Venture Day Lisbon 25th June 2013

Powered by Beta-i and IE Business School

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Iberia's top Startups

Iberian Investor Forum by IE Business School and Beta-i

Join our 1 day conference where some of Iberia's most influential early stage investors and entrepreneurs share their experiences and judge our startup competition!

Win an investment of €40.000*!!!

EggNest has kindly committed a €40,000 investment for one of the 10 finalist startups. EggNest is a vehicle for investing in seed and early stage capital for the ignition of businesses by entrepreneurs based in the Portuguese market.

*To win the investment the startup must be a Portuguese based business.

WIN a 90% scholarship in IE's OWNERS & ENTREPRENEURS mngt program

The Owners and Entrepreneurs Management Program (OEMP) was carefully designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs! This program is aimed at owners and visionary entrepreneurs who lead businesses with an established client base and expected annual sales of over 1€ million, and are preparing themselves and their businesses to grow further in an international environment. The program is composed of three in-class modules and two online modules.

Venture Day Registration

Places are limited! To attend Venture Day Lisbon please register here

The speakers...

Paul Ford, Softlayer Technologies

Paul Ford is Vice President at Softlayer Technologies (Catalyst Startup program). He is putting a spotlight on the most vibrant and technically advanced cloud, dedicated and hybrid Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) community in the world, focused on customers, revenue, partnerships and new business development. The Catalyst startup program is the SoftLayer startup incubator, Catalyst provides free infrastructure and support to startups.

José Martín Cabiedes, Cabiedes & Partners SCR

Managing partner at Cabiedes & Partners SCR. Managing a Venture Capital Fund for early stage investments in internet ventures in Spain. Currently invested in: Habitissimo, Comuto, Offerum, Uvinum, Parabebes, Bankimia, Mbaandcompany, Zyncro, Tiendeo, Deporvillage, Gigas, Comunitae, Deskidea, Nonabox, Ducksboard, Kantox, Nubelo, Stopandwalk, Modalia, Floqq, Byhours, Fancybox, Saluspot, Percentil, Derecho, Geniuzz, Weareknitters

Juan José Güemes, IE business school

VP Economic Affairs at IE Business School and Chairman IE International Centre for Entrepreneurial management. Previously Juan Jose was Madrid Regional Minister for Health and Employement and Spain Secretary General for Tourism.

Win a ticket to Web Summit Dublin

Other prizes include one ticket to Web Summit Dublin ("the new hot ticket on the tech conference scene" according to Forbes. Over 7000 attendees and 250 speakers from all over the world.


09h30 Registration

10h00 Welcome and Opening

Eduardo Junco (MAEC)

Antas Teles (CGD Caixa Capital)

Juan José Guemes (IE business school)

Pedro Rocha Vieira (Beta-i)

10h45 Inspiration I

Beginning with the end in mind! How to raise money from VC investors

Raising money from VC´s the inside story - Daniel Neves (Biosurfit)

Raising a VC round at age 22! - Eiso Kant (Tyba)

Venture Capital: The US vs the EU perspective - Michael Jackson

11h20 Coffee Break

11h45 Inspiration II

10 mins of magic! - Iberian Entrepreneurs share their stories and learnings

Welcome to the world of gaming! - Carlos Blanco (Akamon)

The singularity moment - Joe Haslam (Hot Hotels)

Building a cell therapy venture - David Braga Malta (Cell2B)

12h30 Startup Pitch: Tomorrow's Innovators



Recibos Online



13h30 Lunch

15h00 Workshop

The new era of the lean VC – The Cabiedes & Partners view of investing

15h30 Discussion Panel

What are Iberian BAs and VCs looking for?

Duarte Mineiro (ES Ventures)

Hugo Gonçalves Pereira (Shilling Capital/APBA)

Jose Miguel Herrero (Big Sur Ventures)

Jose Martin Cabiedes (Cabiedes & Partners SCR)

Pedro Janela (EggNest)

Santiago Salazar (Busy Angels)

16h45 Startup Pitch II: Tomorrow's Innovators

Table and Friends





17h40 Bloomberg Beta - Filipe Blackwood Oliveira

17h45 Keynote

Building successful companies: opportunities for startups in Europe - Paul Ford (SoftLayer Technologies)

18h15 Winners announced

Pedro Janela (EggNest)

Ines Holtreman (IE business school)

18h45 Cocktail

Venture Lab - IE Business School

IE Business School

IE Business school International Venture Days

Given the international nature of the start-up projects in the Venture Lab and throughout IE Business School. We are delighted to offer students and alumni the opportunity to pitch their projects internationally or to an audience of local investors from their home markets or markets that they are targeting.

Entrepreneurship @ IE Business School

IE Business School is one of the most celebrated business schools in the world ranked No.1 in Europe by The Financial Times Jan 2013 ranking. IE Business School is also ranked No. 9 Worldwide for Entrepreneurship by Bloomberg´s Business Week.

IE Business School shapes leaders who promote innovation and change in organizations, equipping directors with an entrepreneurial mindset that generates employment, wealth and social wellbeing. Since its inception, IE Business School has embraced the entrepreneurial spirit as a core value, and is now an international reference in the field of entrepreneurship.



Receiving investment is one of the key moments for a startup. Once you’ve set the basis, understood the problem you’re solving and the solution you’re implementing, money is the fuel for growth! Beta-i has different programs which help entrepreneurs go from idea to business, including Beta-start and the Founder Institute Lisbon. The opportunity to present the projects to Iberian investors will be a key part in our offer to support entrepreneurs.

Beta-i is a non-profit, created in 2010, with the mission of innovating entrepreneurship. We do this through 3 lines of action: creating and promoting a culture and network around entrepreneurship and innovation, accelerate startups with global ambition and help them get funded, and create spaces, services and products focused on the entrepreneurs. During these past 2 and a half years, we’ve had more than 1.000 applications to our programs, we’ve accelerated 250 startups, 41 of wich are active today.

Venture Day Lisbon - EPIC Sana Lisboa Hotel

Tuesday, June 25th 2013 at 10am-7pm

Av. Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 15, 1070-100 Lisboa, Portugal

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