Batumi's Bridge to Silicon Valley Mini-Conference and National Startup World Cup

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM UTC

Join Silicon Valley and international Georgian investors and startup experts for an amazing day celebrating the rise of Georgia's startups. Be a part of this event, enjoying amazing speakers and the national competition which will send one Georgian team to compete on the international Startup World Cup in Silicon Valley for $1,000,000 investment prize and international fame!

Hybrid event

About this event

September 10th, Silicon Valley and the Innovation World Comes to Batumi!

Public Conference and Networking Event with Speakers from US Venture Capital funds, Google, the Academy of Engineering and International Finance Corporation & Startup World Cup Georgia.

Bridge to Silicon Valley

September 10th, Batumi Hilton

Join us in Batumi for the city's first globally-significant startup event! Startup World Cup and the finale of the European Innovation Academy represent top global talent gathering in Batumi with the Georgian startups and tech professionals. Enjoy the shoulder season by the sea, cool evenings and hot startups.  

Startup World Cup Georgia will be the tech "event of the season" including talks by Google VC & Startups Lead, US VCs and amazing Georgians working in London and DC in innovation & investment. It will be a place to spend some quality time with some of the top players in our ecosystem and some local investors interested in finding the top startups. But also it's an excuse to spend one last sweeet weekend by the sea.

So plan a final weekend in Batumi and celebrate with us the arrival of Georgian startups onto the World Stage!

Meet these amazing guests and speakers!

Nina Levchuk

Startup & VC Lead


Marvin Liao


Game Groove Ventures, Diaspora Ventures, Bad Ideas Fund

Ana Avaliani


Enterprise and Sustainable Development at Royal Academy of Engineering

Levan Shalamberidze

Global Fintech and Insurtech Investor

International Finance Corporation

Paul Bragiel


Bragiel Brothers, Goldengate Ventures, Sisu Game Ventures, Presence Ventures, Savannah Fund, Smok Ventures and many more!

Book your tickets, indicating if you plan Georgian interpretation (book ticket listed in Georgian) or if you don't need book English ticket. 

There will be a reception at 7:30 on Saturday with the Judges, Sponsors, Contest participants and other VIPs which is the ticket with the 75 gel fee.  Participation in that is limited. 

Check out what happened


  • Paul Bragiel Bragiel Brothers

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner

  • Nina Levchuk


    Startup & VC Lead

  • Marvin Liao

    Diaspora Ventures, Game Groove Capital


  • Ana Availiani

    Royal Academy of Engineeers

    Director, Enterprise and Sustainable Development

  • Levan Shalamberidze

    International Finance Corporation

    Global Fintech & Insurtech VC Investor



Saturday, September 10, 2022
6:00 AM – 12:00 PM UTC

Venue map


6:00 AMPresentation of Winning Team
6:00 AMRegistration
6:15 AMEvent Opening, Welcome
6:45 AMInternational Speakers
8:00 AMBreak
8:15 AMStartup World Cup Georgia National Competition
9:30 AMLunch, Keynote Speeches on Georgian Ecosystem
10:30 AMAnnouncement of 2022 SWC Georgian National Competition Winner
3:30 PMVIP Reception (by invitation or separate ticket)


  • Colin Donohue

    Startup Grind

    Tbilisi Chapter Director

  • Chris Burry




  • Colin Donohue

    Vinocorn & Georgian Wine Finder

    Tbilisi Director

  • Giorgi Tukhashvili

    Startup Grind Tbilsi


  • Nia Basaria

    Startup Grind Tbilisi

    Communications Coordinator

  • Tamar Tukhashvili

    Startup Grind Tbilisi

    Team Member

  • Merab Tevdorashvili

    Team Member