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Focus on France

April 13th

Join us for the launch of the tour and discover the French tech ecosystem.
Presented by Sesamers in collaboration with La French Tech.

Focus on Israel

April 20th

Our first stop! Discover the Israeli tech ecosystem. Presented by Israel Innovation Institute.

Focus on Estonia

April 27th

Meet Estonia, the land of unicorns. In collaboration with Latitude59, this session of Sesamers on Tour will take a deep dive into the Estonian tech ecosystem.

Focus on Africa

May 4th

Our 3rd stop on the tour, hosted by Afrobytes, will spotlight the booming African tech ecosystem; showcasing emerging talents and fresh ideas.

Focus on Russia, Belarus & Ukraine

May 11th

This session will introduce you to the happenings of some key tech ecosystems in the CIS region. Hosted by Aline Nilsson, co-founder of EMERGE - leading tech conference in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Focus on Australia

May 18th

With speakers from various industries and locations (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane), dive into the Australian tech ecosystem and how it grew over the past years. Presented by our partner Pause Fest.

Focus on Poland

May 25th

Discover the Polish tech ecosystem. Presented by our partner Infoshare.

Focus on Latvia

June 1st

Discover the Baltic tech ecosystem. Presented by our partner TechChill.

Focus on the Nordics

June 8th

Discover the Nordic tech ecosystem. Presented by our partner Nordic Made.

Focus on Spain

June 15th

Discover the Spanish tech ecosystem. Presented by our partner Startup Valencia.

Focus on Istanbul

June 22nd

Discover the Istanbul tech ecosystem. Presented by our partner Harekete Geçir.

Focus on Belgium

June 29th

Discover the Belgian tech ecosystem. Presented by our partner |

At Startup Sesame we always believed that the power of our network comes from the strength of the connections between our partner events. Originally created as a gathering for event organizers, community builders and those who support them, the Sesame Summit is something special we simply cannot replicate virtually.

All events are currently struggling with the new normal, trying to figure out how they can remain afloat. We decided to work on a new format that would make the most sense and give them the platform they deserve: Sesamers on Tour.

By spotlighting selected ecosystems and giving voice to the events that fuel their growth, Sesamers on Tour is our way of giving back to our community.

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In partnership with


New voices and emerging leaders from 12 different ecosystems.
Weekly programming including talks, panels, and pitches.

Kat Borlongan

French Tech Mission (France)

Lubomila Jordanova

Co-Founder & CEO
PlanA Earth (Germany)

Jennifer Kanyamibwa

Sr Design Program Manager
Twitter (USA)

Evgenia Plotnikova

Dawn Capital (UK)

Déborah Loye

SISTA (France)

Arabian Prince

Inov8 Next Open (USA)

Agathe Wautier

Co-founder & CEO
The Galion (France)

Helen Sartory

Rattle L.A. (USA)

Benjamin Joffe

SOSV (France)

Maxine Rior

Northzone (Sweden)

Michael Schuster

Co-Founder & Partner
Speed Invest (Austria)

Tariq Krim

Polite & Slow Web Initiative (France)

Eloi Gomez

Jeff (Spain)

Claire Calmejane

Chief Innovation Officer
Societe Generale (France)

Guillaume Moubeche

lemlist (France)

Joanna Kirk

PR & Co-Founder
Startup Sesame (France)

Marguerite de Tavernost

Cherry Ventures (France)

Monty Munford

Sienna Foundation (UK)

Armand Thiberge

Founder & CEO
Sendinblue (France)

Chris O'Brien

European Correspondent
VentureBeat (France)

Suzanne Newman

Suzanne Newman

Startup Sesame (France)

Yves Cornu

Managing Director
FACIL'iti (France/Japan)

Ben Costantini

Startup Sesame (France)

Daniel Delouya

CEO & Co-founder
Sienna Network (Switzerland)

Alexandre Tisserant

Kinéis (France)

Inès Leonardozzi

Inès Leonarduzzi

Digital for the Planet (France)

Yvan Boudillet

TheLynk (France)

Sarah Pedroza

Sarah Pedroza

Hello Tomorrow (France)


13th April 2021, 2pm CEST
Live from Paris

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome Remarks & Tour Launch

Hosted by: Ben Costantini, CEO, Startup Sesame

14:10 - 14:30

In conversation with Kat Borlongan

With: Kat Borlongan, Director, La French Tech
Moderator: Ben Costantini, CEO, Startup Sesame

14:30 - 14:50

International investors: spotlight on French founders

Maxine Rior, Investor, Northzone
Michael Schuster, Founding Partner, Speed Invest
Marguerite de Tavernost, Partner, Cherry Ventures

Moderator: Chris O'Brien, Founder, The French Tech Journal

14:50 - 15:10

Scaling on your own terms

Eloi Gomez, CEO, Jeff
Guillaume Moubeche, CEO, lemlist

Moderator: Ben Costantini, CEO, Startup Sesame

15:10 - 15:30

Building communities

Deborah Loye, CEO, Sista
Agathe Wautier, CEO, The Galion

Moderator: Suzanne Newman, CMO, Startup Sesame

15:30 - 15:45

Emerging voices & rising talents

Yves Cornu, Managing Director, FACIL'iti
Inès Leonarduzzi, Founder, Digital for the Planet

Moderator: Ben Costantini, CEO, Startup Sesame

15:45 - 16:00

WTF is DeFi

With: Daniel Delouya, CEO & Co-founder, Sienna Network
Moderator: Monty Munford, Co-founder, Sienna Network

16:00 - 16:20

GreenTech Startups & Corporations: is it sustainable?

Claire Calmejane, Chief Innovation Officer, Société Générale
Lubomila Jordanova, CEO, Plan A

Moderator: Joanna Kirk, Co-founder, Startup Sesame

16:20 - 16:40

Deep Tech for Good

Benjamin Joffe, Partner, SOSV
Alexandre Tisserant, CEO, Kineis

Moderator: Sarah Pedroza, COO, Hello Tomorrow

16:40 - 17:00

Le SaaS, c'est chic

Evgenia Plotnikova, Partner, Dawn Capital
Armand Thiberge, Founder & CEO, Sendinblue

Moderator: Ben Costantini, CEO, Startup Sesame

17:00 - 17:20

Innovation rocks - the rise of the Artist Entrepreneur

Helen Sartory, Director, Rattle L.A.
Arabian Prince, Founder, Inov8 Next Open

Moderator: Yvan Boudillet, CEO, TheLynk

17:20 - 17:30

Surprise Performance

Dan Taylor

17:30 - 17:50

Rethinking platform design for a safer world

Jennifer Kanyamibwa, Senior Design Program Manager, Twitter
Tariq Krim, Founder, Polite & Slow Web Initiative

Moderator: Ben Costantini, CEO, Startup Sesame

17:50 - 18:00

Closing Remarks

Hosted by: Ben Costantini, CEO, Startup Sesame


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