15     |      April     |      2021

DEEP Startup
Ecosystem Conference

Conference for Ecosystem Leaders and Innovation Managers
|  Early-bird until 15th March 2021

A new Type of
ecosystem Conference: Radically data-focused
& action oriented

  • 1-day online conference with 100 ecosystem leaders
  • Invite-only & personal vetting of each participant
  • Inspiration by thought-leaders on the frontiers of innovation
  • Challenge-driven working groups with dedicated data analysts
  • Partnering around concrete opportunities, e.g. EU funding calls
  • Joint Publication of White Papers with results of the working groups

 

Learn & Understand

Be part of the Solution

scale it globaly

DEEP Dives to Tackle Current Challenges

  • Hosted by leading ecosystem organizations
  • Accompanied by a dedicated data analyst
  • Provision of data insights for every participant
  • Goal to collect and publish insights in joint white paper
  • Connection with the DEEP Startup Ecosystem Accelerator Program and teams working on this topic

DEEP DIVES

AgriTech

From Farm-to-Fork – Revolutionizing
Food Innovation Systems

Digitizing agricultural production offers an immense potential for a fairer, healthier, and environmentally sustainable food system. Join this deep dive to learn how you can participate in the emerging AgriFood ecosystem or grow your connections for your existing Agritech innovation program.

Analyst:  Igor Oliveira, UN consultant on ecosystem modelling 

Expert: David Bowles, Venture Capital Investor, The Yield Lab Europe

The Yield Lab Europe enables entrepreneurs to sustainably revolutionize agrifood systems by investing in and accelerating high-impact early-stage companies all around the world.

CultureTech

Digitizing Cultural & Creative Ecosystems

Not only since COVID-19 we see an immense trend of digitization spanning design, art, gaming, film and media. Bridging the cultural & creative with the startup world is what promises unprecedented innovation in the sector. Meet forerunners in the field and discuss opportunities during this deep dive.

Analyst: Harald Eisenhauer, Head of Platform at DEEP Ecosystems

Expert: TBC

Female Entrepreneurship

Female Entrepreneurship Support

Only 15.5 % of founders in Europe are women. We want to bring up initiatives who foster a European ecosystem that better supports female founders. Join to explore best practices, forge coalitions and start new projects.

Analyst: Erica Santini, Head of Research  at Startup Heatmap

Expert: Lisa-Marie Fassl, Co-Founder & CEO at Female Founders

Female Founders is the fastest growing community for female entrepreneurial minds in Europe.

Internationalization

Ecosystem Internationalization

No startup is an island. To build global champions, ecosystems must provide access to international flows of resources, talent and knowledge. How can you support startups to enter new markets, hire internationally or raise from world-leading investors?

Analyst: Sebastián Díaz Mesa, Startup Heatmap Team member

Olga Pantchenko, founder at WIYO

Expert: Michal Michaeli, Director of International Economic Development at Tel Aviv Global

Tel Aviv Global and Tourism is a municipal company that reports to the Mayor’s Office at the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and is dedicated to facilitating the global quantum leap taken by the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo in creating economic and tourism growth.

Startup Cities

Tracking & Fostering Business Angel Activity

A dedicated round table for startup cities who want to track the development of their ecosystems. Together we develop ways to generate data and track the most important metrics of the local startup scene. Each data club participant will receive their custom data report answering their questions.

Analyst: Thomas Kösters, Co-founder & CEO at Deep ecosystems

Expert: Laura Egg, Managing Director at Austrian Angel Investors Association

The Austrian Angel Investors Association is Austria’s leading network for angel investors. Founded in 2012 as a non-profit association, the organization has become one of the leading angel networks in Europe. With more than 200 members from all over Austria, the aaia is an important player in the domestic startup ecosystem and a reliable partner for politics, media & co.

Thursday     |      April  15th   |      09:30 am – 18:30 pm CET     |     Hopin

#Agenda: DEEP Ecosystem Conference

Partnering conference for ecosystem leaders and innovation
managers to kickstart strategic projects

Part 1 : DEEP Visions

Future trends and why they matter for startup ecosystems

09:30 – 09:45

09:45 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:45

Welcome and introduction by Thomas Kösters, CEO & Co-Founder, DEEP Ecosystems

Launch of the Startup Heatmap Report 2021 by Dr. Erica Santini, Head of Research, Startup Heatmap

KEYNOTE: Bart de Witte, Founder, HIPPO AI Foundation
“Europe quo vadis? How Open Medical AI is probably the most brilliant we can do”

09:30 – 09:45

09:45 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:45

Welcome and introduction by Thomas Kösters, CEO & Co-Founder, DEEP Ecosystems

Launch of the Startup Heatmap Report 2021 by Dr. Erica Santini, Head of Research, Startup Heatmap

KEYNOTE: Bart de Witte, Founder, HIPPO AI Foundation
“How the Open Source Movement will make Europe a global tech champion”

Part 2 : DEEP Dives

Data-driven and action-oriented round tables to promote ecosystems

10:45 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 12:45

12:45 – 13:45

13:45 – 14:30

Introduction and Expectations: DEEP Dives are round tables for professional ecosystem leaders. Each table is co-hosted by a leading ecosystem player with domain knowledge and best practices. Further DEEP Dives are accompanied by a dedicated data analyst who provides each participant with strategic insights before the discussions. The results are summarized and published in a White Paper.

DEEP Dive 1: From Farm-to-Fork – Revolutionizing Food Innovation Systems

DEEP Dive 2: Digitizing Cultural & Creative Ecosystems

DEEP Dive 3: Female Entrepreneurship Support

DEEP Dive 4: Ecosystem Internationalization

DEEP Dive 5: Startup Cities: Tracking & Fostering Business Angel Activity

Lunch break

Continuation of DEEP Dives

Wrap-up & Presentation of results

10:45 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 12:45

12:45 – 13:45

13:45 – 14:30

Introduction and Expectations: DEEP Dives are round tables for professional ecosystem leaders. Each table is co-hosted by a leading ecosystem player with domain knowledge and best practices. Further DEEP Dives are accompanied by a dedicated data analyst who provides each participant with strategic insights before the discussions. The results are summarized and published in a White Paper.

DEEP Dive 1: From Farm-to-Fork – Revolutionizing Food Innovation Systems

DEEP Dive 2: Digitizing Cultural & Creative Ecosystems

DEEP Dive 3: Female Entrepreneurship Support

DEEP Dive 4: Ecosystem Internationalization

DEEP Dive 5: Startup Cities: Tracking & Fostering Business Angel Activity

Lunch break

Continuation of DEEP Dives

Wrap-up & Presentation of results

Part 3 : DEEP Match

Marketplace of ideas & opportunities

14:45 – 15:15

15:15 – 15:40

15:40 – 17:00

KEYNOTE: Alain Bertaud, Senior Fellow NYU, Former Principal Urbanist Planner at the World Bank
“Why Mayors should not have “visions” – the role of cities in innovation”

Speed Dating Networking Session (4 x 5min meetings)

Open networking via 1:1 or group meetings

Virtual Booths on ecosystem growth & partnership opportunities

14:45 – 15:15

15:15 – 15:40

15:40 – 17:00

KEYNOTE: Alain Bertaud, Senior Fellow NYU, Former Principal Urbanist Planner at the World Bank
“Why Mayors should not have “visions” – the role of cities in innovation”

Speed Dating Networking Session (4 x 5min meetings)

Open networking via 1:1 or group meetings

Virtual Booths on ecosystem growth & partnership opportunities

Part 4 : DEEP Accelerate

Startup Ecosystem Accelerator for moonshot collaborations to tackle global challenges

17:00 – 18:15

18:15 – 18:30

Ecosystem Project Awards:
5 select ecosystem initiatives pitch their projects to win the audience vote
Moderator: Sebastián Díaz Mesa, DEEP Ecosystems

Closing Remarks

Chill out with games & (your own) drinks

17:00 – 18:15

18:15 – 18:30

Ecosystem Project Awards:
5 select ecosystem initiatives pitch their projects to win the audience vote
Moderator: Sebastián Díaz Mesa, DEEP Ecosystems

Closing Remarks

Chill out with games & (your own) drinks

Tickets

Learn & Understand

Build Solutions

Scale & Accelerate

Individual Pass

1x Conference Pass

Full access to keynotes & networking functions

DEEP Dive Participant Access

5-pages Strategy Briefs on all Deep Dives

360 €

450 € excl. VAT

Group Pass

3x Conference Passes
within organization

Full access to keynotes & networking functions

DEEP Dive Participant Access

5-pages Strategy Briefs on all Deep Dives

960 €

1200 € excl. VAT

Data Club Pass

3x Conference Pass

1x Deep Dive Speaker Slot

Custom data report

Access to Data Room & Online Collaboration

Influence on content of the White Paper

Logo on the final White Paper

 

1440 €

1800 € excl. VAT

Executive Pass

3x Conference Pass

Co-Hosting of a DEEP Dive

Full Market Analysis & Personal Ecosystem Consultant

Your Case Study in the White Paper

Executive Search for 5-10 key
stakeholders to invite

 

 

5000 €

excl. VAT

Accelerator Partnership

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Become a Strategic Partner and work with all our ecosystem projects or

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Our Speakers

Seth started the Foundry Group together with Techcelerator Founder Brad Feld. They knew each other from Brad’s previous fund Mobius Ventures and are investing in technology companies throughout the US and Canada. His career spans venture capital investing as well as operational, transactional and advisory roles at both public and private companies.

Seth Levine

Managing Director at Foundry Group

Bernhard is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive startups and entrepreneurs that accelerate progress towards zero hunger. Previously, Bernhard co-founded the ShareTheMeal app, built up WFP’s Business Innovation team and worked as Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for global tech and industrial goods companies.

Bernhard Kowatsch

Head of UN World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator

Entrepreneur with 13 years of experience in community building, Lais led the development of entrepreneurial communities across every continent. From leading 2000 volunteers across Argentina, Chile and Uruguay as the president of a non-profit organization, to selecting and training community leaders across Latam, Africa, APAC for Startup Grind and working for governments and innovation agencies in 75+ ecosystems as part of Startup Genome’s executive team.

Laís de Oliveira

Community Development Consultant at Startup Genome

As Partner at Antler, Youri leads all operations in Amsterdam, the company’s third location globally after Singapore and Stockholm. Together with the rest of the Antler team, he drives to launch variety of new innovative companies through Antler’s unique approach to talent acquisition and business-building.

YOURI DOELEMAN

Partner at Antler Netherlands

Erin works regularly to support entrepreneurship in the Upstate, both as Director of the VentureSouth Spartanburg angel investor group and as the leader of the Economic and Entrepreneurial Vitality focus area for Ten at the Top.

Erin Henderson Ouzts

Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem Director for Ten at the Top

Pedro is a founder, CEO and jack of all trades at darwinLabs, a specialized IT consulting company focused on #lowcode and out systems. He is also a co-founder at Beta-i, a non-profit organization for the promotion of entrepreneurship. Pedro has extensive experience in the consulting, financial services, telecom, internet and mobile marketing industries.

Pedro Santos

CEO at darwinLabs and Co-founder at Beta-i

Dominik is Innovation Consultant, Design Thinking Coach and Workshop Facilitator with 8+ years of international experience. Previously, Dominik worked as Innovation Manager for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s digital technology branch (EIT Digital).

Dominik Krabbe

Innovation Consultant

Claudia has more than 16 years of experience as an international development consultant and technical adviser, working extensively in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Her work has involved designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating multi-million-dollar development programmes, particularly focused on entrepreneurship and business development, across several government and non-governmental organizations.

Claudia Pompa

Founder and Managing Director at Consulting for Growth Group (C4G)

Aneth is a Hub Network Community Manager at Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative ‘Make-IT in Africa’ implemented by GIZ. Aneth is passionate about entrepreneurship and ecosystem building having been involved in various entrepreneurship projects. Previously, Aneth led the Reach for Change incubator program in Rwanda. For the past 3 years, Aneth has supported the 2nd year seminar course as a teaching assistant at Carnegie Mellon University Africa.

Aneth Batamuliza

Hub Network Community Manager at Make-IT in Africa

Serghei is leading DEEPSEA and an entrepreneur himself - he co-founded the German Biotech company CrystalFirst.

Serghei Glinca

Head of DEEPSEA and founder of BioTech startup CrystalsFirst

Inty is the co-founder and CEO of Ichthion, an award-winning start-up in the United Kingdom. The aim of this company is the development of disruptive technologies to extract plastics and synthetic waste from rivers and oceans. Inty is also the President and co-founder of the Circular foundation in Ecuador, an NGO with the goal of improving the life of vulnerable social groups through technology and innovation, while contributing to the protection of the environment.

INTY GRØNNEBERG

Co-founder and CEO of Ichthion, as well as Co-founder and President of Circular Foundation in Ecuador

Anna is a trained systemic consultant and heads the Berlin team of the Conscious Innovation consultancy Mandalah. She has led various national and international projects with corporations, public institutions and NGOs alike. She also is the co-founder of Welana, a social business importing fabrics from Ethiopia.

Anna Papadopoulos

Managing Partner at Mandalah

Eric is part of the founding team at Cintrifuse. His background combines corporate marketing for one of the world’s most-beloved brands (the Walt Disney Company) with the hand-to-hand combat that comes with being on the leadership team of several productive small businesses.

Eric Weissmann

Vice President at Cintrifuse

Marketing, technology, operations, and startup development professional with specialties in data analytics, growth, operations management, digital strategy, investor relations, product management, business development, ecosystem development, user/market research, data analytics, operations digitization, & product launch. His past clients include Startupbootcamp, Touch Surgery, Hackster.io, Incident gTar, Car and Driver Magazine, Noisebridge, Asa, among many others.

Matthew Eisner

VP of Marketing and Growth at Ansible Advisory

Khatuchi is a Program Manager at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) East Africa Chapter. In this capacity, she provides oversight to all the chapter’s Programs . Khatuchi also oversees ANDE’s activities in Tanzania and Uganda. Prior to joining ANDE, she worked with INGOs in both Kenya and Uganda.

Khatuchi Khasandi

Program Manager at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

Alain is a senior fellow at the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University. He is the author of a book “Order without Design: How Markets Shape Cities.” His operational work as an independent consultant and researcher focuses on the interaction between markets, regulations, and transport infrastructure in shaping the spatial structures of cities. 

Alain Bertaud

Senior Fellow NYU,  Former Principal Urbanist Planner at the World Bank

Lisa is the co-founder and CEO of Female Founders, the fastest-growing community of entrepreneurial women in Europe. With a 9-year track record in the tech ecosystem and especially in early-stage financing, she's initiated projects all over Europe and supported hundreds of companies.

Lisa-Marie Fassl

Co-Founder & CEO at Female Founders

Bart is one of Europe's leading and awarded experts on the digital transformation of healthcare, and one of the most progressive forward thinkers focuses on finding alternative European strategies for the current postmodern world to create a more desirable future with greater social benefits. He is the initiator of the HIPPO AI Foundation in Berlin and co-founded the Digital Health Academy where he shares his knowledge to improve digital literacy.

Bart de Witte

Founder at HIPPO AI Foundation and Digital Health Academy

Michal is the Director of International Economic Development in Tel Aviv Global. She has an extensive experience in working with leading companies ranging from cutting edge startups to retail and consumers market leaders. She is also a mentor at Techstars and the 8200 Impact accelerator program.

Michal Michaeli

Director Of International Economic Development at Tel Aviv Global

Laura started her career as an Investment Analyst & Community Manager at the Deep-Tech-Fonds Apex Ventures. Now she is the Managing Director of the Austrian Angel Investors Association (aaia).

Laura Egg

Managing Director at Austrian Angel Investors Association

David is a General Partner of Yield Lab Europe where he focuses on sourcing new investments and managing the Yield Lab portfolio. Previously he was a venture capital investor in Delta Partners.

David Bowles

Venture Capital Investor at The Yield Lab Europe

Harald is an urban development and governance specialist. Previously worked at German Agency for International Development (GIZ) and ICT@frica.

Harald Eisenhauer

Head of Platform at DEEP Ecosystems

Olga is a growth and strategy expert and Founder at WIYO. She is passionate about innovation, launching new ventures and growth hacking.

Olga Pantchenko

Founder at WIYO

Igor founded the innovation company Semente in Brazil, where he designed and managed acceleration programmes sponsored by corporates, governments and private foundations. With his investments he managed to successfully exit two early stage startups in the field of agritech and retail tech.

Igor Oliveira

UN consultant on ecosystem modelling,former Managing Director of Semente (Brazil)

As CEO of Start-Up Chile, the largest and most diverse startup accelerator in the globe, Sebastián worked with more than 1,000 tech-based startups and founders from many industries and countries. He is a world-wide respected consultant to governments and industry on ecosystem development.

Sebastián Díaz Mesa

Startup Heatmap Team member and former CEO Start-up Chile

Erica (Ph.D. in Economics, University of Florence, 2016) is Lecturer of Management at the University of Trento. Her research focuses on innovation, entrepreneurial ecosystems, servitization strategies, product- service innovation and digitalization of manufacturing.

Erica Santini

Head of Research at Startup Heatmap and Lecturer at University of Trento

Thomas is building ecosystems in Europe since more than 8 years. He has set up and run numerous international startup programs, including for Microsoft Ventures in Germany and is currently investing with EIT Digital in pre-seed stage in 20 countries in CEE and Southern Europe.

Thomas Kösters

Co-Founder & CEO at DEEP Ecosystems

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