All about it during international IT-conference Black Sea SummIT 2015 in Odessa.
Odessa is one of the largest cities and the center of the international activities in Ukraine. According to Forbes it is heading the rank of the most favorable cities for business in Ukraine, 2015. Together with Dnepropetrovsk, Lviv, Kharkiv and Kiev, Odessa forms the “big five” of the cities with the most developed IT-infrastructure.
About 6 000 of people work in more than 150 IT-companies, located or headquartered in Odessa today. More than 30 trainings, workshops, meetings and other IT events of various levels are held monthly here.
The main objective of Black Sea SummIT 2015 is to promote IT-entrepreneurship, to establish cooperation between international funds, accelerators, business incubators and local institutions and organizations, as well as initiate a unified strategy for the development of IT industry in the region.
The conference will bring together more than 600 participants from Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic States, Sweden, Germany, Britain and the United States.
International speakers will share their experience in the development of innovation business, talk about software craftsmanship and share their success stories.
Startups will get a chance to connect with the most famous European business incubators and will get the opportunity to participate in the Startup Competition. Business contact opportunities of all levels – from individual developers, start-up teams with the finished product to the municipality and representatives of international investment funds are opened on the Black Sea SummIT.
The conference will be held at 3 thematic scenes:
- On Main Stage speakers will share their experience and inspiration in how to build and develop innovative business in Europe and beyond. Representatives of international companies such as Cisco (Ukraine), Microsoft, CERN (Switzerland), Trust Sourcing (US), Razom4Ukraine (US), Yalo (Israel), Amazon (US)and others have already confirmed their participation.
- The top 10 of startups from the CIS together with representatives of European business incubators, funds will perform on the Startup Stage.
- On Tech Stage we will talk about technologies and expertise, hear short reports about non-standard technical solutions and innovative approaches from developers in format of Light Talks, know about the concept of Software Craftsmanship and learn the time management secrets for developers from invited speakers.
During the conference Networking Pre-Party, Startup Competition and Angel Investor Day will also be held.
Startup Competition — it’s a great opportunity for start-ups to pitch their project on stage in front of expert jury and audience and bring the project to the next level. The Format is 3 min speech in English + 3 min to answer the experts’ questions. Participants and winners of the Startup Competition will win great prizes from sponsors and partners of the conference.
Angel Investor Day — indoor workshop for the investors and business angels beginners.
During 4 hours, experts will talk about nuances, details and pitfalls of venture investment. Also, it will be held the presentations of five technology projects in UAngel Coffee Diligence format.
Where: Terminal 42
When: September 18, 2015 10:00 – 18:30
Networking Pre-Party — effective communication in informal atmosphere with speakers, representatives of the Ukrainian venture industry, partners and sponsors of the conference, VIP-participants and Black Sea SummIT Team. VIP tickets are giving an opportunity to take part in Pre-Party. Limited number of participants.
Where: Terminal 42
When: September 18, 2015 18:00 – 22:00
Concert Hall “Sady Pobedy”
September 19, Odessa
10:00 – 18:00