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February 1

European Market Entry for Silicon Valley Startups

Gabriel Hubert - Stripe (San Francisco)
Darian Shimy - Weebly (San Francisco)

Session Four presents two leading Bay Area software startups that are currently entering the European consumer and enterprise software services marketplace. Stripe (payment systems) has elected to base their European operations out of multiple cities (Paris, Berlin, London and Dublin), whereas Weebly (website design and hosting) decided upon Berlin as their central EU HQ location. The speakers will discuss their decision-making processes for electing which countries to enter initially (and how to enter), as well as the many ways in which product design, development, sales, marketing and localization must be adapted when moving into Europe.

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February 8

Macedonia & Berlin - Women's Health Startups and Balkans Accelerators

Ida Tin - Clue (Berlin)
Irena Chaushevska - NewMan's Business Accelerator (Macedonia)

In Session Five we showcase two dynamic and visionary founders out of Berlin and Skopje in Southeastern Europe. NewMan's Business Accelerator is a key player at the center of the emerging entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Balkans region, where it coaches, trains and scales up startup teams from Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo and Slovenia. Clue is a fast-growth design-focused womens' health startup with European and US investors that has reached over 4 million subscribers as of the end of January 2016. Both speakers are excellent examples of outstanding women business leaders now coming to the fore in Europe.

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Partners 2016

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European Space Agency (ESA)

Time | Directions

Mondays 4:30 - 5:50 pm | Winter Quarter
Hewlett Teaching Center | Auditorium 201
Stanford University, Engineering Campus
370 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

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Schedule 2016 - Year Eight

January 4

European Startup 'Bridges' in Silicon Valley

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Gro Eirin Dyrnes - Norway

Board Member

Nordic Innovation House - Silicon Valley
@InnorHouse || @GroDyrnes
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Olav Bryn - Norway

Founder & Board Member

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Tero-Pekka Alastalo - Finland

President & Co-Founder

Blueprint Genetics
@BPGenetics || @TAlastal
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Armann Kojic - Iceland

CEO & Founder

@AponApps || @ArmannK
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Soren Juul Jorgensen - Denmark

Executive Director

Innovation Center Denmark - Silicon Valley
@ICDK || @SorenJuulJ
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Dirk Kanngiesser - Germany

CEO & Co-Founder

German Accelerator
@GAccelerator || @Dikaheto

January 11

Croatia & Slovakia - Electric Car
and Sustainable Home Founders

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Mate Rimac - Croatia

CEO & Founder

Rimac Automobili
@AutomobiliRimac || @MateRimac
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Igor Žáček - Slovakia

CEO & Co-Founder

EcoCapsule || Nice Architects
@EcoCapsuleSk || @NiceArchitects

January 25

Turkey & Romania - Food Delivery
and Wearables Startups

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Melih Ödemiş - Turkey


@Yemeksepeti || @MelihOdemis
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Radu Georgescu - Romania

Board Member, Vector Watch & Founding Partner, GECAD Group

Vector Watch || GECAD Group
@Vector_Watch || @GeorgescuRadu
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Alberto Onetti - Italy

President, Mind The Bridge; Professor, University of Insubria; Coordinator, Startup Europe Partnership

MindTheBridge || Startup Europe Partnership (SEP)
@MindTheBridge || @AOnetti
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Tugce Tasci - Turkey

President, Stanford Turkish Student Association

Stanford Turkish Student Association (TSA)
@TSAStanford || @Tuuce_

February 1

European Market Entry
for Silicon Valley Startups

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Gabriel Hubert

New Markets

@Stripe || @GabHubert
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Darian Shimy

VP, Engineering

@Weebly || @DShimy

February 8

Macedonia & Berlin - Women's Health Startups and
Balkans Startup Accelerators

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Ida Tin - Germany

CEO & Co-Founder

@Clue || @IdaTin
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Irena Chaushevska - Macedonia

CEO & Founder

NewMan's Business Accelerator
@NewMansBA || @Chaushevska

February 22

Vienna & Lisbon - Startup Conferences and
Artificial Intelligence Founders

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Andreas Tschas - Austria

Co-Founder & CEO

Pioneers Festival
@Pioneers || @AndreasTschas
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Vasco Pedro - Portugal

CEO & Co-Founder

@TheUnbabel || @JustVasco

February 29

Cambridge UK vs Silicon Valley CA

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Hermann Hauser - UK

Partner and Director

Amadeus Capital Partners
@AmadeusCapital || @HermannHauser

March 7

European Space Startups @ ESA

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Frank Salzgeber - Germany


ESA Technology Transfer Programme Office
@ESA_Tech || @FrankSalzgeber
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Harm Botter - Netherlands


ExxFire BV
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Hauke Windmüller - Germany

CEO & Co-Founder

Familonet GmbH
@Familo || @HaukeW
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Mark Evans - UK

CEO & Co-Founder

Adaptix Ltd
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Burton Lee - Silicon Valley

Lecturer - European Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Stanford Mechanical Engineering
@Europreneurs || @BurtonLee

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