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The Conversation: Startups & Corporates

25. január. 2016 @ 12:00 am

AmCham Slovakia would like to cordially invite you to

THE CONVERSATION: Startups & Corporates Conference

which will be held on Monday, January 25, 2016
at Design Factory, Bottova 2 ,Bratislava
from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

Come and share your business story, gain insights from fellow CEOs and entrepreneurs in leading global corporations and learn from and about companies that once used to be successful startups as well as startups of today that have won competitions and gone through incubation programs.

Join other inspiring, global, speakers who will come and share their experience. Corporate Leaders to addre

  • Strategy towards outsourced innovation (how do you acquire startups?)
  • What areas do you cooperate on (what would open your door to startups?)
  • What specific global programs for startups do you have? (lessons learned)

This event will not be about startups presenting their pitches in front of corporates. The selected startups will go through an intense coaching program and they will come prepared to share their story. Join us to do the same!


13.30 – 14.00    Registration & Networking coffee

14.00 – 14.15    Opening & Welcome

  • H.E. Andrej KISKA, President of the Slovak Republic (tbc)
  • Vazil HUDÁK, Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic (tbc)

14.15 – 14.30    Keynote speech: THE IDEA BEHIND THIS EVENTS: Corporates vs. Startups world (guest speaker or one of the co-organizing partners)

  • Pekka SIVONEN, Vertical Startup Accelerator (tbc)
  • Ken Ryan, KPMG

14.30 – 15.30    Session 1 – STRUCTURED PROGRAMS/CORPORATE FUNDING AND INCUBATION) (Format: Panel discussion)

  • Simon SCHAEFER, Factory
  • Bebolt O2 (tbc)
  • Hub:raum (tbc)
  • Google for entrepreneurs (tbc)

15.30 – 15.40    Break

15.40 – 16.40    Session 2 – THE PATH TO BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE VS. STARTUP LEADER (Format: individual talks by selected speakers)                          

  • Stanislav MOLNÁR, Oracle
  • Stephen CAULFIELD , Dell (tbc)
  • Šimon ŠICKO, Pixel Federation (tbc)

16.40 – 16.50     Concluding remarks


16.50 – 18.00      Startups networking with corporate CEOs

As the number of seats is limited, please register online by January 20, 2016.


25. január. 2016
12:00 am


AmCham Slovakia