Go International Summit for Startups
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Go International Summit for Startups

Go International Summit for Startups

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30521 Hannover

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Go International Summit is an international conference to support startups to ´Go Global´.

Together with speakers from the EU commission, leading German corporates and representatives from the international start-up ecosystem we will discuss with you when there is the right moment to go global, if it is better to scale first in Europe or go directly in the US market, risk financial instruments for start-ups and so much more.

The conference takes place at Corporate stage (main stage) at ´Scale11´ (hall 11) and is free of charge (CeBIT entry ticket is required).


AGENDA | March 15, 2016


09:55 | Opening:

Jelena V. Hoffmann (Honorary Consul Ukraine, Former Member of German Parliament and the Committee of Industry and Trade of the European Council, Founder & Chair German Partner)

10:00 | Keynote:

Günther Oettinger (Commissioner Digital Economy & Society, EU Commission)

10:30 | Panel Discussion:

Scaling up in Europe

A high-level, highly interactive session bringing European “unicorns,” top entrepreneurs, leading policymakers, venture capitalists and key startup associations together for a no-holds-barred discussion on developing the right framework conditions for startups to succeed.

Karen Boers (President, European Startup Network), Philipp Kreibohm (Founder, Home24), Andreea Wade (Founder, Opening.io), Rubin Ritter (Co-CEO, Zalando), Paul Hofheinz (Director, European Digital Forum)

11:20 | Panel Discussion:

Risk financing for start-ups and innovative small firms in Europe

Discussion on how EU provides access to risk finance for startups and innovative SMEs, specifically under the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI)

Johannes Virkkunen (Head of ICT Investments Venture Capital, European Investment Fund), Hristo Stoykov (Head of Mid-Cap Growth Finance, European Investment Bank), Bernd Geiger (CEO, Triangle), Eric Leandri (CEO, Qwant), Viorel Peca (DG CONNECT, European Commission)

12:10 | Keynote:

The 4th Industrial Revolution

Kumardev Chatterjee (President, European Young Innovators Forum)

12:30 | Presentation:

Go Global for start-ups made easy

75% of all start-ups can easily operate globally from their home market. For the beginning they don´t need to establish extensive regional operation structures. Go International Accelerator presents its program to support start-ups to prepare and structure their market entry and launch in international emerging markets.

Dr. Ingo Schneider (Go International Accelerator/German Partner)

12:45 - 13:15 | Lunch break

13:15 | Fireside Chat:

Scaling first in Europe vs. entering directly the US market - Best cases for European start-ups?

Is the direct expansion into the US market the right decision? Some companies are successful examples just for that. Aside, for European companies there are enormous chances to grow within Europe. What should be the right arguments and decisions for scaling first in Europe vs. direct market entry in the US.

Gerard de Graaf (Director Digital Economy & Coordination, EU Commission), Lucie Volquartz (Bitkom), Jeff Jarvis (Buzzmachine.com, Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York), Bastian Nominacher (Founder, CEO Celonis)

14:00 | Discussion:

Bernd Leukert (Board Member SAP) and Dr. Martin Hofmann (CIO Volkswagen AG)

15:00 | Session:

Overcoming Barriers in Corporate-Startup Collaboration

Corporate-startup collaboration is an important route to scale for many small firms, and offers multiple opportunities for large businesses, too. Such collaborations can be truly win-win. However, the reality is that successful collaboration is difficult to get right. This talk examines motivations for collaboration, looks at modes of working together and discusses many of the common obstacles, concluding with tips for more effective collaboration.

Christopher Haley (Nesta), Valerie Mocker (Nesta)


15:30 | Session:

From local to global - When is the right moment to go global?

Internationalization from day 1 or when is the right moment to internationalize and to expand to new markets? The identification of the right point in time and an accordingly adapted growth strategy are determining the success of a company. But when is the right point in time to expand into new markets? Are there best practices? The panel will discuss these and other related questions and will give answers to these questions.

Dr. Ingo Schneider (Go International Accelerator/German Partner), Mario Paladini (Club GLOBALS), Radu Diaconescu (Swie.io), Jean-Philippe Schepens (Swan), Moritz von Plate (Cassantec)

16.30 | Session:

Market entry to emerging markets:

This panel is presenting future growth markets, some are well known, some are partially unidentified and will show new perceptions and insights into these markets.
Sixto Arias (Spain), Elena Proca (Gulf Region), Arnold Gerald (France), Jeff Klerc (GB), Umut Köseoğlu (Turkey)

The conference takes place at Corporate stage (main stage) at ´Scale11´ (hall 11) and is free of charge (CeBIT entry ticket is required).

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The conference takes place at Corporate stage (main stage) at ´Scale11´ (hall 11) and is free of charge (CeBIT entry ticket is required).

We are looking forward to see you on the Go International Summit.


CeBIT in a nutshel

One of the world's largest IT events:

  • 221,000 professional visitors from more than 100 countries
  • 3,500 international journalists
  • 3300 ‘old economy’ exhibitors from more than 70 countries
  • 250 international investors
  • 40+ conferences
  • 200 speakers
  • 1,000 hours of conferences, forums and workshops, transferring knowledge and experience

Scale11 is the global CeBIT platform for the international start-up ecosystem, which combines conferences, events, exhibition and networking.

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