🏖️ re:compass #56: Summer Break

Navigator for events during 14–20 June 2021

Aiste Lehmann
Jun 11 · 5 min read

It’s summer, in the city! Well, at least sort of since weather tends to shift between early spring to late autumn. Anyhow, it’s time for a break to tank some sunshine and rest the soul. This also means to rethink re:event and overall tech event landscape since we are all coming back slowly from the pandemic. If you have some ideas or suggestions, please do reach out.

In the mean time I am planning three weeks off and take a longer break with re:compass newsletters possibly resuming in mid-August. Autumn season looks very promising and extremely busy. Please check bellow if you are looking for key startup events in second half of June — there are some outstanding option and some of them also in hybrid format!

Keep calm and take a rest, at least from the online world for a while.

🧠 CogX

When: 14–16 June 2021
Access: £0 — £4,995
Format: hybrid conference
Place: London, UK

A Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Transformational Technology addressing the question “How do we get the next 10 years right?” The world’s largest gathering of CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Academics, Artists, Activists & Policy Makers working to realise the biggest transformational opportunities of our time and how we address the challenges along the way. Virtual passes are free while in-person attendance is offered at King’s Cross in London.

🧨 SaaStock Breakthrough

When: 15 June 2021, 16:00 BST
Access: free
Format: online session

SaaStock Local London chapter are running a new events series titled Breakthrough. There will be talks with SaaS leaders who’ve been there and done it, deep-dives into what did they actually do to get traction, generate revenue and what happened next. This Breakthrough session will feature Antony Chesworth, CEO of the UK’s number 1 SaaS E-commerce provider EKM.

✌️ VivaTech

When: 16–19 June 2021
Access: €190 — €400
Format: hybrid conference
Place: Paris, France

VivaTech is back in 2021 on June 16–19. This year, expect a hybrid edition, in person in Paris and online, worldwide. Renowned speakers, important initiatives and also new innovations over four days will set the pace for the first hybrid event on this scale to take place in the last 18 months. Saturday will be reserved for the general public, with activities and experiences as fun as they are spectacular, to be enjoyed on the grounds of the Porte de Versailles exhibition center. Four inspiring days, packed with opportunities for business and with flashes of innovation, to contribute to this long-awaited moment of recovery and reconnection.

🔔 Mobile Summit LIVE

When: 16–17 June 2021
Access: €0 — €99
Format: online conference

The Hamburg Mobile Summit LIVE! will be held on June.16–17, 2021 as a virtual conference. The Summit features quality content about the mobile/games/adtech space, and multiple networking opportunities including pre-scheduled 1x1 video meetings, instant chat, virtual booths and more!

🌱 GreenTech Festival

When: 16–18 June 2021
Access: €0 — €1,783.81
Format: hybrid conference
Place: Berlin, Germany

The GreenTech Festival is a platform to empower changemakers and support green tech innovations for a sustainable future. A pioneering extended festival concept welcomes visitors from all over the world on-site in Berlin, digitally, and online 365 days a year with acclaimed speakers, top exhibitors and a star-studded gala awards ceremony. The Conference part offers keynotes, panel discussions, bootcamps and deepdives. Together with bold pioneers and outstanding global leaders, GreenTech Festival has created a stage for inspiring idea exchange, driven by the need for sustainable business solutions.

🤝 Corporate-Startup Collaboration

When: 16 June 2021, 15:00 BST
Access: free
Format: online session

Scaling a pilot project can be a challenging task. Even successful pilots may face obstacles when it comes to their wide-scale rollout. Indeed, there are many variables and aspects to take into consideration that might otherwise hinder the pilot scale-up. Pieter Paul van Oerle, Strategy Director at TNW, will moderate a discussion with Kim Bill, Head of Purina Accelerator Lab, Rutger Planken, Director and Founder of FoodServicehub at Unilever, and Menno van der Zalm, Innovation Director at AkzoNobel.

Extra Crunch Live: MaC Venture Capital and Wonderschool

When: 16 June 2021, 19:30 BST
Access: free
Format: online session

Marlon Nichols is the founding partner at Mac Venture Capital and has invested in companies like Gimlet Media, MongoDB, Thrive Market, PlayVS, Fair, LISNR, Mayvenn, Blavity, and Wonderschool. Chris Bennett, Wonderschool founder, will join Nichols on this episode of Extra Crunch Live to tell us about the Series A fundraising process and give feedback on live pitches from the audience.

🎲 How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet — From Theranos to Fyre Festival

When: 18 June 2021, 18:30 BST
Access: £10 — £19.50 + fees
Format: online session

Drawing from scientific research, marketing campaigns, and exclusive documents and interviews, Vice reporter Gabrielle Bluestone delves into the irresistible hype that fuels our social media ecosystem, whether it’s from the trusted influencers that peddled Fyre or the consumer reviews that sold Juicero. A cultural examination that is as revelatory as it is relevant, this talk will pull back the curtain on the manipulation game behind the never-ending scam season — and how we as consumers can stop getting played.

As I will have limited time to focus on re:compass in the next three weeks, keep an eye on following events during summer season: The Europas (June 24), WeAreDevelopers (June 28 — July 01), Mobile World Congress and 4YFN (June 28 — July 01 in Barcelona), Bansko Nomad Fest (June 28 — July 04 — a digital nomad fest completely offline in Bansko, Bulgaria), and Startup Grind Europe (June 29–30).

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