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Colin M Donohue

Founder | Startup Connect

Donohue has been involved in community-based development processes for over 2 decades, including work in sustainable development and startup ecosystem development. He has advised startups at Rev1 Ventures, Tech Growth Ohio, Ohio University Innovation Center and other US-based venture development organizations as well as training, mentoring, and advising startups in Georgia and the Caucasus. Over the past 7 years he has helped get Georgia on the global startup map, developing the top-performing Startup Grind chapter in the world (out of 600 chapters in the 3 million person network), hosting the first Silicon-Valley driven conference in Georgia with 2000 participants, and online conference hosted by Georgia with 3200 global participants. Direct interventions have included connecting founders of the first startup which exited to US acquirer and organizing their first angel investment, deep advisory work with founders to get growth-ready and hosting the most impactful preacceleration program, Venture Elevator. He also brought Startup World Cup to Georgia and the region, bringing together top startups to compete, with the 2022 winner going on to win the Web Summit startup competition.

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Vojta Roček
Partner | Presto Ventures
Mariam Rusishvili
Founder & Managing Partner | Lightspeed Digital
Ketevan Bosikashvili
undefined | Supernova
Eralp Hatipoglu
CEO | Citypay
Roman Nováček
Partner | Presto Ventures
Oxana Raim
Executive Partner is Asia | ICLUB
Iskandar Kurbonov
Venture Associate | Plug and Play Uzbekistan
Pedro Vieira
Partner | 500 Global
Jana Budkovskaja
Partner | Better Fund
Natalia Dontu
Administrator | MITP
Marco Dal Lago
Head of Expansion | Tether
Makho Kituashvili
CEO | OMOFOX
Ajay Ramasubramaniam
Founder & CEO | Startup Réseau
Oleksandra Naidonova
Head of Marketing | Flyer One Ventures
Lasha Gorgoshidze
CEO | Startup Georgia
Mikheil Didebulidze
Co-founder | Arena Games
Luka Baklaga
Researcher (scientist) | BTU
Ali Kemal SERBET
Co-founder | Etrexio
Natalia Bejan
Executive Director | Startup Moldova
Nadira Artyk
Founder & Executive Coach | Visionary Voices
Aubrey Hruby
Co-Founder | Tofino Capital
George Gvazava
Chief Crypto Officer | Bank of Georgia
Maria Voskanyan
Founder | Web3 Women Space
Chris Burry
co-CEO | Market Access Center Inc.
Colin M Donohue
Founder | Startup Connect
Ani Manjavidze
Co-Founder and CEO | Crosscreators
Giorgi Tukhashvili
Co-Founder and Product Lead | Kernel
Nikoloz Cherkezishvili
Co-founder and CEO | Episode Hotels
Temur Chichua
CTO | ARtttify
Luka Kavtelishvili
Institutional Development Advisor | SEU
Besik Papiashvili
CEO | Bolt Georgia
Gega Tsurtsumia
CEO | Payze
Mamuka Kavtelishvili
CEO | Meama
Nikoloz Dzneladze
Head of Digital Development | Meama
Davit Kikvidze
Chairman of the Supervisory Board | Fintech Association of Georgia
Nino Lortkipanidze
Chief Innovation Officer | THE Crossroads
Shota Giorgobiani
Co-founder & CEO | Optio
David Chechelashvili
Principal | Isari Ventures
Nicholas Ghitti
Chief Revenue Officer | Native Teams
Abhijit Shanbhag
CEO | Graymatics SG Pte Ltd
Beka Dalakishvili
CEO | Kernel
Tariyel Aghazada
Co-founder & Managing Partner | Tedroid Media Group
Ihor Ovcharenko
Head of Innovations | IDDA
Mammad Karim
GP | Caucasus Ventures
Lasha Antadze
Co-Founder | Rarify Labs
Pavle Mgeladze
CEO | re:invent
Vahagn Grigoryan
Founder | Startup Benefits
Theo Goldberg
Senior Ecosystem Associate | Bubble