DAY 1:

February 10



Investor Reception (Invite only)

DAY 2:

February 11


 8:30 - 9:00 


Coffee and Networking

 9:00 - 9:15 

Opening by

Ed Frank, CEO @Axis Innovation
Tim Lafferty, COO @Global Corporate Venturing

Chemi Peres, Chairman @Peres Center

 9:15 - 9:30 

Keynote (TBD)

 9:30 - 10:30 

GCV Panel 1

Corporate models for engaging with startups

Zack Weisfeld, General Manager @Ignite: Intel for Startups
Miles Kirby, Managing Director @AV8 Ventures (Allianz)


Tim Lafferty, Chief Operating Officer @Global Corporate Venturing

 10:00 - 10:45 

Axis Exchange 1 – Banking & Insurance Start-Up Presentations

Insurtech, Fintech, peer-to-peer lending, fund transfers, worker remittances, currency trading- 5 selected fintech startups will pitch their start-ups followed by investor questions and feedback.


Evdokia Stavraki-Stephanou, Director @Alter Domus (Cyprus)


Adam Eisenberg, Managing Director @Ibex
Dimitry Firskin, Investment Director @Altair Capital

Todd Forest, Managing Director @NAB Ventures

10: 45- 11:00 

Sponsor/Keynote 2

Recharge your batteries!

Coffee break and networking

10:45 - 11:00

 11:00 - 11:30 

GCV Panel 2 
VC and CVC – What’s the best mix in a venture round?

Alex McCracken, Managing Director @Silicon Valley Bank

Dede Goldsmidt, Managing Director @Samsung Catalyst Fund

Brad McManus, Managing Director @Motorola Solutions Venture Capital


 12:00 - 12:45 

Axis Exchange 2 –Telecom & Media Start-Up Presentations

5G, subscriber retention, new services, churn reduction, cybersecurity - 5 selected fintech startups will pitch their start-ups followed by investor questions and feedback.


Barak Ben-Avinoam, Managing Partner @BGV Ventures

Jacques Benkoski, Partner @USVP Ventures
Jillian Manus, Managing Partner @Structure Ventures

 12:15 - 12:30 

Sponsor Keynote 3 (TBD)

Networking Lunch 

13:00 - 14:00

 14:30 - 14:45 

GCV Panel 3 
Home Energy Networks (HEN) – What is it, who will fund it and where is it heading?

Idan Mor, Investment Director @Centrica Innovations

Felix Krause, Investment Director @Innogy Ventures

Christian Feisst, CEO @GreenCom Networks (tbc)

Emek Sadot, CEO (tbc)

 14:30 - 15:15 

Axis Exchange 3 – Retail & Consumer Start-Ups 

Changing consumer purchasing patterns, e-commerce, retail disruptions, 5 selected startups will pitch their start-ups followed by investor questions and feedback.


Claudia Baumgart, Investment Manager @Scail Venture
Benjamin Rohe, Chairman, GermanTech Digital
Jacques Benkovski, Partner @USVP Venture

 15:15 - 15:30 


Building Digital Economies for a Sustainable Future,

Benjamine Rohe, Founder & Chairman @GermanTech

 15:30 - 16:15 

GCV Panel 4 
Corporate venturing and mobility – what next?

Talia Rafaeli, Investment Director @Porsche Ventures
Roi Bar-Kat, Investment Director @Intel Capital
Jonathan Tudor, Technology and Strategy Director @Centrica Innovations


Tom Whitehouse, Editor (Energy & Mobility) @Global Corporate Venturing

Conference close

 19:00 – 21:00 

VIP Dinner for presenting start-ups and international investors

Peres Center Innovation for a Better World

16:45- 17:00

 15:30 - 16:15 



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