Day 1

Day 2

Grow stage

  1. Welcome Coffee and Registration

    08:30

    09:45

  2. Bogdan Iordache / Opening Speech

    09:45

    10:00

  3. keynote

    Phil Libin

    Phil Libin

    CEO, Evernote

    The power of innovation

    Phil Libin / Keynote

    10:00

    10:30

  4. keynote

    Radu Georgescu

    Radu Georgescu

    Founder, GECAD

    How to make money from software (without busting your bank)

    Thousands of new software companies created by young and talented developers end up only as another great idea – missing the opportunity to get rich and famous. This sharing of experience addresses a very basic question – How to make money from software?

    Radu Georgescu / Keynote

    10:30

    11:00

  5. keynote

    Struan Robertson

    Struan Robertson

    Product Director, Natural Motion (UK)

    Disrupting Mobile Social Games

    Using examples from NaturalMotion's multi-million-dollar hits CSR Racing and My Horse, Torsten will talk about how to disrupt the first wave of mobile social games and create hyper-profitable entertainment IP in the process.

    Struan Robertson / Keynote

    11:00

    11:30

  6. Startup Challenge / 1st Round of Presentations

    11:30

    12:00

  7. Lunch Break

    12:00

    13:30

  8. talk

    David Bizer

    David Bizer

    Talent Geek, HackFWD

    The Culture Club

    Have you been implementing a unique culture in your startup since day one? You should be. Your culture will define your business. From hiring, to leadership and management to productivity and building innovative products, company culture is one of the the most significant facets of success. Let's have a look at how it's done right.

    business

    David Bizer / Talk

    13:30

    14:00

  9. talk

    Shmuel Chafets

    Shmuel Chafets

    Managing Director, Giza Polish Ventures

    What I wish I knew before I started VC investing in Eastern Europe (And why I still think it’s a good idea)

    During the last years I've had the chance to go through the highs and lows of investing in Eastern Europe. Here are a few lessons learned the hard way.

    business

    Shmuel Chafets / Talk

    14:00

    14:30

  10. talk

    Andreas Klinger

    Andreas Klinger

    Co-founder, LOOKK

    3 lessons learned about pivots

    Startup Stories are awesome: We founders are inspired and have an idea, start the development, write an businessplan, clarity of mind and destiny, we know our customers, get investment, build our product and scale the hell out of it. Startup Stories are awesome but wrong. Andreas Klinger talks through the several radical changes his last startup LOOKK made and his first-hand lessons learned on Pivots.

    business

    Andreas Klinger / Talk

    14:30

    15:00

  11. Coffee Break - Powered by Avangate

    15:00

    15:30

  12. panel

    Digitizing the world

    Digitizing the world

    Panel

    Patrick de Laive - Co-founder, The Next Web (Moderator); Daniela Neumann - Senior Product Manager, Rocket Internet GmbH; Andreas Klinger - co-Founder, LOOKK; Ovidiu Paraschivescu - Team Leader, Data Marketing-Apps and Content, Vodafone Romania.

    product

    Digitizing the world / Panel

    15:30

    16:00

  13. talk

    Stephanie Kaiser

    Stephanie Kaiser

    Product Lead, Wooga

    On Magic Numbers and Endless Love

    * Stephanie will be holding the talk together with Timo Dries. * There is a lot of buzz around metrics driven design, conversion funnels and a/b testing. You have certainly heard of it. But Numbers do not substitute a good design in the first place, and making the right decisions in the evolution of a game (or any product) is still not a trivial task. Knowing which numbers to measure and how to improve them is a beautiful challenge. Drawing from the learnings across two wooga games (both on Facebook and Mobile), Stephanie and Timo will show that certain magic numbers have a dramatic impact on their games - and that you shouldn't bother to measure everything. By showing a set feature examples they will share how wooga manages to retain their users over very long periods of time. Besides metrics, they will speak about the wooga way of adding a little love to their products, how their company culture influences their decision making, and by that the quality of their products. wooga's most important metric: the DSU - the Daily Smiling User.

    product

    Stephanie Kaiser / Talk

    16:00

    16:30

  14. talk

    David Noel

    David Noel

    Community Manager, SoundCloud

    How to Build a Community: Three Confessions

    Wouldn't it be nice to have a checklist on how to build, scale and manage large, actively engaged communities on the social web? Wouldn't it be awesome to hear from someone who has done that before and is prepared to share lessons learned, case studies, challenges and highlights? Yeah, that'd be awesome. Well, turns out I've got three confessions to make and you'll hear about them during my talk.

    product

    David Noel / Talk

    16:30

    17:00

  15. talk

    Tine Thygesen

    Tine Thygesen

    Co-founder & CEO, Everplaces (Denmark)

    Going global from the inside out

    Spreading your product to many countries is a challenge. Tine Thygesen shares her experience with doing it from the inside out; building on community, superusers and network instead of on a big marketing budget.

    product

    Tine Thygesen / Talk

    17:00

    17:30

  16. Good bye wine

    17:30

    18:30

  17. 18:30

    21:00

  18. Official Party - Powered by Domain.ME

    21:00

    sunrise

Ignite stage

  1. Welcome Coffee and Registration

    08:30

    09:45

  2. 09:45

    12:00

  3. Lunch Break

    12:00

    13:30

  4. Startups pitching

    13:30

    15:00

  5. Coffee Break - Powered by Avangate

    15:00

    15:30

  6. panel

    Angel investment

    Angel investment

    Panel

    Alex Barrera - Editor of KernelMag (Moderator); Andrei Pitis - President of ANIS and active angel investor; Adrian Gheara - Co-founder of Neobytes Solutions and active angel investor; Emi Gal - Board Director, Digital Catalyst Fund.

    business

    Angel investment / Panel

    15:30

    16:00

  7. accelerators

    Diane Bisgeier - Mozilla WebFWD (USA)

    Diane Bisgeier - Mozilla WebFWD (USA)

    Program manager

    Accelerator presentation

    Diane Bisgeier - Mozilla WebFWD (USA) / Accelerators

    16:00

    16:15

  8. accelerators

    Rune Theill - Rockstart (Netherlands)

    Rune Theill - Rockstart (Netherlands)

    Program Director

    Accelerator presentation

    Rune Theill - Rockstart (Netherlands) / Accelerators

    16:15

    16:30

  9. accelerators

    Chris Kowalczyk - Gamma Rebels (Poland)

    Chris Kowalczyk - Gamma Rebels (Poland)

    Co-founder

    Accelerator presentation

    Chris Kowalczyk - Gamma Rebels (Poland) / Accelerators

    16:30

    16:45

  10. accelerators

    Maxim Gurvits - Eleven (Bulgaria)

    Maxim Gurvits - Eleven (Bulgaria)

    Associate

    Accelerator presentation

    Maxim Gurvits - Eleven (Bulgaria) / Accelerators

    16:45

    17:00

  11. accelerators

    Carlos Espinal - Seedcamp (UK)

    Carlos Espinal - Seedcamp (UK)

    Partner

    Accelerator presentation

    Carlos Espinal - Seedcamp (UK) / Accelerators

    17:00

    17:15

  12. accelerators

    Elise Sass - Startup Wise Guys (Estonia)

    Elise Sass - Startup Wise Guys (Estonia)

    Community Manager

    Accelerator presentation

    Elise Sass - Startup Wise Guys (Estonia) / Accelerators

    17:15

    17:30

  13. Good bye wine

    17:30

    18:30

  14. 18:30

    21:00

  15. Official Party - Powered by Domain.ME

    21:00

    sunrise

Grow stage

  1. Welcome Coffee and Registration

    08:30

    09:45

  2. Bogdan Iordache / Opening Speech

    09:45

    10:00

  3. keynote

    Bill Liao

    Bill Liao

    VC, SOS Ventures (Ireland)

    Users to Creators

    Scale free networking tranforming how kids are learning to program through a vibrant open source and free global learning environment. The CoderDojo.com story is unique and packed with insights such as how to make a great story / market validation.

    Bill Liao / Keynote

    10:00

    10:30

  4. keynote

    Max Niederhofer

    Max Niederhofer

    Partner, Accel Partners (UK)

    Building Big in Europe

    There are many obstacles to building billion dollar companies in Europe: structural, regulatory, industrial. This talk, however, argues that the biggest barrier is the one in our heads. An inspiring view on why Europe really is the Next Big Thing.

    Max Niederhofer / Keynote

    10:30

    11:00

  5. keynote

    Leonard Brody

    Leonard Brody

    President, Clarity Digital (Canada)

    This Monumental Shift

    An examination of the changes in human behaviour and how we have become unrecognizable since the rise of the commercialized web

    Leonard Brody / Keynote

    11:00

    11:30

  6. Startup Challenge / 2nd Round of Presentations

    11:30

    12:00

  7. Lunch Break

    12:00

    13:30

  8. talk

    Christian Boos

    Christian Boos

    Founder & CEO, Arago AG (Germany)

    Particle Collision in Code Space - API meets Big Data

    What happens when APIs and Big Data collide at high velocities. About the release of energy, the creation of business models and the engineering behind it.

    technology

    Christian Boos / Talk

    13:30

    14:00

  9. talk

    Andrei Alexandrescu

    Andrei Alexandrescu

    Research Scientist, Facebook (USA)

    May You Live Interesting Times

    The Web has taken the world by storm, but this is only the beginning. This talk discusses the core technological innovations that have ignited and now are propelling forward an entire new way of working, competing, and creating value.

    technology

    Andrei Alexandrescu / Talk

    14:00

    14:30

  10. talk

    Mark Pascarella

    Mark Pascarella

    CEO, uberVU (USA)

    The pains of growth

    It all starts with a small company and a product that wants to change the world. But what happens when success strikes and the previously small company has to gain more focus, structure and discipline? We will address issues such as when should you consider adding a US presence, a US CEO, US capital, but also a lively discussion of cultural aspects, market opportunities, visions and end games.

    Mark Pascarella / Talk

    14:30

    15:00

  11. Coffee Break - Powered by Startup Weekend

    15:00

    15:30

  12. Startup Challenge / Winners Announcement

    15:30

    15:45

  13. panel

    Eastern European Success Stories

    Eastern European Success Stories

    Panel

    Ivan Brezak Brkan - Founder, Netokracija (Moderator); Lucian Todea - Founder & CEO, Soft32; Gyula Feher - Founder & CTO, Ustream; Vasil Terziev - Co-founder & co-CEO, Telerik.

    Eastern European Success Stories / Panel

    15:45

    16:15

  14. talk

    Alex Lăpușan

    Alex Lăpușan

    Founder & CEO, Zitec (Romania)

    Origin: Outsourcing; Destination: Success

    Founded more than 9 years ago as an outsourcing shop, Zitec is moving to a different business model. Building B2B & B2C products and investing in US based startups is our way of migrating from a pay-by-the-hour model to a more scalable business. Find out more about this process, the ups and downs, the problems we are facing and our passion for software.

    Alex Lăpușan / Talk

    16:15

    16:45

  15. talk

    Andy Budd

    Andy Budd

    CEO at Clearleft

    Using design for competitive advantage

    In the physical world, designers like Jonathan Ives are credited with the success of their products. So why do so many digital companies favour technology over design? In this session Andy will explain how start-ups can use design for competitive advantage.

    technology

    Andy Budd / Talk

    16:45

    17:15

  16. talk

    Fadi Bishara

    Fadi Bishara

    Founder, blackbox.vc (USA)

    Born global startups

    This is an outline of the effective steps startups from the region need to take in order to build and leverage SV as a launching pad to go global, create partnerships and raise money from US and global investors.

    Fadi Bishara / Talk

    17:15

    17:45

  17. Good bye wine

    17:45

    18:45

  18. 18:45

    21:00

  19. Official Party - Powered by Geekcelerator

    21:00

    sunrise

Ignite stage

  1. Welcome Coffee and Registration

    08:30

    09:45

  2. 09:45

    12:00

  3. Lunch Break

    12:00

    13:30

  4. Startups Pitching

    13:30

    15:00

  5. Coffee Break - Powered by Startup Weekend

    15:00

    15:30

  6. 15:30

    15:45

  7. panel

    VC Investment

    VC Investment

    Panel

    Irina Anghel - President, Innovation Ecosystem Commission (Moderator); Jure Mikuz - Managing Director and Partner at RSG Capital; Sitar Teli - Managing Partner at Connect Ventures; Shmuel Chafets - Managing Director, Giza Polish Ventures; Mihai Sfintescu - Partner, 3TS Capital.

    business

    VC Investment / Panel

    15:45

    16:15

  8. accelerators

    Fadi Bishara - blackbox (USA)

    Fadi Bishara - blackbox (USA)

    Global Partnership Director

    Accelerator presentation

    Fadi Bishara - blackbox (USA) / Accelerators

    16:15

    16:30

  9. accelerators

    Jon Bradford - Springboard (UK)

    Jon Bradford - Springboard (UK)

    Co-founder

    Accelerator presentation

    Jon Bradford - Springboard (UK) / Accelerators

    16:30

    16:45

  10. accelerators

    Lyuben Belov - LauncHUB (Bulgaria)

    Lyuben Belov - LauncHUB (Bulgaria)

    Accelerator presentation

    Lyuben Belov - LauncHUB (Bulgaria) / Accelerators

    16:45

    17:00

  11. accelerators

    David Bizer - HackFWD (Germany)

    David Bizer - HackFWD (Germany)

    Talent Geek

    Accelerator presentation

    David Bizer - HackFWD (Germany) / Accelerators

    17:00

    17:15

  12. accelerators

    Vlad Stan - Geekcelerator (Romania)

    Vlad Stan - Geekcelerator (Romania)

    Co-founder & CEO

    Accelerator presentation

    Vlad Stan - Geekcelerator (Romania) / Accelerators

    17:15

    17:30

  13. accelerators

    Mike Edwards - GrowLab (Canada)

    Mike Edwards - GrowLab (Canada)

    Executive Director

    Accelerator presentation

    Mike Edwards - GrowLab (Canada) / Accelerators

    17:30

    17:45

  14. Good bye wine

    17:45

    18:45

  15. 18:45

    21:00

  16. Official Party - Powered by Geekcelerator

    21:00

    sunrise