Overview | Past Forums

H2 Forums bring together founders and experienced leaders from the H2 network for trusted discussions and idea exchange around industry sectors and leadership themes. Held throughout the year in every H2 Chapter, these unique sessions facilitate valuable industry connections, learning, and support opportunities across H2's global network.



Forum Participants

  • Partner (Host): leading local, regional or global VC or Corporate
  • Leaders: invited H2 Members and Guests (senior industry leaders)
  • Founders: invited Partner affiliated founders and Guests (external founders)
  • Speakers: Founder/CEOs of regional scale ups in designated sector(s), Partner Lead

On a per Forum basis, the Session Lead (H2 Member) supports the selection of a Partner (Host), Speakers and invitation planning in coordination with Partner and H2 Global. Forum participation is on an invitation only basis and designed for participants affiliated with Partners and the H2 community, targeting 15-20 (capped) participants. Participating Speakers are asked to cover sector/company insights and learnings from their journeys and may also share selected challenges for group input. H2 Forums follow Chatham House Rule to promote trusted and open conversations.

 


Forum Themes

 

 

ARTIFICIAL
INTELLIGENCE

AR/VR

BLOCKCHAIN

CLIMATE

COMMUNICATIONS
 
 
 

CONNECTED
DEVICES

ECOMMERCE

EDUCATION

FINANCIAL
SERVICES

HARDWARE
 
 
 

HEALTH

MARKETPLACES

MEDIA &
ENTERTAINMENT

MOBILITY

ON DEMAND
 
 
 

PRODUCTIVITY

REAL ESTATE

SAAS

SECURITY

SMART CITIES
 

 


Session Lead

Designed as rotational role, Session Leads will team with Global for a single Chapter event across the following elements:

 

  • Session Design: supports the selection of Partner (Host VC) and core session elements working with Partner and Global for a particular Forum
  • Forum Participation: serves as the overall lead on behalf of H2 for a session; includes participation as a Speaker for relevant segments

 


Forum Agenda

The default agenda for Chapter Forums (approximately 2 hours in length) is attached below.

 

  • Reception - 30 min
  • Kickoff (H2, Partner) - 5 min; includes brief H2 and Partner overviews + participant intros
  • Discussion Segment- 60 min including Q&A; panel or round robin
  • Networking - 30 min

 


Chapter Socials

In addition to Forums, Socials are hosted at a Chapter level from time to time (e.g. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) giving H2 members the opportunity to connect locally on an informal basis. These events are organized through collaborations between H2 Global, designated Social Hosts and any partner/sponsor organizations.