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May 28Startup Academy.

May 29 — events schedule:

09:00-10:00
Registration. Welcome coffee.
09:30-15:35
Startups exhibition and one-to-one meetings
10:00-10:10
Official opening
10:00-13:15
Pitches of best startups in separate rooms
Venture Capital Business as a catalyst and an indicator of social, market, country and elite condition. Does the Silicon Valley need a competitor, if it's ever possible.
10:10-10:40
Panel discussion #1 «Should Russia and Europe aim at becoming a rival of SiliconValley?».
Is it possible to create the same hub for high-tech innovation, development, and venture capital investment anywhere in the world? What benefits does Russia have in creation a world-class tech hub?
Fadi Bishara BlackBox
Dmitry Repin Digital October
Dr. Yossi Vardi (invited) Internet hi-tech entrepreneur
Kristo Ovaska StartUp Sauna
Pekka Viljakainen invited Adviser for Skolkovo Foundation President
Steffen Leistner Booz & Company
10:40-11:00
Keynote: «Silicon Valley Perspectives on Future Russian/European Partnerships and Collaborations: Overview of Major Tech, Startup and Venture Finance Trends in Silicon Valley»
Burton Lee PhD, Tech Startup Advisor | Mentor, Professor, Stanford University
11:00-11:40
Panel discussion #2 «Trends and perspective markets: what to invest money in?»
Russia is able to grow up only «lilliputs and clones»? Where and why can we have a breakthrough? Global perspectives and role of Russia in global market development. The latest advantages of Russian market.
Alexander Galitsky Almaz Capital Partners
Igor Taber Intel Capital
David Waroquier Mangrove Capital Partners
Leonid Boguslavsky (invited) Chairman of the Board, Ru-Net Holding / RTP Ventures
Olivier Litzka (invited) PhD, Partner, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners
John Zdanowski Foresight Ventures
11:40-12:10
Panel discussion #3 «What role does the state play in startup ecosystem development? Venture industry as a part of innovation strategy.»
Tim Nicolle PricewaterhouseCoopers
Yan Ryazantsev RVC
Lawrence Wright SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management
Aydar Kaliev (invited) VTB Capital
Martin Aberg Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of Sweden
Oleg Alexeyev (invited) SKOLKOVO Foundation
Mauricio Sucasas ISV and Developer Relations at IBM
12:10-12:30
Coffee
Russian startup ecosystem: young or mature?
12:30-13:00
Panel discussion #4 «Partnership of Russia and the West: cross-platform cooperation in entrepreneurial development»
What achievements do we have? What forms of cooperation will really work? «Win-win» or not?
Roman Simonov Russia Partners
Brandis Hendrik Early Bird Venture Capital
Nikolay Mitushin ABRT Venture Fund
Monica Tenese Envestors Limited (invited)
13:00-13:30
Panel discussion #5 «Russian market: clones or original projects»
Marina Treshchova Fast Lane Ventures
Gleb Davidyuk iTechCapital
Kirill Sheynkman (invited) RTP Venture
13:30-14:00
Panel discussion #6 «Investments in Russian startups: win-win strategy»
Why is it worth investing in Russia and Russian startups? Russian startups climate is getting warmer. Why do venture capitalists go to Russia?
Max Niederhofer Accel Partners
Alain Caffi Ventech Capital
Allan Martinson MTVP
Representatives of Investment AB Kinnevik / Baring Vostok Capital Partners (BVCP)
Daria Batukhtina consultant (Europe-Russia)
14:00-15:00
Dinner, networking, visiting startup exhibition
Investment trends in Russia: accomplished and forthcoming.
15:00-15:15
Keynote #1 «Trends in e-commerce in Russia»
Arkady Sandler
15:15-15:45
Panel discussion #7 «E-commerce: how to conquer Russian user»
Differences between Russian and foreign customers. Specific features of an average Russian customer.
Oscar Hartmann KupiVip
Dmitry Shashkin Mallstreet.ru
Máel Gave Ozon.ru
Adrien Henni East-West Digital News
15:50-16:20
Panel discussion #8 «On-line education: what does really work in e-learning market?»
The Internet is a superb teaching tool, isn’t it? Shall the distance study push out traditional offline education?
John Katzman 2Tor
Ainur Abdulnasyrov LinguaLeo
Gavriil Levi Dnevnik.ru
Yury Lifshits Zonaspace, VnimanieTV.ru
16:30-16:50
Keynote from “Person of the year”
16:50-17:10
Coffee
Investing in Russia: to be or not to be?
17:10-17:25
Keynote EMC Corporation
17:25-17:55
Panel discussion #9 Success story. KPI of success for different target audience (investors, founders): The U.S.A, Europe and Russia.
Ivan Vladimirov Groupon Russia
Sergey Kopylov WikiMart
Alexey Basov investor, serial entrepreneur (invited)
Raisa Levina AnyWayAnyDay (invited)
18:00-19:00
Final public pitches of the best startups
19:00-19:30
Keynote #2 Keynote of special guest
19:30-19:45
Startup winner announcements and closing statement
20:00-22:00
Networking