Schedule

See also: Speakers or Side Program

May 25, Thursday
May 26, Friday
08:00-09:00 Coffee and registration


Blue Stage

09:15-09:30 Welcoming words by the President of Estonia Ms Kersti Kaljulaid
09:30-10:00 Keynote: Taizo Son, Mistletoe (Japan)
10:00-11:00

Going Global is the New Norm

And living across the borders. While APAC is a new rising star, in Nordics the winter is prolonged to May. How to survive? What are the competitive advantages of the region?

Moderated by Kaidi Ruusalepp, Funderbeam (Tallinn/London)

Peter Vesterbacka, Lightneer (Helsinki)
Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia (Tallinn)
Taizo Son, Mistletoe (Japan)
11:00-11:30 Break & Networking
11:30-12:30

Digital Is The New Economy?

How the new, digital environment and platforms are evolving and how leading players are leveraging these changes and demonstrating how to embrace and benefit from digital transformation in Business and Government.

Moderated by Pekka Pärnänen, MAD Partners (Silicon Valley)

Taavi Rõivas, Parliament of Estonia, Ex-Prime Minister (Tallinn) 
Maria Pienaar, Blue Label Ventures (Johannesburg)
Ivan Vidakovic, Director for Digital Transformation, Microsoft (Zagreb) 
Alan Devlin, eDot Invest (Dublin)
12:30-13:00 Digital Transformation and the Platform Economy
Willem Jonker,
CEO at EIT Digital (Brussels)
13:00-13:30 Break & Networking
13:30-14:30 Best of the Baltic States
Introducing 10 growth stage startups from the region.
14.30-15.00 Break & Networking
15:00-16:00 Digital Nomadism, Location Independent Businesses, e-Residency
Moderated by Pärtel-Peeter Pere, Future Place Leadership

Kaspar Korjus, e-Residency/Enterprise Estonia (Tallinn)
Saskia Vola, digital nomad & e-Resident (Berlin)
Aleksandar Nenov, entrepreneur & e-Resident (Novi Sad)
Christopher Sier, investor, fintech expert & e-Resident (London)
16:00-17:00 Digital Disruption Through NewSpace Startups

Digitalization, reusability and cost-effective solutions are the keywords for space. Small Satellites will be more and more necessary to create more data and build new applications. Startups are testing new business model with Earth Observation, Internet of Things and Big Data. How will these applications affect or everyday life and where should new startups focus?

Moderated by Paul Liias, Cubehub & Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (Tallinn)

Ronald Goedendorp, Nanoracks (Silicon Valley)
Sebastian Straube, Interstellar Ventures (Berlin)
Scott Larson, Helios Wire IOT (Vancouver)

Yellow Stage

10:00-11:30 Marketing and Growth Hacking Talks

Moderated by Andrus Purde, Pipedrive (Tallinn)

Saija Mahon, Mahon Digital Marketing (London): Digitalisation at the core of change
Sean Percival, Katapult Acellerator (Oslo): Growth Hacking for Startups
Michelle Messina, Explora International (Silicon Valley): Startups Dying of Suicide not Homicide
11:30-12:30 FOUNDER STORIES

Josipa Majic, Teddy the Guardian (Zagreb)
Ragnar Sass, Clanbeat (Tallinn)
Eric Migicovsky, ex-Pebble (Silicon Valley)
Elias Pietilä, Wolt (Helsinki)
12:30-13:00 Break & Networking
13:00-13:30 Fireside Chat with Taavet Hinrikus, TransferWise (London).

Interviewed by Michael Jackson, Mangrove Capital Partners (Luxembourg)
13:30-14:30 Future of Banking

Moderated by Joyce J. Shen, Thomson Reuters (New York)  

Norris Koppel, Monese (London)
Sampsa Laine, Nordea (Helsinki)
Jevgenijs Kazanins, Twino (Riga)
Jon Matonis, Bitcoin Foundation (London)
14:30-15:00 FOUNDER STORIES

Kristel Kruustük, Testlio (San Francisco/Tallinn)
Kristo Ovaska, Smartly.io (Helsinki)
15:00-15:30 Break & Networking

15:30-16:00 Fireside Chat with Jon Von Tetzchner, founder and CEO at Vivaldi Technologies (Boston/Oslo/Reykjavik)

Interviewed by Tarmo Virki, CoFounder Magazine (Helsinki/Tallinn)
16:00-17:00 TransferWise Pitch Competition: Early Stage

10 companies with investments under €100,000 or MRR under €5000.
08:00-08:55 Morning Coffee & Networking

Blue Stage

09:00-09:15 BuiltTech: The Next Massive Market to be Disrupted and Change the World

K.P. Reddy,
the Combine (Atlanta)
09:15-10:00 Getting Acquired: Navigating to a Close and Maximizng the Outcome

With M&A increasingly becoming the likely outcome for most startups, what are the things that you—as a founder—need to know in order to generate acquisition interest in your company, navigate to a close and how to maximize the outcome?

Moderated by K.P. Reddy, the Combine (Atlanta)

Heikki Haldre, Fits.me acquired by Rakuten (London)

Sten Tamkivi, Founder of Teleport, acquired by MOVE Guides (Tallinn)

Martin Rand, Vitalfields acquired by the Climate Corp (Tallinn)
Baris Aksoy, Google, ex Anvato acquired by Google (Silicon Valley)

10:00-11:00 The Beautiful and Ugly Truths about Startup-Corporate Collaboration

The market has realized that while startups possess the power of innovation, corporates possess access to the markets and collaboration is the key for both to truly prosper and to survive. While it may sound easy, the reality of collaboration is difficult as we are facing two very different species.

Moderated by Mae Hansen, Match Maker Ventures GmbH (Vienna)

Topi Järvinen Nestholma (Helsinki)
Hendrik Roosna, Upgraded (Tallinn/Silicon Valley)
Christoph Zenk, Geolad (Vienna)
Kimmo Pentikäinen, Elisa (Helsinki)
Anthea Greco, Wayra (London)
11:00-11:30 Break & Networking
11:30-12:30 Internet of Things – Proprietary vs. Open Source System

Moderated by Aleksander Tõnnisson, BuildIT (Tartu)

Parag Mittal, SORACOM (Copenhagen)
Markku Patronen, Connected Baltics (Tallinn)
Ivo Remmelg, NAS (Tallinn/Oslo)
Raph Crouan, StartupBootcamp IOT (London)
Märt Kroodo , 1OT (Tallinn)
12:30-13:30 Future of Mobility

Moderated by Marten Kaevats, Government Office of Estonia (Tallinn)

Tin Hang Liu, CEO and Founder at OSVehicle (Silicon Valley)
Kumardev Chatterjee, Unmanned (Brussels)
Chantal Ambord, BlaBlaCar (Paris)
Srikumaar Ganesan, HyperloopOne (Amsterdam)
13:30-14:00 Break & Networking
14:00-15:00 Future of Funding. Alternatives to VC financing.

Moderated by Christian Thaler Wolski, VC Fund Advisor (Berlin)

Kaidi Ruusalepp, Funderbeam (Tallinn/London)
Pascal Condamine, Indiegogo (Paris)
Victor Hugo Gomez Zerpa, DB1 Ventures (Frankfurt am Main)
Linus Dahg, Inventure (Stockholm)
15:00-16:00 Predictions: Technology, Trends, and Investing

Moderated by Chris Lowe NOTWICS Ltd (London)

Teddie Wardi, Atomico (London)
Peter E. Braun, EBAN (Zurich)
Eamonn Carey, Techstars (New York)
Chris Burry, US Market Access Centre (Silicon Valley)
16:00-16:30 Break & Networking
16:30-16:45 Keynote: Nicky Hekster, IBM Watson Health (Amsterdam)
16:45-17:45 The Breakthroughs, Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare

Doctors are beginning to treat diseases specifically tailored to a single genomic profile, and a patient can use virtual reality and other digital enhancements to directly connect their own behavior and lifestyle with a positive outcome. Healthcare is undergoing a tremendous shift toward personalization, and digital technology is paving the way!

Moderated by Ruth Amos, Practical Informatics (Sacramento)

Andres Mellik, Cognuse (Tallinn&Silicon Valley)
Nicky Hekster, IBM Watson Health (Amsterdam)
Toby Moore,  Imprimatur Capital Fund (London and Riga)
Paolo Borella, Vertical Accelerator (Helsinki)
Kurt Höller, EIT Health e.V. (Nürnberg)

Yellow Stage

10:00-10:30 Fireside Chat  with Ahti Heinla, Starship Technologies, ex-Skype (Tallinn)

Interviewed by Priit Salumaa, Mooncascade (Tartu)
10:30-11.30 Observations of Investment Climate. Regulations & Deregulations. Globalization or Less Globalization.

Moderated by Richard Horning, ReedSmith (Silicon Valley)

Elizabeth Pang Fullerton, Fullerton Venture Partners (Silicon Valley)
Kinga Stanisławska, Experior Venture Fund (Warsaw)
Jari Mieskonen, Conor Ventures (Helsinki)
Louis Coppey, Point Nine Capital (Berlin)
Elbruz Yilmaz, 3TS Capital Partners (Vienna)
Connor Murphy, Techstars (Berlin/London/New York)
Magnus Ryde, Spirit Ventures (Stockholm/Silicon Valley)
11:30-12:00 Break & Networking
12:00-13:00

Reverse Pitch: Investors on Stage

Moderated by Christopher Mott, OpenStrategic Global Ventures (Amsterdam)


Teddie Wardi
, Atomico (London)

Andris Berzins, Change Ventures, (Riga)

Marzena Bielecka, Experior Venture Fund 

(Warsaw)

Jan Borgstädt, Join Capital (Berlin)

Tommi Uhari, Karma VC (Tallinn) 

Juha Ruohonen, Superhero Capital (Helsinki)
Andreas Helbig, Project A (Berlin)

Helis Lipping, ETF Partners (London)


 Judging Panel

Karoli Hindriks, Jobbatical, (Tallinn)

Tiit Paananen, Pipedrive (Tallinn)

Rain Rannu, Fortumo (Tallinn)

13:00-13:30 Fireside Chat with Andrew Thompson,  Proteus Digital Health (Silicon Valley)
Interviewed by  Sten Tamkivi, MOVE Guides (Tallinn)
13:30-14:00 FOUNDER STORIES
Mari Joller, Alpha Auditronics (New York)
Rainer Aunpu, Skillific (Tallinn)
14:00-14:30 Break & Networking
14:30-15:30 Founder Stories

Markus Villig, Taxify (Tallinn)
Nick Dobrovolsky, Parallels (Moscow)
Zara Apetrei Huseynova, WoWoman & Alza (Silicon Valley)
Fred Krieger, Scoro (Tallinn)
15:30-16:00 Break & Networking
16:00-17:30 TransferWise Pitch Competition: Seed Stage

7 companies with investments over €100,000 and/or MRR over €5000.
17:30-17:45 #FineEstBayArea: Helsinki – Tallinn tunnel

Peter Vesterbacka, Lightneer (Helsinki)
17:45-18:00 TransferWise Pitch Competition: Seed Stage Startups Winner Announcements
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