Ruhub
About us

About us

Who we are

Created by and for entrepreneurs, RuHUB.de is a nonprofit initiative. Our mission is to help Russian speaking tech entrepreneurs develop business in Germany. RuHUB is a rapidly growing community, a broad network and a connection point for tech founders, investors, accelerators and other organizations interested in tech from Russian-speaking countries.

Why we do it

It all started in 2016 with a startup, that was originally based in Saint-Petersburg and relocated to Berlin. After going through all the challenges of expanding a Russian based business to Europe, (including numerous M&As and due diligence procedures, and relocating the team) we felt a need of sharing this experience with the community of like-minded people in order to help entrepreneurs make the process easier and faster.

Our mission is to increase the number of successful tech ventures in Germany founded by Russian speaking entrepreneurs by supporting tech ventures, building a bridge between tech startups and venture capital market, and growing a community of like-minded people.

What we do

We are growing a community of Russian-speaking tech entrepreneurs in Germany. Our hub is rapidly growing and we are happy to unite best tech & entrepreneurial talents from all over the world. Join!

JOIN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY

We have been growing an online community of tech startups and others related to it on facebook. You can join +300 members here

APPLY WITH YOUR STARTUP

We have been searching for startups founded by entrepreneurs from Russia & CIS region with a goal of helping them to grow and fundraise as well as creating a unique environment in which they can support each other. If you are a founder and you are based in Germany, please, fill in the survey here and we will contact you immediately

We are building value-based strategic partnerships - with organizations that help enterpreneurs in their activities, investors, industry leaders, service providers, and media.

FOR ACCELERATORS

Based on a wide network of startup founders we built, we match them based on the needed industry and/or stage.We build awareness of their programs and projects among our entrepreneurs to whom it is relevant. Contact us: partner@ruhub.de

FOR INVESTORS

We do startup scouting and make valuable connections with startup founders based on the investors needs. Contact us: vc@ruhub.de

We are helping Russian-speaking entrepreneurs expand their operations or relocate their businesses to Germany.

We have gathered resources about German entrepreneurship ecosystem for startups to settle there which you can find here

Team

Kirill Tiufanov

Kirill Tiufanov

Founder

I founded an AdTech startup that being based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, managed to succeed in Europe and the US. After successful exit I moved to Berlin, Germany to proceed with the product development and growth under a new brand. Experience of moving Russia based startup to Europe, going through several international M&As, dozens of Due Diligences, made me think that there are other CIS startups living the same. I really wanted to bring value to more people and be able to help others succeed on this market. Besides I missed people with the same mentality who would understand my culture. All that led me to create what is called today RuHUB.de.

Manana Papiashvili

Manana Papiashvili

Operations

Originally from Russia, for 6 years I had worked in a largest global youth-led nonprofit organization AIESEC where I held different roles including leading national operations in Russia and managing international congress with +1000 participant from +110 countries. In 2013 I started working for a financial consulting firm in Mexico City, leading marketing & communications area of the international business center. Later I moved to a Colombian Caribbean coast, where I co-founded Impact Hub Barranquilla, globally connected entrepreneurship & social innovation center that supports early-stage impact-driven entrepreneurs. I have joined a team because of my passion for startups and collaborative communities, and RuHUB.de unites these two elements.

Olga Ivanova

Olga Ivanova

Partnerships

I have multi-year experience in business development and developing ecosystems for innovation. Before I relocated to Germany to work for an e-commerce business, I worked in Moscow in a federal agency for regional innovation development where I led multiple projects to build an ecosystem for entrepreneurs and innovators in 14 regions across Russia. I believe RuHUB.de has a great mission of building bridges between communities and supporting tech entrepreneurship.

Mikhail Sukhanov

Mikhail Sukhanov

Partnerships

I am an experienced management consultant with a background in engineering, IT, e-commerce and finance. Well prepared for setting up processes and business development, I help companies grow their startup projects in Germany. My passion is to support Russian speaking entrepreneurs developing their innovations in Germany and I believe that RuHUB.de is developing into a successful community and a startup accelerator.

Irina Shelest

Irina Shelest

Events

Irina has a proven track of record in IT product sales and digital marketing projects. Her primary focus is on SMM campaigns for tech companies in Germany and Eastern Europe. She is also a communicative and team-oriented leader with a strong expertise in start-up business development and international event organization. On top of that, she is a professional sports gymnastic lady and adores ballroom dances. Irina believes in the entrepreneurial spirit of RuHUB.de and its strategic mission to launch great start-up unicorns within the Russian-speaking community.

Ekaterina Buzina

Ekaterina Buzina

Communications

Before moving to Germany, for more than 6 years I was a legal counsel, advising mostly international clients on how to do business in Russia and stay within the legal framework. In 2015 became a first employee that a foreign investor hired for the construction project in Vladivostok and was in charge of not only the legal issues but also communication on all levels and administration of the office, often combining it with project management responsibilities. Now I’m in Berlin, recently completed MBA studies. Why RuHUB? I see a lot of startups in the Russian-speaking world that do not know how many great opportunities are waiting for them just around the corner. I believe that RuHUB.de can help them to seize the chances and go beyond their internal borders. And I want to be a part of it.