01 Dec - 03 Dec 2016

Event description

The Regional Seedstars CEE Summit marked the end of our tour across 9 vibrant ecosystems in Central and Eastern Europe, and we had an amazing time welcoming all our winners from across the continent in Kazakhstan!

If you missed the action, you’ll find the list of winning startups below and some photos on our Facebook page.

But the journey is not over yet! If you want to join us and experience the real thrill of the innovation coming from emerging markets, please join us for the Seedstars Summit on April 6th in Lausanne, with more info here.

Please note that all the attendees of Seedstars CEE Summit get a 40% discount to Seedstars Summit!

During the Seedstars CEE Bootcamp & Summit, we brought together hand-picked selection of entrepreneurs and mentors to provide the startups additional education and training before joining us for the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland this April and to share the knowledge and experience among the most active ecosystem players from Armenia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Russian Federation, Iran, Poland and Kazakhstan.

Program

10:00 - 11:30
Arrival & Registration
11:30 - 12:00
Welcome, Introductions & Ice Breaker
12:00 - 13:00
Psychological Test. Team Dynamics
13:00 - 13:15
Coffee Break
13:15 - 14:15
"Theory & Action Workshop - Objectives & Key Results". Michael Weber & Tayfun Ugur
13:15 - 15:15
Seedstars Astana Pitch Training Session
14:15 - 15:15
Lunch
15:15 - 15:30
Networking Game
15:30 - 17:00
"Theory & Action Workshop - KPI & Analytics". Michael Weber & Tayfun Ugur | 1-on-1s
17:00 - 18:30
"Theory & Action Workshop - Experiments & Growth Channels". Michael Weber & Tayfun Ugur | 1-on-1s
18:30 - 18:45
Break & Networking
18:45 - 19:45
1-on-1s
19:45 - 20:00
Wrap Up of the Day
20:00 - 21:30
Dinner
9:00 - 9:30
Kick off
9:30 - 10:30
Group Session: "Acquisition Channels". Michael Weber & Tayfun Ugur | 1:1 Mentorship session #
10:30 - 11:00
Break & Networking
11:00 - 12:00
Erik Katz: "Your Most Important Strategy, User Acquisition & Customers, a Primer on Sales and Marketing for Startups" | 1:1 Mentorship session # 2
12:00 - 13:00
Group Session: "Acquisition Channels". Michael Weber & Tayfun Ugur | 1:1 Mentorship session # 3
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:00
Kamran Elahian: "Entrepreneurial Innovation Economy (Capitalism 2.0) vs. Speculation Economy (Capitalism 1.0)" | 1:1 Mentorship session # 4
15:00 - 16:00
Tayfun Ugur: "Growth Hacking" | 1:1 Mentorship session # 5
16:00 - 17:00
Adil Nurgozhin & Anuar Seifullin: "Closing Series A" | 1:1 Mentorship session # 6
17:00 - 17:15
Break & Networking
17:15 - 17:30
Wrap Up of the Day
17:30 - 19:30
Transfer to Astana
9:30 - 10:00
Arrival & Registration
10:00 - 10:05
Welcome Remarks From Swiss Ambassador
10:05 - 10:15
Kick off. "CEE as We See it"
10:15 - 10:25
Keynote. Davron Rustamkulov: "Rethinking Corporate Innovation"
10:25 - 10:40
Keynote. Kamran Elahian: "My World View of Innovations"
10:40 - 10:50
Keynote. Pavel Koktyshev: "Kazakhstan as a Regional Startup Hub"
10:50 - 11:00
Welcome Remarks from Akim of Astana
11:00 - 12:10
Seedstars Astana Startup Competition
12:10 - 12:30
Keynote. Viktor Yelisseyev: "How has the Kazakh Consumer Behaviour Changed in the Past 10 years"
12:30 - 13:00
Break, Networking & Transition to the New Stages
13:00 - 13:20
Keynote. Pavel Bogdanov: Keynote: "VC Money as the Most Expensive Source of Capital"
13:20 - 14:20
Panel Discussion: "Investors, it is Your Turn to Pitch". Moderator: Nurgozhin Adil
14:20 - 15:00
Panel Discussion: "Smart Cities Powered by Startups". Moderator: Zhumatay Salimov
15:00 - 16:00
Lunch
16:00 - 16:30
Keynote. Erik Katz: "Hardwaring the Future"
16:30 - 16:50
Keynote. Sanzhar Myrzagalym: "Microsoft Cloud Technologies in the Modern App Development"
16:50 - 17:30
Innovation Showcase: "Meet the Best Startups from Across CEE"
17:30 - 18:30
Fireside Chat: "Corporate Accelerators: Approaches & Strategies". Moderator: Rashid Dyusembaev
18:30 - 19:00
Closing Keynote & Winners Announcement
13:00 - 13:05
Welcome Remarks. MOST
13:05 - 13:30
Fireside chat: "Finding Synergies in Science & the Corporate World" Moderator: Abdilda Shamenov
13:30 - 14:00
Keynote. Dmitry Gurski: "How to Increase the Success Rate by Having a Right MVP"
14:00 - 15:00
Panel Discussion: "Corporate Innovation Programs". Moderator: Pavel Koktyshev
15:00 - 16:00
Lunch
16:00 - 16:30
City Solutions Demo Day
16:30 - 17:00
Keynote. Alexander Zezulin: "Wargaming. Invention Time"
17:00 - 17:30
Keynote. Aleksandr Martinkevich: "High Tech Park Belarus: Success Stories"
17:30 - 18:30
Panel Discussion: "Government is Here to Help". Moderator: Magzhan Madiev

Speakers

Davron Rustamkulov

Davron Rustamkulov

MD
Verny Capital
Michael Weber

Michael Weber

Co-founder
Seedstars
Ilya Spirin

Ilya Spirin

Manager of Microfinancing Dev.
KMF
Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian

Innovation Catalyst
Global Innovation Catalyst LLC
Erlan Ospanov

Erlan Ospanov

Managing Partner
JSC Verny Capital
Askhat Saduov

Askhat Saduov

Senior Manager
National Company ASTANA EXPO 2017
Talgat Abdizhapparov

Talgat Abdizhapparov

Chairman of the Board
Kazpotrebnadzor
Adil Nurgozhin

Adil Nurgozhin

Partner
I2BF Global Ventures
Alisher Abdykadyrov

Alisher Abdykadyrov

Head of Investment & Dev. Dept
Akimat Astana
Sayasat Nurbek

Sayasat Nurbek

MD & Member of the Board
Astana International Fin. Center
Alim Khamitov

Alim Khamitov

Head of Acceleration Program
MOST
Anuarbek Sultangazin

Anuarbek Sultangazin

Deputy Chairman
National Innovation Fund
Viktor Yelisseyev

Viktor Yelisseyev

CEO
Dentsu Aegis Network Kazakhstan
Igor Ovcharenko

Igor Ovcharenko

Regional Manager for CEE/MENA
Seedstars
Rashid Dyussembayev

Rashid Dyussembayev

Head
Mega Startup Lab
Abdilda Shamenov

Abdilda Shamenov

Deputy Director General
Technology commercialization center
Alexander Martinkevich

Alexander Martinkevich

Deputy Director
Hi Tech Park Belarus
Pavel Bogdanov

Pavel Bogdanov

General Partner
Almaz Capital
Urs Schmid

Urs Schmid

Ambassador
Swiss Embassy
Sanzhar Myrzagalym

Sanzhar Myrzagalym

Partner Technology Strategist
Microsoft
Olga Polishuk

Olga Polishuk

Executive Director
Strelka Institute
Sanzhar Iztleuov

Sanzhar Iztleuov

Acting Chairman of the Board
NATD
Pavel Koktyshev

Pavel Koktyshev

Co-founder & CEO
MOST Business Incubator
Islambek Kairbekov

Islambek Kairbekov

Astana Branch Director
DAMU
Tiffany Obser

Tiffany Obser

MENA/CEE Senior Associate
Seedstars World
Iskander Rakhmanberdiyev

Iskander Rakhmanberdiyev

CEO
Orbi Inc.
Asset OrentayevichIssekeshev

Asset OrentayevichIssekeshev

Mayor of Astana
Mayor's Office
Kairat Turmagambetov

Kairat Turmagambetov

Member of the Board
KASE
Dmitry Gurski

Dmitry Gurski

Venture partner
HAXUS
Dauren Kaisarov

Dauren Kaisarov

Director
City Solutions Bureau
Erik Katz

Erik Katz

Managing Director of Hardware
Hackers/Founders
Magzhan Madiev

Magzhan Madiev

CEO
Ino Group
Askar Zhambakin

Askar Zhambakin

Deputy Director of Operations
KazCom
Alexander Zezyulin

Alexander Zezyulin

Head of World of Warplanes
Wargaming
Zhumatay Salimov

Zhumatay Salimov

Group Business Dev. Director
Centrasia Group LLP

Jury

Tiffany Obser

Tiffany Obser

MENA/CEE Senior Associate
Seedstars World
Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian

Innovation Catalyst
Global Innovation Catalyst LLC
Pavel Koktyshev

Pavel Koktyshev

Co-founder & CEO
MOST Business Incubator
Erik Katz

Erik Katz

Managing Director of Hardware
Hackers/Founders
Michael Weber

Michael Weber

Co-founder
Seedstars
Davron Rustamkulov

Davron Rustamkulov

MD
Verny Capital
Tayfun Ugur

Tayfun Ugur

ICT business development
Company Builder
Pavel Bogdanov

Pavel Bogdanov

General Partner
Almaz Capital
Dmitry Gurski

Dmitry Gurski

Venture partner
HAXUS
Togzhan Jumagulova

Togzhan Jumagulova

Academic Programs Coordinator
Geneva Business School

Mentors

Tiffany Obser

Tiffany Obser

MENA/CEE Senior Associate
Seedstars World
Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian

Innovation Catalyst
Global Innovation Catalyst LLC
Marat Shaimardanov

Marat Shaimardanov

Investment manager
Verny Investments Holding
Magzhan Madiev

Magzhan Madiev

CEO
Ino Group
Adil Nurgozhin

Adil Nurgozhin

Partner
I2BF Global Ventures
Erik Katz

Erik Katz

Managing Director of Hardware
Hackers/Founders
Anuar Seifullin

Anuar Seifullin

Investment Manager
VTB Capital I2BF
Tayfun Ugur

Tayfun Ugur

ICT business development
Company Builder
Alim Khamitov

Alim Khamitov

Head of Acceleration Program
MOST
Pavel Koktyshev

Pavel Koktyshev

Co-founder & CEO
MOST Business Incubator
Michael Weber

Michael Weber

Co-founder
Seedstars

Venue

The event will take place at KAZGUU University, located at 8 Korgalzhy highway in Astana.