Moscow, November 29


Where Russian tech startups meet international VCs for global opportunities

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Why should you be there?

Tech Startups

Building a great IT company with the potential to go global? Make your dreams come true — meet investors and experts from EU, Asia, the USA and Russia and expand your network!


Are you looking to invest in IT in Russia? We invite VCs from the EU, Asia, the USA and Russia to meet promising startups from across the country.

Ecosystem contributors

Interested in Russian IT startups? At RSGG, accelerators, incubators and community builders from all over the world will have the chance to network with the best new companies.

About IIDF

IIDF stands for Internet Initiatives Development Fund. According to Dow Jones, we are the most active early-stage venture fund in Russia and Europe.

Since 2013, we have invested and accelerated more than 315 IT startups. This spring, we launched the international acceleration program "Techmafia" which helps Russian tech companies to adapt their products, get their first clients and accelerate their growth in the USA. Our initial participants have since made their first sales in the USA, agreed to pilot projects with American companies and now are developing their businesses on the global market.

We believe that Russian founders make great products that should be launched on global markets. That’s why we came up with RUSSIAN STARTUPS GO GLOBAL where startups are able to meet foreign investors and identify opportunities for scaling abroad.

Be discovered by top Silicon Valley VCs

Be a part of the pitch session for the fastest growing Russian tech startups with global potential which will be held at RSGG’17! The best teams will be selected for Global Pitch Russia and will head to Silicon Valley to pitch to the top-tier US investors.

They will have valuable networking opportunities, receive constructive feedback on their businesses and even have the chance to find investors in order to scale to the US market.

The event is organized by Sberbank, IIDF, and Fortross Ventures.

Every participant in the pitch session will get a free RSGG’17 after-party ticket.

The application for GlobalPitch is closed.

The program

More to be confirmed...
Welcoming remarks and introduction
Kirill Varlamov
Head of IIDF
IIDF: global opportunities for tech enterpreneurs
Dmitry Kalaev
Head of IIDF Accelerator
Technology block
Where is technology taking us? The next big developments
Laurent Ellerbach
Technical Evangelist Manager at Microsoft
Forget the hype: from ICO to the useful blockchain
Sergey Polikanov
Executive Director at Sberbank CIB
Valentin Preobrazhensky
CEO and founder at LAToken
Alexey Malanov
Antivirus Expert at Kaspersky Lab
Maxim ChebotarevModerator
Partner at Techmafia, Co-investments at IIDF
How to adapt a tech product for European market
Ivan Gorshunov
Co-founder «.etc ventures»
East or West? The smartest choice for a hardware startup.
Paul Zhuravlev
Co-founder, Head of CINEMOOD USA
Oleg Kivokurtsev
Co-founder and CBDO Promobot
Yaroslav Rassadin
Product Designer & Art Director
Nikita YurievModerator
Investment Manager at IIDF
Business block
Myth of the visionary. How to build a business using lean innovation principles
Brant Cooper
Co-Founder of Moves The Needle, author of The Lean Entrepreneur
B2B sales in Russia and the USA: key differences
Alexey Pelevin
CEO and founder of
How we've been launching AmoCRM in the USA: what we tried, what did not work, what we would not advise to do
Mikhail Tokovinin
Co-founder and head of AmoCRM
How to launch sales in the USA. Experiences of Techmafia teams
Alexey Kovalev
CEO Convead
Alexey Kostarev
CBDO Stafory
Vladimir Bougay
Co-founder and CTO of Knoema
Victoria Vinogradova
Founder and CEO of
Maxim Chebotarevmoderator
Partner at Techmafia, Co-investments at IIDF
Learning from Moonshots: 4 practical lessons from the most ambitious Google/Alphabet projects
Amrit Dhir
Global Campus Operations Manager at Google for Entrepreneurs
Why you don't need to scale to China, and how to do it if you decide to anyway
Dmitriy Artciukh
Partner at DigitalDao
Evgeny Etin
Managing partner at LeRu
Fundraising block
Hunting for investors: how to find, attract and persuade them
Marvin Liao
Partner at 500 Startups
Ryan Pan
Managing Director of DigitalDao China
Peter Green
Co-founder of Republic
Alexey Solovyev
Partner and Managing director at iTech Capital
Dmitry KalaevModerator
Head of IIDF Accelerator
How to transform a Russian fintech startup into an international company and attract $100M in investments: the story of ID Finance
Boris Batin
Сo-founder and CEO of ID Finance
Startup M&A. Corporates' wants and needs
Sheel Mohnot
Partner at 500 Startups, Member of the Catalyst Fund IAC
Alexander Gornyi
Chief Strategy and Analytics Officer at Mail.Ru Group
Valery Prunier
Open Innovation Director at EDF
Ilya KorolevModerator
Portfolio Director at IIDF
Pitch session of the finalists of
Closing Summary
Dmitry Kalaev
Head of IIDF Accelerator
Conference end
After-partyPlease note: tickets are purchased separately, following conference registration.

Special guests

More to be confirmed...

Мaksim Shteygervald

Director of Investments at IIDF

Alisher Hasanov

IIDF Product Consultant, Head Expert of Executive Programme

Foued Kefif

Head of Technologies and Services Department at Business France

Birgit Reiter-Braunwieser

Director CEE, ABA–Invest in Austria

Alessandro Salacone

Head of Desk Innovations & Startups at Italian Trade Agency, Italian Embassy

Liubov Markova

Senior Manager at Germany Trade & Invest

Ekaterina Karpushenkova

Representative of NRW.Russia / Moscow

Anastasia Malysheva

Inward Investment Adviser at Department for International Trade, British Embassy

Oleg Mosyazh

Deputy Program Director Open Innovations Forum, Skolkovo innovation center

Kirill Onopriychuk

Senior Project Manager at Techcode

Valeria Sokolova

Project Manager at Fortross Ventures

Zviad Kardava

Developer Relations at Google

Anastasiya Makeenok

Emerging Audiences Lead в Microsoft

Alina Bezuglova

Founder RuTech

Ivan Ivanov

Founder, managing partner UPBusiness Consulting

Olga Grinevskaya

Investment Manager at IIDF

Alexey Grinenko

Investment Manager at IIDF

Pavel Nikonov

Investment Manager at IIDF

How to participate


The conference is free! You just need to register to get your ticket.

Get your free ticket


Russian Startups Go Global 2017 will conclude with a networking party to which all of the speakers and special guests of the conference are invited. Buy a ticket to have the opportunity to network with Russian and foreign investors, accelerators and tech entrepreneurs. Up until the 27th of November the tickets will be available for a special price — 5000 rubles. On the 28th they will cost 7000 rubles. Please note: the tickets will not be available for purchase at the conference.

Buying tickets to the after-party: we will send you an email confirming your conference registration which includes a link to purchase after-party tickets.


Izvestia Hall
Moscow, Pushkinskaya Square, 5