How to Web announced it will be organizing in Madrid the Accelerator Assembly Conference, the first European conference dedicated to the ecosystem of accelerators on the continent. The conference will take place on March 14 at the BBVA Innovation Center.
The conference aims to favor discussions between managers of accelerators, European legislators, corporate representatives, investors and entrepreneurs, to find solutions to support startups on the continent.
The list of speakers who will be present in the conference includes David Cohen, TechStars Acceleraror– live video Q&A, Carlos Espinal, Seedcamp Acceleraror, Jon Bradford, TechStars London Acceleraror, Bogdan Iordache, How to Web, Jose de Hoyos Maroto, Wayra Acceleraror, Andy Shannon, Startupbootcamp Acceleraror, Bindi Karia, Silicon Valley Bank, Matthias Ummenhofer, European Investment Fund, Isidro Laso, European Commission, Digital Agenda, Deborah Rippol, Up Global and Startup Weekend as well as Robin Wauters, Tech.eu.
The Accelerator Assembly Conference will reunite in Madrid the community developed through the Accelerator Assembly network to discuss the evolution and challenges of the ecosystem of accelerators in Europe. The Accelerator Assembly network was formed at the initiative of Neelie Kroes, VP of the European Commission, to support web entrepreneurs. The network is today part of the EU initiative called Startup Europe.
Discussions will revolve around the existent accelerator models and how they might evolve to support entrepreneurs, the ways in which one can quantify the impact of accelerators on the evolution of a startup, financing means both for accelerators and startups or complementary programs to support the ecosystem and technology startups.