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by Touch Platform

Remote conference connecting startups from Central, South-East Europe & Central Asia - with global investors, accelerators, and enterprises.

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50+ founders will present their projects and innovative ideas.

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Mentors and investors from Europe, Israel and USA.

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Training for taking part in online events and bootcamp.

Enterprise solutions, SaaS, AI-based solutions, edtech, HR tech, eCommerce, marketplaces, platforms, robotics, cloud tech, fintech, agritech, clean tech, 5G, future cars.

Activities

Mentorship

Pre-arranged personal sessions for selected startups with investors.

Bootcamp

Specially prepared workshops for all startups participating.

Networking

Business meetings online and virtual networking.

Crash Test

Innovative and scientific ideas presentations.

Pitch Night

TOP 20 startups from the region will pitch to the investors panel.

About Georgia

Talking about the opportunities for digital business in Georgia and the region.

Speakers and Mentors

Workshop

Fundraising for startups

Timur Daudpota

EIR

500 Startups

USA

Timur Daudpota is EIR at 500 Startups and have run startup ecosystem accelerators in San Francisco, Korea, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Georgia country. Worked with 160+ startups by now. Fun Fact: Timur is an avid reader, reading which used to be hard for him is now a hobby, he is also an Angel Investor and loves to cook, currently he is following chefs from the Netflix series “Chef's Table” where he visit them, spends a few days and learns to cook from them. You can follow him at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timurdaudpota/  and at https://twitter.com/TimurDaudpota

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Mentor

Magdalena Jabłońska

CEO

MIT Enterprise Forum CEE

Poland
Magdalena is a professional with over 16 years of consulting experience. She is the CEO of the Foundation for Technology Entrepreneurship, which runs accelerator MIT Enterprise Forum CEE. Connects and coaches technology entrepreneurs, enabling them to organize PoC and tap into Poland's ecosystem.
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Interview

Investment opportunities in Georgia

Giorgi Pertaia

President

Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Georgia
Former Head of Georgian National Investment Agency and Chief Advisor of the Prime Minister of Georgia in the Protection of Business Interests area. Founder of LLC Keystone Investments - private equity fund.
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Mentor

Max Pecherskyi

CEO & Co-founder

PromoRepublic.com

Finland
Max is a passionate entrepreneur and SaaS Community builder. Being co-founder and CEO connects investors, co-founders, exceptional talent and partner companies to make PromoRepublic.com (Distributed Marketing SaaS) succeed at global scale. Prior to co-founding PromoRepublic, Max co-founded the digital agency nsg.agency and developed it to leadership on its market, acquiring accounts like Kimberly Clark, Danone, Philips, Ferrero, Johnsons & Johnsons, Henkel to name a few.
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Cam Gammon

UK Lead

Funderbeam

United Kingdom
Cam is the UK Lead for Capital Markets Origination at Funderbeam, and it is his responsibility to find the best companies to list a portion of their cap-table on the marketplace. Prior to this Cam made balance sheet investments into deep-tech startups in Cambridge.
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Interview

Cybersec industry in Georgia

Bacho Abshilava

Head of Information Security Sales

Orient-Logic

Georgia
I'm ISMS Implementer, have big experience working in government sector. ISO27001 Certified Lead Implementer
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Mentor

Konrad Ozdowy

PwC Startup / Scaleup

PwC Polska

Poland
PwC Startup / Scaleup project coordinator with many years of experience in the startup ecosystem.
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Mentor

Product/market fit

Elena Mazhuha

Investment Manager

Genesis Investments

Ukraine
2+ years in venture capital. 4+ years in investments. Screened 750+ seed-stage startups within the last 1.5 years. Ex-TA Ventures. Ex-Citibank. Ex-EY
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Mentor

Tamas Szeker

Consultant, Community Builder, Account Manager

Arbolus Technologies

Spain
Tamas is an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial-minded professional with international experience gained in 6 countries and cultures across 3 continents so far. He’s a former Head of Global Partnership Development at EuroAsian Startup Awards, building bridges between western and eastern startup ecosystems. Currently, he works as a Community Builder and Account Manager at a British SaaS scale-up in Barcelona, helping clients in their strategic and investment decisions by connecting them with senior industry leaders globally. He is also a Co-Founder of the community-based fashion application Try ONline, aiming at revolutionizing the fashion industry.
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Scaling business to the USA

Enis Hulli

General Partner

500 Startups Istanbul

Turkey

Enis aims to cultivate and grow the Turkish startup ecosystem, help talented entrepreneurs of the broader region and the diaspora in building explosive businesses that will integrate with Silicon Valley. His goal is to position 500 Istanbul as the leading actor in the region in order to re-shape the future of innovation at EMEA.
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PE investment opportunities in Georgia

Shalva Daushvili

Principal

Mission Gate

Georgia
Shalva Daushvili is an investment professional with background in banking and private equity industries. Before joining Mission Gate he worked as a Director at Georgia Capital – London Stock Exchange listed private equity company in Georgia. There, he was responsible for entire life cycle of deals – from target engagement to closing. Before Georgia Capital, Shalva held various positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bank of Georgia in New York and Tbilisi. Shalva is a CFA and FRM charterholder, holds BBA degrees in Finance & Risk Management from Georgia State University and Caucasus University, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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Mentor

Sandra Golbreich

CEO, co-founder

Baltic Sandbox

Lithuania
Sandra Golbreich is a CEO and Founding Partner at Baltic Sandbox– a sustainable value acceleration partner for the Eastern European startups seeking the transition to the Western European markets. Additionally, Sandra is mentoring social entrepreneurs at ChangeMakers’ON and running a #WomenInTech initiative.
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Go-to-market aspects for startups

Lyubov Guk

Partner

Blue Lake Accelerator

United Kingdom
Partner at London-based Blue Lake VC Fund/Accelerator, investing in early-stage startups from the United Kingdom and Eastern Europe. Helping startups to create winning go-to-market strategies leveraging seven years of practical work with the corporate sector in the United Kingdom, Europe and Ukraine.
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Mentor

Sebastien Toupy

Head of Startup Relations

The Next Web

Netherlands

Entrepreneur, community builder & public speaker. I have a real passion for startups, innovation, and social impact. I currently dedicate my time to organising tech events and running programs that help startup founders to build successful & sustainable ventures. At TNW I am in charge of building a number of corporate and governmental programs that shed light on the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. My role revolves around helping these parties to effectively collaborate in order to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges

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Hilla Ovil-Brenner

Managing Director

Techstars

Israel
Hilla Ovil-Brenner is a serial entrepreneur in the high-tech industry for over 15 years. Named top 100 influential people in the hi-tech industry in 2015, Hilla started as a lawyer in Israel and NY and went on to co-found 3 companies, one of which is listed on TASE, and then went on to be a mentor and an investor. She is also the founder of "Yazamiyot", the largest female entrepreneurship organization in Israel, and created Campus for Moms, the first "baby-friendly" startup school at Google. Hilla is a true believer in innovation and team spirit, and is currently the Managing Director of Techstars Tel Aviv Accelerator.
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Speaker

Guillaume Moubeche

CEO & co-founder

lemlist.com

France
Co-Founder and CEO of lemlist and lempod (which got acquired after 18 months of exponential growth)In our first 2 years, we grew lemlist from 0 to 10,000+ customers worldwide, without any funding.I love SaaS businesses, B2B growth strategies and cool people
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Mentor

Eryk Frontczak

Investment Analyst

bValue

Poland
Mathematics graduate with a corporate finance background, trying to blend in data science into seed level VC investing. Passionate about creative founders solving real pain points. History and basketball geek in the free time.
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Speaker (workshop)

Growth hacking

Eva Reder

Co-Founder / Partner

GrowthMasters / Manos Accelerator via Google Launchpad

USA
Eva is the co-founder of GrowthMasters, the highest reaching personal brand content agency on LinkedIn. She's generated over 70M views for VCs, startup founders and top executives on LinkedIn. She's also a mentor at multiple Silicon Valley startup accelerators.
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Speaker

Mariam Sharangia

Head of Strategic Development Department

Georgia's innovation and technology agency

Georgia
After graduating from high school in Georgia, I pursued my undergraduate education in the UK at University College London. I studied Information Management for Business which is essentially a synthesis of the study of computer science and business management. Upon graduated, I joined a fantastic startup team of VIENI, a disruptive, UK-based bus sharing platform. It connected like-minded people by enabling on-demand bus travels according to the travelers' needs. The idea was to cater to customer demand while reducing costs, carbon emissions, and making trips more enjoyable. Our goal was to reinvent the way people traveled together while stressing community benefits, convenience, and environmental considerations. My role at VIENI was to work on business development and digital marketing.Upon returning to my home country from the UK, I was hired at Georgia’s innovation and technology agency (GITA), which is the state organization, that helps startups to form, develop and grow. I work there, as a had of the Strategic development department - I coordinate and manage different innovational bootcamps for school and university students, which introduces them to STEM subjects and allows them to work on real-life programs. I also coordinate the pre-accelerator program which allowed seven Georgian universities to establish their pre-accelerator programs onsite. I am also involved in other national and international projects, which keeps me updated with the global startup ecosystem. Meanwhile, I was lecturing Entrepreneurship at Business and technology university. I am also a Forbes Woman Georgia contributor, where I try to increase the awareness about entrepreneurship and innovation.Recently, I got a Fulbright and I am moving to the US next year to pursue my master's in entrepreneurship and innovative ventures at Rochester Institute of Technology. I would like to emphasize that I strongly believe in women's power in developing innovation and technology ecosystems. I am an active woman advocate and often participate in different events to empower and inspire women's participation in STEM fields.
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Speaker (workshop)

Legal side of scaling to US

Mikhail Usubyan

Partner

Rimon Law

USA
I am a U.S.-based experienced attorney (qualified in the U.S. and Russia) assisting VC firms and tech startups. Apart from legal help, I assist my clients with making the right connections.
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Speaker (workshop)

Communication & investor relations

Maya Lockwood

Head of Investor Relations

IndieBio / SOSV

USA
Maya expands IndieBio's syndicate, finding new investors aligned with their vision, and oversees IndieBio’s communications strategy for the portfolio and program.
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Katherine Luchaninova

Head of Business Development

Aligned Research Group

United States
Katherine is responsible for driving the company to success. Scouting the technological world for new possible application of Aligned Research Group’s team talents, she is responsible for expansion, marketing and relationship with clients.
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Bogdan Zhukevych

Founder

Teurus

Poland
Worked in startup related organisations (Black Pearls VC, Space3ac accelerator and Starter Incubator), corporate sector (IBM, Lenovo). Founder of Teurus and co-founder of Aisa&Partners.
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Valentin Țoc

Startup Program Manager & Community Builder

Rubik Hub

Romania
Startup community & programs builder at Rubik Hub. In the past 12 years I have been building and working in social & educational projects, coordinating NGOs, projects and volunteers. I believe in positive impact by empowering people to step forward and have initiative.I have experience in community building & HR, I like to be part of/find the solutions to problems, I love creativity and love to help others to grow and to build startups & projects with impact.
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Topics

Day 1

Discussions & interviews

Digital banking trends & fintech

Cybersec industry in Georgia

Investment opportunities in Georgia

Startup ecosystem in Georgia

Ecosystem building

Day 2

Bootcamp Topics

Product/market fit

Customer acquisition

Scaling to EU

Scaling to the USA

Fundraising

Finance and budgeting

Work with corporate clients

Team management and hiring

How to participate

To attend the remote event, you’ll need: laptop, browser with Internet connection, and headphones.

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We will use a special event platform (website + mobile app) where you can see the talks in the live stream, chat with speakers, publish your profile for others to see and arrange calls, and take part in activations by Touch partners.

To get access to the event, you will need to register, get the invitation and/or purchase a pass, each ticket type has its own conditions. Later on, you will get the invitation to edit and use your profile in the event platform called Pine (this works for all the attendees).

Tickets

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Digital pass - Free

Learn about the new opportunities for business and innovative ideas (viewer access only)

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Participant pass - 20 USD

Watch all the talks, workshops, get inspired with Crash Test and Pitch Night
Plan business meetings with other event guests
Find a job or new projects

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Startup pass - Free

Show your project to investors
Crash Test your innovative ideas
Get the mentorship and extra training

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Investor pass - 50 USD

Access Pitch Night, Crash Test and the list of startups
Join mentorship sessions
Learn about regional market

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Corporate pass - 75 USD

Watch all the content during the event or later
See the startups and attendee lists
Join the round tables with speakers

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Student pass - 10 USD

Learn about the entrepreneurship
Talk to the startup founders
Find your first job or internship

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