CLUBTABLES AT EMERGE 2021

5 MIN READ, MAY 09, 2021
In 2021 when the hype around Clubhouse has been escalating during the last few months, we decided to redesign our traditional roundtables into "clubtables" stressing their informal nature & rooms for friendly conversations about serious topics in tech. Most importantly, everyone is welcome to join the discussion. Read more about our clubtables below & join the ones which you want to attend.
In 2021 when the hype around Clubhouse has been escalating during the last few months, we decided to redesign our traditional roundtables into "clubtables" stressing their informal nature & rooms for friendly conversations about serious topics in tech. Most importantly, everyone is welcome to join the discussion. Read more about our clubtables below & join the ones which you want to attend.

WHAT ARE THEY?

Tell me your timezone, and I'll tell who you are: does location still matter for startups?

ROBERTA RUDOKIENE (LT), Head, Startup Lithuania
ANNA ROBERTS (UK), Chief People Officer, Flo
VSEVOLOD PIMENOV (LT), Head of Global Business Development, PAY2U

In the times when you can hire anyone from any part of the world and have them work remotely for you, is it still important where your company’s HQ located? Many startups from the New East have decided to move to Lithuania in the recent years, and that’s why we invited them and those responsible for the startup ecosystem in the country to discuss what geography means for business today and to share their experience of relocation to Lithuania.

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State of Neurotech: shall we all become cyborgs?

MANDANA AHMADI (UK),Co-Founder, CEO, Aya
DAVE ERASMUS (UK), Founder, Flow Project
NEWTON HOWARD (UK), CEO, ni2o
ALEKSEI GONNOCHENKO (RU), Head, SBER Robotics Lab

A pilot driving his plane with the power of thought. A disabled person learning to move their artificial arm by just thinking. Treating mental disorders with non-invasive brain interfaces. This is not a list of fantasies. This has already been real for some time by now. To what extent neurotech has developed by now? What potential of non-invasive and invasive brain interfaces has been discovered in scientific labs? What does ethics say to us about using this kind of technology? We’ll ask those at the forefront of science.

Moderator:
PETER ZHEGIN (US), Partner, Sistema_VC

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Angel investments as a full-time job

CYRIL GOLUB (BY), Board Member, IT Entrepreneur, Angels Band
SERGEY MOSUNOV (RU), Angel investor, Founder, Angelsdeck

A get-together for those who’ve got experience in angel investing – to share their pains, exchange insights and find new potential partners.

Moderator:
NIKOLAY KIRPICHNIKOV (US), Managing Partner, Smart Partnership Capital

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Reinventing the VC business model: venture builders

ALEXANDER SOBOLEV (RU), Strategy and Business Development Director, Megafon
ALEXANDER CHEKAN (CY), ex-Haxus VC fund, Board Member, Palta
MARIA S.MARINOVA (BG), Executive Director, the Bulgarian Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

More and more funds and corporate venture arms are searching for the new business models to move forward from the “spray and pray” story (which doesn’t necessarily work in Eastern Europe). One of the roads leads to a venture builder. On this roundtable we’ll discuss what does this model actually mean, success cases and main pitfalls to be aware of, as well as how venture builders can work in a corporate world.

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Scaling your brand in the EU: 27 different markets & cultures

ZANE BOJARE (LV), Head of Marketing, Startup Wise Guys
ILYA ADAMSKY (RU), CEO, Sleep.8

Going global doesn’t always mean you’ll make your company’s naming and branding accepted and well-known all over the world. Sometimes it means you have to adjust your business to many relatively small markets and develop different branding for each of them. How to approach this and how to do it right?

Moderator:
STOYAN YANKOV (BG), Productivity & performance coach, Startup Wise Guys

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PR versus Product: is media coverage necessary for startups?

ROBIN WAUTERS (BE), Founding editor, Tech.eu
ANDRIY BRODETSKYI (UA), Tech journalist, Author, Telegram blog “Technology, media and society”
LILIANA PETRENAVA (UK), Global PR executive, Rakuten-Viber

If you’ve just set your business up, you probably know little about promoting it in public. How would you talk to journalists? What do you need to get into Tier 1 media? Are your potential investors interested in your media presence, or do they find high-profile PR campaigns alarming? We invited PR specialists, journalists, bloggers and startups to find answers together.

Moderator:
DINA MOSTOVAYA (RU), Communication strategist, Founder, Mindset Consulting

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How to catch a dragon: emerging markets (MENA, South East

EE-LING LIM (SG), Head of APAC Business Development, 500 Startups
ELENA VATUTINA (AE), Founder & CEO, Pharma.Global
VLADIMIR BATAEV (BY), Managing Partner, Zaz Ventures

Insights on what you need to know before entering these emerging markets; cultural, legal and business specifics as well as perspectives which they might open to your business.

Moderator:
DINA KARAKASH (UK), Portfolio manager, IIDF

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Welcome to the wild wild west of the NFT market

SVEN EBERWEIN (US), Digital artist (part of NFT-focused Flamingo DAO), Digital design modeler, Tesla
JAMIE BURKE (UK), Founder & CEO, Outlier Ventures
FERNANDO VERBOONEN (CH), Co-Founder, Curioinvest

Diving deeper into the phenomenon of NFT and the future of digital art with artists, art strategists and investors.

Moderator:
ALEKSANDRA ARTAMONOVSKAJA (UK), Founder, Electric Artefacts,
Partnerships,.ART

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Efficient collaboration when it comes to open innovation (in Russian)

OLEG BOCHTAREV (RU), Head of innovation development, Kirovsky Zavod
MARINA SOLOVYEVA (RU), Director of "Digital Business", Valenta Farm
DMITRY KURIN (RU), Director of Innovation and Investments Department, MTS Startup Hub
ARTEMIY KRUGLOV (RU), Head of the Visa Moscow Innovation Studio, VISA
OLEG LAKTUYSHIN (RU), Director of Innovative Technologies, Metalloinvest
DARIYA CHERNOZUB (RU), Head of innovation, Gazprombank

As a believer in the power of collaboration, Vanessa leads the Speculative Futures London Chapter, taking alternative leaps into how the world could be through the lenses of arts, design and science - connected with 50+ chapters across the globe.
This session is an introduction into the world of (Speculative) Futures, inviting you to dive into the history, present and the future of speculative work and its impact on addressing societies most critical issues. At the end, you might hopefully leave with inspiration of ‘what if…’ and ‘how things could be’, empower you to take new perspectives for your business and personal career life.

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Found something interesting & relevant for you? Reserve your spot & get ready for the hot discussions. The number of seats is limited.

See you soon at EMERGE 2021!
Found something interesting & relevant for you? Reserve your spot & get ready for the hot discussions. The number of seats is limited.

See you soon at EMERGE 2021!
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