The registration process for the All-Russian Startup Tour-2014 road show has been opened at earlier in December, 2013. The tour isn’t just Skolkovo’s project. It’s in fact a big joint initiative of several Russian development institutions, including The Skolkovo Foundation, the Russian Venture Company, Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh), Rosnano. 

By Mikhail Baklanov

(cut version, translated from Russian)

And several other development institutions also take an active part in preparation for the tour. This time the tour will be supported by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, as well as by the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, as the head of the Strategy Department of the Skolkovo Foundation Yekaterina Inozemtseva told The goal of the All-Russian startup tour is to form in each city, which it plans to visit,  the local startup community of talented entrepreneurs, leaders of innovative projects, investors, technoparks reps, leading regional universities, as well as scientific institutions, other members of the ecosystem of innovations.

Russian Startup Tour-2013

Within the framework of the Tour’s events the development institutions will also inform researchers, entrepreneurs, working in the high-tech areas, other members of the ecosystem of innovations on existing support programs, granted by development institutions, federal and regional authorities. There will also be a competitive selection of best regional high-tech start-up companies. The winners, among other will be able to participate in the annual All-Russia conference of entrepreneurs and innovators Startup Village, which will take place on June 2-3, 2014 on the territory of the Skolkovo Innovation Center.

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