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21 - 22 OctoberRooms Hotel Tbilisi

SI Alumni Forum 

Together with local alumni networks, the Swedish institute hosts SI Alumni Forums – high profile events that aim to offer a platform for networking, development and inspiration for Sweden alumni across the globe.
Next SI Alumni Forum: 
October 21 - 22, 2016

Tbilisi, Georgia
Sustainable entrepreneurship

Programme

Day 1 (October 21)

10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Fika

10:30 – 10:45 Opening speech by the organizers

Giorgi Jamburia, Tamar Papavadze, Organizers of the SI Alumni Forum

10:45 – 10:50 Welcoming remarks

Gustaf Winstrand, Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Georgia

10:50 – 11:00 Overview of the International SI Alumni Network

Astor Nummelin Carlberg, Alumni Relations Manager, Swedish Institute

11:00 – 11:15 Round of introductions

11:15 – 12:45 The Innovative Mindset: How successful people and organizations create and maintain an innovative mindset

Donnie Lygonis, Technology Transfer Manager at KTH Innovation (Stockholm, Sweden); Former Senior Advisor at Nordic Innovation House (Silicon Valley)

12:45 – 13:45 Networking Lunch

13:45 – 14:30 Social Enterprise - New Opportunities and Challenges

Viktor Baramia, Senior Program Manager, Europe Foundation

The story of Impact Hub Tbilisi

Ketevan Ebanoidze, Co-founder of Impact Hub Tbilisi

14:30 – 15:00  What is Social entrepreneurship?

Teona Dalakishvili, Co-Founder of Creative Café; Education Program Coordinator of Creative Development Center

15:00 – 15:30 The story of Generator 9.8

Natali Kenkadze, Founder of Generator 9.8, Co-working space and social bar

15:30 – 16:00 New Marketing Reality, "Tamashobana" Startup Experience

Nini Chikovani, Tamashobana Startup Co-founder

Nona Songulashvili, Tamashobana" Startup Co-founder; Marketing Research Manager at IDS Borjomi Georgia

16:00 – 16:30 Fika

16:30 – 17:00 Transportation to Tech Park Tbilisi

17:00 – 17:45 Tech Park Tbilisi Tour

17:45 – 18:00 Importance of Entrepreneurship for the Economic Development of Georgia

Avtandil Kasradze, Deputy Chairman, LEPL - Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency

18:00 – 18:30 How to pitch your idea

Giorgi Laliashvili, Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency

18:30 – 19:00 Transportation to Restaurant “Tsiskvili”

19:00 – 23:00 Gala Dinner at Restaurant “Tsiskvili”

Day 2 (October 22)

09:30 – 10:00 Fika

10:00 – 10:15 Introducing the SI SAYP, The Swedish Institute Summer Academy for Young Professionals

Tom Nilsson, Malmö University

10:15 – 10:45 Key Aspects of Startup Sustainability

Lasha Khonelidze, Program Manager, Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG)

10:45 – 11:10 The Business Analysis and the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Giorgi Gvetadze, Business Analyst and Project Manager, Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG)

11:10 – 12:00 Creating a Successful Business Platform in Social Media

Zura Balanchivadze, Blogger, Mobile Photographer, Social Media Manager

12:00 – 12:30 Startup Marketing Brief – Workshop

Tiko Gholadze, Entrepreneur and startup ecosystem builder, CMO and marketing consultant of 5 high-tech startups, Lecturer of marketing at Grigol Peradze University and President of Entrepreneurs Association

12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 – 14:00 The Morality of Entrepreneurship

Ilia Meshvildishvili, Founder of Georgian Students For Liberty; CFO at Air Caucasus

14:00 – 14:30 Investment Raised!

David Khosroshvili, Global head of wifisher.com. Co-founder of wehelp.ge, eventer.ge, hostelpro.com, cashless.ge & allads.ge

14:30 – 15:00 Developing Entrepreneurial Skills through Managing Educational Programs, The Case of Diamond Challenge Competition for Young Entrepreneurs

Pavle Tvaliashvili, Founder of EMT, CISV Georgia and SIQA, Representative of Diamond Challenge for Young Entrepreneurs in Georgia

15:00 – 15:30 Wrap-up session: What I learned from the forum?

Donnie Lygonis, Technology Transfer Manager at KTH Innovation (Stockholm, Sweden); Former Senior Advisor at Nordic Innovation House (Silicon Valley)

15:30 – 16:00 Fika

16:00 – 16:30 Certificates / Closing of the event


Who can attend? 

The event is open for all Sweden alumni, meaning everyone who studied or worked in Sweden. The Swedish Institute offers a limited amount of travel grants for alumni living in neighbouring countries to attend, if you are interested in this opportunity, please send in a motivation and CV once you register.  Dead line to apply for a travel grant is September 12th. 

The event is organized by members of the alumni network in Georgia. 


Photo: Susanne Wahlström, Magnus Liam Karlsson, Sofia Sabel, /Imagebank.sweden.se

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Speakers

Donnie Lygonis

Senior Advisor at Nordic Innovation House (Sillicon Valley), Technology Transfer Manager at KTH Innovation (Sweden)

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Pavle Tvaliashvili

Founder of EMT, CISV Georgia and SIQA, Representative of Diamond Challenge for Young Entrepreneurs in Georgia

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Ketevan Ebanoidze

 Co-founder of Impact Hub Tbilisi

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Viktor Baramia

Senior Program Manager, Europe Foundation

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David Khosroshvili

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Tiko Gholadze

Entrepreneur and startup ecosystem builder, CMO and marketing consultant of 5 high-tech startups, Lecturer of marketing at Grigol Peradze University and President of Entrepreneurs Association

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Teona Dalakishvili

Co-Founder of Creative Cafe and Education program coordinator of Creative Development Center

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Natali Kenkadze

Founder of Generator 9.8, Co-working Space and Social Bar

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Nini Chikovani

Tamashobana Startup Co-founder

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Avtandil Kasradze

Deputy Chairman, LEPL - Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency

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Nona Songulashvili

Tamashobana Startup Co-founder, Marketing Research Manager at IDS Borjomi Georgia

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Tom Nilsson

Malmö Univeristy - SAYP Thematic Module Coordinator

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Lasha Khonelidze

Program Manager, Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG)

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Giorgi Gvetadze

Business Analyst and Project Manager, Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG)

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Zura Balanchivadze

Blogger, Mobile Photographer, Social Media Manager

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Ilia Meshvildishvili

Founder of Georgian Students For Liberty; CFO at Air Caucasus

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Giorgi Laliashvili

Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency; Chief Commercial Officer at Nextmart.

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Organized by

Giorgi Jamburia
gjamburia@gmail.com

PhD Student, at University of Montpellier / International Black Sea University

 Co-Founder, Swedish Institute Alumni Association in Georgia 

Tamar Papavadze

 Co-founder of the SI Alumni Association in Georgia and employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. 


Vazha Macharadze

Managing Partner; Vitamin Well Georgia - Co-founder; Public Broadcaster - Head of Finance & Budgeting Departmen

Miranda Jamburia

Financial Analyst, Georgian Beer Company, JSC (Brewery "Zedazeni"

Goga Kikilashvili

Legal Adviser of General Inspection at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, head of Advisers' Board at Legal Profession's Development Center (LPDC), lecturer of Tbilisi State University and National Learning University