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16 november 2016

VMP associates Alexander Veremeev and Aleksei Filonov - winners of the first Belarusian GovTech Hackaton, held within Global Entrepreneurship Week in Belarus.

The first GovTech Hackaton was held on 11-12 November 2016 within Global Entrepreneurship Week in Belarus. It was a 24-hours marathon, which brought together teams consisted of IT professionals, entrepreneurs, lawyers, analysts, banks and government, to develop innovative solutions for simplify administrative procedures and improve the business climate. Teams were challenged to find solutions using unique competence of the organization and moderation Hackathon, examination teams, international mentors and gurus in IT.

VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners associates Alexander Veremeev and Aleksei Filonov joined one of the Team with their project, which eventually became the best one. Partner Ekaterina Zabello was a legal mentor  of the teams. 


Winners of the GovTech Hackathon Alexander Veremeev and Aleksey Filonov about your project:

"Our team has been involved with the project Glas.bel - a single web-portal to discuss projects and assess regulatory impact of legislation. We developed a prototype with basic functionality, including the private accounts of state officials to download documents, implemented the option for users to review the drafts of the documents, to take part in voting process, to find expert opinions, to share their view and get feedback from the relevant government authorities, and and some other features. As part of the further development, expansion of portal capabilities is planned.

The state officials told that our project hits right nail on the head. Such unified platform for discussion of legal acts drafts and assessment of influence of existing ones do not exist. Today drafts of legal projects, in the best case, are published on the web-sites of 40 different ministries and departments of our country. The problem for state authorities now is also to recieve the consolidated feedback from business and public on the planned and existing regulations.

We chould note that our team include active participants in senior positions in the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade. Our project showed that the interaction between business and government is possible even under such unusual activities for state officilals as Hackathon.

As a result Hackaton we received an official invitation to the collaboration of the Department of Entrepreneurship (Ministry of Economy). Further development of the project will be carried out by one of the team members, who is also a professional project manager. We will provide legal support of the project.

We hope that in the near future the project will be implemented and we get a unified platform for the discussion of normative legal acts, as well as a real opportunity to influence the decisions taken by public authorities through the sharing our opinion and thoughts within this portal. "

The award ceremony was held at the VI International Forum of Entrepreneurship - an annual event, held as a part of GEW.by and includes meetings with successful businessmen, representatives of the political elite; presentations of real cases of of innovative solutions and technologies introduction ; practical recommendations from well-known Belarusian and foreign businessmen. This year's  focus was innovative thinking. For the first time the Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov addressed with a welcoming speech to the participants of the Forum.

VMP managing partner Konstantin Mikhel was one of the speakers of the panel discussion "Innovative ideas to support business", in which representatives of government agencies, businesses and international financial institutions shared their ideas on business development and introduction of new technologies.

Konstantin Mikhel at the the VI Forum of Entrepreneurship (GEW 2016) Glas.bel - winner of GovTech Hackathon


The organizer of the forum and GovTech Hackaton -  "BELBIZ" group of companies and the co-organizer is Bank of Development of the Republic of Belarus, the partner - USAID.

The event was supported by the Ministry of Economy.