April 27, 2014

20:00 ICT Week Party @ Seaplane Harbour (by invitations only)

April 28, 2014
"HOW TO BRIDGE THE VALLEY OF DEATH"

08.30

Free Transportation coming from the Tallinn City Centre to Latitude59

09.00 Coffee & registration
09.25 Welcome & introductions
Andrus Viirg, Enterprise Estonia Silicon Valley
Richard Horning, Reed Smith LLP, Silicon Valley
09.30 Keynote

THE GOING GLOBAL STORY

Micke Paqvalen, Founder and Operational Chairman at Kiosked, Helsinki
09:55

First Intro Pitch Round of 5 companies (1 minute per pitch)
Moderator: Mike Reiner, StartupWiseGuys, Tallinn
Judges: Martin S. Hauge, Creandum Ventures, Stockholm
 Toby Moore, Imprimatur, Riga and London
Gabe Gotthard, Gotthard Group, San Francisco

10.05

STARTUP GROWTH & GOING GLOBAL

Time to transition your company into sustainable high-growth business. How does a startup prepare to expand internationally? Lessons learned from going global!


Moderator
: Pekka Parnanen, Finpro Silicon Valley
Panel: Micke Paqvalen, Kiosked, Helsinki, LA, NY, Dublin, London
Rain Rannu, Fortumo, San Francisco, Tartu
Jüri Kaljundi, WeekDone, Tartu
Tom Henriksson, Open Ocean Capital, Helsinki
Martins Jaunarajs, BaltCap, Riga

10.55 Second Intro Pitch Round of 5 companies (1 minute per pitch)
Moderator: Mike Reiner, StartupWiseGuys, Tallinn
Judges: Tom Henriksson, Open Ocean Capital, Helsinki
Martins Jaunarajs, BaltCap, Riga
Fadi Bishara, BlackBox, Silicon Valley 
11.00 Break & Networking
11.15

Third Intro Pitch Round of 5 companies (1 minute per pitch)
Moderator: Mike Reiner, StartupWiseGuys, Tallinn
Judges: Christian Thaler-Wolski, Wellington Partners, Munich
Donatas Keras, Practica Capital, Vilnius
Chris Burry, US Market Access, Silicon Valley

11.20

WHAT IS YOUR STARTUP WORTH? TERM SHEETS & VALUATIONS

Terms can be written to favor the investor, the entrepreneur, or be balanced. Seeking counsel from experienced legal and financial professionals before negotiating and signing a financing deal that might jeopardize other shareholders.

Moderator: Richard Horning, Reed Smith LLP, Silicon Valley
Panel: Toomas Prangli, Sorainen Law Office, Tallinn
Taavet Hinrikus, Transferwise, London 
Martin S. Hauge, Creandum Ventures, Stockholm
Jan Borgstädt, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Berlin
Matias Markkanen, VTT, Helsinki
12.15

Fourth Intro Pitch Round of 5 companies (1 minute per pitch)
Moderator: Mike Reiner, StartupWiseGuys, Tallinn
Judges: Elena Fironova, e.Ventures, Moscow
Jan Borgstädt, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Berlin
Jeff Burton, Skydeck, Berkeley

12.20

Keynote
"The Development of Internet and the future technologies"
Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, one of the "Fathers of the Internet" 

13.00 Lunch & Networking
DEMO-ROOMS OPEN:
Cleantech, IOT, Gaming & BusinessTech
13.50 Main Stage: Power chats

CLEANWEB - the next big thing
A new world of powerful opportunities are emerging from the global drive to solve the world's critical resource and efficiency challenges. The "Cleanweb" sector provides capital efficient and quick-to-market mobile, social, sensors, big data analytics and other information technologies and is rapidly becoming the next big thing.

Magnus Agerström, MD of Cleantech Scandinavia, Malmö
Lassi Noponen, Cleantech Invest, Helsinki
Alar Võrk, Cityntel, Tallinn

Hjalmar Nilsonne, CEO, Watty

14.40 STANDING OUT - the Secret of amazing PR
Christina Forsgard, Netprofile Finland, Helsinki
13.00 Lunch & Networking
Working/Mentoring Lunch with VCs for the Pitching Startups
Workshop 
StartupBootCamp, FinnTech
Workshop 
StartupSauna
Workshop
Business Angels Workshop
Workshop
Internet of Things with Intel Galileo
15.00 Power chat: PR & startups

Christina Forsgård, Netprofile Finland, Helsinki
Ben Rooney, Informilo, London (TBC)

15.20 Break & Networking
15:30

TALENT ACQUISITION
"Success or failure - all depends on your People"
David Bizer, Chief Talent Geek
@ Talent Fountain, Paris, former recruiter in Google and Netscape


Followed by a Power Chat hosted by David Bizer with
Tiit Paananen, Estonian Development Fund, Tallinn
Henn Ruukel, Fleep, Tallinn
Toby Moore, Imprimatur, Riga and London

16.25 DOES YOUR STARTUP HAVE THE RIGHT STUFF TO ATTRACT VENTURE CAPITAL?
Why so many Startups never reach their Second Funding Round? How to bridge the Valley of Death?

Moderator: Jeff Burton, Skydeck, Berkeley
Panel: Fadi Bishara, Blackbox, Palo Alto
Maurizio Rossi, H Farm Ventures, Venice
Seppo Sneck, SmartCap, Tallinn
Inka Mero, KoppiCatch, Helsinki
Chris Burry, US Market Access, Menlo Park
Chrysanthos Chrysanthou, Accel Partners, London
17.15 - 18.00 Fireside Chat "DISRUPTERS WANTED"
Tim Draper, Founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson & Draper University, Silicon Valley (via Skype)
Interviewed by Sten Dubin, Draper University alumni, Tallinn
17.30 Google Big Tent Tallinn @ Seaplane Harbour (by invitations only)
18.10 Free Transportation from Latitude59 back to the City Centre of Tallinn
19.30 - 21.30 Speakers and Sponsors Dinner (by invitations only)
Doors open 19.30 - STARTUP PARTY sponsored by Transferwise (venue: the Black Hall of Telliskivi Creative City, details TBC)

April 29, 2014
"FINDING THE FUN IN FUNDING"

08.45
Free Transportation coming from the Tallinn City Centre to Latitude59
09.30 Coffee & Snacks
10.00 Keynote
Deborah Magid, Director of Software Strategy @ IBM Venture Capital Group, Silicon Valley
10.30
CROWDFUNDING - DISRUPTING THE VENTURE CAPITAL WORLD!
Will Angels, VCs and Private Equity firms love or hate Crowdfunding? Will Crowfunding make early-stage investing more efficient, and increase the total funded capital of startups?

Moderator: Sven Illing, Managing Director @ iCapital, Co-Founder of GameFounders, Tallinn
Panel: Valto Loikkanen, Co-Founder of Grow VC Group, Hong Kong
Ricardo Sequerra, Startup Community Builder, SEEDRS, London
Wil Schroter, CEO & Founder of Fundable, Powell, Ohio
11.15 Pitch Semifinals of 10 companies (1 minute per pitch)
Moderator: Mike Reiner, StartupWiseGuys, Tallinn

Judges: Inka Mero, KoppiCatch, Helsinki
Chrysanthos Chrysanthou
, Accel Partners, London
Christian Thaler-Wolski
, Wellington Partners
Donatas Keras
, Practica Capital, Vilnius
Max Gurvits
, Teres Capital, Sofia
Fadi Bishara
, BlackBox, Silicon Valley
Timo Tirkkonen
, Inventure, Helsinki
Marek Rusiecki
, Xevin Investments, Warsaw
Deborah Magid
, IBM Venture Capital Group, Silicon Valley

11.30 Break & Networking
11.50
Keynote
Jonathan Bradford,  Managing Director at TechStars, London
12.15

ANGEL FUNDING
How Angels think, how Entrepreneurs think? How to price an Angel round?  Why So Many Startups never reach their Second Funding Round? How to bridge the Valley of Death?

Moderator: Yrjo Ojasaar, Solon Partners, Tallinn
Panel: Vlad DavydovIKON Capital, Moscow
Aarne Sipilä, Taronga Development, Helsinki
Donatas Keras, Practica Capital, Vilnius
Max Gurvits, Teres Capital, Sofia
Chris Burry, US Market Access, Silicon Valley
Paweł Wieczyński, PILAB SA, Wroclaw

13.10 Lunch & Networking
13.10 Working/Mentoring Lunch with VCs for the Pitching Startups
14.00
ACCELERATORS IN EUROPE
Accelerators/Incubators have remoced the barriers to entry and have provided access to capital (to startups not located in Silicon Valley). They have supported the rapid Globalization of the Startup Community. However, finding Follow-On Investors is the tricky part.
Moderator: Mike Reiner, StartupWiseGuys, Tallinn
Panel: Igor Rozhdestvensky, Ingria Technopark, Saint-Petersburg
Imre Hild, iCatapult, Budapest
Rokas Tamosiunas, Startup Highway, Vilnius
Lenka Kucerova, Wayra, Prague
Martin Talvari, StartupSauna, Espoo
Markus Gnirck, StartupBootCamp, London
14.50
VC FUNDING & EXITS
 Is there a conflict of interests between VCs and entrepreneurs when it comes to exits?

Moderator: Richard Horning, Reed Smith LLP, Silicon Valley
Panel: Seppo Sneck, SmartCap, Tallinn
Toby Moore, Imprimatur Capital Baltics, Riga & London
Martin S. Hauge, Creandum Capital, Stockholm
Christian Thaler-Wolski, Wellington Partners, Munich
Jari Mieskonen, Conor Venture Partners, Espoo
Deborah Magid, IBM Venture Capital Group, Silicon Valley
Jan Borgstädt, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Berlin
15.50 Break & Networking
16.10
Pitch Contest FINALS! (5 teams x 10 minute per team)

Moderator: Mike Reiner, StartupWiseGuys, Tallinn
Judges: Toby Moore, Imprimatur, Riga;
Jan Borgstädt, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Berlin
Martin S. Hauge, Creandum Ventures, Stockholm;
Tom Henriksson, Open Ocean Capital, Helsinki
Allan Martinson, MTVP, Tallinn;
Christian Thaler-Wolski, Wellington Partners, Munich;
Jari Mieskonen, Conor Venture Partners, Espoo
Deborah Magid, IBM Venture Capital Group, Silicon Valley
Donatas Keras, Practica Capital, Vilnius;
Martins Jaunarajs, Baltcap, Riga
Seppo Sneck, SmartCap, Tallinn;
Max Gurvits, Teres Capital, Sofia
Timo Tirkkonen, Inventure, Helsinki
Marek Rusiecki, Xevin Investments, Warsaw
Chrysanthos Chrysanthou
, Accel Partners, London

17.00 Pitch Contest Awards & Wrap up of Latitude59 2014
17.30 Free Transportation from Latitude59 back to the Tallinn City Centre