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Join us at #ACESummit, 18 March 2015

at Global Entrepreneurship Congress, Milan, Italy

The second #ACESummit will be taking place in Milan in partnership with the #GEC2015.

As in 2014, the ACE Summit will introduce the most innovative ICT SMEs and startups selected by ACE to investors, mentors and potential partners in other European markets. The Summit also aims at identifying opportunities for cross-border investment in Europe and provide investor readiness training and pitching sessions for the ACE startups.

Check the profiles of our companies under #StartupStories, or the our available Extra Activities before and after the #ACESummit. 

Stay tuned and follow us at @EU_ACE for updates!

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18 Mar 2015

09:00 - 10:00
GEC - Fiera Milano Congresi (MiCo)
  Registration

10:00 - 11:00
GEC - Brown 1
  Opening Plenary
Growing your Business in Europe
11:00 - 11:30
GEC - Gold Plenary
  Networking & Exhibition

11:30 - 13:00
GEC - Amber 1
  Investment Readiness Roundtables

Moderated by investment readiness experts from across Europe five peer-learning rountables will address the following themes: Preparin...
11:30 - 13:00
GEC - Gold Plenary
  Business-to-mentor and B2B Meetings

12:15 - 13:00
GEC - Amber 2
  Company Pitches I

Moderated by Catherine Delevoye (Technoport) and Sofia Esteves (SPI) this session features pitches from: Metrifly, Portugal TenderSc...
13:00 - 14:00
GEC - Gold Plenary
  Networking & Exhibition

14:00 - 15:30
GEC - Amber 1
  Living Labs Clinic

14:00 - 15:30
GEC - Amber 2
  Company Pitches II

Moderated by Umberto de Feo (META Group) and Joana Soares (IPN) this session features pitches from: OpenTelly, Belgium MyB...
14:00 - 15:30
GEC - Gold Plenary
  Business-to-mentor and B2B Meetings

15:30 - 16:00
GEC - Gold Plenary
  Networking & Exhibition

16:00 - 17:30
GEC - Amber 1
  WATIFY Doubts Session

Watify is a European initiative aiming to deliver an exciting awareness campaign focus on « Fostering Digital Entre...
16:00 - 17:30
GEC - Amber 2
  Elevator Pitches

Moderated by Siobhan McQuaid (EBN) and Tara Beshoff (Dublin BIC) this session features pitches from: Vicancy Belgium Hol...
16:00 - 17:30
GEC - Gold Plenary
  Business-to-mentor and B2B Meetings

17:30 - 18:00
GEC - Brown 1
  Closing Plenary - Amber 1
Launch of the ACE Cross Border Excellence Award
18:00 - 19:00
Open
  Networking Cocktail



Bobby McDonagh
Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Closing Plenary - Amber 1



Bob Dorf
Bob Dorf

Opening Plenary



Bram Lievens
iMinds

Living Labs Clinic



Catherine Delevoye
Technoport SA

Company Pitches I



Giordano Dichter
EBN

Closing Plenary - Amber 1



Idoia Munoz
GAIA

Living Labs Clinic



Jill Evans
Coventry University Enterprises Ltd

Living Labs Clinic



Jim Ward
WestBIC

Opening Plenary



Joana Soares
NA

Company Pitches II



Juan Antonio Bertolin
espaitec Science and Technology Park

Living Labs Clinic



Luuk Borg
European Commission

Closing Plenary - Amber 1



Olivier Zephir
Technoport SA

Living Labs Clinic



Philippe Vanrie
EBN

Opening Plenary



Siobhan McQuaid
EBN

Elevator Pitches



Sofia Esteves
Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação - SPI

Company Pitches I



Sébastien LEFLOND
NA

Living Labs Clinic



Tara Beshoff
Dublin Business Innovation Centre

Elevator Pitches



Umberto de Feo
META GROUP Srl

Company Pitches II

Venue & Practical info 

The #ACESummit will be taking place at the MiCo - Milano Congressi, Europe's largest congress centre. MiCo - Milano Congressi is right in the centre of Milan, 4 km from the Duomo and just 5 minutes from Leonardo’s Last Supper.

MiCo – Milano Congressi
Piazzale Carlo Magno, 1 – 20149 Milano

Main Entrance:
from viale Eginardo (Gate 2) or through Piazzale Carlo Magno, 1 (Gate 17)

 

Getting to the Milano Congressi

FROM THE AIRPORT

Linate
Take bus no. 73 in the "National Arrivals Exit" area all the way to the terminal in Piazza San Babila. Go down into the Metro. Here take the Red Line 1 (Rho Fiera Milano direction).
for the "viale Eginardo / viale Scarampo" entrance: get off at the “Amendola” stop – 700 m from the Congress Centre, or at “Lotto” approx. 800 m.
for the "piazzale Carlo Magno / via Gattamelata" entrance: get off at the “Cadorna” stop, exit the subway and go to the railroad station above : take the first train departing and get off at the “Domodossola” stop – just 600 m from the Congress Centre.

 

Malpensa
The “MALPENSA EXPRESS” train service will take you directly from the airport to the centre of Milan in 40 minutes, arriving at the Ferrovie Nord “Cadorna” station.
Here take the Red Metro Line 1 (Rho Fiera Milano direction). for the "viale Eginardo / viale Scarampo" entrance: get off at the “Amendola” stop – 700 m from the Congress Centre, or at “Lotto” approx. 800 m.
for the "piazzale Carlo Magno / via Gattamelata" entrance: get off at the “Cadorna” stop, exit the subway and go to the railroad station above : take the first train departing and get off at the “Domodossola” stop – just 600 m from the Congress Centre.

 

Orio al Serio
The “AUTOSTRADALE” or “AIR PULLMAN” bus service will take you directly from the airport to Milan Central Station in 60 minutes: then take the Metro Geen Line 2 (Abbiategrasso direction) and get off at “Cadorna”.
Here take the Red Line 1 (Rho Fiera Milano direction).
for the "viale Eginardo / viale Scarampo" entrance: get off at the “Amendola” stop – 700 m from the Congress Centre, or at “Lotto” approx. 800 m.
for the "piazzale Carlo Magno / via Gattamelata" entrance: get off at the “Cadorna” stop, exit the subway and go to the railroad station above : take the first train departing and get off at the “Domodossola” stop – just 600 m from the Congress Centre.

 

BY TRAIN

Central Station – Garibaldi Station
Take the Metro Green Line 2 (Abbiategrasso direction) and get off at “Cadorna”. Here take the Metro Red Line 1 (Rho Fiera Milano direction).
for the "viale Eginardo / viale Scarampo" entrance: get off at the “Amendola” stop – 700 m from the Congress Centre, or at “Lotto” approx. 800 m.
for the "piazzale Carlo Magno / via Gattamelata" entrance: get off at the “Cadorna” stop, exit the subway and go to the railroad station above : take the first train departing and get off at the “Domodossola” stop – just 600 m from the Congress Centre.

Stazione Cadorna
Here take the Metro Red Line 1 (Rho Fiera Milano direction). for the "viale Eginardo / viale Scarampo" entrance: get off at the “Amendola” stop – 700 m from the Congress Centre, or at “Lotto” approx. 800 m.
for the "piazzale Carlo Magno / via Gattamelata" entrance: get off at the “Cadorna” stop, exit the subway and go to the railroad station above : take the first train departing and get off at the “Domodossola” stop – just 600 m from the Congress Centre.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Buses & Trams

for the "viale Eginardo / viale Scarampo" entrance:

  • Bus No. 78 – Eginardo/Colleoni stop

for the "piazzale Carlo Magno / via Gattamelata" entrance:

  • Bus no. 78 – get off at Colleoni/Gattamelata
  • Tram no. 27 - get off at Piazza 6 Febbraio

Metro

  • Red Line 1:
    for the "viale Eginardo / viale Scarampo" entrance: get off at the “Amendola” stop – 700 m from the Congress Centre, or at “Lotto” approx. 800 m.
    for the "piazzale Carlo Magno / via Gattamelata" entrance:get off at the “Cadorna” stop, exit the subway and go to the railroad station above : take the first train departing and get off at the “Domodossola” stop – just 600 m from the Congress Centre.
  • Green Line 2: get off at "Cadorna".
    for the "viale Eginardo / viale Scarampo" entrance: take Red Line 1 (going to RHO Fiera Milano) and get off at the “Amendola” stop – 700 m from the Congress Centre, or at “Lotto” approx. 800 m.
    for the "piazzale Carlo Magno / via Gattamelata" entrance:exit the subway and go to the railroad station above: take the first train departing and get off at the “Domodossola” stop – just 600 m from the Congress Centre.
  • Yellow Line 3: Get off at “Duomo”, switch to the Red Line 1 (RHO Fiera Milano direction).
    for the "viale Eginardo / viale Scarampo" entrance: get off at the “Amendola” stop – 700 m from the Congress Centre, or at “Lotto” approx. 800 m.
    for the "piazzale Carlo Magno / via Gattamelata" entrance:get off at the “Cadorna” stop, exit the subway and go to the railroad station above : take the first train departing and get off at the “Domodossola” stop – just 600 m from the Congress Centre.

#startupstories

Meet our pitching companies!

Check the investment profiles of our companies here!  You will be able to meet them at the #ACESummit, but until then, get inspired by these videos on how to pitch to investors

are you an investor, VC or Business angel?

If you are an Investor and wish to attend the pitching sessions, please contact us directly.

In the meantime, why not check some of our #StartupStories from last year's Summit here

In this page you will find some recommended hotels near the venue.
Due to the large number of events taking place on the same week, we advise you to book your accomodation as soon as possible and consult  www.booking.com for updated rates. 

NEW suggestions:

Hotel Metro ***

Hotel Lancaster ***

Hotel Oro Blu ***

Hotel Domenichino ***

Hotel Mozart ****

 

Hotel Losanna ***

Hotel Marriott ****

Hotel Nasco Milano ****

Hotel Regency ****

Meliá Milano *****

 

#ACESUMMIT participants have access to the full four DAYS of the Global Entrepreneurship congressTake a look at These other exciting activities specially designed for you:

ACE Master Class: ICT Made in Italy | 17 March | Mico

ACE Partner and GEC organiser META Group will host a Master Class* on the ICT sector and market in Italy. This occasion will introduce ACE's companies to the major ICT players and stakeholders in Italy, in order to kickstart the internationalisation programme for selected companies' interested accelerating into the Italian market. 

The full programme can be consulted here and includes expert speakers such as:

  • Fausto Boni, General Partner, 360 Capital Partners
  • Andrea Gaiba, Partner, Italian Brand Factory & Senior Member, Italian Angels for Growth
  • Raffaele Mauro, Innovation Manager, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank
  • Antonia Verna & Laura Liguori, Partners, Studio Legale Portolano Cavallo
  • Tomaso Rodriguez, General Manager Nord Italia, UBER Inc.
  • Fabio Lalli, CEO, IQUII srl

*This session is reserved for ACE Companies only. 


EBN ASCEND Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting | 19 March | Mico

EBN 's - the innovation network, Acceleration, Funding and Growth Special Interest Group will host its first meeting on the 19th March at MiCo following the #ACESummit. This event is reserved for EBN Members that are part of the ASCEND SIG. 

For more information on EBN's SIG policy and structure visit the EBN platform

Contacts

For more information, please contact one of our team members below or call EBN on +32 2 772 8900.



Cláudia Silva
NA

 


Margaret Mulligan
EBN

 

 
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