Congress Day 1 – May 26th

EBAN is delighted to announce that our wonderful entrepreneurs will be presenting between the panels and speeches.

We will have a number of exciting announcements about furthering the scale-up ecosystem throughout the congress.


Welcome Coffee and Registration

ROOM [Salão Árabe]


Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto

João Vasconcelos, Secretary of State of Industry

Ricardo Luz, Chairman of EBAN Porto 2016 ScaleUp for Europe Congress


The EBAN Board and President Emeriti, Impact Investment and E-Xcelerator Committee Chairs, ABAN and MBAN presidents

Candace Johnson, EBAN President; Ricardo Luz, Congress Chairman; Peter Jungen, President Emeritus EBAN; Miguel Henriques, FNABA President; Dr. Abdulmalek Al Jaber, MBAN President; Tomi Davies, ABAN President; Hedda Pahlson Moller, EBAN Impact Chair; Michael O’Connor and Daniel Tomov, E-Xcelerator Co-Chairs;

Special Guest, Marianne Hudson, Angel Capital Association Executive Director

WBAF 2017 – World Business Angels Forum, Istanbul

Baybars Altuntas, EBAN Vice President and Chair WBAF


Impact Investment on a Global Scale

Hedda Pahlson Moller, EBAN Impact Chair


From Startup to Scale up: Fueling Growth firms in Europe

Irene Graham, CEO of UK Scale-up Institute


Building Billion Euro Businesses from Those Who Have Done It

Julian Costley, Founder CEO of E*TRADE UK and Globecast; Frederic Rombaut, Bouygues Telecom, Noos, Apax, Qualcomm and Cisco; Candace Johnson, SES, Loral-Teleport, Iridium; Tomi Davies, Strika Entertainment, Sproxil, Slim Trader, Mobitel LTD; António Murta, Digital Champion of Portugal and President of Pathena; Kaushal Chokshi, President and Founder Scaale Group; Ari Korhonen, Angel investor and founder of Lagoon Capital.

Moderator: Peter Jungen, EBAN President Emeritus


How is Europe doing in financing scale up? Karen Wilson in Dialogue with Peter Jungen

Karen Wilson, Bruegel Institute; Peter Jungen, President Emeritus EBAN


Open Innovation @ Scale up for Europe

José Fernando Figueiredo, CEO of IFD; Alberto Onetti, Co- Founder of Mind the Bridge; Rui Vaz Sousa,  Board Member of Invicta Angels; Ramon O’Callaghan, PBS dean; Mehrdad Piroozram, Partner at Insurtech.VC; Laurent Samama, Jolt Capital; Suzanne Baltay, Chief Technical Office – R&D, European Projects, Airbus Group

Moderator: Paulo Calçada, Head of Innovation Unit, PORTO Municipality


Transatlantic Scaling Up

Marco Marinucci, CEO of Mind the Bridge; Peter Jungen, EBAN President Emeritus; Marianne Hudson, Executive Director ACA-Angel Capital Association; Alberto Onetti, Co- Founder of Mind the Bridge; Dr. Abdulmalek Al Jaber, President and Managing Partner, TELETECH Middle East; Dr. Burton Lee PhD MBA, Lecturer, European Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Stanford University; Peter Braun, Co-Founder and CEO, Mountain Club AG

Moderator: Filipe Araújo, City Councillor for Innovation, PORTO Municipality




Workshops and Round Tables

(Parallel sessions)

Investing for Financial Returns and More: Showcasing Impact Investing and Attractive Impact Projects

Hedda Pahlson Moller, EBAN Impact Chair, Audrey Mothupi, Systemiclogic & NFBAN Board Member; Florence Korhonen, NFBAN Founder; Cecile Sevrain, EBAN Impact Program Officer and LBAN Network Manager

Moderator: Karen Wilson, Bruegel Institute.

[Room: Sala Dourada]

Entrepreneur and Investor Workshop on Startup to Scale Up

Dan Toma, Lean Startup Circle Expert Mentor – “Thinking like an Astronaut” and Julian Costley, Founder CEO of Globecast and Etrade UK – “If you can’t Nail it don’t Scale it”

[Room: Sala do Tribunal]

Business Incubation Centers (BICs) Roundtable with Early Stage Investment Management Workshop by Compellio

Denis Avriolinis, Founder Compellio; Carlos Brito, UPTEC; Audra Shallal, Boss Consulting; Carlos Cerqueira, IPN Director; Harry Tomi Davies, President of ABAN; Mohammed Altawash, CH9 Founder and CEO and MBAN Board Member; Luís Matos Martins, DNA Cascais Director;

Moderator: José Martins, BIC Portugal President

[Room: Sala dos Retratos]

How stock exchanges can help business angels make more exits

Axel Kalinowski, Senior Manager Europe at Primary Markets LSEG; Henrik Wagenius, EU Caps Pan EU stock Exchange;  Miguel Geraldes, Head of Markets of Euronext Lisbon

Moderator: Baybars Altuntas, EBAN Vice President

Working with Chambers of Commerce to Support the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Rabih Sabra, Director General of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon; Iwona Mertin, Senior Policy Advisor, Project Manager at Eurochambers; Sérgio Martins Alves, Secretary-General Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Moderator: Baybars Altuntas, EBAN Vice President

[Room: Sala das Assembleias Gerais]

Working with public authorities to support entrepreneurship and angel investing

Albert Colomer, BANC Founder; Maria Jesus Fernandez, Director of Finance & Investor Relations at ICEX-Invest in Spain; Ali Arlsan, Director General of Financial Sector Relations & Exchange; Clara Gonçalves, CEO of University of Porto Incubator

Moderator: Miguel Cruz, IAPMEI CEO and Chairman

[Room: Salão Árabe]


Networking Break

ROOM [Salão Árabe]

The Global Phenomenon of Women Investing & Co-Investing

Kim Sawyer, Connect to Success and US Embassy to Porto; Marianne Hudson, Executive Director Angel Capital Association; Rania Ghosheh Al Jaber – MENAapps; Luisa Alemany, ESADE BAN; Selma Prodanovic, AAIA Board Member and  Rising Tide Europe Lead Investor; Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Founder of Growing Businesses Foundation (GBF);

Moderator: Brigitte Baumann, CEO and Founder of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing


Space as Europe’s Destiny

Paulo Andrez, President Emeritus EBAN; Helene Huby, Airbus Space and Defense Head of Innovation Management; Mark Boggett, Managing Director at Seraphim Capital; Raul Torres, CEO and propulsion engineer at PLD Space; Dr. Burton Lee, Director of Stanford University’s European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders Program; Matthias Spott, CEO at eightyLEO Holding GmbH

Moderator: Candace Johnson, EBAN President and SES Co-Initiator;

17:10 – 18:00

VC/Angel Investor, Hybrid Funds and Co-Investment Funds

Michael Culligan, National Director HBAN; Frederic Rombaut, Bouygues Telecom, Noos, Apax, Qualcomm and Cisco; Alex Wiedmer, Iris capital; Michal Banka, PARP Director; Dimitris Tsingos, Head of Entrepreneurship at Starttech Ventures; Suresh Patel – Superfounders VC; Abdulmalek Al Jaber, MBAN President; José Basilio Simões, ISA Ventures; Heather Henyon, Founding Partner and CFO of Athena and Founder and Director of WAIN, Aleksandar Tasev, President at SuperFounders;

Moderator: Michal Cieminski, Founder and CEO of Platinum Seed Incubator

20:30 – 22:00


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