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GET THE REAL STORY ON BEING AN EARLY-STAGE FOUNDER

 Thursday, July 8 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm CEST  

Want to launch your first startup? Find out how they did it!

We’re all looking for meaning in our lives.

The world has problems, and we want to solve them. Entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful tools we have to make a difference and help others.

Still, it takes courage to make the leap. Hearing from other founders who have already done it can give you a burst of motivation, setting you in gear to launch your own startup. At this summit, you’ll be able to interact with dynamic founders and other experts on topics like:

 

1. GO-TO-MARKET:  What is the best strategy? 

2. SCALING: How to scale across borders? 

3. MACHINE LEARNING: How to implement it? 

4. DATA: How do you make sense of it?

5. CULTURE: How to manage it?

 LEARN  FROM FOUNDERS
 UNDERSTAND  HOW STARTUPS WORK

 GET  INSPIRED
 TAKE  THE LEAP

Free Tickets

✨We are thrilled to organize this online summit in partnership with:

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Even beyond their incredible cloud solution, AWS are long-term advocates for startups and we are thrilled to be working on initiatives to support the community with them.

 
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ALEXANDRE PROT

CEO of Qonto 

Alexandre is the co-founder and CEO of Qonto. After graduating from HEC and INSEAD, Alexandre started his career with Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company. In 2013, he founded Smok.io – the first connected electronic cigarette.

When he was in charge of finances in his first company, Alexandre experienced the frustrations of business banking. His banking experience was not only time-consuming and complex but also didn't include modern tools.

Shortly afterwards, he decided to establish a better solution for young businesses and founded Qonto – the business finance management solution for SMEs and freelancers.

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BENEDETTA ARESE LUCINI

Tech entrepreneur

Benedetta has over 15 years of experience in the digital industry and within startups, with diverse experiences across Europe, US and South East Asia. She was one the first 100 people in Uber, and as General Manager lead the expansion in Italy and Southern Europe. She subsequently became co-founder of Oval Money, aimed at tackling another highly regulated industry and building a product that allows everyone to access financial products. She is an active angel investor and startup mentor and is now transitioning to her next venture. 

KIRILL BIGAI

 CEO of Preply 

Kirill, the founder and CEO of Preply, one of the most outstanding startups in Ukraine, and is on a mission to bring the efficiency of learning to a new level. Preply’s team has been growing fast in the last years and they just opened a new office in Barcelona. 

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IGOR CHTIVELBAND

Co-founder of Billie.io

Igor is a Berlin-based entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and VP Data of Billie.io, which is a breakthrough fintech startup that aims to upgrade the operating system of B2B payments. 

In his current position, Igor tries to find the right balance between experimenting with the newest technologies and achieving business goals.

Before Billie Igor had a chance to work both in a technological giant (Intel) and ambitious young startups (SumUp, Funding Circle). 

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AMRITA SARKAR

Strategic Startups at AWS

Amrita Sarkar is part of the Strategic Startups team at Amazon Web Services. Prior to AWS, she was a Venture Capital investor with the Corporate VC arm of Air Liquide and served as a Board member at several startups across Europe and North America in the sectors of Energy, IoT and Healthcare. She also spearheaded the fund’s investment activity in Africa. Amrita holds a PhD in Computational Biology/Applied Mathematics from New York University and has been a Techstars mentor in their Paris and Oslo chapters. In 2018, Forbes named Amrita one of 92 women disrupting Tech in France.

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OUSSAMA AMMAR

Co-founder of The Family

Oussama is a serial entrepreneur and business angel, along with being cofounder of The Family. Passionate about entrepreneurship and startup stories, he's been accompanying founders through the highs and lows of entrepreneurship for more than 10 years now.

BALTHAZAR DE LAVERGNE

Director of The Family

After joining The Family as an entrepreneur launching his own logistics startup, Balthazar is now Managing Director at The Family. He works hand-in-hand with our fellows on a daily basis, asking the tough questions and learning the details of their growing businesses. He loves both the tiny details that have outsized impacts on a business as well as the macroeconomics of our changing economy.

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MARTA SOUSA MONTEIRO

Startup Biz Dev at AWS Portugal

Marta is a startup ecosystem builder & a global citizen with a results-driven and hands-on mindset. She has been working within the startup community in Portugal for the past 10 years, having passed through working at a startup, as head of community at an acceleration program, and having worked closely with the government at Startup Portugal and now at AWS helping startups grow every day.

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ALICE ZAGURY

CEO of The Family

Alice has been supporting entrepreneurs for more than a decade, first with France's first accelerator, Le Camping, and for the past 8 years as CEO of The Family. Her ambition is to create a space where entrepreneurship is encouraged and individuals are given room to grow, a place with big dreams where serendipity is always possible.

See you there

PROGRAM

 Tuesday, May 18 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm CEST  

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5:30 - 5:45 PM

Introduction: First-Time Best Time

 INTRO  by Alice Zagury from The Family

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5:45 - 6:15 PM
Defining your Go-To-Market Strategy

 KEYNOTE  by Benedetta Arese Lucini, cofounder of Oval and Balthazar de Lavergne from The Family

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6:15 - 6:45 PM
Scaling Up Across Borders

 KEYNOTE  by Alexandre Prot from Qonto and Amrita Sarkar from AWS France

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6:45 - 7:15 PM
Making the Best out of Culture

 KEYNOTE  by Kirill Bigai from Preply and Alice Zagury from The Family

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6:45 - 7:15 PM
Making Sense of Machine Learning for your Startup

 KEYNOTE  by Marta Sousa Monteiro from AWS Portugal

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7:15 - 7:45 PM
Prudent Data Techniques

 KEYNOTE  by Igor Chtivelband from Billie and Oussama Ammar from The Family

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7:45 - 8:00 PM
Wrap Up

 CONCLUSION  

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8:00 - 8:30 PM
Networking & Serendipity

 CHATROULETTE