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Ecosystem Giants - Chris Heivly

The "Ecosystem" series gather the key players of Europe's innovation ecosystem - startups, investors, corporations and public sector actors

ParlayMe is proud to support '#EcosystemGiants' Talks, the series that democratizes access to the venture industry for early stage founders and junior VCs.@Chris Heivly (VP Innovation, Techstars) will join @Tzvete Doncheva on Tuesday, 10 November at 1pm GMT in a conversation about building a billion-dollar business, finding early stage product market fit and the importance of building a community around your startup. 

The "Ecosystem" series gather the key players of Europe's innovation ecosystem - founders, investors, corporate and public sector leaders


About this Event An 'Ecosystem' event by Tzvete Doncheva

The 'Ecosystem Giants' Talks highlight the ecosystem members who redefine the tech investment and startup landscape. They are sessions of practical, actionable advice to entrepreneurs and operators. The ‘Ecosystem Giants' Talks speakers will share their ‘secrets’ to success, offer insights and commentary on the market. Join for an opportunity to meet and get to know (albeit virtually) some of the most seasoned VC investors and high-growth founders. Timings 13:00 GMT Start; in conversation with Chris Heivly 13:20 Market commentary and Q&A 13:40 Pitching for feedback *An early stage founder will give a 3' pitch for the chance to get direct feedback from Chris 13:50 End

This 'Ecosystem Giants' session is in collaboration with UNDP Cambodia Incubation Programme for young entrepreneurs, helping talented founders build investment-ready businesses alongside startup experts and investors. Supported by : Kaiku, an early-stage investment preparation and fundraising platform ParlayMe, an interactive tech news and networking platform for Startups, Entrepreneurs, Investors and Business Leaders Startups Magazine, a digital and print magazine helping tech startups connect the dots on their entrepreneurial journeys

About Chris Heivly is one of the US leading experts on launching startups and has been dubbed the "Startup Whisperer." For over 30 years, Chris has worked at the highest levels for some of the world’s most recognized brands, including MapQuest, which was sold to AOL for $1.2 billion; Rand McNally, the world’s largest map publisher; and Accenture, the largest multinational management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company on the planet. He has also personally directed over $75 million in investment capital on behalf of these and other companies. Heivly currently also serves as one of two managing directors of The Startup Factory, the largest seed investment firm in the Southeast and is now EIR with leading global accelerator Techstars. His book 'Build the Fort' was named as one of the best books recommended by Shark Tank Entrepreneurs by Forbes.

Tzvete Doncheva is the founder of 'Ecosystem' and works as a visiting investment analyst at Amplifier, an early stage supply-chain focused venture capital fund. Previously she led the platform efforts at the London-based VC spin out of multinational real estate investment manager Round Hill Capital. Tzvete is a mentor to female founders (a non-exec trustee at Girls in Charge) and part of Shaper Impact Capital, a community-led volunteer project connecting purpose-driven companies with impact investors. An Ecosystem series - webinars where Europe's leading investors, innovators, corporate players and public sector actors come to share insights, hear from experts and create meaningful connections. *Spaces are limited.


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