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#Unconv16 - Unconvention 2016
#Unconv16 - Unconvention 2016 - Grow Global

10 – 11 October 2016 | Brussels


Day 1 - European Parliament | BNP Paribas Fortis Grand Auditorium

  • 12:30 - 13:00 Registration - European Parliament
  • 13:00 - 14:30 How are the EU Startups scaling-up international? - Policy Session
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Registration - BNP Paribas
  • 16:00 - 17:45 SME Instrument: Major Opportunities for SMEs under H2020
  • 17:45 - 18:00 Coffee Break
  • 18:00 - 19:15 Opening Plenary: 5 Years of Unconvention - Changes in EU Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • 19:15 - 20:30 Networking Cocktail

Day 2 - BNP Paribas Fortis Grand Auditorium

  • 09:30 - 10:15 Access to International Market: US, China, India
  • 10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
  • 10:45 - 11:30 Financing Your Global Growth
  • 11:30 - 11:35 Short Break
  • 11:35 - 12:20 Managing Your Global Growth: Highlights of Privacy, Tax and HR issues
  • 12:20 - 13:30 Lunch Break
  • 13:30 - 14:15 IoT Opportunities for EU Startups
  • 14:15 - 15:00 Smart Cities
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Transport & Mobility: Corporate vs. Startup
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Keynote Speech
  • 16:30 - 16:45 Coffee Break
  • 16:45 - 17:30 Unmanned Aircraft: Drones
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Closing Drink
  • 20:00 - 22:00 VIP Dinner

Day 3 - BNP Paribas Fortis Grand Auditorium

  • 09:30 - 14:00 Parallel Session: Venture Forum (Invite-Only)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Parallel Session: InnoPitch Competition
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Keynote Speech
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Closing Plenary | InnoPitch Award Ceremony
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
  • 14:30 - 17:30 Worshops

Past Speakers 2012 – 2015

Günther Oettinger
Günther OettingerEuropean Commissioner
Carlos Eduardo Espinal
Carlos Eduardo EspinalSeedcamp
Cesare Barbieri
Cesare BarbieriDepartment of Astronomy in Padova’s University
Jan Reichelt
Jan ReicheltMendeley
Markku Markkula
Markku MarkkulaEuropean Committee of the Regions
Carlos Silva
Carlos SilvaSeedrs
Ben Rooney
Ben RooneyInformilo European Technology & Innovation
Fanuel Dewever
Fanuel DeweverGrowth Architects
President of the European Parliament
Martin SchulzPresident of the European Parliament
Founder & CEO,
Sheila MarceloFounder & CEO,
Johann Stan
Johann StanEuropean Patent Office
Stijn de Groef
Stijn De GroefTalmundo
President of the European Commission
José Manuel BarrosoEuropean Commission
VP of the European Commission
Neelie KroesVP of the European Commission
Chairman, Microsoft Europe
Jan MuehlfeitChairman, Microsoft Europe
Chairman, IBM Europe
Harry van DorenmalenChairman, IBM Europe
Advisor to the US Secretary of State
Alec RossAdvisor to the US Secretary of State
Member of the European Parliament
Pablo ZalbaMember of the European Parliament
Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
Luc de BrabandereSenior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
Lisa Schreier
Lisa SchreierGerman Startups Association
Anthony Gardner
Anthony GardnerU.S. Ambassador to the European Union
Fadi BisharaBlackbox
John Biggs
John BiggsTechCrunch
Lionel de Somer
Lionel de SomerAssisto
Roza Thun
Roza ThunMEP
Francois-Xavier Fanard
François-Xavier FanardWCTI Partners
Dean Russell
Dean RussellLEWIS PR
Luzja Bubanova
Lujza BubanovaJohn Smith
Erika Mann
Erika MannFacebook
Corrado Tomassoni
Corrado TomassoniPayPal
Tina Baker
Tina BakerJAG Shaw Baker
Nick Boucart
Nick BoucartSirris
Kumardev Chatterjee
Kumardev ChatterjeeEYIF
Ludwig Dumont
Ludwig DumontCo.Station
Nicholas Zylberglajt
Nicholas ZylberglajtEYIF
Benno Groosman
Benno GroosmanLaunchBase
Ryan Heath
Eliza Kruczkowska
Eliza KruczkowskaStartup Poland
Ingrid Willems
Ingrid WillemsiMinds
Nuria de Lama Sanchez
Nuria De Lama SanchezBig Data Value Association (BDVA)
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  • Absolutely amazed by what @EYIF put together today for #Unconv2015. What a day!

    AFT Leuven (Twitter)

  • Congratulations @EYIF for an awesome #Unconv2015 and for the #YIW initiative. Great to be partners!

    Cluj Hub (Twitter)

  • #Unconv2015 the convention is so intense and productive that you could rename it to #mindblowing 2015 :-)

    Alphappl (Twitter)

  • #Unconv2015 guys, this is a life changing event. I’m very excited to be here. Congrats, my friends!

    Hugo Sousa (Twitter)

  • I’m happy to see such a platform on a European level coming together, thank for your contributions to the European startup ecosystem. As an entrepreneur I know how important it is to be provided with support and visibility!

    Jan Reichelt, Mendeley

  • Thanks @EYIF, #unconv2015 audience and fellow panelists for a great discussion on sales #leadership

    Dean Russsel, Lewis PR (Twitter)

  • It doesn’t get any better than this!

    Carlos Espinal, Seedcamp

  • Our warmest thanks for having provided us such a wonderful opportunity to meet you, your collaborators and finally so many young innovators from all over Europe.

    Cesare Barbieri, Padova University

  • It’s great to see all this entrepreneurial spirit from all over Europe coming to Brussels.

    Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of European Commission

  • “I know that the U.S. Mission to the European Union has worked with the European Young Innovators’ Forum for a number of years, and I am proud that we are a partner of this important event.”

    US Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner

  • “Innovation matters. And from the first I’ve been inspired by this community. That is why I have made this a priority of my mandate. Partly because I get so much energy and inspiration from this community.”

    Neelie Kroes

Selected Partners‎ 2012 – 2016

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