Program Detail

What are the differences in startup funding in the Czech Republic and the USA? How do investors approach startups? What terms do they offer and which startups should accept? These questions and more will be answered during Venture Summit in Prague.

Also, as a part of the program, an opening ceremony will be held for a newly opened B2B startup floor.

  • 8:30 - 9:00

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 9:00 - 9:20

    Opening & Introduction

    Welcome speech by xPORT management and supporters of Venture Summit.
    doc. Ing. Ota Novotny, Ph.D., Executive director of xPORT Business Accelerator VŠE
    Douglas Morrow (Representative of the Cultural Attaché from the US Embassy)
  • 9:20 - 10:00

    Keynote – prof. Giovanni Schiuma

    Director of the CLabUnibas (Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development) of the University of Basilicata
    Also the Director of the Master’s in business administration and Professor in Innovation Management. He has authored over 100 scholarly publications, including “The Value of Arts for Business”, published by Cambridge University Press. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in the strategic knowledge management for company value creation dynamics.
  • 10:00 - 10:20

    Coffee break

  • 10:20 - 11:30

    Panel discussion – A Profitability Trap

    Forcing revenues can destroy a startup's potential. Investors know that!
    Dan Hastík (Nextech Ventures) Guillaume Fournier (Credo Ventures) Kristian Gambiraža (STARTUPRISES) Moderator: Jakub Stránský
    (Techambition, xPORT Business Accelerator VŠE)
  • 11:30 - 12:00

    Opening Ceremony of New B2B Startup Floor

    prof. Ing. Hana Machková, CSc. (Chancellor of University of Economics)
  • 12:00 - 13:00


  • 13:00 - 13:30

    Keynote – Ilya Novodvorskiy

    CRO at INLOOPX, works in Sales, Product & Strategy C-Level Executive field
    Active as a mentor, adviser and partner associating with xPORT Business Accelerator and Seedstars. Nowadays he is also concerned with In Sales Academy and Consultancy at Avast Software.
  • 13:35 - 14:05

    Lecture – Tomáš Ditrych

    Lawyer for Start-ups & Venture Capital, MAVERICKS Attorneys
    Also a Co-Founder & Mentor in Angel Academy Prague which is a project focusing on cultivating the market for startup investments in the Czech Republic.
  • 14:10 - 15:15

    Panel discussion – Solving a Fundraising Puzzle

    How tough can fundraising be for a startup just before it is acquired for a billion?
    Jakub Nešetřil (Oracle)
    Ondřej Bartoš (Credo Ventures)
    Moderator: Jakub Stránský
    (Techambition, xPORT Business Accelerator VŠE)
  • 15:15

    Cocktails & Networking


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Guillaume Fournier

Venture Capital at Credo Ventures

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Tomáš Ditrych

Lawyer for Start-ups & Venture Capital

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Ilya Novodvorskiy

CRO at INLOOPX, Sales, Product & Strategy C-Level Executive field

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Giovanni Schiuma

Professor of Innovation Management - University of Basilicata

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Dan Hastík

Nextech Ventures

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Kristian Gambiraža

B2B Startups VP of sales, CEO at STARTUPRISES

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Jakub Nešetřil

VP Product Development at Oracle

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Ondřej Bartoš

Partner & Chairman of the Board at Credo Ventures



Jeseniova 2769/208, 130 00 Praha 3, Czech Republic

xPORT Business Accelerator was launched by University of Economics, Prague in January 2015. It is an organization designated to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of both current students and alumni of University of Economics, Prague and also other people interested in business and running their own ventures. We help innovative ideas and startups on their way to success by offering incubation and acceleration programs as well as participation of students on real business projects.

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