovi

    Ali Partovi

    Farmland, LP

    Ali Partovi has been described by the San Jose Mercury News as one of “Silicon Valley’s top angel investors,” having been on the ground floor of both Facebook and Dropbox. He's a passionate advocate of sustainable food systems, and has invested in BrightFarms and Farmigo, as well as real estate fund Farmland LP to scale organic, sustainable farming practices. After graduating from Harvard, Ali co-founded LinkExchange (acquired by Microsoft for $265mm). Partovi later co-founded iLike (acquired by MySpace). Partovi’s investments have also included: Zappos, OPOWER, Thumbtack, and Airbnb. Ali co-founded non-profit Code.org, which promotes Computer Science education and hosts the worldwide “Hour of Code.” He serves on the board of FoodCorps, a non-profit that improves food in public schools.

    https://twitter.com/apartovi

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/apartovi

    Barry Schuler

    Barry Schuler

    DFJ

    Barry Schuler is Managing Director for DFJ Growth and the former Chairman/CEO of America Online Inc. He is credited with being one of the pioneers of the modern Internet. As an entrepreneur for more than 30 years, Barry propelled innovations in digital media, e-commerce, design, and video games. He was a member of the senior management team that scaled AOL from $1B to $200B in market cap during 20 consecutive quarters of growth. Barry co-founded the DFJ Growth Fund in 2006 and is actively involved with its investments which include Twitter, Tumblr, SolarCity, SpaceX and Tesla Motor Company

    https://twitter.com/bschuler

    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/barry-schuler/5/22/944

    David Brown

    David Brown

    Techstars

    David Brown is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Techstars. David is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three startups and been involved with two others. David is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. which is now part of ZOLL Medical Corporation and provides solutions to the emergency medical services market. He was President of the company from founding through over $50M per year in revenue and over 250 people. David later co-founded Techstars along with David Cohen, Brad Feld, and Jared Polis. He has been an investor and advisor to Techstars since inception. In 2013, he joined Techstars in a more active role as Managing Partner. David has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. As a ski instructor in the past, David still enjoys hitting the slopes on a good powder day.

    https://twitter.com/dbrown

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dbrown

  • Renaud Visage

    Renaud Visage

    Eventbrite

    Renaud Visage is the Co-founder and CTO of leading self-service ticketing platform for events around the world Eventbrite. Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any live experience. Launched in 2006 and based in San Francisco, Eventbrite has raised $200M in venture capital. It employs more than 400 people on four continents, and is available in 14 countries and 7 languages. When Renaud is not writing code, he’s probably taking pictures somewhere around the world.

    https://twitter.com/renaudvisage

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/renaudvisage

    Fadi Ghandour

    Fadi Ghandour

    Aramex

    Fadi Ghandour is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Aramex, one of the leading global logistics and transportation companies. He is currently Managing Partner of Wamda Capital, a new Venture Capital fund focusing on technology investments in the Arab World. Fadi is also the Managing Partner of MENA Venture Investments, a seed capital investment company investing in early stage tech companies. He is Member of the Board of Abraaj Capital, Member of the Board of Endeavor Global, Member of the Advisory Council of the MIT Media Lab and Member of the Board of Trustees at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Passionate about social entrepreneurship, Fadi is the Founder and Chairman of Ruwwad for Development, a private-sector led community empowerment initiative that helps disadvantaged communities across the region overcome marginalization through activism, civic engagement, education and financial inclusion with support from the Ruwwad Micro Venture Fund, an equity-based fund providing seed capital and support

    https://twitter.com/fadig

    https://jo.linkedin.com/pub/fadi-ghandour/0/53b/523

    Tal Morgenstern

    Tal Morgenstern

    Sequoia Capital

    Tal is partner at Sequoia Capital in Tel Aviv working with internet, mobile and enterprise companies in Israel. Prior to joining Sequoia, he was VP of product at Bink Financial Innovation, founded a company in the ed-tech space and worked as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. Tal holds a B.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

    https://twitter.com/TalMorgenstern

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/talmorgenstern

    Nerio Alessandri

    Nerio Alessandri

    TechnoGym

    Nerio Alessandri was born in Cesena on April 8th, 1961. After education as an industrial designer, in 1983, at just 22 years of age, he founded Technogym, today's world leading company offering products and services for Wellness and rehabilitation. The first pieces of gym equipment, designed and built in his own garage, are the result of his enthusiasm for sport, his skills as a designer and his passion for design. In the early 90's, Alessandri defines the Wellness concept, a lifestyle which aims at improving the quality of life thanks to regular physical activity, a healthy diet and a positive mental attitude. A profoundly Italian concept whose roots are to be found in the ancient Roman saying "mens sana in corpore sano" and which very soon asserts itself on the market as the evolution of the American fitness concept. Today Technogym is a world leader company in the wellness and sport field and has been official supplier to the last 6 Olympic Games

    https://twitter.com/nerioalessandri

  • Phil Wickham

    Phil Wickham

    Kauffman Fellows

    Phil is CEO of Kauffman Fellows. The mission of the organization is to develop the next generation of leaders in venture capital. Overseeing all aspects of Kauffman Fellows, Phil continues to push the program’s international expansion. He also has a special passion for venture capital’s opportunities globally in helping to meet societal needs. Phil also serves as the Managing Director of Sozo Ventures, which is a $140m cross-border venture fund that brings cutting edge technologies from Silicon Valley to Asia, backed by some of the region’s largest corporate groups.

    https://twitter.com/philwickham2

    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/phil-wickham/4/9b0/550

    Melih Odemis

    Melih Odemis

    Yemeksepeti

    Melih is one of the pioneer internet entrepreneurs in Turkey. Founder of Yemeksepeti.com; online food delivery servicing 50k orders per day. Yemeksepeti sold to Delivery Hero in March 2015 for $600m producing Turkey’s largest internet exit to date. Melih has been selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2007. He also is an active angel investor in internet and technology companies. He is one of the co-founders of Galata Business Angels, which is one of the first business angel networks in Turkey.

    https://twitter.com/melihodemis

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melihodemis

    James Cameron

    James Cameron

    Accel Partners

    Accel Partners is one of the leading venture capital funds in the world, with over $8bn under management and offices in Silicon Valley, New York, London, China and India. James Cameron is based in their London office and invests in companies from around Europe specializing in Enterprise software/SaaS, Internet, and financial technology. James has already invested in a bunch of companies from the South and hopes to find new and exciting opportunities this year at South Summit.

    https://twitter.com/jamesdcameron

    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-cameron/15/890/377

    Yanki Margalit

    Yanki Margalit

    Futurist

    Yanki Margalit is an Israeli entrepreneur, Founder of Aladdin Knowledge Systems, a digital rights management and Internet security company which was acquired by Safenet in 2009. He is currently Chairman of SpaceIL, a non-profit space technology organization competing for the Google Lunar X Prize. He is also a partner in Innodo, a seed investment fund.

    https://twitter.com/yankimargalit

    https://il.linkedin.com/pub/yanki-margalit/61/642/63a

  •  Jonathan Medved

    Jonathan Medved

    OurCrowd

    Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and the founder & CEO of OurCrowd, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform with its community of 9000 accredited investors from across the globe. OurCrowd "has blown up the exclusivity around tech fundraising" (Bloomberg Businessweek) and has raised and deployed over $130M for 70 early-stage tech companies in just over two years since launching in February 2013. Medved is “one of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists” according to the Washington Post, and was recently named one of the “50 Most Influential Jews” by the Jerusalem Post where he was dubbed “the start-up nation’s guru”. In 2014, Medved received the title of CrowdFundBeat's "Person of the Year". In the NY Times “Israel at 60” supplement, Medved was among the top 10 most influential Americans to have impacted Israel.

    https://twitter.com/jonmedved

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanmedved

    Michael Lints

    Michael Lints

    Golden Gate Ventures

    Michael Lints is Partner at Golden Gate Ventures. GGV is an early-stage VC firm in Southeast Asia with over 17 investments to date. With offices in Singapore and San Francisco, the firm helps bridge Silicon Valley and Asia through investment, experience, and network. Michael is a former vice chairman of the Economic Development Board Rotterdam and studied Financial Analysis for Business Valuation at Harvard Business School. Michael is a specialist in IT startups and venture management.

    http://www.twitter.com/michaellints

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/mhlints

    Paul Ford

    Paul Ford

    Sendgrid

    Paul Ford is a serial entrepreneur, technology evangelist, innovator, strategist, and startup/VC advisor with two decades of experience in IaaS and SaaS organizations. As Vice President of Product and Marketing at SendGrid, Paul drives overall product strategy, marketing efforts and ecosystem development. Prior to SendGrid, Paul spent several years as Vice President of Ecosystem Development and Strategy at Softlayer Technologies in Dallas TX. Paul’s tenure included SoftLayer’s acquisition of “The Planet” hosting, and ended 8 months after IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer for over $2 billion USD. While at SoftLayer Paul cofounded and managed the company’s world renown startup program Catalyst. Engagements previous to SoftLayer include time in Corporate Development at Rackspace, as well as raising millions of dollars for startups he cofounded. Paul continues to give back to the global startup community via longstanding mentorships at TechStars, 500 Startups, Tech WildCatters, SeedCamp, Wayra and many more.

    https://twitter.com/paulford

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulbford

    Karel Obluk

    Karel Obluk

    Evolution Equity Partners

    Karel Obluk is a computer scientist by training, security expert by experience. He is now working with top entrepreneurs and help them grow their businesses to become world leaders as part of the Evolution Equity VC fund. His past experience was from AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG) where he served as a CTO, Chief Scientists and for more than a year also a iCEO. More recently, he invested in technology companies that applied new innovative approaches to security, such as Cognitive Security - acquired by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), SecurityScorecard or OpenDNS. Their growth stage fund focuses mostly on IT security, enterprise software, big data analytics and other related areas, helping primarily businesses from the United States and Europe.

    https://twitter.com/karelobluk

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/karelobluk

  • Paul Singh

    Paul Singh

    Disruption Corporation

    Paul is the founder of Disruption Corporation which provides tools, research and advisory services to corporations, angel investors and venture capital firms. Paul is also an investor via Crystal Tech Fund. Previously, he was a Partner at 500 Startups, a 4 year old "super angel" fund headquartered in Mountain View, CA and has overseen the investments in 525+ companies across 35+ countries. He is currently serving as an Entrepreneur in Residence with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and DHS/USCIS. Prior to Disruption Corporation and 500, Paul was the founder of a few other startups (two successful exits and a number of failures in between) and spent some time at PBworks, AOL and Symantec.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulsingh

    https://twitter.com/paulsingh

    Ángel García

    Ángel García

    Startupbootcamp

    Ángel Garcia is one of the founders of Startupbootcamp, which is a leading network of industry focused startup accelerators. They help startups scale globally by giving them direct access to an international network of the most relevant partners, investors and mentors in their sector. As well Angel is an experienced executive, entrepreneur and investor. He has broad experience over more than 20 years acting in international environments both in Asia and US building up startup projects. Angel is shareholder at Fractus, a well-known growing European Technology start-up in the global telecom industry which implemented a patent licensing program having collected close to $ 100 million in royalties to this day from top worldwide cellphone manufacturers.

    https://twitter.com/angelgarciabcn

    https://es.linkedin.com/in/angelgarciabcn

    Juan Pablo Capello

    Juan Pablo Capello

    Private Advising Group

    Juan Pablo Cappello, a co- founder of the Private Advising Group Law Firm, was recently named one of the “Most Influential Hispanics” in by Poder magazine in the areas of science and technology and in 2012 was selected as a “Top 50 Entrepreneur” by Business Leader magazine. A serial entrepreneur Juan Pablo has been involved in multiple ventures including Patagon.com and partner and director which was sold to Banco Santander for a transaction value of over US$750 million. Juan Pablo is a recognised expert on entrepreneurship in Latin America and serves on the Knight Foundation Advisory Committee.

    https://twitter.com/cappellojp

    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/juan-pablo-cappello/56/92b/526/es

    Christina Bechhold

    Christina Bechhold

    Empire Angels

    Christina Bechhold is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Empire Angels, a New York based, member led angel group of young professionals investing in technology enabled startups with a focus on supporting young entrepreneurs. Christina is also an investor at Samsung’s Global Innovation Center, focused on early stage investments in software and services. She is a Regular Contributor for the Wall Street Journal on startups and small business, a mentor at The Brandery accelerator and Venture for America, and a member of Venture for America's Women’s Initiative Committee. Christina was previously a Vice President at Citigroup with background in capital markets, emerging markets and structured finance. She serves as Chairman of Hope on a String, a non-profit, grassroots organization that seeks to foster an environment of social transformation and economic development in Haiti through participation in music as well as Vice President of the Board of Governors of the Hotchkiss School Alumni Association.

    https://twitter.com/cmbechs

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinabechhold

  • Benjamin Rohé

    Benjamin Rohé

    German Tech Entrepreneurship Center

    Benjamin Rohé, an entrepreneur who co-founded a public company amongst other startups and worked in the tech, renewable energy, digital space since 1997. He started his first company at the age of 17. Benjamin has been investing time and money into startups throughout Europe since 2007. In 2011 his business angel investment activities became more structured by forming angelfund.vc and bringing in an advisory board of industry experts. Benjamin also served as a Partner in the Venture Capital Funds of Redalpine Venture Partners AG in Switzerland. He is an accredited investor by the European Investment Fund (EIF - EAF). Since January 2015, Benjamin is heading the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) in Berlin. Founding Partners include European School of Management and Technology, Noerr LLP, RWE, Henkel and 2 foundations.

    https://twitter.com/benjaminr

    https://de.linkedin.com/in/benjaminrohe

    Brandon West

    Brandon West

    Sengrid

    Brandon is a fifteen year veteran of the software industry and has done a little bit of everything, from graphic design to mainframe integration for Fortune 500 companies to running a software consultancy. As Director of Community Development for SendGrid, he works to help developers, accelerators, startups, and growth stage companies build for success. Ask him about: Development, Evangelism, and Scaling

    https://twitter.com/bwest

    Martin Bruncko

    Martin Bruncko

    AeroMobil

    As part of AeroMobil’s team, Martin is responsible for the company’s strategy in the areas of financing, market entry, and regulatory affairs. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and public policy leader. He is the founder and former executive chairman of Neulogy, the first major advisory and investment boutique in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on R&D, technology transfer and technology start-ups. Currently he serves as CEO of his latest tech start-up, Nubi. Nubi is a crowdsourced, collaborative platform harnessing the global resources for hardware and manufacturing. In addition, he still advises and sits on board of several highly innovative technology companies from Central Europe.

    https://twitter.com/bruncko

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/bruncko

    Allen Taylor

    Allen Taylor

    Endeavour

    Allen works for Endeavor’s leading his efforts to connect its portfolio of 600+ high-growth companies with US-based mentors and investors. He oversees the Endeavor Investor. Since joining Endeavor in 2006, Allen has facilitated thousands of mentoring connections, and helped Endeavor companies raise more than $500M in equity capital. Allen also serves as the Managing Director of Endeavor Catalyst, an innovative co-investment vehicle through which Endeavor can invest into its portfolio companies. A native Californian and travel enthusiast, Allen has studied, worked and traveled in over 75 countries. A graduate of Princeton University, he has been recognized as a Fulbright Scholar, a Kauffman Fellow, and one of the “Top 99 under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders.” He is married and lives in Woodside, California.

    https://twitter.com/aktaylor

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aktaylor

  • Jessica  Williamson

    Jessica Williamson

    Techstars

    Jessica became intrigued with startups in Scotland, managing product launches for a new medical device and a Bluetooth security alarm. She started by organizing events for startups and investors, and co-founded the blog StartupCafe, in order to unite Scotland's startup scene. Then Jess moved to Cambridge to join Jon Bradford in running the first Springboard accelerator program, followed by Springboard London, Springboard Mobile, Springboard IoT, and after the merge with Techstars subsequently Techstars London. Nowadays she is Director for Barclays FinTech Accelerator powered by Techstars.

    https://twitter.com/jessinblue

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jessinblue

    Adam Plotkin

    Adam Plotkin

    ff Venture Capital

    Adam Plotkin is a Partner at ff Venture Capital. As a life-long technology early adopter and enthusiast, Adam spent several years, prior to joining ff Venture Capital, in business development, advisory and operational roles with a number of startups in New York and Los Angeles. Previously, Adam was the first hire at Lake Baldwin Management, a Princeton, New Jersey opportunistic hedge fund, where he was a generalist investor, managing an array of public and private market investments. Adam began his career at Goldman Sachs in the Leveraged Finance Group and in the Risk Markets Group.

    Adeyemi Ajao

    Adeyemi Ajao

    Workaday

    Adeyemi is the VP of Technology strategy at Workday and Investor/Advisor in multiple startups. Prior to co-founding Identified, "Ade" was the co-founder of Tuenti.com, the largest invite-only social network in the world, which was sold to Telefonica in 2010 for $100 million becoming the largest startup transaction ever done in Spain. In 2009, Tuenti generated more traffic in Spain than Google and Facebook combined. He also co-founded Jobandtalent.com, the leading social recruiting technology in Spain and the U.K. with more than 2,000 global clients including Google, Disney and Accenture. Jobandtalent won the Bully Award as one of the best startups in Europe. Previously he worked at McKinsey & Company advising Fortune 500 companies on strategic issues through complex data analysis. Ade received his MBA from Stanford University, where he met Brendan. Originally from Spain, he also holds a master of science in economics and finance and a JD in law, both from Icade University in Madrid where he graduated.

    https://twitter.com/adeyemiajao

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/adeyemiajao

    Avi Biran

    Avi Biran

    Cyber Odysseys

    Avi Biran is the founder and the CEO of Cyber Odysseys, a cyber security company incorporated in Israel. Prior to that, he worked for 25 years for the elite Technological Unit of Israel’s Intelligence Corps Special Forces, where he served as a senior commander in the Cyber Command. Mr. Biran was the initiator and the leading commander for novel and innovative technological groups that contributes directly to the security of the state of Israel, and for that, he got several awards. He is part of several NGOs, which are dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), as well as to improve education for unprivileged young children. Those organizations which he co-founded are successfully contributing for a better Israeli society. Avi Biran holds a B.Sc. in Robotics from The Technion, Israel Institute for Technology, and MBA from Tel Aviv University, and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

    https://twitter.com/cyberodysseys

    https://il.linkedin.com/pub/avi-biran/17/a84/202

  • Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

    Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

    Samsung

    Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra is an investor and tech strategist currently heading Samsung Ventures' Israel office. His mandate in Israel is to create strategic value to the Samsung Group via venture investments and partnerships. Gonzalo is a board member and board observer in multiple startups and has led the vast majority of the Samsung Group's venture investments in Israel in the last 3 years. In the past, Gonzalo worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers' advisory group in Spain and the former Atomic Energy Authority in the United Kingdom. Gonzalo holds a Masters in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Imperial College and ENST ParisTech, a bachelor of science in Economics from University of London and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

    https://es.linkedin.com/in/gonzalomartinezdeazagra/es

    Ewa Grzechnik

    Ewa Grzechnik

    3M New Ventures

    Ewa Grzechnik is an investment manager at 3M New Ventures in Munich, a corporate venture unit of 3M. In this role, Ewa works on securing deal flow, due diligence, negotiating and executing investments as well as representing 3M in the Board of Directors of portfolio companies. She is also a Kauffman Fellow. Ewa works closely with 3M´s Energy & Electronics as well as Industrial Business Group on finding innovative technologies and business models that have the potential to expand 3Ms product portfolio. Her focus is on materials for buildings, transportation and infrastructure, asset management solutions, and software and hardware products for wearables and next-generation electronics. She is a board observer at Mersive. Previously, Ewa worked as an associate at Sustainable Technologies Fund in Stockholm, a mid-size cleantech expansion-stage fund with a focus on the Scandinavian market.

    https://twitter.com/ewencja

    https://de.linkedin.com/in/ewagrzechnik

    Joshua Siegel

    Joshua Siegel

    Rubicon

    As General Partner – New York, Joshua oversees the day to day activities and operations of Rubicon, including evaluating early stage technology companies seeking funding, assisting current portfolio companies with development and interaction with our angels, attracting LP capital, and development of our network. Joshua has extensive experience and connections in technology, real estate, luxury lifestyle brands, digital media, and consumer products. Previously, Mr. Siegel was an early stage strategic advisor for startups and real estate concerns, and board member of The Founders Club, an equity exchange based liquidity platform for entrepreneurs. Formerly he was CEO Professional Connection Resources, in an enterprise level marketing system for the legal community. Further he performed as the Manager of Eastern European Banking Systems at Citibank and Director of Market Intelligence at Citicorp Debt Capital Markets.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuabsiegel

    Ezequiel Vidra

    Ezequiel Vidra

    Google Ventures

    Ezequiel is a general partner at Google Ventures. Previously, he was the European head of Google for Entrepreneurs, where he helped forge partnerships to strengthen the European startup ecosystem. He also led Campus London, a collaborative environment for startups created by Google For Entrepreneurs. At Google, he spearheaded strategic commerce partnerships in EMEA, and helped launch Google Shopping, Google Shopping Express, and Google Wallet. Before joining Google, Eze held product management leadership roles at Shopping.com in Israel, Gerson Lehrman Group in New York, Ask.com in Silicon Valley, and AOL Europe in London, where he was the principal product manager for search in EMEA. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a not-for-profit cycling community that collaborates with Room to Read to build schools and libraries in India and Nepal. Eze is a trustee of Up Europe and an advisory board member of BBC Worldwide Labs.

    https://twitter.com/ediggs

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ezevidra

  • Dimitrios Pogkas

    Dimitrios Pogkas

    Delta Press

    Dimitrios is a senior editor at Delta Press, the media company behind EMEA.gr, one of the most well-respected news portals of Greece, and Startupper.gr, leader on tech entrepreneurship in Greece. He covers extensively the startup entrepreneurship and Venture Capital & Private Equity markets of Greece. As he has made a lot of research about growth in the digital environment, Dimitrios has acquired an expertise over this issue, specially focused on how the digital growth is affecting (or not) Greek economy and how it could be helpful for new businesses in that country. Despite Greece has been slower than the other European countries to follow this trail, Dimitrios perceives a gradual growth in Greek use of new technologies, fact that may be the key for Greece economic future.

    https://twitter.com/pogkas

    https://gr.linkedin.com/in/pogkasdimitrios

    Ines Santos Silva

    Ines Santos Silva

    Startup Pirates

    Ines is a 26-year old entrepreneur who has been globally recognized for her work as a startup accelerator and community builder. Despite her young age, she is the co-founder of multiple successful startup initiatives. She is also an avid TEDx organizer, a Global Shapers Lisbon member and one of the youngest ever graduates of Singularity University. Ines is on a mission to help entrepreneurs and startups grow beyond their wildest dream. In 2012 she co-founded StartupX, a non-profit organization, to multiply the market and social impact of entrepreneurs and startups around the world. She has launched 4 initiatives within her first project: Startup Pirates, Startup Tour, PortugalStartups.com and Startup Exchange Program. The first project, Startup Pirates, is a one-week community driven acceleration program for entrepreneurs, which in less than 3 years spread over 20 countries, created 70 startups received extensive recognition from governments and the media.

    https://twitter.com/isss111

    https://pt.linkedin.com/in/inessantossilva

    Pedro Rocha

    Pedro Rocha

    Beta-i

    With an MsC degree in Business and Administration and after working 3 years in the financial sector, Pedro travelled for 9 months in South America. Back in Portugal, he worked as project manager at Chapitô for a year, he then took part in the Social Entrepreneurship Program at INSEAD, to then co-found the Social Innovation Program. After a post-graduation in “Foresight, Strategy and Innovation”, Pedro became a freelance consultant and project manager in entrepreneurship and innovation. In late 2009 he co-founded Beta-i, a non-profit organization based in Portugal, focused in entrepreneurship and innovation. Beta-i is responsible for Beta-Talks, TEDxEdges, Silicon Valley comes to Lisbon, SandBox Global Summit, Startup Weekend Portugal, Beta-Start, Seed Camp Lisbon, Founders Institute Lisbon and BetaChallenge. He believes that we can only achieve our best by doing what we love with persistence and hard work.

    https://twitter.com/pedrosarv

    https://pt.linkedin.com/in/pedrosarv

    Carmen Bermejo

    Carmen Bermejo

    Tetuan Valley

    Carmen Bermejo is specialized in pre-acceleration and early stage startups mentoring. She is CEO at Tetuan Valley since 2013 coordinating all the activities of the Association. She is the director of the Tetuan Valley Startup School in Madrid since the 8th edition and coordinated the program in Madrid and Barcelona for the 10th edition. Within the Tetuan Valley activities she is working in various European projects with other accelerators and incubators around the EU. Most lately she has coordinated the creation of the Spanish Startup Manifesto, a document created with the collaboration of important member of the entrepreneurial community to try to foster innovation and economic growth in Spain. What stands out more in Carmen is her passion and her true involvement in helping the startups improve, while giving honest feedback.

    https://es.linkedin.com/in/carmenbermejo

  • Clara Gonçalves

    Clara Gonçalves

    UPTEC

    Clara Gonçalves (Degree in Agronomic Engineering, Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto) is the Executive Director of UPTEC – Park of Science and Technology of University of Porto. She did the Master of Innovation, Knowledge and Technology at the University of Aveiro. During the last 6 years she is working in the implementation of an effective knowledge and technology transfer model between academia and business, supporting more than 100 tech-based start-ups and spin-offs and attracting Innovation Centers from national and international enterprises to the University of Porto environment. She is also external member of the Scientific Board of the (FBAUP) and project manager in the Project Management Laboratory of the Software Engineering course, at the Faculty of Engineering (FEUP). Clara assumed a coordinating role of R&D projects in the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries and was Marketing Manager at the Chamber of Agriculture of the North.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/claragoncalves

    Eric Ly

    Eric Ly

    F50

    Eric Ly is co-founder and founding CTO of Linkedin. He worked there from 2002 to 2006, helping to launch this world-famous platform. He developed a big part of the strategic direction at executive team level. On the product side, he architected and implemented several core components of the service, including its networking and search algorithms and features. In 2007 Eric funds Presdo, a company that provide two products: Presdo Match (presdomatch.com), an event networking and matchmaking product that enables attendees, exhibitors and sponsors to connect at conferences and trade shows, and Presdo, a social scheduling application. Still being in Presdo as CEO, he´s now working in F50, a network that connects high-quality founders and investors through a digital platform and face-to-face events. It is also a co-investment platform that provides capital to startups.

    https://twitter.com/ericly

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericly

    Mark Leaver

    Mark Leaver

    Mark Leaver Consulting

    Mark is an independent consultant concentrating on the development of projects combining creative media and digital technologies, with a specific focus on making strategic connections to international markets. A senior manager and producer, with 20+ years experience across the creative industries, Mark has a track record of raising finance and developing and delivering innovative ideas from both the public and private sector, and across a range of media disciplines. Having established Mark Leaver Consulting in 2010, Mark is now pursuing new opportunities which explore the evolution of the media landscape in a digital age, and the potential offered to the creative media industries across a globalised economy.

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/markleaver

    Stephane Gantchev

    Stephane Gantchev

    LAUNCHub

    Stephane has 15 years experience in IT and digital space, big part of it in themobile/telecomarea. He started his career in France, initially as Adviser to the CTO and later in Orange / France Telecom where he was Head of Innovations for the Orange France mobile entity. In 2009 Stephane became Sales Director for the CEE region at Velti. Stephane joined LAUNCHub in June 2013, actively supporting the Bulgarian mobile and the entrepreneur community. He co-founded in 2009 MobileMonday Sofia and co-organized in 2013 the Balkan Venture Forum Sofia. He is passionate about innovation, new technologies as well as meeting new people and building new connections.

    https://twitter.com/sgantchev

    https://bg.linkedin.com/in/sgantchev

  • David Troya

    David Troya

    Glamping Hub

    David Troya is one of the co-founders of Glamping Hub, a Sevilla-based startup that has become one of the main communities to find and book glamping sites (luxury camping accommodations). The company raised €1 million A Series round from Axon Partners Group and it was selected as StartUp with the Most Progress at StartUp Chile. He has a degree in Tourism at the University of Sevilla and MBA from the University of San Francisco- Masagung Graduate School of Management. He spent 2 years as General Director of DiscoverSevilla, International Travel Company. He also was Co-Founder of Andalucia Inside, which is a boutique travel company. He is specialist in the business plans, market planning, marketing, public relations, sales, web site production.

    https://twitter.com/troyadavid

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidtroya

    Dimitris Kalavros

    Dimitris Kalavros

    Found.ation

    Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou is an entrepreneur, blogger and trainee lawyer who splits his time between London, UK and Athens, Greece. He is Co-Founder and Partner of Found.ation, which is the newly designed co-working space, aiming to meet the specific needs of technology startups and offer facilities and services in the areas of technology, graphic design and entrepreneurship. He also is Founder of TEDxAthens that it seeks to develop and leverage the TED experience at a regional level, bringing together innovators and inspirational speakers in Athens. Dimitris is a Kent Law School graduate and he also the founder and Head Editor of Away.gr, the first greek weblog which covers webstartups in the country. As of May 2009 he works as a trainee lawyer in G.-E. F. Kalavros and Partners Law Firm, a well reputed Greek law firm specialized in Company, Labour and European Law. He also was co-founded of companies like Solomo Digital Ltd.. and Nest Media.

    https://twitter.com/kalavros

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/dkalavros

    Konstantina Zoehrer

    Konstantina Zoehrer

    GECES

    Konstantina Zoehrer is a political scientist and social researcher. Her special interests are public policy, European issues social enterprises, grassroots development and informal structures. In 2013, she co-founded 180 Moires (180º), a social innovation lab, focusing on transforming informal labor forms and integration of socioeconomic excluded group into the labor market. She is also involved with the set up of a Fund for Social Enterprises. In June 2015, she got appointed as a Member of GECES - Expert Group Social Entrepreneurship, which is consulted by the European Commission. Konstantina is a St.Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow, alumni of the TOM- Lab (Tomorrow-Laboratory) 2015, and Falling Walls Lab Alumni. Her special interests are public policy, European issues social enterprise and grassroots development. Konstantina holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science and History and is continuing her studies with a postgraduate degree in Southeast European Studies.

    https://twitter.com/ThirdEye3

    https://gr.linkedin.com/in/kzoehrer

    Dimitris Bountolos

    Dimitris Bountolos

    Zero2infinity

    Dimitris Bountolos is COO and Board Member of Zero2infinity and Vicepresident and Board Member of Asociación DEC. He is a professional with 14 years of experience developing and implementing high impact transformation projects in the international airline transport sector. He is linked to the world of entrepreneurship as a founder, board member and advisor of various start-ups with technological component. Dimitris was a VP of Customer Experience of Iberia and previously he was the Head of Coordination & Hub of Iberia Airlines Dimitris started his professional career in the transport sector where he contributed initially as a Project Manager and during his last stage as responsible for the development of diverse civil infrastructures developments in several countries: Mexico, Afghanistan, Poland, Spain,etc.

    https://twitter.com/dimitrisbm

    https://es.linkedin.com/in/dbountolos/en

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