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  1. IFA Next Stage
    10 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
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  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    Learn the right framework now that can make all the difference later when faced with terrible options. When the pandemic hit, Meetup faced an existential crisis that could have destroyed the company. We had to ask ourselves whether our mission was more about meeting IRL or about fostering connections. For the first time in our history, we allowed groups to meet online. Online Meetup events and groups helped millions of our members get through the most isolating periods of the pandemic. We saw decreases in many key metrics, including the number of events on our platform and event RSVPs, which negatively impacted our revenue. Building trust during a crisis by sharing the good, bad, and ugly was critical.
11:30
  1. IFA Next Stage
    60 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    Which innovations are poised to disrupt AR/VR to redefine consumer experiences and drive innovation in the consumer electronics space? The global AR/VR market size was valued at $30.7 billion in 2021. An investor will share their market perspective and predictions, and the real-world applications and innovations they're most excited about. Attend this session to understand the opportunities and gaps in the market, empowering you to stay ahead of the competition in the AR/VR landscape.
12:30
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    In this captivating keynote, learn how AI will be incorporated into AR and VR experiences in the future. Through the fusion of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), immersive, interactive experiences can be created. With examples such as NVIDIA's 3D model creation and Skybox's 360-degree worlds, Lior Romanowsky will demonstrate how these converging technologies are revolutionizing collaboration, training, and the digital workplace. Explore how AI with AR and VR is reshaping how we interact with the world and discovering the infinite possibilities.
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    IFA Next Stage
    60 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
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    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    Tom and his team built Epidemic Sound from ground zero to a Unicorn  $1.4B valuation in 2021, becoming one of Europe’s  fastest-growing companies. Tom will share how Epidemic Sound scaled from startup to a global business by disrupting the music and creator economy industries. Tom will discuss how the company grew by creating a revolutionary digital rights model, establishing strategic partnerships (with Adobe, Getty, and Canva) and by focusing on product-led growth.
14:30
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    How can corporations and startups in the consumer electronics industry collaborate effectively to drive innovation, unlock synergies, and accelerate growth? In this engaging session, industry leaders and entrepreneurs will share their insights, experiences, and best practices for building successful partnerships between corporations and startups. Attend this session to learn about the benefits of corporate-startup collaboration, discover strategies for fostering meaningful connections, and gain insights on how to leverage each other's strengths to create innovative solutions and drive success
15:00
  1. IFA Next Stage
    45 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    Which groundbreaking innovations are set to advance digital health in the consumer electronics space, encompassing wearables, wellness solutions, telemedicine, remote monitoring, and other transformative technologies? The global digital health market size is projected to experience significant growth in the coming years. An investor shares their market perspective and predictions, along with the cutting-edge tech and enablers being developed by emerging startups that they're most excited about. Attend this session to understand the opportunities and gaps in the market.
15:45
  1. IFA Next Stage
    45 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    Which innovations are set to revolutionize the mobility sector, transforming consumer experiences and driving innovation in the consumer electronics space? The global mobility market size is projected to grow exponentially in the coming years. An investor shares their market perspective and predictions, along with the real-world applications and innovations they're most excited about. Attend this session to understand the opportunities and gaps in the market, empowering you to stay at the forefront of the ever-changing mobility landscape.
16:30
  1. IFA Next Stage
    60 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    How can we meet the challenges of our time with smart technologies from AI to Web 3.0? With the aim of using technological innovations to achieve progress and change and thus to shape a better tomorrow, the five best teams from more than 100 ideas submitted made it to the final pitch event of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow innovation program. This year's competition, themed "Tech Ideas for Gen Next" is supposed to inspire young people to bring their smart ideas for technological change to life. Join us as the teams present their smart concepts, from mobile charging systems to healthcare solutions, to an independent jury of experts and the three winning teams are announced.
11:00
  1. IFA Next Stage
    15 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
11:15
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
11:45
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    Consumer electronics and appliance brands are adapting to new laws and public anxiety about escalating e-waste and climate change, with incremental improvements to product recyclability and reparability. However, these are rapidly becoming table stakes.

    In this talk, Matthew will examine the current sustainability landscape, its historical backdrop, and the forces shaping the transition to closed-loop product systems. Where product reuse, part recovery, and remanufacturing is prioritised over recycling by mining returned products from previous generations. And assess the strategic implications for businesses ecosystems and supply chains.
12:15
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    How can consumer electronics contribute to building a more sustainable future and promote environmental conservation? In this session, Fairphone's founder, Bas van Abel, explores the latest advancements in eco-friendly design, supply chain and fair materials in the consumer electronics landscape. Join this talk to learn about innovative ideas and strategies for creating environmentally responsible products and minimizing the industry's ecological footprint.
12:45
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    IFA Next Stage
    60 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
13:45
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    15 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
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  1. IFA Next Stage
    60 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    Which groundbreaking innovations are set to transform the home electronics landscape, encompassing media, entertainment, audio, and video technologies, driving advancements in the consumer electronics space? The global home electronics market size is projected to experience significant growth in the coming years. A corporate leader shares their market perspective and predictions, along with the cutting-edge tech and enablers being developed by emerging startups that they're most excited about. Attend this session to understand the opportunities and gaps in the market, empowering you to stay at the forefront of the dynamic home electronics landscape and capitalize on the latest trends and innovations that cater to evolving consumer demands in media, entertainment, audio, and video.
11:00
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    Immerse yourself in this session designed to provide invaluable insights and practical advice on securing media coverage, pitching to retailers, and setting up an effective communications and marketing strategy. During this talk, participants will learn what drives media attention, how to craft compelling stories, and the essential elements of a successful media pitch. Discover what retailers are looking for in innovative products and how to showcase your offerings in a way that captures their interest. Additionally, explore the key components of a strategic communications and marketing plan that will resonate with your target audience and drive brand visibility. Startup founders, investors, and marketing professionals will benefit from expert guidance and actionable strategies to elevate their media presence, forge strong relationships with retailers, and create impactful communications that drive growth and success in the competitive consumer electronics landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to fine-tune your media and visibility approach, setting your brand up for success.
11:30
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27

    A 5-Question Exploration of Tomorrow's Content, Interaction, and Brands. Will humanity change to match the future or will the future be more human-centric?

12:00
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    The future of next-gen media is experiential, immersive, and gamified. How can we future-proof our brands and businesses for this next wave of technological innovation? Will artificial intelligence and generative A.I surpass the primal need for human creatives? In this interactive keynote address, Samantha Tauber (award-winning Musician, Creative Director, Futurist, and Storyteller) will explore a pragmatic and energising path forward for next-gen immersive media. She will showcase this as her globally renowned fictional Super Sentient A.I Superheroine Metaverse avatar, VNCCII.
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    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    As traditional social media platforms like Facebook continue to lose their appeal, people are searching for more meaningful connections in genuine communities. This talk will explore the growing trend of "New Social" and showcase examples like Les Amis, a women-focused social platform that has gained traction by providing a trusted space for its members to be themselves. You'll learn tricks on how to build a community that scales, with a focus on authenticity and building trust. Join us to discover how you can create a thriving community that meets the needs of your audience in the post-Facebook era.
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    IFA Next Stage
    90 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
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    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of technology, effective leadership is paramount to steer organizations towards success. This talk will delve into the characteristics that define successful tech leaders in today's dynamic landscape. As a psychologist and leadership coach, Elina works with founders, investors and teams to elevate their leadership. You will learn mindsets and strategies that she sees as invaluable for effectively navigating the challenges of leading self – in order to lead others. Finally, we will examine how psychedelic assisted coaching can expand consciousness, and thereby accelerate your leadership game.
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  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    How is gaming technology, the cornerstone of an industry projected to surpass $300 billion by 2025, shaping the trajectory of virtual environments? Moreover, how does AI intersect in this narrative? Bear witness to the remarkable fusion of gaming, AI, and the metaverse as they intricately weave together, redefining the very essence of our digital existence. Acquire unparalleled insights into the incessant evolution of gaming and media domains, and, of greater significance, discern how these pioneering advancements can be harnessed across a spectrum of industries.
16:00
  1. IFA Next Stage
    60 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    Which innovations are set to unleash the full potential of IoT in smart homes, buildings, and cities, transforming consumer experiences and driving innovation in the consumer electronics space? The global IoT market size for smart living is projected to reach new heights in the coming years. An investor shares their market perspective and predictions, along with the real-world applications and innovations they're most excited about. Attend this session to understand the opportunities and gaps in the market, empowering you to stay at the forefront of the dynamic IoT landscape in smart homes, buildings, and cities.
10:45
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    In 2007, Thomas Holl and his three co-founders created the world's first online language learning application in a small office in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Bringing products to life was nothing new for him, as he had been building software and games on his first PC since childhood, but this proved to be something special: Today, Babbel employs a team of 1,000 in Berlin and New York and has become the world's top-selling online language platform, with the United States standing as its strongest market. Getting there, however, has been a rollercoaster ride, with severe lows and now incredible successes. Join Thomas as he delves into the intricacies of Babbel's expansion, highlighting the contrasts between European and American business practices and consumer mindsets. Discover how a company can reignite its start-up spirit even as it becomes a successful scale-up.
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    IFA Next Stage
    60 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
14:15
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
14:45
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27

    In the fast-paced and competitive landscape of startups, achieving sustainable growth and successfully scaling a business is a significant challenge. This session aims to provide entrepreneurs, founders, and industry professionals with valuable insights and practical strategies to propel their startups to the next stage of growth. Through expert insights, real-world case studies, and interactive discussions, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the key factors influencing startup growth and learn effective approaches to overcome common obstacles on the path to scaling.

15:15
  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27

    AI and technology are driving the transformation process of businesses and organizations nowadays.  Customer preferences are dynamic, they keep changing. AI can be a powerful tool in aiding us to evolve in an equally dynamic measure. Raul will demonstrate how Conversational AI becomes a part of a journey in decoding customer's mental model and creating memories and stories that greatly enhance customer experience. He shows you how to use  Science Fiction narrative to create positive experiences for your customers while saving them time and energy at the same time and how AI will, now and in the future, be an indispensable tool for creating strong brand loyalty.

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  1. IFA Next Stage
    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    What does the future hold for the consumer electronics industry, and how can businesses prepare for the upcoming challenges and opportunities? Join this forward-looking session to explore the emerging trends, technologies, and potential game-changers that will shape the consumer electronics landscape in the years to come. Don't miss this session to gain a comprehensive understanding of the future developments in the industry and learn how to position your organization for success in the ever-changing world of consumer electronics.
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  1. IFA Next Stage
    60 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    All the sector spotlight winners will compete in the pitch battle finals in front of a panel of investor judges, who along with the audience, will decide who is the IFA Next pitchbattle champion.
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  1. IFA Next Stage
    120 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    We all know business is best done over a drink. During Deals over Drinks we bridge the gap between startups, investors and corporate innovators in an informal setting for you to showcase your latest in tech to those who truly matter. Join us for the most relevant industry matchmaking event happening at IFA Berlin.
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    30 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    Fortune 100 organizations are using science fiction prototyping to develop and implement far more radical innovations, to transform organizational culture from being reactive to proactive, and to develop their leaders to be more future literate and future ready.  This keynote will highlight how sci-fi is being used as a strategic transformation tool with examples and applications from a variety of different use cases and emerging technologies like spacial computing, Generative AI and ethics.
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  1. IFA Next Stage
    45 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27
    Learn the art of pitching from Europe's leading pitch coach and creator of The Pitch Canvas©, David Beckett, as he shares insider tips on captivating audiences, convincing investors of your startup's potential, and sealing the deal. This info-packed session offers actionable insights and proven strategies for startups at all stages. Don't miss this unique opportunity to refine your pitch and secure funding!
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    IFA Next Stage
    60 mins
    • IFA Next Stage, Hub27

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