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IE Venture Day Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Mark your calendar and plan to join IE Business School (IE) for IE Venture Day Eastern Europe and Central Asia in Baku on December 3rd, 2015.

IE Venture Day Baku is being jointly organized by IE and High-Tech Park Azerbaijan, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies and features an entrepreneurial “pitch-off” competition by the local and international start-up community.

Participating start-ups will present their business elevator pitch in front of a jury comprised of a unique mix of industry experts, venture capitalists, business angels and investors.

Over the past four years, IE Venture Day start-ups that pitched their business raised over €12M + in investments!

Register to Attend! Seating is limited!

 

About Venture Days

International Venture Days showcase and celebrate the best of IE Business School’s entrepreneurial spirit. They are host to international startup competitions where the best startups and investors connect and share experiences. Every Venture Day event is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to raise funds from local investors and for investors to get access to quality deal flow leading to the continued development and empowerment of  local and international startup ecosystems.

Since 2013, more than 20 million Euros have been raised in Venture Days.  Hosted twice  annually in Madrid and  in 35 other cities worldwide over the last 2 years, a total of $100,000 in prizes have been awarded.

From Sao Paolo to Shanghai, Venture Days have been bringing together quality deal flow, innovative companies and the IE Alumni network of over 45,000 students and entrepreneurs and investors from the local ecosystems.

Recent participating Venture Day companies have included: Microsoft, Santander, Pearson, Ooredoo, Silatech, DBS Bank, Facebook, Google, Wayra, Beta-I, Endeavor Miami and Colombia Startup.

 

         BIG DATA: THE ANALYTICAL REVOLUTION 

 

Everything revolves around Big Data nowadays: deciding on the business strategy, introducing new products or services, or even making everyday decisions.

Especially for entrepreneurs, it is crucial to be able to process, analyse and extract meaningful information from large amounts of complex data. The ability to interpret Big Data can make a difference between the success or failure of the whole business.

IE Business School and High-Tech Park Azerbaijan invite you to an exclusive event – Big Data Event – that will feature a master class by a renowned consultant and research analyst, as well as a Q&A session on the education and career in Big Data. More information is available here.

Speakers


Academic and Executive vice-director
Private Equity and Venture Capital Research Center at FGV-SP

Executive Director
Owners Management Program, IE Business School

Regional Director Northern, Central and Eastern Europe
Facebook

Director
Products & Startups for Code for America

ComFounder
CCC Startups and Startup AddVenturepany

Deputy CEO
High Tech Park

Founder
Design Thinking BG

Co-founder
Geniac

Head
Telefonica Open Future

CEO&Founder
Pipedrive, Garage48

Co Founder
Imaguru Startup HUB

Head of Corporate Strategy
Bakcell

Founder
Skaya Technologies Ltd

Deputy Executive Director
ICT Fund

CEO
Khazar Ventures

CMO
Latitude 59

Director
Deloitte Ukraine

CEO and Founder
Startup Ukraine, Selfmade women society

Project Coordinator
YouthInc   

Azerbaijan
Deloitte

CEO and Owner
Ekonomika Communication Hub

CEO and Founder
GoldenPay

General Manager Belarus
UBER

Executive Director
American Chamber of Commerce

Microsfot Azerbaijan
Educational Program Manager

Marketing Manager
Microsoft

Director for Russia, CIS, Ukraine and Georgia
IE Business School

General Partner
Almaz Capital

Founder
B.EST Solutions

Founder and CEO WOWOMEN
Fouder Azla

Agenda

Morning coffee. Registration.
08:00  -  09:00
Welcome Notes by Tetyana Kretova, Jalal Rahimov, Natavan Mammadova
09:00  -  09:15
Speakers:
Natavan Mammadova. Executive Director. American Chamber of Commerce.
Jalal Rahimov. Deputy CEO. High Tech Park.
Tetyana Kretova . Director for Russia, CIS, Ukraine and Georgia. IE Business School .
Keynote. The Myth of the Idea - rediscovering the power of ideal startup
09:15  -  09:40
Speakers:
Newton Campos. Academic and Executive vice-director . Private Equity and Venture Capital Research Center at FGV-SP.
Keynotes. Chat on mega trends in startup world.
09:40  -  10:10
Speakers:
Clive Ryan. Regional Director Northern, Central and Eastern Europe . Facebook.
Story Telling with Big Data. Innovative Business Models.
10:00  -  10:30
Speakers:
Josep Curto Diaz. CEO. Delfus .
Coffee Break
10:30  -  10:50
Web and mobile technology development. Silicon Valley perspective
10:50  -  11:20
Speakers:
Lane Becker. Director . Products & Startups for Code for America.
How to grow innovations? Ecosystem panel.
11:20  -  12:00
Speakers:
Anna Petrova. CEO and Founder. Startup Ukraine, Selfmade women society .
Jalal Rahimov. Deputy CEO. High Tech Park.
Marc Zirka . Head of Corporate Strategy. Bakcell.
Marcus Trotrer. Head. Telefonica Open Future.
Nastia Khamiankova. Co Founder. Imaguru Startup HUB.
Mushing Hasanov. Project Coordinator. YouthInc   .
Best European B2B startup 2015/PipeDrive
12:00  -  12:30
Speakers:
Ragnar Sass. CEO&Founder. Pipedrive, Garage48.
First 5 start up pitches
12:30  -  13:00
Lunch
13:00  -  14:00
Design Thinking for greater customer experience
14:00  -  14:35
Speakers:
Elina Zheleva. Founder. Design Thinking BG.
Execution for startups
14:35  -  15:10
Speakers:
Max Gurvits. ComFounder. CCC Startups and Startup AddVenturepany.
Investor Talk. My Biggest Wins and Biggest Failures
15:10  -  15:40
Speakers:
Nail Valiyev . CEO. Khazar Ventures.
Pavel (Pasha) Bogdanov . General Partner . Almaz Capital .
Alex Kaplun. Founder . Skaya Technologies Ltd.
Joe Haslam . Executive Director. Owners Management Program, IE Business School.
Max Gurvits. ComFounder. CCC Startups and Startup AddVenturepany.
Coffee Break
15:40  -  16:00
10 Numbers Every Startup Needs to get right for Success
16:00  -  16:30
Speakers:
Aleksey Aristov . Director . Deloitte Ukraine.
Chat startup stars. Geniac and GoldenPay
16:30  -  17:00
Speakers:
Eduardo Martinez . Co-founder. Geniac .
Farid Ismayilzada. CEO and Founder . GoldenPay.
The Role of Women in IT and start up ecosystem Development
17:00  -  17:40
Speakers:
Irina Rubis. CEO and Owner. Ekonomika Communication Hub.
Yana Krimpe. Founder. B.EST Solutions.
Zara Apetrei Huseynova. Founder and CEO WOWOMEN. Fouder Azla.
Annika Ljaš. CMO . Latitude 59.
Sabina Parvizi. Marketing Manager. Microsoft.
Second 5 start-up pitches
17:40  -  18:20
Jury Deliberation
18:00  -  18:30
Speakers:
Joe Haslam . Executive Director. Owners Management Program, IE Business School.
Lane Becker. Director . Products & Startups for Code for America.
Max Gurvits. ComFounder. CCC Startups and Startup AddVenturepany.
Jalal Rahimov. Deputy CEO. High Tech Park.
Marcus Trotrer. Head. Telefonica Open Future.
Marc Zirka . Head of Corporate Strategy. Bakcell.
Aleksey Aristov . Director . Deloitte Ukraine.
Pavel (Pasha) Bogdanov . General Partner . Almaz Capital .
UBER. Success story
18:00  -  18:30
Award Ceremony
18:30  -  19:00
Networking
19:00  -  21:00

Jury

We are honored to have our wonderful jury formed by the following members:

 

Lane Becker from  Products & Startups for Code for America

Jalal Rahimov from High Tech Park

Kanan Salayev from Deloitte Azerbaijan

Joe Haslam  from IE Business School

Max Gurvits   from CCC Startups and Startup AddVenturepany

Marcus Trotrer from Telefonica Open Future

Pavel Bogdanov  from Almaz Capital

Marc Zirka from Bakcell

Finalists

These are some of our finalists who will be presenting their ideas at Venture Day Baku

 

                            

Prizes and Application Guidelines

Prizes

10 selected finalists will be invited (travel expenses covered) to pitch at the Venture Day Baku to compete for the prizes

1st Place                Participation as one of the 10 finalists in the Venture Day Madrid with travel expenses covered for 1 team member

2nd Place               100% scholarship for the Executive Education course of your choice with IE Business School

3rd Place               3 months incubation with free office space at the Partners co-working spaces. Mentoring from IE Venture Lab.

 

Application Guidelines

Venue

Join us at Baku Business Center, AZ1000, Baku, 44 Neftchilar ave.

Partners

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Contact IE

Where to find us

Office's AddressSadovaya Plaza BC 7, Dolgorukovskaya Str., Moscow, 127006, Russia

Get in touch

TETYANA KRETOVA / High Tech Park Azerbaijan