Orange Ventures invites
PRESENTED BY Orange Ventures
Monday October 16 • 12.00 – 19.00 • Orange Belgium - Av. du Bourget 3, 1140 Evere
Orange Ventures hosts the 7th and final session of this season.
Orange Ventures is a force in the startup ecosystem. The 7th Big Score Session aims to catalyze innovation by extending support to eight promising startups across a diverse array of verticals.
The chosen startups span a wide spectrum of sectors, including Networks and IT, Digital Enterprise, Cybersecurity, FinTech, Data AI, E-health, Content, Gaming, VR, B2C and Marketplace, Inclusion, Climate, CareTech, and Circular Economy.
The Session features two pitching sessions where these entrepreneurs present their groundbreaking ideas to an audience of investors, corporartes and peers. A panel of experts provides invaluable real-time feedback from industry leaders. Moreover, The Big Score Sessions facilitate networking opportunities with peers and potential investors, further enhancing the startups' chances of success.
The Big Score sessions aim to create an atmosphere of collaboration and support. To support the selected startups in their quest for resources and guidance, necessary to navigate the challenging startup landscape.
- Solutions,technologies, propositions, in kitchen, laundry, bathroom or in another areabut with reapplication potential in these:
- • helping consumers to reduce energy and water consumption during tasks.
- • leveraging connectivity/ AI / smart signaling to nudge consumers towards more sustainable consumption habits
- • enabling circularity in consumable /packaging
About our Session Partner Orange Ventures
With a 350 million euros allocation, Orange Ventures is dedicated to investments in innovative startups in areas of strategic interest of Orange (Networks & IT, Digital Enterprise, Cybersecurity, and Fintech) and beyond
(Consumer platforms, E -gaming, Edtech, Health etc). Orange Ventures also deploys initiatives dedicated to the Africa and Middle East region.
Supported by the Orange group, and made up of a team of 20 people, Orange Ventures offers startups in which it invests access to the Group's expertise and the possibility of setting up synergies with its many business units and its 256 million
customers in 26 countries.
The Smart Products panel will feature experts of leading companies
Investment Principal - Orange Ventures
Rémi Prunier is Investment Principal at Orange Ventures, in charge of the Belgian Ecosystem. With a strong B2B business and leadership background, Rémi is passionate about the society's evolutions generated by digital technology and innovation. He has also developed solid sector knowledge in the fields of enterprise software, Data AI and cybersecurity.
Junior Investment Partner - Scale Fund BeAngels
Thomas worked in strategy consulting firms from 2015 to 2020 and then was COO for a Belgian solar & microfinance company active in the Sub-Saharan region. There he helped the company structure its processes and scale it from 4 employees to 35. Throughout 2017 to now he's also raised funds for startups on a freelance basis, here he worked on refining their strategy, mission and business model and documenting it (deck & teaser) so that he could raise funds with them/for them effectively. Since this year Thomas has joined ScaleFund III, a VC firm currently raising funds itself.
Mathieu de la Rochefoucauld
Managing Partner - Orange Ventures
With 20 years of experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital.He has made his career in various capital investment funds (SG Asset Management, Supernova Invest), working primarily with digital innovation companies, at various stages of maturity from Seed to capital development.Prior to joining Orange Ventures, Mathieu held a position of Associate Director at Amundi Private Equity Funds.
Niels Van Driessche
VC investor - Fortino Capital
With his roots in Strategy and M&A at Monitor Deloitte, Niels offers a unique blend of broad insight and precise expertise about a company's inner workings. His journey through a variety of B2B sectors, especially Tech, has deepened his proficiency in commercial strategy, M&A, and advanced analytics. Niels stays updated with the rapid progression of technology by applying AI in his own profession as a VC investor at Fortino. If you're exploring the role of Generative AI for your business, Niels is always open for a thoughtful discussion.
Pitching Round #1 - 4 Startup Pitches + Q&A
Pitching Round #2 - 4 Startup Pitches + Q&A
One-on-ones + informal drinks & bites