Emerging Europe Talks People — Georgian tech entrepreneurs with Alina Rozanova

Although Georgia is a relative latecomer to the tech industry, recent developments and initiatives have shown a promising commitment to developing the industry.

With its slowly-improving education system and with 515 ICT specialists employed in the sector per 100,000 people, the country might still have quite some work to do but there is no question that its start-up scene is growing fast.

In May this year SpinCar, a leader in digital sales systems for the automotive industry, acquired the Georgian start-up Pulsar AI. As a result of the deal, the value of the Georgian company has already climbed to several tens of millions of dollars.

That event is bound to encourage others to follow suit, and there are plenty of Georgian start-ups to watch: Agronavti, B2C.GE, Kernel, PAYZE, CarDeal, Cargon, Phubber, Stack. Initiatives such as the 500Georgia acceleration programme are helping to raise awareness about the opportunities the country offers.

In this podcast, Emerging Europe’s Andrew Wrobel speaks with Alina Rozanova, partner at TITANS Playground creative studio, former CEO of Touch Platform and country ambassador for Georgia at Tech Emerging Europe Advocates about the start-up ecosystem in Georgia, the challenges it faces and the opportunities it offers.

She also discusses how involving Georgian entrepreneurs in the Tech Emerging Europe Advocates community might help the ecosystem evolve further.

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