2014

KIEV, UKRAINE

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Networking Events. Registration & Coffee. Get your badge and let's get started!
09:00

Registration & Coffee. Get your badge and let's get started!

10:00
Keynote. Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Viktoriya Tigipko Managing Director @TA Venture

Stefano Guidotti CEO @U-Start

10:15
Keynote. Opening Keynote: The Case for Optimism

Opening Keynote: The Case for Optimism

Fabrice Grinda Co-founder @OLX Inc.

10:45
Pitching Session. Announcement of first 6 semi-finalists for the day

Announcement of first 6 semi-finalists for the day

Moderator:

Kieno Kammies Talk Show Host @Primedia Broadcasting

10:46
Panel. Investing in Unstable Environments: What is the Right Strategy?

Investing in Unstable Environments: What is the Right Strategy?

Roman Simonov Managing Director @Siguler Guff

Tomasz Danis Investment Partner @MCI Management

Alexander Galitsky Managing Partner @Almaz Capital

Christian Graggaber Chief Digital Officer @Hubert Burda Media

Ilja Laurs Founder @Nextury Ventures

Moderator:

Kieno Kammies Talk Show Host @Primedia Broadcasting

11:15
Keynote. How Social Networks Develop in the Age of Mobile: Challenges and Opportunities

How Social Networks Develop in the Age of Mobile: Challenges and Opportunities

Keith Teare Founder @Archimedes Labs, CEO @Chat Center

11:40
Panel. Era of Bitcoin: Is The Era Of Flat Currency Coming To An End?

Era of Bitcoin: Is The Era Of Flat Currency Coming To An End?

Alexis Roussel CEO @SBEX

Martin Albert CEO @Bitalo AG

Jeffrey Smith Chief Information Officer @CEX.IO

Moe Levin Director of European Business Development @BitPay

Moderator:

Andriy Dubetsky Founder @Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine

12:10
Keynote. Key Takeaways from a Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

Key Takeaways from a Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

Jose Marin Co-Founder & co-CEO @IG Expansion

12:30
Pitching Session. Pitching Session #1

Pitching Session #1

Moderator:

Kieno Kammies Talk Show Host @Primedia Broadcasting

Jury:

Florian Schweitzer Co-founder @b-to-v Partners AG

Pavel Bogdanov General Partner @Almaz Capital Partners

Cem Sertoglu Partner @Earlybird Venture Capital

Networking Events. Lunch
13:00

Lunch

14:00
Keynote. Trends in Robotics Industry

Trends in Robotics Industry

Ruslan Synytskyy CTO & Founder @Jelastic

14:15
Keynote. 3D Printable Social Robots

3D Printable Social Robots

Limor Schweitzer CEO @RoboSavvy & Franky the Robot

14:40
Fireside Chat.

Limor Schweitzer CEO @RoboSavvy & Franky the Robot

Ruslan Synytskyy CTO & Founder @Jelastic

15:00
Keynote. Future of International Payments: The Next 5 Years

Future of International Payments: The Next 5 Years

Michael Kent CEO & Founder @Azimo

15:40
Panel. Rising Global Stars From Ukraine: Success Stories

Rising Global Stars From Ukraine: Success Stories

Derek Anderson COO @invisibleCRM

Elena Flanagan-Eister CEO @Depositphotos

Brad Hoover CEO @Grammarly

Roman Prokofyev Co-founder @Jooble

Katherine Kostereva CEO & Co-founder @Terrasoft

Moderator:

Yevgen Sysoyev Managing Partner @AVentures Capital

16:30
Panel. Making Money on Cloud: What Business Models Will Win?

Making Money on Cloud: What Business Models Will Win?

Michał Borkowski CEO @Brainly

Alexander Turkot Founder, Partner, Chairman of Investment Committee @Maxfield Capital

Bakhrom Ibragimov Investment Team @EBRD

Moderator:

Dmitriy Chikhachev Managing Partner @Runa Capital

17:00
Keynote. Creating a Moment: Lessons Learned From Scaling a Company to Four Continents in Two Years

Creating a Moment: Lessons Learned From Scaling a Company to Four Continents in Two Years

Gary Whitehill Founder @BURST & Entrepreneur Week

17:30
Pitching Session. Pitching Session #2

Pitching Session #2

Moderator:

Kieno Kammies Talk Show Host @Primedia Broadcasting

Jury:

Florian Schweitzer Co-founder @b-to-v Partners AG

Cem Sertoglu Partner @Earlybird Venture Capital

Pavel Bogdanov General Partner @Almaz Capital Partners

18:00
Keynote. Closing remarks for Day 1

Closing remarks for Day 1

Networking Events. Networking Party by Lounge FM on the 2nd floor. “Thunderstorm Symphony”: to be performed in Ukraine for the first time.
18:10

Networking Party by Lounge FM on the 2nd floor. “Thunderstorm Symphony”: to be performed in Ukraine for the first time.

Networking Events. After-party at Buddha Bar (address: 14 Khreshchatyk Str). With a conference badge: free entrance, free drink
23:00

After-party at Buddha Bar (address: 14 Khreshchatyk Str). With a conference badge: free entrance, free drink

Tech StageTech Stage
11:05
Keynote. How to Build a Marketplace Business

How to Build a Marketplace Business

Stephane Kasriel Senior Vice President, Product and Engineering @Elance-oDesk

11:30
Panel. R&D: To Do In House Or To Outsource?

R&D: To Do In House Or To Outsource?

Vitaliy Nuzhnyy Managing Director @Luxoft Ukraine

Nicolas Brousse Sr. Director of Operations Engineering @TubeMogul

Aviram Eisenberg Founder & CEO @Ignite

Moderator:

Ilja Laurs Founder @Nextury Ventures

12:00
Keynote. Hackathon Opening

Hackathon Opening

Viktoriya Tigipko Managing Director @TA Venture

Denis Gursky Founder @SocialBoost

14:00
Keynote. Business of Hardware Startups

Business of Hardware Startups

Ales Spetic CEO & Co-founder @CubeSensors

14:20
Keynote. Scaling Bleeding Edge Technology in a Fast-paced Environment

Scaling Bleeding Edge Technology in a Fast-paced Environment

Nicolas Brousse Sr. Director of Operations Engineering @TubeMogul

14:45
Keynote. App Services And The New Mobile Cloud

App Services And The New Mobile Cloud

Keith Teare Founder @Archimedes Labs, CEO @Chat Center

15:10
Panel. Hardware Revolution: Is Hardware The New Software?

Hardware Revolution: Is Hardware The New Software?

Jeff Katz CEO @HARDWARE.co

Aleksander Tõnnisson CEO @Buildit

Yaroslav Romashko Co-founder & Operations Director @Carrot

15:40
Keynote. Bitcoin - Sophisticated Multi-Signature Solutions That Keep Money Fully Under Your Control

Bitcoin - Sophisticated Multi-Signature Solutions That Keep Money Fully Under Your Control

Martin Albert CEO @Bitalo AG

16:10
Keynote. Еconomy of Knowledge as The Base of IT Business

Еconomy of Knowledge as The Base of IT Business

Aleksandr Danchenko General Director @Datagroup

16:30
Keynote. IT Industry in Ukraine: Overview & Trends 2014

IT Industry in Ukraine: Overview & Trends 2014

Max Ischenko Founder & Director @DOU.ua & Djinni.co

16:50
Keynote. Microsoft Azure – A Cloud Platform for Startups. What, Where, How Much and Why Bother At All?

Microsoft Azure – A Cloud Platform for Startups. What, Where, How Much and Why Bother At All?

Viktor Tsykunov Developers & Platform Evangelism Lead @Microsoft Ukraine

17:10
Keynote. Open Data Portal: Start Up Quick With The New Government Tool

Open Data Portal: Start Up Quick With The New Government Tool

Denis Gursky Founder @SocialBoost

Startup StageStartup Stage
11:00
Keynote. Welcome word. Announcement of first 9 startups to pitch at Startup Toasters #1 & #2

Welcome word. Announcement of first 9 startups to pitch at Startup Toasters #1 & #2

Moderator:

Vittorio Mauri Country Manager Italy @U-Start

11:05
Keynote. Ukraine - The Next Startup Nation

Ukraine - The Next Startup Nation

Aviram Eisenberg Founder & CEO @Ignite

11:30
Keynote. Investing Into Early Stage Hardware Startups

Investing Into Early Stage Hardware Startups

Aleksander Tõnnisson CEO @Buildit

12:00
Startup Toaster. Startup Toaster #1

Startup Toaster #1

Jury:

Bas Godska Founder @Acrobator.com

Igor Shoifot Investor @TMT Investments & Chairman of the Board of Directors @Happy Farm Incubator

Erik Anderson Marketing @Startup Wise Guys

Angel Garcia Founding Partner @Startupbootcamp

12:30
Keynote. Crafting Products: From Idea to a Minimal Viable Product

Crafting Products: From Idea to a Minimal Viable Product

Alexander Gribenko Head of operations, chief product owner @LIGA ZAKON LLC

14:00
Keynote. Raising Capital from Investors

Raising Capital from Investors

Gary Whitehill Founder @BURST & Entrepreneur Week

14:20
Startup Toaster. Startup Toaster #2

Startup Toaster #2

Jury:

Bas Godska Founder @Acrobator.com

Erik Anderson Marketing @Startup Wise Guys

Igor Shoifot Investor @TMT Investments & Chairman of the Board of Directors @Happy Farm Incubator

Angel Garcia Founding Partner @Startupbootcamp

14:50
GTF Session. GTF pitching sessions

GTF pitching sessions

Moderator:

Alex Anikin President @Global Technology Foundation

Jury:

Viktoriya Tigipko Managing Director @TA Venture

Dmitriy Chikhachev Managing Partner @Runa Capital

Igor Semenov Venture Partner @TA Venture

Alexander Galitsky Managing Partner @Almaz Capital

Victor Galasyuk First Vice President @BIONIC Hill Innovation Park

Pavel Bogdanov General Partner @Almaz Capital Partners

Viktor Kryvenko Head @Technopolis

Alexander Turkot Founder, Partner, Chairman of Investment Committee @Maxfield Capital

16:20
Keynote. How to Get a Brilliant IT Lawyer When you Have Little Money

How to Get a Brilliant IT Lawyer When you Have Little Money

Mikhail Pergamenshik Senior Associate @Juscutum Attorneys Association

16:40
Workshop. How to Make a Strong Presentation of Your Idea

How to Make a Strong Presentation of Your Idea

Eveline Buchatskiy Mentor @TechStars

17:00
Keynote. Recipe for Successful Fundraising: How to Secure an Investment in Poland and/or Run an Equity Crowd-Funding Campaign in England

Recipe for Successful Fundraising: How to Secure an Investment in Poland and/or Run an Equity Crowd-Funding Campaign in England

Włodek Laskowski Partner @Nomad Fund

17:20
GTF Session. Announcement Of Winners For GTF Grants

Announcement Of Winners For GTF Grants

Moderator:

Alex Anikin President @Global Technology Foundation

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  • Siguler Guff & CompanyUIAPremier Hotels and ResortsLIGABusinessInform
  • Kyiv PostDentonsOS-DIRECTPOPARADA

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