WWW2015
Entrepreneurs Track


Startup companies are a distinctive and foundational aspect of Web Industry. The Entrepreneurs Track brings together the main actors of the process that leads from research, technical, and business ideas to successful startup companies. Venture capital investors, startups, academic spin-offs, and incubators present success stories and most relevant trends. Selected entrepreneurs present their pitches, discussing technological and business challenges.

20

Days

16

Hours

10

Minutes

10

Seconds

WWW2015 Entrepreneurs Track

Florence, Italy
May 19-20, 2015

Program

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

8:30 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome
9:45 - 10:30 Keynote
Angel Investing: Behind the Scenes
David Rose (Founder of New York Angels - CEO of Gust)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break & Networking
11:00 - 12:00 Pitch Session I (seed stage) SOLO
Chino
ComunicaCity
Lambo
12:00 - 12:30 Success Stories I
Big Data Mining – A 18 years Journey in the Israeli High-Tech
Ronen Feldman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch & Networking
14:00 - 15:00 Panel
Accelerators and Incubators
Barak Goldstein (Terra Venture Partners)
Tak Lo (Techstars)
Jarrod Fath (Nana Bianca)
Enrico Gasperini (Digital Magics)
15:00 - 15:45 Pitch Session II (early+ stage) Stamplay
Oso Consulting
Kaffeehouse
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break & Networking
16:15 - 16:45 Pitch Session III (academic spinoffs) Chronirisk
Skalup
16:45 - 17:30 Invited talk
Fostering entrepreneurship with open data: the ODINE incubator
Elena Simperl(University of Southampton)
Richard Stirling (Open Data Institute)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

9:00 - 10:50 WWW Open Cerimony & Keynote
Dilemmas of digitalization
Jeanette Hofmann (Berlin Social Science Center)
10:50 - 11:20 Coffee break & Networking
11:20 - 12:00 Keynote
A darkening web?
Bill Coughran (Sequoia)
12:00 - 13:00 Panel
Angels and VCs
Bill Coughran (Sequoia)
David Rose (GUST)
Talia Rafaeli (StageOne Ventures)
Luigi Capello (LVenture Group)
13:00 - 14:30 Entrepreneurs & Investors Lunch
14:30 - 15:10 Keynote
Entrepreneurship at scale
Yossi Matias (Google)
15:10 - 15:25 Grand Finale InnovAction Lab 2015: Opening Session
15:25 - 16:10 Success stories II
Entrepreneurs’ passion and the waze journey. And some keys for successful startup
Uri Levine (Feex)
16:10 - 16:40 Coffee break & Networking
16:40 - 16:50 InnovAction Lab 2015
Rules of the Game
Carlotta Cattaneo (InnovAction Lab)
16:50 - 17:15 InnovAction Lab: Pitch Session I TBA
17:15 - 17:35 Invited Talk
Life's Shortcomings as the Fabrics of Success
Talia Rafaeli (StageOne Ventures)
17:35 - 18:00 InnovAction Lab: Pitch Session II TBA
18:00 - 18:15 Invited talk
One Year of Startup Revolutionary Road
Daniele Pagani (Microsoft)
Mario Salerno (Fondazione Filarete)
18:15 - 18:30 InnovAction Lab 2015: Prize Giving
18:30 - 19:30 Reception & Networking

Organizing Committee

Andrei Broder


Google

Amos Fiat


Tel Aviv University

Stefano Leonardi


Università di Roma La Sapienza

Paolo Merialdo


Università Roma Tre

Raymie Stata


Altiscale

Speakers and Panelists

David Rose

David Rose

GUST
Bill Coughran

Bill Coughran

Sequoia
Barak Goldstein

Barak Goldstein

Terra Venture Partners
Yossi Matias

Yossi Matias

Google
Tak Lo

Tak Lo

Techstars
Ronen Feldman

Ronen Feldman

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Elena Simperl

Elena Simperl

University of Southampton
Richard Stirling

Richard Stirling

Open Data Institute
Uri Levine

Uri Levine

Feex
Jarrod Fath

Jarrod Fath

Nana Bianca
tba

Talia Rafaeli

StageOne Ventures
tba

Luigi Capello

LVenture Group
Enrico Gasperini

Enrico Gasperini

Digital Magics

Registration

All the participants must register online at the official WWW2015 Website. Participants who complete the pre-registration process will be assured of being given the entire conference material package upon their arrival. Advance registrations are preferred in order to facilitate planning of the scientific sessions and social events of the congress. On site registration is strongly discouraged and availability for social events could not be guaranteed.

Early Registration

(up to April 7, 2015)

Regular Registration

(from April 8 to April 26, 2015)

Late and on-site

(from April 27, 2015 and on-site)

Student*

150€

Regular

250€

Student*

180€

Regular

300€

Student*

250€

Regular

350€

* Student: application for student fee should be certified by a letter from the head of department

Sponsor

  • Odine

Partners

  • InnovAction Lab
  • Pi Campus
  • Bne Berith Roma

Conference Venue

Fortezza da Basso
Viale Strozzi, 1
50123 Florence, Italy
http://www.firenzefiera.it/en/our-venues/fortezza-da-basso