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Business insights and startup growth at How to Web Conference 2016

Along with some of Europe’s most known investment funds

Vitaly Golomb (HP Tech Ventures), Noel Pullen (Hootsuite), Robert Neivert (500 Startups), Evan Nisselson (LDV Capital), Walker Colston (Senior Vice President, Support IXIA) and tens of other speakers will be taking the stage at How to Web Conference, on November 1st & 2nd at the National Theatre of Bucharest.

Along with some of Europe’s most known investment funds, accelerator programs & tech companies, they will share founders stories and insights on the tech & investment trends startup owners should be looking at in the near future.

200+ startup founders and 1000+ attendees will hear inspiring talks on startup culture, working with big companies when you’re a newcomer in the entrepreneurial field and many more. Early bird tickets for the event are available by October 24th on the conference website.

Organized in partnership with IXIA, Bitdefender, Telekom Romania and Cyberghost, with the support of hub:raum and EIT Digital, How to Web Conference 2016 is an event dedicated to tech startups from all over Europe and a meeting place for the tech community. 1000+ tech professionals from 100+ global companies, 200+ startup founders, and more than 40 speakers will be joining the event.

 

Vitaly Golomb: How you can get ahead of Silicon Valley startups

Vitaly leads investments at HP Tech Ventures. He is a Silicon Valley-based investor, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the author of the upcoming book Accelerated Startup – The New Business School.

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Before joining HP, Vitaly took three companies from idea to exit and he has served as an advisor, consultant, and board member to a number of enterprises, including Rimac Automobili (world’s fastest electric car), Zite (Acquired by CNN), Topicmarks (Acquired by Tagged) and others. At How to Web Conference he will speak about how you can get ahead of Silicon Valley Startups and what market advantages Eastern Europe has in the race to build global-scale startups

 

Noel Pullen: Culture as a competitive advantage

Senior Director of Technology at Hootsuite Media, Noel is responsible for their technical culture and the well-being of those that design, build, and ship their products. He is a hands-on leader, preoccupied to develop a positive and participatory technical culture in his team.

At How to Web Conference, Noel Pullen will talk about how to tailor your business strategy towards the realities of a rapidly growing company and how to use culture as a competitive advantage – both inside your organization and outside in your community.

One of the key assets of startups when trying to attract talent is their culture and mindset – Noel will share some insights on how to build and maintain this culture once your startup starts to scale.

 

Robert Neivert – Driving innovation through internal startups

Robert is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups, and he has been the CEO of multiple VC funded software startups in Silicon Valley.

"500 Startups" investors Robert Neivert at Blueprint at Cornwall House in Quarry Bay. 14OCT15
“500 Startups” investors Robert Neivert at Blueprint at Cornwall House in Quarry Bay.

He has held various leadership positions in product and marketing & sales, and four of his companies have been acquired by now. This November, Robert will reveal some key insights from his experience on how to drive innovation through internal startups. Currently, the lifetime of an established company is getting shorter and shorter – to stay relevant, companies should not fear startups and their mindset, but sense the opportunity that working with startups can bring them in the race to remain relevant in their market.

Currently, the lifetime of an established company is getting shorter and shorter – to stay relevant, companies should not fear startups and their mindset, but sense the opportunity that working with startups can bring them in the race to remain relevant in their market.

How to Web Conference attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet other inspiring speakers, such as Evan Nisselson (Partner at LDV Capital), Catalin Cosoi (Chief Security Strategist at Bitdefender), Dan Kaplan (Product marketer & owner, Threadling), Alan Clayton (Roaming Mentor, SOS Ventures), Madalina Seghete (Co-founder, Branch Metrics), Vassil Terziev (Chief Innovation Officer, Progress Software), Robert Knapp (CyberGhost), Iulian Stanciu (Emag) or Christoph Auer Welsbach (IBM Watson Partner Innovation Leader Europe. The full list of speakers is available online on the event website.

 

Panel debates with regional startup builders on the tech ecosystem & startup growth strategies

Sabine vanderLinden (Managing director, StartupBootCamp Insurtech) and Ori Hanani (Director of operations, Admiral Group) will be part of a panel discussion on the next big playground in fintech, the so-called Insurtech: what’s coming and how startups should enter this new market.

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On the same line, Andra Sonea (Anthemis fellow and former Lead Solutions Architech of the Digital Innovation Lab at Lloyds Banking Group)), Anish Mohammed (Lead Security Architect, Lloyds Banking Group), and Michael Mellinghoff (Managing Director, Techfluence) will dive into the more mature markets of fintech, as UK and Germany, the advantages the industry brings and how startups can take advantage of an environment usually seen as highly-regulated .

Romain Dillet, a journalist at TechCrunch, will moderate a panel discussion with Vitaly Golomb (US), Hussein Kanji (UK & Western Europe) and Tak Lo (Asia) on investment trends around the world in 2017.

Besides, the attendees will find out from Jon Bradford (Lead Startup Next by TechStars), Martyn Davies (Programme Director at Ignite Accelerator), and Rune Theill (Co-founder of Rockstart) how the accelerators in the region have progressed in 2016 and what we should expect in 2017. All the panelists and their topics of discussion are presented on the event’s website.

How to Web Conference 2016 has a special focus on the case studies of startup founders who have built global companies and on How to Web Startup Spotlight, a three-day deal-making program that will bring 50 of the best European tech startups on the main stage of the conference.

Early bird tickets for How to Web Conference 2016 are available on the conference’s website by October 24th.