ABOUT EMERGE
What is EMERGE
EMERGE is an international innovation conference in Minsk, Belarus.

EMERGE 2018 took place on 17-18 May. It focused on emerging technologies, markets and trends. Over 1400 attendees, 200+ startups from CIS and European region, key stakeholders, investors and corporates met in one place to build collaborations.
Merged from two events
EMERGE started in 2017 when two different communities merged into a bigger event. UK-Russia Startup Roadshow came to London to showcase tech startups from Russia and gathered over 300 people at Russian Tech Day (London, UK). And about same time creative ecosystem of Belarus welcomed Create IT! Conference supported by EU (Minsk, Belarus).
Russian Tech Day
20 June, 2017
London, UK
Russian Tech Day
20 June, 2017
London, UK
Create IT!
International creative tech conference, 18-19 May, 2017
Minsk, Belarus
Create IT!
International creative tech conference, 18-19 May, 2017
Minsk, Belarus
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Co-organiser
Co-organiser
Alina Bezuglova
Marge Lazarenkova
Founders
Alina Bezuglova is the Founder of Rutech, helping tech companies from Eastern Europe go global, and leader of Tech London Advocates RUSSIA, developing Russian speaking tech community in London. Alina has previously started crowdfunding platform and worked as head of marketing at a number of startup accelerators in London. She advises tech companies on business development, scaling and fundraising strategy.
Marge is a creative economy geek. She's graduated from Belarusian State Economic University with Creative Economy thesis and since then she's dedicated her acitivities to the deep exploration of the power of creativity. Today she's the founder of non-profit institution Creative Belarus and co-host of CreativeMornings Minsk chapter.
Belarus on global tech map
Recently Belarus had several success startup exits, when a video filter app MSQRD was acquired by Facebook in 2016 and later in 2017 Google acquired AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app.

Unlike other countries in the same region Belarus legalises ICOs and cryptocurrencies, supports development of autonomous vehicles and introduces English law practice. International attendees and guests do not require visa to travel to Belarus for up to 5 days if flying directly.