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® Venuture 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
1:30 – 1:40 PM

KEY NOTE
WELCOME ADDRESS

George Ugras, Chairman INPHO Venture Summit.

Palais de la Bourse
1:40 – 2:10 PM

Panel discussions

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

What are you investing in today? What are you most excited today?

George Ugras – AV8, Eric Benhamou – BGV, François Tison – 360 Capital, Mathieu Costes – Airbus Ventures, Christian Reitberger – Matterwave Ventures, Dieter Kraft – TRUMPF Venture, more to come

Palais de la Bourse
2:15 – 2:45 PM

Panel discussions

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

Enabling GenAI - what are the infrastructure / compute opportunities ?

 -Eric Benhamou – BGV, Mathieu Costes – Airbus Ventures, more to come

Palais de la Bourse
2:50 – 3:35 PM

Pitch
TOP vcs 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

BREAK
COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

Palais de la Bourse
4:00 – 4:30 PM

Panel discussions

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

What are your top use cases for GenAI and quantum technologies?

Benoit Foubert – SLB, Dieter Kraft – TRUMPF Venture, Nicolas Leterrier – Schneider Electric, Jean Gabriel Boinot Tramoni – Quantonation, Hind Beaujon – Pfeiffer Vacuum (TBC)

Palais de la Bourse
4:30 – 5:15 PM

Pitch
TOP vcs 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 discussions

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

Tech-Bio: the next investment wave driving innovation in health

George Ugras – AV8, Seye Abogunrin – Roche, Owkin (TBC), more to come

Palais de la Bourse
5:50 – 6:00 PM

Keynote
Climate Tech - Nouvelle Aquitaine Region President expectations on private investment

– Alain Rousset, President of Nouvelle Aquitaine Region and selected industries representatives, followed by a discussion with investors like Dieter Kraft – TRUMPF Venture and Christian Reitberger – Matterwave

Palais de la Bourse
6:00 – 6:10 PM

Keynote
Concluding remarks for day 1

George Ugras (AV8 Ventures)

Palais de la Bourse
6:10 PM
Networking
Cocktail & Diner

Attendees are welcomed to enjoy a cocktail reception in the town hall of Bordeaux at the Palais de la Bourse.

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 1

 

LPs, the pros and cons of investing in Deeptech
Isomer (TBC)
Palais de la Bourse
9:30 – 10:00 AM
Pitch
TOP VCs 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
BREAK
COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING
Palais de la Bourse
10:30 – 11:00 AM
Panel discussions

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

What are the most exciting energy-related technologies to meet the exploding demand?

François Tison 360, Guillaume Tremblay – Westinghouse, Thales (tbc), Geoffroy Dubus – Demeter, more to come

Palais de la Bourse
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Pitch
TOP VCs 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 discussions

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

What is the company you'd launch today to present at Inpho 2026?

Aymerik Renard – Hardware Club, TM Ravi – The Hive, Eric Benhamou – BGV, more to come

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 smaller number of people.

1. Quantum Investors
or
2. Blue Economy – Ports management and energy hubs 
or
3. Industry 5.0
or
4. PhotonHub
or
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 INPHO Venture Summit and Hervé Floch, CEO Alpha-RLH.

Be the Next One

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 Hardware Club

Géraldine Andrieux

Géraldine Andrieux

Chief Executive Officer at Blumorpho

Jean-Gabriel Boinot-Tramoni

Jean-Gabriel Boinot-Tramoni

Principal at Quantonation

FUNDS RAISED

Want to Join us?

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

Total EP Research & Technology

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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Logo Blumorpho
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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.