Building tech ecosystems in a distributed world

Event - Sifted x Dealroom production - 24th & 25th February 2021

On 24th & 25th February, Dealroom x Sifted co-produced a two day event on building global tech ecosystems, featuring leading VCs and ecosystem builders. The event hosted on Hopin featured a Keynote presentation from founder Yoram Wijngaarde, and five panels on:

  • Tech and governments’ role in navigating a “K-shaped” recovery
  • The rise of tier-2 ecosystems and distributed talent
  • A new dawn of tech optimism, or: David vs. Goliath in the age of Deep Tech
  • Emerging tech ecosystems
  • Measuring and growing your ecosystem
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Panel speakers:

  1. Kim-Mai Culter (Initialized Capital), Helen Kopman (European Commission), Nicholas Colin (TheFamily), Pat Wilson (Georgia Department for Economic Development), moderated by Michael Stothard (Sifted).
  2. Michael Lints (Golden Gate Ventures), Eileen Burbidge (Passion Capital), Saul Klein (LocalGlobe), Mark Suster (Upfront Ventures), moderated by Amy Lewin (Sifted).
  3. Gerard Grech (Tech Nation), Kat Borlongan (La French Tech), Michael Jackson (VC), YC Coy (Singapore Economic Development Board), moderated by Maija Palmer (Sifted)
  4. Daniel Glazer (Wilson Sonsini), Nakeema Stefflbauer (Frauenloop), Jon Woodward (Microsoft), Ryan Smith (City of Las Vegas), moderated by Orla Browne (Dealroom).
  5. Sarah Guemouri (Atomico), Norbert Herrmann (SenWEB Berlin), moderated by Yoram Wijngaarde (Dealroom).