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 Model

  • Partner (Host): leading local, regional or global VC; supports event logistics (e.g. space, food/drinks, etc.) and planning inputs working with Session Lead
  • Session Lead (H2 Member): serves as the overall lead on behalf of H2 for a session; includes participation as a Speaker for relevant segments
  • Discussion: Speakers are invited Founder/CEOs (from VC portfolio or external; see below for target Speaker profiles) who are asked to cover sector/company insights and selected challenges; 2 Speakers @ 30 min each including Q&A
  • Participants: H2 Members, Partner organization participants and invited Guests; group size cap at 15
  • H2 Forums follow Chatham House Rule to promote trusted and open conversations

Target Speaker profiles are Founder/CEOs of regional or global scale ups in target industry sectors (see below) with recent Series A or B raise from prominent investor(s). Session Lead supports the selection of Partner (Host VC), Speakers and planning in coordination with Partner and Global for a particular Forum. Forum participation is on an invitation only basis and designed for participants affiliated with Partners and the H2 community.

 


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 in coordination 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 analog Forums (normally 2 hours in length) is attached below. Forums hosted digitally typically run 1 hour in length and include a modified Kickoff with a Breakout segment.

 

  • Reception - 30 min
  • Kickoff - 5 min; includes brief H2 and Partner overviews
  • Discussion - 60 min; 2 Speakers @ 30 min each including Q&A
  • Networking - 30 min

 


Industry Sectors

 

 

AGRICULTURE

ARTIFICIAL
INTELLIGENCE

AR/VR

BLOCKCHAIN

CLIMATE
 
 
 

COMMUNICATIONS

CONNECTED
DEVICES

CONSUMER

DATA &
ANALYTICS

ECOMMERCE
 
 
 

EDUCATION

ENTERPRISE

FINANCIAL
SERVICES

HARDWARE

HEALTH
 
 
 

MARKETING

MARKETPLACES

MEDIA &
ENTERTAINMENT

MOBILITY

ON DEMAND
 
 
 

PRODUCTIVITY

REAL ESTATE

SAAS

SECURITY

SMART CITIES
 

 


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.