Loft

Open Networking
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Embassy of the Republic of Korea: Seminar “Efficient Use of Energy with IT”
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Welcome Note: Permanent Secretary Christian Rickerts
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Introduction Connecting Startup Cities Conference

Welcome Note: Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary to Government Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology Government of Karnataka
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Panel: Asia meets Europe
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Christian Rickerts (Permanent Secretary), Cayo Fiebig (3B Ventures), Ruo-Mei Chua (SUTW Impact Consulting), HKelly Hyunjung Shin (Root Impact), Arif Havas Oegroseno (Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia), Marius Sewing (Awesome Capital)

Coffee Break
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Panel: Female Entrepreneurship in Action
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Jah Ying Chung (Goodgrowth), Kaddie Rothe (Goalgirls), Deepthi Ravula (WE HUB)

Lunch Break
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Keynote: Bridging the gap between gender, industry and culture
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Lu Ying (Future Urban Living)

Keynote: SAP.iO No Boundaries
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Miroslav Dimitrov (SAP.iO)

Keynote: The Real Story Behind China Speed and What Lessons We’ve Learned!
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Allan Chou (RAIDiCAL China)

Lunch Break
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Embassy of People’s Republic of China: “Share Innovation, Share the Future – Asia Pacific Week China Embassy Day”
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Keynote: How is IOT enabling the marketplaces?
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Samar Singla (CEO Jugnoo)

Panel: How to: Marketplaces in Europe and Asia
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Martin Bürger (Bürger SinoConsulting), Angela De Giacomo (Bissell Family Office), Akshay BD (Diaspora)

Keynote: Top 10 Insights about Chinese e-commerce market places and Chinese consumers
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Marcel Münch (DONGXii.com)

Keynote: Exits for good: rare stories of social enterprise M&As in Asia
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Jah Ying Chung (Goodgrowth)

Coffee Break
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Keynote: We see them rollin’ – A sneak peak into autonomous driving
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Roy Uhlmann (MotorAI)

Panel: Autonomous Driving – The bright future or dystopia?
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Roy Uhlmann (Motor AI), Thomas Hengstermann (Daimler Mobility Services), Jürgen Mayntz (Director Business Development EMEA, otonomo), Volker Heistermann (Yushan Ventures)

Keynote: The GreaterBay Area – Accelerating Urban Innovation
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Tony Verb (GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors)

Keynotes: “Japan’s Growing Startup Ecosystem and Open Innovation” & “Why JAPAN now? – Trustable Global Partner!”
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Takuya Matsutani (ILS/Project Nippon), Hitoshi Masuda (JETRO)

Pitch Competition
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Jury: Miguel Encarnacion (Novel Capital), Allan Chou (RAIDiCAL China), Lisa Liu (Redstone VC)

Evening Program for all Participants (BBQ + Music)
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