Because support drives success

CELA SUMMIT 2018

The First-Ever Global Accelerator Summit

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 cela summit 2018

AGENDA


08:00-09:00

Accelerator Breakfast

Get a coffee and a danish...

...and take pictures of the amazing view! :-)

09:00-09:15

All hands on deck and hooray!

Opening Song and Keynote

Get into swing for a full day of inspiration!


Track 1: CELA Summit Main Stage

A unique gathering for a brand new community of innovators

Find out what’s happening with accelerators of all kinds, all over the world – and learn what potential they may have for you and your organization.

09:15am - 09:30:

How to turn a city into an innovation ecosystem

09:30am - 09:45:

The Accelerator Industry
Dani Larson, Chief Operating Officer, Global Accelerator Network

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MEDIA

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SPEAKERS

Voices that matter

 

 

SPONSORS

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Huge thanks to all the sponsors that helped us get to where we are now.

 

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FULL AGENDA


Track 1: CELA Summit Main Stage

A unique gathering for a brand new community of innovators

Find out what’s happening with accelerators of all kinds, all over the world – and learn what potential they may have for you and your organization.

09:15am - 09:30:

How to turn a city into an innovation ecosystem

09:30am - 09:45:

The Accelerator Industry
Dani Larson, Chief Operating Officer, Global Accelerator Network

09:30am - 10:20am:

The Curious State and Future of the Accelerator Space
Wendy Bronfin, Marketing and Product, Techstars
Murat Aktihanoglu, Managing Partner, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
Aman Verjee, Chief Operating Officer, 500 Startups
Dani Larson, Chief Operating Officer, Global Accelerator Network (Moderator)

10:20am - 10:40am:

Coffee Break with Live Music

10:40am - 11:10am:

What makes an Accelerator an Accelerator (and what not!)? A friendly dispute.
Felix Zeltner, Co-Founder, Work Awesome
Frances Simowitz, Program Director, NUMA
Micah Kotch, Managing Director, Urban-X

11:10am - 12:00pm:

Team? Ideas? Resources? – What makes successful Accelerators successful?
Christine Souffrant Ntim, Co-Founder, Global Startup Ecosystem (Moderator)
Jackie Trebilcock, Managing Director, NY Fashion Tech Lab
Jesse Middleton, General Partner, Flybridge Capital
Ash Kaluarachichi, Managing Director, NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator

12:00pm - 01:15pm:

Lunch Break with Live Music

01:15pm - 02:00pm:

VCs vs. Accelerators – which ecosystem will survive in the future economy?
Alisa Cohn, Executive Coach and CEO, Alisa Cohn & Associates
Shawn Cheng, Head of Partnerships, Programs & Labs, ConsenSys
Caroline Hoffmann, COO, Republic
Prasant Sudhakaran, Partner & Director of Corporate Development, AiNGEL Corp.

02:00pm - 02:40pm:

Think local! How to create a healthy Innovation Ecosystem
Yin Lin, Founder, SheWorx
Galina Ozgur, General Manager, Grand Central Tech
Andy Saldaña, Director of Operations, NY Tech Alliance
Clayton Banks, CEO + Co-Founder, Silicon Harlem

02:40pm - 03:00pm:

Coffee Break with Live Music

03:00pm - 03:45pm:

How to Walk the Thin Line of Successful Startup-Corporate Relationships
Matt Hooper, Co-Founder, Live! From Tomorrow (Moderator)
Vanessa Liu, Head of SAP.iO Accelerator, SAP.iO
Christian Guirnalda, Director of Innovation, Verizon

03:45pm - 04:15pm:

Engineering new ideas: Why any organization should be an Accelerator
John Lynn, Co-Founder, The Studio Project
Zac Hill, Partner, Future Laboratories
Patrick McGinnis, Author, "The 10% Entrepreneur"
Lisa Burton, Executive Director, HearstLab

04:15pm - 04:45pm:

World Demo Day Pitch Contest by OTEC
Pitches from startups nominated by organizations from around the world will compete for a prize trip to Beijing, all expenses paid, where they will compete against startups from around the world for prizes worth 150.000 USD!

04:45pm - 05:00pm:

Closing Remarks and Thank you!

Track 2: Accelerator Awesome Open Mic Stage

Find out what’s happening with accelerators of all kinds, all over the world!

Discover and discuss how different accelerators systematize innovation, measure participant progress, support alumni, work as business models, and how they understand the future of the accelerator model of opportunity.

01:15 pm:

Can Accelerators be MORE Effective with MORE Mature Companies? A Post-Seed Acceleration Meditation

02:15 pm:

How can Accelerators Work Together to Give Everyone a Way to Participate in Tech?

03:15 pm:

Is Virtual the Future of Curriculum and Cohorts?

11:00-04:45

Track 3: Accelerator Access Roundtables

Meet the experts and discuss all the querstions you may have

Engage with program coordinators of accelerators from all over the world throughout the day. Each of the 5 roundtables will hold 1-hour cycles of open and intimate conversations between accelerator leaders and small groups of attendees.

11:00-03:00

Track 4: Trade Booth Boogie

Easily explore new services, products, and other offerings in the innovation marketplace by connecting directly with representatives of exciting organizations.

05:00 PM - 06:00PM

Cheers!

Let's talk about what happened, what's next, make calls to action and celebrate!

Get those business cards, emails, twitter handles, instas out! Get a drink and toast to being a part of a brand new thing! Enjoy the end of the day at the Summit in the Sky!