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DAY 1:

February 10



Investor Reception (Invite only)

DAY 2:

February 11


 8:30 - 9:00 


Coffee and Networking

 9:00 - 9:15 

Opening by

Ed Frank, CEO @Axis Innovation
Tim Lafferty, COO @Global Corporate Venturing

Chemi Peres, Chairman @Peres Center

 9:15 - 9:30 

Keynote presentation (TBD)

Get Funded Now!  What VC funds are really looking for in startups

Justin Borus, Founder and Chief Investment Officer,  @Ibex Investors

 9:30 - 10:00 

GCV Panel 1

Corporate models for engaging with startups

Eilat Cohen Basat, Managing Director @Global Digital Innovation lab, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Lars Böhnisch, Investment Manager @Evonik

Miles Kirby, Managing Director @AV8 Ventures (Allianz)

Zack Weisfeld, General Manager @Ignite: Intel for Startups


Tim Lafferty, Chief Operating Officer @Global Corporate Venturing

 10:00 - 10:45 

Axis Exchange 1 – Fintech & Insurtech Startup Presentations

Advancements in AI, big data, and personalization are changing how we bank, invest, and insure. What are the latest fintech solutions changing the banking and insurance industries? 5 selected companies will pitch on stage followed by investor questions and feedback. 



Evdokia Stavraki-Stephanou, Director @Alter Domus (Cyprus)

Alex Baker, Partner @Relay Ventures

Jeremy Lustman,  Partner @DLA Piper

Petros Farah, Vice President @Vickers Venture Partners

Samuel Solomon, Chairman @Mobideo Technology

Sergio Escobar, Founder @BCF Ventures

 10:45 - 11:00 

Keynote presentation

Exciting Investments and Collaborations in Israel
Dr. Paolo Bavaj, Head of @Corporate Venturing, Henkel  Adhesive Technologies

 11:00 - 11:30 

Coffee break

 11:30 - 12:00 


GCV Panel 2 
VC and CVC – What’s the best mix in a venture round?

Brad McManus, Managing Director @Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Dede Goldschmidt, Vice President & Managing Director @Samsung Catalyst Fund 

Orly Glick, Partner @Vintage Investment Partners 


Alex McCracken, Managing Director @Silicon Valley Bank

 12:00 - 12:45 

Axis Exchange 2 – Telecom & Media Startup Presentations

5G and data connectivity promises to transform nearly every aspect of our lives, while people are consuming vastly more media and in new ways such as AR and VR. What new services and solutions can be brought to the telecom and media industries? 5 selected companies will pitch on stage followed by investor questions and feedback. 


Adam Eisenberg, Managing Director @Ibex Investors

Adrian Daniels, Partner @Yigal Arnon

Dmitry Firskin, Investment Director @Altair Capital

Francesco Russo, Head of Investments @Alchimia Investments

Hans-Peter Rohner, Chairman @Publigroup

Moshe Friedman, Head @Amdocs Ventures


Emily Yukich, Managing Partner @Fox Rothschild

 12:45 - 13:00 

Keynote presentation

Behavioral Science Driving Decision Making and Innovation
Guy Champniss, 
Professor of Applied Behavioural Science & Innovation,  @IE Business School (Spain)

 13:00 - 14:00 

Networking Lunch and 1 - 1 meetings

 14:00 - 14:10 

Leslie Broudo-Mitts, Head of the @Coller Institute of Venture & Sofaer Global MBA

Keynote presentation

 14:10 - 14:30 

GCV Panel 3 
Home Energy Networks (HEN) – What is it, who will fund it and where is it heading?

Idan Mor, Investment Director @Centrica Innovations

Felix Krause, Investment Director @Innogy Ventures

Christian Feisst, CEO @GreenCom Networks 

Emek Sadot, CEO @Fsight.io

Michal Mravec, Investment Manager @Inven Capital 

 14:30 - 15:15 



 15:15 - 15:30 

Axis Exchange 3 – Retail & Consumer Startups Presentations  

Now more than ever, the consumer and their expectations are critical to every business. What are the cutting edge startups bringing disruptive innovation in retail and new services to the consumer? 5 selected companies will pitch on stage followed by investor questions and feedback. 

Benjamin Rohe, Chairman, GermanTech Digital

Claudia Baumgart, Investment Manager @Scail Venture

Michael Rosen, Of Counsel @Kobre Kim

Peter Chun, Founder @XnTree

Charme Rykower,  Israel Representative,  @NRW.Invest


Building Digital Economies for a Sustainable Future,

Benjamine Rohe, Founder & Chairman @GermanTech

 15:30 - 16:10 

Axis Exchange 4 – Mobility Startups Presentations

Mobility is redefining how we get around and what we do while we are in transportation, opening up new markets and opportunities. What are the latest Israeli startups creating the future of mobility? 5 selected companies will pitch on stage followed by investor questions and feedback.


Barak Ben-Avinoam, Managing Partner @BGV Ventures

Jérôme Wittamer, Managing Partner @Expon Capital 

Kristin Slanina, Chief Transformation Offices @Thirdware

Raphaël Cattan, Analyst @Idinvest Partners

Tanja Koch, Investment Manager @Fluxunit

 16:10 - 16:20 

Keynote presentation:

Christoph Defert, Vice President, @Centrica Innovations


 16:20 - 16:40 


GCV Panel 4 
Corporate venturing and mobility – What next?

Jonathan Tudor, Technology and Strategy Director @Centrica Innovations

Matt Ridley, Investment Principal @IAG

Roi Bar-Kat, Investment Director @Intel Capital

Talia Rafaeli, Investment Director @Porsche Ventures


Tom Whitehouse, Editor (Energy & Mobility) @Global Corporate Venturing

 16:40 - 17:00 

Peres Center Innovation for a Better World

Moderated by Lital Kiperman Vaknin, Head of Innovation @Peres Center 

Jonathan Tudor, Technology and Strategy Director @Centrica Innovations

Benjamin Rohe,  Chairman @GermanTech

 17:00 - 17:30 

Conference close

Networking & drinks by the ocean

 19:00 – 21:00 

VIP Dinner for presenting startups and international investors