Our goal is to foster a sustainable and global entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our programs and activities focus on bringing startups and corporates together to enhance the growth of all parties, and to bring new value to enterprises through innovation.
The Scaleup Summits are highly curated, invitation only, formats where international corporates can explore the world’s most interesting tech hotspots, benchmark their open innovation approaches, spot technology trends, and meet targeted scaleups offering solutions to their innovation challenges
Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) brings together the most relevant founders, professionals, and policy-makers from the EU entrepreneurial ecosystem and Silicon Valley in engaging meetings and workshops with the goal of forging meaningful long term relationships. Since 2015, SEC2SV has showcased 61 scaleups, hosted 20+ workshops with top policymakers and engaged thousands of people at its European Innovation Day conference.
Workshops, investor/corporate visits, meetings with the Entrepreneurship Sounding Board, one Policy Hackathon, one Investor Summit, 6 Evening Receptions complete the 2019 program that benefits from the attendance of a large EU Delegation, led by Gerard de Graaf (Director for the Digital Single Market, EU Commission), Kristin Schreiber (Director in charge of COSME Programme and SME policy), plus several representatives from European cities, regions, and associations of local authorities.
The San Francisco Scaleup Summit will take place at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center on September 25-26. It is a two-day, highly curated, invitation only format, where international corporates, investors and scaleups operating in specific verticals can do business and spot technology trends.
15.00-16.00 Matching Preparation: covering the background details of the participating corporates,
16.00-17.00 To Sell or not To Sell: fireside chat with Risto Lähdesmäki, CEO of Idean (acquired by Cap Gemini),
17.00-18.00 Pitch the way (Silicon Valley) VCs think: fireside chat with Niko Bonatsos, partner @ General Catalyst.
Regione Sardegna Delegation to meet Fulbright BEST cohort 2019-2020
Assessore Giuseppe Fasolino, accompanied by Directors Massimo Temussi,
Gianluca Cadeddu and Luca Spissu will meet the 2019-2020 cohort of participants at BEST Program in Silicon Valley.
The aim of the program is to train future Open Innovation leaders,
able to work at the intersection of startup ecosystems and corporate innovation challenges.
Sardinia region sponsored 3 grants.
EU Breakfast: European digital priorities 2020-2025
Intro to Silicon Valley for Delegation Members
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With the Support of ICMA- International City/County Management Association 14:00 Check-in 14:15 Presentation of challenges 14:30 Groups start to hack 16:00 Pitches 17:00 Judges communicate winners
Panel. Trends & Triggers: The Changing Face of CVC in Silicon Valley and the World.
Moderator: Trond Arne Undheim (Partner, Co-Founder, Vidian Ventures)
Hanns Anders (Investment director, iRobot Ventures)
Patrick Chang (Early Stage Venture Investor, Samsung NEXT)
Yas Kohaya (VP of Corporate Development and Liaison Partner, Toyota AI Ventures)
Open Innovation Bootcamp
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Who’s Who: Startups on stage
SEC2SV delegation 11:45-12:35 Google + Facebook 12:45-14:15 LinkedIn (Francesco Capponi) 15:00-16.30 Stanford, Europreneurship VS Salleypreneurship (Burton Lee) 16.45-18.30 Transfer to San Francisco