Prospective Founders of global companies:

Come to hear the outlooks of people defining the technological paths of Russia, and the world.

Learn what kind of solutions large corporations are looking for. Find out what ideas venture capitalists are eager to finance. Meet startups that will be forging the history of the global market tomorrow.

1,000+ participants, including founders and investors, startups and corporations, visualisers and developers, representatives of the mass media and development institutions, will gather on the fields of GoTech to network and find new solutions, technologies and resources to drive the development of global business.

Speakers of #GoTech 2016

Nikita Ivanov

Founder and CEO/CTO, GridGain Systems

Nikita Ivanov is founder and CEO/CTO of GridGain Systems, which he started in 2007, a company behind Apache Ignite, an industry leading in-memory data fabric. From its inception Nikita has led GridGain Systems to develop innovative and ground breaking data processing software that today powers the largest companies in the world across many industries. A recognized global thought leader on in-memory computing and fast data processing Nikita is an accomplished international speaker and advisor. 
Nikita is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience of starting companies and developing software including HPC, NLP and middleware platforms, contributing to the efforts of other startups and notable companies including Adaptec, Visa and BEA Systems. Nikita was one of the first pioneers using nascent Java technology for server side middleware development back in 1996.
He is an active member of Java, Scala and NLP communities, contributor to the Java specification, and holds a Master’s degree in Electro Mechanics from Baltic State Technical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Evgeny Nevgen

Founder and CEO, MSQRD

Alexey Moiseenkov

CEO & CoFounder, Prisma

Alexander Khanin

CEO & CoFounder, VisionLabs

Igor Matsanyuk

CoFounder, IMI.VC

Dmitry Chikhachev

Managing Partner, Runa Capital

Roman Shaposhnik

Director of open source, Pivotal

Sergey Gribov

Partner, Flint Capital

Thierry Cellerin

CEO & CoFounder, BuzzFactory

Inga Petryaevskaya

Business Development Director, Dell EMC St. Petersburg’s development center

Pavel Bogdanov

CEO, Almaz Capital

Pavel (Pasha) Bogdanov is a general partner at Almaz Capital. His interests span software, gaming, and the Internet. He led deal execution for Jelastic, Parallels, Acumatica, Alawar, and other Almaz companies. Pasha is currently on the boards of Alawar Entertainment, AlterGeo, Flirtic and Nival. He helps portfolio companies with strategy, fundraising, and recruitment.

Pasha was the head of the company selection committee for the 2009 Russian Tech Tour. Prior to joining Almaz Capital, Pasha was a partner at Russian Technologies (RT), an early-stage venture capital fund in Moscow. At RT, he managed ten of its portfolio companies and also led an investment into CIP, the leading Russian 3D cartography operator.

In 2005, he was recruited to Sistema Telecom. As Investment Director, Pasha arranged $2 billion of debt and equity financings for a number of Sistema’s portfolio companies. He was a member of the IPO team for Comstar-UTS (LON: CMST) and participated in and led the acquisitions of several regional fixed-line operators. Pasha led Sistema’s investment into Wavecrest, a wholesale telephony operator in the UK, and later negotiated the sale of Wavecrest to MTT. He participated in the investment committees of Comstar-UTS and MTS (NYSE: MBT), and also developed Sistema’s WiMax strategy and its relationships with regulators outside of Russia, and participated in a telecommunications operator auction in Turkey.

In 2002, Pasha joined KLA-Tencor, the leading semiconductor yield management company, as a Systems Design Engineer in Silicon Valley. Prior to KLA, he worked as a graduate research associate and post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) at the University of California, Berkeley. His research was published in leading scientific journals, including Science, Nature, and Physical Review Letters. In 2003, he was part of the team that put together the first US-Russia Technology Symposium at Stanford, which brought together US and Russian venture capitalists and Russian technology companies.

Pasha earned a PhD from Stanford University, an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France; and a BS from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia.

Konstantin Siniushin

Co-Founder & CEO, the Untitled Ventures

Stanislav Protasov

Senior Vice President for design and development, Acronis

Alexey Katkov

President, Sistema Venture Capital

Vera Shokina

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Vartan Minasyan

Innovation and investment lead

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Participate in a GoTech Contest!

Come to win the hearts and minds of 500+ companies and investors; receive grants and investments from partners; partner with corporations and launch pilot projects; gain access to European and American acceleration programs; receive passes to major global start-up events.

Every year, renowned venture capitalists select high-potential game-changing technology startups from among the participants of GoTech.

The Forum’s partners ‘hand-pick’ projects and solutions worth investing in and launching.


1000 attendees
500 companies
and investors
6000 startups
since 2009
$40M investments raised
by the finalists

Tickets Price


Main agenda and the pitch session

1900 rubles Before July 12, 2017


Access to VC, corporates and media networking plus main agenda

1900 rubles Before July 12, 2017


Main agenda, pitch session, startup catalog, VC Lounge area access

3900 rubles Before July 12, 2017


Main agenda, pitch session, startup catalog, VC Lounge area access

5900 rubles Before July 12, 2017

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3 Dolgoprudnenskoe Shosse

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Buses depart every 10-15 minutes from Altufyevo subway station

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20 minutes from Savelovskaya subway station to Novodachnaya station

By Сar
25 minutes from Moscow city center

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