Robin Wauters is a seasoned technology journalist, analyst, keynote speaker and event curator, as well as the founding editor of Tech.eu, the premier source of European tech news, data analysis and market intelligence. He was formerly the European Editor of The Next Web, and before that a senior editor at TechCrunch.
Robin is also one of the co-founders of BeCentral, the digital campus located in Brussels Central Station that has helped thousands of people learn technologies, grow a startup and have a positive impact on society, as well as a founding member of Belgian angel investment collective Syndicate One.
Clara Burtenshaw is co-founder and partner of Neo Kuma Ventures, Europe’s first and largest psychedelic healthcare focussed VC fund. Clara is a board advisor to the International Therapeutic Rescheduling Initiative and passionate about improving health equity. Neo Kuma’s thought leadership pieces have been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Insider and national press in the UK.
Paul is President at GoCardless, responsible for the fintech’s strategy, corporate development and go-to-market organisation. Paul has more than 25 years of experience in payments and banking, most recently at Mastercard as President of its New Payment Platforms and Executive Chairman of Vocalink. Before this, he held leadership roles at Barclaycard and Worldpay.
Since having started as an intern in Plug and Play over eight years ago, Omeed has been a leader in scaling the organization globally. As a growth executive, Omeed co-founded the financial technology practice of PnP in their Silicon Valley HQ, then from 2017 led the organization’s expansion across Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. Today, Omeed oversees 40% of the company’s global business and sits on the Board and Executive Committee. As a 30 year old technology executive, Omeed has a background in FinTech, international business development, project management, venture capital, and cross functional team management.
Gwen is an Investment Director at Inventure, based in Stockholm. Born and raised in Texas, she has over 15 years of operational experience from startups across biotech, ecommerce as well as experience from Google and the Swedish fintech unicorn Tink.
Farah Kabir is Co-Founder of sexual wellness challenger brand, HANX. A former Goldman Sachs investment banking professional, Farah leads on fundraising and sales within the business. She is passionate about smashing taboos around sex, pleasure, and intimate health, and challenging bias against female founders in the fundraising landscape. In 2022, she was invited to take part in a 10 Downing Street roundtable on disparities in women’s healthcare in ethnic minorities.
Martin Gauss is the CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of airBaltic since November 2011. Under his leadership, airBaltic has successfully carried out a robust turnaround plan and achieved a strong growth path. With the early decision of ordering up to 80 Airbus A220 Gauss has built a foundation for the airline’s global success story. Martin Gauss is an experienced CEO who has worked in the aviation industry in different countries for more than 30 years. He still holds a Captain’s license on Airbus A220.
Eva Arh is a partner at 3VC and an active Board member at companies such as Avi Medical, Lokalise, and Pactum AI.
Her passion for supporting companies around sustainable B2B and digital health software business systems and people power brings radiant energy to 3VC.
Eva gained her experience in several startups in finance and investor relations roles before joining Austria’s largest high-tech incubator and then becoming part of 3VC six years ago.
One of the first street artists in Latvia, who has based his artistic style on a multiform repetition of one specific image – Kiwie monster character, gaining recognition among artists not only in Latvia, but also abroad. KIWIE is mixing street art with product, graphic, fashion design and digital arts in the bowl of contemporary art. The funny, usually smiling, pudgy critter on the walls and the streets all over the world is alive from year 2006.
Lauma has a broad experience as a community builder in several different ventures internationally. She is currently the Startup Partnership Manager at Httpool and Board Member at TechChill. Besides that, she devotes her spare time to mentoring and supporting young talent attraction to the innovation field.
Raitis Velps is Chief Marketing Officer at collaborative branding platform – Corebook°. Corebook° startup serves a mission to ensure that by the year 2025 fixed-format PDF brand guidelines will have become a thing of the past. Raitis is local of the Baltic region with a global presence in the branding industry.
“My sex life sucked after having kids”, Mariah Freya answered bluntly when asked how her personal life correlates with her profession. With her engaging casual ways, she creates the comfortable atmosphere it takes to capture any audience in a heartbeat, loosen up the mood and provide informed input to spark an effective and educational discussion about sex, which is very rarely achieved in your average school classroom. And she makes it look easy. That is exactly what you would expect from the co-founder of sex-ed online platform Beducated.com, and you can see for yourself if you listen to the talk to follow along in her trailblazing journey of self-development, that she uses as a base to give inclusive, biologically accurate, pleasure-focused advice and resources on a vast variety of carefully curated topics around sexuality and intimacy. It is never too late to get the rose-tinted glasses into the bedroom and there aren’t many who can do it quite like the nice lady next door on her way to revolutionize sex education.
Global Performance Lead at Httpool. Data-driven marketer connecting modern digital marketing solutions with the client’s business in E-com, Dating, Gaming, Utilities, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, CFD&Crypto, and Gambling products.