New reality: actions, resources, opportunities
14 - 20 November, 2022
Google for Startups Campus, Konesera 10, Warsaw
GEW Belarus 2022 Speakers & Agenda
GEW Belarus 2022 Opening Ceremony
November 14
Google for Startups Campus Warsaw, Plac Konesera 10
Opening speech by Global Entrepreneurship Week Belarus representative Tania Marinich. The guest speaker of the Ceremony is Mikita Mikado, a cofounder of unicorn PandaDoc.
Networking of the Belarusian business community in Warsaw.
GEW Belarus 2022 Opening Ceremony
18:00 – 20:00
18:00 – 18:20
GEW Belarus Representative, Entrepreneur | VC | Change maker | Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup Hub
Tania Marinich
18:20 – 18:30
Head of GEW Poland
Karolina Tądel
18:30 – 19:00
CEO and co-founder at PandaDoc
Mikita Mikado
19:00 – 20:00
November 15
GEW Belarus 2022 International Entrepreneurship Forum
Google for Startups Campus Warsaw, Plac Konesera 10
Inspirational Cases, Practical Tools, New ideas & Strategies from local and international business owners and experts.
This part of the GEW Belarus Agenda is dedicated to stories about finding opportunities, attracting resources, and launching projects in new markets and ecosystems.
10:30 – 10:45
GEW Belarus Representative, Entrepreneur | VC | Change maker | Founder and CEO at Imaguru Startup Hub
Tania Marinich
Welcome speech
10:45 – 11:15
Experienced C-Level Leader, exCMO McDonald's (Czech & Slovakia), Johnson&Johnson, MetaMentor, Business Coach
Ivana Caha Sediva
Topic: A Perfect Storm. Hacking a disaster
11:15 – 11:35
Personal Branding Expert
Tanya Kurbat
Topic: How a personal brand allows you to launch projects regardless of location
Tatyana will speak about the history of "Projector" online school in the context of a personal brand: how it allows you to launch projects regardless of location
11:35 – 12:00
Coffee break
Cases about managing fundamental changes in business and life
12:00 – 12:20
Co-Founder Imaguru Startup HUB
Nastia Khamiankova
Topic: Imaguru case on opening hubs in new markets. Imaguru lessons learned on team management and community building in new European markets.
Imaguru Startup Hub has an international distributed team, locations in Vilnius, Warsaw and Madrid. Imaguru develops a community in these ecosystems and online. Imaguru will tell you how to maintain a high growth rate, open new markets, manage a distributed team, keep many projects in focus and inspire others.
12:20 – 12:40
CEO, Founder & Creative Director, PG Brand Reforming (Poland)
Witalij Jackiewicz
Topic: How to avoid fatal mistakes in brand & communication strategy
Vitaly has been developing his branding agency in Poland for more than four years, collaborating and creating brands for large corporations and family-owned businesses. "Poland provides an opportunity to work not only with Polish companies but with the whole world," — Vitaly thinks.
12:40 – 13:00
SEO & Founder of KnyazevaBridge Bureau
Oksana Knyazeva
Topic: Is it possible to prepare for a big change in your life
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:30
The ABBA team and Sierz are engaged in protecting the interests of honest Belarusian business in the EU countries, as well as helping Belarusian capital to develop on the European market with the help of partners from European countries.
Belarusian economist, representative of the Association of Belarusian Business Abroad (ABBA) in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
Sierz Naurodski
Topic: Opportunities and ways to support Belarusian business in Europe
Business cases from Belarusian entrepreneurs about finding benefits of different business ecosystems, overcoming barriers and scaling projects.
14:30 – 15:00
Entrepreneur, co-founder of “Cleanwhale” platform
Ivan Shilo
Topic: How (and is it possible) to consider all the challenges when entering new markets?
Ivan believes that if you are OK in Belarus, it can be even easier to launch your business in Europe. There is a different rhythm, different customer requirements, & less ... digitalization.
15:00 – 15:30
Chairman at Promwad. Mentor at Bridgio
Roman Pakholkow
Topic: How does the professional community allow your business to grow and find resources in new environment and countries?
A few years ago, Roman founded a community of hardware companies in Belarus to build a strategy for the industry. Now the community is developing in Lithuania and in Poland. “I believe that partnership contributes to success in life and business, and I follow this philosophy”.
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 16:30
Administrative Director of the Economic Research and Education Center BEROC
Pavel Daneyko
Presentation of the research results “Belarusian business abroad: needs, problems and potential for interaction within the communities of national business“
The final block of the forum is dedicated to ideas and strategies: how to embed your life strategy in a new business environment, what to look for & rely on
16:30 – 17:00
The story of myTU company with Belarusian roots is a good alternative to banks for businesses and individuals who can open bank accounts and provide transactions, credit cards, and other services in the EU. The company closed 5M EUR investments in 2022 to develop myTU into a more advanced mobile banking application
CEO and co-Founder at myTU
Raman Korneu
Topic: myTU mobile banking application as an alternative to a bank solution in response to the current circumstances
17:00 – 17:30
CEO and founder Agata VC, international business expert in global high-tech industries
Romanas Ramanauskas
Topic: European Energy independence and technology
17:30 – 18:00
Co-Founder & CEO of SuperWorld. Co-Founder of Rogue Initiative Studios
Hrish Lotlikar
Topic: Future Trends that Bring Us Into the Metaverse
Google for Startups Campus Warsaw, Plac Konesera 10
The competition for startups, where the jury will select the best teams to participate in acceleration program and a study tour of one of the successful European startup ecosystems
18:00 – 21:00
November 16
GEW Belarus 2022 - Entrepreneurship Integration Talks
Hoża 41/2, Warsaw
Each speaker and participant has their own story. But there are steps following which we can give the business a chance to succeed faster and with fewer mistakes.
17:00 – 17:30
The lack of a social foundation is one of the challenges one has to face in a new business context.
Svetlana’s story is about the professional network development strategy.
Network Development Manager, Freedom Finance Europe Ltd., asset manager of clients of an international investment holding, certified portfolio investor
Svetlana Kravchuk
Topic: Integration through my passion for golf
17:30 – 18:00
Finding a common language, understanding the culture, and accepting the peculiarities of decision-making in business are skills without which it isn't easy to integrate into a new business context. Natalia's story about how working with Chinese and English partners helps build her business in Poland.
Co-founder MetaMind Consulting, mentor at Women in Tech Awards (UK), works with 15+ countries, 中国市场专家, builds international teams
Natalia Ananchik
Topic: Integration through the international business network. From China through England to Poland
18:00 – 18:30
Sometimes it feels like we are starting from scratch. In fact, we begin by recognizing our previous experience and rethinking skills and abilities. In the discussion format, Katia will share tools that allow us to identify our talents and strengths and build our integration strategy.
Transformation lead at Convatec Company, finance strategist, executive coach
Katia Kiba
Topic: Integration through finding out your talents & strengths
18:30 – 19:00
CEO and founder of FOREVER YOUNG KOMBUCHA, former restaurateur and owner of the logistics business
Kiril Borohov
Topic: Launching a new business based on talent, strengths, and expertise. Mushroom tea production case.
"Kombucha" was brewed by our grandparents. Who would have thought that the drink would become a hit on the health food market under the name of Kombucha and inspire Kirill Borokhov to look for an investor, start production and sell kombucha in Poland, overcoming a lot of difficulties.
19:00 – 20:00
Discussion dedicated to integration into the European business community
November 17
GEW Belarus 2022 Venture Gathering.
INFO table Imaguru. Meeting point for GEW Belarus participants
CIC Warsaw, Chmielna 73
17:00 – 20:00
18:15 – 19:00
As part of the traditional Venture Gathering, there will be held a workshop by Ivana Caha Sediva, speaker of the International Entrepreneurship Forum GEW Belarus 2022
Beware. Speed date on influencing and negotiation
CIC Warsaw, Chmielna 73
November 18
Imaguru 9 Year Anniversary Evening
Imaguru Startup HUB began its history as part of the World Entrepreneurship Week in Belarus 9 years ago in Minsk.
On November 18, during the days of GEW Belarus 2022, we invited IMAGURU friends to share wonderful moments and enjoy networking in honor of Imaguru's 9th birthday.
Paradiso Kitchen & Cocktails, Żelazna 51/53/Budynek 18
18:00 – 22:30
You have the opportunity to participate in all GEW Belarus events for FREE. Check out the GEW Belarus program, register for events that are interesting to you, and receive confirmation of participation by email.
Participation in GEW BELARUS 2022 in Warsaw is free of charge