Starting, scaling and strategy: Learn how from 5 SURGE Startups Track speakers

Starting, scaling and strategy: Learn how from 5 SURGE Startups Track speakers

December 2, 2015 by Eoghan McNeill

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SURGE’s Startups Track gives attending early-stage companies the chance to learn from renowned CEOs, founders, venture capitalists and more.

It gives an opportunity to both share your startup’s story and learn how some of the most successful startups have grown and scaled.

You’ll be learning from some of the best.

Dave McClure – Founding Partner – 500 Startups


Dave is a founding partner at 500 Startups – that’s him on Centre Stage at our European event Web Summit this year.

Established in 2010, 500 Startups has invested $100 million over the course of 1,000 investments, holds $170 million in assets, and has produced two unicorns.

Saul Klein – Founder – Seedcamp

azf Saul was part of the original executive team at Skype and co-founded the Amazon-acquired Lovefilm International.

Having worked at Index Venures for eight years, Saul is now focusing on seed investment and is the current chairman of Seedcamp.

Bruno Gutierres – Head – Airbus BizLab


Bruno is Head of Airbus BizLab, an accelerator established in 2015 to provide wide-ranging support for early-stage projects in the form of a six-month acceleration programme.

Take nothing for granted, never get distracted and embrace failure are three of the accelerator’s golden rules.

Richa Kar – CEO – Zivame

qwasdz1 Richa is CEO of Zivame, an online lingerie store she co-founded in 2011 that now claims to sell a bra every minute.

The Bengaluru-based startup and recently announced a $45 million+ Series C.

Sachin Bansal – CEO – Flipkart

azf Back in 2011, the only Indian attendee at Web Summit was Sachin Bansal – Co-founder and CEO of then little-known Flipkart.

Flipkart is an online store selling over 20 million products with 26 million registered users, currently valued at $3.2 billion.

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About the Author

Eoghan McNeill
Eoghan is a former journalist from Donegal on Ireland’s north west coast. In his spare time, he enjoys reading things he hasn’t written.