APR 13

Data & AI startups are invited to participate in DATA & AI startup track powered by Bulba Ventures, which is a part of EMERGE CHALLENGE — startup competition at EMERGE that brings together the most promising early-stage startups from emerging tech hubs.
Minsk can be easily recognized as European AI capital: besides world-renowned AIMATTER and MSQRD,there are 70+ startups working with AI in Belarus. At Bulba Ventures, we focus on projects, an essential part of which is machine learning. It is not necessary, but it is desirable that the project is at the junction of IT and some related areas from real business. OneSoil, for example, is at the intersection of machine learning and agriculture, WANNABY - at the junction of computer vision and e-commerce.

That is why, at DATA & AI startup track of EMERGE CHALLENGE we encorouge to participate industry agnostic startups with AI & ML core, meaning that the unique tech solutions can be useful in different industries and spheres of application.
Yury Melnichek
Founder at
Bulba Ventures

Industry agnostic startups that use AI & Machine learning technology, as well as work with data.

The general criteria is the following:
✓ Startups who have a working prototype and an early proof of demand;
✓ Startups that have received under €1 million in funding to date;
✓ Develop an emerging & enabling technology, which originates from an emerging market or solves a problem of that region.

EMERGE has set up an international and interdisciplinary committee of industrial specialists, successful tech entrepreneurs and renowned VCs to select the best startups in each industry track.
Andrei Avsievich
Minsk, Belarus
Partner and founder at Bulba Ventures
Yury Melnichek
Minsk, Belarus
Founder at AIMATTER, Maps.me, Bulba Ventures
Evgeny Kuryshev
San Francisco, USA
Technical co-founder at Mirror AI
Dima Korolev
Moscow, Russia
Head of Machine Learning at FriendlyData
Arseniy Kravchenko
Minsk, Belarus
Alchemy Team Lead at Wannaby