Minsk, Belarus
May 17–18, 2018


Discover emerging technologies & emerging tech hubs right in the heart of the New East
New space to watch
The startup and innovation scene from the New East –
Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, CIS and Central Asia –
is growing fast and in a very dynamic direction. This is the new space to watch in the tech industry. EMERGE is the new space to be.
Meet our first speakers
Liz Bacelar
New York, USA
Creator of Decoded Fashion, Founder of TheCurrent, Co-founder at Flow Journeys
Anna-Maria Treneva
Dublin, Ireland
Head of Sales, Central & Eastern Europe and Russia Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp
Bay McLaughlin
Hong Kong
IoT & Hardware Investor,
Co-founder at Brinc
Andrew Wrobel
London, UK
Head of Content Strategy and Publishing at Emerging Europe
Oscar Kneppers
Amsterdam, Netherlands
at Rockstart Accelerator
Vitaly Laptenok
Kiev, Ukraine
Herman Poleschuk
Minsk, Belarus
Founder at
Tigermilk Media
Anastasiya Makeenok
Moscow, Russia
Emerging Audience Lead
at Microsoft
Egita Polanska
Riga, Latvia
Chairwoman of the Board of Latvian Startup Association,
Program & Partnerships at StartupWiseGuys Accelerator
Maxim Chebotarev
Moscow, Russia
Co-investments Department Director and Techmafia
Co-founder at Internet Initiatives Development Fund
Rebecka Carlsson
Stockholm, Sweden
Climate activist, entrepreneur and
NASA Singularity University
Dmitry Fotiyev
Dakar, Senegal
Managing Partner at
Brightmore Capital
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Here is what to expect
Main Stage
Get inspired, learn best practices of building tech products, hear founders stories, set the trends and meet finalists of EMERGE CHALLENGE. All talks will be in English with simultaneous Russian translation.
Unicorn Stage
EMERGE CHALLENGE presents semi-finalist startup competition with themed pitch tracks and panel discussions. The finalists will present on the Main Stage.
Matchmagic area
Meeting point for startups & investors/partners;
talent & recruiting companies.
Founders corner
VC & ICO / startups & investors talks, share best practices of entrepreneurship, raising investment, getting into accelerators, marketing & sales.
Future food court
Lunch break can be more interesting and inspiring than you think.
Jobs Corner
Future of work trends, outsourcing in emerging markets, practical workshops how to get a job abroad in top tech companies.
Startups at EMERGE
Startups can сompete in CHALLENGE, startup competition at EMERGE that brings together the most promising early-stage startups from emerging tech hubs. Since Belarus legalised ICO & cryptocurrencies in late 2017, we also welcome pre-ICO startups.

Applications are now open.
Our partners
If you are interested to become a partner or a sponsor, we would like to hear from you.

Media & Community

Why fall in love with Minsk?
Boom of IT-industry
Minsk has been on the tech radar for some time now. It had success exits, when a video filter app MSQRD was acquired by Facebook in 2016 and in 2017 Google acquired Fabby computer vision app by AIMatter. Finally, Belarus legalises ICOs and cryptocurrencies.
No visa
International attendees and guests do not require
visa to travel to Belarus for up to 5 days if flying
Today, Minsk is a vibrant city with an exotic mix of
Soviet heritage, new dynamic culture
and modern technologies.

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May 17 – 18, 2018
Venue OK16, Kastrychnickaya Street, 16 - Minsk, Belarus