350 Russian start-up entrepreneurs and VC investors came to our Joint Economic Commission funded ‘Startup Ireland’ showcase event in Moscow’s hottest start-up venue, DI Telegraph, on September 20th 2016.
Discussion panel (left to right): Dmitri Simonenko (Plesk, Parallels, Innalabs), Siofra Flood (Havok, Swrve, Drop Kitchen); Peter Lennox (Enterprise Ireland); Evgeniya Olerinskaya (Google Russia); Dermot Berkery (Delta Partners); Anastasia Volkova (Survival Russian)
The evening event featured presentations by Siofra Flood (Born Global: Structuring Your Company for Global Business from Day One), Dermot Berkery (Delta Partners) ’10 Common Mistakes When Raising Funding, and How to Avoid Them’, and Peter Lennox (Enterprise Ireland) ‘Going Global Through Ireland: Investment Supports for Start-ups’, and Evgeniya Olerinskaya (Google Russia) ‘The Tools for the Job: the Google Strategy and (Free) Resources to Enter Global Markets’, followed by a panel discussion focussed on the experience of setting up in Ireland which included Dmitri Simonenko (Parallels, Innalabs), and Anastasia Volkova (Survival Russian), hosted by Gerard Michael MacCarthy (Enterprise Ireland Russia/CIS).
Siofra Flood (Havok, Swrve, Drop Kitchen) presents “Born Global: Structuring Your Company for Global Business from Day One”
Over 300 members of the VC and Start-up community attended the event including representatives from the Embassy of Ireland and the Irish business community, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, Russian Venture Company, Pulsar Venture Capital, and Roselektronika.