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Happy londonbusinessblog.com Disrupt eve! That’s right, tech’s OG conference dedicated to aspiring startup founders — and the ecosystem that supports them — kicks off tomorrow at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

No FOMO zone: It’s not too late to buy a pass and take advantage of all the action and opportunities. We look forward to seeing you!

Here’s a quick look at just some of the sessions, speakers, and other events you can attend over the next three days. Check out the calendar for times and stage locations, then launch your event app, build your schedule, and start connecting and networking with other attendees.

tuesday 18 october

Live on stage: londonbusinessblog.com’s shares: Join Mary Ann Azevedo, Natasha Mascarenhas and Alex Wilhelm for a live recording of Equity, the podcast about the business of startups. They unravel the numbers and nuances behind the headlines and wade through the hype to keep you up to date on the worlds of business, tech and VC.

How to Build Your Early VC Network – Converting Social Capital into Financial Capital: If you’ve never heard of Nik, Josh or Gefen, where have you been? They are founders who not only build very interesting companies, but have also taken a forward-thinking approach to making noise on social media. We want to explore how being a public person can help founders build a future publicly traded company. This is a panel that will be informative and a lot of fun. Nik Milanović founder, This Week in Fintech, and general partner, The Fintech Fund; Joshua Ogundu, CEO, Campfire; and Gefen Skolnick, founder, Couplet Coffee.

Winning the War Against Ransomware: Ransomware attacks are escalating at an alarming rate. We’ll hear from experts what winning the war on ransomware looks like and how startups can play their part. Brett Callow, threat analyst at Emsisoft, and Katie Moussouris, founder and CEO at Luta Security.

wednesday 19 october

The Art of Inclusiveness with Kevin Hart: Financial inclusion is multifaceted: you fight against homogeneous networks, deceptively warm intros and the basic need for more fluency in different demographics. It has an art. Comedian and actor Kevin Hart, Mike Elanjian of JPMorgan’s Capital Connect and Robert Roman of HartBeat Ventures talk to us about these very complex cases. HartBeat Ventures will also talk about their work investing in companies like Beyond Meat, Fabletics and Therabody, while JPMorgan will show us how institutions break down barriers. Michael Elanjian, head of digital investment banking and digital private markets at JP Morgan; Kevin Hart, founder at HartBeat Ventures; and Robert Roman, president and co-founder of HartBeat Ventures.

Acing company: Serena Williams is the greatest tennis player ever and she has already made a name for herself as a VC in the tech world. At Disrupt, Williams and her Serena Ventures partner Alison Rapaport will join us in discussing the next chapter of Serena’s career, swapping the racket for multiple (hundred) incoming pitch decks. We’ll talk about their investment thesis, her plans to bring more diversity in technology, and what she’s bringing to the table as a VC. Serena Williams, founder and managing partner of Serena Ventures, and Alison Rapaport Stillman, founder and managing partner of Serena Ventures.

From Court to Cast: Basketball stars are no stranger to diversifying their portfolios. For four-time NBA champion and Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, that meant going from the field to behind the mic. He joins us to discuss his successes on and off the field, including The Draymond Green Show podcast and the Prime Video special, “The Sessions: Draymond Green.” Draymond Green, NBA 4x Champion and host of The Draymond Green Show.

thursday 20 october

State of VC in 2022: VCs have never funneled so much capital — $100 billion more in so-called dry powder than late last year, according to Preqin — but with an exit market tightening, many are “slowing down” and claiming greater control over deals after years of frenetic dealmaking. What new terms are they introducing in deals? Where are they moving forward – and retreating – and why? What do founders need to know to help their startups survive and thrive in 2023 and beyond? For a better understanding of what’s happening on the ground right now, this is one conversation not to be missed. Niko Bonatsos, Managing Director of General Catalyst and Caryn Marooney, General Practitioner of Coatue Management.

Steering towards an autonomous future: A decade ago, Lyft launched in San Francisco as the friendly pink mustache-wearing ride-hailing service. Today, the company is the second largest car collection service in the U.S., runs a bicycle-sharing company, acquired and created and then sold a self-driving car unit — all while facing rival Uber. , regulatory headwinds, lawsuits and the public market. Co-founder John Zimmer will talk about how the company wants to stay competitive, what inflation and regulatory pressure this could bring and where the next wave of growth will come from.

Surveillance in Startup Land: Follow us for a crash course in the surveillance state – from spyware makers to location data brokers. Find out what the changing cybersecurity threat and legal landscape means for today’s data-hungry startups. Jennifer Stisa Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity consultant at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Maddie Stone, security researcher, Project Zero, Google.

There is so much more to experience at Disrupt: roundtables, breakout sessions, the Startup Battlefield 200 companies exhibiting on the show floor and of course the Startup Battlefield competition.

londonbusinessblog.com Disrupt begins tomorrow, October 18, and will run through October 20 in San Francisco. Latecomers are always welcome. Buy your pass now and we’ll see you at the Moscone Center!

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