The 0100 Virtual Cee Conference Is Focused on Kickstarting the Post-COVID Economy


No one really wanted or expected the pandemic to happen, and with this being the second massive economic hit in the span of just two decades, it’s easy to get at least somewhat worried about the overall business landscape, particularly in the CEE region.

According to this study, “43% of businesses were temporarily closed and that employment had fallen by 40%” in just the US alone. The private equity industry also saw investors becoming more cautious, with some regions anticipating significant slowdown”.

As this study from S&P Global stated back in September 2020, “The overwhelming majority of respondents and their respective PE firms (76%) do not plan to deploy any new strategies over the next six months in response to the COVID-19 disruption”.

Luckily, we have companies like 0100Ventures who are focused on making sure the industry hits the ground running.

Spanning three days in March, from the 16th to the 18th, the event focuses on the Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) industries, but available from the comfort of your own home, making it easy to meet and network with top-ranking experts from both fields.


The agenda is chock full of industry pillars who will be discussing a variety of topics.

People like Anne Fossemalle (Director of Equity Funds at EBRD) and Martin Hudecek (Asset Manager at RSJ Investment), will be discussing the latest developments concerning limited opportunities in the region.

On the PE side of the spectrum keynotes will be led by experienced fund managers like Michal Rybovic ( Partner at Sandberg Capital), Brian Wardrop (Managing Partner at ARX Equity Partners), Rustam Kurmakaev (Principal at Mid Europa), and Michal Tomanek (Investment Director at KKCG Group).

Lastly, on the VC end, the agenda includes Ondrej Bartos (Credo Ventures), Stephane Gantchev (Partner at Launchub Ventures), Tomas Kemtys (Contrarian Ventures), Andris Bernzis (Managing Partner at Change Ventures), and Maximilian Schausberger (Managing Director at Elevator Ventures).

A particular highlight of the conference will be the release and discussion of a report looking at the funding landscape through the lens of gender diversity and the potential positive impact that might have in the CEE region.

As their website states, “In order to improve our understanding of how the funding landscape in Central Europe is evolving, Unconventional Ventures & Experior VC pursuing the European Women in VC agenda and together with mission-aligned partners, will release a report analysing the funding of startups and in Venture Capital across the CEE region, increasing the transparency around how the funds invest, how they are organized, their fundraising experience and ultimately how much firepower the funds have – all through the lens of gender diversity,” said Kinga Stanisławska, General Partner at Experior Venture Fund.  We are honoured that the publication of the report will be followed by a round table with Kinga Stanisławska on 16th March at 17:05 at 0100 Conferences discussing the findings and conclusions of the study”.

You can find the full agenda here. The website even allows for suggesting topics!


Joining the above speakers will be many, many more professionals from every nook and cranny of CEE’s financial world. 

Here’s a list of everyone who will be speaking at the event.


Speaker Position
Anne Fossemalle Director, Equity Funds, EBRD
Tomas Kubica Director, Private Equity, KKR
Barbara Nowakowska Managing Director, PSIK
Maciej Cwikiewicz CEO, PFR Ventures
Tomasz Ciborowski Partner, Enterprise Investors
Andris K. Berzins Managing Partner, Change Ventures
Jenny Dreier Venture Lead, EQT Ventures
Gregor von dem Knesebeck Managing Partner, Blue Future Partners
Martin Hudecek Asset Manager, RSJ Investments
Kinga Stanisławska General Partner & Founder, Experior Venture Fund
Andrzej Bartos Senior Partner, Innova Capital
Rustam Kurmakaev Principal, Mid Europa Partners
Mirna Marovic President, CVCA
Shruti Chandrasekhar Head, SME Ventures & Startup Catalyst, IFC
Elina Halatcheva Managing Partner, BrightCap Ventures
Linard Daleckis Investment Analyst, ITech Capital
Ondrej Bartos Partner, Credo Ventures
Stephane Gantchev Partner, LAUNCHub Ventures
Piotr Sliwa Investment Director, 3TS Capital Partners
Vit Hanus Principal, Zero Gravity Capital
Brian Wardrop Managing Partner, ARX Equity Partners
Michal Rybovič Partner, Sandberg Capital
Jan Bravek COO, Jet Investment
Patric Gresko Head of Division – Innovation and Technology Investments, EIF
Anthony O’Connor Partner, Head of Firm-wide Corporate M&A, Kinstellar
Diana Koziarska Founding Partner, SMOK Ventures
Miriama Kováčová Investment Manager & Board MemberVenture to Future Fund
Jakub Krajcovic Investment Manager, Sandberg Capital
Maximilian Lautenschläger Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Iconic Holding
Ruxandra-Iulia Pietreanu Managing Partner, Path-Finder Corporate Finance
Paul G. Putz Managing Partner, Danube Angels
Maximilian Schausberger Managing Director, Elevator Ventures
Marcin Szeląg Partner, Innovation Nest
Tomas Kemtys Partner, Contrarian Ventures
Michal Tománek Investment Director, KKCG Group
Paweł Czupryna Head of Fundraising, Mount TFI
Evgeny Angelov Managing Partner, Silverline Capital
Martin Bodocky Founding Partner, Nation 1
Venelin Dimitrov Partner & Co-Head of the M&A practice, Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski
Andrew Macadam Global Field Lead at Microsoft for Startups
Marek Zamecnik CEO & Founder at Vestberry


The event is also a great chance to network with both seasoned veterans, like the ones mentioned above, or any of the numerous rising stars from the CEE region. For online participants, there’s also the chance to direct message anyone who’s attending and even invite them to 1-on-1 conferencing.

The PE sector was overall significantly more poised to survive the epidemic, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t more to be done. 0100Ventures, a notable company in its own right, isn’t leaving the industry’s success up to chance.

If you’d like to take part in the conference, you can claim your ticket here.


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