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The 2016 European Digital Forum

Date: 28 November 2016
Location: Brussels, Belgium, 14.00 - 17.00
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Monday, 28 November 2016

14h00-17h00 (registration and coffee from 13h30 onwards - followed by a networking reception)

IPC-Résidence Palace, 155 rue de la Loi, Brussels

Europe has no shortage of good ideas. The question is, how do we take those good ideas, and help them develop and grow to scale? At this high-level forum, top European venture capitalists, tech entrepreneurs, digital startups, unicorn leaders and investment-sector thought leaders discuss the interests and needs of the burgeoning European startup community. How can more venture capital for growth be mobilised? What are the missing steps on the European funding escalator? What can Europe do to attract more investment, specifically in disruptive market-creating innovation, and what can startups do to deliver more for Europe? Carlos Moedas, European commissioner for research, science and innovation, keynotes The 2016 European Digital Forum with a special presentation on new vehicles for financing growth and growing finance. 

The 2016 Guglielmo Marconi Lecture:

  • Carlos Moedas, European commissioner for research, science and innovation

High-Level Speakers:

  • Michael Collins, chief executive, Invest Europe

  • Marie Ekeland, co-founder, Daphni, a €150 million fund for early-stage and seed investments

  • Roger Havenith, deputy chief executive, European Investment Fund (tbc)

  • Alberto Onetti, director, Startup Europe Partnership; chairman and president, Mind The Bridge Foundation

  • Alexander Rittweger, founder, Payback

  • Matthias Ummenhofer, founder and managing director, Mojo Capital, a collaborative digital platform for growth

  • Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar, founder and managing partner, Axon Partners Group

For registration please send an e-mail with the subject heading "European Digital Forum" to the following address: rsvp@lisboncouncil.net. Seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Only registered participants will have access to the venue.

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