Rock stars from Google, HP, 500 Startups, TechCrunch, The Founder Institute, ESPN, and other global leaders of innovation will hold 9 interactive workshops aimed at the examination, practice and development of live cases on December 4-5 in Kyiv.
Startup AddVenture (Europe Venture Summit) is the largest freemium conference that plans to gather over 3,000 IT entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business angels and incubators from Ukraine, the CIS, Europe and the USA. The freemium format of the conference implies free access to panel discussions for all registered participants, as well as additional opportunities to participate in interactive workshops. The main goal of Startup AddVenture is to provide maximum practical benefit for entrepreneurs and startup teams by providing opportunities to obtain expert examination of their projects, find mentors and new team members. To achieve these objectives, the Startup AddVenture conference will host a set of sessions in the efficient form of interactive workshops.
Each workshop is a unique opportunity to practice common cases on the subject of your startup, get an expert evaluation from gurus of the industry, expand your network of contacts, and try out co-working with potential team members and partners on-site, in order to test your professional compatibility. There are one hundred participants per workshop who will be working on solving cases in teams of 10.
Over the two-day period of the conference, a total of 9 workshops covering to the hottest startup topics will be held – mobile, pitching, e-commerce, fintech, growth hacking, design, gaming, new media, and early stage investments. International experts with ample expertise and successful experience in the will serve as workshop moderators.
- Early stage investments workshop will be held by Dave McClure, founder and managing partner of the largest seed venture fund and one of the largest startup accelerators in the USA, 500 Startups, investor in more than 500 companies; and well-known venture capitalists who invest in hundreds of startups around the world, Alexander Galitsky (Almaz Capital) and Igor Ryabenkiy (Altair Capital).
- Pitching Workshop will be held by Adeo Ressi, founder of the largest worldwide network incubator, The Founder Institute, founder of startups with a total worth of 2 billion dollars, and don Dodge, developer advocate at Google), representing the Google Ventures Foundation.
- FinTech Workshop is organized by Michael Sigal, a successful American businessman and mentor to startups, founder of Agile Credit, a prominent fintech startup, executive producer of an international competition for fintech startups organized by SWIFT Innotribe Startup Challenge; as well as representatives of KT Corporation (Korea Telecom), the largest provider of integrated wired and wireless telecommunication services in South Korea. The workshop is sponsored by Fidobank.
- Michael Bayle, a former Yahoo! and Microsoft executive, will hold a Mobile Workshop. Today he heads the mobile division of ESPN, the largest sports network in the USA; Sridhar Solur, technologist and a founder of HP’s Cloud/Mobile Printing business who is also Head of Mobile software incubator at HP.
Anna Degtereva CEO of Happy Farm business incubator, co-organizer of Startup AddVenture in Ukraine, said:
In our time, access to information, in fact, is infinite, therefore it is crucial to learn how to operate it properly. The main focus of our conference is result. What can truly help startups grow and develop quickly is international experience and expertise that can be gained at Startup AddVenture – by working with the best of the best.
Learn more and register for participation at the Startup AddVenture conference website venturesummit.eu.