Flashback : Startup Events Of The Year in Moscow

Past year was quite fertile for different startup events for me, and I participated in them both from an investor and startup side.

Here’s a quick flashback with my comments & pics, give me a shout if you’d like to know more details!

Launch48 Weekend

November 2013

3-day Hackathon was work intense and designed for entrepreneurs who want to launch their idea during the weekend. It facilitated team creation and helped to choose the right direction for a business model with the help of mentors.


Open Innovations

October 31 — November 2, 2013

This was one of the biggest events I’ve been to. As for all of such big events, there were problems with management (such as long queues and time lags), but also it was full of high-level speakers and government representatives.


Russian Internet Week (RiW)

October 2013

This conference is really covering all of the major internet & mobile trends in Russia, and is good to have an overview of a particular section. Also, you can discover new services available from lots of service providers.



September 2013

Organized by Moscow State University (MSU), this event is designed for Business Law students & alumni, however, entrepreneurs who are interested in legal aspects of business, might also find it interesting to participate.


Russian Internet Forum (RIF)

April 2013

Outdoor internet conference with participants almost from all internet companies in Russia. For me, the idea seemed to combine leisure + lectures.


Social Networking Congress & Expo (SNCE)

March 2013

I’ve participated in Speed Dealing with startups, where you have a small amount of time for pitching.


Startup Picnic

July 2013

The tie-free event for more hipster audience had not only internet startups, but also those in urban and creative fields.


MSU Demo Day

December 2012

Good for investors, especially those who need to improve their deal flow.


Startup of the year

December 2012

Video presentation of nominees are very interactive and help to better understand the teams.



December 2012

Huge event, covering the latest tech trends. Lots of international participants and very high level of management. Great experience & absolutely recommended if you have a budget for it 🙂


What else?

There are also very specific educational & networking events which I attended, so if you’d like to know more about a particular topic you’d probably be interested. Besides them there were lots of events which I attended online, so I didn’t include them in the list.


November 2013


April 2013

Crowdfunding roundtable

Augmented reality roundtable

Knowledge Stream

 TEDx skolkovo


Start in Moscow

July-September 2013

Pecha Kucha

Startup Socials meetups

Startup Hub meetups


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