Below is our Agenda for the 3rd December 2021 UPPSTART ONLINE happening virtually again this year after our huge success from last year! We’ll be running 20+ content tracks with tons of amazing speakers and investors from across the world. Keep checking back here for new sessions and you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates. All times are in Central European Time (CET)
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The official kick off for UPPSTART 2021 with a rundown of the days activities by founder & CEO Jason Dainter
Take part in a live breathing class to kick off your UPPSTART experience with Hale’s co-founders.
Get paired up with someone randomly at UPPSTART in speed networking style.
Enter our metaverse Uppstart.World and in the Networking Space you will find a dedicated Networking Room all day to meet other attendees in a unique 2D form.
Our resident breathing gurus at Hale will be present all day in a specially designed 2D interactive breathing area, Hale Center, found in UPPSTART.World in the Startup Showcase area.
A workshop from a silicon valley PR guru that would normally cost you 1000 USD per hour teaching you how to do PR like the big boys and girls.
Learn the Ins and Outs of PR in this interactive workshop
Come and meet a load of exciting startups, hear what they are doing and speak to their founding teams. Takes place in a unique interactive 2D experience in the UPPSTART.World Startup Showcase.
Has a VC ever told you no? Be honest! In this fun fireside VCs will share some of the candid truths behind what that rejection really meant, and how you can handle it in the best way.
A fireside discussion with Nathan and Sacha emphasizing how the promotion of eco-friendly practices in your company can positively impact your revenues, not just the planet.
Uncover more about the battle musicians face against large labels for a fairer pay share from Epidemic Sound Chief of Music Niklas Brantberg.
Mendi Founder Moha Bensofia covers how real time neurofeedback could be a valuable tool for startup founders.
Come and hang out with all of our world class speakers in a fun interactive in-browser 2D metaverse called UPPSTART.World! Perfect for Q&A’s or to build a truly world class network in just 1 day!
Learn about the impact the FinTech revolution has made on investing and how this has affected startups.
Learn the productivity hacks and routines of top 1% performers for a more satisfying work/life balance.
How is technology impacting the future of the fashion industry? Our expert panelists have a lot to say about this, and will share learnings and insights into the opportunities ahead for entrepreneurs in this space.
Why is branding so important for startups? What can be gained from authentic branding? And how do we do it without breaking the bank?!
Underdeveloped countries such as Mozambique, Zambia and Uganda represent the next billion users for many companies. Learn about how the digital finance sector is disrupting these markets.
Showcase from CEO of Prime Computer, a fast-growing hardware company that produces mini-pcs and servers that helps companies to improve Sustainable Development Goals.
90% of B2B companies don’t know how to price themselves. Uncover the art of getting this right for your startup.
How can the blockchain turn the global food supply chain on its head? And what opportunities does this provide?
Forming a strong founding team can be the make or break to your startup. Hear from an experienced entrepreneur and investor on how to approach this.
A short pitch from War on Cancer founder Fabian Bolin, including his inspiring life story, and how the impactful startup came about.
Christopher May, Founder @ Series A funded startup Finoa covers the often undocumented about process behind how larger organisations go about handling their digital assets.
How to cope with the demands that emerge with becoming a founder and how keep your own well-being in mind whilst riding the roller-coaster of startup of running a startup.
Hear a short punchy showcase talk from Uppsala Startup MG Sustainable Engineering.
Hustle! Hustle! Hustle! We hear this a lot in startup world, but Dennis Birkolzer from SpinLab is here to tell you why this may not be a silver bullet, and what to do instead.
Navin Thukkaram, with $3 billion in exits under his belt, will guide you through how to raise funding in this interactive workshop format.
Exciting and inspiring young girls about programming is an important mission. In this fireside you can hear how several startup founders are taking action on this, and what you can do to help.
Learn the ins and outs of how to scale startup funding with someone who’s been there and done that!
A question every seed stage startup founder raising money needs to know, how do you blow away VCs and subsequently get funded. With and epic panelists from Forbes, XY and Spintop Ventures.
A showcase pitch on about the interesting and impactful work BrightAct does to fight against domestic violence globally.
Is building the next instagram-like app the most important challenge we humans need to solve? Germán has some thoughts on that (spoiler: the answer is no). How can we truly make social impact, without having to use advanced technologies? Join Germán Bencci to find out more.
Join us to learn more about the revolution of 3D food printing, what impact it has on the environment, and the exciting future that’s ahead for FoodTech!
What does it mean to be a data-driven startup? And how can you become one?
Hear more about the work Tvinn are doing to improve sustainability in a range of solutions.
A practical workshop on how to scale as a startup. Helpful for anyone looking to scale, or those currently scaling.
Listen to this short punchy showcase pitch by the Founder and CEO of Housecar, and how they are bringing the joy of motorhomes back to all travelers.
Find out how startups can leverage big supermarkets with this rare insight from ICA’s innovation arm ICAx.
An interactive workshop in our 2D world UPPSTART.world for new or soon to be entrepreneurs, solopreneurs or intrepreneurs on going from vision/idea to company.
AI is a term thrown around a lot these days, but how can it solve tough problems. How can it think creatively? Jarno Kartela will explain exactly that.
Learn more about the main driving forces behind the growth of autonomous mobility in Europe and what this means for start-ups in the coming years.
Uncover how you can protect yourself as Fraud grows more advanced. Learn how developers, programmers, and consumers can always stay one step ahead.
Discover all the best ways to get your news in front of the world’s best journalists and published for their audiences!
How we can leverage blockchain technology to revolutionize Carbon Emissions Removal.
A fireside chat on opportunities in the food tech space through the eyes of a VC very active in FoodTech.
A unique perspective on how user-centered design, and putting patients at the forefront of healthcare decision-making, could be disruptive to the industry.
A practical pragmatic keynote on how to boost e-commerce conversions with lessons learned from top brands.
Ritual design is about being intentful in crafting meaningful experiences.
A great ritual is embedded with meaning going beyond, a routine, a checklist, or a habit.
A brief pitch from Gokind, the banking app who makes it easy and affordable to live more sustainably.
See Tahero’s entrepreneurial journey on how he has built up The Buddy Company to become a company with over 100,000 customers across Europe.
This private focus group / think tank led by Uppsala City gathers together thought leaders within the impact investing space for a private discussion around the wider topic. A public Q&A follows directly after.
Social Impact Capital
Hack for Earth Foundation
Global Climate Innovations
Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Uppsala
This is an invite only session.
An interactive workshop explaining what it takes to go from beginner to coder. A great session for founders interested in learning about how to start programming.
Hear a short punchy pitch from Nano Textile CEO on how they fulfill their mission of helping nano textile companies while still remaining sustainable.
Recruiting talent for you startup is hard. Jessica Stark is here to teach you how to make it easier.
Learn about the JTBD framework to help you better satisfy your customer’s needs as a startup.
A short 10-minute showcase pitch from Hollbium who creates hydroponic micro-farms in workplaces!
Learn how mapping out your customer’s journey and understanding it can lead to tremendous growth from Funneyltics CEO Mikael Dia.
How deep relationships are large industrial organisations can be leveraged to drive change.
Discover why pharmaceutical companies will miss out if they are not engaging with smaller tech start-ups and how they are already doing this.
An interactive workshop summarizing the techniques you need to truly understand your customer in today’s market with an emphasis on carrying out lean launches of your startups!
Technology has been disrupting all industries in recent years and the food industry is no exception. This panel will uncover some of the things happening in foodtech and what the future holds for the space.
Camilla and Vendella, the duo behind Business and Dreams and Qalora Capital will be sharing their experiences and founder stories.
The A-Z of what you need to know to create a VR game for beginners.
Hear the story of the work Refurbly are doing to improve sustainability in the mobile phone industry.
Get a true understanding of what it takes to build Generative Digital Art in the modern climate.
This focus group / think tank on Investing in Sustainable Impact, led by Uppsala and Stockholm city will open up to all attendees during this session to hear leanings from the previous private session, and give a chance for an open Q&A.
Social Impact Capital
Hack for Earth Foundation
Global Climate Innovations
Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Uppsala
SEO is a quick, cost-efficient way to improve the performance of your marketing. Learn from a growth guru on how to do this.
What actually is a brand? What are most startups doing wrong, and how can they get their brand right from the very first day?
Hear a short pitch from Hempster Sweden and how they create impact through hemp-based dairy product innovations.
Ever heard of #NewWork? Find out more about the trend and the impact it’s having on EdTech.
Hear the awesome story of how Saasha Celestial-One scaled Olio from 0 to 5 million users in a very short space of time, and practical insights on how you can do the same by leveraging a community.
What do the big players in tech know about recruitment that smaller startups don’t? Here you will find out.
Hear the story of how a government-funded incubator space in East Africa for XR tech arose after just a simple tweet about the movement was sent.
Hear the story of Martina Klingvall , co-founder and CEO of Telness who was been disrupting the B2B telco space.
The vertical farming industry is a fast growing space within the FoodTech movement. Learn about its future.
A short 10-minute showcase pitch from Green Assets Wallets who creates blockchain powered green asset wallets.
Hear about how Stockholm Business Alliance thinks about creating an ecosystem to attract the most ambitious impact founders and investors from all the world.
Renown speaker and CEO of design company Sylvain, Alain Sylvain will be talking about how brands are characterized today and how it might be time for a new approach.
How can you design your EdTech products to be more emotional? And what benefits does this bring?
Tik Tok guru Amélie Ebongué explains what you need to know about using this hugely popular social network as a marketing tool for younger audiences.
A hot topic! Is Bitcoin bad for the environment? Our expert panel will provide some insights into how it may be greener than you might have heard.
Mike Butcher (Editor at Large @ Techcrunch) interviews the founder of Metaphysics.ai (who famously created the Tom Cruise Deep Fake) and Ilya Gelfenbeyn of Inworld AI, talking about the future of the metaverse and how close we are to “hyper-reality”.
Serial entrepreneur Louise Fritjofsson is back with a new exciting impact startup, “Martie”. Tune in to hear about her entrepreneurial journey and path that led her to this new company.
Forbes contributor (and 30 under 30) Diana Tsai, after having interviewed 13 billion dollar impact unicorns, is here to share learnings on what it takes and how you can follow in their footsteps.
What are the most important aspects of intelligent learning platforms? And how does the future of E-Learning look?
What is a data portrait? And why does it matter?
Learn about Rocio’s contribution to the industry 4.0 revolution in Chile and how she helped to make Chile a startup hotspot in this session.
Jan Ameri CEO at ArcticStartup talks about turning a no into a yes, and how he did exactly that with celebrity investor Gary Vaynerchuk
Our annual pitching competition is back! 10 startups (5 early stage) will do 2 minute fast-paced pitches and by live audience vote a winner will be selected at the end!
Best practices for creating impactful virtual reality experiences.
Getting more people who are eager to sign up for your product or service is tough but without marketing? Almost impossible. But listen in to hear why Georgiana thinks that isn’t always the case.
What opportunities are there in education that technology adoption has created?
Tina Touli (who has worked with tech giants such as Adobe, Dell, HP & Dropbox) discusses the important transition between the digital and physical worlds, and why it matters in Design.
By popular request, our virtual pub quiz format is back at our after events! With a tech startup theme and prizes to be won, the fastest answer wins!
A live virtual wine tasting with a sprinkling of comedy with our top sommelier Laurie Foster. Takes place in our virtual UPPSTART.World experience (purchase wines ahead for full experience!)
After a packed day of activities, we’ll be leaving our 2D UPPSTART.World platform open all night for you to mingle away until the early hours. Enjoy!
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