Miratech’s M-Force19 Europe Connects Innovation Across Industries
M-Force19 Europewas themed Value Innovationand included two days of innovation, learning, and networking.In pursuit of the company’s mission to help visionaries change the world, the eventbrought together attendees from over 12 countries, connecting technologists, corporate leaders, investors, and startups.
The conference began with R&D4Equity Pitch Night, a program designed by Miratech that connects investors, global corporations, and startups. The pitch session was held on June 26thin partnership with KPMG Ukraineat their facility in the heart of Kyiv.
13 selected startups presented their visionary ideas, including modular exoskeletons, augmented reality templates service platform, and applications for saving generic and historical information for future generations. Some presenters who are already successfully leveraging Miratech’s R&D4Equity Programsuch as Plants Mapalso presented their companies to the panel of investors and technology experts.
The best startups were selected to get a complimentary ticket to the Regional SeedstarsSummit, and, for Blockchain startups, win a special prize to become the next Blockchain Unicorn under a fast track to CV LABSincubation program in the heart of the Crypto Valley in Switzerland.
Stuart Lacey, an international thought leader and TEDx speaker keynoted the conference on the following day with his presentation entitled “The Pandora’s Box of Data – Where Do We Go from Here?” The presentation was extremely timely with the US Congress beginning an anti-trust investigation on the big four technology companies, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google.
In addition, an international panel of cryptocurrency and digital payment experts went deep into the different approaches currently underway, discussing centralized versus decentralized blockchain ledgers, FIAT versus commodity versus digital-based currency models and markets, and bank/corporate (private) issued versus government (publicly) issued digital currencies. The panelists included Lars Schlichtingof Poseidon Group, Jean-Francois Groffof Mobino, Andre Guedelof KPMG Switzerland, and Michael Vidyakinof National Bank of Ukraine.
The event featured 10 world-class speakers and international leaders, including Brian Balboniof Primex Family of Companies, Endre Rangnesof Axactor, Pavel Jakovlevof CV VC, as well as executives from leading global companies such as Microsoftand Philips, who shared their insights on edge computing, innovations in IoT, digital transformation and new opportunities driven by AI, and other disruptive trends.
The event sponsors and partners included KPMG Ukraine,Seedstars,Startup Network, 1991 Open Data Incubator,CV VC,IHUB,Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, ACC,EBA,NUCC,IT Ukraine Association, Glenfiddich,11 Mirrors, Avialiga, and UVCA.
M-Force19 Europe culminated with Mirafest on June 28, celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary. Over 500 attendees enjoyed live performances, food, beverages, dancing, and fun throughout the night.
M-Force19 America is scheduled for October 23-24, 2019. The registration for the event is open – those interested in attending may reserve their space here. To learn more about M-Force, please visit http://miratechmforce.com/.