The EVCA Venture Capital Forum is the only cross-sector venture capital event in Europe. We invite early stage to late stage/growth capital VC firms investing across all industries to join us to debate the unique challenges and opportunities of investing and operating in Europe.
What to expect:
Content-rich sessions including: enhancing the VC business model, venture capital firms, institutional investors and how to deliver a sustainable European venture capital ecosystem
Lively networking sessions connecting leading venture capital firms, VC-backed corporate executives and entrepreneurs
Inspiring and thought-provoking commentary from European VC’s top success stories and innovators
Collaborate with the industry’s leading minds:
The leading venture capital firms attend the EVCA Venture Capital Forum because it is an essential platform to exchange ideas on the continued growth of the VC industry. View some of the firms who attended in previous years here.
New for 2014: Venture-Backed Executive Workshop
The Venture-Backed Executive Workshop is a rare opportunity for venture-backed portfolio companies to discuss with their peers the next phase of their growth and operational strategy, after receiving VC funding.
Key topics covered will include:
Best practices in managing the VC relationship
Keeping up the growth and innovation momentum after VC funding
Preparing for the next stage
The Venture-Backed Executive Workshop is complimentary. As there are only 40 seats available, all registrations will be reviewed and approved by the VC Forum Taskforce.
Participation in the workshop includes a complimentary pass to VC Forum. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Just confirmed: Jonas Kjellberg, one of the creators of SKYPE and lecturer at Stanford University on entrepreneurship will be leading a VC Backed Company breakfast roundtable at this year’s Venture Capital Forum.
Competition is fierce among investors to gain access to top start-ups. How do VC firms differentiate? Read more
Corporate VCs “filling a vital gap--for startup seed financing, which venture capital firms have all but abandoned in recent years.”
Exits and actual returns – a positive report on European VC from @Go4Venture. Read more
What will it take for European VC to catch up to the US? An interesting read… Read more
“An ecosystem-related approach to innovation and entrepreneurship as the first step” to a more attractive Europe. Read more
“More than one thousand European startups that have secured an investment of more than $1M growth funding in the last three-year period.” Read more
Clear trend for larger VC investments in Europe. Read more
Investor confidence in Europe’s startup scene is returning. Read more
European Startups Raise Highest Quarterly VC Financing Since 2001. Read more
Meet the speaker: High-Tech Gründerfonds Management
Falling Walls Venture
The EVCA is once again delighted to be in partnership with the Falling Walls Foundation, a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society.
Falling Walls Foundation is hosting the Falling Walls Venture which is a gathering of science based start-ups, investors and opinion leaders. It takes place on 8 November 2014 (11am – 9pm) in Berlin. The EVCA’s VC members are invited to participate in the Falling Walls Venture competition, which is a brilliant opportunity for them to showcase one of their portfolio companies.
Ten leading academic institutions and ten venture capitalists will compete in front of an audience and a distinguished jury. The winner will be awarded the title “Falling Walls Science Start-Up of the Year 2014” and will showcase their portfolio company to 600 guests at the renowned Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
For more information, questions and to submit your portfolio company, please contact Steinar Liverud at +32 27 15 00 23 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Generation2: €460 (excl.VAT) / €547.4* (incl. VAT)
Next Generation (accompanying person)3: €200 (excl.VAT) / €238* (incl. VAT)
Institutional Investor**: Free of charge
Portfolio Company Executive: Free of charge
The fee does NOT include accommodation or travel expenses. See section entitled “Accommodation” for additional details.
* According to German law, 19% VAT needs to be added
1 For the purpose of the EVCA Venture Capital Forum, we define an institutional investor as a government organisation, a pension fund, an insurance company, a corporate investor, a family office, a foundation or an endowment, provided that it invests only on behalf of itself and does not provide investment management or advisory services to other third-party investors. The person representing the limited partner must be a direct employee of the limited partner.
2 This special rate applies to Junior Executives/Vice Presidents/Associates within Venture Capital firms.
3 This special rate applies to Junior Executives/Vice Presidents/Associates within Venture Capital firms with Senior Executives already registered as paying delegates for the EVCA Venture Capital Forum.
Please complete the enclosed registration form and return it to the EVCA Secretariat (Bastion Tower,
Place du Champ de Mars 5, B - 1050 Brussels, Belgium).
Participants are requested at the same time to pay the registration fee by cheque, bank transfer or credit card
in Euro, as shown on the registration form.
Bank transfers are to be made net of all bank charges and commissions to either: international bank transfer
account number: IBAN BE33 3300 5785 0046 (Swift/BiC: BBruBEBB), or domestic bank transfer
account number: 330-0578500-46 with ING.
A copy of the bank transfer should be mailed together with the registration form to EVCA.
To avoid any confusion, participants are requested to clearly indicate their name and address on transfer orders
Acknowledgement of registration, the receipt for fees and practical information will be sent
to the participant following reception of the registration and payment. Payment by credit card is required
for all registrations after 6 October 2014.
If a registered delegate is unable to attend the conference, a colleague from the same company may take his or her place at any time. However, cancellation of attendance will only be accepted if received in writing by the EVCA Secretariat on or before 6 October 2014. Fees (less 20% administrative costs) will then be refunded. No refunds will be made after this date.
EVCA cannot be held liable for any costs or expenses of any nature (such as, but not limited to, hotel and transportation costs and expenses) incurred in connection with the conference by a participant who is prevented for any reason (such as, but not limited to, the unavailability of transportation) from attending the conference. We recommend that participants take out a travel insurance policy to cover any such eventualities as well as covering the potential loss of or damage to personal possessions.
By registering for this conference, you are agreeing that all pictures and transcripts taken at the above mentioned conference are property of EVCA and that they may be used for future marketing or promotional purposes.