IDCEE, a high-scale international gathering of investors, startups, leaders of IT-companies, geeks and bloggers in the heart of Europe – Kiev, will take place October 10-11, 2013. The conference is organized by TA Ventures fund.
Every year, IDCEE presents industry legends and leaders, like Alan Patricof (Greycroft Partners), Rasmus Lerdorf (PHP, Yandex, Etsy),Glenn Fogel (Priceline Group), Lukasz Gadowski (Team Europe venturess), Peter Arvai (Prezi), Jason Bigler (Google) and many more. Main Stage will also feature 8 panel discussions. Among others, panelists will be talking about Mobile and online payments, Online education, VC funds, Accelerators, e-Commerce, Online tools for food delivery, CEE Success Stories, Brazil panel.
Along with the Main Stage and Startup Stage, in 2013 IDCEE introduces Tech Stage for CTOs and tech architects of the most successful global companies. “IDCEE mission is to develop IT entrepreneurship”, says Viktoriya Tigipko, Managing Director of TA Ventures VC fund and organizer of IDCEE. “It can stem only through the synergy of business approaches and tech solutions. We’ve created Tech Stage for business leaders and CEOs-to-be of web companies. We want them to have an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of technologies. And developers should be able to find common language with entrepreneurial network.”
Rasmus Lerdorf, a PHP creator, tech architects of the world biggest corporations such as Microsoft (Mark Zbikowski, having contributed 25 years to the company, and a key developer of several Windows versions; and Beat Schwegler, Director Cloud Evangelism) and Amazon (Technical Evangelist Steffen Krause), as well as Stas Khirman (a former Kiev citizen, now CTO of Deutsche Telecom Hosted Business Services) and many others will share their experience at Tech Stage.
IDCEE hosts the biggest Startup Alley in Eastern Europe, presenting 150 venturess from the region. Besides the three traditional cash prizes with total value of €30K, participants of Startup Alley will have a chance to compete for three new nominations. Startups will also have an opportunity to pitch in front of the representatives of the world leading accelerators, and all this will be done in a form of harsh speed-pitches – Startup Toasters.
Annually, IDCEE is attended by more than 300 VC funds and business angels that are actively working in Central and Eastern Europe and CIS. Among them were Esther Dyson, Tim Draper, Drew Guff, Andreas Haug, Stefan Glaenzer, Joachim Schoss, Rajesh Sawhney, Brian Feinstein, Jose Marin, Igor Taber, Greg Williams, Alex Barrera, as well VC funds like Accel Partners, Almaz Capital Partners, Earlybird ventures Capital, H-Farm venturess, Index venturess, Mangrove Capital Partners, Project A venturess, Russia Partners, Ventech and many others.
The main goal of a startup at the conference is to meet his investor. That’s why besides an intense content program, IDCEE offers an extensive networking program for communication and interaction. Thus, the conference will be opened by one of the most enigmatic and colorful Ukrainian singers Katia Chilly. At the evening, all guests will have an opportunity to taste Ukrainian national dinner. The second day will be dedicated to Brazil, so the star of the night will be a legendary Brazilian musician and guitar player Filo Machado.