Warsaw | October 7-8, 2021

Let's make CEElicon Valley more than a vision

Invite-only event for up to 100 investors, fund managers, LPs, and selected ecosystem participants from CEE and beyond

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About the event

COVID-19 changed the way we conduct business. It has accelerated venture, the pace, and quantity of deals to unprecedented levels. It is time to take a step back, reflect and put meaningful in-person relationships in the center. We’re passionate about the region and we want to facilitate relevant conversations to make CEElicon Valley more than a vision.

What is VC Central?

Two-day event to strengthen the ties between VCs from emerging markets across CEE and to build bridges with developed ecosystems.

Exchange views

Share your experience in European VC

Hand-selected group

Tap into an exclusive group of investors active in the region

Meaningful relationships.

Expand your network and forge lasting bonds

Meet our speakers

Barbara Sobowska

Co-founder at MOST Partners

Barbara Sobowska

Barbara Sobowska is a transaction lawyer working internationally with tech start-ups, individuals and venture capital funds on various transactions, including VC financings and market expansions.

Alina Prawdzik

Managing Partner CEE at innogy Innovation Hub

Alina Prawdzik

At innogy Innovation Hub, Alina is Managing Partner responsible for operations in Central-Eastern Europe and Head of ‘Smart & Connected Buildings’, one of the company’s areas of investment, encompassing proptech.

Adam Kwaśniewski

Partner at Startup Development House

Adam Kwaśniewski

Adam Kwasniewski is a graduate of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has eighteen years of experience in digital business.

Main themes

October 7

Fireside
(online)

Sasha Vidiborskiy (Atomico)

BLOCK 1

CEE: THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
Can we build global leaders out of CEE?

Pasha Bogdanov (Almaz Capital)
Marcin Hejka (OTB Ventures)
Dan Lupu (Earlybird)
Roman Scharf (3VC)

Moderated by:
Aleksander Janiszewski (Greenberg Traurig)

Fireside
(online)

Joe Schorge (Isomer Capital)

BLOCK 2

VC FUNDING IN CEE
Should we / can we attract more LPs/GPs?


Ertan Can (Multiple Capital)
Patric Gresko (EIF)
Jan Habermann (Credo Ventures)
Andrus Oks (Tera Ventures)

Moderated by:
Wojciech Niesyto (KOGITO Ventures)

Fireside
(online)

Roberto Bonanzinga
(InReach Ventures)

BLOCK 3

NURTURE OR NATURE?
Where do we find the best targets?
What can we do to help breed more exceptional startups from CEE?

Herty Tammo (StartupWiseGuys)
Mor Eini (APX)
Marcin Szeląg (Innovation Nest)
Rumen Iliev (LAUNCHub Ventures)

Moderated by:
Paulina Kimla-Kaczorowska (Greenberg Traurig)

Networking dinner

October 8

Special Panel

THE FUTURE OF VC: Is Impact Inevitable?

Jaime Vera Calonje (EIF)
Jone Vaituleviciute (StartupWiseGuys)
Łukasz Skarka (EIT Inno Energy)
Wojtek Majewski (Simpact)

Moderated by:
Damian Polok (VCLeaders)

Fireside
(online)

Rob Kniaz (Hoxton Ventures)

BLOCK 4

THE TALENT GAP
How to attract the best talent to future CEE-based superstars?


Alexander Buchberger (Senovo)
Henric Hungerhoff (APX)
Marcin Kurek (Market One Capital)
Maciej Małysz (INOVO)

Moderated by:
Joanna Jasińska (VCLeaders)

BLOCK 5

EXIT MARKETS
Go West or Go Home?

Kristjan Laanemaa (Karma Ventures)
Thierry Zois (Finch Capital)
Dmitry Smirnov (Flashpoint Venture Capital)

Moderated by:
Michał Kautsch (EY)

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