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13 JUN 2017

The Europas. The Best of Europe.

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08
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Registration opens

09
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Mike Butcher
Mike Butcher
Organiser

Opening Remarks

Welcome to The Europas 2017

09
:40
AM
Fred Destin
Open

Fred Destin: This Much I Know

Fred Destin unpacks the highs and lows of the startups he's worked with, what the best entrepreneurs have in common, and what next for one of Europe's biggest personalities in venture capital.

10
:00
AM
Azeem Azhar
Talk
Exponential View

Will Ubiquitous AI Lead to Artisanal Cheese for All?

Azeem Azhar asks, "When robots can do every job better than humans, what's left for us?" Robots promise to make perfect products, drive perfectly well, cook perfect meals. In our future, perfection will be commonplace, imperfection rare. What will be rare will be the human-made, the artisanal. Does our post-work future lie in making artisanal cheese? If it does, who will eat it all?

10
:20
AM
Panel

AI, Robots, + The Future of Work

How will AI impact our future work? Will the future be a place where humans, augmented with AI-enabled tech, power up to greater productivity and creativity, or are we looking at a bleaker future where robots replace almost everyone (from composers to wealth managers) and we struggle to find work to replace these old careers? Azeem Azhar, of Exponential View, moderates.
  • Azeem Azhar, Exponential View, Moderator
  • Volker Hirsch, Emerge Education
  • Charlie Muirhead, CognitionX
  • Crystal Rose, Sensay
 

10
:45
AM

Networking Break

Coffee, tea, refreshments + networking

11
:00
AM
Interview
More United

Disrupting Politics

Bess Mayhew of More United, the cross-party political movement for progressive values, talks how it's hacking politics through people-powered crowdfunding and social media. We get the lowdown post-snap election.

11
:20AM
Panel

Fake News: Technology Got Us into This Mess, Can It Get Us Out?

The Internet helped democratize news, taking power away from long-standing media outlets and shifting it to smaller, fleeter news sites, and to people themselves, especially with the rise of social media. But now that "news" can be easily manipulated and false information quickly and easily spread, can technology help us find a way to separate the lies from the truth? Our panelists look into the rise of fake news, what's fueling it commercially, and what's being done to combat it.

  • David Benigson, CEO, Signal Media
  • Mark Little, ex Twitter head of media partnerships, Storyful founder
  • Jane Martinson, The Guardian, Head of Media
  • Alicia Navarro, Skimlinks

11
:50
AM
Talk
Professor Vince Walsh, UCL

Technology, Bodies + Brains: One Big Mistake That Tech Makes

UCL Professor of Human Brain Research Vince Walsh speaks on how technology often makes a mistake when treating the body and brain as things to be improved. What we want is technology that works with them.

12
:10
PM
Panel

The Future of Digital Health: Power to the Patient

  • Vishal Gulati, Partner, Draper Esprit
  • Ali Parsa, CEO, Bablyon
  • Hamish Grierson, CEO, Thriva

12
:35
PM

Lunch

Lunch and refreshments served

13
:35
PM
Demo
Richard Browning

Demo: Richard Browning Takes Flight

Watch British inventor Richard Browning, the real life Iron Man, and founder of Gravity, take flight in a demo of Daedalus, his jet-powered suit, outside in the HereEast courtyard during the lunch time break.

13
:55
PM
Interview
Richard Browning

Taking Flight

Mike talks to Richard "Ironman" Browning, founder of Gravity, about his invention, a jet-powered suit, capable of flying up to 450 kilometers per hour.

14
:15
PM
Panel

Cybersecurity: Challenges + Opportunities

Another day, another hack. From state-sponsored attacks, to wannabes trying their luck - what are the biggest threats, where are they coming from and what are the biggest opportunities for startups building businesses to keep hackers at bay? What are the challenges of building a business in this mercurial, lawless space?

  • Alex van Someren Amadeus Capital (moderator)
  • Avi Kasztan, CEO of Sixgill
  • James Chappell, CTO and Co-Founder Digital Shadows
  • Irra Ariella Khi, CEO of VChain

14
:45
PM
Rajesh Agrawal

London: Keeping Its Tech Capital Crown

Rajesh Agrawal, London’s Deputy Mayor for Business, on how London can remain the tech capital of Europe

15
:02
PM
Fireside

Artists Are the New Startups

Denzyl Feigelson and Saul Klein lift the lid on their new venture, Platoon, a platform for fierce creatives, and speak to singer songwriter Gabrielle Aplin on how a new breed of artists are taking control of their careers from discovery to distribution and promotion and acting as the new startups.

  • Saul Klein, Partner, LocalGlobe
  • Gabrielle Aplin, independent singer-songwriter
  • Denzyl Feigelson, Platoon

15
:22
PM
Gabrielle Aplin

Gabrielle Aplin

Performance by award-winning singer songwriter Gabrielle Aplin.

15
:30
PM

Networking Break

Coffee, tea and refreshments

15
:45PM
Panel

Fundraising Trends in Times of Tumult

It's been a tumultuous year - what effect has this had on fundraising in Europe?

  • Tina Baker, Jag Shaw Baker
  • Richard Muirhead, OpenOcean
  • Sherry Coutu, Founders4Schools, SVC2UK

16
:10
PM
Reverse Pitch

Meet the MegaHubs

Does size matter? Paris-based Station F, the largest startup hub in Europe, Berlin's The Factory, and London's TechHub, talk size, scale and synergy, with Martin Bryant moderating.

  • Roxanne Varza, Director of Station F
  • Simon Schaefer, Factory
  • Elizabeth Varley, TechHub

16
:35
PM
Brock Pierce

Blockchain

16
:55
PM
Sarah Wood
Fireside

No Sleep Till Exit

Not all exits are created equal. Mike sits down with two founders to talk the highs...and lows...of crossing the exit line.

  • Sarah Wood, Unruly
  • Alex Depledge, Buildpath
 

17
:20
PM
Fireside

Is Hardware Still Hard? The Next Wave of Devices We Use...and Use Us

In this fireside, Mike interviews Alexander Asseily, co-founder and former CEO of Jawbone, and Tania Boler, CEO of Elvie, to discuss the challenges of creating a successful hardware startup, and the next wave of personal IoT devices that use us as much as we use them.

17
:40
PM
Pitch Roulette
Pitch

Pitch Roulette

3 minutes to impress 4 judges - Go! Companies chosen to pitch drawn from the founders and startups attending the Europas.

  • Yossi Vardi
  • Wendy Tan White, Entrepreneur First
  • Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp
  • Harry Briggs, BGF

18
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Mike Butcher

Close

18
:05
PM
Drinks and Networking

Doors Open for The Europas Awards 2017

Drinks and networking ahead of the The Europas Awards 2017

19
:45
PM
The Europas Awards 2017

Awards Dinner & Ceremony

Dinner followed by The Europas Awards ceremony.

22
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PM

The Europas After Party

10
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AM
Fintech

Fintech

  • Jonas Huckestein, CTO, Monzo
  • Charles Taylor, Head of Growth and Analytics, Curve

10
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Networking Break

11
:00
AM
Diversity

Gender Isn't the Only Imbalance

When it comes to diversity, gender is but one issue. The panel looks at ageism and race, as well.

  • Anna Boffeta, Associate, Balderton
  • Pip Wilson, Amicable
  • Louise Broni-Mensah, Shoobs

11
:50
Policy + Public Service

Policy + Public Service

  • Romilly Dennys, Coadec 
  • Daniel Korski, Public

12
:35
PM

Lunch

13
:35
PM
Richard Browning

Iron Man Demo

Real life demo outside HereEast in the courtyard during the lunch time break.

13
:55
PM
Platform Economy

Chicken or Egg? Strategies for the Platform Economy

Platform economy startups are some of the most successful businesses on the internet. But what are the strategies for ensuring your marketplace grows, attracting both buyers and sellers? And where do sharing economy and on demand companies fit into all this?

  • Laure Claire Reillier and Benoit Reillier, Launchworks, and authors of Platform Strategy
  • Nigel Whiteoak, CEO of LoveCrafts

14
:45
PM
Online Privacy + Data

Personal Data + Privacy: Can You Handle This?

It's not just passwords and personal photos anymore. How do companies ensure that personal data is safe as services and connected devices begin to track a consumer's most intimate data?

  • Peer Heinlein, Mailbox.org
  • Stephanie Alys, Mystery Vibe

15
:30
PM

Networking Break

15
:45
PM
Brand

Brand It + They Will Come

Join 20 year old wunderkind Harry Stebbings of 20 Minute VC and Gabbi Cahane of Multiple to talk how to build your brand.

  • Harry Stebbings, 20 Minute VC
  • Gabbi Cahane, Multiple

10
:00
AM
Angel Investing

Angel Investing

What are angels looking for when they're investing? What value do they add to your startup?

  • Russell Buckley, former angel, Kindred Capital
  • Richard Fearn
  • Jeremy Yap
 

10
:45
AM

Networking Break

11
:00
AM
Early Stage

Early Stage Investing

From seed funding to series A - VCs discuss what they're looking for, valuations and their portfolio.

  • Richard Muirhead, OpenOcean
  • Karen McCormick, Beringea
  • Tracy Doree, Kindred Capital
 

11
:50
AM
Mid + Late Stage

Mid + Late Stage Investing

How do you get to the B round; how do you get to the lofty C + D rounds? Alex Macpherson of Octopus Ventures (Magic Pony, Swiftkey and Vision Direct) talks mid - late stage, while Johannes Reck, CEO of GetYourGuide, talks about pocketing a $50m C Round for his company.

  • Johannes Reck, GetYourGuide
  • Alex Macpherson, Octopus Ventures

12
:35
PM

Lunch

13
:35
PM
Richard Browning

Iron Man Demo

Real life demo outside HereEast in the courtyard during the lunch time break.

13
:55
PM
Press

Meet the Press + Pitch Them

Is your story hot or not? Come prepared to offer your 3 sentence story pitch to reporters and see if they hit DELETE. Even more valuable? They're going to tell you what makes a story.

  • Chris O'Brien, European Editor, VentureBeat
  • James Cook, Business Insider

14
:45
PM
Alternative Funding

VC's - Who Needs 'Em? Alternative Funding

Not all startups need venture backing. A discussion into some of the alternatives.

  • Itamar Lesuisse, Peak
  • Sebastian Peck, InMotion, Corporate Investment Arm of Jaguar and LandRover
  • Jeff Lynn, Seedrs

15
:30
PM

Networking Break

15
:45
Media + Entertainment

Media + Entertainment

 Can AI startups threaten the traditional entertainment and media industry? Ralph Simon, a longstanding player in the music and mobile industry talks to Ed Newton-Rex about Jukedeck's AI composer.

  • Ralph Simon, Mobilium
  • Ed Newton-Rex, Jukedeck

10
:00
AM
Hardware

Hardware

  • Barbara Belvisi, Co-founder & Managing Director, Hardware Club
  • Raph Crouan, ‎Managing Director & Founder, Startupbootcamp IoT

10
:45
AM

Networking Break

11
:00
AM
Retail + eCommerce

The Future of Retail + eCommerce

  • Mandeep Singh, CEO, Trouva
  • Steve King, CEO, Black Swan

11
:50
AM
FashTech

FashTech

  • Tom Adeyoola, CEO, Metail
  • Joel Freeman, CEO, Grabble
  • Kieran O'Neill, CEO, Thread

12
:35
PM

Lunch

13
:25
PM
Richard Browning

Iron Man Demo

Real life demo outside HereEast in the courtyard during the lunch time break.

13
:55
PM
Taming Your Tech Team

Taming Your Tech Team

  • Doug Winter, Isotoma
  • Roberta Lucca, Bossa Studios

14
:45
PM
EdTech

EdTech

  • Sofia Fenichell, CEO & Founder, Mrs Wordsmith
  • Erik Harrell, CEO, Kahoot!
  • Mark Horneff, Kuato Studios

15
:30
PM

Networking Break

15
:45
Tech For Good

Tech For Good

  • Ella Goldner, Zinc VC
  • Josephine Goube, Techfugees
  • Kenny Ewan, WeFarm