VCEUROPEX is a 4 day conference – we bring together people from North America and from Europe to attend a free online conference designed to help innovators prepare their presentations, build their pitch, and ultimately present their idea to a group of angel investors.
Inclusion is at the heart of what we do. We serve the venture capital community as we focus on women and minority entrepreneurs – out goal to provide education and support to a diverse group of people.
The conference is a 4-day online event held in English, though round tables are collaterals are provided in other languages as well. Days are split into “Morning” sessions that last from 8AM until 12 Noon and “Afternoon” sessions that last from 1PM until 5PM. During the “Lunch” hour we attend live networking tables, visit the Exhibitors Hall to meet our institutional partners, and participate in themed round tables covering a variety of topics of interest to entrepreneurs.
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In this session, the conference chair welcomes the audience and outlines Day 1 activities
In this session, Deb Dietz - Conference Co-Chair, and CEO of SMB Digital Education explains our social mission of inclusion and lays the ground for what to expect during this conference
SMB Digital Education is introducing "The Academy" in the Metaverse - our education and training programs in 3D. In addition to SMB Digital Education's extensive course catalog, the new offering allows for VR headset users to take courses, interact with instructors, and receive educational content in the 3D environment created specifically with the VR user in mind. Since the courses are delivered in the VR platform, students and instructors appear in their avatar/digital persona forms; however, instructor interaction happens live, so there is no adversarial impact to the educational experience. The VR course catalog is continuously expanding and will be published soon in the Global Innovation Educators (GIE) catalog.
A rigorous business design will allow you to intelligently modify it as you implement the design. If you don’t systemize your business, you can’t reliably improve it. A rigorous business design also is extremely valuable in your relationship with an investor. It will give them confidence in YOU and will give you a framework to communicate effectively. The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) is a standard method to design and run a business. While it is designed for established businesses, it can be used at the very beginning and grow with you as you succeed. Learn how to use EOS to reliably grow your business and to make your business more attractive to investors.
In this session, entrepreneurs will learn some tried and true strategies to build a stellar communications process with potential investors. Learn the essentials, work on your style and communicate what you mean.
In this session, Carolyn Leonard, the financial maximizer for humans will share why more than money, life is how about you finance your dreams. The CEO / Founder of DyMynd Angels, a financial empowerment social innovation firm helping women to understand their emotional relationship with money and unlock their financial empowerment, will share some strategies to help you approach angel Investors with confidence.
Startup founders, are you in the midst of your fundraising journey? Let's break the process down into five essential phases that can help you chart your course to success: Mapping, Preparing, Materials, Fundraising, and Closing.
In this session, we will learn how defining forces around us - wars, climate change, uncertainty - tend to disrupt our plans. We will work together to incorporate change into our business plans.
In this keynote presentation and discussion, the author of "We Never Expected That: A Comparative Study of Failures in National and Business Intelligence" focuses on a comparison between how states, through their intelligence organizations, cope with strategic surprises and how business organizations deal with unexpected movement in their field.
Entrepreneurship with technology is a journey – in this session Apurva Desai will go over his experience both in Silicon Valley, and abroad. His career spans over search engine, mobile gaming, and video streaming businesses. He will share four key takeaways – “Lessons from the CFO’s Desk” – that are sure to ignite your passion for tech entrepreneurship. Those lessons are sure to help you on your own entrepreneurial journey.
In this session, the Chief Innovation Officer for DMS International will go over business simulations and demonstrate how simulations can add value to your strategic planning process.
In this session we meet the author of Futurize Yourself.
In his new book - Corporate Explorer Fieldbook: How to Build New Ventures In Established Companies - co-edited by Andrew Binns and Eugene Ivanov, we find a collection of the tools, methodologies, and techniques one needs to build successful, market-ready ventures from within existing organizations. In this session, a team of accomplished authors explains how to develop a practical strategy, gather market insights, develop a Jobs-To-Be-Done market canvas, collect customer research, and reduce organizational risk.
In this session, we meet the author of The Business Case for Love.
In this session, the author of "Gardens of Intelligence" digs deep into the challenges and opportunities of how to succeed with technology platforms for market and competitive intelligence. We will explore some important questions: What if you could:
Spend more time creating forward-looking actionable intelligence, thanks to smarter tools? Collaborate better and develop hypotheses that can be tested and validated by data analysis?Become more in line with future market expectations as predictions are more accurate? These, and many more. Join us.
Entrepreneurship is a journey with many ups and downs - it is a rollercoaster ride - and for that, you need to get a ticket at the Ticketbooth for Entrepreneurship. In this session, we will discuss the spark that drove you to the ticketbooth, how you overcame the fear of getting on the ride, how you picked up speed, put your hands in the air and didn't lose your mind, and the track ahead - buying your ticket for the next ride.
In this session, the conference chair summarizes Day 1 sessions and gives a preview of Day 2 activities.
In this session, the conference chair welcomes the audience and outlines Day 2 activities.
In this session, we will cover three different topics: Challenges of the solo and entrepreneur startup, dealing with building and leading a management team, what I know now that I wish I had known then.
Max Lambright and Kevin Suboski
The era of massive change - how change should be integrated into the models and state of mind for big and small businesses.
In the world of business, sales form the backbone of success. No matter the strength of your product or the talent within your team, without sales, progress remains at a standstill. The silver lining? Mastering sales is less about natural-born charisma and more about strategy, understanding, and mindset!
Join us for a dynamic session where we demystify the sales process, simplifying it down to a science that any startup—whether solo entrepreneur or scaling business owner—can leverage for success.
This talk is designed to empower you with the confidence and know-how to drive revenue by:
- Building genuine rapport with your target clients.
- Gracefully overcoming objections.
- Seamlessly closing deals with perfect fit clients.
- Generating a consistent stream of referrals.
In this session, Iris Goldfeder will share best practices (and those to avoid) for website development, SEO, branding, accessibility (hot topic!), and digital marketing strategies that can have a positive impact on your marketing ROI.
Apurva Desai is a C-Suite Executive / Investor, he specializes in building the finance function for startup companies. In this session he will discuss the impact of AI on enterprise and finance functions, with a focus on how AI impacts the CFO role.
In this session you will learn about the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center resources, and hear - first hand- about funding alternatives.
The President of Nordic Building will address key messages from her presentation "Education & AI," a focus discussion held during the most recent Global Building Day. If AI and its applications are on your agenda, then this talk is for you.
Are you just getting started and have questions about your legal business structure? In this session we will explore the fundamentals of organization structure and operations.
Are you looking for Early-Stage Investment Opportunities? Join the Tech Investor Club, a syndication club for investing in assessed and filtered early-stage AI, DATA, and Marketplace startups. Gain access to a curated selection of promising opportunities and a network of experienced professionals. Join the Tech Investor Club's managing partners, as they share their investment philosophy.
Learn best practices for grant readiness preparation to post-award reporting for compliance.
Learn the system strategies and structures to be funded using crowdfunding strategies.
In this session, the author of the Herman Trend Alert will present some strategies to help you leverage technology (holograms, AI, VR) to create positive user experiences that are sure to WOW your customers.
If you are in the business of pursuing federal grant funding to finance your organization, you probably wished you had early notice for opportunities and could anticipate emerging opportunities ahead of your competition. In this session, you will learn why tracking federal legislation is the early warning signal needed to anticipate funding opportunities. We will cover why should you care about the budget, hear some strategies on how to get started on your tracking, and learn what you can do to stay ahead of the competition.
In this session, we hear an update from the CEO Of Theodora Africa. Theodora Africa is an innovative platform whose mission is to transform the lives of African women via the power of business creation. Hundreds of thousands of African women find themselves funneled into sex work due to environmental factors (no social safety net, lack of jobs, misogynistic culture). We use the power of business creation, but not any business creation, but businesses that provide meaningful business services to underserved developed country markets.
In this session, the conference chair summarizes Day 2 sessions and gives a preview of Day 3 activities.
In this session, the conference chair welcomes the audience and outlines Day 3 activities
In this session we will address a few important questions:
1) What do we mean by AI? What’s a Large Language Model and how do they work;
2) Current AI tools. (ChatGPT, ChatGBT/Bing Chat, Bard, Llama, Aria, Perplexity…. And how they differ and why it matters when using them for intelligence; and
3) Examples of how AI can be used for intelligence. (CI, MI, HR, and more).
What qualities, abilities or skills do we still need to develop in order to build a sustainable future for people and the planet?" Help co-create our collective answer! Dr. Fredrik Lindencrona will be introducing us to the Inner Development Goals (IDGs) framework with 5 dimensions + 23 skills as human capacity integrations to better enable us all in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together more effectively.
In this session, we will learn the fundamentals of Competitive Intelligence Strategies for Startups.
In this session, you’ll learn: The three most common roadblocks standing in your way, How to harness the power of your personal brand, The 5 pillars of clear, impactful messaging, The single most important component of your messaging, How to identify, clarify- and use- your key pillars for sustainable growth, and how to create messaging that connects, converts AND does the heavy lifting for you.
Michael Horesh has been mentoring and coaching business leaders for nearly 2 decades. With a background in financial planning and strategy, he noticed that one common factor amongst most of his clients - whatever their background, SME or large corporate, service sector or tech related, they could not give a true value to their time. There is always too much to do. Michael developed an entertaining and innovative approach to appraising how we spend our time at work, allowing us to accomplish more and thus earn more. And how does Michael spend his time? Check him out on LinkedIn to learn about his hobbies.
In this session, you will learn how research reports can help you advance your business objectives and better position your company for business success. Using Market Research Reports to Support Your Startup.
In this session, the co-founder of Slava Ventures will share her thoughts on investing in technology, with a focus on AI.
Artificial intelligence and Authentic Intelligence. Can they work together? In this day and age of Technology, we need to be very aware and conscious of how to use our amazing technological advances.
However, a warning: Don't let AI take over your business or your life! It's never been more important to discover, re-discover, and empower your authentic self with neuroscience and the Entrepreneurial Blueprint Consultation and Training.
In this keynote session we will hear a message of modern-day citizenship - what can we, as business people, do to improve the communities around us.
In this session, Elizabeth Colon Rivera speaks about her rich Latina heritage, addressing the unique challenges Latina’s face, and will inspire us all to lead authentically. She’ll address how to boost your self-confidence while staying true to your culture and values. Equally important, Elizabeth will explore the significance of uplifting others in your community and what it means to lead with authenticity, emphasizing that our collective empowerment is a driving force behind our success and the positive change we can create in our lives and communities.
Innovating without an innovation strategy is a recipe for strategic disaster. I will discuss the elements of creating and implementing an innovation strategy that aligns with your overall strategic plan.
Mark Cook helps you lead everyone in your firm to become "referenceable." Gain your best opportunity in sales by investing in a proactive referral program and watch your calendar fill.
In this workshop Chella will provide the three steps to increase your fees. No fluff, she will give you the process to get you started on your journey to making more money and creating the life you desire.
In this roundtable discussion, Martin Schwirn, the author of the article about the challenges and opportunities of the Industrial Metaverse, discusses the industry's status quo and goes over new Metaverse applications.
In this session you will learn the top three reasons why your business needs you to be in control of your finances.
In this session we will discuss how foresight is a powerful tool for startups. We will explore three futures tools- storytelling, futures wheels and scenario planning. We will also understand how they can answer three important questions: How to find business opportunities, how to show angel investors we thoroughly thought about the business environment, and how to put together narratives for your upcoming pitch.
In this session, you will learn how to implement a performance management program, develop initiatives and budgets, build your Balanced Scorecard, and ensure organization alignment.
In this session, the conference chair summarizes Day 3 sessions and gives a preview of Day 4 activities.
In this session, the conference chair welcomes the audience and outlines Day 4 activities.
In this session, Martin Calnan – UNESCO Chair for Futures Literacy discusses Futures Literacy applications for Business foresight. We will hear, first hand, about the latest foresight education initiatives at the prestigious Ecole des Ponts Business School in Paris.
In this session, we will show you how to build the culture and the thinking to get beyond the innovators dilemma and getting your startup on a winning strategy.
In this session, the author of “Futures – Open to Variety” will share his experience as a designer and facilitator of futures processes – there are many options available, and you will learn how a Futures Literacy approach can help you expand your options for action in the present.
When we think about diversity, we tend to focus on external qualities, such as color of skin or appearance. In this session we will discuss how incorporating neurodiversity and welcoming people with special abilities can help you become more successful.
In this session, the CEO of Khora Virtual Reality will share his perspectives on how the Metaverse, Virtual, and Augmented Reality can be used to bring about positive changes in the way we live our lives. Simon Lajboschitz will try to answer and discuss how the spatial internet will look like in 2035ish? How it is different from Metas Metaverse campaign? Why it will be a paradigm shift? How it will integrate with personalized AI? And how it will change the world the same way the internet and smartphones have.
In this session we will learn how the adoption of an open source intelligence philosophy is helping Ukraine develop strategies to fight Russian aggression. You will see how collecting raw data and signals from volunteers and citizens helps Ukraine build a cutting edge intelligence system used to prevent unexpected attacks.
Our world presents many challenges, but how about we embrace uncertainty and complexity - as opposed to fight them? If our thought process is rigid and biased, how about we work to unfreeze dominant narratives and seek ways to see the cracks in our thinking? Stop by for a session with Prof. Damhof to learn about the many ways we can envision the diversity of futures and discover how Futures Literacy can be a strategic asset for your planning process.
How can leaders of organizations achieve the nearly impossible—truly connecting with people—in times of change and conflict?
In this session, Dr. Christophe Bisson, a machine learning expert, will show you ways technology, data management, and mixed-methods research can help you improve your business foresight.
In this session, join Iris Goldfeder and roundtable participants as they share their perspectives and speak about the challenges they face, opportunities they encounter and successes LGBTQ founders accomplish.
Join the founder of Bitjoint Studios to learn how technology can make a big impact on your arts-based startup. In this session, he will present a case study demonstrating how Web3 tools are used in the business of film making.
In today's ever-changing business environment, it is clear entrepreneurship principles alone are not enough to help us cope with exponential changes. Learn how to incorporate forward-thinking methods into your strategy, and how to become a Futurepreneur.
Growing your network with the act of service can impact and enrich your customers, clients, prospects and partnerships.
Mindfulness & Wellbeing coaching is here to help busy professionals achieve more, stress less & feel more in control and calm. Are you a solopreneur or a startup and need some strategies to deal with stress? Then this session is for you.
Embolden yourself with skillsets that cultivate empowerment and awaken your power through mindset mastery.
In this session you will find out - first-hand - the value we bring to the entrepreneur community.
In this session, the conference chairs deliver a closing note.