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Companies

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Strategy
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leader in Corporate Venture Fund, Innovation, Strategy, Fund Managing, Venture Managing and New Business & Alternative Investments

Key Topics
  • Trends & Markets
  • Disruptive Venture
  • Open Innovation
  • Participation Phases
  • CVC & VC Cooperations
Due Dilligence & Mergers Aquisitions
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leader in Corporate Venture Fund, Finance & Operating, Fund Managing, Legal, M&A, Consultant & Law Firms

Key Topics
  • Company Valuations
  • Fund Structures
  • Forms of Investments & Cooperations
  • Corporate Acquisitions & Company Sales
  • Exit Scenarios

Agenda

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11TH

9:00

Conference Opening by the Organizer and Welcome to the Moderator

No topics have been added to this session yet

This session is in English

9:15

Strategical Collaboration with Startups

  • Insights in Henkel Tech Ventures improvements and supporting tools for the business-related start-ups with added value for strategical collaboration for Henkel Tech Ventures.

Paolo Bavaj

Head of Corporate Venturing
Henkel Tech Ventures
Germany

This session is in English

9:45

No Speaker Yet

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10:15

Eco Systems and Social Commerce – get closer to the people

  • The Internet Economy Value Chain and how it looks like today
  • Social Commerce (Live Streaming Platfrorms, Group Buying, Conversational Commerce)
  • Tokenization and Interest based Networks.
  • Opportunities for CVCs.

Dr. Marc Thom

Venture Capital Senior Investment Manager
Sony Innovation Fund
Germany

This session is in English

10:45

Coffee Break with Networking

11:15

How to Speed up Open Innovation in Companies with Strong Roots

  • Explanation of the 3 column system within Stihl Venture.
  • Venture Capital, Venture Client System, and cooperations with Venture Clients and the general use within the organization.

Benjamin Junghans

Director
Stihl Digital
Germany

This session is in English

How to Speed up Open Innovation in Companies with Strong Roots

  • Explanation of the 3 column system within Stihl Venture.
  • Venture Capital, Venture Client System, and cooperations with Venture Clients and the general use within the organization.

Benjamin Junghans

Director
Stihl Digital
Germany

This session is in English

The North American CVC Market and the Automotive Industry.

  • Corporate Venture Capital within the North American market, and how automotive companies are going into CVC’s
  • Differences between strategic and financial investments.
  • HELLA Ventures approach to CVC’s

Joerg Weisgerber

Member of the Electronics Board
Hella Ventures
United States

This session is in English

The North American CVC Market and the Automotive Industry.

  • Corporate Venture Capital within the North American market, and how automotive companies are going into CVC’s
  • Differences between strategic and financial investments.
  • HELLA Ventures approach to CVC’s

Joerg Weisgerber

Member of the Electronics Board
Hella Ventures
United States

This session is in English

11:45

Best Practices & Tools for the Integration of Startups after the Investment

  • Corporate Venture Capital is a well-established innovation tool however most CVCs share the same troubles when it comes to leveraging the collaboration between their portfolio companies and the mothership
  • Sharing some personal insights into what we learned at DBDV and some best practices for collaborations.

Marie-Luise Klose

Senior Manager Venture Development
Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures
Germany

This session is in English

Best Practices & Tools for the Integration of Startups after the Investment

  • Corporate Venture Capital is a well-established innovation tool however most CVCs share the same troubles when it comes to leveraging the collaboration between their portfolio companies and the mothership
  • Sharing some personal insights into what we learned at DBDV and some best practices for collaborations.

Marie-Luise Klose

Senior Manager Venture Development
Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures
Germany

This session is in English

No Speaker Yet

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12:15

Round-Table Discussions

Round-Table Discussion

Conference Opening by the Organizer and Welcome to the Moderator


How to Speed up Open Innovation in Companies with Strong Roots - Benjamin Junghans, Director, Stihl Digital


Best Practices & Tools for the Integration of Startups after the Investment - Marie-Luise Klose, Senior Manager Venture Development, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures

Round-Table Discussions

Round-Table Discussion

Conference Opening by the Organizer and Welcome to the Moderator


How to Speed up Open Innovation in Companies with Strong Roots - Benjamin Junghans, Director, Stihl Digital


Best Practices & Tools for the Integration of Startups after the Investment - Marie-Luise Klose, Senior Manager Venture Development, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures

Round-Table Discussions

Round-Table Discussion

Strategical Collaboration with Startups - Paolo Bavaj, Head of Corporate Venturing, Henkel Tech Ventures


Eco Systems and Social Commerce – get closer to the people - Dr. Marc Thom, Venture Capital Senior Investment Manager, Sony Innovation Fund


The North American CVC Market and the Automotive Industry. - Joerg Weisgerber, Member of the Electronics Board, Hella Ventures

Round-Table Discussions

Round-Table Discussion

Strategical Collaboration with Startups - Paolo Bavaj, Head of Corporate Venturing, Henkel Tech Ventures


Eco Systems and Social Commerce – get closer to the people - Dr. Marc Thom, Venture Capital Senior Investment Manager, Sony Innovation Fund


The North American CVC Market and the Automotive Industry. - Joerg Weisgerber, Member of the Electronics Board, Hella Ventures

13:00

Lunch Break with Networking

14:30

Thesis, Focus Areas and Supporting Tools of Goodyear

No topics have been added to this session yet

Abhijit Ganguly

Managing Director
Goodyear Ventures
United States

This session is in English

Thesis, Focus Areas and Supporting Tools of Goodyear

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Abhijit Ganguly

Managing Director
Goodyear Ventures
United States

This session is in English

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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15:00

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Corporate Venture Capital S-Service

  • Venture as a service with a specific focus on
  • profitable cooperations, secure financial opportunities through venture capital investments, and benefit from increases in value.

Stefan Lemper

Venture Capital Investor
Maschmeyer Group
Germany

This session is in English

Corporate Venture Capital S-Service

  • Venture as a service with a specific focus on
  • profitable cooperations, secure financial opportunities through venture capital investments, and benefit from increases in value.

Stefan Lemper

Venture Capital Investor
Maschmeyer Group
Germany

This session is in English

15:30

Overview and Insight into the Israeli Startup Scene

  • With over 20 years of experience, Jacob will give deep insights into the Israeli Silicon Valley, the development of the startup scene, and current investment trends in diverse sectors like software, artificial intelligence, data mining, and many others.

Jacob Bryce

Venture Partner Israel
ABB Technology Ventures
Israel

This session is in English

Overview and Insight into the Israeli Startup Scene

  • With over 20 years of experience, Jacob will give deep insights into the Israeli Silicon Valley, the development of the startup scene, and current investment trends in diverse sectors like software, artificial intelligence, data mining, and many others.

Jacob Bryce

Venture Partner Israel
ABB Technology Ventures
Israel

This session is in English

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16:00

Coffee Break with Networking

16:30

Internationalization of CVC-Units

  • The way from a national to an international player in the CVC market
  • Internal challenges and development of internal structures.

Bernhard Mohr

Managing Director
Evonik Venture Capital
Germany

This session is in English

Internationalization of CVC-Units

  • The way from a national to an international player in the CVC market
  • Internal challenges and development of internal structures.

Bernhard Mohr

Managing Director
Evonik Venture Capital
Germany

This session is in English

Building Innovative, Technology-Based Businesses by Leveraging Siemens Technologies

  • Explanation of how Start-Ups approach of leveraging technologies and in-kind investments to build new business.
  • Siemens Technology Accelerator has for more than 20 years built innovative businesses together with relative Start-Ups based on cutting-edge Siemens technologies.

Philipp Walczyk

Siemens Technology Accelerator
Venture Director
Germany

This session is in English

Building Innovative, Technology-Based Businesses by Leveraging Siemens Technologies

  • Explanation of how Start-Ups approach of leveraging technologies and in-kind investments to build new business.
  • Siemens Technology Accelerator has for more than 20 years built innovative businesses together with relative Start-Ups based on cutting-edge Siemens technologies.

Philipp Walczyk

Siemens Technology Accelerator
Venture Director
Germany

This session is in English

17:00

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Thesis, Focus Areas and Supporting Tools of Goodyear - Abhijit Ganguly, Managing Director, Goodyear Ventures


Overview and Insight into the Israeli Startup Scene - Jacob Bryce, Venture Partner Israel, ABB Technology Ventures


Internationalization of CVC-Units - Bernhard Mohr, Managing Director, Evonik Venture Capital

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Thesis, Focus Areas and Supporting Tools of Goodyear - Abhijit Ganguly, Managing Director, Goodyear Ventures


Overview and Insight into the Israeli Startup Scene - Jacob Bryce, Venture Partner Israel, ABB Technology Ventures


Internationalization of CVC-Units - Bernhard Mohr, Managing Director, Evonik Venture Capital

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Corporate Venture Capital S-Service - Stefan Lemper, Venture Capital Investor, Maschmeyer Group


Building Innovative, Technology-Based Businesses by Leveraging Siemens Technologies - Philipp Walczyk, Siemens Technology Accelerator, Venture Director

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Corporate Venture Capital S-Service - Stefan Lemper, Venture Capital Investor, Maschmeyer Group


Building Innovative, Technology-Based Businesses by Leveraging Siemens Technologies - Philipp Walczyk, Siemens Technology Accelerator, Venture Director

17:45

Entrepreneur-in-Residence program as one trend of seeing investments going earlier and earlier

No topics have been added to this session yet

Joerg Landsch

Head of Central Corporate Venture Capital, Head Innovation Americas
Deutsche Bank
United States

This session is in English

18:15

Internal Disruptions: Fourteen Tips for Starting a Startup Inside a Large Company

No topics have been added to this session yet

Nicolas Sauvage

President
TDK Ventures
United States

This session is in English

18:45

Summary of the First Day of the Conference and Start-Up Pitches

19:00

Evening Reception with Sparkling Wine, Snacks and Networking

Engage in exciting conversations. Strengthen your network after a day full of knowledge sharing, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the relaxed atmosphere of the event venue.

This session is in English

THURSDAY, MAY 12TH

9:00

Day 2 Opening by the Organizer and Welcome to the Moderator

No topics have been added to this session yet

This session is in English

9:15

Corporate Venture Capital Strategies

  • The different views of a large Corporate when engaging in Open Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital.
  • Overview and insights of the BASF investment strategies and the resulting internal discussions and conflicts of interest.

Markus Solibieda

Managing Director
BASF Venture Capital
Germany

This session is in English

9:45

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10:15

Conflicts of Interests in Corporate Venture Capital Units

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Sean Wright

Managing Director
Stanley Ventures
Germany

This session is in English

10:45

Coffee Break with Networking

11:15

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CVCaaS - Corporate Venture Capital-as-a-Service

  • Why Corporates develop open innovation with external CVC Funds?
  • How CVC-as-a-Service works?
  • What are illustrative examples from Bertelsmann, Nokia and AXA?

Minh Q. Tran

Managing Partner
Mandalore Partners
France

This session is in English

CVCaaS - Corporate Venture Capital-as-a-Service

  • Why Corporates develop open innovation with external CVC Funds?
  • How CVC-as-a-Service works?
  • What are illustrative examples from Bertelsmann, Nokia and AXA?

Minh Q. Tran

Managing Partner
Mandalore Partners
France

This session is in English

11:45

From Venture Capital to Venture Client

  • introduction RBVC
  • journey from first investments to established venture client model
  • examples of successful open innovation projects enabled by RBVC

Philipp Rose

Executive Vice President Finance & Administration
Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Germany

This session is in English

From Venture Capital to Venture Client

  • introduction RBVC
  • journey from first investments to established venture client model
  • examples of successful open innovation projects enabled by RBVC

Philipp Rose

Executive Vice President Finance & Administration
Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Germany

This session is in English

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12:15

Round-Table Discussions

Round-Table Discussion

Corporate Venture Capital Strategies - Markus Solibieda, Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital


From Venture Capital to Venture Client - Philipp Rose, Executive Vice President Finance & Administration, Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Round-Table Discussions

Round-Table Discussion

Corporate Venture Capital Strategies - Markus Solibieda, Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital


From Venture Capital to Venture Client - Philipp Rose, Executive Vice President Finance & Administration, Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Round-Table Discussions

Round-Table Discussion

Day 2 Opening by the Organizer and Welcome to the Moderator


Conflicts of Interests in Corporate Venture Capital Units - Sean Wright, Managing Director, Stanley Ventures


CVCaaS - Corporate Venture Capital-as-a-Service - Minh Q. Tran, Managing Partner, Mandalore Partners

Round-Table Discussions

Round-Table Discussion

Day 2 Opening by the Organizer and Welcome to the Moderator


Conflicts of Interests in Corporate Venture Capital Units - Sean Wright, Managing Director, Stanley Ventures


CVCaaS - Corporate Venture Capital-as-a-Service - Minh Q. Tran, Managing Partner, Mandalore Partners

13:00

Lunch Break with Networking

14:30

Corporate Venture Capital as spearhead for innovation and partnerships, in Central & Eastern Europe

  • Introduction of Elevator Ventures
  • Role of CVCs for corporates and the ecosystem
  • Potential of the Fintech Ecosystem in CEE
  • Best Practice examples – from PoC to CVC investment

Maximilian Schausberger

Raifeisen Bank International
Managing Director
Austria

This session is in English

15:15

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15:45

Round-Table Discussions

Round-Table Discussion

Corporate Venture Capital as spearhead for innovation and partnerships, in Central & Eastern Europe - Maximilian Schausberger, Raifeisen Bank International, Managing Director

Round-Table Discussions

Round-Table Discussion

Corporate Venture Capital as spearhead for innovation and partnerships, in Central & Eastern Europe - Maximilian Schausberger, Raifeisen Bank International, Managing Director

16:30

End of the Conference with Summary

No topics have been added to this session yet

This session is in English

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