The Angels & The Unicorns: The Whole Truth About IT Fairytale

The international accelerator TechMinsk opens its doors to welcome everyone to the open Forum "The Angels & The Unicorns: The Whole Truth About IT Fairytale" on August 20, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event for Belarusian startup ecosystem entities takes place at Imaguru Startup Hub. The event featured two sections for various target groups. The forum is a USAID-baked event. Sign up at. Learn more about the agenda at the event's web page.

The Forum's first part, topics and questions are elaborated for those directly shaping the ecosystem's "shell", influencing the business strategy and startup development in Belarus, mentoring and promoting the entire domains such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, robotic science, information security, virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, Big Data, etc. We called them the Angels who discover and support "golden" talents. Of these, there are private investors, experts, mentors, venture funds, accelerators and consulting companies, mass media and bloggers.

Paneling and networking with renowned experts is a live format for obtaining hands-on knowledge which is going to be available to startuppers during the Forum's second part.

Raising venture funding at different startup development stages, building an efficient team and sales operation, entering the global market, corporations' partnership with startups, due diligence and deal structuring, acceleration programs––all these items and the advice on how not to run into the same trap twice and cast off illusions are to be shared by the experts with global experience.

The event's participants will find a new networking format that has proved itself useful at the world's largest events. Each participant will get a chance to discuss the suggested topic with a world-class expert or throw their own topics into the pot and gather their own community!

Sign up at. Learn more about the agenda at the event's facebook page or below on this page.

TechMinsk was established in 2013 with the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) at the premises of Imaguru Startup Hub. Since then, over 120 participants have received training in 9 programs. The alumni are founders of such companies as MSQRD, PandaDoc and FriendlyData, famous and successful in Belarus and in foreign markets.

International IT Startup Forum's Agenda

Part 1. Angels

Target audience: startup ecosystem entities, private investors, corporations, banks, funds, government representatives, diplomatic corps, mass media

13:30–14.00 Registration

14.00–15:30 Expert Panel

● Will Cardwell, Partner at Courage Ventures and Open Circle Capital
Venture Financing: Best International Practices and Players

● Todd D. Wiebusch, CEO, CHMG Capital, LLC
Market the Belarus startup ecosystem in the United States

● Arseny Tarasov, BizDev Executive, co-founder at SalesAdvisory.Global
Starting Up in the American Market: How It Works

● Vitaly Twardowski, attorney with Robinson Law Offices
English Law in Belarus Fosters the of Development Startups and Startup Ecosystem

● Dmitri Levkovich, Softline Venture Partners Representative in Belarus, CFO
Softline Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Corporations' Role in Startup Ecosystem Development

● Olga Godunova, Managing Partner @TechMinsk.com
Acceleration Programs Types and Their Benefits for Startups

15:30–16.00 Q&A session

16.00–16:30 Mass media, interviews

16:30 Part 1 Wrap-up

Part 2. Unicorns

Target audience: IT startups in Belarus

16:30–17.00 Registration

17.00–18:30 Expert Panel

● Will Cardwell, Partner at Courage Ventures and Open Circle Capital
Startup Development Stages, Valuation and Project Selection by Venture Investors

● Todd D. Wiebusch, CEO, CHMG Capital, LLC
Building successful management practices in your startup

● Arseny Tarasov, BizDev Executive, co-founder at SalesAdvisory.Global
Doing It Right Once: Building the Revenue Generation Feature in a Startup with a
Sophisticated B2B Product

● Vitaly Twardowski, attorney with Robinson Law Offices
Talk to Lawyers: Due Diligence and Transaction Structuring Features

● Dmitri Levkovich, Softline Venture Partners Representative in Belarus, CFO
Softline Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Softline's Experience with Start-Ups

● Olga Godunova, Managing Partner @TechMinsk.com
Accelerator vs School: Mentoring, Partnership, Consulting and Tracking

18:30–20.00 Networking on expert topics (6 dedicated areas)

Part 2 & Event Wrap-up.
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