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Aug 20.2016

Black Sea Summit 2016

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Black Sea Summit 2016 will happen on September, 9-10 in Odessa, Ukraine and is going to welcome about 1000 participants from all over the world. The main topics of this year are startup ecosystem development and trends in startups such as agtech, energy, VR/AR and biotechnologies and of course effective network and a sea of opportunities.
Black Sea Summit 2016 will happen on September, 9-10 in Odessa, Ukraine and is going to welcome about 1000 participants from all over the world. The main topics of this year are startup ecosystem development and trends in startups such as agtech, energy, VR/AR and biotechnologies and of course effective network and a sea of opportunities.

3 streams

  • Inspire Stage. About the latest trends in tech, innovative ecosystem development in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
  • Grow Stage. Startups, business models, monetization, right pitch and investments opportunities and top 10 startups from Ukraine will create the perfect combination. The winners will have possibility to struggle for $70K of in-kind prizes at Seedstars Ukraine and $10K for each runner-up.
  • Innovate Stage. Talks on biotechnologies, practical cases from engineers, algorithms and math from developers, workshops on robotics and much more.

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2 Demo Zones | 1000 participants | 30+ world-known speakers

Speakers:

  • Mark Turrell (CEO Orcasci, YGL, World Economic Forum) – “The Network Superpower in Innovative Businesses”
  • Ruben Nieuwenhuis (Director StartupAmsterdam; Co-initiator StartupDelta; founder CodeUur; founder Dutchbasecamp) – “Building a Startup City”
  • Dr. Patrick Kramer (Biohacker, Founder Digiwell) – “Cyborgs, and the Rise of Biohackers”
  • Adrian Pica (Founder 150sec, Startupbootcamp mentor, Product Manager, Telenav)
  • Max Bakhmatov (CEO VDNKH, Co-Founder tech-claster VDNKH-Tech, Founder IT Development Company UGE GmbH) – “How to turn loss-making state-owned enterprise in the innovation center”
  • Konstantin Shishkin (Founder/CEO/CTO InFansCube) – “From hobby to maker – from maker to a startup”
  • Valerii Iakovenko (Cofounder of company Drone.UA) – “Drone.UA success story. From UAV’s to sensors, satellites and decision support systems”

AgroPanel – “AgroTech Revolution or How Technologies changing the agricultural sector in Ukraine. Challenges, Trends, Prospects”

  • Max Mayarchuk (Director of automation department of “Svarog West Group” corporation)
  • Ivan Lukinchyk (Founder of Adept Group)
  • John Shmorgun (Member of the Board of Directors, CEO, AgroGeneration, Executive, Sigma Blayzer)

The conference will include Networking Pre-Party and Startup Competition.

Registration and details: http://blacksea-it.com

Do you want to present your projects in front of the best funds and programs in Europe? Record your project in the StartUp Competition: http://bit.ly/28SpHwK

Organisators: SPREAD, WEF/Global Shapers Odessa, MarkEd, Hillel IT School, Netocrat Communications

Sponsors: Odessa City Council, Looksery, HYS Enterpise, Lohika, Unit-Is

Press announcement

TECH autumn on the beach shore – startups from Central and Eastern Europe are gathering in Odesa

For 2 days on September, 9-10, the city of Odesa, Ukraine will become the heart of technology and innovations for Central European startups and geeks. Black Sea Summit 2016 is an annual meeting point for 1000 participants from Europe and the globe. On the warm sea shore this fall startup season will be opened by go-ahead entrepreneurs and tech professionals, rock stars of agtech, renewable energy, space, VR/AR and biotechnologies and the most prominent tech companies from Central and Eastern Europe. The Summit is a dynamic event which turns the world into a borderless technological place for innovators and status quo breakers.

On September 9-10 2016, sunny Odesa will become a meeting point for fearless go-get businessmen, innovators, enthusiasts and influential speakers from Snapchat, World Economic Forum, Startupbootcamp, Dutchbasecamp, StartupAmsterdam and others. Lots of disruptive ideas will be created and shared, shaping startup ecosystem not only in Ukraine but the world.

Black Sea Summit is a sea of opportunities for individuals who want to make a difference, sea of exclusive knowledge pouring in 3 streams: inspiration, growth and innovation. 30+ world-known speakers will inspire with latest trends, fuel growth by showcasing best practices in pitching and scaling, harvest innovations by going into the depth of engineering, math, algorithms, robotics, biohacking and much more.

Black Sea Summit 2016 will bring together 1000+ participants representing public sector, companies, corporations, funds, startups, angel investors, media, nonprofits from Europe, USA, Ukraine and Central Asia, 3 stages, 2 demo zones and millions of possibilities to network, find partners and investors.

Startup competition in cooperation with Seedstars will define the winner from 10 strongest teams. The winner will fight for $70K of in-kind prizes and the best teams will be rewarded by $10K for each runner-up. During the event the wildest ideas can become funded and become the reality.

Black Sea Summit is an annual summit which takes place in Odesa for the second time. The first Black Summit was held in September last year. Black Sea Summit 2015 was a huge success and presented tech companies, innovative products and startups such as Looksery, the company acquired by Snapchat for $150m. So who is next?

Date: September 9-10, 2016

Location: Odesa, Ukraine

blacksea-it.com

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