The
Global gate acceleration program
This program is an opportunity for 20 companies to adapt export strategies and be included in the new globalized marketplace
25 dec
25 aug
Overview
Accelerator program helps to:
Adapt the existing export strategy for bringing your product to the global market.
Build new export chains and transform existing ones.
Get expert advice on international business development in a particular region.
Expand business contact networks.
Get acquainted with main characteristics of doing business in chosen country / region.
Move from potential agreements to results.
Improve your pitching skills in front of foreign investors and partners.
Get a new round of business development.
Thoughtfully and reasonably repackage the product.
Outcome
About
months
4
consultations with lawyers
5
20+ BizDev Experts from local markets
20+
experts from
35+ countries
100+
individual consultations
140+
sales meetings
Schedule
25 aug
25 dec
Acceleration program
Acceleration program
25th
Acceleration program: first intensive
Until 16th
Until 22th
Accepting applications
Selection of participants
Marketing adaptation
Bootcamp 1
aug
Acceleration program
sep
oct
nov
dec
12-13th
Acceleration program
A series of pitch sessions
Business meetings
Acceleration program
A series of pitch sessions
Business meetings
hover the month
Marketing adaptation
Individual meetings with BizDev Experts
Individual support from lawyers
Individual meetings with BizDev Experts
Individual support from lawyers
Demo day
20th
Formats
We have provided different communication strategies so you can take a different look at the possibility of expanding your business. And then prescribe specific steps to achieve the goal.
What does the program include?
Individual meetings with BizDev Experts from local markets
A couple of sessions with specialists working in the market of the chosen country.
At least 5 personal meetings
with potential partners and clients. Your chance to build working relationships in a new market.
Сouching sessions
Individual work to change the business mindset.
Individual support from lawyers
Preparation of necessary documents.
Mastermind sessions
Group meetings to resolve issues and find new business partners.
Preliminary team pitches
Presentation development and objection handling with stakeholders of the chosen market.
Offline bootcamps
Meetings with potential buyers, development of special practices and tasks to accelerate the process of business development.
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Coaches
  • ILYA Korolev
    Ilya started his career as a freelance startup mentor. He was a methodologist at the Yandex Startup Camp for 3 years and was one of the founders of the IIDF Accelerator program and the tracking movement in Russia. During his career as a mentor, VC, coach and entrepreneur tracker, Ilya has helped 1000+ entrepreneurs find the "right" answer by asking transformative questions. Graduate of Erciskons Coaching International.
  • Natalia Bulkina
    - 10 years of experience in b2b sales at IBM, focused on selling innovative projects in the field of machine learning and went from an ordinary technical specialist to a top manager
    - IT entrepreneur (saas business, valera.ai). Responsible for sales, onboarding, marketing and Customer Success
    - Executive coach. Works with entrepreneurs and top managers. Since 2021, he has been a freelance coach at SberCloud. Total coaching hours - 700
    - Speaker of TED SadovoeRing: report on the future of humanity with total robotization
  • LARA Gryazeva
    Since 2014, I have been working with entrepreneurs and managers, helping them to specify goals, create a strategic vision, set priorities, organize a team, see and overcome limitations: internal and external, as well as find strength for business and distribute them competently.
    I have experience in managing a team and developing my own business.
  • Alexey Ivanov
    Executive coach, ICF PCC, co-founder of the Sol development program. Works in coaching with founders, top managers and tech leaders since 2018.
    In the past 13 years he was engaged in design and design management in tech. companies in Russia, the Netherlands and Silicon Valley.
    Likes to work with smart ambitious people, helping them to reach their potential and grow.
    Certified in Hogan, Integral Coaching, Designing Your Life Coaching, Authentic Communication, Aletheia Coaching, Non-Violent Communication, Team Canvas Coaching.
  • Ilya Kupriyanov
    Serial entrepreneur. Founder Doctor at work. littles. CCC. GetBetter. Extensive experience in bringing B2B products to the market, building effective teams and motivating to achieve results.
  • ALEKSEY AVDEY
    Alexey Avdey, now I work as the head of the Marketing Technologies division at Sberbank, I am responsible for the Bank's websites and special marketing projects, internal communications products. Prior to that, he was the product director of the CIAN real estate marketplace, as well as the head of the Yandex.Market service. Graduated from the MBA of the Higher School of Business of Moscow State University. Specialization - the creation of marketplaces, the development and launch of new products on the market, the optimization of processes and the improvement of the company's efficiency.
Ilya Kupriyanov
ALEKSEY AVDEY
Alexey Ivanov
Executive coach, ICF PCC, co-founder of the Sol development program. Works in coaching with founders, top managers and tech leaders since 2018
Serial entrepreneur. Founder Doctor at work. littles. CCC. GetBetter
Now I work as the head of the Marketing Technologies division at Sberbank
Since 2014, I have been working with entrepreneurs and managers, helping them to specify goals
IT entrepreneur (saas business, valera.ai). Responsible for sales, onboarding, marketing and Customer Success
Ilya started his career as a freelance startup mentor.He was a methodologist at the Yandex Startup Camp for 3 years
Natalia Bulkina
ILYA Korolev
LARA Gryazeva
Coaches
Ilya started his career as a freelance startup mentor. He was a methodologist at the Yandex Startup Camp for 3 years and was one of the founders of the IIDF Accelerator program and the tracking movement in Russia. During his career as a mentor, VC, coach and entrepreneur tracker, Ilya has helped 1000+ entrepreneurs find the "right" answer by asking transformative questions. Graduate of Erciskons Coaching International.
- 10 years of experience in b2b sales at IBM, focused on selling innovative projects in the field of machine learning and went from an ordinary technical specialist to a top manager
- IT entrepreneur (saas business, valera.ai). Responsible for sales, onboarding, marketing and Customer Success
- Executive coach. Works with entrepreneurs and top managers. Since 2021, he has been a freelance coach at SberCloud. Total coaching hours - 700
- Speaker of TED SadovoeRing: report on the future of humanity with total robotization
Since 2014, I have been working with entrepreneurs and managers, helping them to specify goals, create a strategic vision, set priorities, organize a team, see and overcome limitations: internal and external, as well as find strength for business and distribute them competently.
I have experience in managing a team and developing my own business.
Serial entrepreneur. Founder Doctor at work. littles. CCC. GetBetter. Extensive experience in bringing B2B products to the market, building effective teams and motivating to achieve results.
Executive coach, ICF PCC, co-founder of the Sol development program. Works in coaching with founders, top managers and tech leaders since 2018.
In the past 13 years he was engaged in design and design management in tech. companies in Russia, the Netherlands and Silicon Valley.
Likes to work with smart ambitious people, helping them to reach their potential and grow.
Certified in Hogan, Integral Coaching, Designing Your Life Coaching, Authentic Communication, Aletheia Coaching, Non-Violent Communication, Team Canvas Coaching.
Alexey Avdey, now I work as the head of the Marketing Technologies division at Sberbank, I am responsible for the Bank's websites and special marketing projects, internal communications products. Prior to that, he was the product director of the CIAN real estate marketplace, as well as the head of the Yandex.Market service. Graduated from the MBA of the Higher School of Business of Moscow State University. Specialization - the creation of marketplaces, the development and launch of new products on the market, the optimization of processes and the improvement of the company's efficiency.
personal advisors
  • MAX TODUA
    Founder of Orbit, Co-Founder of Aventica and Focus. Orbit is a plaftorm for recruiting C-level mentors from India, LATAM and other emerging markets for fast-growing startups that want to start their business in these regions and need strong local advisors in sales/marketing/hr/bisdev/product. Co-Founder of Aventica and Focus companies. Aventica is an agency providing software development / research / design services with a revenue of 6 mln $ in 2021. Focus helps corporate innovators and fast-growing startups to test growth hacking ideas, build a digital prototype, and test it on real users in 2 weeks using a modified Google Venture approach.
  • MAKSIM FEDYNA
    Expert in entering international markets, mentor, and tracker in international accelerators. 9 years of experience in innovative and international business development, strategic consulting, and marketing of the largest FMCG company. Launched a business in Israel and Serbia.
  • Damir Kazykhanov
    Dynamic and visionary entrepreneur with rare combination of international corporate experience and startup skills. Expertise in managing acceleration programs from inception to execution, creating international cross-disciplinary teams, launching and financing new ventures. Proven track record of public speeches, workshops and personal coaching for corporate executives and entrepreneurs.

    Specialties: Startups acceleration and entrepreneurship, MedTech, FashionTech, AgroTech, EcoTourism, social entrepreneurship, financial planning, private equity and venture capital, international business development, strategy.
  • ANDREY TUZHIKOV
    More than 10 years import-export business experience with China. Registered own trade mark and company in China (Ningbo).
    Consulting: B2B and B2C selling, offline/online promotion, e-commerce marketing, registration marketplace and social platform accounts (WeChat, Taobao, JD, Weibo, Alibaba etc), registration trade mark in China, import certification and creating Chinese import label, custom clearance in China.
  • Roman Vdovchenko
    A driven and result-oriented professional with 10+ years of experience in PR and Marketing and 5+ years of experience in sales, and business development in a fast-growing innovative hardware manufacturing company. I have proven experience in marketing and communications management, raising investments, strategic communications, business development, sales, and public speaking with emphasis on listening and understanding, and negotiating with top-level executives.
  • Irina Baskova
    As a trainer/consultant, I specialize in foreign markets and b2b sales. I work with Russian and European startups, participate in selection and scouting. Mentor in Startupbootcamp Amsterdam and Plug and Play Brazil.

    I can set up cold outreach and test b2b hypotheses in a couple of days and almost for free in almost any market. As an experienced B2B entrepreneur and digital product manager, with a demonstrated history of working in the innovation industry, I'm proud to be a part of the success of more than 200+ startups from 20+ different acceleration programs across the World.
  • Vitaliy Nechaev
    Business development director with 15+ years of experience in media production and immersive technologies. Living in Sin| apore since 2012 and gained more than 5,000 active business connections in ASEAN & MENAregions.
  • Dave Vasquez
    Entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in IT. Main expertise: Corporate Innovation (Telecom (+5G Startups Incubation) and Fintech), Neurogaming, Chatbots (+NLP), and Dating. Dave is working on different projects exploring collaboration opportunities among innovators which already achieved proof-of-concept and are ready to scale their business with corporations. Dave leads different initiatives, working together with IT Specialists, Corporations, IT Companies, Startups, Scaleups, and Staffing & Recruitment agencies.
  • Dmitry Kurin
    Experienced leader with 12+ years in new technologies and businesses. Launched and developed more than 15 commercial telecom and digital products. Founder and Director of a leading local corporate innovation and ventures company “MTS StartUp Hub”. CEO of MTS Ventures Limited (Cyprus). Expert on corporate innovations and digital transformation, consultant and mentor of start-up teams and companies.
  • George Slinkin
    Maintaining communications & solving complex business cases around the globe, creating sustainable growth for international companies.
ANDREY TUZHIKOV
George Slinkin
Damir Kazykhanov
Dynamic and visionary entrepreneur with rare combination of international corporate experience and startup skills
More than 10 years import-export business experience with China
Maintaining communications & solving complex business cases around the globe, creating sustainable growth for international companies
Irina Baskova
Roman Vdovchenko
A driven and result-oriented professional with 10+ years of experience in PR and Marketing and 5+ years of experience in sales
Expert in entering international markets, mentor, and tracker in international accelerators
Founder of Orbit, Co-Founder of Aventica and Focus
Experienced leader with 12+ years in new technologies and businesses. Launched and developed more than 15 commercial telecom and digital products
MAX TODUA
Dmitry Kurin
MAKSIM FEDYNA
personal advisors
As a trainer/consultant, I specialize in foreign markets and b2b sales
Vitaliy Nechaev
Business development director with 15+ years of experience in media production and immersive technologies
Dave Vasquez
Entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in IT. Main expertise: Corporate Innovation (Telecom (+5G Startups Incubation) and Fintech), Neurogaming, Chatbots (+NLP), and Dating
Experienced leader with 12+ years in new technologies and businesses. Launched and developed more than 15 commercial telecom and digital products. Founder and Director of a leading local corporate innovation and ventures company “MTS StartUp Hub”. CEO of MTS Ventures Limited (Cyprus). Expert on corporate innovations and digital transformation, consultant and mentor of start-up teams and companies.
Founder of Orbit, Co-Founder of Aventica and Focus. Orbit is a plaftorm for recruiting C-level mentors from India, LATAM and other emerging markets for fast-growing startups that want to start their business in these regions and need strong local advisors in sales/marketing/hr/bisdev/product. Co-Founder of Aventica and Focus companies. Aventica is an agency providing software development / research / design services with a revenue of 6 mln $ in 2021. Focus helps corporate innovators and fast-growing startups to test growth hacking ideas, build a digital prototype, and test it on real users in 2 weeks using a modified Google Venture approach.
Expert in entering international markets, mentor, and tracker in international accelerators. 9 years of experience in innovative and international business development, strategic consulting, and marketing of the largest FMCG company. Launched a business in Israel and Serbia.
More than 10 years import-export business experience with China. Registered own trade mark and company in China (Ningbo).
Consulting: B2B and B2C selling, offline/online promotion, e-commerce marketing, registration marketplace and social platform accounts (WeChat, Taobao, JD, Weibo, Alibaba etc), registration trade mark in China, import certification and creating Chinese import label, custom clearance in China.
A driven and result-oriented professional with 10+ years of experience in PR and Marketing and 5+ years of experience in sales, and business development in a fast-growing innovative hardware manufacturing company. I have proven experience in marketing and communications management, raising investments, strategic communications, business development, sales, and public speaking with emphasis on listening and understanding, and negotiating with top-level executives.
Business development director with 15+ years of experience in media production and immersive technologies. Living in Sin| apore since 2012 and gained more than 5,000 active business connections in ASEAN & MENAregions.
Entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in IT. Main expertise: Corporate Innovation (Telecom (+5G Startups Incubation) and Fintech), Neurogaming, Chatbots (+NLP), and Dating. Dave is working on different projects exploring collaboration opportunities among innovators which already achieved proof-of-concept and are ready to scale their business with corporations. Dave leads different initiatives, working together with IT Specialists, Corporations, IT Companies, Startups, Scaleups, and Staffing & Recruitment agencies.
Dynamic and visionary entrepreneur with rare combination of international corporate experience and startup skills. Expertise in managing acceleration programs from inception to execution, creating international cross-disciplinary teams, launching and financing new ventures. Proven track record of public speeches, workshops and personal coaching for corporate executives and entrepreneurs.

Specialties: Startups acceleration and entrepreneurship, MedTech, FashionTech, AgroTech, EcoTourism, social entrepreneurship, financial planning, private equity and venture capital, international business development, strategy.
Maintaining communications & solving complex business cases around the globe, creating sustainable growth for international companies.
As a trainer/consultant, I specialize in foreign markets and b2b sales. I work with Russian and European startups, participate in selection and scouting. Mentor in Startupbootcamp Amsterdam and Plug and Play Brazil.

I can set up cold outreach and test b2b hypotheses in a couple of days and almost for free in almost any market. As an experienced B2B entrepreneur and digital product manager, with a demonstrated history of working in the innovation industry, I'm proud to be a part of the success of more than 200+ startups from 20+ different acceleration programs across the World.
Experts
  • ANNA SHOLINA
    Co-founder of the communication agency Solyanka, head of community of the Emerge conference, co-founder of Rutech community, senior invest partner at Joint journey, partner of Relogate project. Expert, mentor, lecturer at the Higher school of economics (HSE). A world-class specialist in developing tech companies through accelerators, educational programs, working with investors to attract investments and assistance with finding clients in the global market.
  • MAXIM SPIRIDONOV
    Founder of the Reforma Business Club, technology entrepreneur.
    Maxim Spiridonov and Yulia Spiridonova-Mikeda launched an educational project Netology in 2011. Maxim held the position of CEO of Netology Group until 2021. During these ten years, the company has developed 15 lines of business, employed more than 2500 employees, more than 7 million users. In February 2021, the Maxim Spiridonov’s share was bought out by the strategic investor of Netology Group, the TalentTech Holding owned by the billionaire Alexei Mordashov (No. 1 in the list of the richest people in Russia according to Forbes). Since the beginning of 2021, Maxim Spiridonov has been the venture investor for technology startups.
    Some of the projects where Maxim Spiridonov has been the investor are: Digital Dolina, Jump.bio, My learning hub, Impact Capital, StoreDot, Verbit, Yaizy, ClassTag, AMMA Pregnancy tracker, ProSpace Management, Tiggi, Noli, GetFaster, MyDevice, Tabi, Welltory, Superdao, Dorm, Laoshi.
  • SHARIFA ALBADI
    Co-founder and managing director of GM Aether agency. Author, journalist, consultant, creative director, and public relations and communications specialist. Specializes in content, emotions, and brands for their target audience and markets. Expert in the UAE, Oman, and Gulf markets.
  • ALEXANDER SAPOV
    Co-Founder & CEO - GetTransfer.com.
  • MARIA IVANOVA
    More than 9 years of experience in building a business, including 5 years in managing an innovation ecosystem and investor relations. Founder of the largest community of startups and investors in Eastern Europe. Ex. head of investor relations at the Skolkovo technopark, ex. head of the Yellow door accelerator, and independent business development consultant for several ventures and angel groups in Russia, the USA, and the UAE. Currently resides in Dubai, building an investor community and advising on fundraising in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • ALEXANDER SOLOVYEV
    Co-Founder Liqvid.io, ex-Vice President Sales Marketing at Russ Outdoor
  • JACK SOH
    Co-Founder Kalpha. Serial entrepreneur based in Singapore. Co-Founder of Kalpha, a peer-to-peer mobile platform in the Education Technology space where individuals can connect and meet up to learn and share skills, knowledge and experiences on a 1-to-1 basis.
  • MARK PLAZA
    Digital Marketing expert, Google Certified Innovator, Blogger. Mark Plaza is a digital marketing consultant and learning innovation coach with over ten years of experience in content marketing, social media management, learning experience design, and micro-influencer marketing for various brands and organizations in Southeast Asia.
  • Vladimir Kulakov
    Head of the Translation Quality Control Department of TransLink Linguistic Company. Works with software solutions for evaluating the quality of work performed. Customer satisfaction control, improvement of the quality management system and selection and testing of translators and freelance managers of the quality control department.
  • VICTORIA RAKHIMOVA
    Co-Founder and CEO at B2B-EXPORT. Co-founder of 3 e-com startups in b2b and b2c. Consultant for digital strategies and IT product-management in e-com. 12+ years of experience in digital communications, PR and marketing in Russia, Africa and CIS. Mentor in several programs for digital and communications tracks.
  • NOBUNTU DUBAZANA
    AKA BUSABUNTU
    Founder of The OMBONISI Group. Nobuntu 'BusaBuntu' Dubazana is the Creative Founder of disruptive media company, BusaBuntu Pictures (PTY) Ltd, youth and women focused NPC, The BusaBuntu Foundation, a former Council Member for the Film and Publication Board of South Africa and co-founder of South African slow fashion brand, OSISI. She's got over 30 years of storytelling and communications (African and Western) experience, and a double major Master in Arts: Filmmaking and The Creative Economy from Kingston University (London, UK).
  • RAYEES WANI
    International Business manager, Chief business development Officer at Joycalls Group of companies.
  • TIM LUAN
    Director at Innoway. Tim is the principal person for International department at Innoway (the heart of startups eco-system in China) of China including Global Incubation Platform, Big-sized Enterprises collaborations, Online and Offline Innohall, Innovation Trainings etc. He has 15 years of overseas working experiences in North America and Europe. He acted as jury for several well-known startup competitions nationwide and worldwide, and official innovation and startup mentor for Daimler, Microsoft accelerator, Hitachi, Walmart, Sino-steel and so on. He is a senior researcher in Cross-border E-commerce, helps international startup projects settle in China and traditional enterprises transform and upgrade. IT Education background in Finland.
    Innoway street is the heart of startups Eco-system in China, Beijing and Zhongguancun.
    Innoway is a home to a total of 45 incubator, accelerators, investment organizations and other innovation and entrepreneurship service agencies and relevant enterprises and 1,791 incubated startups, among which 600 are incubated in Inno Way.
  • ALINA NILSSON
    Serial entrepreneur, co-founder of Emerge tech startup conference and Solyanka agency. Track record of producing large scale events (3,000+ attendees from 43 countries) and tech meet-ups (300+ attendees) in London. Startup pitch coach and expert is scaling globally.
  • MARIA KARABAN
    Expert in entering international markets. Co-founder of Relogate. Founder of the Expand today agency. Co-founder of Button of life. Partner at Palmina invest. More than 15 years of experience in international business development and helping startups enter global markets. Launched in 8 different countries: UAE, Portugal, England, Germany, South Africa, Mozambique, Brazil, India, and Russia. The current focus is on the MENA region.
  • OLGA BOLKUNOVA
    Director of the China insiders marketing agency, which specializes in Chinese businesses. Partner of China travel solutions. CEO at Chinaed.tech. Expert in tech ecosystems, start-ups, and paid knowledge industry in China. 10 years of experience in supporting Russian-Chinese projects. Alumni of Community global shapers under the auspices of the World economic forum.
  • ANDREY KRASNOPEEV
    Business partner at MTS startup hub, entrepreneur, co-founder of the Hypothesis factory, mentor at MIPT (Moscow institute of physics and technology) accelerators, Skolkovo, Seedstars. 5 years of experience on business scaling and finding value in startups. Developed projects in countries: Japan, Singapore, Austria, Lithuania, USA.
  • KIRILL ONOPRIYCHUK
    Director of Wiihub (innovation consulting). Partner of Bono partners. Expert in bringing companies to Latin America. Former director of the largest Chinese accelerator Techcode (Moscow office). The former head of the world’s largest community of entrepreneurs, Startup grind, which unites 3.5 million entrepreneurs with 400+ cities of presence. Mentor and tracker of Russian and foreign accelerators: Global pilots Microsoft, Softline accelerator, Moscow accelerator (Russia) and Technopol, Estonia (world). Permanent speaker at start-up and business conferences in Russia and abroad.
  • Sergey Bagrov
    Expert advisor and strategic project manager in IT (projects in cybersecurity and automation of business processes), with 10 years of experience in research, teaching and management work in international projects (Russia, Vietnam, Singapore).
  • Dennis Lazarenkov
    Main expertise: attracting investments and entering new markets.
    Founder of the analytical agency Elytics. Market research, financial models, investment presentations.
  • Ibrahim Diab
    IMOU Egypt Sales Manager, Dahua Technology Egypt Business Development Director, Sales trainer and consultant , business development expert, Speaker at ModemUp.
  • Daria Shchurik
    Producer and product lead with 4+ years experience in E-commerce, PropTech, EdTech + IT sales on international market.
    Currently at Ozon Global, responsible for customer experience in purchases from abroad (MAU > 11 mln, revenue > $33 mln). Before that, I launched B2B marketplace of warehouse services as Product Owner in Gazprom Neft.
  • Max Zaikin
    Mentor in gas pedals ITMO, StartupDrive, Technopark St. Petersburg Ingria, Touraccelerator, MESTO.CO.
    I build in Turkey an ecosystem of colivings, co-working spaces and services for comfortable life and create an environment for entrepreneurs and creative industry people to work and develop.
  • Alex Smirnoff
    Leading expert in negotiations to enter foreign markets. Preparation for negotiations, linguistic support, methodology of preparation for negotiations with representatives of a foreign party, building a strategy for entering foreign markets, expansion of presence.
  • Fuad Dada
    Product manager and innovation consultant for VISA (considered one of the most valuable companies in the world).
    Participated in the development of companies such as The White Company, Discovery Inc., The Tribe London, Prediction Guru, InQ.Socia, SkillDigger, KCA Deutag, Wood Group PSN, Amec Foster Wheeleretc.
  • Margô (Margarita Iskandarova) Stumpf
    International projects specialist. Creative & Production Executive. MERCOSUR-BRICS markets, products and services consultant. Author of "8C method" & other edu programs. Founder of Scandia Eco. Representing STUMPF Group.
  • Kirill Lazarev
    Main expertise: attracting investments and entering new markets.
    Founder of the analytical agency Elytics. Market research, financial models, investment presentations.
  • Kirill Turin
    Business developer + product manager. Global market entry, business development + product management. "I help startups at different stages of development to bring new products into current territories and/or current products into new territories".
  • Alla Ivanova
    Consultant and founder of Krug.App scaling studio. We've raised over $8 million in gaming, online education, and adtech.
    Implemented strategies for fundraising through twitter, linkedin, and international media.
  • Dave Vasquez
    Co-Founder at TuSion, Technology Mentor at MTS Startup Hub
  • Artem Taganov
    Founder of Hinted, included in the top 100 potential unicorns among European companies. Winner of Emerge 2022 in the HR Sevices category. Accelerated in the Startup Chilie program.
  • Dimitri Kim
    Judge & Speaker at Alchemist Acc
    Advisor at 7 startups
    Speechki, backed by Tier#1 VC
  • Sergei Kharitonov
    Director of Innovation at SPLAT Global. Researcher at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Author and host of the popular science YouTube-show "BUT THIS IS INaccurate".
  • Tina Rosenfeld
    Tina is member of different boards and startup and scale up advisor focused on growth, strategy definition and implementation. As angel investor she invests in female lead companies in Latinamerica and Europe. Her executive experience is in fast moving consumer goods and in retail. She seeks to support and mentor purpose driven female led startups who want to impact the sustainable development goals.
  • Damir Kazykhanov
    Dynamic and visionary entrepreneur with rare combination of international corporate experience and startup skills. Expertise in managing acceleration programs from inception to execution, creating international cross-disciplinary teams, launching and financing new ventures. Proven track record of public speeches, workshops and personal coaching for corporate executives and entrepreneurs.

    Specialties: Startups acceleration and entrepreneurship, MedTech, FashionTech, AgroTech, EcoTourism, social entrepreneurship, financial planning, private equity and venture capital, international business development, strategy.
  • Andrey Lakalin
    Experienced Investment manager with a demonstrated history of working in the investment industry. Worked as a Senior Investment Manager at VK (previously Mail.ru Group), leading Russian Internet Holding with 100M MAU.

    Signature deals: Samokat, SberMarket, LocalKitchen, O2O creation (JV with Sber in online-to-offline foodtech & mobility businesses such as Delivery Club, Citymobil & Citydrive) and follow-ons, AliExpress Russia – follow-on, MRG fundraising from top-tier investment funds.
  • Rayees Ahmad Wani
    An international business manager. Comes from India and has been an expat in Moscow since 2014. Has been working with both high contextual and low contextual cultures. His focus markets are Iran, Vietnam, North America, Indonesia, South Africa, Russia, India, Pakistan, the CIS.
  • Evita Haapavaara
    I am an independent trainer on Doing Business in Asia. Have been in this field for more than 20 years in Finland. I am also a BtoB consultant to Nordic companies interested in entering South East Asian market. I go through the process starting from market assessment into win the customer. It involves networking, market definition, business & marketing strategy development, training and coaching.
  • Sergei Mazuk
    Marketing C-suite, entrepreneur, founder.
  • Arik Akverdian
  • Michael Gibson
    Michael graduated from Oxford then headed for an adventure in the wild days of Russian advertising in the 90s. He has been working as a Creative Director since then to the present day – a thrilling roller coaster ride requiring constant adaption to the ever changing Russian reality! Mike has created many iconic TV campaigns for brands like MrProper, Nescafe, Visa, Fairy and Lada while working in global advertising agencies such as McCann and Grey. Currently he is Executive Creative Director in Adwise.

    On one Nescafe shoot, Mike was missing a featured extra, so director Timour Bekhmanbetov popped Mike in front of the camera. Since then, Mike has done regular TV and film work, and is an anchor on the TV station Big Asia and has his own YouTube channel ‘ExPatting Russia’. He writes skits and plays for kids, and his annual Nativity plays are notorious and eagerly anticipated. Mike is a regular speaker on branding and creativity, as well as a lecturer at Britanka, Higher School of Art and Design. He is also a pilot!
  • Konstantin Morgunov
    Military translator, worked for 25 years in senior positions in European and American companies.
  • Michael Lvov
    CEO/Co-founder E-Tips.ae. Visual thinker passionate about customer experience, service design and innovation, capable of easily identify customer needs, gather insights, define problems, generate ideas and prototypes to re-think and develop new product/services.
  • Alexandra Filatova
    7+ years of international experience in startups and corporate innovation in France and globally. I am passionate about helping new businesses to booster as they are the motors of the world economy and the drivers of innovation. And I believe that cooperation between all players of the innovation ecosystem is a key to that.