Tech Futures London event 2019 - Croatia and SEE meets the UK


Join us on the 29th of March 2019 at TechSpace Shoreditch for the second day of the event that will put the spotlight on the future of digital technologies and up and coming start-ups and start-up scene of Southeast Europe.

During a full day of inspirational panels and discussions on the future of tech-family of innovations (FinTech, RegTech, HealthTech, GovTech) and happenings in the SEE region we will finish the day with an exciting Pitch night for SEE start-ups in front of a crowd of UK based investors.

The event is intended for SEE and British business delegates (managers, board members, project leaders, strategists, start-ups, consultants and others) looking to gain insights on the digital futures and opportunities in SEE, but also European and global markets.

The event is organised by British Croatian Chamber of Commerce, with the support of PricewaterhouseCoopers and UK Department for International Trade, Supreme Factory and in partnership with British Serbian Chamber of Commerce.

Depending whether you are an Investor, a Startup from the SEE region interested in participating in the pitch, or are simply interested in attending the event please get in touch with BCCC directly via with the subject line “Investors – TechFutures London”, “Start-ups – TechFutures London” or “Guests – TechFutures London” respectively.

For further details on the event and updates please follow the Event webpage

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Start at 9.00 am and finish at 2.30 pm

Formal welcome and introduction by:

John Gasparac, PwC Croatia, Managing Partner
Charlotte Ruhe, Managing Director, Central and South Easter Europe, EBRD, and
British Croatian Chamber of Commerce representatives.

Agenda and scene setting
PANEL 1: Let’s talk about techs

Overview of the tech marketplace, current developments and opinion on the future of FinTech, RegTech, GovTech, HealthTech, Data, Blockchain and it’s successors. Foretelling the future and the likely impact of tech on corporate business practices today

Moderator: Haydn Jones, Founder and Managing Director of Blockchain Hub

Panellists: Dr. Maureen Emeagi, Founder of LookHealth, Token-operated wealth app for clinician-lead healthcare, Zaya Kadyrova, EBRD Venture Capital Investment Programme, Committee member, Early Stage Tech Investor, Djuro Stojanovic, Uhura Solutions, CEO and Co-Founder, Tanja Kuzman, Startup & Innovation Manager, PwC Serbia

PANEL 2: Show me the money!

How to appeal to investors, who are they, what peaks their interest, pitfalls of fundraising, striking it big.

Moderator: Tony Groom, CEO of K2 Business partners

Panellists: Russell Fisher,, Nationwide Ventures, Head of Ventures, Damir Bicanic, Funderbeam SEE, CEO, Vedran Blagus, South Central Ventures, Investment Manager, Clement Bigot, Seedrs, Senior Investment Associate, Flavia Richardson, Funding London, Portfolio Manager

PANEL 3: What’s happening over there in Southeast Europe?

Croatia and SEE – spotlight on the region, up and coming start-ups, investment opportunities, market potentials.

Moderator: John Gasparac, PwC Croatia, Managing Partner

Panellists: Simone Zeh Atanovski, EBRD, SME Finance and Development, Filip Ljubic, Q Agency, Founder and CEO, Tom Britton, Syndicateroom, Co-Founder, Tony Kypreos, UK Global Entrepreneur Programme, Impact Ventures and Innovation

PANEL 4: Brexit, London & Tech

What sort of life is there after Brexit, should one look at setting up shop in UK and what is there to gain.

Moderator: Phillip Rothfield, Ex BNY Mellon

Panellists: Pier Paolo Mucelli, Founder and CEO of TechItalia Lab, Antonio Falco, The Sales Director, Author and Speaker, Derek Goodwin, UK Department for International Trade, Head of Entrepreneurship and Tech FDI, Simon Stockley, Cambridge Judge Business School, Senior Faculty in Management Practice & Entrepreneurship

Pitch Night (5.00 pm – 7.00 pm)

7/8 Tech Start-ups pitching to 20+ investors (wealth/fund managers, angels, PE/VC etc.)