Great news for the start-up world! The 12th edition of one of the world’s leading startup conferences – Wolves Summit, starts this Monday. As the previous event, 100 Wolves Pitch Contest was fully online due to the coronavirus, now the new form will follow a hybrid version. The event will stream virtual talks of various industry experts discussing new business opportunities as well as trends and current challenges of the COVID era, networking sessions, private workshops, virtual expo booths, and also the Great Pitch Contest where the top 50 startups will showcase their businesses for a chance to win the Great Pitch Contest prize.
If attending in person there will be Expo areas, 1-2-1 person meetings, networking events and for VIP attendees the day will finish off with a gala dinner at Cambridge Innovation Center.
This 3-day event is not only a chance for startups to present their business models but also an opportunity for investors and company representatives to learn and listen to new ideas. Wolves Summit dedicates itself to fostering deep and productive collaboration between angel investors, VC funds, corporations, and the most promising startups in the CEE region invested in creating real, positive value in the world. Founded in 2015 in Warsaw, Poland, the conference grew to become the largest tech event in Central and Eastern Europe and with this event, it hopes to reach out to new audiences and keep growing.
- Event website: Wolves Summit
- When: 5th – 7th October
- Tickets: Buy here
- Promo Code: WS12ITKEY30 (30% off)
How to find an opportunity in uncertainty will be a key topic.
“As we are looking ahead to the “new normal” we are asking entrepreneurs and business leaders to consider their company’s role in people’s lives and society. What could this moment mean for you and how can you begin to turn uncertainty to your advantage?” says Wolves Summit’s Vice-president Michael Caffe.
During the event, the participants can choose from more than 50 virtual talks, including interesting topics like AI, sustainability, proptech, and much more. You can find the full agenda here.
The speaker lineup includes experts from various industries. Here are some of the guest speakers:
|Douglas Abrams||CEO at Expara, Managing Directorat Expara Ventures|
|Bianka Siwińska||CEO of Educational Foundation “Perspektywy“|
|Elaine Montilla||Assistant Vice President and CIO for information technology at The Graduate Center|
|Floyd Woodrow||Chairman Quantum Financial Holdings and Anti Counterfeit Technologies Limited|
|Ruthy Kaidar||Chief Startups Lead and Software Partners Tech Lead in Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft|
|Rozalia Urbanek||Investment Director in PFR Ventures|
|Bo Ji||Founder of China Start|
|Yoni Goldwasser||Director of Venture Development at APX Axel Springer Porsche|
|Olga Fleming||Founding Partner in Oruga Investment|
|Michael Wilkinson||Founder & CCO at Billx|
|Karina R. Jensen, PhD||Founder and Managing Director, Global Minds Network|
|Richard Dagnall||Head of Independent Gaming|
|Tal Catran||Accelerators Guru|
|Robin Wauters||Founder of Tech.eu, Co-founder of Startup Europe Lens and BeCentral|
|Maciej Sadowski||CEO at Startup Hub Poland|
No matter if you are at home or attending in person, the Wolves Summit match-making tool is designed to help you connect and set up relevant 1-2-1 meetings to interchange business ideas and network with other people of various fields. And of course, startups will be able to apply for free to join the Great Pitch Contest which will be held in the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw on the 6th and the 7th of October.
The highlights of the event are focused on the “new world” after the crisis. These are the themes:
- Featured Industries
- Finding Opportunity in Uncertainty
- Fundraising During a Downturn
- Collaborate to Solve Big Problems
- Making an entrepreneur: Ecosystem of Innovation
The last (11th) online edition was held in March 2020 and attracted over 1.500 people, 600 startups, and 300 investors. There is no doubt that this event will attract more people than the previous one so don’t miss out on this upcoming hybrid edition and register asap here!
Anina Santova is a journalist from Bulgaria, focused on the last trends in technology. She is interested in the Internet of things, 5G and telecoms, proptech, and also specialized in writing about Sofia city problems and city innovations.