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Laura Roeder is the Founder at MeetEdgar which is doing Social media scheduling and marketing automation with 5,000+ active, paying customers.

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President of the French Republic.

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Co-Founder and Director of TheFamily

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Paddy Cosgrave is an Irish entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Web Summit, an annual technology conference, and CEO of the company that runs Web Summit and other events.

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David Heinemeier Hansson is a Danish programmer and the creator of the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki. He is also a partner at the web-based software development firm Basecamp.

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Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie, is a Swedish YouTuber, comedian and video game player–commentator, best known for his YouTube video content, which has mainly consisted of Let's Play commentaries, vlogs, and comedic formatted shows. On 15 August 2013, Kjellberg became the most-subscribed user on YouTube.

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Adam Neumann is an Israeli–American billionaire businessman. He is best known for being the co-founder and CEO of WeWork.

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Niklas Zennström is a Swedish billionaire entrepreneur best known for founding several high-profile online ventures with Janus Friis including Skype and Kazaa. More recently he founded the technology investment firm Atomico and has become a significant figurehead for entrepreneurs in the tech sector. Zennström is also the co-founder of the charity organization Zennström Philanthropies.

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The maker of Nomad List, Remote OK, Hoodmaps, Places to Work. He made 12 startups in 12 months.

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Co-founder of the TheNextWeb.com, a leading technology blog, ranked in the top 10 blogs (all-topics) in the world.

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TropicalMBA (founded by Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen) helps people build profitable location independent businesses, and meet with others who are doing the same. Both Dan and Ian are are an inspiration to thousands of self funded entrepreneurs around the world.

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Mike Butcher is Editor At Large of TechCrunch. Mike has been named one of the most influential people in technology by Wired magazine and is a regular tech commentator for the CNBC and Bloomberg. He is also co-founder of TechHub.com, Coadec.com and was appointed as a London Technology Ambassador for London by the Mayor of London.

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Yossi Vardi is an Israeli investor most famous for being the original investor in ICQ—the first Internet-wide instant messaging system. Vardi has invested in over 50 tech companies in diverse areas of software, energy, Internet, mobile, cleantech, and others.<br />Vardi has been an active civil servant in Israel through projects involving energy and infrastructure. He also co-founded Alon, an Israeli oil company. Vardi acted as an advisor to the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program on issues of energy in the developing world.<br /><br />Vardi has received many awards including The Prime Minister Award, The Industry Award, Entrepreneur of the Year (Tel Aviv University), and the CEO's Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame from the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization.

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One of Russia’s best-known entrepreneurs, founded Tinkoff Bank in 2006. In just over a decade, Tinkoff became the world’s largest independent digital bank and online financial ecosystem, offering a full range of financial and lifestyle services for individuals and businesses

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CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank<br />Member of the Supervisory Board of Sberbank<br />Member of the Strategic Planning Committee<br />Executive director

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CEO of Moscow's Agency of Innovations. <br />Under his leadership, various startup support projects are being implemented: Moscow Accelerator, Piloting Program, FutureTech and others

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Tal is a seasoned Accelerators Manager, mentor, entrepreneur, Business Development, Marketing & Sales Expert and investor, with a broad experience in aspects of BizDev, international marketing, fundraising and executive management.

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Gigi Levy-Weiss is a business executive and angel investor who works primarily with internet, software and gaming companies. He is currently involved with various startup companies including SimilarWeb, Plarium, myThings, Hola, MyHeritage, and Kenshoo.

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Dubbed Israel's top marketer, Hillel works with leading tech entrepreneurs, investors, and visionaries to accompany them on their journey from idea to revenue.

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Denise Gee is the MD and Co-Founder of Findexable. She is a journalist, marketer, researcher and strategic advisor with 20 years of experience in fintech and digital financial services and global corporate marketing – including BP, and as head of corporate communications for Visa.

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Simon Hardie is the CEO & Co-founder of Findexable and has two decades of experience producing financial intelligence content, research and events for global media including The Economist and Euromoney, joining MagnaCarta Communications to build the company’s research and analytics capabilities.

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Kirill is Ukrainian by origins. He's the Founder of Center42 Innovation Agency and he is simultaneously running an Ecosystem & Corporate Innovations team at UNIT.City.

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Yifat Oron is CEO at LeumiTech, Israel's leading technology banking group.

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Or Offer is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SimilarWeb.

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Susanne is a Innovation Catalyst & COO at Innovation Pioneers. Board member at Meetingrid, Board advisor Eyevinn Technology, Advisory board Hack for Sweden, Advisor Antler, Advisory board Changemaker education.

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Chief Editor and co-founder of East-West Digital News, General Manager at Blockchain Connectors. Nearly 20 years of experience in Internet and mobile businesses as well as in venture investment in France and Eastern Europe. Advisor to a variety of startups, funds and other organizations.

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Partner at JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners)

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Ines Santos Silva is the Curator of the Global Shapers Lisbon Hub. Since 2010, Ines has been one of the most active drivers of the Portuguese startup scene. After co-founding Startup Pirates, a one-week pre-acceleration program for aspiring entrepreneurs, PortugalStartups.com, a news portal about the Portuguese startup scene and many other startup programs, Ines Santos Silva was a special adviser at the Cabinet of the Portuguese Secretary of State of Industry where she worked on startup public policies.

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From 2009 Manuel leads the ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRE at EADA BUSINESS SCHOOL BARCELONA, whose mission is to foster creative, innovative & entrepreneurial mindset to EADA graduates and corporate clients. He also teaches Entrepreneurship and the Family Business Course to the Masters Programmes.

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Henrik is an expert in building startup ecosystems, developing innovation platforms, finance and international as well as domestic sales (B-2-B, B-2-C, solution based IT sales, channel sales and channel creation).

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Miguel Fontes is the new director of Startup Lisboa. Startup Lisboa is a incubator that supports the creation of companies and their first years of activity.

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Managing Partner at Grow Working. <br />Specialties: Distressed companies management, complex deals negotiation and execution, corporate finance, mergers and adquisitions, real estate, investment banking

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CEO of Startup Network, Investment Platform for venture capital market participants.

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Business Ambassador, Entrepreneur, Investor, Consultant, Business Analyst

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Software Poet by Birth, Venture Capital Investor by Profession and Entrepreneur at Heart. Partner at Aleph, a new $154 million venture capital fund focused on serving Israeli entrepreneurs who want to build big, scalable, global businesses, focusing on early stage series.

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CEO & Founder of http://www.sprachenlernen24.de/ and http://www.17-minute-languages.com/. Methods for learning languages with just 17 minutes a day.

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Lawyer turned entrepreneur. Co-founded the first online law firm in The Netherlands, and turned to helping teams avoid the mistakes he made before.<br />He believes New Europe is the best place to build growth startups, and is working hard to turn Sofia into a European powerhouse.

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CEO & Partner<br />iCatapult<br />iCatapult is a unique accelerator and business development company, focusing on taking European technologies to the global market. We believe that many non-US startups have the potential of going global from day one, they just need the boost to avoid cultural, language, financial barriers and the lack of a cohesive network.

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Global Partnerships Director, Microsoft Ventures.. Didem assists MSVentures, Wayra, Mass Challenge, Columbia Business School's Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, and Wharton Entrepreneurs Education and Resource Network by supporting technology startups’ business development, scaling and funding efforts.

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Startup Founder/Mentor/Advisor.<br />Expert in all aspects of turning an idea into a sellable product, and sell it. From product marketing/management to development and from business development to sales. Highly experienced working in international, multi cultural companies and environments. Strong business and technical skills. Proven track record of bringing ideas into product and market delivery.

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Managing Partner Exolta, Value Creator, Business Growth Strategist. <br />Exolta is full service business advisory practice comprising a collective of exceptionally talented senior executives specialising in providing unparalleled business growth guidance to agile and ambitious businesses.

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Sébastien Flury is a well-known figure of the Swiss startup scene. After some years in the banking industry, he jumped into the startup world in 2008 and was active during more than 4 years as a startup mentor and business developer for a technology park in Northwestern Switzerland (Creapole). He left in Summer 2012 to launch his own startup, Coteries (the mobile fan club of musicians), where he acts as the CEO. As a startup evangelist for years, he also launched the leading independent Swiss startup blog, startupolic.com. He’s running several startup events, acts as an advisor for TechBridge and SwissICT Investor Club. He was appointed Program Director of the first fintech startup accelerator of Switzerland, Fintech Fusion, in May 2015.<br /><br />Sébastien took part in the Venture Leaders program in 2014 (Swiss Startup national team) and holds a Master degree in Management from HEC Lausanne.<br /><br />Startup: www.coteries.com<br />Fintech Fusion: www.fintechfusion.ch

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As the organizer of the IsraelStartupNetwork group on Meetup, Arlene holds events and provides to 3800 members information and opportunities important for their success.

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Co-Founder & VP Marketing at Stealth Mode Startup.<br />IT Security executive with over 20 years of experience, including co-founder of three startups, trade commissioner, business development, strategic alliances, marketing, business operations, and strategy.

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Co-Founder and Chief Editor of Geektime. Before founding Geektime, Yaniv managed a team of IT professionals in advising large and small companies on infrastructure, large systems management and information security. In addition, Yaniv previously wrote for a variety of magazines and newspapers on technology, Internet and gaming. Yaniv holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Derby, as well as a Most Valuable Professional degree from Microsoft in information security.

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A global venture investor.<br />Fascinated by the finance of innovation.<br />Trying to help the few to do the impossible. <br />Londoner for work, American by birth, Israeli at heart.

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Nidal is a leader in the digital technology sphere founding and operating companies in the Middle East and North America for over two decades. He’s held key positions at organizations such as Ministry of Information and Communications Technology where he was director of ICT investments. While there, he developed partnerships with global technology firms and laid the foundations to expedite the growth of high impact industries (clustering potential with high regional demand) including IT-enabled BPO and Digital Content. In 2013, he joined Oasis500, the Middle East’s leading business accelerator based in Amman, where he supports start-up entrepreneurs. <br />As a mentor and coach, he enables founders to sharpen their business models and develop the skills needed to grow their ventures. <br />Nidal has launched various technology businesses over the years including a digital content company that he co-founded three years ago. He serves on boards of regional and international companies.

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Zubin is curating the global StartupDigest Startups reading list, Accelerating Amazon Venture Capital, teaches entreprenuerships and mentors in startup accelerators such as TechStars and Seedcamp.

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Ran Sasson is a business and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Builder (including Rural Areas) with experience in IT consulting and project management. He is District Accelerators Portfolio Director at MaofTech and director of ClimateLaunchpad ISRAEL.

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Valerio is Co-Founder and CEO of Ophigo, a Proptech Startup that makes office search easier.

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225.310
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65.416
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22.055
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