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

    Opening ceremony

    Welcome word by GoTech team and partners

    • Irina Kalashnikova, CEO GoTech
    • Dmitry Chikhachev, managing partner of Runa Capital
    • Anna Morozova, head of Department of innovation development VimpelCom

    10.30 – 11.15

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

    Dmitry Chikhachev, Runa Capital
    Alexander Galitsky, Almaz Capital
    Alexander Turkot, Maxfield Capital

    «GoGlobal: How to lead your company to 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

    Alexander Galitsky, 
    Managing partner
    of Almaz Capital Partners

    Alexander Turkot, 
    Managing partner 
    of Maxfield Capital

    11.15 – 11.45

    What do investors expect from startups at different investment rounds?

    What do investors expect from startups at different investment rounds?

    It’s common that on each stage of development of a startup attracting investment often plays a crucial role. Some get investment through business-angels, others though funds or strategic partnerships. However, everyone goes through the tough path from preparing the first pitch and documentation to a structured investment deal.

    Once the company is growing and ready for the next stage of investment the rules are different or are they? What is expected of founders working with investors on each of investment stages? What is more important: growth or revenue? When to start thinking about a strategic investor and how to structure the fundraising process?

     

    PARTICIPANTS

    Alexander Frolov, 
    General Partner at Target Global

    moderator

     

    Roman Shaposhnik, 
    Co-founder and CSO Zededa



    Michael Breidenbruecker,
    Co-founder Last.fm, partner Speedinvest

     

    Andrey Yashunsky, 
    Managing partner of Prytek

    12.20 – 13.00

    Fireside Chat with Serguei Beloussov, founder and CEO Acronis

    Fireside Chat: Business-secrets from Serguei Beloussov, founder and CEO Acronis

    During the interview Serguei Beloussov will share his secrets of building a global technology business. How to create a company that offers solutions for businesses and individual users in 150 countries?

    Natalia Kniazhevich, a host of economic shows on RBC TV, will join him on stage as an opponent.

    Serguei Beloussov, 
    Founder and CEO Acronis
      Natalia Kniazhevich, 
    RBC TV
     


    Serguei 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

    Nikolay Storonsky,
    Founder and CEO Revolut

    Dmitry Aksenov,
    Founder and CEO DigitalGenius

     

    13.30 – 14.00

    How can startups get a corporation as a client?

    How can startups get a corporation as a client?

    There are no doubts that corporates need startups. Corporates to work a lot with startups, however, it rarely comes implementation of solutions provided by startups. Pilot projects often take longer than expected or require more resources. What can a startup do to win a corporate client? What should a team be prepared for, what it should watch out for and how should the team structure the work in order to succeed? These questions will be discussed during the talk with top-managers of international corporations.

    DISCUSSION TOPICS:

    • Betting on technologies: which technologies and innovations are needed in corporate environments and why? Which kind of technologies corporations are developing in-house and which kind of technologies they are looking for on the market?
    • Which ways are available for a startup to enter a corporation (accelerator, corporate fund, recommendations by opinion leaders). When to join an accelerator and why? When and how should a startup start looking for advocates from inside the company? Tips for startup on correct ways of entering a corporation.
    • What are some different roles a startup can take in the corporation: a portfolio project, partner, clients, service provider. How to choose a correct model for collaboration?

     

    PARTICIPANTS

     

    Anton Ustimenko,
    Partner, EY Moscow

    moderator

     

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

     

     

    Pavel Ershov,
    Chief Operating Officer (COO), Microsoft Russia

     

     

    Igor Douplitzky,  
    Head of Business Development, Orange Startup Ecosystem

     

    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

    Alexey Girin,
    General Partner, Starta Capital and Accelerator

    moderator

    Marvin Liao,
    Partner 500 Startups

    Wilson Rainho,
    Head of International Scouting 
    Startupbootcamp

     

     

    Anni Rahiala,
    Chief Networking Officer at Startup Sauna

    Yann Gozlan,
    Co-founder and CEO of Creative Valley

    15.00 – 16.30

    Startup Battle – GoGlobal nomination final

    Startup Battles - GoGlobal nomination finals

    GoGlobal is an independent nomination where winners are selected by a community of experts and investors. 100 entrepreneurs, VCs, companies, business-incubators, and accelerators take part in evaluating projects.  The main criteria for the winner: will this startup dominate globally and make a remarkable success story?

    The winner will get a ticket to participate in the world leading startup forums: Web Summit, Slush, VivaTech, Seedstars Summit as well as an invite to the Starta Accelerator in New York.

    16 finalists >>


    JURY

    Dmitry Chikhachev,
    Managing partner 
    of Runa Capital

    Marvin Liao,
    Partner 500 Startups

    Alexander Galitsky, 
    Managing partner
    of Almaz Capital Partners

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

    Alexander Turkot,
    Managing partner 
    of Maxfield Capital
    Michael Breidenbruecker, 
    Co-founder Last.fm, partner Speedinvest

    17.00 – 17.30

    Fireside chat with David Yang. What comes first: technology or customers?

    Fireside chat with David Yang. What comes first: technology or customers?

    During the interview David Yang will share why discovering customer’s main "pain" and becoming a "remedy" should be the main focus of any business. The entrepreneur will share his tips for everyone who wishes to start his journey from a product idea to breaking even to successfully competing on international markets.

    Dmitry Filonov, head of WTFuture, will join him on stage as an opponent.

    David Yang
    Founder and Board Director, ABBYY
    Dmitry Filonov, 
    Head of WTFuture

    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.

    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

    11.00 – 12.30

    Digital Health startups pitch-session

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

     

    Business angels

    • Margarita Dzeminskaya
    • Alexey Dovzhikov
    • Mikhail Klochkov
    • Igor Ustinov

    12.00 - 14.00

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

    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
    Plenin Daniil
    Chief Editor

     

    Inc.
    Sukharevskaia Alena,
    Special Correspondent

     

    TheRunet
    Belts Ekaterina,
    Editor

     

    RB.RU
    Zykova Svetlana,
    Editor-in-Chief

     

    Hightech
    Smirnov Andrey,
    Deputy Chief Editor

     

    EWDN
    Shirobokov Vlad,
    Commercial Director

     

    Forbes
    Baulin Aleksandr,
    Head of the Channel Technology

     

    Vinci Agency
    Lapuk Maria,
    Co-founder 

     

    LAMPA
    Lampadova Evgeniya,
    Co-founder

     

    Phystech Ventures
    Novikova Svetlana,
    Director, Corporate Affairs and Public Relations

     

    VC.ru
    Latsinskaia Mariia,
    Special Correspondent

     

    Sravni
    Krasnova Aleksandra,
    Managing Editor

     

    Cross Media Solutions
    Kapranov Oleg,
    CEO & co-founder of TechFusion.ru

     

    Krauzova
    Elena,
    Ex-journalist Forbes

     

    GoTech
    Andolshchik Evgeniya,
    Blog editor

    14.00 – 16.00

    VC & Corporate Corner: A place for investors / corporations and founders to meet 1 on 1

    The second 25 venture funds, corporations and business angels.

    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

     

    Business angels

    • Margarita Dzeminskaya
    • Alexey Dovzhikov
    • Mikhail Klochkov
    • Igor Ustinov
  • Tech Stage

    11.30 – 13.00

    Dell EMC finalists pitch-session

    FINALISTS ONLY

    14.00 – 15.30

    Finlanding finalists pitch-session

    FINALISTS ONLY

    15.00 – 15.15

    Fireside chat: oil and venture capital

    Fireside Chat: oil and venture capital

    • How oil production is becoming a high-tech business and what do startups have to do with that?
    • Conservatism of oil and gas industry in Russia and its new challenges
    • Oil startups. Is it a time to start talking about Russian ecosystem of oil and gas tech?
    • 5 years prospects of the energy industry, reusable energy and traditional energy - who is coming out as a winner? Is energy industry afraid of Elon Musk and the Tesla?
    • Tips for industrial startups: how to start selling in oil and gas industry? What are the first steps to take?

     

    PARTICIPANTS

        Petr Lukyanov,
    Managing partner,
    Phystech Ventures
     

    Sergei Arkhipov,
    Head of Technology
    Partnerships & Transfer
    Department
 Gazprom neft

    15.15 – 15.45

    VR, AR, Computer Vision - unfulfilled expectations or future technologies?

    VR, AR, Computer Vision - unfulfilled expectations or future technologies?

    Ever since 2014, the startup world has been taken over by the VR/AR fever. However, with billions of dollars invested in hundreds of projects, we still don’t see widespread use of this technology.

    During this discussion market experts will talk about issues and outlooks of the industry and try to answer following questions:

    • Are there any really successful cases of using VR/AR and Computer Vision technologies?
    • What are the key-factors deciding the future of this industry and when shall we expect changes?
    • What factors should startups and investors in this industry keep in mind?

    We will also discuss successes and failures of discussion participants.

     

    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

    15.45 – 16.00

    How to accelerate product development in a startup? Vlad Yatsenko, CTO Revolut

    How to accelerate product development in a startup?

    What will we be talking about?

    • Fast results in a startup.
    • Code quality as a premise of product quality.
    • Managing development - a case of Revolut - one of the fastest growing tech startups in the world.  

     

    Speaker

      

    Vlad Yatsenko,
    co-founding & CTO Revolut

     

    16.00 – 16.30

    Will Open Source become a dominant business model?

    Will Open Source become a dominant business model?

    Creating modern OS includes more than just writing the code: it also includes providing technical support, new software releases, education, consulting and more. Open Source model implies no monopoly on the code and the license. Any given user can install the software using the open source code. But how can a user get needed additional services on his own? How to keep the balance between servicing aspect and license aspect of the software? What author’s right protection models are there for Open Source products?

    Representatives of  NGINX, Acronis (Virrouzzo), Postgres Professional, IBS will address the contradiction and any tricky questions from the audience.

     

    PARTICIPANTS

     

    Sergey Zolotarev,
    Founder and managing partner at Arenadata

    moderator

     

    Roman Shaposhnik,
    Сo-founder and CSO Zededa

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

    Igor Sysoev,
    CTO, Nginx Inc

    Maxim Konovalov,
    VP of Engineering, 
    Nginx Inc

    Kirill Korotaev,
    Co-inventor and VP of storage, 
    Virtuozzo

    16.30 - 17.00

    How will AI change the course of our lives?

    How will AI change the course of our lives?

    AI, Machine learning, and chatbots have already changed our lives. Chatbots are now raising in popularity, flourishing on the nurturing groups of messengers that are taking social medias and apps over by popularity and the total amount of time spent per user. Today over 2.5 billion people are using messengers and this number is expected to grow.

    • Will the chatbot populate the internet to the point where we will no longer be able to distinguish a conversation with a real user from a conversation with a bot?
    • Opportunities that AI brings to various industries. In which industries AI is expected to cause radical change?
    • Are there any threads for real users hidden in the rise of chatbots?

    Participants of this discussion will share their views on current state and trends in AI appliances.

     

    PARTICIPANTS

     

    Krauzova 
    Elena,

    Ex-journalist Forbes

    moderator

     

    Mike Ushakov,
    Entrepreneur,
    founder of Forksy

      Dmitry Aksenov,
    Founder and CEO
    DigitalGenius
      Dmitry Matskevich,
    Founder and CEO Icon8 

     


    After-Party

  • 19.00

  • 19.00

    GoTech After-Party

    THEORY KITCHEN & BAR (INVITE ONLY)

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