PAKCON 2020

PAKCON 2020

What’s PAKCon?

PAKCon is a one-day virtual conference for anyone who runs a modern digital business — or wants to build one. We’ve invited experts from every area of digital operations to share their knowledge. No matter what team you’re in, we’ll have something for you: You'll get insights on subjects like marketing, development, sales, communications, recruiting and data science. In other words, all the knowledge you need to adapt to the challenges of tomorrow.

How does it work?

Like most things this year, PAKCon is going to be a little different. Although it’s a purely online event, it’s structured in a similar way to last year’s PAKCon conference. We’ll still have “rooms” with different themes, they’ll just be digital. We’re calling them channels and you’ll have a couple to choose from. The conference will be hosted in the Run the World platform, but we’ll also use Yotribe to help you socialize - so you won’t miss the opportunity to make spontaneous connections.

Who is it for?

This event is for anyone who is interested in digital innovation, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. You might be an employee of one of our portfolio companies, or you could just be a friend of a friend looking to share knowledge. Since we want to ensure relevance to all attendees, we don’t sell tickets – but we issue invitations. To apply for an invite, fill out our ticket application form.

Speakers

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Nina Reicke

Sasserath Munzinger Plus

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Tarek Müller

About You

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Thuy-Ngan Trinh

Project A Ventures

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Erik Siekmann

Digital Forward GmbH

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Caroline Weimann

JoinPolitics

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Cornelis Stettner

KRY

Channels

Intro
Our program is packed with ridiculously good content that’s spread across six different channels. Each channel has a different focus. Want to meet people? Check out the networking lounge. Want to get to know our portfolio companies? Try the startup stage. Looking for a masterclass on a certain topic? Head straight to the deep-dive channels. No matter what your motivation, there’s a channel for you. To find out more, click one of our channel descriptions.
The Main Stage
This is the epicentre of the conference. The knowledge hub. You’ll find information and updates on the program as well as interviews with guests, keynote speakers and sponsors. It’ll be informal and conversational with a bit of fun sprinkled in for good measure. And of course, you won't want to miss the A-Awards ceremony which will take place here at the end of the day. The A-Awards go to our most outstanding portfolio companies, voted for by you (the audience) and our general partners.
Startup Stage
This is the place for investors to connect with founders. We’ll have leaders from many of our portfolio companies pitching their latest ideas. They’ll be interviewed by our venture coaches to give you an in-depth idea of how each company ticks. We’ll also have other investment-related content such as advice on how to get funded, how to pitch effectively and insights from guest speakers outside of Project A.
Talent lounge
This is your chance to meet the recruiters from our Talent Acquisition team. When you apply for a ticket, select the option to indicate that you’re interested in an interview. Our recruiters will help you discover the full range of career opportunities at Project A and our portfolio companies. It doesn’t matter what seniority level you are, we’ll make time for you — we're open to graduates and mid-level candidates as well as people looking for senior and director positions. We’ll also have talks on how to get hired and how to become an investment manager, so you won’t want to miss it. Our team, Szilvia Ovari, Mirela Stefan, Molly Barrett, Yvonne Wahrmann, Sara Hoxhaj, Nastja Kastelic and Andrea Althaus, are very much looking forward to getting to know you!
Deep Dive Sessions
This is the heart and soul of PAKCon. It’s where we go deep on all the topics that are essential for growth— from tech and product, to marketing and branding. If you’re a seasoned professional who wants to power up your knowledge, this is the place for you. Each session will be a compact 20-min masterclass run by a renowned expert or an up-and-coming talent. There’s so much knowledge for you to soak up, we’re putting it in four dedicated channels. And keep you on your toes, we’ll have content in a range of formats such as traditional talks, panel discussions, more informal “fireside chats” and maybe even a fun activity or two.
Networking lounge
Here’s your chance to virtually mingle and make new connections. In our event last year, we had over 1,000 attendees but since we’re no longer constrained by room capacity, we expect the pool of attendees to be a lot larger. So you’ll have a better chance to connect with like-minded people. We have several formats that enable you to meet other attendees. There will be a virtual cocktail party where you’ll be matched with other attendees for brief 1-on-1 video conversations and virtual Yotribe rooms centred around different topics. For more details about these formats, see our FAQs.

Partners

Taster Session

How is PAKCon going to feel when it’s purely online? We wanted to know too — so we ran a short taster session. On a Friday evening in August, we invited a small group of speakers and participants to come and try out the new format. It was a blast! Here are a few impressions from that night to whet your appetite.

You’ve never been to PAKCon before? Then check out this recap of our 2019 event. Naturally, the format is different this year — but our talks will be just as engaging and insightful.