ARISE Europe Start-up Day 2015 | European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)
8 Dec

ARISE Europe Start-up Day 2015

Join EIT Digital’s end-of-the-year ARISE Europe pitching event, featuring start-ups from the six partner innovation centers of EIT Digital’s ARISE Europe program, a keynote on start-up accelerator models, a master class on growth hacking, and speed networking with some of Europe’s best start-up accelerator programs.

Attendance is free but registration is required.

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Schedule

9.00am - 9.30am Registration
9.30am - 10.15am

Opening and introduction of EIT Digital

- Opening remarks by Zoltan Horvath, Budapest Node Director of EIT Digital
- Introduction of ARISE Europe by Fabio Pianesi, Research Director at EIT Digital, Head of the ARISE Europe program
- Introduction and pitch of the EIT Digital Accelerator by Dolf Wittkämper, Head of the EIT Digital Accelerator
- MC: Barnabas Malnay, Business Developer at EIT Digital

10.15am - 11.00am

Keynote: Start-up Accelerator Models
Speaker: Sabie Valner

About the speaker: Sabie Valner is Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, E-commerce Expert, and Accelerator Founder. He started 8 companies and founded/worked for various early-stage VC formations. Presently, he runs Digital Factory, which is member of the CEED Tech Fiware accelerator group.

11.00am - 12.30pm

Start-up pitch rally - Session #1

Featuring start-ups from ARISE Europe’s six partner innovation centers
Moderator: Oliver Bey, ARISE Europe lead at EIT Digital
Pitching start-ups:
- Comodule (Tallinn/Berlin)
- NervTech (Ljubljana)
- Movvo (Lisbon)
- Pygmalios (Bratislava)
- Simplewish (Vienna)

Jury: Daniel Michel, Fabio Pianesi, Sabie Valner, Patrick Vlaskovits (see bio below), Dolf Wittkämper (chair of the jury)

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch break
1.30pm - 3.00pm

Start-up pitch rally - Session #2

Featuring start-ups from ARISE Europe's six partner innovation centers
Moderator: Laszlo Gulyas, ARISE Europe lead at EIT Digital
Pitching start-ups:
- Sorex (Wiener Neustadt)
- Tourismart (Athens)
- Velmenni (New Delhi/Tallinn)
- WattIS (Athens/Boston)

Jury: Daniel Michel, Fabio Pianesi, Sabie Valner, Patrick Vlaskovits, Dolf Wittkämper (chair of the jury)

3.00pm - 3.15pm Coffee break
3.15pm - 4.45pm

Growth Hacking Master Class
Workshop leader: Patrick Vlaskovits

About the workshop leader: Patrick Vlaskovits is entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, growth hacking expert, and 500 start-ups mentor. In the Summer of 2015, he toured around Europe with his widely acclaimed one-day workshop on growth hacking and full stack marketing.

4.45pm - 5.00pm Announcement of pitch session winners and start-ups admitted into the EIT Digital Accelerator
5.00pm - 6.35pm Wine tasting & networking
Featuring ARISE Europe's six partner innovation centers:
- ABC (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- BGI (Lisbon, Portugal)
- Found.ation (Athens, Greece)
- Inits (Vienna, Austria)
- RubixLab (Bratislava, Slovakia)
- Startup Wise Guys (Tallinn, Estonia)

Wines selected and presented by Nimrod Kovacs, owner of Monarchia Wines and former head of UPC Central Eastern Europe

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