Agenda

9:00 am-9:30 am

Registration and Networking

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9:30 am-9:40 am

Introduction by Conference Chair

Conference Chair

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9:40 am-10:30 am

Panel Discussion: Financing innovative start-ups and growth companies

What do continuing low returns in the venture capital business means for start-ups? What is the outlook for valuations? How can over-valuations be avoided in the aftermath of the Facebook IPO? What are the realities of private secondary markets?

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Moderator(s)

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10:30 am-10:50 am

Keynote Interview: The rise of mobile

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Moderator(s)

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10:50 am-11:10 am

Networking Break

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11:10 am-11:40 am

Keynote Interview: Building the next enterprise tech industry

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Moderator(s)

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11:40 am-12:40 pm

Panel Discussion: Early-stage financing

How can high potential start-up businesses be identified? Angels, SuperAngels, VCs, and the Crowd: What alternatives exist in early-stage financing and what are the opportunities and challenges of each funding platform? What role do incubators and academic research institutions have to play in commercialising innovation?

Speaker(s)

  • Bernhard Blaettel, Director of Project Mobility Services, BMW
  • George Foster, Konosuke Masushita Professor of Management, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
  • Naval Ravikant, Co-author of Venture Hacks, and Co-maintainer, AngelList
  • Aydin Senkut, Founder and Managing Director, Felicis Ventures

Moderator(s)

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12:40 pm-1:05 pm

Industry Innovation Trends I: The Evolution of the Cloud - A best practice case study

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Moderator(s)

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1:05 pm-2:20 pm

Lunch

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2:20 pm-2:40 pm

Special Global Insights I: Opportunities in China

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Moderator(s)

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2:40 pm-3:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Private vs public capital

Challenges and opportunities of financing a business through the growth stage - when is the right time to exit?

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Moderator(s)

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3:30 pm-3:50 pm

Special Global Insights II: Opportunities in Brazil

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Moderator(s)

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3:50 pm-4:10 pm

Networking Break

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4:10 pm-4:30 pm

Industry Innovation Trends II: Emerging mobile and digital innovations in commerce

Digital innovations and mobile advances are transforming business and social environments. What investment opportunities and challenges are next generation devices and technologies creating? How can mobile and digital innovations feed into the business?

Speaker(s)

  • Harshul Sanghi, Managing Partner, of American Express Ventures, Enterprise Growth, American Express

Moderator(s)

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4:30 pm-5:00 pm

Keynote Interview: Navigating the IPO market

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Moderator(s)

  • April Dembosky, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times
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5:00 pm-5:10 pm

Chair's closing remarks

Conference Chair

Speaker(s)

  • Peter DeMarzo, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Mizhuho Financial Group Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business
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5:10 pm-6:30 pm

Networking drinks reception