Central event of the SEC2SV Week (9-15 of September), EID-European Innovation Day is a thought-provoking, inspiring conference at Computer History Museum (almost 700 attendees registered in the 2017 edition) that brings together the current/future EU Unicorns and EU policy makers to meet the Silicon Valley digital economy stakeholders.
The SEC2SV Week will continue with follow-up meetings and parallel agenda for the different stakeholders. Silicon Valley counterparts for the meetings/events usually include government officials, senior execs from Facebook, Google, Uber, Airbnb, GE, representatives from the investors (Andreessen Horowitz, Felicis, Greylock, Social Capital, SoftechVC, USV, Y Combinator, RocketSpace, 500 Startups) and academic (Stanford, Berkeley, Singularity University) community.
Hot topics of 2018 edition will include:
– GDPR: Privacy and Data Storage/Transfer
– ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and its and CryptoCurrencies Regulations
– European Economy of Innovation in Silicon Valley
– Startup M&A
Top European scaleups aiming at expanding operations to the US market will be selected to join the event.
Minimum requirements to be considered as a Scaleup:
– to have at least 10 employees in the last 3 years
– to be growing more than 20% year-over-year in revenue, employees, or user-base.
Applications end on July 1st.
First confirmed speakers unveiled:
Peter Arvai, CEO and co-founder, Prezi
Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of unit, DG Connect, European Commission
Kristin Schreiber, Director COSME programme, DG Grow, European Commission
Tim Draper, partner, Draper Associates
Sorin Moisa, MEP, European Parliament
Adam Sterling, executive director of the Berkeley Center for law and business
Sabrina Ross, international privacy and security expert
Martin Rauchbauer, co-director, Open Austria
Georg Fuerlinger, co-director, Open Austria