GrowthCon 2018 Trailer
Business meets Innovation
Get in touch with influential minds.
What is GrowthCon?
GrowthCon is a Tech & M&A Conference and offers a deep dive into the relevant topics of today’s tech business and entrepreneurial challenges. Joining us on stage, many well known investors and founders will discuss the hottest trends and give a picture of newest developments. As a networking platform, we expect more than 500 technology savvy founders, digital leaders, investors and corporates to mix into an inspiring crowd.
Who is ACXIT?
ACXIT Capital Partners is a leading international corporate finance and investment advisory firm for mid-market clients and entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. As an independent, privately owned firm we maintain offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, Zurich and Hong Kong as well as strong alliances in France, China, India and the USA. Our clients are corporations, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, financial sponsors and family offices.
Check In & Lunch
by Andreas Thümmler (ACXIT Capital Partners) and Markus Koch (Wall Street Correspondents)
Sector Pitch Battles
Moderation: Hannah Klose
The hottest FinTech + SportsTech start-ups will present themselves on stage @TechQuartier.
by Andreas Thümmler (Managing Partner ACXIT CAPITAL PARTNERS)
Blockchain – The next Internet?
Keynote by Dr. Alex von Frankenberg (Managing Director HTGF)
Let's get it started – Latest market data and insights into blockchain startups and ICOs as well as AI and IoT
Keynote by Toby Lewis (CEO Novum Insights)
ICOs - Party over or just the beginning?
Panel with Toby Lewis (Novum Insights) • Lukasz Musialski (IconiqLab) • Dr. Felix Hötzinger (Gambio) • Dr. Marcus C. Funke (Latham & Watkins) • Carlos Creus Moreira (WISeKey) – Moderation: Eran Davidson (Davidson Capital)
Investor’s approach to ICO – Changing parameters in perception, valuation and regulation
Panel with Laurenz Apiarius (Blockwall) • Dr. Heinrich Zetlmayer (Lykke) • Dr. Alex von Frankenberg (HTGF) • Maximilian Lautenschläger (Iconiqlab) – Moderation: Axel Schiemann (Latham & Watkins)
New Forms of Financing
Panel with Eran Davidson (Davidson Capital) • Niko Wäsche (GMPVC) • Paul Jozefak (OGDS) • Fabian Westerheide (Asgard) • Agnieszka Sarnecka (Neufund) – Moderation: Christian Hoppe
Information, Communication, Commitment
Renowned business investigator Tamer Bakiner shares his best practices in times of digital transformation.
Evolution of AI
Keynote by Fabian Westerheide (Managing Director Asgard)
AI / Cybersecurity
Panel with Sven Körner (Thingsthinking) • Marc Wilczek (Link 11) • Jan Andresen (Cyber Innovation Hub) • Frank Niehage (FinTech Group) • Christophe Hocquet (Brille24) • Charles Fränkl (Smartfrog) – Moderation: Chris Boos (Arago)
Future of Traffic
Panel with Niclas Braun (Cargodrone) • Benjamin Erhart (UVC Partners) • Florian Petit (Blickfeld) • Christian Graf von Bentzel (Tachoeasy) • Michael Brecht (Innovation Factory) – Moderation: Christian Ramme (ACXIT)
Panel with Michael Mellinghoff (Techfluence) • Stefan Roßbach (TME) • Axel Apfelbacher (NIIIO) • John Butler (Lend & Borrow Trust) • Dr. Markus E. Krüger (Latham & Watkins) • Ankur Kamalia (Deutsche Börse Group) – Moderation: Marina Zubrod (Bundesverband Deutsche Startups)
“Finanzguru” from Hackaton to Deutsche Bank investment – disruptive cooperation to succeed
Case Study with Benjamin & Alexander Michel (dwins), Sven A. Weber (Deutsche Bank) and Dr. Markus E. Krüger (Latham & Watkins)
Sector Pitch Battles – Presentation of the Winners
Moderation: Dr. Sebastian Schäfer (Managing Director TechQuartier)
by Andreas Thümmler (Managing Director ACXIT Capital Partners)
Dinner Buffet and Whisky Tasting by St. Kilian
GrowthCon Club Night
In the early Friday morning, we will host an after conference get-together for all participants, enabling workshops, break-out sessions and follow-up discussions.
by ACXIT Capital Partners
360 degree IPO Workshop
How to prepare for an IPO: prerequisites, conditions, to-do’s and potential mistakes
PANELS & PRESENTATIONS
What people say
We enjoyed the event at Klassikstadt as well as the Speakers’ Dinner on the Eve of GrowthCon very much, especially the inspiring conversations with numerous participants of the conference.
It was a top event, where I met a lot of old as well as new faces.
All in all, there is every reason to strongly recommend this event internally as well as externally.
Sponsors & Partners
These awesome companies support us in 2018.
Venues & Hotels
Check the conference photos from 2018.