Speakers

    • Corina Kuiper, Board Member of Corporate Venturing Network Netherlands

      Corina Kuiper, Board Member of Corporate Venturing Network Netherlands 

      Over the past 20 years, Corina Kuiper  has held a spectrum of strategic management, business development and financial management positions. She designed and implemented a corporate venturing and new business development structure and process across Philips, including a common way of managing and assessing ventures and businesses. She has particular expertise and a proven track record in new business creation, (open) innovation management, transformation management, entrepreneurship/effectuation, strategy and M&A including valuation and post-merger integration. She has worked in different

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    • Julio Ramundo, Executive Director for the Industrial, Capital Markets and Venture Capital Divisions at BNDES

      Julio Ramundo, Executive Director for the Industrial, Capital Markets and Venture Capital Divisions at BNDES 

      Julio Ramundo is a 44 year-old economist with a long-standing career with the BNDES, which he joined after a national public exam. He has served the Bank in a wide array of executive positions over the last years. As the present Executive Director for the Industrial, Capital Markets and Venture Capital Divisions, he oversees both the BNDES’ (BNDESPAR’s) equity portfolio, as well as new deals through debt, equity, venture capital and private equity funds for new ventures and investment projects in a broad range of industries. Among his duties, he is a member of the BNDES’ Executive Board. Julio

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    • Erik Vermeulen, Professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University

      Erik Vermeulen, Professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University 

      Erik Vermeulen is Professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University and Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) in the Netherlands. He is also Senior Counsel Corporate/Vice President at the Corporate Legal Department of Philips International B.V. in the Netherlands, where he advises on corporate governance issues, including the global corporate structure of the Philips Group of companies. In addition to the focus on corporate governance, he has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance projects, and general corporate and securities law matters. He h

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    • Isabelle Bébéar, Director in charge of the International Affairs and of the Managers’ Programme at BPIfrance

      Isabelle Bébéar, Director in charge of the International Affairs and of the Managers’ Programme at BPIfrance 

      Isabelle Bébéar joined BPIfrance (formerly CDC Entreprises) in 2001. She is now Director in charge of the International Affairs and of the Managers’ Programme. Founded at the 2012, BPIfrance (Banque Publique d’Investissement) is the public investment bank resulting from the merger of OSEO, the FSI, CDC Entreprises and FSI Régions. Its two shareholders are the French State and Caisse des Dépôts. Previously, she was Head of Business Development and support for SMEs, Head of Investments in French regional private equity funds and in the South of the Mediterranean Sea, with near €300m under man

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    • testimonial - Hans Bloemen, Co-founder of Eindhoven Corporate Finance Group (ECFG)

      Hans Bloemen, Co-founder of Eindhoven Corporate Finance Group (ECFG) 

      Hans Bloemen has more than 18 years of experience in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, business development and consultancy. Since 2002, he has managed the Stimulus Venture Capital Fund and co-founded Eindhoven Corporate Finance Group (ECFG), which is a contemporary corporate finance office that primarily acts as an independent venture capitalist also running the Eindhoven Venture Capital Fund. Before that he worked for Fortis Bank, HSH – Consultants and NV Rede in various executive and leading/management positions. His education: Fontys Eindhoven Economic Bachelor degree (banking and

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    • Joep Brouwers, Vice-Director at Brainport Development

      Joep Brouwers, Vice-Director at Brainport Development 

      Joep Brouwers has been active as a manager and a consultant in the field of technology and human behaviour since the mid-1980s. In March 2007, he joined Brainport Development as vice-director responsible for the projects and programmes to make Brainport Region Eindhoven one of the world’s top technology regions. At Brainport Development he was responsible for the participation of Eindhoven in ICF, which led to the election of Eindhoven as most intelligent community in 2011. He initiated the Dutch Technology Week a yearly event for the High Tech manufacturing companies in the Netherlands. Jo

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    • Professor Dermot Cahill, Chair in Commercial Law at Bangor University

      Professor Dermot Cahill, Chair in Commercial Law at Bangor University 

      Professor Dermot Cahill holds the Chair in Commercial Law at Bangor University, Wales. A graduate of the College of Europe, the oldest college devoted to European studies, Dermot is the Dean of Bangor Law School and Founding Director of the Bangor Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS). Regularly consulted by governments, public bodies and institutions, political parties and business organisations, on public procurement law and process issues, Professor Cahill is either author or editor of several EU Law books including The Modernisation of European Union Competition Law

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    • Jeff Carlson, Principal at QBIX Analytics

      Jeff Carlson, Principal at QBIX Analytics 

      Jeff Carlson has extensive experience managing, analyzing, and visualizing data in a wide range of forms, structure, and content. Jeff received an Engineering Science degree from California Polytechnic State University and subsequently worked in several technical and leadership roles developing and analyzing strategic weapon systems at Lockheed Martin. Prior to focusing his energies as a part of the QBIX Analytics team, Jeff held a variety of management positions at four startups in mobile telecommunications over the past 16 years.  Jeff’s roles included leading customer engineering, client

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    • Ignaas Caryn, Director of Corporate Venturing and Biofuels at KLM

      Ignaas Caryn, Director of Corporate Venturing and Biofuels at KLM 

      Ignaas Caryn has set up and leads the corporate venturing and biofuel activities within KLM. These activities include a multi-corporate venture fund, the Mainport Innovation Fund. The investment focus areas include sustainable aviation, smart mobility and connectivity and security. The fund currently has eight portfolio companies. Ignaas is currently working on the creation of a second venturing fund. Ignaas is also responsible for KLM’s biofuel strategy and its engagement in value chain development. He was involved in the creation of, and still works closely together with, SkyNRG, a new

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    • Christian Claussen, Partner at Ventech

      Christian Claussen, Partner at Ventech 

      Christian Claussen joined Ventech in 2013 as the firm’s fourth Equity Partner with the mission to spearhead its investment activities in the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region from offices in Paris and Munich. After more than 16 years, Christian has personally invested more than €100m as a Partner with TVM Capital/Munich-Boston (1998-2008) and OMNES Capital/Paris (2009-2013). This included lead/co-lead investments into Tantau Inc./Frankfurt-Austin (NSDQ: 24/7 Systems), T.I.M.E AG/Frankfurt-Barcelona (acquired by Genesys), Telesnap GmbH/Stuttgart (acquired by Netwise), CoreOptics

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