Is Health and Wellness the New Status Symbol?
Supplements, upmarket gym memberships and active wear; the health and wellness sector is booming like never before. The days of cars and designer labels are long gone and people are looking to invest in themselves through physical exercise and internal wellbeing. But is this sudden surge for a limited time only or is the movement here to stay? Join this panel discussion with founders addressing this consumer trend through nutrition, physical exercise, and monitoring health through technology.
Claire Davenport, Hello Fresh
Will Dean, Tough Mudder
Hamish Grierson, Thriva
Claire Novorol, Ada
The Future of Mobility has Already Begun
50 years ago electric cars were the stuff of fantasy, nowadays the question is whether to buy a Tesla or a BMWi. With the present threat of climate change and overpopulated cities, transportation and the way people move are changing to become smarter, cleaner and faster. Join the game changers in the industry to see what the future holds for mobility and how we can expect to move in the next 50 years.
Nick Earle, Virgin Hyperloop One
Agne Milukaite, Cycleland
Patrick Nathen, Lilium
Big Data & AI: A 21st Century Gold Mine
In today’s digital world, data is hitting us from all angles. Without data and AI, computers are unable to learn or generate the patterns for why we see certain ads on social media. The more data a computer receives, the more patterns it is able to recognise to give the user a more accurate experience. Gold and oil are old news and today’s wealth is measured in cryptocurrency, online services and data collection.
Projjol Banerjea, Zeotap
Joyeeta Das, Gyana
Xabi Uribe-Etxebarria, Sherpa
Caroline Walerud, Volumental
What Lays Ahead for Government Technology?
Govtech is a disruptive force in the public sector through innovative technology and services for the modern age. However there is still a lack of private companies who make the leap to work with government. This panel includes insights from govtech entrepreneurs, enablers and academics to discuss where govtech will go next.
Daniel Korski, Public
Robyn Scott, Apolitical
Pere Valles, Scytl
Peteris Zilgalvis, DG Connect European Commission
Feeding 9 Billion
The current world population is expected to reach 9 billion people by 2050. With an existing world food crisis and irresponsible resource management, the demand to develop more sustainable food sources and production methods is higher than ever. Diet, food miles and distribution of wealth are all under the microscope and with only 30 years to go, the clock is ticking. This panel is joined by entrepreneurs who are working in the field as well as the organisations who are enabling startups to make an impact.
Robert Opp, Innovation Division World Food Programme (UN)
Tim Rohrich, European Founders Society
Willem Sodderland, Seamore
Ilana Taub, Snact
Spotting Investment Opportunities in an Uncertain World
Whether it’s a VC or an Angel, investment allows an entrepreneur to make significant developments to their venture. But the face of investment is changing and new ways of investing are allowing ventures at all stages to seek financing. This session will share the insight of the individuals representing diverse investment channels and what the opportunities are for entrepreneurs seeking capital.
Spencer Crawley, firstminute.capital
Stephan Morais, Indico Capital Partners
Jenny Tooth, UK Business Angels Association
Joe White, Entrepreneur First