EMERGE conference

The tech-conference on emerging technologies in emerging tech hubs right in the heart of the New East.
EMERGE Conference is an international tech event designed to unite the startup scene of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (region also known as the New East) and to prove it to be more than outsource-hub for major tech companies.

The representatives of local startup ecosystems of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and Georgia will speak on the same stage with top western experts and shed some light on the startup scene in their regions.

And startup competition EMERGE CHALLENGE will bring up to 200 startups from New East to present on Unicorn Stage in front of prominent jury consisting of European Accelerators’ and Ventures’ representatives. The winner brings home a cash prize.

“EMERGE is a true meeting point for East and West. For startups, it is an opportunity to present their ideas to accelerators, investors and VCs that are willing to invest directly into early-stage startups from New East. And for investors and media EMERGE is a chance to be the first to tap into this region and to learn about its emerging companies and ideas,” – Margo Lazarenkova, organiser of EMERGE, Founder of Create IT! community (Minsk).

The call for startups for EMERGE CHALLENGE is open till April 20, 2018 to any startup that has received under €1 million in funding to date, originates from an emerging tech hub or solves a problem of the emerging market. General criteria are a working prototype and an early proof of demand.