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MONDAY, February 13th, 2023


Investor Reception (Invite only)
Sponsored by
ΝΞΟ Ventures 

TUESDAY, February 14th, 2023

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13:00 - 14:00


10:40 - 11:00

Keynote Speakers

Ideas Are Plentiful. Execution is Challenging. A session is focused on helping startups succeed

Kimberli Lewis, General Manager @SIINDA (Switzerland)

Gregory Shepard, Co-Founder, @BOSS Capital Partners (USA)

09:00 - 09:10

Opening Remarks by Ed Frank,  CEO @ Axis Innovation

Lital Kiperman Vaknin, Head of Strategic Partnerships @Peres Center

08:30 - 09:00

Registration, Coffee and Networking Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea


9:10 - 10:20

Axis Exchange 1 - Metaverse & AI Session

Moderated by Nils Müller, CEO & Founder @ Trendone (Germany), sharing his views on The Future Mindset


  • Anton Fedorov, Partner, @Flashpoint VC (USA)

  • Arik Kol, Head of Inception Israel @NVIDIA (Israel)

  • Francois Dufour, Open Innovation Hub Director @Orange Innovation (France)

  • Mor Eini, Head of Business Development & Partnerships, @APX VC (Germany)

  • Oded Agam, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, @NextLeap Ventures (Israel)

  • Ziv Gafni, Head of Digital Strategy, Fintech & Markets Innovation, @JP Morgan Chase (USA)

11:00 - 11:20

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:45

Axis Exchange 4 - Smart Mobility/Smart Cities Session


Jeremy Lustman, Partner, @DLA Piper (Israel)


  • Alaa Afifi, VP Global Business Development @Afifi Group (Israel)

  • Marie-Luce Godinot, Senior Vice-President Innovation @Bouygues Group (France)

  • Matan Hazanov, Managing Director, @Verstra Ventures (Canada)

  • Nish Patel, Managing Partner, @Inertia (USA)

  • Pavel Ezekiev, Founder and CEO,@ΝΞΟ Ventures (Spain/Bulgaria)

  • Tobias Jahn, Partner @Hitachi Ventures on the Smart Cities Panel (Germany)

11:20 - 11:40

Global Perspectives

NRW: Hot spot for VC & PE funding in Germany

Marius Rosenberg, Partner @TIGGES Rechtsanwälte (Law Firm) and Extended Board Member, Private Equity Forum NRW e.V. (Germany)

GeoPolitics:  Maps to Change the World

Norbert Csizmadia, Director of the Eurasia Center at John von Neumann University (Hungary)

11:40 - 12:45

Axis Exchange 2 - Retail Tech Session

Moderator: Gregory Shepard, Co-Founder, @BOSS Capital Partners (USA)


  • Dana Bublil, Investment Manager @Target Global (Israel)

  • Hans-Peter Rohner, Private Investor, Board Member, @PubliGroupe (Switzerland)

  • Héctor Shibata Salazar, Investment Director, @AC Ventures (Mexico)

  • Marius Rosenberg, Partner @TIGGES Rechtsanwälte (Law Firm) and Extended Board Member, Private Equity Forum NRW e.V. (Germany)

  • Marc-Olivier Lücke, General Partner @Atlantic Labs (Germany)

  • Neta Meir, Group Innovation SVP, @Sodexo (France)

  • Troy Osinoff, General Partner, @Magic Fund (USA)

14:00 - 15:15

Axis Exchange 3 - Climate Tech & Energy Session

Moderated by Emily Yukich, Managing Partner @Fox Rothschild sharing her views on "Using Finders to Raise Funds in the U.S.—What is Legal”


  • Charles Sidman, Founder and Managing Partner, @ECS Capital Partners (USA)

  • Covadonga Fernandez, Corporate Development, @Kubota (Japan)

  • Diane Frachon, Venture Principal, @Schlumberger New Energy (UK)

  • Ethy Levy, Managing Partner, @Kinneret impact ventures (Israel)

  • Eugeny Kuznetsov, CEO, Founder, Partner, @Orbita Capital Partners (Dubai)

  • Solomon Ibragimov, General Partner, @Sakal Group Family Office (USA/Israel)

15:15- 15:30

Keynote Presentation

Energy and Telecom Driving Smart Cities

Edward Bouygues, Deputy CEO @Bouygues Group, Chairman, Bouygues Telecom (France)

12:45 -13:00

Keynote Speaker

The ESG Imperative:  What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from SDG Startups

Paul Adam Isbel, Professor, @IE University (Spain)

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Remarks and Wrap up of Axis Tel Aviv 2023

10:20 - 10:40

Universities and Corporations - Exploring partnership options to advance innovation

Moderator: Kimberli Lewis, General Manager @SIINDA (Switzerland)


  • Gabriela Montojo Sancho, Senior Manager. Business Development @IE University (Spain)

  • Dr. Norbert Csizmadia, President Board of Trustees @John von Neumann University (Hungary)

  • Leslie Broudo-Mitts, Managing Director, Coller Institute of Venture @Tel Aviv University


Tour of Peres Center for Peace and Innovation


Reception sponsored by Bouygues Group & Chutzpah Lab


VIP Dinner

Exclusively for presenting startups, speakers and VIP ticket holders

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