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DAY 1:

February 10



Investor Reception (Invite only)

DAY 2:

February 11


 8:30 - 9:00 


Coffee and Networking

 9:00 - 9:15 

Opening Remarks

Ed Frank, CEO @Axis Innovation

Tim Lafferty, COO @Global Corporate Venturing

Efrat Duvdevani, Director-General @Peres Center for Peace and Innovation

 9:15 - 9:30 

Keynote Presentation

Get Funded Now!  What VC’s are really looking for in Start-ups

Justin Borus, Founder and Chief Investment Officer,  @Ibex Investors

 9:30 - 10:00 

GCV Panel 1

Corporate Models for Engaging with Startups

Eilat Cohen Basat, Managing Director @Global Digital Innovation lab, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Lars Böhnisch, Investment Manager @Evonik

Miles Kirby, Managing Director @AV8 Ventures (Allianz)

Ulrich Seitz, Managing Director @BayWa r.e.


Tim Lafferty, Chief Operating Officer @Global Corporate Venturing

 10:00 - 10:45 

Axis Exchange 1 – Fintech & Security Startup Presentations

Advancements in AI, big data, and personalization are changing how we bank, invest, and stay secure. What are the latest solutions changing the banking, payments, e-commerce industries? Selected companies will pitch on stage followed by investor questions and feedback. 



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

Alex Baker, Partner @Relay Ventures

Jeremy Lustman,  Partner @DLA Piper

Samuel Solomon, Chairman @Mobideo Technology

Sergio Escobar, Founder @BCF Ventures

Shahar Friedman, Head of Innovation Studio Tel Aviv @Visa (Israel)

Levy Raiz, Venture Partner @Digital Horizon VC

 10:45 - 11:00 

Keynote presentation

Exciting Investments and Collaborations in Israel
Dr. Paolo Bavaj, Head of @Corporate Venturing, Henkel  Adhesive Technologies

 11:00 - 11:30 

Coffee break

 11:30 - 12:00 


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

Brad McManus, Managing Director @Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Dede Goldschmidt, Vice President & Managing Director @Samsung Catalyst Fund 

Jack Levy, Partner @ICV

Orly Glick, Partner @Vintage Investment Partners 


Alex McCracken, Managing Director @Silicon Valley Bank

 12:00 - 12:45 

Axis Exchange 2 – Telecom & Growth Startup Presentations

What are the latest innovations in the telecom and communications industry? What are exciting growth stage startups and investment opportunities? Startups from telecom, aerospace, textile, and software will pitch on stage followed by investor questions and feedback.


Adrian Daniels, Partner @Yigal Arnon

Adam Eisenberg, Managing Director @Ibex Investors

Hans-Peter Rohner, Private Investor

Moshe Friedman, Head @Amdocs Ventures

Petros Farah, Vice President @Vickers Venture Partners


Emily Yukich, Managing Partner @Fox Rothschild

 12:45 - 13:00 

Keynote presentation

How Behavioral Science Drives Decision Making and Innovation
Guy Champniss, 
Professor of Applied Behavioural Science & Innovation, 

@IE University (Spain)

 13:00 - 14:00 

Networking Lunch 

 14:00 - 14:10 

Leslie Broudo-Mitts, Head of the Coller Institute of Venture & Sofaer Global MBA

Keynote presentation

 14:10 - 14:30 


GCV Panel 3 
Home Energy Management (HEM) – What is it, Who will Fund it and Where is it Heading?

Annemie Ress, COO @Innogy Innovation Hub

Dr. Christian Feisst, CEO @GreenCom Networks

Emek Sadot, CEO

Michal Mravec, Investment Manager @Inven Capital 


Idan Mor, Investment Director @Centrica Innovations

 14:30 - 15:15 

Axis Exchange 3 – Retail & SAAS Startup Presentations  

Now more than ever, consumers and their expectations are critical to every business. Which are the cutting edge startups bringing disruptive innovation in retail? What are some of the latest breakthrough software services using AI and personalization? Selected startup companies will pitch on stage followed by investor questions and feedback


Anton Abdukhamidov, Head of Corporate Development Projects @Yandex

Anton Fedorov, Investment Director @ Flashpoint VC

Claudia Baumgart, Investment Manager @Scail Venture

Dmitry Firskin, Investment Director @Altair Capital

Francesco Russo, Head of Investments @Alchimia Investments

Peter Chun, Founder @XnTree


Michael Rosen, Intellectual Property, Technology and Commercial Litigator @Kobre Kim

 15:15 - 15:30 

Keynote Presentation:

Building Digital Economies for a Sustainable Future,

Benjamine Rohe, Founder & Chairman @GermanTech

 15:30 - 16:10 

Axis Exchange 4 – Mobility Startup Presentations

Mobility is redefining how we get around and what we do while we are in transportation, opening up new markets and opportunities. Which are the latest Israeli startups creating the future of mobility? Selected companies will pitch on stage followed by investor questions and feedback.


Avi Feldman, Managing Partner @Mobilion VC

Barak Ben-Avinoam, Managing Partner @BGV Ventures

Iskander Giniyatullin, Partner @Sistema VC

Jerome Wittamer, Managing Partner @Expon Capital

Kristin Slanina, Chief Transformation Officer @Thirdware

Tanja Koch, Investment Manager @Fluxunit


 16:10 - 16:20 

Keynote Presentation:

Centrica Innovation's Plans for Israel and Beyond

Christophe Defert, Vice President @Centrica Innovations


 16:20 - 16:40 


GCV Panel 4 
Corporate Venturing and Mobility – What Next?

Jonathan Tudor, Technology and Strategy Director @Centrica Innovations

Matt Ridley, Investment Principal @IAG

Roi Bar-Kat, Investment Director @Intel Capital

Talia Rafaeli, Investment Director @Porsche Ventures


Tony Cannestra, Director of Corporate Ventures @DENSO International America 

 16:40 - 17:00 


Peres Center Innovation for a Better World

Eli Abramov, Chairman, Chemical Sector @Israeli Manufacturing Assn

Jonathan Tudor, Technology and Strategy Director @Centrica Innovations

Benjamin Rohe,  Chairman @GermanTech

Victoria Kanar, Co-Founder @Re-Fresh Global


Lital Kiperman Vaknin, Head of Innovation @Peres Center 

Naomi Maryles, Director of Israel BD @DLA Piper

 17:00 - 17:30 

Closing Remarks & State of Startups Results 

Networking & Drinks by the Ocean

 19:00 – 21:00 

VIP Dinner for presenting startups and international investors

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