Justas currently works as Chief Executive Officer at Blockchain Centre Vilnius. In 2016, Justas joined CyberGym, a leading Israeli cybersecurity training company and since 2017 he is consulting financial technology and blockchain companies in the areas of business strategy, product development and investor outreach.
Jean-Baptiste (JB) Daguené has 10 years of experience in the B2B sales sector and has been increasingly more involved with VCs and accelerators in the Baltics in the past 4 years. JB’s previous experience includes executive roles in sales divisions in several European startups, including TrustPilot, one of the most successful Danish startups.
Marjel is a Stanford University Ignite graduate and has studied Business Analytics, Economics and Financial Accounting at Harvard Business School (HBX). Before joining Rockstart, she was COO of an AI-driven digital media company with €2M+ in seed funding and worked on a wine technology project, which applied machine learning to predict wine consumer interests. In addition to that, she’s built a data-driven international consulting company for Alexandre de Rothschild (deputy chairman of Rothschild & Co.) in a COO capacity.
Dominykas is currently focused on the development of the Lithuanian fintech ecosystem strategy. His main fields of expertise are International Sales and Operations, Business Development, Key Account Management and Corporate Social Responsibility Management.
Eglė is business development executive at Baltic Amadeus, disruptive technology evangelist and mentor. Areas of expertise: custom software development, big data, AI, and IoT in banking, telecommunication, sustainable energy, logistics and shipping industries.
Erik is an experienced entrepreneur and startup community builder, with more than 5 years of work experience in China. He has organized global startup events such as Slush, Startup Grind, Startup Weekend and Fuckup Nights, as well as directed the international startup accelerator Startupbootcamp in China.
Julius is Co-founder and CEO of Cloudvisor, official partner of Amazon AWS and Google Cloud in Baltic states.
He has 15 years of experience in IT industry and tech business consulting on infrastructure optimization. Certified AWS Solutions Architect and Google Cloud Architect Professional.
German is a tech entrepreneur who focuses on building people skills above all else, he has successfully created and conceptualized several successful companies which revolve around events, technology and shared experiences. As Founder and CEO German works alongside marketers, designers and technologists to make sense of the event industry by identifying unspoken users’ needs and trends.
Rytis believes that rich customer data and an omnichannel approach empowers ecommerce businesses to generate more sales by sending highly personalized messages via various channels, including email, SMS, Facebook ads and others. Rytis is a successful entrepreneur who has spent more than 10 years building and driving several startups which had brought him to ecommerce field. He has shared his knowledge in numerous ecommerce conferences, including Litmus Live and Meet Magento.
By being indifferent for the most advanced technologies, a woman has shown how proptech and fintech companies can change the investment market. The entrepreneur is also actively involved in education and sharing knowledge about focused funding, real estate, business and fintech.
As a digital marketer, Adomas spent over $2M on online advertising and helped his clients generate over $30M in revenue over the last 7 years.
Justas is a Co-founder of Monetha – the most successful ICO in the Baltic States. Recently Justas was listed in Forbes 30 under 30 list, nominated as an innovator of the year by Euronews. TEDx speaker. Justas presents himself as a fighter for startup rights!
Andris is a prominent leader in Baltic startup ecosystem and co-founder of TechHub Riga and TechChill. He now leads the Baltic seed investment fund Change Ventures. In the past, he has held leadership roles at various startups including AeroScout ($240M exit) and Bookatable ($110M exit).
He is a former Bain & Company strategist and investment advisor at Creandum, and holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
More than 600,000 businesses, start-ups, and bloggers all over the world use MailerLite's email marketing tools to stay connected with their audiences. Ilma believes that the key elements to MailerLite’s success have been their commitment to creating a remote team and their focus on building a strong company culture.
Andrius has over ten years’ experience in ecommerce, drop shipping and software development. Oberlo was sold for $15mln to Shopify and it was the first startup exit in Lithuania.
Vilija is a partner at TRINITI Lithuanian office having a comprehensive IP and litigation practice and more than 20 years' experience behind her. She is the Head of Pan Baltic Intellectual Property and IT & Telecommunications Practice Group and also leads the firm's Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Vilija is also the European Patent Attorney and has the right to represent clients in the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania, the EUIPO and the European Patent Office.
Sharon is an Innovation Management Strategist on creative education to government, non-profits, education, and arts bodies. A Global Cultural Ambassador at Ting. Lectures in various international circles, leading and hosting training programs globally; Director Of Community Relations at SDG Israel. He is also the developer of the TING method for the development of multidisciplinary creative thinking.
Simona is the founder of Social Innovations and entrepreneurship program ChangeMakers'ON which has been started in Lithuania with zero funding from her own initiative and has been developed an international program. Her main goal is to bring together social and tech people to deliver global impact. She is the board member of the Global Social entrepreneurship network and CEE Impact Investment Task Force. Also, she is one of the founders of the Lithuanian Social Entrepreneurship Association.
Kartik is an entrepreneur and an investor. He is the co-founder of PropTiger.com, India's largest digital real estate services firm, and iTrust Financial Advisors, a web-based open architecture platform providing financial products and advice to the mass affluent market in India. Previously, Kartik worked at The Childrens Investment Fund (London), Ziff Brothers Investments (New York and London) and James D Wolfensohn, Inc. (New York).
Gerda strongly believes that seeking significant changes in academics, business, the policy must have worked together. Together with colleagues form KTU and business recently they started to implement a new project “Managing Risk in Trade Processes Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence”. The main goal is to create a unique tool that will help companies (mostly SMEs) identify and manage risks related to customer reputation, solvency, tax avoidance through artificial intelligence and Big data management systems.
He has a lot of experience of growth stage finance in Europe, Latin America and CIS including start-up investment for future mobility sector together with Japanese blue-chip corporation.
Tomosaku was also engaged in policy and strategy planning for venture capital and other fund investment and M&A business investment at Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japanese governmental financial institution.
Jay Jensen is an associate investor at NFT Ventures, a leading fintech investment firm based in Stockholm. He has also focused on bringing fintech companies together with financial incumbents through initiatives such as Mastercard’s Lighthouse Development Program.
Having started a number of tech companies over the last 20 years and being involved in a number of startups as an angel investor he is in the middle of the tech revolution in Stockholm. Currently started a new company, Dynabyte Tech, where "we explore all things AI".