Alexander Galitsky to be the next speaker for EY/Takeoff Entrepreneurs talk

Entrepreneur and investor Alexander Galitsky ito speak at EY / TAKEOFF Exceptional Entrepreneurs series

Alexander Galitsky is the next speaker at the EY/TAKEOFF Entrepreneurial talks
Alexander Galitsky is the next speaker at the EY/TAKEOFF Entrepreneurial talks

Well-known innovator, entrepreneur and investor Alexander Galitsky is the next speaker in the EY / TAKEOFF Exceptional Entrepreneurs series.

Galitsky will be sharing his views on how to bring innovative ideas to life at an event on Friday September 11th at 5pm at the Chamber of Commerce in Valletta.

The talk will focus on the early stages of the start-up business lifecycle and touch upon how you can commercialise your great idea and turn it into a venture, and subsequently build your business, and raise additional capital for growth from various sources including venture capital. The event is being described as  interactive in nature and the audience is invited to put forward lots of questions.

“We’re delighted to be welcoming another one of the world’s best entrepreneurs. The turnout and level of audience engagement at recent events has been exceptionally high. We support entrepreneurship because it’s a key engine for creating sustainable economic growth and are proud to be contributing to the growing start-up scene in Malta,” Ronald Attard, EY Country Managing Partner for Malta said.

Galitsky, a Russian Entrepreneur of the Year winner, holds more than 30 patents, and has authored over 100 publications. He pioneered the development and commercialization of WiFi and FW/VPN technologies in collaboration with Sun Microsystems With ELVIS+, a company he founded in autumn of 1991.

 Earlier in his career, he served as one of the top technical executives for the Soviet space industry, where he worked on the Mir space station and the Soviet response to “Star Wars,” the Strategic Defence Initiative. Forbes and the World Economic Forum have named him as the most influential person in the Russian IT and internet industry.

Galitsky is the co-founder and managing partner of Almaz Capital, an early stage venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs in high-growth tech sectors with offices in California and Moscow. Its portfolio contains two of the most successful Russian tech companies to date: Yandex, which has a market cap of over $8 billion, and Parallels, a global software automation and virtualization company.  He was nominated as the best European VC of the Decade by The Investor AllStars Awards and named a Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum. He serves on the Skolkovo Foundation Board and as Chairman of the Advisor Committee for Russian Venture Company. He has his PhD in Computer Science.

Those interested in register for this free event are invited to send an email to [email protected].

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