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Co.Station Events | Microsoft for Startups is coming to Co.Station

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Microsoft for Startups Europe is coming to meet you!

Are you a startup/scaleup willing to grow your business worldwide alongside tech, fundraising, marketing, business experts? 🚀

If yes, join us on January 23rd 📍at Co.Station Brussels!

Fly in, drive in, bike in or just take the train & walk in!

Place Sainte-Gudule 5, 1000 Brussels
02 318 83 54 |  brussels@co-station.com

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT FOR STARTUPS

Join Microsoft for Startups Team on the morning of January 23rd at Co.Station Brussels between 09:00 hrs and 13:00 hrs for an introduction to the Microsoft for Startups Program!

 

📌 09:00 – 09:30: Welcome note by Co.Station

📌 09:30 – 10:30: An introduction to the Microsoft for Startups Programme. What they do and how they support the European Startup Ecosystem. The Programme • Co-sell • Bus Dev • Cloud Technology • Go to Market Clarity

📌 10:30 – 11:30: Q&A.

📌 11:30 – 12:00: The local Microsoft Team Brussels will talk about how they can support the startup/scaleup community

📌 12:00 – 13:00: Lunch and guided tour of Co.Station Brussels

📌 13:00 – 16:00: 1-1 sessions

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1-1 SESSION

CEO SESSION

Warwick Hill, Microsoft for Startups Western Europe Programme CEO

Warwick Hill is a New Zealand business executive and currently the EMEA MD of Microsoft’s StartUp Program. He has 30 years’ experience in the global technology industry supporting FinTech, Telco and Digital Media.

Warwick Hill is renowned for successfully building companies in the digital sector. Most notable are the sale of his company, 3rdSpace, a Digital Innovations Agency, that was bought in June 2013 by CCTV, the State Broadcaster in China and one of the largest media companies in the World. Prior to setting up 3rdSpace, Warwick built a telco services company specialising in India and Middle East voice termination which he successfully sold in 2009.

Warwick also works with senior executives of Microsoft clients to shape their understanding of how both innovative and entrepreneurial approaches solve business challenges. A pragmatic and at times brutally honest approach means companies that graduate Warwick’s program are suitably prepared to engage with global enterprises.

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MEET WARWICK HILL

CTO SESSION

Ian McDonald, Microsoft for Startups Western Europe Programme CTO

Dr Ian McDonald has been a visionary technology leader for over 20 years and is currently CTO in residence at Microsoft for Startups in London. He’s previously lead teams at a range of corporates and startups and built global scale systems.

Ian has a first class honors degree in Computing and Maths and a doctorate in network congestion. He also has been a contributor to the Linux kernel and other open source projects.

MEET IAN MCDONALD

COMMERCIAL/CO-SELL SESSION

Rachel Peck, Microsoft for Startups Western Europe Programme Co-Sell / Bus Dev Manager

Rachel Peck is Microsoft for Startups’ UK & European Success Manager responsible for building go-to-market strategies for series A and B scaleups as part of Microsoft’s strategic programme.

Accustomed to the complexity of multi-million dollar deals, Rachel led the UK’s first Azure Independent Software Vendor partnerships, developing new Cloud SaaS solutions between Microsoft and strategic partners.

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MEET RACHEL PECK

MARKETING SESSION

Anne-Claire Lo Bianco, Microsoft for Startups Western Europe Programme Marketing Manager

Anne-Claire has joined the Microsoft for Startups team in London as Community & VC manager.

Anne-Claire was previously responsible for shaping up and leading to completion over 60 high-quality initiatives per year at the French Chamber of Great Britain, overseeing and managing all aspects of a variety of events: from marketing, planning, promotion and content through to operations and capitalising exposure for all parties involved post-event.

Prior to this, Anne-Claire worked in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry. Having dealt so closely with corporations, governmental institutions, academics as well as startups, Anne-Claire excels at identifying synergies between organisations and is a natural catalyst for developing networking opportunities, hence her excitement in joining Microsoft’s expert Tech and engaging team. In her spare time, Anne-Claire enjoys running, editing videos just for fun and organizing gastronomic meal with her friends.

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MEET ANNE-CLAIRE LO BIANCO

PROGRAM Q&A SESSION

Johnny Gorman, Program’s Head of Operations for Western Europe

Johnny joined the Microsoft for Scaleup team in July 2015. Operationally he has taken the programme from “London Programmatic Startup” to “Beskpoke European Scaleup”.

Throughout these three and a half years he has supported 100s of “high-potential tech startup companies” helping them grow and scale. Prior to this he spent 18 years in Financial Service, which for the latter 10 years he headed up IT, Facilities, Business Continuity and Data Protection in a startup Commercial Bank in London.

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MEET JOHNNY GORMAN

RAISING FUNDS SESSION

Anne-Claire Lo Bianco, Microsoft for Startups Western Europe Programme Marketing Manager

Anne-Claire has joined the Microsoft for Startups team in London as Community & VC manager.

Anne-Claire was previously responsible for shaping up and leading to completion over 60 high-quality initiatives per year at the French Chamber of Great Britain, overseeing and managing all aspects of a variety of events: from marketing, planning, promotion and content through to operations and capitalising exposure for all parties involved post-event.

Prior to this, Anne-Claire worked in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry. Having dealt so closely with corporations, governmental institutions, academics as well as startups, Anne-Claire excels at identifying synergies between organisations and is a natural catalyst for developing networking opportunities, hence her excitement in joining Microsoft’s expert Tech and engaging team. In her spare time, Anne-Claire enjoys running, editing videos just for fun and organizing gastronomic meal with her friends.

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LOCATION

Co.Station Village | Co.Station Brussels

How to get to Co.Station Brussels

By metro? Take the metro to Gare Centrale Railway Station. As you exit the metro, walk 3 minutes and you’ll look right into our offices!

By car? There is plenty of street parking and several parking facilities within walking distance.

By bus? Take the bus to Gare Centrale. As you get off the bus, walk 3 minutes and here it is!