Why (not) to invest? Making a right decision for your future

When? 2 June 2022
What time? 18.00
Where? Vilnius, Betono fabrikas, Naujoji Riovonių st. 21, entrance № 8

Save the date for the 2nd of June! Join us at the exclusive event where you will have a special opportunity to meet well-known experts in the fields of innovation and investment. We will have a true star of finance from Brussels – Prof. Rudy Aernoudt, a co-founder of EBAN – European Business Angels Network and European Chair of the WBAF (World Business Angel Forum), as well as top level executives and business people, such as Inga Langaite, Vladas Lašas, and many others!

  • Learn: meet well-known experts in the fields of innovation and investment from Lithuania as well as Brussels
  • Network: spend the quality time while networking with the experienced professionals as well as like-minded participants and make new contacts
  • Discuss: get insights and answers to your questions from different speakers during panel discussion

This open and free-of charge event is organized by three partners BMI Executive Institute, Lithuanian Business Angel Network (LitBAN) and Baltic Sandbox that previously united to create a practice-based „Investment and Innovation Academy“ with the aim to enhance decision-makers’ mindset, know-how on innovations in business and provide tools for their successful implementation. So on the 2nd of June you will have an exclusive opportunity to be a part of this broad network.

Register, come and meet different professionals in one place that are passionate about the same topics as you!

When: 2 June 2022

Opening doors: 5p.m.

Start: 6p.m.

Dress code: Smart casual

Location: Betono fabrikas, Naujoji Riovonių st. 21, entrance № 8

Registration: Let us know that you are coming by registering here!


17:00 – Opening doors
17:30-18:00 Registration
18:00-18:05 Welcome and introduction
18:05-18:35 Co-founder of EBAN (European Business Angels Network) Rudy Aernoudt: „Europe: uncertain times or unexploited opportunities?”
18:35-18:55 CEO at Unicorns LT Inga Langaitė: „The time to invest is now“
18:55-19:15 Entrepreneur Ričardas Čepas: „Desire to succeed or fear to fail“
19:15-19:45 Panel discussion
19:45-20:15 Congratulations to the graduates of the Investment & Innovation Academy
20:15-20:30 Networking mentor and speaker Kotryna Stankutė-Jaščemskienė: „Sustainable Networking“
20:30 – Networking

Cherry-picked“ keynote-speaker from Brussels

Prof. Rudy Aernoudt: „Europe: uncertain times or unexploited opportunities?”

Can stagflation still be avoided? How can monetary expansion be stopped without provoking a recession? Will the inflation be temporary or permanent? How to integrate different scenarios into the investment decision? Why are business angels more needed than ever? These and other challenges will be dealt with in Prof. Rudy Aernoudts’ keynote combining macro-economic and financing considerations. 

Prof. Rudy Aernoudt is a co-founder of EBAN – European Business Angels Network and European Chair of the WBAF (World Business Angel Forum). Rudy Aernoudt has an outstanding International and European experience in many institutions (MIT, OECD, European commission, European Council and European Social and Economic Committee).

He is a corporate finance veteran, experienced former chief economist, an author of more than 30 books and over 300 papers, a visiting lecturer at BMI Executive Institute. The list could go on and on, but the best way to find out more and get practical insights – to meet him face-to-face on the 2nd of June.

Guest speakers: from startup ecosystem to business creation and network

Inga Langaitė, CEO at Unicorns LT: „The time to invest is now“

Inga will present the latest figures from Unicorns Lithuania, reveal the growth potential here and share her insights on what is needed to grow our startup ecosystem even further. The other question that will be discussed is the space that is being left for our country’s business and future business angels in this ecosystem.

Ričardas Čepas, an Entrepreneur: „Desire to succeed or fear to fail“

Ričardas will talk about the processes in terms of the investment and business creation. The question that he is going to discuss is whether or not you are ready for a journey that will not always take you where you planned since there is always a thin line between desire to succeed and fear to fail. Ričardas will share tips and tricks from his own experience on how to balance those thoughts and make the right choice within any situation one can appear. His speech will be filled with practical stories which will make you smile and learn from it.

Kotryna Stankutė-Jaščemskienė, Networking Mentor and Speaker: „Sustainable Networking“

Before the final part of this event, the networking mentor and speaker as well as Director at MJJ fondas, will be opening the stage for discussions. Kotryna will be giving practical tips and tricks on how we could even more effectively maintain the networks we create keeping them sustainable and alive.

Seats are limited, save yours now and register here!

Panel discussion: „Strengthening the ecosystem of innovation and investment“

And that is not all! Deeper insights from different perspectives will be presented on the panel discussion with Academy co-creators .

During this panel discussion you will hear Vladas Lašas, Entrepreneur, Lithuanian Business Angel Network Chairman of the Board, TED Patron, Sandra Golbreich, CEO and co-founder of Baltic Sandbox, Jurga Bendikaite-Ursavas, Director General at BMI Executive Institute, Diana Česonytė, Director of Executive Education at BMI Executive Institute, Andrius Milinavičius, the founder of Baltic Sandbox accelerator, sharing the insights and future prospects within investment and innovation area.

Graduation ceremony: congratulating „Investment and Innovation Academy“ participants

On June 2nd we will celebrate the Graduation of the Academy‘s participants, so the event will also include a cheerful ceremony while congratulating graduates.

To sum up, strong speakers, relevant topics and valuable networks in the same place – take care of your seat now and let us do the rest – register!

Looking forward to seeing you on the 2nd of June! For more information about the event, please contact Diana Gedeikytė-Jakutienė: diana.gj@bmiinstitute.com, +370 600 368 38

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