RUSSIAN STARTUPS GO GLOBAL 2018
Cases of going global. Honest. Free of charge.
MOSCOW, DECEMBER 1st
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3rd international conference
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  • For founders of tech startups and tech companies
  • For investors, corporations, media and other guests
Participants
1300+
Speakers
25+
Tech startups
500+
Media outlets
40+
Investors
120+
Corporate representatives
100+
We believe in founders
Two years in a row we've been holding Russian Startups Go Global for tech entrepreneurs with global ambitions. We asked our participants: "What did you find most exciting?". The answer "keynotes from founders" won by a large margin. That's why this year we focus solely on firsthand accounts of launching and scaling a tech product in different countries. Expect many cases from founders of tech startups who went global: the trials they faced, the mistakes they learned from and the ways they conquered international markets.

The conference allows to significantly widen your network and acquire knowledge from international investors, business incubators, startup accelerators, and founders of international businesses. This is the Russian Startups Go Global experience.
Speakers 2018
More to be confirmed...
Bayram Annakov
CEO and founder of App in the air
Timur Valishev
CEO and founder of JivoSite
Eldar Sadikov
CEO and founder of Jetlore, Sr. Director, PayPal Marketing Solutions
Kirill Evdakov
CEO and founder of Fasten, CBDO of Vezet Group
Dmitry Zaruta
CEO and founder of Easy Ten
Dmitry Mackevich
CEO and founder of Dbrain
Max Nalsky
CEO and founder of Pyrus
Kaspars Kivrinsh
CEO and founder of Look Hook (CoMagic)
Judy Sindecuse
CEO and managing director of Capital Innovators
Ching-Ping Lin
Program director at MOX
Paolo Borella
Head of Program and co-founder of Vertical
Ali Kutay Yarali
Venture Partner at ANQA VC, Mentor at Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin
Dmitry Chikhachev
Managing Partner at Runa Capital
Andrey Desyatov
CEO at Antilatency
Sergey Koshevoy
CEO and founder of Planyway
Daria Mingalieva
CMO and co-founder of CINEMOOD
Mikhail Axelrod
CEO and founder of Windy
Ivan Klabukov
CEO and co-founder of HUDWAY
Trevor Tune
Independent growth consultant
Oleg Kivokurtsev
CBDO and co-founder of Promobot
Constantin Ivanov
CEO and co-founder of Digifabster
Alexander Tkach
Head of international media at Tribuna Digital
Irina Efimenko
CEO and co-founder of Semantic Hub
Brian Tan
Senior Project Manager for Internationalisation at ACE
Dmitry Kalaev
Head of IIDF Accelerator
Alexey Solovyev
Partner at iTech Capital
Iskander Giniyatullin
Partner at Sistema_VC
Maxim Chebotarev
Partner at Techmafia, Co-investments at IIDF
Ilya Korolev
Portfolio Director at IIDF
Nikita Yuriev
Investment manager at IIDF
The program
09:00
Registration
10:00
Welcoming remarks and introduction
10:15
Insights from IIDF's international endeavors
Maxim Cheboratev, partner at Techmafia, co-investments at IIDF
10:35
How investors help founders build a global tech company
Dmitry Chikhachev, managing partner at Runa Capital
Alexey Solovyev, partner at iTech Capital
Iskander Giniyatullin, partner at Sistema_VC
Ilya Korolev, portfolio Director at IIDF Moderator
11:05
How we launched our app in the Middle East
Bayram Annakov, CEO and founder of App in the air
11:30
How to build a team with global potential: Fasten story in the USA
Kirill Evdakov, CEO and co-founder of Fasten, CBDO Vezet Group
11:55
Go-to-market case studies of B2B software: product launch and signing up resellers
Maxim Nalsky, CEO and founder of Pyrus
12:20
B2B sales of hardware: how we made our first money on the Chinese market
Andrey Desyatov, CEO of Antilatency
12:35
Singapore as a start-up ecosystem hub and a launchpad to Southeast Asia
Brian Tan, senior Project Manager for Internationalisation at ACE
12:50
Through hardships to global markets: how to discover the right hypotheses that propel your business
Irina Efimenko, CEO and co-founder of Semantic Hub
Alexander Tkach, head of international media at Tribuna Digital
Mikhail Axelrod, CEO and founder of Windy
Dmitry Kalaev, head of IIDF accelerator Moderator
13:20
Why developing markets might be more appealing to a tech startup than Europe or the USA
Timur Valishev, CEO and founder of JivoSite
13:45
What does it mean to prepare to go cross-border: legal, tech and cultural homework
Ching-Pin Lin, program director at MOX
14:10
Hardware marketing: how to win the hearts of foreign users
Darya Mingalieva, CMO and co-founder of CINEMOOD
Ivan Klabukov, CEO and co-founder of HUDWAY
Oleg Kivokurtsev, CBDO and co-founder of Promobot
Nikita Yuriev, investment manager IIDF Moderator
14:40
Hardships of launching an app globally and how to overcome them
Sergey Koshevoy, CEO and founder of Planyway
15:00
Why the American Midwest might be more lucrative to a tech startup than California
Judy Sindecuse, CEO and managing partner of Capital Innovators
15:25
How to grow a global company and sell it
Secret speaker
15:40
Scaling your tech product in Europe: opportunities, nuances and entry points
Paolo Borella, co-founder and head of program at Vertical
Ali Kutay Yarali, venture partner at ANQA VC, Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin Mentor
Maxim Chebotarev, partner at Techmafia, Co-investments at IIDF Moderator
16:10
Trial and error: pieces of advice that had us launching in the US twice
Constantine Ivanov, CEO and co-founder of Digifabster
16:25
Hacks, instruments and methodologies for growing fast on the US market
Dmitry Zaruta, CEO and founder of Easy Ten
Kaspars Kivrinsh, CEO and co-founder ofLook Hook (CoMagic)
Dmitry Mackevich, CEO and founder of Dbrain
Trevor Tune, independent growth consultant
Maxim Chebotarev, partner at Techmafia, Co-investments at IIDF Moderator
17:00
From fundraising and first enterprise sales to an acquisition by a Fortune 500 company: the story of Jetlore
Eldar Sadikov, CEO and founder of Jetlore, Sr. Director, PayPal Marketing Solutions
17:30
Pitch session of tech startups with global potential
18:50
Closing summary
Dmitry Kalaev, Head of IIDF Accelerator
19:00
After-party
Please note: tickets are purchased separately, following conference registration.
Perfect your investment pitch with IIDF experts

Get discovered by international VCs and accelerators
Get invited to the after-party with speakers and special guests
Pitch on stage at RSGG'18!
Among the juries are members of LETA Capital, Runa Capital, IIDF, Sistema_VC, iTech Capital, Capital Innovators (USA), MOX Accelerator (South-East Asia), Vertical (Finland) и Startupbootcamp Digital Health (Germany) and others!

The applications for this format is closed.
Business alley
Meet the agencies of economic development, that help launch businesses on foreign markets and learn how they can help your startup grow. Among the participating countries are Singapore, Japan, Austria, France, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and UAE.
Special guests
Ivan Gorshunov
Corestation partner and lead mentor of Google Launchpad accelerator
Sergey Toporov
Partner at LETA Capital
Konstantin Gnyp
Senior investment analyst at Runa Capital
Maksim Shavrygin
Investment Manager at iTech Capital
Fedor Samoilov
Investment analyst at Sistema_VC
Kirill Onopriychuk
Senior Project Manager at Techcode Accelerator
Yury Saprykin
VP of regional and international development, Skolkovo Fund
Darya Lipatova
Head of International acceleration department, Skolkovo Fund
Peter Loeschl
International Advisor, ABA-Invest in Austria
Pierre Cusinay
Business Location Consultant, ABA-Invest in Austria
Anastasia Malysheva
Inward Investment Adviser at Department for International Trade, British Embassy
Ekaterina Karpushenkova
Representative of NRW.Russia / Moscow
Alessandro Salacone
Head of Desk Innovations & Startups at Italian Trade Agency, Italian Embassy
Jose Ángel García de la Cruz
Department of Foreign Technology Action General DirectorateCDTI (SPANISH INNOVATION AGENCY)
Media partner
Speakers 2017 & 2016
Alexei Pelevin
CEO and founder of Pravo.ru
Mikhail Tokovinin
Co-founder and head of amoCRM
Amrit Dhir
Global Campus Operations Manager at Google for Entrepreneurs
Sheel Mohnot
Partner at 500 Startups, Member of the Catalyst Fund IAC
Valery Prunier
Open Innovation Director at EDF
Peter Green
Co-founder of Republic
Marvin Liao
Partner at 500 Startups
Ivan Gorshunov
Co-founder of «.etc ventures»
Brant Cooper
Co-Founder of Moves The Needle, author of The Lean Entrepreneur
Dmitry Stepanenko
CEO&Founder at Hot WiFi
Vladimir Bougay
Co-founder and CTO of Knoema
Paul Zhuravlev
Co-founder, Head of CINEMOOD USA.
Alexey Kovalev
СEO Convead
Victoria Vinogradova
Founder and CEO of Leadza.ai
Mike Melanin
CBDO and Co-founder at Statsbot
Registration
I am a tech entrepreneur
For founders of tech startups and tech companies
Other
For investors, corporations, media and other guests
Partner at 500 Startups
Marvin Liao
Marvin Liao invests in digital media, adtech, marketing cloud, e-commerce and mobile startups across the globe. Formerly of Yahoo! Inc. (10.5 years), Marvin has worked in various departments — sales, business development, ad operations and marketing. Most of his positions have been regional or global management roles, giving him extensive experience across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. He presently serves on the boards and advisory boards of several internet advertising and ad technology companies across the globe. In addition, he is a mentor for several startup accelerator programs in Europe, Israel and the US, helping guide startup teams with their sales, marketing and partner development efforts.

He is an experienced client-facing senior executive in the media and technology space in both large and start up growth companies, managing large multifunctional teams across multiple countries while based in the Silicon Valley.
Partner at 500 Startups, Member of the Catalyst Fund IAC
Sheel Mohnot
Sheel is a Partner at 500 Startups, angel investor and a member of the Catalyst Fund Investors Advisory Committee (IAC). He is running the 500 startups FinTech Fund "Financial services for the rest of us" and San Francisco based FinTech accelerator. His own startup experience includes 2 successful FinTech exits — a payments company and a high-stakes auction company. He formerly worked as a financial services consultant at BCG and started his FinTech career at the non-profit p2p lender Kiva. Sheel holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS from Carnegie Mellon.


Head of IIDF Accelerator
Dmitry Kalaev
  • Head of IIDF Accelerator: 400+ tech companies since 2013
  • Co-founder of GoValley.ru — a «venture tourism» program in Silicon Valley and an acceleration program in the USA — TechMafia
  • Business angel and managing partner of RedButton fund: $ 10M of conducted transactions
  • Head of Sberbank-Technology in Yekaterinburg: from zero to 50+ employees in 6 months; successful implementation of the core IT-system in 1800 of the bank's offices
  • Advisor to the Minister of Economics of the Sverdlovsk Region
  • Naumen: from 6 to 400+ employees and a billion rubles in revenue. Now — a shareholder and a member of the Board of Directors.

Partner at Sistema_VC
Iskander Giniyatullin
Investment and M&A expert, Iskander holds an MBA from Fordem University and an MSc in International Management from the American Thunderbird School of Global Management. Prior to Sistema_VC, he was engaged in restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and asset management in companies such as Sistema, VimpelCom and Metalloinvest Group shareholders projects and advised Euroset and Alliance UniChem (Alliance Healthcare).
CEO and founder of App in the air
Bayram Annakov
Founder of Empatika and one of the most popular app for travelers — App in the Air which has over 4 million users all over the world. Bayram is one of the first evangelists of Growth Hacking in Russia.
CEO and founder of Planyway
Sergey Koshevoy
CEO and founder of Planyway, co-founder of Rubius, alumni of Startup Sauna, pitched at Global Pitch Russia in Silicon Valley.

Planyway is an expansion for Trello which adds time tracking and task management instruments. The platform has 100 000 users and operates in 190 countries. Among those users are IBM, Booking.com, Siemens, Coca-Cola, UBER, Tesla and Tencent. Product Hunt named Planyway Product of the Day and one of top-10 B2B-products of 2017.
CMO and co-ounder of CINEMOOD
Daria Mingalieva
Worked in ad and marketing since 2009. She was an art and creative director at ATL and Digital ad agencies BBDO, Leo Burnett, Grape, SapientNitro and since 2015 she is actively promoting CINEMOOD — a portable cinema. Over the last 2 years the company's staff grew from 15 to 50+ employees.

CINEMOOD is a platform of educational and entertainment content for children which includes a portable cinema, a series of smart NFC cases and content management at external services. The devices are sold in over 400+ stores in Russia and in 22 stores in the USA.
CEO and founder of Fasten, CBDO of Vezet Group
Kirill Evdakov
Began his career copywriting at Ruport in 2008, now co-owns a digital agency Rutorika and is their creative director. In its first year the agency won several international ad fest awards.

In 2015 co-founded Fasten — a ridesharing service, which business model was focused on people — employees, drivers and passengers. This approach made him one of top CEOs, according to Comparably. Fasten raised $20 million, built a strong tech team and a cutting-edge platform, The company grew successfully for 2 years on the US market before being bought by Russia's market leader Vezet Group.Kirill is now CBDO and is in charge of introducing tech innovation into the company's structure.
CEO and co-founder of HUDWAY
Ivan Klabukov
  • Since 2004 leads an IT-company which specialises in developing replicated software products and is a market leader in automation of bankruptcy procedures;
  • In 2013 founded HUDWAY (hudway.co) — AR for safe driving which projects itself onto the vehicle's windshield;
  • In 2015 HUDWAY won Startup of the Year award in Global Business nomination;
  • In 2016 the company was named 8th out of 10 most innovative companies in automotive industry (FastCompany.com) along with Ford and Tesla.
HUDWAY holds the record in Russia for most amount raised via Kickstarter — $1,2M for the development of two devices for motorists.

HUDWAY is:
— AR navigational software development for windshields
— HUD devices to be installed on the car's panel or onto the motorcyclists helmet
    Venture Partner at ANQA VC, Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin Mentor
    Ali Kutay Yarali
    Ali is the Venture Partner at Anqa VC, a Dubai VC that invests exclusively in early-stage hardware technologies and information security startups globally. He founded and successfully managed companies in contract manufacturing with a specialization in the home appliances, automotive and packaging sectors in EMEA.
    Head of Program and co-founder of Vertical
    Paolo Borella
    Paolo is a co-founder of Vertical, an Open Innovation company making businesses better by adding startups to the equation. Paolo is chiefly responsible for shaping and developing Vertical's investment practices and has been involved in business acceleration and startups for several years; as Director of AppCampus at the Aalto University-Microsoft-Nokia program with a 21M€ fund, he helped accelerate the Windows Phone ecosystem across the world.

    His previous work included running a 7 million people, $10M/year online community as a Vice President at Fox Mobile Distribution in Germany. Earlier Paolo spent 12 years at Nokia serving as Director for the Portfolio Management for Service and Software go-to-market, spending five years in Singapore. Earlier in his career, he developed his Change Management and Process Improvement skills with General Electric, working in the ED&C Business in Italy and with a six-month rotation in the Corporate Audit Staff based in Albany, USA. Besides his passion for helping create new business and develop existing ones.
    Managing Partner at Runa Capital
    Dmitry Chikhachev
    Dmitry is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Runa and is also head of the board at IT-cluster Phystech. He currently holds board seats at NGINX, Jelastic, Digital Genius, Critzr, MariaDB, Ecwid, Keymetrics, SimpliField Tellmeplus, and Yoopies. His MBA and 20+ years of executive experience, which includes growing a business from zero to $75M and managing HR for a giant international telecom supplier across 7 countries, makes him an excellent hands-on investor.

    Runa Capital is a global tech-focused venture fund, founded by seasoned IT entrepreneurs. The fund actively invests in early stage startups in cloud business apps, complex software, fintech, edtech and e-healthcare. Runa made 60+ investments in 12 countries, including startups like Nginx, MariaDB, Zopa and DigitalGenius.
    Senior Project Manager for Internationalisation at ACE
    Brian Tan
    Brian is currently a Senior Project Manager for Internationalisation at the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Ltd. He manages the internationalisation effort of the ACE International Centre (ACEIC) through business missions and participation at local and international entrepreneurship and innovation thought leadership events such as VivaTech in Paris and SWITCH in Singapore.

    Prior to ACE, Brian was with the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), a practice-based knowledge centre for urban solutions set up by the Singapore Government. He was involved in providing capability development to international officials and curated large-scale thought leadership events in the smart city and urban sustainability space such as the World Cities Summit.

    Brian has had more than 10 years of experience in the urban development and built environment field, beginning his career as a planner with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Singapore's national planning authority, in 2006. He then brought Singapore's development expertise overseas in 2009 by joining Surbana International and subsequently Keppel Infrastructure, running offices that oversaw master planning and infrastructure projects in the Middle East and driving business development efforts in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Brian's roles at CLC and now ACE has benefited from this urban planning background and international relations experience.
    Managing Partner at iTech Capital
    Alexey Solovyev
    Alexey has been an investment professional since 2011 when he embarked on a career in venture industry as head of Prostor Capital fund. Today Prostor Capital is one of the four funds with total assets exceeding $200M managed by iTech Capital investment company. Alexey combines the position of a Partner and a Managing director at iTech Capital. Among iTech's portfolio companies are leaders of the market segments like Aviasales, Ticketland, Bitfury and iContext. Alexey takes an active part in developing the venture industry in Russia being a member of Market Council at RVC (Russian Venture Company) and is an author of many publications on venture market issues and personal development.
    CEO and founder of Capital Innovators
    Judy Sindecuse
    Judy is a visionary leader with a proven track record of starting companies and making them profitable, delivering the highest possible return on investment. She has an exemplary ability to identify and profit from niche markets. Judy is well-organized and efficient, with major strengths in business development, profit and loss responsibility, budgeting, business turnarounds, and the development of solutions for any organizational challenge.

    Among her start-up success stories: she is the founder and CEO of Bride and Groom Magazine and brideandgroom.com; founder and former CEO of Oversees Colorworks and Printing, an international marketing and print brokerage management company; and founder and former CEO of Redesign, a real-estate development company. Utilizing her strengths in new market and niche market identification, as well as early-stage company leadership, Judy has shifted her expertise to Information Technology and Consumer Products identification and investment. Her primary interest is in utilizing her extensive background with business and strategic development to select early-stage companies that possess the highest probability of success and provide these companies with funding and mentorship to accelerate their profitability and growth. Judy developed Capital Innovators Accelerator to fuel this interest.

    Capital Innovators has been ranked as a top accelerator for the last four years in a row, ranking number one in the U.S. in several categories. It has invested in over 100 companies that have gone on to raise over $300 MM in follow-on-funding and create over 800 jobs. The business is now expanding its reach internationally and is adding value to a variety of industries from large scale corporations to universities and beyond.
    Program Director at MOX
    Ching-Ping Lin
    As Program Director at MOX, Ching-Ping Lin is focused on building a world leading accelerator program for mobile apps. She is a process expert with a background in startups, data management and cross-border operations. Previous to joining SOSV MOX she worked as head of operations for the first commercial aircraft leasing company in China and managed US-China public health projects at Peking University. She received her PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of Washington.

    MOX — the Mobile Only Accelerator — helps the best mobile startups from around the world acquire millions of users in Southeast Asia and India. MOX brings free user acquisition to the 167 million users on its smartphone platform and investment in return for revenue share and equity. The first global accelerator in Taiwan, MOX is operated by SOSV - the Accelerator VC, the venture fund with $400M AUM operating seven global accelerators.
    CEO and founder of Easy Ten
    Dmitry Zaruta
    Dmitry is Samara State Medical University and Central Research Institute of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery alumni. Until now, he is a certified maxillofacial and plastic surgeon.

    • In 2012, he left medicine to start his own tech company.
    • In the spring of 2014, Easy Ten, headed by Dmitry, graduated from the IIDF accelerator and raised a seed round from the fund.
    • In early 2015, Easy Ten scaled to 40 countries and got translated into 70 languages.
    • In 2016, the team became part of the 18th Batch of 500 Startups.
    To date, Easy Ten is used by more than 5 million people around the world.
    CEO and co-founder of Dbrain
    Dmitry Mackevich
    Dmitry is an experienced IT entrepreneur with a background in brain science and machine learning.
    Prior to founding Dbrain, an AI startup, Dmitry created Icon8 AI chatbot that applies an artistic style to any submitted picture and returns the result almost immediately. With more than 7.5 million users and tens of millions of images processed, it was ranked #1 chatbot on Telegram and received a grant personally from Telegram CEO Pavel Durov to finance the cloud infrastructure.

    More recently, Dmitry founded Flocktory.com, a B2B company in AI that was sold to NASDAQ:QIWI for $20M in 2017.

    In the past, Dmitry also held multiple leadership and engineering positions at companies such as Accenture, WikiMart, and NetCracker.

    VentureBeat included Dmitry in the list of 100 people to watch in the chatbot space, right next to Pavel Durov. Dmitry is also mentioned in the 30 under 30 list of top entrepreneurs from Belarus.
    Managing Partner at LETA Capital
    Alexander Chachava
    Alexander Chachava is a serial entrepreneur, founder and president of Leta Group: Eset Russia, Leta IT, Avanpost, Damask, etc. with over $3 billion in revenue and 500+ employees. He is also the founder of LETA Capital — a venture fund which invests in innovative tech companies at late seed and growth stages.

    Key experience and expertise: entrepreneurship, software distribution, sales and marketing, channel building, etc. His profession is a software engineer.
    Independent growth consultant
    Trevor Tune
    Trevor is a business strategist specializing in operations and growth. He is the founder of an independent consultancy focused on advising early and growth-stage startups including PennHaven, a private equity firm powered by artificial intelligence. Prior to PennHaven, Trevor worked in a full-time capacity as the Director of Operations at Capital Innovators, a St. Louis-based accelerator program. At Capital Innovators, Trevor was responsible for managing the deal flow pipeline, handling program operations, advising startups on tactical objectives, and implementing new systems and processes to enable the program's effectiveness.

    Trevor currently resides in St. Louis and is a Contributor at EQSTL where he writes articles about the Midwest venture ecosystem.
    CEO and co-founder of Semantic Hub
    Irina Efimenko
    Irina Efimenko is a founder and CEO of the Semantic Hub Company. She has got her PhD in Moscow State University and currently is an Associate Professor in computational linguistics. During her career, she accumulated 15 years of experience in natural language processing (NLP), semantic technologies, cognitive technologies, artificial intelligence and Big Data, technology mining and decision support systems with emphasis on Pharma and Healthcare. Irina is a member of the Scientific board of the Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence, and a member of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence. She is also an expert of WHO in the field of digital tools. She is an author of more than 50 scientific papers and book chapters, as well as several patents in NLP, and participated as a speaker in multiple international conferences in Europe and USA. Together with her team (100+ years of total experience in AI and NLP), she has successfully completed over 60 commercial projects in the area of semantic technologies including those for national and international pharmaceutical companies.
    CEO and founder of JivoSite
    Timur Valishev
    Studied for a programmer at Bauman University in Moscow and got an MBA at California State University, East Bay.

    In 2008 founded octoline.ru – a virtual telephone station with SaaS business model.

    In 2012 Timur founded jivosite.ru – a business messenger which allows for better communication with potential clients and is used by 230 000 websites all over the world.
    CEO and founder of Jetlore, Sr. Director, PayPal Marketing Solutions
    Eldar Sadikov
    Eldar leads PayPal Marketing Solutions for large enterprises — his company Jetlore has recently been acquired by PayPal. Jetlore's platform is currently used by five of the world's top 20 retailers including such brands as eBay, LG, Uniqlo and Bershka. The company has raised more than $10M in venture capital and in 2017 was recognized as #12 fastest growing business in the Bay area according San Francisco Business Times.

    Eldar is a computer scientist by training and has graduated from Northeastern University in 2005. In 2007, he was accepted to Stanford where he spent over 3 years working on predictive statistical models while having short stints at Google and Microsoft Research. Eldar has received numerous industry and research awards including the WSDM 2011 Best Student Paper Award and Google's Best Research Paper in Information Retrieval Award in 2010.

    Eldar is also an active mentor and judge for Stanford StartX accelerator where he advises startups on enterprise sales, fundraising, and AI / machine learning.
    Head of international media at Tribuna Digital
    Alexander Tkach
    Leads the department of international media at a digital publishing agency Tribuna Digital which unites the largest Russian sports media Sports.ru and global-oriented sports projects.

    Alexander oversees the releases of cross-platform football products under the Tribuna brand, which grew to 7 million monthly users in just several years. He has been working in the merged company for 10 years, holding several positions — from a journalist to a product manager.
    Investment manager at IIDF
    Nikita Yuriev
    Nikita Yuriev has been an analyst in the venture area for four years. Previously he worked at Rusnano and was a co-founder of the advertising startup, focusing on ad placement optimization in social networks. Its turnover increased from zero to 100 million rubles in a year. Within four years at IIDF, he became an investor and joined the board of directors of such companies as Fitness-clubs, Eldis, Site Secure, Stafory, Leadza, Promobot, Cinemood, Supl.biz, Kidsway, and #tceh community center. He made 5 exits, bringing many-fold profit for IIDF.
    Global Campus Operations Manager at Google for Entrepreneurs
    Amrit Dhir
    Amrit Dhir leads Global Operations for Google for Entrepreneurs. His team manages the technical and physical operations of Campus, a network of Google’s spaces for entrepreneurs in startup hubs around the world: London, Madrid, São Paulo, Seoul, Tel Aviv, and Warsaw. He also coordinates the network’s expansion: next up, Campus Berlin. Prior to joining GFE, Amrit was a Senior Manager in New Business Development, leading partnerships and business strategy for some of Alphabet’s and Google’s earliest-stage and most ambitious projects (and also some failures): e.g., Project Baseline at Verily; the Google Cultural Institute; Rapid Eval Investigations at Google[x]; Google Helpouts; and Google Research / Machine Intelligence. His previous ambitions to be a lawyer and the lead singer of a metal band (separate ambitions) are now safely buried in his past.
    Managing Director of Digital Dao China
    Ryan Pan
    Ryan is a Chinese expert and entrepreneur in IT and digital area. In recent years, he is active in entrepreneurial projects in China. With strong knowledge in Chinese digital, Cloud Computing, SAAS, and solid customer service spirit, one of his projects got investment from Sequoia Capital. Before that, he spent almost 8 years working globally as a Senior Product Manager in SAP which is the biggest enterprise software and service provider all over the world. Above those, he is also Agile Coach and Design Thinking Coach.
    Partner at Techmafia, Co-investments at IIDF
    Maxim Chebotarev
    Maxim Chebotarev is Co-investments department director and Techmafia co-founder at Internet Initiatives Development Fund. Maxim is responsible for all co-investments by external investors in IIDF's portfolio companies and Russian VC market development. Internet Initiatives Development Fund is $95 mln venture capital firm based in Moscow, Russia. According to Dow Jones (2015) IIDF is the most active early stage venture fund in Russia and Europe. IIDF has more than 320 hi-tech companies in portfolio and more than 40 companies raised financing round from external Russian and international investors. One of the priorities for the Internet Initiatives Development Fund is financial and expert support for startups at the early stage. IIDF collaborates with 80+ IT corporations to help startups with expertise, resources, technologies, go-to-market tactics, PR and intro to enterprise clients. The Fund also has launched a variety of educational programs and performed a number of legislative initiatives. Prior to joining IIDF, Maxim held different positions in hi-tech companies in Moscow, Russia.
    Chief Strategy and Analytics Officer at Mail.Ru Group
    Alexander Gornyi
    After graduating from Moscow State University he started working at Mail.Ru where he went from programmer to the director of the company's Mail Service Department.
    In March 2006 he transferred to Rambler Internet Holding where he headed the Web Project Development department. Since autumn 2006 he worked at Media World (RBC holding) as head of projects, technical director and deputy CEO.
    In 2010 he became the head of ICQ project at Mail.Ru Group. In 2011 he was appointed IT director of Mail.Ru Group, and in 2016 — Chief Strategy and Analytics Officer. In this position he is engaged in M&A, investments and launching the company's internal products.
    CEO and founder of Pravo.ru
    Alexei Pelevin
    Alexei joined Art. Lebedev Studio in 2000 as a UI/UX designer. There he has been creating new styles and corporate identities for large russian banks and companies. In 2002 Aleksei founded a design studio "Park" which was listed in WebDesign Icon in 2005 according to Taschen. In 2008 he participated in launching Pravo.ru, an information portal for lawyers. In 2009 Pravo.ru won a budget tender to support websites of arbitration courts. Since 2010 the company has been automating Russian arbitration system with the help of "Elektronnoe pravosudie" service. In 2012−2013 the company launched systems for legal practice automation Casebook, Caselook and Case.pro.
    Co-founder and head of amoCRM
    Mikhail Tokovinin
    Mikhail is a founder of several tech startups, as well as a head and mentor of amoCRM. In 2004 he and his partners founded QSOFT — now one of Top 5 Russian web studios, according to CMS Magazine. In 2009 he dived into SaaS and, without any external investments, launched amoCRM — a cloud sales management service. In 2011 the company began conquering the international market and opened an office in San Francisco. Mikhail is a successful IT entrepreneur, but, according to him, he is, first and foremost, an engineer.
    Executive Director at Sberbank CIB
    Sergei Polikanov
    04.1997 — 04.1998 — "Svyazinvest" — Financing of large investment projects. Advising management of large Russian telecom operators in the field of new financial decisions.

    11.2000 — 09.2001 — Government of Moscow — Financing of projects with the support of the investment fund of the Government of Moscow. Search for optimal solutions in the structure of financing and risk sharing between project participants.

    10.2001 — 07.2008 — Sberbank HQ — Loan officer for project finance management. Financing of large investment projects in different sectors of the economy, a full cycle of project and credit analysis.

    07.2017 — now — Executive director. Head of New Economy Department, DCC Sberbank CIB.
    Open Innovation Director at EDF
    Valery Prunier
    Valery started as a material scientist at the service of power generation (nuclear and fossil) and distribution. He evolved toward international collaboration and leverage and is co-founder of Nugenia, an international collaborative initiative with over 110 members from 28 countries. Valery is passionate to replicate this success for innovation to business and recently founded a dedicated vehicle with key Silicon Valley and European stakeholders.

    Valery spent 2 years in Japan and 8 years in the States, working in the start-up American Superconductor and also Bicron, part of Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials. More recently he spent three years in San Francisco as Open Innovation Director for North America, serving the whole EDF Group. He was instrumental to several investments and deals with start-ups. Valery is now in Paris as Open Innovation Director for Europe and Middle East, still developing win-win situations between startups and EDF.
    Co-founder of Republic
    Peter Green
    Peter co-founded Republic — a leading US startup crowdfunding platform. Republic launched in 2016, shortly after the Title III of the JOBS Act allowed the general public to invest in private US companies.

    Republic is part of the leading family of startup investment platforms together with AngelList and CoinList. Peter coaches fundraising startups and leads Republic’s product.

    Worked for over 15 years in tech. Mentor and advisor of a number of US startups in areas of product design, branding and fundraising.

    While living in California, founded a successful SaaS company MeetingPulse, fashion brand Volga Verdi, #VVFY app and a consumer network called Mine.

    Previously worked in interactive design at Leo Burnett Moscow for clients such as GM, P&G, Mars, Sberbank, McDonalds, and others.
    Co-founder and CBDO Promobot
    Oleg Kivokurtsev
    • Alumni of the Perm National Research Polytechnic Universitys' "Automobiles and technological machinery" faculty.
    • Co-founded Promobot and has been the company's CBDO since 2014.Today Promobot is the largest manufacturer of autonomous service robots in Russia, Eastern and Northern Europe.
    • Is on Forbes «30 under 30» list.
    Notable achievements:
    • Won GenerationS 2014 in the nomination "Best Russian industrial startup".
    • Won Startup Village 2105 (Skolkovo) in the "Robotics" nomination.
    • In 2016 won a silver prize on the "Startup of the year" award in the nomination
    Co-founder of «.etc ventures»
    Ivan Gorshunov
    Co-Founder of Moves The Needle, author of The Lean Entrepreneur
    Brant Cooper
    CEO&Founder at Hot WiFi
    Dmitry Stepanenko
    Co-founder and CTO of Knoema
    Vladimir Bougay
    Co-founder, Head of CINEMOOD USA
    Paul Zhuravlev
    СEO Convead
    Alexey Kovalev
    Founder and CEO of Leadza.ai
    Victoria Vinogradova
    CEO&Founder at Easy ten
    Dmitriy Zaruta
    CBDO and Co-founder at Statsbot
    Mike Melanin
    Portfolio Director at IIDF
    Ilya Korolev
    Ilya has $10 mln USD (700+ mln RUB) under management and had invested in 15 companies on behalf of IIDF in LegalTech, AR/VR, Marketing Technologies sectors.

    Before IIDF Ilya was a co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Dulton Media, Russian online video platform developer. The company was sold to Rambler&Co in 2017.

    Since 2012 actively helping tech entrepreneurs to grow their businesses as mentor and evangelist of Lean Startup and Customer Development methodologies.
    CBDO of Stafory
    Alexey Kostarev
    CEO and co-founder of Digifabster
    Konstantin Ivanov
    Began his career in digital by developing two companies — Inspiration and Lebrand, which were in the top digital agencies in Russia. For the last 10 years he engaged in IT business and, since 2013, production. Co-founded 3DPrintus.ru, a 3D printing service for CNC with up to 20 mln rubles a year in revenue. The company still operates in Russia.

    In 2016 Konstantin co-founded and since then develops a european company Digifabster, which automates order flow and streamlined production processes for AM (Additive Manufacturing) and CNC businesses. The company raised $500k from international investors and is on its way to $1M ARR until the end of last year.

    Since 2017 the company is successfully scaling in the USA.
    RSGG'17
    How to participate
    in Russian Startups
    Go Global 2018
    Registration for the conference is closed.
    Russian Startups Go Global 2018 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 25th of November the tickets will be available for a special price — 5000 rubles. From the 26th they will cost 7000 rubles. Please note: the tickets will not be available for purchase at the conference.

    All after-party tickets have been sold out.


    After-Party
    Where:
    Digital Business Hub
    Pokrovka st., 47
    Moscow
    About IIDF
    IIDF (Internet Initiatives Development Fund) is a Russian venture capital fund which invests at early stages and is the most active early-stage venture fund in Russia and Europe: since 2013 the fund has closed more than 400 deals at various stages. We invest in tech companies at pre-seed, seed and series A ranging from 2,5m rub to 324m rub, provide startups with expert's support and participate in the legal regulation of the Internet business and the venture industry in Russia.
    IIDF Accelerator — a three-month program to accelerate business growth for ambitious founders of tech startups that are building a large company. At the Accelerator they are helped with increasing their sales and/or margins by several times, finding new markets and niches and develop their marketing strategy. By the end of the program top performing companies raise further investment rounds from IIDF (up to 25 and 324 mln rub.) and continue to scale and develop their growth strategy with the help of IIDF investment managers.
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    Alesya Khanieva
    Speakers, partners and sponsors
    Kirill Pronin
    Participants
    Dania Shumilkina
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