Venture Day Minsk 2021
Venture Day Minsk 2021
Venture
DayMinsk
29 April, 2021, Online
NO MATTER WHERE WE ARE LOCATED NOW
WE ARE ALL TOGETHER IN THE GLOBAL TECH SCENE
Venture Day Minsk goes global! For a reason... To discover and connect thousands of talented Belarusians around the globe.

You will be surprised how many talented Belarusians are making change globally as tech entrepreneurs, investors and tech professionals. A Belarusian building a tech unicorn, a Belarusian investing in ClubHouse, a Belarusian working for Google, a Belarusian building the best US company for employees, a Belarusian changing the global VC ecosystem, Belarusians from Belarus, Europe, America, Australia, Asia - all this is real and all of them are at one platform called VDM Goes Global.

Belarus is not simply a territory, it is a community of like minded people wherever they are based aspiring to build a true startup nation, advanced digital society which shares values of freedom, entrepreneurial ambition and mutual support.
Speakers
Tania Marinich
Co-founder & CEO
@ BELBIZ Group of Companies
Speakers
Michael Rumiantsau
Investor at founders.ai, Founder and CEO @ Narrative BI
Sergey Osipov
Head of The Agency of Wargaming
Alexandra Lamachanka
Senior Marketing Technology Specialist at Depop
Violetta Chekan
VC Investor at 200M fund and Social Innovation Fund
Yury Melnichek
Partner/Co-Founder
Bulba Ventures
Daria Reutovich
Operations Director
@ Rockstart
Ihar Mahaniok
Engineering Leader
at WeWork
Alex Chekan
Board Member at Palta
Mike Butcher
Editor-at-large at TechCrunch
CEO and President at EPAM Systems
Igor Ryabenkyi
Venture Investor. Managing Partner at AltaIR Capital
Arkadiy Dobkin
Bedy Yang
Managing Partner
@ 500 Startups
Julie D. Fisher
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus
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Vera Reshetina
CEO and Founder at Workee
Jaroslav Likhachevskyi
Cofounder at Deepdee, BYSOL Fund, Digital Solidarity
Ksenia Maximava
Branksome Hall Asia
Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur
Kirill Voloshin
Mila Kyriacou
Senior Adviser at Woodside Energy
COO of Settle Group
Maria Akkuratnova
Alexandra Lamachanka
Senior Marketing Technology Specialist at Depop
Daria Reutovich
Operations Director
@ Rockstart
Max Bogretsov
IT Entrepreneur, the Belarus Coordination Council
CEO at free2ex.com
Artyom Strelchyonok
IT Entrepreneur, Belarus Coordination Council Member
Alex Shkor
Leader at GOLOS Platform
Pavel Liber
Chief Business Officer and Co-founder at Mirahi
Darya Bespyatova
CEO and Co-founder at LiveFEED
Vera Sauchanka
Artem Vysotsky
Managing Partner в Elysium Venture Capital
Nikolai Oreshkin
Ex Director of Engineering at

People.ai

Agenda
Agenda
Full Agenda
Inspiring people
Current Needs
Future
Youtube
Deal room
Clubhouse
Killer Feature: You may organize rooms on your own and invite everybody from the Venture Day Minsk community. Learn More …
Welcome Speech
11:30-11:35
Opening Address. The Story of Imaguru Startup HUB
11:35-11:45
Official Opening
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Opening
11:45-12:00
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Current Needs
Keynote Speech. Mike Butcher, TechCrunch
12:00-12:30
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Inspiring People
A Story of how the digital era is breaking learning barriers. A story of Ksenia Maximova, Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea.
12:30-12:50
A Story of Mila Kyriacou, Senior Adviser at Woodside Energy
12:50-13:10
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Current Needs
Panel Discussion. HER view on the investment practice. The DOs and DON'Ts for startups during the fundraising phase
13:10-13:40
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Inspiring People
A Story of How Portugal gears up to be European tech tiger. A story of Violetta Chekan
13:40-14:00
A story of building a company culture focused on people in Belgium by Darya Bespyatova, Chief Business Officer and Co-founder at Mirahi
14:00-14:15
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Is Digital Solidarity Possible? Interview with Jaroslav Likhachevskyi, Cofounder at Deepdee, BYSOL Fund, Digital Solidarity
14:15-14:30
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Future
Interview with Igor Ryabenkyi. Future of fundraising perspectives based on doodles from Igor's book "Lightweight venture. A practical guide for aspiring angels and unicorns-to-be"
14:30-15:00
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Inspiring People
Keynote Speech. Arkadiy Dobkin, EPAM Systems
15:00-15:30
My Lessons Learned From Scaling a Startup in Northern Europe. A story of Vera Reshetina, CEO and Founder at Workee
15:30-15:50
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
15:50-16:10
From corporate to tech: A startup story of perseverance and risk-taking before it became hot, from Maria Akkuratnova, COO of Settle Group
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Current Needs
16:10-16:40
Panel Discussion. Do we need more startup founders? Seeding the pipeline of startups in Belarus
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Inspiring People
A Story of a Personal and Professional Transformation by understanding my limitless. A story of Alexandra Lamachanka, Senior Marketing Technology Specialist at Depop (UK)
16:40-17:00
A Story of a Startup Lover who Accelerates Startups all Over the World. Lessons Learned from Daria Reutovich, Operations Director at Rockstart Accelerator-VC (the Netherlands)
17:00-17:20
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Current Needs
Panel Discussion. Startups helping build Digital Society
17:20-18:00
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Inspiring People
Interview with Nikolai Oreshkin from Silicon Valley About What Makes for him Silicon Valley a Startups Enabling Special Culture
18:00-18:20
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Current Needs / Future
Dual Panel Discussion
Part 1. Fundraising Practice 2021-2022
Part 2. How to build a new Belarusian Startup Nation from Scratch
18:20-19:00
Keynote Speech. Bedy Yang, Managing Partner at 500 Startups
19:00-19:20
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup HUB
Closing Remarks
19:20-19:30
Closing Remarks
Pitch Session with Investors. Open MIC at Clubhouse. Afterparty
20:00-22:00
Topics
TOPICS
Inspiring People
Stories of Prominent Belarusians around the world
Belarusians investing globally
Belarusians working for top global tech companies (case of Google)


Current Needs
Immersion into new markets - insights from Belarusians living abroad
Current global trends in tech startups and VC
Startups and civil society


The Future
Best practices for new Belarus startups ecosystem
New potential from new Belarus
Global resources from Belarusians tech talent abroad


Why Venture Day Minsk?
ATTENDEES
STARTUPS
COUNTRIES
INVESTORS
Connect the Local Community to Resources around the Globe
Get Inspired By Role Models, Support and Encourage
Each Other
3000+
250+
25+
100+
Expand Your Network of International VCs
Stay Together as a Community
Share Knowledge and Tools
Learn Best International Practices for New Belarusian Ecosystem
Give Back
to the Community
Meet Promising Startups with Belarusian roots
Expanding Network
Important
Venture Day Minsk is the right Conference for expanding your network. Even if it is organized online it provides you with a great opportunity to make connections with the right people. The Conference will be organized at Deal Room platform. That means you can surf through all the registered profiles, pick up any person and connect him / her right away. We are here to give you a piece of advice how to make it more productive:

(a) prepare your short and attractive intro in 2 sentences which you will pitch starting a meeting / room
(b) prepare 1-2 specific questions to the person you connect to in order to show that you have a specific interest to a particular person
(c) resume your conversation for both of you
(d) ask how it is convenient for a contact person to continue communication. Let him/her select the most suitable source.
Pitch Session with Investors at Clubhouse
INVESTORS
Venture Day Minsk Conference opens an opportunity to network with international investors at Clubhouse (Imaguru Club). You don't need to prepare slides, get selected or follow the rules of any pitch competition. Let's break the rules! No competition, no judging, no limitations - feel free to approach our investors with 90sec pitch in the manner you get confident, ask the questions you would like to ask.
We encourage knowledge and opinion sharing. We give everybody an opportunity to get a feedback on every pitch whatever stage your startup is.
TechMinsk Spring Batch 2021 Startups will kick off Open MIC with Investors.
Join us at Clubhouse 8PM if you are a startup or investor. Invite your friends and cofounders.

One Stopshop For Room Hosts
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We encourage you to initiate a workshop / room / discussion on your own. And we are here to guide you with that.
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