Internet Technologies and Innovations (IDCEE 2012)


IDCEE 2012. Internet Technologies and Innovations ( is the premier international conference for Internet entrepreneurs, VCs and angel investors in the CEE region with emphasis on the CIS countries. IDCEE is in the TOP 5 European conference related to Internet technologies and entrepreneurship. This year the Conference will be having its third international edition and will take place on October 18-19 in Kiev, Ukraine.

IDCEE serves as a forum where Internet entrepreneurs, VCs and angel investors from the CEE countries and from other parts of the world can meet to learn about the latest trends and future development of Internet technologies, listen to insightful keynotes and panel discussions by the global luminaries of Internet entrepreneurship and venture capital, share their experience, exchange ideas and do networking. Apart from that, the Conference provides a unique opportunity for 150 pre-selected Internet startups from the region to pitch their ventures to representatives of leading local, pan-European and global VC funds and angel investors within the framework of the Startup Competition. The finalists of the Startup Competition will pitch on the main stage to the international panel of judges.

The Conference will also include workshops for startup entrepreneurs, which will include workshops by CISCO, Microsoft, SAP, Yandex, Nokia Lab and other leading global IT and Internet companies. This year a special panel will be dedicated to India which will highlight India’s achievements in the development of the Internet startup ecosystem and VC industry. Prominent Indian entrepreneurs and VCs are expected to take part in this panel.

Same as last year, this year the Conference will have an impressive line-up of speakers. We have already received confirmations of the participation in the Conference from Jose Marin (Founding Partner at IG Expansion), Fabrice Grinda (Co-founder at OLX), Joachim Schoss (Global Angel Investor), Brian Feinstein (Venture Capital Investor at Bessemer Venture Partners), Harry Nelis (Partner at Accel Partners), Stefan Glaenzer (Founder at White Bear Yard), Dharmash Mistry (Partner at Balderton Capital), David Waroquier (Principal at Mangrove Capital Partners), Igor Taber (Head in CIS countries at Intel Capital), Serguei Beloussov (Senior Partner at Runa Capital), Roman Simonov (Venture Partner at SigulerGuff), Adrien Henni (Co-founder at EWDN), Katrin Buckenmaier (Co-Founder at Travelmenu), Oskar Hartman (Founder & CEO at KUPIVIP), Marina Kolesnik (CEO at Oktogo), Olivier Fecherolle (Chief Strategy & Development Officer at Viadeo), Tariq Krim (Founder and CEO at Jolicloud), Dmitry Stavisky (VP at International Operations of Evernote), Avishai Abrahami (Co-founder at Wix), Teodoro D’Ambrosio (Managing Director at Bravoavia), Maurizio Rossi (Co-Founder at H-Farm), Marco Rodzynek (Founder at Noah-Advisors), Sasha Mirchandani (Managing Director & Founder at Kae Capital), Vikrant Bhargava (Founder at Veddis) as well as from all major VC funds like Balderton Capital, Advent Venture Partners, Index Ventures, DN Capital, Earlybird Venture Capital, Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Trident Capital, Ventech Capital, DFJ Esprit, Troika Capital Partners, Russia Partners, Benchmark Capital, Greylock partners, First Round Capital and others. It is expected that more than 2,000 opinion leaders from Ukrainian, Russian and European startup scene, aspiring Internet entrepreneurs, innovators, VCs, angel investors and other experts will attend IDCEE 2012.Last year, more than 2,000 participants from 35 countries attended IDCEE 2011, which included 30 panel sessions, more than 50 speakers, 150 start-ups from 16 countries, 200 investors from all over the world, representatives of 20 leading global VC funds with a total $30 billion under management.

IDCEE 2011 program comprised presentations by such prominent speakers and visionaries as Esther Dyson (angel investor, philanthropist, famous for investment in Flickr,, XCOR Aerospace), Oskar Hartmann (CEO of KupiVip), Florian Schweitzer (Partner of b-to-v Partners AG), David Waroquier (Partner of Mangrove Capital Partners), Alexander Galitsky (co-founder and managing partner of Almaz Capital Partners), Serguei Beloussov, (Senior Founding Partner of Runa Capital), AlexBaker (BlackBerry Partners Fund™), Edward Shenderovich (founding partner of Kite Ventures), Stefan Glaenzer (famous for his investment in, co-founder of White BearYard), together with successful entrepreneurs Constantin Bisanz (founder of brands4friends sold to eBay for $150 million), Andrej Nabergoj (ex Outfit7) and many others.

The atmosphere is phenomenal, the people are incredible, and the opportunity is unique.

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