About SEC2SV

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.

Scaleup Summit

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.

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Participants

Gerard de Graaf
Gerard de Graaf
Director for the Digital Single Market,
EU Commission
Kristin Schreiber
Kristin Schreiber
Director in charge of COSME Programme and SME policy
Gunn Marit Helgesen
Gunn Marit Helgesen
KS, the Norvegian Association of Cities and Regions
Roberto Fraile Herrera
Roberto Fraile Herrera
Councilor for Innovation, Digital Transformation and Economic Development, Alcobendas City Council
Giuseppe Fasolino
Giuseppe Fasolino
Planning Commissioner, Sardinia Region
Luis Suárez de Lezo
Luis Suárez de Lezo
General Secretary, Alcobendas Business Association – Alcobendas HUB Representative
Elisabetta Bracco
Elisabetta Bracco
Alcobendas HUB Manager
Massimo Temussi
Massimo Temussi
Managing Director, ASPAL Regional Agency for Active Labour Policies – Autonomous Region Sardinia
Giovanni Anceschi
Giovanni Anceschi
President, ART-ER
Eric Thelen
Eric Thelen
Director EIT Digital Silicon Valley Hub, EIT Digital
Gianluca Cadeddu
Gianluca Cadeddu
Centro Regionale di Programmazione, Sardinia Region
Kristen Mattern
Kristen Mattern
Global Government Affairs and Public Policy Director, Dell
Chris Mondini
Chris Mondini
VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement, ICANN
Jørn Inge Dørum
Jørn Inge Dørum
Gunn Marit’s spokesperson, KS, the Norvegian Association of Cities and Regions
Martha Ivanovas
Martha Ivanovas
Government Affairs Manager EMEA, Dell
Richard Boly
Richard Boly
Principal, Beaurichly
Pui San Tam
Pui San Tam
Event and Operations Organizer, EIT Silicon Valley Hub
Luca Spissu
Luca Spissu
Head Of Department, Sardinia Region
Sara D'Attorre
Sara D'Attorre
European and International Dept. & Startup Development Dept., ART-ER
Randall Tran
Randall Tran
Program Manager, Accelprise
Paul Lamb
Paul Lamb
Management Consulting for Social Change
Barbara Karanian
Barbara Karanian
Lecturer and previously visiting Professor Mechanical Engineering Design, Stanford University
Michelle Messina
Michelle Messina
CEO, Explora International
Anna Berns
Anna Berns
International Content / Localization Community Liaison, Khan Academy
Peter Carpenter
Peter Carpenter
Founder, Mission and Values Institute
Paolo Cerioli
Paolo Cerioli
Group Head – Digital Scouting & Open Innovation, Eni
Andrus Viirg
Andrus Viirg
Director, Enterprise Estonia Silicon Valley
Jamil Poonja
Jamil Poonja
Director of Corporate Development, Stride
Peter Dixon
Peter Dixon
Founder, Second Front Systems
Tirza Hollenhorst
Tirza Hollenhorst
CEO, Luman
Noah Thorp
Noah Thorp
Founder & CEO, CoMakery
Silvia Fierro
Silvia Fierro
Group Digital Scouting & Innovation, Eni
Benjamin Bollmann
Benjamin Bollmann
Deputy CEO, Swissnex San Francisco
Arthine Cossey van Duyne
Arthine Cossey van Duyne
Founding Partner & CEO, NameWaterFunder, LLC
Luisa Caluri
Luisa Caluri
Digital Scouting & Open Innovation, ENI
Greg Delaune
Greg Delaune
Urban Innovation Exchange , UIX Global
Michael Torres
Michael Torres
Senior Product Lead, Airbus UTM
Patricia Martel
Patricia Martel
West Coast Regional Director, ICMA
Burton Lee
Burton Lee
PhD, Depts of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Alberto Acito
Alberto Acito
Head – Foreign Direct Investments Unit, Italian Trade Agency
Jeffrey Capaccio
Jeffrey Capaccio
Chair, Silicon Valley Italian Executive Council
Teresa Fernandes
Teresa Fernandes
Director San Francisco, AICEP Portugal Global
Matt Miszewski
Matt Miszewski
CEO, BrickBridges
Mike Snyder
Mike Snyder
President and co-Founder, International Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Science, and Technology (IFEST)
Gil Friend
Gil Friend
CEO, Natural Logic
Martin Rauchbauer
Martin Rauchbauer
Co-Director, Austrian Consul San Francisco, Open Austria
Ramon Alvarez
Ramon Alvarez
Director, Open Innovation Group, Samsung Research America
Preston Roper
Preston Roper
Head of e-Mobility, Enel X
Francesco Leali
Francesco Leali
PhD, MUNER: Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna
Katie Renati
Katie Renati
President, KLR International
Daniel Feldman
Daniel Feldman
VP Product Management, eMobility, Enel X
Gerbert Kunst
Gerbert Kunst
Consul General NL
Eva E. Voisin
Eva E. Voisin
Consul General Hungary
Hans-Ulrich Südbeck
Hans-Ulrich Südbeck
Consul General Germany
Emmanuel Lebrun
Emmanuel Lebrun
Consul General France
Robert O' Driscoll
Robert O' Driscoll
Consul General Ireland
Barbara Pivnicka
Barbara Pivnicka
Consul General Slovack Republic
Elise Benoit
Elise Benoit
VP Marketing, e-mobility, Enel X
David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez
Project Manager – Energy Storage and Microgrids, Enel X
Risto Lähdesmäki
Risto Lähdesmäki
CEO & Founder, Idean
Niko Bonatsos
Niko Bonatsos
Managing Director, General Catalyst

Agenda

Where Mind the Bridge Innovation Center
14:30-15:00 Check in and Registration
15:00-18:00 Session with Scaleups.

  • 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.
15:00-16:00 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.
18:00-20:00 SEC2SV Cocktail Reception
Where Mind the Bridge Innovation Center
8:30-9:00 Check-in and breakfast
9:00-10:45 EU Breakfast: European digital priorities 2020-2025
10:45-11:00 Break
11:15-12:30 Intro to Silicon Valley for Delegation Members
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-17:00 Policy Hackathon
Powered by Dell
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
17:00-20:00 SEC2SV Cocktail Reception (Delegation + Scaleups)
Where NASDAQ
9:00-9:30 Check-in and registration
9:30-9:50 Opening
Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq
9:50-10:40 Mind the Bridge New Research: Corporate Innovation in Silicon Valley. Outposts and Investment Flows.
Marco Marinucci, CEO, Mind the Bridge
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
10:40-11:10 Secondary Liquidity for Private Companies
Tim Monahan, Managing Director, Nasdaq
11:10-11:20 Break
11:20-11:30 Deep dive: Healthy, Circular Cities
Powered by EIT
11:30-11:50 Deep dive: Smart Cities, E-Mobility
Powered by ENEL
11:50-12:00 Deep Dive: Decarbonization
Powered by ENI
12:00-12:10 Deep Dive: Digital Construction
Powered by Acciona
12:10-12:20 Deep dive: Travel Tech
Powered by Amadeus
12:20-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-17:00 1:1 Curated matching
17:30-19:30 Scaleup Summit Cocktail Reception
(Orrick, 405 Howard Street)
Where NASDAQ
9:00-9:30 Check-in and Registration
9:30-10:15 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)
10:15-11:15 Open Innovation Bootcamp
Powered by Mind the Bridge
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Who’s Who: Startups on stage

  • Smart Cities
  • Decarbonization
  • Digital Construction
  • Travel Tech
  • E-Mobility
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
11:45-18.30 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
13:30-17:00 1:1 Curated Matching
Company visits

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