STRIPE, WeWork, SLACK, Hyperloop

40 speakers, 1500 delegates

Silicon Valley atmosphere!

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Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate United Kingdom London
Location
June 14, 2017
Date range
From 331 USD
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Overview

The right flow will simply drag you into an action, carry you through exciting show and leave you with hard to find expertise, new friends for life and a smile on your face!

Amazing new concept of start-up event in Europe straight from Silicon Valley. Memorable 2016 Startup Grind Europe has brought innovative and packed event. Early stage, or scaling up, this event will connect your peers, investors and expertise from the start-up world.

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Petar Savic

Partner

An amazing lineup in the legendary venue. Networking opportunities are endless.

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Chris Rawlinson

Visitor

Great line up of speakers but as they join from a backroom and leave via a backroom right away it presents little opportunity to meet them....maybe not a train smash for some but if you like networking makes it hard.

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Trevor Hilder

Visitor

The acoustics and sound system were very poor in the main hall, so that I struggled to understand what some people were saying. The acoustics at the Happy Hour outside were also terrible, so that we had to shout at each other to be able to hold a conversation. The event format seemed really old-fashioned and lacking opportunities for interaction among the delegates. The joining instructions didn't even have the full address of the venue, or signs outside to show where it was. I walked up and down the street before realising where the event actually was.

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Ian Collins

Visitor

Some great startups exhibiting and pitching and some good, if cramped networking. BUT, I would NOT pay for this event again. Just not enough valuable insights and learnings and the sound quality in the main stage was just so poor it's frankly not fit for purpose. On a hot day, you might expect aircon and refreshments but other than an iced water dispenser you had to dive next door. As a paying delegate I was also quite annoyed that I could not get a printed programme; not enough printed!!

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Lots of new interesting startups, well organised, impressive speakers!

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Speakers were great however the sound on the main stage wasn't that good. Not enough refreshments for all the attendees. Very few business opportunities, most of the people there were startupists.

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Excellent business opportunities!

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Great people, nice energy. Would like to see more investors. Great staff

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It definitely was and I was even given a chance to pitch my startup

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There was not enough lunch for everyone. Didn't see the agenda before hand. Wasn't easy to spot it. Speakers leaving rushed after speaking leaving no chance for interaction.

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Great speakers, great atmosphere

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Missing a networking app. Otherwise, great!

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Must attend event if you want an update on startup world and hear fascinating war stories from great entrepreneurs

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Make the talks more about the entrepreneurs (and less about the soeakers).

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Great place for meeting other startups and keeping up to date with what's new in the field

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I really have a good time, lot of insights and i njiy being with the people here

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Really good to learn about the startup panorama. Was expectimg more specific insight.

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Nice event a must be

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It would be good to ensure speakers are aware of nin English participants and try to speak a bit more clearly- or perhaps it was the acustics and echo of the mic. Loved the opening remarks. It was very refreshing to hear that we will make it a better experience if were less self-focused. Good lesson

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Little bit of chaos. but otherwise amazing speakers - great crowd. Thank You

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Great conference in a great location.

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Audio was coupling on the main stage during three consecutive presentations.

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Great material and debates!

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It was a great conference with top speakers. Especially Dame Stephanie Shirley, John Collison and Ilyas Khan really stood out. I wish there was more time for networking and at times coffee ran out. The atmosphere was really buzzing and you could tell people loved being there. Which is not the case for many conferences. I will be coming again next year for sure.

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Nice organisation, lot of valueable people. Like other start ups and ideas. Speakers on high level. To might be better: join area of exibition, not split them.

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More curated networking opportunities

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I liked the ability to speak to people and learn about their ideas.

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Really interesting speakers great location

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Diverse attendees and great speakers

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Insufficient firesides for startup recruitment

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Reviews from 2016

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Samantha W.

Visitor

This is my first event so I would need to attend more to assess the organization

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Robert F.

Visitor

Excellent group with great speakers. Always take away some very useful tips to apply to my own businesses and also make worthwhile new connections each time I attend one of their events.

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Hillary

Visitor

The event was terrific. We came here thinking we would get an idea or two. I was blown away with all the the good ideas. I like to think I know all about startups having actually my 5th investment and the more I go to such events the more there is to discover. Startup Grind London was one of the best I have ever attended.

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Anthony

Visitor

Very pleasant experience. Exceeded my expectations. Great choice of venue too.

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Martina

Visitor

Attending Startup Grind in London was invaluable in bringing me and my team up to date with what future has to bring, many of best practices from today, and meeting guys from around the globe with the same challenges we have in our startup.

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Matt D.

Visitor

This was the first StartUp Grind event I attended and I already wish I had been to more!

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PJohnston

Visitor

Absolutely excellent. I met a lot of very clever, interesting powerful people and there was a real focus on making things happen.

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Gerrir

Visitor

Great event, moderators, hosts! GREAT SPEAKER, very inspiring Vernon, if we hadn't our own company, I had asked for a job! ;)

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Paul S.

Visitor

Very good and very useful. I have met some interesting new people.

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Russell J.

Visitor

Great. Hope I can help out a few folks

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Jenia

Visitor

Great I really enjoyed it and learned from it and enjoyed the talk. I met so many interesting inspirational people that I would like to stay in touch with. I would like to add that my company are interested in working with Start up and established Businesses we have been running for over fifteen years and have worked with 1000s of different businesses and have provided them with low accountancy and tax services and can help with marketing and business planning. Please email me at [masked] or call me at[masked] to find out more or to say hi. Have a great week all and may all your businesses prosper and succeed!

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Katherine

Visitor

Excellent. Great speakers and a wonderful audience. Very well organised. Appreciate the way we're encouraged to network effectively, placing the focus on what we can give. Interviewing and sifting of questions is well done. I run a non-profit social enterprise and have yet to meet another social entrepreneur, but I've learned plenty and met some live wires.

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Laurence

Visitor

A hugely enjoyable evening - Thor without his hammer impressed me. I tried the thunder. Well done Alastair. A good mix of attendees; some experienced, some new to business, but all massively positive. People wanted to be there and that is key to success.

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Tessa M.

Visitor

Fantastic Event. Thank You!

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Richard L.

Visitor

Compelling, genuine and a great format for entrepreneurial insight

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Martin Wasovski

Visitor

Amazing atmosphere. Inspiring. Must attend for every startuper! Coming next year!

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The best place to meet new investors, tons of insights

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Marian Gazdik

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Great speaker willing to give advice

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Jillian A

Visitor

I have given up my day having no time to spare, and it has been absolutely worth it! Startup Grind founder Derek Andersen with his team made incredible job creating event I will not forget. Bar is too high for the next year. Fingers crossed.

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Very inspiring conference. See you in 2017!

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Gloria C

Partner

True bridge of silicon valley and London. Numerous influential figures. Great atmosphere. Loved it.

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Interesting experience, met some cool people

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Mavarick Collins

Visitor

Few of the interesting and valuable connections we've made here. Greta young crowd. Amazing venue. Great energy. Just the coffee could be better :-) Apart of that really good event.

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Good conference, not as much business opportunities as I thought

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I took back home lots of positive ideas to work with

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Great speaker but should focus more on advice for startups than the stories of the speakers

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Speakers 39

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John Collison

  • Stripe
  • Invention and Re-Invention in the Mobile Economy
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Cal Henderson

  • Slack
  • Building Software That People Love
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Miguel McKelvey

  • WeWork
  • Scaling Culture
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David Buttress

  • JUST EAT
  • Why Company Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
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Bibop G. Gresta

  • Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
  • Creates the Future of Human Mobility
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Martha Lane Fox

  • Lastminute.com, Doteveryone.org.uk
  • Neverending fight for a fairer internet
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Uri Levine

  • Waze, FeeX
  • Entrepreneur's Passion
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Tom Hulme

  • GV
  • The Next Wave of Bold Ideas in Europe
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Lars Silberbauer

  • LEGO
  • Breaking Through Blocks in Innovation
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Nigel Eccles

  • FanDuel
  • How to Scale a Startup
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Taavet Hinrikus

  • TransferWise
  • Breaking the Banks: The Rise of Fintech
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Ilya Fushman

  • Index Ventures
  • One of Dropbox’s first 75 employees
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Dame Stephanie Shirley

  • Author, TED Speaker
  • The Most Successful Tech Entrepreneur You've Never Heard Of
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Ambarish Mitra

  • Blippar
  • Augmenting Our Reality
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Saul Klein

  • LocalGlobe; Seedcamp
  • Emergence of UK Tech:Seed Stage
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Luciana Lixandru

  • Accel Partners
  • Doing Kickass Deal
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Phin Mpofu

  • Global Symbiotic Partnerships, Startup Grind
  • Listed on The Maserati 100, the list of entrepreneurs who generously support young entrepreneurs.
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Matt Brittin

  • Google
  • Innovation, for Everyone
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Rajesh Agrawal

  • London for Business
  • Future London, the Evolving City
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Jon Reynolds

  • SwiftKey
  • How to Make Innovation Global
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Derek Andersen

  • Startup Grind
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Carolina Brochdo

  • Atomico
  • Sourcing, evaluation and due diligence of global investments.
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Ilyas Khan

  • Cambridge Quantum Computing
  • Panel: The Future of AI
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Claire Novorol

  • Ada Health
  • Panel: The Future of AI
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Steve O’Hear

  • TechCrunch
  • Technology journalist at TechCrunch eith focus on European startups
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TD Lowe

  • 42Phi Ventures, Startup Grind
  • Partner
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Punit Aggarwal

  • Google
  • Art of Leading: Insights from 10,000 Leaders
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Reggie Bradford

  • Oracle
  • Senior Vice President
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Raj Mukherjee

  • Indeed
  • Senior Vice President with more than 20 years of experience
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Dr. Jaime Conzalo

  • Huawei
  • Mobilizing the Masses: How to Take Advantage of China's Internet Boom
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Josette Aggarwal

  • TLEX Institute
  • Experience The Benefits of Meditation
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Michael Coscetta

  • Square
  • How to Make an Immediate and Lasting Impact on your Team
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Thorold Barker

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Immersive digital tool that is changing science education and research
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Dr. Becky Sage

  • Interactive Scientific Ltd
  • Panel: The Future of AI
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Toby Olshanetsky

  • prooV
  • How to Bridge the Startup-Enterprise Gap
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Stu Woo

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • How to Make Innovation Global
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Natalia Brzezinski

  • Brilliant Minds
  • Connect brilliant Minds from all over the world
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Marian Gazdik

  • Startup Grind, Europe
  • Founder of BrainTrust, a think-tank helping top CEOs scale globally
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Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit

  • MarsBased, Startup Grind
  • Full-remote development consultancy from Barcelona

Agenda

Main Stage

9:00 AM

Welcome

Marian Gazdik, Director, Startup Grind Europe
Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO, Startup Grind

9:15 AM

Future London, the Evolving City

Rajesh Agrawal, Mayor of London for Business

9:30 AM

Breaking the Banks: The Rise of Fintech

Taavet Hinrikus, Co-Founder + CEO, TransferWise
Steve O’Hear, Technology Journalist, TechCrunch

9:50 AM

Growing, Falling, Scalling: How to Future-Proof Your Business

Sarah Wood, Co-Founder + CEO, Unruly
Phin Mpofu, Founder + Chairman, Global Symbiotic Partnerships; Director, Startup Grind Thames Valley

10:10 AM

The Next Wave of Bold Ideas in Europe

Tom Hulme, Partner, GV (Google Ventures)
Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO, Startup Grind

10:30 AM

Morning Break

11:00 AM

The Most Successful Tech Entrepreneur You’ve Never Heard Of

Dame Stephanie Shirley, Author, Let IT Go; TED Speaker
Martha Lane Fox, Founder, Doteveryone,org.uk; Co-Founder, Lastminute.com

11:20 AM

Startup Pitches

11:30 AM

Emergence of UK Tech: Seed Stage

Saul Klein, Founding Partner, LocalGlobe
Michael Gasiorek, Editor in Chief, Startup Grind

11:50 AM

Doing Kickass Deals

Luciana Lixandru, Partner, Accel
Carolina Brochado, Partner, Atomico
TD Lowe ,Partner, 42Phi Ventures; Startup & VC Director, Startup Grind

12:10 PM

Building Software That People Love

Cal Henderson, Co-Founder & CTO, Slack
Ilya Fushman, General Partner, Index Ventures

12:30 PM

Lunch

Pick up a lunch box from the Library / Startups Exhibit Hall downstairs

1:45 PM

Innovation, For Everyone

Matt Brittin, President, EMEA Business & Operations, Google

2:00 PM

Startup Pitches

2:15 PM

Invention and Re-Invention in the Mobile Economy

John Collison, Co-Founder + President, Stripe
Thorold Baker, Editor, EMEA, The Wall Street Journal

2:45 PM

Entrepreneur’s Passion

Uri Levine, Co-Founder, FeeX; Waze

3:05 PM

Art of Leading: Insights from 10,000 Leaders

Punit Aggarwal, Head of Entrepreneur Development, Google

3:15 PM

Afternoon Break

3:35 PM

Mobilizing the Masses: How to Take Advantage of China’s Internet Boom

Dr. Jaime Conzalo , VP, Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Europe, Huawei Technologies

3:50 PM

Startup Pitches

4:00 PM

Breaking Through Blocks in Innovation

Lars Silberbauer, Sr. Global Director of Social Media + Video, LEGO;
LEGO; Reggie Bradford, Sr. Vice President, Startup Ecosystem & Accelerator, Oracle

4:20 PM

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Creates the Future of Human Mobility

Bibop G. Gresta, Chairman + Co-Founder, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

4:40 PM

How to Scale a Startup

Nigel Eccles, Founder + CEO, FanDuel
Àlex Rodriguez Bacardit, Director, Startup Grind Barcelona

5:00 PM

Why Company Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

David Buttress,, Executive Director, JUSTEAT; Partner, 83North Venture Capital
Marian Gazdik, Director, Startup Grind Europe

5:20 PM

Experience The Benefits of Meditation

Josette Aggarwal, Facilitator + Trainer, TLEX

5:30 PM

Experience The Benefits of Meditation

Miguel McKelvey, Co-Founder, WeWork
Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO, Startup Grind

Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM

Augmenting our Reality

Ambarish Mitra, Co-Founder + CEO, Blippar

11:00 AM

Panel: The Future of AI

Claire Novorol, Co-Founder + Chief Medical Ofcer, Ada Health
Ilyas Khan, Co-Founder + CEO, Cambridge Quantum Computing

11:30 AM

How to Take Innovation Global

Jon Reynolds, Co-Founder + CEO, SwiftKey
Stu Woo, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

12:00 PM

Investor Q+A

Saul Klein, Founding Partner, LocalGlobe

12:30 PM

Investor Q+A

Carolina Brochado, Partner, Atomico
Luciana Lixandru, Partner, Accel

1:00 PM

The Tech Talent Shortage: Finding and Retaining Top Talent

Raj Mukherjee, Senior Vice President of Product, Indeed

1:30 PM

Startup Court (1:30pm - 2:30pm)

Come hear from some of Startup Grind Europe’s exhibiting startups as they pitch to a panel of judges for their chance to get into 500 startups’ next batch.

2:45 PM

Q+A with Matt Brittin

Matt Brittin, President, EMEA Business & Operations, Google

3:15 PM

How to Bridge the Startup-Enterprise Gap

Toby Olshanetsky, Co-Founder + CEO, prooV
James Cook, Technology Editor, Business Insider UK

3:45 PM

Value Added Leadership: How to Make an Immediate and Lasting Impact on your Teams

Mike Coscetta, Head of Global Sales, Square

4:15 PM

How Culture Builds!

Punit Aggarwal, Head of Entrepreneur Development, Google

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