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TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.

All times CET

9:00 am - 9:05 am Opening Remarks

9:05 am - 9:25 am Fireside Chat with Ida Tin (Clue) The co-founder of Clue will discuss the future of female health and the role of data protection and security

9:25 am - 9:45 am In Conversation with Jutta Steiner (Parity Technologies) and Gavin Wood (Parity Technologies / Web3 Foundation) The two founders will be on stage to discuss their roles in building Ethereum, the infrastructure they are currently building to drive mainstream adoption of blockchain, and their visions for the future of the space

9:45 am - 10:05 am Fireside Chat with Stan Boland (FiveAI) Hear from serial founder Stan Boland on how his autonomous driving system uses AI to take on Uber and other transportation services

10:05 am - 10:25 am In Conversation with Tom Blomfield (Monzo), Valentin Stalf (N26) and Nikolay Storonsky (Revolut) Monzo, N26 and Revolut have attracted hundreds of thousands of users and hundreds of millions in funding. They want to build the bank of the future and disrupt the entire financial sector

10:25 am - 10:50 am BREAK

10:50 am - 11:10 am In Conversation with Natalya Bailey (Accion Systems) and Rob Coneybeer (Shasta Ventures) Accion Systems founder and CEO will be joined by the founder and managing partner of Shasta Ventures to hear what it takes to build a space startup

11:10 am - 11:30 am In Conversation with Tanja Kufner, Christian Meermann (Cherry Ventures) and Christian Nagel (Earlybird Venture Capital) Three legendary Berlin-based investors will discuss the changing investment landscape and why Berlin will be the startup capital of the future

11:30 am - 11:40 am Demo with Tom Carter (Ultrahaptics) Ultrahaptics will demonstrate its technology that bridges the gap between virtual reality and actual reality by using ultrasound to replicate the sense of touch

11:40 am - 12:00 pm Fireside Chat with Ulrich Spiesshofer (ABB) During Spiesshofer's fireside chat, hear about the inevitable push toward robotics factories, including increased worker safety and some difficult questions surrounding potential job loss among their human counterparts

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Fireside Chat with Ijad Madisch (ResearchGate) The co-founder and CEO of ResearchGate is trying to build a professional network to connect the world of science

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm In Conversation with Zoe Adamovicz (Neufund) and Keld van Schreven (KR1) Neufund co-founder and founder of KR1 will discuss building businesses based on the blockchain

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm Fireside Chat with Xavier Duportet (Eligo Bioscience) Hear how Eligo Bioscience is producing the first biotherapeutic nanobots that manipulate the human microbiome to treat diseases without the need for antibiotics

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm In Conversation with Yann de Vries (Atomico) and Alex Zosel (Volocopter) Flying cars went from high fantasy to big business – now, we'll hear how startups are hoping to ride the wave into the skies above our cities

2:20 pm - 2:25 pm Hackathon Highlights

2:25 pm - 2:40 pm Startup Battlefield Alumni Update

2:40 pm - 2:45 pm Passing of the Disrupt Cup

2:45 pm - 3:10 pm BREAK

3:10 pm - 4:15 pm Startup Battlefield Final Competition Judges: Suranga Chandratillake (Balderton Capital), Tugce Ergul (Angel Labs), Luciana Lixandru (Accel), Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch) and Mark Schmitz (Lakestar)

4:15 pm - 4:35 pm In Conversation with Claire Novorol and William Tunstall-Pedoe (Ada Health) As one of Berlin's hottest startups, the co-founder and Ada Health investor are set to discuss how Ada Health aims to improve access to healthcare globally through the use of AI

4:35 pm - 4:55 pm In Conversation with Clément Christomanos (Uavia), James Harrison (Sky-Futures) and Henri Seydoux (Parrot) Parrot, Sky Futures and Uavia all think that drones can be so much more than birthday toys. Their founders discuss the innovative use cases of commercial drones, from agriculture to aerial inspection

4:55 pm - 5:05 pm Founder's Spotlight: Robert Vis (MessageBird) The founder of MessageBird will sit in the spotlight and share his experiences in evolving MessageBird to stay ahead of consumer's expectations

5:05 pm - 5:25 pm Startup Battlefield Closing Awards Ceremony


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