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Friday, November 21st ,2014
Open to the Public
Location: Exhibition Center Expo Georgia
12:30 13:00


13:00 13:30

Welcoming Remarks (Government officials and Georgian entrepreneurs)

13:30 14:15

Keynote: Collaborative Innovation: the Emerging Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Val Livada, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

14:15 -15:0 0

Global Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Challenges

Faysal Sohail, CMEA Capital
Building a Vibrant Startup Ecosystem In Georgia

15:00 -16:0 0

Georgia is undertaking significant steps to facilitate entrepreneurship and innovation. This

year, the government created Georgias Technology and Innovation Agency (GITA) to
support entrepreneurs and facilitate the creation of new businesses. Panelists will discuss
how policy makers and the donor community can support entrepreneurship
development and how lessons learned from across the globe can support next steps for
building a thriving startup culture in Georgia.
Moderator: Natalia Pipia, Advisor, GITA

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Coffee Break

16:15- 17:30

Startups Pitching to practice and win prizes

7 entrepreneurs pitch for a total of 10 minutes each (5 minute presentations with 5
minutes of Q&A).

17:30- 19:00

Networking Reception & Award Ceremony

During the networking reception 30 entrepreneurs showcase their prototype and answer
questions from investors, seasoned entrepreneurs and other distinguished guests. Awards
will be presented to the top 3 startups.