Speakers 2019 — Venture Day Minsk

Venture Day Minsk is premier Eastern European Conference focused on startups and technology

Speakers 2019

Keynote speakers

Robert Neivert
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Robert Neivert

Venture Partner @500 Startups

Max Gurvits
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Max Gurvits

Director for CEE, CIS, and MENA @Cross Border Angels


Speakers 2019

Brock Bierman
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Brock Bierman

Assistant Administrator, USAID

Tania Marinich
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Tania Marinich

Co-founder & CEO @ BELBIZ Group of Companies

Michael Rumiantsau
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Michael Rumiantsau

Startup Advisor, Former founder of FriendlyData

Firat Isbecer
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Firat Isbecer

Co-founder & CEO @Commencis

Dima Sarle
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Dima Sarle

CEO @Arctic Startup

Jedrzej Iwaszkiewicz
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Jedrzej Iwaszkiewicz

Co-Founder & VP of Business Development @The Heart

Juan Alonso-Villalobos
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Juan Alonso-Villalobos

Fintech Programs Director @ Startup Wise Guys

Can Saracoglu
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Can Saracoglu

Founding Partner @String Ventures

Alexander Kazakov
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Alexander Kazakov

Co-founder @Glownet, Group Product Manager @Booking.com

Alexandra Lamachenka
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Alexandra Lamachenka

Growth Manager @Skyscanner

Egor Abramov
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Egor Abramov

Investment Director @ FortRoss Ventures

Ihar Mahaniok
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Ihar Mahaniok

Business Angel, Software Engineer @ Facebook

Tanya Laura Fernandes
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Tanya Laura Fernandes

Lead Sales @ SplitMetrics

Mick Amelishko
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Mick Amelishko

Director of Engineering @ PandaDoc

Tobias Joest
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Tobias Joest

Design Thinking Lead@ SAP, Professor for Design Thinking IE Business School Madrid

Jesus (Chus) Lozano
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Jesus (Chus) Lozano

Business Angel, co-founder and principal author of “TopChallenge entrepreneurs training program”

Brian McEwan
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Brian McEwan

Innovation & Partnerships Manager @ Young Enterprise Scotland

Maurice Beckand Verwee
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Maurice Beckand Verwee

Сo-founder @ Crosspring

Agenda 2019

10:00
Welcoming Speech
Tania Marinich Head and Founder of Belbiz Group of Companies
Brock Bierman Assistant Administrator, USAID
10:30
How Startups and Corporates can work together on innovation
Robert Neivert, Venture Partner at
Presentation
11:00
Do’s and Don’ts from 11 Years in Entrepreneurship
Max Gurvits, Founder at 
Presentation
11:30
Coffee Break
GROWTH&COLLABORATION
12:00
Acceleration and Other Hints to Grow Your Startup
Juan Alonso-Villalobos Fintech Programs Director @ Startup Wise Guys
Presentation
12:30
Global Expansion: Main Tips and Strategy
Firat Isbeser CEO @ Commencis
Presentation
13:00
Lunch
14:00
How to Raise Seed Rounds in the U.S. Venture Ecosystem
Ihar Mahaniok Business Angel | Software Engineer @ Facebook
Presentation
14:20
Iterating for Product-Market Fit and Getting Geared for Growth
Can Saracoglu, Founding Partner at String Ventures
Presentation
14:40
Corporate venture innovations: Sberbank case
Egor Abramov, Fort Ross Ventures
Presentation
15:00
Panel Discussion. Investing in European Startups
Tania Marinich, CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Max Gurvits, Director for CEE, CIS, and MENA @Cross Border Angels
Cyril Golub, Partner and Member @BBAN Angels Band, LitBAN
Yury Melnichek, Founding Partner @Bulba
Jesus (Chus) Lozano Business Angel, co-founder and principal author of “TopChallenge entrepreneurs training program”
Maurice Beckand Verwee, Co-founder @Crosspring
15:30
Coffee Break
16:00
How Corporations Grow by Building New Ventures
Jedrzej Iwaszkiewicz, Cofounder at
Presentation
FOUNDERS2FOUNDERS
12:00
Why Startup Culture Matters and How to Build a Healthy Company?
Mick Amelishko, Director of Engineering 
Presentation
12:30
How to Build a Customer-Centric Culture in Your Startup
Alexandra Lamachenka, Growth Manager at
Presentation
13:00
Lunch
14:00
How to Manage a Startup Company in 2020. What Will Go Away.
Dima Sarle 
Presentation
14:30
How to Manage a Product When Growing from 0 to £1M
Alexander Kazakov, Co-founder @Glownet, Group Product Manager at
Presentation Workshop Presentation
15:00
How to Build s Scalable Sales Machine
Tanya Laura Fernandes, Lead Sales @ SplitMetrics
Presentation
15:30
Coffee Break
16:00
10 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors
Michael Rumiantsau Startup Advisor, Former founder of FriendlyData
Presentation
STARTUP COMPETITION
16:30
How Education Can Power Entrepreneurs and Startups
Brian McEwan Innovation & Partnerships Manager @ Young Enterprise Scotland
18:30
Interaction Session with Gustaf Alstromer
Gustaf Alstromer, Partner @Y Combinator, Previously Product Lead, Growth @Airbnb
18:50
Award Ceremony
19:00
Networking
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Workshops

Get laser focused in your product and business development

April 11th, 12:00 

Alexander Kazakov, Co-founder @Glownet, Group Product Manager at  

In the workshop participants learnt about the OKR method used by Google, Adobe, Facebook, Netflix, Slack,  used it to draft their own company / product objectives and key results, some got  realtime feedback. At the end discussed how they could bring it and do it with the team.

Presentation

How Design Thinking helps startups to be successful

April 11th, 14:00 

Tobias Joest, Design Thinking Lead@ SAP, Professor for Design Thinking IE Business School Madrid 

Design Thinking is way to understand your users’ needs and to provide them with innovative solutions. Tobias Joest explained how Design Thinking helps you to validate your startup idea in an early stage and how to create a product or solution that customers need and users love.

Presentation

Pre-Events

Validate your business idea

April 10th, 17:00 

Tobias Joest, Design Thinking Lead@ SAP, Professor for Design Thinking IE Business School Madrid 

In this hands on workshop participants learnt how to look at business model from a value proposition point of view. Also they learnt methods on how to get an early understanding if product or service is what customers really need. They created a value proposition canvas and talked about the different methods of prototyping to validate your ideas.

Presentation

Investors 2019

Tsutomu Gabriel Komori

Tsutomu Gabriel Komori

Managing Partner@ Bene Asia Capital

Yury Melnichek

Yury Melnichek

Founding Investor @ BulbaVentures

Cyril Golub

Cyril Golub

BBAN Angels Band, LitBAN

Arvydas Bložė

Arvydas Bložė

Investment Manager, Practica Capital

Can Saracoglu

Can Saracoglu

Founding Partner String Ventures

Max Gurvits

Max Gurvits

Director for CEE, CIS, and MENA @Cross Border Angels

Galina Chifina

Galina Chifina

Partner @RTP Global

Dzmitry Mikhaliov

Dzmitry Mikhaliov

Analyst @RTP Global

Priit Uustulnd

Priit Uustulnd

Kaamos

Tomas Martunas

Tomas Martunas

Iron Wolf Capital

Žygimantas Susnys

Žygimantas Susnys

Iron Wolf Capital

Egor Abramov

Egor Abramov

FortRoss Ventures

Dmitri Kalinin

Dmitri Kalinin

Belarusian Innovation Fund

Islam Midov

Islam Midov

RBF Ventures

Anton Vasiliev

Anton Vasiliev

RBF Ventures

Maurice Beckand Verwee

Maurice Beckand Verwee

Сo-founder @ Crosspring

Venture Day Minsk Zones

SShip WORKSHOPS NETWORKING STARTUP BUS INVESTORS

Startup Competition 2019

Pitch contest for global-minded startups

10 Startups from Belarus, Ukraine, Spain, Russia and Germany  battled at Startup Competition to secure a chance to win Study Tour to USA this spring: Rocket DAO, Pythia, VR Health machine Flyser, Artyline, Velotooler, Giveaway, DigiOptions, AIVIA, Glufee,Zest.

Winners of Startup Competition Venture Day Minsk Startup Artyline and Startup Giveaway_Minsk

 

 

Startup Fair

Startup Fair is the meeting place of most promising projects, tech talents, potential customers and international investors.

More than 15 startups presented their useful developments at the Startup Fair in 2019.

Among all the most curious are: a toning muscle gadget, a digital assistant telling parents what a child does in their absence, artificial intelligence technology for diagnosing skin diseases and an application for the prevention of attention deficit disorder.

   

Organizers

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