Start-up Europe!

July 8, 2014
15:00 to 18:00

Session language: 
English
Access type: 
By invitation

Chair
Alberto Onetti, Chairman & President, Mind the Bridge Foundation/Startup Europe Partnership (SEP)

Speakers
Mike Butcher,  Editor At Large, TechCrunch
Eze Vidra, Head of Google for Entrepreneurs Europe at Google
Praveen PARANJOTHI, Investment Manager (Venture Capital), European Investment Fund (EIF)
Jessica Stacey, NESTA, Programme and Research Manager, Accelerators and Early Stage Ventures 
Candace Johnson, President of EBAN
Isidro Laso Ballesteros, European Commission, Head of Sector of the Web Entrepreneurs team. Startup Europe. Communications Networks, Content and Technology DG. European Commission
Elena Favilli, CEO and Founder, Timbuktu

 

Rapporteurs
Stefano Firpo, Chief of Technical Secretariat - Italian Minister of Economic Development
Salvo Mizzi, Telecom italia Digital Markets Development, Working Capital Founder and Kauffman Fellow

The potential of European start-ups as engines for growth, job creation and innovation and technology transfer is undisputed, especially in the ICT industry. But major bottlenecks threaten to hold back that growth. An increasing number of new businesses are started every year, everywhere in Europe, but only few have been able to grow and go global. Why? Because starting-up is easier than ever, but scaling is not.
The objective of this workshop is to actualize several key recommendations of the European Union’s Startup Manifesto, supporting the growth and sustainability of European startups able to compete and raise funds at an international and global level, to bring innovation and economic growth back to Europe.