Recently after a success with Startup weekend, OCC has made partnership with Lithuanian business confederation to lend them a hand in holding contest at World Lithuanian Economic Forum. We are very excited and proud to be a part of this event that had such a positive outcome last year.
The message for companies out there is:
If you are looking for strategic partners abroad, or outright VC, you submit your application, get a set of top consultants to enable go further, enjoy a highlight during the event and go home with great new connections, and possibly even contracts.
This is a bit from themselves:
The follow up to last year;s successful event, ‘High tech innovation & investment: local to global,’ will be attended by representatives from world-class companies such as IBM Corporate Technology & Intellectual Property, Strategic Staffing Solutions and Barclays Global Retail Banking Technology. Recently, during the Lithuanian Prime Minister’s visit to the USA, IBM signed a letter of intent for setting up a joint research centre in Lithuania.
This event provides an unprecedented chance for Lithuanian businessmen to network with venture capitalists. VCs such as Nordic Ventures Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Angels Den and others have already confirmed their participation.
“The ability to attract investments is key for economic stimulus, upon which long term growth and labor expansions are based. The path for it is already paved. I believe it will soon turn into a highway” – said Andrius Kubilius, Prime Minister of Lithuania and the host of the event.
“The priority is on high value producing industries. Hence the conference will focus on IT&T, bio, pharmaceutical, and green technologies. It is in our plans to attract between 5 to 10 key foreign investors in these industries this year” said the minister of economics Dainius Kreivys, who is also set to appear in the event.
Valdas Sutkus, the president of the organisation behind the event – ICC Lithuania – expects to attract the attention of Lithuanian businessmen and economists from around the world to the Lithuanian market. “This year, we aim to show examples that Lithuanian business is able to, and must go global” he says. Among the attendees are success stories such as Ilja Laurs of GetJar Networks, NetFrequency, the company behind swoodoo.com, the makers of MagicDraw, LessLoss.com and many more.
All companies matching this profile are welcome to attend and help to bridge successful cooperation. Those yet to become tomorrow’s success stories should apply to get all the assistance they need by applying to plef.lt/en/contest-en/ – a contest held in partnership with Open Coffee Club Vilnius and Sunrisevalley.