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Saturday, March 14 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Accelerating Startups in Europe: What’s Different

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Europe has over 200 accelerator programs, the vast majority of which are corporate or government-backed. Since these programs where created in 2011 and 2012, they have yielded thousands of accelerated startups, a small but growing number of which emerge as global success stories. Despite comparatively low success rates and very modest investor returns, these programs have been instrumental in connecting the fragmented European startup communities into the wider global technology ecosystem. With leading US investors like USV, YCombinator, and 500 startups engaging more and more with European teams, this session will analyze the benefits and risks of working with and investing in accelerated startups from Europe, as well as discuss the opportunities for experienced US founders and operators to benefit from the European tech boom.

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Max Gurvits

Partner, CCC Startups
Max is a serial entrepreneur, co-founder of one of Europe’s largest accelerator programs (Eleven) and the managing partner of CCC Startups and Startup AddVenture, a community-focused seed fund and startup growth platform in Europe and the Middle East.
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Elina Zheleva

Producer, Runway.vc
I stay behind the Runway.vc concept, which is an event that brings together aviation experts and air travel startups.

Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon H 500 E 4th St