2nd ECN CrowdCon, 19 October 2013, Berlin



The European Crowdfunding Network is organising its 2nd International CrowdCon on 19. October 2013 in Berlin, Germany, as part of the Crowdbiz, the trade fair for crowdinvestors during the Boersentag Berlin. Key innovators from European crowdfunding platforms, academia and professional services will explain the potential crowdfunding gives to individual investors and entrepreneurs.

October 19th, 2013 9:30 AM through 5:00 PM

bcc – berliner congress center
Alexanderstr. 11, Berliln, BR 10178, Germany


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09:30 Doors open 

9.55 Welcome 

  • Oliver Gajda, European Crowdfunding Network

10:00-10:45 Added Value of a new Financing Model? Is collaborative funding a sustainable source of investment for economic growth?

  • Dr Tobias Riethmüller, GSK, Germany (moderator)
  • Benoit Vandevivere, Secured Assets, Spain
  • Sissy Mueller, GreenCrowding, Belgium & Germany

11:00-11:45 What makes a good project? How can crowdfunding platforms match start-ups and crowdinvestors, and how do they support start-ups in general?

  • Dennis Brüntje, TU Ilmenau, Germany (moderator)
  • Korstiaan Zandvliet, Symbid, Netherlands
  • Kenneth Jeffrey Marshall, Judicial Capital, USA

12:00-12:45 What are good investment strategies for equity and debt models? How to protect against capital loss and how to value investment opportunities?

  • Maarten de Jong, One Planet Crowd (moderator)
  • Tamo Zwinge, Companisto, Germany
  • Clas Beese, Finmar, Germany

13:00-13:45 Keynotes

  • Sustainable impact through crowdfunding
    Arnaud Poissonier, Babyloan, France
  • Aligning crowdfunding with business angels
    Paulo Andrez, European Business Angel Network, Belgium

 14:00-14:45 What is the difference between a crowdinvestor and a stock investor or business angel?

  • Dr Michael Gebert, marketing society, Germany (moderator)
  • Darren Westlake, Crowdcube, Great Britain
  • Johan Jörgensen, FundedByMe, Sweden

15:00-15:45 More innovation and less risk? Is crowdfunding more than just funding?

  • Marco Sokianos, TU Berlin, Germany (moderator)
  • Reinhard Willfort, 1000×1000, Austria
  • Thomas Herzog, Innovestment , Germany

16:00-16:45 Crowdfunding for medium sized businesses and potential exit routes for crowdfunded startups.

  • Karsten Wenzlaff, Ikosom, Germany (moderator)
  • Philippe Dardier, Alternativa, France
  • Coenraad de Vries, Startgreen Venture Capital, Netherlands

16.45 Conclusion

  • Oliver Gajda, European Crowdfunding Network

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Entrance will be granted also without prior registration for those who show up on the day.


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