Moscow Launch48 Weekend 2013


Friday 15th to Sunday 17th Nov 2013


Moscow API, Moscow

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Our first Moscow Launch48 Weekend is here!

The Launch48 weekend is a unique experience for building web startups with people from a range of backgrounds and different sets of skills.

The goal is simple: pitch, build and launch a startup in 48 hours.

Cost: Standard Ticket: €49.95 Student Ticket: €29.95 Early Bird Tickets Available

What is launch48:

Why attend:

  • Before the Event:

    Buy your ticket to attend the event - everyone is welcome – techies and non techies!

  • Friday Evening:

    Drinks, Pizza, 60 second pitches anyone can pitch - ideas can anything from just dreamed up to well researched!

  • Friday Night:

    Team formation - pick which idea and team you want to work on for the weekend!

  • Over the Weekend:

    You will learn new tools through workshops, get advice from mentors and have loads of fun manically turning your idea into a startup!

  • Success Stories:

    New startups! Teams that just want to work together forever! New jobs! New friends!

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    The Launch48 Weekend, is an informal, high energy event. Everyone is welcome at our Weekend Events: Benefit from networking with like-minded individuals, Learn tools to validate your business ideas, Experience what it is like to be in a startup!
    We explain all the tools we use over the weekend, so everyone is on the same page & can contribute.



    Brainstorm and research your idea. All ideas presented at Launch48 should answer the following points:

    • Idea and problem it is solving
    • Business model and monetisation strategy
    • Target market and competitors

    Refine your pitch to 60 seconds and practice. You will be presenting your idea to other attendees and we will cut you off. Pull out the most attractive parts and prepare your hook.

    Research into startup tools and methodology. This is your opportunity to test out new concepts and ways of working.

    Sign up to the Launch48 LinkedIn group, follow us on Twitter and register for our newsletter to keep up to date with the startup scene.


    Fri 18:00 – 22:00 – registration, networking, keynote presentation, business ideas are pitched, participants vote on ideas and teams are formed. Pizza, beer & soft drinks are provided.


    Sat 08:00 – 10:00 – We introduce you to the Business Model Canvas and lean startup methodologies. A practical session focused on ways of applying these core topics to the Launch48 Weekend and your future startups. These sessions lay the foundation to the weekend and ensure everyone is starting from the same position. Breakfast is provided.

    Sat 10:00 – 22:00 – work starts on your startup,�mentors�work with each team to take you through brainstorming, prototyping, and business plan development. Lunch and dinner is provided along with refreshments.


    Sun 08:00 – 22:00 – continue to work on your startup, present at the Launch48 demo session in front of attendees, mentors and accelerators. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided with soft drinks available all day and beer in the evening networking session.


Friday 15th Nov 2013: 18:00 to 22:00

Saturday 16th Nov 2013: 9:00 to 22:00

Sunday 17th Nov 2013: 9:00 to 22:00


Russia, Moscow, Bersenevskiy pereulok 2 building 1

Organisers, Mentor's & Judges

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      'bio' => 'Peter Tatishev is a true believer that entrepreneurs are changing the world. An entrepreneur himself (with several ventures behind him) he has been helping Russian entrepreneurs start up their new companies for the past 4 years. He is currently a curator at the largest private technology entrepreneurship center Digital October  where he produces the European version of the acclaimed DEMO conference  and is also a co-director of the Moscow chapter of the Founder Institute. Peter is a graduate of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, and is an applied linguist by his first education.',
    array (
      'company' => 'Mentor',
      'bio' => 'Michael Geer have learned the internet industry from the ground up while helping build badoo.com in Moscow and then set up the London office, constructing Badoo piece by piece from 0 to 70 million users. Michael left Badoo in July 2010, advise and mentor early stage startups, and have joined the team at Dream Industries to build technology that empowers people to spread knowledge globally. Michael believes technology, the exchange of knowledge, and simple user flows can dramatically improve people\'s lives. He works every day to make this happen.',
    array (
      'company' => 'Art Director at GRAPE',
      'bio' => 'Art Director @ GRAPE  with 9+ years of working in the industry. Albert specialises in mobile applications and web-sites holding 14 festival awards.',
    array (
      'company' => 'Community Manager at Meducation',
      'twitter' => 'n_chalmers',
      'bio' => 'Nicole is the Community Manager at UK based startup Meducation. Having previously worked in marketing in The Netherlands and in banking / IT in the UK, she has experience and knowledge in a variety of areas. Nicole now spends her days building Meducation’s community of medical students and professionals through lean marketing. Nicole has a passion for technology, medical education and yoga.
    Nicole says “I took part in Launch48 the UK this year - it was great fun and was where I first met my colleagues at Meducation.”
    array (
      'company' => 'Founder & CEO of Campaigner.ru',
      'bio' => 'Max Usubyan has been in marketing and advertising for 13 years. Working for production, media companies and advertising agencies including Wunderman, Discovery Channel & Afisha-Rambler he’s got vast of experience in virtually all areas of marketing from merchandising to integrated digital marketing solutions. Currently he’s a founder & CEO of one of the fastest growing digital marketing automation company in Russia - Campaigner.ru.',
    array (
      'company' => 'CEO at AG lab ',
      'bio' => 'CEO at AG lab and Design Weekend organiser. Artem is a design evangelist and guru. His background includes such projects as Minsvyaz.ru, Kremlin.ru, Government.ru and others. Artem has organised Design Weekends in Abrau Durso, Kostroma, Krasnodar and others.',
    array (
      'company' => 'Product Guy at Yam Labs',
      'bio' => 'The product guy at Yam Labs, creator of Powerbot for Evernote. Dmitry is a resourceful product manager focused on excellent UX and actionable analytics. Not afraid of working with big chunks of data or highly technical documentation. Worked @ Skillopedia.ru and Kanobu Network as a Head of Business Development and founded task.ly as a Product co-founder.',
    array (
      'company' => 'Experienced Hacker & Serial Entrepreneur',
      'bio' => 'Roman Kutanov is an experienced hacker and serial entrepreneur. Started to hack at 9 and digging into tech sciences at 19. Holding a bunch of certificates from Microsoft, IBM, Novel, Linux Professional Institute, Roman is a technical co-founder of Skillopedia.ru and task.ly. Currently is a founder & CTO of leading social media applications developer - Campaigner.ru - with clients like Renault, Ford, Bacardi, Avon, Nokia, Samsung and other. Roman is fond of international projects with an internship in Silicon Valley and participation in several projects in Germany, Spain & the US.',
    array (
      'company' => 'Solution Architect at MongoDB',
      'bio' => 'Massimo is 44 and lives in Milano, Italy. He has been in the IT industry for 23 years working for transportation companies, web and databases companies.
    In 1998 he joined a small startup as first engineer helping it to become the top italian web portal, sold 3 years later for $700 millions. He joined MySQL as Master Sales Engineer in 2007 working in the Telco team traveling all around the world helping telco companies to renew their architecture to meet the new market demands.
    In 2012 he joined SkySQL as Product Manager, helping the company with the merge with MariaDB and defining the company strategy.
    Today he works in MongoDB as Solution Architect.',
    array (
      'company' => 'Senior Technical Architect at MongoDB',
      'twitter' => 'johnlpage',
      'bio' => 'I spent 18 years  writing and supplying proprietary NoSQL Intelligence management solutions to the Police and National security community at Memex Technology Ltd. I started as a graduate programmer, worked in sales, professional services, and extensively in pre-sales consultancy before  my last position in charge of  technical strategy. When in 2010 I helped sell Memex to  SAS I moved to head of Integration between the two technologies. ',


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