Agenda

  • Founder Stage
  • Pitch Stage
  • Networking Stage
  • Tech
    Stage
  • 09.00

  • 9.00 - 10.00

    Registration of the forum participants


  • 10.00

    10.30

    11.00

    11.30

    12.00

    12.30

    13.00

    13.30

    14.00

    14.30

    15.00

    15.30

    16.00

    16.30

    17.00

    17.30

    18.00

  • Founder Stage

    10.00 – 10.30

    Opening ceremony, welcome word by the conference team and partners

    10.30 – 11.15

    GoGlobal: How to lead your company to a success on the international market?

    - Dmitry Chikhachev, Runa Capital
    - Yuri Gurski, Haxus
    - Alexander Galitsky, Almaz Capital
    - Alexander Turkot, Maxfield Capital

    «GoGlobal: How to lead your company to a success on the international market?» 

    Founders and partners of famous venture funds will speak about the reasons that cause startups to fail on international markets and those that cause startups to succeed. They would also talk about common characteristics of leading companies. Experts will discuss factors that allow to predict future success or to foresee that a project won’t have a breakthrough. The main question that will be answered: why entrepreneurs from Russia and CIS are often known as developers of complex technologies and are rarely known as founders of startups that grew to be recognized internationally.


    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

      1. Niches and technologies that founders should pay attention to if they are looking to create a global startup or attract investment
      2. Business cases of Russian companies that have successfully entered the global market: how did they do that?
      3. Where should a founder look for most needed knowledge and resources that will allow him to grow the business? The role of mentors, business-angels, accelerators and venture funds.
      4. Should a company focus first on dominating on a local market (for example, Russian market), or should it take a direction on the global expansion from the very beginning?


    PARTICIPANTS:

    DMITRY CHIKHACHEV,
    managing partner 
    of Runa Capital

    moderator

    YURI GURSKI, 
    managing partner
    of Haxus

    ALEXANDER GALITSKY, 
    managing partner
    of Almaz Capital Partners

    ALEXANDER TURKOT, 
    managing partner 
    of Maxfield Capital

    12.30 – 13.00

    Founder's story: Serguei Beloussov, founder and CEO of Acronis

    The forum's special guest

    SERGUEI BELOUSSOV,
    Founder and CEO of Acronis.

    It takes 7 to 10 years to develop an IT company from a startup stage to 1 billion dollars revenue. According to statistics, only 10 out of every 10 0000 startups become market leaders. In this interview founder and CEO of Acronis Sergey Belousov, shares his thoughts about the business development strategy that will lead your business to success, about choosing the right moment for entering new markets, about Russia’s place in IT business development today and gives his perspective on the future of Russian startups.

    Russian-born Singaporean businessman, entrepreneur, investor and speaker. Ph.D.

    Beloussov is the co-founder, CEO and chairman of the board of Acronis, a global data protection company, and is the senior founding partner of Runa Capital, a technology investment firm. He is also executive chairman of the board and chief architect of Parallels, Inc., a virtualization technology company and co-founder and chairman of the board of Acumatica, an enterprise resource planning software (ERP) company.

    Beloussov is also co-founder of QWave Capital, chairman of the board of trustees for the Russian Quantum Center, and sits on the governing board of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.

    13.00 – 13.30

    One round after another: startup success stories

    One round after another: startup success stories

    Panelists will talk about success and failure factors of founder’s plan, about lessons they’ve learned while building global businesses, about attracting their very first clients and investors, about opening offices, about business scaling and about character traits that founder requires on every step of building his business.

    • How to conquer the global market and stay on top of your game in highly competitive environment?
    • How to partner with global players, such as Google, Facebook, PayPal, Amazon, SAP, and Salesforce?
    • What is the secret sauce of sustainable growth and stable flow of investments on the global market?

     

    PARTICIPANTS:

    Dmitry Kalaev,
    Head of IIDF’s Accelerator

    moderator

    Ruslan Fazlyev,
    CEO and founder of Ecwid

    Nikolay Storonsky,
    Founder and CEO Revolut

    Dmitry Aksenov,
    Founder and CEO DigitalGenius

     

    13.30 – 14.00

    How can startup get a corporate client?

    HOW CAN STARTUP GET A CORPORATE CLIENT?

    There is no doubt that corporates need startups. That has been demonstrated by multiple cases of such collaborations. However, it’s important for startups to know how to work with corporates: how to initiate a collaboration, how to stay in it and finish it without going bankrupt in the process.

    Corporates often engage in collaborations with startups, however, implementation is still a rare case. Pilot projects take longer than expected and demand a serious level of investments from startup sides. After selling a business to a corporation founders are often left uninformed whether or not their technology was used. These aspects of collaborations between corporations and startups will be discussed during a discussion with top-manager of Russian and international corporations.

    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

    • Which technologies corporates are interested in and why?
    • What is an external and internal process for startup entrances into corporate through an accelerator, venture fund, or an M&A department? Successful cases.
    • How long does it take to discuss a collaboration and how an entrepreneur be sure that a corporation will include his product/technology into their sales chain and would not simply put in on hold?
    • How corporates buy startups and why do they do that?

     

    PARTICIPANTS:

    Jane Gilson,
    Director of Large Customer Sales for EMEA Emerging Markets, Google

     

    14.00 – 14.30

    Secret sauce from Global Accelerators

    «How to become Global Entrepreneurs: secret sauce from Global Accelerators» 

    Accelerators provide intensive support to early-stage, growth-driven companies through education, mentorship and financing, often in exchange for a set amount of equity. They help entrepreneurs develop new local and global markets in innovative ways. Rapid and immersive education compress years’ worth of learning-by-doing into just a few months. The number of accelerators increases yearly and it becomes hard for entrepreneurs to determine, which programs are most effective and, more importantly, which specific program would be the best fit for their particular start-up’s goals.

    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

    • How to choose the right accelerator, and what are the main criteria: volume of investment, network/mentors, accelerator founders, corporate partners, graduates success stories?
    • What kind of startups benefits from accelerators most? When is the right time to join a program?
    • What is the main idea of acceleration: to raise investments or to start collaboration with corporations?
    • Networking is the secret sauce: in the right space in the right time with the right people.
    • What feedback shall founders expect to make sure that their idea raised interest and it’s not just investor being nice and polite?
    • Key trends in tech entrepreneurship. 

     

    PARTICIPANTS: 

    Marvin Liao,
    Partner 500 Startups

     

    15.00 – 16.30

    Startup Battle – GoGlobal nomonation final

    17.00 – 17.30

    Founder's story: David Yang,
    Founder of ABBYY

    THE FORUM'S SPECIAL GUEST 

     

    David Yang, Founder and Board Director, ABBYY

    Ph.D. and M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Founder and Board Director, ABBYY,
    Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, iiko,
    Co-Founder and Board Director of Plazius,
    Co-Founder, President and Chairman of the Board, Findo

    In 1989, Mr. Yang, a 4th year student of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, partnered with Alexander Moskalev of the Institute for Microelectronics Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, to create his first company, ABBYY.

    ABBYY is currently over 1250 employees strong and is the leading developer of Optical Character Recognition, Linguistic and Artificial Intelligence technologies. With 16 offices worldwide (Russia, USA, Germany, UK, Japan, Ukraine, Taiwan, Cyprus, etc.), it sells products in more than 200 countries.

    More than 10 billion pages from paper documents and books are being scanned with ABBYY technologies every year. Today, more than 40 million users rely on ABBYY FineReader and ABBYY Lingvosolutions.

    In addition to ABBYY, the entrepreneurial Mr. Yang is active in a variety of other projects, including:

    • Launched Cybiko, a hand-held wireless communication computer for teenagers, (USA, Taiwan, Russia, 1998-2003)
    • Participation in ATAPY Software (atapy.com, 2001)
    • Founded iiko, company that develops integrated software solutions and innovative management systems for the restaurant and hospitality industry (iiko.ru, 2005)
    • Involved in a number of creative art-based ventures, including: FAQ-Café studio (faqcafe.ru, 2004), ArteFAQ club-gallery (www.artefaq.ru, 2007), DeFAQto bar (www.defaqto.ru, 2010);
    • Active in a number of charity organizations and educational projects: Educational fund Ayb (ayb.am, 2005), participation in the operation of MIPT Supervisory committee, etc.
    • Founded Plazius, mobile payment and loyalty system (2015)
    • Founded Findo, AI-based smart search assistant across email, files and personal cloud (findo.com, 2016)

    David Yang is among the world’s leading high technology entrepreneurs. The World Economic Forum in Davos named Mr. Yang as one of 100 World Technology Pioneers in 2002. He received the esteemed Science and Technology Prize from the Russian Federation Government, and has been ranked among the top 20 technology professionals by numerous Russian computer industry magazines. In 2011 David Yang became a winner of the prestigious "Aristos 2011" award in Russia, the “Innovative Company Leader” category.

    David Yang is a regular member of the jury at Russia’s innovation and startup project competitions such as “Technovation Cup”,“Startup of the Year”, and Forbs Startup Competition.

    Mr. Yang is an author of numerous patents and scientific publications. His other areas of interest include modern art, architecture and social communication technologies.

    In 2013 David published his book “Now I Eat All I Want!” (available for free in English and Russian)

    17.30 – 18.30

    GoTech award ceremony for winners

    AWARD CEREMONY 

    This is the most exciting moment of the forum. Judges and partners take turns to announce winners of core nominations and special nominations.

    GoGlobal nomination winners will get a ticket to world top startup-forums and an invitation to take part a startup accelerator in New York.

    Special nomination winners will get a chance to launch pilot projects with the forum partners, investment opportunities, grants and other prizes.

    All the nominations >

  • Pitch Stage

    11.15 – 12.30

    Digital Health startups pitch-session

    CONFERENCE HALL 1

    Pitch-Session Digital Health 

    Partners: 

    Startups uniting IT and medical technology are welcome to apply:

    • patient conditions control solutions;
    • early diagnostic and disease prediction solutions;
    • online consultancies and doctor search services;
    • medical documentation storage and processing solutions;
    • solutions that allow to minimize and integrate medical platforms;
    • other services and solutions in the digital health area.

    Selection criteria: a technology that is hard to copy, focus on the global market expansion, a functioning prototype stage and following stages.

    Find out more >>

     

    12.45 – 13.45

    FunTech startups pitch-session

    CONFERENCE HALL 1

    Pitch-Session FunTech 

    Partner: FunCubator - the first online-accelerator in Russia for startups in the FunTech industry.

    Pitch-sessions of FunTech products and services:

    • Fun as the main value for the user.
    • High level of product virality and audience engagement achieved through emotions and communications opportunities.
    • The original idea - we are looking for more than just regular mobile games or copycats of other projects.
    • Only digital, mobile or any other modern platforms, no offline projects.
    • Focus on broad international audience, primarily digital natives - those who did not know life before the Internet.

    Find out more >>

    14.00 – 15.00

    VC Pitch: startups looking for investments

    CONFERENCE HALL 1

    VC Pitch: startups looking for investments

    VC Pitch – is a pitch session by 12 startups looking to raise investments. Judge panel includes partners of leading venture funds, business angels and corporate representatives.

    VC Pitch participants are selected from GoTech 2017 applicants. Two criteria are evaluated:

    1. Unique technology - the most interesting and hard to copy tech solutions in Machine learning, Big Data, AR | VR, IoT.
    2. Investment attractiveness – startups with proven demand, reasonable economy and clear offer to the investors.

    To visit VC pitch please register at the forum as a participant.

    Find out more >>

    15.15 – 16.15

    Robotics & AI startups pitch-session

    CONFERENCE HALL 1

    Pitch-Session Robotics & AI 

    Partners: Tra Robotics & Reflexia - we create flexible production!

    Pitch-session for startups with solutions, products and expertise in the following areas: 

    • Robotics;
    • Artificial Intelligence;
    • VR | AR;
    • Computer Vision;
    • BigData Analytics;
    • Multi Agent systems;
    • Generative design, additive manufacturing;
    • Self-driving vehicles;
    • Electric cars.

    Find out more >>

  • Networking Stage

    10.00 – 17.00

    Business Alley – an exhibition of opportunities for the startups 

    Business Alley – an exhibition of opportunities for the startups 

    Business Alley is a new area, where companies, accelerators or even countries present opportunities they offer to the startups to support their growth and global expansion.

    Don’t miss the exhibition that will be open throughout the entire day.

    The area is open to all forum participants.

    Got something to offer to startups?

    Want to present your own stand at the exhibition? Book tickets and chose the “Business Alley” in ticket category field.

    PARTICIPANTS:

    10.00 – 18.00

    VC & Speakers Lounge:
    A place for speakers and investors to network and connect

    12.00 – 14.00

    VC Corner: A place for investors and founders to meet 1 on 1

    The first 25 venture funds and business angels.

    CONFERENCE HALLS 3 and 4

    VC Corner 

    VC Corner – GoTech signature event, a space for individual meetings between VCs and startups. Launched in 2010. Since launch, over 80 funds and corporations and 2000 startups have participated.

    How does this work?

    If you are an investor:

    • Register at the forum and choose “Investor” category
    • Get regular updates about startups that are applying to participate in VC Corner
    • Select few companies that you are interested in and schedule a meeting through our online system
    • At the GoTech forum, you’ll have your dedicated workspace at the VC corner and a dedicated helper to coordinate scheduled meetings.

    Bonus: Access to the VC Lounge where you can network with colleges from Russian and international funds and forum speakers.

    If you are a startup:

    • Register at the forum and choose “Startup” category
    • Conference team will send information about your company to investors that are looking for startups in similar stage and niche
    • Get an invite from an investor and schedule a meeting through our online system
    • Hold scheduled meeting at GoTech VC Corner

    Don’t forget to submit the application to the GoTech forum get a chance to present on the forum and compete in the nominations.

     

    PARTICIPANTS:

    12.00 - 14.00

    Press Corner: A place for journalists and founders to meet 1 on 1.

    CONFERENCE HALL 2

    Press Corner 

    You have a great project that the world is yet to learn about? Press Corner is a great opportunity to pitch it to media.

    Famous journalists and bloggers writing about startups, technology and investment will gather to discover new stories and faces.

    All Press Corner participants will get a chance to meet each journalist one-on-one and tell the story of their project. If agreed, participant and journalist can exchange the contacts and continue the conversation.

    To join the Press Corner please register for the forum and choose “Startup” “Investor” or “Corporate” ticket category.

    If you are a journalist, please click here for press accreditation info>>

     

    PARTICIPANTS:

    • Firrma.ru
    • Inc.
    • TheRunet
    • Rusbase
    • Roem.ru
    • Hightech
    • EWDN
    • Forbes
    • Krauzova Elena, journalist
    • Maria Lapuk, co-founder Vinci Agency
    • Evgeniya Andolshik

    14.00 – 16.00

    VC Corner: A place for investors and founders to meet 1 on 1

    The second 25 venture funds and business angels.

    CONFERENCE HALLS 3 and 4

    VC Corner 

    VC Corner – GoTech signature event, a space for individual meetings between VCs and startups. Launched in 2010. Since launch, over 80 funds and corporations and 2000 startups have participated.

    How does this work?

    If you are an investor:

    • Register at the forum and choose “Investor” category
    • Get regular updates about startups that are applying to participate in VC Corner
    • Select few companies that you are interested in and schedule a meeting through our online system
    • At the GoTech forum, you’ll have your dedicated workspace at the VC corner and a dedicated helper to coordinate scheduled meetings.

    Bonus: Access to the VC Lounge where you can network with colleges from Russian and international funds and forum speakers.

    If you are a startup:

    • Register at the forum and choose “Startup” category
    • Conference team will send information about your company to investors that are looking for startups in similar stage and niche
    • Get an invite from an investor and schedule a meeting through our online system
    • Hold scheduled meeting at GoTech VC Corner

    Don’t forget to submit the application to the GoTech forum get a chance to present on the forum and compete in the nominations.

     

    PARTICIPANTS:

  • Tech Stage

    11.30 – 13.00

    Dell EMC finalists pitch-session

    FINALISTS ONLY

    13.30 – 15.00

    Finlanding finalists pitch-session

    FINALISTS ONLY

    15.00 – 15.30

    VR & Computer Vision

    CONFERENCE HALL 2

    VR & Computer Vision

    PARTICIPANTS:

     

    Alexey Dovzhikov,
    serial entrepreneur, investor

    moderator

     

    Gleb Krivovyaz,
    Co-founder and CTO of GeoCV


     

    Alex Martynov,
    CEO ICEBERG


    Vassili Philippov, 
    Founder & CEO of MEL Science

    15.30 – 16.00

    Tech Stage – TedX style presentation on tech trends

    CONFERENCE HALL 2

    16.00 – 16.30

    Open Source

    CONFERENCE HALL 2

    Open Source 

    PARTICIPANTS: 

    Roman Shaposhnik,
    Сo-founder and CEO Zededa

    Oleg Bartunov,
    Co-founder and CEO of Postgres Professional company

    16.30 – 17.00

    Tech Stage – TedX style presentation on tech trends

    CONFERENCE HALL 2


    After-Party

  • 19.00

  • 19.00

    GoTech After-Party

    THEORY KITCHEN & BAR (INVITE ONLY)

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