07 Dec 2017

Event description

Seedstars World is coming to Kyiv for the first time with a big event!

We will launch the second edition of Seedstars CEE Regional Summit to build bridges between CEE ecosystems and connect them to the world!

The flagship event is bringing together more than 500 startup founders, investors, ecosystem players, leading corporations and successful entrepreneurs from CEE, Middle East, Europe and the US.

The objective is to showcase the potential of Entrepreneurship in CEE, share insights and gain key learnings, foster collaboration and investment opportunities and enable valuable connections across the continent and around the world.

We are inviting all the winning startups from the 10 Seedstars competitions in CEE and selecting the most promising ones from Ukraine to participate in the Bootcamp. Selected entrepreneurs from Ukraine will also compete for the local competition to join Seedstars World Finalists in Lausanne in April 2018.

You can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational keynotes, networking sessions, and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for up to $1.0M in investment.

 

Why Attend?


  1. Discover some of the most promising startups from CEE

  2. Get a deeper understanding of the startup dynamic, new innovation trends and opportunities in CEE

  3. Meet world-class mentors, investors, leading ecosystem players and CEE business leaders

  4. Build relationships with other serial entrepreneurs, mentors and investors from CEE and around the World

Format

The event is split into two parts. Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from a 2 day Bootcamp on December 5-6. 

Participants will enjoy a 1 day Conference filled with inspirational speeches, enlightening panels, 1-on-1 meetings with investors and impactful networking on December 7th.

Media

For media inquiries and media registration please write to media-cee@seedstars.com

Media kit available here.

Attendee Registration

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Program

09:15 - 09:30
Arrival & Registration
09:30 - 09:45
Welcome, introductions, ice breaker
09:45 - 10:30
Theory: 1 min and 5 min pitch and investor deck content
10:30 - 11:30
Action: 1 min pitch practice
11:30 - 11:45
Theory: Growth Introduction - Are you ready for growth yet?
11:45 - 12:30
Theory: Growth Team Roles, Growth Equation, Growth Goals
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch - Venue
14:00 - 14:45
Action: Write your growth model
14:45 - 15:30
Theory: Growth Methodology (growth machine, Experiments etc.)
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00
Theory: Acquisition channels
17:00 - 18:00
Action: Acquisition channels - prioritise + ideate new experiments
18:00 - 18:30
Keynote & Q&A Session with Tim Draper
18:30 - 18:45
Wrap Up of the Day 1
18:45 - 20:00
Dinner
9:00 - 9:30
Registration & Coffee
09:30 - 10:00
Kick off
10:00 - 10:30
"How to keep your Startup DNA as you scale". Claus Verner, Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services
10:30 - 11:00
Keynote
11:00 - 12:00
1:1 Mentorship Session
11:00 - 13:00
Civic Tech Workshop
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:00
"Funding F*ck Ups". Max Kelly, MD of Techstars London
15:00 - 19:15
Investor Forum (1:1 Investor Meetings)
15:00 - 17:00
Game Changers Forum powered by Smartup Network: "Uniting CEE Startup Ecosystems"
19:15 - 19:30
Wrap Up of the Day 2
19:30 - 20:00
Free Time/Transition to Dinner
20:00 - 22:00
Dinner
09:00 - 10:00
Arrival & Registration
10:00 - 10:10
Opening/Welcome Remarks. Guillaume Scheurer, Stephen King & Igor Ovcharenko
10:10 - 10:20
Keynote from the traveling team: "CEE As We See It"
10:20 - 10:40
Opening keynote on Civic Tech. Olena Boytsun
10:40 - 10:50
Keynote. Max Gurvits: "Honest Foundership: Understanding Attitudes that will Increase Your Chances of Winning in the Tech Business"
10:50 - 11:00
Keynote. Jeffrey Donenfeld
11:00 - 11:20
Networking Break
11:20 - 13:00
Seedstars Ukraine Pitching Competition
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:20
Keynote. Zamir Shukhov: "Startup Education: from High School to Global Market"
14:20 - 14:30
Keynote. Suresh Patel: "The Value of Regional vs Tourist VC Investors in the Emerging Europe"
14:30 - 14:40
Keynote. Ayse Inal
14:40 - 15:00
Fireside Chat. Dmitry Shymkiv, Yana Krimpe: "Tech SWOT @ GOV"
15:00 - 15:10
Keynote. Pavel Bogdanov: "Which Startups are the Most Attractive for VC investors?"
15:10 - 15:20
Keynote. Viktor Tsykunov
15:20 - 15:30
Keynote. Sergiu Negut
15:30 - 15:50
Fireside Chat
15:50 - 16:00
Keynote. Andreas Slettvoll: "Building Purpose Driven Businesses"
16:00 - 17:00
Innovation Showcase: "Best Startups From 10 Countries of CEE and Central Asia"
17:00 - 17:30
Panel Discussion: "Building Impactful Community in CEE"
17:30 - 17:40
Keynote
17:40 - 18:00
Closing Remarks & Winner Announcement
18:00 - 20:00
Networking Cocktail & Party

Partners

Omidyar Network
Amazon Web Services
TRECC
Fribourg
Microsoft Ukraine
Luxoft
Chasopys Creative Space
Swiss Embassy in Ukraine
Smartup Network
Global Venture Alliance
FeelGoodLabs
GrowthUP Group
RadarTech
Startup Wise Guys
UAngel
UVCA
Kyiv Tech Hub
Digital Spoiler
f6s
Hi-Tech.ua
MamStartup
Techrasa
Brand Interplay
Perfectionist.Video

Speakers

Lloyd Waldo

Lloyd Waldo

Community Manager
StartupYard
Yana Krimpe

Yana Krimpe

Founder & CEO
B.EST Solutions
Joanthan Keane

Joanthan Keane

Writer
Tech.eu
Pavel Bogdanov

Pavel Bogdanov

General Partner
Almaz Capital
Andreas Slettvoll

Andreas Slettvoll

Co-Founder
CHOOOSE
Igor Ovcharenko

Igor Ovcharenko

Business Developer
Seedstars
Dmitry Shymkiv

Dmitry Shymkiv

Deputy Head
Presidential Administration of Ukraine
Valentina Milanova

Valentina Milanova

Venture Associate
Founders Factory
Zamir Shukhov

Zamir Shukhov

CEO & Partner
Global Venture Alliance
Suresh Patel

Suresh Patel

Business Angel
Suresh Patel
Stephen King

Stephen King

Partner
Omidyar Network
Alena Kalibaba

Alena Kalibaba

Ambassador for Ukraine
Chasopys
Olena Boytsun

Olena Boytsun

Investment Lead for CEE region
Omidyar Network
Guillaume Scheurer

Guillaume Scheurer

Swiss Ambassador to Ukraine
Swiss Embassy in Ukraine
Jeffrey Donenfeld

Jeffrey Donenfeld

Investment Manager
Boomtown Accelerator
Viktor Tsykunov

Viktor Tsykunov

ISV Lead in CEE
Microsoft Ukraine
Max Gurvits

Max Gurvits

Director for CEE, CIS & MENA
Cross Border Angels
Ayse Inal

Ayse Inal

Co-Founder
24 Saatte İş

Jury

Ali Karabey

Ali Karabey

Managing Director
212
Zamir Shukhov

Zamir Shukhov

CEO & Partner
Global Venture Alliance
Stephane Gantchev

Stephane Gantchev

Partner
Launchub Ventures
Cristobal Alonso

Cristobal Alonso

CEO
Startup Wise Guys
Olena Boytsun

Olena Boytsun

Investment Lead for CEE region
Omidyar Network
Luis Rodrigues

Luis Rodrigues

CTO
Seedstars
Marko Srsan

Marko Srsan

Program Manager | Techstars London
Techstars
Igor Semenov

Igor Semenov

Partner
TA Ventures

Mentors

Artashes Vardanyan

Artashes Vardanyan

Director
MIC Armenia
Taras Polishchuk

Taras Polishchuk

Co-founder and CTO
TripMyDream
Junien Labrousse

Junien Labrousse

Vice Chairman of the Board
iRewind
Claus Verner

Claus Verner

Business Development Manager
Amazon Web Services
Pavel Koktyshev

Pavel Koktyshev

Co-founder & CEO
MOST Business Incubator
Imran Baghirov

Imran Baghirov

Ambassador for Azerbaijan
Azercell
Wout Laban

Wout Laban

Community Director
TQ
Bartosz Siepracki

Bartosz Siepracki

Manager of Enterprise Ireland Poland & Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
Enterprise Ireland
Horatiu Ticau

Horatiu Ticau

Managing Director
Seedstars Academy Global
Sara Usinger

Sara Usinger

Co-founder & former Program Manager
Avatech
Reza Ghiabi

Reza Ghiabi

Founder & Managing Partner
ILIA OPPMAKR
Fredrik Andersson

Fredrik Andersson

Investment Manager
Seedstars
Patrick Bosteels

Patrick Bosteels

Founder
Stage-Co
Jeffrey Donenfeld

Jeffrey Donenfeld

Investment Manager
Boomtown Accelerator
Aleksandar Tasev

Aleksandar Tasev

President
SuperFounders
Sergey Petrenko

Sergey Petrenko

Founder and Owner
Terminal 42
Sergey Poplavskiy

Sergey Poplavskiy

Project manager of IoT Laboratory
Microsoft Ukraine

Venue

The event will take place at Bel étage Concert Club.

Shota Rustaveli St, 16a

Directions

+380671711616