ABOUT EMERGE

EMERGE is the only international tech conference
that brings together most promising startups, talent and ecosystem players from the New East region.

WHAT IS EMERGE

It's not a secret. ex-Soviet Union region (Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Central Asia), as we call it now New East region, has been traditionally strong in natural sciences such as mathematics, physics, astrophysics, chemistry, engineering. For a long time companies abroad came to Eastern Europe to fetch the best talent. Now, the table has turned, and the region is booming with exceptional companies and founders on their way to success. New East is the place of successful companies such as MSQRD and AIMATTER, acquired by Facebook and Google respectively, Grammarly, GitHub, Wargaming, Yandex and many more. Minsk is gathering momentum. International attendees and guests do not require a visa to travel to Belarus for up to 30 days if flying into Minsk.



EMERGE's mission is to unify the region and change the perception of it. Welcome to New East, the powerhouse of deep tech.
Previous speakers, makers & doers from tech sphere, included Microsoft, Facebook, Dell, Warner Music, Tilda Publishing, Mail.ru Group, Flint Capital and many more.

Last year EMERGE has gathered 1500 attendees from 22 countries and we plan to grow the audience to 2000+ attendees in 2019.

EMERGE 2019 will be held in Minsk (Belarus).
EMERGE 2018 official aftermovie. Minsk, Belarus
"With so many startups branching out from Silicon
Valley into new places, we are on a mission to
present you the new geography of talent."
— Alina Bezuglova & Margo Lazarenkova,
EMERGE co-founders
"With so many startups branching out from SiliconValley into new places, we are on a mission to present you the new geography of talent." — Alina Bezuglova & Margo Lazarenkova,
EMERGE co-founders
Co-organiser
Co-organiser
Alina Bezuglova
Marge Lazarenkova
Alina is the founder of Rutech, helping tech companies from Eastern Europe go global, and leader of Tech London Advocates RUSSIA, developing Russian speaking tech community in London. Alina has previously started crowdfunding platform and worked as head of marketing at some startup accelerators in London. She advises tech companies on business development, scaling and fundraising strategy.
Marge is a creative economy geek. She's graduated from Belarusian State Economic University with Creative Economy thesis and since then she's dedicated her activities to the deep exploration of the power of creativity. Today she's the founder of non-profit institution Creative Belarus and co-host of CreativeMornings Minsk chapter.
MINSK ON THE GLOBAL TECH MAP

Recently Minsk (Belarus) had several success startup exits when a video filter app MSQRD was acquired by Facebook in 2016 and later in 2017 Google acquired AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app.

Unlike other countries in the same region, Belarus legalises ICOs and cryptocurrencies, supports the development of autonomous vehicles and introduces English law practice. International attendees and guests do not require a visa to travel to Belarus for up to 5 days if flying directly.