Overview

H2 Chapter Forums bring together senior industry leaders from the H2 network for trusted discussions around innovative companies/sectors and growth oriented themes in a small group format setting. Held throughout the year in every H2 Chapter, these unique sessions facilitate valuable industry connections, learning, and support opportunities across H2's global network.

 


Model & Format

  • Open Exchange: sessions follow Chatham House Rule to promote trusted and open conversations
  • Forum Model: centered on sharing of Company journey and discussion of select playbooks/insights in a small-group setting; hosted and facilitated by Chairs with H2 members and invited Guests as participants
  • Speaker Segment: implemented via talk or presentation, fireside chat or mini-panel; Speaker profiles typically include Founder/CEO of Series A/B startup or significant CxO leader at major corporate
  • Roundtable Segment: group discussion oriented around designated Discussion Themes; includes light facilitation by Chairs

Discussion Theme Categories (examples): Customer Development, Fundraising, Go-to-Market, International Expansion, Monetization & Revenue Growth, Partnerships, Platforms & Channel Marketing, Product Strategy, Talent & Team Development, User Growth & Engagement, Exits

 


Agenda

  • Reception - 30 min
  • Kickoff
  • Speaker Segment - 20 min
  • Roundtable Discussion - 45 min
  • Leads & Needs -15 min
  • Close & Networking

 


Previous Forums

Berlin

 

  • Emerging Innovations in Micromobility & Urban Transportation; Eric Wang – Co-Founder & CEO @ Wind Mobility
  • Building a European Category Leader in InsurTech; Julian Teicke – Founder & CEO @ wefox
  • Reinventing Business Travel, Powered by Machine Learning Technology; Michael Riegel – Founder & CEO @ Comtravo

China (Beijing, Shanghai)

 

  • Building Asia’s Largest Health InsurTech Platform; Sebastien Gaudin – Co-Founder & CEO @ The Carevoice
  • Emerging Applications of Robot Companions; Clement Song – Founder & CEO @ A.I. Nemo
  • Building Brands in China; Wendy Wang – Co-Founder & CEO @ VeeShop

India (Delhi-NCR, Mumbai)

 

  • Building Community Engagement through Video & Content Marketing; Priyanka Gill – Founder & CEO @ POPxo
  • Emerging Innovations in Smart Devices; Devita Saraf – Founder & CEO @ Vu Technologies
  • Understanding Alibaba & the New India-China Investment Corridor; Madhur Deep – Head of Strategy & Corporate Development @ Alibaba Group

London

 

  • Disrupting Markets & the People Side of Scaling Companies; Claire Davenport – CEO @ HelloFresh UK
  • Transforming Candy into Gold – the Journey of King; Riccardo Zacconi – Co-Founder & CEO @ King
  • From Series A to FTSE 100: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Just Eat; Adrian Blair – Global COO @ Just Eat

New York

 

  • Emerging Innovations in Food Tech and Healthy Eating; Michael Wystrach – Co-Founder @ CEO @ Freshly
  • The Future of EdTech and Childhood Learning; Brian Fitzgerald – Co-Founder & CEO @ Tinkergarten
  • Driving Rapid Product Decisions Through Experimentation; Thor Ernstsson – Founder & CEO @ Alpha

Sao Paulo

 

  • Global Trends in Ridesharing & Unlocking Innovation in Transportation Services; Paulo Veras – Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ 99
  • Driving SMB Growth Through Next Gen Cloud-Based Marketing Platforms – Co-Founder & CEO @ Resultados Digitais
  • Innovations in Corporate Health & Employee Wellness; Fabiana Salles – Co-Founder & CEO @ Gesto

Silicon Valley (San Francisco, Peninsula)

 

  • New Innovations in Mobility Services and Child Transportation; Ritu Narayan – Co-Founder & CEO @ Zum
  • Global Trends in Fitness Tech & Communities; James Quarles – CEO @ Strava
  • Next Generation Platforms Powering the New Drone Economy; Michael Winn – Co-Founder & CEO @ Drone Deploy

Singapore

 

  • Building Successful Content and Community Platforms Across Asia; Roshni Mahtani – Founder & CEO @ Tickled Media
  • Global Trends Shaping the Future of Work; Olivier Legrand – MD and VP, Asia Pacific & China @ LinkedIn
  • Sea Making Waves: from Startup to Southeast Asia’s Largest US Tech IPO; Nick Nash - Group President @ Sea

Tel Aviv

 

  • Building & Scaling a Global Leader in MarTech; Liad Agmon – Co-Founder & CEO @ Dynamic Yield
  • Global Trends in Digital Market Intelligence; Or Offer – Founder & CEO @ SimilarWeb
  • The Business of Artificial Intelligence; Nir Bar-Lev – Co-Founder @ CEO @ allegro.ai

Tokyo

 

  • Building a Next Generation Global Brand in News & Entertainment; Max Ueno – CEO @ BuzzFeed Japan
  • Gengo, MakeLeaps & Insider Perspectives on Startup Acquisitions; Matt Romaine – Co-Founder & CEO @ Gengo, Jay Winder – Co-Founder & CEO @ Makeleaps
  • Emerging Trends in Next Generation Digital Wallets & P2P Payments – Founder & CEO @ Kyash