The goal of accelerators is to help you accomplish a lot, more quickly. And that can mean A LOT MORE!
For this Startup Grind we will look inside the impacts of 500 Startups acceleration from 4 different angles. We have one of the high-quality mentor who works directly with founders in the program and has seen how they grow, and what they do with their knowledge and skills. We’ll have a Georgian startup who has succeeded already in accelerating their growth as part of the current program. And we’ll have a founder from another country joining who was accelerated years ago and can look back at the benefits.
The fourth perspective, tying the event together, will be Pedro the manager of the 500 Georgia program who will moderate the session. There will be ample time for questions from the audience, including an opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming Batch 2 for 500 Georgia!
We also will have opportunity for one-to-one questions with presenters and 500 Startups team after the presentation, so stick around!
Event language: English
Free registration: https://hopin.to/events/500ge
Co-founder / Serial Entrepreneur
500 Startups Europe and Africa
Entrepreneur in Residence
Giorgi Laliashvili - Co-founder of Steck and serial entrepreneur. Giorgi has established 4 companies in Georgia and abroad since 2011. In 2016-17, he was leading GITA’s business incubator and mentoring 30 startups.
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1.TechCrunch Top Pick of Disrupt Berlin 2018
2.YCombinator Startup School Graduate - Class 2017
Pedro Santos Vieira is a founding member and VP of Science at GoodGuide. Aside from food and wine, he loves turning complex science into cool products. He advises startups on product and business strategy; and helps investors assessing investment opportunities.
Pedro is engineer turned manager, with deep experience in the tech world. Got Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and his research and publications have received awards both in Europe and in the US. After doing some time as management consultant, he started building companies. First venture was backed by NEA and DFJ and created tools to help companies sell, and consumers buy, safer and healthier products. These tools are used today by millions of users around the world, and by a diverse set of companies ranging from small companies to large Fortune 500, including the major US retailers.
After that he started WiserGo to change the way people plan and book their trips; and more recently West to West and the Discoveries Syndicate to help other entrepreneurs succeed in Silicon Valley. He has experience on both sides of the table as operator and investor, and with all the different stages of a venture from idea to growth, through fundraising, product development, engineering management and biz dev. He brings in strong domain expertise in the Green and Digital Health spaces, but more generically he has strong analytical skills, data, science and technology expertise. He use all this experience to invest and advise both EU and US startups including TalkDesk (500S), HypeLabs (AngelPad), Prodsmart (500S), Utrust (500S), Agroop (Top Seedrs) and ClimateEarth (UB Berkeley).
Timur is EIR/Program Manager at 500 Startups and has worked +160 startups by now and helped create and run startup ecosystems in San Francisco, Korea, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Georgia.
He is also a Mentor with Hult Prize and Netpreneur Prize Initiatives at Alibaba Group.
Before joining 500 Startups, Timur was a startup founder and 500 alumni, he has worked with some of the biggest brands, like Coca-Cola, Burger King, Disney, and Invisalign to run their Influencer Marketing Campaigns. He has also worked with some of the biggest publishers in the world like Time Inc, GQ magazine, Techcrunch, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Popsuger, PBS and many more, by Hiring and Scaling a Sales Team who focused on B2B Sales, he did this by creating a SaaS company which allowed publishers to directly push content from their computer to their Snapchat channel.
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