In its 8th edition, the event will highlight the best practices for investing and collaboration with some of the leading players in the wider European and CEE industry, LPs, investors, emerging fund managers and business professionals interested in VC. The event focuses on both the dynamics of the CEE investment landscape and insights from global funds that have an active interest in the region.
Venture in CEE focuses on conversations that nurture further the VC ecosystem. See below our confirmed speakers for 2023. The discussions will take you from a macro view of the investment and entrepreneurial European ecosystem to putting the lenses on the impressively-growing Eastern European tech scene. Expect insightful market analysis and in-depth flavors of AI and how recent technological changes are impacting the VC decision-making processes.
14:30 – 15:15 | Registration & Networking
15:20 – 15:45 | A Deep Dive into the current Macro Investment Environment, joined by: Allen Taylor – Endeavour Catalyst, Stephan Wirries – Ventech VC, Camelia Dragoi – EIF, Andreas Munk Holm – The European VC.
15:45 – 16:05 | Lessons learned from Bulgaria’s experience in building the venture landscape, joined by: Milena Stoycheva – Minister of Innovation and Growth, Bulgaria and Oana Cosman – start-up.ro.
16:05 – 16:25 | Building one of Europe’s top VC players, joined by: Staffan Helgesson – Creandum, Andreas Munk Holm – The European VC.
16:25 – 17:00 | Coffee break
17:00 – 17:25 | Investment Trends, joined by: Dan Lupu – Earlybird Venture Capital, Ertan Can – Multiple Capital, Ondrej Bartos – Credo Ventures.
17:25 – 17:40 | The 2023 AI Tsunami, joined by: Svetozar Georgiev – Eleven Ventures, Andrei Pitis – Simple Capital, Irina Obushtarova – The Recursive.
17:40 – 18:00 | Early Stage Investment in Eastern Europe, powered by Catalyst Romania, joined by: Elena Mazhuha – Flyer One Ventures, Marius Istrate – Techangels, György Simó – Day One Capital, Marius Ghenea – Catalyst Romania, Stefan Tzalov – EIF, Irina Obushtarova – The Recursive.
18:00 – 19:30 | Networking
Why is Venture in EE by How to Web the best playground for investors?
Venture in EE, formerly Venture in CEE, is at its 9th edition in 2024, with a rich history in bringing leading funds and investors in the same place and setting the tone for better ventures.
This is why:
If you want to connect with some of the most promising Eastern European startups joining How to Web, grab an investor ticket and access Dealflow. This will grant you access in advance to the full list of attending startups that want to meet investors, with their contact details and decks.
Industry Best Practices
We bring together leading minds in the industry to discuss best practices, learnings, and identify the best opportunities in the region. You will take part in an invitation-only event, with a finely-curated agenda to level up your know-how.
Major European funds and investors are in Bucharest during the How to Web Conference and its pre-event, Venture in EE. This is your chance to (re)connect with fellow investors and create opportunities for fresh and strategic collaborations.
Entrepreneur, investor, advisor with 4 successful international exits, Andrei is an Open Source veteran, ex-VP Product at Fitbit, Founder of Vector Watch, investor in Clever Taxi.
Partner @ Ventech VC
A software engineer at heart, investing for more than a decade in EU startups with a focus on new digital business models and next generation software applications. Among others, led investments in Prewave, 4stop & Passion.io.
Senior Mandate Manager @ European Investment Fund
Mandate Manager of four equity funds of funds (mandates) with total capital over EUR 550m investing in Romania.
Managing Partner @ Catalyst Romania
Manages the first Romanian VC Fund, Catalyst Romania I, with successful investments and exits e.g., SmartBill to Visma, GreenHorseGames to Tencent, VectorWatch to FitBit, and Catalyst Romania II, the first 2nd generation Romanian VC Fund, with 50 million euros for SEE countries.
Investment Manager @ European Investment Fund
Investment Manager - Climate / Infrastructure / VC Fund investments at European Investment Fund
Executive Director @ Make IT in Oradea
Passionate about startups, innovation, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and education, with a focus on building strong teams and communities, in order to create impactful and valuable initiatives.
The Investor Pass provides access to Venture in CEE and the entire conference.
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