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MAIN STAGE
UNICORN STAGE
ACTIVITIES
ALL DAY LONG
MENTORSHIP SESSIONS FOR STARTUPS AND TALENT, JOBS BOARD, 1-ON-1 NETWORKING
Available only for PRO, STARTUP & VENTURE tickets

17:30—18:00
Сities as a product or what happens when architecture meets tech
BOGDAN ZAHA (UK), Lead Architect, Zaha Hadid Bureau
JEVGENI KABANOV (EE), CPO, Bolt

The way people interact with urban space is rapidly changing by the influence of such factors as work-from-home movement, autonomous vehicles, etc. How will the urban UX journey change in the future, what will be the image of the city of tomorrow, and will the cities itself be so important in the future or removed from the pedestal by the rural areas connected to WiFi?



Moderator:

VLADIMIR BATAEV (IT/BE) Managing Partner, Zaz Ventures

18:00—18:30
Remote Work Vs Office Workplaces: Comfort zones and work-life balance in post-covid times
ANDREA RYBAROVA (SK), Microsoft 365 Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft 
KATHARINA VON SCHACKY (DE), Managing Director Real Estate and Strategy for Germany & Northern Europe, WeWork

2020 rediscovered remote working. 2021 left us with more questions than answers: do we need those stuffy offices at all? Or is remote working too unproductive? Who will win – the desire to see colleagues face to face or the hate for commute?


Moderator:

ADAM AMBROZY (NL), Founder, MakeTeamWork

18:30–19:00
7 pillows of wellbeing: how to sleep well
DR ROBERT OEXMAN (US), President & Founder, Somly
PARNEET PAL (US), Chief Science Officer, Wisdom Labs
MIKE CHERNETSOV (BY), CPO, Loóna

Trying to be more productive, we equipped ourselves with biohacking, mental health and mindfulness apps, fitness trackers, and all the other products of the wellbeing tech industry. Yet, sometimes all we need is… simply a good sleep. Or is it so simple? Learn about innovative and science-based ways of getting a quality rest, as well as how not to get into the burnout trap.


Moderator:

STEWART ROGERS (DE), Editor-in-Chief, Dataconomy

19:00–19:30
Foodtech on the edge of the consumer behavior revolution
ELENA IVANOVA (RU), VP of Marketing, demand and sales, SberMarket
IGOR ROZHKOV (RU), CMO, Samokat
OLEG KHAUSTOV (RU), Сhief Growth Officer, Delivery Club
How the rise of Foodtech and Retailtech impacted the culture of consumption? How have the dynamics changed in the last year during the pandemic? What was it like to launch and develop these services in the 2020s in comparison to the 2010s? Those who have built the most popular products on this market will share what challenges they have observed and what unexpected turns in the development of the industry they’ve seen before and notice right now.

Moderator:

ARTEM ABRICHKIN (RU), Leading technological Scout, SBER


Livestream from Moscow hub

ALL DAY LONG
MENTORSHIP SESSIONS FOR STARTUPS AND TALENT, JOBS BOARD, 1-ON-1 NETWORKING
Available only for PRO, STARTUP & VENTURE tickets
09:30—11:00
EMERGE CHALLENGE Semifinals
Batch 1
11:00—12:30
EMERGE CHALLENGE Semifinals
Batch 2
12:30—14:30
EMERGE CHALLENGE Semifinals
Batch 3
14:30—15:30
EMERGE CHALLENGE Semifinals
Batch 4
16:00—17:30
Venture Lounge Pitching (Powered by Microsoft)
Batch 5
17:30—18:00
Live Q&A with GEORGE ROBSON
From startup to VC: pitching and fundraising when you change sides
GEORGE ROBSON (UK)
Partner, Sequoia Capital

Moderator:

ANASTASIA KARPOVA (RU), Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Russia

18:00—18:30
Live Q&A with MICHAEL ILICHEV
The future of streaming platforms
MICHAEL ILICHEV (RU)
CEO, SberZvuk

The way we consume digital content has changed fundamentally during the last 10 years. Now we’ve got tons of musical tracks, videos, films, etc., just one click away from us. Can it be even easier? And what about fees for all of this entertainment? Together with Mikhail Ilyichev (ex-CEO Zvooq, now CEO SberZvuk), we’ll discuss how streaming platforms are shaping our mindset and where it’s all leading us.


Moderator:

ALEXANDER BELOV (RU), Head of SBER VC-community, SBER


Livestream from Moscow hub

Available only for PRO, STARTUP & VENTURE tickets.
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ALL DAY LONG
MENTORSHIP SESSIONS FOR STARTUPS AND TALENT, JOBS BOARD, 1-ON-1 NETWORKING
10:30—11:00
CLUBTABLE:
Reinventing the VC business model: venture builders
ALEXANDER SOBOLEV (RU), Member Of The Management Board, Megafon
ALEXANDER CHEKAN (UK), Chief of Staff, Palta
MARIA S.MARINOVA (BG), Executive Director, the Bulgarian Venture Capital Association (BVCA)
More and more funds and corporate venture arms are searching for 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 means, 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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11:00—11:30
CLUBTABLE:
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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12:00—13:00
CLUBTABLE:
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), Founder Mindset Consulting, communication strategist

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13:00—13:30
WORKSHOP:
Startup Legal Health Check: get ready for your next funding round
VALERIA IVASIKH (UK), Legal, SeedLegals
SeedLegals, the UK’s #1 closer of funding rounds, will share insights on legal pitfalls founders tend to fall into when looking to raise new capital, key deal terms for your new funding round, and the latest legal trends in venture financing. Valeria Ivasikh, who will deliver the workshop, has been passionate about leveling the playing field by educating and empowering entrepreneurs throughout her career as a VC and startup lawyer.

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14:30—15:00
CLUBTABLE:
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 (RU),Portfolio Manager, IIDF

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15:00—16:00
WORKSHOP:
STARTUP EXIT CHECKLIST: HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE ACQUISITION
KONSTANTIN ZAPOLIANSKY (BY), Senior Investment director, Zubr Capital
NIKOLAY SHESTAK (BY), Managing Partner, Zubr Capital
The investment fund, known for successful deals with strategic partners, such as the recent acquisition of Targetprocess by Apptio (US), will share their insights on what startups should focus on to be acquired by a corp, how to prepare for the deal and for what’s coming afterwards.

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16:00—16:30
CLUBTABLE:
Welcome to the wild wild west of the NFT market
ALEKSANDRA ARTAMONOVSKAJA (UK), Founder, Electric Artefacts, Partnerships, .ART
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.

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17:00—18:00
JOB FAIR BOOTH
17:00—18:00
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

How to collaborate efficiently when working on open innovation projects? Can market players share their resources with each other when it comes to open innovations? Together we’ll try to find the answers and define what efficiency means when it comes to open innovations and what success criteria for such projects look like.

Moderator:
VITALY SHTYRKIN (RU), Director, Investments & Innovations,
Orange Business Services

Available only for VENTURE tickets
18:00—19:00
WORKSHOP:
Be your own mentor: Take control of your growth and accelerate your personal and professional development
YSSINE MATOLA (UK), Founder, Thriving Tribes
In our world where technology and expectations evolve so fast, every single one of us should be continuously developing or nurturing our skills and knowledge.
Self-actualization is our most personal responsibility, and no one else knows what is best for us and how to realize our full potential.
Starting with a reality check and a pinch of self-awareness, we will build our bespoke personal development plan and make sure we are in the right mindset to stick to it!


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18:00—19:00
WORKSHOP:
How to build a portfolio career / The 'slash-person' era
OLGA POLISHCHUK (RU), Career coach
“Slash” person, specialist, entrepreneur — this term sometimes refers to someone who has an established career, and then launches and runs a separate business simultaneously. One person with multiple careers is a strong trend of the millennials due to the need for flexibility, resilience to uncertainty, different sources of income possibilities. Rise of gig economy and freelancing, remote and hybrid formats of work. The participants would discuss different ways to look at these trends, its advantages and disadvantages for the future of work and redesign careers as a personal business model.

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19:00—20:00
WORKSHOP:
Speculative Futures
VANESSA ROSENTHAL (UK), Co Founder, Circular Home Lab
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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19:00—20:00
WORKSHOP:
Going solo
SANIA KUDAIBERGEN (UK), Coach
This workshop will help attendees understand how they can test the waters, if they're considering self-employment. Factors to consider in deciding whether self-employment is right for you. Figuring out what product or service you could offer, who your target audience is, what value you can provide to them. Deciding on timing for quitting your full-time job and going all-in on your venture.

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