INPHO Venture Summit

What's next to invest in Deeptech?

24-25 October 2024

Palais de la Bourse – Bordeaux

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Investing in early-stage startups is not about addressing today’s issues, it is about fixing tomorrow’s problems.

The next two years will surely look very different than the past two years.

George Ugras

Managing Director of AV8 Ventures and Chairman of INPHO Venture Summit

THE EVENT

Since 2008, INPHO® Venture Summit is a high-end and private gathering where LPs, investors, and large corporations meet to invest in promising solutions to shape the future. The event aims to tackle our world’s most pressing challenges through disruptive technologies.

Appreciated by top decision-makers looking to meet their peers, share insights, analysis, engage in deep and sometimes controversial expert discussions, INPHO® Venture Summit welcomes savvy investors, LPs and corporates interested in deeptech investments, as well as start-ups selected by investors to be challenged live.

As a private event, and in order to maintain a great experience for all our attendees, we have an invite-only format.

Guests

Hand-picked decision-makers interested in transformative technology investment

Speakers

World-known and forward-thinking

Countries

from Europe, USA, China, Japan, Israel

Billion

Euros Capital raised

Edition 2024
Schedule

24 OCTOBER 2024 – DAY 1

Palais de la Bourse
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NETWORKING
SIDE EVENT

Palais de la Bourse
12:00 – 1:25 PM

NETWORKING
NETWORKING LUNCH

Palais de la Bourse
1:30 – 1:40 PM

KEYNOTE
WELCOME ADDRESS

George Ugras, Chairman INPHO Venture Summit.

Palais de la Bourse
1:40 – 2:10 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

What are you investing in today? What are you most excited about today?
  • George Ugras, Managing Director, AV8 Ventures
  • Eric Benhamou, Founder & General Partner, BGV
  • François Tison, Partner, 360 Capital
  • Mathieu Costes, Partner, Airbus Ventures
  • Christian Reitberger, Partner, Matterwave Ventures
  • Dieter Kraft, Managing Director, TRUMPF Venture
  • Dr. Herbert Mangesius, Founding Partner, Vsquared Ventures
  • Brice Lapouble, Investment Director, Axeleo Capital

Palais de la Bourse
2:15 – 2:45 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

Enabling GenAI - What are the infrastructure / compute opportunities ?
  • Eric Benhamou, Founder & General Partner, BGV
  • Mathieu Costes, Partner, Airbus Ventures
  • Gemma Garriga, Director Applied AI, Google
  • Bert Gyselinckx, Partner, imec.xpand
  • Jan Westerhues, Investment Partner, Bosch Ventures

Palais de la Bourse
2:50 – 3:35 PM

PITCH
Top VC selected start-ups

Start-ups will be invited to pitch – 5 mn.

Each pitch will be followed by a challenging discussion with investors.

To apply click here

Palais de la Bourse
3:35 – 4:00 PM

NETWORKING
COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

Palais de la Bourse
4:00 – 4:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

What are your top use cases for GenAI and quantum technologies?
  • Benoit Foubert, Vice President Digital, SLB
  • Dieter Kraft, Managing Director, TRUMPF Venture
  • Nicolas Leterrier, Semiconductor Sustainability Business leader, Schneider Electric
  • Jean-Gabriel Boinot-Tramoni, Principal, Quantonation
  • Hind Beaujon, Chief Sales Officer, Pfeiffer Vacuum (tbc)

Palais de la Bourse
4:30 – 5:15 PM

PITCH
Top VC selected start-ups

Start-ups will be invited to pitch – 5 mn.

Each pitch will be followed by a challenging discussion with investors.

To apply click here

Palais de la Bourse
5:20 – 5:50 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

Tech-Bio: The next investment wave driving innovation in health
  • George Ugras, Managing Director, AV8 Ventures
  • Seye Abogunrin, Global HTA Evidence Lead, Roche
  • Xavier Datin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, i2S
  • Frédéric Desdouits, CEO, TreeFrog Therapeutics
  • Owkin (tbc)

Palais de la Bourse
5:50 – 6:20 PM

KEYNOTE
Climate Tech - Nouvelle Aquitaine Region President expectations on private investment
  • Alain Rousset, President of Nouvelle Aquitaine Region

Followed by a discussion with investors and selected industry representatives:

  • Jean-Frédéric Laurent, President, Atlantic Port of Bordeaux
  • Dieter Kraft, Managing Director, TRUMPF Venture
  • Christian Reitberger, Partner, Matterwave Ventures

Palais de la Bourse
6:20 – 6:30 PM

KEYNOTE 
Concluding remarks for day 1

 George Ugras, Managing Director, AV8 Ventures & Chairman of INPHO Venture Summit

Palais de la Bourse
6:30 PM

NETWORKING
Cocktail & Dinner

Attendees are welcome to enjoy a cocktail reception and networking evening.

25 OCTOBER 2024 – DAY 2
Palais de la Bourse
8:50 – 9:00 AM
KEYNOTE 
Welcome Back
George Ugras, Chairman INPHO Venture Summit
Palais de la Bourse
9:00 – 9:20 AM
KEYNOTE

 

LPs, the pros and cons of investing in Deeptech
  • Isomer
  • European Investment Fund
  • Capricorn Investment Group

Palais de la Bourse
9:30 – 10:00 AM
PITCH 
Top VC selected start-ups

Start-ups will be invited to pitch – 5 mn.

Each pitch will be followed by a challenging discussion with investors.

To apply click here

Palais de la Bourse
10:00 – 10:20 AM
NETWORKING
COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING
Palais de la Bourse
10:30 – 11:00 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

What are the most exciting energy-related technologies to meet the exploding demand?
  • François Tison, Partner , 360 Capital
  • Guillaume Tremblay, Innovation Manager, Westinghouse
  • Geoffroy Dubus, Partner, Demeter
  • Nicolas Leterrier, Semiconductor Sustainability Business leader, Schneider Electric
  • Joseph Peeraer, Founding Partner, Positron Ventures
  • Yann Gérard, Director, Strategy & Marketing Optronics Business Line, Thales
Palais de la Bourse
11:00 – 11:30 AM
PITCH 
Top VC selected start-ups

Start-ups will be invited to pitch – 5 mn.

Each pitch will be followed by a challenging discussion with investors

To apply click here

Palais de la Bourse
11:40 – 12:10 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

What company would you launch today to present at Inpho 2026?
  • Aymerik Renard, General Partner, HCVC
  • T.M. Ravi, Managing Director and Co-Founder, The Hive
  • Eric Benhamou, Founder and General Partner, BGV
  • Boris Dorin, Partner, First Imagine!
  • Dr. Herbert Mangesius, Founding Partner, Vsquared Ventures

Palais de la Bourse
12:10 – 1:00 PM

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS
Breakdown in networking workshops and discussions series

Before and during INPHO, attendees will select the topics they would like to deep dive in among the following, through dedicated sessions gathering a smaller number of people.

5 choices:

1. Quantum Investors
2. Blue Economy – Ports management and energy hubs 
3. Industry 5.0
4. PhotonHub
5. Better Health

Palais de la Bourse
1:10 – 1:20 PM

FIRECHAT 
Rapidfire Q&A
Learnings, Opportunities in 5 questions, moderated by George Ugras

Palais de la Bourse
1:20 – 1:30 PM

AWARD CEREMONY
INPHO 2024 Award Ceremony & Conclusion

The INPHO 2024 Prize will be awarded to the most promising startup (5 000 euros), followed by conclusion by George Ugras, President of INPHO Venture Summit and Hervé Floch, CEO Alpha-RLH.

Palais de la Bourse
1:30 – 2:30 PM

NETWORKING  
Networking Lunch

Want to Join us?

Private Investors’ Editorial Committee

Our committee has designed the Summit for you to tackle our world’s biggest challenges through unconventional discussions and breakthrough technologies.
Aymerik Renard

Aymerik Renard

General Partner at HCVC

Gemma Garriga

Gemma Garriga

Director Applied AI at Google

Jean-Gabriel Boinot-Tramoni

Jean-Gabriel Boinot-Tramoni

Principal at Quantonation

Géraldine Andrieux

Géraldine Andrieux

Chief Executive Officer at Blumorpho

FUNDS RAISED

Be the Next One

They experimented it. This is why they are coming back.

I was really impressed by the diversity of topics from Space Technologies to AI and up to Semiconductor Technologies to give a few examples.

Participants came with all kinds of different backgrounds and countries, so we’ve been able to diversify the conference which adds a lot of flavors to the content. I was also impressed by the caliber of the discussions. It was interesting to assess how to leverage AI in society to address environmental issues but also keeping in mind all the privacy issues.

George Ugras

Chairman of INPHO® Venture Summit

The location is very nice, Bordeaux is an extremely beautiful city, it is walkable and close to the airport, so from a logistical perspective it is fantastic to come here. It is a nice change from some of the larger cities. But INPHO is especially about people, it allows corporates, venture capitalists and corporate ventures from across the world to reconnect with one another. These connections are valuable for us and for our portfolio companies.

Mathieu Costes

Partner , Airbus Ventures

Inspiring… this is the key highlight of INPHO Venture Summit. The quality of the discussion, the diversity of profiles and the quality of the start-up selection is really inspiring to consider new collaborations and new business models. I came a bit out of curiosity after joining The Hive’s Annual Summit in the US, and for sure I will be back in 2 years for INPHO 2024

Hind Beaujon

CSO, Pfeiffer Vacuum

INPHO is also about the selection of start-ups of high diversity and high quality. It is always a great time to discover companies with new technologies from across different industriesd.

Aymerik Renard

General Partner, Hardware Club VC

It is the first time I really see a change of mindset. Every company was looked at through the prism of sustainability. I have never seen that before in a tech conference.

François Tison

General Partner, 360 Capital Partners

What makes INPHO different from other events is the opportunity to meet people from different fields but in a more private atmosphere and with a real openness to discussions. It is really a unique thing.

Lars Boehnisch

Investment Manager , Evonik Venture Capital

Disrupt is AI or be disrupted by fast moving companies. Back office transformation is required moving from ERP to driven SAAS. Scalability of operations implies human + Data + Machine learning.

T.M. Ravi

Founder, The Hive

Innovation is a product addressing a need deployed within a new environment. China will become carbon neutral in 2026 whereas Europe is leading on this front. AI = function (Data, Maths, programming, experience…)

Vincent Saubestre

EP Research & Technology, Total

INPHO Venture Summit was a very different experience. It felt like a very professional community, fostering a good environment for meaningful exchanges between industry leaders.

Boris Dorin

Partner, First Imagine!

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conference
venue

This year again the conferences will take place at Place de la Bourse, an idyllic situation in a cultural environment and close from the historic center.

This place offers a perfect setting because of its unique position along the Garonne River and its proximity to the largest hotels and shops.