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 space where LPs, private 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.

INPHO® Venture Summit is a unique biennial where top-notch investors challenge deep tech investment opportunities to address today but especially tomorrow’s challenges in the current tumultuous macro environment. INPHO® Venuture Summit is deeply appreciated by top decision-makers looking to meet their peers, share knowledge and analysis, and identify investment opportunities through intensive exchange of views in condensed and efficient sessions.

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

Millions

Euros Capital raised since 2018

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

Gemma Garriga

Gemma Garriga

Technical 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

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

This was the first time I had been to INPHO, but was very impressed by it: the quality of the presenting companies, the calibre of the VCs, the excellent meetings and interactions. I look forward to attending in future, or other related events.

Rupert Baines

CEO, Ultrasoc (acquired by Siemens 2020)

This was my first experience with such a scenario business meetings setup. I found both investors, startups and corporations really involved and open for new contacts and new opportunities. The event itself was worked through with a nice focused atmosphere, yet easy going‎ and open. Special thanks to the Blumorpho organizers and hosts.
Serguei Tsarev

CEO, Astrum Lasers

Inpho Venture Summit it is one the best network and business contact points for strategic partnerships and seed stage VCs for emerging disruptive start-ups in Europe.
Juan Izeta

Growth Manager, Gogoa Mobility

During the INPHO meeting I could meet not only investors in the field of hardware, but also top level entrepreneurs in a wide range of fields of expertise akin to mine. This resulted in quite interesting discussions and potentially new business perspectives.
Giacomo Benvenuti

CEO, 3D-OXIDES

BLUMORPHO did a great job organising the INPHO Venture Summit in Bordeaux. They were of great help organizing relevant meetings and interesting discussions during this event. A good balance of companies and investors.

Philippe Rousseau

CEO, Glowee

I found the INPHO Venture Summit to keep a good balance between pitching and business meetings, presentations were of excellent quality and the brisk pace of the whole event was in tune with the high level of enterprising spirit.
Antoine Kevorkian

CEO and Founder, Teem Photonics

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?

Guests to be confirmed

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 ?

Guests to be confirmed

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.

in application process

Palais de la Bourse
3:35 – 4:00 PM

Networking
break

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?

Guests to be confirmed

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.

in application process

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

Guests to be confirmed

Palais de la Bourse
5:50 – 6:00 PM

Keynote
Nouvelle Aquitaine Region President expectations on private investment

Guest to be confirmed

Palais de la Bourse
6:00 – 6:10 PM

Keynote
Concluding remarks for day 1

George Ugras (AV8 Ventures)

Palais de la Bourse
6:00 PM

Networking
Cocktail & Diner

Attendees are welcomed to enjoy a cocktail reception in the town hall of Bordeaux at the Palais Rohan (5min by walk from the Palais de la Bourse).

25 OCTOBER,2024 – DAY 2

Palais de la Bourse
8:30 – 9:00 AM

Keynote
Welcome Back
George Ugras, Chairman INPHO Venture Summit

Palais de la Bourse
9:00 – 9:30 AM

KEYNOTE 1

 

TO BE CONFIRMED
KEYNOTE 2

 

LPs, the pros and cons of investing in deeptech

Palais de la Bourse
9:30 – 10:15 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.

in application process

Palais de la Bourse
10:20 – 10:50 AM

Panel discussions

20 min series + 10 min Q&A

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

Guests to be confirmed

Palais de la Bourse
10:55 – 11:40 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

in application process

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?

Guests to be confirmed

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
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

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.

Don’t miss a thing !

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.


17 Place de la Bourse
33076 Bordeaux Cedex

inpho-ventures@blumorpho.com