General Program

Wednesday June 18, 2014 – World Founder Forum 2014

Bienvenue – 09:00 – 09:30

8D Company Building Forums – 09:30 – 12:00

Interactive forums led by the Class of 2014 CEOs and an expert from our partner schools.

1. Idea Forum – Understand and tell the story of the alternate future you create for your customers.

  • Jeff Burton, Director of SkyDeck | UC Berkeley
  • Maëva Tordo, Head of Blue Factory ESCP Europe
  • Connor Landgraf, Founder & CEO Eko Devices
  • Jenny Broutin, Founder & CEO SproutsIO
  • Michael Baum, Founder & CEO FOUNDER.org

2. Team Forum – Building a holistic approach to A-Player talent.

  • Stewart McTavish, Director of IdeaSpace Cambridge University
  • Kim Gordon, Founder & CEO Depict
  • Vik Thairani, Founder & CEO Pristine
  • Loren Walsh, Chief Learning Officer FOUNDER.org

3. Product Forum – Developing the roadmap for the evolution of your technology and product.

  • Sasan Shaba, Project Lead KTH Innovation
  • Elias Atahi, Founder & co-CEO Unu
  • Shambhavi Kadam, Founder & CTO Depict
  • Nivas Chervirala, Founder & CTO Pristine
  • Sophia Cui, CTO CivicUp
  • Michael Baum, Founder & CEO FOUNDER.org

4. Business Model Forum – Disrupting your industry with your business model and planning across the 8 dimensions.

  • Claudius Jablonka, Member of the management team of CDTM
  • Xenia Menzies, Founder & CEO CivicUp
  • Pascal Leonard, Founder & co-CEO Unu
  • Chris Seybold, CFO FOUNDER.org

5. Market Development Forum – Building awareness, generating demand, nurturing adoption and creating a brand.

  • Cynthia Franklin, Professor of Entrepreneurship, New York University
  • Marc Albanese, Co-founder Smart Vision Labs
  • Katharina Bürger, VP Marketing Unu
  • Bharath Madhusudan, Founder & CTO Securly
  • Tony Ayaz, Chief Revenue Officer FOUNDER.org

6. Operations Forum – When and how much business process is required to effectively scale?

  • Andy Goldstein, Director of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Entrepreneurship Center
  • Kamal Farah, COO SproutsIO
  • Mathieu Caudal, VP Products at Unu
  • Chris Seybold, CFO FOUNDER.org

7. Customer Development Forum – How to land beta customers, early paying customers and big fish customers.

  • Bruno Martinaud, Director of the Technology Venture Master Program at École Polytechnique
  • Vinay Mahadik, Founder & CEO Securly
  • Nedda Bakhshi, Founder & VP of Sales Pristine
  • Ben Cooper, Founder & CEO Sensible Baby
  • Tony Ayaz, Chief Revenue Officer FOUNDER.org

8. Fund Raising Forum – Preparing and winning the ongoing challenge of funding your business.

  • Danny Helson, Informatics Ventures The University of Edinburgh
  • Mark Chung, Founder & CEO Verdigris
  • Mark Wochner, Founder & CEO AdBm
  • Michael Baum, Founder & CEO FOUNDER.org

Lunch – 12:00 – 13:00

  • User Generated Forums
  • FOUNDER.org Associate Forum

Class of 2014 Graduation Presentations – 13:00 – 14:30

Forum with the Class of 2014 – 14:30 – 15:30

Class of 2015 Top Ten $100K Winners – 15:30 – 17::00

  • The selection process
  • Announcement and awards of $100K
  • Each team pitches for five minutes

Wrap Up and Toasts – 17:00 – 17:30

  • Class of 2014 Graduates
  • Class of 2015 Members

Wine and Cheese Networking – 17:30 – 19:00

World Founder Forum 2014 Party – 20:00 – 23:00

Featuring The Eoin Harrington Band at Les Caractéres 25 rue des Grands Augustins 75006 Paris, Metro Saint-Michele or Odeon.

 
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