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Digital Xcellence Forum

Digital Xcellence Forum

For startups this is a great opportunity to (re)connect with businesses. For our partners this is an e”xcellent” way to gain insight to those solutions that are at the forefront of digitalization in hospitality and retail; solutions that are targeted to solve immediate challenges and have been successfully tested with METRO and its partners.

The event provides each group with a platform to connect, share best practices, uncover funding & new business development opportunities all the while gaining valuable content from interesting speakers.

See the Agenda below.

December 1st: Internationalisation

Date & Time
December 1, 2020 2:00 PM
Expert
Olaf Koch, CEO of METRO AG
Session
1

Welcome: Opening Keynote by Olaf Koch

Hear from our very own CEO on how to implement cultural change, and set up a company for innovation.
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Date & Time
December 1, 2020 2:45 PM
Expert
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Session
2

Internationalisation Pitches

Alumni looking to scale pitch their growing companies to partners; be at the forefront of digitalisation and find new solutions to potential business challenges.
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Date & Time
December 1, 2020 3:45 PM
Expert
Sophie Frères, Karl Jo Seilern, & Johanna Campion
Session
3

Panel on Scaling through to IPO and beyond

Hear from the co-founder of LiSA, a live-stream shopping assistant, the FinTech solution Sezzle on internationalising from the US to Europe and across Europe.
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Date & Time
December 1, 2020 4:45 PM
Expert
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Session
4

Networking on How to Pilot: From Startups to Partners

Xcel Program Director, Sylvia Dudek wraps up Day 1 of our Digital Xcellence Forum, followed by an opportunity to network with fellow attendees and the speakers.
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December 2nd: Investment & Funding

Date & Time
December 2, 2020 2:00 PM
Expert
Carsten Maschmeyer & Marc Schröder
Session
1

Fireside Chat with Carsten Maschmeyer & Team

Hear from one of the biggest investors in Germany and beyond; hot topics on B2B and B2C investment across Europe and the US.
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Date & Time
December 2, 2020 3:00 PM
Expert
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Session
2

Fundraising Pitches

Specifically for alumni companies looking for follow-on funding to pitch to investors; hear from growing companies, SEED through to Series A+ and gain insight to industry solutions.
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Date & Time
December 2, 2020 4:00 PM
Expert
Hansjörg Sage, Sophie Frères & Marc Schröder
Session
3

Panel on Social Commerce

Hear from thought leaders about the next big topic in e-commerce, and why it will play a huge role in the near future.
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Date & Time
December 2, 2020 5:45 PM
Expert
Olaf Koch & Brian Formato
Session
4

CEO Roundtable on Cultural Leadership

Share experiences with CEOs including Olaf Koch on topics like; the importance of a leader's vision, culture & more. Moderated by Brian Formato, expert in change management. *Max capacity 15 seats
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Finance Webinars

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Week Four: Funding & Legal

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