WHERE LEADING INVESTORS DISCUSS THE FUTURE

The Investors Day ‘18 is more than just a conference. With an exclusive investors-only audience, you’ll gain new perspectives – on Europe, startup investments and the future of tech.

Packed with keynotes, panel discussions & lightning talks, the half-day event unites leading investors from Austria, DACH & the CEE region. Industry experts share their insights and give an outlook on the future of innovation & startup investments in Europe. Limited to 100 participants, the Investors Day ‘18 becomes the networking hotspot for early-stage investors.

Investors Day ‘18 is brought to you by the Austrian Angel Investors Association, Austria’s leading network for angel investors and Speedinvest, one of Europe’s leading early-stage VC funds.

“The future is being invented in Europe.”
– Mattias Ljungman, Atomico

The Status Quo

EUROPE’S UNFAIR ADVANTAGE

Silicon Valley, the epicenter of innovation & venture capital. Asia, the global hub for talent & know-how. Africa, the often underestimated but emerging continent with enormous potential. As it seems that the rest of the world is evolving at the speed of light, we’re asking the question: What about Europe? Where is this continent of history & cultural diversity heading? Can we succeed in the innovation race?

 

1.15pm | The State of European Tech
Janne Korpela
Keynote

 

1.45pm | It’s All About AI
Olga Finkel
Keynote

 

2.15 pm | New Kids on the Blockchain 
Chris Miess
Keynote

 

2.30 pm | Potential of the Blockchain
Chris Miess, Anita Posch, Daniel Pichler
Panel
Old Economy Olé

DISRUPTING INDUSTRIES

Europe, the continent of old economy superstars. In times of digitization & globalization, the industry giants are getting into trouble: new business models, startups and the fast-paced business environment force them to be agile, to quickly adapt to change. We’re wondering: How shall the current industry leaders survive in times of continuous disruption? What is their response to startups & co?

 

3pm | Insurance Disrupted
Andreas Nemeth
Lighting Talk

 

3.15pm | Communication Disrupted
Florian Steger
Lighting Talk

 

3.30pm | Banking Disrupted
Hannes Cizek
Lighting Talk

 

3.45pm | Corporate Venture Capital – A new era of corporate-startup collaboration?
Panel
It’s a kind of magic

CHASING THE NEXT UNICORN

We’ve all heard about them: Those magical creatures that are said to be out there. Hiding. And hard to be found. Companies with a valuation of more than 1.000.000.000 USD are regarded as the ultimate dream of every investor. We’d like to challenge that and demystify the hunt for this rare species.

 

4.45pm | Can Europe Create a $50bn Tech Titan?
Simon Miremadi
Keynote

 

5.15pm | What does it need to scale? 
Oliver Holle
Keynote

 

5.45pm | Unicorn Hunting 2.0 – A fool’s guide to investing
Panel
A little party never killed nobody

ANNUAL VIENNESE INVESTORS NIGHT

Did someone say networking? A conference without an aftershow party is basically no conference. That’s why we teamed up with T-Mobile Austria & hub:raum to unite the who is who of the Central European startup ecosystem for an unforgettable night. Get your business cards ready. It’s gonna be legendary.

 

6.30pm | Champagne Reception  
 
7pm | Investors Night 

Tickets available on Eventbrite

EVENT LOCATION

PALAIS WERTHEIM

The Wertheim Palace on Schwarzenbergplatz in Vienna combines Viennese chic with Berlin style.