R Ventures Forum
Auditorium Friedrichstrasse,
Berlin, Germany
22 June 2018
9 am - 5 pm

DOWN TO FORUM
ABOUT R VENTURES FORUM

R Ventures forum is a unique platform bringing stakeholders together to address Refugee and Migration Challenge.

Together we hope to discuss, debate, inspire each other and drive home tangible solutions.


Our mission is to inspire refugees to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities by enabling access to capital and ecosystem, which will facilitate their business development.

Apply to Attend
SPEAKERS

Ali Aslan

TV PRESENTER and JOURNALIST

read more..

Dr. Henrik Syse

Nobel Peace Prize Committee

read more..

Mayssoun Azzam

Journalist, Al Arabiya

read more..

Anne Lauvergeon

Anne Lauvergeon, Founder & CEO, ALP

read more..

Nicole Huber

City Manager, Heidelberg

read more..

Pieter Riemer

Partner, Linklaters

read more..

Albrecht Metter

Managing Director, Ameria

read more..

Thimo V Schmitt-Lord

CEO, BAYER Foundation

read more..

Roland Schatz

CEO, MediaTenor

read more..

Shantanu Prakash

Founder, R Ventures Foundation

read more..

Kunal Sachdeva

Global Chief Digital Advisor (EMEA), Microsoft

read more..

Mursal Hedayat

Founder, Chatterbox

read more..

Sina Azizi

Founder, Future Invest

read more..

Omar Alshafai

Co-Founder, BureauCrazy

read more..

Apoorva Mittal

Writer / Blogger

read more..

Daniela Kaisth

Founder, Gratias Partner

read more..

Dr. Christian Trippe

Deutsche Welle

read more..

Ahmad Sufian Bayram

Techstars

read more..

Archish Mittal

Executive Director, R Ventures Foundation

read more..

Lee Mannion

Social Enterprise Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation

read more..
AGENDA

Opening Address: Archish Mittal, Executive Director, R Ventures Forum

Conference Moderator: Ali Aslan, TV Presenter and Journalist

Keynote: Dr. Henrik Syse, Nobel Peace Prize Committee

1. Challenges of Refugee/Migrant Entrepreneurs
Moderator: Archish Mittal

Sina Azizi, Future Invest
Ahmad Sufian Bayram, Techstars
Omar Alshafai, BureauCrazy
Mursal Hedayat, Chatterbox

2. Private sector involvement to Promote Integration
Moderator: Daniela Kaisth, Gratias Partners

Albrecht Metter, Founder, Ameria
Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord, CEO, Bayer Foundation*
Nachson Mimran, TO Foundation
Anne Lauvergeon, CEO, ALP
Announcement - Launch of R Ventures Program / Culture
Lunch

3. Policy Makers take on integration
Moderator: Ali Aslan, TV Presenter and Journalist

Nicole Huber, City Manager, Heidelberg
Independent Diplomat
Sana A Mustafa, Network For Refugee Voices
Pieter Riemer, Linklaters

4. Role of Media: Shaping the Narrative
Moderator: Lee Mannion, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Peter Limbourg, DG, Deutsche Welle
Matt Pickles, BBC
Mayssoun Azzam, Al Arabiya
Apoorva Mittal, Blogger

Closing Remarks: Raza Ibrahim, Director, R Ventures Forum

ABOUT R VENTURES FOUNDATION

R Ventures Foundation is an organisation focussed on promoting integration of refugees in the host country by way of education & entrepreneurship. The idea was conceived at TedxZaventem, where Mr. Shantanu Prakash, member of Global Futures Council on Migration at World Economic Forum (WEF) gave a talk about refugee entrepreneurship. We have closely been working with several think tanks, policy makers, corporations, educational institutions and foundations including MediaTenor, Netherlands Business Academy (NLBA), Invictus Capital, Mentally Fit Institute (MFI) and Gratias Partners to formulate a solid approach to promote entrepreneurship among refugees. We are also devising techniques in order measure the impact of such businesses on the economy and contribution to UN SDG’s.

PARTNERS