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AGENDA 2021

Take advantage of keynote presentations and unique masterclasses taught by global experts, 1-1 meetings and chat features, startup pitches and investor panels, roundtable discussions on the hottest trends and challenges of 2021, and more - all from the comfort of your home or office!

 
 

All times are in Israel Standard Time (GMT + 2)

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13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break and Virtual Networking

10:30 - 11:30

Axis Exchange 1 - Mobility

Mobility is redefining how we move and what we do while we are in transportation, opening up new opportunities and challenges for existing automotive companies as well as startups.  Hear a roundtable discussion from leading investors and corporations, followed by selected Israeli mobility startup pitches.

Panelists:

  • Francous Paulus, Founding Partner @ Breega Capital (France) 

  • Jerome Wittamer, Managing Partner @ Expon Capital (Luxembourg)

  • Naoki Kamimaeda, Partner @ Global Brains (Japan)

  • Scott Lyons, Tech Partnerships @ Ford Motor Company (Germany) 

  • Tanja Kufner, Venture Partner @ Antler (Germany)

11:30 - 12:00

Mobility Backstage

1-1 meetings between startups and investors (invite-only)

11:30 - 12:00

Masterclass

Scaling in B2B -how to get to $1M ARR: do’s and don’ts for startup growth

by Nicolai Schättgen, CEO @ Matchmaker Ventures (Austria)

12:00 - 13:00

Keynote Speaker

The future of Mobility by Ola Källenius, CEO & Chairman of the Board @ Mercedes-Benz. Exclusive presentation, fireside chat, and Q and A session.

13:45 - 14:00

Axis Exchange 2 - Media & Entertainment

Increased time with digital services and the adoption of 5G will accelerate the growth of new media businesses and services. What new technologies, products and services will the future hold? Leading international investors and corporations will share their insights, then hear from top Israeli startups impacting this sector.

Panelists:

  • Alexander Pak, Investment Director @ TMT Investments (UK)

  • Danny Schulz, Managing Partner @ Gotham Ventures (USA)

  • Jasper Masemann, Partner @ HV Capital (Germany) 

  • Larry Illg, CEO @ Naspers / Prosus Ventures (USA)

  • Michael Wolf, CEO & Founder @ Activate Consulting (USA)

  • Stephanie Hospital, Founder & CEO @ One Ragtime (France)

15:00 - 15:30

Media & Entertainment Backstage

1-1 meetings between startups and investors (invite-only)

15:00 - 15:30

Masterclass

Insights from 40 years in venture capital

by Alan Patricof, Chairman Emeritus & Co-Founder @ Greycroft VC (USA)

15:30 - 16:00

Keynote Speaker

Activate Technology & Media Outlook for 2021 and beyond by Michael Wolf, CEO & Founder @ Activate Consulting. Activate’s trends presentation is one of the most widely respected in the industry and read by millions of leaders globally.

16:00 - 17:00

Axis Exchange 3 - Fintech & Cybersecurity

COVID-19 has created an accelerated need for cyber security solutions from fraud, malware, and other cyber attacks. At the same time, continued advancements in AI, big data, and personalization are changing how we bank, invest, and insure. Investors and corporations will discuss the latest challenges and opportunities, followed by Israeli startup pitches and investor questions. 

                                Moderator: Emily Yukich, Partner @ Fox Rothschild (USA)

Panelists:

  • Alex Baker, Partner @ Relay Ventures (Canada)

  • Yuval Baharov, General Partner @ SOMV (Israel)

  • Endre Sagi, Founder & General Partner @ Skylake Capital (UK) 

  • Imran Akram, General Partner @ Axa Venture Partners (France)

  • Jacques Benkowski, Partner @ USVP (USA) 

  • Jay Leek, Co-Founder @ Clear Sky Security (USA)

  • Veronica Lange, Head of Digital Engagement @ UBS (Switzerland)

17:00 - 17:30

Fintech & Cybersecurity Backstage

1-1 meetings between startups and investors (invite-only)

17:00 - 17:30

Masterclass

Top Ten Secrets Entrepreneurs Need to Know That Investors Don’t Tell

by Bill Reichart, Partner @ Pegasus Tech Ventures (USA)

17:30 - 18:30

Axis Exchange 4: Retail

Both physical and digital commerce have been disrupted over the past year, with e-commerce accelerating years into the future. What are the cutting edge startups bringing disruptive innovation in retail and new services to the consumer and businesses? Retail investors and corporations will share their insights, followed by Israeli startup pitches and investor questions.

Panelists:

  • Basil Moftah, General Partner @Global Ventures (UAE)

  • Inbar Haham, Partner @ Incapital VC (Israel / USA)

  • Matan Hazanov, Vice President @ Verstra Ventures (Canada)

  • Jason Fiedler, Partner @ Left Lane Capital (USA)

  • Joseph Sartre, Managing Partner @ Interlace Ventures (USA)

  • Adam Eisenberg, Partner @ Ibex Investors (USA)

  • Mukesh Jain, Product Lead @ Amazon (USA)

 

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome to the 8th annual and 1st virtual Axis Tel Aviv! 

                                 By Ed Frank, CEO @ Axis Innovation

 

10:10 - 10:25

Investing in Disruptive Transportation

                                 by Justin Borus, Founder @ Ibex Investors (USA)

 

10:25 - 10:30

Doing Business in Germany’s economically strongest state – North Rhine-Westphalia

                                 by Christoph Sommer @ NRW.Global Business (Germany)

 

18:30 - 19:00

Retail Backstage

1-1 meetings between startups and investors (invite-only)

13:45 - 14:00

Keynote

IE University

10:00 - 10:30

Opening remarks

 

9:30 - 10:00

Early Bird Networking

18:30 - 19:00

Closing Remarks of Axis Tel Aviv 2021 - and a sneak peak at what’s to come next! 

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