The Art of Going Global

June 30, 2011, 00:00


On Thursday, June 30, and Friday, July 1, in Digital October Center took place a two-day conference called “The Art of Going Global”.

The event was organized by Digital October and Garage Technology Ventures together with i-Free Ventures, BIT Entrepreneurship Competition and Russian Venture Company.

Main speakers at the conference were Bill Reichert and Guy Kawasaki – Managing Directors of “Garage Technology Ventures”

Bill Reichert told the audience about starting a company, being an entrepreneur and raising venture capital. Guy Kawasaki, who joined the conference virtually with telepresence, talked about how to be an enchanting person, likable and trustworthy, and how to create a great product or service.

The event was attended by entrepreneurs, early stage investors and authors of technology startups.

Garage Technology Ventures is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund. Its investments cover a broad spectrum of technologies and markets, including software, hardware, telecommunications, application services, materials science, and clean technologies. Garage Technology Ventures’ portfolio companies are among the most cutting-edge technology companies in the world. You can find more details about the fund at

Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. A noted speaker and the founder of various personal computer companies, Guy was one of the individuals responsible for the success of the Macintosh computer. Kawasaki is the author of ten books including Enchantment, Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an operating executive. Since joining Garage Technology Ventures in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and a Charter Member of the SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs). Currently he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.


Registration for the conference begins at 9:00 on June, 30. Below you can find full agenda of the event.


June 30:

9.00am-9.30 am Registration & Welcome Coffee
9.30am-10.30am Opening Keynote (Garage)
10.30am-12.00pm First panel. The Art of Going Global (Garage + entrepreneurs)
12.00pm-12.30pm Coffee break + networking
12.30pm-2.00pm Second Panel. The Art of Attracting Resources When Going Global (Garage + early stage investors)
2.00pm-3.00pm Lunch
3.00pm-6.00pm Workshop for BIT Competition finalists
Session format TBD
6.00pm-7.00pm Joint Press-Conference Garage Ventures and Digital October
7.00pm-7.30pm Champagne reception
7.30pm-9.00pm Guy Kawasaki via Telepresence
9.00pm-10.00pm Dinner with selected guests and inaugural meeting of the Russian VC Club at Digital October VIP Lounge

July 1:

10.00am-12.00pm Hands on Workshop for Entrepreneurs Going Global (Global Innovation Labs)
1.00pm-2pm Round Table "Global Technology Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Where is the Place for Russia?" (Garage, Digital October, Russian Venture Company)
2.00pm-9.00pm BIT Competition finals
2.00pm-2.30pm Introductory Remarks and Opening
2.30pm-4.00pm BIT-2011 Finalists' Presentations
4.00pm-4.30pm Coffee break + networking
4.30pm-6.00pm BIT-2011 Finalists' Presentations
6.00pm-6.30pm Keynote Speech (Garage, topic TBD)
6.30pm-8.30pm Startup Boutique
8.30pm-9.00pm BIT 2011 Award Ceremony
9.00pm-10.00pm Reception
9.00pm-10.00pm Dinner with selected guests and inaugural meeting of the Russian VC Club at Digital October VIP Lounge


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