• day 13 February, 2015



    8am-9am Registration, coffee/pastries and networking

    9am-9.30 Welcome to the High Tech Campus Eindhoven and ecosystem overview
    James Mawson, Editor-in-Chief of Global Government Venturing, Global Corporate Venturing and Global University Venturing, kicks off the event before handing over to Bert-Jan Woertman, who introduces the campus as the epicentre of the “world’s smartest region,” while Rob van Gijzel, Mayor of Eindhoven, talks more widely about how Eindhoven is turning the world’s brainiest region into the most entrepreneurial. Van Gijzel discusses the Brainport region within Eindhoven as a laboratory for future innovation ecosystem developments by bringing together government leadership, world-class companies, universities, entrepreneurs and the international investors.

    9.30am-10am Keynote Interview: Entrepreneur

    Developing an innovation ecosystem requires talented entrepreneurs able to reinvest their time and money in their next ideas but also others. Chris Wade, serial entrepreneur,investor , government director, mentor and  venture adviser chats with James Mawson about the lessons and insights from his entrepreneurial successes. These include co-founding Cambridge Positioning Systems in the 1990s and selling it to Cambridge Silicon Radio a decade later, being serial chairman of startups acquired by trade peers, founding director of UKTI’s Venture  Capital Unit and subsequently advising VC firms Oxford Capital, Octopus Ventures and Singapore government-backed Infocomm Investments. Additionally part-time partner at  Entrepreneur First the graduate to entrepreneur company and has board positions with AliceMadeThis, PowerOasis, Ultrasoc and Certivox

    10:00am-10:45am Panel Discussion
    Developing the creative industries of the future – how workers can be trained and develop the next generation of high-paying jobs.
    Moderator: Paul Morris, UK Trade & Investment

    Jouni Hakala, Finnish Industry Investment

    Oriel Petry, UK Trade & Investment

    Peter van Tilburg, Chemshop entrepreneur and business angel

    Ton Backx, Technical University of Eindhoven

    10:45am-11:30am Morning networking and coffee

    11:30am-12:15pm Panel discussion
    Investing in the future: venture managers discuss how they see the industries of the future developing and being funded, how syndicates are being formed and the role of the cluster effect in where they invest.
    Moderator: Michael Fox, MIT Venture Mentor

    Jos Peeters, partner at Capricorn Venture Partners

    Andrew Romans, Rubicon Venture Capital

    Stephan Decher, ZAZ Ventures

    Hans Bloemen, Eindhoven Venture Capital Fund and Stimulus Venture Capital Fund

    12:15pm-1pm Industry case study: Healthcare and Technology
    Janke Dittmer, Partner at Gilde Healthcare and former Head of Business Development & Strategy within Philips’ Healthcare Corporate Venturing unit, discusses with Jan Keltjens, ex-President and CEO of Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation (sold to Medtronic for $200m in the Summer), about how to fund, develop and exit successful companies and how regional expertise is formed.

    1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch and Networking

    2:00pm-2.30pm Visualizing venture capital activity in your region

    US state of Maryland’s TEDCO is a government entity that sponsors the commercialisation of innovations from 15 different government and university laboratories.  In this session, TEDCO and its vendors (Tim York from QBix and Ray Haarstick from Relevant) will discuss how they leveraged technology to educate state legislators on the performance of their 500+ investments in startup companies. Their technology showed development of a data analytics platform that incorporates data from Relevant EquityWorks and other publicly available sources to provide info-graphics and detailed reports about the portfolio companies in each legislator’s district (shown on a map of state districts), downstream funding received from traditional venture capital firms (46:1), jobs created and other economic benefits provided to their district.    

    2:30m-3pm Keynote: Corporate Venturer

    After nearly 17 years with Intel Capital, the world’s largest global venture capital firm with more than $11bn under management and 1,100 deals completed, Marcos Battisti, Managing Director for Intel Capital in Western Europe and Israel and a Vice-President of Intel, brings a unique perspective on what makes a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and the role governments can play – and what they should avoid doing.

    3pm-3:45m Panel discussion (and workshop on Thursday)
    Government’s role in turning startups into bigger businesses through procurement and opening up official data.
    Moderator: Dermot Cahill, Professor at the Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS), Bangor Law School

    Anne Glover, Chairman of EVCA and CEO of Amadeus Capital

    Tom Paffen, PPM OOST

    Joep Brouwers, Brainport

    Victoria Martinez, Eindhoven Startups Foundation

    3:45-4:15m Afternoon networking and coffee

    4:15pm-5pm Panel discussion

    Strategies to strengthening private investment in venture funds and innovative enterprises.

    Moderator: William Stevens, Managing Director, E Unlimited

    Isabelle Bébéar, BPIfrance

    Christian Claussen, Ventech

    Filip Lacquet, PMV

    Uli Fricke, Triangle Ventures

    Miriam Dragstra, CEO of BOM Capital

    5pm-5.30pm Keynote: Professor Low Teck Seng, CEO of National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, whose team manages S$400m in early-stage investment funds via its Early Stage Venture Fund Scheme and Technology Incubation Scheme to promote innovation and entrepreneurship on the island.

    5.30pm-5.45pm Keynote: Public Venturer

    As head of the private equity and venture capital fund management company of state-owned Caixa Geral de Depósitos with €750m under management, Stephan Morais, Executive Director and Head of Caixa Capital and Chairman of EVFIN, brings direct experience on how to fund and develop an innovation ecosystem. As the chairman of the European Venture Fund Investors Network (EVFIN) he represents members with more than €27bn of assets under management and their insights into why institutional investors have apparently struggled to step up to join governments in backing entrepreneurs.

    5.45pm-7pm Drinks reception and Global Government Venturing 2015 Awards ceremony.

    day 24 February, 2015


    8am-9am Registration, coffee/pastries and networking roundtables

    9am Introduction to day 2 by James Mawson

    9:05am-9:45am Panel
    How to link an innovative region to others around the world. The next generation of venture superstar investors will be the most global.

    Moderator: James Mawson, Global Government Venturing
    Erik Vermeulen, Professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University and Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). He is also Senior Counsel Corporate/Vice-President at Philips International in the Netherlands.
    Professor Shigeo Kagami, General Manager – Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Division Corporate Relations, University of Tokyo

    Corina Kuiper, Corporate Venturing Network Netherlands

    9:45am-10:30am Panel discussion

    Corporate role in the innovation ecosystem: creating a win-win through venturing, spin-ins and collaboration.

    Moderator: Janke Dittmer, Partner at Gilde Healthcare Partners
    Ignaas Caryn, KLM’s Mainport Innovation Fund

    Rob Kirschbaum, SakuragiConsult and ex-Royal DSM

    Steve Seuntjens, PHS

    Perry van Rijsingen, Philips

    10:30am-11am Panel discussion

    How universities are supporting tech transfer and commercialisation through a triple helix with government and corporate support to link to investors.
    Moderator: Roland Strauss, Knowledge4Innovation

    Richard Holliday,  Isis Innovation for the University of Oxford

    Paul Van Dun, Leuven Research & Development

    Hans Duisters, Sioux (which acquired Technical University of Eindhoven spin-off Lime)

    11am-11:45am Morning coffee and networking

    11:45am-12:30pm Panel Discussion
    How to identify a region’s unique characteristics and turn them into the ingredients for growth?
    Moderator: Andy Shannon, Startupbootcamp

    Frans Nauta, Climate KIC

    Brian Park, Philips

    Jordan Schlipf, VentureScout

    12:30pm1:30pm  Panel discussion – Sourcing and mentoring talent
    Fostering entrepreneurship and innovation through private and public sector actions, such as accelerators, including a mentor session over lunch – how we made it – and what are the sources of entrepreneurial talent and their lifecycle (university and/or drop-out; start-up and/or work at a corporation; timing a start-up and giving back as boss, manager, mentor).

    Moderator: Eric van den Eijnden, founder of Startupbootcamp High Tech XL introduces the accelerator and discusses on stage with two startups before starting a panel debate with

    Jack Fuchs, Stanford University

    Eugene Kaerts, Next OEM

    Sarah Fisher, Johnson & Johnson

    1:30pm-2:30pm Lunch and networking

    2:30pm-2:45pm How governments can inspire a new asset class: impact venturing

    Travis Hollingsworth, Big Society Capital, discusses how the UK government has succeeded in creating what the New York City-based Global Impact Investing Network calls “the most exciting” place for social investing in the world through funding the intermediaries tasked with building a new ecosystem.

    2:45pm-3:30pm Panel discussion

    Finding and selecting venture fund managers and/or its merits over directly investing in entrepreneurs. What do VCs need to do to win a mandate (and do they want to)?

    Moderator: Matthias Ummenhofer, Mojo Capital and former head of venture capital at European Investment Fund

    Ken Cooper, British Business Bank

    Leonardo Pereira, BNDES

    Floris van Alkemade, HENQ

    3:30pm-4pm Fireside Chat: Julio Cesar Maciel Ramundo, BNDES, and Bernardo Gradin, CEO of GranBio, about how the bio-ethanol startup raised $850m in Brazil and the emerging paradigm of innovation funding and development.

    4pm-4:30pm Afternoon coffee and networking

    4:30-5.10pm Debate – State aid or competitive support

    Governments have a number of tools to ‘help’ – from investing to tax policies and ecosystem development – but do they use them effectively? Developing a sustainable life cycle from grants through venture equity to debt

    Moderator: Gilles Duruflé, Quebec City Conference

    Véronique de Bruijn, ICOS Capital

    Shiva Dustdar, European Investment Bank

    Jan Dexel, Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs

    Karl Reckziegel, Business Development Bank of Canada

    5.10pm Debate Keynote: Neelie Kroes,

    Former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes, now at Start-Up the Netherlands, talks about her insights into what the supra-national agency can do to help the innovation landscape and how her new role to promote startups in the Netherlands will leverage her insights.

    5:40pm Conclusion: James Mawson

    PLUS – Public Sector Procurement Awareness Days for Startups

    Startups can also attend a free Public Procurement training programme running in parallel to the Summit on February 3 and 4, to help them win new business from governments. Download the event flyer from the link below and register here.

    Public Procurement_Startups

    Days 3&4

    The Global Government Venturing Summit is part of Brainport’s Startup Week. Investors are invited to stay on for a programme of events including an investor dinner, pitches by the startups at Startup Bootcamp’s HighTech XL accelerator demo day and the opportunity to arrange private meetings with those startups. Click the link below for a pdf with more information about the activities and how to get invited. Cost €150.

    Invitation Global Government Venturing Summit_extended program HTXL (2)

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