INPHO Venture Summit

The event for executives to find new growth drivers


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22 & 23 October 2020 – Palais de la Bourse, BORDEAUX, France.

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Hosted in an exclusive place in Bordeaux, INPHO Venture Summit 2020 is the 7th edition of our dedicated and designed event for investors supporting the hardware business. Our focus for our c-executive participants is concrete discussions and high-level interaction. No traditional speech, only fire-side chats prepared by experts. Each participant needs to be approved before registration and payment.


hand-picked decision-makers interesting in deep-tech, hardware investment


World-known and open-minded


from Europe, USA, China, Japan, Israel


from 1 pm day 1 to 1 pm day 2 to optimize travel time

Some of our great participants shared their satisfaction

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

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


For deeptech technologies such as Neta’s one, Inpho was a great opportunity to meet key players and investors. This conference dedicated, especially, to hardware had a unique panel of speakers and was really inspiring. Julien Michelon

CEO, NETA Technologies

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

VocalZoom is a disruptive industry 4.0 startup from Israel. We came to INPHO Venture summit in Bordeaux France as part of our fund raising process. The venue took place in a great location, the one on one meetings were well organized and easy to manage, and the networking environment around, including the food were really good and gave incentive for investors to participate. We got at least 3 good leads from the event which is good for a 2 day event. Tal Bakish

CEO, Vocalzoom

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

For us, the InPho event was an excellent opportunity to meet investors with a clear focus on the latest and greatest in photonics and hard tech. Plenty of pitches and networking opportunities. Christain Brändli

CEO, Insightness

“For the 2020 Edition of INPHO Venture Summit, we will tackle some of the biggest challenges ahead for our world.  On one hand we are seeing the positive impact of AI on how we work and live.  On the other hand there is tremendous anxiety on social impact of these technologies and our seemingly lack of progress on climate change.  We will explore this paradigm and meet entrepreneurs who are working on positively impacting the world via breakthrough technologies such as machine learning, quantum computing, nanotechnology, automation and space technology.

Through the years, this Bordeaux region public initiative has generated private investments and partnerships with global impact. We are counting on you as participants to once again make this happen in this beautiful setting, taking advantage of the unique gathering of entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and venture investors.

We are delighted to host you in Bordeaux.

Now let’s learn and generate a positive and sustainable impact on mankind.”


George Ugras

Managing Director of AV8 Ventures and Chairman of INPHO Venture Summit


Every two years INPHO® Venture Summit becomes a unique place where private investors and large corporations meet to evaluate key selected bankable challenges in which to invest in. Indeed those bankable challenges are highly complementary and address social and technical innovations that will shape the future. Participants at INPHO® Venture Summit will benefit from a highly interactive event. Each panel discussion will be moderated by a leading private investor challenging the unique value proposition expected for each topic while addressing key expectations and hurdles in growing markets from Health to Mobility, Consumer to Infrastructure and Smart factory.

meet the right people

INPHO® Venture Summit is taking place in the picturesque city of Bordeaux, France. You will benefit from great informal networking sessions, including a Grand Cru wines tasting, and other incomparable experiences with your future business or investment partners. Bordeaux is the 2nd most attractive city in France for foreign investments (EY2018), the 1st French city for business creation and the best city in terms of lifestyle (PwC 2017).

Register before the 31st of July to INPHO® Venture Summit and you will have the opportunity to benefit from one to one meetings with key speakers, selected start-ups and other participants based on your field of interest.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the right people and enjoy an elegant and cosy atmosphere favourable to deal closing.

Don’t miss a thing !


We proudly present the first 8 #inpho2020 speakers from around the globe to you today.

Some of them will travel to Bordeaux from as far as the US, Canada and Asia – just to be able to tell you about their amazing experiences. More than 15 others international will join them soon. Get updates!

George Ugras

George Ugras

Managing Director at AV8 Ventures

Eric Benhamou

Eric Benhamou

Founder & General Partner at BGV

George Ugras

George Ugras

Managing Director at AV8 Ventures

Eric Benhamou

Eric Benhamou

Founder & General Partner at BGV

Jean-Gabriel Boinot-Tramoni

Jean-Gabriel Boinot-Tramoni

Associate at Quantonation

Dieter Kraft

Dieter Kraft

Managing Director at TRUMPF Venture




Don’t miss a thing !

thanks to
our partners


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

+33 (0)557 017 450