Events

2013 Red Herring Europe Agenda

Monday, April 8

19:00 – 21:00     Welcome Cocktail & Registration

Tuesday, April 9

07:30 – 08:15     Breakfast & Registration

08:15 – 08:45     Opening Comments, Alex Vieux

08:45 – 09:30     Keynote Roundtable: Outlook 2013 – The macroeconomic environment has triggered a lot of questions and uncertainties. Although everyone has been impacted by the recession, entrepreneurs continued to defy the odds and demonstrated incredible resilience.  From Romania to Turkey and Norway to Portugal, innovation is flourishing. Is there a common trend among them?  What do they do right?

 09:30 – 10:15 Keynote Presentation: Success Stories and the Lessons Learned - Outstanding entrepreneurs who have been there before share their insights, strategies and their recipes for success.

10:15 – 10:40  Coffee Break

10:40 – 11:00 Keynote Presentation: M&A Exits

11:00 – 11:30 Keynote Presentation: How Innovations are Born

  • Die Welt, Norbert Lossau, Science & Technology Editor

 11:30 – 12:00 Keynote Panel: David vs. Goliath – Opening the Door to the Corporates: There is a point when every entrepreneur must step out of the nest and navigate unchartered waters.  One of the most daunting hurdles many companies face is doing a deal with a large corporate. It is a different culture, a different speed and certainly a different set of priorities. How does a private company reach out to the giants? What is their vetting process?  How can they make sure to make a good first impression?

 12:00 – 12:30 – Keynote Session: Words of Wisdoms

 12:30 – 13:30     Lunch

13:30 – 15:30     Presentations: Red Herring Europe Finalists

15:30 – 16:00     Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:30     Presentations: Red Herring Europe Finalists

19:15 – 21:00     Cocktail & Dinner Party

Wednesday, April 10

07:30 – 08:15     Breakfast & Registration

08:15 – 08:45     Opening Comments, Alex Vieux

08:45 – 09:45     Keynote Roundtable: Finding the Right Investor – In Europe’s current environment sources of money are scarce, so you need to stand up and be heard. How do you, as an entrepreneur, get in front of the right venture capitalist without wasting your time? What are they looking for when they sift through 1000 business plans a month?  Is there anything you can do to rise to the top?

09:45 – 10:15 Keynote Session: The 10 Commandments of Funding

10:15 – 10:45  Coffee Break

10:45- 11:15  Keynote Session: Nurturing and investing in the Global Technology Ecosystem

11:15 – 11:45  Keynote Presentation: Lessons From Building a Successful Global Tech Company: An exceptional CEO will share his experience in growing his company from a small startup to a leading tech company with offices in Asia, Europe and the USA.

11:45 – 12:30 Keynote Session: Great Expectations? IPOs are not a realistic exit for companies in Europe. How can entrepreneurs best find liquidity and payoff for their hard work and their investor’s trust?  What are the benchmarks they should aim for?

 12:30 – 13:30     Lunch

13:30 – 15:30     Presentations: Red Herring Europe Finalists

15:30 – 16:00     Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:30     Presentations: Red Herring Europe Finalists

19:15 – 21:30     Top 100 Europe Award Ceremony & Dinner