SMART Innovation Network for New Generation Enterprises

Go Global!

Date: 20.11.2013

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

International conference for courageous entrepreneurs who started a company and who want to succeed abroad.

Time: 9:00 - 16 :00

Venue: The National Technical Library, Prague 6–Dejvice

Topic: The conference speakers are renowned experts on business expansion and internationalization, as well as people who already succeeded in selling their products or services abroad.


8:30 - 9:00   Registration

9:00 - 9:15   Introduction: The right time to go global
                   Radek Špicar 
                   (Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, vicepresident)

9:15 - 9:30   i.e. SMART: Benefits for entrepreneures
                   Stuart Simpson 
                   (Vienna Board of Education, Lead Partner i.e.SMART)

Why the transformative business approach? Europe has to catch up with other world economies particularly in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. Young people in the SMART regions have the potential and the ideas but they need support, mentoring, and training to develop their ideas into viable, sustainable, and exciting enterprises. What the project wants to say to these emerging entrepreneurs is: ‘Move from Competent to Brilliant. Move from Brilliant to Amazing.’ ‘Be SMART!’

9:30 - 10:30 Case Studies - pitch sessions
                   Block A) Babak Mahdian (Imagemetry), 
                                Vít Horký (Brand Embassy)
                   Block B) Ondřej Tučný (Boldbrick), Lubomír Šabatka (Idea RS)

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:10 Start-up internationalization in Switzerland
                     Henning Grossmann (Technopart Zürich)

11:10 - 11:30 Legal Setup: the smart way to do it
                     Patrik Przyhoda (CMS Prague)

In an early stage of a company’s life, legal matters are rarely a serious deliberation of businessmen and women, who tend to focus on the more crucial aspects of business (clients, products, suppliers etc.). However, in instances where the company is considering going international or global, a robust legal framework is an essential aspect for the success of such a move.  We will therefore carefully examine what can be done on the legal side to support the international growth of the company.

11:30 - 12:30 Round table: Supporting organizations
                     Jana Bábiková (Muri s.r.o. - Žijeme v zahraničí.cz)
                     Giordano Dichter (EBN Network Development Manager)
                     Dana Horská (Silicon Oasis Ventures)
                     Michal Vodrážka (Czechinvest)
                     TBA (Canadian digital media network)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 13:50 Business outlooks, threats and challenges in start-up
                     Jana Chvalkovská (EEIP a.s.)

14:00 - 16:00 Parallel Workshops:
                     A) Start-up internationalization in Europe
                     Giordano Dichter (EBN, Network Development Manager)
                     Viktor Kustein (GrowJOB institute),
                     Robert Gnauck (3NRG GmbH, Sustainnovation)

                     B) Start-up internationalization in Asia and Middle East
                     Patrik Danek (Start Grow Succeed)
                     Dana Horská (Silicon Oasis Ventures)

                     C) Start-up internationalization in US+Canada
                     TBA (Canadian digital media network)
                     Babak Mahdian (Imagemetry s.r.o.)

16:00 - 18:00 Networking & Good bye drink

Be prepared to receive practical advice and tips on how to make it in some of the most interesting world markets.

Moderated by Radek Špicar, the Vicepresident of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic and the Director of Aspen Institute Prague, this event is definitelly something you do not want to miss.

Legal Disclaimer

This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF.


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