Day One: Tuesday, June 6th

Welcome to #LIS17

Pedro Rocha Vieira, President at Beta-i, and Joao Vasconcelos, Secretary of State of Industry in Portugal, will kick off #LIS17.

Investing in Entrepreneurial Communities

Time: 10.30
Panelists: Maurizio Rossi (H-farm), Vincent Jacobs (Kima Ventures), Sofia Benjumea, (Google Campus Madrid)
Moderator: Till Ohrmann (Pirates Summit)

It takes a village to raise a startup. To prosper they require funding, mentoring, like-minded entrepreneurs and access to essential tools, making up the entrepreneurial community. Investing into these communities is all about increasing the resources available to startups, not just in terms of capital, but also expertise and support. These communities appear in various formats and different levels of involvement, what they all have in common is the aim to empower entrepreneurs.

Women in VCs

Time: 11.00
Panelists: Carolina Brochado (Atomico), Laura Grimmelmann (Accel), Alice Zagury (The Family)
Moderator: Alex Barrera (Press42)

Women are underrepresented on both sides of the table in the funding process, and the funding gender gap is getting worse. It is a well-documented fact that female founders receive less funding than their male counterparts. Could it boil down to a lack of female founders? According to research done by TechCrunch, only 7% of VCs are women. Is venture capital a boys club only?

Scaleup Portugal: Launch of the SEP monitor

Time: 11.00
Panelists: Carolina Brochado (Atomico), Laura Grimmelmann (Accel), Alice Zagury (The Family)
Moderator: Alex Barrera (Press42)

The Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) was established by the European Commission to transform European startups into scaleups by connecting them to global corporations. SEP is led by Mind the Bridge, and in partnership with Beta-i they are launching a report on the current stage of scaleups in Portugal. During this talk they will provide insights into the main findings of the report, illustrating the number of ICT scaleups in cities across Portugal.

Interview: From Eventbrite to Index Ventures

Time: 15.00
Interviewee: Renaud Visage
Interviewer: to be announced

Renaud is the co-founder of Eventbrite, the world’s largest event technology platform. He is the technical architect of the platform and CTO of the company. Not long ago, he was announced as a venture partner in Index Ventures to guide founders in global expansions and support companies with technical problems. In this interview, we will get insight into the move from entrepreneur to investor and how he will maintain the balance between the two.

Series A Startup Pitches

Time: 15.30
Startups: to be announced

Three startups will be pitching on stage. Each will be given 3 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes for Q&A.

Startup Demo: Mellow Inc.

Time: 16.00
Founder: Catarina Violante

Mellow is a new kind of kitchen robot. It is a robotic sous chef that lives on your countertop and inside your smartphone to prepare perfectly cooked food at the exact time you want it. The sous-vide machine takes the order through your smartphone, keeping the food cold until it’s time for cooking, to ensure it’s ready for the time you requested. You do not have to plan and prepare ahead – Mellow does it for you.

The Future of Education

Time: 17.00
Panelists: Francisco Veloso (Catolica Business School), Maurizio Rossi (H-farm), Lucia Figar De Lacalle (IE university), Bo Ji (CKGSB)
Moderator: Ricardo Marvao (Beta-i)

In spite of a constantly evolving society, education has remained roughly the same for decades, even centuries. When a first grader today will enter the workforce in 2030 the playing field will look dramatically different. As a result, we need to shape education to accommodate flexibility to welcome the future. This calls for drastic changes to the current education system, but what will these changes be?

Hot Technologies in Seed Investment

Time: 17.30
Panelists: Fausto Boni (360 ventures), Boris Golden (Partech ventures), Rodrigo Martinez (Point Nine Capital)
Moderator: Dave Haynes (Seedcamp)

These European Venture Capitalists will give us the inside scoop on the technologies worth investing in through seed stage startups. Fausto Boni is the founding partner at 360 ventures, the French-Italian Venture Capital fund. Boris Golden is a principal at Partech Ventures in Paris, focused on seed stage investments across Europe. Rodrigo Martinez is a trained engineer and principal at Point Nine Capital in the Berlin-based VC.

Day Two: Wednesday, June 7th

From Entrepreneurs to Investors

Time: 10.15
Panelists: Pietro Bezza (Connect ventures), Filip Dames (Cherry VC), Sean Seton-Rogers (PROfounders)
Moderator: to be announced)

Pietro co-founded Connect Ventures, a London-based VC, and is now managing partner. Before this, he co-founded and served as CEO for Neo Network, a mobile media company acquired by De Agostini Group. He has extensive experience in Internet, mobile and media with expertise in marketing, growth and content. Filip Dames founded his first company in 2008, an online auction platform, before joining the founding team of Zalando. After holding several executive positions at Zalando, he went on to co-found Cherry VC, a Berlin-based fund founded by a team of entrepreneurs. Sean is a partner and co-founder at PROfounders, an early stage venture capital fund in London, supporting digital companies.

The Rise of Angel Investors

Time: 12.30
Panelists: Gil Dibner (Angel Investor), Pedro Falcao (LC ventures), Felix Peterson (Faber Ventures)
Moderator: Markus Lang (Pioneers)

It’s fair to say that angel investment has become trendy. From FY15 to FY16, angel investment saw a 62% increase, while VC funding was in decline. According to a study by MIT scholars ‘the angel group outperformed the venture capital industry overall’. Furthermore, angel investors significantly increase startup success rates, increasing the survival rate by ‘14%-23% for the next 1.5 to 3 years’. What are the reasons behind these results and what are the implications of the rise of angel investors on the ecosystem?

Live Mentoring

Time: 13.00
Mentors: Marvin Liao (500 startups), Max Kelly (Techstars)
Startups: to be announced

Marvin Liao and Max Kelly both have extensive experience mentoring startups, both representing leading tech accelerators. Marvin is a partner at 500 Startups, running the 500 startup accelerator in San Francisco and investing in seed-stage startups. He has more than 17 years of experience in Silicon Valley. Max Kelly is the managing director of Techstars London. Before joining Techstars he spent 12 years at Virgin, responsible for the strategy of the Virgin group and starting new companies within the group. Together they will mentor three startups pitching live on stage.

Keynote by Jon Bradford

Time: 15.00

Jon Bradford has co-founded a vast amount of influential companies and run several accelerators in the UK. He’s the co-founder of F6s, a large network for entrepreneurs, and, a digital publication covering the European tech industry. He launched the very first bootcamp accelerator outside of US, in 2009, which later merged with Techstars, becoming their first international accelerator. He’s founded several other accelerators, including Startup Wise Guys, Eleven, Ignite10 Accelerator, as well as helping launch additional accelerators earning him the title ‘the Godfather of European Accelerators’.

Investing in Tomorrow, Today

Time: 16.45
Panelists: Alex Flamant (Notion Capital), Nicolas Debock (Balderton Capital), Yacine Galim (Sunstone), George Henry (LocalGlobe), Pedro Ribeiro Santos (Armilar Venture Partners)
Moderator: Ricardo Sequerra (Cherry VC)

A fireside chat with investors from various venture capital funds to discuss global trends and challenges, and how these will impact investments. Developments in tech, such as VR and AR, can have dramatic implications, serving as segways to alternate realities. New advancements in health care, such as personalized medicine, may give rise to a different health care system. Political systems and data privacy policies are changing, potentially impacting various industries and technological advancements. Artificial intelligence may alter the way we work or may be the end of the human worker. Is the end of the world near? Or is this just the beginning of the future?

This is just a sneak peak into what you can expect at #LIS17. More speakers and panels will follow soon…

Main Stage (400 pax)
Second Stage (150 pax)
Workshop Area (80 pax)
0Investment Stage
by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
0Innovation Stage by
0Education Stage
by IE Business School
DAY ONE, 06.06.2017
8:00Investors Breakfast
9:00General registration
10:00Welcome to #LIS 17
5'Beta-i, Pedro Rocha Vieira (yes)
7'Gov, Joao Vasconcelos (yes)
7'CML, Fernando Medina (yes)
10:30Investing in Entrepreneurial Communities
25'Bright Pixel, Celso Martinho (yes)
Moderator: Raph Crouan, Startupbootcamp IoT (yes)
H-Farm, Maurizio Rossi (yes)
Kima Ventures, Vincent Jacobs (yes)
Google Campus, Sofia Benjumea (yes)
11:00Betting on Lisbon11:00Machine Learning & AI11:00(Corp Only) How to succeed at innovation beyond the sticky note
25'Zomato, Miguel Alves Ribeiro (yes)30Unbabel, Vasco Pedro (yes)40Tendayi Viki (yes)
Aptoide, Alvaro Pinto (yes)
Daimler, Alexandre Vaz (yes)
Pipedrive, Martin Henk (yes)
Moderator: Duarte Cordeiro, Vice President at Lisbon City Council (yes)
11:30Women in VCs11:30Break
25'Carolina Brochado, Atomico (yes)11:40Buffer
Accel Partners, Laura Grimmelmann (yes)11:45(Corp Only) How to Succeed at Corporate Startup Collaborations
Alice Zagury, The Family (yes)30Gonçalo Consiglieri, (yes)
Octopus Ventures, Rebecca Hunt (yes)Pedro Fonseca, Crowdprocess (yes)
Moderator: Press42, Alex Barrera (yes)Ana Dias, José de Mello Grow (yes)
Jason Nadal, Microsoft (yes)
11:55Buffer11:55BufferModerator: Runway East, Alex Hoye (yes)
12:00Coffee Break12:00Going Early to the US12:20Break
25'25Moderator: Mosaic Ventures, Evan Schoenbach (yes)
Talkdesk, Cristina Fonseca (yes)
Attentive, Daniel Araujo (yes)
Infraspeak, Filipe Avila (yes)
doDOC, Carlos Boto (yes)
12:30Challenges of Raising Series A & B12:30Health & Analytics
25'Raph Crouan, Startupbootcamp IoT (yes)25Guilherme Magalhães, José de Mello Saúde (yes)12:45What it means to be ambitious for founders in Europe
Pipedrive, Martin Henk (yes)Heartgenetics, Ana Teresa Freitas (yes)40The Family - Oussama Ammar (yes)
Aptoide, Paulo Trezentos (yes)Cardio-ID, André Lourenço (yes)
Miguel Pina Martins, Science 4 You (yes)Moderator: Miguel Amador, Startup Braga (yes)
Moderator: Stephan Morais, Caixa Capital (yes)
13:00Exits: IPO vs M&A13:00Health and Analytics Pitches
25'Euronext, Paulo Rodrigues da Silva (yes) 3/2João Pedro Ribeiro, Peekmed (yes)
Avolta Partners, Philippe Rodriguez (yes) 3/2Ricardo Maximiano, NeuroPysCAD (yes)
Marco Fernandes, PME Investimentos (yes)3/2Artur Steffen, GoClinic (yes)
Moderator: Rogério Carapuça, APDC (yes)3/2Eduardo Freire Rodrigues, Uphill (yes)
TBJoão Cardoso, Teleperformance (tbi) PRV
13:30Lunch Break13:30Lunch Break13:30Lunch Break
14:00"Scaling Companies Internationally"
45Renaud Visage (yes)
14:40Scaleup Portugal. Launch of the SEP Monitor
15'Beta-i, Ricardo Marvão (yes)
LC Ventures, Pedro Falcão (yes)
15:00Live Interview: From Eventbrite to Index Ventures15:00How To Set-Up Impactful Startup-Corporate Business Relationships?15:00Storytelling and PR for Startups
25'Renaud Visage, Eventbrite (yes)25'The Family - Oussama Ammar (yes)90'Press42, Alex Barrera (yes),
Interviewer: PROfounders, Sean Seton-Rogers (yes)
15:30Startup Pitches15:30The Future of Fintech
7'Landing.Jobs - Pedro Oliveira (yes)Ricardo Chaves, SIBS, (yes)
7'Rui Lopes, Agentifai, (yes)Selcuk Kuram, FinLeap (yes) CL
7'Rob Eastham, Reality Zero One (yes)Pedro Fonseca, Crowdprocess, (yes)
CLInvestor: Point9 Capital, Rodrigo Martinez (tbc)MLGTS, Luís Roquette Geraldes (yes)
CLInvestor: Gil Dibner, Angel Investor (tbc)Moderator: Jon Bradford (yes)
CLInvestor: Alice Zagury, The Family (tbc)
16:00Coffee Break16:00Fintech Pitches
3/2Armenak Mayalian , SharePay (yes)
3/2Ricardo Costa, Loqr (yes)
3/2Natasha Ketabchi, Cynation (yes)
3/2Jose Supico, Advicefront (yes)
16:30Investing in Mobility
A-to-Be, Pedro Bento (yes)
Bosch Ventures, Cyril Vancura (yes)
MUB Cargo, Mariana Gomes (yes)
PRIO Energy, Miguel Moreira (yes)16:30Buffer16:30Buffer
Moderator: Ana Pimentel, Observador (yes) 16:40Break16:40Tools to get your product and business model right
30Stripe, Olivier Godement (yes)
17:00The Future of Education17:00Building successful businesses on blockchain technologies
25Francisco Veloso, Imperial College Business School (yes)25Avolta Partners, Philippe Rodriguez (yes)
H Farm, Maurizio Rossi (yes) Ledger, Nicolas Bacca (yes)17:10Buffer
IE University, Lucia Figar de Lacalle (yes)Mir Serena Liponi ( (yes)
Bo Ji, CKGSB (yes)Moderator: Chainsmiths, Kevin Loaec (yes)
Moderator: Beta-i, Ricardo Marvão (yes)
17:30Hot Technologies in Seed Investment17:30Startup Pitches: Mobility & Clean Energy17:30Workshop: AWS Marketplace
25360 Capital Partners, Fausto Boni (yes)3/2André Moura, Pro-drone (yes)30' Alejandro Canonero, AWS Marketplace (yes)
Partech Ventures, Boris Golden (yes)3/2Pedro Pinto, Fibersail (yes)
Point Nine Capital, Rodrigo Martinez (yes)3/2Anurag Rathor, Zify (yes)
Gil Dibner, Venture Investor (yes)3/2Susana Varela, KLC (yes)
Moderator: Seedcamp, Dave Haynes (yes)
18:00Closing Day 1
Beta-i, PRV (yes)
CML, Fernando Medina (tbc)
TBGovernment, Antonio Costa (tbc) HO
18:30Cocktail @Venue
19:00VIP Yatch Cocktail
21:00:00 PMEnd of Day 1
DAY TWO, 07.06.2017
8:00Investors & Startups Breakfast
9:30General registation9:30General registationGeneral registation
10:00Opening + Wrap Up Day 1
5'Host + PRV intro João Vasconcelos
7'Gov, Joao Vasconcelos (yes)
10:15From Entrepreneurs to Investors
dConnect Ventures, Pietro Bezza (yes)
dCherry Ventures, Filip Dames (yes)
dElaia Partners, Marc Rougier (yes)
dPROfounders, Sean Seton-Rogers (yes)
dModerator: Uniplaces, Ben Grech (yes)
10:45Investment Strategies of Corporate VCs10:45Ecosystems and Open Innovation
dSONAE IM, Alexandre Santos (yes)TBLuísa Silva, SAP (yes)
dSamsung NEXT, Felix Petersen (yes)TBAna Tomasek, Eureka Secretariat (yes)
dEDP Ventures, Luís Manuel (yes)TBChoice Technologies, Denis Maia (yes)
dCisco Investments, Jon Koplin (yes)Moderator: Bashara Hinnawi, Beta-i (yes)
dModerator: Jaime Jorge, Codacy (yes)11:00Understanding Investment (30')
11:10Buffer11:10BufferdPartech Ventures, Boris Golden (yes)
11:15The Future of Market Place11:15Portuguese Startups Showcase (3)
dSamaipata Ventures, José Del Barrio (yes)dMellow, Catarina Violante (cancelled)
dKibo Ventures, Javier Torremocha (yes)dLuis Martins, Zaask (yes) 11:30Buffer
dModerator: LocalGlobe, George Henry (yes)dUnbabel, Vasco Pedro (yes)
dMosaic Ventures, Evan Schoenbach (yes)11:40BGI & EIT Digital - "Portuguese Scale Up Report
dMr Jeff, Eloi Gómez Cal (yes)ASofia Fernandes, BGI BGI (yes)
11:40Buffer11:40BufferAGonçalo Amorim BGI (yes)
12:00New Investment Models11:45Startup Pitch: Enterprise Software 3/2AOtitooluwa Dosumu, BGI (yes)
dRaize, Jose Maria Rego (yes)dGonçalo Consiglieri,, (yes)11:55Scale Ups by EIT Digital Panel
dOneRagtime, Stephanie Hospital (yes)AAndré Pimenta Ribeiro, Performetric (yes)AModerator: Richard Kivel, GrayBella Capital (yes)
dCarlos Silva Seedrs, (yes)dNuno Loureiro, (yes)dDomingos Bruges - Muzzley (yes)
dModerator: Press42, Alex Barrera (yes)dNathan Frey, Air (yes)ADaniel Kisluk - Aptoide (yes)
dEuclides Major - Guest U (yes)
12:25Buffer12:10BufferdJoão Claro - Xshockware (yes)
12:30First Money in: Angel vs pre-seed VCs12:15The Future of Smart Cities 2512:20Buffer
dAngelList, Philipp Moehring (yes)ACitizenLab, Wietse Van Ransbeeck (yes)12:25:00 PMBREAK
dGil Dibner, Venture Investor (yes)AVitor Manuel Pereira, Conteúdo Chave (yes)12:40How to Fundraise from London?
dLC Ventures, Pedro Falcão (yes)dDimiter Dimitrov, Tickey (yes)ABalderton Capital, Nicolas Debock (yes)
dLocalGlobe, George Henry (yes) CLTurismo de Portugal, Carlos Abade (tbc)20'
dModerator: Markus Lang, Pioneers Ventures (yes)dModerator: Connect Ventures, Pietro Bezza (yes)
13:00Live Mentoring12:45Lunch Break13:00Buffer
12mins each500 Startups, Marvin Liao (yes)13:10(Corp Only) Corporate VC: Exclusive Stories & Learnings
dTechstars, Max Kelly (yes)dOneRagtime, Stephanie Hospital (yes)
dJosé Ferreira - Talkifly (yes)dElaia Partners: Marc Rougier (yes)
dSofitto, Alexander Vasylchenko (yes)dModerator: Beta-i, Pedro Rocha Vieira (yes)
dBosch Ventures, Cyril Vancura (yes)
13:30Lunch Break13:45(Corp Only) Interview
Runway East, Alex Hoye (yes)
dInterviewer: Ricardo Marvão (yes)
14:15Startup Pitches: Tourism & City14:15
ASofia Pitta, Misk (yes)
AFrancisco Manso, Trigger.Systems (yes)
14:30Open Innovation & AccelerationAFilipe Romão, AppyFans, (yes)14:30"Raising seed capital out of Lisbon"
dFidelidade, João Mestre (yes)ATiago Araújo, HiJiffy (yes)ARicardo Sequerra, Cherry Ventures (yes)
25'SIBS, Maria Antónia Saldanha (yes)25
dGrow, Ana Casaca (yes)
dPRIO Energy, Emanuel Proença (yes)
dModerator: Beta-i, Manuel Tanger (yes)14:45Buffer
14:55Buffer14:50The Future of Global Tourism
15:00Corporate Acceleration Gone Wrong? dChitra Stern, Portugal IN (yes)14:55Buffer
dMotive Partners, Jon Bradford (yes) 15:10(Corp Only) From Virgin to Techstars
15:25Buffer15:25BufferdMax Kelly, Techstars (yes)
15:30Break15:30BreakdInterviewer: Ricardo Marvão (yes)
15:30:00 PMBuffer
15:35(Corp Only) The Rise of Corporate Accelerators
Deloitte, Cristina Rajão (yes)
ABeta-i, Manuel Tânger (yes)
A500 Startups, Marvin Liao (yes)
AModerator: Talkdesk, Cristina Fonseca (yes)
16:00Startup Pitches 16:00Machine Learning & AI
3/5CitizenLab, Wietse Van Ransbeeck (yes) dTim Kock - (yes)16:05Buffer
3/5Noocity, José Ruivo (yes) ALimor Schweitzer, RoboSavvy
3/5Denis Kiselev, SnapSwap (yes)dCrowdprocess, Pedro Fonseca (yes)16:15Creating a Purpose-Driven Workplace
don't showModerator: Jon Bradford (tbc)AModerator: Gil Dibner, Venture Investor (yes)25'Adam Smiley Poswolsky, Author (yes)
don't showModerator: Alex Barrera (tbc)Tomás Bento, Beta-i (yes)
16:30Investing in Tomorrow Today16:30The Money Behind the Funds
dNotion Capital - Alex Flamant (yes)AStephan Morais, Caixa Capital (yes)16:40Buffer
dNicolas Debock, Balderton Capital (yes)
dYacine Ghalim, Sunstone (yes)
dGeorge Henry, LocalGlobe (yes)
dPedro Ribeiro Santos, Armilar Venture Partners (yes)
dModerator: Ricardo Sequerra, Cherry Ventures (yes)16:55Buffer
17:15Accelerators & Investment
dWarwick Hill, Microsoft Accelerator London (yes)
dMarvin Liao, 500 Startups (yes)
dMax Kelly, Techstars (yes)
dLisbon Challenge, Isabel Salgueiro (yes)
dModerator: Richard Kivel, GrayBella Capital (yes)
17:45Closing #LIS 17
dPedro Rocha Vieira, Beta-i (yes)
dInnovation Academy, Ricardo Marvão (yes)
dIE Award, Ines Holterman (yes)
dLIS 17 Team on Stage (yes)
18:00Cocktail @ Venue
20:00Party & BBQ @ Venue
0:00Closing #LIS 17