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The World Innovations Forum is an annual event for entrepreneurs, corporate intrapreneurs, investors, enablers and economic growth officers. VISION: We see a world where equality in prosperity is possible for all nations by strengthening innovation and entrepreneurship in every country.
We conduct the World Innovations Forum online so that entrepreneurs from any nation around the globe can participate.


EVENT THEME: GOING GLOBAL
The Society3 founders took three companies global. Now helping other entrepreneurs to do that too - and even faster.
The World Innovations Forum 2018 topic is all about going global.

WHY JOIN
  • As an entrepreneur
    you may get inspired to grow you business bigger than you thought and go global much earlier than you could imagine. Learn how 27 Society3 country organizations can help you grow.
  • As an investor
    see new opportunities to invest and maybe better ways to ensure your return on investment. Learn from top investors how they select companies, conduct do due diligence and nurture the teams going forward.
  • As an enabler
    you may see all new opportunities to support entrepreneurs on their way to go global. Hear how mentors, co-working spaces, accelerators, technology provider support innovative businesses.
  • As an economic development officer
    Find out what the most successful countries do differently and how they attract talents from all over the world.

A UNIQUE FORMAT
We run 12 sessions in 4 hours each day for 3 days. Due to the time differences we conduct two events each day, one for the Eastern Hemisphere and one for the Western Hemisphere. Attendees can go in and out of the session at any time. Once you have your login information you are free to use it during all three days.
Presenters, discussion groups and everybody asking a question can be seen on live video.
It's almost as good as in person.


Speakers & Moderators
Slim Bahrini, S3 Ambassador Tunesia Bruno Imhof, S3 Ambassador Switzerland Felix Lee, S3 Ambassador South Korea Sajid Amit, S3 Ambassador Bangladesh Christian Schmitz, S3 Ambassador Japan Axel Schultze, CEO Society3 Group Lisa Basserman, S3 Ambassador Argentina Tolulope Ijitade, S3 Ambassador Nigeria Khem Lakai, S3 Ambassador Nepal Marita Schultze, Co-Founder Society3 Group Vishal Gupta, S3 Ambassador India Omar Khalifa, S3 Ambassador Australia Attila Herczig, S3 Ambassador Hungary George Parrish, S3 Ambassador USA West Coast Berrie Pelser, S3 Ambassador The Netherlands Irene S.M. Lee, S3 Ambassador Singapore Mario Paladini, S3 Ambassador Germany Matthes Fleck, Professor Hochschule Lucerne Nguyen Trung-Dung, S3 Ambassador Vietnam Tracy Sparks, S3 Ambassador Macedonia Tammy Marshall, S3 Co-Ambassador Anders Widgren, S3 Ambassador Sweden Dieder Kondek, S3 Ambassador USA East Coast Iftekhar UI Karim, S3 Ambassador Italy Marku Shkelzen, S3 Ambassador Albania Olga Kravchenko, S3 Ambassador Norway Engin Caglar, S3 Ambassador Turkey Ekaterina Vainberg, S3 Ambassador Russia Gabriel Pizzolante, S3 Ambassador UK Franz Glatz, S3 Co-Ambassador Germany




A program in the making - we are openly share the current status and you too can help shape it up. We are not an event company - and this is not "our" event but ALL OUR event.

PROGRAM DRAFT EASTERN HEMISPHERE
Europe, Asia Pacific

START
Europe: London: 07:30, Berlin: 08:30 am, Moscow: 9:30 am
APAC: Mumbai: 12:00pm, Tokyo: 3:30pm, Sydney: 4:30pm
FINISH
Europe: London: 11:30, Berlin: 12:30, Moscow 13:30
APAC: Mumbai: 4:00pm, Tokyo: 07:30pm, Sydney 8:30pm

PROGRAM DRAFT WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Americas, Middle East Africa

START
San Francisco 8:00am, Argentina 12:00pm, Nigeria 4:00pm
Europe: Berlin: 05:00pm
FINISH
San Francisco 12:00pm, Argentina 4:00pm, Nigeria 8:00pm
Europe: Berlin: 09:00pm

D A Y 1 June 12
Listed times are Central European Time.
Please see equivalent local time above.

START
Europe: Berlin: 08:30 am, Moscow: 9:30 am
APAC: Mumbai: 12:00pm, Tokyo: 3:30pm, Sydney: 4:30pm
08:30AM - Welcome, Moderator Tim Miksche
                  Event overview, how it works

08:40AM - Opening Keynote Axel Schultze

09:00AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 1,
Q+A, feedback Nepal

09:15AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 2,
Q+A, feedback India

09:30AM - Country presentation Nepal
(how the country is supporting going global)

09:45AM - Enabler presentation Nepal
(how they can support going global)
Ayush Manandhar NP

10:00AM - Business model discussion
(disruptive business models)
Axel

10:30AM - Investor insights
Julian Riedelbauer | Bjorn Zikarsky

11:00AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 3,
Q+A, feedback Australia

11:15AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 4,
Q+A, feedback Bangladesh

11:30AM - Voting of the day (half day) Marita

11:40AM - Country presentation Australia
(how the country is supporting going global)

11:55AM - Enabler presentation Australia
(how they can support going global)

12:10PM - Go Global strategy discussion
Omar, Olga, Axel

12:30PM - Finish


D A Y 1 June 12
Listed times are Central European Time.
Please see equivalent local time above.

START
San Francisco 8:00am, Argentina 12:00pm, Nigeria 4:00pm
Europe: Berlin: 05:00pm
05:00PM - Welcome Mario

05:10PM - Opening Keynote Axel Schultze

05:30PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 1,
Q+A, feedback San Francisco

05:45PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 2,
Q+A, feedback San Francisco

06:00PM - Country presentation California
(how the country is supporting going global)

06:15PM - Enabler presentation California
(how they can support going global)

06:30PM - Business model discussion
(disruptive business models)
Axel

07:00PM - Investor insights
Julian Riedelbauer | Carol Sands

07:30PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 3,
Q+A, feedback Florida, USA

07:45PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 4,
Q+A, feedback Florida, USA

08:00PM - Voting of the day (half day) Marita

08:10PM - Country presentation Florida
(how the country is supporting going global)

08:25PM - Enabler presentation RocketLounch
(how they can support going global)

08:40PM - Go Global strategy discussion
Maria, George, Axel

09:00PM - Finish


D A Y 2 June 13
START
Europe: Berlin: 08:30 am, Moscow: 9:30 am
APAC: Mumbai: 12:00pm, Tokyo: 3:30pm, Sydney: 4:30pm
08:30AM - Welcome, Moderator Tim Miksche

08:40AM - Morning Keynote Bill Reichert

09:00AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 5,
Q+A, feedback Vietnam

09:15AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 6,
Q+A, feedback Vietnam

09:30AM - Country presentation Vietnam
(how the country is supporting going global)

09:45AM - Enabler presentation Vietnam
(how they can support going global)

10:00AM - Go to market strategy in a globalized world
Axel

10:30AM - Investor insights
Thomas Kern | Tony Qu (Chinese VC)

11:00AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 7,
Q+A, feedback S. Korea

11:15AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 8,
Q+A, feedback Taiwan

11:30AM - Voting of the day (half day) Marita

11:40AM - Country presentation Taiwan
(how the country is supporting going global)

11:55AM - Enabler presentation Impact Hub
(how they can support going global)

12:10AM - Go Global marketing discussion
Nugyen, Oliver, Axel

12:30AM - Finish


D A Y 2 June 13

START
San Francisco 8:00am, Argentina 12:00pm, Nigeria 4:00pm
Europe: Berlin: 05:00pm
05:00PM - Welcome & Intro of the day Mario

05:10PM - Morning Keynote Bill Reichert

05:30PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 5,
Q+A, feedback Nigeria

05:45PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 6,
Q+A, feedback Ghanav

06:00PM - Country presentation Germany
(how the country is supporting going global)

06:15PM - Enabler presentation TBD
(how they can support going global)

06:30PM - Go to market strategy in a globalized world
Axel

07:00PM - Investor insights
Thomas Kern

07:30PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 7,
Q+A, feedback Russia

07:45PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 8,
Q+A, feedback Sweden

08:00PM - Voting of the day (half day) Marita

08:10PM - Country presentation, Sweden
(how the country is supporting going global)

08:25PM - Enabler presentation Switzerland
(how they can support going global)

08:40PM - Go Global marketing discussion
Tolulope, Ekatherina, Axel

09:00PM - Finish


D A Y 3 June 14
START
Europe: Berlin: 08:30 am, Moscow: 9:30 am
APAC: Mumbai: 12:00pm, Tokyo: 3:30pm, Sydney: 4:30pm
08:30AM - Welcome, Moderator Tim Miksche

08:40AM - Morning Keynote TBD

09:00AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 9,
Q+A, feedback S. Korea

09:15AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 10,
Q+A, feedback China

09:30AM - Country preso S.Korea
(how the country is supporting going global)

09:45AM - Enabler presentation Seoul Startup Hub
(how they can support going global)

10:00AM - Global product selling & pricing strategies
Axel

10:30AM - Investor insights
Michimasa Naka

11:00AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 11,
Q+A, feedback China

11:15AM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 12,
Q+A, feedback Japan

11:30AM - Voting of the day (half day) Marita

11:40AM - Country presentation Japan
(how the country is supporting going global)

11:55AM - Enabler presentation Fabbit
(how they can support going global)

12:10AM - Closing Keynote - Where to go from here
Axel Schultze

12:30AM - Finish


It's free to join the event


Europe, Asia Pacific Timezone

D A Y 3 June 14
START
San Francisco 8:00am, Argentina 12:00pm, Nigeria 4:00pm
Europe: Berlin: 05:00pm
05:00PM - Welcome & Intro of the day Mario

05:10PM - Morning Keynote TBD

05:30PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 9,
Q+A, feedback Macedonia

05:45PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 10,
Q+A, feedback UK

06:00PM - Country preso (how the country is supporting going global)
France

06:15PM - Enabler preso
(how they can support going global)
Accelerator Macedonia

06:30PM - Global product selling & pricing strategies
Axel

07:00PM - Investor insights
Robert Skrobak (Rothschild)

07:30PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 11,
Q+A, feedback Argentina

07:45PM - Startup / Scaleup Pitch 12,
Q+A, feedback Albania

08:00PM - Voting of the day (half day) Marita

08:10PM - Country preso
(how the country is supporting going global)
Argentina

08:25PM - Enabler preso
(how they can support going global)
TBD

08:40PM - Closing Keynote - Where to go from here
Axel Schultze

09:00PM - Finish


It's free to join the event


Americas, Middle East, Africa Timezone



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