Events and Conferences Professional Networking Startup Ecosystems

CES 2020 Party and Networking List

This page is a work-in-progress. It will be updated regularly as I hear of new CES networking events. Feel free to leave a comment or send me a message if you want to suggest any additions.

I am not associated with any of these events. I can not get you tickets, get you off the waitlist or get you a free drink. I do, however, gladly accept free drinks.

Events and Conferences Professional Networking Startup Ecosystems

CES 2020 FrenchTech Startup Investor Tours

CES is almost here and I’m happy to announce that I will be providing my French Tech startup investor and influencer tours for the sixth straight year. The French startup delegation is the largest at CES next to the US. Over 300 French companies are exhibiting at CES 2020 with a large number receiving CES Innovation or Best of Innovation Awards. Join our investor/influencer tour and discover 10 of the FrenchTech stars.

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Tuesday, January 7th at 10am. (full)
Tuesday, January 7th at 1pm.
Wednesday, January 8th at 10am.
Wednesday, January 8th at 1pm.
Thursday, January 9th at 1pm.

Location: Eureka Park (Sands Convention Center)

If you would like to join one of my tours, please sign-up on typeform.

🇸🇬🇮🇹🇳🇱 There are also dedicated tours to meet startups from Singapore, Italy and the Netherlands. Message me for more info.

Events and Conferences Startup Ecosystems Startup Jury

SXSW: Pitch Blockchain Jury and FrenchTech Startup Visa

I was finally able to fit SXSW into my travel schedule and was not disappointed. I love Austin in general and SXSW was an incredible ten days of networking, inspiration, and great food.

SXSW was kind enough to invite me to be on the startup jury for the SXSW Pitch in the blockchain track. This was one of my most memorable and enjoyable startup juries, not least because whurley was also on the jury with me and I don’t think I stopped laughing from speaker prep through to the end.

Startup Ecosystems Startup Jury

K-Startup Grand Challenge Korea Startup Jury

It was a privilege to serve on the finalist selection jury of this year’s K-Startup Grand Challenge with my friends Sam Ameen from Hong Kong’s Betatron Accelerator and Greg Appelhof from Hardware Massive. Thank you again for the kindness and hospitality of the Korean Ministry of SMEs and Startups, National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA), and the YSKMedia team.

Over three days we listened to and grilled the 80+ finalists in order to choose a top ten that would continue on with the Korean startup business development program.