EBAN Sofia 2018 is AI, Cyber Security, Renewable Energy, Big Data, Space, Impact Investing, Digital Health, combined with Super Angels, ICOs and Tokenized Funds, Syndication Tools, Introduction to and Research on Business Angel Investing and much, much more!

Venue: Central Military Club | address: Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd 7, Sofia, Bulgaria

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ROOM
Main hall
8:00 – 9:00
Registration
9:00 – 9:20

Welcome to Sofia

Keynote speech by Yordanka Fandakova, Lord Mayor of Sofia

The EBAN Board of Directors, EBAN President Emeritus Anthony Clarke, Brigitte Baumann, Peter Jungen, Tomi Davies, President of ABAN and Nikolay Mavromatis, President Bulgarian Association for Business Angels
9:20 – 9:50
Investing Like a Super Angel

Brian Cohen, Chairman of New York Angels and Peter Jungen, Chairman of Peter Jungen Holding GmbH
9:50 – 10:35
Early Stage Investing around the World and Enabling Cross Border Deals

Tomi Davies, President of African Business Angels Network, Kaushal Chokshi, Founder & President of Scaale Group, Israel Pons, CEO and Co-Founding Partner of Angels Nest LATAM, Alexander Wiedmer, Partner at Iris Capital, Randy Stewart Thompson, Chairman and CEO at Valhalla Private Capital Audra Shallal, Managing Director – BOSS Consulting in Strategic Management.

Moderated by Baybars Altuntas, Chairman of World Business Angels Investment Forum
10:35 – 10:50
European Super Angels and the European Angel Fund

Carsten Just, Investment Manager at European Investment Fund (EIF)
10:50 – 11:05
Coffee Break
11:05 – 11:50
The ICO – Token and Crypto Frenzy

With Keynote Speech by
Dušan Stojanović, Founder and Director of True Global Ventures

With Keynote Speech by
Dr. Barbara Lang, Partner at InnoExc GmbH Switzerland

Followed by panel discussion with:
Brad Yasar, Managing Partner of Krowd Mentor, Dirk Weyel, Founder & CEO of Strykz

Moderated by: Peter Cowley, Chair of the Cambridge Angels
11:50 – 12:30
Let’s Talk Cyber Security

A Fireside Chat with: Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer at Cisco

Moderated by: Michael O’Connor, CEO of International Cybersecurity Accelerator, Marcel Dridje, President of Sophia Business Angels with recent exit as investor in CyberFlow Analytics
12:30 – 12:50
Bringing Entrepreneurs and Investors Together: The European Investment Project Portal (EIPP)

Filipa Ramalho, Policy Officer European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
12:50 – 13:50
Lunch Break
ROOMSROOM 1ROOM 2ROOM 3ROOM 4ROOM 5
14:00 – 14:45
Angel Co-Investment and Syndication – Structuring Deals

Pieter Dorsman, President & CEO of Redpeaks Management Inc., Peter Cowley, Chair of the Cambridge Angels, John Phelan, National Director at HBAN,
Nina Reinhart, Managing Director at Reinhart Capital

Moderated by: Riku Asikainen, President Emeritus FiBAN
Making an Impact with your Investments

Stephan Peters, Early-Stage Investor at LBAN and Impact Advocate at TIIME,
Janne Jormalainen, Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Business Angel Network (FIBAN)
Kim Neel Wyon, Senior Partner at Optiteam, Ewa Konczal, CEE Manager at European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

Moderated by: Dara Nikolova, Business Innovation at SES
EAF/EIF and Public Private Co-Investment

Carsten Just, Investment Manager at European Investment Fund,
Ricardo Luz, Partner at Gestluz Consultores and Angel Investor
Ivar Siimar, Co-Founder and Partner at Trind Ventures, the first EIF Co-Investment Fund with Business Angels and President Emeritus of EstBAN

Moderated by:
Daniel Tomov, Partner at Eleven Ventures
Gender Lens Investing

Olga Miler, Managing Director and Global Program Architect at UBS, Rachel Whittaker, Sustainable Investing Strategist at UBS Wealth Management
London Stock Exchange and ELITE – Investing in Scaleups

Massimiliano Lagreca, General Manager at ELITE Club Deal
Andrew Velasco, Manager at ELITE Club Deal
Sector Focused Sessions with Entrepreneur Pitches
14:45 – 15:15
Digital Transformation

Peter Hedges, Senior Advisor at Cognitive Business IBM Central & Eastern Europe,
Frédéric Rombaut,
General Partner at Seraphim Capital and Global Technology Investor, Brian Cohen, Chairman of New York Angels and Digital Transformation Strategist

Moderated by:
Murat Aktihanoglu,
Co-founder and Managing Partner at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, author of “Location-Aware Applications”
Investing in Sustainable Energy

Matias Torrellas, Portfolio Manager at InnoEnergy, Jon Suarez,
Investment Analyst at InnoEnergy

With case studies by renewable energy investor Martin Bloom, CEO of Emblem Ventures
Investing in Digital Health

Andreas Lindblom, CEO of Sciety, Kevin Morningstar, Rocky Ventures Mentor Chair and Rocky Ventures Fund Partner

Moderated by: Christine Bjarkby, Business Angel Network & Growth Capital at Connect Sverige
Opportunities in Data, Security and Insurance

Minh Tran, Managing Partner at Insurtech Capital and Proptech Capital, Michael O’Connor, CEO of CorkBIC, Sabine VanderLinden,
CEO of InsurTech Business, Startupbootcamp

Moderated by: Peter Braun, Senior Industry Manager at Airbus and Daimler, Serial Entrepreneur with 2 IPOs and Business Angel
ICO Funds in Practice:
Presentation of two Crypto Fund Investment Opportunities


Dušan Stojanović, Founder and Director of True Global Ventures,
Dr. Barbara Lang, Partner at InnoExc GmbH Switzerland

Sector Focused Sessions with Entrepreneur Pitches
15:15 – 16:00
Featuring
AI and Cloud Entrepreneurs
Featuring Sustainable Energy Entrepreneurs
Featuring Digital Health
Entrepreneurs
Featuring Data, Security and InsurTech EntepreneursFeaturing Space Entrepreneurs
With EBAN Space Jury Members
ROOMSMain hallROOM 4
16:00 – 16:20
A Journey to the Digital Discovery and Transformation of our Universe

Frank Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer at ESA, Former Head of Commercial Development in ESA’s European Astronaut Department
One to One Meetings Coordinated by EIPP
ROOMSMain hall
16:20 – 17:10
Breakthrough Research on Angel Investing around the World:

Keynote Speech by Prof. Jeffrey Sohl, Director of the Center for Venture Research and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Decision Sciences at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire

And Research Presentations by:
Jacopo Losso, Director of Secretariat at European Business Angels Network (EBAN), Riku Asikainen, Angel Investor & Vice-President of European Business Angels Network (EBAN), Amparo de San Jose, Director of IESE Business School. Yuri Navarro, CEO & Executive Director at NACO,Tomi Davies, President of African Business Angels Network

Moderated by Peter Jungen, EBAN President Emeritus
One to One Meetings Coordinated by EIPP
17:10 – 17:40

Gender Lens and Women Angel Investing

Olga Miler, Managing Director and Global Program Architect at UBS, Selma Prodanovic, Founder & CEO at 1MillionStartups, Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder of MOVE.BG and EDIT.BG, Estzer Szabo, President Women/Business/Angels

Moderated by: Brigitte Baumann, EBAN President Emeritus
One to One Meetings Coordinated by EIPP
17:40 – 18:00
Sustainable Energy and Opportunities for Investors

Matias Torrellas, Portfolio Manager at InnoEnergy
One to One Meetings Coordinated by EIPP
ROOMSMain hall
18:00 – 18:15
Special Announcements and Closing First Day: Winners of Pitching Sessions, Luxembourg 2018 Winter Summit; 2019 EBAN Congress
18:15 End of Sessions – Free Time
20:00 – 23:00 EBAN Gala and Awards Dinner

Venue: Central Military Club | address: Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd 7, Sofia, Bulgaria
 

8:00 – 9:00
EBAN Annual General Assembly (for EBAN Members only)
ROOMSMain hallROOM 4ROOM 5
9:00 – 9:20

Welcome Remarks and Commencement of Day Two Agenda
9:20 – 9:40

Discover the DNA of the World’s Best Scale-Ups

Hans Van Grieken, EMEA Technology Research & Insights Leader
Deloitte Consulting
Rising Tide Europe (closed door meeting)
Pitches by Energy session finalists from 25 June
9:40 – 10:05
Enabling Startups to Scaleup!

Martin Bloom, CEO of Emblem Ventures, Murat Aktihanoglu, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
One to One Meetings Coordinated by EIPPRising Tide Europe (closed door meeting)
Pitches by Data-Security and InsurTech session finalists from 25 June
10:05 – 10:35
Working and Co-Investing with VCs

Alexander Wiedmer, Partner at Iris Capital,
Nina Reinhart, Managing Director at Reinhart Capital, Ari Korhonen, Angel Investor and Founder of Lagoon Capital

Moderated by: Svetoslav Stefanov, Investment Director at 3TS Capital Partners
One to One Meetings Coordinated by EIPPRising Tide Europe (closed door meeting)
Pitches by AI-Cloud session finalists from 25 June
10:40 – 10:55

Coffee BreakRising Tide Europe (closed door meeting)
ROOMSMain hallROOM 4ROOM 5
10:55 – 11:25
Making an Impact with your Investments

Janne Jormalainen, Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Business Angel Network (FIBAN), Ewa Konczal, Manager at Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Manager at European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) Kim Neel Wyon, Senior Partner at Optiteam

Moderated by: Stephan Peters, Early-Stage Investor at LBAN and Impact Advocate at TIIME
One to One Meetings Coordinated by EIPPRising Tide Europe (closed door meeting)
Pitches by Health session finalists from 25 June
11:30 – 12:00
Investing in New Space

Anthony Clarke, Managing Director at Newable Ventures and Managing Partner of Seraphim Space Fund, Fabrice Testa, President Lux Space Tech Angels, Frank Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer at ESA

Moderated by: Candace Johnson, Serial Satellite Entrepreneur (SES, Europe Online, OWNSAT) and Angel Investor
One to One Meetings Coordinated by EIPPRising Tide Europe (closed door meeting)
Pitches by Space session finalists from 25 June
12:05 – 12:45
Spotlight on Bulgaria and Investing in the CEE Region

Evgeny Angelov, Chairman BVCA, Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder of MOVE.BG and EDIT.BG, Nikolay Mavromatis, President of Bulgarian Association of Business Angels, George Brashnarov, CEO of Nemetschek Bulgaria
Lubomir Cheytanov, Founder and CEO of L3C, Digital Enterpreneur and Angel investor, Yordan Nedev, Board Member and Director Investments and M&A at Sirma Group Holding JSC

Moderated by Daniel Tomov, Partner at Eleven Ventures
Rising Tide Europe (closed door meeting)
Pitches by EBAN Scaleup of the Month Winners
12:50 – 13:30
CEE Released

Ivan Takev, CEO Bulgarian Stock Exchange, Marek Dietl, CEO of Warsaw Stock Exchange, István Máté-Tóth, Deputy CEO Budapest Stock Exchange

The EBAN CEE Members of the Board
Davorin Stetner, President of CRANE, Branko Drobnak, President of Business Angels of Slovenia, Panagiotis Ketikidis, Co-Founder HeBAN, Antal Karoly, President HunBAN, Robert Lugowski, Managing Partner of CobinAngels

Pitches by CEE Released 2018 Edition National Finalists

The Winning Entrepreneurs of the CEE Released 2018 Edition

Moderated by Ludwik Sobolewski, Co-founder and Partner at Cornerstone Communications
Rising Tide Europe (closed door meeting)
Pitches by CEE Released 2018 Edition National Finalists
13:30 – 13:40
Grand Finale EBAN Sofia 2018 with Announcement of Winning EntrepreneursRising Tide Europe (closed door meeting)
13:30 – 14:00
Lunch Break
ROOMSROOM 1ROOM 2ROOM 3ROOM 4ROOM 5
14:00 – 15:00
EBAN Institute Workshop Angel Investors:
Deal Structuring and Common Docs Approach

Pieter Dorsman, President & CEO of Redpeaks Management Inc.
EBAN Institute Workshop Business Angel Network Managers:
How to attract more female investors to your BAN

Amparo de San Jose, Director of IESE Business School and WA4E Project Partner, Marika Mazzi Boem, X23 and LEAN IN WBA Project Coordinator
Amazon Web Services Activate Workshop:
How to Scale up your cloud based Business with EBAN and AWS Activate

Marcel Dridje, Serial IT Entrepreneur and Investor
How to Set Up and Manage Angel Funds

Randy Thompson, Chairman and CEO at Valhalla Private Capital
Building a Portfolio with Women Investors – Rising Tide Europe
(between 14:15 – 15:00)
ROOMSROOM 1ROOM 2ROOM 3ROOM 4ROOM 5
15:00 – 16:00
The Valley of Death Funding Gap: an Opportunity for Super Angels to Fund the Best Businesses Around the World

Ian Sosso, Founder & Managing Partner at Monte Carlo Capital
EBAN Institute Workshop Business Angel Network Managers

Lisa Fassl, Managing Director at AAIA
Co-Investing in SME Instrument Beneficiary Companies

Diana Rucinschi, Project Officer at Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
With case study on EnduroSat: Raycho Raychev, Founder & CEO of EnduroSat
Crypto Funds for Angels

Dr. Barbara Lang, Partner at InnoExc GmbH Switzerland
Rising Tide Europe (closed door meeting)
16:00 – 17:00
Ethical Issues in Angel Investing: Practical Experiences and Guidance

Charles Sidman, Managing Partner at ECS Capital Partners
EBAN Institute Workshop Business Angel Network Managers

Education as a Way of Attracting New Members to your BAN

Irma Borst, Founder and CEO of matchingWINGS, and Robert Weaver, Founder and CCO of matchingWINGS,
Steven van Houwelingen, Co-Founder of Ventulizer
Scaling up your Portfolio Companies

Martin Bloom, CEO of Emblem Ventures
Crypto Funds for EBAN Members
Closed Door Session (only with signed NDA)

Dušan Stojanović, Founder and Director of True Global Ventures
Rising Tide Europe (closed door meeting)
17:00
EBAN Sofia 2018 Closing President’s Reception 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Foyer of the Central Military Club

Venue: Arena Armeec |  1, Asen Yordanov blvd. 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria


09:15 – 09:30

Opening Keynote by Plamen Russev and Iliyana Tsanova, Deputy Director, EIB and Candace Johnson, President of EBAN
09:30 – 10:10

Angels investments

Peter Cowley, Chair of the Cambridge Angels, Stephan Peters, Early-Stage Investor at LBAN and Impact Advocate at TIIME, Brian Cohen, Chairman of New York Angels, Dušan Stojanović, Founder and Director of True Global Venture
10:10 – 10:40

Sillicon Valley Lessons

Andrew Tsao, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank, Debu Purkayastha, Chairman Veon Advisory Board, former M&A Google, Ajay Ramachandran, Founding Partner Happiness Ventures, Kaushal Chokshi, Founder & President Scaale Group
10:40 – 11:10

Accelerating the Future

Daniel Tomov, Partner at Eleven Ventures, Murat Aktihanoglu, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Moderator: Maurizio Rossi, Founder CoCEO, H-FARM
11:15 – 11:45

Angels Working with VCs


Svetoslav Stefanov, Investment Director at 3TS Capital Partners, Ari Korhonen, Angel Investor and Founder of Lagoon Capital, Anthony Clarke, Managing Director at Newable Ventures and Managing Partner of Seraphim Space Fund, Charles Sidman, Managing Partner at ECS Capital Partners, Randy Thompson, Chairman and CEO at Valhalla Private Capital
11:45 – 12:05

Early Stage VCs

Ton Van’t Noordende, Partner at Keadyn VC, Cherie Liu, VP Investment Outpost Venture Capital, Ian Sosso, Founder and Managing Partner Monte Carlo Capital, Christian Mandl, Co-founder and managing partner at Neulofy Ventures
12:05 – 12:20

Pekka Makki, CEO 3TS capital
12:20 – 12:40



CEE – Released

Baybars Altuntaş, Chairman of WBAF and Vice President of EBAN, Bora Yilmaz, Co-founder of Revo Capital, Olga Miler, Managing Director and Global Program Architect at UBS
12:45 – 13:00



From Useless gizmos to life changing tech
Raphael Crouan, Founder & CEO of Startupbootcamp IoT Program
13:00 – 13:15

Reinventing mobility: It’s all about cities

Arantxa Alonso, Executive Managing Director at XMOBA Ventures
13:15 – 13:30

The role of startups within the digital economy

Sabine VanderLinden, CEO of the InsurTech Business, Startupbootcamp
13:30 – 14:00

Consulting services for startups

Pieter Dorsman, President & CEO of Redpeaks Management Inc, Ricardo Luz, Partner at Gestluz Consultores
14:00 – 14:20

Investing in New Space

Rick Tumlinson, Co-founder and Chair of the Board, Deep Space Industries, Raycho Raychev, Founder & CEO of EnduroSat
14:20 – 14:50

The future of banking

Archie Ravishankar, CEO at Cogni.ai
14:50 – 15:20

Blockchain

Ulyana Shtybel, Co-founder HighCastle Group LTD, Alexander Schulgin, CEO at Grupa Familia
Startups: Monetizr Blockchain, QARNOT Cryptocurrencies, Ethan Pierse, Partner at Borderless Ventures
15:25 – 15:55

Investing in AI

Bogomil Balkansky, Google, Patrick van der Smagt, Director of AI Research Lab, Volkswagen
Startups: DataSine, Iris.ai, Transmetrics
15:55 – 16:25

Investing in Security

Karel Obluk, General Partner at Evolution Equity Partners, Michael O’Connor, CEO of CorkBIC, Jean-Philippe Aumasson, Principal Research Engineer at Kudelski Security, Boris Goncharov, Amatas
16:00 – 17:00

Investing in Healthcare

Martin Dockweiler, CEO Udabol University Bolivia, Cristina De Juans, CEO of IMT, Eugene Borukhovic, CDO Bayer G4a