Accelerating Growth: panel with Techstars and Georgian Founders

Startup Tbilisi @startupgrindtbilisi

Ligamus Cafe - Tbilisi
32, Ilia Chavchavadze ave. (Ilia State University, Building A)

Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-tbilisi-presents-accelerating-growth-panel-with-techstars-and-georgian-founders/ Techstars is one of the top accelerators in the world. Thousands of founders have gone through their acceleration programs and leveraged growth from it. In developing as a startup it's important to get excellent mentorship and to make connections outside Georgia that will help you throughout your life. Two Georgian startups were accelerated at Techstars Berlin and have some great results from the experience. Join Shota Giogorbiani from Optio.ai and Lasha Antadze from Shelf.network will share their experiences going overseas for venture acceleration and Francis Goodenday, General Manager EMEA & APAC at Techstars, to talk about their program and expansion. NOTE: the venue is very small so the event is intended mostly for serious startups considering applying to accelerators. Agenda 7:00 PM: Registration & Networking 8:00 PM: Panel discussion on venture acceleration Panel discussion with Francis Goodenday, Richard Vuillien, Lasha Antadze and Shota Giorgobiani 9:00 PM: Networking reception --- Panelists Francis Goodenday - Techstars (Mentor) Key roles include: - Tetra Pak: Cluster Vice President for Greater Middle East based in Turkey and UAE, and for Oceania based in Australia - Pepsi-Cola International: European Marketing Director based in the UK, Marketing Director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland based in Germany - Johnson & Johnson: Marketing roles based in Europe, the USA, and UAE; responsible for North Africa and Arabian Gulf Richard Vuillien - Techstars (Mentor) Richard Vuillien Techstars Sales Director, EMEA https://www.techstars.com/mentors/richard-vuillien/ Lasha Antadze - Shelf.Network (Founder) Lasha Antadze is the TechStars 2018 Graduate & Founder of the decentralized e-commerce solution “Shelf.Network”. Startup serves as an infrastructure for cross-border synchronized trades among multiple online marketplaces. In 9 month, Shelf quickly gained momentum and won innovation award as the best real world use cases of blockchain technology. Shota Giorgobiani - Optio.Ai (Co-Founder/CEO) Entrepreneur, Software Project Manager, Consultant, Development Lead & Developer with 11+ years of experience in developing, leading & delivering enterprise software & web solutions with a deep understanding of Software development life cycle & architecture. Hosted By Colin Donohue, Tbilisi Director My company Root Deeper Marketing works with select startups and companies in the US and worldwide interested in growth. We focus on profit-driven digital marketing rooted in analytics. Giorgi Tukhashvili, Co-director Tamar Menteshashvili, PhD candidate at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Tamar Tukhashvili, Volunteer Merab Tevdorashvili, Volunteer Tea Mkheidze, Volunteer Tinatin Ugulava, Volunteer Gio Kakhiani, Volunteer --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners Embassy of the United States, Georgia The Embassy of the United States in Georgia. Fintech (http://fintech.ge) BOG Fintech is a new strategic direction which was established under the Open Banking Strategy, developed by Bank of Georgia. Open Banking concept creates new opportunities for innovators to create new technology-based financial services for customers. It opens up IT infrastructure and new resources for fintechs to create innovative services in partnership with the bank. Orient Logic (https://www.facebook.com/OrientLogic/) Mission Support & develop our customers’ businesses, boosting their profitability, competitiveness, and market share. Implement innovative “state-of-the-art” IT solutions for the successful penetration of domestic and new international markets by our customers. Support the significant development of the Georgian economy through on-time & on-budget IT project management. Teliani Valley (http://www.telianivalley.com/en) Teliani Valley Winery is currently one of the top producers of quality Georgian wine. Established in 1997 on the site of a 19th century winery in Teliani village, its first vintage was released in 2000. Teliani Valley has the longest tenure on the American market of any Georgian company. Nexia TA (http://nexia.ge/en/home) Nexia TA is a member of the “Nexia International” network (Nexia). Nexia is a leading, global network of independent accounting and consulting firms. Iliauni Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency (https://gita.gov.ge/eng) Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency’s mission is a formation of an ecosystem which improves all kinds of innovations and technologies in our country, to promote a commercialization of knowledge and innovations, to stimulate using them in all fields of economy, to create an environment for the growth of innovations and high-tech products and developing high-speed internet nationwide. Georgian Wine Finder by Vinocorn (https://georgian.wine) A technology-based platform for marketing Georgian wine around the world. Terminal Entrepreneur Kedari (http://kedariventures.com) One of the Venture Capital avalable for Georgian startups 4P House (http://4phouse.ge) Many successful projects can be found in 4P House’s portfolio, who has 10 years of experience working in advertising field on Georgian market. The top priority of the company is the product quality and the delivery dates. It offers a wide range of services to its customers. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-tbilisi-presents-accelerating-growth-panel-with-techstars-and-georgian-founders/