MUNICH 10-12 OCT 2017

The Emerging Companies Summit at GTC Europe is part of NVIDIA’s commitment to nurturing startups leveraging GPU technology. It’s a platform for participants to connect with potential investors, partners, customers and employees.



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The strongest entrants will be selected to participate, based on their application of GPUs in areas such as deep learning, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, scientific discovery, financial analysis, visualisation, high performance computing, cloud computing and mobile applications.

Participants will receive:

  • > A discounted exhibition rate of €3,500 (50% discount from full price)
  • > One full GTC conference pass plus one GTC Europe Expo staff pass
  • > A listing on the GTC Europe website
  • > A listing on the GPU Venture Zone ecosystem website
  • > Access to the GTC Europe Meeting Manager tool to help book appointments with partners and customers
  • > A unique discount code to offer customers and partners a reduced-rate one day GTC Europe pass
  • > An invitation to the GTC Europe reception, where NVIDIA executives, industry decision makers and technology thought leaders will network and do business
  • > The opportunity to be selected as a presenter at CEO on Stage
  • > Entry into the ECS Awards


Dr. Jon Peddie

Dr. Jon Peddie is one of the pioneers of the graphics industry, and formed Jon Peddie Research (JPR) to provide customer intimate consulting and market forecasting services. Peddie lectures at numerous conferences on topics pertaining to graphics technology and the emerging trends in digital media technology. Recently named one of the most influential analysts, regularly advises investors in the GLG network, he is frequently quoted in trade and business publications, was the former president of Siggraph Pioneers, and he is also the author of several books his most recent, The History of Visual Magic in Computers. Dr. Jon Peddie was recently honored by the CAD Society with a lifetime achievement award.

As part of his ESC Europe keynote address, Dr. Peddie will draw on over 50 years’ experience in the technology industry to provide his perspective on the qualities that characterise successful tech startups.

Serge Lemonde

After technical and electronic studies and a personal interest in Coding, Serge Lemonde has spent few years as a Technical editor and Lab director in the French PC press.

In 1996, Serge Lemonde joined the industry to launch NEC Direct in France as a product manager for the Desktop and Laptops. He moved to NVIDIA in August 2000 where he has led Marketing for EMEAI till 2011 when he became CSP Sales director for SEMEA.

Serge Lemonde is now leading the Deep Learning startups initiatives for EMEAI and driving the Emerging Company Summit in Europe – showcasing the most promising startups from Artificial intelligence to VR.

CEO on Stage

CEO on Stage gives selected ECS participants the opportunity to present their company to a panel of industry experts and receive valuable feedback on their approach.


14:00 - 14:15 Welcome, Introduction
14:15 - 14:45 ECS Opening keynote
14:45 - 15:00 AI BUILD
Daghan CAM
15:00 - 15:15 DREAMQUARK
Nicolas MERIC
15:15 - 15:30 LOOP AI
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break - Exhibition - Networking
16:00 - 16:15 MAPILLARY
Jan Eric SOLEM
Mateusz MARZEC
16:30 - 16:45 VIDI
16:45 - 17:00 Q&A, Wrap up and close
NV VP, Serge Lemonde
17:00 - 18:00 Cocktail reception and award ceremony


ECS Best of Show Award

This is awarded to the company that is judged to have the most promising commercial prospects.

The Best of Show Award winner will receive:

  • >1 NVIDIA Tesla P100 board
  • >$5,000 travel budget to attend GTC US 2017 in San Jose
  • >Free demo pod at GTC US 2017 exhibition
  • >Presentation slot on stage in the Show & Tell session at GTC US 2017
  • > Up to $120k of free Microsoft Azure cloud credits for one year