Speakers

    • Jan Keltjens, Former CEO of Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation

      Jan Keltjens, Former CEO of Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation 

      Jan Keltjens most recently served as chief executive officer of Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation. He currently holds a number of non-executive board roles, including Chairman of the Board of JenaValve Technologies. He previously served as the Chairman and CEO of Endosense SA (2011 until its acquisition by St Jude Medial in August 2013), executive chairman of Surpass Medical (2011 until its acquisition by Stryker corporation late 2012), as well as president and chief executive officer of AngioDynamics Inc. (ANGO, 2009 – 2011) and CryoCath Technologies Inc. (TSX; CYT, 2007- until its acq

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    • Filip Lacquet, Group Manager Corporate Finance at ParticipatieMaatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV) Belgium

      Filip Lacquet, Group Manager Corporate Finance at ParticipatieMaatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV) Belgium 

      Filip Lacquet is responsible at ParticipatieMaatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV) for the financing of Flemish companies through indirect investments, guarantee schemes and direct investments in growth companies. He previously served as a Business Manager Targeted Financing, heading specialized funds in the creative, child care and social sector, a seed fund for innovation and guarantee schemes and as a Senior Investment Manager Growth Financing, managing investments in Flemish growth companies. He started his professional career at McKinsey & Company as Fellow. He then joined The Boston Consul

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    • Tam Le, CEO at IDG

      Tam Le, CEO at IDG 

      Tam Le is currently responsible for two companies of International Data Group (IDG), a technology media, events and research company reaching over 280 millions technology audiences in 97 countries and with revenues of more than $3.5bn. He is CEO of IDG Vietnam and Chairman of the CEO&CIO Club. Tam joined IDG Vietnam in 1999 as Chief Representative and also plays an important role in establishing IDG Ventures Vietnam, the first US technology venture capital fund in Vietnam fund for IT sectors. He became the CEO of IDG Indochina in 2003, with successful contributions in creating new pr

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    • Low Teck Seng, Chief Executive Officer National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore

      Low Teck Seng, Chief Executive Officer National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore 

      Professor Low Teck Seng is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore. The NRF sets the national direction for research and development (R&D) by developing policies, plans and strategies for research, innovation and enterprise. He is also presently Senior Advisor to Provost, Nanyang Techno Teck Seng has been actively involved in the research, technology and innovation landscape in Singapore for more than 30 years. As the founding Executive Director of A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute, he has helped to spearhead w

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    • Victoria Martinez, Founder of Eindhoven Startups

      Victoria Martinez, Founder of Eindhoven Startups 

      Victoria Martinez founded her first startup aged 16. After more than a decade of experience with new companies, she founded a non-profit organisation (Eindhoven Startups Foundation) to help young companies to start, develop and grow, at the same time making the ecosystem stronger. She holds a degree in engineering and a second one in marketing.

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    • James Mawson, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Global Government Venturing

      James Mawson, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Global Government Venturing 

      James Mawson was Editor of Private Equity News, part of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in London, for nearly four years until May, 2010 when he launched Global Corporate Venturing as an independent title from the publishing company Mawsonia. This was followed by the launch of the second publication, Global University Venturing, in January 2012 to help students and faculty and academia more broadly launch or develop their entrepreneurial businesses and work with external peers. The company's third title, Global Government Venturing, was launched in May 2014. As well as editing Private

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    • Stephan Morais, Executive Director at Caixa Capital and Chairman of the European Venture Fund Investors Network

      Stephan Morais, Executive Director at Caixa Capital and Chairman of the European Venture Fund Investors Network 

      Stephan Morais is an Executive Director at Caixa Capital, the private equity and venture capital fund management company of Caixa Geral de Depósitos with €750m under management, where he leads venture capital and co-leads private equity investments. He is also the current Chairman of the European Venture Fund Investors Network, which gathers €27bn from several major European fund managers and Council Member of the International Venture Network, that gathers over 50 European venture capital firms. With a diversified background as an investment banker, consultant, entrepreneur and CEO, he

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    • Paul Morris, Adviser to UK Trade & Investment Venture Capital team

      Paul Morris, Adviser to UK Trade & Investment Venture Capital team 

      Paul Morris is an 18-year veteran of the corporate venturing (CVC) industry and in his current role he supports the UK Trade & Investment Venture Capital team in connecting global CVC and VC investors with selected UK investment opportunities. He set up and ran the CVC operation of Dow Chemical Europe and has invested more than $100m in 35 direct early-stage investments and, as a limited partner, in 15 VC funds. During a 28-year career with Dow, Paul held a number of commercial leadership roles across various geographies. Since 2012, Paul has advised corporates, governments, startups

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    • Frans Nauta, Deputy Director of Entrepreneurship for Climate-KIC

      Frans Nauta, Deputy Director of Entrepreneurship for Climate-KIC 

      Frans Nauta is Deputy Director of Entrepreneurship for Climate-KIC. In this role he founded the Climate-KIC Accelerator, the EU’s largest acceleration program for clean-tech startups. He is teaching Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Climate-KIC Business School, the TIAS Business School and at Utrecht University. Frans is also currently chairman of the Board of the Khan Academy in the Netherlands, member of the board of the Netherlands Youth Institute (NJI) and a member of the advisory council of the Council for Primary Education in the Netherlands. He also founded CleanLaunchpa

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    • Tom Paffen, Vice-President at PPM Oost

      Tom Paffen, Vice-President at PPM Oost 

      Since 2010, Tom Paffen has worked at PPM Oost, a regional venture capital fund on direct investments (Syntarga (tradesale Synthon), Salland Engineering, CWR Mobility, Runbook, Perrit, Magensis, Semantix & Ferm RFID) and fund-to-fund activities (Innovatiefonds Overijssel (2013) & Twente (2014), Twente Technology Fund (IC) and Cottonwood Europe technology Fund (2014). Tom has more than 15 years’ experience in venture capital and has been involved in more than 30 startups as board member/active investor. Following his MSc Electrical Engineering (telecom) at Delft University in 1991

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