Acceleration industry in Europe: key insights from corporates and startups

Friday 27th May, 12:00-15:00

In line with its mission of bringing startups closer to corporations, OpenAxel has conducted an extensive research at a European level on current status, trends, case studies, recommendations and lessons learned on corporate acceleration.
The results of this work will be officially presented at a unique event at Wayra UK on Friday 27th May between 12:00-15:00, where high level and relevant personalities representing all the key players (entrepreneurs, corporations, accelerators, public bodies and media) will debate on the conclusions. All this followed by a networking cocktail where to meet all this relevant stakeholders. We hope to see you there!
We will be sharing more details soon on agenda, keynote speakers, high level participants but, for the time being save the date of this exclusive networking event on your agenda!

The event will be celebrated in Wayra UK and numerous corporations will be present including Telefonica, BT, Barclays Bank Plc, Orange, Virgin, Enel, Microsoft, Fonecta, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, Finnair, Santander, Fortum Oyj, General Electric, AVIVA, BBVA, Visa, Merck, PwC, KPMG etc…

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Download the Research here!!      OpenAxel white paper

Keynote Speaker

Brent Hoberman, CBE
Brent Hoberman, CBEFounder of (sold for $1,1bn), Chairman Founders Forum and Founders Factory

OpenAxel White Paper Presenters

Richard Poston
Richard PostonGlobal Director of Public Affairs, Telefonica S.A.
Ana Segurado
Ana SeguradoDirector, Telefonica OpenFuture


Alec Saunders (Senior Director)
Alec Saunders (Senior Director)Microsoft Ventures
Imogen Wethered (CEO & Co-Founder)
Imogen Wethered (CEO & Co-Founder)Qudini
Astrid Ayel (Manager)
Astrid Ayel (Manager)Knowledge Transfer Network
Valerie Mocker (Senior Researcher, Startups and Entrepreneurship)
Valerie Mocker (Senior Researcher, Startups and Entrepreneurship)Nesta
Luuk Borg (Policy Advisor)
Luuk Borg (Policy Advisor)European Commission
Nathalie Boulanger (Senior Vice President)
Nathalie Boulanger (Senior Vice President)Orange Start-up Ecosystem
Junaid Bajwa (Director of Healthcare Services)
Junaid Bajwa (Director of Healthcare Services)Merck
David Fogel (Head of Acceleration)
David Fogel (Head of Acceleration)Wayra UK
Alex Dunsdon (Co-Founder)
Alex Dunsdon (Co-Founder)The Bakery
Axel Menneking (Head of Investments and International)
Axel Menneking (Head of Investments and International)hub:raum
David Monks (Co-Founder & COO)
David Monks (Co-Founder & COO) iNovar
Jordi Boza (Co-Founder & CEO)
Jordi Boza (Co-Founder & CEO)RemoteEye
Paolo Lombardi (Acceleration Manager)
Paolo Lombardi (Acceleration Manager)FundingBox
Agustin Moro (Head of Partnerships)
Agustin Moro (Head of Partnerships)Telefónica Open Future