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May 28 — Startup Academy.
May 29 — events schedule:
Registration. Welcome coffee.
Startups exhibition and one-to-one meetings
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.
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
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
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
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
Russian startup ecosystem: young or mature?
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)
Panel discussion #5 «Russian market: clones or original projects»
— Marina Treshchova Fast Lane Ventures
— Gleb Davidyuk iTechCapital
— Kirill Sheynkman (invited) RTP Venture
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)
Dinner, networking, visiting startup exhibition
Investment trends in Russia: accomplished and forthcoming.
Keynote #1 «Trends in e-commerce in Russia»
— Arkady Sandler
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
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
Keynote from “Person of the year”
Investing in Russia: to be or not to be?
Keynote EMC Corporation
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)
Final public pitches of the best startups
Keynote #2 Keynote of special guest
Startup winner announcements and closing statement