The Ecosystem Summit

The ultimate arena for startup programme leadership

Tel Aviv · November 14, 2022

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What is the Ecosystem Summit?

A summit tackling the burning topics in ecosystem leadership and startup programme management today.

The summit provides a platform for the latest global trends and challenges for ecosystem leaders and startup programme managers, questioning and challenging their role at each stage along the startup journey, and offering a fresh perspective and take on ecosystem management. The summit also provides a global in-person networking opportunity that facilitates organic connections, strengthens the community, and creates ties for future collaborations.

Learn about
TRENDS that are
changing the startup
ecosystem

ACCELERATE your
activity and UPSKILL
your professional
toolbox

ENGAGE in sessions 
with VCs and global
industry leaders

NETWORK with peers
steering today’s
startup ecosystems
worldwide

14

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November
2022

The Ecosystem Summit

Invite only VIP Happy Hour

location

ZOA - Daniel Frisch 1, Tel Aviv

Agenda Highlights

“From Unicorns to Centaurs – A Shift in Ecosystem Holy Grails”

The global startup revolution is disrupting industry after industry, startup ecosystems are growing at >10% a year with 113 ecosystems worldwide producing a unicorn, but what do ecosystems really need in order to continue to grow and thrive? Are unicorns really the answer and should they be the holy grail to chase after?

“Conversations in the VC World – Are we in the Midst of a Power Shift?”

Initial reports show a 27% drop in H1 2022 investments than the previous year in Israel. If in 2021 we saw startups picking and choosing who can join their latest round, in 2022 VCs now have to pick and choose the startup that gets their investment. Who really holds the power today? Were assessments at the beginning of the year too cautious or not cautious enough? What should we be doing to prepare the startups in our ecosystems for the VC world of 2023?

“The Complex Relationship Between Startups and Startup Programmes – Have Startups Become Ungrateful or have Programmes Become Irrelevant?”

As ecosystem managers, the relationship with startups is our bread and butter. However, in a saturated market, startups have their pick of programmes to join. Not only that, founders are torn between the need to actually manage and develop their startup, while also being expected to actively participate in startup programmes to open up new avenues for investments and growth. This causes a complex relationship that needs to be addressed from both sides of the fence, asking difficult questions that place the compassion we have for startups in the center.

“Open Innovation – Moving to Challenge Based Acceleration for Real Results”

What is the future of accelerators? If you ask open innovation experts, involving the industry and focusing on challenge based programmes are key to keeping acceleration relevant. But will this be enough to keep programmes alive? Are they necessary or will the industry work alone to find the startups it needs to answer its challenges?

“Future Thinking – How to Predict Trends in a Disruptive Reality”

Unfortunately, trends don’t tend be linear, and the future cannot be predicted based on the past. This makes predicting the business future extremely difficult and requires an active and out-of-the-box imagination. Despite this challenge, knowing how to predict the future and identify the disruptive trends about to take over the world are key in keeping ahead of the competition and hold the secrets for success.

Summit Agenda

9:00-10:00
Network and gatheringffv

10:00-10:20
Official opening and welcome remarks

Dr Amnon Dekel

Adi Barel

Monika Rozalska-Lilo

Andrea Carignani di Novoli

10:20-10:50
From Unicorns to Centaurs – A Shift in Ecosystem Holy Grails

Adam Bregu (Germany)

10:50-11:30
Conversations in the VC World – Are We in the Midst of a Power Shift?

Shaul Amsterdamski

Kfir Kachlon

Shani Zanescu

David Dana (Luxembourg)

Lia Cromwell

11:30 – 12:10
The Ungrateful Startup? A fireside chat
The Complex Relationship Between Startups and Startup Programmes

Hilla Ovil Brenner

Kerry Ritz (United Kingdom)

12:10-12:30
Short Break

12:30 – 13:10 | Main Stage
Open Innovation – Moving to Challenge Based Acceleration for Real Results

Alberto Onetti Chairman at Mind the Bridge

Alberto Onetti (Italy)

Chen Shmilo

Ines Matias (Portugal)

Natalie Lorberboym Mano

Patrick Consorti (San Francisco)

12:30 – 13:10 | Breakout Room 2
What makes a successful startup Leader?
The VC perspective

Inbal Perlman

12:30 – 13:10 | Breakout Room 1
Underrepresented Founders and Diversity in our Ecosystem

Ayala Matalon

Konstantinos Georgouilias (Greece)

Hilla Ovil Brenner

Rabea Zioud

13:10-14:00
Lunch

14:00 – 14:45 | Main Stage
Money is Just the Beginning – Value Creation for Startups

Monika Rozalska-Lilo

Dorin Baniel

Omer Kalderon

Eyal Mamistvalov

Lior Lahav

14:00 – 14:45 | Breakout Room 1
Growing Pains – Taking Your Ecosystem to the Next Maturity Level

Adam Bregu (Germany)

Patrick Consorti (San Francisco)

Maya GourArie

Yassine Laghzioui (Morocco)

Annegien Blokpoel (Netherland)

14:45 – 15:45 | Main Stage
Future Thinking – How to Predict Trends in a Disruptive Reality

Adi Yoffe Business Futurist

Adi Yoffe

15:45 – 18:00
Happy Hour

2022 confirmed speakers

Alberto Onetti Chairman at Mind the Bridge

Alberto Onetti (Italy)

Chairman
Mind the Bridge

Adi Yoffe Business Futurist

Adi Yoffe

Business Futurist
Fast Forward

Patrick Consorti (San Francisco)

Executive-in-Residence
SCHOOLAB San Francisco

Adam Bregu (Germany)

Director of Business Development Partnerships
Startup Genome

Dr Amnon Dekel

Executive Director
ASPER-HUJI Innovate

Shaul Amsterdamski

Senior Economics Editor
KAN – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

Inbal Perlman

Partner
TAU Ventures

Kfir Kachlon

Managing Partner
91 Ventures

David Dana (Luxembourg)

Head of Tech VC Investments European Investment Fund (EIF)

Ines Matias (Portugal)

Innovation Manager
Medtronic Integrated Health Solutions

Kerry Ritz (United Kingdom)

ex-EiR Techstars, ex-MD MassChallenge, EIC Jury Member, Angel Investor, Great River Ventures 

Shani Zanescu

Climate tech Investor & Co-founder PLANETech

Hilla Ovil Brenner

ENTREPRENEUR, FORMER DIRECTOR OF TECHSTARS ISRAEL, INNOVATION VISIONARY

Maya GourArie

Head of Ecosystem Marketing
Tel Aviv Global & Tourism

Chen Shmilo

CEO
8200 Alumni Association

Konstantinos Georgouilias (Greece)

 Regional Innovation Scheme & European Affairs Director
EIT MANUFACTURING HQ

Dorin Baniel

VP Value Creation
Glilot Capital

Eyal Mamistvalov

Principal
Verizon Ventures

Monika Rozalska-Lilo

Senior Startup & VC Business Development Manager, EMEA
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Natalie Lorberboym Mano

Global Tech Venturing and Innovation Director
Pepsico

Omer Kalderon

Head of Value Creation
State of Mind Ventures

 

Lia Cromwell

Principle
UpWest

Ayala Matalon

Chair
Global Entrepeneurship Network Israel

Rabea Zioud

Co-Founder & CEO
Hasoub

Yassine Laghzioui (Morocco)

Director of Entrepreneurship & Venturing
UM6P

Annegien Blokpoel (Netherland)

Founder & Managing Partner
PerspeXo

Lior Lahav

CPA, Director of Value Creation
Qumra Capital

Andrea Carignani di Novoli

Minister Counsellor – Head of Research & Innovation Section
EU Delegation to Israel

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Access to Healthcare

The Health not The Death is a fundamental human right. A healthy population is not to be seen as human and social capital, an input, or by-product, towards economic growth. Alongside a healthy and sustainable environment, a solidarity, a healthy population must be the ultimate goal especially nowadays in helping Ukrainian migrants with cancer and their families.

Solidarity in health is a cornerstone of EU health policy. There are wide disparities in many health outcomes across the region and those outcomes. The access rules dramatically affect healthcare systems which are at the forefront of the migrant way, the people who are searching for help and the way how we could enhance and support their healthier and wellbeing status.

In order to ensure their access to care and continued cure in need, the probability of receiving a timely diagnosis and of surviving differs greatly from country to country where they are now. There is lack of information, help and inequalities in access. People need help in navigating cancer knowledge, diagnostics, secondary monitoring and prevention, way of treatments, and care.

Shifting our mindset, supporting healthcare connectivity, removing inequalities overall across Europe is our mission and even more now in a time of crisis, helping the Ukrainian people dealing with cancer is a good place to begin this transformative revolution.

1) Whether we have a chance to foster more holistic and integrated approaches to receive information and care, by supporting coordination and maximising an enabling and health-enhancing effect of care across services from different countries?

2) Whether actions should address the social determinants of health, the countries where they are now, the health need which they have, the social and language barriers are the conditions which have to be taken into consideration in a coordinated manner?

How might we improve patients and /or people who seek healthcare support, access to healthcare services at an EU & the Member States Healthcare systems level? Especially in a time of crisis in Europe.

How might we support refugees fleeing from their countries by navigating them to medical centres to receive best available care?  

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Predictive Treatment

Precision medicine aims to personalise care for every individual. Nongenomic and genomic determinants, combined with information from patient symptoms, clinical history, and lifestyle (nutrition, physical activity, stress etc.), can facilitate personalised diagnosis and prognostics. Yet this goal requires access to massive amounts of data which may come from different structured and unstructured sources; these can be our medical records, laboratory testing, a range of medical devices as well as from the patient himself. AI & ML can combine input from these multiple sources, analyse them and identify biomarkers that can support health professionals make more informed decisions. The convergence of precision medicine with the advanced AI capabilities will improve the ability to personalise care – improve diagnosis, risk prediction as well as therapy planning.  

HCPs want to better predict treatment response, given uncertainty around which treatment to prescribe to which patient and when to prescribe. How do we risk assess the patients, match them with the right treatment (personalised). How can we transform the wealth of data and link it to the predictive nature of how the patient will respond?

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Patient Journey Navigation

Being diagnosed with cancer is overwhelming and comes as a blow. Patients may feel on a roller coaster of emotions—they are scared, lost & confused not knowing what to expect, who to refer to, what to do and how to tell their loved ones.  They directly refer to “Dr. Google” to look for information about their disease, possible treatments, QoL strategies with the aim to have better understanding of their disease and learn how to better cope with their disease & treatment, yet information is not always valid, accessible, nor personalised or tailored to the patient’s status and needs therefore left with huge amounts of non-relevant information. Coming to the doctor, the physician’s time is limited and mostly focusing on the physical aspects of the disease & treatment, not leaving much time to ask questions nor discuss more holistic aspects of the disease such as emotional, psychological, social aspects. The patient (& caregiver in many cases) leaves the room with unanswered questions, doesn’t remember much of what has been said, and feels he is not heard, nor seen as a whole.

The need for navigating this journey along the emotional psychological stress is overwhelming & patients and their caregivers look for support (case manager/companion/partner) to help manage their disease holistically – starting from having clarity around their disease and treatment by having access to reliable and personalised information during their journey as well as having an integrated holistic care system , supporting them and their loved ones to navigate through the different aspects of their disease – medical, emotional, logistical, psychological, social, rights.

How can we support patients to navigate through the complexity of their disease and treatment ensuring they have validated holistic information about their disease journey & treatment and be empowered to  effectively manage their care 

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Peer-to-Peer Medical Exchange

As medical events pivoted from conference centres and meeting rooms to the virtual settings, learning opportunities continue. Lectures and presentations are translated to the new digital world, yet the ability to connect and network is relatively lost. Peer interaction is essential not only for information exchange but to share practical insights, allows consultation & in-person experience cross country and across borders leading to better disease management.

This peer-based learning/ consultation is highly valued amongst practising clinicians and was generally achieved when HCPs and KOLs met their peers in national & Intl conferences, group debates, advisory boards and even during quick corridor conversations. Attempting to replicate these in-person experiences into the digital space creates challenges and are not effective nor impactful as face-to-face engagements. 

How might we improve HCP medical exchange enabling physicians to easily communicate, consult, exchange opinions leveraging individual experts & centres of excellence knowledge, experiences, and practices?

How can we leverage the technological expertise to allow HCPs to connect with leading experts across countries to get advice / counselling for their cases?

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