A forum about business and technology, which takes place in one breath. GoTech Arena brings together companies that create and develop, implement and buy new technologies and solutions. It is a place where startups, investors and corporations find each other.
Insights from the rockstars of the startup scene, pitches of the most interesting startups selected from over 700 applications, dozens of meetings, a supply of drive and new ideas are on the list.
We are waiting for you! It will be awesome!
Co-founder and CEO of GoTech Innovation
Irina Kalashnikova, Co-founder and CEO of GoTech Innovation consulting firm, has 15 years experience in marketing, product design and team management. Worked in financial and consulting companies, corporates and startups and knows how to bring ideas to success. Irina strongly believes in the positive synergies between startups and established companies and loves to support technologies that make the world a better place.
Co-founder of TechScout.vc.
General Partner at Starta Ventures
General Partner at Starta Ventures.
Starta Ventures group includes Starta Capital Fund I (2014), recently launched Starta Ventures Fund II (2018), New York-based Starta Accelerator (2015) and the co-working space Sputnik Space. In September 2018, Starta Ventures received an award from the National Association of Business Angels of Russia as the best early-stage investment fund.
Alexey has over 15 years of experience in audit and finance industries and over 10 years of experience in the venture capital industry.
Alexey’s introduction to investment started in 1996 when he started as Chief Financial Officer for the investment company Dominanta.
Alexey and his partners founded AFD Consulting, an audit, and accounting firm. Advancing from AFD in 2004, he began to invest into startups as an angel investor. In this capacity, which he still serves, Alexey functioned as an advisor and fundraiser for innovators and venture capital entities. Starta Venture’s portfolio includes more than 80 companies and is projected to hit 120 in 2019.
Founding partner at TerraVC
Founding partner at TerraVC. He has over ten years of experience in investment. In 2009, Petr graduated from the HSE Faculty of Management. While he worked at Skolkovo Fund as a head of the investment department and as an investment director of Ruvento Venture Partners, Petr made a number of successful investments in oil refining technologies and big data as an angel investor. In 2013, Petr co-founded Phystech Ventures. After 6 years the company has over $50 million under management. In 2019, Petr co-founded TerraVC, a global investment firm with $70 millions under management and focus on enegytech, robotics and industry 4.0.
At the age of 16, Eduard opened an online store with attributes of FC "Zenit". In 2013, he won young entrepreneurs contest of the Russian Economy Foundation. In 2014, he began to develop an international online platform for selling cars CarPrice, which was included in the list of the 100 most discussed startups in Europe and attracted $42 million investments in total. After leaving CarPrice, Gurinovich invested in Dbrain, R-Set, «Blizkie.ru» One of Eduard’d latest investments is his own project, Expload, a blockchain platform that develops and distributes decentralized games.
Principal at Runa Capital
Konstantin works at Runa Capital for last 7 years where he mostly focuses on deal sourcing, due diligence and portfolio development. His primary areas of expertise include machine intelligence, cloud business apps and fintech startups, and favorite startup markets are UK and France. In 2019 Konstantin was recognized as Forbes Russia 30 under 30 for his investment activity.
Besides VC experience at Runa, Konstantin worked at several startups, headed international startup competition, co-founded and subsequently sold small hardware company. Also he holds BS and MS degrees in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Republic of Estonia’s e-Residency programme
In 2017 Alexey joined the team of Estonia’s e-Residency programme and became Ukrainian Country Manager to have a deal with the local market. It is the biggest market for the programme for now.
Later in 2018 Alexey was promoted to Head of Markets role and now manages and oversees operational and business development activities in all countries outside Estonia. Also, he runs several operational projects related to the global growth of the program. He is aware of program’s characteristics, the main benefits and what it allows for Ukrainian customers, as well as specific of services available for e-residents.
Alexey’s background comes from IT industry. Previously, he worked as business development and operations consultant in a wide range of companies, from start-ups to multinational corporations (Procter & Gamble, Western Union, and others). Due to his high qualification, he earned a reputation of an excellent professional who is a part of e-Residency team now.
Head of Startup Estonia
Maarika Truu has currently undertaken a position in the government sector as Head of Startup Estonia (startupestonia.ee) helping in making Estonia one of the best places for startups by supporting the development of a vibrant and sustainable startup ecosystem.
She has sales and project management specialist background with 10+ years of international startup sector experience working in e-commerce, B2B Saas (Pipedrive.com), HRtech startups & organising the intensive week-end hackathon events (Garage48.org) boosting the local startup communities around the CEE region.
Director of Digital Transformation at VTB Bank
PhD, MBA, more than 12 years in the banking. Has extensive practical experience in managing programs and projects of digital transformation, business process reengineering, service standards, methodology and retail sales management in large Russian banks: URALSIB, NOMOS-Bank, Otkritie, VTB Bank. Now he is actively engaged in projects of digital transformation based on DTL, AI, VR / AR technologies, biometric identification.
The largest competition of startup companies in Eastern Europe. The top 100 projects nominated by partners or the GoTech Innovation team will receive 2 Startup tickets to the forum.
Finalists will be able to present their project at the industry pitch session or on the main stage of GoTech Arena, make appointments with funds and corporations in the Deal Room, compete for prizes, the opportunity to launch pilots and raise funding.
before the price goes up
Access to all events of the conference program, Pitch Stage and Business Alley. Access to mobile app for making appointments. Coffee breaks.
Access to all events of the conference program, Pitch Stage and Business Alley. Mailing info about your startup to corporations and investors. Access to mobile app for making appointments. Coffee breaks.
€ 99 On sale until October 10
Access to all events of the conference program, Pitch Stage and Business Alley. Access to the database of startups. Access to mobile app for making appointments. Ticket to After Party. Coffee breaks.
2 tickets of the Attendee category, placement of the 2x2 meters booth at Business Alley, marketing support, coffee breaks.
4 tickets of the Attendee category, 4 tickets to After Party, placement of the 4x3 meters booth at Business Alley, marketing support, coffee breaks.
€ 4329 3 networking booths are available.
Ticket to GoTech After Party. The most effective networking is likely to start here :)
€ 75 Only 150 tickets are on sale.
Due to our partnership with GoTech in 2018 Rostelecom has started negotiation with 25 startups!
Lubov Simonova Head of Technology Development project office at Rostelecom
Among investors, GoTech is considered the best place in Russia to meet the most prospective startups. GoTech Arena gathers more than 1000 participants: half of them are from venture business, another part is startups.
Oleg Dronov Managing Partner at AD.ru
Very vibrant, lots of people. Everybody is very interested and looking forward to talking to each over. I’ve met so many investors and startups from the idea stage to growth stage. And also very interesting technologies from apps to very deep tech.
Ruthy Kaidar Chief Startups Lead and Software Partners Tech Lead in CEE at Microsoft
The quality of the selected startups really stands out. I’m very much impressed.
Nkiruka Uwaje Blockchain Strategy Lead at Dell in UK & Ireland
GoTech Arena is the best startup conference in Russia. The atmosphere is as always turbulent as a startup world itself.
Dmitry Chikhachev Managing Partner at Runa Capital
GoTech is the most reputable large-scale contest for IT startups in Russia.
Igor Kaloshin Business angel
In just one day, attendees can meet dozens of strong teams worthy of doing business with.
Dmitry Kalaev Head of IIDF Accelerator
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