07 Dec 2017

Event description

The Regional Seedstars CEE Summit marked the end of our tour across 10 vibrant ecosystems in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Iran, 12 startups from Ukraine and we had an amazing time welcoming all our winners from across the continent in Ukraine!

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 12th 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, Croatia, Russian Federation, Iran, and Kazakhstan.

Program

08:45 - 09:00
Arrival & Registration
09:00 - 09:30
Breakfast
09:30 - 09:45
Welcome, introductions, ice breaker
09:45 - 10:15
Theory: 1 Min & 5 Min Pitch + Investor Deck Content
10:15 - 11:15
Action: 1 Min Pitch Practice
11:15 - 11:30
Break
11:30 - 12:15
Theory: Acquisition Channels
12:15 - 13:00
Action: Prioritise Channels
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:30
Theory: Growth Introduction - Are You Ready for Growth Yet?
14:30 - 15:15
Theory: Growth Team Roles, Growth Equation, Growth Goals
15:15 - 16:15
Action: Write Your Growth Goals & Model
16:15 - 16:45
Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:15
Theory: Growth Process & Experiments
17:15 - 17:45
Action: Experiment Design
17:45 - 18:00
Wrap Up of Growth
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
Culture Dinner
20:00 - 22:00
After party
9:00 - 9:45
Registration & Breakfast
9:45 - 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
"Success Journey". Torben Majgaard, CEO & Founder at Ciklum
11:00 - 13:00
Civic Tech Workshop
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:00
"Funding F*ck Ups". Marko Srsan, Program Manager at Techstars
15:00 - 19:00
Investor Forum (1:1 Investor Meetings)
15:00 - 19:00
Game Changers Forum powered by Smartup Network: "Uniting CEE Startup Ecosystems"
19:00 - 19:30
Wrap Up of the Day 2
19:30 - 20:00
Transition to Entrepreneurs Pre-Summit Party
20:00 - 22:00
Entrepreneurs Pre-Summit Party
09:00 - 10:00
Arrival & Registration
10:00 - 10:20
Opening/Welcome Remarks. Guillaume Scheurer, Stephen King & Igor Ovcharenko
10:20 - 10:30
Keynote from the traveling team: "CEE As We See It"
10:30 - 10:50
Opening Keynote on Civic Tech. Olena Boytsun
10:50 - 11:00
Keynote. Max Gurvits: "Honest Foundership: Understanding Attitudes that will Increase Your Chances of Winning in the Tech Business"
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. Torben Majgaard: "Success Journey"
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: "From Innovation to Digital Transformation"
15:20 - 15:30
Keynote. Hans Mies: "Fintech and Digital Crowdfunding Switzerland"
15:30 - 15:50
Fireside Chat. Olga Polishuk, Patrick Boosteels: "Leapfrogging Smart City Solutions in Emerging Markets"
15:50 - 16:00
Keynote. Andreas Slettvoll: "Building Purpose Driven Businesses"
16:00 - 16:40
Innovation Showcase: "Best Startups From 10 Countries of CEE and Central Asia"
16:40 - 17:00
Keynote. Junien Labrousse: "The Good & the Bad of a Hardware Business"
17:00 - 17:30
Panel Discussion: "Building Impactful Community in CEE". Moderator: Valentina Milanova
17:40 - 17:50
Keynote. Bindi Karia: "Empowering Women Entrepreneurship"
17:50 - 18:10
Closing Remarks & Winner Announcement
18:10 - 20:00
Networking Cocktail & Party

Partners

Omidyar Network
Amazon Web Services
TRECC
Fribourg
Kyivstar
Microsoft Ukraine
Luxoft
Chasopys Creative Space
Swiss Embassy in Ukraine
Smartup Network
FeelGoodLabs
Global Venture Alliance
GrowthUP Group
Kyiv Tech Hub
RadarTech
Startup Wise Guys
UAngel
UVCA
5 Channel
Berlin Valley
Business Arena
Crowd Reviews
DG Hack
Digital Spoiler
f6s
Future Communications Lab
Hi-Tech.ua
Hromadske
KYIV-MOHYLA BUSINESS-SCHOOL
MamStartup
Take IT Easy
Tech.eu
Techrasa
Brand Interplay
Perfectionist.Video

Speakers

Valentina Milanova

Valentina Milanova

Venture Associate
Founders Factory
Torben Majgaard

Torben Majgaard

CEO & Founder
Ciklum
Max Gurvits

Max Gurvits

Director for CEE, CIS & MENA
Cross Border Angels
Jonathan Keane

Jonathan Keane

Writer
Tech.eu
Pavel Bogdanov

Pavel Bogdanov

General Partner
Almaz Capital
Hans Mies

Hans Mies

Partner
KPMG
Sara Usinger

Sara Usinger

Entrepreneur in Residence
Spark BA
Alena Kalibaba

Alena Kalibaba

Ambassador for Ukraine
Chasopys
Olena Boytsun

Olena Boytsun

Investment Lead for CEE region
Omidyar Network
Lloyd Waldo

Lloyd Waldo

Community Manager
StartupYard
Bindi Karia

Bindi Karia

Innovation Expert + Advisor, Super Connector
Bindi Karia
Yana Krimpe

Yana Krimpe

Founder & CEO
B.EST Solutions
Stephen King

Stephen King

Partner
Omidyar Network
Andreas Slettvoll

Andreas Slettvoll

Co-Founder
CHOOOSE
Suresh Patel

Suresh Patel

Managing Partner
Iseo Ventures
Patrick Bosteels

Patrick Bosteels

Founder
Stage-Co
Viktor Tsykunov

Viktor Tsykunov

ISV Lead in CEE
Microsoft Ukraine
Dmitry Shymkiv

Dmitry Shymkiv

Deputy Head
Presidential Administration of Ukraine
Egita Polanska

Egita Polanska

Managing Director - Riga
Startup Wise Guys
Guillaume Scheurer

Guillaume Scheurer

Swiss Ambassador to Ukraine
Swiss Embassy in Ukraine
Zamir Shukhov

Zamir Shukhov

CEO & Partner
Global Venture Alliance
Igor Ovcharenko

Igor Ovcharenko

Business Developer
Seedstars

Jury

Cristobal Alonso

Cristobal Alonso

CEO
Startup Wise Guys
Ali Karabey

Ali Karabey

Managing Director
212
Alexey Mas

Alexey Mas

IT Digital Advisor & Head of Innolvation Lab
Kyivstar
Olena Boytsun

Olena Boytsun

Investment Lead for CEE region
Omidyar Network
Fredrik Andersson

Fredrik Andersson

Investment Manager
Seedstars
Marko Srsan

Marko Srsan

Program Manager | Techstars London
Techstars
Stephane Gantchev

Stephane Gantchev

Partner
Launchub Ventures
Zamir Shukhov

Zamir Shukhov

CEO & Partner
Global Venture Alliance
Igor Semenov

Igor Semenov

Partner
TA Ventures

Mentors

Taras Polishchuk

Taras Polishchuk

Co-founder and CTO
TripMyDream
Junien Labrousse

Junien Labrousse

Vice Chairman of the Board
iRewind
Imran Baghirov

Imran Baghirov

Ambassador for Azerbaijan
Azercell
Bartosz Siepracki

Bartosz Siepracki

Manager of Enterprise Ireland Poland & Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
Enterprise Ireland
Patrick Bosteels

Patrick Bosteels

Founder
Stage-Co
Jeffrey Donenfeld

Jeffrey Donenfeld

Investment Manager
Boomtown Accelerator
Wout Laban

Wout Laban

Community Director
TQ
Horatiu Ticau

Horatiu Ticau

Managing Director
Seedstars Academy Global
Fredrik Andersson

Fredrik Andersson

Investment Manager
Seedstars
Pavel Koktyshev

Pavel Koktyshev

Co-founder & CEO
MOST Business Incubator
Claus Verner

Claus Verner

Business Development Manager
Amazon Web Services
Artashes Vardanyan

Artashes Vardanyan

Director
MIC Armenia
Sergey Poplavskiy

Sergey Poplavskiy

Project manager of IoT Laboratory
Microsoft Ukraine
Sergey Petrenko

Sergey Petrenko

Founder and Owner
Terminal 42
Aleksandar Tasev

Aleksandar Tasev

Managing Partner
Iseo Ventures
Lloyd Waldo

Lloyd Waldo

Community Manager
StartupYard
Sara Usinger

Sara Usinger

Entrepreneur in Residence
Spark BA

Venue

The event will take place at Bel étage Concert Club.

Shota Rustaveli St, 16a

Directions

+380671711616