October 10th, 2022

Palác ARA, Prague


Business angels, VCs, and LPs from CEE and the Baltic region
About The Conference
“Four years ago, the conference aimed to connect Business Angels in Czechia. Since then, we have grown and understand the importance of cross-border investment and cooperation of the entire ecosystem – VCs, angels, incubators, and mentors.

Therefore we aim higher this year. We bring the whole Central and Eastern European ecosystem to one floor. We believe in cooperation, such as sharing good case practices, deal flow, fuckups, and learning from each other with an open mindset.”

Jan Krahulík
Partner of DEPO Ventures Funds and main organizer


10:00 – 10:15 Opening speech

10:15 – 10:50 Panel discussion: How to run cross border investments?

Sebastian Sulma, HOST, principal at DEPO Ventures

Yuri Navaro, managing partner at Kanata  Ventures

Kaan Eren, investment manager at 500 Global

Cyril Golub, angel investor and chairman at LatBAN

Nina Dremelj, president of Business Angels of Slovenia

Chris Gay-Crosier, international investments at Verve Ventures

10:50 – 11:25 Panel discussion: Angels, VCs, CVCs co-investment — How to co-operate efficiently?

Jan Krahulík, HOST, partner at DEPO Ventures

Kamen Bankovski, principal at Vitosha Ventures

Branko Gugleta, Head of M&A and investments at Livesport

Calin Fusu, CEO of Neogen Capital

Douglas Wong, impact investor, sales director at Augmented Robotics

11:25 – 12:00 Panel discussion: Why do business angels invest in VC?

Andreas Munk Holm, HOST, founder of The European VC

Petr Šíma, partner at DEPO Ventures

Mikk Orglaan, founding partner at Fstage.vc                    

Vojta Roček, partner at Presto Ventures                 

Tobias Rataj, angel investor

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 14:30 V4 Startup final by Disraptors

13:00 – 14:15 Roundtable: Coinvestment funds

Milen Ivanov, managing partner at Sofia Angels VC

Viktorija Vaitkevičiene, CEO of Colnvest Capital

13:00 – 14:15 Workshop: How to run mentoring sessions for startups

Helery Pops, co-founder of Honey Badger Capital

14:30 – 15:30 Scale-up presentations by PowerHub

14:45 – 16:00 Speed dating

14:45 – 16:00 Workshop: How to exit a startup?

Akim Arhipov, founder and investor at FFF.VC

14:45 – 16:00 Workshop: How to start investing?

Petr Šíma, partner at DEPO Ventures

Tomáš Koukal, venture partner at DEPO Ventures

15:45 – 16:15 Panel discussion: Women in tech

16:30 – 17:10 Panel discussion: How and why attract more women to the ecosystem?

Kristine Tarvida, HOST, managing director LatBAN

Viktorija Vaitkevičiene, CEO of Colnvest Capital

Helery Pops, co-founder of Honey Badger Capital

Reima Linnanvirta, partner at Trind Ventures, president of FiBAN

Petra Gordan, VC investor, managing partner at Impulse Ventures

17:10 – 17:50 Panel discussion: Perspective of LPs and VCs on the current market situation

David Cruz, HOST, LP deal maker at the European VC
Ondřej Bartoš, general partner at Credo Ventures

Vuk Vignjevic, venture capital at RSJ Investments

Andreas Munk Holm, founder of The European VC

Michal Ciffra, managing partner at DEPO Ventures

Michal M. Bas, principal at VentureFriends

17:50 – 18:30 Panel discussion: What is the future of successful exits?

Petr Šíma, HOST, partner at  DEPO Ventures

Lenard Horgos, partner at Absolvo Consulting

Rando Rannus, general partner at Siena Sec. Fund

Marta Rautenschild, startup consultant

Akim Arhipov, founder and investor at FFF VC

Dušan Ševc, partner financial advisory Deloitte

18:30 – 18:45 Disraptors V4 winner announcement

18:45 – 18:55 Key note speech

Vladimíra Činčurová, partner,
development manager at Microsoft

18:55 – 19:00 Farewell speech

19:30 – 23:30 Networking dinner at the Červený Jelen restaurant

Video from the previous year 

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Disraptors Summit

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Challenge and be challenged by other points of view. Discussions on current topics in VC world.


Practical and educational workshops with experienced European investors and experts

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Moderated networking activity to help investors get to know each other.

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The opportunity to meet new co-investors, partners, friends etc.

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Selected investors will pitch themselves, their network, or portfolio startup to find co-investors. 

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A small group led by an investor is debating issues relating to their area.

Startup Regional Finale by DISRAPTORS

The conference is in collaboration with the DISRAPTORS Summit that will take place the next day (Oct. 11th)
The engaged conference will host the Regional Finale, where the startup winner will strive for a $ 500,000 investment prize and a ticket to Silicon Valley.

Buy a COMBO ticket and get to both events more cheaply.

Livesport as a partner at the Engaged Investments Conference organised by DEPO Ventures
Media Partner
Main organizer

This conference is organized by DEPO Ventures – founders first investor powered by business angels.


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