Discover emerging technologies & emerging tech hubs right in the heart of the New East
May 17—18
Minsk, OK16
Discover emerging technologies & emerging tech hubs right in the heart of the New East
May 17—18
Minsk, OK16
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.
1000+
attendees
100+
investors
100+
startups
40+
speakers
MEET OUR FIRST SPEAKERS
Paris, France
Supermodel, Philanthropist and Angel Investor
Nikita Obukhov
Moscow, Russia
CEO and Founder of Tilda Publishing
Tiago Correia
London, UK
Global Digital Business Development Manager - Innovation at Warner Music Group
Rebecka Carlsson
Stockholm, Sweden
Climate activist, entrepreneur and NASA Singularity University alumni
Oscar Kneppers
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Founder at Rockstart Accelerator
Bay McLaughlin
Hong Kong
IoT & Hardware Investor, Co-founder at Brinc
Danil Khasanshin
Moscow, Russia
CEO of the Committee publishing house (vc.ru, TJournal.ru, spark.ru)
Vitaly Laptenok
Kiev, Ukraine
Yury Melnichek
Minsk, Belarus
Founder at AIMATTER, Maps.me, Bulba Ventures
Askar Ramazanov
Moscow, Russia
Co-founder at Chekhov APi and DI Telegraph
Alexander Gornyi
Moscow, Russia
Chief Strategy and Analytics Officer at Mail.Ru Group
Evgeny Kurishev
San Francisco, USA
Technical co-founder at Mirror AI
Natalia Vodyanova
Philantropist
When we first checked out our new headphones, we noticed the box said 'improved bass by cool. We had to wonder, is this marketing jargon, or the real thing? But it only took a moment to realize that bass was not kidding.
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.

FIND THE RIGHT TICKET
FOR YOU AND YOUR COMPANY

Hurry up! Regular tickets sale ends on May 15
KEY TOPICS
Minsk, May 17 - 18
Speakers: Zane Bojare, CMO at Startup Wise Guys accelerator, who launched a Fintech program with Swedbank; Alexander Gornyi, Chief Strategy and Analytics Officer at Mail.Ru; Group; Alena Kalibaba (tbc), founder Radar Tech corporate accelerator; Maria Barsuk, Venture Capital Investment Programme at EBRD
Speakers: Yury Melnichek, Founder of Bulba Ventures, co-founder AIMatter and maps.me; Herman Poleschuk, Founder at Tigermilk Media; Tarmo Virki, Founder of CoFounder Magazine; Vital Laptenok, CEO at Genesis Media; Vasili Shinkorenko, CEO at Storyline
Speakers: Key stakeholders of tech ecosystems in Latvia, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan: Egita Polanska, Chairwoman of Latvian Startup Assoaciation; Skolkovo Foundation; Anastasiya Makeenok, Emerging Audience Lead at Microsoft; Maxim Chebotarev, Co-investments Department Director at Internet Initiatives Development Fund; Andrew Wrobel, Editor-in-chief of Emerging Europe
Speakers: Denis Zhadanov, VP of Marketing at Readdle; Kirill Gourbanov,Former Product Team Leader at Sberbank, Mentor at Netologia; Amina Idigova, Digital HR transformation consultant; Ivan Mikhaylov, Business Development Director at Digrate Digital Rating Agency; Konstantin Gnyp, Senior Investment Analyst at Runa Capital; Jaka Levstek, CEO and Co-founder at D.Labs
Speakers: Vladimir Pavlov, Head of R&D Lobster Media; Rebecka Carlson, graduate from NASA SingularityU; Roman Gromov, CBDO at Arrm.io; Oscar Kneppers, Founder at Rockstart Accelerator; Yulia Kolesova, founder of GetLean;
Bay McLaughlin, IoT & Hardware investor, co-founder at Brinc IoT Accelerator; Elena Krauzova, SpeedInvest; Dmitry Fotiyev, Managing Partner at Brightmore Capital; Ivan Savelyev, Managing Partner at Emery Capital; Alex Chekan, partner at HAXUS
APPPLICATIONS OPEN UNTIL MAY 6.
APPLY NOW
STARTUPS
AT EMERGE
Across 2 days startups will compete in a pitching battle to become the winner of CHALLENGE startup competition. The winners will get €5,000 cash prize and more prizes from our partners. While applications to CHALLENGE are now closed, startups who want to access matchmaking with investors and a chance to attend VIP Reception by Flint Capital, can still apply to showcase at Startup Ally before May 6.

OUR PARTNERS & FRIENDS
If you are interested to become a partner or a sponsor, we would like to hear from you.
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.
BOOM OF
IT-INDUSTRY
WHY FALL IN LOVE
WITH MINSK?
NO VISA
International attendees and guests do not require visa to travel to Belarus for up to 5 days if flying directly.
Today, Minsk is a vibrant city with an exotic mix of Soviet heritage, new dynamic culture and modern technologies.
MULTICULTURAL
May 17 – 18, 2018
Venue OK16, Kastrychnickaya Street, 16 - Minsk, Belarus