12+ HOURS OF NETWORKING, 60 MENTORING TABLES & MORE!
With October 14 approaching, we’re excited to see how all the program’s time slots are filling up. The program is still a work in progress, but at this point we’re satisfied enough with it to share it with you. Here’s what you can look forward to, from confirmed keynote speakers, to when and where the action will be taking place throughout the day.
It will all start at 9 am. Where? On the main stage, of course! This year’s Startup World Cup & Summit will be spread across six main zones (more on them later), but it is the main stage that will become the center of everyone’s attention in the early hours of the event.
SET YOUR ALARM. WE BEGIN AT 9 AM ON THE MAIN STAGE
Two other areas will open at roughly the same time, the Startup Expo and the Networking Zone. But since we know how real the fear of missing out can be, we’ve made it so you won’t have to skip Karel Janecek’s opening speech or the first two keynote speakers - Marvin Liao, a former partner at 500 Startups, and Tosca Musk, Passionflix Founder & CEO. The main action in the other two zones will begin after they’ve finished.
And boy have you got something to look forward to. We’ve teamed up with Eventee to make the entire day of networking an experience that can truly change your business.
Before the break on the main stage, we’ll also have an interesting meeting of the minds between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA, whose representatives, Frank M. Salzgeber and Tom Cwik, will sit down for a panel discussion.
The next keynote presentation doesn’t begin until 2.40 pm, so what should you do in the meantime? There won’t be any room for boredom - at 10.40 am, the Mentoring Zone, the Innovation Hub, and the Workshops all open their doors.
As part of your feedback on last year’s SWCSummit, many of you mentioned the Mentoring Zone as one of the best experiences of the event. In 2020, we aim to set the bar even higher. There will be 3 rounds of mentoring sessions at 20 tables, each lasting for one hour with 10 participants. And the mentors themselves? We’re excited to introduce some of the startup world’s most renowned names, such as Douglas Wong, an ex-CFO at Apple CEE, the Founder of ADC Blackfire Entertainment, and an investor.
MAKE SURE YOU BOOK YOUR SEAT AT A DISCUSSION TABLE IN ADVANCE
There will be plenty of opportunities to join a table where topics that interest you are being discussed, but we still strongly recommend you book your seat in the Eventee app. Last year, virtually every seat at every table was fully booked!
Meanwhile, at the Innovation Hub, seven panel discussions will take place. Business leaders from Avast, Oracle, SWG, and others will discuss today’s hottest entrepreneurial topics. And they won’t be alone - some of our keynote speakers will share their insights as well.
If you wander around the venue around this time, you might also find yourself in one of the three workshop rooms. We already have 10 confirmed workshops from representatives of companies such as WeWork, Deloitte, Microsoft, Oracle, and CzechInvest.
At 2.40 pm, the main stage comes to life again. We’ll start off the afternoon with 2 keynotes by a Danish TechAmbassador, Mikael Ekman, and Irina Nicoleta Scarlat, Revolut’s Head of Growth for the CEE region.
MAKE SURE TO BE BACK IN THE MAIN HALL BY 2.40 PM
With the keynotes done, we’ll move on to what makes the Startup World Cup & Summit the biggest startup event in the region - the European Continental Finale of the Startup World Cup. The continent’s seven very best startups will present in front of our jury, each equally motivated to win the $500,000 investment prize and advance to the Grand Finale in Silicon Valley, where another $1,000,000 is waiting for the winner.
After the startups’ presentations, the jury will select and announce a winner. And if you’re still feeling like you haven’t had enough, congratulate the winner in person at the afterparty! We’re happy to meet everyone for a drink or two, get your feedback on the event, and just chill and unwind while all the event-related stress slowly fades.